Representative Victoria Spartz (R-IN) joins Andrea Mitchell to react to Speaker McCarthy’s decision to kick Democrats Swalwell and Schiff off the Intelligence Committee and threat to kick Omar off the Foreign Affairs Committee. “This is hypocrisy,” says Spartz. “I want to defend the due process of this institution, because we're becoming like a theater full of actors in the circus and this unacceptable.”
- CBS News Videos
House Speaker Kevin McCarthy says it was "an appropriate decision" for Republican Rep. George Santos to recuse himself from serving on committees "until he can clear everything up."
Maxwell Frost’s comment isn’t the only time that the newly elected congressman, the first from Gen Z, has criticized Republicans.
The Senate minority leader previously said he had no hard feelings toward the men, but his actions said otherwise.
Pakistan has “degraded” Wikipedia in the country for 48 hours for not removing “sacrilegious contents” and warned of fully blocking the site if the online encyclopedia fails to comply with the directions. The Pakistan Telecommunication Authority, the nation’s telecom regulator, said Wednesday afternoon that it had approached Wikipedia to block or remove certain "blasphemous" content by issuing court orders, but said the online encyclopedia neither complied nor appeared before the authority. If the “intentional failure” on Wikipedia’s part persists, the regulator will move to block the online encyclopedia within the country, it warned.
- Sacramento Bee
The attack took place during a family hike, officials said.
Do COVID tests expire? Some home test kits are still good even after their expiration date — here’s what you need to know
Biden is ending the U.S. COVID emergency declaration, which means Americans may no longer get free tests. Here's how to know if your home tests are still good.
- KFSN – Fresno
Gov. Gavin Newsom has responded to a critical statement by Fresno County DA Lisa Smittcamp following the death of a Selma police officer.
- Fox News
Nearly every House Democrat on Wednesday voted against a bill aimed at forcing federal workers to return to their offices now that the COVID pandemic is winding down.
While the pandemic accelerated both discussions and movement of businesses, talk of how California's high tax rates and liberal leadership has made it "impossible" to do business in the state is anything but new. In 1933, one state official wrote that "if we set up a tax on one of their supercolossal $7,000,000 productions, [the movie industry] would no doubt transfer their operations to" Florida. Similar fears of a business exodus to Nevada pushed local legislators to give a property tax break to equipment manufacturers in the 1960s.
- NBC News
A House committee meeting turned heated when a Democrat offered an amendment that would prohibit lawmakers from carrying guns in the panel's hearing room.
Putin was addressing a government meeting about restoring destroyed housing and infrastructure in regions of southwest Russia that border Ukraine. Ukraine does not claim responsibility for strikes inside Russian territory but has described them as "karma" for Moscow's invasion, which has razed Ukrainian cities and systematically targeted the country's energy infrastructure, leaving people frequently without power and water in the depths of winter.
‘Deeply disturbing’: U.S. watchdog uncovers $5.4 billion in potentially fraudulent COVID-19 loans — obtained using over 69,000 sketchy Social Security numbers
“The extent of the fraud could be far greater,” say lawmakers.
- Miami Herald
In multiple lawsuits, DeSantis’ lawyers have claimed that the governor wields executive privilege, and a judge has agreed with that argument for the first time.
- Cincinnati.com | The Enquirer
In an effort to curb gun violence, Cincinnati has two proposed ordinances for City Council to consider and filed a lawsuit against the state.
A new top-to-bottom safety review of the Apopka Fire Department sheds some light on the firefighter who was died in an accident on duty.
- Detroit Free Press
See which local bridges are targeted for repair, replacement or removal in the Michigan Department of Transportation's new bridge bundling program.
Rep. Mike Quigley (D-Ill.), one of the party's more senior Intelligence Committee members, isn't returning to its ranks — despite support from Nancy Pelosi to remain.
California Democrats on Wednesday vowed to enact new legislation aimed at protecting state restrictions on carrying concealed weapons from conservative legal challenges, days after two mass shootings left 18 people dead in the most-populous U.S. state. The proposed legislation would raise the age at which a gun owner can apply for a concealed-carry permit, increase the training requirement for obtaining a permit and ban the use of alcohol while carrying a concealed weapon. It also would carve out sensitive zones in airports and around schools where concealed weapons would not be allowed.
- The Des Moines Register
Gov. Kim Reynolds' wide-ranging proposal for health care covers birth control, rural hospitals and paid leave. Here are the big points:
- The Hill
Sen. Rick Scott (R-Fla.), who has challenged Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell’s (R-Ky.) leadership and strategy on multiple fronts, told CNN in an interview that he doesn’t think McConnell kicking him off the powerful Commerce Committee “made any sense.” But Scott said he’s undeterred by the setback, which some Senate conservatives think is payback after…