Club Q shooting survivors press Congress to act on guns
Survivors of last month’s deadly mass shooting at a Colorado gay nightclub have testified to Congress about the onslaught of threats and violence against members of the LGBTQ community as they urged lawmakers to pass a law banning some semiautomatic weapons.
Correction: Trump Hotel-Foreign Government Spending story
In a story published November 14, 2022, about foreign government spending at the Trump International Hotel in Washington, The Associated Press erroneously reported Saudi Arabia spent at least $164,929 at the hotel in 2017 and 2018, the same time it was trying to win over U.S. support after its invasion and blockade of Qatar.
"Confidence Man": Maggie Haberman on Donald Trump
The New York Times correspondent has been covering the world of Donald Trump since her days as a metro reporter in the late 1990s. Maggie Haberman talks with CBS News' John Dickerson about her new book, "Confidence Man," and about how the real estate developer/casino owner's "playbook" has not changed since he entered politics.news.yahoo.com
Florida Democrats choose Rep. Crist to challenge DeSantis
U.S. Rep. Charlie Crist has won the Democratic nomination for governor in Florida, putting him in position to challenge Gov. Ron DeSantis this fall in a campaign the Republican incumbent is eyeing as the first step toward a potential White House run.
House Democrats urge Twitter, TikTok, Meta and others to address spike in threats against law enforcement after FBI search of Trump home Mar-a-Lago
Statements from GOP leaders including Trump, Kevin McCarthy and Mike Pence "coincided" with a rise in belligerent online rhetoric, Maloney and Lynch wrote.cnbc.com
Biden Administration Declares Public Health Emergency Over Monkeypox Outbreak
By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Senior National Correspondent@StacyBrownMediaThe Biden-Harris administration has declared monkeypox a public health emergency, a move they said would free emergency funding and improve the distribution of vaccines and treatments. We are taking our response to the next level by declaring a public health emergency,” Becerra stated. The World Health Organization has already declared a global health emergency. New York, the epicenter of the outbreak, Illinois and California have all declared public health emergencies. “I commend Secretary Becerra for heeding my call to declare the monkeypox outbreak a public health emergency,” said New York Democratic Rep. Carolyn Maloney, chair of the House Committee on Oversight and Reform.thewestsidegazette.com
As Gun Violence Rise, Congressional Committee Plans Hearing with Gun Manufacturers
By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Senior National Correspondent@StacyBrownMediaA congressional oversight committee has planned a hearing to examine the role of the firearms industry in America’s gun violence epidemic. After most mass shootings, social media fills up with posts about thoughts and prayers from lawmakers and others. The Biden Administration promised to continue to use “all of the tools at its disposal” to address the epidemic of gun violence. On July 7, following the Independence Day shooting in Highland Park, Illinois, Maloney sent letters to the CEOs of several gun manufacturers requesting their appearance at a committee hearing on gun violence. “Our hearing will examine the role of gun manufacturers in flooding our communities with weapons of war and fueling America’s gun violence crisis,” Maloney continued.thewestsidegazette.com
Bill attempts to prevent political meddling in US head count
A U.S. Census Bureau director couldn’t be fired without cause and new questions to a census form would have to be vetted by Congress under proposed legislation that attempts to prevent in the future the type of political interference into the nation’s head count that took place during the Trump administration.
Snyder camp says he'll testify voluntary, not subpoenaed
The attorney for Dan Snyder told the U.S. House Committee on Oversight and Reform there is no reason for the owner of the Washington Commanders to testify under subpoena for the congressional investigation into the NFL team’s workplace culture.
House panel: Justice Dept. 'obstructing' Trump records probe
A congressional oversight committee on Thursday said the Justice Department is “obstructing” its investigation into former President Donald Trump's handling of White House records by preventing the release of information from the National Archives. The House Committee on Oversight and Reform sent a letter to Attorney General Merrick Garland accusing the Justice Department of impeding the panel's expanded investigation into the 15 boxes of White House records that Trump took to his Mar-a-Lago residence in Florida after leaving office last year.news.yahoo.com
California lawmakers demand more info from two federal agencies on massive oil spill
Federal lawmakers are demanding more information on the massive oil spill off the coast of California as a legislative battle looms over whether to include a ban on future offshore drilling in a scaled-down $3.5-trillion bill.latimes.com
Trump urged Justice officials to declare election 'corrupt'
President Donald Trump urged senior Justice Department officials to declare the 2020 election results “corrupt” in a December phone call, according to handwritten notes from one of the participants in the conversation. The notes of the Dec. 27 call, released Friday by the House Oversight Committee, underscore the lengths to which Trump went to try to overturn the results of the election and to elicit the support of law enforcement officials and other government leaders in that effort. Emails released last month show that Trump and his allies in the last weeks of his presidency pressured the Justice Department to investigate unsubstantiated claims of widespread 2020 election fraud, and the department's inspector general is looking into whether department officials tried to subvert the results.news.yahoo.com