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    Congressman Andy Biggs (R- AZ) came to colleague Paul Gosar’s defense Wednesday with an explainer of what anime is. Yes, really. Biggs defended Gosar for posting a bonkers video inserting himself into an Attack on Titan video, depicting himself killing Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D- NY). Gosar has repeatedly claimed this cartoon depiction of himself killing a colleague was just his way of making a symbolic point about the immigration fight in Congress. “I’ve lived in Japan,” Biggs declared. “I lived in Japan! For several years! I speak Japenese! This is an anime! It is Shingeki no Kyojin!” Highly popular, stylized, intended to demonstrate the alienation people feel, particularly young people, in their cultures. Does anime have violence? Yes. It’s highly stylized violence. It is not meant to induce people to violence. You can watch above, via CNN. Have a tip we should know? tips@mediaite.com
    House Democrats broke through weeks of gridlock Friday and began debating Joe President Biden’s economic package with the aim of passing both a social welfare spending bill and a bipartisan infrastructure measure by the end of Friday. The House began consideration of the two measures mid-afternoon, after holding open a procedural vote for about seven hours to allow more time to round up the votes. Speaker Nancy Pelosi has been negotiating behind closed doors with holdout moderates in her party who insist on first seeing a Congressional Budget Analysis of the spending plan before casting their vote. That CBO score won’t be fully completed for weeks, Democratic leaders said. Nonetheless, Democrats Friday appeared ready to plow ahead after abandoning earlier efforts over the past few weeks to advance part of the Biden package. The House will vote to advance the social welfare spending package later this afternoon and in a separate vote, will pass the $1.2 trillion infrastructure bill, which has already won the approval of the Senate and will go directly to Biden's desk...
    A House vote on holding Steve Bannon in contempt of Congress featured an angry exchange between Rep. Marjority Taylor Greene and Rep. Liz Cheney, who serves as vice chair of the Jan. 6th committee. According to Democratic Rep. Jamie Raskin, another panel member who testified in favor of holding Bannon in contempt, it all got started when he was speaking to Cheney on the floor of the House.    He said Greene, who was kicked off her congressional committees after the House voted to sanction her for her comments supporting QAnon and other statements, approached the pair and started 'screaming' at them, said Raskin. 'Well, I was just talking to Miss Cheney. And then she started screaming at us saying: "When are you going to start investigating murders over the summer and BLM?" he recounted to reporters. 'I said, Oh, like when Kyle Rittenhouse went and killed two people at the BLM protest? said Raskin. Rittenhouse shot and killed two protesters at Wisconsin George Floyd protests last summer.   Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.) got into a heated exchange with Rep. Liz...
    A man has been killed in India after a monkey threw a brick at him from the second floor of a building. Local police confirmed that 30-year-old Mohammad Kurbaan was killed yesterday after being hit in the head with the falling brick in Central Delhi’s Nabi Karim area. Kurbaan, who sold bags from a shop in the area, collapsed after being hit with the brick and was taken to hospital, where doctors pronounced his dead.  A First Information Report (FIR) was handed to an unknown individual by police under sections of causing death by negligence, the Indian Express reports.  Local police confirmed that 30-year-old Mohammad Kurbaan was killed yesterday after being hit in the head by a brick thrown by a monkey in Central Delhi’s Nabi Karim area. Pictured: Stock image of monkeys in India While investigating, police discovered that the owner of the building the bricks were thrown from had left two bricks above a water tank to prevent monkeys from opening it. Police said that a group of monkeys had managed to remove both of the bricks, throwing one at Kurbaan...
    For those on the outside, Michelle Darragh appeared to have the perfect life - regularly sharing loving snaps of her 'hunni' boyfriend, their three dogs and beautiful two young boys.   But two Saturdays ago, Ms Darragh's lifeless body was found next to her critically-injured partner Ben Coman inside his Melbourne home.    The pair had split up two weeks earlier and Ms Darragh had reportedly visited the home to pick up some of her belongings.  Her father found her in a pool of her own blood after climbing over a neighbour's fence when she didn't return to their home in The Basin for several hours.  Ms Darragh was declared dead at the scene and Mr Coman was rushed to Royal Melbourne Hospital in a critical condition where he remains under police guard.  Michelle Darragh (left) was found in critical condition in a pool of her own blood next to estranger partner Ben Coman (right) on Saturday night. The pregnant mother didn't survive Images from the months and years leading to her death show a happy young mother No charges have...
    There was a moment of levity as Congress debated whether to extend the debt limit or default on government obligations and thrust the country into a recession. "What costume party I've arrived at here in Washington, but Halloween has come early here, because nothing on the rule limit bill says debt limit," claimed Rep. Jodey Arrington (R-TX), who was an official at Texas Tech University and a George W. Bush administration aide prior to joining Congress. Rep. Jim McGovern (D-MA), the chair of the House Rules Committee, questioned Arrington's reading comprehension skills. "I'll lend him my glasses. It says right here in the title, 'increase the public debt limit.' I don't know how much clearer in can be, it's in the title," McGovern said. "Did you not read the rule?" he asked. Arrington: Nothing on this rule bill says debt limit McGovern: I’ll lend him my glasses. It says right here in the… https://t.co/XYJt6dAbxn — Acyn (@Acyn) 1634074299.0 In other news, a pro-Donald Trump religious sect — which worships with AR-15s — has purchased 130 acres on a mountaintop in...
