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    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,...
    A group of GOP senators met Thursday with female Team USA and Olympic champions to discuss the controversial issue of transgender athletes participating in female sports, calling it "dangerous" for women to compete against biological males. Sens. Joni Ernst, R-Iowa, Marsha Blackburn, R-Tenn., and Cindy Hyde-Smith, R-Miss., discussed preserving women's sports with three-time Olympic cyclist...
    A total of 228 Republican lawmakers urged the Supreme Court to overturn Roe v. Wade in an amicus brief filed Thursday stating that it's time to "resolve the bitter culture war" the 1973 decision started in regard to abortion rights. The lawmakers, which included 44 senators and 184 House members, called for the reversal of...
    During the Obama years, Rep. Jim Jordan of Ohio was a frequent source of irritation to then-Rep. John Boehner and his successor as House speaker, former Rep. Paul Ryan of Wisconsin. Neither Boehner nor Ryan appreciated the Ohio congressman's abrasive, in-your-face tactics. But Jordan's prominence among House Republicans only increased during Donald Trump's presidency, and...
    Led by South Carolina’s Henry McMaster, a dozen Republican governors are wading into a lawsuit over Mississippi’s new anti-abortion law, the outcome of which could have implications for similar measures across the country. On Thursday, attorneys for McMaster submitted an amicus brief to the U.S. Supreme Court in support of Mississippi, which wants to enforce...
    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...
    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...
    Former Democratic Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon will not be entering the open Senate race in the midterm elections, likely diminishing Democrats' chances for an upset next November. Nixon, who served as governor from 2009 to 2017, announced his decision Thursday in a social media post. "I always thrived on policy more than politics....
    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...
    Former Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon (D) Thursday said he will not run in the state’s open Senate race, a blow for Democrats who are seeking to field a high-profile contender in the race. Nixon, who was elected to the governorship in 2008 and reelected in 2012, said he appreciates all the support he’s received from...
    A group of Republican House representatives led by Rep. Lance GoodenLance GoodenHillicon Valley: Biden: Social media platforms 'killing people' | Tech executives increased political donations amid lobbying push | Top House antitrust Republican forms 'Freedom from Big Tech Caucus' Top House antitrust Republican forms 'Freedom from Big Tech Caucus' Court ruling sets up ever more bruising...
    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...
    Rep. Mo Brooks (R-Ala.) is facing scrutiny after the release of contradictory details suggest he was well aware of the possibility of violence erupting at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6. The latest revelation came to light during the Republican lawmaker's recent interview with Slate magazine. During the interview, Brooks revealed he actually wore...
    House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthyKevin McCarthyTim Ryan slams McCarthy for mocking Capitol physician, mask mandate McCarthy knocks Pelosi, mask mandate: 'This House has broken the country's trust' GOP, Democrats battle over masks in House, Senate MORE (R-Calif.) on Thursday repeated his claims that Speaker Nancy PelosiNancy PelosiTim Ryan slams McCarthy for mocking Capitol physician, mask...
                        Lingering accounting issues dating back at least four years have pitted three members of the Ohio Republican Party’s Central Committee against Ohio Republican Party (ORP) Chairman Robert Paduchik over the scope of the ongoing audit of the ORP’s financial records – the first...
    U.S. Senator John Kennedy (R-LA) on Wednesday decided to impose a possibly unconstitutional religious test for a Biden Dept. of Justice nominee, asking attorney Hampton Dellinger, "Do you believe in God?" It was a stunning moment, one that the 69-year old Senator from Louisiana, who earned his law degree at the University of Virginia and...
    A new TV ad running in Ohio’s 15th Congressional District spotlights that "Mike Carey stood with President Trump when he took on the political establishment." The spot, by the former president’s Make America Great Again Action super PAC emphasizes that "now President Trump is standing with him." Carey, a longtime energy lobbyist and the chair of...
    US President Donald Trump speaks to officials during a roundtable discussion on community safety, at Mary D. Bradford High School in in Kenosha, Wisconsin on September 1, 2020. - Trump visited Kenosha, the city at the center of a raging US debate over racism, despite pleas to stay away and claims he is dangerously fanning...
    Mark McCloskey, who is being accused of encouraging racist slurs, is most famous for waving a gun at Black Lives Matter protesters from his porch. St. Louis County Health Director Faisal Khan wrote an op-ed Wednesday laying out the physical threats and racist slurs he was...
    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...
    United States Capitol Police (USCP) were ordered to start arresting visitors and staff who refuse to wear a mask on the House side of the Capitol complex starting Thursday, according to a police memo issued by new USCP Chief Thomas Manger that was obtained by a member of Congress.  Police were also advised not to...
    A dozen Republican governors on Thursday urged the Supreme Court to eliminate federal protections for abortion and instead allow states to regulate abortion. Led by South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster, the group argued in a legal filing that the court’s landmark 1973 decision in Roe v. Wade, which established the constitutional right to abortion, and subsequent...
    Rep. Adam Kinzinger, R-Ill., has committed to remaining a member of the Republican Party despite being one of its toughest critics following the Jan. 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol. "I'm a Republican at heart. I was a Republican way before Donald Trump, since I was six years old," Kinzinger told CNN's Wolf Blitzer on...
