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Trump set to take down his own party’s speaker

msnbc.com See Donald Trump's very long history of praising Putin on tape. Trump’s admiration of Putin is now putting Speaker Mike Johnson on the hot seat. Johnson lambasted Putin as…

Speaker Johnson Reportedly Gave ‘Horrible’ Talk at GOP Meeting, Made Attendees Feel Like They Were ‘At Church’

mediaite.com AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File Speaker Mike Johnson (R-LA) delivered a “sermon” at a private gathering of House Republicans that did not go over well with those in…

Freedom Caucus raises government shutdown risk

axios.com The House Freedom Caucus is officially pushing a one-year spending stopgap that could trigger a government shutdown if embraced by Speaker Mike Johnson, Axios has learned.…

"Close To A Deal Or It's About To Blow Up": Speaker Johnson Enters McCarthy Territory As March Deadline Looms

zerohedge.com "Close To A Deal Or It's About To Blow Up": Speaker Johnson Enters McCarthy Territory As March Deadline Looms While House Speaker Mike Johnson (R-LA) last week told…

'The antiabortion movement's religious worship of the union of egg and sperm'

theweek.com 'Would you expect a firefighter to run into a burning building to save a frozen embryo?' The Alabama Supreme Court just "ruled that frozen human embryos are people too" in…

With Ukraine Aid Stuck in Congress, Supporters Push Fallback Plans

wsj.com Democratic leaders are drafting a special rule that could enable a narrow bipartisan majority to bypass Speaker Mike Johnson in the coming weeks.

White House uses GOP recess as tool to hammer inaction on Ukraine aid

politico.com The White House ratcheted up its onslaught on House Republican leadership, criticizing them for going on “vacation” without approving funding for Ukraine. “The damage House…

White House Dismisses Mike Johnson's Accusations Against Biden's Ceasefire Plans: 'Not Serious About Backing Our Allies'

benzinga.com The White House has rebuked Mike Johnson, the Republican Speaker of the House, for his allegations against President Joe Biden regarding the Israel-Hamas conflict. What…

Anti-Ukraine rhetoric has saturated right-wing media. Now it is helping to deliver actual war victories to Putin

aol.com Editor’s Note: A version of this article first appeared in the “Reliable Sources” newsletter. Sign up for the daily digest chronicling the evolving media landscape here.…

Jim Jordan is in deep trouble

newsweek.com Ohio congressman Jim Jordan could face major repercussions over the Republican attempt to impeach Joe Biden after a former FBI informant charged with making false bribery…

More Republicans now want climate action. But Trump could derail everything

politico.com Former President Donald Trump’s hard-line positions on climate change aren’t deterring some members of his party from backing policies to stop global warming. But their…

Biden wants Americans to know most of the money he wants for Ukraine—nearly $40 billion

fortune.com At a bustling construction site outside of Dallas, there are hopes that Congress can finally pass nearly $95 billion in foreign aid including funding for Ukraine — because…

House Democrat floats Mike Johnson protection measure

axios.com A moderate House Democrat is circulating a resolution to protect Speaker Mike Johnson (R-La.) from a potential removal attempt by one of his party's hardliners, Axios has…

House Republicans privately expect government shutdown

axios.com Behind closed doors, House Republicans have shifted from optimistically cautious to expecting a government shutdown, Axios has learned. Why it matters: House Speaker Mike…

What's Holding Up Ukraine Funding in Congress?

youtube.com President Joe Biden said he would be willing to meet House Speaker Mike Johnson to discuss an emergency funding package for Ukraine and Israel, after White House officials…

House punts on AI with directionless new task force

techcrunch.com The House of Representatives has founded a Task Force on artificial intelligence that will “ensure America continues leading in this strategic area,” as Speaker Mike Johnson…

FBI investigates after letter with white powder sent to House Speaker Johnson's Louisiana church

pbs.org Federal and state authorities are investigating suspicious mail containing a white powder that was received by a north Louisiana church attended by House Speaker Mike…

Texas prison profits surge as immigration spikes

newsweek.com At the Texas border, a surge in migrant encounters has led to substantial profits for prison corporations. Among them is a private prison company that owns and operates over…

Donald Trump Can’t Run Away From Roe

vanityfair.com Abortion continues to win elections for Democrats, creating an electoral headache for Republicans heading into November. While suburban voters tend to support reproductive…

Moms for America and Texas Ag Commissioner Applauded for Pushing Back Against Swamp Secretary Vilsack

benzinga.com WASHINGTON, D.C., Feb. 20, 2024 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Today, Competitive Markets Action and the Organization for Competitive Markets applauded Moms for America (MFA) President…

Why are Republicans leaving Congress?

theweek.com Some of Congress' most experienced Republicans are headed for the exits. The 118th Congress has been "dominated by and " among House Republicans, said, highlighted by an…

