Congresswoman Mikie Sherrill (D- NJ), a former Navy helicopter pilot and federal prosecutor, joins Andrea Mitchell to discuss the battle on Capitol Hill over appointments to the January 6 select committee after Speaker Pelosi rejected Jim Jordan and Jim Banks. With Kevin McCarthy vowing to withdraw his picks for the committee in response, leaving Liz Cheney as the lone Republican on the panel, Rep. Sherill says, "I would put Liz Cheney against Jim Jordan any day of the week," wishing that "every member of
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The U.S. Justice Department on Friday ordered the Internal Revenue Service to hand over former President Donald Trump's tax returns to a House of Representatives committee, saying the panel has offered "sufficient reasons" for requesting the material. The department's Office of Legal Counsel reversed course and declared that the department erred in 2019 when Trump was still in office when it found that the request for his taxes by the Democratic-led House Ways and Means Committee was based on a "disingenuous" objective aimed at exposing them to the public. "We cannot know where receipt of the requested tax information will take the committee, any more than the committee itself can predict what it will find or determine," wrote Acting Assistant Attorney General Dawn Johnsen for the Office of Legal Counsel.
- Business Insider
Marjorie Taylor Greene and Matt Gaetz showed up unannounced to the jail where several Capitol riot suspects are being held and were turned away. They're now accusing DC authorities of 'hiding something.'
Greene and Gaetz visited the DC Department of Corrections on Thursday, asking to view the conditions of the Jan. 6 riot suspects.
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GOP lawmaker Mo Brooks says he wore body armor at the January 6 Trump rally and was tipped off to 'risks'
The Alabama representative said he received a warning two days before the insurrection.
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) is urging his fellow Republicans to buck up Sen. Kyrsten Sinema of Arizona — a Democrat, sources familiar with the conversations tell Axios.Why it matters: Republicans view Sinema and her moderate Democratic colleague Sen. Joe Manchin of West Virginia as their last line of defense against sweeping progressive laws — ranging from a $3.5 trillion social welfare bill to potentially irreversible structural changes like eliminating the filibuster and add
There's mounting fury on the right about efforts to enforce the new House requirement as Covid's Delta variant spreads.
Once the Senate passes a bipartisan infrastructure deal, Democrats' path forward on two spending bills could get messy.
A fleet of British ships is currently sailing through the South China Sea en route to Japan.
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‘Morning Joe’ Hits House GOP Leader Kevin McCarthy for Mask ‘Stunt': ‘Dumbest Man in Washington’ (Video)
House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy earned the ire of MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” hosts Friday morning after pulling a mask “stunt” in Washington D.C. Responding to McCarthy’s recent attack on House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and the Capitol mask mandate, host Joe Scarborough mused, “Do we really want to listen to this? Do we seriously, like… the dumbest man in Washington. I don’t know if he is or not. I don’t know if he just plays dumb on TV or he’s actually dumb, but the question is: How many of those Ho
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The former president has been a member of Winged Foot, one of the country's top golf clubs and host of the 2020 U.S. Open, for more than 50 years.
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Kyrsten Sinema blocks Democrats' plan to spend $3.5 trillion on infrastructure, setting up major cuts
Hours after Biden and the GOP agreed on infrastructure, setting up Democrats' massive reconciliation package, the Arizona moderate opposed its cost.
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An Oregon judge sided against local officials and a gun control group on Thursday as he dismissed a challenge to a Second Amendment sanctuary ordinance that was previously approved by voters.
“This is not a loss, again, I don’t want to claim it is a loss, this was a win," said the former president, trying to spin the negative into a positive.
However, some Senate Democrats don't support the overall cost of the legislation, and say they want changes.
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On Thursday, Texas Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee became the third Black House Democrat to be arrested in three weeks for participating in a voting rights demonstration outside of the Hart Senate Building.
The U.S. Justice Department's refusal to defend a Republican congressman accused in a civil lawsuit of helping to incite the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol could hamper former President Donald Trump's legal defense in the same case, experts said. The department late Tuesday told a federal judge it had declined https://www.reuters.com/world/us/us-justice-dept-wont-defend-republican-lawmaker-capitol-riot-lawsuit-2021-07-28 a request by Representative Morris "Mo" Brooks to grant him immunity by covering him under the Westfall Act, which shields federal employees from being sued for their words or actions in the course of their employment. Experts said the move appeared to send a message to Trump, a co-defendant in the case, ruling out immunity when it warned that inciting an attack on Congress "is not within the scope of employment of a Representative - or any federal employee."
Adam Kinzinger Responds To Mocking From Tucker Carlson & Laura Ingraham Over January 6 Hearing: “A Very Cold Hearted Thing”
One of the standout moments from the first meeting of the January 6 Select Committee came when Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-IL) fought back tears as he addressed the four witnesses, police officers who defended the Capitol from pro-Donald Trump rioters. But hours after the moment, he was mocked — along with questioning the testimony of […]
A day after the U.S. Senate passed a major bipartisan milestone on infrastructure, Republicans in the House of Representatives lapsed into bitter partisanship and infighting, attacking both Democrats and Republican opponents of former President Donald Trump. House Republican leader Kevin McCarthy and other Republicans poured scorn on House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and blamed President Joe Biden for a host of national ills including inflation, violent crime, illegal border crossings and what he termed politically motivated COVID-19 health guidelines.
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Nigerian Gov’t Staff Forced to Take Secrecy Oath After Daily Beast Reveals President’s Twitter Meltdown
GettyABUJA, Nigeria— Dozens of employees working in the State House, where the offices of Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari and Vice President Yemi Osinbajo are located, were gathered in a room and forced to take an Oath of Secrecy earlier this week because the president’s top aides were “embarrassed” by The Daily Beast report revealing the reasons behind his demand for a nationwide Twitter ban, according to two officials.The government was open about the mass-oath-taking, billing it as a sta
LIMA (Reuters) -Peruvian President Pedro Castillo named Guido Bellido, a member of his Marxist party, as prime minister on Thursday, dimming hopes of a moderate administration, and swore in most of his cabinet, but did not name a finance minister. The lack of an economy czar is likely to create uncertainty in Peruvian markets about the future of Castillo's administration, who as a candidate campaigning for a self-described Marxist-Leninist party had already spooked investors. Castillo had scheduled the swearing in of his full cabinet for Thursday evening, but started the event over two hours late.
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Without explanation, Ukraine took its signature off a statement asking China to let observers into Xinjiang to investigate allegations of persecution of Uyghurs.