June 9, 2023

‘What Planet Are We Living On?’: NYC GOP Rep Rips Adams Over Latest Migrant Housing Plan

Republican Rep. Nicole Malliotakis of New York blasted Democratic Mayor Eric Adams of New York City over his plan to house migrants in private residences. “It’s absolutely outrageous. Not only does New York City have a housing crisis, we have an affordability crisis,” Malliotakis told Fox Business host Ashley Webster on “Varney and Company.” “People

How McCarthy mollified the right on his debt plan — for now

House Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) walks to a press conference after the House passed the Limit, Save, Grow Act (H.R. 2811) at the U.S. Capitol on April 26, 2src23. | Francis Chung/POLITICO Soon after House conservatives extracted enough concessions from Kevin McCarthy to let him claim the speakership, they began plotting their next move: Pushing

Debt-limit plan won’t be changed, House GOP leaders tell holdouts

House Majority Whip Tom Emmer said that Republicans are already “on record voting against many of these tax credits in the Inflation Reduction Act,” as part of the GOP’s energy bill. | Francis Chung/POLITICO House GOP leaders are waving off calls from rank-and-file Republicans for changes to their debt-limit proposal. Instead, they’re plowing ahead toward

House GOP plows ahead on risky immigration plan

Republicans are quietly laying the groundwork to potentially impeach Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas. | Mariam Zuhaib/AP Photo House Republicans dug in Wednesday on a two-track strategy to project commitment to border security. Both tracks seem headed toward failure. On one side, Judiciary Committee Republicans are in the midst of an hourslong debate on a

Eagles plan to release Pro Bowl CB Darius Slay after three seasons: reports

The Philadelphia Eagles are set to part ways with five-time Pro Bowl cornerback Darius Slay, according to multiple reports. The Eagles and Slay had been trying to come to an agreement on a restructured contract after the team gave his agent permission to seek a possible trade. Since the two sides could not work out […]

‘SNL’ Trump Reveals Master Plan to Capitalize on Indictment

Less than 72 hours before Donald Trump is reportedly scheduled to turn himself in to the Manhattan DA’s office following his historic indictment, Saturday Night Live’s Trump (James Austin Johnson) opened the show’s April Fools’ Day episode by pushing one last money grab on his unsuspecting supporters: A bangers-only album of covers.“Some are saying I’m

Inside Trump’s Risky Plan to Fight the Stormy Daniels Hush-Money Case

Finally faced with an actual criminal indictment, former President Donald Trump is settling on a familiar—if contradictory—defense strategy: Blame his previous lawyer, and say he would have done it anyway.There’s just one problem: The indictment might be more sprawling than just the Stormy Daniels hush money payments that Trump’s team has claimed it was expecting

This is their plan to ELIMINATE cash

Biden Under Secretary of the Treasury Nellie Liang asked about reaching out to Twitter and Facebook to ‘”monitor misinformation and ‘bad actors’” President Biden spoke on Monday about the two major U.S. bank failures saying that Americans can be assured that their money is safe. For some anyway. Small banks seem to be bearing the […]

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott Announces ‘Security Plan’ to Prohibit TikTok on State Government-Issued Devices, State Networks

MANDEL NGAN/AFP via Getty Images // Inset: LIONEL BONAVENTURE/AFP via Getty Images Texas Gov. Greg Abbott (R) announced a “statewide model security plan” for state employees and contractors to follow that prohibits TikTok and other software on government-issued devices as well as the use of prohibited technology-enabled personal devices on government networks.  Abbott’s statewide model security plan would address the “vulnerabilities” presented by using TikTok and

Ford, Chinese Firm Plan $3.5B Electric Vehicle Battery Plant in Michigan

Ford Motor Company and China’s Contemporary Amperex Technology Co. (CATL) are planning a $3.5 billion electric vehicle battery plant in Marshall, Michigan. The plant, celebrated by Gov. Gretchen Whitmer (D), will be owned by Ford through a subsidiary while collaborating with CATL — China’s premier electric vehicle battery supplier. Ford hopes to open the plant in

Congress Braces for Long, Cold Winter Night to Pass Omnibus Spending Plan Before Christmas

Update: After the publication of this story, House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer announced the House will vote on the omnibus package on Friday: Congress is bracing for a long, cold winter night in Washington, DC, as outgoing House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) is determined to pass the Democrats’ $1.7 trillion omnibus spending plan before lawmakers

Iranian-American Man Pleads Guilty to Texas School Bombing Plan

A naturalized U.S. citizen born in Iran planned to blow up a school in Amarillo, Texas, federal authorities revealed this week. At the time of his arrest, the man had several explosive devices and a suicide vest in his possession. This week, 33-year-old Erfan Salmanzadeh went before a U.S. district judge in Texas where he

Child shooting deaths in New York reignite debate over criminal justice reform plan

An 11-year-old was shot and killed on Jan. 16 while buying a gallon of milk in Syracuse, N.Y. Brexialee Torres-Ortiz, the Blodgett Middle School class president, was caught in the crossfire of a suspected gang-related shooting in a disturbing trend that the city’s mayor called “senseless” and “brutal.” In 2022, nearly 150 shooting victims younger […]

Dems plot their own government funding plan as talks stall

The Democratic funding plan from Senate Appropriations Chair Patrick Leahy and House Appropriations Chair Rosa DeLauro will come just days before federal cash expires Dec. 16. | Drew Angerer/Getty Images As bipartisan negotiations on a sprawling year-end package to fund the government remain mired in gridlock, Democrats have a new negotiation plan: publicly releasing their

