Biden mocks Trump, calling him the “Great Maga King” on the economy
On Capitol Hill, the Jan. 6 riot committee investigating the 2021 attack issued subpoenas to the House minority leader. Kevin McCarthy and four other GOP lawmakers who are close allies of Donald Trump: representative Jim Jordan Ohio, Scott Perry from Pennsylvania, Andy Bigs from Arizona, and Moe Brooks from Alabama. Each was given the opportunity to testify voluntarily.
Meanwhile, the Ministry of Justice Now check whether the former الرئيس trump Or any of his associates violated federal law by mishandling confidential documents that ended up in Mar Ago Instead of the National Archives at the end of his term.
Elsewhere, Republican actors Dan Crenshaw And Marjorie Taylor Green Fighting on Twitter after various votes were taken on an aid package for Ukraine, the former accused the latter of seeking a place on the Russia Today network.
There was also a dispute over the draft advisory opinion of the Supreme Court invalidated Raw vs. Wade Hardline Republican senators continue to demand the arrest of anti-abortion protesters for protesting outside judges’ homes. Senators Tom Cotton Arkansas and Marsha Blackburn The Tennessee president has called for them to be removed by the authorities, citing a law passed during the Red Scare of the 1950s.
Florida Judge Rejects Congressional Map Ron DeSantis
a Florida Circuit court judge halted governor’s plan to redistrict state Congress Ron DeSantis‘An administration that is likely to abolish two of the state’s four districts represented by black Democrats and create four more districts that are Republican-leaning.
Judge Lynn Smith, who delivered a bench ruling on May 11, said the map violated state constitutional provisions governing redistricting because it “reduces the ability of African Americans to elect candidates of their choice” in Florida’s Fifth District, which stretches across Jacksonville. to Tallahassee.
Oliver O’ConnellMay 12 2022 23:45
Trump attacks Pennsylvania candidate amid backlash from Republican voters over Dr. Oz’s endorsement
Former President Donald Trump has coldly criticized Republican Senate candidate Cathy Barnett as unelectable, because his favorite candidate in the Pennsylvania Senate primary is still in trouble.
Trump has been criticized by many conservatives for endorsing former doctor and TV presenter Dr. Mehmet Oz in the primaries, despite the conservatives’ displeasure. Latest Fox News Show poll That Dr. Oz rose seven points, from 15 percent in March to 22 percent in May, but he also found that 46 percent of Republican primary voters have an unfavorable opinion of the former TV host.
Conversely, the same poll showed Barnett, a veteran black woman and conservative commentator, jumping from nine percent in March to 19 percent, putting her on the margins of error and behind Trump’s favorite. The Growth Club released an ad supporting it this week.
Full story Eric Garcia.
Oliver O’ConnellMay 12 2022 23:15
January 6 subpoena Kevin McCarthy and four other GOP deputies
The House Select Committee to investigate the January 6, 2021 attack on the Capitol has issued subpoenas to the House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy And four other Republicans who are close allies of the former president Donald Trump: representative Jim Jordan Ohio, Scott Perry from Pennsylvania, Andy Bigs from Arizona, and Moe Brooks from Alabama.
Representative Benny ThompsonThe select committee chair, said the committee “has learned that many of our colleagues have information relevant to our investigation into the January 6 attack and the events that preceded it” and has provided every member of the Republican Party under subpoena now an opportunity to testify voluntarily before the committee presents findings at hearings public listening.
Oliver O’ConnellMay 12 2022 23:00
Yellen calls for new regulation after cryptocurrency crash
In response to the recent sharp decline in the value of cryptocurrencies, Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen said Thursday that additional federal regulation is needed to respond to the wave of speculative investment in a currency whose secrecy is a key part of its appeal.
“We really need a regulatory framework to protect against risks,” Yellen said of cryptocurrencies called stablecoins, during a House committee hearing on Thursday. Noting the rapid rise in the use of digital assets, she added, “Really, we need a comprehensive framework so that there are no gaps in regulation.”
A stablecoin is a type of cryptocurrency that is tied to a specific value, usually the dollar, another currency, or gold. Its parity with the dollar is what makes it theoretically stable. However, the volatility in the cryptocurrency market this week has challenged this premise.
Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen, in response to the recent sharp decline in cryptocurrencies, said additional federal regulation is needed to respond to a wave of speculative investment in a currency whose secrecy is a key part of its appeal.
Oliver O’ConnellMay 12 2022 22:45
JD Vance’s far-right politics surprised Hillbilly Elegy director Ron Howard
Ron Howardthe man who directed the widely adapted film for JD Vancebestselling memohillbilly epitaph‘ He said in Interview With The Hollywood Reporter He is “surprised” by Vance’s new far-right policies.
“I always knew he was conservative, but [he] “It struck me as a very right-wing, mediocre, moderate thinker,” said Mr. Howard.
Oliver O’ConnellMay 12, 2022 22:30
Pelosi leads a minute’s silence to kill a million Americans from Covid
Oliver O’ConnellMay 12, 2022 22:25
Psaki says she will miss her daily encounters with Fox News correspondent Peter Dossey
Psaki was involved in a series of combative encounters with Mr. Dossey during her tenure as chief correspondent in the Biden administration.
she said Christian Science Monitor It happened on Thursday that she would “miss” Mr Doocy’s questioning and insisted the couple had a “very good professional relationship”.
Oliver O’ConnellMay 12 2022 22:23
Biden announces 1 million Americans have died from Covid as the White House hosts the World Summit
In a statement Thursday, President Joe Biden said every million dead represented an “irreparable loss…leaving behind a family, community and nation forever changed.”
“As a nation, we must not feel numb to such grief. To heal, we must remember. We must remain vigilant against this pandemic and do everything we can to save as many lives as possible, as we have done with more tests, vaccines and treatments than ever before. , “conserving” these resources by passing a supplemental Covid-19 financing bill.
Andrew Feinberg reports from Washington, DC.
Oliver O’ConnellMay 12 2022 22:15
Prosecutors have begun investigating secret official documents that Trump took to Mar-a-Lago
Oliver O’ConnellMay 12 2022 22:08
White House asks Fox News about cracked pipes in safe smoking groups
White House press secretary Jin Psaki Drop a question from Fox NewsJackie Heinrich on Thursday after a reporter asked about a long-targeted federal program aimed at helping drug addicts avoid overdose deaths.
Our John Bowden story.
Oliver O’ConnellMay 12 2022 22:00