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Politico - Congress

The arrest warrants from the ICC were because of political pressure, Rep. Jared Moskowitz said.
“This is just Mexico carrying Biden a couple rounds,” Rep. Tony Gonzales said.
Rep. Ryan Zinke (R-Mont.) advised Trump to look at a VP pick who "really reflects areas where he needs to be more competitive to win.”
During the Obama years, conservatives were all about forcing fodder for the national GOP base onto the Senate’s legislative fights. Recall former Sen. David Vitter’s (R-La.) push to throw Congress onto the Affordable Care Act exchanges, former Sen. Roy Blunt’s (R-Mo.) bid to exempt employers from Obamacare’s contraception covera...
Two senior Democrats on the Senate Judiciary Committee, including Chair Dick Durbin (D-Ill.), are requesting a meeting with Chief Justice John Roberts "as soon as possible" amid reports that properties owned by Justice Samuel Alito displayed two flags with links to the Jan. 6 insurrection. "We urge you to immediately take app...
Chuck Schumer’s second attempt to advance a sweeping border package failed by a wider margin than the first time, with increased opposition among both Republicans and Democrats. Senate campaign arms have already been hitting the other side on the predictable outcome, hoping to blame problems at the border on the opposing party...
Rick Scott’s entry into the battle for GOP leader has scrambled the generally sleepy race, testing his rivals’ ties to Mitch McConnell and putting a heavier Trump focus on the November contest. Scott’s bid is not a surprise, especially given his previous challenge to McConnell in 2022, and he's an underdog to both Senate Minor...
The cryptocurrency industry capped a notable month on Capitol Hill, as 71 House Democrats joined most Republicans to pass sweeping legislation aimed at establishing rules of the road for the fast-moving industry. Backers of the legislation, which passed 279-136, included prominent senior Democrats like former Speaker Nancy Pel...
Republicans are openly trying to convince Rep. Garret Graves not to challenge his Louisiana GOP colleagues, fearing another ugly member-on-member fight in a state packed with House leaders. Graves has kept his options open, and he’s facing a difficult choice. He can either run in his radically redrawn district, which now favor...
Florida GOP Sen. Rick Scott launched a bid Wednesday afternoon to succeed Mitch McConnell as the next Republican leader, telling colleagues he wants to make “dramatic change” in the way the conference operates. The first-term senator will face an uphill battle against Senate Minority Whip John Thune (R-S.D.) and Sen. John Corn...
Senior leaders in both parties are working to finalize an invitation for Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to address Congress — but it may not happen as soon as Speaker Mike Johnson would prefer. “The four leaders are working it out,” Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer told POLITICO on Wednesday, referring to himsel...
The House Foreign Affairs Committee on Wednesday advanced a bill that would let Congress force the Biden administration to transfer stalled arms to Israel. The new bill, which is a narrower rebuke of President Joe Biden than the bill that the House passed last week, won nine Democratic votes. Though it’s unlikely to receive co...
House Republicans got into a protracted floor fight with Democratic Rep. Jim McGovern, who refused to take back comments he made about former President Donald Trump’s ongoing criminal trial in New York. “Donald Trump might want to be a king, but he’s not a king,” McGovern, the ranking member of the Rules Committee, said on the...
The Senate will take up a bill to protect access to contraception in June, Majority Leader Chuck Schumer announced Wednesday, shortly after a Donald Trump interview aired that indicated the presumptive GOP presidential nominee was considering restrictions. There's no indication Senate Republicans would support the legislation,...

National Review

Protesters shouted at veterans and the audience, and one held a sign that read, ‘Stop Amerikkkas war crimes.’
The U.S. is reportedly pushing allies to abstain from a censure vote being pushed by the U.K. and France over Iran’s nuclear program.
Hallie Biden will testify that she observed Hunter Biden using drugs on multiple occasions, including discovering drugs in his belongings in 2018.
We, those of us who have not laid down our lives for our country, owe one solemn duty to our fallen heroes: Remember them.
Can we rally more women to embrace that awesome reality?
May a just and righteous God bless this nation as we honor the young Americans who died so we could remain free.
Academia and the media claim that charter schools are reviving racial divisions in American education. Don’t believe them.
American wars have not always been glorious. George Washington’s first battle was a disaster.
The Michigan event featured activists for the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine, a Marxist-Leninist terror group active in Gaza.
The campaign stop marked the first time a former president has directly addressed the convention.
This isn’t the first time in history a left-wing elite has tried to drive conservatives out of the armed forces. France saw something similar — with dire consequences.