Watch Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick's full speech after he took the oath of office for the 3rd time. Patrick was first elected lieutenant governor in 2015.
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.
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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Biden took out $250K line of credit against Delaware beach home amid Hunter probe, classified docs scandal
President Biden took out a $250,000 line of credit against his Delaware beach house as his son, Hunter, is under investigation and amid his own confidential document fiasco.
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The attack took place during a family hike, officials said.
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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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President Biden on Thursday stated that more than half of the women in his administration are women as he spoke on the 30th anniversary of the Family and Medical Leave Act.
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.
The unfolding crisis for India’s Adani group has claimed its first political casualty. The Financial Times reports that former UK Conservative minister Joseph (Jo) Edmund Johnson resigned from the board of a London-based investment bank associated with the troubled business empire.
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House Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) broke with Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.) on Thursday when asked about the death of Ashli Babbitt, who was shot and killed by Capitol police during the Jan. 6, 2021, attack, concluding she was not murdered, as Greene has said. “I think the police officer did his job,” McCarthy told…
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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 on Thursday approved a resolution denouncing socialism in a bipartisan vote that fractured the Democratic caucus. The resolution overwhelmingly cleared the chamber in a 328-86-14 vote. The majority of Democrats — 109 of them — voted with all Republicans for the resolution, while 86 voted against it and 14 voted “present.” The measure, which runs…
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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.
The bill is similar to failed legislation from last year, but its backers are confident some key changes will help it pass this session.
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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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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.
- AZCentral | The Arizona Republic
Arizona Gov. Katie Hobbs says "I'm done talking about this" in response to a question about inauguration funds on Feb. 2, 2023, in Surprise.
- Miami Herald
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.
- Ukrayinska Pravda
Oleksandr Pavliuk, Chief of Staff and Deputy Commander of the Ground Forces of Ukraine, has shown the work of Shahed Hunters, of which Ukraine has six at its disposal. Source: Oleksandr Pavliuk on Telegram Quote: "Ukraine has received six systems to counter enemy drones.