An anti-Trump Republican will jump into the race for a Texas congressional seat today, The Hill has learned, setting up a proxy war over the former president's influence in a primary that is also likely to feature former Trump aide Katrina Pierson. Michael Wood , a 34-year-old major in the Marine Corps Reserve, will officially launch his campaign Monday. In a campaign launch video, Wood will say that the Republican Party must not become “a cult of personality, a vehicle for one man’s ambitions and grievances.” ADVERTISEMENT He also explicitly blames former President Trump Donald Trump South Carolina Senate adds firing squad as alternative execution method Ex-Trump aide Pierson won't run for Dallas-area House seat House Oversight panel reissues subpoena for Trump's accounting firm MORE for recent defeats suffered by the GOP in key races. “It is time to move on before he does to the country as a whole what he has done to Georgia and Arizona, two … [Read more...] about Anti-Trump Republican will seek Texas seat
Sen. Lisa Murkowski Lisa Ann Murkowski Murkowski never told White House she would oppose Tanden Tanden withdraws nomination as Biden budget chief Senate GOP whip: Murkowski's vote on Tanden is 'fluid' at the moment MORE (R-Alaska), a key Senate swing vote, said Tuesday evening she never told the White House she would vote against Neera Tanden Neera Tanden Murkowski never told White House she would oppose Tanden On The Money: Tanden withdraws nomination as Biden budget chief | Relief bill tests narrow Democratic majority | Senate confirms Biden's picks for Commerce, top WH economist Tanden withdraws nomination as Biden budget chief MORE , President Biden Joe Biden Intercept bureau chief: minimum wage was not 'high priority' for Biden in COVID-19 relief South Carolina Senate adds firing squad as alternative execution method Obama alum Seth Harris to serve as Biden labor adviser: report MORE ’s former nominee to serve … [Read more...] about Murkowski never told White House she would oppose Tanden
New York state lawmakers on Tuesday reached an agreement to strip Gov. Andrew Cuomo Andrew Cuomo Majority of New York voters say Cuomo should not be reelected: poll Gillibrand: Cuomo allegations 'completely unacceptable' NY lawmakers agree to strip Cuomo of pandemic-related emergency powers MORE (D) of his pandemic-related emergency powers as he faces two controversies and calls for his resignation. State Senate Majority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins (D) and Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie (D) announced that the legislature plans to approve a bill that would immediately remove the emergency authority given to Cuomo last year in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. The emergency powers, currently slated to expire on April 30, granted early in the pandemic permitted Cuomo to pass executive orders quickly as New York was hit hard by the virus. ADVERTISEMENT “I think everyone understands where we were back in March and where we are now,” … [Read more...] about NY lawmakers agree to strip Cuomo of pandemic-related emergency powers
The Senate parliamentarian is the official who interprets the Senate’s complex, arcane rules and has a major influence in the day-to-day running of the upper chamber. What is her role? Then-Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid Harry Mason Reid Who is the Senate parliamentarian and why is she important? Trumpists' assaults on Republicans who refuse to drink the Kool-Aid will help Democrats The Jan. 6 case for ending the Senate filibuster MORE (D-Nev.) appointed Elizabeth MacDonough as the Senate’s first female parliamentarian in 2012, and she has held the position until present. ADVERTISEMENT The parliamentarian and her team provide daily advice to the Senate’s presiding officer on the correct execution of floor procedure, but one of her biggest jobs is to decide what can and can’t be included in legislation passed under special budgetary rules known as reconciliation. These budgetary rules can only be used on a few occasions each Congress and … [Read more...] about Who is the Senate parliamentarian and why is she important?
Border crossers released into the interior of the United States by Department of Homeland Security (DHS) officials have tested positive for the Chinese coronavirus just as President Joe Biden has denied that there is “a crisis” at the U.S.-Mexico border. After taking office, Biden reinstated the Catch and Release program where border crossers are freed into the U.S. interior while they await asylum and immigration hearings that many do not ultimately attend, instead opting to live illegally in the country. Aside from about 25,600 migrants enrolled in the now-canceled Remain in Mexico program, border crossers released into the U.S. interior are not required to test negative for the coronavirus. Instead, communities along the border are being forced to test border crossers themselves. A report by NBC News on Tuesday confirmed that border crossers are testing positive for the coronavirus after being released by DHS officials into the U.S. interior: Miriam Izaguirre, a … [Read more...] about Report: Border Crossers Released into U.S. by Biden Officials Test Positive for Coronavirus