April 22, 2024

‘We’ll See What Happens’: Donald Trump on Mike Johnson as Conservatives Move to Oust Him as Speake

Former President Donald Trump on Tuesday seemed to soften his support for Speaker Mike Johnson (R-LA) as conservatives have moved to remove him. During a visit to Harlem, Trump was asked about efforts by Reps. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) and Thomas Massie (R-KY) to remove Johnson from office. He simply responded, “We’ll see what happens.”

‘Just the Beginning’: Conservatives Continue to Attack Woke Universities After Claudine Gay’s Harvard Resignation

The drama stemming from woke Ivy Leagues appears to be far from over, with conservatives stating that the resignations of the Harvard and University of Pennsylvania presidents amid antisemitism controversy are “just the beginning.” Following Claudine Gay’s and Liz Magill’s departures as presidents from their respective schools after their controversial testimony on campus antisemitism, Rep.

Conservatives React to McConnell’s Plans to Stand Down as GOP Leader: He Should Step Down ‘Before November’

Conservatives reacted to the news of Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell’s (R-KY) plan to step down as Republican leader in November, although there appears to be an emerging theme that he should step down sooner rather than later. McConnell, 82, made the announcement on Wednesday, telling his colleagues, “One of life’s most underappreciated talents is to

Johnson is a social conservative’s social conservative

Mike Johnson has a strict insistence on his conservative evangelical values. | Francis Chung/POLITICO He’s served in leadership as vice chair of the Republican Conference, but with just four House terms under his belt, Rep. Mike Johnson remains little-known within Washington. One thing is clear, however. Johnson is a social conservative’s social conservative — the

Conservatives hold back on Johnson ouster threat — but plot other payback

Speaker Mike Johnson is attempting to steady a seesaw of competing demands from the various corners of his conference. | Francis Chung/POLITICO Speaker Mike Johnson is averting a government shutdown essentially the same way Kevin McCarthy did: by partnering with Democrats to pass a government funding bill with no spending cuts. Unlike his predecessor, it

Conservatives Sweep to Victory in New Zealand, Ousting Lockdown Queen Ardern’s Party

(AFP) — New Zealanders resoundingly elected a new conservative government Saturday, with incumbent Prime Minister Chris Hipkins conceding his centre-left Labour party’s six years in power were over. Hipkins, who replaced charismatic two-term leader Jacinda Ardern in January, said he was “not in a position to form a government” and had already congratulated premier-in-waiting Christopher

Conservatives pitch McCarthy alternatives as ouster talk heats up

Rep. Tom Emmer’s name has been mentioned as a potential replacement to McCarthy. | Francis Chung/POLITICO Conservative hardliners are privately strategizing who could replace Kevin McCarthy if there is an ouster effort against the speaker. But they’re hitting a familiar dead end: They can’t land on a feasible alternative. “You hear all kinds of names

Tom Cole: McCarthy’s ‘cuts’ deal with conservatives now void

“This agreement was faulty from the beginning. It’s changed over time, and now in a sense, it doesn’t exist at all because McCarthy isn’t the speaker anymore,” Rep. Tom Cole said in an interview. | AP With Kevin McCarthy out as speaker, House Rules Chair Tom Cole says Republicans are free to step back from

Conservatives disturbed by Clinton’s call for ‘deprogramming’ Trump supporters: ‘Pure authoritarianism’

Conservatives recoiled Friday at former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s recent suggestion that there should be a “formal deprogramming” of supporters of former President Donald Trump. After Clinton uttered the claim in a Thursday interview with CNN anchor Christiane Amanpour, prominent conservatives and multiple GOP lawmakers ripped the high-profile Democrat. At one point in the […]

Austin’s annual political festival hopes to draw conservatives despite its heavy liberal presence

One of the country’s most prominent political conferences hopes to draw conservative attendees despite being Texas’s progressive haven of Austin and a roster filled with some of the biggest names in the liberal media. The Texas Tribune Festival is “designed to bring Texans closer to politics, policy and the day’s news from Texas and beyond,” […]

Obama praises Pennsylvania automatic voter registration in key swing state as conservatives cry foul

Former President Barack Obama praised Pennsylvania for enacting automatic voter registration in the key swing state as conservatives cried foul over the move ahead of the 2024 election.  “Great news — starting today, Pennsylvania will begin automatic voter registration for folks getting a driver’s license or state ID card at the DMV. Hopefully even more states […]

Greece’s conservatives win landslide victory in elections

Greece’s conservative New Democracy party won a landslide victory in Sunday elections, handing its leader Kyriakos Mitsotakis a second term as prime minister.  New Democracy’s win in Greece’s second election in five weeks inflicted a stinging defeat on their main rivals, the left-wing Syriza party. Kyriakos Mitsotakis leader of center-right New Democracy, center, arrives at […]

McCarthy confronts bleak reality as conservatives undercut GOP agenda

House Speaker Kevin McCarthy speaks with reporters at the U.S. Capitol July 11, 2src23. | Francis Chung/POLITICO The conservative fever that’s plagued Speaker Kevin McCarthy for weeks is showing no signs of breaking. McCarthy and his leadership team returned to Washington this week planning to tee up the GOP’s biggest must-pass bills of the year

‘RuPaul’s Drag Race’ Star Jinkx Monsoon Accuses Conservatives of Using Children as ‘Shields’: ‘What the GOP Is Doing Is Objectively Evil’

RuPaul’s Drag Race champion Jinkx Monsoon has accused conservatives of using children as political shields in the debate over child grooming. “What the GOP is doing is objectively evil,” the drag queen said. In an interview with Variety, Jinkx Monsoon — real name, Jerick Hoffer — launched a broad attack on the right’s efforts to protect

