Odds are that the erstwhile Republican party comrades of Representative Liz Cheney of Wyoming will soon vote to purge her from the ranks of their leadership.Cheney, who occupies the third-highest position in the House Republican Conference and is the daughter of former vice-president Dick Cheney, survived a similar removal effort in early February, after she was one of only 10 House Republicans who voted to impeach former president Donald Trump.
Matt Gaetz and Marjorie Taylor Greene in conspiracy laden double act designed to delight Florida’s most famous retiree
Few Republicans more outspoken in support of former president than Greene or Gaetz, writes Andrew Buncombe The Villages in Florida – one of the biggest retirement communities in the world – is known as a place for fresh starts and new beginnings.So if Marjorie Taylor Greene and Matt Gaetz ever tire of politics, or if the world of politics gets tired of them, it may be they could perform there as double act, in front of elderly, easy-to-please conservatives, quick to laugh, and eager to welcome them back.
Gun debate: 'You have people walking around with a loaded weapon and they have no idea how to use it'
Sign up for our Newsletters The chambers need to agree on a final version of one of the two bills before it can reach the governor’s desk.Once there, Democratic Gov.John Bel Edwards has indicated he will veto the measure.But that hasn’t slowed the effort pushed by Republicans.
May 7—A voting bill that has received widespread criticism for creating barriers to the polls passed out of the Texas House of Representatives Friday, moving the legislation closer to Gov.Greg Abbott's desk.Senate Bill 7 was approved by lawmakers on a 78-64 vote Friday afternoon after getting initial approval in the House in the early hours of the morning.
Thousands of registered Republican voters in Philadelphia have switched parties and become Democrats since the beginning of the year, and the city police union has been taking credit for the large migration.The exact number of Republicans who became Democrats since Jan. 1 is 6,252, according to the city commissioners' office.
The Democratic majority at the Illinois statehouse is continuing on with their process of drawing new legislative boundaries for the next ten years, despite minority Republicans criticizing the process.Several leading House Republicans held a news conference Thursday outside of a room inside a building at the capitol complex in Springfield they say Democrats are secretly drawing maps.
Texas Republicans passed their bill restricting voting rights on Friday afternoon, after cutting a deal with Democrats in backroom negotiations overnight.“Nobody deserves to wake up and find out that their rights have been further restricted.But time and time again during this legislative session, that’s what Texans have experienced,” said Wesley Story, communications manager for Progress Texas, a rapid response media organization for progressive messaging.
How April's dismal jobs report is setting the stage for Biden's $4 trillion economic fight with the GOP
Republicans and Democrats drew sharply different conclusions about the April jobs report.Democrats used it to bolster a case for massive infrastructure spending on issues like childcare.The GOP wants to slam on the spending brakes, saying stimulus benefits are setting back job growth.See more stories on Insider's business page.
A disappointing jobs report released Friday by the Labor Department is posing the greatest test yet of President Biden’s strategy to revive the pandemic economic recovery, with business groups and Republicans pushing the president to end an expanded benefit for the unemployed that they say is causing a labor shortage and risking runaway inflation.
Republicans in key states intensified their push to roll back access to the ballot this week -- with the GOP-led Texas House passing new voting limits Friday, a day after Florida's Republican Gov.Ron DeSantis signed into law an array of new restrictions in his state.The vote came after an often-heated debate on the floor of the Texas House with Democratic lawmakers pressing the bill's author, GOP Rep. Briscoe Cain, to cite examples of the election fraud the bill sought to prevent.
What did the disappointing U.S. jobs report on Friday say about the state of the world’s biggest economy?As is true for many things in Washington, the answer differs radically depending on which political party you ask.The Labor Department reported 266,000 new jobs were created in April, a fraction of the nearly 1 million jobs that were expected by a Reuters poll of economists.
April’s disappointing jobs report added urgency to Democrats' calls for a massive infrastructure and jobs package.President Joe Biden on Friday called on lawmakers to approve his massive infrastructure and jobs package following a hugely disappointing jobs report showing the economy picked up far fewer jobs than economists expected during the month of April.
Donald Trump could ruin the GOP's chances at retaking the House in 2022, according to Frank Luntz.The longtime pollster said Trump's "big lie" could hurt turnout among conservatives."What Donald Trump is saying is actually telling people it's not worth it to vote," Luntz said.
Seth Meyers Seth Meyers discussed an ominous new bill signed by Florida Gov Ron DeSantis on Thursday, the latest Republican-backed voting restrictions bill to become law in a contentious election state.“Rather than appeal to a majority of voters, [Republicans] would rather just rig the game so they always win,” the Late Night host said.
The Ohio Republican Party censured U.S. Rep. Anthony Gonzalez and nine other GOP representatives Friday for voting in February to impeach former President Donald Trump, in a nearly unanimous vote of the powerful central committee.The vote made the Cleveland congressman the eighth of the 10 defectors to be rebuked or censured by a state or local party.
Six people, a mix of political newcomers and experienced politicians, are vying for the Republican nomination for lieutenant governor in a convention Saturday.The Virginian-Pilot and the Daily Press emailed questions to each of the candidates about their platforms and issues.Answers have been edited for length.
May 7—Shameless Florida Gov.Ron DeSantis, drunk on the power that the spoils of the 2020 election bestowed on him, doesn't hide his disregard for democratic principles.He made that clear when he turned Thursday's signing of the controversial elections bill, SB90, into a Fox News "exclusive," as his spokeswoman called the event hosted by a Donald Trump fan club.