As Maryland lawmakers prepare for this year's legislative session, outgoing Gov. Larry Hogan delivered his farewell address Tuesday evening. The governor started by thanking Lt. Gov. Boyd Rutherford, his wife, first lady Yumi Hogan and the people of Maryland for all of their support over the last eight years. The governor said he's proud of his accomplishments that include making Maryland more business-friendly and growing the state's private sector.
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Prosecutor appointed by Trump Justice Department used claims from Russian intelligence to obtain emails from a George Soros aide: NYT
John Durham, appointed by Bill Barr, relied on claims from Russian intelligence analysts to obtain a US citizen's emails, The New York Times reported.
Charles C.W. Cooke tore into the former president in a scathing new column.
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Rep. Matt Gaetz introduces 'PENCIL' resolution barring Adam Schiff from accessing classified information
Florida Rep. Matt Gaetz introduced a resolution on Thursday that would bar California Rep. Adam Schiff from accessing classified information.
Trump suggests providing tanks to Ukraine will lead to 'nukes' and says ending the war with Russia would be 'easy'
Trump, who referred to Putin as a "genius" the week Russia invaded Ukraine, was once impeached over his dealings with Kyiv.
The newly elected Republican Rep. George Santos has faced several calls to resign over his lies.
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Sen. John Kennedy, R-La., grilled four Biden judicial nominees on the Constitution during a confirmation hearing Wednesday, and one could not answer his questions.
- Ukrayinska Pravda
A fire broke out on the Tusla ship, which is a Turkey-owned vessel, during an attack that Russian forces carried out on Kherson city on the evening of Tuesday, 24 January 2023. Source: Turkish media outlets, including NTV and TGRT, as reported by European Pravda; Reuters news outlet citing the maritime security company Ambrey Details: As a result of the attack on Kherson, a fire broke out in a command room of the vessel.
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The State of Emergency will stay in effect until Feb. 9.
- The New Voice of Ukraine
Defense Minister Oleksii Reznikov unveiled Ukraine’s new, domestically-produced Bohdana 155mm self-propelled howitzer, which has already been tested in battle.
- The Daily Beast
GettyIt didn’t take long for Russian officials to start foaming at the mouth and ranting about global conspiracies after Germany agreed to deliver its Leopard 2 battle tanks to Ukraine on Wednesday.After weeks of resistance, German Chancellor Olaf Scholz announced that, along with allies, the country would provide 88 of the battle tanks to Ukraine, effectively giving Kyiv more firepower to launch new offensives. The Biden administration was also expected to announce a deal to send 30 M1 Abrams t
Donald Trump Has Started Texting for the First Time & It’s Reportedly Raising a Concerning Alarm for His Associates
Donald Trump is running for president for the third time, but he’s doing something different when it comes to communicating with his Republican colleagues and friends — he is texting. While that sounds like no big deal to most of us who have been using our smartphones for over a decade, it is stressing out […]
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The South Dakota Senate on Thursday suspended a Republican state senator in a rare move that stripped the lawmaker of all legislative power while keeping the allegations against her a secret. Sen. Julie Frye-Mueller, who is among a group of right-wing Statehouse Republicans, told reporters earlier Thursday that she was being punished following an exchange she had with a legislative aide about vaccinations. Sen. Michael Rohl, the Republican lawmaker who initiated the motion to suspend Frye-Mueller, said in a statement that it was based on “serious allegations” and had been made to ensure the Legislature was creating a safe work environment for employees.
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Some Iowa Republicans say entitlement programs are sapping the state's budget, despite nearly $2 billion surplus.
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A judicial nominee of President Joe Biden was stumped by Sen. John Kennedy's basic questions about the Constitution during her Senate confirmation hearing.
On Jan. 19, the U.S. officially hit its debt ceiling, having spent all of the $31.4 trillion available for expenditures as allocated by the Treasury. In the days since, conversations have become...
Elaine Chao, Trump-era transportation secretary and Mitch McConnell's wife, hits back at Trump for giving her the racist nickname 'Coco Chow'
In a statement to Politico on Wednesday, Chao — who served four years in Trump's cabinet — made her displeasure with Trump clear.
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House Speaker Kevin McCarthy finally won his battle against letting members vote remotely. It could cost him critical GOP votes when he needs it most.
The House implemented proxy voting in the 116th Congress as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. It's gone now, and it could be costly for the GOP.
- The Hill
Sen. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.), a member of the Senate Intelligence Committee, said he and other Republicans will hold up President Biden’s nominees until the administration shares with Congress the classified documents seized at Biden’s Delaware home and Washington office and former President Trump’s Mar-a-Lago estate. Cotton vowed “there will be pain” until the Biden…
- The Hill
For nearly three years, households have been receiving an additional $95 or more on top of their normal allotment. But that extra money is set to expire next month.