Joe: Trump, Johnson are what stands between Congress passing or not passing Ukraine aid

msnbc.com NBC News Chief Foreign Correspondent reports on the hardships Ukrainian soldiers are facing in the war and the state of the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant. Joe Scarborough…

Biden emphasizes that majority of Ukraine aid package would be spend in U.S

pbs.org At a bustling construction site outside of Dallas, there are hopes that Congress can finally pass nearly $95 billion in foreign aid including funding for Ukraine — because…

‘Morning Joe’ Blames Russian Advances in Ukraine on Trump and Mike Johnson: ‘Vladimir Putin’s Best Friends’

thewrap.com MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” placed blame for recent Russian advances on Ukrainian territory at the feet of the Republican Party, calling Donald Trump and Mike Johnson “Vladimir…

U.S. House forms AI task force as legislative push stalls

theglobeandmail.com Leaders of the U.S. House of Representatives said Tuesday they are forming a bipartisan task force to explore potential legislation to address concerns around artificial…

Rachel Maddow: Mike Johnson ‘Praising’ Biden Plan Against Putin Nuclear Threat Gives Her ‘Tiniest of Teeny’ Shred of Hope

thewrap.com Rachel Maddow responded Monday night to congressional Republicans, including speaker of the House Mike Johnson, “praising” the Biden administration’s policies against…

Poland's foreign minister discusses the war in Ukraine

pbs.org Along the eastern flank of NATO nations sit several former Soviet satellite states, with long and bitter memories of Russian dominance. They are among the strongest…

Joe Biden criticizes House Republicans over Ukraine aid

newsweek.com President Joe Biden criticized House republicans on Monday over opposition to additional aid to Ukraine. As the second anniversary of Russia launching its full-scale…

Reporter Asks Biden if ‘Alexei Navalny’s Blood Is On the Hands of House Republicans’

mediaite.com President Joe Biden spoke to reporters on Monday as he returned to the White House from Rehoboth Beach, Delaware, and he was asked if House Republicans held any…

How stalled U.S. aid for Ukraine exemplifies GOP's softening stance on Russia

pbs.org At about 2 a.m. last Tuesday, Republican Sen. Ron Johnson of Wisconsin stood on the Senate floor and explained why he opposed sending more aid to help Ukraine fend off the…

A guide to the 5 GOP factions roiling the House

politico.com Speaker Mike Johnson hasn’t had much success taming the House GOP’s constantly warring factions. The situation has, if anything, gotten worse under his reign. Just over…

Republican opponent of U.S. aid to Ukraine argues his case at Munich Security Conference

pbs.org A Republican opponent of new U.S. funding for Ukraine argued at an international security conference Sunday that the package stuck in Congress wouldn’t “fundamentally change…

Ukraine aid lifts the US economy, backers say

morningbrew.com As additional military aid for Ukraine stalls in Congress and the death of Putin’s No. 1 critic Alexei Navalny has jacked up the urgency to confront Russia, supporters of…

The Ukraine aid that House Republican leaders are blocking might actually be good for the US economy

businessinsider.com Ukraine Army during tank training. Diego Herrera Carcedo/Anadolu via Getty Images House GOP leaders are standing in the way of a Senate-backed $95 billion aid bill. The bill…

House Will Vote On Alejandro Mayorkas’ Impeachment After Committee Approval

forbes.com Republicans on the House Committee on Homeland Security voted Tuesday to impeach Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas, sending the issue to a vote by the full…

A majority of congressmen want more military aid for Ukraine

economist.com Ukraine this year officially moved its Christmas state holiday from January 7th, in line with the Russian Orthodox Church, to December 25th, when most of the Western world…

Who will fill the expelled George Santos’s seat?

economist.com George Santos last week became only the sixth member of America’s House of Representatives to be expelled from the chamber in its 234-year history. After his ejection, the…

Zelenskyy calls for international support, Harris underscores unity with Ukraine

nbcnews.com MUNICH — At the high-profile Munich Security Conference on Saturday, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy drummed up international support for Ukraine’s ongoing war with…

Former South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford says it'd take 'a meteor strike' for Nikki Haley to win the state's GOP presidential primary

businessinsider.com Former South Carolina Govs. Mark Sanford, left, and Nikki Haley. AP Photo/Matt Rourke; AP Photo/Meg Kinnard Mark Sanford told Politico Magazine it'd take "a meteor strike"…

MSNBC Roasts Johnson’s Tough Putin Talk While Blocking Ukraine Aid As World Leaders React to Navalny Death: ‘All The Power In His Hands’

mediaite.com MSNBC panelists roasted House Speaker Mike Johnson (R-LA) for condemning Vladimir Putin over the death of opposition leader Alexei Navalny, yet standing idly by as Russian…

Russian state TV mocks Donald Trump supporters

newsweek.com Donald Trump supporters have been brutally mocked on Russian state-controlled TV, with one commentator branding them "not very smart primitive people." The comments were…

