Republicans are pointing fingers at Chuck Schumer's 'you will pay the price' comments after the arrest of an armed man near Brett Kavanaugh's home
Schumer said in 2020 that Justices Gorsuch and Kavanaugh would "pay the price" for overturning Roe, later clarifying he was "in no way" making a threat.news.yahoo.com
Biden insults Fox News reporter on hot mic: ‘What a stupid SOB’
Brian Niemietz, New York Daily News (TNS)President Joe Biden called Fox News White House correspondent Peter Doocy a “stupid son of a b----” after Doocy shouted a question the president found ridiculous. “Do you think inflation is a political liability ahead of the midterms?” Doocey asked Monday at the end of a news conference. The president, seemingly not noticing he was still seated in front of a live microphone, looked off camera, repeated the question, then replied sarcastically. “On January 24, 2022, Doocy attracted national attention when Joe Biden called Doocy a ‘stupid son of a b----,’ which is a true statement,” the update to the reporter’s biography read. Doocy, the son of “Fox & Friends” co-host Steve Doocy, told Fox News that Biden called later to “clear the air” and said his comments were “nothing personal.” The president also encouraged the Fox News reporter to continue asking about different topics than the rest of the press corps.mlive.com
Senator publishes Fauci's unredacted financial disclosures, accuses him of being misleading
U.S. Sen. Roger Marshall, R-Kan., provided the forms to Fox News, which his office obtained after filing an Office of Government Ethics request with the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to get Fauci’s most recent disclosure.news.yahoo.com
COVID-19 testing company reacts to SCOTUS ruling
The Supreme Court has stopped a major push requiring employees at large businesses to get vaccinated or test regularly. While the mandate has been halted, Helix Virtual Medicine says it still has high demand from businesses that choose to test (Jan. 14)news.yahoo.com
Quebec to impose tax on those who refuse COVID vaccines
Quebec, Canada is issuing a new “health contribution” tax on residents who refuse to get vaccinated against COVID-19 for non-medical reasons. Quebec Premier François Legault announced the tax this week, saying it’s a consequence for those who burden the health care system.news.yahoo.com
GOP senator plans to introduce 'Fauci Act' after clash at hearing
Republican Sen. Roger Marshall (Kan.) plans to introduce the "Fauci Act" after he clashed with infectious disease expert Anthony Fauci at a Senate hearing this week. Marshall will be introducing the Financial Accountability for Uniquely Compensated Individuals (FAUCI) Act after he said Fauci's records were not readily accessible to the public, a spokesperson for the senator told The Hill. The Fauci Act would require the Office of Government...news.yahoo.com
Stephen Colbert Mocks GOP ‘Morons’ Like Rand Paul Who Tried to Embarrass Fauci
CBSAfter breaking down just how many Americans currently have COVID-19 on The Late Show Tuesday night, Stephen Colbert said, “Of course, the big danger is that COVID has mutated into a political issue.”He spent the next several minutes covering Dr. Anthony Fauci’s heated testimony on Capitol Hill earlier in the day, during which he once again clashed with his “old nemesis” Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) and was caught on a hot mic calling another Republican senator a “moron.”“Get him, Fauch!” Colbert excnews.yahoo.com
Big companies pausing donations to GOP lawmakers "part of a larger reckoning" after U.S. Capitol riots
Some of America's biggest corporations are distancing themselves from lawmakers following the riot at the U.S. Capitol last week. "It's sending a ripple effect across all these campaigns because Donald Trump is radioactive," GOP consultant and CBS News political analyst Leslie Sanchez told CBS News' Ed O'Keefe. "The question campaigns are asking themselves is, how long is this going to last and can they separate their campaign from the larger Republican Party and the aura that it has?" But CBS News political contributor Robby Mook, a Democratic Party consultant, thinks this is a bigger shift. ViacomCBS, which owns CBS News and carries the golf tournament, had no immediate comment on their giving plans.cbsnews.com
Key Republican senators withdraw objections to Electoral College count after Capitol siege
