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AOC, Omar silent after Black Lives Matter voices support for Cuban regime

Democratic Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York, Ilhan Omar of Minnesota and Cori Bush of Missouri have yet to weigh in on Black Lives Matter declaring its support for Cuba’s communist regime, even though the congresswomen have been vocal BLM supporters in the past. Black Lives Matter sparked a backlash late Wednesday after posting a statement that blasted the U.S. embargo and praised Read More…

House candidates declare campaigns for districts that don’t exist yet amid redistricting delays

(CNN)Loretta Smith and Wesley Hunt are members of different parties, separated by both distance and policy. And yet, Smith, an Oregon Democrat, and Hunt, a Texas Republican, find themselves in similar positions headed into the 2022 midterms: Both have announced plans to run for Congress, but neither know what the district they plan to run Read More…

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AOC, Omar silent after Black Lives Matter voices support for Cuban regime

Democratic Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York, Ilhan Omar of Minnesota and Cori Bush of Missouri have yet to weigh in on Black Lives Matter declaring its support for Cuba’s communist regime, even though the congresswomen have been vocal BLM supporters in the past. Black Lives Matter sparked a backlash late Wednesday after posting a statement that blasted the U.S. embargo and praised Read More…

House candidates declare campaigns for districts that don’t exist yet amid redistricting delays

(CNN)Loretta Smith and Wesley Hunt are members of different parties, separated by both distance and policy. And yet, Smith, an Oregon Democrat, and Hunt, a Texas Republican, find themselves in similar positions headed into the 2022 midterms: Both have announced plans to run for Congress, but neither know what the district they plan to run Read More…

Pelosi’s Husband Locked In $5.3 Million From Alphabet Options

Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s husband, Paul Pelosi, won big on Alphabet Inc. stock and added bets on Amazon.com Inc. and Apple Inc. in the weeks leading up to the House Judiciary Committee’s vote on antitrust legislation that seeks to severely limit how these companies organize and offer their products. In a financial disclosure signed by Nancy Pelosi July 2, her husband reported exercising call Read More…

Biden’s plans to raise taxes on corporations and the wealthy are losing momentum

Nearly six months into President Joe Biden’s administration, Wall Street remains divided over the likelihood, and impact of, one of the Democrat’s key campaign promises: higher taxes. While the president and his Cabinet have made progress in persuading foreign partners to back a global minimum corporate tax rate, the Biden team does not appear any closer to passing Read More…

Could a School-Board Fight Over Critical Race Theory Help Turn Virginia Red?

LEESBURG, Va.—Before Covid-19 forced its students into online classes, Loudoun County’s bimonthly school board meetings were often dry exercises in bureaucratic wrangling: Haggling over AP textbook availability and public construction projects. Poring over budget proposals for custodial supplies and debating about whether to renew the contract for a company supplying milk to cafeterias. Only a handful of parents showed up Read More…

Trump sues Big Tech CEOs

Former President Donald Trump, who has complained about censorship by social media giants, filed class-action lawsuits Wednesday against Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey and Google CEO Sundar Pichai. Why it matters: It’s the latest escalation in Trump’s yearslong battle with Twitter and Facebook over free speech and censorship. Trump is completely banned from Twitter and is banned from Facebook for another Read More…

More Than 500K Illegal Immigrants Crossed Southern Border Since Kamala Harris Named ‘Border Czar’

Vice President Kamala Harris finally visited the southern border, three months after being put in charge of solving the immigration crisis. In that time, more than half-a-million illegal immigrants were apprehended at the southern border. Upon arriving in El Paso on Friday, the vice president continued to attack journalists for asking questions about why she Read More…

Ex-Rep. Collins to Newsmax: DOJ Lawsuit ‘Cover-Up’ for Dems Failing to Pass Voting Act

The Department of Justice suing Georgia over voting restrictions is a ”cover-up” for the Biden administration’s failure to pass the For the People Act, says former Rep. Doug Collins, R-Ga. ”This is all about a cover-up. They failed on their For the People Act, their government takeover of elections,” Collins said Friday during an appearance Read More…

Sheldon Whitehouse under fire for membership at all-white beach club

Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse is facing new scrutiny over his decades-long membership in an all-white private beach club, as he bills himself as a progressive and prominent critic of “systemic racism” — dismissing membership based on race as “a long tradition in Rhode Island.” Whitehouse (D-RI) was confronted Friday by a GoLocal Providence reporter, who published Read More…

DeSantis says he’ll send Florida police officers to help Texas, Arizona enforce border

Gov. Ron DeSantis said Wednesday that Florida law-enforcement officers will go to Texas and Arizona to help with border control, as Florida continues to challenge the Biden administration in federal court about immigration enforcement. DeSantis’ announcement during a news conference in Pensacola came after Texas Gov. Greg Abbott and Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey sent a Read More…

Hunter Biden repeatedly called his white lawyer the N-word, texts show

First son Hunter Biden repeatedly called his white attorney the N-word in a pair of bizarre and occasionally lewd text conversations late in 2018 and early 2019, according to newly unearthed messages. In an exchange on Dec. 13, 2018, taken from Hunter’s abandoned laptop and first reported by DailyMail.com, the younger Biden asked Chicago-based corporate attorney George Read More…

Whitehouse and Kennedy request Supreme Court travel records

Corrected 12:08 P.M. | Two key senators want travel records of Supreme Court justices as part of a broader congressional look at financial disclosure standards for the receipt of gifts, travel and other financial gains by senior government officials. Rhode Island Democratic Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse and Louisiana Republican Sen. John Kennedy asked the Justice Department and the U.S. Marshals Service Read More…

