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McCarthy confirms he’s backing Stefanik for No. 3 House Republican post

McCarthy confirms he’s backing Stefanik for No. 3 House Republican post

House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy confirmed on Sunday that he backs Rep. Elise Stefanik for the role of House Republican conference chair, as Rep. Liz Cheney faces a vote to oust her from the influential GOP leadership post. “Yes, I do,” McCarthy told Fox News’ Maria Bartiromo when asked if he supports the New York…MORE

Elizabeth Warren says she’ll run for reelection to the Senate in 2024

Elizabeth Warren says she’ll run for reelection to the Senate in 2024

Sen. Elizabeth Warren, a progressive Democrat from Massachusetts who ran for president in the 2020 election, said Sunday that she will run for reelection for her Senate seat in 2024. Asked about her 2024 plans during an interview with CNN affiliate WBZ, Warren said she plans to run for another term. “Joe Biden is running…MORE

Caitlyn Jenner says she favors path to citizenship for California immigrants

Caitlyn Jenner says she favors path to citizenship for California immigrants

California Republican gubernatorial candidate Caitlyn Jenner said she favors granting a path to citizenship to the 1.75 million undocumented immigrants in the state’s labor force, staking out a position that is more progressive than many voters in the GOP base nationally and at odds with former President Donald Trump, who Jenner supported until 2018. In…MORE

Utah GOP governor defends Republicans’ push to end enhanced unemployment

Utah GOP governor defends Republicans’ push to end enhanced unemployment

Utah GOP Gov. Spencer Cox on Sunday defended Republicans’ push to end enhanced unemployment, saying that although some families continue to struggle amid the pandemic’s economic fallout, the benefit must be rolled back “at some point.” Citing the state’s low unemployment rate, Cox told CNN’s Jake Tapper on “State of the Union” that the biggest…MORE

Why Republicans are ready to kill the $300 pandemic unemployment boost

Why Republicans are ready to kill the $300 pandemic unemployment boost

Even as Congress raced to rescue the nation from the coronavirus pandemic last spring, Republican lawmakers were raising red flags about expanding unemployment benefits — particularly providing the jobless with a weekly federal supplement worth hundreds of dollars. Now, as the country seeks to emerge from the outbreak that has left millions of Americans out…MORE

State Department announces winners of Diversity Visa Program

State Department announces winners of Diversity Visa Program

The State Department on Saturday announced the winners of the 2022 Diversity Immigrant Visa Program, also known as “The Green Card Lottery.” The program benefits upwards of 55,000 people per year, allowing winners to apply for visas from countries with lower levels of immigration to the US. This year’s program has taken on new meaning…MORE

Obamas announce family dog Bo has died

Obamas announce family dog Bo has died

The Obamas announced Saturday that their beloved family dog Bo has died. “This afternoon was a difficult one for our family. We said goodbye to our best friend —our dog, Bo — after a battle with cancer,” former first lady Michelle Obama said in a statement posted to Instagram Saturday. The Obama family got Bo…MORE