Republicans are trying to go back to 2011 on the debt limit, but Democrats changed their tactics, and President Biden is in good shape to win in 2023.
Rep. Ritchie Torres (D-NY) said that Rep. George Santos will be gone from the House. It is only a matter of when.
Speaker McCarthy said on Sunday that he wants to take Social Security and Medicare cuts off the table as an option for spending cuts.
MARGARET BRENNAN: I want to dig into what you are willing to put on the table because Republicans campaigned on fiscal responsibility. You promised you won’t spend more next year than you did last year. Are you willing to consider any reductions to Social Security and Medicare?
Speaker Kevin McCarthy's George Santos problem was put on full display as McCarthy crumbled when pressed on Face The Nation.
Chuck Todd took apart Jim Jordan's rationale for his special select committee during an interview on Meet The Press.
Trump seems to have found his issue for 2024, and it is the scourge of wind power in the United States.
Former Rep. Adam Kinzinger is making sure that Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) is being held accountable for his lies about the Paul Pelosi attacker motivations, and Cruz doesn't like it.
Everyone from President Biden to Sens. Murphy and Booker has called for the passage of police reform after video footage of the police murder of Tyre Nichols was released.
President Biden urged Americans seeking justice after the video footage of five Memphis police officers beating Tyre Nichols to death was released not to use violence.
House Republicans are looking for a way out of their debt ceiling crisis and already considering suspending it until September 30.
House Judiciary Committee ranking member Rep. Jerry Nadler (D-NY) has announced the addition of Rep. Adam Schiff to the committee.
House Republicans did their part to mark Holocaust Remembrance Day by allowing Rep. George Santos to deliver remarks about anti-semitism on the House floor.
A former South Dakota Republican Party county chairman has been charged with three counts of possession of child pornography.
House Democratic Leader Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY) made it clear in an interview with NPR that Democrats have a plan to raise the debt ceiling without the approval of Kevin McCarthy and Marjorie Taylor Greene.
Top Iowa Republicans from the governor on down aren't returning Donald Trump's phone calls and are not committing to support him in 2024.
The state seeks to disbar Trump attorney John Eastman, who once clerked for Justice Clarence Thomas, for his work following the 2020 election.
Special Counsel John Durham tried to use Russian intelligence memos that were suspected of containing disinformation in his investigation of Russiagate.
In Mr. Durham’s case, the dubious sources were memos, whose credibility the intelligence community doubted, written by Russian intelligence analysts and discussing purported conversations involving American victims of Russian hacking, according to people familiar with the matter.
Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) announced Thursday morning that he is running for the US Senate seat in California in 2024.
Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) warned Speaker McCarthy that he will not stop Democrats from defending democracy by kicking them off of committees.
Former Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao has responded to Trump's racist attacks against her as the rest of her party enables him with silence.
Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer and House Democratic Leader Hakeem Jeffries called the GOP's national sales plan devastating and vowed to kill it.
Republicans have been trying to use the classified documents "scandal" that they are attempting to gin up to hurt Biden, but a new poll shows that voters don't seem to care.
The 31 Abrams tanks that the US is sending will be big on the battlefield, but the real victory for Biden is the continued unified support for Ukraine.
DirecTV has dropped Newsmax costing the conservative outlet a large chunk of its availability after the two sides could not agree on a new fee structure.
In a matter of seconds, Sen. Ted Cruz went from calling for searches of Hunter Biden's home and suggesting that President Biden committed crimes to excusing Mike Pence for being in the same situation.
Fulton County DA Fani Willis argued that the special grand jury report should not be released to the public because decisions on criminal charges are imminent.
Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) said that he would be shocked if there was anything sinister going on with Biden and classified docs. He has never made the same statement about Trump and then tried to walk it back.
Former Vice President Mike Pence had a dozen classified documents discovered at his house last week by his lawyer.
Some House Republicans are saying that they will vote against Speaker McCarthy's plan to kick Democrats like Reps. Schiff, Swalwell, and Omar off of their committees.
Rachel Maddow obtained exclusive video of Rep. George Santos claiming that he was the victim of an assassination attempt.
House Democratic Leader Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY) took on Speaker McCarthy by nominating Reps. Adam Schiff and Eric Swalwell to continue serving on the Intelligence Committee.
House Ways and Means Democrats have requested that the Government Accountability Office (GAO) investigate the IRS for not auditing Trump.
Trump rides in a golf cart while he plays but claims he doesn't need a physical because he can hit a golf ball.
