July 20, 2024

DOJ Declines to Prosecute Merrick Garland After House Holds Him in Contempt of Congress

Win McNamee/Getty Images The Department of Justice (DOJ) revealed that it was declining to prosecute Attorney General Merrick Garland after the House of Representatives voted to hold Garland in contempt of Congress concerning his refusal to comply with Congressional subpoenas. In a letter addressed to House Speaker Mike Johnson (R-LA) on Friday, Carlos Felipe Uriarte, the


Kellyanne Conway Lobbying Congress to Block Bipartisan TikTok Ban

Kellyanne Conway, the former senior Trump administration aide, is lobbying Congress against banning the controversial app TikTok. Politico reported that the conservative activist group Club for Growth is paying Conway to advocate on behalf of TikTok. This comes as Congress has moved closer to passing a bill that would force a sale of the controversial

Dem Rep. Meeks: I’ve Talked About Getting Money to UNRWA by Proxy, ‘Very Upset’ Congress Defunded It

On Saturday’s broadcast of MSNBC’s “The Weekend,” House Foreign Affairs Committee Ranking Member Rep. Gregory Meeks (D-NY) said he is “very upset” about the government funding bill stripping funding for the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA) over accusations that multiple UNRWA employees participated in the October 7 attack because they’re the

GOP Rep. Turner: Ukraine Aid Will Have ‘Overwhelming Support’ in Congress

House Intelligence chairman Rep. Mike Turner (R-OH) said Sunday on CBS’s “Face The Nation” that more funding for Ukraine will have “overwhelming support” in Congress. Partial transcript as follows: ED O’KEEFE: Thanks for sticking with us. We go now to the Republican chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, Ohio Congressman Mike Turner, who joins us this

Trump backs TikTok as Congress considers bill to ban Chinese-owned social media app

Former President Donald Trump on Thursday signaled his opposition to a TikTok ban being considered in Congress, arguing that it would help Facebook, which he called “a true Enemy of the People!” “If you get rid of TikTok, Facebook and Zuckerschmuck will double their business,” Trump, 77, claimed in a Truth Social post, apparently referring […]

Argentina’s Javier Milei Sends Giant Deregulation ‘Omnibus’ Bill to Congress

Argentine President Javier Milei presented a massive omnibus bill to the nation’s Congress on Wednesday that, if passed, would implement sweeping reforms to the Argentine state in a wide variety of sectors. The Office of the President of Argentina stated that the 351-page, 664-article long bill – titled “Law of Bases and Starting Points for

McCarthy protege can run for Congress after court win

Assemblymember Vince Fong, who once worked as McCarthy’s district director and was immediately endorsed by his former boss, is well-positioned as a front-runner. | Rich Pedroncelli/AP LOS ANGELES — California Assemblymember Vince Fong’s congressional hopes remain alive after a judge ruled Thursday he could proceed as a candidate to replace Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.). The

How George Santos spent his last 24 hours in Congress

George Santos speaks with reporters as he departs a vote at the U.S. Capitol on Nov. 3src, 2src23. | Francis Chung/POLITICO George Santos became the sixth person to be expelled from the House on Friday after the New York Republican’s fellow lawmakers successfully voted him out. The first-term congressmember had been embroiled in controversy before

Zelenskyy to make last ditch trip to D.C. to meet Biden and push Congress for aid

The meeting is the latest White House effort to apply pressure on Congress. | Pool photo by Susan Walsh President Joe Biden will host President Volodymyr Zelenskyy of Ukraine at the White House on Tuesday, as negotiations on an aid deal for the country remain stalled in Congress. Zelenskyy’s visit will “underscore the United States’

Report: 5,000 Illegal Migrants Are Released into the U.S. Daily, Biden Admin Privately Tells Congress

Biden administration officials have privately told lawmakers that an average of 5,srcsrcsrc illegal migrants are released into the U.S. each day, and more than 67src,srcsrcsrc evaded Border Patrol in fiscal year 2src23, Fox News reported Saturday. Fox News exposed that Department of Homeland Security (DHS) officials told  the Arizona congressional delegation, House and Senate Judiciary

Biden asks Congress for $56 billion for child care, disaster aid and other domestic issues

President Joe Biden had faced particular criticism earlier this year for declining to prioritize child care funding as part of negotiations over a September stopgap budget proposal. | Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images The Biden administration is calling on Congress to pass roughly $56 billion in funding for a range of critical domestic priorities, including efforts to

Dean Phillips announces he won’t seek reelection to Congress

“We have met those moments, and after three terms it is time to pass the torch,” Rep. Dean Phillips said. | Charles Krupa/AP Rep. Dean Phillips is forgoing a reelection bid to Congress to focus on his presidential run, the Minnesota Democrat announced Friday. Phillips, 54, announced in October that he would launch a longshot

Lord of the Flies: Congress Devolves into Chaos as Elbows and Insults Fly

Congressional tempers erupted Tuesday as members resorted to name-calling, alleged elbow throwing, and even an attempted committee brawl. Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) began the elevation of tensions with her introduction of a privileged resolution to impeach Department of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas which was shot down on the House floor Monday night after

Jan. 6 Prosecutor Will Rollins Runs for Congress Pledging More Censorship of Political Views

A Democrat who helped prosecute January 6 participants is running for election to Congress against an incumbent Republican in a southern California seat, on a platform promising more tech censorship. Will Rollins, former assistant U.S. attorney in California, promises that if elected, he will tackle big tech platforms and media outlets that are “profiting by

Congress Alerted to CCP Election Interference in California as Gavin Newsom Visits Xi Jinping

