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Democratic Rep. Mondaire Jones calls on Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer to retire

Rep. Mondaire Jones (D-New York) speaks during a news conference outside the Supreme Court building to announce legislation to expand the number of seats on the court. Caroline Brehman/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images Rep. Mondaire Jones is calling on Justice Stephen Breyer to retire from the Supreme Court. Jones wants Biden to appoint a new justice and backs expanding the court from nine to 13 members. "Court expansion is something that is deeply rooted in the American tradition," Jones...
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Democratic Rep. Dan Kildee says the Capitol riot left him with post-traumatic stress

Rep. Dan Kildee. Tom Williams/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images Rep. Dan Kildee said the January 6 Capitol riot left him with post-traumatic stress. He said he sought help after experiencing symptoms when watching footage of the event. Trump supporters stormed the Capitol, forcing lawmakers to evacuate. Five people died. See more stories on Insider's business page. Democratic Rep. Dan Kildee has said that the January 6 insurrection at the US Capitol left him with post-traumatic stress...
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Sidney Powell quotes Buzz Lightyear in response to sanctions request for her election conspiracy theory lawsuit

Sidney Powell. Tom Williams/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images Sidney Powell asked a judge to turn down a motion for sanctions against her in Wisconsin. She made the argument on a technicality and quoted "Toy Story" in her legal filing. Powell pushed lawsuits based on conspiracy theories in a failed attempt to overturn the election. See more stories on Insider's business page. Conspiracy theorist and former Trump attorney Sidney Powell said a judge should dismiss Wisconsin Governor Ton...
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'Run, Ron, Run!': Trump urges his staunch ally Sen. Ron Johnson, who downplayed the Capitol riot, to seek reelection

Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Wis. Tom Williams/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images Trump urged GOP Sen. Ron Johnson, a staunch ally of his, to run for reelection in 2022. "He has no idea how popular he is," Trump said in a statement Thursday. "Run, Ron, Run!" Johnson has represented Wisconsin since 2011 and has yet to launch a reelection bid. See more stories on Insider's business page. Former President Donald Trump on Thursday urged Republican Sen. Ron Johnson of Wisconsin, a controversial law...
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Matt Gaetz releases a statement from the 'women' of his office defending him, but no women are actually named in it

Rep. Matt Gaetz, R-Fla., walks down the House steps following the last votes of the week in the Capitol on Friday, Oct. 18, 2019. Photo By Bill Clark/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images Matt Gaetz's office released a nameless statement from the "women" on his staff defending him. The unsigned statement said Gaetz has "treated each and every one of us with respect." The DOJ is investigating Gaetz over whether he violated federal sex-trafficking laws. See more stories on Insider's bus...
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Matt Gaetz releases a statement from the 'women' of his office defending him, but no women are named in it

Rep. Matt Gaetz. Photo By Bill Clark/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images Rep. Matt Gaetz's office released a nameless statement from the "women" on his staff defending him. The statement said Gaetz had "treated each and every one of us with respect." The DOJ is investigating whether Gaetz violated federal sex-trafficking laws. See more stories on Insider's business page. GOP Rep. Matt Gaetz released a statement from the "women" of his office defending him amid an escalating sex scan...
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Sydney Powell's defense in the $1.3 billion Dominion lawsuit may be used against her in Michigan sanctions effort

Sidney Powell. Tom Williams/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images Tom Williams/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images Michigan's attorney general said Powell made "stunning admissions" in the Dominion lawsuit. The state said those admissions should be further reason to sanction Powell. Powell and others are facing defamation lawsuits for claims made about 2020 election fraud. See more stories on Insider's business page. Sidney Powell's defense in the $1.3 billion Dominion Voting Syste...
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Trump breaks his silence on Matt Gaetz, says he 'never' asked for a preemptive pardon and 'it must be remembered' that Gaetz denied the sex-trafficking allegations against him

