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Got Bitcoin? US Senator Ted Cruz Introduces Bill To Enable Crypto Payments on Capitol Hill

dailyhodl.com US Senator Ted Cruz wants lawmakers in Washington D.C. to be able to purchase their vending-machine snacks using crypto assets. Cruz submitted a resolution earlier this week…

Trump launches 2024 run with visits to New Hampshire, South Carolina

pbs.org Former President Donald Trump kicked off his 2024 White House bid with a stop Saturday in New Hampshire before heading to South Carolina, appearances in early-voting states…

The Responsibility of Watching

nytimes.com Do you have a civic duty to watch, or a moral obligation not to? Some version of that question has confronted us since the body- and pole-camera footage of Memphis police…

Trump rants show he "knows what's coming" from DOJ: Kirschner

newsweek.com Former President Donald Trump's lengthy rants on Truth Social indicate that he "knows what's coming" from the Department of Justice (DOJ), according to former federal…

January 6 Rioter Who Assaulted Capitol Police Officer Brian Sicknick Sentenced To More Than Six Years

mediaite.com Julian Khater was sentenced to more than six years for his part in the January 6 riot, which included using bear spray on multiple Capitol officers, including Brian Sicknick…

Will Punchbowl punch up at Kevin McCarthy?

semafor.com In the era of hyper-niche digital media outlets, Punchbowl News has already succeeded in nabbing one of the greatest prizes in American trade journalism: the U.S. Congress.…

Bolsonaro supporters storm Brazil's Congress, Supreme Court, and presidential palace

semafor.com Thousands of supporters of Brazil's former president, Jair Bolsonaro, stormed the country's Congress, Supreme Court, and presidential palace on Sunday, as many called for…

Kevin McCarthy finally became Speaker of the House after one last shocking meltdown. Here's how it all happened

semafor.com It took four days and fifteen ballots, but Kevin McCarthy was elected Speaker of the House after securing a truce with conservative holdouts who had threatened to tank his…

House conservatives are getting everything they want. It hasn’t always worked in states

semafor.com The impasse in the House could end in one of three ways: A McCarthy victory with concessions to the holdouts, a different Republican taking the gavel with GOP-only support,…

Watch: U.S. House metal detectors removed as soon as Republicans take control

semafor.com Minutes after Republicans officially took control of the U.S. House of Representatives on Tuesday, videos showed metal detectors being carted away from outside the chamber.…

Did Cassidy Hutchinson's old Trump-linked lawyer commit a crime?

semafor.com The story of Cassidy Hutchinson, the former White House aide who delivered explosive public testimony to the Jan. 6 select committee over the summer, took another dramatic…

Surprise: George Santos might sort of be telling the truth about something

semafor.com Congressman-elect George Santos, R-NY, who is accused of faking just about every single aspect of his biography, said on Twitter he had a “story to tell” and would clear…

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy expected to visit Washington DC

semafor.com Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy is planning to visit Washington, D.C., on Wednesday to meet with President Biden and address lawmakers at the U.S. Capitol,…

Jan. 6 committee asks DOJ to charge Trump with insurrection and 3 more crimes

semafor.com The U.S. House committee investigating the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol will ask the Department of Justice to pursue criminal charges against former President Donald…

Video: Family of fallen Capitol officer Brian Sicknick refuses to shake Mitch McConnell’s hand at medal ceremony

semafor.com Officers who defended the Capitol on Jan. 6 were presented with the Congressional Gold Medal, the highest honor Congress bestows, at Tuesday's ceremony. Sicknick's family…

Jan. 6 Committee plans to make criminal referrals to the Department of Justice

semafor.com The U.S. House committee investigating the Jan. 6, 2021 attack on the U.S. Capitol plans to make criminal referrals to the Department of Justice, Committee Chairman Rep.…

Column: With In-N-Out, Tennessee officials are double-doubling down on California

latimes.com Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee sure pulled out all the proverbial stops this week in letting the world know that In-N-Out plans to open a corporate office and restaurants in his…

Republicans struggle to elect a speaker of the House

economist.com A British conservatives are distinct species. But in one respect—a cannibalistic impulse to kill and consume their leaders—they are similar. On January 3rd Kevin McCarthy,…

The House delivers its 800-page report on the January 6th riot

economist.com I most inauspicious start of perhaps any Congress in history. On January 6th 2021, a typically pro forma session to confirm the next president was violently interrupted by…

