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    Washington (CNN)President Joe Biden is calling for unity, but with an impeachment trial of an ex-President around the corner, a long list of nominations still to be confirmed in the US Senate and Republicans already casting doubt on the need for another massive Covid-19 relief package, don't expect the mirage of bipartisanship to last long....
    For the first time in more than a decade, Republicans are waking up to a Washington where Democrats control the White House and Congress, adjusting to an era of diminished power, deep uncertainty and internal feuding. The shift to minority status is always difficult, prompting debates over who is to blame for losing the last...
    Wyoming Congresswoman Liz Cheney, the third highest-ranked Republican in the House, has drawn a primary challenge just one week after she voted to impeach former President Trump over the insurrection at the Capitol on January 6. State Senator Anthony Bouchard announced his campaign against Cheney on Wednesday, noting Mr. Trump's large victory margins in the...
    Republicans are facing an uphill battle in their quest to rebuild support in the suburbs ahead of 2022 after devastating losses in the Senate and White House this past election cycle. Despite aggressively targeting suburban voters in the Georgia runoffs, former Sens. Kelly LoefflerKelly LoefflerDemocrats swear in three senators to gain majority Schumer becomes...
    Thursday is the first full day of President Biden's administration and with it he and Vice President Kamala Harris will face a litany of challenges both at home and abroad, and the reality that they are no longer on the campaign trail or in transition -- they are the leaders of the free world.  The stakes...
    Republican leaders are responding with guarded praise to President Joe Biden's stated desire to have a much less contentious political discourse going forward while vowing to oppose him when they think it's necessary. During his inauguration on Wednesday, Biden implored everyone to turn down the rhetoric that has been building over the years, culminating in...
    For the first time in more than a decade, Republicans are waking up to a Washington where Democrats control the White House and Congress, adjusting to an era of diminished power, deep uncertainty and internal feuding. The shift to minority status is always difficult, prompting debates over who is to blame for losing the last...
            by Eric Lendrum  Over half of all Republican members of the House of Representatives are prepared to support an effort to remove Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.) as Chair of the House GOP Conference, according to Breitbart. It has been reported that approximately 115 House Republicans are committed to voting in favor of...
              House of Delegate Republicans have repeatedly begun the regular sessions this week by blasting Virginia’s government for the slow COVID-19 vaccine rollout. On Monday, GOP Caucus Chairman Delegate Kathy Byron (R-Bedford) said, “Madam Speaker, as we meet today, Virginia’s government is struggling in a critical life-saving mission. According...
    Sen. Rand Paul said Wednesday he fears Republicans will "destroy the party" if they support former President Trump's conviction during his Senate impeachment trial.Fast Facts Then-President Trump was impeached by the House of Representatives on Jan. 13 for  "incitement of insurrection" 232-197 - with 10 Republicans voting along with Democrats to imepeach An impeachment trial of a former president...
    The brothers of Rep. Andy Biggs’ (R-Ariz.) said their sibling is “at least partially to blame” for the deadly riots at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6. Biggs’ brothers, William Biggs and Daniel Biggs, wrote in a letter to the editor to The Arizona Republic that he should be removed from office over what...
    SACRAMENTO —  Just days after tweeting a false claim about this month’s mob storming of the U.S. Capitol, state Sen. Shannon Grove of Bakersfield, a staunch supporter of former President Trump, was replaced Wednesday as the leader of the California Senate Republicans after having served in the position for two years. Grove will be succeeded...
    A group of Republican senators on Wednesday called on newly sworn-in President Joe Biden to submit his plan to re-engage the United States in the Paris climate agreement to lawmakers for "review and consideration," moments after Biden signed an executive order to rejoin the accord. Bidens announcement that he would seek to return the United...
    Reuters January 20, 2021 0 Comments  The U.S. Senate on Wednesday approved Avril Haines as the Director of National Intelligence, the nation’s top intelligence job, making her the first of President Joe Biden’s nominees to be approved. The vote was 84-10, with all the “no” votes coming from Republicans. Both Democrats and leading Republicans...
    In her first briefing, White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki Wednesday would not say whether President Joe Biden would press Congress to set aside its push to impeach predecessor Donald Trump, despite a call for unity in his inaugural address. “He is going to leave it to members of Congress to carry out their...
    North Dakota Republicans have an ax to grind with their Democratic counterparts after local officials supported a man accused of vandalizing a U.S. senator's office. A GoFundMe page, reported by the local Jamestown Sun, shows North Dakota Democratic-NPL Party Chairwoman Kylie Oversen, party official Ellie Shockley, and 2012 lieutenant gubernatorial contender Ellen Chaffee contributed donations...
