26 Politics & Government Witnesses, many of them Republicans, described in blunt terms and sometimes exasperated detail how Trump refused to listen to those closest. Associated Press , News Partner Posted Replies WASHINGTON — Donald Trump's closest campaign advisers, top government officials and even his family were dismantling his false claims of 2020 election fraud ahead of Jan. 6, but the defeated president seemed "detached from reality" and clinging to outlandish theories to stay in power, the committee investigating the Capitol attack was told Monday. With gripping testimony, the panel is laying out in step by step fashion how Trump ignored his own campaign team's data as one state after another flipped to Joe Biden, and instead latched on to conspiracy theories, court cases and his own declarations of victory rather than having to admit defeat. Trump's "big lie" of election fraud escalated and transformed into marching … [Read more...] about Trump ‘Detached From Reality’ In Defeat: Jan. 6 Panel
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16 Business Report underscores fears inflation has spread beyond energy and goods, whose prices are driven up by supply chain issues and Ukraine war. Associated Press , News Partner Posted Replies WASHINGTON — The prices of gas, food and most other goods and services jumped in May, raising inflation to a new four-decade high and giving American households no respite from rising costs. Consumer prices surged 8.6 percent last month from a year earlier, faster than April's year-over-year increase of 8.3 percent, the Labor Department said Friday. The new inflation figure, the highest since 1981, will heighten pressure on the Federal Reserve to continue raising interest rates aggressively. On a month-to-month basis, prices jumped 1 percent from April to May, much faster than the 0.3 percent increase from March to April. Contributing to that surge were much higher prices for everything from airline tickets to restaurant meals to new and … [Read more...] about Inflation Hits New 40-Year High As Price Increases Spread
56 Politics & Government The America of 2022 is divided as never before. Pro Publica , News Partner Posted Replies By Stephen Engelberg, ProPublica June 17, 2022 In July of 1973, a young, preppy-looking lawyer named Gordon Strachan appeared before the Senate Watergate Committee and acknowledged his role in the cover-up of America's most consequential burglary. When he finished, a senator asked 29-year-old Strachan if he had any advice for young people interested in public service. "Stay away," he said. "It may not be the type of advice you could look back and want to give, but my advice would be to stay away." I was among the millions of Americans glued to the television that summer, a gangly teenager with dreams of working some day in politics. The Watergate hearings changed the nation's perception of President Richard Nixon, laying the groundwork for his impeachment. The hearings, and the role played … [Read more...] about Will The Jan. 6 Hearings Change Anyone’s Mind?
0 Traffic & Transit Despite record-high gas prices throughout Illinois, many Americans are still planning to travel this Independence Day. Emily Rosca , Patch Staff Posted Reply AURORA, IL — Historically high gas prices or not, people in Illinois are still planning to travel this Independence Day, AAA said Tuesday. Before you hit the road, it's worth noting gas prices are currently an average of $5.69 per gallon in Kane County. Of the 47.9 million Americans who plan to travel 50 miles or more during the June 30-July 4 holiday weekend, a record 42 million will travel by car , the auto club said in a news release. If you're driving, try to avoid westbound I-290 from Morgan Street to Wolf Road in Chicago from 2:45-4:45 p.m. Friday, when the traffic load will be about 100 percent higher than normal, according to AAA. In general, AAA is advising people to avoid traveling on Thursday and Friday afternoons, June … [Read more...] about 4th Of July Travel: When’s The Best Time To Get Out Of Aurora
WASHINGTON — Reaction came fast and furious Friday after the Supreme Court overturned the landmark Roe v. Wade ruling guaranteeing a constitutional right to an abortion. Anger and dismay erupted first outside the Supreme Court moments after the decision was announced. Quickly, it spread westward as devastated abortion-rights protesters across the country railed against the conservative justices who wiped away a half-century of precedent and made access to abortions all but impossible in many states. Massive crowds gathered in front of the federal building in downtown Chicago and then marched through The Loop to Grant Park chanting, "My body! My choice!" Protesters also staged noisy demonstrations outside the Georgia Capitol in Atlanta, and across from the Wisconsin Capitol in Madison. And in Flint, Michigan, hundreds blocked the sidewalks in front of the Genesee County Prosecutor’s office. Demonstrations continued into the evening. Crowds marched in downtown Seattle, … [Read more...] about Rage, despair, tears fill streets across nation as thousands protest Roe reversal