December 1, 2023

Panel in California, a Free State Since Birth, Recommends Reparations, Apology for Slavery

A panel set up by California Gov. Gavin Newsom (D) in 2020 approved recommendations Saturday in Oakland for reparations for slavery and an apology, even though the state entered the Union as a free state in 1850. The Los Angeles Times reported: California’s Reparations Task Force voted on Saturday to recommend that the state issue a

Meet the victims, kin and advocates who testified before the Alvin Bragg House panel

Former bodega clerk Jose Alba joined the families of other crime victims and their supporters Monday in railing against Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg at a contentious GOP-led House Judiciary Committee hearing targeting the lefty prosecutor. The group testified at a special congressional “field hearing” at the Javits Convention Center in Manhattan, putting Bragg on […]

House Ethics panel launches investigation into Santos

Rep. George Santos (R-N.Y.) departs a vote at the U.S. Capitol on Feb. 2, 2src23. | Francis Chung/POLITICO The House Ethics Committee said Thursday it had begun a formal investigation into embattled Rep. George Santos. The committee, which is evenly split between Republicans and Democrats, said in a statement it voted unanimously Tuesday to begin

Mutually assured obstruction: House GOP aims ‘weaponization’ panel at DOJ

The proposed select panel would operate underneath the Judiciary Committee, chaired by Rep. Jim Jordan. | Pool photo by Susan Walsh House Republicans are declaring what amounts to an investigative war on the Biden administration, pledging to probe “ongoing criminal investigations” at the Justice Department. Veterans of some of Congress’ recent major probes, and the

Storied Senate Judiciary panel eyes a new era of quieter productivity

Sen. Thom Tillis (R-N.C.), a member of Judiciary, predicted that at least for his intellectual property subcommittee, “there’s not going to be as much sparring there as long as the Democrats hold their votes.” “It’s going to be very difficult” for Republicans to influence the committee results given the Democrats’ “structural majority,” Tillis said. “There

McCarthy broaches Santos, Omar and other panel dramas in closed-door meeting

A handful of Rep. George Santos’ GOP colleagues have called for his resignation — a rare rebuke that demonstrates his political toxicity back home. | Francis Chung/POLITICO Speaker Kevin McCarthy briefly addressed the most scandal-plagued member of his conference on Wednesday, privately telling House Republicans that George Santos will continue to serve unless something triggers

AOC in line to become her party’s No. 2 on Oversight panel

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s potential ascension comes as the Oversight Committee’s work is preparing to kick into high gear after Republicans have spent months conducting behind-the-scenes planning. | Francis Chung/POLITICO Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is set to step into a larger role on the House Oversight Committee this Congress, perhaps even its No. 2 Democratic spot. An elevation

Guns in the House? A raucous Natural Resources panel debate

House Natural Resources Committee Republicans on Wednesday defeated Rep. Jared Huffman’s (D-Calif.) push to reinstate an explicit ban on carrying firearms to the committee room after a lengthy and occasionally heated debate. The panel’s chair, Rep. Bruce Westerman (R-Ark.), repeatedly declined to clarify, under questioning from Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.), Ruben Gallego (D-Ariz.) and Huffman

House Dem laments ‘friendly fire’ after losing a plum panel seat

Mike Quigley lost his perch on the House Intelligence Committee thanks to his own party. | Alex Brandon/AP Photo Adam Schiff and Eric Swalwell got evicted from the House Intelligence Committee by the GOP. Their fellow Democrat Mike Quigley lost his perch there thanks to his own party. The Illinois lawmaker, who has served on

Dems name former Trump impeachment officials to GOP investigative panel

Minority Leader Hakeem Jeffries named Del. Stacey Plaskett, pictured, as Democrats’ top member on the investigative panel. | J. Scott Applewhite/AP Photo House Democrats have tapped a former Donald Trump impeachment manager to lead their counterattack to Republicans’ sweeping investigative panel. Minority Leader Hakeem Jeffries announced his picks to sit on the select subcommittee on

Jan. 6 panel plans weekend meeting to consider criminal referrals

Bennie Thompson had suggested over the summer that a criminal referral of Donald Trump was unlikely. | Drew Angerer/Getty Images The Jan. 6 select committee plans to huddle Sunday to discuss whether to make criminal referrals on any of its investigative targets — including Donald Trump. The panel is weighing whether anyone in the scope

Jan. 6 panel to vote on urging DOJ to prosecute Trump on at least 3 criminal charges

A video of former President Donald Trump from his January 6th Rose Garden statement is played at the Capitol, June 28, 2src22. | Sean Thew/Pool via AP The Jan. 6 select committee is preparing to vote on urging the Justice Department to pursue at least three criminal charges against former President Donald Trump, including insurrection.