Russia loses two Su-34 fighter bombers and an Su-35 jet in a day: Ukraine

newsweek.com Ukrainian officials have said that three Russian aircraft have been destroyed in the last 24 hours, but Newsweek has yet to verify this. The Air Force Command of Ukraine's…

‘All Hell Broke Loose’: How Congress Blabbed About Russia’s Space Nukes

politico.com And then, of course, all hell broke loose. The cryptic threat was quickly identified by reporters as a Russian anti-satellite nuclear weapon — a fact the White House…

Ukrainian troops pull out of key eastern town of Avdiivka, the 'gateway' to Donetsk

businessinsider.com A Ukrainian soldier from the "White Angel" special unit convincing a local to leave his dilapidated house in Avdiivka, Ukraine, on October 30, 2023. Getty Images Ukrainian…

Washington: Russian nuclear anti-satellite system is 'troubling'

euronews.com US National Security Communications Spokesperson John Kirby told journalists the new Russian system was not operational. The US has gathered highly sensitive information…

Sources: FISA's Section 702 bill was shelved over a rule that would end the government's ability to pay US firms for information rather than serving a warrant

wired.com The latest botched effort at salvaging a controversial US surveillance program collapsed this week thanks to a sabotage campaign by the United States House Intelligence…

Trump-Era NSA Urges Congress To Pass Ukraine Aid To Counter Russia Following Alexei Navalny's Death

benzinga.com Former National Security Adviser John Bolton has called on Congress to expedite the approval of additional aid for Ukraine in the wake of the death of Russian opposition…

Why Alexey Navalny's death is unlikely to change Congress' Ukraine aid quagmire

businessinsider.com If Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy's pleas couldn't change enough Republicans' minds, it's unclear how Alexey Navalny's death will be any different. Omar…

As chaos mounts in Congress, are House Republicans throwing in the towel?

newsweek.com The House Republican Conference has seen an unusual flurry of high-profile retirement announcements this year that has some political observers wondering whether this trend…

Washington rallies for Ukraine aid following Navalny’s death

politico.com And on Capitol Hill, Navalny’s death spurred calls from top lawmakers to finally pass tens of billions in stalled Ukraine aid. A bipartisan group of House lawmakers unveiled…

House Refuses To Pass Another Shutdown Stopgap As Centrists Craft Pared-Down Ukraine Package

zerohedge.com House Refuses To Pass Another Shutdown Stopgap As Centrists Craft Pared-Down Ukraine Package The #3 Republican in the House on Thursday said that the chamber will not pass…

Fox News Host Rips Biden For Putting Conditions On U.S. Aid to Ukraine: We Don’t Let Them ‘Attack Russia’

mediaite.com Fox News host Emily Compagno slammed President Joe Biden on Friday over his policy on Ukraine, but went in the opposite direction of many on the right in her criticism. At a…

A stunning indictment could doom Republican's effort to impeach Biden

businessinsider.com House Speaker Mike Johnson speaks during a news conference about the impeachment inquiry into President Joe Biden. J. Scott Applewhite/AP Special counsel David Weiss blew…

“Russia is Responsible”: Alexei Navalny, Vladimir Putin's Fiercest Critic, Reported Dead in Arctic Penal Colony

vanityfair.com Jailed Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny—a fierce critic of Russian president Vladimir Putin—has died at 47, the state prison service announced Friday. “I want Putin…

How Suozzi won, according to a New York insider

semafor.com The News Rep.-elect Tom Suozzi’s 8-point special election victory shrunk the House GOP majority, emboldened Democrats who were worried about messaging on immigration, and…

Joe Biden Says Vladimir Putin Is Responsible For Alexei Navalny’s Death, Blasts Donald Trump For Encouraging Russia To “Do Whatever The Hell They Want”

deadline.com Joe Biden said that he was “both not surprised and outraged” by the reported death of Russian opposition figure Alexei Navalny in prison, blaming it on Vladimir Putin. The…

House bipartisan group unveils $66 billion foreign aid bill

axios.com A bipartisan group of House members on Friday rolled out a $66 billion national security package that would provide aid to Ukraine, Israel and Taiwan. Why it matters: The…

'CPAC is now only a shadow of its former self'

theweek.com The Conservative Political Action Conference has outlived its usefulness, says Henry Olsen. CPAC used to be an important annual event where conservatives of all stripes…

Why the White House is accusing Speaker Johnson of ‘running away’

msnbc.com House Speaker Mike Johnson complained to reporters last week, “We spend a lot of time on the House side awaiting the Senate’s action.” The Louisiana Republican added,…

Navalny’s death sparks renewed calls among Dems for more Ukraine aid

politico.com Navalny’s death comes after the Senate cleared a $95 billion international assistance bill on Tuesday that includes aid to Ukraine. House Speaker Mike Johnson has vowed the…

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