In 2016 the FBI's New York field office allegedly leaked Hillary Clinton email info. The man who ran counterintelligence in that office has been arrested for ties to a Russian oligarch.
Rep. Reuben Gallego (D-AZ) made it official. He is running against Sen. Kyrsten Sinema in 2024 and he has hired staffers from the John Fetterman and Raphael Warnock campaigns.
Rep. Nancy Mace tried to claim that everyone knew where Trump's stolen classified documents were, but Chuck Todd stopped her and delivered the facts.
Sen. Chris Coons (D-DE) reminded ABC's Martha Raddatz that the one big difference between Biden and Trump is that Trump thought he was above the law and made the DOJ get a warrant to search his home and recover stolen classified documents.
Rep. Ritchie Torres (D-NY) is calling for the House to investigate the FBI’s refusal to investigate the sexual assault allegations against Brett Kavanaugh, as a new documentary reveals smoking gun evidence of Kavanaugh sexual assault.
House Republicans have been planning since before they won the majority to take the economy hostage, but they are facing strong opposition from the White House.
Republicans in the House and Senate helped Trump add trillions in debt that will weigh down the economy for years without asking for spending cuts.
In a letter to House Judiciary Committee Chair Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) the DOJ made it clear that he is not getting their criminal evidence against Trump.
President Biden can talk about policies and accomplishments, but it is faith in and optimism about America that will likely win him a second term.
It is not a coincidence that Trump withdrew his lawsuit against New York AG Letitia James less than a day after being hit with almost a million dollars in sanctions in Florida for his frivolous lawsuit against Hillary Clinton.
Iowa Republicans are putting forward a bill that would discourage the people who need help the most from applying for food assistance.
Federal Judge Middlebrooks sanctioned Trump and his lawyers nearly $1 million for abusing the legal system with a frivolous lawsuit against Hillary Clinton.
The White House is calling out the hypocrisy of Kevin McCarthy and House Republican hypocrites who voted to raise the debt ceiling with no spending cuts three times under Trump.
The media really wants President Biden's handling of classified documents to become a scandal, but Biden's response on Thursday was a strong and definitive statement.
After numerous reports that the draft of the overturn of Roe v. Wade was leaked by a conservative, the Supreme Court claims that it can't find the leaker.
While trying to blame the media for political violence, Trump appeared to admit that his lies about stolen elections lead to violence.
The Republican attacks on voting are a year-round effort, which is why it is important that a court in Arizona rejected a GOP challenge to the state's no excuse mail-in voting.
Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-CA) said that the lies and smears against him that are being spread about him by Kevin McCarthy are inciting death threats.
The data behind Gov. Ron DeSantis's reelection win doesn't show a politician with national appeal, but a governor who suppressed and discouraged the Democratic vote in Florida.
New Mexico law enforcement has confirmed that the man behind the shooting of homes of Democratic officials was motivated by Trump's election lies.
Republicans demanded that a special counsel be appointed to investigate Biden's handling of classified docs, but now House Republicans are blocked from getting info by the special counsel investigation.
President Biden is already reaching out to moderate House Republicans to get a deal on raising the debt ceiling, but if the far right doesn’t get the standoff that they crave it could be curtains for Kevin McCarthy.
Rep. Ritchie Torres (D-NY) called Rep. George Santos (R-NY) a danger to democracy and national security.
a href=”https://www.nbcnews.com/think/opinion/george-santos-new-york-colleague-congress-danger-rcna65794″>Rep. Torres wrote in an NBC News piece:
Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) has defended and advocated for the domestic terrorists who attacked the Capitol on 1/6. Now she will serve on the Homeland Security Committee.
The Biden White House is calling on Kevin McCarthy to reveal the secret deals that he made to get the votes to become Speaker of the House.
Reporters asked Speaker Kevin McCarthy about George Santos, and instead, he ranted about how Eric Swalwell doesn't belong on committees.
New reporting reveals that Twitter employees were not allowed to see Trump's tweets for content moderation and that Twitter did not follow its own rules concerning Trump.
The failed New Mexico state House Republican candidate, Solomon Pena who was behind the shootings of Democratic politicians' homes was fueled by election denial and support for Donald Trump.
Conservative evangelicals exposed their values fraud when they supported Trump, and now the ex-president is paying them back with attacks.
A Proud Boy got stabbed in the nose in a prison fight that broke out while inmates were watching Tucker Carlson.