    President Biden made a direct appeal to pro-Trump supporters and Republicans across the nation who did not vote for him to become the 46th president of the United States, calling for everyone to "stop the shouting and lower the temperature." "Politics doesn’t have to be a raging fire destroying everything in its path," Biden said...
    It's back in deserving hands. Republicans have to keep it that way. The second impeachment trial of Donald Trump in the U.S. Senate is likely to be a real trial, unlike the first time around when Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and his fellow Republicans conducted a sham process, refusing to hear witnesses and refusing...
    Senate GOP Leader Mitch McConnellAddison (Mitch) Mitchell McConnellTrump has talked to associates about forming new political party: report McConnell, Schumer fail to cut power-sharing deal amid filibuster snag McConnell keeps GOP guessing on Trump impeachment MORE’s public criticism of former President TrumpDonald TrumpLil Wayne gets 11th hour Trump pardon Trump grants clemency to more than...
    Republican South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham said Wednesday that it would be grave error to try to “erase” former President Donald Trump from the Republican Party because of the support he still enjoys within it. “I hope people in our party understand the party itself. If you’re wanting to erase Donald Trump from the party,...
    Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, is not in favor of splitting the Republican Party as reportedly floated by former President Donald Trump. The Wall Street Journal on Tuesday reported Trump has discussed the matter with associates in the last week after public tiffs with several Republican leaders, including Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., suggesting he...
    Religion beat: Pray for Our Second Catholic Prez Whatever the political disagreements, Wednesday’s presidential inauguration is a moment for American Catholics to “be in Christian solidarity” with President Joe Biden “through prayer,” urges George Weigel at First Things. “We pray for his health, strength and courage. We pray that he be granted the gift Solomon...
    With President Biden inaugurated, the race to lead the opposition begins now as ambitious Republicans look ahead to 2024 and start taking steps to lay the foundation for a White House bid. Nikki Haley got moving earlier this month. The former United States ambassador to the United Nations launched a political action committee to support...
    Connecticut man charged in connection to attack on police officer during Capitol riot QAnon followers struggle to explain Biden inauguration The economy — and the stock market — tends to do better under Democrats © olivier douliery/Agence France-Presse/Getty Images THE CONVERSATION Load Error On day one, a newly inaugurated President Joe Biden will have to...
    A group of Republican freshmen in the U.S. House of Representatives — many of whom objected to Electoral College votes for the new president — congratulated President Joe Biden on his inauguration and told him they'd like to work together, despite their differences.  "After two impeachments, lengthy inter-branch investigations, and, most recently, the horrific attack...
    Republicans who control the Arizona state Senate announced Maricopa County will allow access to its voting information for the 2020 election after weeks of fighting in court. "I am pleased to announce that after a hard-fought battle to seek information on behalf of Arizona voters regarding the integrity of the 2020 election, we have...
    Wyoming state Sen. Anthony Bouchard announced a primary challenge to Rep. Liz Cheney on Wednesday after her vote to impeach former President Donald Trump last week. “Liz Cheney’s longtime opposition to President Trump and her most recent vote for Impeachment shows just how out-of-touch she is with Wyoming,” Bouchard said in his announcement, calling for...
    Twitter’s recent wave of mass suspensions hurt Republicans while the vast majority of Democrats gained followers, an analysis of the data showed. Out of all 45 Democrats in the Senate, only two lost followers in January while the rest gained thousands. The majority of Republicans, however, lost followers during the same period, according to data...
    As Democrats take power in both congressional chambers and the White House, Republicans on Capitol Hill face in-fighting and tension among their own ranks. Due to her vote to impeach then-President Donald Trump, House Republican Conference Chairwoman Liz Cheney, of Wyoming, finds herself in the middle of a firestorm of GOP lawmakers seeking to oust...
    WASHINGTON (CBSDFW.COM) – North Texas congresswoman Beth Van Duyne was among House Republicans who sent a joint letter of congratulations to now-President Joe Biden, saying it’s time to work together. Van Duyne, who won Texas’ 24th congressional seat after the November 2020 election, tweeted a letter that was signed by her and 16 other Republicans...
    The leaders of the so-called 'treason caucus,' Sens. Ted Cruz and Josh Hawley, both showed up Wednesday to President Joe Biden's inauguration.  Hawley and Cruz joined the House GOP effort to challenge Electoral College votes during the January 6 session that was interrupted by the violent MAGA riot.   They contested votes in Arizona and Pennsylvania,...
    Two resolutions before the Minnesota Senate say a lot about the 2020 election. And the reaction to it.  The first, introduced last week by Sen. Melisa Lopez Franzen, DFL-Edina, asked the chamber to condemn the invasion of the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6 — and declare that lawmakers accept the results of the 2020 election....
    And one was a leader in fueling the Capitol insurrection. Just 17 of the 44 newly sworn-in Republican members of Congress signed a letter on Wednesday congratulating President-elect Joe Biden and pledging to work with him to find common ground. But even most of these...
