Tag: McCarthy, Kevin (1965- )

Ilhan Omar’s Very Bad Tweets

Last October, after a crude mail bomb was found in George Soros’s mailbox, Representative Kevin McCarthy, the California Republican who is now the House minority leader, tweeted, “We cannot allow Soros, Steyer and Bloomberg to buy this election!” The tweet, since deleted, was referring to Tom Steyer and Michael Bloomberg, both of them, like Soros, […]

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As Republicans Rush to Condemn Steve King, Some Ask: Why Not Trump?

WASHINGTON — After years of turning a blind eye to Representative Steve King’s inflammatory statements and racist behavior, Republicans decided this week they had had enough after Mr. King asked The New York Times when phrases like white supremacy and white nationalism became offensive. But even as they piled on their condemnation, President Trump had […]

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Donald Trump: The Russia File

If, beleaguered or bemused by the onrush of scandal and political antics, you’re searching for some index of just how truly not-normal American governance has become, you might consider this: Standing on the White House lawn on Monday morning, his own government shut down around him, the president of the United States was asked by […]

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Steve King Removed from Committee Assignments Over White Supremacy Remark

House Republican leaders removed Representative Steve King of Iowa from the Judiciary and Agriculture Committees on Monday night as party officials scrambled to appear tough on racism and contain damage from comments Mr. King made to The New York Times questioning why white supremacy is considered offensive. The punishment came on a day when Mr. […]

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Steve King Loses House Committee Seats Over White Supremacy Remark

House Republican leaders removed Representative Steve King of Iowa from the Judiciary and Agriculture Committees on Monday night as the party officials scrambled to appear tough on racism and contain damage from comments Mr. King made to The New York Times questioning why white supremacy is considered offensive. The punishment came on a day when […]

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Steve King’s Remarks on White Supremacy Draw Widespread Rebukes From His Own Party

Steve King, the Iowa congressman who has long outraged Democrats and liberals with racist remarks and demeaning insults about immigrants, is now facing extraordinary blowback from within his own party following an interview in The New York Times in which he questioned why white supremacy is considered offensive. Mr. King, 69, who narrowly won re-election […]

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Google’s Pichai Faces Privacy and Bias Questions in Congress

WASHINGTON — Google’s chief executive, in perhaps the most public display of lawmakers’ unease with his company’s influence, was grilled on Tuesday about everything from search result bias and the data Google collects about its users to plans for a censored service in China. Sundar Pichai, an engineer who rose through Google’s ranks to become […]

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What’s an Election Loss When He’s ‘My Kevin’? McCarthy Appears Set to Lead House G.O.P.

WASHINGTON — As the death toll rose in devastating fires raging across California on Monday, Representative Kevin McCarthy got on the telephone with President Trump to explain how bad it was. In a call from his Capitol office on Veterans Day, Mr. McCarthy, who represents California’s Central Valley, laid out for Mr. Trump the severity […]

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How the House Fell: Republican Chaos and Democratic Focus

The message from Representative Kevin McCarthy, the House majority leader, was urgent and unsparing. In a meeting with Republican lawmakers before they left Washington for the August congressional recess, Mr. McCarthy warned that time was running short: Unless they intensified their campaign efforts and forcefully delivered a coherent message, he said, Republicans would suffer grievous […]

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It’s Google’s Turn in Washington’s Glare

WASHINGTON — Google executives, after months of mostly avoiding the harsh spotlight put on their internet peers, are being grilled in Washington this week by lawmakers questioning if the Silicon Valley giant is living up to its promise to be a neutral arbiter of online information. On Friday, Sundar Pichai, Google’s chief executive, will meet […]

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The Economy Is Humming, but Trump Is Tweeting. Republicans Are Worried.

A party official said lawmakers had chipped in $1.2 million for the House campaign committee after the appeal. Among top Democrats, optimism has soared since Labor Day. Mr. Trump has handed them fodder via his Twitter provocations, and reports of deep internal divisions in his administration have added to a sense of a chaotic presidency […]

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Leaked Google Video After Trump’s Win Adds to Pressure From Conservatives

SAN FRANCISCO — A video posted to the right-wing media site Breitbart on Wednesday showed Google executives bemoaning the election of President Trump at a company meeting in 2016. The release of the leaked video is the latest volley in an expanding campaign by Republicans and allies in the media to demonstrate that Google and […]

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letter: A Top Republican Fires Back at ‘Anonymous’

Advertisement letter Kevin McCarthy, the House majority leader, says the author of an Op-Ed about resistance within the administration is a “subversive” who should be “exposed and fired.” Sept. 7, 2018 ImageKevin McCarthy, the House majority leader.CreditCreditWin McNamee/Getty Images To the Editor: If you didn’t believe in the Deep State before, it just took out […]

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A $100 Billion Train: The Future of California or a Boondoggle?

FRESNO, Calif. — It is vigorously opposed by Republicans, including President Trump. It has been plagued by escalating costs and delays. Californians are mostly against it. And a central question — how is it going to be paid for — remains unresolved. But here in the Central Valley, far from the debates in Washington and […]

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