GOP's Stefanik backs Trump '24 as other Republicans decline
No. 3 House Republican Rep. Elise Stefanik is endorsing Donald Trump for president in 2024, becoming the highest-ranking congressional leader Friday to publicly back the former president, even as he's being widely blamed by other Republicans for failures in the midterm elections. Stefanik, of New York, has been mentioned as a possible vice presidential contender on an emerging Trump ticket. The former president has promised a Tuesday event at his private Mar-a-Lago club that is widely expected to be an announcement of his intentions to run again for the White House.news.yahoo.com
Democrat candidate who reportedly moved to district for employment is actually unemployed
New York Democratic candidate for Congress Matt Castelli claimed he moved into his election district from DC “for employment,” but it appears the job was running for Congress against Republican Elise Stefanik.foxnews.com
Fetterman's fitness brought into question, Ukraine cities rocked by missile strikes and more top headlines
Continue reading …RUSSIA'S REVENGE - Ukrainian cities, including Kyiv, rocked by missile strikes in what may be retaliation for bridge bombing. Continue reading …NOT-SO-FRIENDLY SKIES - Democrat city council member says Blue Angels should be banned from flying over his city. Continue reading …RECESSION PREDICTION - Larry Summers says 'more likely than not' there will be a recession within 18 months. Continue reading …IN OTHER NEWS‘CONSIDER TWEAKS’ - Changes could be coming to Illinois' SAFE-T act following public outcry. Continue reading …FOX WEATHERWhat’s it looking like in your neighborhood?foxnews.com
Post Politics Now Biden headed to Detroit to highlight investment in electric vehicles
The president plans to tour the North American International Auto Show and tout funding to build a network of chargers across the country that was included in the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law that he signed last year.washingtonpost.com
‘Viper’ Merrick Garland’s Trump FBI Raid Is Only the ‘First Inning’
Photo Illustration by The Daily Beast/GettyDemocratic strategist James Carville has a message for people who are doubting Merrick Garland: Just wait.“People are like, well, but let’s wait and see a little bit. And this is like the top of the first inning. I mean, remember Merrick Garland is like a pit viper. He prosecuted the Oklahoma City bomber case, the Unabomber case, the Olympic bomber case. And I think these guys are really methodical,” Carville says on this episode of The New Abnormal polnews.yahoo.com
House GOP Conference deletes tweet attacking Sarah Matthews after public blowback
The House Republican Conference publicly attacked Sarah Matthews, former deputy press secretary in the Trump White House, for testifying before the Jan. 6 Committee – despite the fact that she is currently working as a communications director for the Republican staff on the House Select Committee on the Climate Crisis. “Just another liar and pawn…news.yahoo.com
Trump ally Rep. Elise Stefanik tries to get ahead of the January 6 select committee public hearings, and accuses the panel of putting on a show with its planned primetime airing
House Republicans have repeatedly attacked the legitimacy of the January 6 select committee, which includes GOP Reps. Liz Cheney and Adam Kinzinger. Stefanik's latest objection is that the planned night hearings fall outside congressional business hours.news.yahoo.com
Stefanik echoed ‘great replacement’ theory. But firms kept donating.
22 large U.S. companies with racial justice pledges continued donating money to Stefanik after she espoused the racist "great replacement" theory, illustrating a thorny contradiction for corporate America as firms seek to exert influence while following ethical principles.washingtonpost.com
Officials Release Names of those Killed in Racist Buffalo Massacre
The victims of the racist massacre at a Buffalo, New York, supermarket have been identified and their ages range from 32 to 86. Additionally, several Republican politicians have spouted the racist “theory,” saying that Democrats’ immigration policies would “replace” GOP voters with individuals of color. “They are trying to change our culture, change our demographics and change our electorate. So far, the only Republican politician of note to call out the racist rhetoric is Wyoming Congresswoman Liz Cheney. “The House GOP leadership has enabled white nationalism, white supremacy, and anti-semitism,” Cheney wrote on Twitter.thewestsidegazette.com
Top intel Republicans warn of nuclear aggression, accuse Biden of using Ukraine war as a 'shield' for policies
FIRST ON FOX: Top Republicans on the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence (HPSCI) are warning that the United States is facing increased nuclear aggression from foes, and also calling out the Biden administration over its "far-left" energy policies that are being exposed by spiking gas prices and other side effects of the Russia-Ukraine war.news.yahoo.com
'Blood on his hands': Republicans say Kabul explosion result of Biden decisions
Between waves of calls for prayers in response to explosions in Kabul, Afghanistan, that harmed American troops and civilians, some Republicans pointed the finger squarely at President Joe Biden and his administration.news.yahoo.com
Los republicanos eligen a la nueva dirigente de su bloque
Los republicanos se disponen a elevar a la representante Elise Stefanik al liderato de su bloque en la Cámara de Representantes de Estados Unidos, una medida que esperan les permitirá dejar atrás su acerba guerra civil en torno a la depuesta Liz Cheney y concentrarse en ganar la mayoría de la cámara baja en las elecciones de 2022.
