January 29, 2023

Woods: I’m Going to Sue DNC over Twitter Suppression, They Had Enemy’s List Like Joe McCarthy

On Friday’s broadcast of the Fox News Channel’s “Tucker Carlson Tonight,” actor James Woods reacted to disclosures from Twitter that the Democratic National Committee went after his Twitter activity by stating he’ll take legal action against the DNC and said that the DNC had an enemy’s list akin to Joseph McCarthy’s. Woods said, “I will

McCarthy or bust? House GOP stuck in ‘burning building’ over speaker’s gavel

The majority of Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy’s detractors hail from the Freedom Caucus, as was the case in the 2src15. But this year’s iteration of the group is hardly on the same page. | Alex Brandon/AP Photo Like many big families and the cast of “Seinfeld,” House Republicans are airing their grievances this holiday season.

Fallen officer’s family snubs McConnell and McCarthy at Jan. 6 gold medal ceremony

Police officers who responded to the Jan. 6 Capitol attack and some of their family members pointedly declined to shake the hands of Mitch McConnell and Kevin McCarthy as they accepted Congressional Gold Medals on Tuesday. Officers and the family of fallen officer Brian Sicknick shook hands with Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader

Wanted by McCarthy critics: 1 qualified alternative speaker

Kevin McCarthy opponents are well aware of the spotlight they’ve put themselves under, and are planning accordingly. | Alex Brandon/AP Photo There’s trouble brewing in the House GOP’s anti-Kevin McCarthy ranks. The group of conservatives wreaking havoc in the House GOP conference with their challenge to McCarthy’s bid for speaker is facing internal indecision that

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

Florida Rep. Byron Donalds reveals committee appointment in exchange for McCarthy House Speaker vote

Rep. Byron Donalds, R-Fla., revealed on Sunday that he is being placed on the House Republican Steering Committee in exchange for supporting Kevin McCarthy for House speaker.  Donalds revealed the new appointment during a Sunday appearance on “Sunday Morning Futures” with Maria Bartiromo.  FILE: Rep. Byron Donalds, R-Fla., is interviewed on his way to the […]

House Freedom Caucus leader sees better days under McCarthy

Rep. Scott Perry and other members of the conservative Freedom Caucus talk to reporters in Statuary Hall about their opposition to voting for Rep. Kevin McCarthy to be speaker of the House, at the Capitol in Washington, Friday, Jan. 6, 2src23. | J. Scott Applewhite/AP Photo “Nancy Pelosi ran Congress like a prison camp,” Rep.

Kevin McCarthy Wins the Speakership After Incredible Floor Drama

In the end, Kevin McCarthy didn’t need to twist any arms to become Speaker of the House.He just had to open up the safe of congressional goodies—and survive some last-minute GOP drama.Late Friday night into early Saturday morning, after four days and 15 rounds of voting that saw McCarthy literally begging for votes on the

Jan. 6 panel refers McCarthy, 3 other Republicans for ethics violations

The Jan. 6 select committee said on Monday that four House Republicans, including Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, violated congressional ethics rules by defying subpoenas for testimony and documents. The panel referred the lawmakers for a review by the bipartisan House Ethics Committee, which is seen as unlikely to take action against the members. The ethics

Possible Senate rivals split over McCarthy

Rep-elect Ryan Zinke walks from a closed-door meeting with the GOP Conference during the opening day of the 118th Congress at the U.S. Capitol, Jan 3, 2src23. Zinke suggested some McCarthy detractors seemed to be profiting from their opposition. | Carolyn Kaster/AP Photo Montana’s two elected House representatives, Matt Rosendale and Ryan Zinke, are already

Trump’s spell over GOP breaks with McCarthy meltdown

Reps. Lauren Boebert and Matt Gaetz converse during the second day of the House speakership election at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 4, 2src23. | Francis Chung/POLITICO It was the second day of chaos on the floor of the House of Representatives when Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-Colo.) took the previously unthinkable step of thumbing her

Seth Meyers: Kevin McCarthy Deserves ‘Embarrassing’ Defeat

Seth Meyers used his first “A Closer Look” segment of 2023 to examine what he described as the “absolute chaos” that occurred on the floor of the House on Tuesday when Republicans tried—and failed—to elect Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) as speaker.“It’s a monumental failure that has not happened in a hundred years,” the Late Night

Santos scandal crashes into McCarthy speakership battle

House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy arrives on the House floor at the Capitol in Washington on Dec. 21, 2src22. | Carolyn Kaster/AP Photo While some of George Santos’ soon-to-be colleagues are encouraging investigations into his many resume fabrications, Kevin McCarthy’s speakership battle in a narrow majority is complicating his fate. The New York Republican, who

