Jimmy addresses Joe Biden’s first speech to a joint session of Congress.
Jimmy addresses Joe Biden’s first speech to a joint session of Congress.
"Predictably, he went speechless. I regret I wasn't more explicit," the California lawmaker said of the Friday incident.
The New York Times also reported President Biden's preferred drink is the controversial Orange Gatorade.
The memo, resurfaced during Kavanaugh's confirmation hearings, had a list of racy, graphic suggested questions for former President Bill Clinton.
The National Review column by Charles C.W. Cooke accuses Rebekah Jones of being a conspiracy theorist and a "good old-fashioned confidence trickster."
One of Greene's associates in the video, Anthony Aguero, entered the Capitol with pro-Trump rioters on January 6.
After The New York Times reported President Joe Biden had used Venmo to send his grandchildren money, Buzzfeed reporters located his account.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) -U.S. regulators on Friday ordered the Limetree Bay refinery on St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands, to cease operations for at least 60 days, throwing the multibillion-dollar overhaul of the massive plant into jeopardy. The incident exceeded the plant's permit for sulfur dioxide emissions, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said. The EPA ordered the facility closed "due to multiple improperly conducted operations that present an imminent risk to public health" and signaled it might take further action.
Cornyn won’t vote for the Biden’s nominee unless the waiver is granted
House Bill 1927 would allow anyone to carry a handgun without a license, as long as they aren’t otherwise prohibited.
The Hernando de Soto Bridge carrying Interstate 40 over the Mississippi River between Arkansas and Tennessee at Memphis has been closed indefinitely due to a crack in one of its main support beams. The closure will force road traffic to detour over the Memphis-Arkansas Bridge approximately two miles to the south. The next nearest Mississippi River crossings are about 60 miles to the south near Lula, Mississippi, and 100 miles to the north near Dyersburg, Tennessee.
More than 120 retired US generals and admirals have published an open letter suggesting that Joe Biden was not legitimately elected as President and questioning his fitness for office. The letter, signed by 124 retired members of the armed forces calling themselves ‘Flag Officers 4 America’, said that America is “in deep peril,” having “taken a hard-Left turn toward Socialism and a Marxist form of tyrannical government”. The letter from US retired military leaders said: “Without fair and honest elections that accurately reflect the ‘will of the people’ our Constitutional Republic is lost,” and claimed that the FBI and Supreme Court “ignored” irregularities in 2020. The group also questioned the “physical and mental condition of the Commander in Chief” and claimed that questions had been raised about who is really in charge. It also touched on the southern border situation, the Iran nuclear deal, freedom of speech and China.
Kenya's High Court ruled on Thursday that a drive by President Uhuru Kenyatta to change the constitution was illegal, stopping what his critics have called a political move designed to check his deputy, whom he has fallen out with publicly. But issuing a ruling on several challenges lodged by various parties, a five-judge bench of the court said Kenyatta had used a constitutional provision reserved for citizens to initiate the changes, making the process illegal. "The president cannot be both player and umpire in the same match," said Jairus Ngaah, one of the judges.
Taxpayers will spend $261 million on police this year, far more than any other city department.
“If you are fully vaccinated, you can start doing the things that you had stopped doing because of the pandemic,” said CDC Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky.
After Greene accosted her at the Capitol this week, Ocasio-Cortez told reporters: "I used to work as a bartender. These are the kinds of people that I threw out of bars all the time"
President Kenyatta's plan to change the constitution is blocked after the court said it was illegal.
Marjorie Taylor Greene reportedly ran after Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez with false charges of supporting terrorists, in a scene that AOC mainly ignored.
