CBS News congressional correspondent Scott MacFarlane joins us to discuss how Sunday's riots in Brazil compare to the Jan. 6, 2021, attack on the U.S. Congress. He also reflects on the divisions plaguing the new Congress, and the latest reporting on embattled GOP Congressman George Santos.
Former State Rep. Jason Fischer says he was shocked and saddened to find hateful flyer outside of his Mandarin home Sunday morning.
- The Daily Beast
Photo Illustration by Thomas Levinson/The Daily Beast/Getty/SD State SenatePIERRE, South Dakota—The state legislature has been consumed by a bizarre scandal after a lawmaker allegedly stepped way over the line and gave a staffer unsolicited advice on COVID vaccines and breast-feeding, including a suggestion that she suckle her husband.State Sen. Julie Frye-Mueller, a Republican from Rapid City, was suspended from her committee assignments last week and stripped of the ability to vote after the i
The Republican-led Florida House's new dress code drew ire from the newspaper's editorial board.
Chinese Americans from North Texas are protesting against two Texas Senate bills that would ban specific communities from buying property in the state. Over 250 protesters flocked to John F. Kennedy Memorial Plaza in downtown Dallas on Sunday to condemn Senate Bills 147 and 552, which they have denounced as discriminatory. Bill 147, filed by Republican State Sen. Lois Kolkhorst in November 2022, will effectively prevent people with ties to four countries — China, Russia, North Korea and Iran — from purchasing Texas property or real estate if passed.
- State College Centre Daily Times
“Agriculture is a huge economic driver in Pennsylvania, and I’m excited to keep fighting for our farmers and their families,” Fetterman said in a statement.
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A House Democrat says there aren't enough House members to represent a growing U.S. population, and is proposing the addition of 150 more lawmakers to the House chamber.
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A top non-partisan political handicapper predicts Democrats face a serious challenge holding on to four crucial Senate seats as they attempt to protect their razor-thin majority in 2024
The House this week approved the full roster of lawmakers named to the Oversight and Judiciary Committees, the front lines of probes into the Biden administration.
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Florida Republicans introduced a constitutional carry bill on Monday, which could tip the U.S. to having a majority of states with permitless carry if the bill is signed into law.
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Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., lashed out at House Speaker Kevin McCarthy, calling his attempts to personally whip votes against her retaining her committee assignments "pathetic."
- The Hill
Nearly half of the Senate Republican Conference has signed on to a letter to President Biden warning they will not vote for any bill to raise the nation’s debt limit unless it’s connected to spending cuts to address the nation’s $31 trillion debt. The letter, led by conservative Sens. Mike Lee (R-Utah) and Ted…
- USA TODAY
A crowd did not begin chanting profanities at the president during a speech on gun violence. The video was edited to add the outburst.
- Springfield News-Leader
Bipartisan bills spurred by a flood of citizen complaints would order state agencies to remove and bury large dead animals on roads and highways.
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Santos made the announcement in a closed-door meeting of the House GOP conference.
- The Conversation
Sheriffs who see themselves as ultimate defenders of the Constitution are especially worried about gun rights
Scott Jenkins, sheriff of Culpeper County, Va., is one of a large number of so-called 'constitutional sheriffs' in the U.S. Eva Hambach/AFP via Getty ImagesA gun control law signed by Gov. J.B. Pritzker of Illinois in January 2023 immediately faced opposition from a group key to the law’s enforcement: sheriffs. They are county-level, locally elected public officials who run jails, provide courthouse security, and, in many counties, are the primary providers of law enforcement services. In Illino
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Republican Louisiana Sen. John Kennedy will take action to counter the Biden administration's new rule tightening regulations on pistol stabilizing braces, which took affect this week.
- Associated Press
Gov. Tim Walz enshrined the right to abortion and other reproductive health care into Minnesota statutes Tuesday, signing a bill meant to ensure that the state's existing protections remain in place no matter who sits on future courts. Democratic leaders took advantage of their new control of both houses of the Legislature to rush the bill through in the first month of the 2023 legislative session.
- The Hill
Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) called a White House memo outlining President Biden’s plan for their meeting on Wednesday “political games.” The memo, released on Tuesday, said Biden will ask McCarthy if he will commit to avoiding a default and if he will release a budget proposal outlining House GOP spending plans. “Mr. President: I received…
- Biloxi Sun Herald
“When we talk about things in Mississippi like attracting new businesses, but also preventing brain drain, I think this bill really goes into the face of all of that. It makes us take a step backwards. Other states are moving forward.”
- The Fiscal Times
In a letter to President Joe Biden, nearly half of the Republicans in the Senate declared they any effort to increase the debt ceiling must include structural reforms in federal spending. “We, the undersigned members of the Senate Republican Conference, write to express our outright opposition to a debt-ceiling hike without real structural spending reform that reduces deficit spending and brings fiscal sanity back to Washington,” the lawmakers said. Led by Sen. Mike Lee of Utah, the two dozen si