COVID-19 bill must drop minimum wage hike, arbiter decides
Republicans solidly oppose the $15 minimum wage target as an expense that would hurt businesses and cost jobs. In the wake of the decision, Democratic leaders were likely to face unrest from rank-and-file lawmakers, who have long had differences over the federal minimum wage. Joe Manchin of West Virginia and Kyrsten Sinema of Arizona have voiced opposition to including the minimum wage hike in the relief bill, and other moderates have expressed concerns, too. “House Democrats believe that the minimum wage hike is necessary. Twenty-nine states and the District of Columbia have state minimum wages that exceed the federal $7.25 hourly floor, with only the District of Columbia currently requiring a $15 minimum.
How a leading anti-Trump group ignored a crisis in its ranks
In this Jan. 20, 2016 file photo, John Weaver is shown on a campaign bus in Bow, N.H. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)WASHINGTON – Last June, the Lincoln Project was on a high. Of the $90 million Lincoln Project has raised, more than $50 million has gone to firms controlled by the group's leaders. Others used the money earned during their time with Lincoln Project to refinance homes, or purchase a new one. AdAt least two Lincoln Project employees were targeted last year, including an intern who was finishing law school, and a communications staffer.
Police tighten Congress security in era of rising threats
In this Saturday, Jan. 23, 2021 photo, riot fencing and razor wire reinforce the security zone on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Eileen Putman)WASHINGTON – The House’s chief law enforcement officer is tightening security for traveling lawmakers as Congress reassesses safety in an era when threats against members were surging even before Donald Trump’s supporters attacked the Capitol. Congress' 535 members travel frequently between their homes and the capital, and many have said they feel vulnerable in their districts and when they travel. The House members asked for tightened security procedures. President Joe Biden is in “close touch” with Pelosi about congressional security, White House press secretary Jen Psaki said.
AP Exclusive: MLB suspends political donations after DC riot
The National Football League said it will reconsider its donations but did not commit to suspending them. “We are re-evaluating our political giving policies through the Gridiron PAC,” NFL spokesman Brian McCarthy told the AP in a statement Wednesday. Others, like MLB, have postponed political giving to both political parties altogether. The Office of The Commissioner of Major League Baseball Political Action Committee has donated $669,375 to Senate and House candidates since the 2016 election cycle, with 52.4% of that money going to Republican candidates, according to The Center for Responsive Politics. Since the 2016 election cycle, MLB has made contributions to two senators and nine representatives who were among those opposing certification of Biden's victory.
GOP's focus on Trump leaves scant room for Congress hopefuls
This isnt a party convention, its a Trump convention, said Rory Cooper, a Republican strategist and former congressional staffer who opposes Trump. If Republicans lose the Senate in November, we should look back at this week as a lost opportunity to introduce the country to more GOP congressional candidates. Scalise made no direct reference to the GOP's faint hopes of regaining the House majority in November's elections. Sean Parnell, a GOP challenger for a Democratic-held seat in western Pennsylvania, didnt specifically ask listeners to award Republicans House control. The inattention to the GOP's congressional efforts might have changed Wednesday when Sen. Joni Ernst, R-Iowa, delivered prime-time remarks.