Hawley has ‘blood on his hands’

By Steve Gorman

(Reuters) -U.S. Senator Josh Hawley, a Missouri Republican at the forefront of a bid to block congressional certification of the Electoral College vote, is largely to blame for “inspiring one of the most heartbreaking days in modern American history,” his home-state newspaper’s editorial board wrote.

The scathing editorial https://www.kansascity.com/opinion/editorials/article248317375.html was published on Wednesday on the home page of the Kansas City Star under the headline: “Assault on democracy: Sen. Josh Hawley has blood on his hands in Capitol coup attempt.”

The editorial went on to say: “No one other than President Donald Trump himself is more responsible” for the violence that ensued when a “mob” of Trump supporters stormed the U.S. Capitol building demanding his re-election defeat in November be overturned. Four people died, including a women shot to death, during the pandemonium.

The siege occurred as Congress debated objections raised by a group of Republican

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Toll Brothers CEO on How COVID-19 Has Changed Housing

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The housing market is one of the starkest examples of the disparate impacts of the pandemic on America’s citizens. In August, the Aspen Institute released a report that estimated 30 million to 40 million Americans were at risk of eviction in coming months “in the absence of robust and swift intervention.” Yet overall, the housing market is booming as affluent, dual-income households take advantage of historically low interest rates (2.85% for a 30-year fixed-rate loan) and newfound flexibility to work from home—and perhaps move into spacious new homes with easy access to the outdoors.

At Toll Brothers, one of the nation’s largest home builders, demand has been surging since May.

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Biden calls Trump ‘unfit’ but doesn’t endorse impeachment

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — President-elect Joe Biden said Friday that President Donald Trump isn’t “fit for the job,” but he repeatedly refused to endorse growing Democratic calls to impeach him a second time.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said in a letter to members of her chamber that lawmakers could move as early as next week to impeach Trump for inciting a violent mob that overran the U.S. Capitol if the president didn’t “immediately” resign. Pelosi and Democratic Senate leader Chuck Schumer also have called on Vice President Mike Pence and the Cabinet to invoke the 25th Amendment to force Trump from office — a process for stripping the president of his post and installing the vice president to take over.

Addressing reporters in his home state of Delaware after an event introducing some of his Cabinet choices, Biden noted that a key reason he ran for president was because he’d

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GOP Sen. Todd Young pleads with Trump supporters in DC: ‘I took an oath under God’

A lawmaker from Indiana was forced to defend his decision not to object to the certification of the 2020 presidential vote on Wednesday, as protesters swarmed the Capitol.

Sen. Todd Young, R-Ind., said that compared with the law, individual opinions about the election outcome “don’t matter.”

“I value your opinion, I actually share your concerns,” Young said to a crowd. “The law matters, I took an oath under God – under God – I took an oath. Do we still take that seriously in this country?”

Young reportedly spoke to a group of Trump supporters from his home state whom he had previously agreed to meet.


Vice President Mike Pence was expected to officially certify the results Wednesday, while President Trump continued to baselessly claim that he rightfully won the 2020 presidential election. His campaign filed multiple failed lawsuits across several

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