Volodymyr Zelensky brings his message to Washington

economist.com F ten months after Russia invaded Ukraine on February 24th, Volodymyr Zelensky, Ukraine’s president, did not leave his country. Instead foreign dignitaries came to him. The…

Free speech is not in peril in America

economist.com T American debate about free speech is flaring again, this time around Elon Musk’s curating of Twitter. He is restoring speech rights or denying them, depending on your…

What Democrats—and Republicans

economist.com D celebrating Senator Raphael Warnock’s victory in Georgia’s run-off election because, with 51 votes in the chamber, they will have an easier time confirming judges and…

The Democrats muster an orderly leadership succession

economist.com I , most managers have short tenures and are forgettable. Longevity is the key to legacy. So too when it comes to party management in Congress. In the 20 years since Nancy…

Homelessness is declining in Washington, DC

economist.com M of the nation’s capital would probably be surprised to learn that homelessness rates are declining in the city. Some people have lived on the streets for years, but…

Tucker Carlson makes wild claim in deaths of Tyre Nichols, Ashli Babbitt

newsweek.com Fox News host Tucker Carlson has claimed that deceased Capitol rioter Ashli Babbitt was "murdered" by police, while denouncing those who were "weeping" over the fatal police…

Tucker Carlson Declares Ashli Babbitt Was ‘Murdered… Far More Clearly’ Than Tyre Nichols

mediaite.com Fox News’s top-rated opinion host compared the fatal shooting of Ashli Babbit on January 6th, 2021 by Capitol police during the violent attack on the U.S. Capitol to the…

Jan. 6 rioter who maced Brian Sicknick sentenced to 80 months

politico.com A Jan. 6 rioter who pepper sprayed three police officers in the face — including Brian Sicknick, who died of multiple strokes the next day — was sentenced Friday to 80…

House Speaker McCarthy spoke with Musk about making Twitter 'fair on all sides'

cnbc.com U.S. House Republican leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) talks to reporters as he arrives on the first day of the new Congress at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, January 3, 2023.…

FEC presses George Santos campaign after it lists treasurer who denies taking the job

cnbc.com George Santos (R-N.Y.) speaks to other members as the search for speaker continued during a meeting of the 118th Congress, Friday, January 6, 2023, at the U.S. Capitol in…

New Jersey man sentenced to prison for attacking Capitol officer who later died

pbs.org A New Jersey man who joined a mob’s attack on the U.S. Capitol was sentenced Friday to more than six years in prison for using pepper spray to assault police officers, one…

Tyre Nichols protests planned in these cities ahead of body cam release

newsweek.com Protests against police brutality are expected to take place across a number of major cities in the U.S. tonight, as the nation braces for the release of the body camera…

Pelosi Says She Has 'No Intention' of Viewing Husband's Attack

youtube.com Former House Speaker Nancy Pelosi spoke to reporters after video was made public showing her husband, Paul Pelosi, fighting with his assailant for control of a hammer…

Senate ACCEPT resolution would require Capitol vendors to accept crypto payments

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WATCH: Pelosi says she has 'no intention' of viewing husband's attack

pbs.org Former House Speaker Nancy Pelosi spoke to reporters after a video was made public showing her husband, Paul Pelosi, fighting with his assailant for control of a hammer…

FTX Lawyers Attempt to Question Bankman-Fried’s Family and Inner Circle for Financial Insight

bitcoin.com According to court documents in the FTX bankruptcy case, the company’s attorneys seek to subpoena FTX co-founder Sam Bankman-Fried, his brother Gabriel Bankman-Fried, and…

Video shows struggle during attack on Paul Pelosi

pbs.org Video released publicly Friday shows the husband of former U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi fighting for control of a hammer with his assailant during a brutal attack in the…

Ted Cruz Wants to Use Crypto in U.S. Capitol Vending Machines

gizmodo.com There’s no such thing as a free lunch (or snack) and Texas Senator Ted Cruz knows this, which is why the conservative wants to bring cryptocurrency into Congress. On…

Police video of attack on Paul Pelosi shows suspect lunge at him with a hammer and the chaos that followed

fortune.com Video released publicly Friday shows the husband of former U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi fighting for control of a hammer with his assailant during a brutal attack in the…

Alfarone swaps CBS News for Gray Television

talkingbiznews.com Gray Television has appointed Debra Alfarone as an anchor for Local News Live, Gray Television’s 24/7 streaming news network, and as a national correspondent for its…

