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    A Thursday poll reveals Republican House candidate Chuck Gray is drubbing incumbent Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY) in a hypothetical Republican primary match up. Cheney trails Gray by 40 points in a head to head match up, according to the Mclaughlin & Associates poll. The poll also hands a 72 percent unfavorability rating to Cheney, daughter of former Vice President Dick...
    A Thursday poll revealed that only 42 percent of Americans say President Joe Biden’s “infrastructure” plans should be passed as is. “Just over 4 in 10 (42%) Americans say these proposed plans should be passed as is, even if they do not get bipartisan support,” a Monmouth University poll indicated. “This position is held by 71% of Democrats, but by only...
    House Republicans marched on the Senate on Thursday in protest of Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s (D-CA) dictate that they wear face masks in their chamber — or face steep fines. The rule for House members to wear a mask was technically imposed on Tuesday by the Capitol’s attending physician, Dr. Brian Monahan. Pelosi added the $500 fine for members who refuse to...
    A group of House Republicans is leading a push to remove Reps. Liz Cheney (WY) and Adam Kinzinger (IL) from the GOP conference. The effort comes more two months after Republicans ousted Cheney from her leadership position as chair of the conference. Removing them from the conference would mean the end of their committee assignments and their ability to...
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Conservative lawmakers made a push Thursday to boot Republican Reps. Liz Cheney and Adam Kinzinger out of the House GOP because the two defied party leaders and joined the chamber’s special committee investigating the Jan. 6 Capitol attack by supporters of then-President Donald Trump. The effort by the hard-right House Freedom Caucus faces uncertain prospects. House Republican...
    Republican Reps. Matt Gaetz, Marjorie Taylor-Greene, Louie Gohmert and Paul Gosar were all denied entry Thursday to the DC prison holding defendants arrested in connection with the Capitol riot Jan. 6. The four members of Congress attempted to visit the defendants being held inside amid allegations of mistreatment and poor conditions inside the facilities. After asking to speak with the supervisor...
    Rep. Thomas Massie, a Kentucky Republican, said Thursday that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi might as well come to his office and arrest his entire staff for not wearing masks. U.S. Capitol Police officers were directed to arrest staff members or visitors who refuse either to comply or leave the premises after being asked, according to a bulletin from Capitol...
    Nearly 40 maskless House Republican lawmakers walked across the Capitol and onto the Senate floor in protest of the Capitol physician’s decision to reinstate a mask mandate in the lower chamber but not in the upper chamber. Republicans complained that the policy, backed by Speaker Nancy PelosiNancy PelosiTim Ryan slams McCarthy for mocking Capitol physician, mask mandate McCarthy knocks Pelosi,...
    More On: us border Harris unveils ‘root causes’ migration strategy amid worsening border crisis Whistleblowers claim COVID-19 outbreak cover-up at migrant kids facility Surprise, surprise: The migrants Biden’s letting in aren’t reporting to the feds It’s not a border crisis anymore — it’s border chaos A duo of top House Republicans unveiled a proposal Thursday to address the migrant...
    Republicans could use the Biden administration’s recent shift back to recommending masks in some indoor settings as an opportunity to paint their party’s coronavirus messaging as more firmly rooted in science than the Democrats’. “The mixed messages that come out of this place are driving America crazy,” Ferguson told the Washington Examiner. “I think we stay 100% with the science.”...
    The best antidote to hot takes is hard data, and the latest Daily Kos/Civiqs poll is here with your cure. This survey of 1,339 registered voters was conducted online from July 24-27 and finds that 50% of Americans hold Donald Trump and Republicans responsible for the violent attack on the U.S. Capitol building on Jan. 6, 2021. Further, 51% of Americans believe everyone who broke into the Capitol that...
    A guest essay for The New York Times Wednesday was headlined "there is no good reason" a person should be required to become an American citizen in order to vote in U.S. elections.  In a Wednesday column, journalist Atossa Araxia Abrahamian, a Swiss immigrant, argued that because non-citizens living legally in the U.S. "contribute as much" to American life as...
    Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi of California attends a news conference about climate change outside the U.S. Capitol on July 28, 2021 in Washington, D.C. Pelosi and Schumer called on Congress to take bold action on climate change issues. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has a message for reporters intent on asking her about the absurdity of Minority Leader Kevin...
    Top House Republicans blasted the Democratic-led Federal Trade Commission Thursday, criticizing them for unfairly consolidating agency power, expanding regulatory authority in a partisan manner, and abandoning bipartisan transparency processes. In a letter obtained by the Washington Examiner that was sent to the five FTC commissioners — three Democrats and two Republicans — the top Republicans on relevant committees attacked the...
    GOP lawmakers are upset over re-instituted mask requirements meant to curb the spread of coronavirus variants. House Republicans vehemently criticized House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of tyranny on Thursday after Capitol Police officials announced they would begin enforcing COVID-19 safety rules once again. "In today’s edition of Pelosi’s abuse of power,...