House Republicans want the visitor logs for President Biden's private home, but the Secret Service doesn't keep such records.
Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene is declaring that House Republicans will deliver God's vengeance to the nation.
During his MLK Day address, President Biden laid into House Republicans for their plan to pass a bill imposing a national sales tax.
A new report connects Rep. George Santos to a Russian oligarch who gave the congressman at least hundreds of thousands of dollars.
We need to flip the script so expert economists’ first instinct isn’t to attack workers, where the pain will be felt the most, but rather to legislate limitations on corporations
Senate Republicans have been complaining about problems with the nation's air travel system, but they have been blocking Biden's nominee to run the FAA since March of 2022.
Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-MD) wrecked the GOP argument on Biden and classified documents by pointing out that President Biden isn't an insurrectionist who tried to overthrow the government.
Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) said that House Republicans are hypocrites for wanting to investigate the Biden classified docs while ignoring Trump's potential classified docs crimes.
Donald Trump has increasingly been attacking Special Counsel Jack Smith, which suggests that the ex-president is scared.
The gang of extremists, who controlled the process of deciding the Speaker, did not so much elect McCarthy as much as they tamed, domesticated, and subordinated him.
The New York Times showed that it is all in on its mission to restore Trump to the White House by giving a platform to unemployable Trump liar Kellyanne Conway.
Constituents gathered outside of the alleged Queens, NY office of Rep. George Santos (R-NY) and promised to make his life a nightmare until he resigns.
Speaker of the House Kevin McCarthy has invited President Biden to deliver the State Of The Union Address on February 7, 2023.
The money isn’t coming into Trump’s 2024 presidential campaign, as his decision to announce an early bid has bombed.
There are several theories about why Trump’s campaign has been so underwhelming out of the gate. “Money is a real issue,” the former administration official said. Already, prominent GOP mega-donors, including billionaires Ken Griffin and Stephen Schwarzman, have said they aren’t supporting Trump’s 2024 run.
As a presidential candidate, Trump isn’t allowed to tap into the $100 million war chest his various super PACs have amassed since he left the White House, meaning he either has to raise the money himself or spend his own. “A rally is expensive. They cost a half million dollars easily,” a veteran of Trump’s 2016 campaign told me. Trump’s 2024 campaign has yet to file a fundraising report with the Federal Election Commission, but two sources close to Trump told me the money spigot isn’t flowing like it used to.
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The important point is that Trump can’t use his super PAC money for his presidential campaign. There has already been chatter in Republican circles about how Trump wore out his donor with constant fundraising appeals for his super PAC. Donor fatigue is a very thing, and Trump simply asked his followers for money too much and too often.
The reason why there have been no rallies since he announced is that Trump can’t use his super PAC money to pay for the events. Now that he is an official candidate, any event that Trump holds will be considered a campaign event.
Trump appears to have been so worried about being indicted that he cut off his own money supply. Donald Trump no longer gets the free media coverage that he once did and without the cash to hold rallies, the failed former president is left with nothing to do but putter around his private club, and air his grievances on his small social media platform.
Donald Trump thought that he was outsmarting the DOJ, but all he really did was sabotage himself.
House Democrats and progressives are getting set to give Kevin McCarthy constant headaches by filing motions to remove him as speaker.
“Why not? You know, that sounds like a good idea. I mean, you’re still going to need what, 218 for passage, right? But listen, man, he has a very slim majority,” mused Rep. Jamaal Bowman (D-N.Y.). “Whenever we want to cause complete chaos, we’ll do that.”
The gambit, known as the motion to vacate, would almost certainly fail this early in the new Congress, as Republicans can use a procedural move to toss the motion before it actually gets a vote and Democrats would need GOP support to reach the required majority. But progressives’ zeal confirms a fear from McCarthy’s allies — that a rule he greenlighted to assuage conservatives could easily cause frequent headaches.
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The motion would be a way to cause chaos and troll McCarthy with his own rules. Plus, if something totally bonkers happens, it just may work. Mostly though, this is just something that the House minority can do to give the Speaker of the House a headache when he has a really small majority and no room for error.
If the vote got to the House floor, it would be complete madness and a massive problem for Kevin McCarthy. A handful of Republicans who decide that they have had enough of McCarthy could end his speakership, and make last week’s drama look like a walk in the park.
Speaker McCarthy made the concession, and now he has to sleep with one eye open because his speakership could end at any time.
Attorney General Garland announced that Robert Hur would act as special counsel to investigate Biden’s handling of classified documents.