    There was a moment of levity as Congress debated whether to extend the debt limit or default on government obligations and thrust the country into a recession. "What costume party I've arrived at here in Washington, but Halloween has come early here, because nothing on the rule limit bill says debt limit," claimed Rep. Jodey Arrington (R-TX), who was an official at Texas Tech University and a George W. Bush administration aide prior to joining Congress. Rep. Jim McGovern (D-MA), the chair of the House Rules Committee, questioned Arrington's reading comprehension skills. "I'll lend him my glasses. It says right here in the title, 'increase the public debt limit.' I don't know how much clearer in can be, it's in the title," McGovern said. "Did you not read the rule?" he asked. Arrington: Nothing on this rule bill says debt limit McGovern: I’ll lend him my glasses. It says right here in the… https://t.co/XYJt6dAbxn — Acyn (@Acyn) 1634074299.0 In other news, a pro-Donald Trump religious sect — which worships with AR-15s — has purchased 130 acres on a mountaintop in...
    Speaker Nancy PelosiNancy PelosiPelosi: House must pass 3 major pieces of spending legislation this week Sunday shows preview: Pelosi announces date for infrastructure vote; administration defends immigration policies GOP should grab the chance to upend Pelosi's plan on reconciliation MORE (D-Calif.) said when asked on Sunday about a vote on bipartisan, Senate-passed infrastructure legislation that she is "never bringing a bill to the floor that doesn't have the votes."  "Let me just say we're going to pass the bill this week," Pelosi said on ABC's "This Week." "I'm never bringing a bill to the floor that doesn't have the votes." Speaker Nancy Pelosi tells @GStephanopoulos that she may not bring the bipartisan infrastructure bill to the House floor Monday as she previously committed to. https://t.co/iBAc9TuzAq pic.twitter.com/AmWyFLu4YO— This Week (@ThisWeekABC) September 26, 2021 Pelosi acknowledged the bill's language included a commitment to bring it to the floor for a vote on Monday.  "You cannot choose the date. You have to go when you have the votes," Pelosi added, citing the failed Republican effort to overturn the Affordable Care Act on the anniversary of that legislation. Pelosi added that the...
    Melania Trump's former chief of staff Stephanie Grisham is seen in a shocking live photo with her legs up in air on the floor of the White House on election night 2020. 'The photo of Stephanie on the floor was taken as we knew she'd spin a false narrative about that night when she left,' a source in attendance claims. And in in her new tell-all Grisham claims that former first lady slept through most of the night and had to be woken up.  'I knocked a few times, quietly at first but louder at each attempt,' Grisham writes in an excerpt from her upcoming memoir, I'll Take Your Questions Now: What I Saw In The White House. 'I finally opened the bedroom door only to find that Melania Trump was sound asleep.' DailyMail.com exclusively obtained the live photo showing Grisham laying on the ground with her legs up in the air on that same night.  A source who was at the election party tells DailyMail.com that the picture was taken to show how embarrassing her antics were because they...
    AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka, one of the country's most powerful labor leaders, died on Thursday at the age of 72. He had headed the 12.5 million-member labor federation since 2009, making him a leading voice in Washington policy debates, and was a close ally of the Biden White House. President Joe Biden and Democratic lawmakers were quick to pay tribute.  Biden told reporters at the White House that he was a close personal friend.  'At least he was with people who adore him,' he said.   Friends said his background as the son and grandson of coalminers marked him out as an authentic voice for the labor movement, and he had worked with every Democratic White House of the past 30 years.   AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka, one of the country's most powerful labor leaders, died on Thursday at the age of 72. He worked with every Democratic White House of the past 30 years Richard Trumka, a reliable advocate for Democrats, is pictured speaking to the audience before a presidential primary debate  on July 30 in Detroit President...
    Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY) on Monday excoriated former President Donald Trump, whom he called “the insurrectionist-in-chief.” In a speech on the House floor, Jeffries — who is also the chair of the House Democratic caucus — said, “Is anyone else tired of hearing the insurrectionist-in-chief continue to lie about the 2020 election? Over the weekend, once again, the former twice-impeached, disgraced so-called president of the United States of America falsely claimed that he actually won the election and that it was stolen from Joe Biden.” During a rally in Arizona on Saturday, Trump repeated what has been called “The Big Lie.” “I am not the one trying to undermine American democracy,” he said. “I’m the one trying to save American democracy. I’m trying to save it. Our country is being destroyed by people who have no right to destroy it. People that won an election illegally. People that should not have been elected. They lost in a landslide. Joe Biden and the radical Democrats are wrecking our nation.” In his speech, Jeffries appeared to sarcastically ask who the former president...
    A filmmaker has been arrested for spray-painting 'daddy' at the New York art gallery where Hunter Biden's paintings will be displayed. Rod Webber was taken down by the NYPD at the Georges Berges Gallery in Soho on Wednesday afternoon after throwing money on the floor, according to pictures obtained by DailyMail.com. His arrest comes just hours after the White House defended their bid to carve out a deal with Hunter's lawyers where the buyers of his paintings would be kept secret. Hunter's paintings are being valued at up to $500,000. The show is not set to begin until the fall. Ethics experts have slammed the gallery showing and say it could lead to influence peddling. A filmmaker has been arrested for spray-painting 'daddy' at the New York art gallery where Hunter Biden's paintings will be displayed Rod Webber was taken down at the Georges Berges Gallery in Soho on Wednesday afternoon White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki said Hunter Biden had a 'right to pursue an artistic career,' as she tried on Friday to justify the administration's...
    A woman who bought a house that someone allegedly died has revealed that she found what looks like a crime scene outline of a dead body and a case number when she lifted up the carpets.  TikTok user @DontBeAnAshHole, who is believed to be from the US, documented the alleged discovery in a now-viral video, revealing that there was also a large, mysterious stain on the floorboards that appeared to be blood.   'I wasn't bothered knowing someone died in my new house, but imagine my surprise when I ripped up the floor and found this,' she explained using TikTok's voice-to-text feature. Scroll down for video   Say what? TikTok user @DontBeAnAshHole, who is believed to be from the US, has discovered what looks like a crime scene outline of a dead body on the floorboards in her new home  Creeping: Using TikTok's voice-to-text feature, she explained that she knew 'someone had died' in her new home, and then she ripped up the floor and found the outline Murder scene? The footage shows what appears to be an outline of...
