Politics


House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., walks to the chamber for final votes as the House wraps up its work for the week, at the Capitol in Washington, Friday, Dec. 2, 2022. McCarthy is seeking enough GOP backing to become Democrat Nancy Pelosi's successor when Republicans take control of the House in the new Congress. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
House Republicans’ Agenda Focuses on Social Security Cuts and Sham Investigations—Not Working Families

Between Republicans’ economic agenda, spurious investigations, and threatened impeachments, the House is looking at a busy but unproductive year.

Former President Donald Trump greets supporters after announcing a third run for president at Mar-a-Lago in Palm Beach, Fla., Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2022. Former first lady Melania Trump is at right. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell)
Donald Trump, Who Incited a Deadly Insurrection, Announces 2024 Presidential Campaign

Trump’s campaign for another term has been long expected, but in the aftermath of last week’s historically bad midterm results, some Republicans are scrambling to find an alternative to their standard bearer. 

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Trump Wanted the IRS to Investigate His Political Enemies, According to His Former Chief of Staff

Former White House Chief of Staff John F. Kelly told the New York Times that the former president wanted investigations into those he believed to be his enemies, including former FBI director James Comey and former FBI official Andrew McCabe. 

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Explainer: What Is the ‘Dark Brandon’ Meme? 

The "Dark Brandon" meme, first used to mock the president, has now become a rallying cry for celebrating his accomplishments. 

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NEW POLL: Arizona Voters Disapprove of Kyrsten Sinema

Sinema’s obstruction of President Biden’s economic agenda has made her none too popular with key demographics that make up the Democratic base in Arizona.

Blake Masters, who won the Republican nomination for U.S. Senate in Arizona, speaks on stage before President Donald Trump's speech at a Save America rally Friday, July 22, 2022, in Prescott, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)
Second Arizona GOP Senate Candidate Says He Backs Privatization of Social Security

Blake Master, the front-runner in the GOP primary to run for Senate in Arizona, suggested that Social Security should be privatized.

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Explained: Republican Treasurer Candidate’s Sleepy Campaign Against ‘Woke’ Stocks

Arizona Rep. Jeff Weninger, who is running for state treasurer, wants to avoid investments in companies that prioritize environmental and social sustainability.