House Republicans, especially those who demanded concessions to elect Kevin McCarthy as Speaker, say they want spending cuts before they'll agree to raise the nation's debt ceiling, which the Biden administration says is necessary to ensure America doesn’t default on what it owes, or compromise the Treasury's ability to pay out Social Security or Medicare. CBS News Washington correspondent Christina Ruffini reports.
The Colorado Republican appeared to forget who was president in 2020.
- The Hill
President Biden ripped Republicans during his State of the Union address for efforts to use the nation’s debt ceiling as leverage to extract spending cuts from Democrats. “Some of my Republican friends want to take the economy hostage, I get it, unless I agree to their economic plans,” Biden said Tuesday night as the White…
There's one line her critics agreed with — but probably not in the way she was hoping.
- Fox News
Speechwriting experts say Biden made a good faith effort at promoting bipartisanship in his State of the Union, but did not confront the China threat as aggressively as he should have.
- USA TODAY
President Joe Biden outlined his administration's achievements in his State of the Union address Tuesday, but in places he left out important context.
DeSantis says he won't fight with Trump over Truth Social photos with high schoolers: 'I don't spend my time trying to smear other Republicans'
"I spend my time delivering results for the people of Florida and fighting against Joe Biden," DeSantis said during a press conference on Wednesday.
In case you’ve missed it: Reps. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.) and Lauren Boebert (R-Co.), who don’t seem to realize that they are two sides of the same terrible coin, have been very publicly at war with each other for some time now. And that war continued apace on Tuesday with Boebert once again mocking Greene—this time for carrying a large white balloon around the U.S. Capitol all day ahead of Biden’s State of the Union address to symbolize the so-called “Chinese spy balloon” that the military
The truth-challenged GOP congressman appeared to get into a brief confrontation ahead of President Joe Biden's address to Congress.
- American City Business Journals
DeSantis said the district will remain responsible to its bond debts, while being controlled by the state. "There's a new sheriff in town and that's just the way it's going to be," he said.
- NBC News
President Biden on Wednesday called out Republicans who booed when he accused them of wanting to cut Social Security and Medicare during his State of the Union address.
- AZCentral | The Arizona Republic
Sen. Kyrsten Sinema, I-Ariz., said she welcomed President Joe Biden's "support of our bipartisan successes."
- Fox News
President Biden held his annual State of the Union address on Capitol Hill on Feb. 7. Some Americans shared what they thought of the speech, what was missing and more.
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ABC News’ Linsey Davis spoke with Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez for her response to President Biden’s State of the Union address and Republican reactions during the speech.
- The Root
Last night’s State of the Union was one for the books, but not for the reasons one might think. Though President Biden tried to express an agenda of unity with the GOP, it predictably fell on deaf ears. “To my Republican friends, if we could work together in the last Congress, there is no reason we can’t work together and find consensus on important things in this Congress as well,” he stated.
- The Telegraph
With Russia back on the offensive after significant Ukrainian combat successes around Kharkiv and Kherson in the second half of 2022, the past few weeks have been the bloodiest so far of an already bloody war, with both sides taking extraordinarily heavy casualties. Expect it to get worse.
- The New York Times
WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden was about midway through a speech of about 7,218-words on Tuesday when a Republican lawmaker tried to shut him down with a single one: “Liar!” It was Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene of Georgia, whom the president had baited by accusing Republicans of wanting to threaten entitlement programs like Social Security. Later in the speech, when Biden called for an end to the fentanyl crisis in the United States, another lawmaker yelled out, “It’s your fault!” — a reference
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.
The former president turned his supposed rebuttal of Biden's speech into an acrid campaign rant.
- The Guardian
Republican extremist appears to reference Chinese surveillance dirigible by parading halls of Congress with white balloon
Pink Floyd co-founder Roger Waters on Wednesday addressed the U.N. Security Council at Russia's invitation, condemning Moscow's invasion of its neighbor as illegal - though adding he believed it was provoked - and calling for a ceasefire. Soon after Moscow's Feb. 24 invasion of Ukraine, Russia introduced tough new laws on spreading "misinformation" about the war or discrediting the Russian army.