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Audio Clip on Trump Appears to Contradict McCarthy's Claim

He talks about calling then-president after Capitol riot to recommend Trump resign

(Newser) - House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy might be in some hot water politically over a newly released audio clip. On Thursday morning, the New York Times reported that McCarthy told other House GOP leaders a few days after the Capitol riot that he would call then-President Trump and encourage him to...

2 Possible POTUS Contenders Team Up, With a Warning

Mitt Romney, Liz Cheney speak of need to protect democracy at private event in Virginia

(Newser) - American democracy is rare, fragile, and in need of protection, Mitt Romney told Republican donors on Monday, amid fresh speculation of yet another presidential run . Five people who attended the private fundraiser for GOP Rep. Liz Cheney of Wyoming—herself a subject of similar speculation —organized by Republican bigwigs...

Buzz Grows About Possible 2024 Run by Liz Cheney
Liz Cheney in 2024?
A Buzz Is Growing

Liz Cheney in 2024? A Buzz Is Growing

But the anti-Trump Republican has a daunting primary in Wyoming to win first

(Newser) - A number of stories have surfaced of late about Liz Cheney, whose bid for reelection to her House seat in Wyoming will be one of the most closely watched races in this year's midterm elections. But in discussing the primary, the stories have something else in common: All explore...

Greene Hears From McDaniel About America First Speech

White nationalist group broke into chants of 'Putin,' whom Republican later denounced

(Newser) - Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene received applause when she spoke Saturday to an organization of white nationalists in Florida—a group that also cheered Vladimir Putin. But others, including the head of the Republican National Committee, were less impressed with her appearance Friday night before the America First Political Action Conference,...

McCarthy Endorses Cheney's Opponent
McCarthy Endorses
Cheney's Opponent

McCarthy Endorses Cheney's Opponent

Along with Trump, GOP House leader backs Harriet Hageman

(Newser) - House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy on Thursday joined former President Donald Trump in endorsing Rep. Liz Cheney's opponent in upcoming Wyoming GOP primary. McCarthy is the biggest House name so far to back Harriet Hageman, the Hill reports. Party leaders have censured Cheney , and Trump has attacked her, for...

GOP Censured 2 of Its Own, and a Backlash Is Growing
GOP Censured 2 of Its Own,
and a Backlash Is Growing
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GOP Censured 2 of Its Own, and a Backlash Is Growing

Lindsey Graham is among those accusing the RNC of looking backward instead of forward

(Newser) - The Republican National Committee's decision to censure two lawmakers from its own party is not sitting well with some big-name Republicans. Coverage in multiple outlets quotes GOP members of Congress who say the strike against Reps. Liz Cheney and Adam Kinzinger was misguided and could potentially hurt a party...

GOP Censures Kinzinger, Cheney for Investigating Riot

Republican governor calls it a sad day for the party

(Newser) - The two GOP members of the House committee investigating the Capitol riot have been punished by their party. A resolution to censure Reps. Liz Cheney and Adam Kinzinger passed, without debate, on a one-sided voice vote Friday at a meeting of the Republican National Committee, the Washington Post reports. Their...

Trump: Yes, Pence Could Have 'Overturned' Results
Trump's Line
About Pence
Causes
a Ruckus
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Trump's Line About Pence Causes a Ruckus

Ex-president says explicitly that his VP could have 'overturned' election results but chose not to

(Newser) - Former President Trump made a flurry of provocative assertions over the weekend, both at a Texas rally and in a Sunday night statement . At the rally, he said he'd consider pardons for those connected to the Capitol riot and called for the "biggest protests we have ever had"...

People Are Floating Some Wild Ideas for 2024
People Are
Floating Some
Wild Ideas
for 2024
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People Are Floating Some Wild Ideas for 2024

Hillary Clinton perhaps, or maybe a Biden-Cheney ticket?

(Newser) - A Biden-Trump rematch seems like a plausible bet for the 2024 race. And while a Trump candidacy isn't a sure thing, headlines have surfaced recently suggesting that just as much uncertainty dogs the Democratic side. Examples:
  • Clinton again? An op-ed in the Wall Street Journal lays out a scenario
...

Dick Cheney Visits House Floor With Daughter

Former vice president says he's disappointed by GOP response to the Capitol attack

(Newser) - A former House member made an appearance Thursday on the floor, causing more of a stir than such visits usually do. Former Vice President Dick Cheney accompanied his daughter, Rep. Liz Cheney, in observing a moment of silence in the House to mark the anniversary of the attack on the...

