April 24, 2024

House Republicans land last-minute Ohio recruit for key House race

The GOP was left reeling last week when their preferred candidate, Craig Riedel, was caught on tape bashing former President Donald Trump, setting off a mad dash to find a new recruit to beat veteran Democratic Rep. Marcy Kaptur. | Francis Chung/POLITICO House Republicans may have found a way to salvage their flailing prospects in

Mike Johnson on Hannity: 12 key lines from the new House speaker’s interview

House Speaker Mike Johnson, the previously little-known Louisiana Republican who claimed the chamber’s gavel this week after 22 days of chaos, gave a wide-ranging interview to Fox News’ Sean Hannity on Thursday night. Here are Johnson’s top 12 lines from that interview. 1. President Joe Biden “If you look at a tape of Joe Biden

James Comer Subpoenas 4 Key Biden Family Associates, Including ‘Moneyman’ and Art Dealer

James Comer Subpoenas 4 Key Biden Family Associates, Including ‘Moneyman’ and Art Dealer Alex Wong/Getty Images House Oversight Committee Chair James Comer (R-KY) subpoenaed four Biden family associates on Wednesday and also requested a transcribed interview with an Americore Holdings, LLC trustee regarding “loans” the Bidens received. The subpoenas are the second batch issued in two

Virginia legislative elections seen as a key 2024 bellwether

The polls have closed in Virginia, where the battle for control of the state government has grabbed outsized national attention. Unlike Kentucky and Mississippi, there’s no gubernatorial or any other statewide contests in Virginia. But the legislative elections in the Commonwealth may end up being the marquee ballot box showdown on Tuesday. National Democrats and […]

Arnold Schwarzenegger shares key benefit to early morning fitness routine

Arnold Schwarzenegger knows a thing or two about fitness, and has created an entire empire based on honing the perfect physique. The 76-year-old action star was the youngest ever to win the title of Mr. Universe in 1967 when he was just 20 years old. While Schwarzenegger no longer competes for titles, he’s never given […]

House GOP splits as party braces for key meeting in speaker race

Kevin McCarthy gave a roughly 3src-minute press conference at the Capitol on Monday, where he stressed the inability of the House to take legislative action. | Francis Chung/POLITICO Kevin McCarthy says he’s open to being speaker again. But his path is even more obstructed than before. While the crisis in Israel has undoubtedly injected urgency

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 […]

Freedom Caucus takes key vote on Marjorie Taylor Greene’s future

Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.) speaks with an aide as she departs the U.S. Capitol June 6, 2src23. | Francis Chung/POLITICO House Freedom Caucus members took a momentous vote Friday on Marjorie Taylor Greene’s future with the group, according to three people familiar with the matter — but it’s not yet clear whether she’s been

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

‘Not happy’: Key progressive pushes back on new food aid work requirements in debt deal

Rep. Jim McGovern declined to say if he would help Republicans get the bill out of the Rules Committee. | Mandel Ngan/AFP via Getty Images The House’s biggest anti-hunger crusader is rejecting the Biden administration’s defense of new food aid restrictions in its deal with Republicans to raise the debt ceiling — but he didn’t

Facing Democrat Calls to Resign, Absent Feinstein Asks Schumer to ‘Temporarily’ Replace Her on Key Committee

Sen. Dianne Feinstein’s (D-CA) indefinite absence in Washington has sparked calls from her own party members for her resignation and a request from the senator for Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) to “temporarily” fill her seat on a key panel that decides judicial nominees. Feinstein, 89, has been home recovering from shingles for more

Report: Key Democratic Cohort Has Moved To The Right

Millennial voters, a key part of the Democratic Party’s electoral coalition, have begun moving right as they get older, according to data analyzed by The New York Times (NYT). Voters who were 18-29 years old in the 2008 presidential election backed former President Barack Obama at roughly twice the margin they supported then-candidate President Joe

Key Republican recruits hesitate to jump in if Trump is the nominee

Donald Trump’s resurgence has notably chilled GOP recruitment across the country. And because only a handful of seats separate both parties in the House and Senate, any one flop could narrow the path to majority. | Spencer Platt/Getty Images Less than a month after the midterms, Republican recruiters were already plotting how to persuade their

Convicted felon, key witness Michael Cohen claims Trump seeks ‘violent clash’ ahead of indictment

Michael Cohen has warned that Donald Trump may be looking to stir up controversy and a “violent clash” after revealing that he expects an arrest ahead of a potential indictment. “Donald’s post is eerily similar to his battle cry prior to the January 6th insurrection; including calling for protest,” Cohen told The New York Post […]

Biden, House GOP refuse to budge as key debt ceiling deadline looms

The White House is already working behind the scenes to work around Speaker Kevin McCarthy. | Kevin Dietsch/Getty Images The Biden administration and House Republicans are heading toward an initial Thursday debt ceiling deadline without even a hint of an endgame, ensuring a months-long standoff that’s poised to rattle financial markets amid worries about a

Team Biden Optimistic About Working with ‘Key Partner’ Kyrsten Sinema, Though She Left the Democrat Party

The White House on Friday signaled optimism after Sen. Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ) announced her decision to leave the Democrat party and register as an Independent. White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre described Sinema as a “key partner” in a statement from the White House, pointing to previous bills she worked with President Joe Biden to

McCarthy relents on key conservative demand — but uncertainty remains over speaker bid