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

Proposed GOP select panel would be empowered to review ‘ongoing criminal investigations’

Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) nominates Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) to be Speaker of the House during the House speakership election at the U.S. Capitol Jan. 3, 2src23. | Francis Chung/POLITICO A proposed subcommittee to investigate “weaponization” of the federal government — a key demand of House conservatives who delivered Speaker Kevin McCarthy the gavel —

Jan. 6 panel brushes off Trump 2024 in critical final sprint

Weakened after his preferred candidates took a drubbing in the midterms and beset by rising Republican rivals like Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, Trump entered the presidential field with less punch than expected. And while most members of the Jan. 6 select committee say Trump’s third run at the presidency has little bearing on their work

Trump Org excessively charged Secret Service for hotel stays, House panel reveals

The Secret Service was charged in excess of the government-allowed rate when Eric Trump, the former president’s son and executive vice president of the Trump Organization, stayed in Washington, D.C. at the Trump-owned hotel with his wife Lara Trump, the House panel said. Citing new documents from the Secret Service, the Oversight Committee disclosed five…

Watch: ‘My Son Hunter’ Full Theatrical Trailer Premiere and Truth Social Panel Discussion Hosted by Devin Nunes with Donald Trump Jr., Robert Davi, Peter Schweizer, and Alex Marlow

Watch the world premiere of the full theatrical trailer for the highly anticipated feature film My Son Hunter broadcast tonight on Truth Social at 9:00 p.m. ET. Stay tuned after the trailer debut for an all-star panel discussion hosted by Truth Social CEO and former California congressman Devin Nunes. The panelists are: Donald Trump Jr.;…

Jan. 6 panel votes to subpoena Trump

Next Video Jan. 6 Committee shows unseen footage of congressional leaders from both parties while Capitol was breached Browse Videos Watch Video Jan. 6 committee votes to subpoena Trump. Now what? Watch Video ‘Going to punch him’: Pelosi reacts to Trump on Jan. 6 in HBO documentary Watch Video Highlights: Jan. 6 panel ends with…

Inside the GOP’s heated, leaky race to lead a powerful House panel

“We knew early on whenever we got in the race that no one had it locked up,” Jason Smith said in an interview. “And the reporting early on said that it was a lock for Vern and we knew that it wasn’t, and I feel comfortable where we’re at.” Among the members who were willing…

Jan. 6 panel postpones last hearing due to Hurricane Ian

Chair Bennie Thompson and Vice Chair Liz Cheney listen as the Jan. 6 select committee holds a hearing at the Capitol in Washington, July 12, 2022. | J. Scott Applewhite/AP Photo The Jan. 6 select committee’s Wednesday hearing has been postponed as Hurricane Ian bears down on Florida, panel leaders announced Tuesday. The hearing was…

‘He Hid The Body Count For Money’: Fox Panel Flames Gov. Cuomo Over Nursing Home Deaths

Several cohosts on Friday’s broadcast of the Fox News panel show “The Five” took aim at Democratic New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, criticizing him over sexual misconduct allegations and the number of nursing home residents who died of COVID-19 in his state. Dagen McDowell referred to Cuomo as a “steaming dirtbag” while cohosts Greg Gutfeld…

James A. Wolfe, former Senate Intel panel security director, indicted for allegedly lying to FBI.

A former security director for the Senate Intelligence Committee — who was in charge of maintaining all classified information from the Executive Office to the panel — was indicted for allegedly giving false statements to FBI agents looking into possible leaks to reporters, the Justice Department announced Thursday night. James A. Wolfe, 58, served as […]

Senate Intelligence Panel Agrees Russia Intervened to Help Trump.

After 14 months of “reviewing the sources, tradecraft, and analytic work,” Senate Intelligence Committee Chairman Richard Burr concluded that the intelligence community was correct in its assessment last year about Russia and the 2016 Trump campaign. The Kremlin had clearly interfered in the presidential election to boost Trump’s chances, Burr said in a statement. Vice […]

Judicial Watch Expert Panel: “Deep State Update”

Judicial Watch hosted a special educational panel on Tuesday, April 24 to discuss “The Deep State Update.” The expert panelists included Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH), Vince Coglianese, Lt. Col. Tony Shaffer, Michael Bekesha, and Tom Fitton. 

Obamacare Is the Ultimate Death Panel

Remember when Sarah Palin was excoriated for suggesting that ObamaCare contained death panels?  Then we learned that the nonexistent death panels were actually deleted from the law and then, oops, economist Paul Krugman let slip that “…we’re also going to have to make decisions about health care, doc pay for health care that has no […]

CPAC 2016—Countering the Global Jihad Panel Exposes Islamist Influence Operations

On assignment to CPAC 2016 for Capital Research Center This report is exclusive to Accuracy in Media After a number of years of noted absence, the Center for Security Policy returned to CPAC this year. On Thursday, March 3, the Center presented a “Countering Global Jihad” panel. The panel was moderated by CSP President, Frank […]

CPAC Panel Explains Why Millennials Are Pro-Life, and Might Back Free Market Capitalism

NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. — The best way for conservatives to appeal to millennials may be through their pocketbooks and their understanding of science, said a panel at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) on Friday. Science and technology push young people to oppose abortion, a key Republican position. Skyrocketing student debt and a horrible jobs […]

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