New Democratic focus groups find many voters aren’t sure what the party stands for

WASHINGTON — New focus groups conducted by a prominent Democratic pollster warn that many voters “have trouble describing a clear positive vision of what the Democratic Party stands for.” The study of swing voters and liberal “surge” voters in competitive districts, led by Celinda Lake of Lake Research Partners and requested by the Congressional Progressive Read More…

Trump to conduct ‘history tour’ of his presidency for ticket holders in December

Former President Donald Trump announced Monday that he will go on a “history tour” to discuss his presidency for paying customers at arenas in Florida and Texas in December. Mr. Trump will attend four events with former Fox News host Bill O’Reilly in a series of live discussions to address “exactly how things were accomplished, as well as challenges, both good and bad,” Read More…

Illinois Dem Offered Activist Taxpayer-Funded Job in Alleged Bid to Clear Primary Field, Court Docs Show

Democratic congresswoman Marie Newman (Ill.) promised a six-figure, taxpayer-funded job to a local activist that he says was a bribe to keep him out of a tight primary race—an apparent violation of federal law. Columbia College Chicago adjunct professor and Palestinian activist Iymen Chehade sued Newman in January for breach of contract. Included in the Read More…

Missouri lawmakers pass ban on enforcement of federal gun laws, sending bill to Parson

Missouri Gov. Mike Parson will decide whether to prohibit state and local police officers from enforcing a host of federal firearms restrictions after lawmakers on Friday approved a ban long sought by conservative gun owners fearful of future overreach by liberal politicians in Washington. Gun registration requirements, firearm tracking rules and limits on certain people Read More…

Bernie Sanders Pushing Back on Dem Calls for Removing SALT Deduction Cap

Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., who chairs the Senate Budget Committee, is flatly opposed to removing former President Donald Trump’s cap on what’s known as the SALT deduction on state and local taxes, saying lifting it would send a “terrible” message. In an interview with Axios,  Sanders was asked about what’s been called the “a tax break for rich Read More…

Biden and McConnell toughen their positions on tax hikes

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden and Republican Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell toughened their positions Monday over the tax increases for millionaires and corporations that Biden has proposed to fund his sweeping infrastructure and education plans. “We’re open to doing a roughly $600 billion package which deals with what all of us agree is ‘infrastructure,’” Read More…

Biden says he’ll keep wearing masks outside despite new CDC guidance

In another instance of COVID panic undermining “the science,” President Biden insisted in a Friday interview that he still plans to wear masks outside — despite new CDC guidance this week that masks do not need to be worn by vaccinated people outdoors. Speaking to NBC News in a wide-ranging interview Friday, the commander-in-chief called mask wearing Read More…

Florida Legislature passes bill to change mail-in voting

Florida’s Legislature passed an election bill on Thursday that alters the way residents vote by mail. The Republican-controlled Legislature passed the bill in both chambers on a mostly party-line vote. Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis already said he plans on signing it. The bill prevents state agencies from sending mail-in ballots to people who didn’t request one, disallows ballot harvesting, which Read More…

Michigan state representative invokes Gretchen Whitmer during DUI arrest

Dash camera footage from Michigan State Police shows a state representative name-dropping Gov. Gretchen Whitmer while he was getting arrested after allegedly driving under the influence. Rep. Jewell Jones, 26, was arrested on April 6 for driving while drunk, resisting arrest, and possession of a firearm while intoxicated, though the video was only recently released. During the arrest footage, Read More…

Biden administration backs D.C. statehood, urges ‘swift’ action as House prepares to vote on bill

The Biden administration on Tuesday formally threw its support behind a long-shot bid from Democrats to make Washington, D.C., the 51st state. Congress should “provide for a swift and orderly transition to statehood” for the more than 700,000 Washington residents who do not have full voting representation in the House and Senate, the Office of Read More…

Voters would have to approve police budget cuts under bill approved by Texas Senate

The Texas Senate passed a bill Tuesday that would prevent local governments from cutting their law enforcement budgets without voter approval. It was the Legislature’s most substantial move yet in a political war over police funding in Texas that was sparked last summer. The in-custody death of George Floyd in Minneapolis and fatal police shooting of Mike Ramos in Austin prompted Read More…

Democrats’ Next Plan to Get Biden’s Agenda Over the Finish Line: Fire the Scorekeeper

President Joe Biden unveiled a $2.25 trillion jobs and infrastructure plan last month and has promised to seek input from Republican lawmakers on its ultimate design. That courtship begins Monday when Biden and Vice President Harris meet with a bipartisan group of House and Senate members to discuss the proposal. But his administration has already signaled its willingness to push a Read More…

Sen. Thom Tillis diagnosed with prostate cancer, will undergo surgery this week

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Sen. Thom Tillis announced Monday that he has been diagnosed with prostate cancer and he’ll undergo surgery in North Carolina this week to treat it. The Republican lawmaker said in a statement that his cancer was detected “relatively early” and his “prognosis is good.” Tillis, 60, says his doctors caught the cancer during his Read More…

Trump aides back Alaska candidate challenging Murkowski

Kelly Tshibaka, an Alaska official who on Monday launched a challenge against Sen. Lisa Murkowski, is backed by former aides to President Donald Trump in a race that could prove a test of his appeal agaist the GOP establishment. Tim Murtaugh, the former communication director for Trump’s reelection campaign, Bill Stepien, Trump’s former campaign manager, Justin Clark, Trump’s former deputy Read More…