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

Battleground Republicans say they’ll only vote for McCarthy for speaker

Mike Lawler speaks during a news conference, Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2src22, in New City, N.Y. | Mary Altaffer/AP Photo Battleground Republicans have made their strategy on the speakership vote clear: Forget a consensus candidate, they’re supporting Kevin McCarthy no matter how long it takes. More than a dozen House Republicans who were elected in districts

McCarthy struggles to appease conservative demands as speakership battle nears

House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy walks from the House Chambers of the U.S. Capitol Building on Dec. 23, 2src22. | Kevin Dietsch/Getty Images In a private meeting last week, Kevin McCarthy posed a question to some of the conservatives threatening his speakership bid: Would they all support him if he made it easier for members

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

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

McCarthy: If GOP Plays Games in Speaker Elections, Dems ‘Could End Up Picking Who the Speaker Is’

House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) said Monday on Newsmax TV’s “Spicer & Co.” that if Republican members “play games,” the Democrats may end up picking the next House speaker. Anchor Sean Spicer said, “We’ve had a couple of these folks that say that they won’t vote for you on the show. When we ask

McCarthy, Emmer get House GOP nods during rift-ridden leadership elections

Emmer’s win also shatters a perceived conference curse: That NRCC chairs can’t move to higher roles in leadership, despite successful results at the ballot boxes. His victory at the closed conference meeting followed a 188-31 vote by House Republicans to nominate GOP Leader Kevin McCarthy for speaker over challenger Rep. Andy Biggs (R-Ariz.), whose candidacy

Watch: Andy Biggs Confirms He Is Challenging Kevin McCarthy for Speaker

Representative Andy Biggs (R-AZ) said Monday on Newsmax TV’s “Prime News” he was challenging House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy for the GOP nomination to be speaker of the House when the caucus votes Tuesday. Biggs said, “We have a new paradigm here, and I think the country wants a different direction from the House of

Exclusive — The Power of the Purse: McCarthy Says ‘Every Means Possible’ on Table for GOP to Roll Biden with Leverage

PITTSBURGH, Pennsylvania — House GOP Leader Kevin McCarthy told Breitbart News exclusively that all options are on the table when it comes to how a Republican majority next would pressure Democrat President Joe Biden to achieve the GOP “Commitment to America” agenda and roll back the Biden agenda. “We’re going to use every means possible

House Freedom Caucus ties itself in knots over challenging McCarthy

“There’s many times where we have come to the leader, the minority leader, over the last two years and asked him to fight on various opportunities and various issues, and I have not seen the demonstrated fight that we’re looking for,” Good said. “So I expect there will be a challenge to him as speaker

McCarthy reaches for the GOP’s brass ring: A unifying agenda

“From the first day I became leader, the whole job was: You got to unite before you can win. Unite the conference. And then, it’s much better to unite in the minority before you get there, so we’ve talked about the tough issues,” McCarthy said in an interview. “It is so you’re prepared on Day

Freedom Caucus poised to pull its hardest McCarthy punch

“I hope … we’re not going to mount a challenge,” Freedom Caucus member Rep. Randy Weber (R-Texas) said in an interview. “This is the most organized we’ve ever been. So why would we change it?” The group does plan to push for modifications that would empower them in a future Republican majority, including the power

Mace backs McCarthy on GOP’s debt-ceiling strategy

President Joe Biden on Friday vowed that he “will not yield” to GOP demands that Democrats cut entitlement programs like Medicare and Social Security in exchange for avoiding a debt-ceiling standoff. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), chair of the Senate Budget Committee, on Sunday backed Biden’s stance. Pressed by Tapper on the potential toll of such

Cheney slams ‘pro-Putin’ McCarthy over Ukraine funding threat

“Such as the aid to Ukraine, the idea that the party is now no longer going to support the Ukrainian people. For somebody who has the picture of Ronald Reagan on his wall in his office in the Capitol, the notion that now Kevin McCarthy is going to make himself the leader of the pro-Putin

Audio: McCarthy responds to Paul Pelosi attack: ‘This is wrong’

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Biden world privately thinks McCarthy could fold on Ukraine aid

The murky picture of a divided GOP presents a clear challenge to President Joe Biden: Should his administration try to front-load more Ukraine aid in a must-pass year-end spending bill to avoid public jockeying with Republicans over future funding? Privately, Biden aides believe that McCarthy will blink and keep the funnel open to Ukraine, at…

McCarthy downplays calls for Biden impeachment: ‘We will not play politics’

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