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Trump backs challenger to GOP Sen. Lisa Murkowski who voted to convict him in second impeachment trial

GOP Senate candidate Kelly Tshibaka. AP Photo/Mark Thiessen, File Former President Trump has backed Kelly Tshibaka over Lisa Murkowski in the 2022 Alaska Senate race. Trump continues to smart over Murkowski voting to convict him in his second impeachment trial. Tshibaka, the former state commissioner of administration, has several Trump alums in her campaign. Sign up for the 10 Things in Politics daily newsletter. Former President Donald Trump on Friday backed a Republican challenger to GO...
Tags: Politics, Kentucky, Senate, America, Trends, Gop, Alaska, PAC, Mitch McConnell, Republican Party, Republican, Donald Trump, Tea Party, Trump, Kelly, Capitol


Activists fight back as Juneteenth milestone is undercut by GOP discriminatory voting bills

As America finally recognizes the importance of Juneteenth, the full potential of a symbolic new milestone for equality is being undermined by Republican moves to make it harder for many Black Americans to vote.
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Morning Memo: Sorry, Suckas, Obamacare Isn’t Going Anywhere

A lot of things have happened. Here are some of them. The Death Blow To The GOP's Anti-Obamacare Crusade House Republican leadership is indicating that they've given up their war against Obamacare after the Supreme Court killed Texas’ challenge to it yesterday. House GOP leadership released a statement predictably complaining about  Obamacare but notably didn't say anything about another attempt to kill the law. Obama cheered SCOTUS' decision. "This ruling reaffirms what we have long...
Tags: Texas, News, Supreme Court, Obamacare, Obama, Washington Post, White House, Fox, Gop, New York Times, Fox News, Michigan, Jackson, Republican, Biden, Wall Street Journal


Fierce Capitol attacks on police seen in body-cam videos

By ALANNA DURKIN RICHER | Associated Press Videos released under court order provide a chilling new look at the chaos at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, including body camera footage that shows a man charging at a police officer with a flagpole and tackling him to the ground. Federal judges ordered the release of the videos after media organizations, including The Associated Press, went to court to request that the Department of Justice provide access. The videos are being presented as evidence in p...
Tags: Facebook, Politics, Texas, News, Washington, Senate, New York City, Georgia, Sport, Joe Biden, Indiana, Fbi, Soccer, Gop, House, Connecticut


Mayorkas slams claim VP Harris 'laughed' at border questions as 'unfair'

Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas got into a heated exchange with a Republican congressman Thursday when asked about VP...
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Ted Cruz says he hopes 'formidable' Matthew McConaughey doesn't run for Texas governor

Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas (L) and Hollywood actor Matthew McConaughey (R). Andrew Caballero-Reynolds/Pool/AFP via Getty Images/NBC Sen. Ted Cruz said Thursday he hopes Matthew McConaughey does not get into politics. The "Dallas Buyers Club" star has previously said he's considering running for Texas governor. Cruz said the actor would pose a "formidable" challenge to Greg Abbott, who is up for reelection. See more stories on Insider's business page. Sen. Ted Cruz said he hopes Matthew...
Tags: Hollywood, Texas, Matthew Mcconaughey, Trends, Gop, Ted Cruz, Republican, Cruz, Matthew, Forbes, Trump, Greg Abbott, Sen Ted Cruz, University of Texas Austin, UVALDE, McConaughey


Republicans are using baffling legalese and underhanded tactics to quietly push through their deeply unpopular policies. Don't fall for their shady tricks.

