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House GOP investigates failures leading to 200,000 deportation case dismissals

(The Center Square) – U.S. House Republicans are demanding answers from Department of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas as to why more than 200,000 deportation cases were dismissed. A new report published by the Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse (TRAC) at Syracuse University found that 200,000 deportation cases were dismissed because DHS employees or Border Patrol Read More…

Are Republicans gaining ground on education? Poll indicates voters want balance

(The Center Square) – Republicans may be gaining ground on national education issues during a presidential election year, responses from voters in a new nationwide poll reveal. The results also show that most voters want schools to fairly present controversial issues in school. The Center Square Voter’s Voice Poll, conducted by Noble Predictive Insights, found Read More…

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Fauci Testifies in Congressional Hearing

Dr. Anthony Fauci’s presence in Washington on January 8 marked the commencement of a two-day closed-door interrogation by the U.S. House of Representatives Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Pandemic. The 83-year-old, renowned for his pivotal role in shaping the U.S. response to the COVID-19 pandemic, faced a rigorous session of questioning under oath—a departure from Read More…

In campaign launch, Biden casts Trump as power-craving threat to democracy

(The Center Square) – At a community college in suburban Philadelphia, President Joe Biden kicked off his reelection campaign by decrying Donald Trump as a threat to American democracy. “Trump talks about the blood of America being poisoned, echoing the same exact language used in Nazi Germany,” Biden said of his White House predecessor. “He proudly Read More…

Lawmakers investigate how COVID-19 orthodoxy dissenters were treated at FDA

(The Center Square) – U.S. House Republicans launched an investigation Wednesday into how scientists at the Food and Drug Administration who disagreed with COVID-19 guidance were treated. Federal watchdogs have recently released information showing that details around how experts in the Biden administration who disagree with things like COVID guidance are treated, and how their Read More…

Daines calls on Dem fundraiser ActBlue to stop processing donations for Hamas-sympathizing groups

Montana Senator Steve Daines is urging a progressive fundraising powerhouse to cease processing donations for groups sympathetic to Hamas. ActBlue, the primary fundraising platform for Democratic campaigns nationwide, facilitates contributions for several organizations that either participated in or amplified rallies commemorating Hamas’ violent attack on innocent Israeli civilians on October 7, resulting in over 1,200 Read More…

Hunter Biden offers to testify amid impeachment inquiry into father

WASHINGTON — Hunter Biden extended an offer on Tuesday to testify publicly before Congress in response to a subpoena from Republicans delving into various aspects of his business dealings amid their pursuit of an impeachment inquiry into his father, President Joe Biden. Characterizing the investigation as a “fishing expedition,” the son of the Democratic president Read More…

Biden Won’t Directly Address the Age Issue

The most pressing political challenge confronting President Joe Biden as he drifts uncontested toward renomination is that which he can do the least about: voters’ profound misgivings about his age and fitness to serve another full term. Yet what’s striking, and to his allies increasingly unnerving, is Biden’s unwillingness even to try to fully address Read More…

Romney urges Biden to retire

As Mitt Romney‘s cell phone started ringing incessantly in the minutes following his Wednesday retirement announcement, he silenced it and lamented during an interview that President Joe Biden shouldn’t run for reelection. Just five minutes after Romney said that, he got a phone call that he couldn’t ignore: It was Biden. “There are certain calls you Read More…

Could Ted Cruz Lose Reelection?

The early conventional wisdom appears to be that Sen. Ted Cruz is in solid shape for reelection in 2024. Cook’s Political Report rates the race as “Likely R,” as does Larry Sabato’s Crystal Ball. Inside Elections is more circumspect, labeling the race as a “battleground,” although Inside Elections currently only labels races as “safe” or Read More…

Biden denies lying about Hunter Biden business deal conversations

President Biden on Monday denied lying about his son, Hunter Biden’s business deal conversations. Fox News White House correspondent Jacqui Heinrich asked the president, “Did you lie about never speaking with Hunter about his business deals?” “No,” Biden replied flatly. Heinrich followed up by asking, “Did you ever speak with Hunter about his business deals?” READ THE FULL Read More…

Tester votes for debt ceiling deal

Montana’s Democratic U.S. senator stood in favor of the debt deal, which was successfully passed late Thursday. Conversely, all of the Republicans in the state’s congressional delegation voted against the bill aimed at increasing the federal government’s borrowing limit for the next two years. The House saw a mixed bipartisan response, with a total of Read More…

