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Monday, January 18, 2021

Capitol Hill Siege


A sense of entitlement to power makes attacks like the one on US Capitol possible

January 18, 2021 9:11 am

The January 6 invasion of the houses of Congress in Washington DC brought back images of the destruction of the Babri Masjid in Ayodhya three decades ago

Assault on US Capitol was based on white supremacist beliefs that has marked Trump’s politics

January 18, 2021 9:12 am

If Trump’s 2016 election victory was partly the result of a racial backlash against the Obama presidency, Biden’s public embrace of diversity and inclusion is sure to reinforce white resentment and disaffection.

U.S. state capitals, Washington on alert for possible pro-Trump armed protests

January 17, 2021 12:36 pm

The FBI warned police agencies of possible armed demonstrations outside all 50 state capitol buildings starting Saturday through President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration on Jan. 20, fueled by supporters of President Donald Trump who believe his false claims of electoral fraud.

Washington restaurants join forces to 'feed the troops' guarding Capitol Hill

January 17, 2021 10:28 am

Thousands of National Guard troops have been deployed to Washington D.C to help secure the area ahead of President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration.

FBI: Florida man plotted attack on pro-Trump protesters

January 16, 2021 8:41 am

The man, Daniel Baker, was kicked out of the Army in 2007 after going AWOL before being deployed to Iraq. The affidavit said Baker was then homeless and largely unemployed for the following nine years, most of the time in Tallahassee.

Heightened security, pruned guest list: All that we know of Biden's inauguration so far

January 15, 2021 10:39 pm

Under the shadow of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic and the recent violent attack by Trump supporters on the US Capitol, the inauguration event on January 20 will be unlike any the country has seen before.

Mike Pence vows to honor US history, ensure safe inauguration of new president

January 15, 2021 8:40 am

Mike Pence's carefully staged appearances on Thursday marked a contrast to those of Donald Trump, who has not visited the Capitol since the attack.

National Guardsman first known current service member to be charged over Capitol riot

January 15, 2021 8:30 am

The disclosure, first reported by, comes the same day a senior official said there had been an increase in extremism in the United States military over the past year.

Klete Keller: Olympic gold medalist, disillusioned retired sports star, failed salesman, real estate employee and now Capitol Hill rioter

January 15, 2021 7:41 am

On January 6, when a mob of US President Donald Trump supporters approached the US Capitol to stop the formalisation of President-elect Joe Biden’s win at the recent elections, Keller was clearly identified among the rioters, by former teammates and coaches.

Explained: Trump has been impeached a second time. What happens next?

January 14, 2021 6:10 pm

The House of Representatives has made Donald Trump the first US president to be impeached twice. Is the impeachment proceeding over? What happens next?


25 photos that show the horror of Trump supporters storming Capitol Hill

January 07, 2021 1:31 pm

A violent mob loyal to President Donald Trump stormed the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday and forced lawmakers into hiding, in a stunning attempt to overturn America's presidential election, undercut the nation's democracy and keep Democrat Joe Biden from replacing Trump in the White House. The nation's elected representatives scrambled to crouch under desks and don gas masks, while police futilely tried to barricade the building, one of the most jarring scenes ever to unfold in a seat of American political power.