The news comes after Ralston announced earlier this month that he was stepping down as speaker because of a “health challenge.”
- CBS News
House Republicans are projected to have only a narrow majority. That makes things tougher for Rep. Kevin McCarthy to win election as House speaker.
- Business Insider
Trump Org. rests case on sour note in NY tax fraud trial after judge scolds defense over 11th-hour evidence dump
Trump's real-estate company rested its defense case in a Manhattan tax fraud trial, after getting scolded by the judge for an 11th-hour evidence dump.
- Ukrayinska Pravda
Yulia, the widow of the deputy head of the Pacific Higher Naval School [one of the Russian Navy's two higher educational institutions], Vadim Boyko, wrote an open letter to Russian dictator Vladimir Putin, in which she says that her husband committed "self-execution" after being accused of failing Putin's conscription measures.
- Business Insider
Trump brags that he 'openly and transparently' took government documents from the White House to Mar-a-Lago
"When will you invade the other Presidents' homes in search of documents, which are voluminous, which they took with them, but not nearly so openly and transparently as I did?" Trump wrote.
- USA TODAY
The Senate rejected a filibuster that would have kept the Respect for Marriage Act from advancing while also recognizing religious freedom concerns.
- The Des Moines Register
Iowa Capital Dispatch editor: If Reynolds succeeds in this legal strategy, she will have clipped her wings and those of every governor who follows.
- The Hill
Senate Democrats are gearing up for what’s expected to be a challenging reelection environment in 2024 even as they await the results of a Senate runoff in Georgia between Sen. Raphael Warnock (D) and Republican Herschel Walker next month. About two dozen Democrats or those who caucus with the party will be up for reelection,…
Candace Cameron Bure Escalates 'Full House' Feud With Former Co-Star Jodie Sweetin Over 'Traditional Marriage' Drama
Is there anything pettier in 2022 than an Instagram unfollow? Well, that’s exactly what Candace Cameron Bure did to Full House co-star and friend Jodie Sweetin amid their feud over marriage equality. (And if you are wondering, Sweetin still follows Bure.) The women have taken different sides to the argument, but the former Hallmark star […]
- The Hill
Nearly a quarter-million voters cast their ballots in Georgia’s Senate runoff on Monday, breaking the state’s record for a single day of early voting as incumbent Sen. Raphael Warnock (D) and Republican challenger Herschel Walker vie for the key seat. “Ok…looks like we’ve broken the record and the rest is gravy. As of 4:45pm we’ve…
- The Hill
Legal counsel for the Supreme Court on Monday responded to an inquiry from Democratic lawmakers by reiterating Justice Samuel Alito’s denial of a report alleging that the outcome of a pending religious liberty case in 2014 was disclosed to Alito’s dinner guests. The statement by the court’s lawyer, Ethan Torrey, comes after The New York…
- NY Daily News
As the Supreme Court faces a crisis of credibility, another blow has landed in the form of former anti-abortion evangelical leader the Rev. Rob Schenck’s allegations about the leak of a pivotal decision eight years ago. The detail that’s most captured the attention of lawmakers and the public is the allegation that, over dinner in 2014, Justice Samuel Alito told activists Gayle and Donald ...
- Associated Press
The extended Senate campaign in Georgia between the Democratic incumbent, Raphael Warnock, and his Republican challenger, football legend Herschel Walker, has grown increasingly bitter as their Dec. 6 runoff nears. With Democrats already assured a Senate majority, it’s a striking contrast from two years ago, when the state's twin runoffs were mostly about which party would control the chamber in Washington. “Herschel Walker ain’t serious,” Warnock told supporters recently in central Georgia, saying that Walker “majors in lying” and fumbles the basics of public policy.
- KABC – Los Angeles
Eric Fleishman, a celebrity fitness coach known as Eric the Trainer, died unexpectedly on Thanksgiving morning at his Glendale home. He was 53.
The family of the late Katie Meyer, formerly Stanford University’s star soccer captain, is suing the university for wrongful death, after Meyer took her life in her dorm room in February. Last week, Santa Clara County ruled that “there is no indication of foul play, and Meyer’s death was determined to be self-inflicted,” prompting Meyer’s family to file a lawsuit on Wednesday, Sports Illustrated reported.
- AZCentral | The Arizona Republic
The election helped clear out some crazy, but Arizona's political psychosis is not yet under control.
After two years of late-night phone calls and countless painful negotiations, they're ready to watch Republicans navigate their own barely-there majority.
- Fox News
Melissa Highsmith, who went missing from her home in Fort Worth, Texas, as a toddler in 1971, has been reunited with her family more than 50 years later following a DNA test.
"Donald Trump decides that a good strategy would be to attack the prosecutor's spouse," Glenn Kirschner commented.
- The Hill
Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.), a member of the House Jan. 6 panel investigating the Capitol riot on Sunday pushed back on a Washington Post report suggesting tensions between committee staffers and Rep. Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.), the panel’s vice chair. The Post, citing interviews with 15 anonymous former and current committee staffers, reported on Wednesday that…
“So I help a seriously troubled man, who just happens to be black,” Trump wrote Saturday, offering “very much needed ‘advice.’”