Anita Dunn, a senior adviser to President Biden, says Democratic control of the Senate paves the way for the president to fill more judicial vacancies and advance his agenda.
The investigation may pertain to her attendance of the 2021 Met Gala. Her office told Insider they're "confident that this matter will be dismissed."
- The Hill
Twitter CEO Elon Musk lashed out at San Francisco Mayor London Breed (D) on Tuesday after the city opened an investigation into the social media company for converting extra office space into sleeping quarters for its employees. “So city of SF attacks companies providing beds for tired employees instead of making sure kids are safe…
- Rolling Stone
Chairman Bennie Thompson told reporters on Tuesday that referrals will be made, but didn’t name the individuals they think should be charged
Manchin and Sinema have effectively had carte blanche in the Senate the last two years. Now, Democrats can afford to lose one of their votes.
- Yahoo News
At a ceremony Tuesday commemorating Capitol Police officers for their heroic actions on Jan. 6, 2021, police officers and their family members refused to shake hands with two high-ranking Republican lawmakers, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell and House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy.
- The New Voice of Ukraine
German law enforcement officers in a large-scale special operation across the country have neutralized a terrorist group that was preparing a coup d'etat, German Minister of Justice Marco Buschmann said on Twitter on Dec. 7.
John Roberts, Brett Kavanaugh and Amy Barrett are the key justices to watch in a case that could allow state legislatures to bypass courts on election rules.
- Newark Advocate
In November 2018, the Ohio History Connection sued Moundbuilders Country Club, intending to buy back the lease on the Newark Earthworks property.
- The Hill
House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) on Monday pushed back on Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell’s (R-Ky.) political strategy amid discussions for an omnibus deal with Democrats. “Why would you want to work on anything if we have the gavel inside Congress?” McCarthy, who is expected to be the next Speaker, said in an appearance…
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- The Hill
Senate Republicans are skeptical about House GOP Leader Kevin McCarthy’s (Calif.) ability to unify his conference next year. That concern has Republican senators pushing to pass a year-end spending package, including an increase in spending for defense and military assistance for Ukraine. With a narrow majority in 2023, McCarthy’s struggles in lining up 218 votes…
Madison Cawthorn ordered to pay $15,237.49 in fines by House Ethics Committee for promoting 'LGB Coin' cryptocurrency he was invested in
The committee also cleared the 27-year-old congressman, who lost re-election this year, of having an improper relationship with a staffer.
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- The Telegraph
The Chinese Government has accused Britain of failing to “fulfil its relevant obligation” after Beijing’s bid for a “super embassy” on the site of the old Royal Mint was blocked.
- Modesto Bee
A dozen people vented to the Modesto City Council about the death of Paul Chavez Jr.
- Charlotte Observer
It’s a relief that at least five justices seem likely to reject the worst version of the GOP’s theory. But a milder ruling could still be damaging. | Editorial
- The Hill
House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) is escalating and doubling down on several pledges about how he would run the lower chamber next year as he tries to beat back opposition from a handful of House Republicans who threaten to derail his Speakership bid. Over the weekend, he warned that any delay in Republicans taking…
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- Associated Press
A ruling by a state court judge placed Oregon’s tough new voter-approved gun law on hold late Tuesday, just hours after a federal court judge allowed the ban on the sale and transfer of high-capacity magazines to take effect this week. The ruling by Harney County Judge Robert Raschio threw the implementation of Measure 114 — set for Thursday — into limbo and Oregon Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum said on Twitter that her office will urgently appeal to the Oregon Supreme Court.
- Associated Press
The Florida lawmaker who sponsored the controversial law critics call “Don't Say Gay” has been indicted on charges of defrauding a federal coronavirus loan program for small businesses, officials said Wednesday. Federal prosecutors said Rep. Joe Harding, 35, illegally obtained or tried to obtain more than $150,000 from the Small Business Administration in pandemic aid loans. He is being charged with two counts of wire fraud, two counts of money laundering and two counts of making false statements. Harding, a Republican, became nationally known this year over his sponsorship of a law that forbids instruction on sexual orientation and gender identity in kindergarten through third grade, as well as material that is not deemed age-appropriate.