Republicans erupt after Energy Dept reportedly says COVID-19 likely came from Chinese lab: 'We need answers'
Republicans are demanding answers after the U.S. Energy Department assessed that the COVID-19 pandemic likely originated from an accidental lab leak in China, according to a new report.news.yahoo.com
After classified briefing, Romney backs Biden's handling of Chinese spy balloon incursion
Sen. Mitt Romney broke ranks with many of his Republican colleagues Thursday, telling reporters following a classified briefing on the Chinese balloon incursion over U.S. airspace last week that the Biden administration, the U.S. military and intelligence agencies "acted skillfully and with care" in how they dealt with the situation.news.yahoo.com
Donald Trump Tries to Deny That Spy Balloons Also Flew Over U.S. During His Presidency
Gaelen Morse/ReutersDonald Trump tried to deny reports on Sunday that China launched spy balloons over the U.S. during his presidency, saying the claims were an attempt to deflect embarrassment over the half-week debacle.Three other spy balloons have traveled over the continental U.S. in the past, officials told the Associated Press, including twice during the Trump administration. That has not stopped Trump and his acolytes, such as Sen. Tom Cotton (R-AR) and former Secretary of State Mike Pompnews.yahoo.com
Our 'cowardice' prevented us from defending James Bennet amid NYT's Tom Cotton op-ed uproar: WaPo media critic
Washington Post's Erik Wemple says journalists should have rallied behind James Bennet after liberals attacked The New York Times for publishing an op-ed penned by Sen. Tom Cotton.foxnews.com
Rand Paul calls for disqualification of a Democratic Senate candidate over past jokes about the Kentucky Republican's broken rib from a violent neighbor
GOP Sen. Rand Paul calls Iowa Senate hopeful Mike Franken 'disgusting' for mocking a 2017 attack on him, saying advocating violence is disqualifying.news.yahoo.com
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.