WASHINGTON — Former House Speaker Kevin McCarthy will not seek another term in Congress, ending a tumultuous two-decade career in public office that was marked by a swift ascent and descent in Washington GOP leadership. He said he would leave the House by the end of the year.
McCarthy announced his decision days before the state's deadline to...Read more
WASHINGTON — Rep. Kevin McCarthy, whose tumultuous tenure as speaker ended not-quite nine months after it began, announced Wednesday he would leave Congress at the end of the year.
“I have decided to depart the House at the end of this year to serve America in new ways,” the California Republican wrote in a Wall Street Journal op-ed. “I...Read more
The gubernatorial primary may be eight months away, but Democratic Attorney General Bob Ferguson is already looking ahead to a presumed 2024 matchup against former Republican U.S. Rep. Dave Reichert — and Donald Trump.
Speaking to a packed fundraising lunch Tuesday at the Seattle Convention Center, Ferguson and his supporters brought up Trump...Read more
Four presidential hopefuls will face each other for the fourth time Wednesday night for the final Republican primary debate of the year.
The candidates — Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, former South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley, entrepreneur Vivek Ramaswamy and former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie — will take the stage at the University of Alabama...Read more
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — The fourth Republican debate on Wednesday in Alabama is both starkly different and strikingly similar to the previous three GOP showdowns.
The 8 p.m. NewsNation debate will feature the smallest stage yet, with just four candidates as the field tightens. It’s also the first in the heart of the Deep South after previous ...Read more
WASHINGTON — Former President Donald Trump initially sidestepped a question about whether he intends to govern as a “dictator” or “abuse power” during a possible second term as friendly Iowa voters repeatedly drowned him in cheers Tuesday at a town hall.
The 2024 Republican front-runner did not immediately and directly answer that ...Read more
President Joe Biden will sign an executive order on Wednesday intended to make it easier for Native American tribes across the U.S. to secure federal funding.
The order, to coincide with the annual Tribal Nations Summit in Washington, will require U.S. agencies to take steps to ensure that federal funding for tribes is more accessible and ...Read more
It’s almost astonishing: Even with a slim Republican majority, the House of Representatives actually voted to expel New York GOP Congressman George Santos, after a searing Ethics Committee report last month laid out the damning case against him.
Santos allegedly stole money from donors for gambling junkets, high-end spa treatments and online ...Read more
President Joe Biden said he may have decided to serve just one term if Donald Trump were not seeking to return to the White House, arguing the former president poses a grave threat to American democracy.
Biden, 81, has faced persistent voter doubts about his decision to seek four more years in office due to his age. The president has sought to...Read more
Some Republican presidential candidates will again meet for a debate Wednesday, and for the fourth time in a row the party’s leading candidate has other plans for the evening.
Of the other candidates only four remain who qualified to mount the debate stage, as the Republican National Committee tightens requirements in an effort to narrow a ...Read more
President Joe Biden called on policymakers and international organizations to “forcefully condemn” violent sexual acts committed by Hamas against Israeli hostages, amid criticism of comments by a Democratic congresswoman.
“The world can’t just look away at what’s going on,” Biden said Tuesday at a political fundraiser in Boston, ...Read more
President Joe Biden said he might not be running for a second term if former President Donald Trump were not seeking to return to the White House, arguing Trump poses a grave threat to American democracy.
“If Trump wasn’t running, I’m not sure I’d be running,” Biden, 81, told donors Tuesday at a campaign fundraiser in Massachusetts. ...Read more
WASHINGTON — Two lower courts have refused to throw out fines U.S. Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene and two other Republicans received after they refused to wear masks on the House floor during the height of the coronavirus pandemic.
Now, the trio has asked the U.S. Supreme Court to review their case.
Greene and her co-defendants, Reps. Thomas ...Read more
WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court on Tuesday heard a conservative challenge to Congress' broad power to tax corporate wealth — a case that could shield wealthy Americans who invest their money overseas.
During two hours of argument, most of the justices said they wanted to resolve the tax dispute narrowly without making major changes in the ...Read more
ATLANTA — The Republican-led House Judiciary Committee escalated its probe of Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis on Tuesday with a request for documents linking her office’s investigation of Donald Trump to the congressional investigation of the Jan. 6, 2021, attack on the U.S. Capitol.
U.S. Rep. Jim Jordan’s demand is one of a ...Read more
Gov. Hochul on Tuesday scheduled a special election for George Santos’ vacant House seat for Feb. 13 and threw her support behind the disgraced ex-congressman’s predecessor, Tom Suozzi, in his bid to run for the seat on the Democratic line.
In backing Suozzi, Hochul, a moderate Democrat, set aside lingering bitterness over Suozzi’s effort...Read more
Rudy Giuliani blew off his scheduled court appearance Tuesday in Washington, D.C., his latest dismissive action toward the defamation case brought by two Georgia election workers.
Giuliani, 79, and his attorney Joseph Sibley were ripped by U.S. District Judge Beryl Howell, according to The Hill.
“How could you have missed that?” Howell ...Read more
Republican House Speaker Mike Johnson is planning to ask lawmakers to vote next week to authorize a formal impeachment inquiry aimed at President Biden even though there is scant evidence of any wrongdoing.
The right-wing leader Tuesday said the vote is needed to allow investigators to gather more evidence about supposed misdeeds tied to ...Read more
WASHINGTON — Most of the Supreme Court expressed skepticism Tuesday about a challenge to the constitutionality of a 2017 tax provision that could have far-reaching effects on the U.S. tax code.
The justices focused on those potential consequences through much of the two-hour oral arguments in the case, in which Charles and Kathleen Moore ...Read more
WASHINGTON — Donald Trump has a yearslong pattern of sowing mistrust in U.S. elections and angling “to remain in power at any cost — even in the face of potential violence,” federal prosecutors allege.
In a court filing Tuesday, special counsel John “Jack” Smith’s office detailed a plan to introduce a “historical record” of ...Read more
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