What to expect January 6 hearings day 5:

CNN — Thursday’s hearing before the House select committee investigating the January 6, 2021, insurrection turns the panel’s focus toward how former President Donald Trump tried to use the Justice Department to bolster his attempts to overturn the 2020 presidential election. Three top officials who led the Justice Department in the final days of the … Read more

FINA votes to restrict transgender athletes from competing in elite women’s aquatics competitions

CNN — The International Swimming Federation (FINA) has voted to approve a new policy that will restrict most transgender athletes from competing in elite women’s aquatics competitions. Swimming’s world governing body approved the new “gender inclusion” policy on Sunday, after 71.5% of FINA’s member federations voted in support at the FINA Extraordinary General Congress 2022. … Read more

Gustavo Petro: A reformed revolutionary: Meet the former guerilla fighter vying for Colombia’s presidency

Bogota, Colombia CNN — Some politicians manage to win office on their first attempt, seemingly coming out of nowhere to mount a successful bid despite little experience in public service. Others spend their entire lives waiting for the chance. For Colombian presidential hopeful Gustavo Petro, it’s taken three decades and two failed presidential bids to … Read more

Election standoff ends in New Mexico county after false fraud claims threw primary certification into question

CNN — The majority of a county commission in a rural swath of New Mexico on Friday voted to certify the results of the June 7 primary, ending a standoff with state officials that had set off national alarms about potential election subversion. The Otero County Commission voted 2-1, with one of the central figures … Read more

Couy Griffin: New Mexico county commissioner who refuses to certify recent election results sentenced for role in January 6 attack

CNN — Couy Griffin, a New Mexico county commissioner, ardent election-fraud conspiracy theorist and founder of “Cowboys for Trump,” avoided more jail time on Friday for his role in the January 6, 2021, US Capitol attack. He was sentenced to 14 days with time served, fined $3,000 and given one year supervised release with the … Read more

January 6 committee has emails between Ginni Thomas and John Eastman

CNN — The House select committee investigating the January 6, 2021, US Capitol attack is in possession of email correspondence between conservative attorney John Eastman and Virginia “Ginni” Thomas, a conservative activist who’s the wife of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, a source familiar with the committee’s investigation told CNN. The source who spoke with … Read more

Takeaways from Monday’s January 6 hearing

CNN  —  The House committee investigating the January 6, 2021, attack on the US Capitol detailed Monday how those around then-President Donald Trump told him he lost the 2020 election – but he refused to listen, turning instead to his attorney Rudy Giuliani to embrace false claims that the election was stolen. The hearing Monday … Read more

Liz Cheney said Trump had a ‘seven-part plan’ to overturn the election. Here’s what she meant

CNN — Former President Donald Trump had a “sophisticated seven-point plan” to overturn the 2020 presidential election over the course of several months, January 6 committee Vice Chair Liz Cheney said, detailing how the panel plans to use its future hearings to tackle each part of the scheme. “On the morning of January 6, President … Read more

Biden watches as Latin American leaders criticize his decision to exclude some nations from Summit of the Americas

CNN — President Joe Biden on Thursday watched on as Latin American leaders lambasted his decision to exclude autocratic leaders from the Summit of the Americas in Los Angeles, just moments after the President had delivered remarks underscoring his belief that the future of the Western Hemisphere should be a democratic one. Belize’s prime minister, … Read more

5 things to know for June 8: Primaries, Gun laws, January 6, Ukraine, Covid-19

CNN — The new list of the world’s most expensive cities is here – and to no surprise, cities with competitive and cramped housing markets claimed the top spots. For the third year in a row, Hong Kong received the dubious title of “priciest city in the world,” according to an analysis by ECA International. … Read more