Senate bargainers have announced the framework of a bipartisan response to last month’s mass shootings. It's a noteworthy but limited breakthrough offering modest gun curbs and stepped-up efforts to improve school safety and mental health programs. The proposal falls far short of tougher steps long sought by President Joe Biden and many Democrats. Even so, Biden embraced the deal, and enactment would signal a significant turnabout after years of stalemate in Congress. Twenty senators, including 10 Republicans, are calling for passage. That's potentially crucial because at least 10 GOP votes will be needed in the Senate.
Adam Kinzinger and his family are getting so many death threats over his Trump criticism that his office put together a 3-minute audio clip
GOP Rep. Adam Kinzinger and his family are receiving threats over his involvement on the House committee investigating the Capitol riot.
Mitch McConnell says the labor shortage will be solved when people run out of stimulus money because Americans are 'flush for the moment'
Lack of childcare and well-paid jobs might be driving the labor shortage. Mitch McConnell thinks March 2021 stimulus checks are to blame.
Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney says he'll be 'happy' to leave office after July 4 shooting: 'I'm waiting for something bad to happen all the time'
"I'll be happy when I'm not mayor and I can enjoy some stuff," Kinney said after two police officers were shot on Monday night.
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New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy (D) is offering support for California Gov. Gavin Newsom’s (D) new ad in Florida that targets Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) and invites Floridians to move to California. In an appearance on CNN’s “New Day” on Tuesday, Murphy said he liked his fellow Democratic governor’s approach when asked by host Brianna Keilar about Newsom’s…
- Associated Press
More witnesses are coming forward with new details on the Jan. 6 U.S. Capitol riot following former White House aide Cassidy Hutchinson's devastating testimony last week against former President Donald Trump, says a member of a House committee investigating the insurrection. The panel already has subpoenaed former White House counsel Pat Cipollone, who investigators remain hopeful will appear Wednesday for a deposition, and said it would also welcome follow-up details from Secret Service members with Trump that day. Rep. Adam Kinzinger, R-Ill., cited Hutchinson's testimony that Trump wanted to join an angry mob of his supporters who marched on Jan. 6, 2021, to the Capitol, where they rioted, as particularly valuable in “inspiring” more people to step forward as the committee gets set for at least two public hearings this month.
- Springfield News-Leader
The Nixa Republican, Missouri Rep. Tricia Derges, was found guilty of 22 federal charges by a jury last week.
Donald Trump wants to sue former FBI officials Lisa Page and Peter Strzok, but can't find them after a half-dozen tries since March
Trump lawyers say they've tried, failed 6 times to serve Page and Strzok with papers for his March lawsuit alleging a plot to 'rig' the 2016 election.
Switzerland has given a cool response to calls from Ukraine's prime minister to use frozen assets of ultra-wealthy Russians to help fund his country's $750 billion reconstruction project. Ukrainian Prime Minister Denys Shmygal told a conference in Lugano that $300-500 billion of Russian assets had been frozen by the United States, European Union and Britain, money he said could help rebuild wrecked schools, hospitals and homes. "We propose to find (a) formula to create national and international legislation for (creating the) possibility of confiscation of frozen assets in case of unprovoked aggression," Shmygal said, referring to Russia's invasion of Ukraine.
- The New York Times
They came for Dmitry Kolker, an ailing physicist, in the intensive care ward. They came for Ivan Fedotov, a hockey star, as he was leaving practice with a film crew in tow. They came for Vladimir Mau, a state university rector, the week he was reelected to the board of Gazprom. The message sent by these high-profile detentions: Nearly anyone is now punishable in Vladimir Putin’s Russia. The flurry of arrests across the country in recent days has signaled that the Kremlin is intent on tightening
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'Fed up' Debra Messing says she got Biden elected during White House call about abortion rights: Report
Actress and activist Debra Messing reportedly unloads about White House's response to abortion rights in frustrated call with aides.
- Business Insider
From Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene to Sen. Tommy Tuberville, meet the Republican lawmakers heavily invested in companies that will pay for employees to get out-of-state abortions
Some anti-abortion groups are calling on Republican members of Congress to divest of their stock in companies that support abortion rights.
The speaker of Russia's lower house of parliament said on Tuesday that Ukraine had become a "terrorist state" and was doing everything to ensure that Russia did not stop its invasion at the borders of the eastern Donbas region as advertised. The remark by Duma speaker Vyacheslav Volodin marked an escalation of Russian war rhetoric but ignored the fact that Moscow's forces already occupy large parts of southern Ukraine as well. It suggested that Moscow, fresh from seizing the last parts of Ukraine's Luhansk region on Sunday, might be preparing once more to expand its stated war objectives, which it reined back a month into the invasion after an assault on the capital Kyiv and an advance on the second largest city Kharkiv were beaten back.
- AZCentral | The Arizona Republic
A consensus has grown over decades that Roe v. Wade lacked constitutional legitimacy. Where is the left's remorse?
- Los Angeles Times Opinion
If the court's conservatives adopt the independent state legislature theory, they would be making up law to create an outcome of one-party rule.
- USA TODAY
The next Jan. 6 hearing will take place July 12 at 10 a.m. EST. The committee will examine "efforts to assemble" the Jan. 6 mob.
New Docuseries Will Shed Light on Final Days of Trump Administration and Take Closer Look at Trump Family
The three-part docuseries Unprecedented will show how the Trump family handled the days and weeks leading up to the Jan. 6 Capitol insurrection
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January 6 Panel Sets Date For Next Hearing; Latest On WH Counsel Pat Cipollone’s Potential Deposition – Update
UPDATED with next hearing date and more: The Select Committee to Investigate the January 6th Attack on the United States Capitol said today that its next televised hearing will be Tuesday, July 12, starting at 10 a.m. ET/7 a.m. PT. NEXT HEARING: Tuesday, July 12th at 10:00am ET — January 6th Committee (@January6thCmte) July 5, […]
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Fox NewsDuring a roundtable discussion Tuesday on the Fox News show The Five, co-host Greg Gutfeld suggested that immigrants could replace “worthless white wokesters’—and Judge Jeanine Pirro was seriously triggered.On the topic of immigration, primarily through the southern border, Gutfeld said the U.S. should not “be dissuading good, decent people from coming here.”“True, it may just be for a paycheck, but that’s often just to start. We are talking about largely God-fearing, family-centric peop