April 22, 2024

Tiger Woods on PGA Tour-LIV Golf talks: ‘Headed in the right direction’

AUGUSTA, Ga. — On Sunday after his round, Tiger Woods was asked for the first time about the recent meeting that took place between the PGA Tour and its player advisory council (of which he is a member) and Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund boss Yasir Al-Rumayyan in an effort to bring the PGA Tour […]

After ‘helluva ride,’ McHenry talks 2024 agenda

House Financial Services Chair Patrick McHenry, who plans to retire at the end of his term, is preparing to ramp up work on cryptocurrency regulation, money laundering rules and China policy in his final year in office. | Francis Chung/POLITICO House Financial Services Chair Patrick McHenry isn’t planning to coast through his final year in

White House: China Can Have Talks in the Middle East that We Can’t Do as Well

On Friday’s broadcast of the Fox News Channel’s “Special Report,” White House National Security Council Coordinator for Strategic Communications John Kirby stated that “China also can have a dialogue with certain actors” in the Middle East “that we may not be able to or may not be able to do as effectively as, perhaps, they

Jason Aldean talks release of 11th studio album, controversy over ‘Try That In A Small Town’

Country music star Jason Aldean joined “FOX & Friends” exclusively to discuss the release of his upcoming album “Highway Desperado” and the controversy around the hit song “Try That In A Small Town.” The 11th studio album comes out Nov. 3 and features songs like “Try That In A Small Town,” “Tough Crowd,” and “Let […]

Dem Rep. Slotkin: Inflation Hurting Auto Workers Helped Set the Scene for Auto Talks

On Thursday’s broadcast of CNN’s “Inside Politics,” Rep. and U.S. Senate candidate Elissa Slotkin (D-MI) stated that “the scene for these negotiations” between automakers and the UAW was set by large profits for auto companies and the fact that “people who are working at those facilities…are struggling and have less money in their pockets because

Country stars sound alarm on ‘Wild West’ of AI in music; exec talks taking legal action

Lawrence discusses regulating AI Country star Tracy Lawrence talks about his experience using AI and why he thinks there needs to be more regulations while appearing at the ACM Awards. At the heart of most talented singers is their innate ability to write meaningful music. In the country music world, there is a premium for […]

Rep. Chris Smith Plans Congressional Hearing on W.H.O. Pandemic Accord Talks

Rep. Chris Smith (R-NJ) announced on Monday he will chair a Congressional hearing in the near future on negotiations at the World Health Organization (W.H.O.) to adopt a “pandemic accord,” an international legal document that could bind American public health efforts beholden to the United Nations, potentially eroding sovereignty. The W.H.O. is hosting its annual

Stephen A. Smith wants Shannon Sharpe on ‘First Take’: ‘Talks are serious’

Stephen A. Smith confirmed he wants Shannon Sharpe. On Friday, the ESPN “First Take” host addressed the rumors of the move with Sharpe, who left Skip Bayless on FS1’s “Undisputed” in June, after Smith teased his Twitter followers about the upcoming news. “Look for me on Friday, Folks! I’ll be addressing all the things I […]

McCarthy accuses Biden of ignoring GOP over debt ceiling negotiations as talks stall: ‘Rests upon his feet’

Speaker of the House Kevin McCarthy demanded President Biden return to the negotiating table for debt ceiling negotiations, as talks remain stalled over key spending cuts and a potential increase to the ceiling overall.  McCarthy accused the president of stifling a deal during “Sunday Morning Futures,” after Biden dismissed the Republican spending proposal as “wacko” […]

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

House Democrats Admit That Debt Limit Talks Are a ‘Concession Exercise’

House Democrats have become increasingly frustrated with how President Joe Biden and the White House are handling the debt ceiling negotiations with Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-CA). Many Democrats, especially those who may face difficult elections in 2src24, have complained that the White House has “bungled” the messaging war against Republicans. They believe that Democrats could

The debt talks are about to test McCarthy’s hold on his party

For the moment, multiple members of the conservative House Freedom Caucus are pleased with Speaker Kevin McCarthy’s outreach. | Francis Chung/POLITICO Speaker Kevin McCarthy’s negotiations with President Joe Biden are serving another purpose besides reaching a debt deal — as his second job interview with conservatives. As the talks lurch closer to the Treasury Department’s

Debt ceiling talks break down and attacks escalate as deadline approaches

With the deadline for a potential default less than two weeks away, House Speaker Kevin McCarthy said talks would likely not resume until President Joe Biden returned from Asia late Sunday night. | Francis Chung/POLITICO Debt ceiling negotiations deteriorated after Republican negotiators rejected a White House offer to limit spending on both defense and a

Negotiators resume weekend debt talks as clock ticks

“The White House refuses to acknowledge that we have a spending problem,” said Rep. Dusty Johnson, a chair of the Republican Main Street Partnership. | Alex Brandon/AP Photo House GOP leaders and the White House resumed talks on a default-averting debt deal Friday evening, hours after Republicans had publicly announced a pause in those talks.