    Members of the House Freedom Caucus on Thursday called for House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy to boot Reps. Adam Kinzinger and Liz Cheney from the House Republican Conference, yet another chapter in the intra-party battle between anti-Trump Republicans and Trump's loyalists. Rep. Andy Biggs, R-Ariz., said that having Cheney, R-Wyo., and Kinzinger, R-Ill., in the conference, which is supposed to...
    (CNN)On Wednesday, Texas Republican Rep. Chip Roy tried to adjourn the House to protest new guidelines that would require members of Congress to wear masks on the floor. "This institution is a sham, and we should adjourn and shut this place down," Roy said theatrically as Georgia Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene gave him a standing ovation.Roy's beef was with House...
    Former President Donald Trump erupted at Senate Republicans Thursday after they moved to advance a bipartisan infrastructure bill. Trump targeted Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell and other “RINOs” for voting to begin debate on the package, which provides billions of federal dollars to upgrade the nation’s roads, bridges, waterways, drinking water pipes and more. “Under the weak leadership of Mitch...
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    Top House Republicans debuted legislation that aims to enhance security significantly at the United States-Mexico boundary as the border crisis worsened for a sixth consecutive month under President Joe Biden. House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy of California, House Majority Whip Steve Scalise of Louisiana, Republican Conference Chairwoman Elise Stefanik of New York, and a handful of committee ranking members...
    Congressional Republicans continue to fearmonger about 'amnesty' for undocumented people. More than two-thirds of American voters polled are in favor of a pathway to citizenship for undocumented young people and essential workers. Even so, the Republican minority in Congress continues to do everything it can to block what it derisively...
    House Republicans on Thursday are introducing their solution to securing the U.S. southern border, including renewal of border wall construction contracts, investment in advanced technologies and a bolstering in support for federal law enforcement officers.  The top Republican on the House Homeland Security Committee Rep. John Katko, R-N.Y., with House GOP leadership, rolled out the "Border Security for America Act...
    Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy estimates that around 65 House Republicans have not gotten a COVID vaccine. House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy on Wednesday railed against the new mask rule from Congress' attending physician,  Dr. Brian Monahan, who on Tuesday ordered that all members of the House — vaccinated or not...
    The super PAC and political nonprofit group aligned with House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy raised a combined $21.6 million during the first six months of the year, more evidence Republican fundraising has not suffered because of the events of Jan. 6. Congressional Leadership Fund, the super PAC, raised $11.9 million through June 30 and closed the period with a $10.6...
    Most Americans decry the politicization of election and voting rules in the U.S., but at the same time, they echo the partisan rhetoric around voting access and security. And they differ in how much involvement they think the federal government should have in how states run elections. As some state legislatures enact voting restrictions, and Democrats in Washington push for...
    Former President Donald TrumpDonald TrumpFormer New York state Senate candidate charged in riot Trump called acting attorney general almost daily to push election voter fraud claim: report GOP senator clashes with radio caller who wants identity of cop who shot Babbitt MORE lashed out at Senate Republicans on Thursday after the upper chamber voted to take up debate on a...
    Two top Republicans in the House of Representatives are requesting briefings on the U.S.s’ funding of gain-of-function research at the Wuhan Institute of Virology. Republican Reps. James Comer of Kentucky and Jim Jordan of Ohio submitted letters, obtained exclusively by the Daily Caller, to National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) Director Dr. Anthony Fauci and Dr. Kristian Anderson,...
    House Republicans will propose legislation Thursday to finish the border wall and hire more officers in response to President Joe Biden’s “destructive” immigration policies, according to a statement provided to the Daily Caller News Foundation. Republican New York Rep. John Katko and other House Republican leadership announced the Border Security for America Act of 2021 which would require the federal government to...
    Congressman Adam Kinzinger (R-IL) shared his disappointment that many of his fellow Republicans are so vehemently opposed to Congressional attempts to investigate the storming of the U.S. Capitol. A reporter for TMZ caught up to Kinzinger on Wednesday, and he asked whether the congressman considers it a “badge of honor” that House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy is calling Kinzinger...
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    Science didnt change, the virus did, Fauci says as CDC updates mask guidance Chinese officials and Taliban meet in Tianjin as US exits Afghanistan SOMERS, CT — With several top officials opting not to run for re-election this fall, and a few others not nominated for another term by their party, a number of fresh faces will be appearing...
    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — One of the Republican Party’s most prominent rising stars is mocking new government recommendations calling for more widespread use of masks to blunt a coronavirus surge. “Did you not get the CDC’s memo?” Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis joked Wednesday before an almost entirely unmasked audience of activists and lawmakers crammed into an indoor hotel...
    (CNN)For the briefest moment, amid an inferno of fury, mistrust, stunts and ill-faith, Congress actually worked.The Senate vote Wednesday on a bipartisan infrastructure deal was merely on opening debate on the plan, with legislative text yet to be released. But such tiny breakthroughs in Capitol Hill stalemate pass for huge success in a body that reflects, and now actively deepens,...
