Tag Archives: US House

New York Lt. Gov. Antonio Delgado Wins Dem Primary

The New York Times reports: Antonio Delgado, the lieutenant governor of New York, won the Democratic primary on Tuesday, scoring a convincing victory over his nearest challenger, Ana María Archila, a longtime activist who had emerged as the left wing’s best chance of winning statewide office this election cycle. Mr. Delgado prevailed despite his late entry into the race just …

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Trump-Backed Hitler Fan Mary Miller Wins Primary

The Chicago Sun-Times reports: Days after she basked in the praise of former President Donald Trump — and had to explain her supposed gaffe that the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade was a “victory for white life” — U.S. Rep. Mary Miller defeated fellow incumbent Rodney Davis on Tuesday, all but clinching a second term in Washington. …

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GOP Rep. Lauren Boebert Easily Wins US House Primary

The Denver Post reports: Colorado’s high-profile conservative U.S. Rep. Lauren Boebert maintained her hold among Western Slope Republicans and fended off a challenge within her party from state Sen. Don Coram, unofficial results show. As of 9:33 p.m. on Tuesday, unofficial results showed Boebert, of Silt, with 64.52% of the vote to Coram’s 35.48%. The Associated Press affirmed at 7:37 …

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Former GOP Rep Gets Probation For Lying To The FBI

NBC News reports: Former Republican U.S. Rep. Jeff Fortenberry of Nebraska was sentenced Tuesday to two years of probation, a $25,000 fine and community service for lying to federal authorities about an illegal campaign contribution, on the same day that voters in his district were deciding on his replacement in a special election. Fortenberry, 60, sat quietly as a federal …

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LIVE VIDEO: January 6th Committee Hearing Day Six

CBS News reports: The House Jan. 6 committee unexpectedly announced Monday that it will hold a hearing on Tuesday, June 28. The move comes days after the committee said it would not be holding more hearings until July. The hearing is scheduled to take place at 1 p.m. ET, with the committee saying it plans to “present recently obtained evidence …

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Pelosi Readies Bills To Codify Landmark SCOTUS Rulings

Axios reports: House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) on Monday said she’s preparing votes on a number of bills protecting abortion as well as codifying landmark Supreme Court decisions as a response to the court overturning Roe v. Wade. In a “Dear Colleague” letter to her caucus, Pelosi hinted at bills to respond to Justice Clarence Thomas’ concurring opinion in Dobbs …

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GOP US House Nominee: It’s Harder To Get Pregnant From Rape Because “It’s Not Happening Organically”

“Maybe because there’s so much going on in the body. I don’t know. I haven’t, you know, seen any studies. But if I’m processing what you’re saying, it wouldn’t surprise me. Because it’s not something that’s happening organically. You’re forcing it. The individual, the male, is doing it as quickly. And so I can see why there is truth to …

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Jan. 6 Committee To Hold Surprise Hearing Tomorrow

ABC News reports: The House select committee investigating the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol will hold a hearing this Tuesday, June 28, after previously revising its schedule to postpone the hearings for “several weeks.” The hearing will begin at 1 p.m. ET and members will “present recently obtained evidence and receive witness testimony,” the committee said in a release. …

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FL US House Candidate Fakes DeSantis Endorsement

Florida Politics reports: The ad features her flanked by the Governor and former President, all three of them wearing big grins. Whoever wins the Republican Primary for Florida’s 15th Congressional District will be the favorite in November. The seat, as drawn, went for former President Donald Trump by about three points in 2020, and this year’s election is expected to …

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FL Christian Missionary Booted From US House Ballot

Florida Politics reports: Republican congressional candidate Scotty Moore has been disqualified from the ballot in Florida’s 9th Congressional District, apparently because his qualifying paperwork included the wrong form for a party loyalty oath. Moore, a consultant and former Christian missionary from Orlando, arguably was the leading Republican in the race, at least in terms of campaign fundraising and big-name endorsements. …