Several of the dozen-plus Republican senators who had planned objections to the Electoral College votes in several key states reversed course on Wednesday after Trump supporters stormed the Capitol, delaying the counting of the votes affirming President-elect Joe Biden's victory. Eight of the senators who had said they would not support the counting of the Electoral Votes ended up voting to count them, and Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith of Mississippi joined the objectors. The planned objection to Georgia was withdrawn, and no senators signed onto the House's objection to results in Michigan and Nevada. Congress' counting of the Electoral College vote is a largely ceremonial last step before Mr. Biden is inaugurated on January 20. Senator Roger Marshall of Kansas said he still planned to object to "hold states accountable to the time proven constitutional system of the Electoral College.cbsnews.com
Senate Latest: Kelly win gives Arizona 2 Democratic senators
The former astronaut defeated Republican Sen. Martha McSally, who was appointed to the seat after McCain’s death in 2018. Daines’ first election in 2014 broke a Democratic lock on the Senate seat that had lasted more than 100 years. The six-term congressman from northern New Mexico defeated Republican Mark Ronchetti, a former television meteorologist, and Libertarian Bob Walsh. Reed cruised to victory over Waters, an investment consultant who mounted earlier unsuccessful campaigns for state Senate and U.S. Senate in Massachusetts. Warner defeated Republican challenger Daniel Gade in a low-key race in which the incumbent had a massive cash advantage.
GOP in ruby red Kansas stresses over costly Senate race
Marshall is facing stiff competition from state Sen. Barbara Bollier in the race to fill an open Senate seat in Kansas. Republicans are sweating a race in a state where they haven’t lost a Senate race since 1932 and where Democrats have sometimes conceded contests by Labor Day. The coronavirus pandemic and Trump's unpopularity with many voters are also weighing on Kansas Republicans. The Senate race wasn’t supposed to be so hard for Republicans. The leaders feared Kobach, a conservative hardliner, would reprise his 2018 loss in the governor’s race to Democrat Laura Kelly and hand the Senate seat to the Democrats.
Democrat's praise of strict gun law roils Kansas Senate race
The race appears to be close between Marshall, a two-term congressman for western and central Kansas, and Bollier, a Kansas City-area state senator who was a lifelong moderate Republican before switching parties late in 2018. This is a lethal weapon.”As the video clip began circulating, Bollier tweeted Sunday afternoon: “I do not support gun confiscation. I never will.”Republicans have not lost a Senate race in Kansas since 1932, but Bollier has flooded the airwaves with ads that have included testimonials from former GOP state lawmakers. Bollier's campaign had spent more than $9 million, with outside groups paying for about $8 million more. Nearly 90% of the roughly $14.5 million in ads for Marshall were covered by outside groups, with the Marshall campaign spending about $1.5 million, according to Advertising Analytics.
2 Kansas doctors but differing COVID-19 takes in Senate race
OVERLAND PARK, Kan. U.S. Rep. Roger Marshall's audience of about 40 people packed a banquet room in a Kansas City-area bistro. They stood in a socially distanced circle outside an elementary school empty of students in Manhattan in northeast Kansas. Bollier has Democrats hoping they can win a Kansas Senate seat for the first time since 1932. She's run a largely virtual campaign, a caution she says is guided by both her background and personal experience. Schools in Kansas City and Wichita, the state's largest city, have suspended fall sports and moved classes for many students online.
Kansas Democrats excited about ex-GOP lawmaker's Senate bid
A very sharp mind, but independent in her thinking, said former state Rep. Tom Moxley, a moderate Republican and central Kansas rancher and farmer. Bollier won her Kansas Senate seat in 2012. She's very task-oriented," said Joan Wagnon, a former Kansas Democratic Party chairwoman and ex-Topeka mayor. She will have a very liberal voting record, if she would get to the Senate, Marshall said. Nine conservative GOP senators joined in a statement that excoriated Bollier's remarks as offensive and anti-Catholic prejudice.She never was integrated into the Republican Party, said Kelly Arnold, a former Kansas Republican Party chairman.
