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October 18, 2021

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The Liberal Activist Who Targets Republicans With a MAGA Masquerade

New York Times
“The infiltration of our office felt like a very deep wound,” she said. In response, she created Project Veritas Exposed, a website that uploads pictures and dossiers of individuals purported to have worked undercover for Mr. O’Keefe. In 2018, the campaign of Abigail Spanberger, now a Virginia congresswoman, fired a......

Rand Paul bedevils fellow Republicans again with Israel aid holdup

Politico
Politico.com – For more and to sign up click here “If he won’t lift his hold, we need to just use the legislative process. There’s probably 90-plus votes for this,” a frustrated Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) said. Oklahoma Sen. Jim Inhofe, the top Republican on the Armed Services Committee, said......

Biden ramps up pressure on Republicans to raise debt ceiling: ‘The United States pays its bills’

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here “The United States pays its bills. It’s who we are, it’s who we’ve been, it’s who we’re going to continue to be, God willing,” Biden said. Biden noted if there was a default, it would be the first time......

Senate Republicans expected to block bill to suspend debt ceiling in key vote

CNN
USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Republicans say that Democrats, who control both chambers of Congress and the White House, should act alone without GOP votes using a process known as budget reconciliation. Democrats have been outraged over the GOP position, arguing that the debt......

Republicans prepare to filibuster debt limit — again

Politico
Politico.com – For more and to sign up click here “Democrats have been clear from the start, we’ll do the responsible thing,” Schumer said on the floor Wednesday morning. “Republican obstruction on the debt ceiling has been reckless, irresponsible, but nonetheless today Republicans will have an opportunity to get what......

The latest on the debt ceiling, as Republicans continue filibuster efforts

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here The U.S. is careening toward its first default ever in roughly two weeks if Congress doesn’t raise or suspend the debt limit, allowing the Treasury to borrow money to pay its debts.  Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen has warned the......

Senate Republicans’ campaign arm raises over $25 million in third quarter

USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Tal Axelrod Senate Republicans’ campaign arm hauled in over $25 million in the third quarter of 2021, a hefty haul as the battle for the upper chamber heats up.  The National Republican Senatorial Committee (NRSC) said the figure was......

Biden Accuses Republicans of Being ‘Reckless’ Over Debt Limit Increase

New York Times
WASHINGTON — President Biden excoriated Republicans on Monday for blocking his party’s efforts to raise the debt ceiling weeks before a projected government default, calling their tactics “reckless” and “disgraceful” and warning they risked causing “a self-inflicted wound that takes our economy over a cliff.” Mr. Biden, trying to convey......

Biden says Republicans are being ‘reckless’ over the debt limit increase.

New York Times
President Biden urged congressional leaders to raise the debt ceiling on Monday, excoriating Republicans for what he said was “reckless” and “disgraceful” obstruction ahead of a default deadline later this month that he warned would amount to “a self-inflicted wound that takes our economy over a cliff.” Mr. Biden, trying......

Many Asian Republicans blame Trump, not GOP, for discrimination

Politico
Politico.com – For more and to sign up click here The disconnect could be a function of Trump’s outsized persona within the party and his explicit use of racist terms about the pandemic, according to Asian American activists and academics. From “kung flu” to “China virus,” Trump’s rhetoric around the......

Ocasio-Cortez says moderate senators

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here Ocasio-Cortez says moderate senators “not really coming to the table” over budget bill – CBS News Watch CBSN Live Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez says President Biden “has been a good faith partner to the entire Democratic Party.” Be the first......

10/03: Ocasio-Cortez, Fauci, Justice, Booker

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here 10/03: Ocasio-Cortez, Fauci, Justice, Booker – CBS News Watch CBSN Live This week on “Face the Nation” with Margaret Brennan, the standoff between Democrats on Capitol Hill continues, and our COVID-19 death toll reaches a grim new milestone. Be......

The Senate moves to advance a bill raising the U.S. debt limit, inviting another clash with Republicans.

New York Times
The Senate took its first procedural step on Thursday to advance a stand-alone bill that would lift the statutory limit on federal borrowing until December 2022, even though it is all but guaranteed to fail amid a Republican filibuster. Senate Democrats pushed forward with a party-line 50-to-43 vote on the......

Congress averts shutdown by passing funding bill

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here Congress averts shutdown by passing funding bill – CBS News Watch CBSN Live Congress averted a government shutdown, at least temporarily, by passing a short-term funding bill. Nikole Killion has the latest. Be the first to know Get browser......

CBS Evening News, September 30, 2021

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here CBS Evening News, September 30, 2021 – CBS News Watch CBSN Live Congress averts shutdown by passing funding bill; An Afghan baby’s harrowing escape to the U.S. Be the first to know Get browser notifications for breaking news, live......

Biden Democrats have declared war on American small biz

NYPost
Kevin McCarthy Thousands of America’s small businesses are teetering on the edge of permanent closure, and Democrats in Washington are about to give them one final shove. The result will be the further fraying of our social fabric and the permanent loss of working-class jobs. Over the last several months,......

U.S. at risk of unprecedented financial crisis

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here U.S. at risk of unprecedented financial crisis – CBS News Watch CBSN Live The U.S. could default on its bills for the first time in history if Congress doesn’t raise the federal debt limit. Republicans have said it’s the......

Texas Republicans propose a new congressional map that aims to protect the party’s incumbents.

New York Times
Republicans in the Texas Legislature proposed a new congressional map on Monday that would preserve the party’s advantage in the state’s delegation to Washington amid booming population growth spurred by communities of color. The new map was designed with an eye toward incumbency and protecting Republicans’ current edge; the party......

Republicans Are Mad at General Milley. Now It’s Their Turn to Grill Him.

New York Times
WASHINGTON — Nearly 16 months after he walked across a Lafayette Square aggressively cleared of protesters with then President Donald J. Trump, Gen. Mark A. Milley, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, is still trying to make amends. He has apologized in a video that infuriated Mr. Trump.......

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