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

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

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

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

Biden classified docs scandal fits ‘pattern of an influence operation’: Comer

Republican Rep. James Comer said Sunday that the ongoing classified documents scandal swirling around President Biden fits the “pattern of an influence operation” — without calling it “treason.” Comer, the chairman of the House Oversight Committee, said the White House revelation on Saturday that more classified documents had been found at the president’s Delaware home … Read more

George Santos doesn’t appear to contest authenticity of resurfaced drag photo: ‘I had fun at a festival’

CNN — On Saturday, beleaguered Republican Representative George Santos did not dispute the accuracy of a recently emerged photo that apparently shows him in drag, although he disputed claims that he was a “drag queen in Brazil.” “No, I wasn’t a drag queen in Brazil, guys. I was young and having fun at a festival. … Read more

George Santos denies claims he performed as a drag queen

CNN — Embattled Republican Rep. George Santos strongly denies claims he ever performed as a drag queen. “The most recent media obsession claiming that I am a drag queen or have ‘performed’ as a drag queen is categorically untrue,” the New York congressman said. tweeted Thursday after a Brazilian drag performer posted a photo of … Read more