GOP's Stefanik backs Trump '24 as other Republicans decline
3 House Republican Rep. Elise Stefanik is endorsing Donald Trump for president in 2024, becoming the highest-ranking congressional leader Friday to publicly back the former president, even as he's being widely blamed by other Republicans for failures in the midterm elections. Stefanik, of New York, has been mentioned as a possible vice presidential contender on an emerging Trump ticket. “It’s very clear President Trump is the leader of the Republican party,” Stefanik said in a statement. “I am proud to endorse Donald J. Trump for President in 2024,” she said. Stefanik and Trump remain close and work together, according to a person familiar with the situation and granted anonymity to discuss it.wftv.com
GOP's Stefanik backs Trump '24 as other Republicans decline
No. 3 House Republican Rep. Elise Stefanik is endorsing Donald Trump for president in 2024, becoming the highest-ranking congressional leader Friday to publicly back the former president, even as he's being widely blamed by other Republicans for failures in the midterm elections. Stefanik, of New York, has been mentioned as a possible vice presidential contender on an emerging Trump ticket. The former president has promised a Tuesday event at his private Mar-a-Lago club that is widely expected to be an announcement of his intentions to run again for the White House.news.yahoo.com
Leavitt, 25, cites youth in bid to be youngest congresswoman
That eventually led to a position in President Donald Trump's White House press office, then another as communications director for Rep. Elise Stefanik, R-N.Y. At age 25, she could make history on Election Day, Nov. 8: Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., won at 29 in 2018. Leavitt won her 10-way Republican primary in September in part by going to the right of the other candidates, including Matt Mowers, the party's 2020 nominee. Mowers also worked in the Trump administration and has said he believed there were voting irregularities in the 2020 presidential election won by Democrat Joe Biden. “Her professional background is as Donald Trump’s spin doctor in the White House," Pappas said.wftv.com
Democrat candidate who reportedly moved to district for employment is actually unemployed
New York Democratic candidate for Congress Matt Castelli claimed he moved into his election district from DC “for employment,” but it appears the job was running for Congress against Republican Elise Stefanik.foxnews.com
Fetterman's fitness brought into question, Ukraine cities rocked by missile strikes and more top headlines
Continue reading …RUSSIA'S REVENGE - Ukrainian cities, including Kyiv, rocked by missile strikes in what may be retaliation for bridge bombing. Continue reading …NOT-SO-FRIENDLY SKIES - Democrat city council member says Blue Angels should be banned from flying over his city. Continue reading …RECESSION PREDICTION - Larry Summers says 'more likely than not' there will be a recession within 18 months. Continue reading …IN OTHER NEWS‘CONSIDER TWEAKS’ - Changes could be coming to Illinois' SAFE-T act following public outcry. Continue reading …FOX WEATHERWhat’s it looking like in your neighborhood?foxnews.com
Post Politics Now Biden headed to Detroit to highlight investment in electric vehicles
The president plans to tour the North American International Auto Show and tout funding to build a network of chargers across the country that was included in the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law that he signed last year.washingtonpost.com
‘Viper’ Merrick Garland’s Trump FBI Raid Is Only the ‘First Inning’
Photo Illustration by The Daily Beast/GettyDemocratic strategist James Carville has a message for people who are doubting Merrick Garland: Just wait.“People are like, well, but let’s wait and see a little bit. And this is like the top of the first inning. I mean, remember Merrick Garland is like a pit viper. He prosecuted the Oklahoma City bomber case, the Unabomber case, the Olympic bomber case. And I think these guys are really methodical,” Carville says on this episode of The New Abnormal polnews.yahoo.com
House GOP Conference deletes tweet attacking Sarah Matthews after public blowback
The House Republican Conference publicly attacked Sarah Matthews, former deputy press secretary in the Trump White House, for testifying before the Jan. 6 Committee – despite the fact that she is currently working as a communications director for the Republican staff on the House Select Committee on the Climate Crisis. “Just another liar and pawn…news.yahoo.com
Live updates | Supreme Court strikes down NY gun law
Supreme Court Guns FILE — A police officer guards the main entrance to the Supreme Court in Washington, Oct. 9, 2018. The Supreme Court, Thursday, June 23, 2022, struck down a restrictive New York gun law in a major ruling for gun rights. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File) (Pablo Martinez Monsivais)The Latest on the Supreme Court ruling on New York's gun law:NEW YORK — New York's members of Congress reacted to Thursday's Supreme Court ruling that struck down a state gun law. ___NEW YORK — Thursday’s Supreme Court ruling that struck down a New York gun law requiring people to demonstrate a particular need for carrying a gun in order to get a license to carry one in public has no immediate impact on other laws, including rules on background checks and age requirements for gun purchases. That’s according to Alex McCourt, the director of legal research for the Center for Gun Violence Solutions at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.wftv.com
Trump ally Rep. Elise Stefanik tries to get ahead of the January 6 select committee public hearings, and accuses the panel of putting on a show with its planned primetime airing
House Republicans have repeatedly attacked the legitimacy of the January 6 select committee, which includes GOP Reps. Liz Cheney and Adam Kinzinger. Stefanik's latest objection is that the planned night hearings fall outside congressional business hours.news.yahoo.com
Stefanik echoed ‘great replacement’ theory. But firms kept donating.