    (CNN)Nearly 230 Republican members of Congress told the Supreme Court on Thursday that it should overturn Roe v. Wade and release its "vise grip on abortion politics."The new brief is the latest filing in a dispute that will be heard next term and represents the most significant abortion-related case the justices have taken up in...
    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...
    When Democrat Kyrsten Sinema defeated Republican Martha McSally in Arizona's 2018 U.S. Senate race, it was a political shocker because of the Grand Canyon State's conservative history. But in the Biden era, the decidedly centrist senator has often been a source of frustration for progressives in the Democratic Party. And Elvia Díaz, a columnist for...
                      by Catherine Mortensen  Rep. Paul Gosar (R-AZ-04) is calling for Reps. Liz Cheney (R-WY-At-large) and Adam Kinzinger (R-IL-16) to be removed from the Republican caucus for their failure to follow “party protocols.” In an exclusive interview with Americans for Limited Government, Rep. Gosar said Cheney and...
    Senator Kevin Cramer (R-ND) had a contentious exchange with a radio show caller who demanded to know who fatally shot Ashli Babbitt during the storming of the U.S. Capitol. Cramer appeared on WDAY’s The Jay Thomas Show on Tuesday to take a number of questions from various callers. At one point, Cramer faced the...
    Fox News contributor Joe Concha sat down with "Fox & Friends First" and pushed back against NBC ‘Meet the Press’ host Chuck Todd's claim that there is no bias towards liberals from the media. Concha said the remark embodied the "smugness" of many in the mainstream media. NBC NEWS’ CHUCK TODD DISMISSES NOTION OF A...
    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...
    Sen. Thom TillisThomas (Thom) Roland TillisThe 17 Republicans who voted to advance the Senate infrastructure bill Senate votes to take up infrastructure deal GOP, Democrats battle over masks in House, Senate MORE (R-N.C.) is crediting Democrat Sen. Kyrsten Sinema (Ariz.) with pushing a bipartisan infrastructure spending package over the finish line this week.  "It’s rare to have an elected official...
    A far right wing Republican lawmaker had a meltdown Wednesday morning over the House's newly-announced mask mandate. U.S. Rep. Chip Roy (R-TX), almost screaming for two minutes, cried: "We gotta wear masks? In the peoples' house? This institution is a sham! And we should adjourn and shut this place down!" As he spoke a maskless...
                      by Richard Manning  A group of six Republican lawmakers held a press conference outside the Department of Justice  (DOJ) on Tuesday to demand answers about the treatment of those arrested over the Jan. 6 Capitol breach. Congress members Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.), Louis Gohmert (R-Texas), Matt Gaetz...
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    A group of Republican lawmakers held a press conference on Tuesday before the first hearing of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s committee to investigate the protests at the Capitol Building on January 6, 2021, and demanded to know what kind of treatment protesters arrested are being given. “We still need to know: do we have political...
    (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...
    Representative Adam Kinzinger (R-IL) said Wednesday on CNN “The Situation Room” that no Republican lawmakers actually believed the 2020 presidential election was stolen from former President Donald Trump. Discussing Kinzinger serving on the House Select Committee on the January 6th Capitol riot, anchor Wolf Blitzer said, “Have any of your Republican colleagues actually privately said to...
    (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....
    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....
    North Dakota Sen. Kevin CramerKevin John CramerTransit funding, broadband holding up infrastructure deal Senate falling behind on infrastructure Bipartisan group says it's still on track after setback on Senate floor MORE (R) clashed with a radio caller demanding to know the identity of the officer who shot Ashli Babbitt, one of the supporters of former...
    Rep. Tim RyanTimothy (Tim) RyanSix takeaways: What the FEC reports tell us about the midterm elections Schumer, Tim Scott lead as Senate fundraising pace heats up Here's what Congress is reading at the beach this summer MORE (D-Ohio.) criticized House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthyKevin McCarthyHouse to resume mask mandate after new CDC guidance McCarthy pulls...
    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...
    House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthyKevin McCarthyHouse to resume mask mandate after new CDC guidance McCarthy pulls GOP picks off House economic panel GOP up in arms over Cheney, Kinzinger MORE (R-Calif.) took a jab at Speaker Nancy PelosiNancy PelosiHouse to resume mask mandate after new CDC guidance McCarthy pulls GOP picks off House economic panel...
    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...
    Rally in New York City this month supporting passage of a pathway to citizenship in the upcoming reconciliation package. Immigrant rights advocacy group America’s Voice noted this week that the political arm of the House Republican caucus has been running frantic ad after frantic ad against House Democrats who voted for pro-immigrant measures in the chamber back in March....
    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...
    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...
    The Justice Department fired a fresh round of warning shots at Republican-led state voting laws and GOP-led 2020 election audits on Wednesday. With the release of two new federal guidance memos, Attorney General Merrick Garland made it abundantly clear he's not easing the pressure after he filed a high-profile lawsuit against Georgia last month...
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    Masks are once again emerging as a flash point on Capitol Hill after Congress’s top doctor issued new guidance and cases ramp back up due to the delta variant of COVID-19. More than half a dozen Republican lawmakers refused to comply with a reinstated requirement Wednesday that everyone wear masks on the House side of...