Rep. Matt Gaetz. Tom Williams/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images Trump said Wednesday that Rep. Matt Gaetz never asked him for a preemptive pardon. He also said "it must be remembered" that Gaetz has denied allegations against him. It's the first time Trump has commented on reports that Gaetz is under a federal sex-trafficking investigation. See more stories on Insider's business page. Former President Donald Trump on Wednesday weighed in for the first time on the political firesto...
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Matt Gaetz is using sex-trafficking allegations to raise money, asking for donations to 'fight back against the fake news'

Rep. Matt Gaetz. Tom Williams/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images The Justice Department is investigating whether Rep. Matt Gaetz violated sex-trafficking laws. On Tuesday, the GOP representative mentioned the investigation in a fundraising email. He told supporters: "The Swamp is out to drown me with false charges." See more stories on Insider's business page. Rep. Matt Gaetz of Florida is trying to capitalize on the sex-trafficking investigation into him by complaining about the inqui...
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Montana Gov. Greg Gianforte tests positive for COVID-19

Rep. Greg Gianforte, R-Mont., walks through the Capitol on Tuesday Oct. 29, 2019. Bill Clark/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images Montana Gov. Greg Gianforte has tested positive for COVID-19, according to local outlet KULR-8. See more stories on Insider's business page. Montana Gov. Greg Gianforte has tested positive for COVID-19, according to local outlet KULR-8. The governor's wife is reportedly awaiting test results, and the two are quarantining for 10 days, according to the repo...
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Democrats can learn something from the most powerful Joe in Washington

Sen. Joe Manchin. Photo By Tom Williams/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images Sen. Joe Manchin is the deciding vote in the Senate, making him the most powerful Joe in Washington. While his moderate policies frustrate some Democrats, he also has an important lesson to teach them. He wins in a deep red state and if more Democrats could win elections like him, then his moderate stances wouldn't be as much of an issue. This is an opinion column. The thoughts expressed are those of the author....
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GOP Sen. Ron Johnson complained about the failed drug hydroxychloroquine not getting FDA approval, and refused to say the COVID-19 vaccine is safe

Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Wis. Tom Williams/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images Republican Sen. Ron Johnson is still espousing blatant falsehoods on the coronavirus. Johnson refused to say the vaccines are safe in an interview with The New York Times. He also blamed the FDA for costing "tens of thousands of lives" by not approving a failed drug. See more stories on Insider's business page. Republican Sen. Ron Johnson of Wisconsin doubled down on COVID-19 misinformation in an interview with Th...
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GOP Sen. Ron Johnson falsely claimed Greenland only recently froze and now admits he has 'no idea' about its history

Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Wis. Tom Williams/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images In an attempt to undermine climate science, GOP Sen. Ron Johnson falsely claimed that Greenland was named for its once-green landscapes. Johnson admitted to The New York Times last week that he had "no idea" how Greenland got its name. Johnson has rejected the science proving that climate change is overwhelmingly caused by human activity. See more stories on Insider's business page. In an attempt to undermine cli...
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5 key moments from Congress' hearing about anti-Asian violence in the wake of the Atlanta shootings

Rep. Grace Meng, D-N.Y., speaks during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington on Wednesday, May 27, 2020. Caroline Brehman/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images Two days after the Atlanta shootings, the House held a hearing to address anti-Asian violence. One Republican lawmaker pointed the finger at China and invoked a saying glorifying lynchings. Democrats zeroed in on Trump's rhetoric and witnesses described the US's history of scapegoating immigrants. See more stories on ...
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Rep. Grace Meng accuses Trump and Republicans of 'putting a bullseye on the back of Asian-Americans across this country'

Rep. Grace Meng, D-N.Y., speaks during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington on Wednesday, May 27, 2020. Caroline Brehman/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images Rep. Grace Meng fired back at Rep. Chip Roy when he used a hearing about anti-Asian violence to point the finger at China. "Your president and your party and your colleagues can talk about issues with any other country that you want," Meng said. "But you don't have to do it by putting a bullseye on the back of Asian-Ameri...
Tags: Politics, Texas, News, Congress, Washington, China, Trends, Atlanta, Gop, Chinese communist party, Capitol Hill, Roy, Donald Trump, Trump, Atlanta Georgia, Meng


