Vulnerable Democrat warns 'MAGA Republicans' will 'overturn every election' they lose after dark Biden speech
Rep. Dina Titus, who faces a tight re-election campaign, tweeted a warning that "MAGA Republicans" will reject any election they don't like following Biden's divisive Philadelphia speechnews.yahoo.com
Iran deal tantalizingly close but US faces new hurdles
Last week’s attack on author Salman Rushdie and the indictment of an Iranian national for plotting to murder former national security adviser John Bolton have given the Biden administration new headaches as it attempts to negotiate a return to the 2015 nuclear deal with Iran.
Chris Christie says 2024 presidential race will feature Trump, Tom Cotton, Mike Pence and Ted Cruz, and will force GOP voters to choose between 'the party of me or the party of us'
Christie said the 2024 presidential race boils down to a simple decision for GOP voters: dwelling on Trump's 2020 grievances or plotting the future.news.yahoo.com
Cheney blasts Sen. Tom Cotton for criticizing Jan. 6 hearings
Rep. Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.) ripped Sen. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) on Monday evening for his criticisms of the public hearings put on by the House committee investigating the Jan. 6, 2021, attack on the Capitol. “Hey @SenTomCotton – heard you on @hughhewitt criticizing the Jan 6 hearings,” Cheney tweeted. “Then you said the strangest thing; you…news.yahoo.com
Texas massacre casts shadow over hearing for ATF pick
Less than a day after a gunman massacred 19 children and two teachers at an elementary school in Texas, a Wednesday Senate hearing for President Joe Biden’s pick to head the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives reflected the deep political divisions over guns.
Arkansas governor is odd man out in his own state's primary
Based on the barrage of television ads and mailers leading up to Tuesday's primary election in Arkansas, it's obvious who the most influential Republicans in the state are. Tom Cotton's making the case for fellow Sen. John Boozman, talking up his conservative bona fides while the two-term senator fends off challenges from the right. Donald Trump's image appears in ads for Boozman and for Sarah Sanders, who served as the former president's White House press secretary and is now running for governor.news.yahoo.com
Ads from soft-spoken Arkansas Sen. Boozman reflect GOP fury
At home, two-term Republican Sen. John Boozman is known as an unassuming figure who talks almost in a whisper and is more comfortable chatting about policy or the University of Arkansas Razorbacks' football record than giving fiery speeches. “John Boozman has always stood up to the gun-grabbing liberals of Washington," a local sheriff says in one Boozman ad. Boozman promises to finish building the wall along the U.S. border with Mexico that Donald Trump promised.news.yahoo.com
Iowa GOP open to non-Trump prospects as 2024 gets underway
Former President Donald Trump’s persistent flirtation with another White House run is doing little to discourage other potential Republican candidates from stepping up their activity in Iowa, the state that will formally launch the nomination process.
Republican-controlled states have higher murder rates than Democratic ones: study
Republican politicians routinely claim that cities run by Democrats have been experiencing crime waves caused by failed governance, but a new study shows murder rates are actually higher in states and cities controlled by Republicans.news.yahoo.com
Republicans, after years of pushing for softer criminal sentences, return to the party’s law-and-order posture during Jackson’s confirmation hearing
Republicans on the Judiciary Committee hailed their work in late 2018 to win overwhelming support for a law designed to weaken sentences on crimes, particularly on lower level drug offenses, turning away from their traditional approach. Now, with Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson's nomination hearings before the committee this week, the GOP is returning to its law-and-order roots epitomized by the Willie Horton-type ads of the late 1980s.washingtonpost.com
Jackson heading for likely confirmation despite GOP darts
Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson faced down a barrage of Republican questioning about her sentencing of criminal defendants on Wednesday, as her history-making bid to join the Supreme Court veered from lofty constitutional questions to attacks on her motivations as a judge.