AOC, Matt Gaetz introduce bipartisan bill banning Congress members from trading individual stocks

In a rare show of solidarity, an eclectic group of lawmakers including Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. D-N.Y., and Rep. Matt Gaetz, R-Fla., announced a bipartisan bill restricting members of Congress from trading individual stocks. Sponsored by GOP Reps. Gaetz and Brian Fitzpatrick, R-Pa., and Democratic Reps. Ocasio-Cortez and Raja Krishnamoorthi, D-Ill., the Bipartisan Restoring Faith in Government Act aims to Read More…

Going for Broke: California’s Reparations Tax Force Ups Potential Payouts to $1.2M Per Person

California’s reparations task force is considering its most generous recommended payouts yet, including up to $1.2 million for some longtime black residents. The task force laid out the latest numbers in a draft plan that members will discuss at their monthly meeting on Saturday. According to the report, based on input from economic advisers, the Read More…

Mike Pence torches White House over looming recession, bank failures: ‘All roads lead back to Biden’

After First Republic Bank was seized and sold to JPMorgan Chase on Monday, new concerns are mounting over the state of the U.S. economy. Former Vice President Mike Pence slammed the Biden administration’s economic policies on “The Brian Kilmeade Show,” arguing that rampant spending and bailouts have created the economic conditions for bank failures and Read More…

Tester hires former lobbyist to run campaign

In his initial bid for Senate, Jon Tester, denounced legislators who hire lobbyists, vowing to end the “revolving door.” However, as he seeks reelection to his fourth term, Tester’s campaign is being managed by a former lobbyist. On April 4, Tester expressed his utmost satisfaction in hiring Shelbi Dantic, a former lobbyist, as his campaign Read More…

Sen. Mike Braun filing to run for governor of Indiana kicks off the GOP’s first open Senate seat race of 2024

Though he’s submitted the paperwork to run for governor of Indiana, Republican Sen. Mike Braun assured reporters Wednesday that he’s not leaving Capitol Hill just yet. “I’m going to robustly finish out the two years as a senator,” the freshman lawmaker said of his commitment to serving out the remainder of his first term. He Read More…

Alabama sues Biden administration for not deporting illegal immigrants

Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall is suing the Biden administration over claims it is ignoring immigration law that requires the federal government to arrest, detain and deport foreign nationals in the U.S. illegally. The lawsuit alleges that the Biden administration’s immigration policy exceeds the authority of the Department of Homeland Security, is arbitrary and capricious, Read More…

Harvey Weinstein Adviser’s Secret Role in Biden WH Raises Ethics Concerns

President Joe Biden secretly hired the public relations titan who provided “damage control” advice to disgraced Hollywood rapist Harvey Weinstein, raising concern among ethics experts, the Washington Post reported on Monday. Anita Dunn played a leading role in Biden’s presidential campaign, and previously served in the White House as a senior communications adviser before returning to SKDK, her powerhouse political strategy firm, Read More…

Sen. Steve Daines: Biden, Democrats using Russian oil ban as a ‘fig leaf’ to cover up ‘radical’ Green New Deal

Sen. Steve Daines, R-Mont., accused President Biden and Democrats of using the Russian oil ban as a “fig leaf” to cover for their “radical” Green New Deal policy proposals. Daines made the comments during an interview with FOX Business and said that this isn’t just about banning Russian oil: Democrats want to ban all oil. Read More…

SEC climate rule would boost Biden agenda

Companies would be required to disclose their greenhouse gas emissions and be held to account on their climate promises under a proposal released Monday by the Securities and Exchange Commission. The proposed rule would deliver a big — and durable — policy win for President Joe Biden, whose climate agenda has been mired in congressional partisanship, Read More…

Biden’s Supreme Court Pick Shielded Top Clinton Aide Amid Email Scandal

President Joe Biden’s Supreme Court nominee shielded one of Hillary Clinton’s top State Department aides from scrutiny about his use of a personal email account to conduct official business. Then-U.S. district judge Ketanji Brown Jackson in 2015 denied Gawker’s request for details about press aide Philippe Reines’s stewardship of the account in the context of a Read More…

Court filing alleges tech lawyer lied to FBI about working for Clinton campaign

A new court filing last Friday sparked fresh accusations and debate surrounding the Trump-Russia probe. Former President Donald Trump says it proves his 2016 presidential campaign was spied on by Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign. Defense lawyers are saying it’s just an attempt to politicize the case and drum up negative press. It’s either what some Read More…