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Fourteen members of Congress reportedly violated stock trade reporting law

More than a dozen lawmakers in the House and Senate are being accused of violating an anti-corruption law. Business Insider said it uncovered a litany of violations of the Stop Trading on Congressional Knowledge Act, or STOCK Act, and dozens of other instances in which lawmakers and their top staffers broke federal conflicts-of-interest law. The 14 lawmakers who Read More…

VP Kamala Harris says ‘ridiculous’ headlines won’t distract her

Vice President Kamala Harris brushed off negative media coverage about her, saying she will not be distracted by “ridiculous” headlines. ​​ Harris ​has been criticized for spending more than $500 on cookware while on a trip to Paris last month and described as a “bully” in reports that claim her behavior is behind the exodus of high-level staffers from her Read More…

Republicans Slam Biden FCC Pick for Anti-Conservative Views

Republicans on Wednesday slammed President Joe Biden’s latest nominee to the Federal Communications Commission for her history of attacking right-wing speech. Members of the Senate Commerce Committee tore into Gigi Sohn for what Sen. Ted Cruz (R., Texas) called “a history of antipathy toward conservative views.” Sohn has called for the shuttering of right-wing networks repeatedly throughout Read More…

‘Overall a very positive thing’: Psaki says turnover in vice president’s office is ‘natural’ after grueling months

An exodus of top staffers from Vice President Kamala Harris’s office is not cause for concern, according to the White House. “Working in the first year of a White House is exciting and rewarding, but it’s also grueling and exhausting. It’s all of those things at once,” press secretary Jen Psaki told reporters on Thursday. “It’s also Read More…

DCCC outraises NRCC despite Democratic turmoil

The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee outraised its Republican counterpart in October even as President Joe Biden and Democrats in Congress were struggling to pass major legislation to invest more taxpayer dollars in infrastructure and social programs. The DCCC raised $11.6 million last month, according to figures just publicized, compared to $9.7 million raised by the National Republican Read More…

Cost of Democratic spending bill would double if temporary provisions extended, budget watchdog says

President Joe Biden’s climate and social spending bill would cost nearly $5 trillion if several temporary provisions are made permanent, a nonpartisan budget think tank estimates. The Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget, a group that advocates for lower deficits, said Monday the current House iteration of the Build Back Better Act relies “on a number of Read More…

Minneapolis hits record for turnout in a municipal election, with 54% of voters casting ballots

More Minneapolis voters cast bal­lots in Tues­day’s e­lec­tion than any oth­er mu­nic­i­pal e­lec­tion in re­cent his­to­ry. The e­lec­tion drew a 54% turn­out of el­i­gi­ble voters — the most for a city-only e­lec­tion in more than four de­cades, smash­ing the 1997 re­cord of 46.5%. “Every vot­er felt like their vote count­ed, and in­deed it did,” said Jeanne Read More…

The ‘Squad’ quiet over Winsome Sears’s Virginia electoral victory

The leading members of the “Squad” have remained noticeably silent regarding the election of Winsome Sears in Virginia. Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Rashida Tlaib, Cori Bush, Ayanna Pressley, and Ilhan Omar expressed their support for several liberal candidates from minority racial backgrounds who won their elections on Tuesday. The collection of liberal congresswomen refrained from mentioning Read More…

Republicans Slam Biden Admin Efforts To Nationalize Education

After education issues proved crucial to Republicans’ upset victories in Virginia, GOP lawmakers are turning their attention to Democratic plans to put the federal government in charge of education. Buried in the $3.5 trillion Build Back Better Act is a plan to nationalize preschool programs and place them under the direction of the Education Department. The bill Read More…

Republicans see Youngkin win as blueprint for midterms

Republicans are eyeing Glenn Youngkin’s successful campaign for the Virginia governor’s mansion as a roadmap for the 2022 midterm elections. For the GOP, the victory is more valuable than simply gaining another governorship. Youngkin’s campaign, Republicans argue, offers a blueprint for dealing with some of their biggest challenges of the upcoming midterm elections, including how Read More…

The Biden Admin Said It Left 100 Americans in Afghanistan. They Now Admit It’s Far More.

