Tag: U.S

Off the rails: Trump’s premeditated election lie lit the fire

Beginning on election night 2020 and continuing through his final days in office, Donald Trump unraveled and dragged America with him, to the point that his followers sacked the U.S. Capitol with two weeks left in his term. Axios takes…

Trump Supporters’ Main Problem Was Never The Economy

ROBERTO SCHMIDT/AFP via Getty ImagesSupporters of President Donald Trump rampage through the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6 as Congress met to count the Electoral Votes that named Joe Biden the winner of the November election. Safe to say, the Donald…

Surreal Photos Show DC In Lockdown As Inauguration Day Approaches

As Washington, DC, still reels from the January 6 insurrection at the US Capitol, it also prepares for the inauguration of Joe Biden and Kamala Harris. Photos this week show the city mounting unprecedented preparations against the backdrop of the…

All eyes on Federal Reserve chair Jerome Powell as interest rates creep higher

With long-term U.S. interest rates creeping higher and the stock market rally looking increasingly bubblicious, market participants will have a keen eye on remarks by Fed chair Jerome Powell today at Princeton University. Why it matters: The uncertainty created by…

Even after impeachment, Trump is still the most dominant force in the Republican Party

He lied about the election being fixed. He incited an attack that left five dead at the U.S Capitol. He got impeached. Twice. But polling indicates Republicans still have his back — and views — by vast majorities. Why it…

Democrats seek progressive overhaul of the U.S. financial system

Now in control of Congress, Democrats are looking to give the U.S. financial system a progressive overhaul, incoming Senate Banking Chairman Sherrod Brown said Friday. It will be a tall task. What we’re hearing: “This committee in the past has…

No. 3 House Republican Liz Cheney says she will vote to impeach Trump

GOP Conference Chair Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.) became the second GOP member of Congress and the highest-ranking Republican to publicly announce her support for impeaching President Trump, joining Republican Rep. John Katko (N.Y.). Why it matters: House Democrats introduced an article…

Newly declassified report lays out U.S. strategy in Asia

The Trump administration has declassified a report which lays out its Indo-Pacific strategy, including “accelerating India’s rise,” blocking China from establishing “illiberal spheres of influence,” and maintaining “U.S. strategic primacy” in the region, according to a copy viewed by Axios.…

Acting Homeland Security Secretary Chad Wolf stepping down

Acting Homeland Security Secretary Chad Wolf will step down from his position, Fox News first reported and Axios has confirmed. Why it matters: Word of Wolf’s departure comes a week before President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration and the massive security concerns…

Major businesses say they will pause political donations following Capitol riots

Major businesses are pausing donations to politicians in light of Wednesday’s deadly siege of the U.S. Capitol. Driving the news: Marriott will pause donations from its PAC to “who voted against certification of the election,” a company spokesperson confirmed on…

Amazon’s Parler ban sets off a free speech showdown for Big Tech

Amazon’s decision to boot conservative chat site Parler from its hosting platform, on the heels of Twitter and many other services banishing President Trump, brings three decades of hot argument over online speech to a boil. Why it matters: Four…

House ramps up security for lawmaker travel

After several lawmakers were hassled in airports, federal authorities on Saturday increased security for members of Congress when they travel to and from Washington through the inauguration, according to an internal memo obtained by Axios. Why it matters: The unusual…

West Virginia state lawmaker resigns after stomring U.S. Capitol during riot

Derrick Evans, the West Virginia lawmaker who filmed himself storming the U.S. Capitol during Wednesday’s deadly siege, resigned from the state’s House of Delegates on Saturday. Why it matters: Evans, who faced calls to resign from those on both sides…