Sarah Huckabee Sanders to deliver Republican response to State of the Union address

Washington CNN — Arkansas Gov. Sarah Huckabee Sanders will deliver the Republican response to President Joe Biden’s upcoming State of the Union address, according to an announcement from GOP congressional leaders. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell and House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy announced Thursday that Sanders will give the Republican address to the nation from … Read more

House passes resolution to remove Ilhan Omar from Foreign Affairs Committee

CNN — The Republican-led House of Representatives voted on Thursday to pass a resolution to remove Democratic Rep. Ilhan Omar from the powerful House Foreign Affairs Committee. House Republicans have argued that Omar should not serve on the committee in light of past statements she has made related to Israel that in some cases have … Read more

Biden confirms his top economic aide is leaving the White House

CNN — President Joe Biden announced Thursday that his National Economic Council Director Brian Deese plans to step down from his role, a long-awaited confirmation of an expected departure. Biden’s statement did not provide any details on a successor or timing of Deese’s departure, but praised his top economist’s work during a difficult time for … Read more

McCarthy hopeful after first meeting with Biden on debt limit: ‘I think that at the end of the day, we can find common ground’

CNN — House Speaker Kevin McCarthy did not walk away from his highly anticipated White House meeting on Wednesday with an agreement in hand to address the debt limit, but signaled optimism that both he and President Joe Biden can reach consensus “long before” the United States reaches default . McCarthy and the president exchanged … Read more

Federal agents interview veteran who alleges George Santos took thousands from dying dog’s GoFundMe

CNN — Federal law enforcement officials are investigating a US Navy veteran’s allegation that Rep. George Santos raised money for a lifesaving surgery for his dying dog only to take off with the money. Rich Osthoff, the veteran, told CNN he spoke to a pair of FBI agents on Wednesday about the incident on behalf … Read more

Biden proposes ‘junk fee’ bill to cut hidden fees for credit cards and concert tickets

CNN — President Joe Biden announced new progress Wednesday on his administration’s “competition agenda,” specifically taking aim at junk fees while calling on Congress to pass legislation targeting hidden fees across multiple industries. These costs can “drain hundreds of dollars a year from the pockets of hardworking American families, especially folks who are already struggling … Read more

The FBI finds no classified documents at Biden’s Delaware vacation home

CNN — The FBI completed a search of President Joe Biden’s Rehoboth Beach, Delaware, home and no documents with classified markings were found, Biden’s personal attorney said Wednesday. Bob Bauer, Biden’s attorney, did say the FBI took with them handwritten notes and some materials for further review. The search took three and a half hours. … Read more

Trump Org. controller to testify to Manhattan grand jury investigating hush money payments

CNN — A top executive of the Trump Organization is expected to appear Thursday before a Manhattan grand jury investigating former President Donald Trump’s alleged role in a hush money payment scheme, people familiar with the matter said. The executive, Jeffrey McConney, the controller of the Trump Organization, is one of the highest-ranking financial officers … Read more

Tire Nichols’ life to be celebrated in Memphis funeral service

CNN — Tire Nichols, whose death at the hands of police in Memphis led to second-degree murder charges against five officers, will be remembered at a funeral service on Wednesday for the life he lived. Nichols, 29, who was Black, was subdued yet continuously beaten after a traffic stop by Memphis police on January 7. … Read more

News outlets raced to publish Trump’s lawsuit against Woodward. Experts say the suit ‘has no legal merit whatsoever’

New York CNN — News organizations are still struggling over how to cover Donald Trump. Years after he crashed onto the political scene and ascended to the Oval Office, in large part by exploiting the press’ insatiable appetite for spectacle, the nation’s top news organizations continue to give oxygen to the disgraced president’s trivial stunts. … Read more