Congress

How Trump is hunting down the GOP’s leading families

It’s the clearest sign that the modern Republican Party hasn’t just broken with its traditionalist past. It’s shredding every vestige of it. “It’s a tragedy,” said Arne Carlson, a former two-term Republican governor of Minnesota. “The problem with the revolution is they continue to get more and more extreme. Whereas Liz Cheney was on the […]

Defense

China says most rocket debris burned up during reentry

Usually, discarded rocket stages reenter the atmosphere soon after liftoff, normally over water, and don’t go into orbit. China’s official Xinhua News Agency later clarified that reentry occurred Sunday at 10:24 a.m. Beijing time. “The vast majority of items were burned beyond recognition during the reentry process,” the report said. Despite that, NASA Administrator Bill […]

Congress

Dems have a problem on police reform — and it’s not the GOP

It all adds up to a punishing test for congressional Democrats, who are looking for concrete legislative wins but also can’t alienate progressive groups if they want to hold on to the House and the Senate in 2022. And they’re trying to stay hopeful. “We are close,” Rep. Karen Bass (D-Calif.), the lead sponsor of […]

Congress

Progressives want to go bigger than Biden on free school meals

While the last iteration of the Senate bill did not have any co-sponsors, the effort has recently picked up steam. Sanders now has nine co-sponsors including Sens. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Cory Booker (D-N.J.), Tina Smith (D-Minn.) and Ron Wyden (D-Ore.). The House bill, sponsored by Omar, has also garnered support from Democrats in the House. […]

Congress

Stefanik bashes Twitter after aide’s account suspended in ‘error’

“This has been reversed, and the account has been reinstated. The account’s followers will take 24-48 hours to fully restore,” the spokesperson said. The company did not elaborate on what prompted the initial suspension and declined to comment on Stefanik’s remarks. After being reinstated, Leavitt called the brief suspension “another purge in their ongoing effort […]