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Bart Jansen


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Recent articles by Bart:

Infrastructure bill blocked by Senate Republicans as lawmakers continue to haggle over details

Senate Republicans blocked formal debate on bipartisan infrastructure legislation, a top priority for President Joe Biden, as negotiations continued. → Read More

Proud Boys leader Enrique Tarrio pleads guilty in Black Lives Matter banner burning

Proud Boys chairman Henry “Enrique” Tarrio pleaded guilty Monday to two charges, including one related to the burning of a Black Lives Matter banner. → Read More

Florida man Paul Hodgkins receives 8 months in prison, first Jan. 6 defendant sentenced on a felony charge

“He understood what he was doing," said District Judge Randolph Moss during the sentencing hearing of Paul Hodgkins. → Read More

House creates Capitol riot committee to investigate Jan. 6 after Senate blocked bipartisan commission

The House voted Wednesday to create a special committee to study the Jan. 6 Capitol riot, after the Senate blocked a bipartisan commission. → Read More

'Does anybody have a plan?' New Senate report details security, intelligence failures before Jan. 6 attack

The report offers a pointed assessment of security and intelligence failures surrounding the attack by former President Donald Trump's supporters. → Read More

'The truth is hard': Senate Republicans block commission to study Capitol riot of Jan. 6

Senate Republicans blocked a bipartisan commission to study the U.S. Capitol riot on Jan. 6. → Read More

Capitol riot commission faces possible defeat in Senate amid GOP concerns it will become 'political weapon'

Democrats need 10 Republican senators to join them if the proposed commission to study the Jan. 6 insurrection is to become a reality. → Read More

'Slanted and unbalanced': McConnell opposes Jan. 6 commission to prove Jan. 6 insurrection

McConnell's opposition could be enough to torpedo the commission, seen by Democrats as necessary to review the attack by a pro-Trump mob on Jan. 6 → Read More

House Democrat proposes to censure 3 GOP lawmakers for downplaying severity of Jan. 6 Capitol riot

Rhode Island Rep. David Cicilline is circulating a proposal to censure colleagues who sought to downplay the severity of the Jan. 6 Capitol riot. → Read More

House chairman proposes $1.9B emergency spending for Capitol security after Jan. 6 riot

The head of the House Appropriations Committee proposes $1.9 billion in emergency spending to beef up Capitol security after the Jan. 6 riot. → Read More

Stefanik emerges from candidate-forum as front runner to replace Cheney

Stefanik told reporters Thursday evening she believes she is "in a strong position going into tomorrow." → Read More

'A normal tourist day': Diverging views on Capitol riot on display before Congress

The former leaders of the Pentagon and Justice Department defended their response to the Jan. 6 Capitol riot, despite delayed deployment of troops. → Read More

Supreme Court takes case seeking to expand concealed-carry rights in public places

The Supreme Court agreed to hear a New York case that could expand Second Amendment protections for carrying guns in public places. → Read More

US Capitol Officer Brian Sicknick died from strokes the day after riot, medical examiner rules

U.S. Capitol Police Officer Brian Sicknick died from strokes a day after the Jan. 6 riot, the D.C. medical examiner ruled Monday. → Read More

Cause of death released for 4 of 5 people at Capitol riot – but not Officer Brian Sicknick

The causes of death for four people who died at the Capitol riot have been released, but results are still pending for Capitol officer Brian Sicknick. → Read More

'Can't wait for Jesus to come fix this': New Capitol attack reveals ongoing security gaps, depleted police force

Retired Lt. Gen. Russel Honore said the Capitol "is the center of power in this country, and it needs to be protected like the gold in Fort Knox." → Read More

Friday's deadly attack at the US Capitol expected to reignite the debate over security fencing erected after riot

"It sucks. Nobody wants that there. But the question is, is the environment safe enough to be able to take it down?" asked Rep. Tim Ryan → Read More

'A nightmare scenario': Extremists in police ranks spark growing concern after Capitol riot

Racially biased policing was already a concern. Now, charges against officers in the Capitol riot inflame fears of extremists infiltrating law enforcement. → Read More

2 charged with assaulting Capitol Police Officer Brian Sicknick, who died after Jan. 6 riot

Two men have been arrested and charged with assaulting but not killing Capitol Police Officer Brian Sicknick, who died after the Jan. 6 riot. → Read More

House panel weighs allowing newspapers, broadcasters to collectively negotiate ad rates with Big Tech

Newspaper officials and broadcasters facing catastrophic revenue losses urged Congress to allow collective negotiations with Google and Facebook → Read More