House Speaker Kevin McCarthy ushers in new GOP majority: "Now the hard work begins." McCarthy was elected House speaker on a historic post-midnight 15th ballot early Saturday, overcoming holdouts and floor tensions after a chaotic week. (Jan. 7)
Trump says that if he's reelected he won't use the powers of the presidency to punish his enemies, but adds that he'd be 'entitled to a revenge tour'
In an interview with Hugh Hewitt, Trump went on a tirade against news outlets that reported on Russian interference during the 2016 election.
The debate might've been even weirder than we thought.
The Senate minority leader previously said he had no hard feelings toward the men, but his actions said otherwise.
Rep. Guy Reschenthaler (R-Pa.) just kept stepping in it as he tried to get the California Democrat to condemn people admired by the former GOP president.
- Business Insider
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.
Rep. David Cicilline (D-R.I.) spoke out against insurrection supporters during a long and chaotic debate in the House Judiciary Committee.
- The New York Times
KYIV, Ukraine — Andrew Milburn, a former American Marine colonel and leader of the Mozart Group, stood in a chilly meeting room on the second floor of an apartment building in Kyiv about to deliver some bad news. In front of him sat half a dozen men who had traveled to Ukraine on their own dime to work for him. “Guys, I’m gutted,” he said. “The Mozart Group is dead.” The men stared back at him with blank faces. Sign up for The Morning newsletter from the New York Times One asked as he walked tow
- Business Insider
AOC to GOP: Don't tell me you're condemning anti-Semitism when a Republican 'who has talked about Jewish space lasers' gets a plum committee assignment
"This is about targeting women of color in the United States of America," she says of the vote to remove Rep. Ilhan Omar from the foreign affairs committee.
- Business Insider
Stormy Daniels thanks Trump for accidentally appearing to admit that an affair with her 'happened a long time ago'
Daniels tweeted a snarky rebuttal after Trump on January 31 called her a "horseface" on Truth Social.
- The Hill
Ukraine is warning that Moscow is regrouping hundred of thousands of troops on the border for a massive new offensive, just weeks before the first anniversary of Russia’s invasion. Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky on Thursday gave a stark message to the West when he forecast that the Kremlin was building up its forces to take…
The former British prime minister said it seems like Republicans are "frightened of a guy called Tucker Carlson."
Do Republicans want to cut Social Security and Medicare? Sen. Thom Tillis says those questions are based on ‘a false premise.’
Tillis said he supports setting up Social Security and Medicare systems that he, “as a person with almost 40 years of business background, can look at the numbers and say, ‘This is a promise we can keep.'” His business experience includes stints with companies such as IBM (IBM) and PwC. Potential reductions to major federal entitlement programs have been a hot topic in recent days, with President Joe Biden and other Democrats criticizing Republicans over the issue.
- Fox News
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio Cortez and a handful of other federal lawmakers had paid thousands from their campaigns to Sing Tao U.S., a registered Chinese foreign agent.
George Santos' campaign spent more than $26,000 at an Italian restaurant in Queens. That's enough to buy 1,131 orders of the rigatoni bolognese.
The embattled GOP congressman's latest financial disclosure revealed Santos' team paid the restaurant another $8,000 to go towards "outstanding debt."
- The Daily Beast
Photo by Scott Eisen/Getty ImagesAfter exhausting a New York judge with incessant lying and legal delay games, the Trump family will get a second chance to answer a lawsuit from the New York Attorney General that threatens to bankrupt the real estate empire that bears the ex-president’s name.“Whatever we do today, I am determined to start the trial on October 2, 2023, come hell or high water. And pardon my French,” Justice Arthur F. Engoron said in a Manhattan court on Wednesday.After filing rea
- Ukrayinska Pravda
Russian command has ordered the attacks on the liberated city of Kherson, most likely to undermine civilian morale and deter any Ukrainian counter-attacks across the Dnipro River. Source: Latest UK Defence Intelligence update on the situation in Ukraine on 1 February, as European Pravda reports Quote: "In recent days, some of the most intense shelling in the conflict has likely taken place along the Dnipro River in southern Ukraine.
- The Hill
Former President Trump on Thursday took swipes at a slew of possible 2024 GOP rivals, calling his former U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley “overly ambitious” and accusing Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis and Virginia Gov. Glenn Youngkin of being ungrateful. Trump spoke for a half hour with conservative radio host Hugh Hewitt, addressing some of his potential…
- Lexington Herald-Leader
Journey to the southern border (of Kentucky): No immigrant hordes, but plenty of real issues | Opinion
Linda Blackford: We went to the southern border to see what all these candidates for governor are talking about. Here’s what we found.
- USA TODAY
Multiple federal agencies told USA TODAY that Trump did donate his presidential salary, though that is not reflected in his tax returns.
Nigeria's finance minister said on Thursday she disagreed with what she called a "surprise" downgrade of the country's credit rating by Moody's, insisting the government was already addressing the agency's concerns. Moody's downgraded the West African oil producer last week to Caa1 from B3, saying the government's fiscal and debt position was expected to keep deteriorating, an announcement that sent Nigeria's dollar-bond and currency forwards tumbling. "Moody's downgrade came as a surprise to us because we had presented all the work that we have been doing to stablise the economy," the minister, Zainab Ahmed, told reporters in Abuja.