The Watergate hearings, 50 years ago: Truth was not up for debate

In the grandly marbled space of the Russell Senate Office Building known as the Kennedy Caucus Room, where a bipartisan select committee held nationally televised hearings to investigate the burglary of the Democratic National Committee headquarters at the Watergate a half-century ago, alumni of that inquiry gathered Friday evening to reminisce — and issue warnings. … Read more

4 takeaways from Thursday’s January 6 hearing

The January 6 committee’s hearing Thursday, which documented the relentless but unsuccessful campaign by President Donald Trump to pressure Vice President Mike Pence into helping him to reverse his defeat in the 2020 election, swerved wildly at times between wonky discussions of constitutional law and unsettling images of the threats and violence that Trump’s attacks … Read more

Explained: The last-ditch plan to have Pence stop Biden win

The House committee investigating the Capitol riot plans to focus its hearing Thursday on the pressure that Donald Trump put on his vice president, Mike Pence, in a last-ditch and potentially illegal plan to stop Joe Biden’s election victory. Trump seized on the unorthodox proposal from conservative law professor John Eastman to have Pence turn … Read more

January 6 panel tracks how Trump created and spread election lies

The House committee investigating the January 6, 2021, attack on the Capitol made a wide-ranging case Monday that former President Donald Trump created and relentlessly spread the lie that the 2020 election had been stolen from him in the face of mounting evidence from an expanding chorus of advisers that he had been legitimately defeated. … Read more

Capitol riot panel blames Trump for 1/6 “attempted coup”

The House panel investigating the January 6 insurrection at the US Capitol laid the blame firmly on Donald Trump on Thursday night, saying the assault was hardly spontaneous but an “attempted coup” and a direct result of the president’s effort to overturn the 2020 election. With a never-before-seen 12-minute video of extremist groups leading the … Read more

musk: Elon Musk’s big plans for Twitter: What we know so far

PROVIDENCE: Tesla CEO Elon Musk has laid out some bold, if still vague, plans for transforming Twitter into a place of “maximum fun” once he buys the social media platform for $44 billion and takes it private. But enacting what at the moment are little more than a mix of vague principles and technical details … Read more