CAPTION HERE Montinique Monroe/Getty Image; Samantha Lee/Insider The GOP's agenda isn't popular, so right-wing lawmakers around the country are using technical workarounds. Right-wing policies like abortion restrictions don't necessarily need to go into effect to be effective. Relying on confusion and stalling tactics is the right-wing approach. Eoin Higgins is a journalist in New England. This is an opinion column. The thoughts expressed are those of the author. See more stori...
Tags: Texas, Mississippi, Obama, Washington, Senate, US, Trends, Georgia, Gop, House, Wheeler, Mitch McConnell, Republican, New England, Greg Abbott, Don


The GOP's hopes on striking an infrastructure deal with Biden: torching his proposed tax hikes

From left, Senate Minority Whip John Thune of South Dakota, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky, and Senate Republican Policy Committee Chair Roy Blunt of Missouri. Kevin Dietsch/Getty Images Senate Republicans increasingly believe striking an infrastructure deal with Biden could derail some of his tax hikes. Not every Senate Democrat is onboard with Biden's planned programs or methods to finance them. Passing a party-line bill is "going to take a lot of coordination in ...
Tags: New York, Texas, Congress, Kentucky, Senate, Virginia, Politico, Trends, Joe Biden, Gop, South Dakota, Mitch McConnell, Warner, Republican, Biden, Delaware


GOP Needs New Health Care Target; 'Obamacare' Survives Again

The Supreme Court’s latest rejection of a Republican effort to dismantle “Obamacare” is another sign that the GOP must look beyond repealing that law if it wants to hone the nation’s health care problems into a winning political issue.
Tags: Supreme Court, Gop, Republican, GOP Needs New Health Care Target


Cash Payments Take Center Stage In Gov. Newsom’s 1st Recall Ad

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — As both summer and the scheduling of a recall election date loom, Gov. Gavin Newsom wants to make sure Californians know about the cash payments and prize money he is doling out. “Newsom is delivering money to your pocket,” a narrator says over a video of a smiling family gathered on a couch in a campaign ad Newsom released Thursday, his first of the recall. It references $1,100 in one-time cash payments he proposed in his state budget. The spot is one of three now airi...
Tags: Facebook, Politics, California, California News, Ap, San Diego, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Republican, Gavin Newsom, University Of Southern California, Cox, Sacramento Calif, Faulconer, Kevin Faulconer, John Cox, University of California Los Angeles


Gun-waving St. Louis couple pleads guilty to misdemeanors

By Jim Salter | Associated Press ST. LOUIS — A St. Louis couple who gained notoriety for pointing guns at social justice demonstrators pleaded guilty Thursday to misdemeanor charges, but the man left the courthouse defiantly pledging to “do it again” if faced with the same circumstances. Patricia McCloskey pleaded guilty to misdemeanor harassment and was fined $2,000. Her husband, Mark McCloskey, pleaded guilty to misdemeanor fourth-degree assault and was fined $750. They also agreed to give up ...
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Analysis: Why fighting the Affordable Care Act means so much to Republicans

For the third time in the last nine years -- and this time by a convincing 7-2 vote -- the Supreme Court knocked out a Republican effort to invalidate the Affordable Care Act on Thursday.
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Here's why fighting the Affordable Care Act means so much to Republicans

For the third time in the last nine years -- and this time by a convincing 7-2 vote -- the Supreme Court knocked out a Republican effort to invalidate the Affordable Care Act on Thursday.
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Why the Obamacare fight is never *actually* over

For the third time in the last nine years -- and this time by a convincing 7-2 vote -- the Supreme Court knocked out a Republican effort to invalidate the Affordable Care Act on Thursday.
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Biden signs bill making Juneteenth a federal holiday

By KEVIN FREKING WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden signed legislation Thursday establishing a new federal holiday commemorating the end of slavery, saying he believes it will go down as one of the greatest honors he has as president. Biden signed into law a bill to make Juneteenth, or June 19, the 12th federal holiday. The House voted 415-14 on Wednesday to send the bill to Biden, while the Senate passed the bill unanimously the day before. “This is a day of profound weight and profound powe...
Tags: Politics, Texas, News, California, Washington, Senate, White House, Alabama, Sport, Joe Biden, Ap, Soccer, United States, Tennessee, House, Arizona


Biden makes Juneteenth a national holiday, giving federal employees Friday off

President Joe Biden signs the Juneteenth National Independence Day Act in the East Room of the White House on Thursday. AP Photo/Evan Vucci President Joe Biden on Thursday enacted a law making June 19 a national holiday. Juneteenth celebrates the end of slavery in the United States. The House and the Senate had passed the legislation this week. See more stories on Insider's business page. President Joe Biden on Thursday signed a bill into law to make June 19, known as Juneteenth, a nat...
Tags: Politics, News, Minneapolis, Republicans, Congress, Senate, Race, US, America, Holiday, Trends, Nike, Joe Biden, Racism, Democrats, United States


Fourth Stimulus Check: Will You Get Another Relief Payment?