Biden appoints 2 additional top aides to try and get to the finish line on debt ceiling talks

President Joe Biden speaks during a meeting with congressional leaders in the Oval Office on Tuesday, with from left, House Speaker Kevin McCarthy, Vice President Kamala Harris and Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer. | Evan Vucci/AP Photo President Joe Biden is deploying two of his top advisers to negotiate a debt deal with Capitol Hill

Intensifying debt talks threaten rare GOP unity

Speaker Kevin McCarthy himself fumed Monday that he sees barely any movement behind the scenes. | Francis Chung/POLITICO House Republicans took a hard line going into high-stakes debt negotiations with President Joe Biden. Their Senate counterparts are now gently reminding them to show some flexibility. As Biden and congressional leaders prepare for a Tuesday meeting

Biden won’t move on debt ceiling terms even as he seeks to restart talks

Joe Biden has now invited the top four congressional leaders to a meeting on May 9, setting the stage for his first substantial talks with Republicans on the issue since Feb. 1. | Patrick Semansky/AP Photo The debt ceiling crisis has arrived on President Joe Biden’s doorstep — and left his administration with far less

House GOP warns FBI to stay out of controversial surveillance talks

“We’re pulling together all of our partners that are necessary to find a clear path for reauthorization that also satisfies the real need for reform,” House Intelligence Chair Mike Turner said. | Carolyn Kaster/AP Photo The FBI is getting warned to stay away from Congress’ fight over renewing a controversial surveillance program — even by

Jalen Rose talks taking on an iconic role with Cassandra Freeman

Before actress Cassandra Freeman landed the role of Aunt Viv in Peacock’s “Fresh Prince” reboot “Bel-Air,” she had come off a heavy role and told her manager she wanted to play someone who was rich and beautiful. She wanted lighter fare. “That’s it, I don’t wanna do any more sad stories about black people,” she […]

House GOP eyes a new demand in debt talks: Energy permitting

“This is the litmus test of whether we’re serious to get energy independent. I think we will,” said Rep. Ralph Norman, when asked about linking the GOP’s energy permitting bill to its debt offer. | Francis Chung/POLITICO A growing bloc of House Republicans is urging Speaker Kevin McCarthy to consider demands beyond the budget —

WWE in ‘Advance Talks’ to be Sold to UFC Parent Company Endeavor

The World Wrestling Entertainment company has reportedly entered advance talks to merge with the UFC parent company Endeavor Group. A deal between the two companies could reportedly be announced on Monday as the WWE and UFC “form a new publicly traded company as part of the agreement,” according to NBC News.  Endeavor is slated to

Japan’s Kishida heading to Ukraine for talks with Zelensky

Japan’s prime minister arrived in Kyiv on Tuesday for talks with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, a visit that coincides with high-level discussions already underway between Russian leader Vladimir Putin and his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping in Moscow.  Fumio Kishida will “show respect to the courage and patience of the Ukrainian people who are standing up to […]

Chiefs’ Andy Reid reunites with his former Eagles players, talks Super Bowl LVII preparation

Other than “The Kelce Bowl,” this year’s Super Bowl has been deemed “The Andy Reid Bowl” by fans. Reid has led two teams to the Super Bowl in his 24 years as head coach, with his only win coming with Kansas City Chiefs in 2019. But in 2004, Reid took his Philadelphia Eagles to the […]

Labor Sec’y Walsh: Don’t Have a Side on Union-Backed Oil Project, ‘Not That Involved’ in Talks

On Friday’s broadcast of Bloomberg’s “Surveillance,” Labor Secretary Marty Walsh stated that he hasn’t “necessarily had a side” in the Willow oil project in Alaska that is supported by labor unions and opposed by environmental groups and that he’s not very involved in the conversation. Co-host Jonathan Ferro asked, [relevant exchange begins around 5:00] “Another

Musk wishes McCarthy happy birthday, and talks Twitter too

Elon Musk, the former richest man in the world — and frequent sparring partner with Democrats on Twitter — met with Kevin McCarthy and Hakeem Jeffries. | Cathleen Allison/AP Photo Elon Musk stopped by the Capitol on Thursday, popping into House Speaker Kevin McCarthy’s office to wish him happy birthday — and to talk about

Here’s how the debt crisis could end if Biden-McCarthy talks fail

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky., and House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy of Calif., speak to reporters outside the White House after a meeting with President Joe Biden. | Evan Vucci/AP Photo Even before Joe Biden and Kevin McCarthy held their first debt limit meeting, many lawmakers were already thinking about a backup plan

Dems fret policing talks will be tangled with Tim Scott’s presidential hopes

Democrats are still eyeing Tim Scott as a partner but they’re wary of the effect that Scott’s aspirations will have on cross-party talks. | Scott Olson/Getty Images Democrats are signaling that they’re willing to work with Republicans on a new policing bill after the death of Tyre Nichols. Who their GOP partners might be is

MTG Burns Bridges and Lovingly Talks Crossfit in Feisty Interview

Marjorie Taylor Greene took the opportunity to throw some serious shade on a number of her enemies Thursday night during a feisty interview, while crediting her passion, Crossfit, for “making you tough.”“If you can suffer through those workouts, then you can stick it out in a fight with the Democrats any day of the week.”Greene

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

Spending talks closer to a deal — but still lacking DeLauro’s buy-in

House Appropriations Chair Rosa DeLauro speaks with lawmakers and visitors outside the House chamber at the Capitol in Washington, Friday, Dec. 2, 2src22. | J. Scott Applewhite/AP Photo Congressional spending leaders are nearing agreement on a massive government funding deal, but one powerful skeptic remains: House Appropriations Chair Rosa DeLauro. While the accord isn’t final