Kevin McCarthy walks to the House Chambers of the U.S. Capitol Building on Dec. 23, 2src22. | Anna Moneymaker/Getty Images Kevin McCarthy has made perhaps his biggest concession so far to the band of conservatives standing in the way of his path to speaker. Yet it’s not clear if it will be enough to clinch

Hundreds of thousands of votes still being counted in key Senate states

The Senate comes down to two key swing states — and maybe a runoff Democrat John Fetterman flipped Pennsylvania early Wednesday morning, giving his party 48 seats, while Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) secured reelection late Wednesday morning. That gives Democrats 48 seats and Republicans 49 — meaning whichever party wins two of the three outstanding

Blob Wins: Just 38 Days in, New PM Truss Sacks Finance Minister, Backs Down on Key Pledges

Liz Truss is no radical and is certainly not a political outsider, but her very slight deviation from political norms and Treasury orthodoxy has been so harshly punished by the markets and the media just 38 days in we witness the unedifying spectacle of a brand new Prime Minister throwing her brand new Chancellor to

EXCLUSIVE: Top Biden EPA Nominee May Have ‘Violated’ Key Ethics Pledge, Watchdogs Say

Joseph Goffman, a top Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) nominee, could have violated a key federal ethics pledge after using his government role to grant favors to former university colleagues, watchdogs say. Goffman corresponded with former colleagues at Harvard University using his government email, according to federal records, potentially violating his ethics pledge. “Considering his several…

Report: Biden Admin To Ease Trump Sanctions Regime On Key American Adversaries

President Joe Biden is reportedly set to chart a new course away from his predecessor’s foreign policy. The Biden administration is re-evaluating how the U.S. uses economic sanctions and is in the midst of planning a new approach that will do away with widespread economic pressure campaigns, unilateral sanctions and excessive collateral damage, according to…

Key Senate Republicans Reject Joe Biden’s Amnesty for Illegal Aliens

Key Senate Republicans, many of whom have supported amnesties in the past, are rejecting President Joe Biden’s plan to give amnesty to about 11 to 22 million illegal aliens living in the United States that also includes increases to legal immigration. Biden, who released his amnesty plan this week, wants to provide approximately all illegal…

McConnell files cloture to end debate on Kavanaugh nomination, setting up key vote Friday.

Attorneys for Dr. Christine Blasey Ford late Wednesday slammed the FBI background investigation into President Trump’s Supreme Court pick, Brett Kavanaugh, after it was revealed that the agency’s probe appears to be over. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell earlier filed for cloture to end debate on the nomination, setting up a key procedural vote for Friday — […]

OPINION: Key Details Of Dr. Ford’s Testimony Are Contradicted By Common Sense.

Most people who have seen Dr. Christine Blasey Ford’s testimony against Judge Brett Kavanaugh tend to believe that some assault happened, somewhere, at some time, by someone. But when her various statements are examined closely, common sense tells us that the details are unclear even in her own mind, and those she claims to recall are refuted […]

8 KEY TAKEAWAYS: A Deep Dive Into The Scandalous FISA Warrant Used To Spy On The Trump Campaign.

For those who haven’t had the time to review the 412-page FISA application that was used to spy on the Trump campaign, I’ve culled a few key highlights. 1. The Application Lied About Carter Page Carter Page is described as “an agent of a foreign power”, which was and is clearly not the case. Carter […]

Islamic State Leader Baghdadi’s Top Aide Among Five Key Jihadis Captured.

A top aide to Islamic State chief Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi is among five senior members of the jihadi group captured in a sting operation by Iraqi authorities backed by the U.S. and Turkey. “The noose is tightening around” ISIS leader Baghdadi, Iraqi security adviser Hisham al-Hashimi told Reuters on Thursday, a day after Iraqi authorities […]

Pompeo’s Nomination Clears Key Senate Committee.

The Senate Foreign Relations Committee gave CIA Director Mike Pompeo a positive recommendation Monday evening. “The Pompeo nomination has now been reported out of the Foreign Relations Committee, and there are sufficient votes in the Senate to ensure that he will be confirmed this week as our nation’s next Secretary of State,” Senate Majority Leader […]

AMAZING! Trump Supporters Line Streets of Key West for Miles to Welcome President Trump (VIDEO)

President Trump visited Key West, Florida for the first time on Thursday. Supporters LINED THE STREETS to welcome the 45th president. Trump Director of Social Media Dan Scavino, Jr. posted photos from the motorcade. .@POTUS@realDonaldTrump with a beautiful Key West, Florida welcome while en route to briefings with #JIATFSouth, @SouthComWatch, @Norad_Northcom, @DHSgov@SecNielsen and their respective […]

Three Key Questions About John McCain’s Role in Distributing the Hoax Trump Dossier.

TEL AVIV — Recent disclosures raise significant questions about Sen. John McCain’s role in delivering the infamous, largely discredited 35-page dossier on President Donald Trump and Russia to the U.S. intelligence community under Barack Obama’s administration. McCain’s office has not responded to numerous Breitbart News phone and email requests for comment seeking clarification on the […]

SHOCK: Obama Helped Hezbollah To Secure Bogus Iran Deal. Here Are The Key Takeaways From Politico’s Report.

Zach Gibson/Getty Images A stunning report released on Sunday revealed that the Obama administration ended a major federal law enforcement operation that targeted the Iranian-sponsored terrorist group Hezbollah because it wanted to secure a nuclear deal with Iran — a deal that some experts have called a complete “joke.” The operation, named Project Cassandra, launched […]

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