A top federal prosecutor alerted Congress to the risk of California election interference by the Chinese Communist Party as Gov. Gavin Newsom (D) met with CCP officials during his visit to Beijing last week. During a closed-door October 24 meeting with the U.S. House Judiciary Committee, U.S. Attorney Martin Estrada warned that China is “trying

GOP senator demands Biden admin brief Congress on terror watchlist border encounters: ‘There is an invasion’

FIRST ON FOX: Legislation being introduced by Sen. Roger Marshall, R-Kan., would require the federal government to report to Congress details about terror watchlist encounters at the southern border – coming amid renewed concerns about the terror threat at the border. The legislation, co-sponsored by Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas, would require the Justice Department and […]

‘It’s crazy’: Shutdown caps Congress’ week from hell

With plenty still to do ahead of the impending shutdown, the House is essentially paralyzed as McCarthy faces the most serious threat yet to his gavel. | Francis Chung/POLITICO Democratic Rep. Jamaal Bowman has never seen a scenario like this week: “Not in real life — in movies. It’s crazy.” It’s practically a national adage

Biden expected to ask Congress for $100B package that includes aid to Israel and Ukraine

The request is expected to be sent to Congress Hill as soon as Friday, after President Joe Biden returns from a trip to Israel. | Kevin Dietsch/Getty Images The Biden administration is expected to ask Congress for at least $1srcsrc billion in supplemental funding to address Israel, Ukraine and domestic issues, such as border funding

Lawler: I didn’t come to Congress to ‘play stupid games’

Rep. Mike Lawler, (R-N.Y.) listens as President Joe Biden speaks on the debt limit during an event at SUNY Westchester Community College, May 1src, 2src23, in Valhalla, N.Y. | Evan Vucci/AP Photo Republican Rep. Mike Lawler on Friday criticized House GOP hardliners for “play[ing] stupid games” that are “screwing the American people” as the government

Murder of Congress’ Legal Director Rocks Border State in Mexico

Facebook Authorities in the border state of Nuevo Leon continue investigating the murder of a top politician who served as the legal director for the state’s congress. The high-profile murder sent shockwaves through political spheres in the state. The murder occurred on Monday night in the suburb of San Nicolas in the Monterrey metropolitan area.

Morris: Ten Questions the Bidens Should Be Asked by Congress

AP Photo/Patrick Semansky House Oversight Committee Chair James Comer (R-KY) subpoenaed Hunter and James Biden on Thursday, as Congress looks to discern to what extent President Joe Biden is tied up in his family’s overseas business deals. Throughout their investigation into the Bidens, House Republicans have revealed significant evidence showing Joe Biden’s involvement in the family

The potential first transgender member of Congress says she’s ready to ‘educate’ the GOP

Sarah McBride, left, takes a selfie with volunteers going out canvassing in Dover, Delaware, September 9, 2src23. | Nicholas Wu/POLITICO REHOBOTH BEACH, DEL. — Sarah McBride touts that she’d be the first openly transgender member of Congress. She also wants to be known for more than just her gender identity. Sitting outside a coffee shop

Utah Republicans block Trump critic from Congress

Celeste Maloy (right) beat former state Rep. Becky Edwards and former state party chair Bruce Hough (left) for the nomination. | Rick Bowmer/AP Photo Utah Republicans blocked an outspoken critic of former President Donald Trump from the nomination for soon-to-be-vacant UT-src2. Instead, they nominated Celeste Maloy to succeed Rep. Chris Stewart (R-Utah), who is resigning

In hurricane-torn Florida, Biden urges Congress to shore up emergency funding

“Every American rightly expects FEMA to show up when they are needed to help in a disaster,” President Biden said Saturday in Live Oak, Fla. | Julio Cortez/AP Photo Speaking from one of Florida’s regions hardest hit by Hurricane Idalia, President Joe Biden called on Congress to quickly boost FEMA’s disaster fund budget that a

Peter Navarro, facing trial for contempt of Congress, says Trump invoked executive privilege

Former Trump White House trade adviser Peter Navarro arrives at the E. Barrett Prettyman U.S. Federal Courthouse, in Washington. | Jose Luis Magana/AP Photo A former top White House aide to Donald Trump made a last-ditch bid to scuttle his upcoming trial for contempt of Congress, testifying to a federal judge on Monday that Trump

Meet the member of Congress who’s trying to save Capitol soles

A pair of Air Jordan 1 sneakers are worn by Rep. Jared Moskowitz (D-Fla.) as he gives an interview in the Longworth House Office Building on Capitol Hill. | Francis Chung/POLITICO It’s said that to truly understand a man’s character, you must walk a mile in his shoes. To truly understand the character of Rep.

How PGA Tour officials defended their Saudi golf deal to Congress

PGA Tour officials faced their first public questioning Tuesday since their controversial agreement with Saudi-backed LIV Golf, repeatedly asserting the deal was essential to the survival of professional golf. If LIV Golf had managed to snag five players annually, then “they can gut us,” said Jimmy Dunne, board member of the PGA Tour who has

Three key moments from RFK Jr.’s testimony to Congress

The hearing of the committee investigating the politicization of the federal government largely saw Republicans defend Robert F. Kennedy Jr. and decry Democrats’ protests over his presence | Francis Chung/POLITICO Democratic presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy Jr. testified before Congress on Thursday in a divisive hearing on federal government “censorship” of Americans’ free speech on

‘Should be concerned’: Congress opens up on new threats posed to US labor market

WASHINGTON – Congressional lawmakers told Fox News they’re concerned about how artificial Intelligence will impact the job market, but were unsure how to approach the issue. “I don’t have answers,” Rep. Adam Smith, D-Wash., said. “There’s no question AI is an incredibly disruptive technology, and we should be closely looking at the implications of it […]