Jackson pushes back at GOP critics, defends judicial record
Supreme Court nominee Ketanji Brown Jackson forcefully defended her record as a federal judge Tuesday, pushing back on Republican assertions that she would be soft on crime and declaring she would rule as an “independent jurist” if confirmed as the first Black woman on the high court.
Sen. Tom Cotton refused to confirm US attorney nominees in Democratic states until Sen. Dick Durbin apologized for interrupting him nine months ago
Durbin said that Cotton's objection to the US attorney nominees could threaten public safety and put millions of Americans' security at risk.news.yahoo.com
Lawsuit: NRA illegally funded Trump, other GOP candidates
A federal lawsuit accuses the National Rifle Association of violating campaign finance laws by using shell companies to illegally funnel up to $35 million to Republican candidates, including former President Donald Trump, Sen. Josh Hawley of Missouri and others.
United Airlines CEO Scott Kirby talks vaccine mandate, $1,000 employee bonuses, holiday travel
United Airlines CEO Scott Kirby joins "CBS Mornings" to discuss his decision to be the first major U.S. airline to implement a vaccine mandate for all employees. Plus, he talks about giving $1,000 bonuses to all employees during the pandemic and how the airline is preparing for holiday travel.news.yahoo.com
Democrats will have to make "difficult decisions" to reduce size of social and climate package, Pelosi says
The House is voting on a short-term fix to extend the government's ability to borrow money. Meanwhile, Democrats are trying to figure out how to potentially cut trillions of dollars from the president's proposed social spending and climate package. CBS News' director of elections and surveys Anthony Salvanto and CBS News senior White House and political correspondent Ed O'Keefe join "Red and Blue" anchor Elaine Quijano. Later, The Washington Post's national political reporter Eugene Scott and Business Insider's senior politics reporter Eliza Relman discuss the latest on Capitol Hill.news.yahoo.com
Kim Jong Un vows to build 'invincible' military while reviewing missiles developed to reach the U.S.
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un reviewed powerful missiles developed to launch nuclear strikes on the U.S. mainland, as he vowed to build an “invincible” military to cope with what he called persistent U.S. hostility, state media reported Tuesday.news.yahoo.com
City officials move to fire Miami police chief after 6 months
Miami officials have decided to fire the city’s new police chief six months into his stormy tenure, after he was lambasted by city commissioners who he accused of meddling in the police department and internal affairs investigations.news.yahoo.com
Indigenous leader calls for 'everyone's help' to save Amazon
Birds chirp near a river in the Ecuadorian jungle, five hours from the capital Quito, as Gregorio Mirabal expresses fear for the 500 tribes that often act as guardians of the Amazon rainforest and who face attacks, and even death, as a result.news.yahoo.com
Cotton, Haley Say U.S. Reputation Underwater after Biden’s UN General Assembly Speech
After President Biden's address before the United Nations General Assembly Tuesday, Senator Tom Cotton and former U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley rebuked his message, which they argue irreparably damaged America's international reputation and credibility.news.yahoo.com
Sen. Tom Cotton: Laxalt key to GOP flipping the U.S. Senate
U.S. Sen. Tom Cotton told a crowd of about 4,000 Republicans that former Nevada Attorney General Adam Laxalt plans to run for the U.S. Senate against incumbent Democratic Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto. Sweltering sun and wildfire smoke obscuring the nearby mountains did little to blunt the energy of conservative activists at Laxalt’s 6th annual Basque Fry, an event modeled after cookouts hosted by the former Nevada Attorney General's grandfather, U.S. Sen. Paul Laxalt — the son of a Basque immigrant sheepherder.news.yahoo.com
Cotton Urges Coca-Cola to Condemn China’s Human Rights Abuses in Heated Exchange With Executive
Senator Tom Cotton (R., Ark.) on Tuesday pressed a Coca-Cola representative on the company's decision to act as a sponsor to the 2022 Beijing Olympics despite China’s human rights abuses against the Uyghurs.news.yahoo.com