GOP Rep. John Shimkus will not seek re-election

Illinois Rep. John Shimkus will become the 12th Republican to give up their seat in House, the New York Post reported. Shimkus announced on Friday that he would not seek re-election in 2020 for another term. In contrast, only three Democrats have announced that they would not seek another term. It has been a rough adjustment […]

Free speech group warns Ocasio-Cortez not to block Twitter users

A group of Columbia attorneys has warned Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) that she can’t block Twitter users she doesn’t like because she’s a public figure, the Blaze reported. These same free speech defenders sued President Donald Trump for the same reason earlier this year and won. The Knight First Amendment Institute sent Ocasio-Cortez a letter […]

Report: Nancy Pelosi won’t discourage travel to Israel over ‘Squad’ controversy

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) told the Associated Press on Friday that she won’t discourage travel to Israel because of the nation’s decision to ban “Squad” members Rashida Tlaib (D-MN) and Ilhan Omar (D-MN) from entering, Breitbart reported. Tlaib and Omar said they would boycott Israel and encouraged others to do the same after they […]

Anthony Scaramucci in talks with Bill Kristol about replacing Trump on GOP ticket

Former White House Communications Director Anthony Scaramucci, who was fired by President Donald Trump after a brief 11-day stint, has been plotting with Weekly Standard founder and staunch never-Trumper Bill Kristol about how to replace Trump on the 2020 Republican ticket, according to a CNBC report. Kristol confirmed having spoken to Scaramucci in text messages […]

Biden supporters suggest fewer appearances may mean fewer gaffes

Some Joe Biden allies think that cutting back on appearances could prevent some of his frequent gaffes, sources close to 2020 Democrat presidential frontrunner told The Hill this week. Some have noticed that Biden makes more gaffes during appearances later in the day, especially at the end of a long week of campaigning. The source […]

Republicans seek ethics probe of Rep. Joaquin Castro for doxxing Trump donors

Seven Republicans have sent a letter to the House Ethics Committee requesting an investigation into a tweet from Rep. Joaquin Castro (D-TX) that published names of donors to President Donald Trump’s re-election campaign in an effort to shame them, the Washington Examiner reported. Rep. Andy Biggs (R-AZ) originated the letter, which was also signed by […]

Deputy Director of National Intelligence Sue Gordon resigns

President Donald Trump announced that Deputy Director of National Intelligence Sue Gordon would resign effective August 15, the same day current DNI head Dan Coats will officially leave his post. Sources said that Gordon decided to quit after being told she would not be considered for the DNI director role, the Daily Caller reported. Trump […]

Rep. John Ratcliffe bows out as Trump’s National Intelligence pick

Only a week after announcing Rep. John Ratcliffe (R-TX) as his pick for the role of director of National Intelligence (DNI), President Donald Trump announced Friday that Ratcliffe is no longer under consideration for the position, The Washington Examiner reported.  In a tweet announcing Ratcliffe’s withdrawal, Trump blasted the media for treating the congressman “unfairly,” […]

Illinois Democrat indicted on 39 counts of embezzlement: Report

Illinois state Sen. Tom Cullerton (D) was indicted Friday on more than three dozen federal embezzlement charges stemming from his role as a union organizer. Cullerton, a former Teamsters union member who entered the state Senate in 2012, took the organizer job in 2013 but reportedly did not perform the duties of the job while […]

Top Ocasio-Cortez staffers leave abruptly amid controversy

In a major shakeup, two of Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s key staffers have announced that they are leaving. Chief of Staff Saikat Chakrabarti will depart immediately to work for a far-left environmental group that is trying to build support for the Green New Deal, and Communications Director Corbin Trent will leave at an undetermined later date […]

Trump withdraws Ratcliffe from consideration for Intelligence Director

President Donald Trump has withdrawn Rep. John Ratcliffe (R-TX) from consideration as Director of National Intelligence, citing media unfairness and Ratcliffe’s desire to stay in Congress, according to The Hill. Ratcliffe was accused by several in the media of being “too political” for the role and of padding his resume. “Our great Republican Congressman John Ratcliffe […]

Ilhan Omar to join Nancy Pelosi on delegation to Ghana, US Army Africa HQ in Italy: Report

Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) is leaving Washington this week to join a Nancy Pelosi-led congressional delegation headed for various spots in Italy and Africa, where the group will meet with foreign officials and acknowledge the 400th anniversary of the first slaves being brought to America. The Washington Examiner reports that the delegation is composed of […]

Covington Catholic student’s defamation suit against Washington Post dismissed

Covington Catholic High School student Nicholas Sandmann’s $250 million lawsuit against the Washington Post was dismissed by a federal judge in Kentucky on Friday, Fox News reported. Sandmann was seeking damages stemming from the allegedly defamatory manner in which he was portrayed in the Post’s reporting of a January confrontation between a group of students and […]

Texas GOP Rep. Pete Olson says he won’t seek re-election

Rep. Pete Olson (R-TX) announced late Thursday that he won’t seek re-election in 2020, setting up a possible Democrat pick-up of the seat in a state with rapidly changing demographics. Olson said he was retiring because he needed to have more time for his family. “As someone who has long advocated for policies that put […]

Jeffrey Epstein found severely injured in jail cell: Attack or suicide attempt?

Alleged child sex trafficker Jeffrey Epstein was found injured and in the fetal position in his jail cell on Tuesday, prompting rumors of a suicide attempt, The Daily Wire reported. Sources said that Epstein was semi-conscious and had marks on his neck when authorities found him, suggesting that he may have tried to hang himself. […]

Nancy Pelosi cuts off CNN reporter: ‘I have never long said that!’

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi snapped at a CNN reporter on Wednesday after he asked her to clarify her stance on impeaching President Donald Trump in the wake of Robert Mueller’s congressional testimony earlier that day. The Blaze reported that Pelosi (D-CA) cut off CNN’s Manu Raju as he tried to ask a question about whether […]

Judicial Watch files House ethics complaint against Rep. Ilhan Omar

Government watchdog group Judicial Watch has filed a congressional ethics complaint against Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) alleging that she committed perjury and immigration fraud along with other possible offenses, the Daily Caller reported. The complaint stems from allegations that Omar married her biological brother so he could come to the U.S. Omar has denied these […]

At Trump’s request, top DHS official to quit

Head of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Lee Francis Cissna will step down from his post on June 1 at President Donald Trump’s request, according to an Associated Press report. Cissna let staff know that next week would be his last, according to an email given to the AP. “During the past 20 months, every […]