22 large U.S. companies with racial justice pledges continued donating money to Stefanik after she espoused the racist "great replacement" theory, illustrating a thorny contradiction for corporate America as firms seek to exert influence while following ethical principles.washingtonpost.com
GOP's new midterm attack: Blaming Biden for formula shortage
But GOP leaders landed on an issue this week that it hopes could prove even more potent: tying President Joe Biden to a shortage in baby formula. Biden insisted there's “nothing more urgent we're working on” than addressing the shortage. The full-court press by Republicans included linking the formula shortage with the rising number of migrants coming into the U.S. — one of the biggest issues they have sought to lay at the feet of an unpopular president. In Washington, lawmakers are responding to the shortage by scheduling hearings and demanding information from the FDA and formula makers as part of sweeping investigations. Abbott is one of only a handful of companies that produce the vast majority of the U.S. formula supply, so their recall wiped out a large segment of the market.wftv.com
Top intel Republicans warn of nuclear aggression, accuse Biden of using Ukraine war as a 'shield' for policies
FIRST ON FOX: Top Republicans on the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence (HPSCI) are warning that the United States is facing increased nuclear aggression from foes, and also calling out the Biden administration over its "far-left" energy policies that are being exposed by spiking gas prices and other side effects of the Russia-Ukraine war.news.yahoo.com
Here’s the latest on where things stand with new $1,400 direct payments
Republicans solidly oppose the $15 minimum wage target as an expense that would hurt businesses and cost jobs. “House Democrats believe that the minimum wage hike is necessary. Therefore, this provision will remain in the" bill, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., said. The relief bill would provide millions of people with $1,400 direct payments. Twenty-nine states and the District of Columbia have state minimum wages that exceed the federal $7.25 hourly floor, with only the District of Columbia currently requiring a $15 minimum.
How a leading anti-Trump group ignored a crisis in its ranks
In this Jan. 20, 2016 file photo, John Weaver is shown on a campaign bus in Bow, N.H. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)WASHINGTON – Last June, the Lincoln Project was on a high. Of the $90 million Lincoln Project has raised, more than $50 million has gone to firms controlled by the group's leaders. Others used the money earned during their time with Lincoln Project to refinance homes, or purchase a new one. AdAt least two Lincoln Project employees were targeted last year, including an intern who was finishing law school, and a communications staffer.
Police tighten Congress security in era of rising threats
In this Saturday, Jan. 23, 2021 photo, riot fencing and razor wire reinforce the security zone on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Eileen Putman)WASHINGTON – The House’s chief law enforcement officer is tightening security for traveling lawmakers as Congress reassesses safety in an era when threats against members were surging even before Donald Trump’s supporters attacked the Capitol. Congress' 535 members travel frequently between their homes and the capital, and many have said they feel vulnerable in their districts and when they travel. The House members asked for tightened security procedures. President Joe Biden is in “close touch” with Pelosi about congressional security, White House press secretary Jen Psaki said.
AP Exclusive: MLB suspends political donations after DC riot
The National Football League said it will reconsider its donations but did not commit to suspending them. “We are re-evaluating our political giving policies through the Gridiron PAC,” NFL spokesman Brian McCarthy told the AP in a statement Wednesday. Others, like MLB, have postponed political giving to both political parties altogether. The Office of The Commissioner of Major League Baseball Political Action Committee has donated $669,375 to Senate and House candidates since the 2016 election cycle, with 52.4% of that money going to Republican candidates, according to The Center for Responsive Politics. Since the 2016 election cycle, MLB has made contributions to two senators and nine representatives who were among those opposing certification of Biden's victory.
GOP's focus on Trump leaves scant room for Congress hopefuls
This isnt a party convention, its a Trump convention, said Rory Cooper, a Republican strategist and former congressional staffer who opposes Trump. If Republicans lose the Senate in November, we should look back at this week as a lost opportunity to introduce the country to more GOP congressional candidates. Scalise made no direct reference to the GOP's faint hopes of regaining the House majority in November's elections. Sean Parnell, a GOP challenger for a Democratic-held seat in western Pennsylvania, didnt specifically ask listeners to award Republicans House control. The inattention to the GOP's congressional efforts might have changed Wednesday when Sen. Joni Ernst, R-Iowa, delivered prime-time remarks.