National Guard troops were dispatched to famous Texas ranches with private security as part of border mission

The dispatching of troops to the sprawling private ranches, far from the border, raises questions about the use of National Guard troops, who have widely decried the mission as aimless, political and oversized, as the cost of the effort has already ballooned to $2 billion a year. Earlier this year, about 30 Texas National GuardContinue reading “National Guard troops were dispatched to famous Texas ranches with private security as part of border mission”

‘There Should Be Consequences for It’: Ocasio-Cortez Slams Big Oil Price Gouging

Echoing her fellow “Squad” member, Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) said that “Big Oil CEOs need to be held accountable for profiteering.” Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez on Monday took aim at corporate profiteers, calling for “consequences” for those who price gouge under the pretext of record inflation and international crises. Responding to a tweet from MSNBC host Stephanie Ruhle, whoContinue reading “‘There Should Be Consequences for It’: Ocasio-Cortez Slams Big Oil Price Gouging”

Wife of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas says she attended pro-Trump Jan. 6 rally

She urged Republicans to remove GOP Reps. Liz Cheney and Adam Kinzinger from House committee investigating insurrection Conservative activist Virginia “Ginni” Thomas said in an interview published Monday that although she attended a rally on January 6, 2021, she “played no role” in planning the events that day and that she doesn’t involve her husband,Continue reading “Wife of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas says she attended pro-Trump Jan. 6 rally”

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Lauren Boebert Embarrasses Herself With State of the Union Outburst

As the president mentioned his son’s death from brain cancer, the MAGA-boosting lawmaker shouted that Biden had placed 13 soldiers in coffins—drawing rebuke from Democrats. Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-CO) attempted to make Tuesday night’s State of the Union address all about herself—only to get booed by her colleagues as President Joe Biden solemnly talked about his sonContinue reading “Lauren Boebert Embarrasses Herself With State of the Union Outburst”

Texas GOP House candidate says young people become ‘radical, leftist, hating-America atheists’ with no skills when they graduate college

A Republican candidate running for Congress said college graduates become “radical, leftist, hating-America atheists.” The comments came from candidate Christian Collins, who is running for Texas’ 8th Congressional district. Collins has been endorsed by Sen. Ted Cruz, Rep. Marjorie Taylor Green, and Rep. Madison Cawthorn. A Republican House candidate on Sunday called college students graduatesContinue reading “Texas GOP House candidate says young people become ‘radical, leftist, hating-America atheists’ with no skills when they graduate college”

27 House members sign letter asking Nancy Pelosi and Kevin McCarthy to bring stock trading ban to the floor: ‘We came to Congress to serve our country, not turn a quick buck’

27 House members are calling on leadership to “swiftly bring legislation” to ban stock trading to the floor. Rep. Jared Golden, who led the letter, says he wants to “make sure that we’re pushing for legislative action.” House Speaker Pelosi is now open to banning lawmakers and their spouses from trading stocks “if members want toContinue reading “27 House members sign letter asking Nancy Pelosi and Kevin McCarthy to bring stock trading ban to the floor: ‘We came to Congress to serve our country, not turn a quick buck’”

Liz Cheney’s Wyoming Nemesis Is an Oath Keeper Who Was at Capitol Rally

Frank Eathorne, chairman of the Wyoming Republican Party, is a leading figure in the campaign to unseat Liz Cheney. He’s also a member of the far-right Oath Keepers militia group. When the Department of Justice indicted members of the Oath Keepers last week for their role in the Jan. 6 insurrection, one Republican official mightContinue reading “Liz Cheney’s Wyoming Nemesis Is an Oath Keeper Who Was at Capitol Rally”

‘Do you realize you are describing a coup?’: MSNBC host challenges Trump aide after he described plans to overturn the 2020 election

On MSNBC, Peter Navarro described Trump allies’ plans to decertify the 2020 election results. He detailed plans to challenge the results in battleground states. The host Ari Melber shot back, asking, “Do you realize you are describing a coup?” The MSNBC host Ari Melber on Tuesday challenged Peter Navarro, a former Trump White House economicContinue reading “‘Do you realize you are describing a coup?’: MSNBC host challenges Trump aide after he described plans to overturn the 2020 election”

Biden Authorizes Capitol Police to Call on National Guard ‘Unilaterally’ in Emergencies

“This legislation will help ensure the Capitol Police Chief has the authority needed to call for reinforcements at the Capitol swiftly during emergencies,” said Sen. Amy Klobuchar The Capitol Police gained new powers when Biden on Wednesday signed into law a bill authorizing the police chief to “unilaterally” request emergency backup from the National Guard and federal law enforcement,Continue reading “Biden Authorizes Capitol Police to Call on National Guard ‘Unilaterally’ in Emergencies”

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