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

New questions emerge about George Santos’ old campaign filings

CNN — Freshman Rep. George Santos, whose finances and fabrications are under investigation, faces new questions about the accuracy of campaign reports filed during his unsuccessful bid for Congress in 2020. Someone named Stephen Berger, for example, is described in the New York Republican’s campaign materials as having contributed $2,500 on July 31, 2020. But … 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

Fact check: Biden makes false and misleading claims in economic speech

Washington CNN  —  President Joe Biden delivered a Thursday speech to hail economic progress during his administration and to attack congressional Republicans for their proposals on the economy and the social safety net. Some of Biden’s claims in the speech were false, misleading or lacking critical context, though others were correct. Here’s a breakdown of … 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

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

Victoria Spartz opposes McCarthy’s push to oust Democrats from committees

CNN — Republican Rep. Victoria Spartz of Indiana announced on Tuesday that she opposes House Speaker Kevin McCarthy’s efforts to remove three Democrats — Reps. Adam Schiff, Eric Swalwell and Ilhan Omar — from committees. The new House GOP majority is preparing for a showdown with Democrats over the issue, but the pushback from inside … Read more

House Democratic whip’s daughter arrested at protest and charged with assaulting police officer

CNN — House Democratic Whip daughter Katherine Clark was arrested at a protest in Boston and arraigned on charges of assaulting a police officer. Riley Dowell, 23, was found by police labeling Parkman’s bandstand monument “NO COP CITY” and “ACAB,” according to a Boston Police Department press release. “ACAB” is commonly known as the acronym … Read more