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Sean Hannity Wants GOP House Members to Sue Nancy Pelosi Over Mask Mandates

May 21, 2021
The country is getting closer and closer to getting back to normal. And that is largely due to Joe Biden’s COVID response. Fox News, though, does not want to give the president any credit. In fact, the network wants to make a major issue out of masks. Republicans in congress have been making a show

Reporter gets stumped when White House press sec. Psaki turns his hack question back on him

May 15, 2021
The reporter began by asking about the release of the 2020 Human Rights Report and Secretary of State Antony Blinken saying that human rights around the world should always be a No. 1 priority, and aren’t mutually exclusive from the rights that people have to practice their religions. “Why should the faith community not see that as

Africa: House Democrats Press Biden for TIPS Patent Waiver to Boost Covid Vaccine Production

May 4, 2021
A majority of Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives have sent a letter to President Biden calling for a waiver to allow other countries, many in poor regions of the world, to manufacture their own doses of the COVID-19 vaccines that have been created by pharmaceuticals companies funded by U.S. taxpayers. The letter was

House Republicans moving to replace Cheney after she again calls out seditionists for their lies

May 4, 2021
It is impossible to feel sympathy for Cheney, whose odious version of conservatism was never far afield of the lie-fueled, panic-promoting opportunism that has now reduced the movement to conspiracy theory and demands to tamp down on democracy itself, but the Republican move is a dire one for the country. Supporting fraudulent claims that the

GOP senators quietly meet with White House on infrastructure, happy with what they hear

April 27, 2021
The Daily BeastTrump Plots to Ruin GOP Guv Over Election VendettaAsh Ponders/GettyIt’s April 2021, and Donald Trump still can’t get past his grudge with Republican Gov. Doug Ducey for refusing to overturn the 2020 election results in Arizona.The ex-president is still so bothered by Ducey’s refusal to try to throw out Democratic votes in Arizona

Biden Restores POW/MIA Flag To The White House That Trump Took Down

April 9, 2021
Donald Trump moved the POW/MIA flag from on top of the White House, but Joe Biden has restored it to its publicly visible spot to honor vets. Video: President Biden restores the POW/MIA flag to its former place flying above the White House after Trump moved it out of public view last year. pic.twitter.com/ctzp4XkWSF —

Susan Collins is baffled as to why the White House ‘would want to alienate’ her

March 20, 2021
Refinery29Marjorie Taylor Greene Excuses Her “Jewish Space Lasers” Comment In A Very Marjorie Taylor Greene WaySince taking office earlier this year, Republican Georgia Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, a QAnon conspiracy theorist, has been exposed for making a number of egregious racist and transphobic remarks. Greene’s old Facebook posts have showed her glorifying violence against Democratic

Just 47 House districts flipped in the last three presidential elections. What do they tell us?

March 14, 2021
The majority of these districts—24 in total—swung in the Democratic direction over that period; these appear in yellow or green in the map above (and in a larger version here), which shows every district as the same size so that dense urban districts aren’t obscured and rural districts aren’t overemphasized. (You can find a traditional

GOP House Leader McCarthy to introduce resolution calling for Rep. Swalwell’s removal from Intelligence Committee

March 13, 2021
House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy plans on introducing a resolution to remove Rep. Eric Swalwell from the House Intelligence Committee, according to a tweet he posted Friday night.”Pelosi just reappointed Eric Swalwell to the Intelligence Committee. Based on the briefing she and I received together, Swalwell should not be on the panel in charge of

The World of the White House Falls to Pieces – BillMoyers.com

January 16, 2021
Two stories jump out at me tonight. The first is the question of why Trump seems so desperate to stay in a job he clearly has no interest in doing. Today, reporters caught sight of Michael J. Lindell, the CEO of MyPillow, going into the White House. Lindell has been strong advocate of the idea

KENYA : Ruto loses his lookout at State House

January 6, 2021
President Uhuru Kenyatta is now keeping his closest State House collaborator, his private secretary and nephew, Jomo Gecaga, at arm’s Source link

GOP House Leader Runs And Hides When Asked If Joe Biden Is President-Elect

December 16, 2020
Even though GOP Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell admitted Tuesday that Joe Biden and Kamala Harris will be sworn as the next president and vice president, not all Republicans are willing to accept reality. When asked if he acknowledged Biden as the president-elect, Republican House Leader Rep. Kevin McCarthy ran and hid from reporters. “Just

75 PA House Republicans Urge Objection To Biden Getting Electoral College Votes

December 5, 2020
After Rudy Giuliani threw a fit, 75 Pennsylvania House Republicans sent a letter urging the state’s congressional delegation to object to the state’s electoral college votes being given to Joe Biden. The letter: 75 GOP Members of Pennsylvania’s House of Reps –including Speaker Bryan Cutler and Maj Leader Kerry Benninghoff — sign letter to state’s

House Passes Landmark Bill Decriminalizing Marijuana

December 4, 2020
WASHINGTON — The House on Friday passed sweeping legislation that would decriminalize marijuana and expunge nonviolent marijuana-related convictions, as Democrats sought to roll back and compensate for decades of drug policies that have disproportionately affected low-income communities of color.The 228-164 vote to approve the measure was bipartisan, and it was the first time either a

House Democrats make new-member banquet ‘to go’ after backlash

November 14, 2020
House Democrats on Friday decided to make their traditional new-member banquet a “to-go” event after facing backlash for planning the lavish indoor dinner despite the risk of spreading COVID-19. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi initially defended throwing a socially distanced, but indoor, sit-down feast inside the Capitol building to greet newly elected congressional members to Washington,

