Biden mocks Trump as ‘great MAGA king’ in speech on economy
As Donald Trump’s chosen candidate David Perdue struggles to gain ground in Georgia’s gubernatorial primary, Mike Pence has announced he will travel to the state to secure the vote for incumbent Brian Kemp – a Republican who refused to bow to Mr. Trump’s insistence that the state was robbed. of Joe Biden in 2020.
Meanwhile, the select committee investigating the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol has issued subpoenas to House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy and four other GOP lawmakers who are close allies of Donald Trump. : Representatives Jim Jordan of Ohio, Scott Perry of Pennsylvania, Andy Biggs of Arizona and Mo Brooks of Alabama. Everyone had the opportunity to testify voluntarily.
And the Justice Department is now investigating whether former President Trump or one of his aides violated federal law by mishandling classified documents that ended up at Mar-a-Lago instead of the National Archives in the end of his term.
On Friday, the former president shared his thoughts on Elon Musk’s plan to buy Twitter, saying the billionaire wouldn’t pay a “ridiculous price” for the platform because it’s mostly “BOTS or spam accounts”.
Biden wants more funding for local police
President Joe Biden has asked state and local leaders to use money from his Covid-19 relief legislation to increase spending on police forces across the country.
In a White House fact sheet, the Biden administration said $10 billion of the U.S. bailout passed last year was committed to public safety, including $6.5 billion committed by more half of the states and more than 300 communities.
Eric Garcia reports from Washington, DC.
Olivier O’ConnellMay 14, 2022 04:00
Pence backs Trump foe Brian Kemp in Georgia governor race
Georgia Governor Brian Kemp may have fallen out of Donald Trump’s good graces by certifying President Joe Biden’s 2020 election victory in the Peach State, but he still has the backing of the administration’s number two Trump: Former Vice President Mike Pence.
Andrew Feinberg has the story:
Olivier O’ConnellMay 14, 2022 03:00
Lindsey Graham: ‘I was wrong’ for praising Biden after Capitol riot
Senator Lindsey Graham has backtracked on his remarks during the Jan. 6 insurrection that President Joe Biden would be the best person to unify the country.
Olivier O’ConnellMay 14, 2022 02:00
As shortage drags on, Democrats step up response to infant formula crisis
House Democrats will step up their response to the U.S. formula shortage, according to a letter from House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.
The Democratic president wrote in a ‘dear colleague’ letter to her caucus that Congress would take action to address the shortage caused by supply chain disruptions and a factory recall from the nation’s largest formula maker. .
Olivier O’ConnellMay 14, 2022 01:30
Biden administration to release $45 billion for national internet
The Biden administration is taking the first steps to release $45 billion to ensure that every U.S. resident has high-speed internet access by around 2028, inviting governors and other leaders on Friday to kick off the application process.
Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo oversees distribution and said universal high-speed internet access would be akin to the electrification of rural America in the 1930s, a recognition that the internet is a utility necessary for US residents to function in today’s economy.
Olivier O’ConnellMay 14, 2022 01:00
Louisiana bill to classify abortion as homicide stalled for now
Louisiana lawmakers have gutted a bill that would put abortion patients in jail and criminalize fertility treatments, miscarriages and some forms of birth control if enacted.
The bill has received widespread condemnation, including from anti-abortion groups and the state’s anti-abortion Democratic Governor John Bel Edwards, after it was passed by a committee within 48 hours after the publication of a leaked draft opinion from the United States Supreme Court that signaled the end. of Roe vs. Wade and constitutional protections for abortion care.
On May 12, the state House of Representatives voted to amend House Bill 813 to remove language that would classify abortion as homicide.
Olivier O’ConnellMay 14, 2022 12:30 a.m.
‘End of an era’: Peter Doocy posts selfie with Jen Psaki following their repeated clashes
Fox News reporter Peter Doocy posted a selfie with outgoing White House press secretary Jen Psaki and called her departure from the Biden administration “the end of an era.”
Ms Psaki was involved in a series of direct confrontations in the briefing room with Mr Doocy during her tenure as the president’s chief spokeswoman.
“End of an era in the Brady briefing room! Good luck, (Jen Psaki),” Doocy tweeted on Friday.
Olivier O’ConnellMay 14, 2022 12:00 a.m.
“If he wins, they will apply a Christian version of Sharia”
The Independent‘s Andrew Buncombe reports on another Supreme Court ruling with potentially huge implications.
Olivier O’ConnellMay 13, 2022 11:30 p.m.
Madison Cawthorn tries to survive primary as slip-ups mount
U.S. Representative Madison Cawthorn’s prominent role as the youngest pro-Donald Trump agitator in Congress may rub people on the right and left the wrong way in her North Carolina district.
It made the 26-year-old culture warrior a social media political celebrity and a successful fundraiser. He’s near the top of the list of the former president’s most vocal allies on Capitol Hill.
But a series of unforced political and personal mistakes led both state Republicans and traditional enemies to oppose Cawthorn’s re-election bid.
Olivier O’ConnellMay 13, 2022 11:00 p.m.
Biden talks action on formula shortage
I know families across the country are concerned about the availability of infant formula. That’s why yesterday I brought manufacturers together to discuss how we can increase supply as quickly as possible.
Olivier O’ConnellMay 13, 2022 10:30 p.m.