Tensions over crime and how to change policing in Minneapolis are boiling over between Mayor Jacob Frey and some City Council members.What's happening: Several City Council members continue to pursue an ordinance to get rid of MPD and replace it with a new public safety department. Frey has resisted that idea and instead focused his efforts on reforms. He submitted written testimony for a legislative hearing this week asking for state changes to arbitration rules that would make it easier for police chiefs to fire bad cops. Stay on top of the latest market trends and economic insights with Axios Markets. Subscribe for freeThe other side: Council Member Phillipe Cunningham, who represents North Minneapolis, wrote an open letter to Frey on Sunday criticizing him for ignoring a "group violence intervention strategy" the council passed in November. "Are you okay with a mayor who knowingly endangers the lives of Minneapolis families and children by failing to come up with an effective strategy to address gang violence?" Cunningham wrote. Frey fired back in a statement to KARE 11, saying Cunningham has "declined every opportunity to partner" and is now trying to "shift blame and save political face."Frey also told WCCO-TV that the City Council's pledge to disband the MPD has negatively impacted crime in the city. "When you make big overarching statements that we're going to defund or abolish and dismantle the police department and get rid of all the officers, there's an impact to that."Of note: Crime is up in almost every big city during the COVID pandemic. In Minneapolis, homicides in 2021 have already reached 26, up from 13 at this point last year and just seven at this point in 2019. What's next: Yes 4 Minneapolis has turned in more than 20,000 signatures for a possible November ballot question about disbanding the Minneapolis Police Department and replacing it with a new public safety division.The City Clerk's office is verifying the petition and will announce in the coming days if the group's proposal qualifies for the November ballot, according to the Star Tribune. The bottom line: Frey and all 13 council members are up for re-election in November and as you might have already noticed, the races will be focused on policing. More from Axios: Sign up to get the latest market trends with Axios Markets. Subscribe for free
In a dramatic shift that comes amid fighting in the Gaza strip and clashes between Jewish and Arab citizens in Israel, right-wing kingmaker Naftali Bennett has announced he will no longer seek an alternative government to oust Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.Why it matters: Bennett had been on the verge of a power-sharing deal with centrist opposition leader Yair Lapid that would have made him prime minister for two years until Lapid rotated into the job. Without Bennett, Lapid has no path to a majority, and Israel will almost certainly head for its fifth election since 2019 with Netanyahu still in his post.Stay on top of the latest market trends and economic insights with Axios Markets. Subscribe for freeThe big picture: After yet another indecisive election in March, Netanyahu had the first opportunity to form a government but failed to do so. The mandate then passed to Lapid last week, leaving Netanyahu in his most vulnerable position politically since he became prime minister in 2009.In addition to convincing Bennett to join forces with his center-left bloc, Lapid also needed the support of an Arab party to reach a majority. Thus he was also negotiating with Mansour Abbas, the leader of the Islamist Ra'am party.Driving the news: Those negotiations were suspended after the fighting in Gaza started on Monday, with Abbas suspending his participation and Bennett also wavering.Just as the crisis made it politically difficult for Abbas to consider joining the next Israeli government, it also increased the pressure on the conservative Bennett to reject any pact with Ra'am, which is a sister movement to Hamas.Bennett announced on Thursday that an alternative government was no longer on the table, and said he would instead negotiate with Netanyahu over a potential right-wing government.He cited the "emergency situation" in Israeli cities that have both Israeli and Arab citizens, which he said "demands the use of force and sending the military into the cities” — something that would be impossible in a government backed by Ra'am.Lapid gave a speech shortly thereafter and said Bennett was making a mistake. He stressed that he would continue to try to form a government for the 20 days remaining in his mandate. “If we can’t, we will go for an unneeded election and we will win," Lapid said.Between the lines: The collapse of the alternative government shows the deep effect the inter-communal violence in Israel has had on the country’s politics, far beyond the fighting in Gaza.What’s next: The expiration of Lapid's mandate will be followed by a 21-day period in which any member of the Knesset can form a government if they can get the support of 61 members of the 120-member body.During this period, Netanyahu is expected to try and pass a law to change the electoral system to allow prime ministers to be directly elected. Bennett could potentially strike a deal with Netanyahu to merge his Yamina party with Netanyahu's Likud to get prime spots on the Likud electoral list.Worth noting: Netanyahu will likely wage the next election campaign while standing trial for corruption.Like this article? Get more from Axios and subscribe to Axios Markets for free.
A year before her election to Congress, Marjorie Taylor Greene searched for Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez at her Capitol office, taunting the New York Democrat to “get rid of your diaper” and “talk to the American citizens,” as shown in video unearthed Friday by CNN. The Georgia Republican continued: “If you want to be a big girl, you need to get rid of your diaper and come out and be able to talk to the American citizens." Two men appear along with her in the video, also mocking Ocasio-Cortez and her staff through the mail slot.