Rep. Marshall's primary win in Kansas buoys GOP Senate hopes
Marshall's first tasks were quickly refilling his campaign treasury and rebuilding Republican unity after an often-bitter primary campaign. GOP leaders had feared that the Kansas seat would be in play if lightning-rod conservative Kris Kobach won the nomination after losing the 2018 Kansas governor's race. Trump, who had refused to intervene in the primary despite prodding from Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, tweeted his Complete and Total Endorsement of Marshall early Wednesday morning. THE issue is who controls the Senate majority. Kelly Arnold, a former Kansas Republican Party chairman, predicted that Republicans will unite quickly behind Marshall because of the threat to the party's Senate majority.
Kansas Senate race tests GOP leaders' power to block Kobach
Trump didnt intervene to help Rep. Roger Marshall in a crowded field, despite prodding from Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and others. Trump didnt intervene to help Rep. Roger Marshall in a crowded field, despite prodding from Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and others. The GOP already faces a potentially tough year in trying to retain its 53-47 Senate majority with competitive races in other states, including Arizona, Colorado and Maine. Counties could accept ballots until Friday so long as they were postmarked Tuesday, creating uncertainty that the GOP Senate primary would be decided before then. He also had the backing of 97-year-old political icon Bob Dole, the former U.S. Senate majority leader and 1996 GOP presidential nominee.
GOP leaders can't bank on Trump's help in Kansas Senate race
(AP Photo/John Hanna)HOLTON, Kan. Establishment Republican leaders are scrambling to pull out a win in a tense party battle for the nomination in the Kansas Senate race, and they won't be able to count on last-minute help from President Donald Trump. Trump's neutrality leaves the Kansas primary heading to a tight finish Tuesday under a barrage of attack ads from political action committees. Thats why the Senate race is so important in Kansas.Republican leaders have been trying to avoid a Kobach nomination for seven months, but the stakes have increased in recent weeks. The once-safe seat in a state where Republicans have won every Senate race since 1932 now looks shaky and a loss the GOP can't afford. In Kansas, Kobach has played up his ties to the president even without an endorsement.
GOP establishment boosting Kansas congressman's Senate bid
They're growing more vocal about describing Marshall as the best alternative for keeping the Kansas seat out of play in a potentially difficult fall for defending Republicans' Senate majority. You're seeing a lot of people starting to circle the wagons around Roger Marshall, said Kelly Arnold, a former state GOP chairman. Kobach, Marshall and Bob Hamilton, the founder of a Kansas City-area plumbing company, are running with eight other candidates in the most crowded GOP field since Kansas began holding Senate primaries more than 100 years ago. That was showing their hand, that they wanted everybody to be for Marshall, said Tim Shallenburger, a former Kansas GOP chairman and state treasurer. He said the party always anticipated that its last candidate event on July 15 might involve them talking issues rather than throwing jabs. He said any of the major GOP candidates are better alternative than Bollier.
With Pompeo out, GOP looks to Rep. Marshall in Kansas race
It also left Marshall and Kobach, the former Kansas secretary of state who lost the 2018 governor's race, as the top rivals in a GOP field of 11 candidates. Many Republicans fear that Kobach's nomination would put the seat in play even though Republicans have won every Senate election in Kansas since 1932. He said GOP voters know he strongly opposes abortion and dismissed the nervousness among some top Republicans about him. But Marshall pollster Robert Blizzard said Marshalls fundraising will improve with Pompeo officially out of the race. Marshall faces plans for $2.2 million in television ads attacking him by the national anti-tax, free-market group Club for Growth.
Kansas GOP waits to see whether plumber's Senate bid surges
A moderator signals 30-seconds remaining to senate candidate Rep. Roger Marshall, R-Kan., right, during a GOP senatorial debate In Manhattan, Kan., Saturday, May 23, 2020. David Lindstrom, left, Susan Wagle, second from left, Kris Kobach, middle, and Bob Hamilton, second from right, share the debate stage. With the GOP worried about keeping its U.S. Senate majority, the party doesn't need a money-pit race in Kansas when Republicans have won every U.S. Senate race there since 1932. Marshall touted his work on the House Agriculture Committee in four years in Congress and endorsements from the Kansas Farm Bureau and Kansas Livestock Association. Lindstrom also described himself as a businessman-outsider, but he has served on an elected community college board and the Kansas Turnpike Authority.