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Ella Lee

The Courier-Journal

Chicago, IL, United States

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Recent articles by Ella:

What we know about the Oath Keepers trial as opening remarks begin

Opening statements begin Monday in the Oath Keepers trial, the most high-profile case brought against Capitol attack participants so far. → Read More

The next Jan. 6 hearing is Wednesday: A breakdown of the committee's first 8 hearings

The next Jan. 6 hearing is six weeks before crucial midterm elections and after a summer of building legal problems for former President Donald Trump. → Read More

Could Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis' migrant tactic backfire politically with key voting bloc?

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis' migrant tactics could have negative consequences for Republicans courting Venezuelan American voters. → Read More

What's at stake in the 2022 midterm election? Here's everything to watch before Election Day.

There's a lot at stake in the 2022 midterm election, certainly more than just control of Congress. These are the candidates, races and issues to know. → Read More

Trump adviser Steve Bannon surrenders in New York on charges related to border wall fund

The case is expected to echo aspects of a previous federal criminal case that accused Bannon and others of duping donors to a border wall fund. → Read More

Trump's former AG Bill Barr: 'No justification' for Trump to retain classified documents

Former Attorney General Bill Barr said former President Donald Trump faces potentially 'serious' jeopardy over the documents recovered at Mar-a-Lago. → Read More

What do voters want in 2024? Democrats want a unifier, Republicans want a fighter

59% of Republican voters say Trump should be the GOP nominee next time. But 56% of Democrats say it's time for a change and Biden shouldn't run. → Read More

Unsecured storage, confidential documents: What Trump search affidavit reveals: live updates

The Justice Department was ordered to release by Friday a redacted version of the affidavit justifying the search of Trump's Florida estate. → Read More

Former VP Mike Pence says he would 'consider' testifying before Jan. 6 committee if asked

The former vice president said that it would be "unprecedented" to be "summoned" to testify before Congress, but he does not want to "pre-judge." → Read More

Judge orders DOJ to redact Mar-a-Lago search warrant affidavit for possible release: live updates

A federal judge magistrate said Thursday he is not prepared to find that the affidavit into the FBI search of Mar-a-Lago should be fully sealed. → Read More

Mar-a-Lago search: FBI agents retrieved 11 sets of classified documents in search of Trump's home

Ex-President Donald Trump's lawyers have until 3 p.m. to respond to AG Merrick Garland's move to unseal the FBI search warrant for Mar-a-Lago. → Read More

Trump says he invoked 5th Amendment in deposition for New York investigation

Donald Trump's deposition comes days after his Mar-a-Lago home was searched by the FBI, related to an investigation into presidential records. → Read More

Exclusive: Concern about abortion explodes among Democrats, fueling a push to vote

As the Supreme Court moved to overturn Roe v. Wade in June, 29% of Democrats said the ruling made them more likely to vote in November. Now, 64% do. → Read More

Who are the 7 House members who broke with their party in voting on assault weapons ban?

Though the measure passed mostly along party lines, two Republicans and five Democrats broke with their parties on the vote. → Read More

Exclusive: 100 days before the midterms, Americans aren't happy about their options, poll shows

Democrats have a narrow 44%-40% edge on the congressional ballot, but hurdles abound from a gloomy nation, a USA TODAY/Suffolk University Poll shows. → Read More

Biden likely has BA.5 subvariant, experiencing sore throat, cough, White House doctor says

Biden, 79, tested positive for the virus on Thursday. His doctor said Saturday that his symptoms "continue to improve." → Read More

Pressure campaigns, predictable violence: What we learned from all eight Jan. 6 hearings

Though Thursday's hearing was the last scheduled public inquisition this summer, the panel will hold additional hearings this fall due to new evidence. → Read More

8 House Republicans join Democrats in voting to codify access to birth control

The measure is the latest initiative by Democrats to increase protections for women after the overturning of Roe v. Wade. → Read More

Jan. 6 committee hearing schedule: Here's when (and what) to expect at the next Jan. 6 hearings

The Jan. 6 committee's next hearing on its Capitol attack findings is at 1 p.m. Tuesday. → Read More

Abortion laws by state 2022: Where can you not have an abortion?

Across the 50 states and District of Columbia, there exists a patchwork of abortion laws. The U.S. Supreme Court decision overturning Roe v. Wade will trigger in some states restrictions that effectively ban abortions. \n\nA “trigger law” is a law that will go into effect now that the court has struck down Roe. Many of these laws are near-full bans.\n\nA “pre-Roe ban” refers to a restrictive law… → Read More