Longtime Democratic lawmaker turned activist defects to Republican Party

A prominent Democrat and Jewish leader who served for decades as a New York lawmaker and now leads a group committed to fighting antisemitism announced Thursday he’s leaving his lifelong political party and becoming a Republican, arguing Democrats have become ‘radicalized’ and ‘turned their back’ on the Jewish people. ‘It’s official: My wife and I […]

Mayorkas: China ‘bears responsibility’ in regard to US fentanyl crisis

Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas on Thursday said that the Chinese communist regime ‘bears responsibility’ for helping tackle the fentanyl crisis in the U.S. – pointing to areas in which China can assist the U.S. in stopping the drug getting into the country. Mayorkas was asked at the Aspen Security Forum about whether China bears […]

Kansas AG Kobach pushes forward in transgender driver’s license suit

Republican Kansas Attorney General Kris Kobach is pushing forward in a legal bid to prevent sex changes from being listed on state driver’s licenses.Five transgender Kansans represented by the state’s ACLU chapter requested to intervene in the lawsuit. Kobach opposes the motion.‘It’s a pretty cut-and-dried case,’ Kobach said to reporters. The Republican attorney general in […]

Statement from RFK Jr contesting MAGA ties during committee hearing sparks fierce argument

Robert F. Kennedy Jr. was given extra time at the end of a House Judiciary Select Subcommittee on the Weaponization of the Federal Government hearing, sparking an argument among members. During the hearing, Stacey Plaskett – the Democrat delegate from the Virgin Islands – accused RFK Jr. of aligning himself with ‘MAGA Republicans’ through a super […]

Republicans demand answers on shifting White House message on Biden’s role in Hunter’s business

EXCLUSIVE: Top House Republicans said Thursday that there has been a ‘clear shift’ in messaging from the White House on President Biden’s involvement in son Hunter’s foreign business dealings, and they are demanding to know whether that shift indicates the president knew more than he let on. House Republican Conference Chair Elise Stefanik, Judiciary Committee […]

Biden admin unveils sweeping new actions increasing costs for oil, gas leasing

The Biden administration proposed new rules that would make oil and gas leasing on public lands more costly for developers, but which it said would ‘ensure fair return to taxpayers.’ The proposed rules, unveiled Thursday by the Department of the Interior (DOI) and Bureau of Land Management (BLM), revise a number of financial requirements for […]

Biden serves word salad at ‘kitchen table’ economics speech

President Biden stumbled over his words Thursday during a speech at the Philly Shipyard in Philadelphia, where he took credit for low unemployment and decreasing inflation. The president approached the podium with pep in his step to address a crowd of union supporters about the apparent successes of ‘Bidenomics’ — perhaps too much so as […]

As Republicans elevate Robert Kennedy Jr., his polls sour

The right’s thinly veiled campaign to elevate Robert F. Kennedy Jr. for its own political purposes culminated Thursday with his invitation to testify at a congressional hearing. It was a remarkable scene: a Democratic presidential candidate, who just last week suggested that the coronavirus could have been a “deliberately targeted” bioweapon to spare Chinese and […]