12 Republicans voted against giving medals to Capitol police officers, 2 of whom died after the insurrection

Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene of Georgia speaks during a news conference on Capitol Hill on February 5, 2021. Susan Walsh/AP The House voted to give Capitol Police and MPD officers medals following the January 6 riots. The vote passed 413 to 12. All 12 lawmakers who voted against the legislation were Republicans. They said they disagreed with the legislation characterizing the Capitol siege as an "insurrection." See more stories on Insider's business page. The House passed a bill Wednesd...
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Ted Cruz backed Tucker Carlson in his fight with the US military, accusing senior officers of a left-wing campaign to 'intimidate' the Fox News host

Sen. Ted Cruz. Tom Williams/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images Sen. Ted Cruz accused military chiefs of seeking to "intimidate" the Fox News host Tucker Carlson. The Pentagon excoriated Carlson last week after he mocked provisions for pregnant troops. Cruz accused the Pentagon of being politicized and demanded a meeting with top officials. See more stories on Insider's business page. Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas accused the US military of launching "political attacks to intimidate" the Fox ...
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Ted Cruz backed Tucker Carlson in his fight with the US military, accusing senior officers of a left-wing campaign to 'intimidate' the Fox host

Sen. Ted Cruz. Tom Williams/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images Sen. Ted Cruz accused military chiefs of seeking to "intimidate" Fox News' Tucker Carlson. The Pentagon excoriated Carlson last week after he mocked the military's provisions for pregnant women. Cruz accused the Pentagon of being politicized and demanded a meeting with top officials. See more stories on Insider's business page. Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas claimed that the US military is launching "political attacks to i...
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House Democrats kick off work on an infrastructure package after enacting Biden's stimulus plan

Speaker Nancy Pelosi. Tom Williams/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images House Democrats announced Friday they are starting work on an infrastructure package. Pelosi said she hoped talks would be bipartisan on climate, broadband, and transportation issues. Hammering out a bill may end up requiring a lengthy stretch of negotiations. See more stories on Insider's business page. House Democrats said on Friday afternoon they have officially started work on an infrastructure package, kicking o...
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House Democrat says his party is 'crushing the coronavirus' while the GOP is tied up with 'fake outrage' over Dr. Seuss

House Democratic Caucus Chair Hakeem Jeffries, D-N.Y., speaks during a press conference on Feb. 3, 2021. Bill Clark/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images Rep. Hakeem Jeffries criticized the GOP for paying more attention to Dr. Seuss than COVID-19. Democrat are working to aid people's recovery while the GOP focuses on culture wars, he said. The House is preparing to vote on Biden's COVID-19 package this week. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Democratic Rep. Hake...
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Bernie Sanders urged the Senate to pass COVID-relief measures so young people can date and socialize again

Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., talks during an interview with MSNBC in the Russell Rotunda in Washington on Wednesday, Dec. 16, 2020. Caroline Brehman/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images Sen. Bernie Sanders has for months pushed various COVID relief measures to aid Americans. On Friday, he said the Senate should pass the $1.9 trillion relief package so young people can resume socializing. "You've got young people who want to go to school, who want to socialize, want to date," Sanders said. Vis...
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After the Capitol attack, lawmakers were quick to increase security for themselves. But after countless school shootings, we haven't seen any gun reform.