    House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy called on President Biden to pick up on challenges “confronted” by his predecessor, now former President Donald Trump. McCarthy, who has long supported Trump but blamed him in part for the Jan. 6 Capitol attack, said Biden must begin dealing with the pandemic and the consequences of enduring lockdowns, as...
    Democrats will be taking control of the Senate on Wednesday afternoon, giving the party control of the White House and both chambers of Congress. Vice President Kamala Harris, who was sworn in during the inauguration ceremony Wednesday, will administer the oath of office for Senators-elect Jon Ossoff, Alex Padilla and Raphael Warnock Wednesday afternoon.  Ossoff and Warnock...
    Several dozen Republican lawmakers who voted to overturn Joe Biden's victory attended his inauguration. At least 23 of the 147 Republican members of Congress who voted to overturn President-elect Joe Biden's Electoral College victory — even after a pro-Trump mob waged a violent insurrection at...
    It is said that before Barack Obama’s inauguration in 2008, a group of Republicans got together and vowed to oppose everything that he would do, or rather, try to do. Did the Trump loyalists on the hill and Mitch McConnell’s Republicans huddle together last night and make a similar vow, this time for President-Elect...
    Fox News anchor Sean Hannity is calling on outgoing Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to step down as the leader of Republicans in the Senate. “We need new leadership in the U.S. Senate,” Hannity said during his monologue Tuesday night. “You can represent the people of Kentucky. You’re showing, basically right now, that you are...
    With a possible eye towards a potential comeback in four years, outgoing President Trump told supporters that "we will be back in some form." Trump, speaking Wednesday morning at a farewell rally at Joint Base Andrews before boarding Air Force One for the last time as president on a flight to his home in Florida,...
    A group of 17 freshman House Republicans wrote a letter to President-elect Joe Biden on Wednesday, the day of his inauguration, in hopes of bridging the partisan divide in the aftermath of tensions that bubbled to an attack on the U.S. Capitol building two weeks ago. "After two impeachments, lengthy inter-branch investigations, and, most...
    House GOP leader Kevin McCarthy told Breitbart News exclusively on Wednesday morning that Democrat President-elect Joe Biden should drop his push to grant amnesty to every illegal alien in America and instead focus his incoming administration on getting Americans back to work with millions still reeling from the coronavirus pandemic. Biden, who will be sworn...
    (CNN)Wednesday marks Joe Biden's first day as US president, but you're going to hear a lot about his first 100 days as he takes the reins, particularly when it comes to Covid. That gets us to April 30. The list of what Biden hopes to do between now and then, in part: Asking Americans to...
    We call our country the United States of America. But with the exception of 9/11 and the aftermath of Iraq’s invasion of Kuwait, I can’t remember a time in my life when this country was politically united. Periods of less discord and polarization, yes. But unity of thought between Republicans and Democrats on the political...
    REUTERS/Leah MillisPresident Donald TrumpThere are stories familiar to children and adults that pose a quandary in which short- or medium-term benefits come at the expense of disastrous ultimate consequences. The origin of one popular legend is a book published anonymously in 1587 in which the character Faust makes a pact with the devil. He receives...
    Cindy McCain, the widow of the late GOP Sen. John McCain, says she is open to potentially serving in the Biden administration. "I will serve in whatever way I can be helpful to this administration and president," she said Wednesday morning during an interview with ABC News host George Stephanopoulos.  "I didn't do this to gain a position,...
    WASHINGTON, D.C. (CBS) – On this historic day, I’m reminded of the headline posted by the satirical website The Onion in 2008 on the night of Barack Obama’s election to the presidency: BLACK MAN GIVEN NATION’S WORST JOB. Now, it’s Joe Biden’s turn. First, the good news: alongside the festering cesspool of mass death, economic...
    Joe Biden, who has dedicated most of his life to serving the American people with dedication and competence as an effective senator and as vice president, will become our president at noon Wednesday. As he has said many times, he will be president for all Americans — regardless of whether they voted for him or...
    South Carolina's 7th Congressional District Rep. Tom Rice (R) The Daily Kos Elections Morning Digest is compiled by David Nir, Jeff Singer, Stephen Wolf, Carolyn Fiddler, and Matt Booker, with additional contributions from David Jarman, Steve Singiser, Daniel Donner, James Lambert, David Beard, and Arjun Jaikumar. Leading Off ● SC-07: After making national headlines for...
    As of noon, the extraordinary challenges we face will finally have a leader to face them. Biden's powerful memorial last night was the first from a national leader, as he-who-won't be-named couldn't be bothered. Peter Beinert/NY Times: Why Are There So Few Courageous Senators? Here’s what we need to do if we want more Mitt...