Reading Time: < 1 minute Elise Stefanik (R-NY) parlays her loyalty to Donald Trump into a spot in House Republican leadership.
Reading Time: < 1 minute House GOP leader Kevin McCarthy is rushing to defenestrate his Number 3, Liz Cheney, for denouncing Donald Trump’s big lie and pushing to investigate the Capitol riot.
Reading Time: < 1 minute Team Biden is divided over a growing push to waive Big Pharma’s patents on COVID-19 vaccines, with Dr. Fauci reportedly arguing it’s vital to spur vaccine production in developing countries.
Reading Time: < 1 minute What’s going on with Vladimir Putin? First he draws a “red line” against the West, then the Kremlin announces it will withdraw the troops — though not the weapons — it’s massed along the Ukraine border.
Reading Time: < 1 minute “Heil Tucker,” one fan saluted on social media after the Fox News host spewed neo-Nazi venom on his show, invoking the “great replacement” theory popular among white supremacists.
Reading Time: < 1 minute Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY) has done more than anyone to marry money and politics, helping free companies to spend as much as they please to influence elections. But when some CEOs came out against Republican-sponsored voter suppression laws he cried foul.
Reading Time: < 1 minute Elon Musk’s net worth soared by $140 billion in 2020. Jeff Bezos added $75 billion and Bill Gates a mere $20 billion. By one calculation, the country’s billionaires pocketed $1.1 trillion! Think they can afford to start paying their fair share of taxes?
Reading Time: < 1 minute Most Democrats in Congress are ready to support reforms to protect voting rights, but it’s not only Republicans who stand in their way — three Democratic senators aren’t ready to kill the filibuster to make it happen.
Reading Time: < 1 minute South Dakota has had some of the country’s highest COVID-19 infection and death rates under Gov. Kristi Noem, who issued no mask mandates, kept businesses open, and played host to a massive motorcycle rally that became a superspreader event. But the rising Republican star says her approach “really worked well.”
Reading Time: < 1 minute The House is scheduled to soon hear new testimony in favor of granting Washington, DC, statehood and the right to real congressional representation. But the measure has no Republican support in the Senate, where it’s likely to die unless Democrats kill the filibuster rule.