    During a floor speech on Thursday, Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX) became the latest conservative to suggest the FBI may have been involved in perpetrating the January 6th Capitol insurrection. The theory appears to have originated in the fringe website Revolver, after which it was amplified Tuesday on Fox News by Tucker Carlson, who claimed “FBI operatives” were involving in storming the Capitol. Speaking on the House floor, Gohmert, who voted against forming a January 6 commission to investigate the incident, said that “we really need to know what the FBI knew” about January 6. For good measure, Gohmert also suggested the FBI was involved in the plot to kidnap Gov. Gretchen Whitmer (D-MI). So if there were federal agents that were involved on January 6th, we really need to know what the FBI knew and when they knew it. And not only that, we need to know how much participation that any of our federal friends – either at DOJ, FBI, or any of the intel community – what kind of role were they playing? Because there’s information that came...
    More On: us house of representatives Malliotakis wants ‘liability’ Omar booted from congressional committee Byron Donalds meets with Trump amid Congressional Black Caucus feud ‘We need more body bags’: Texas rep paints grim picture of border deaths Far-left rep claims Manchin ‘dooming our democracy’ by opposing HR1 Fully vaccinated members of the House of Representatives and their staffers won’t need to wear masks on the chamber floor or in committee rooms, the office of Congress’ attending physician announced Friday. The updated guidance brings the body more in line with guidance issued last month by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), which stated that vaccinated Americans could ditch their masks in nearly all indoor and outdoor settings. House members were previously required to wear a mask on the floor at all times, regardless of vaccination status, and could only remove them when recognized to speak. Violators were fined $500 for a first offense and $2,500 for a second offense. Last month, a handful of House Republicans rebelled against the guidelines and went bare-faced in the House...
    By Veronica Stracqualursi | CNN Facial coverings will no longer be necessary on the US House floor for those fully vaccinated against Covid-19. House members, staff and visitors can go maskless in interior spaces if they have been fully vaccinated, according to updated guidance sent out Friday from Congress’ attending physician, Dr. Brian Monahan. Individuals who aren’t fully vaccinated will still be required to wear a mask and socially distance. The decrease of community transmission and the increase in the rate of vaccinations led to this announcement, a senior Democratic aide told CNN, with the Capitol Hill complex now at an 85% vaccination rate. According to a CNN survey from May, 100% of congressional Democrats and 92% of Senate Republicans had been vaccinated against Covid-19, while only 44.8% of House Republicans were. During the height of the pandemic last year, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi mandated that all members and aides wear masks in the halls of the House except when they are speaking, after a House GOP member tested positive for Covid-19. While the Senate chose not to implement any...
    Freedom Caucus Chairman Andy Biggs (R-AZ) sent a letter to Rochelle Walensky, the director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Thursday, asking if House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) consulted any of the CDC’s scientists on continuing the mask mandate in the House of Representatives. Biggs, in his letter, asked the CDC director the simple question: Did anyone from the CDC consult with Pelosi or the Office of Attending Physician before the announcement was made to “extend the mask mandate and social distancing protocols on the House floor?” The Freedom Caucus chair highlighted in his letter that the CDC announced new guidelines for vaccinated individuals the day before Pelosi announced she will continue the mask mandate. Biggs said the CDC announced, “fully vaccinated individuals can participate in indoor and outdoor activities without wearing masks or physically distancing.” Biggs even added, Walensky, in her own words, said, “if you are fully vaccinated, you are protected, and you can start doing the things that you stopped doing because of the pandemic.” The Republican added, during a hearing with the House Appropriations Subcommittee on May 26,...
    Republican Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene of Georgia on Thursday compared House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's mask mandate for the House chamber to the horrors of the Holocaust.  The lawmaker who was kicked off committees for past comments about QAnon and other statements went beyond Nazi comparisons that numerous public figures have had to take back over the years, comparing the mask mandate to the singling out of Jews with the star of David and even the gas chambers of Hitler's extermination campaign.  Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (center) tweeted a photo from the House floor of the GOP lawmakers without face masks; from left Reps. Mary Miller, Ralph Norman and Thomas Massie. She compared Pelosi to the Nazis over the mask mandate for the House chamber  She said of Pelosi: 'This woman is mentally ill. You know, we can look back in a time in history where people were told to wear a gold star and they were definitely treated like second class citizens, so much so that they were put in trains and taken to gas chambers in Nazi Germany. And...
    Rep. Mariannette Miller-Meeks, who was one of the four GOP members of Congress fined $500 for failing to wear a mask on the House floor in protest of the congressional mandate, argued on "America’s Newsroom" on Thursday that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., "wants to fine the science, not follow the science.""This is an issue that's very important to me," Miller-Meeks, R-Iowa, said, noting that she had been vaccinated.  "I've been doing vaccine clinics and administering vaccines in my 24 counties in my district and I saw the vaccination numbers going down, and I felt that clear guidance from the CDC [Centers for Disease Control and Prevention] that if you were vaccinated you could go without your mask would help more people be incentivized to get vaccinated," Miller-Meeks, who is a physician, added.  She pointed out that last month she spoke on the House floor, advocating to lift the mask mandate "so that we could be the leaders we are elected to be, and we could be a show of normalcy and what would happen if you got vaccinated as a motivation for people to get vaccinated." "I had already done several speeches on the floor about this issue," she...
