This session, lawmakers are demanding overhaul of the Metropolitan Council. Sen. Scott Dibble, the Senate transportation chair, seeks legislation to make the Met Council an elected body and shift all transportation construction projects to be managed by the Minnesota Department of Transportation.
Arizona Democratic Senate candidate Ruben Gallego, who's trying to unseat Sen. Kyrsten Sinema, says 'nobody' in the state 'has really spoken to' her she joined the upper chamber
"Nobody in Arizona has really spoken to her in the last four years. This is why she is where she is," Rep. Gallego said of Sen. Sinema on Thursday.
- Associated Press
The National Prayer Breakfast, one of the most visible and long-standing events that brings religion and politics together in Washington, is splitting from the private religious group that had overseen it for decades, due to concerns the gathering had become too divisive. The organizer and host for this year's breakfast, scheduled for Thursday, will be the National Prayer Breakfast Foundation, headed by former Sen. Mark Pryor, D-Ark. Sen. Chris Coons, a regular participant and chairman of the Senate ethics committee, said the move was prompted in part by concerns in recent years that members of Congress did not know important details about the larger multiday gathering.
- Charlotte Observer
The bill that Budd is sponsoring is based on a wildly misleading claim that has been repeatedly debunked.
- Fox News
The Foundation for Accountability and Civic Trust on Friday filed a complaint requesting the Office of Congressional Ethics investigate Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif., for alleged violations.
New 'PELOSI' bill may have a spiteful name — but there's still 'tremendous momentum' in the crusade to stop politicians from insider trading. Here's why
The battle of the bills turns personal.
- The Hill
Former NATO Supreme Allied Commander James Stavridis said the West sending tanks to Ukraine to provide additional aid in its war with Russia “creates real problems” for Russian President Vladimir Putin. Putin is trying to scare the West with the Kremlin’s comments that NATO countries’ move to send tanks to Ukraine increases their “direct involvement”…
- Fox News
Fact-checkers are sounding the alarm following President Biden's recent speech in Virginia regarding the economic progress his administration has made.
- Argus Leader
Sen. Julie Frye-Mueller, R-Rapid City, said her committee stripping may have involved an issue stemming from a conversation with staff.
- National Review
Representative Ken Buck (R., Colo.) said Friday he is opposed to House Speaker Kevin McCarthy's plan to remove Representative Ilhan Omar (D., Minn.) from the House Foreign Affairs Committee.
- The Daily Beast
Fox NewsCriminal defense attorney and regular Fox News guest Brian Claypool was left utterly humiliated on Friday when he suggested there was no evidence that Paul Pelosi’s attacker broke into his home—all despite the release of a security video showing exactly that.In fact, Fox News anchors had to air the actual footage of the break-in for Claypool, who had just appeared on the network the night before to discuss the impending release of the tapes.Debunking a slew of right-wing conspiracies abo
A tweet from the Ohio Republican received a number of scathing responses online, with another critic simply writing, "oh shut up."
- The Daily Beast
Consolidated News PicturesAttorney General Merrick Garland should fire special counsel John Durham. Durham, a previously well-respected United States Attorney for Connecticut, was assigned in 2019 by Trump’s Attorney General William Barr to review the origins of the so-called Russia probe—Crossfire Hurricane—that became the Mueller special counsel investigation.As reported by The New York Times, Barr had been “egged on” by the former president to support Trumpworld’s efforts to discredit the Mue
Turkey warned its citizens on Saturday against "possible Islamophobic, xenophobic and racist attacks" in the United States and Europe after its Western allies cautioned their citizens in Turkey about possible terror attacks. In two separate travel advisories, the Turkish foreign ministry recommended its citizens in the United States and European countries "act calmly in the face of possible xenophobic and racist harassment and attacks" and to "stay away from areas where demonstrations may intensify."
Trump’s sustained truth-stretched swing is hardly a surprise
- The New Voice of Ukraine
Ukraine expects to receive 24 modern fighter jets from partner nations, Air Force spokesperson Yuriy Ihnat said in a comment to Spanish daily newspaper El País on Jan. 28.
- Detroit Free Press
Three Michiganders provide their input on some of the governor's proposals outlined in her State of the State address.
The request indicates an "active criminal investigation" by the Justice Department, a campaign finance lawyer told The Washington Post.
Trump said he would build an 'impenetrable dome' over the US as he warned of a possible World War III
Donald Trump said World War III could involve nuclear weapons and World War I and World War II would look like small battles, by comparison.
- Ukrayinska Pravda
Igor Girkin (Strelkov), the former leader of Donetsk militants, has refused to take part in the war against Ukraine as part of the Wagner Group private military company (PMC). Source: Girkin on Telegram Details: The terrorist noted that he discussed a possible meeting at which they could agree on his participation in the war as part of the Wagner Group PMC on Friday and even promised to "come to Luhansk for a personal conversation" within two days.
"The Daily Show" mocked the Texan's partisan takes on classified material improperly stored by Donald Trump, Joe Biden and Mike Pence.