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House Approves Gun Reform Package In 234-193 Vote

NBC News reports: A modest but wide-ranging gun violence measure was approved by the U.S. House on Friday, sending the measure to President Joe Biden. The Democratic-led chamber passed the package a day after the Senate approved it by a bipartisan 65-33 margin, with 15 Republicans joining all Democrats in support. The legislation was crafted by senators of both parties …

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House GOP Leaders To Whip Against Gun Reform Bill

NBC News reports: House GOP leaders said Wednesday they will formally whip against the bipartisan legislative package to combat gun violence, and request that their members vote no if it passes the Senate. Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., and Minority Whip Steve Scalise, R-La., conveyed their opposition to the measure, negotiated in the Senate, during a closed-door meeting with their …

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Cultist Threats Spur New Security For Riot Committee

The Washington Post reports: In the past 24 hours, there has been an uptick in the number of violent threats against lawmakers on the House select committee investigating the Jan. 6, 2021, insurrection at the U.S. Capitol, and all lawmakers on the committee are likely to receive a security detail. The committee on Tuesday held its fourth hearing, which focused …

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Trump Pick Jake Evans Clobbered In House Runoff

Atlanta’s CBS News affiliate reports: Rich McCormick defeated Jake Evans [photo] in the GOP 6th Congressional District runoff on Tuesday. McCormick will face Democrat Bob Christian in the Nov. 8 midterms in a contest that could, once again, help determine control of the U.S. House of Representatives. Former President Donald Trump held a Monday night tele-rally in support of Evans, …

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Trump Pick Vernon Jones Trounced In House Runoff

Fox News reports: Mike Collins has won the Republican primary runoff election in Georgia’s 10th Congressional District, defeating Trump-backed Vernon Jones for the GOP nomination. The win for Collins, who had 78% of the vote to Jones’ 24% when the Associated Press called the race, is seen as a loss for former President Donald Trump, who while not on the …

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Texas Dem Rep Wins US House Primary In Recount

The Texas Tribune reports: A recount has confirmed U.S. Rep. Henry Cuellar, D-Laredo, as the winner of his hard-fought primary runoff, according to the Texas Democratic Party. The recount wrapped up Tuesday, and Cuellar picked up eight votes, defeating progressive challenger Jessica Cisneros by 289 votes overall, the party said. “As I said on election night, ‘the margin will hold’- …

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LIVE VIDEO: House January 6th Hearings Day Four

CBS News reports: The House select committee examining the January 6 assault on the U.S. Capitol will convene Tuesday for its fourth public hearing this month. This session will focus on President Trump’s efforts to pressure state officials as part of his broader campaign to remain in office for a second term after losing the 2020 election. Expected to appear …

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57 LGBTQ Candidates Are Running For Congress

Axios reports: A record number of LGBTQ candidates are running for all levels of office this year, motivated in part by red states passing scores of laws targeting LGBTQ people. LGBTQ voters are among the fastest-growing parts of the electorate, and also have higher turnout than other voters. Yet there are only 11 out LGBTQ lawmakers serving in Congress. At …

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Rep. Greg Pence Discloses Having “Heart Procedure”

Via press release from Rep. Greg Pence: Today, the Office of Congressman Greg Pence (IN-06) released the following statement regarding his health procedure over the weekend: Congressman Greg Pence is recovering from a heart procedure over the weekend after experiencing minor chest discomfort. Congressman Pence is expected to make a full recovery from home with his wife Denise and family. …

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DOJ Battles Riot Committee For Witness Transcripts

Politico reports: The Justice Department on Thursday revealed a deepening rift with the Jan. 6 House select committee, accusing the panel of a “failure” to share its 1,000 witness transcripts. Department officials say those documents would aid the prosecution of people who breached the Capitol, including leaders of the Proud Boys. “The Select Committee’s failure to grant the Department access …

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