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‘That Was Bizarre’: House Democrat Bewildered by Lauren Boebert’s Claim That Trump Looks ‘Pretty’

mediaite.com Rep. Robert Garcia (D-CA) discussed Rep. Lauren Boebert’s (R-CO) “bizarre” insistence that contrary to reports, Donald Trump has not been sleeping during his New York…

Witness at Sen. Bob Menendez's bribery trial says meat-export monopoly made costs soar

apnews.com A witness at Sen. Bob Menendez's bribery trial testified Friday that the cost of certifying that meat sent to Egypt followed Islamic dietary requirements skyrocketed after a…

Fox’s Cavuto Reacts to the Dow Closing Above 40,000 for the First Time: ‘People Are Optimistic’

mediaite.com Fox News anchor Neil Cavuto reported on the Dow closing above 40,000 for the first time ever on Friday and voiced a note of optimism for the U.S. economy. “Fox alert for…

Jamie Raskin Says It’s ‘Worth Investigating’ If Drinking Played A Role In Committee Hearing Chaos

mediaite.com Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-MD) told reporters that it is “worth investigating” if alcohol played a role in the personal insults issued by members of the House Oversight Committee.…

‘Where Is This Coming From?’ MSNBC’s José Díaz-Balart Perplexed After John Kasich Suggests Biden Won’t Be Dem Nominee

mediaite.com John Kasich caught MSNBC’s José Díaz-Balart by surprise on Friday when he suggested President Joe Biden might not be the Democratic Party’s nominee in November despite…

Undergrads are unionizing, in a sign of labor’s resurgence

bostonherald.com Elaine S. Povich | Stateline.org (TNS) Junior psychology major Erin Green works part time at the children’s preschool at Sonoma State University, caring for university…

Thousands of businesses warn they're at risk of closing

newsweek.com Nearly 20,000 businesses have warned they're at risk of closing if President Joe Biden is elected to a second term. In a new report from RedBalloon and PublicSquare, nearly…

'The View' hosts mock viral Congress clash: 'What is this, junior high?'

newsweek.com "The View" hosts mocked the viral exchange between Georgia Republican Marjorie Taylor Greene and Texas Democrat Jasmine Crockett during a house committee meeting on Friday's…

Justice Alito's home flew a U.S. flag upside down after Jan. 6, a report says

pbs.org An upside-down American flag, a symbol associated with former President Donald Trump’s false claims of election fraud, was displayed outside the home of Supreme Court…

"Dumpster fire" hearing spurs groans about Congress' new low

axios.com House members in both parties are cringing at a turbulent Oversight Committee hearing that was bedeviled by members insulting each others' appearances, constant heckling and…

John Fetterman mocks Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Marjorie Taylor Greene fight

newsweek.com Senator John Fetterman mocked Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez after his Democratic colleagues butted heads with conservative firebrand and Republican Representative…

Marjorie Taylor Greene derails House Oversight Committee meeting with personal attacks

msnbc.com A tense House Oversight Committee meeting on Thursday night to debate a contempt of Congress resolution against Attorney General Merrick Garland became even more rancorous…

Trump to campaign in Minnesota on day off from trial

pbs.org Former President Donald Trump will head to Minnesota on a day off from his hush money trial for a Republican fundraiser Friday night in a traditionally Democratic state that…

FDIC chair is grilled on Capitol Hill after report outlines agency's toxic workplace culture

apnews.com Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. Chairman Martin Gruenberg sat for a second day of grilling Thursday on Capitol Hill, this time at the Senate Banking Committee, after a…

Supreme Court Justice Alito urged to step off Trump election case over U.S. flag controversy

cnbc.com Associate Justice Samuel Alito poses during a group photo of the Justices at the Supreme Court in Washington, April 23, 2021. The chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee on…

As GOP demands Biden/Hur audio, James Comer gives away the game

msnbc.com Early last year, President Joe Biden and his team made an unexpected announcement: The Delaware Democrat, after leaving the vice presidency, inadvertently took some…

Jared Moskowitz Roasts James Comer With ‘Spirited’ Reading of His Latest Fundraising Email: ‘I’m Not An Ethics Expert…’

mediaite.com Rep. Jared Moskowitz (D-FL) brutally roasted House Oversight Chairman James Comer (R-KY) late on Thursday night as the Democrat continued their long-running, often comical…

Empire Newsletter: Crypto’s day in Congress

blockworks.co What’s in a vote? Meet the US Senate’s new Democratic crypto caucus — sort of. Yesterday saw Congress’ upper chamber side with the House on a measure aimed at scuttling…

Biden Agrees To A Debate Between Kamala Harris And Trump's VP Pick

zerohedge.com Biden Agrees To A Debate Between Kamala Harris And Trump's VP Pick Authored by Mike Shedlock via MishTalk.com, This VP debate will be widely watched and a lot of fun too. I…