Joe Biden’s 2023 Border Plan: Two Migrants for Every American Birth

President Joe Biden’s border agency expects 9,srcsrcsrc to 14,srcsrcsrc economic migrants per day after officials remove the Title 42 legal barrier in late December, says CNN. The predicted inflow adds up to roughly 4.5 million migrants per year or more than one extra southern migrant for every American birth in the United States. The southern

Russia’s New ‘Large-Scale War’ Plan Is Already Doomed to Fail

Russia appears to be laying the groundwork to summon hundreds of thousands more men across the country to take part in the war against Ukraine.Lawmaker Andrei Kartapolov, the head of the State Duma’s Defense Committee, lamented in an interview with RBK on Wednesday that the country doesn’t have enough mobilized reserve forces for a “large-scale

Term-limit plan sparks generational battle among House Dems

“I understand there’s a need to share, particularly with a much younger caucus that we have. But I think that penalizing members for being ranking members while they’re in the minority at the expense of an opportunity to be a chairman — I don’t think that’s fair either,” said Natural Resources Committee Chair Rep. Raúl

Biden Finalizes Plan to Import 65K More Foreign Workers for Blue-Collar Jobs

President Joe Biden will import nearly 65,srcsrcsrc H-2B foreign visa workers to take blue-collar jobs as 11.6 million Americans are jobless and another 3.7 million are underemployed. In October, Biden’s Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas announced that the administration would be allowing businesses to import close to 65,srcsrcsrc additional H-2B foreign visa

MTG Torches McCarthy’s Opposers for ‘Risking the Gavel’: ‘They Do Not Have a Plan’ for Speaker

Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) issued a lengthy statement Tuesday criticizing House GOP Leader Kevin McCarthy’s (R-CA) detractors, saying they were “lying to the base” about having plans for the upcoming speaker vote. Greene, a vocal supporter of McCarthy’s bid for speaker, took aim at those she described as “Never Kevin Caucus” members in a

Larger squad? How the Hill’s newest progressives plan to wield power.

The group of new members, which includes Maxwell Frost has a text thread in which they discuss everything from news articles and policy ideas to memes and puppies. | Anna Moneymaker/Getty Images Even as House Democrats shrink into the minority, the voices of progressive lawmakers — inspired by the so-called squad — are set to

Senate moves forward to fund government despite snags over Manchin’s energy plan

That vote to advance the stopgap, likely to occur on Tuesday or Wednesday, would require 6src senators. The New York Democrat is determined to attach the energy permitting provisions to the funding patch, stemming from a deal with Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin that cemented the West Virginia centrist’s support for the party’s health care, tax

Revenge? Republicans weigh tanking Manchin’s permitting plan

Sen. John Cornyn (R-Texas) said that “I don’t think you can count on any Republicans to vote for something they haven’t seen.” But there’s another factor: Manchin’s agreement with Majority Leader Chuck Schumer to pass their party-line domestic policy centerpiece this summer — with permitting reform as a side agreement, requiring votes from both parties

House passes plan to head off future Trumpian election challenges

It’s a sign that Democrats view the MAGA moniker, and the fallout from Trump supporters’ violent attack on the Capitol, as a potent path to persuade voters of the former president’s connection to this November’s crop of Republican candidates. While Democrats have struggled to counter GOP economic attacks, they’re hoping democracy protection can join abortion

Parents Demand Resignations, Pull Donations After All-Girls School Announces Plan to Admit M2F Trans Students

Parents, donors, and alumni of Harpeth Hall, an all-girls school in Nashville, Tennessee, are pulling donations and calling for the resignations of several school officials who they believe have been “enablers of political activism and division.” The call from parents, alumni, and donors comes shortly after the all-girls school announced that they would be allowing…

Senate advances funding bill after Manchin punts his energy plan

Before the vote, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer said on the floor that he and Manchin would “continue to have conversations about the best way” to move forward on the permitting effort before the end of the year. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell had encouraged Senate Republicans to take down Manchin’s effort in a floor…

Democrats Block Plan Requiring Biden to Keep Title 42 at Southern Border

Senate Democrats blocked a measure to include in their “Inflation Reduction Act” which required President Joe Biden to preserve the Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) Title 42 authority at the United States-Mexico border. In April, CDC officials announced that the Biden administration would end Title 42 authority at the southern border by May 23.…

DOJ Refuses to Release Biden Administration Plan to Intervene in 2022 Election

The Department of Justice (DOJ) is refusing to release 15 pages of documents explaining the Biden administration’s strategy to implement a “voter access” policy that is being coordinated with left-wing groups just weeks before the 2022 election. In March 2021, President Joe Biden signed Executive Order 14019, “Promoting Access to Voting.” As Breitbart News noted:…

‘There Are Always Going To Be Ways’: Activists Reportedly Plan To Defy Pro-Life Laws If Roe Is Overturned

Abortion activists are reportedly strategizing underground ways to defy pro-life laws in the event that Roe v. Wade is overturned. The Supreme Court will take up a major abortion case in October — one that advocates on both sides of the aisle say could directly challenge Roe v. Wade.  “If Roe goes down — we hope…

Republican Senators Threaten To Sink Bipartisan Infrastructure Plan After Biden’s Ultimatum

Republican senators are threatening to sink a recently negotiated bipartisan infrastructure compromise after President Joe Biden said that its adoption was conditioned on the passage of a complementary bill containing top Democratic priorities. Multiple senators who took part in bipartisan negotiations during the bill’s creation have already said that they may now withhold their support,…

Labor Union: Biden ‘Devastating’ Union Workers with Plan to Close Prisons

A labor union with more than 600,000 active and retired members is blasting President Joe Biden’s ending federal contracts with privately-operated prisons that hold mostly foreign nationals convicted of felonies. After taking office, Biden requested that the Bureau of Prisons (BOP) not renew any of its contracts with 11 privately-operated prisons that nearly all hold…

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