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House Republicans criticized over assault weapon lapel pins: "Mortifying"

newsweek.com House Republicans have been slammed for sporting lapel pins shaped like assault rifles. Rep. Andrew Clyde of Georgia on Thursday took credit for the pins that colleagues…

The potential NFT loan market, accessing liquidity through digital assets

cryptoslate.com SlateCast 51 began with a conversation regarding developments in the crypto world and the impact of downturns on the industry. Host Akiba and guest Justin Bram of Astaria…

George Santos' first House race took days to call in 2020. So he came to DC for new member orientation and had a blast before finding out he lost

businessinsider.com Dove Lee, Visual Field, OGphoto/Getty Images; Arif Qazi/Insider; In 2020, Santos ran his first campaign and lost — but still went to DC for new member orientation. Before he…

Flexing his wins and eyeing a 2nd term, Biden will lay out contrasts with GOP in State of the Union

politico.com Though Biden won’t mention them by name, aides believe the presence of newly prominent House Republicans in the chamber will underscore his arguments. A year ago, Reps.…

US Downs ‘Spy Balloon’, Dealing Blow to Tensions Thaw Hopes

asiafinancial.com A US fighter jet shot down a suspected Chinese spy balloon off the coast of South Carolina on Saturday, bringing an end not only to days of sky-high drama but also dealing a…

Fox News co-host blasts Kevin McCarthy for this "low brow" decision

newsweek.com Fox News co-host Geraldo Rivera criticized House Speaker Kevin McCarthy on Friday after Representative Ilhan Omar, a Minnesota Democrat, was removed from the Foreign Affairs…

Marjorie Taylor Greene wonders if congressmen identify as "women of color"

newsweek.com Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene, a Georgia Republican, questioned if Democratic Representative Eric Swalwell and Representative Adam Schiff identify as "women of…

Marjorie Taylor Greene Turns Eric Swalwell Mocking Republicans and Their ‘Small’ Pins Into the Lowest of Low Blows

mediaite.com Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call via AP Images (L)/Sipa via AP Images (R) Georgia Republican Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene dropped a brutal and very personal jab at California Rep.…

Democrats vote to change order of 2024 presidential primary

pbs.org The Democratic Party on Saturday approved the reordering of its 2024 presidential primary, replacing Iowa with South Carolina in the leadoff spot as part of a major shake-up…

Chaos in Austin amid power outages as residents seen dumpster diving at H-E-B grocery store

foxbusiness.com Hundreds of people were seen dumpster diving and fighting over "free food" that was discarded by an H-E-B store after a power outage on Thursday. An official in Travis…

Why Republicans are no longer credible on balanced budgets

msnbc.com In a recent piece for Politico, National Review’s Rich Lowry highlighted the Republican Party’s “sporadic” commitment to fiscal conservatism. “Strange” may not have been the…

Subsidizing Higher Education Is Not Creating Widespread External Benefits

mises.org President Biden’s student debt relief proposal created a storm of controversy. That is not surprising, since it was a transparent (and apparently successful) attempt to buy…

Top Democrat demands answers from Biden over Chinese balloon

newsweek.com A top Senate Democrat has said he will be "demanding answers" from President Joe Biden's administration after a suspected Chinese surveillance balloon flew over his home…

Trump will repeat Jan. 6 strategy if he's indicted in Georgia: Kirschner

newsweek.com Former President Donald Trump might have a response similar to the one he had after he lost the 2020 presidential election if he's indicted in the Georgia election probe,…

Feds say cyberattack caused suicide helpline's outage

marketbeat.com A cyberattack caused a nearly daylong outage of the nation's new 988 mental health helpline late last year, federal officials told The Associated Press Friday. Lawmakers are…

Kansas commits $304M to chip plant to lure federal funds

marketbeat.com Kansas plans to give $304 million in taxpayer-funded incentives to a semiconductor company in its largest city to build a huge new factory, but the project won't go forward…

Bill Clinton back at White House to push paid family leave

marketbeat.com Three decades after Bill Clinton signed the nation’s family and medical leave law, he was back at the White House on Thursday to hold forth on what it’s meant to the…

Joe Biden, Bill Clinton mark 3 decades of family leave act

marketbeat.com President Joe Biden is playing host to former President Bill Clinton to mark the 30th anniversary of the Family and Medical Leave Act, the first piece of legislation that…

Biden administration recommends major Alaska oil project

marketbeat.com The Biden administration released a long-awaited study Wednesday that recommends allowing a major oil development on Alaska's North Slope that supporters say could boost…