Donald Trump supporters are expecting Taylor Swift to vote for him

newsweek.com Nearly one-third of Donald Trump's supporters believe Taylor Swift will vote for the former president in November, according to a new poll. Speculation about who Swift will…

House committee hearing disrupted as Marjorie Taylor Greene and AOC clash over 'fake eyelashes' jibe

businessinsider.com Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (L), Marjorie Taylor Greene (R) Getty Images House committee hearing disrupted as Rep. Taylor Greene and Rep. Ocasio-Cortez clashed. Greene…

Puck News Roasted by GOP Donor After It Falsely Reports He’s Married to Matt Gaetz’s Sister

mediaite.com Rep. Matt Gaetz, R-Fla., and his wife Ginger Luckey, walk on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2023. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh) Puck News is under fire for a new…

House GOP releases farm bill proposal as clock ticks

thehill.com House Agriculture Chair Glenn Thompson (R-Pa.) unveiled his long-awaited farm bill, teeing up the process of wedding the two chambers’ competing visions for the $1.5…

North Carolina Republicans Vote to Ban Masks in Public

newsweek.com The North Carolina Senate voted along party lines to ban anyone wearing masks in public, even for health reasons. Republican State Sen. Buck Newton, who sponsored the bill,…

Inside the once-close relationship between Trump and his 'pit bull' lawyer Michael Cohen, who is now a key witness in Trump's criminal trial

businessinsider.com Former Trump lawyer Michael Cohen is a key witness in Trump's history-making criminal trial. Andres Kudacki/AP Michael Cohen has been one of Donald Trump's closest…

Biden's Chinese EV tariffs don't address national security concerns

cbsnews.com President Biden's move to quadruple tariffs on Chinese electric vehicles isn't meant to head off any potential national security threats posed by internet-connected vehicles…

SNAP benefits warning amid fears of cuts

newsweek.com Oregon Food Bank, a network of food pantries and meal sites in The Beaver State, has issued a warning against what they see as a proposal to cut Supplemental Nutrition…

Hunter Biden mimics Donald Trump legal move, creating TV debate clash

newsweek.com Hunter Biden is seeking to delay the start of his tax evasion trial in California as it clashes with the timeline of his federal gun case. In court filings submitted…

Marijuana could share the same status as steroids, in a historic shift in U.S. drug policy

fastcompany.com The Justice Department on Thursday formally moved to reclassify marijuana as a less dangerous drug, a historic shift in generations of U.S. drug policy.A proposed rule sent…

Biden’s tariffs on Chinese imports are boosting these beaten-down stocks

aol.com A version of this story first appeared in CNN Business’ Before the Bell newsletter. Not a subscriber? You can sign up right here. You can listen to an audio version of the…

Joe Manchin Joins With Republican Lawmakers in Push to Overturn DOL Fiduciary Rule

barrons.com Republican lawmakers and one Democrat have introduced legislation that would overturn the Labor Department’s rule expanding fiduciary status to more advisors who work with…

Watch: Chief Economic Adviser Refuses To Admit Biden Is Lying About Inflation

zerohedge.com Watch: Chief Economic Adviser Refuses To Admit Biden Is Lying About Inflation Authored by Steve Watson via Modernity.news, Joe Biden’s chief economic advisor refused to…

‘Disgusting!’ Joe Scarborough Pounds Table Over Stunning Report About Judge Samuel Alito’s ‘Stop the Steal’ Sign After Jan 6

mediaite.com On Friday, MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough was nearly apoplectic over a report that Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito flew an upside-down flag — a symbol widely used to support the…

Out Of Control Inflation: It Now Takes At Least $177,798 For A Family Of 4 To Live Comfortably In The US

zerohedge.com Out Of Control Inflation: It Now Takes At Least $177,798 For A Family Of 4 To Live Comfortably In The US Authored by Michael Snyder via The Economic Collapse blog, I never…

Links 5/17/2024

nakedcapitalism.com This entry was posted in Links on . Readers, I have had a correspondent characterize my views as realistic cynical. Let me briefly explain them. I believe in universal…

Column: After a years-long pause, the FCC resurrects 'network neutrality,' a boon for consumers

latimes.com In the midst of its battle to extinguish the Mendocino Complex wildfire in 2018, the Santa Clara County Fire Department discovered that its internet connection provider,…

Will Democrats Pay a Price for Their Cynical, Crumbling Lawfare Strategy?

newsweek.com President Joe Biden, who wears bespoke sneakers to prevent embarrassing collapses and whose command of the English language rivals that of most kindergarteners, is in bad…

Marjorie Taylor Greene's clash with Jasmine Crockett sparks backlash

newsweek.com A House Oversight Committee hearing on Thursday night was plunged into chaos after Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene of Georgia insulted Rep. Jasmine Crockett of Texas, prompting…

