Governor Ron DeSantis announced State Attorney Andrew Warren of the 13th Judicial Circuit has been suspended for putting "himself publicly above the law."
GOP Rep. James Comer says Marjorie Taylor Greene and Lauren Boebert have shown interest in being on Oversight Committee in a Republican-controlled House
"This isn't a committee where everybody's gonna scream and be outraged and try to make the witnesses look like fools," Rep. Comer told Politico.
- Miami Herald
Cuba won’t say it, but deadly oil-tank inferno ‘probably sabotage,’ ex-Miami-Dade fire chief says | Opinion
No one in a position to know seems to be questioning, at least in public, the Cuban government’s version of what caused the deadly inferno at Cuba’s main oil storage terminal in Matanzas: a lightning strike.
- The Hill
Republicans, including Greene, have repeatedly accused the Justice Department of going after Trump for political reasons.
- Fox News
Rashida Tlaib pocketed up to $100,000 in rental income during the pandemic despite pushing to cancel rent
Rep. Rashida Tlaib collected between $30,000 and $100,000 from rental income during the pandemic while pushing a bill alongside other 'Squad' members to cancel rent.
- AZCentral | The Arizona Republic
Federal sources tell Newsweek what happened at Mar-a-Lago: The FBI truly thought this wasn't going to be a big deal. Whoops.
- Travel Noire
Another Caribbean country is considering removing Queen Elizabeth II as the head of state.
Also, what about Hillary's emails? Or ... aliens?
- The Hill
Republicans are coming under fire for their rhetoric over $80 billion in funding for the IRS included a massive climate, tax and health care bill that Democrats in Congress are sending to the White House. The funding, over 10 years, is intended to help the IRS enforce various provisions in the Inflation Reduction Act, which…
Biden has not been to his favorite South Carolina destination since taking office in January 2021
Once a Democratic presidential hopeful, the former Hawaii representative is now filling the shoes of the right-wing pundit.
- Associated Press
Minnesota Republican Brad Finstad was sworn in Friday as the newest member of the U.S. House, giving the GOP one more seat, which means Democrats can't afford to lose more than four votes on close issues like their flagship climate change and health care bill. Democratic Speaker Nancy Pelosi held a ceremonial photo op afterward with a smiling Finstad, who was surrounded by members of his large family, including his wife, Jackie, and their seven children. “It's a special day for us to welcome a new member of Congress, Mr. Finstad, and his beautiful family,” Pelosi said.
- The Hill
Democrat calls for stand-alone vote on permitting deal, saying he doesn’t feel ‘obligation’ to vote for it
Rep. Raúl Grijalva (D-Ariz.) told The Hill on Friday that he will push for the permitting deal between Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) and Democratic leadership to be a standalone vote — rather than attached to another vehicle that may incentivize more of his colleagues to vote for it. Grijalva said that he and a handful…
Yes, the IRS is hiring criminal investigators empowered to use deadly force — but here’s some important context
The Internal Revenue Service’s operations are catching heat as it looks increasingly likely the tax agency is bound for an $80 billion budget boost under the Democrats’ proposed spending plan — and now there’s intense attention being focused on IRS workers who actually pack heat. It started as criticism from Republican leaders that the tax-collecting agency would bring on 87,000 new employees to “target regular, everyday Americans” with the $80 billion earmarked for the IRS in the Inflation Reduction Act reconciliation bill, which looks poised to become law. Now there’s an online stir over job postings for IRS special agents who carry guns as part of their work with the IRS’s Criminal Investigation Division.
- Associated Press
A sheriff’s deputy was killed after stopping along a dark stretch of road in North Carolina, prompting authorities to launch a manhunt for whoever fired the shots late Thursday night. The sheriff’s office identified the slain deputy as Deputy Ned Byrd, 48, a K-9 officer who had been with the office for 13 years. Byrd was fatally shot in the line of duty after 11 p.m. Thursday on a dark section of Battle Bridge Road adjacent to open land about a quarter mile (0.4 kilometers) from a gas station, sheriff’s office spokesperson Eric Curry said by telephone.
- Rolling Stone
Agents retrieved roughly 20 boxes of sensitive materials from Trump's Florida residence, according to a part of the search warrant obtained by The Wall Street Journal
- Miami Herald
When President Biden signs the Inflation Reduction Act in a few days, it will cap a historically successful legislative run for a president. Biden’s presidency opened to seemingly insurmountable obstacles — a pandemic infecting 185,000 and killing 3,300 Americans each day (only 5% of Americans had been vaccinated), almost 10 million jobs lost in 2020, and an unemployment rate at 6.3%. He inherited razor-thin margins in the House of Representatives, an evenly divided Senate and a Republican oppos
- The New York Times
WASHINGTON — Republicans struggled to come together on how to respond to the FBI’s search of Mar-a-Lago as it emerged Friday that federal law enforcement officers had recovered top secret files from former President Donald Trump’s Florida home. They were divided over whether to attack the nation’s top law enforcement agencies and how aggressive to be in those attacks. Publicly, Trump’s allies continued an aggressive push to portray the former president as a political target while sending urgent-
- The Town Talk
Rapides law-enforcement agencies have issued statements after people began reporting videos posted to social media that show alleged animal cruelty.
- Fox News
Democrats facing tough elections in the upcoming midterms are now in the spotlight after voting in favor of the Inflation Reduction Act in the House on Friday.
The proposals aim at boosting domestic energy production, extending healthcare benefits and lowering the costs of prescription drugs, and increasing federal tax enforcement.