Democrats are blowing it with their COVID messaging

Summary List Placement Conservatives, by definition, aren’t big on change.  But in an ironic twist, it’s liberals who need to evolve — and in a hurry — when it comes to their allegiance to outdated, unscientific COVID restrictions. President Joe Biden, a number of well-educated Democratic-run municipalities, and several prominent liberal special interest groups have […]

Lindsey Graham says the Republican Party ‘can’t grow’ without Trump

Summary List Placement Sen. Lindsey Graham said the Republican Party “can’t grow” without former President Donald Trump amid a bitter internal row about the GOP’s long-term political direction. “Can we move forward without President Trump? The answer is no,” said South Carolina Sen. Graham in an interview with Fox News Thursday. “I’ve always liked Liz […]

The GOP Arizona recount is sloppy and inconsistent, critics say, with workers chasing proof of wild conspiracy theories

Summary List Placement Workers are conducting the recount of presidential election votes in Arizona’s Maricopa County using sloppy and inconsistent methods, say observers and critics of the process. Some participants appear to be searching for evidence on the basis of conspiracy theories, according to reports from the counting site. Observers from the office of Arizona […]

White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki says she’ll resign next year when it’s ‘time for somebody else to have this job’

Summary List Placement White House press secretary Jen Psaki said she plans to leave the role next year to spend more time with her family. “I think it’s going to be time for somebody else to have this job in a year from now or about a year from now,” Psaki said in an interview […]

Mike Lindell is holding a rally in South Dakota to promote his voter-fraud website Frank

Summary List Placement MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell is holding an in-person rally in South Dakota on Monday to promote “Frank,” the website he billed as a social-media site but is so far a one-way platform where Lindell circulates baseless allegations of voter fraud. The event, titled “Frank Rally,” will take place at the Corn Palace […]

Germany is not happy with Biden’s support for waiving COVID-19 vaccine patents, predicting ‘severe complications’

Summary List Placement Germany pushed back Thursday against President Joe Biden’s support for a patent waiver on COVID-19 vaccines, one of the first rich nations to explicitly oppose the move. A spokesperson for the German government said waiving patents would cause “severe complications” for vaccine production in an emailed statement to Bloomberg.  The US announced […]

Moderna’s CEO said he ‘didn’t lose a minute of sleep’ over the US support for waiving patents for COVID-19 vaccines

Summary List Placement The CEO of Moderna said he “didn’t lose a minute of sleep” following the US decision to back waiving intellectual-property rights for COVID-19 vaccines. Members of the World Trade Organization are currently discussing a waiver, which if approved would leave countries free to recreate several vaccines from around the world without fear […]

Washington job moves of the week: A former Matt Gaetz staffer quickly lands a new gig, while Trump’s former EPA chief lands at a conservative think tank

Summary List Placement Lots of job moves are happening in and around the nation’s capital as the Biden administration fills its ranks and House and Senate offices continue to see turnover. Among this weeks’ moves: A former coal lobbyist who constantly drew the ire of environmentalists and scientists as the head of the Trump administration’s […]

Blood is in the water with Cheney’s likely ouster. Now Trump aides are casting doubt on McCarthy’s prospects for House speaker if the GOP wins the House in 2022.

Summary List Placement Lost in the Liz Cheney leadership brawl that’s consumed House Republicans this week is an even bigger battle that politicos from Washington to Mar-a-Lago are already gaming out: What happens to Kevin McCarthy? The California Republican remains the obvious front-runner to become House speaker should the GOP win back the majority in […]

Gen. William Walker sent help during the Capitol insurrection. Now in a new history-making role, he holds the key to keeping Congress safe and reopening it to the public.

Summary List Placement The sound of the gavel echoed through the House chamber and members of Congress fell silent on the evening of April 28. Everyone turned their attention to the wooden doors that just months before had been barricaded shut in a bid to hold off a riotous mob. “Madam Speaker, the president of […]

Newsmax’s Greg Kelly brags about wearing expensive ‘BUGLE BOY jeans’ — that are actually $1,200 Balmain cargo pants — in a photo with Trump

Summary List Placement It has been a week of baffling photos of political figures. President Joe Biden and First Lady Jill Biden appeared to dwarf former President Jimmy Carter and his wife Rosalynn Carter; Sen. Ted Cruz shared a candlelit photo of himself dining with former President Donald Trump; and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell […]

Democrats renew calls to end the filibuster after McConnell said he’s ‘100%’ focused on stopping Biden

Summary List Placement After Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell said his entire focus is on stopping President Joe Biden’s administration, Democratic lawmakers renewed calls to end the filibuster. Speaking of the GOP, McConnell told reporters outside his Kentucky home on Wednesday that “100% of our focus is on stopping this new administration,” NBC News reported. […]

The Biden administration resettled fewer than 300 refugees in April, pacing for an historic low this year

Summary List Placement The United States resettled only 271 refugees in April, according to new data from an organization within the US State Department, putting the country on track to accept fewer than 5,000 displaced persons before the current fiscal year ends in September — an historic low. Just under 12,000 refugees were resettled in […]

JPMorgan chief Jamie Dimon wants detailed disclosures on how federal money is spent if lawmakers raise taxes. Democratic lawmakers were quick to respond.

Summary List Placement If President Joe Biden plans to raise taxes among large corporations and the wealthy, JPMorgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon wants to know where every single extra penny ends up. The billionaire businessman urged lawmakers to court the devil in the details during a recorded interview for the Investment Company Institute’s general membership […]