The Biden administration is in touch with nearly 400 Americans who are stranded in Afghanistan, a figure that far exceeds the administration’s claims that about 100 Americans were left in the nation following the United States’ hurried exit from Kabul, according to a senior congressional source who was briefed Thursday by the State Department. With Read More…

Psaki dodges specifics on Hunter Biden investment in Chinese firm

White House press secretary Jen Psaki dodged specifics on Hunter Biden’s ownership stake in a Chinese government-linked investment firm, saying only that “he has been working to wind that down” and directing reporters to speak with the president’s son for further details. The lack of transparency comes despite promises from President Joe Biden that his family would not have Read More…

Va. gubernatorial candidate says parents should not control what schools teach their kids

WASHINGTON (TND) — In an apparent rebuke of ongoing parental concerns in Loudoun County, Va., Democratic gubernatorial candidate Terry McAuliffe said Tuesday he does not think parents should tell schools what to teach their children. McAuliffe, who is seeking a second term as governor, and Republican Glenn Youngkin, who is a former businessman and a political Read More…

Progressive law firms are funneling millions from state consumer lawsuits into liberal campaigns, experts warn

FIRST ON FOX: Experts are warning that millions of dollars in public state consumer protection lawsuit settlement funds are being funneled into progressive campaigns. Recently, a partnership between Montana Attorney General Austin Knudsen and one of the nation’s largest litigation firms, Motley Rice, was officially severed over its deep ties to the Democratic Party. The contract, established under former Attorney General Read More…

House Democrats propose new tax hikes to pay for their $3.5 trillion bill: Here are the details

House Democrats on Monday outlined a bevy of tax hikes on corporations and wealthy people to fund an investment in the social safety net and climate policy that could reach $3.5 trillion. The plan calls for top corporate and individual tax rates of 26.5% and 39.6%, respectively, according to a summary released by the tax-writing Ways Read More…

Blinken faces House lawmakers in first hearing on Afghanistan exit

WASHINGTON (SBG) — Lawmakers had their first opportunity to hold members of the Biden administration accountable for the chaotic U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan when members of the House Foreign Affairs Committee question Secretary of State Anthony Blinken Monday afternoon. It was the beginning of a series of congressional hearings to investigate America’s longest war. Blinken is scheduled to Read More…

Biden slams SCOTUS ruling on Texas abortion law, vows ‘whole-of-government’ response

President Joe Biden on Thursday slammed a Supreme Court decision that allowed one of the strictest anti-abortion laws in the country to take effect in Texas. Calling the law an “unprecedented assault on a woman’s constitutional rights,” Biden promised a “whole-of-government effort” to fight the ruling. The law, which went into effect Wednesday, bans abortions conducted after Read More…

Granholm Chartered Military Jet to Ukraine as US Struggled To Evacuate Americans From Afghanistan

Secretary of Energy Jennifer Granholm earlier this week chartered a military jet to attend a diplomatic summit in Ukraine as the Pentagon struggled to evacuate Americans and allies from Afghanistan with limited time and operational resources, sources told the Washington Free Beacon. Granholm’s military flight took place amid the United States’ frantic effort to airlift tens Read More…

Dem lawmakers push Biden on Aug. 31 Afghanistan withdrawal

Democratic lawmakers pleaded with Biden administration officials on Tuesday to ignore an Aug. 31 deadline to withdraw all U.S. troops from Afghanistan, arguing that it would be nearly impossible to evacuate all American citizens and Afghan allies from the country before that date. During a classified briefing with President Joe Biden’s national security deputies, there Read More…

Cuomo grants clemency to 6 individuals, including convicted murderers

Hours before he officially left office, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo granted clemency to six people, including convicted murderers. Cuomo commuted the sentences of convicted murderers Greg Mingo, Robert Ehrenberg, Ulysses Boyd, and Paul Clark. He also referred David Gilbert, who was convicted of murder and robbery in 1983, to the parole board for possible release. READ Read More…

After Taliban seizes US weapons in Afghanistan, GOP senator demands Biden face accountability

A Republican senator is demanding that President Biden hold somebody within his administration accountable after the Taliban seized a trove of U.S.-made arms, armored vehicles and military aircraft abandoned following the sudden collapse of Afghanistan’s military. In a letter addressed to the White House, Sen. Steve Daines, R-Mont., called on Biden to launch an investigation after the Taliban captured a stockpile Read More…

New ballot initiative would require ID for all voting in Arizona

A group of Arizonans filed the “Arizonans for Voter ID Act” ballot initiative on Monday, asking the secretary of state’s office to further ID requirements for in-person voting, individuals returning a voter’s ballots, and mail-in voting. In a news release, the political committee chaired by Arizona voter Vicki Vaughn said that the initiative would make it Read More…

The first migrants arrested in Gov. Greg Abbott’s border crackdown have served their time. Federal officials will decide what happens next.

Through a small Zoom square from inside a Texas prison, nine immigrants in orange jumpsuits appeared for the first court hearings Wednesday under Gov. Greg Abbott’s new directive for state troopers to arrest people crossing the U.S.-Mexico border and jail them for state crimes. Over three hours, each of the men — all from Venezuela — pleaded guilty Read More…