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

Jan. 6 rioter who assaulted Capitol Police Officer Brian Sicknick sentenced to over 6 years in jail

CNN — A man who assaulted United States Capitol Police Officer Brian Sicknick with pepper spray on January 6, 2021, was sentenced on Friday to 80 months behind bars. Julian Khater pleaded guilty in September to two counts of assaulting, resisting or impeding officers with a dangerous weapon. His co-defendant, George Tanios, pleaded guilty last … 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

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

Taylor Swift: Live Nation exec will face lawmakers about concert tickets fiasco

New York CNN — Lawmakers are set to grill top executives from the event ticketing industry on Tuesday after Ticketmaster’s inability to process orders for Taylor Swift’s upcoming tour left millions of fans unable to buy tickets or without their ticket even after purchase. Joe Berchtold, the president and CFO of Ticketmaster parent company Live … 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

Ruben Gallego announces Senate bid in challenge to Kyrsten Sinema in Arizona

CNN — Democratic Rep. Ruben Gallego of Arizona on Monday announced his campaign for the US Senate, setting up a potential 2024 clash with Sen. Kyrsten Sinemawho recently switched her party affiliation from Democrat to independent. Gallego, a Phoenix-area congressman and retired Marine who served in Iraq, released a video of him telling a group … Read more

Joe Manchin says it’s a ‘mistake’ for the White House to want Democrats to address the debt ceiling without the GOP

Washington CNN — Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin of West Virginia said Sunday that it’s a “mistake” for the White House to want Democrats to deal with the debt ceiling without negotiating with congressional Republicans. “I think it’s a mistake because we have to negotiate. This is a democracy that we have. We have a two-party … Read more

Debt ceiling: Here’s what you should know as the threat of default looms

CNN — The clock is now ticking on the nation’s debt ceiling drama. The US hit its borrowing cap Thursdaytriggering the Treasury Department to start taking extraordinary measures to prevent a default. While Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen doesn’t expect the US to default on its debt before early June, Congress has to get serious about … Read more

Debt ceiling: Here’s what you should know as the threat of default looms

CNN — The clock is now ticking to prevent a financial crisis. The US hit its debt ceiling Thursdaytriggering the Treasury Department to start taking extraordinary measures to prevent a default. While Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen doesn’t expect the US to default on its debt before early June, Congress has to get serious about negotiating … Read more