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Tags: Business, New York, Texas, News, Minnesota, Mississippi, Pua, California, Washington, Senate, White House, Massachusetts, Elizabeth Warren, West Virginia, Bloomberg, Joe Biden


January 6 rioter charged with bringing gun to Capitol grounds, undercutting GOP claims that the pro-Trump mob was unarmed

The Justice Department on Thursday charged a US Capitol rioter with bringing a handgun onto Capitol grounds -- two days after a hearing where Republican lawmakers downplayed the deadly attack and claimed the pro-Trump rioters were unarmed.
Tags: Cnn, Gop, Republican, Justice Department, Trump, Capitol, US Capitol


Five Nights at Freddy's creator Scott Cawthon is retiring after facing a backlash for donating to Trump and other Republicans

"Five Nights at Freddy's"/Scott Cawthon Five Nights at Freddy's Scott Cawthon is retiring amid uproar over his donations to GOP lawmakers. Last week, fans called out his donations to former president Donald Trump and other Republicans. At the time, Cawthon said he's a Republican, adding "If I get cancelled, then I get cancelled." See more stories on Insider's business page. Five Nights at Freddy's creator Scott Cawthon is retiring after facing backlash for donating to...
Tags: Politics, News, Maryland, Video Games, Entertainment, Senate, America, Trends, Gop, Reddit, Mitch McConnell, Republican, Donald Trump, Trump, Freddy, Tulsi Gabbard


California’s fake budget

The state Legislature met its legal deadline to pass a budget this week. That was enough to guarantee that lawmakers will continue to receive their salaries. Had they failed to pass a budget by June 15, the state controller would been required to cut off their paychecks. So they passed a budget, just not the budget. Legislative leaders have not reached an agreement with Gov. Gavin Newsom on significant portions of the actual budget. Among the areas of disagreement: how much money they have to sp...
Tags: California, Opinion, Sport, Soccer, Editorials, Bill, Republican, Gavin Newsom, Metro, Democratic, Legislature, Assembly, Legislative, Medi Cal, Newsom, Sen Josh Newman


Group-chat bans and 'daddy issues': A report on Andrew Giuliani's campaign to be New York's governor highlights family drama

Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani and his son Andrew in 1998. Evy Mages/NY Daily News Archive via Getty Images Andrew Giuliani's longshot NY gubernatorial bid was the subject of a New York Magazine profile. Strained family dynamics underpin the shoestring campaign, according to the magazine. Despite being a former White House aide, Andrew is reportedly not Trump's first pick. Sign up for the 10 Things in Politics daily newsletter. Andrew Giuliani's gubernatorial bid was ...
Tags: Politics, New York, News, Republicans, White House, New York City, Trends, Gop, Washington Dc, Republican, Rudy, Giuliani, Andrew Cuomo, Donald Trump, Long Island, New York Magazine


Fact-check: Fox News and GOP lawmakers push new false flag conspiracy that FBI orchestrated Capitol attack

Fox News, right-wing websites and Republican lawmakers are promoting a new false flag conspiracy that the FBI orchestrated the deadly assault on the US Capitol.
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Fact-check: Fox News and Republican lawmakers push new false flag conspiracy that FBI orchestrated US Capitol attack

Fox News, right-wing websites and Republican lawmakers are promoting a new false flag conspiracy that the FBI orchestrated the deadly assault on the US Capitol.
Tags: US, Cnn, Fbi, Fox News, Republican


US senator outrageously tries to exempt AVs from safety standards — gets rejected

