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Janet has had a long career in journalism, covering at various points entertainment, science and technology and politics. She spent 20 years covering Capitol Hill, the federal agencies and the White House.She even spent brief periods working for the federal government.Although she has her personal political beliefs, Janet's of an age to remember when people in Washington were able to work on a bipartisan basis, even when they, too, had strongly held political beliefs.
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Mike Pence: The Most Presidential Of Vice Presidents

Mike Pence: The Most Presidential Of Vice Presidents

As Vice President Pence was "doing his job" -- and doing it in a most presidential fashion -- it must be acknowledged that he likely made a choice which carried a personal sacrifice for his ambitions.
President Biden’s Unique —  And Crucial — Duty: To Tell The Truth

President Biden’s Unique — And Crucial — Duty: To Tell The Truth

In his Inauguration, President Biden gave voice as much to fighting for the truth as he did in his Oath to defending the Constitution itself. It would be a tough job and tall order.
Lt. Gen. Honore: First Amendment Right Doesn’t Give You the Right To Carry a Long Gun in a Demonstration

Lt. Gen. Honore: First Amendment Right Doesn’t Give You the Right To Carry a Long Gun in a Demonstration

The terror attack at the US Capitol -- and a number of right-wing rallies at state capitols which preceded it -- point to the need "to change some rules," according to the retired Army officer in charge of the investigation of the deadly January 6 insurrection.
Fmr GOP Strategist: This Un-Democratic Moment in the Republican Party ‘Must Be Crushed’

Fmr GOP Strategist: This Un-Democratic Moment in the Republican Party ‘Must Be Crushed’

Before there can be talk about unity for what divides the United States, there must be justice for the violent, authoritarian movement within the Republican Party responsible for the deadly terrorist attack on the US Capitol. That's according to a top former Republican strategist.
Republicans Go to The Fringes: ‘Don’t Think for a Moment’ that We’re Going to Stop Our Pursuit for the Truth About ‘Biden Crime Family’

Republicans Go to The Fringes: ‘Don’t Think for a Moment’ that We’re Going to Stop Our Pursuit for the Truth About ‘Biden Crime Family’

At a time when even elected Republicans are embracing fabulist conspiracy theories, here's one more: "the Biden crime family."
Rep. Lieu: If GOP Members of Congress ‘Incited Insurrection,’ They Should Be Investigated by the FBI and Prosecuted

Rep. Lieu: If GOP Members of Congress ‘Incited Insurrection,’ They Should Be Investigated by the FBI and Prosecuted

Congressional Republicans who helped incite last week's terrorist attack on the US Capitol in support of outgoing President Donald Trump should be investigated both by the House and by the FBI, according to a Democratic member of the House Judiciary Committee.
‘Take the Laws We Already Have and Apply Them to White People’

‘Take the Laws We Already Have and Apply Them to White People’

Certainly for those people of color--particularly Black people--who saw a very different reception from Capitol Police towards the Trump-backing terrorists storming the halls of Congress compared to racial confrontations in cities like Baltimore, Md., and elsewhere. The difference: both the police and those coming in rioting were all largely white.
Fmr. FBI Counterintelligence Chief: ‘We’re Facing the Possibility of a Permanent Insurgency’

Fmr. FBI Counterintelligence Chief: ‘We’re Facing the Possibility of a Permanent Insurgency’

The threat of domestic terrorists and insurrectionists loyal to Donald Trump won't disappear when Trump leaves office. Rather, that group is likely to become something that the United States hasn't seen in centuries: a widespread "permanent insurgency," according to the former assistant director for counterintelligence at the FBI.
Conservative, Pro-business Group Calls For Trump’s Removal After Capitol Riot

Conservative, Pro-business Group Calls For Trump’s Removal After Capitol Riot

In an extraordinary statement, one of Washington DC's largest and most powerful pro-business trade groups is calling for Vice President Mike Pence to "seriously consider" look at using an unprecedented provision of the US Constitution to remove Donald Trump from office following a day of rioting and insurrection by Trump supporters at the US Capitol.