Andrew Cuomo snubbed Alex Azar, skipped 17 White House meetings

November 11, 2020
WASHINGTON — He’s been trashing the Trump administration’s COVID-19 vaccine plan but New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo stopped taking part back in June — skipping more than a dozen White House meetings and snubbing a one-on-one with Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar, The Post has learned. Cuomo skipped out on 17 consecutive governor

Donald Trump May Flee The White House Next Week

November 8, 2020
Trump is refusing to accept the reality that he lost the election to Joe Biden, but he is thinking about going to his Florida club next week. The New York Times reported, “Mr. Trump has been eager to leave the White House, and after musings about a rally this week fell flat, aides said he

Post-Trump White House Takes Shape As Elizabeth Warren Aims To Be Biden’s Treasury Secretary

October 30, 2020
With just days remaining in this election season, a post-Donald Trump White House is beginning to take shape as Elizabeth Warren is reportedly vying to be the Secretary of Treasury in a potential Joe Biden administration. According to new reporting from Politico, citing multiple Democratic sources, the Massachusetts senator plans to “make her case” for

Trump planning to axe top security chiefs in White House shake-up if re-elected — report

October 26, 2020
Commander-in-chief has been at odds with intelligence community throughout his political career (Getty Images)President Donald Trump is reportedly planning to axe top security chiefs seen as disloyal to the administration if he wins re-election in November.Top of the pile are FBI director Christopher Wray, CIA director Gina Haspel and defence secretary Mark Esper, according to

Progressive groups push House Dems to help Biden resurrect Iran nuclear agreement

September 12, 2020
The letter was also signed by the Arms Control Association, the progressive Jewish organization J-Street, and foreign policy-focused groups  Just Foreign Policy and Win Without War. […] Rep. Eliot Engel (D–N.Y.), the current chair of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, was one of nineteen House Democrats who joined with Republicans to vote against the [JCPOA]

House Democrats to probe Louis DeJoy for fundraising violations

September 8, 2020
House Democrats will probe Postmaster General Louis DeJoy for allegedly encouraging former employees to contribute to his preferred political candidates and then later reimbursing them, according to a new report. Rep. Carolyn B. Maloney (D-N.Y.) said late Monday that the House Committee on Oversight and Reform will investigate the charges against DeJoy and said that

Stay on top of the battle for the House with our new TV ad reservation tracker

August 11, 2020
Campaign Action To help keep track of the expanding House battlefield, Daily Kos Elections has created a spreadsheet that includes every reservation we have from the big four House committees, which are the CLF and NRCC on the GOP side and the DCCC and House Majority PAC for the Democrats. We’ll be constantly updating this

House Republicans prep for scratching each others’ eyes out to lead whatever’s left of their caucus

August 4, 2020
Let’s be clear, if Trump loses, House Republicans will undoubtedly be in the minority—in fact, they almost surely will no matter who wins the White House. But the main point here is that the House leadership team—Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, Minority Whip Steve Scalise, and GOP Conference Chairwoman Liz Cheney—is already inspiring very little loyalty

Barr Clashes With House Democrats in Testimony, Defending Protest Response

July 29, 2020
Attorney General William P. Barr vigorously defended the federal response to nationwide protests and civil unrest in a combative congressional hearing on Tuesday where Democrats accused him and other Trump administration officials of suppressing protesters’ rights in an overly violent crackdown.The attorney general also insisted that he intervened in the criminal cases of President Trump’s

Attorney General Barr is testifying to the House. His opening statement shows he’s ready to lie

July 28, 2020
But of course the entire investigation into the Trump campaign ties to Russia is part of what Barr is in the attorney general job to undo. As Barr puts it, he’s doing “everything I could to get to the bottom of the grave abuses involved in the bogus ‘Russiagate’ scandal,” and it’s just those partisan Democrats

Powerful House chair Eliot Engel defeated by progressive newcomer Jamaal Bowman in stunning upset

July 17, 2020
WASHINGTON – Rep. Eliot Engel, a powerful House committee chair who served decades in Congress, was defeated by a political newcomer in a stunning upset showing the power of the progressive wing of the Democratic party, according to the Associated Press. More than three weeks after polls closed in the the New York primary, Jamaal Bowman was officially declared the winner Friday

Nonpartisan Cook Political Report Shifts Rating of 20 House Races to Democrats

July 17, 2020
The nonpartisan Cook Political Report has shifted its rating of 20 House races toward Democrats, saying President Donald Trump’s “abysmal polling since the pandemic began is seriously jeopardizing down-ballot GOP fortunes.” “We may be approaching the point at which dozens of House Republicans will need to decide whether to cut the president loose and run

Fox News Cuts Off Trump’s White House Rally And Pummels Him With A Fact Check

July 17, 2020
Donald Trump held yet another taxpayer-funded campaign rally at the White House on Thursday, this time using pickup trucks and cranes to represent Obama-era regulations that have been eliminated since he took office in 2017. Trump characterized the previous administration’s policies as a disaster for the economy, which was such a blatant lie that even

As Election Nears, Trump’s White House Grows Bolder in Flouting Ethical Norms

July 16, 2020
But the White House chief of staff, Mark Meadows, dismissed such criticism.“I don’t see anything inappropriate with the comments the president has made,” Mr. Meadows said, adding that “those were policy differences that the president highlighted” regarding Mr. Biden.As president, Mr. Trump is not bound by the Hatch Act, which was passed to ensure that

Trump news – live: White House rescinds policy banning international students from online courses amid mounting criticism and lawsuits

July 14, 2020
ReutersDonald Trump’s administration rescinded controversial new measures that would have effectively banned any international students from living in the United States during the fall months amid the coronavirus pandemic, with the news being announced after a court hearing that lasted just minutes.The president has continued to insist US schools must reopen this autumn despite the