Tag: House of Representatives

“Expel Him”: George Santos’s Constituents Protest Outside Capitol To Call for His Removal

Boebert said a similar line last June, and specified the noted Bible verse she was referencing, Psalm 109:8, which reads, “Let his days be few; and let another take his office.” The following line of the verse reads, “Let his children be fatherless, And his wife a widow.” The surrounding lines call for “evil to […]

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ChatGPT, A.I.-Powered Chatbot, Faces Rivals From Google and Baidu

Everybody’s got a bot Just over two months ago, OpenAI released ChatGPT to the public, instantly thrusting the A.I.-powered chatbot into the center of mainstream discourse, with debates about how it could transform business, education and more. (It also spurred Microsoft to invest $10 billion in OpenAI.) Now Google and the Chinese tech giant Baidu […]

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Alejandro Mayorkas Is in GOP’s Cross Hairs Over Border Crisis

WASHINGTON — Shortly before the midterm elections, when Alejandro N. Mayorkas was hosting a routine town hall with senior staff members, one person addressed the elephant in the room: Does he plan to resign in the face of the Republican pledge to impeach him? Mr. Mayorkas, the homeland security secretary, did not hesitate: I’m not […]

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George Santos Invited a Guest to the State of the Union. He Said Yes.

Representative George Santos, a Republican facing scrutiny over a web of false claims, including a family connection to the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, will bring a former firefighter who did rescue work at ground zero as his guest to the State of the Union on Tuesday. Mr. Santos’s guest, Michael Weinstock, a Democrat who once […]

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Politicians Everywhere All at Once

Bret: I won’t make any predictions because they’re bound to be proved wrong. What should happen? I like a proposal made by Phil Gramm, the former Texas senator — and Democrat turned Republican — in The Wall Street Journal: Raise the debt ceiling but “claw back unspent funds” from the $6 trillion in pandemic-related spending, […]

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Can the State of the Union Match ‘White Lotus’?

One question that always carries with it a frisson of unease during big presidential addresses: On a scale of 1 to Lauren Boebert, how disrespectfully will members of the opposing party behave? Normally, the out party is content to express its disagreement by withholding applause — or vaguely grumbling. But you never know when someone […]

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Biden’s State of the Union Address Holds a Chance for a Fresh Start

To respond to Mr. Biden’s address, G.O.P. officials have selected Gov. Sarah Huckabee Sanders of Arkansas, the former White House press secretary under President Donald J. Trump, who made clear she planned to use her platform to highlight “the failures of President Biden,” as she put it in a statement. “We are ready to begin […]

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Marjorie Taylor Greene Whined About How Being A U.S. Representative Is A Time-Consuming Job That Doesn’t Pay Enough

Before she became the most headline-grabbing person in Congress (or now second to George Santos), Marjorie Taylor Greene was a conspiracy theorist who liked to creepily stalk future colleagues. Maybe she was happier then. On a recent podcast appearance for journalist-turned-troll Glenn Greenwald, the Georgia representative whined about how being a lawmaker who for the […]

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Republicans Revive a Debate on Term Limits

After Republicans won that November, the vote finally rolled around on March 29, 1995. The day before, Mr. Gingrich published an op-ed in The Washington Post laying the groundwork for a loss by blaming Democrats, since the House could not muster the two-thirds majority necessary to send a constitutional amendment to the states — 290 […]

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Republicans and Debt: Blackmailers Without a Cause

Stop me if you’ve heard this before: Two years after a Democratic president took office and pushed ambitious policies through Congress, Republicans have regained control of the House. They don’t have the votes required to repeal the president’s achievements, but a quirk of U.S. law — which requires that Congress vote a second time to […]

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High-Profile Raids Showcase Zelensky’s Corruption Crackdown in Ukraine

KYIV, Ukraine — A leaked police video showing bundles of cash found in an official’s sofa. A tax inspector accused of fraud in issuing refunds. The dismissal of the chief of the customs service and his top deputy, as well as senior officials from a consumer protection agency and the forestry agency. And a search […]

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House Members Waste Our Time and Money To Pass Bill “Denouncing the Horrors of Socialism”

Arrington went on to attack a government program that hasn’t even happened. “There’s a whole of government assault for all the world to see on an industry: American energy,” he lamented. “And it’s being replaced with this Green New Deal—hundreds of billions of dollars in subsidies, tax credits, grants,” Arrington continued, horrified at the idea […]

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House Republicans Brazenly Oust Ilhan Omar From Foreign Affairs Committee

“This is about vengeance. This is about spite. This is about politics,” Representative James McGovern, the top Democrat on the House Rules Committee, told the Associated Press on Tuesday. Ultimately, Republicans are not getting “payback,” as that would imply some level of equal give and take. Democrats voted to punish members notorious for inciting violence […]

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House Ousts Ilhan Omar From Foreign Affairs Panel as G.O.P. Exacts Revenge

WASHINGTON — A bitterly divided House on Thursday ousted Representative Ilhan Omar, Democrat of Minnesota, from the Foreign Affairs Committee over past comments about Israel that were widely condemned as antisemitic, as Republicans moved to cater to the demands of right-wing members and mete out reprisals to their political adversaries. The 218 to 211 vote, […]

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House Democrats Introduce Bill Protecting Right To Cross State Lines for Abortion

“This is about vengeance. This is about spite. This is about politics,” Representative James McGovern, the top Democrat on the House Rules Committee, told the Associated Press on Tuesday. Ultimately, Republicans are not getting “payback,” as that would imply some level of equal give and take. Democrats voted to punish members notorious for inciting violence […]

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GOP Proceeds on Shameless Campaign To Oust Ilhan Omar From Foreign Affairs Committee

“This is about vengeance. This is about spite. This is about politics,” Representative James McGovern, the top Democrat on the House Rules Committee, told the Associated Press on Tuesday. Ultimately, Republicans are not getting “payback,” as that would imply some level of equal give and take. Democrats voted to punish members notorious for inciting violence […]

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The Urgency of Police Reform Is at the Mercy of a Divided Congress

Horsford has invited Nichols’s family as his guests to the president’s State of the Union address next week; he told the Post that he is hopeful that Biden will address police reform in his remarks. “We want him to be involved in this because it’s important enough to the American people that all of our […]

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George Santos Says He’s Stepping Down From House Committees Until Ethics Issues Are Resolved

It’s the fourth video that shows the brutal violence, and the police leaving Nichols to lie there. There is no sound with this video, unlike the other three. Two officers are holding him down. One administers several fierce kicks, some to the head. Another punches him. Another uses his baton. Within five minutes, Nichols lies […]

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