While President Joe Biden’s plans to boost EV adoption have been well received, the incorporation of self-driving cars into US roads is still facing strong resistance. Yesterday, the US Senate Commerce Committee rejected Republican Senator John Thune’s proposal to attach measures lifting regulations on autonomous vehicles (AVs) to a $78 billion surface transportation bill, Reuters reports.  Thune has suggested granting to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) the power to ex...
Tags: Startups, US, Joe Biden, Republican, Shift, Reuters, Thune, John Thune, US Senate Commerce Committee


California Offering Free Six Flags Tickets To 50,000 Californians With At Least One Vaccine Dose

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California is giving away more goodies to people who get coronavirus vaccinations and plans to make it easier to show who has been inoculated as health officials and businesses encourage people to get their shots so they can fully partake in the state’s newly reopened economy. A day after giving away $1.5 million each to 10 vaccinated jackpot winners, Gov. Gavin Newsom on Wednesday announced a new incentive: Six Flags locations are giving free tickets to 50,000 Californ...
Tags: Politics, New York, California, California News, Los Angeles, Ap, Hawaii, Michelin, Republican, Chamber of Commerce, Valencia, Gavin Newsom, Six Flags, Sacramento Calif, Cal OSHA, Newsom


10 Democrats and 10 Republicans sign onto bipartisan infrastructure deal, but nobody knows what's in it

President Joe Biden unveils part of his infrastructure plan in Pittsburgh on March 31. Jim Watson/AFP/Getty Images Ten Republican senators and ten Democrats issued a statement saying they support a bipartisan infrastructure package. See more stories on Insider's business page. A group of ten Republican and ten Democratic Senators announced on Wednesday that they supported a bipartisan proposal for the infrastructure spending package.Sens. Richard Burr, Bill Cassidy, Susan Collins, Chri...
Tags: Politics, Republicans, Trends, Joe Biden, Economy, Infrastructure, Democrats, Republican, Bipartisan, Pittsburgh, JIM WATSON, Todd Young, Breaking, Check, Democratic Senators, Grace Segers


10 Democrats and 11 Republicans sign onto bipartisan infrastructure deal, but nobody knows what's in it

President Joe Biden unveils part of his infrastructure plan in Pittsburgh on March 31. Jim Watson/AFP/Getty Images Eleven Republican senators and ten Democrats issued a statement saying they support a bipartisan infrastructure package. That figure of Republicans could be enough for the skinny plan to clear the chamber, but some Democrats are already against it. Details on the bipartisan framework have been scarce. See more stories on Insider's business page. A group of eleven Republica...
Tags: Politics, Republicans, Senate, Trends, Joe Biden, Economy, Infrastructure, Democrats, Republican, Bipartisan, Pittsburgh, Chuck Schumer, Todd Young, Jerry Moran, Breaking, Democratic Senators


A Republican congressman refused to shake hands with a DC police officer beaten by Trump loyalists on Jan. 6, according to 2 House members

D.C. Metropolitan Police Department Officer Michael Fanone, addresses the media after a meeting with Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, to urge Republican senators to support a bipartisan commission to investigate the events of January 6th attack on the Capitol, on Thursday, May 27, 2021. Tom Williams/Getty Images Rep. Andrew Clyde refused to shake hands with Michael Fanone, a DC police officer who was assaulted on Jan. 6. Two members of Congress shared Fanone's story on Tuesday via Twitter...
Tags: Politics, News, Congress, California, Washington, Senate, Trends, Cnn, Gop, Maine, House, Mitch McConnell, Republican, Illinois, Trump, Clyde


Wisconsin Bill Forbids Requiring Proof of COVID Vaccination

The Wisconsin Assembly plans to vote on a Republican-backed bill that would prohibit businesses, colleges and universities, governments and anyone else in the state from requiring proof of COVID-19 vaccination.
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Wisconsin Bill Would Forbids Proof of COVID-19 Vaccination

The Wisconsin Assembly plans to vote on a Republican-backed bill that would prohibit businesses, colleges and universities, governments and anyone else in the state from requiring proof of COVID-19 vaccination.
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