Rep. Rep. Ruben Gallego on a chair directing traffic as staffers and House members get safety hoods from under desks as protestors breach the Capitol building, January 6, 2021. Bill O'Leary/The Washington Post via Getty Images Lawmakers now join ranks with over 240,000 children who have experienced the trauma of gun violence and fear for their lives at school since 1999. It's been 27 years since any legislation to protect citizens from gun violence has passed — a law which lapsed just ...
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Republicans move to drag out debate on the Biden $1.9 trillion stimulus to slow down its passage

Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI). Caroline Brehman/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images Republicans sought to drag out the proceedings on the Democratic stimulus bill on Thursday. Sen. Ron Johnson of Wisconsin forced a reading of the 628-page relief legislation on the Senate floor. Democrats brushed aside the reading as a political stunt, and aim to pass the bill sometime this week. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. The Senate voted along party lines to kick off debate on the $1...
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Republicans move to drag out debate on the Biden $1.9 trillion stimulus by forcing every page to be read aloud

Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI). Caroline Brehman/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images Republicans sought to drag out the proceedings on the Democratic stimulus bill on Thursday. Sen. Ron Johnson of Wisconsin forced a reading of the 628-page relief legislation on the Senate floor. Democrats brushed aside the reading as a political stunt, and aim to pass the bill sometime this week. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. The Senate voted along party lines to kick off debate on the $1...
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Republicans are balking at how much state aid is in Biden's stimulus, but Democrats maintain it's necessary for a full recovery

Sen. Mitt Romney (R-UT) is one of the moderates who claimed state aid in the stimulus is excessive. Caroline Brehman/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images Biden's stimulus includes $350 billion in state and local aid, but tax revenues are only slightly down. Democrats argue that more state aid is needed to ensure long-term economic recovery. Critics say aid should be further targeted. States surprisingly haven't lost much tax revenue — yet. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stori...
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23 progressive Democrats including AOC urge Biden to overrule top Senate official and keep $15 per hour minimum wage in the stimulus package

Reps. Alexandria Ocasio Cortez (D-NY) and Ro Khanna (D-CA) Tom Williams/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images A group of 23 House progressives are urging Biden to overrule a key Senate official and keep a $15 an hour minimum wage in the stimulus plan. The effort is led by Rep. Ro Khanna, but signatories include Reps. Ocasio-Cortez and Ilhan Omar. If we don't overrule the Senate parliamentarian, we are condoning poverty wages for millions of Americans," Khanna said in a statement. Visit the Bu...
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A truck with a far-right militia sticker seen near the Capitol riot belongs to GOP Rep. Mary Miller's husband

A group of Trump protesters wave flags while standing on an armored police vehicle on the grounds of the Capitol Building in Washington DC, on January 6, 2021. Jon Cherry/Getty Images A truck with a far-right militia sticker spotted at the Capitol riot belongs to Rep. Mary Miller's husband, according to a report. The truck bearing a Three Percenter sticker was spotted during the January 6 riot. Chris Miller, Rep. Miller's husband, told the Daily Beast the truck belongs to him but denies af...
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Bernie Sanders says Democrats will try to devise a backdoor to implement a $15 minimum wage after major stimulus setback

Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., talks during an interview with MSNBC in the Russell Rotunda in Washington on Wednesday, Dec. 16, 2020. Caroline Brehman/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images A federal minimum wage hike was struck from the stimulus package on Thursday. Sen. Bernie Sanders said Democrats instead will propose to strip tax deductions from large corporations who don't pay workers at least $15 an hour. He also said they would provide incentives to small businesses so that they can raise...
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Pelosi says House Democrats are aiming to vote on their $1.9 trillion stimulus package at the end of next week

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) speaks during her weekly news conference in Washington, DC, on Thursday, Jan. 7, 2021. Caroline Brehman/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images Pelosi says Democrats are gearing up for a floor vote at the end of next week. She also said House Democrats were communicating with the Senate to ensure the bill complies with strict budgetary rules. Democrats want to enact the package by mid-March to head off the expiration of federal unemployment programs. Vis...
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Several top Democrats break with Biden and push back on his reluctance to cancel $50,000 in student-loan debt

Sen. Elizabeth Warren, (D-MA), left, and Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY). Caroline Brehman/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images Several key Democrats pushed back against Biden's reluctance to cancel $50,000 in student-loan debt per person. Warren, Schumer, and AOC called on Democrats to continue pressing the White House to take immediate action. "It's time to act. We will keep fighting," Schumer and Warren said. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Several top ...
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