Paul Pelosi attacker traffics in conspiracy theories in call to TV station after video release

CNN — The man who attacked the husband of Nancy Pelosi in their home last year showed no remorse and continued his dangerous fixation on the former House speaker in a bizarre phone call to a San Francisco reporter on Friday, according to the Bay Area station’s reporting. David DePape called KTVU’s Amber Lee from … Read more

Biden formally announces Ron Klain is stepping down as White House chief of staff and will be replaced by Jeff Zients

CNN — President Joe Biden announced White House chief of staff Ron Klain will step down next week and will be replaced by Jeff Zients, the former Obama administration official who ran Biden’s Covid-19 response operation. Biden said there will be an “official transition” event at the White House next week to “thank Ron for … Read more

John Eastman: California bar unveils disciplinary charges against Trump lawyer

CNN — The State Bar of California unveiled new disciplinary charges against John Eastman for his involvement in former President Donald Trump’s efforts to subvert the 2020 election results. The state bar’s trial counsel is bringing 11 counts against Eastman, accusing him of violating a variety of attorney ethics rules in multiple episodes, court cases … Read more

National Archives asks former presidents and vice presidents to check for classified and presidential documents

Washington CNN — The National Archives is formally asking former presidents and vice presidents to re-check their personal records for any classified documents or other presidential records in the wake of classified documents discovered in the homes of former President Donald Trumpformer Vice President Mike Pence and President Joe Biden over the last year. The … Read more

The latest leadership test for the Republican Party will be settled by secret ballot

Dana Point, California CNN — A fresh family feud is boiling inside the Republican Party. As the GOP begins looking ahead to the 2024 presidential campaign – and following a disappointing midterm election and a disorderly race to elect House Speaker Kevin McCarthy – members of the Republican National Committee are set to elect a … Read more

Florida school district begins ‘cataloguing’ books to comply with DeSantis-backed law

CNN — Efforts are underway in Florida counties to comply with a law championed by Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis that requires the approval of books in classroom libraries. Manatee County School District teachers are experiencing “fear” and “confusion” as the district works to implement HB 1467which requires that books be pre-approved materials or vetted by … Read more

McCarthy officially denies Schiff and Swalwell seats on the House Intelligence Committee

CNN — House Speaker Kevin McCarthy on Tuesday officially denied Democratic Reps. Adam Schiff and Eric Swalwell sit on the House Intelligence Committee. “I appreciate the loyalty you have to your Democrat colleagues, and I acknowledge your efforts to have two Members of Congress reinstated to the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence,” McCarthy wrote … Read more

First on CNN: Classified documents found at Pence’s Indiana home

Washington CNN — A lawyer for former Vice President Mike Pence discovered about a dozen documents marked as classified at Pence’s Indiana home last week, and he has turned those classified records over to the FBI, multiple sources familiar with the matter told CNN. The FBI and the Justice Department’s National Security Division have launched … Read more

Georgia judge hears arguments on releasing grand jury report on Trump and the 2020 election aftermath

CNN — A judge is set to hear arguments Tuesday on whether to publicly release a special grand jury report detailing Donald Trump and his allies’ efforts to upend the 2020 election in Georgia and its conclusions on whether the former president should face criminal charges. The special grand jury, barred from issuing indictments, penned … Read more

McConnell plans a backseat role as McCarthy battles the White House over the debt ceiling

CNN — Senate GOP leader Mitch McConnell has engineered ways out of a devastating debt default in the past. This time may be different – ​​at least for now. Facing the riskiest debt ceiling standoff in a dozen years, Senate Republican leaders are planning to take a backseat role and let the newly empowered House … Read more