    Three GOP members of Congress were fined $500 for failing to wear a mask on the House floor in protest of the congressional mandate they argue needs to be updated in light of new coronavirus guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).  GOP Reps. Brian Mast of Florida, Beth Van Duyne of Texas and Mariannette Miller-Meeks of Iowa were issued a $500 fine apiece. Future violations could reach $2,500. Eight other fellow Republican members of Congress were issued warnings: Reps. Lauren Boebert of Colorado, Thomas Massie of Kentucky, Marjorie Taylor Greene of Georgia, Chip Roy of Texas, Bob Good of Virginia, Mary Miller of Illinois, Louie Gohmert of Texas and Ralph Norman of South Carolina.  GOP MEMBERS REVOLT AGAINST HOUSE FLOOR MASK RULE AFTER NEW CDC GUIDANCE Meanwhile, GOP Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., authored a resolution demanding the House comply with CDC guidelines and allow people to be unmasked on the floor and in committee hearings. The GOP-backed effort says the House "mask mandate sends the erroneous messages that the efficacy of the vaccines cannot be trusted."  Mast...
    Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and members of the progressive 'Squad' spoke from the House floor on Thursday night to blast Israel for escalating conflict with Palestine. During her appearance, Rep. Ocasio-Cortez - popularly known as AOC - compared what Palestinians have experience in the conflict to that of children at the United States' southern border, according to the New York Post. Ocasio-Cortez said that Americans 'are scared to stand up to the incarceration of children in Palestine because maybe it'll force us to confront the incarceration of children here on our border,' according to the outlet.  She also ripped President Joe Biden for comments he made about the latest conflict in which he said that 'Israel has a right to defend itself' from Hamas, the militant Palestinian Islamist group that rules the Gaza Strip. 'The president stated that Israel has a right to self-defense. Do Palestinians have a right to survive?' Ocasio-Cortez reportedly said.  Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and members of the progressive 'Squad' spoke from the House floor on Thursday night to blast Israel Rep. Rashida Tlaib called Israel...
    Nancy Pelosi said Thursday that masks will still be required for members of Congress on the House floor, arguing she doesn't know who has been vaccinated or not.  Fully-vaccinated Americans can finally stop wearing their masks almost anywhere - indoors or outdoors, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced on Thursday.  The White House officially lifted its mandate requiring masks on the premise, allowing staffers and journalists on Thursday to uncover their faces on for the first time since Joe Biden took office.  But House Speaker Pelosi will still require lawmakers to wear masks on the floor, her spokesperson Drew Hammill confirmed Thursday.  That's because the vaccination status of many members is unknown, he said.  Pelosi is said to have replied 'no...are they all vaccinated?' when probed on the matter by CNN reporter Manu Raju. Nancy Pelosi said Thursday that masks will still be required members of Congress on the House floor arguing she doesn't know who is vaccinated or not Fully-vaccinated Americans can finally stop wearing their masks almost anywhere - indoors or outdoors, the Centers...
    House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Thursday that the House Ethics Committee should look into Republican Georgia Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene for confronting Democratic New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. Pelosi said during her weekly press briefing that Greene’s actions amounted to “verbal assault” and “real abuse,” and argued that it was a situation that should be handled by the Ethics Committee. (RELATED: ‘You Never Knew What You’re Going To See’: Reporter Watches As Marjorie Taylor Greene Confronts Ocasio-Cortez, Demands Answers) WATCH: A reporter noted that Greene had approached Ocasio-Cortez as members left the floor, attempting to get her attention and then peppering her with questions about support for Antifa and Black Lives Matter. She also reportedly accused Ocasio-Cortez of failing to defend her socialist beliefs by declining a challenge to debate on the Green New Deal. “It was reported to our office about what happened as members were leaving the floor yesterday,” Pelosi said, adding, “The verbal assault and real abuse of our colleague Congresswoman AOC.” “It’s so beyond the pale of anything that is in keeping with bringing...
    Rep. Adam KinzingerAdam Daniel KinzingerKinzinger, Gaetz get in back-and-forth on Twitter over Cheney vote Cheney set to be face of anti-Trump GOP Overnight Defense: US fires 30 warning shots at Iranian boats | Kabul attack heightens fears of Afghan women's fates | Democratic Party leaders push Biden on rejoining Iran deal MORE (R-Ill.) condemned the House GOP caucus's decision to oust Rep. Liz CheneyElizabeth (Liz) Lynn CheneyKinzinger, Gaetz get in back-and-forth on Twitter over Cheney vote READ: Liz Cheney's speech on the House floor Cheney in defiant floor speech: Trump on 'crusade to undermine our democracy' MORE (R-Wyo.) as their chair on Wednesday, calling it a "low point" for the party. In a lengthy statement released on Twitter, Kinzinger wrote that the GOP would "solidify our position as a once honorable party that was marred by lies" as a result of the voice vote at Wednesday's GOP meeting that led to Cheney's ouster. "Liz may lose, and MAGA-lago may celebrate. But I predict that the history books of the future will not celebrate. They will say this was the low point...
    Rep. Liz CheneyElizabeth (Liz) Lynn CheneyKinzinger, Gaetz get in back-and-forth on Twitter over Cheney vote READ: Liz Cheney's speech on the House floor Cheney in defiant floor speech: Trump on 'crusade to undermine our democracy' MORE (Wyo.) vowed following House Republicans' Wednesday vote to remove her as GOP conference chairwoman to do everything she can to keep former President TrumpDonald TrumpKinzinger, Gaetz get in back-and-forth on Twitter over Cheney vote READ: Liz Cheney's speech on the House floor Cheney in defiant floor speech: Trump on 'crusade to undermine our democracy' MORE from returning to power.  Sources inside a closed-door session Wednesday morning said lawmakers voted overwhelmingly to oust Cheney, who had attracted growing pushback from Trump allies in Congress for repeatedly refuting his claims of widespread fraud in the 2020 election and blaming him for inciting the Jan. 6 Capitol riot.  In remarks to reporters immediately following the vote, Cheney doubled down on her vow to continue countering Trump's message, saying, “we must go forward based on truth.”  “We cannot both embrace the Big Lie and embrace the Constitution,” she said, adding, “the nation needs a...
