GOP leaders work to lock down votes to remove Omar from Foreign Affairs Committee

CNN — House Republican leaders are working to lock in votes to remove Democratic Rep. Ilhan Omar of Minnesota from the Foreign Affairs Committee after several members of their conference reported resistance to the move. One of those Republicans, Representative Victoria Spartz of Indiana, announced on Tuesday that she was now prepared to support a … Read more

George Santos tells House Republicans he wants off of his committees until issues are resolved

CNN — Rep. George Santos told the closed-door House GOP conference on Tuesday that he wanted to leave both of his committees until his issues were resolved, three members told CNN. The New York Republican who has faced calls to resign over misrepresentations — including about his work experience, educational background and identity — is … Read more

District reassigns principal of Virginia school where boy, 6, allegedly shot teacher, spokesperson says

CNN — The principal of Richneck Elementary School in Virginia has been reassigned to Newport News Public Schools, according to a district spokesperson. In an email to CNN confirming the reassignment, the district did not specify where it was reassigning former manager Briana Foster Newton. School and district management have come under fire in the … Read more

Schiff, Omar, Swalwell: Democrats targeted by McCarthy defend their committee assignments

Washington CNN — The trio of Democrats that House Speaker Kevin McCarthy has targeted for removal from committee duty offered a unified rebuke in a joint interview on CNN that aired Sunday. Democratic Representatives Adam Schiff and Eric Swalwell, who were removed from their positions on the House Intelligence Committee, and Democratic Representative Ilhan Omar, … Read more

Paul Pelosi attacker trafficks in conspiracy theories in call to TV station after video release

CNN — The man who attacked Nancy Pelosi’s husband at their home last year showed no remorse and continued his dangerous fixation on the former Speaker of the House in a bizarre phone call to a San reporter. Francisco on Friday, according to reports from the Bay Area station. David DePape called KTVU’s Amber Lee … Read more

Donald Trump hits the trail in New Hampshire and South Carolina as he looks to rejuvenate 2024 campaign

CNN — Former President Donald Trump will deliver the opening remarks at the New Hampshire Republican Party’s annual meeting on Saturday as he returns to the track to ramp up his 2024 presidential campaign. Trump will address hundreds of Republican leaders and grassroots activists at the meeting in Salem before headlining a second campaign event … Read more

Ronna McDaniel: Republican National Committee chairwoman elected to fourth consecutive term

Dana Point, California CNN — Republican National Committee Chair Ronna McDaniel was elected to a fourth consecutive term on Friday after winning the support of around two-thirds of RNC members who gathered here for their winter meeting. McDaniel fended off a stronger-than-expected challenge from Harmeet Dhillon, an RNC committee member from California and an attorney … Read more

Jan. 6 rioter who assaulted Capitol Police Officer Brian Sicknick sentenced to over 6 years in jail

CNN — A man who assaulted United States Capitol Police Officer Brian Sicknick with pepper spray on Jan. 6, 2021, was sentenced Friday to 80 months behind bars. Julian Khater pleaded guilty in September to two counts of assaulting, resisting or obstructing officers with a dangerous weapon. His co-defendant, George Tanios, pleaded guilty last summer … Read more

Newport News, Virginia, shooting: After a 6-year-old shot a teacher in class, criticism mounts for school district as officials leave posts

CNN — The fallout is mounting in the Virginia school district where a 6-year-old allegedly shot his teacher in the chest earlier this month, with school officials quitting their posts facing a potential lawsuit amid questions about whether the shooting was preventable. Ebony Parker, the vice-principal of Richneck Elementary School at Newport News, resigned on … Read more

McCarthy officially denies Schiff and Swalwell seats on House Intelligence Committee

CNN — House Speaker Kevin McCarthy on Tuesday officially denied Democratic Representatives Adam Schiff and Eric Swalwell seats on the House Intelligence Committee. “I appreciate the loyalty you have to your fellow Democrats, and I acknowledge your efforts to have two members of Congress reinstated on the House Standing Select Committee on Intelligence,” McCarthy wrote … Read more