Biden admin report recommends major Alaska oil project

marketbeat.com The Biden administration released a long-awaited study Wednesday that recommends allowing a major oil development on Alaska's North Slope that supporters say could boost…

Republican-led committee targets COVID relief aid for review

marketbeat.com House Republicans on Wednesday began their promised aggressive oversight of the Biden administration, focusing on what watchdogs described as “indications of widespread…

New Mexico considers roasted chile as official state aroma

marketbeat.com The sweet smell of green chile roasting on an open flame permeates New Mexico every fall, wafting from roadside stands and grocery store parking lots and inducing…

This is why some members of Congress have been seen wearing lapel pins resembling miniature AR-15 rifles

businessinsider.com Rep. George Santos (R-NY) seen wearing the lapel pin on Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2023 in Washington, DC. Kent Nishimura / Los Angeles Times via Getty Images Some GOP lawmakers have…

John Fetterman's picture-taking, buddy-making, convention-breaking first month on Capitol Hill

businessinsider.com Democratic Sen. John Fetterman of Pennsylvania and his family await their turn in the Old Senate Chamber on January 3, 2023. Michael Brochstein/Sipa USA/Reuters John…

Diane Feinstein's extremely awkward, very uncomfortable exit from the political stage

politico.com LOS ANGELES — Several of her House colleagues are already running for her Senate seat. She isn’t raising real money. And it’s so widely assumed that Sen. Dianne Feinstein is…

Angry Democrats say Chinese balloon "further inflames relations"

newsweek.com Democrats on the newly constituted House of Representatives' select committee on China have expressed dismay at the presence of a Chinese spy balloon in the U.S. and…

DeFi + TradFi: The Beginning of a Beautiful Friendship

thedefiant.io It isn’t often that I ride a chair lift to dinner, but last week I found myself carried up the slopes of St Moritz toward a meal with some of the most influential players in…

An awkward 2024 question: How old is too old?

semafor.com The 2024 campaign for the U.S. Senate kicked off on Tuesday, at a Democratic Party club in northern California, where hundreds of voters gathered to meet Rep. Katie Porter.…

The Inaugural Americana Awards

semafor.com Best U.S. Senate campaign: John Fetterman in Pennsylvania. Did he get an assist when Donald Trump lifted Mehmet Oz to win the GOP primary? Obviously. Did a decade-plus of ad…

Sen. Raphael Warnock defeats Republican Herschel Walker in Georgia Senate runoff

semafor.com In an otherwise disappointing year for Georgia Democrats, Warnock’s victory marks a big win for the party. In the November general election, Warnock got more votes than…

In Georgia, Herschel Walker is running his last play

semafor.com WOODSTOCK, Ga. — “You heard the story about the man who died early in life?” asked Herschel Walker. “Well, I’m gonna tell it to you anyway.” Two hundred Georgians, huddled…

Mike Pompeo: "The most dangerous person in the world is Randi Weingarten"

semafor.com Shelby Talcott: I’m curious how you see your potential campaign compared to other 2024 candidates. What makes your path different than others’? Mike Pompeo: I don’t think…

Meet the new Democratic leadership

semafor.com After being run by a trio of older party stalwarts for much of the last two decades, House Democrats are about to welcome a new generation of leaders in their forties and…

Nancy Pelosi to step down as leader of House Democrats

semafor.com In her speech to House Members, Pelosi acknowledged the fragility of American democracy, but said that she was confident about the future after voters last week largely…

A small Republican majority could be the 'nightmare scenario' for a U.S. debt crisis

semafor.com Democrats are celebrating their strong performance in the House, where Republicans look likely to take, at best, a narrow majority. But some Democrats are also starting to…

Lauren Boebert challenger Adam Frisch: “Those who know her best don’t care for her”

semafor.com I met Adam Frisch in the Spring of 2022 and found him to be extremely gracious and yet determined. Sort of a really nice but unstoppable honey badger. He told me he was…

Donald Trump’s candidates slumped and he’s looking for someone to blame

semafor.com It was a rough night for Republicans on Tuesday, but especially for prominent candidates who scored Donald Trump’s early endorsement or mimicked his style of politics and…

Democratic House campaign chief loses his seat

semafor.com At a press conference Wednesday morning, Maloney confirmed he called Lawler to concede the race. “My opponent won this race fair and square,” Maloney said. “I'm gonna step…