    (CNN)Rep. Liz Cheney, the No. 3 House Republican, gave a defiant speech on the floor of the US House of Representatives on the eve of a GOP conference meeting where Cheney is expected to be removed from her leadership position. Here are her remarks from Tuesday evening, provided by the Wyoming Republican's office:"Madam Speaker, I rise tonight to discuss freedom and our constitutional duty to protect it. "I have been privileged to see first-hand how powerful and how fragile freedom is. 28 years ago, I stood outside a polling place, a schoolhouse in western Kenya. Soldiers had chased away people lined up to vote. A few hours later, the people began streaming back in, risking further attack, undaunted in their determination to exercise their right to vote."In 1992, I sat across a table from a young mayor in Nizhny Novgorod, Russia and listened to him talk of his dream of liberating his nation from communism. Years later, for his dedication to the cause of freedom, Boris Nemtsov would be assassinated by Vladimir Putin's thugs."In Warsaw, in 1990, I listened to...
    Rep. Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.) delivered a defiant speech on the House floor Tuesday night, the eve of a vote that is expected to oust her from her Republican leadership position. Without naming former President TrumpDonald TrumpCaitlyn Jenner says election was not 'stolen,' calls Biden 'our president' Overnight Health Care: FDA authorizes Pfizer vaccine for adolescents | Biden administration reverses limits on LGBTQ health protections Overnight Defense: US fires 30 warning shots at Iranian boats | Kabul attack heightens fears of Afghan women's fates | Democratic Party leaders push Biden on rejoining Iran deal MORE, Cheney blasted "a former president who provoked a violent attack on this Capitol in an effort to steal the election." Cheney has become the face of the anti-Trump wing of the party in the last few months, which has put her at odds with the rest of the House Republican leadership.  Minority Leader Kevin McCarthyKevin McCarthyTop female GOP senator compares Cheney ousting to 'cancel culture' Kinzinger plotted to oust McCarthy after Jan. 6 attack Romney: Removing Cheney from House leadership will cost GOP election votes MORE (R-Calif.) on...
    Marjorie Taylor Greene confronted Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez on the House floor Wednesday and posted a picture of the interaction to push again for a debate with the progressive congresswoman on her Green New Deal. 'I'm glad I ran into you today @AOC to plan our debate about the Green New Deal,' Rep. Greene posted on Twitter Wednesday evening. 'After I finish reading all 14 pages, like we agreed, I'll schedule time for our debate,' the Georgia congresswoman continued, indicating she has not yet read the Green New Deal. Greene used the hashtag 'MTGvAOC' and included a picture of her speaking with Ocasio-Cortez on the floor of the House of Representatives. Critics immediately pounced on Greene for admitting to not reading the proposal she has so harshly spoken out against. This isn't the first time Greene has challenged AOC to a debate. Last Wednesday she tweeted: '@AOC I'd like to challenge you to a debate on the Green New Deal economic policy.' Georgia Republican Marjorie Taylor Green posted an image of her confronting Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez on the House floor Wednesday...
    Matt Gaetz's friend Joel Greenberg has been cooperating with federal prosecutors since last year, according to a report on Tuesday night, and has told them that they both gave women cash and gifts in exchange for sex. Greenberg, a 36-year-old former tax collector, is currently in jail in Florida, awaiting trial on 33 counts including sex trafficking of a minor and fraud. On April 8 Greenberg's lawyers said that he was cooperating, and was prepared to take a plea deal. The New York Times reported that he has been cooperating since December. They also reported that he told them he and Gaetz, 38, had both paid for sex. Gaetz is seen on Friday at a 'Save America Summit' at Trump's resort in Doral, Florida Gaetz has denied paying for sex, and insisted that, as an adult, he never had sex with a 17-year-old girl. Gaetz on Tuesday was back in Washington DC, and refused to answer whether he was cooperating with a House Ethics Committee inquiry, which was opened on Friday. RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 Next ...
    The House Ethics Committee is opening an investigation into several allegations, including sexual misconduct, against Republican Rep. Matt Gaetz. 'The Committee is aware of public allegations that Representative Matt Gaetz may have engaged in sexual misconduct and/or illicit drug use, shared inappropriate images or videos on the House floor, misused state identification records, converted campaign funds to personal use ,and/or accepted a bribe, improper gratuity, or impermissible gift, in violation of House Rules, laws, or other standards of conduct,' the committee wrote in a statement Friday. 'The Committee, pursuant to Committee Rule 18(a), has begun an investigation and will gather additional information regarding the allegations,' it continued. The committee, chaired by Democratic Florida Congressman Ted Deutch, said that the existence of a probe does not mean any conclusions of potential violations have been drawn. 'No other public comment will be made on this matter except in accordance with Committee rules.' The House Ethics Committee announced Friday it opened an investigation into several allegations against Rep. Matt Gaetz Gaetz discussed putting a third-party candidate into a Florida state Senate race...
    President Joe Biden’s dogs are in the doghouse again after poop was found on the floor outside the Diplomatic Room by the White House, it was reported Wednesday. It’s unclear which dog did the deed on the White House floor, according to pool reporter Emily Goodwin. The poop was apparently noticed only after the crap was made. Both Major Biden and Champ Biden were in the vicinity, so it could have been either. One of Biden’s dogs pooped on the floor, per pool “Champ and Major were spotted in the hallway outside the Palm Room doors in front of the Diplomatic Room. There was dog poo on the floor. It’s unclear which dog was responsible for it” — Kathryn Watson (@kathrynw5) March 31, 2021 The dogs have had somewhat of a rocky start during their transition to their new home. Major has reportedly bitten two staffers in two separate incidents since his time living at the White House. (RELATED: We Need To Resist The Baseless Conspiracy Theories About Major Biden, A Patriotic American Dog) After the first incident, Biden...
