For the third straight day, the House of Representatives has so far failed to elect a speaker after nine floor votes. Rep. Kevin McCarthy and his allies right now seem to be waging a battle to buy themselves time even after making some progress today.
Maxwell Frost’s comment isn’t the only time that the newly elected congressman, the first from Gen Z, has criticized Republicans.
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White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre defended making false statements from the podium, saying she will continue to follow the guidance of the White House Counsel's Office.
The Senate minority leader previously said he had no hard feelings toward the men, but his actions said otherwise.
Pakistan has “degraded” Wikipedia in the country for 48 hours for not removing “sacrilegious contents” and warned of fully blocking the site if the online encyclopedia fails to comply with the directions. The Pakistan Telecommunication Authority, the nation’s telecom regulator, said Wednesday afternoon that it had approached Wikipedia to block or remove certain "blasphemous" content by issuing court orders, but said the online encyclopedia neither complied nor appeared before the authority. If the “intentional failure” on Wikipedia’s part persists, the regulator will move to block the online encyclopedia within the country, it warned.
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The attack took place during a family hike, officials said.
The construction of a Chinese-owned corn mill in North Dakota will likely be halted after the U.S. Air Force flagged it as a “significant threat to national security.” Fufeng Group, an MSG and xanthan gum manufacturer based in Shandong province, China, previously bought 370 acres of farmland in Grand Forks through its American subsidiary. The city council approved the company’s $700 million proposal to build the mill last year, citing economic development success.
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2 House Republicans caught saying Ilhan Omar removal was the 'stupidest vote in world' before begging reporters to not tell GOP leadership what they said
Two House Republicans blurted out what they really thought about Thursday's vote to oust Democratic Rep. Ilhan Omar in what they thought was private.
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Nearly every House Democrat on Wednesday voted against a bill aimed at forcing federal workers to return to their offices now that the COVID pandemic is winding down.
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The House Oversight Committee on Thursday demanded that John Kerry release documents pertaining to his negotiations with the Chinese Communist Party.
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A House committee meeting turned heated when a Democrat offered an amendment that would prohibit lawmakers from carrying guns in the panel's hearing room.
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In multiple lawsuits, DeSantis’ lawyers have claimed that the governor wields executive privilege, and a judge has agreed with that argument for the first time.
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Mexico’s president is probably the most powerful political figure the country has had in decades, but he said Thursday that after his term ends in September 2024, he will totally withdraw from politics. There had been speculation that President Andrés Manuel López Obrador would remain a power behind the scenes in his now-dominant Morena party. López Obrador had previously said he would retire to a ranch he inherited in southern Mexico and write books.
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DeSantis' plans for Florida this year include tax cuts for gas stoves and more elections police. The proposals are widely viewed as targeting GOP voters nationally.
The governor has been rolling out new proposals nearly every week, including on prescription drugs, taxes, and foreign real estate investments.
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Mayor Karen Bass built her career on police reform, so why did she allow the rushed reappointment of LAPD Chief Moore?
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See which local bridges are targeted for repair, replacement or removal in the Michigan Department of Transportation's new bridge bundling program.
A new top-to-bottom safety review of the Apopka Fire Department sheds some light on the firefighter who was died in an accident on duty.
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The Biden administration seriously weighed moving forward with a gas stove ban before public uproar caused the White House to say it doesn't support such an action.
Rep. Mike Quigley (D-Ill.), one of the party's more senior Intelligence Committee members, isn't returning to its ranks — despite support from Nancy Pelosi to remain.
California Democrats on Wednesday vowed to enact new legislation aimed at protecting state restrictions on carrying concealed weapons from conservative legal challenges, days after two mass shootings left 18 people dead in the most-populous U.S. state. The proposed legislation would raise the age at which a gun owner can apply for a concealed-carry permit, increase the training requirement for obtaining a permit and ban the use of alcohol while carrying a concealed weapon. It also would carve out sensitive zones in airports and around schools where concealed weapons would not be allowed.
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Republicans have tapped Arkansas Gov. Sarah Huckabee Sanders to give their response to Biden’s speech. House GOP removes Ilhan Omar from committee.