Wyoming GOP Issues 2nd Rebuke to Liz Cheney

Won't recognize the congresswoman as a Republican

(Newser) - Liz Cheney is a Republican, but not according to the Wyoming Republican Party. The state party central committee voted 31-29 Saturday to no longer recognize the congresswoman as a member of the GOP, the AP reports. Prior votes by local GOP officials in around a third of Wyoming's counties...

Liz Cheney: I Shouldn't Have Opposed Gay Marriage
Liz Cheney:
I Was Wrong
on Gay Marriage
UPDATED

Liz Cheney: I Was Wrong on Gay Marriage

And younger sister Mary is 'proud' of the about-face

(Newser) - Update: Mary Cheney says she is proud of older sister Liz after the latter's about-face on same-sex marriage. "It took a ton of courage to admit that she was wrong back in 2013 when she opposed marriage equality,” wrote Mary, who is gay and married, on Facebook...

Trump Makes Endorsement in Liz Cheney's GOP Race

Lawmaker displays no fear when former president backs Harriet Hageman

(Newser) - As he has threatened to do, former President Trump endorsed another Republican in Wyoming Rep. Liz Cheney's reelection battle. Trump emailed a statement Thursday backing Harriet Hageman, who was the state's national Republican committeewoman until this week, Politico reports. "Harriet has my Complete and Total endorsement in...

Democrats Make Cheney Vice Chair of Jan. 6 Panel

There's a movement to oust her, along with Adam Kinzinger, from the GOP conference

(Newser) - House Democrats have promoted Republican Rep. Liz Cheney to vice chairwoman of a committee investigating the Jan. 6 Capitol insurrection, placing her in a leadership spot on the panel as some Republicans are threatening to oust her from the GOP conference for participating. Cheney, a fierce critic of former President...

McCarthy Slams 'Pelosi Republicans'
McCarthy
Slams
'Pelosi
Republicans'

McCarthy Slams 'Pelosi Republicans'

Special House panel on Capitol attack begins its work Tuesday morning

(Newser) - After much political drama, and an unresolved stalemate , a special House panel created to investigate the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol begins its work Tuesday morning. Details:
  • When: The first hearing begins at 9:30am, per CBS News , and will be widely streamed, including on CSPAN . The panel is
...

Republicans Seething Over Pelosi's Move
Republicans
Seething Over
Pelosi's
Move
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Republicans Seething Over Pelosi's Move

They want House GOP leader Kevin McCarthy to punish 2 Republicans named to Jan. 6 panel

(Newser) - The special House panel set up to investigate the Capitol riot will start hearing testimony on Tuesday, but it's still not clear whether the final makeup of the panel is set. As of Tuesday morning, seven Democrats and two Republicans were on board after political sniping between Nancy Pelosi...

Pelosi Uses One of Her Jan. 6 Picks on a Republican

Liz Cheney will sit on panel that will investigate the Capitol riot

(Newser) - The House is moving forward with a committee to investigate the Capitol riot, and the GOP's Liz Cheney will be one of its 13 members. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi offered one of her eight spots to the Republican congresswoman, who accepted, reports the Hill . "Those who are responsible...

Gosar's Family Calls His Views on Jan. 6 'Despicable'

Brothers call Rep. Paul Gosar 'a pathological liar'

(Newser) - After Rep. Paul Gosar said a Capitol Police officer "executed" a rioter on Jan. 6 in the US Capitol, pushback came from close to home. Tim and David Gosar, brothers of the Arizona Republican, said Thursday he's essentially gone round the bend. For someone who "peddles in...

Cheney: Trump Sounds Like Chinese Communists

Rhetoric is 'dangerous and damaging,' House Republican says

(Newser) - Rep. Liz Cheney, a Republican opponent of former President Trump, says she's heard rhetoric like his before. "When you hear the language he's using now, it is essentially the same things that the Chinese Communist Party, for example, says about the United States and our democracy,"...

Trump, Paul Ryan Trade Slams Over GOP's Future
Trump Fires Back at Paul Ryan
After a Critical Speech
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Trump Fires Back at Paul Ryan After a Critical Speech

Calls former House speaker a 'curse to the Republican party'

(Newser) - Two familiar names within the GOP are criticizing one another in regard to the future of the Republican Party—former President Trump and former House Speaker Paul Ryan. The one difference is that Ryan didn't mention Trump by name in his criticism, while the former president didn't hold...

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