Tag Archives: US House

Former CNN Anchor John Avlon Launches House Bid

The Hill reports: Former CNN Anchor John Avlon filed to run for Congress after leaving the news network two weeks ago. Avlon will be running as a Democrat in New York’s 1st Congressional District, according to Federal Election Commission fillings. His decision to run for the lower chamber comes after he announced on Feb. 8 his departure from CNN where …

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Axios: Republicans Are Now Expecting Govt Shutdown

Axios reports: Behind closed doors, House Republicans have shifted from optimistically cautious to expecting a government shutdown, Axios has learned. House Speaker Mike Johnson (R-La.) will have to choose in coming weeks between a fight with Democrats that threatens a shutdown, or a deal with Democrats that threatens his job. The government will start a partial shutdown unless a budget …

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Comer Ready To Surrender On Impeaching Biden

Mediaite reports: House Oversight Committee Chairman James Comer (R-KY) conceded in an interview that his impeachment inquiry into President Joe Biden may very well not result in an impeachment vote. Comer spoke to Spectrum News and said the GOP-led House may not even hold a vote based on his committee’s report because the “math keeps getting worse” – referring to …

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House Reps Try Again With New Border/Ukraine Bill

ABC News reports: After Speaker Mike Johnson rejected the Senate-passed national security supplemental, a bipartisan group of House lawmakers unveiled a new proposal late last week to provide defense-only aid for Ukraine, Israel and Taiwan and funds for the U.S. southern border — however, it’s not yet clear if GOP leadership will consider it. The $66.3 billion bipartisan package, titled …

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Biden: GOP Is “Walking Away From Threat Of Russia”

Politico reports: President Joe Biden called the behavior of House Republicans “shocking” on Monday for “walking away from the threat of Russia” for not passing aid for Ukraine. “The way they’re walking away from the threat of Russia, the way they’re walking away from NATO, the way they’re walking away from meeting our obligations. It’s just shocking. I’ve never seen …

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Gaetz Celebrates Making GOP Reps “So Miserable” That They Are Retiring Rather Than Deal With His Assholery

“I love this CNN article. The fundamental premise is that I’ve made congress so miserable for so many members that they are leaving. Wonderful! “We can’t save America with the current Republican team. We have to get tougher and smarter. We need newer, bolder voices in the House. If you want to be a Paul Ryan/Kevin McCarthy Republican – THEY …

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Dean Phillips Lays Off Much Of Campaign Staff [VIDEO]

Politico reports: Longshot Democratic presidential contender Dean Phillips announced that he would lay off a significant portion of his campaign staff but said he would remain in the race. “I found it almost impossible to raise enough to do this campaign the way I want. And today, sadly, I had to announce layoffs to a lot of my staff members,” …

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Politico: Chaos Has Republicans Missing McCarthy

Politico reports: For nine months in his speakership, Kevin McCarthy seemed like a man with a title but no power — desperately improvising to keep his job amid factions ready to turn on him in an instant. Now, in his fourth month in alleged power, Speaker Mike Johnson has accomplished what once seemed unthinkable: making McCarthy seem like a skilled …

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Raskin Demands End To Biden Impeachment Probe: “Key Evidence At Heart Of Inquiry Is Based On A Lie”

“In a detailed indictment, Special Counsel David Weiss — who was appointed by former President Donald Trump — has demonstrated how key evidence at the heart of House Republicans’ impeachment inquiry is based on a lie. “Special Counsel Weiss’s investigation is just the most recent to debunk the Ukraine-Burisma conspiracy theory at the heart of this fraudulent impeachment inquiry. “It …

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Woman Says She Was Paid For Sex Parties With Gaetz

The Daily Beast reports: When ABC News reported on Wednesday that the House Ethics Committee had acquired text messages between a young woman involved in the sex trafficking investigation and Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL), a Gaetz spokesperson told ABC that the congressman “does not know anything about the woman you’re referencing.” That seems extraordinarily unlikely. The Daily Beast can now …