House conservatives blanch at leaked details of McCarthy-Biden debt talks

While conservatives were always unlikely to support an agreement with Democrats, it’s a glimpse at the fury that could erupt on Speaker Kevin McCarthy’s right flank over a Biden-approved deal. | Francis Chung/POLITICO As details leak about an emerging bipartisan debt deal just days before a possible default, House conservatives are growing increasingly unhappy. With

Conservatives to Time Tax Cuts For Maximum Benefit in 2024 General Election: Report

Conservatives to Time Tax Cuts For Maximum Benefit in 2024 General Election: Report Getty Images The UK government is planning to time badly-needed-now tax cuts and wage rises to give the maximum feeling of uplift at the next general election, which it is claimed will take place next Autumn. While the government has until January

Trump’s standing among Hill conservatives dims ahead of ’24

“About half of the Republicans I talk to want Trump to be able to get the nomination. And half of them say, ‘I want somebody besides Trump’,” Sen. James Lankford says. | Francis Chung/POLITICO Donald Trump is gaining strength in 2src24 primary polls. The same can’t exactly be said about his standing among Capitol Hill

Conservatives Point to ‘Bidenflation’ as Cause of Silicon Valley Bank Closure; Gaetz Vows to Stand Against Bailout

Conservatives Point to ‘Bidenflation’ as Cause of Silicon Valley Bank Closure; Gaetz Vows to Stand Against Bailout Justin Sullivan/Lev Radin/Pacific Press/LightRocket via Getty Images Prominent conservatives throughout politics and media reacted to the sudden closure of the Silicon Valley Bank (SVB) on Friday. Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) is already standing firm against bailouts for the

Conservatives gloat as Congress starts off with little to show

Sen. Ted Cruz speaks alongside other GOP senators during a press conference on March 9, 2src22. | J. Scott Applewhite/AP Photo The new Congress has accomplished almost nothing so far — and conservatives are quite pleased about it. For Republicans who want to slow President Joe Biden’s agenda and court confrontation with Democrats, the beginning

Exclusive: Conservatives Build Governing Machine Ready for 2025

With the 2024 presidential election less than two years away, conservative groups are building a machine ready to take over and govern on Inauguration Day, 2025. Taking lessons learned from the “infighting and inaction” in the early days of staffing the Trump administration — a presidency marred by an ingrained administrative state set on thwarting

GOP senators tune out House conservatives’ impeachment calls

Kevin McCarthy called on Alejandro Mayorkas to resign or face possible impeachment during a trip to the border last month. | Mariam Zuhaib/AP Photo House conservatives want their party to go big on impeachment next year. Across the Capitol, Senate Republicans on their would-be jury are not ready to convict. While House GOP leaders feel

Senate conservatives plot their second act after taking on McConnell

It’s not the same sort of rebellion Kevin McCarthy is facing in the House as he tries to claim the speakership. But it’s a clear sign that the restive group of Senate Republicans isn’t going away just because their leadership fight with McConnell is over. “Democrats have done a pretty good job of picking issues

Speaker Race Breakthrough: McCarthy PAC Agrees with Conservatives on No Spending in Safe Open-Seat Primaries

The conservative and influential Club for Growth announced it cut a deal with the super PAC affiliated with House GOP Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA), signaling possible movement in the House speaker race after a stalemate had resulted in no speaker through six rounds of voting as of Wednesday afternoon. The deal with the McCarthy-affiliated super

Conservatives’ latest McCarthy ask: A broad Biden admin investigation

Several members who Kevin McCarthy needs to win over if he’s going to secure the gavel are openly using the creation of a panel to investigate what they call a “weaponized government” as a bargaining chip as the California Republican tries to lock down their votes. | Drew Angerer/Getty Images House conservatives are upping their

Conservatives sharpen their knives as McCarthy works to peel off skeptics

House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) speaks to reporters at the U.S. Capitol after returning from the White House, where he and other top congressional leaders spoke with President Biden about plans for the lame-duck Congress Nov. 29, 2src22. | Francis Chung/POLITICO “Knives Out” isn’t just playing on screen this week: Conservatives are digging in

McConnell faces leadership challenge from Rick Scott as conservatives steam

“I have the votes. I will be elected. The only issue is whether it will be sooner or later,” McConnell said. “I don’t own this job. Anybody in the conference that’s serving can challenge me. And I welcome [it].” Senate Republicans spent roughly three hours on Tuesday venting to each other about the party’s poor

UK Disposable Income to Fall at Fastest Rate in History as ‘Conservatives’ Push More Taxes

Real household disposable income is likely to fall by over seven per cent over the next two years in Britain, despite claims from finance minister Jeremy Hunt that his budget will bolster the economy. According to the Office for Budget Responsibility (OBR), real household disposable income will see the steepest decline in recorded history over the

McCarthy’s next step on the GOP tightrope: Navigating concessions to conservatives

More than 5src members of the Republican Main Street Partnership met on Wednesday morning to discuss their legislative priorities and how they plan to flex their muscle as the second-largest GOP group on Capitol Hill, a Republican familiar with the sitdown told POLITICO. Meanwhile, some GOP lawmakers who backed McCarthy on Tuesday might end up

Where Do Conservatives Go on Foreign Policy Now?

There are more conservative restrainers and non-interventionists than you might think. The end of the Trump presidency leaves conservatives still deeply divided on foreign policy. The failures of Trump-era initiatives have arguably left things up for grabs to a much greater extent than at any time since the early 1990s. That is an opportunity for…

Smoking Gun Memo Laid Out Left’s Assault on Conservatives.

A strategy memo compiled by George Soros-funded activist groups as President Trump was being inaugurated last year foretold and seemed to lay the groundwork for many of the political difficulties Trump now faces and the politics-related strife now roiling the nation. The memo takes on a heightened importance as the politically-driven censorship of conservatives by […]

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