House to vote on legislation aimed at curbing domestic terrorism in wake of Buffalo mass shooting
Rep. Bradley Schneider (D-Ill.) pushed for a vote on the bill, known as the Domestic Terrorism Prevention Act, in the wake of Saturday’s mass shooting at a supermarket in Buffalo.washingtonpost.com
State Senator among 15 candidates disqualified from Michigan primary ballots
Fifteen candidates including a current state senator, a notable 2020 election denier and a Congressional candidate were disqualified from the 2022 primary election ballots, the Michigan Department of State announced late Tuesday. The disqualifications were for a mix of violations of state election law. Sen. Betty Alexander, D-Detroit, was among 11 candidates the state department said made false statements about complying with the Michigan Campaign Finance Act. She was running for reelection in the 6th state Senate district, which after redistricting covers Detroit suburbs like Redford Township and Farmington Hills. The other three candidates were Michael Shallal (57th state House district), Steven Thomas (31st state Senate district) and Howard Weathington (3rd state Senate district).mlive.com
Justice Dept., states seek transcripts of House Jan. 6 interviews
Chairman Bennie G. Thompson (D-Miss.) said the House committee may allow the Justice Department and state investigators to review records of interviews it has conducted related to the Jan. 6, 2021, Capitol breach.washingtonpost.com
Georgia elections board dismisses allegations of ballot harvesting
Understanding the 2022 Midterm ElectionsNovember’s midterm elections are likely to shift the political landscape and impact what President Biden can accomplish during the remainder of his first term. When are the midterm elections? The midterm elections determine control of Congress: The party that has the House or Senate majority gets to organize the chamber and decide what legislation Congress considers. Every seat in the House and a third of the seats in the 100-member Senate are up for election. Here are the most interesting Democratic primaries and Republican primaries to watch as Republicans and Democrats try to nominate their most electable candidates.washingtonpost.com
House Min. Leader McCarthy pivots after question about subpoena and saying Trump admitted “some responsibility” for 1/6.
During a recent press conference, a reporter asked House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) if he would comply with a subpoena he received from the select committee investigating the January 6 attack on the Capitol. McCarthy is one of several GOP lawmakers recently subpoenaed by the January 6 panel. The reporter also asked about a tape recording of McCarthy speaking to Republicans, during which McCarthy said that former President Trump bore some responsibility for the January 6 insurrection.news.yahoo.com
GOP congressman dubbed 'Grandstander' by Trump wins primary
A Republican congressman whom Donald Trump once called a “third rate Grandstander” and a “disaster” for Kentucky coasted to victory Tuesday in his primary election. Rep. Thomas Massie had angered Trump by opposing a massive COVID-19 relief package in 2020 when he was in the White House.news.yahoo.com
Michigan House candidate vows legal challenge after being disqualified from ballot
LIVONIA, MI — A Michigan House candidate has been disqualified from competing in the Aug. 2 primary after the Wayne County clerk’s office deemed him ineligible for the ballot. Republican Rob Donovic, a Livonia City Council member who filed to compete for the new 22nd District seat April 18, said he’s now planning a legal challenge. He maintains he meets the requirements to run in the new district that stretches from Livonia to Plymouth to Northville. “Republican candidates up and down the ballot can’t seem to stop committing election fraud,” Michigan Democratic Party Chair Lavora Barnes said in a statement. “Despite their feigned concern about election security, Republicans like Rob Donovic seem to think that Michigan election laws don’t apply to them.”Donovic fired back, saying Koleszar and the Michigan Democratic Party will stop at nothing to gain and remain in power.mlive.com
Marjorie Taylor Greene and Thomas Massie have voted against almost every single bill passed by the House to counter Russia's invasion of Ukraine
The House has passed 19 bipartisan bills to aid Ukraine and counter Russia since the war began. Greene voted for just one, and Massie voted for none.news.yahoo.com
Notable faces you should recognize this Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month
May marks Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, a time in which we pay tribute to the generations of people who have enriched our country’s history -- and the ones who are still growing up, who will be instrumental in future successes.
Walker seeking applicants for city commission after elected leader’s upset win for state House
WALKER, MI – Walker is taking applications to fill a vacant city commission seat. The opening on the Walker City Commission outside of an election was caused by Carol Glanville, who is headed to Lansing after landing an upset victory May 2 to represent the state House’s 74th District.mlive.com
Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) calls $40 billion military aid package to Ukraine a "gift” and blocks it from passing.
Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) blocked the passage of the $39.8 billion House-passed Ukraine aid after Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) presented a unanimous consent on behalf of himself and Minority Leader Mitch McConnell today. Schumer urged Paul to pass the bill and claimed that the Senator from Kentucky wanted to add certain changes directly to the bill, which have been opposed by members of both parties. Paul asserted that the aid amount will almost equal the entire military budget of Russia and that the U.S. will have to borrow the money from China to send it to Ukraine.news.yahoo.com
New York judge lifts contempt finding against Trump, pending certain conditions
A New York judge has lifted the contempt finding against former President Donald Trump, pending certain conditions. Trump has until May 20 to comply. CBS News investigative reporter Graham Kates joins CBS News' Tanya Rivero with more on the probe.news.yahoo.com
Michigan Senate passes 5% base funding increase for schools
The Republican-led Michigan Senate has approved a 5% increase in base funding for K-12 schools but pared back Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s proposals to recruit and retain teachers and didn't include her proposed $1 billion fund for school infrastructure projects.
Martin, McDonald, Porter join stars in telethon for Ukraine
A roster of film, TV and theater all-stars — including Steve Martin, Annette Bening, Billy Porter, Audra McDonald, Cynthia Nixon, Kristin Chenoweth, David Hyde Pierce and Rosie Perez — have signed up for a 10-hour telethon to raise money for the victims of the war in Ukraine.
EXPLAINER: How fake electors tried to throw result to Trump
State attorneys general and the House committee investigating the Jan. 6, 2021, attack on the Capitol are digging deeper into the role that fake slates of electors played in the desperate effort by former President Donald Trump to cling to power after his 2020 defeat.