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Valerie Richardson

Valerie Richardson covers politics and the West from Denver. She can be reached at

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Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey warns of actions 'much bigger' than Trump ban in Project Veritas video

Silicon Valley, beware: Project Veritas has infiltrated the top echelons of Big Tech. The guerilla investigative outfit released Thursday a stunning undercover video of Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey talking about how the platform plans to concentrate on more than President Trump's account, which was shuttered on Jan. 8, two days after the U.S. Capitol riots. Published January 14, 2021

President Donald Trump speaks at a rally Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021, in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

Evidence of planned attack on Capitol undercuts Dems' incitement claim

The Democratic impeachment claim that President Trump spurred the attack on the U.S. Capitol by whipping his supporters into a violent mob is coming under scrutiny as evidence mounts that the siege was not spontaneous but planned well in advance. Published January 14, 2021

In this May 29, 2020, photo, protesters light a fire to block West 7th Ave. at Jefferson St. in Eugene, Ore. during a protest over the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Chris Pietsch/The Register-Guard via AP)

Republicans rip Democrats' 'double standards' on violence

The protest siege on the U.S. Capitol by a pro-Trump mob met Thursday with widespread bipartisan condemnation, a show of unified outrage that Republicans said would have been nice last year when leftist hordes were looting and burning major U.S. cities. Published January 7, 2021

Sen. Joe Manchin III (right), West Virginia Democrat, tempered a proposal by Sen. Charles E. Schumer, New York Democrat, that would have expanded checks to virtually all private gun sales. (Associated Press)

Manchin looms as key swing vote with Democrats poised to take Senate

West Virginian Joe Manchin calls himself a "moderate conservative Democrat" is poised to become the crucial swing vote in the evenly split Senate, and the last line of defense against a progressive leftist agenda, thanks to the apparent double-Democratic victory in the Georgia Senate runoff. Published January 6, 2021

FILE - In this July 28, 2016 file photo, Rep. Emanuel Cleaver, D-Mo., speaks during the final day of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia. Rep. Cleaver says he was surprised by the backlash against how he ended his prayer that opened the new session of the U.S. House on Sunday. Cleaver concluded the prayer with the words, "Amen and A-woman," which he said was a pun meant to honor the record number of women serving in Congress this session. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite File)

Emanuel Cleaver defends 'lighthearted' 'a-woman' prayer

Rep. Emanuel Cleaver, Missouri Democrat, defended Tuesday his decision to end the opening House prayer with "a-woman," calling it a "lighthearted pun" and a reference to the record number of women in Congress. Published January 5, 2021