How to watch election night like a pro, an hour-by-hour guide

semafor.com It will take weeks to determine every midterm election winner and potentially even control of the House or Senate if Democrats hold their own. But it shouldn’t take long to…

Republicans hope Michigan is proof-of-concept for an LGBT backlash

semafor.com CLINTON TOWNSHIP, Mich. – The special guests at Tudor Dixon’s Friday night rally brought dark warnings for parents. Riley Gaines, a champion swimmer at the University of…

If Ticketmaster is a greedy capitalist, so is Taylor Swift

economist.com I has been a disillusioning few weeks for music fans. Though her “Swifties” are far too loyal to blame her, Taylor Swift helped botch the sale of a 52-night stadium tour by…

Olaf Scholz leads a blue-chip business delegation to China

economist.com R years has a routine inaugural trip of a head of government been watched with such keen interest at home and abroad. When Germany’s Social Democrat chancellor, Olaf Scholz,…

Kroger, America’s second-biggest grocer, goes shopping

economist.com G boring business. Peddling bread-and-butter products (literally) at wafer-thin margins hardly sets pulses racing. Unless, that is, you are an American politician. On…

George Santos is the congressman America deserves

economist.com W hy do the many lies of George Santos matter? Maybe some of Mr Santos’s constituents, in a district stretching along the North Shore of Long Island, voted for him in…

Raphael Warnock wins in Georgia

economist.com Editor’s note: This piece has been updated to take in Raphael Warnock’s win on December 6th “I ,” proclaimed Raphael Warnock, as the Democratic Senator declared victory in…

Of course Donald Trump is running again

economist.com E standards of Donald Trump’s career it has been a tough week, one of damaging revelations, brutal criticism and serial failure. So naturally on November 15th during prime…

The Democrats keep control of the Senate

economist.com T a few counties in America that gain particular fame on election nights, or, lately, election weeks. In 2020 it was Maricopa County in Arizona, which became the unfortunate…

Joe Biden should not seek re-election

economist.com A of public service, Joe Biden defeated a sitting president and then accomplished more in two years, and more of it with bipartisan support, than few but he imagined…

As America votes, there are more eyes on its ballot boxes than ever before

economist.com A elections are in full swing today, proceeding much as they have for decades. There are lines at libraries and schools across the country; poll workers, many of whom are…

The eight races to watch as Americans’ votes are tallied

economist.com E is not results night in America. That is partly due to the sheer number of ballots: voters cast too many for poll workers to count them all in one day. On top of that,…

What to watch ahead of the midterms

economist.com O is certain ahead of the midterm elections on November 8th: most attention will go on hard-fought House and Senate races in battleground states. But they are not the only…

Are Democrats’ chances being underplayed?

economist.com F past two months, Midterm maths has been battling bias in polls. More often we have looked at potential errors that, like in 2016 and 2020, would push surveys to…

The life and death of California Republicanism

economist.com K left the Republican Party in 2010. The 32-year-old from Anaheim says he was disheartened by racist reactions to Barack Obama’s presidency. As an Asian man, he wondered if…

Can Gary Gensler solve every problem in American finance?

economist.com E has an opinion of Gary Gensler. To many, the chairman of the Securities and Exchange Commission ( ), America’s main financial regulator, is meddlesome and overreaching.…

Democrats Propose Abraham Lincoln Statue Removal

zerohedge.com Democrats Propose Abraham Lincoln Statue Removal Authored by Jackson Elliott via The Epoch Times (emphasis ours), Democrat and Confederate President Jefferson may have been…

Councilwoman Fatally Shot Outside New Jersey Home Was 'Targeted'

zerohedge.com Councilwoman Fatally Shot Outside New Jersey Home Was 'Targeted' Authored by Lorenz Duchamps via The Epoch Times (emphasis ours), Eunice Dwumfour, a 30-year-old New Jersey…

Bill Maher Condemns Woke Revolution, Twitter’s ‘Red Guard’, And Its US Parallels

deadline.com China was much on Bill Maher’s mind in this week’s edition of HBO’s Real Time. His first mention came during the opening monologue, when he talked about people “freaking…

Jim Jordan Subpoenas Garland, Wray Over School Board Memo Used Against 'Domestic Terrorist' Parents

zerohedge.com Jim Jordan Subpoenas Garland, Wray Over School Board Memo Used Against 'Domestic Terrorist' Parents House Judiciary Chairman Jim Jordan (R-OH) has fired off his first…

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