    MARTIN Roberts was left speechless after walking into an end-of-terrace four-bed home in Blackpool as it had no roof. The TV host said he was left "concerned" by the inside of the home, which had a guide price of £56,000 and needed "a bit of work" by its owners. 4The four-bed home looked alright from the outside, but needed work insideCredit: BBC Martin noticed that while the home was "spacious" and with "lots of light coming through", another flaw saw the flooring on a complete slant. As he introduced the property, he told the camera crew: "In its day, which my guess is 1900 when these were built, this would've been a really grand property. "And you get that impression when you walk through the front door, little porch area there, then through into the entrance. "Apart from the stairway being boxed in a really slightly questionable way, you immediately get a really nice sense of space. 4Martin told the crew that the floor was completely wonkyCredit: BBC "Similarly with your front room there, big...
    In chapter 1 of the documentary Rocío, tell the truth to stay alive, broadcast by Telecinco this Sunday night, Rocío Carrasco recounts the beginnings of her relationship with her now ex-husband, Antonio David Flores, and recalls the distrust that this awakened in his parents, Pedro Carrasco and Rocío Jurado, from the beginning. Specifically, Rocío Carrasco tells in the documentary that her mother begged him not to leave home when he turned 18, despite which he decided to move on with the relationship “On the day I turn 18 I commit the clumsiness of leaving the course and I took a plane and went to Barcelona, ​​and I committed the fatality of leaving my mother crying on the ground: ‘don’t go, you’ll regret it, it’s going to be her downfall’ … I left her kneeling on the floor, crying, and I left “, recalls Rocío, who qualifies this decision as one of the worst of her life. “Is one of the things I regret the most in life, of having done that to him like that, “he says. “My father –...
    Samantha Chang, The Western Journal March 4, 2021 0 Comments Republican Rep. Kat Cammack of Florida torpedoed Democrats for pushing destructive legislation that would handicap and defund the police. Cammack, whose husband is a SWAT medic and firefighter, made an impassioned speech Wednesday from the floor of the House of Representatives to oppose the “George Floyd Justice in Policing Act.” Hours later, the Democrat-controlled House passed the bill by a mostly party-line vote of 220-212. The legislation would usher in sweeping police reforms that essentially handcuff cops and expose them to lawsuits by doing the following: Ban chokeholds, no-knock warrants and racial profiling. Limit qualified immunity as a defense to liability in a civil lawsuit. Lower the criminal intent standard to convict a police officer in a federal prosecution. Force officers to undergo training on “implicit bias.” Cammack said while police reform is important, she’s worried about the chilling effect the bill would have on law enforcement officers’ ability to do their jobs properly. She took issue with the bill, which is predicated on the outrageous premise...
    A WOMAN has shared some free tips to save on your heating this winter - including laying your dirty clothes on the floor.  A woman called Cherry, from the US, shared her hacks to keep as toasty as possible over winter - or if the power goes out.  6Cherry shared some free tips to warm up your house in the depths of winterCredit: Twitter To start with, she advises staying in one room if possible, and focusing all your energy on heating that one space.  She shared a series of posts on Twitter, which have gone viral, racking up nearly 100,000 likes.  Cherry said: “I know it's cold, I have some tips for you, thanks to having been through this before, many times.” She then lists her numerous free hacks, starting off by saying: “Choose 1 room to inhabit.  6She advised people to stay in one room and spread their dirty clothes all over the floor for insulationCredit: Twitter "Your body heat will warm that room if you remain in ONLY that room.  “Move all furniture to external walls. Move...
    (CNN)Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell delivered remarks from the Senate floor on Saturday after a historic vote to acquit former President Donald Trump in his second impeachment trial.Read his remarks below provided by McConnell's office, as prepared for delivery:"January 6th was a disgrace."American citizens attacked their own government. They used terrorism to try to stop a specific piece of democratic business they did not like. "Fellow Americans beat and bloodied our own police. They stormed the Senate floor. They tried to hunt down the Speaker of the House. They built a gallows and chanted about murdering the Vice President.Read More"They did this because they had been fed wild falsehoods by the most powerful man on Earth — because he was angry he'd lost an election."Former President Trump's actions preceding the riot were a disgraceful dereliction of duty."The House accused the former President of, quote, 'incitement.' That is a specific term from the criminal law."Let me put that to the side for one moment and reiterate something I said weeks ago: There is no question that President Trump is practically and...
            by Mary Rose Corkery  House Speaker Nancy Pelosi called for additional security Thursday to defend against members of Congress seeking “to bring guns onto the floor.” Pelosi said during a press conference that she was in talks to increase security measures because the threat to safety was coming from within the House of Representatives. “I do believe and I have said this all along that we will probably need a supplemental for more security for members when the enemy is within the House of Representatives, a threat that members are concerned about in addition to what is happening outside,” Pelosi said. Pelosi clarified later in the press conference what she meant by the enemy within. “It means that we have members of Congress that want to bring guns on the floor and have threatened violence on other members of Congress,” Pelosi said. https://www.air.tv/watch?v=ya7Qunx6Rz-i3oTOza4p7A Pelosi said was meeting with Lt. Gen. Russel Honoré to discuss a plan for keeping House members safe. Pelosi referred to a letter over 30 House members sent to her and House...
