AOC Blasts Kevin McCarthy’s Weak Criticism of His “KKK Caucus”

AOC tells Democratic leadership that it is time to take the gloves off with Joe Manchin

Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) rebuked House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) over his weak criticism of his "KKK Caucus" amid news that Republican Representatives Marjorie Taylor Greene (Georgia) and Paul Gosar (Arizona) had not only attended but been featured speakers at the third annual America First Political Action Conference.

Dallas County DA Hits Back, Will Not Prosecute Families Whose Children Receive Transgender Youth Care

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Dallas County District Attorney John Creuzot (D), joining four other district attorneys in the state, announced that his office will not prosecute families whose children receive transgender youth care, in direct opposition to a recent announcement from Texas Governor Greg Abbott (R) and state Attorney General Ken Paxton (R) that the state will open child abuse investigations into families whose children receive gender affirming procedures. read more

Texas AG Ken Paxton Says Gender-Affirming Health Care for Transgender Youth is “Abuse”

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Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton, a Republican, said in a statement that some types of gender-affirming health care for transgender youth is “abuse.”

Paxton said that hormone therapy, puberty blockers and sex reassignment procedures “are ‘abuse’ under Texas law, and thus must be halted.” He said that “there is no scientific consensus that these sterilizing procedures and treatments even serve to benefit minor children dealing with gender dysphoria.” read more

Supreme Court Denies Trump’s Appeal to Not Provide Records to 1/6 Committee

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The Supreme Court has denied former President Donald Trump’s appeal to not comply with a records request from the House Select Committee tasked with investigating the January 6 insurrection.

“The court’s move, which came in a brief unsigned order issued without comment, comes after the justices’ previous denial of Trump’s emergency request to block the transfer of his White House records from the National Archives to the House select committee, a process that began last month,” The Hill reported. read more

Bloomberg Warns Democrats Are in for “Wipeout” in November If They Do Not Change Course

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Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg cautioned Democrats that they are in for a “wipeout” in November’s midterm elections if the party does not change course.

“Coming from America’s most liberal city, those results should translate into a 7 to 8 on the Richter scale, because the three main factors that drove the recall are not unique to the Bay Area,” Bloomberg, a former Democratic presidential candidate, wrote in an op-ed, referencing the recent San Francisco recall effort that resulted in a restructuring of the school board amid dissatisfaction with the school system’s COVID-19 response. read more

Trump Will Hold Fundraiser, Rally in Georgia in Bid to Take Back Governorship for GOP

Trump discourages Republicans from voting in Georgia runoff

Former President Donald Trump will hold a fundraiser and rally to support Senator David Perdue (R-Ga.), who has launched a primary bid against Georgia Governor Brian Kemp (R).

Trump has scheduled a fundraiser for Perdue at Mar-a-Lago on March 16. Tickets for the reception cost $3,000. Attendees who would like a photo with Trump and Perdue will need to pay $24,200. Trump will also hold at least one campaign rally with Perdue in Georgia before the Republican primary, which is scheduled for May 24. read more

Oversight Committee Urges Federal Agency to Cancel Trump’s Lease of D.C. Hotel

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The House Committee on Oversight and Reform has urged the General Services Administration (GSA) to cancel former President Donald Trump’s lease on a Washington, D.C., hotel.

The committee said that recent news that the accounting firm Mazars’ was dropping the Trump Organization as a client, saying that the GSA cannot trust that Trump’s financial statements are accurate. read more

In Letter to Biden, Democrats Ramp Up Calls for Election Security

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In a letter to President Joe Biden, Democrats demanded $5 billion in election security grants, ramping up their calls for secure elections.

“We write to request that you include $5 billion in election security grants in your Fiscal Year (FY) 2023 budget for the Election Assistance Commission (EAC) to distribute to states and local governments for improvements to the administration of federal elections,” the group of Democrats, which include Senators Amy Klobuchar (Minn.) and Richard “Dick” Durbin (Ill.), said in their letter. “Free and fair elections are the cornerstone of our democracy, and we know that you share our commitment to ensuring our elections are well funded so that all Americans can make their voices heard at the ballot box.” read more

Ridiculous Lauren Boebert Claims Freedom Convoy is “Representative of a People’s Yearning for Freedom”

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Representative Lauren Boebert (R-Col.) once again defended the Freedom Convoy, the ongoing protest led by Canadian truckers who’ve pushed back against COVID-19 vaccine mandates.

The convoy has continued to garner headlines amid concerns that organizers and groups have been involved with white nationalist contingents, QAnon, and other far-right groups. read more

Marco Rubio Suggests Trump Keeping White House Records at Mar-a-Lago is “Not a Crime”

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Senator Marco Rubio (R-Fl.) came to the defense of former President Donald Trump, suggesting that the news that Trump had absconded with White House records is “not a crime.”

Asked why Republicans are not as outraged about the news as they were about former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server, Rubio claimed he doesn’t “know what’s true and what’s not.” read more

Elise Stefanik Insists RNC Has “Every Right” to Censure Cheney and Kinzinger

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Elise Stefanik, the House GOP Conference Chairwoman (N.Y.) insisted that the Republican National Committee (RNC) has “every right” to censure Representatives Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.) and Adam Kinzinger (R-Ill.) for their participation in the investigation into the events of January 6, the day a mob of former President Donald Trump’s supporters attacked the United States Capitol on the false premise the 2020 general election was stolen. read more

Trump Urges His Supporters to Boycott DirecTV If They Drop OAN

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Former President Donald Trump urged his supporters to boycott the digital satellite service DirecTV amid reports of the company’s plans to drop the far-right One America News (OAN), which typically features coverage favorable to him and the Trump administration and has been known to traffic in conspiracy theories. Trump suggested the news would lead to OAN’s voice being “shuttered.” read more

Rand Paul Pushes More Conspiracies, Claims GOP Will “Investigate the Origins of the Pandemic” If They Take Back Congress

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Senator Rand Paul (R-Ky.) pushed more conspiracies, claiming that the Republican Party will investigate COVID-19’s origins should they regain control of Congress.

“When the GOP takes over Congress in 2022, I promise we will investigate the origins of pandemic and listen to the scientists who have been warning of the dangers of gain of function research,” he said.

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