Maryland Gov. Wes Moore got to work Thursday on his first full day in office, quickly addressing several policy issues. Less than 24 hours after he was sworn in, Maryland's 63rd governor was nearly halfway through an agenda packed with sit-down interviews, photo opportunities and announcements to show what a Moore administration is all about. The governor announced he's releasing $69 million in previously withheld state funding to pay for key programs. The funds were authorized by the General Assembly last year, according to the governor's office, which said $9 million will support the Climate Solutions Now Act, $10 million will support paid family and medical leave, $46.5 million will support cannabis reform and $3.5 million will support access to abortion care.
The House speaker was unable to control the most extreme members of his caucus on Tuesday night.
The truth-challenged GOP congressman appeared to get into a brief confrontation ahead of President Joe Biden's address to Congress.
- Business Insider
McCarthy warns Republicans not to misbehave at State of the Union, promises no 'childish games' like Pelosi's infamous speech tearing moment
"We're members of Congress. We have a code of ethics of how we should portray ourselves," McCarthy told CNN on Tuesday.
- The Daily Beast
Hunter Larkin for KansasA 23-year-old Kansas mayor who re-installed himself in office last month in what some horrified observers said was “essentially a coup” is refusing to leave in the face of furious community opposition.At a contentious city council meeting Monday night, Goddard Mayor Hunter Larkin invoked the late Apple founder Steve Jobs, suggesting that he—Larkin—was also a visionary attempting to “change the world.”In a move that one Goddard resident likened to “Germany in 1935,” Larkin
- The Hill
The five sitting Supreme Court justices attending the State of the Union are being joined by two of their predecessors, the first time a retired justice has attended the president’s address in 26 years. Retired Justices Stephen Breyer and Anthony Kennedy, two regular attendees during their years on the bench, have again returned to the…
- The Guardian
Republican extremist appears to reference Chinese surveillance dirigible by parading halls of Congress with white balloon
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REUTERS/Mikhail Klimentyev/Sputnik/KremlinRamzan Kadyrov, a key ally of Russian President Vladimir Putin, has begun rattling off threats about attacking Poland after Ukraine.Kadyrov, the head of Chechnya, suggested Monday that Russia should “denazify and demilitarize” Poland next.“What if, after the successful completion of the NMD, Russia begins to denazify and demilitarize the next country? After all, after Ukraine, Poland is on the map! I will not hide that I personally have such an intention
The former GOP House speaker "has no idea what he's talking about," Lieu said.
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George Santos grabbed an aisle seat at the State of the Union. Not everyone was eager to shake his hand.
Seated beside GOP Rep. Thomas Massie of Kentucky, Santos soon discovered that not everyone, including some Republicans, was interested in seeing him.
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Former White House press secretary Jen Psaki said in response to reports that former first lady Melania Trump entered the Situation Room during a 2019 raid against ISIS that “this is not normal.” “No, this is not normal. I think it’s important to restate that as much as possible around Trump,” she said on MSNBC’s…
- The Hill
House Republicans read the Constitution on the House floor Tuesday morning, following through — though delayed — on a pledge Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) made after the GOP won control of the chamber last year. McCarthy in November — before winning the Speaker’s gavel — wrote on Twitter that lawmakers would “read every single word of the Constitution aloud…
Melania Trump's 'Unexpected' Presence in the Situation Room During a Major Military Operation Raised a Few Eyebrows
The Donald Trump administration has provided lots of headlines and plenty of surprises since he exited the White House in 2021, but the latest Melania Trump headline is definitely raising eyebrows. A new memoir from former acting Defense Secretary Christopher Miller, Soldier Secretary: Warnings from the Battlefield & the Pentagon about America’s Most Dangerous Enemies, […]
The Arkansas governor, who's admitted under oath to lying to the press, will deliver the GOP's response to Biden's State of the Union address this week.
- Los Angeles Times Opinion
The Democrat's past statements on Israel render her unfit to serve on the House Foreign Affairs Committee, says a reader.
- American City Business Journals
House Bill 9B, introduced on Feb. 6, will change the power structure at Walt Disney World's Reedy Creek Improvement District in Orlando.
- The Telegraph
Kim Jong-un has not been seen in public for 35 days ahead of an expected mass parade in Pyongyang this week to celebrate the North Korean military’s 75th anniversary.
Early in his address, Biden summed up the troubles he faced when he entered office two years ago, making a nod to the Jan. 6, 2021, insurrection at the Capitol.
The former New Jersey governor hit back at the former president — but critics said he was much too late.
- Fox News
White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre was asked Monday to comment on polls indicating the American people are losing faith in Biden's leadership.