Lauren Boebert gushes over Trump looking "pretty" while reportedly sleeping

newsweek.com Lauren Boebert has said Donald Trump was "praying" after numerous reports claimed he fell asleep during his criminal trial in New York. Boebert, a firm member of the MAGA…

Fuming pro-Israel Democrats blast "shameless" GOP vote to force Biden send arms to Israel

axios.com A group of pro-Israel House Democrats who opposed restricting President Biden's ability to withhold arms to Israel is blasting the vote as a "shameless" attempt to "use…

Illinois legislature approves measure to amend state biometric privacy law

chicagotribune.com The Illinois House passed legislation aimed at reining in the potential for runaway damages under the state’s biometric privacy law Thursday, more than a year after the…

As Michael Cohen's testimony droned on, the real hush-money show moved outdoors with crude balloons and a 'Beetlejuice' chant

aol.com None Former Trump lawyer Michael Cohen spent his third day on the stand in the NY hush money trial. • None As his testimony droned on, the real show was outside, where…

These 16 House Democrats voted to force Biden to deliver withheld aid to Israel

aol.com None Biden is withholding some military aid to Israel over concerns with its war in Gaza. • None House Republicans put forward a bill designed to force Biden to deliver that…

Judge Rejects Democrat Lawsuit Challenging Wisconsin Absentee Voting Requirements

zerohedge.com Judge Rejects Democrat Lawsuit Challenging Wisconsin Absentee Voting Requirements Authored by Zachary Steiber via The Epoch Times (emphasis ours), Poll workers sort out…

At corruption trial, Menendez defense pins blame on wife

semafor.com Semafor Signals Supported by Insights from The Washington Post, Politico, and Semafor The News Sen. Bob Menendez’s corruption trial started with a bang on Wednesday as his…

What Hochul said at the Vatican

politico.com With help from Shawn Ness New from New York Happening now: Gov. Kathy Hochul visited the Vatican as she tours parts of Europe on the climate. Marijuana may soon be…

16 House Democrats vote to force Biden to deliver withheld aid to Israel

businessinsider.com By clicking “Sign Up”, you accept our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy . You can opt-out at any time. Access your favorite topics in a personalized feed while you're on…

House to vote on requiring delivery of bombs to Israel in Republican rebuke of Biden policies

pbs.org The House was set Thursday to deliver a rebuke to President Joe Biden for pausing a shipment of bombs to Israel, voting on legislation that would seek to force the weapons…

This anti-immigrant ballot measure would likely deliver Arizona to Joe Biden

msnbc.com Republicans in the Arizona Senate have resurfaced an immigration ballot measure that would ask voters this November to make illegally crossing the border a state crime.…

Justice Department formally moves to reclassify marijuana as a less dangerous drug

fortune.com The Justice Department on Thursday formally moved to reclassify marijuana as a less dangerous drug in a historic shift in generations of U.S. drug policy. A proposed rule…

Gaetz Offers Odd Message of Support to Trump by Invoking the Proud Boys: ‘Standing Back and Standing By’

mediaite.com (Francis Chung/POLITICO via AP Images) Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) joined some of his hardright House Republican colleagues on Thursday at Donald Trump’s porn star hush money…

The Pros and Cons of the Biden-Trump Live Debates

youtube.com US President Joe #Biden and Republican Donald #Trump said they would #debate each other in June and then again in September, setting the stage for their first televised…

Sen. Menendez reveals his wife has breast cancer as presentation of evidence begins at his trial

pbs.org Sen. Bob Menendez said Thursday that his wife has breast cancer and will require a mastectomy, a revelation made just as the presentation of evidence began at his New York…

Former Supreme Court Judge Reveals He Retired Partly Because a Democrat Was in the White House

mediaite.com Former Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer told NewsNation recently that a Democrat being in the White House was “probably” a factor in his decision to retire in 2022. Dan…

Elon Musk, Argentina's president headline 27th Milken conference

latimes.com Free-market enthusiasts and mutual admirers Elon Musk and Javier Milei, Argentina’s new president, will headline next week’s Milken Institute Global Conference, the annual…

The Biden-Trump Debates Won't Move the Needle. Here's Why

newsweek.com Yesterday President Joe Biden and his likely Republican opponent, former President Donald Trump, agreed to hold two debates prior to the presidential election, one in June…

Democrats cheer after Supreme Court rejects challenge to consumer bureau

thehill.com Democrats and financial industry critics celebrated Wednesday after the Supreme Court rejected a challenge to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau's (CFPB) funding…

Watch: Senior Navy DEI Chief Admits Wokeness Would Be 'Out The Window' If China-Taiwan War Broke Out

zerohedge.com Watch: Senior Navy DEI Chief Admits Wokeness Would Be 'Out The Window' If China-Taiwan War Broke Out A senior DEI adviser to US Navy Admiral Lisa Franchetti has admitted in…

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