Latest from Mike DeBonis

House Democrats pass sweeping elections bill as GOP legislatures push to restrict voting

Democrats say that the GOP’s state-level efforts make it important to act at the federal level to preserve expansive voting laws.
  • Mar 3, 2021

The voting wars come to Capitol Hill: Democrats eye national elections overhaul amid GOP crackdown

Republicans are pursuing sweeping state-level restrictions after former president Donald Trump’s false voter fraud campaign. Democrats are giving a fresh push to their effort to impose national standards for early voting, mail voting, redistricting and more.
  • Mar 2, 2021

Rewriting January 6th: Republicans push false and misleading accounts of Capitol riot

The efforts are aimed at muddying the clear picture of what occurred: A pro-Trump mob, mobilized by the former president’s false claims of a stolen election, stormed the seat of American government to keep Trump in power through violent means.
  • Mar 1, 2021

Biden holds first bilateral meeting with a world leader, a virtual session with Trudeau

The attack on the U.S. Capitol by Trump supporters is back in the spotlight at a Senate hearing.
  • Feb 23, 2021

Former Capitol security officials blame intelligence lapses for deadly Jan. 6 riot

“We properly planned for a mass demonstration with possible violence,” said former Capitol Police chief Steven A. Sund. “What we got was a military-style, coordinated assault on my officers and a violent takeover of the Capitol building.”
  • Feb 23, 2021

At stake in Senate hearing Tuesday: The story of the Capitol riot, and who is responsible

Donald Trump’s allies have downplayed his role in the attack. Instead, they have sought to blame lapses by Capitol security officials and congressional leaders.
  • Feb 22, 2021

Gavel in hand, Bernie Sanders lays out an unabashedly liberal economic agenda

For his first Senate Budget Committee hearing next week, he has summoned the chief executives of some of America’s best-known companies to testify about the wages they pay their employees.
  • Feb 18, 2021

Trump-McConnell clash threatens to settle into a cold war as GOP eyes midterms

Republicans said the veteran Senate leader is unlikely to carry on in a back-and-forth with the former president. However, it’s unclear how far Trump will pursue his vendetta.
  • Feb 17, 2021

Trump attacks McConnell as ‘political hack,’ says he will back pro-Trump candidates

The lengthy and personal diatribe escalated a growing rift in the GOP about whether it will be controlled by pro-Trump forces or those viewed as more traditional Republicans.
  • Feb 16, 2021

Pelosi says there will be a 9/11 Commission-style panel to examine Jan. 6 Capitol riot

Pelosi said the House will also seek additional funding for Capitol security.
  • Feb 15, 2021