Video of Garland:
Attorney General Garland said:
The document authorizes him to investigate whether a person or entity violated the law in connection with this matter. The special counsel will not be subject to the day-to-day supervision of any official department, but he must comply with the
I will ensure that Mr. Hur receives all the resources he needs to conduct his work. As I have said before, I strongly believe that the normal processes of this department can handle all investigations will integrity. But under the regulations, the extraordinary circumstances here require the appointment of a special counsel for this matter. This appointment underscores the department’s commitment to independence and accountability and particularly sensitive matters for the public. And to make decisions indisputably guided only by the facts and the law.
The special counsel appointment is different from the Trump investigation because the DOJ is determining if any laws were broken in Biden’s case. Whereas with Trump the DOJ was investigating if specific violations were committed.
Republicans will not be able to claim that the DOJ is weaponized or that Trump is being unfairly investigated. If President Biden and his team did not break any laws, they have nothing to worry about.
The political optics don’t look great at the moment for Biden, but if the special counsel investigation determines that the president committed no crime and Trump ends up indicted, the story will take on a much different tone.
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Republicans, like Sen. Josh Hawley (R-MO), continue to intentionally miss the point that the Biden and Trump classified document situations are not the same thing.
As House Republicans get set to vote on two anti-abortion bills, Democratic Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer told them that their bills are doomed in the Senate.
On the House floor, Democratic Leader Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY) renamed Jim Jordan's select committee the committee on insurrection protection.
The Nassau County Republican Party called on Rep. George Santos (R-NY) to resign for lying to the district's voters.
Speaker Kevin McCarthy's new House rules call for more transparency, so C-SPAN sent a letter to McCarthy asking him to allow more cameras in the House.
On MSNBC, Jen Psaki discussed why the Biden White House is playing it by the book on the classified documents they turned over to the National Archives.
Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) took to the House floor to expose Rep. Jim Jordan's (R-OH) select subcommittee for being a cover-up operation.
Even though Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) has not announced her retirement yet, Rep. Katie Porter launched her campaign for the 2024 California Senate race.
New York Democratic Reps. Daniel Goldman and Richie Torres have filed a formal complaint with the House Ethics Committee accusing Rep. George Santos of violating the Ethics In Government Act.
Speaker Kevin McCarthy is claiming to his caucus that there is no secret deal with the far right, but all other evidence suggests that he lying.
This is what McCarthy told his caucus in a conference meeting:
But we know he has made a number of verbal promises to his critics, like adding more Freedom Caucus members to committees.
Lawmakers say they are learning of these hand shake deals from the press and from negotiators who were involved.
Rachel Maddow contrasted how Trump each handled the news of classified documents in their offices to show why the Biden story is nothing.
Half a dozen classified documents were found in an old office of President Biden's dating back to when he was vice president, but unlike Trump, Biden immediately turned the documents over and is fully cooperating.
Marjorie Taylor Greene used Dr. Dre's Still Dre as the soundtrack to one of her propaganda videos, but Dre put a stop to it by filing a copyright claim against the Georgia congresswoman.
With the special grand jury in Fulton County, GA wrapping up its work, Donald Trump and his election meddling associates are closer to being indicted.
House Republicans are planning to investigate irrelevant topics like Dr. Fauci and the 2016 election with their new majority.
The new select subcommittee that will fall under Rep. Jim Jordan's jurisdiction will have the ability to subpoena the FBI for its criminal evidence against Trump.
NBC's Chuck Todd asked Rep. Hakeem Jeffries if he will be able to restore strength to the House if he becomes Speaker.
Found: The stolen election Republicans keep going on about.
Result: 10,920 Pennsylvania Democrats cheated out of their votes.
House Democratic Leader Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY) said that the MAGA chaos of the past week might only be the beginning and Kevin McCarthy put America at risk by putting the far-right in charge.
If there is one House Republican in jeopardy of facing criminal charges for his role in the 1/6 plot, it is Rep. Scott Perry (R-PA), and Perry wants to serve on the committee investigating the 1/6 investigations.
Asked by @GStephanopoulos if he will pledge to not serve on new House committee investigating Jan. 6 probes while he is part of DOJ investigation, GOP Rep. Scott Perry says, “Why should I be limited…just because someone has made an accusation?” https://t.co/Djf55CibwT pic.twitter.com/EnbQ3k2JzF
The Lincoln Project said that the week of House Republican dysfunction proves that MAGA is America's Taliban.