    House Speaker Nancy Pelosi called for additional security Thursday to defend against members of Congress seeking “to bring guns onto the floor.” Pelosi said during a press conference Thursday that she was in talks to increase security measures because the threat to safety was coming from within the House of Representatives. “I do believe and I have said this all along that we will probably need a supplemental for more security for members when the enemy is within the House of Representatives, a threat that members are concerned about in addition to what is happening outside,” Pelosi said. Pelosi clarified later in the press conference what she meant by the enemy within. “It means that we have members of Congress that want to bring guns on the floor and have threatened violence on other members of Congress,” Pelosi said. WATCH:   Pelosi said was meeting with Lt. Gen. Russel Honoré to discuss a plan for keeping House members safe. Pelosi referred to a letter over 30 House members sent to her and House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy requesting additional...
    A Republican member of Congress on Thursday was prevented from bringing a gun onto the floor of the House of Representatives after new security measures were instituted after the MAGA riot on January 6. House Rep. Andy Harris, a Republican from Maryland, set off the metal detectors near the entrance to the House chamber. When a Capitol Police officer scanned Harris with a metal detector wand, it beeped, indicating that Harris was carrying a gun that was concealed by his suit coat. Police refused to allow Harris to enter and the officer indicated to a nearby security agent that the congressman was armed, according to the Huffington Post. House Rep. Andy Harris, a Republican from Maryland, set off the metal detectors near the entrance to the House chamber as he tried to bring a gun onto the floor on Thursday. He is seen above on December 3 in Washington, DC US Capitol Police are seen above near metal detectors that were installed on January 12 - days after the MAGA riot Rep. Lauren Boebert, who has bragged...
    (CNN)US Capitol Police are investigating an incident in which a Republican lawmaker was stopped from bringing a concealed gun onto the House floor on Thursday, sources told CNN, the first time a member of Congress has been discovered with a firearm by the metal detectors now set up outside the legislative chamber. Rep. Andy Harris, of Maryland, set off a metal detector outside the House floor on Thursday and an officer soon discovered it was because he was carrying a concealed gun on his side, a Capitol official told CNN. The officer sent Harris away, prompting him to ask fellow Republican Rep. John Katko, of New York, to hold his weapon. According to a press pool report, Katko refused to hold the gun for Harris, saying that he did not have a license. Harris then left the area and returned moments later, walking onto the House floor without setting off the magnetometer.The Capitol official confirmed to CNN that Harris did not enter the House floor with a weapon. Harris' office did not immediately return a request for comment.The Capitol Police...
    One of the co-authors of the second impeachment article against President Trump was spotted removing their mask to sneeze in the House of Representatives. Viewers of the impeachment proceedings were shocked when pulled down his mask to sneeze into his hand. Representative David Cicilline was spotted sneezing on camera while Representative Yvette Clark was speaking at the podium just in front of him. Although Cicilline put his mark back on his face, he was not seen sanitising or washing his hands afterwards. Representative David Cicilline was caught pulling down his face mask in order to sneeze Cicilline was spotted sneezing on camera while Representative Yvette Clark was speaking at the podium just in front of him RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 Next 'I said "Look, she's got vascular dementia"': 'Outraged'... Travellers from ALL of South America may be banned from... Share this article Share Sat a few seats to his side, to maintain social distancing, Representative Brenda Lawrence fired a harsh look towards Cicilline before turning her attention back to the...
    Freshman Republican Congressman Madison Cawthorn claimed he was armed the day rioters swarmed the Capitol, which would be a violation of House rules. Cawthorn told his local newspaper, The Smokey Mountain News, he was on the House floor when the mob broke into the building last Wednesday.  He evacuated with the other lawmakers, staff and journalists and said: 'Fortunately, I was armed, so we would have been able to protect ourselves.' Firearms are not allowed on the House floor except by members of security.  Washington D.C. has strong laws against concealed weapons but lawmakers are exempt from them as long as the weapons are stored in the members' offices and transported safely and unloaded.  Freshman Republican Congressman Madison Cawthorn claimed he was armed the day rioters swarmed the Capitol, which would be a violation of House rules Rep. Madison Cawthorn, 25, was part of the group of House Republicans who spoke to President Donald Trump's rally of supporters on the National Mall the morning of the riot Cawthron has posted photos to his personal instagram account of him...
    Democratic Michigan Rep. Rashida Tlaib called President Donald Trump the “racist-in-chief” on the House floor Wednesday afternoon. The House of Representatives voted on articles of impeachment Wednesday against President Donald Trump following a Jan. 6 riot, when a group of his supporters stormed the U.S. Capitol. Tlaib called for Trump “to be impeached and removed immediately” shortly following the riot and continued her comments against the president on Wednesday. “In Michigan’s 13th we proudly speak truth to power, even in the face of a racist-in-chief,” Tlaib said on the House floor. “Those who incited an attack on the people’s  house do not get to talk about healing and unity. They have torn this country apart. They have stoked the fire and then handed the gasoline to Donald Trump. Dr. King once said: ‘True peace is not the absence of tension. It is in the presence of justice.'” “Today, we must embody those words. And we must understand that peace must be centered in truth and action. We cannot sit, madam chair, sit idly by after a violent attempted coup and...
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the fallout from the attack of the U.S. Capitol by pro-Trump loyalists (all times local): 2:15 p.m. President Donald Trump says he opposes violence in a statement read on the House floor as members debate impeaching him for his role in fomenting the violent insurrection at the Capitol last week. Trump’s message was read Wednesday by GOP Rep. Jim Jordan of Ohio. Trump says in a statement: “In light of reports of more demonstrations, I urge that there must be NO violence, NO lawbreaking and NO vandalism of any kind.” Trump adds: “That is not what I stand for, and it is not what America stands for. I call on ALL Americans to help ease tensions and calm tempers.” Trump is on the verge of being impeached for a second time in a fast-moving House vote, just a week after he encouraged loyalists to “fight like hell” against election results and then a mob of his supporters stormed the U.S. Capitol. Five people died, including a U.S. Capitol Police officer. The president falsely claimed...