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GOP Schedules March 12 Hearing On Biden’s Memory

Axios reports: Special counsel Robert Hur will testify to a Republican-led House panel next month on his investigation into President Biden, Axios has learned. House Republicans are eager to dig in on Hur’s findings about Biden’s mental acuity and memory. Hur will give public testimony to the House Judiciary Committee on March 12, according to a source familiar with the …

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Shapiro: Endless Chaos Will Cost GOP House Majority

“Democrats are way better at this game than Republicans. Republicans are by and large a fragmentary group, it’s a coalitional group. “The confused messages coming out of the Republican Party is one reason why despite the unpopularity of the Democratic Party, Republicans are cruising for a bruising in November. I think people are whistling past the graveyard. “I don’t mean …

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Suozzi Scheduled To Be Sworn In On February 28

Politico reports: Incoming Democratic Rep. Tom Suozzi is expected to be sworn back into the House on Feb. 28, according to a GOP leadership aide. That will officially cut the GOP’s majority down to just two votes, after Suozzi defeated Republican Mazi Melesa Pilip in the special election for a Long Island congressional district. It was previously held by expelled …

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Cultist GOP Rep. Mark Green Won’t Seek Reelection

Politico reports: House Homeland Security Chair Mark Green is expected to announce plans to retire as early as Thursday, marking a surprise exit for a prominent committee chief. Green is expected to announce he will not seek reelection just days after he spearheaded the GOP push to impeach Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas, according to two Republicans familiar with his …

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ABC: Ethics Panel Has Texts From Gaetz To Sex Worker

ABC News reports: Congressional House Ethics investigators have obtained text messages allegedly showing that a few months after first joining Congress, Florida Rep. Matt Gaetz asked a young woman, who at the time had received payments for sex from Gaetz’s then-close friend Joel Greenberg, to join him and others on a three-day trip to the Florida Keys in May 2017, …

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GOP Rep Warns Of “Serious Security Threat” By Russia

NBC News reports: House Intelligence Committee Chairman Mike Turner, R-Ohio, released an unusual statement Wednesday warning of a “serious national security threat” without providing additional details, pre-empting what the White House said was a planned briefing for congressional leaders. Four sources with knowledge of the issue said the threat is a Russian military capability. Turner, in his statement, did not …

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Johnson Lies That Report Found Biden “Broke The Law”

Mediaite reports: House Speaker Mike Johnson (R-LA) claimed during a Capitol Hill press conference on Wednesday that Special Counsel Robert Hur found that President Joe Biden “broke the law, but he’s not going to be charged.” “We conclude that no criminal charges are warranted in this matter,” begins the report, which goes on to detail Hur could not establish a …

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Johnson Taps Top Cultists As Impeachment Managers

The New York Times reports: The House speaker names impeachment managers from the chamber who would be tasked with arguing the case against the impeached official, serving as the prosecution team in the Senate trial. In the case of Mr. Mayorkas, the impeachment articles also appoint 11 impeachment managers. The group includes Representatives Mark E. Green of Tennessee, the chairman …

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Dem Tom Suozzi Flips Santos’s Former House Seat

NBC News reports: Democratic former Rep. Tom Suozzi is heading back to Congress after he won the special election in New York’s 3rd District to replace former GOP Rep. George Santos, NBC News projects. Suozzi’s victory Tuesday over Republican Mazi Pilip cuts Republicans’ already razor-thin House majority by one seat, making legislating even more difficult moving forward. The result is …

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House Republicans Impeach Mayorkas In 214-213 Vote

CNN reports: The GOP-led House has voted to impeach Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas. He is the first Cabinet secretary to be impeached in nearly 150 years. The result came a week after the stunning loss for House Republicans when they tried to impeach Mayorkas – and GOP defections and an absence sank the floor vote. House Republicans claim Mayorkas …

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