The new Republican House majority have made their priorities clear in the first week, passing bills attacking abortion rights and the IRS. Plus, all those investigations they've been promising are hitting the ground running. Kurt Bardella and Christina Greer on what happens next.
Republicans erupted when the president said they wanted to cut Social Security and Medicare.
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- The Hill
The five sitting Supreme Court justices attending the State of the Union are being joined by two of their predecessors, the first time a retired justice has attended the president’s address in 26 years. Retired Justices Stephen Breyer and Anthony Kennedy, two regular attendees during their years on the bench, have again returned to the…
Kamala Harris' aides needed to buy her new desk chairs because they weren't the right size for a 5-foot-2-inch woman
The desk chairs that previous vice presidents used were all calibrated for taller men, according to the New York Times.
- Fox News
Four Supreme Court justices opted against attending President Biden's State of the Union address at the U.S. Capitol on Tuesday evening.
- Business Insider
McCarthy warns Republicans not to misbehave at State of the Union, promises no 'childish games' like Pelosi's infamous speech tearing moment
"We're members of Congress. We have a code of ethics of how we should portray ourselves," McCarthy told CNN on Tuesday.
There’s yet another development in the sometimes funny, mostly dark, always sketchy story of Rep. George Santos (R-N.Y,), the karaoke-singing alleged drag queen who appears to have fabricated the entirety of his resume and lied about his mom dying in 9/11. Over the weekend, Derek Myers, a prospective staffer in Santos’ congressional office, sent a letter to the House Ethics Committee and filed a police report alleging that Santos sexually assaulted him on Jan. 25. Shortly after Myers says he rej
- AZCentral | The Arizona Republic
Joe Biden's State of the Union address should be a dignified affair. Last year, Reps. Lauren Boebert and Marjorie Taylor Greene made it anything but.
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- The Hill
House Republicans read the Constitution on the House floor Tuesday morning, following through — though delayed — on a pledge Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) made after the GOP won control of the chamber last year. McCarthy in November — before winning the Speaker’s gavel — wrote on Twitter that lawmakers would “read every single word of the Constitution aloud…
Social Security recipients will be getting much bigger payments in 2023 thanks to an 8.7% cost-of-living adjustment that will boost the average check by more than $140 a month. But if you heard that...
- Yahoo News
The response from many Republican lawmakers to President Biden's State of the Union address on Tuesday marked a new low for civility in politics in the United States.
- Los Angeles Times Opinion
The Democrat's past statements on Israel render her unfit to serve on the House Foreign Affairs Committee, says a reader.
- The Daily Beast
CSPANPresident Joe Biden was loudly booed by Republicans during his State of the Union address when he mentioned plans championed by some in the party to cut or sunset Medicare and Social Security benefits.The tense moment culminated in a momentary back-and-forth with some members, including Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA), who took to shouting at the commander-in-chief as he delivered his speech. “Some Republicans want medicare and social security to sunset. I’m not saying it’s a majority,”
- Associated Press
For all the fanfare and the legal rigmarole of Illinois' ban on semiautomatic weapons, it might come as a surprise to learn the legislation was titled “Insurance Code-Public Adjusters.” The ban on dozens of semiautomatic rifles and handguns took effect immediately, but enforcement is under scrutiny after a state appellate court endorsed a temporary restraining order last week in a case filed by thousands of advocates and led by Accuracy Firearms, a dealer in Effingham, 101 miles (162 kilometers) northeast of St. Louis. Less than four weeks old, the provision — now known as the “Protect Illinois Communities Act" — has prompted lawsuits at a rate of more than one every four days.
- The New Voice of Ukraine
U.S. President Joe Biden has explained his refusal to give Ukraine F-16 fighter jets saying the defense needs of Ukraine were a “totally different situation” to those of the United States.
- CBS News
Each officer will likely receive a final statement of charges, outlining policy violations tied to Nichols' death, by the end of the week.
LUBBOCK, Texas (Reuters) -A Texas state senator on Tuesday proposed a package of legislation aimed at reducing mass shootings, like the one at a Uvalde elementary school that killed 19 kids and two teachers last year. Senator Roland Gutierrez, a Democrat whose district includes Uvalde, made appropriations requests of $2 billion in spending for expanding mental healthcare access and another $2 billion for increasing school security. Gutierrez said that next week he would introduce legislation in the Republican-dominated body, bills aimed at curtailing access to guns and ammunition, but did not provide details.
- Fox News
White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre was asked Monday to comment on polls indicating the American people are losing faith in Biden's leadership.
- Fox News
Texas State Sen. Charles Schwertner has been arrested Tuesday on a driving while intoxicated charged after being stopped by the Austin Police Department.