    By: KDKA-TV News Staff WASHINGTON (KDKA) – In a letter from Speaker Of The House Nancy Pelosi to her Democratic colleagues, she laid out a plan regarding the possible impeachment of President Donald Trump. On Monday morning, Speaker Pelosi says, Majority Leader Steny Hoyer will request unanimous consent to bring up the “Raskin Resolution.” The resolution calls on Vice President Mike Pence to invoke the 25th Amendment and declare President Trump incapable of executing the duties of his office, removing him from the Office of the Presidency and making Mr. Pence the acting President of the United States. Speaker Pelosi wrote that they will call on Mr. Pence to respond within 24 hours. If not granted unanimous consent on the House of Representatives floor, the legislation will be brought floor. The letter also said that the House will proceed with bringing impeachment legislation to the floor. “We will act with urgency, because this President represents an imminent threat to both,” the letter read. “As the days of by, the horror of the ongoing assault...
    Democratic Colorado Rep. Jason Crow, a former Army Ranger, described the evasive measures he took to help other lawmakers as rioters stormed the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday afternoon. Crow spoke on CNN’s “New Day” Thursday morning alongside Democratic Pennsylvania Rep. Susan Wild. Crow was seen comforting a visibly distraught Wild as lawmakers ducked for cover in a viral photograph taken by Roll Call photographer Tom Williams. Trump supporters stormed and broke into the Capitol as lawmakers voted to certify the Electoral College votes for President-elect Joe Biden. “Well, you know, in situations like that I kind of reverted to ranger mode which was just focusing on what I could do to actually try to get us out of that,” Crow explained. “So I went around and started locking and making sure the doors were locked and closed, moving some of the other members away from the doors, directed the other members to remove their pins so they weren’t identifiable in case the mob did break through.” WATCH: “I had a pen in my pocket that I could use as...
    By: KDKA-TV News Staff WASHINGTON (KDKA) – Shouting and disagreement erupted on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives early Thursday morning as Congress reconvened to count the electoral votes to officially certify the 2020 presidential election. The disagreements and shouting happened after Pennsylvania Congressman Conor Lamb said that the objections to Pennsylvania’s vote didn’t deserve respect, nor were rooted in truth. “These objections don’t deserve an ounce of respect, not an ounce,” said Congressman Conor Lamb as some representatives objected to the certification of the vote in Pennsylvania. “A woman died out there tonight and you’re making these objections. Let’s be clear about what happened in this chamber today – invaders came in for the first time since the War of 1812. They desecrated these halls, in this chamber, and practically every inch of ground where we work.” The discussion occurred after the Senate rejected the objection to the Pennsylvania vote certification, moving the debate to the House. A confrontation occurred on the House floor after Republican Representative Morgan Griffith of Virginia asked to have...
    House Speaker Nancy Pelosi sent out an email to lawmakers asking them to stay socially distant on the House floor, after they failed to do so on day one of the new Congress.  On Sunday, Rep. Chip Roy, a Texas Republican, challenged the seating of delegations from swing states - to make a point to his GOP colleagues that if they had problems with the presidential results they should also be concerned down-ticket - which forced House members to cast a vote.   'The unexpected intervention yesterday evening relating to not seating Members from states subject to an Electoral count challenge resulted in Members ignoring the Floor procedures that were established to keep Members safe,' Pelosi wrote in her note. 'The intervention was not an invitation to gather on the Floor.' House Speaker Nancy Pelosi sent out a note to lawmakers Monday after they didn't practice social distancing properly on Sunday, the first day of the new Congress Pelosi asked lawmakers to wear masks at all times, respect social distancing and limit the number of people on the House...
    In his farewell speech to Congress on Thursday, freshman Rep. Joe Cunningham of South Carolina made it one for the road, cracking open a can of beer in a toast to his fellow members as he signed off from his one term in office. He called for Democrats and Republicans to do a better job of working together for the sake of the country as he noted his own achievements in crossing the aisle, claiming the 'other side is not the enemy'.  Cunningham, 38, also used his last words as a congressman to call out what he believes is the hypocrisy and divisiveness of other House members.  In particular, he referenced members of the Republican party for hypocrisy regarding President Donald Trump.  Scroll down for video  South Carolina Rep. Joe Cunningham cracked open a beer at the end of his farewell speech Cunningham, a Democrat, lost his reelection campaign to a Republican in November 'In my short tenure, I've been disappointed with a lot that I've encountered,' Cunningham, a Democrat, said.   'I've seen members mock the president behind...
    Democrat Congressman Joe Cunningham had himself a day on the House floor Thursday. In a video posted by J.D. Durkin, the outgoing Representative from South Carolina was sharing a few words when he reached into his pocket, grabbed a beer and cracked it open. (RELATED: David Hookstead Is The True King In The North When It Comes To College Football) According to Durkin, he previously tried to bring a six-pack, but failed. Well, he succeeded this time. Give it a watch below. the fuck-it move of 2020 is outgoing Rep. Joe Cunningham (SC-01) cracking this beer in his farewell speech on the House floor (he tried to bring a 6-pack onto the House floor at the start of his term but was denied) pic.twitter.com/VYqvs4LU1Q — j.d. durkin (@jiveDurkey) December 17, 2020 My friends, I don’t care who you vote for or support politically, you have to admit that’s a damn funny video. Cunningham’s actions are what America should be about. This is a prime example of what it means to be a chill dude. Can’t bring a six-pack? That’s fine. I’ll just sneak...
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