Matt Gaetz revels in his slackerdom while other House speaker vote rebels assume flashier roles: 'I'm making back benching great again'

businessinsider.com Republican Rep. Matt Gaetz of Florida sits alone on the House floor as lawmakers gather for a 14th round of voting to elect a new speaker on the fourth day of the 118th…

Trump financial crimes investigation was "buried," Kirschner says

newsweek.com An investigation into potential financial crimes allegedly committed by former President Donald Trump was "buried" at a time when Trump's legal team was investigating the…

Trump lawyer Eastman faces possible disbarment, among other troubles

msnbc.com If John Eastman thought his troubles were largely behind him, he learned otherwise yesterday. CNBC reported: According to the state bar allegations, the Republican lawyer,…

‘The Daily Show’ Host Wanda Sykes Says Meta Reinstated Trump Because ‘They Need a Hit': ‘Trump Is Their White Lotus’ (Video)

thewrap.com Facebook and Instagram’s parent company Meta announced this week that twice-impeached former president Donald Trump will be reinstated on both platforms, after a two-year…

Ted Cruz wants lawmakers who get the munchies to use crypto at Congressional vending machines

businessinsider.com Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) during a Senate hearing on November 17, 2020. BILL CLARK/POOL/AFP via Getty Images Ted Cruz wants to support wider adoption of crypto allowing it to…

Republicans stamped their mark on the Capitol

newsweek.com In the first few weeks of the GOP-controlled Congress, House Republicans have not only laid out how they want to govern but how they want the actual government building to…

The Proud Boys Are Now the Largest Hate Group in the Country

247wallst.com The term “hate group” has a very specific definition. Hate groups “vilify others because of their race, religion, ethnicity, sexual orientation or gender identity,”…

On Trump’s Truth Social: Ads for Miracle Cures, Scams and Fake Merchandise

nytimes.com Stuart Thompson used a program to collect and analyze hundreds of ads that ran on Truth Social over the past several months. Among the ads published on Truth Social were…

Gaetz Introduces Resolution To Deny Schiff Access To Classified Information

zerohedge.com Gaetz Introduces Resolution To Deny Schiff Access To Classified Information Authored by Caden Pearson via The Epoch Times, Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-Fla.) introduced a resolution…

Musk says he met McCarthy and Jeffries to ensure Twitter is ‘fair’

washingtonpost.com Asked about the meeting, McCarthy, who turned 58 on Thursday, declined to comment but quipped that Musk “came to wish me happy birthday,” adding “we’ve been friends for…

A leaked internal message appears to show Elon Musk ordered Twitter staff to suspend a left-wing activist's account

businessinsider.com Elon Musk. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images Anti-fascist activist Chad Loder's Twitter account was suspended in November 2022. A leaked internal Twitter message suggests Elon…

Is Meta's decision to bring back Trump dangerous or overdue?

theweek.com Meta is reinstating former President Donald Trump's accounts on Facebook and Instagram after a two-year ban. The social media company suspended Trump's access after the Jan.…

FTX Attorneys To Drag SBF’s Parents And Brother In Questioning About Their Personal Wealth

bitcoinist.com The tragedy of FTX appears to be becoming more personal, as the bankrupt exchange’s legal counsels are now seeking to drag the founder’s family members and grill them about…

Trump's return to Instagram and Facebook could doom Truth Social

businessinsider.com Were you on MySpace, reader? I wasn't. I'm Diamond Naga Siu, and I was barely a human yet when it was big. But I've lurked on platforms like YikYak, Stumbleupon, Clubhouse —…

5 of Washington’s most powerful women will be leading the charge to stop the government from hitting the debt ceiling

fortune.com They are now among the most powerful women in Congress. But when they were first elected in the 1990s, they were often overlooked, or even talked down to. Rep. Kay Granger,…

With Trump reinstatement, Meta finds new ways to punish world leaders

washingtonpost.com With its announcement that it would be reinstating former president Donald Trump’s Facebook and Instagram accounts, Meta warned that it could take a stronger stance against…

C-SPAN gave us ‘America’s Hottest TV Drama’ as McCarthy struggled to become House speaker. Lawmakers aren’t so sure that’s a good thing

businessinsider.com The public got an unfettered view of lawmakers’ deliberations as the House struggled for four straight days to elect a speaker earlier this month. Anna Moneymaker/Getty…

'I have no enemies, at least': Where Santos really stands in the House GOP

politico.com Everyone in the Capitol seems to be talking about George Santos. Almost no fellow Republican, however, appears to be forging real bonds with him. The New York Republican…

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