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GOP Voters in Texas Haven’t Soured on Cornyn
Texas Sen. John Cornyn – who’s been at the center of the bipartisan Senate gun talks set to yield a rare result on the topic – was booed by activists at the Texas GOP’s convention last week, but even after his work on gun safety legislation, Morning Consult Political Intelligence tracking shows he’s maintaining his typical level of popularity at home, including among voters in his own party. Read more from me: John Cornyn’s Approval Rating Among Texans Is Holding Steady Amid Gun Safety Push.
Former acting Attorney General Jeffrey Rosen is set to testify to the special House committee investigating the Jan. 6 Capitol attack today as part of a hearing into former President Donald Trump’s pressure on the Justice Department to try to overturn his 2020 loss to President Joe Biden. (The Associated Press) Rep. Bennie Thompson (D-Miss.), who chairs the panel, said he’ll convene additional hearings next month as the committee takes in new evidence and works to set up an interview with Ginni Thomas, the conservative activist and wife of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, and to enforce a new subpoena for testimony from Rep. Mo Brooks (R-Ala.). (The Associated Press)
Meanwhile, the Justice Department is expanding its probe into the Jan. 6 attack, issuing subpoenas to a number of people involved in the effort to submit fake electors to Congress ahead of the approval of the Electoral College count. (The Washington Post)
Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) was noncommittal about backing a measure to prevent Obamacare premium hikes for as many as 13 million Americans early next year, raising concerns about how the $220 billion plan would impact rising inflation. Democrats are currently facing a potential late-cycle political hit, as notices would hit Americans’ by the fall — just before the midterm elections in November. (Punchbowl News)
The soaring cost of food, gasoline and other staples is further complicating a fraught debate among President Biden and his closest advisers over whether to follow through on his campaign pledge to cancel thousands of dollars of student loan debt for tens of millions of people.
The Biden administration has agreed to fully discharge the federal student loan debts of approximately 200,000 borrowers who claimed they were defrauded by their college but whose applications for relief have languished at the Education Department for years.
U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris will meet a group of seven Democratic attorneys general on Thursday, a White House official said, to discuss the defense to a major ruling that could dramatically curtail abortion rights in the country.
The Biden administration’s plan to hold a hunger summit, more than 50 years after President Richard Nixon convened a similar one, will put a spotlight not only on shortcomings in the current programs but also on issues that emerged over the decades since.
A migrant woman tried to take her own life this month while waiting in a shelter in Monterrey, Mexico, for a U.S. asylum decision — the first known suicide attempt of Joe Biden’s presidency under the Trump-era “Remain in Mexico” program he was forced to restart, Axios has learned.
In the past 24 hours, there has been an uptick in the number of violent threats against lawmakers on the House select committee investigating the Jan. 6, 2021, insurrection at the U.S. Capitol, and all lawmakers on the committee are likely to receive a security detail, according to three people involved with the investigation.
John Wood, a senior investigator for the House select committee investigating the January 6 insurrection, is leaving his position this week, which is earlier than expected, according to a source familiar.
Sen. Kevin Cramer, R-N.D., suffered a “serious” hand injury and may need to undergo an amputation, his office announced Wednesday. Cramer announced on Twitter that he suffered the injury while “working in the yard” this weekend, though he did not describe specifically what occurred.
Speaker Nancy Pelosi had just urged Brown University graduates to stay resilient and summon their “better angels” on Memorial Day weekend when she was forced to turn her attention to a less uplifting situation: her husband’s arrest in California.
Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell gave his most explicit acknowledgment to date that steep interest-rate hikes could tip the US economy into recession, saying one is possible and calling a soft landing “very challenging.”
Nicholas Roske, 26, pleaded not guilty Wednesday to one count of attempting to kill a justice of the United States, two weeks after he was arrested outside the home of Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanugh’s home with a gun.
Democratic candidates nationwide are struggling mightily to hire enough qualified people to run their campaigns, according to interviews with party political operatives, a staff shortage many of them say is the worst — and most frustrating — in recent memory.
Former President Donald Trump has pledged to travel to Illinois and campaign for Rep. Mary Miller in her tough primary against fellow Republican Rep. Rodney Davis, Miller said. A visit by Trump before the June 28 primary would give Miller a big boost in the newly drawn horseshoe-shaped 15th Congressional District, which includes some rural areas and suburbs of St. Louis.
Former Vice President Mike Pence on Wednesday was expected to announce his endorsement of Representative Lee Zeldin for governor of New York, days before the Long Island congressman faces Rudolph W. Giuliani’s son and two other candidates in a Republican primary on Tuesday.
Michigan has the racial diversity, union membership and spread of Democrats across the state that could give it an edge as the Democratic National Committee looks to award coveted early slots on the 2024 presidential nomination calendar, some party insiders say.
Business leaders hoped the state would use money from the 2010 oil spill to transform Mississippi’s coastal economy. Instead, lawmakers are using much of it to fill gaps in local government budgets and fund projects with few metrics for success.
A Message From ACT | The App Association:
Polling conducted in early June across ten states clearly indicates strong agreement around maintaining the current trustworthiness of digital marketplaces—both for small businesses and consumers. If S. 2992 and S. 2710 pass, minimizing current security standards for the digital marketplaces, adults polled become very concerned for their personal data security and privacy while growing concern mounts over the trustworthiness of current digital marketplaces.
The U.S. Travel Association, the preeminent trade group representing the travel and tourism industry, is naming Geoff Freeman its next president and chief executive. Freeman, who currently leads the Consumer Brands Association, will take the reins from U.S. Travel’s longtime chief executive, Roger Dow, beginning in September, the organization said.
A billionaire fundraiser for former U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday lost a bid to dismiss criminal charges he lobbied the U.S. government on behalf of the United Arab Emirates without disclosing his affiliation.
he Democratic Party’s internal divisions usually are cast as disputes between centrists and the left. The intense focus on this dynamic, however, tends to obscure a growing and possibly more consequential argument within progressive ranks.
Florida Governor Ron DeSantis is now statistically tied with Former President Donald Trump in the New Hampshire Republican Primary. Support for DeSantis has more than doubled since October. DeSantis runs better against Biden than does Trump, a further sign of Trump’s weakening support among NH Republicans.