    As the vote for the “Trojan Horse” infrastructure bill nears in the Senate, conservative groups are urging Republicans to vote against the bill, along with “the grab bag of leftist policies” in the far-left’s $3.5 trillion reconciliation package. Jessica Anderson, the executive director of Heritage Action, a conservative grassroots organization, released a fiery statement calling on the Republican senators not...
    Georgia Republicans requested a performance review of the top elections official in Fulton County, the first step toward a possible state takeover of Atlanta-area voting contests. A group of two dozen lawmakers signed a letter, obtained by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, seeking the inquiry into Fulton elections chief Richard Barron, who is facing backlash for his handling of the 2020 election...
    "Vote no to protect California and our democracy. Stop the Republican recall," she said. NEW AD: Elizabeth Warren urges Californians to VOTE NO on the recall of Governor Newsom by September 14… https://t.co/msXTrdsa14 — StopTheRepublicanRecall (@StopTheRepublicanRecall)1627497163.0 Warren has served as a senator from Massachusetts since January 2013. She mounted a bid for the Democratic presidential nomination during the previous...
    WASHINGTON, D.C. (CBS News) — The Senate voted to move forward on a bipartisan infrastructure bill after weeks of negotiations on Wednesday, clearing a key procedural hurdle on a bill that includes $550 billion in new spending for infrastructure projects around the country. The vote to advance the legislation Wednesday night was 67 to 32, with 17 Republicans joining Democrats in...
    Eighteen Senate Republicans sold out to Senate Democrats, with 17 of them voting Wednesday night to advance a $1.2 trillion Democrat “infrastructure” bill and another signaling he would. The Senate voted to invoke cloture, or advance, H.R. 3684, the legislative vehicle for the $1.2 trillion infrastructure bill. The vote featured Republican and Democrat support for the bill. The Senate voted...
    (CNN)Rep. Adam Kinzinger, one of just two Republicans on the House select committee investigating the January 6 insurrection, said Wednesday that "a lot" of GOP lawmakers have privately conveyed support to him, as he stressed that "nobody actually believes" the election was stolen from former President Donald Trump. "There's a lot of people, you know. They come up and say...
    For a while, President Biden seemed to be recovering from chronic fantasies about Republicans in Congress. But last week he had a relapse—harming prospects for key progressive legislation and reducing the already slim hopes that the GOP can be prevented from winning control of the House and Senate in midterm elections 15 months from now. Biden's reflex has been to...
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    Seventeen Republican senators voted with all 50 Democrats on Wednesday to advance a bipartisan infrastructure deal, in a win for President BidenJoe BidenRealClearPolitics reporter says Freedom Caucus shows how much GOP changed under Trump Iowa governor suggests immigrants partially to blame for rising COVID-19 cases Biden officials pledge to confront cybersecurity challenges head-on MORE and the bipartisan group of negotiators....
    The Senate advanced a bipartisan infrastructure deal Wednesday evening, voting to open debate on the legislation after weeks of tumultuous talks threw the entire plan into jeopardy. After last-minute snags over transit funding and other items, key negotiators announced they had reached a deal earlier Wednesday. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer said following the announcement that a vote could...
    Former President Donald Trump on Wednesday night delivered a frantic statement demanding that Senate Republicans vote against the bipartisan infrastructure deal. "Hard to believe our Senate Republicans are dealing with the Radical Left Democrats in making a so-called bipartisan bill on 'infrastructure,' with our negotiators headed up by SUPER RINO Mitt Romney," Trump began. Trump then fumed that the bill...
    The Senate on Wednesday agreed to take up a bipartisan infrastructure package, hours after senators and the White House announced they had reached a deal after weeks of closed-door haggling.  Senators voted 67-32 to green light the debate, with 17 Republicans joining all 50 Democrats to launch a floor effort that could conclude with a Senate victory for a bipartisan...
    Morally, of course, the worst part about the Republican response to the House select committee investigating the January 6 insurrection is that they're trying to undermine the group's work at the behest of Donald Trump, the man who incited the violent riot in a last-ditch effort to throw out the results of his 2020 election loss. But I fully admit...
    House Republicans ripped Congress’s attending physician, Brian Monahan, as being politically motivated and unscientific in his reasoning to reinstitute a mask mandate on the House floor and office buildings on Tuesday evening. Members of the Republican conference met with Monahan for more than an hour on Wednesday afternoon, during which time the members grilled him on his reasoning for...
    Former President TrumpDonald TrumpRealClearPolitics reporter says Freedom Caucus shows how much GOP changed under Trump Jake Ellzey defeats Trump-backed candidate in Texas House runoff DOJ declines to back Mo Brooks's defense against Swalwell's Capitol riot lawsuit MORE lambasted Senate Republicans for reaching a deal with their Democratic counterparts on "major issues" involving an infrastructure proposal, dubbing Sen. Mitt RomneyWillard (Mitt) Mitt...