Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) on Tuesday slammed Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse’s (D-RI) attack on “dark money,” noting that Fortune 500 companies and Wall Street “overwhelmingly favor” Democrat presidential candidate Joe Biden. Whitehouse attacked dark money’s alleged influence in American politics and elections. The Rhode Island Democrat spent his 30 minutes allotted for questioning Judge Amy Coney Barrett’s qualifications for the Supreme Court by attacking conservative institutions such as the Federalist Society. During his time, he failed to ask Barrett one question. Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) just “questioned” Judge Amy Coney Barrett for approximately 30 minutes. ACB word count in the exchange: 0 — Guy Benson (@guypbenson) October 13, 2020 Cruz noted that most super PAC spending during the 2016 presidential election benefitted Democrats over Republicans. He explained: Our Democratic colleagues when they address the issue of free speech, of so-called ‘dark money,’ and … [Read more...] about Ted Cruz: Fortune 500, Wall Street ‘Overwhelmingly Favor’ Joe Biden, Democrats
On Thursday’s “Hugh Hewitt Show,” Sen. Tom Cotton (R-AR) responded to charges that opposition to some of President Joe Biden’s nominations is based in racism and sexism by pointing to Democratic opposition to the nominations of Seema Verma, Ben Carson, and Elaine Chao. Cotton said, “It is outrageous the way these Democrats are slandering Joe Manchin as a racist or a sexist because he is voting his conscience on these nominations. I mean, where were the Democrats when 4 of them voted against Seema Verma to run the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services? When almost all of them voted against Ben Carson to run the Housing and Urban Development Department, when Chuck Schumer voted against Elaine Chao to be Secretary of Transportation? I guess it’s okay for Democrats to vote against Republican nominees who are women or minorities. But if Joe Manchin does it or Republicans do it, they immediately start screaming racism and sexism.” Follow Ian Hanchett on Twitter … [Read more...] about Cotton: Where Were Charges of Racism, Sexism When Dems Opposed Verma, Carson, and Chao?
A U.S. intelligence report expected to be released on Thursday will place blame for the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi on Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, according to Reuters . The report, led by the CIA, will lay out how the crown prince approved and likely ordered the murder of Khashoggi, four people familiar with its contents told the news service. Khashoggi, a U.S. journalist for The Washington Post who was often critical of the crown prince in his writings, was killed in 2018 after walking into the Saudi consulate in Istanbul. Officials believe Saudi operatives likely dismembered Khashoggi's remains, which have never been found. ADVERTISEMENT The report is part of President Biden Joe Biden Biden 'disappointed' in Senate parliamentarian ruling but 'respects' decision Taylor Swift celebrates House passage of Equality Act Donald Trump Jr. calls Bruce Springsteen's dropped charges 'liberal privilege' MORE 's push to reassert the … [Read more...] about Intelligence report will single out Saudi crown prince for approving Khashoggi murder: report
The House will vote Wednesday to impeach Trump for his role in the mob attack at the Capitol one week ago, which interrupted the Electoral College count in a joint session of Congress and forced the evacuation of lawmakers. Passage is not in doubt: Every Democrat is expected to vote for the single article, which charges Trump with inciting violence against the U.S. government. But a big question Wednesday will be how many Republicans vote to impeach the president. Rep. Liz Cheney Elizabeth (Liz) Lynn Cheney Conservatives go after Cheney for Trump CPAC remarks The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by The AIDS Institute - Ahead: One-shot vax, easing restrictions, fiscal help Senate GOP works to avoid having '22 war with Trump MORE (Wyo.), the third-ranking GOP leader, said Tuesday that she would vote to impeach, and a handful of others have already announced they're joining her. An overwhelming majority of Republicans will oppose impeachment, and their … [Read more...] about LIVE COVERAGE: House votes to impeach Trump after Capitol insurrection
Initial jobless claims for the week ending on Feb. 20 dropped dramatically to a seasonally adjusted 730,000, one of the lowest readings since the pandemic began and well below expectations. Dow Jones economists expected 845,000 new claims, similar to the 841,000 seen the previous week. The figure remains higher than the highest pre-pandemic record for weekly claims. ADVERTISEMENT An additional 451,402 people signed up for an emergency unemployment program, Pandemic Unemployment Assistance, bringing the total number of claims to near 1.2 million. That program, along with a weekly $300 benefit increase and a program to extend benefits, is set to expire on March 14 if Congress does not act. That could end benefits for more than 11 million people and reduce benefits for as many as 8 million others. Democrats are promising to extend all of the programs before the deadline as part of President Biden Joe Biden Biden 'disappointed' in Senate parliamentarian ruling but … [Read more...] about Jobless claims fall sharply to 730K as weather, fraud distort data