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Rep. Matt Gaetz Acts After Watching Britney Spears Film

He joins Rep. Jim Jordan in requesting hearing on conservatorships

(Newser) - The #FreeBritney movement has apparently gained the support of Reps. Matt Gaetz and Jim Jordan, who this week called for a hearing into Britney Spears' conservatorship. In a letter submitted Monday, the congressmen asked the House Judiciary Committee to investigate how conservatorships might be used "to effectively deprive individuals...

Republican Senator Says He Won't Seek Reelection

Ohio's Rob Portman is leaving; will 'Hillbilly Elegy' author JD Vance replace him?

(Newser) - Republican Sen. Rob Portman of Ohio said Monday he won't seek reelection in 2022 and plans to end a career in federal government spanning more than three decades, per the AP . "It has gotten harder and harder to break through the partisan gridlock and make progress on substantive...

Trump to Give Prestigious Honor to 2 Political Allies

Devin Nunes, Jim Jordan will receive Presidential Medal of Freedom

(Newser) - President Trump is set to present one of the nation's highest civilian honors to two of his most outspoken congressional allies, California Rep. Devin Nunes and Ohio Rep. Jim Jordan, as he looks to reward loyalists with just over two weeks left in his term, per the AP . A...

Fauci: We Could Have Vaccine This Year
Fauci: We Could Have
Vaccine This Year
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Fauci: We Could Have Vaccine This Year

He's 'cautiously optimistic'

(Newser) - Dr. Anthony Fauci reaffirmed Friday that the first coronavirus vaccine could be available to Americans before the end of the year. "We hope that as ... we get into the late fall and early winter we will have, in fact, a vaccine that we can say would be safe and...

Hellboy Star Issues Challenge to Ted Cruz

Perlman says he'll donate $50K to BLM if GOP senator wrestles him

(Newser) - As Hellboy, Ron Perlman battled supernatural creatures, including a reanimated Rasputin. As Ron Perlman, he has challenged Sen. Ted Cruz to a wrestling match. The 70-year-old actor invited the Republican to become part of the main event after Cruz piped up from the sidelines during a Twitter spat between Perlman...

'Stop the Pain,' George Floyd's Brother Tells Congress

Committee considering police legislation hears testimony from Philonise Floyd

(Newser) - A day after his older brother's funeral , Philonise Floyd told a hushed House Judiciary Committee in Washington that he's weary. "I'm tired of the pain I'm feeling now, and I'm tired of the pain I feel every time another black person is killed for...

Jordan Challenges McCarthy for Leadership of House GOP

He says the party needs a fighter to confront Democrats

(Newser) - The speaker's gavel now out of reach, Republican Kevin McCarthy is poised to take over the shrunken House GOP caucus in closed-door elections that will determine party leadership and set the tone for the new Congress. The race for minority leader is McCarthy's to lose Wednesday, but the...

Republican Pulled Into Molestation Scandal Is Running for Speaker

Jim Jordan's bid is seen as a long shot

(Newser) - Hard-right Republican Rep. Jim Jordan said Thursday that he's running to become House speaker next year, a long-shot bid underscoring conservatives' frustration that party leaders haven't aggressively pushed President Donald Trump's agenda, the AP reports. Jordan, 54, is a founder of the conservative House Freedom Caucus, which...

Your Hot New Political Phrase: 'Shadow Banning'
So What Exactly
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So What Exactly Is 'Shadow Banning'?

Trump says White House will look into whether Twitter is treating conservatives unfairly

(Newser) - President Trump said Thursday the White House will look into complaints that Twitter is treating conservatives unfairly by limiting their voice on the platform. "Twitter 'SHADOW BANNING' prominent Republicans," he tweeted . "Not good. We will look into this discriminatory and illegal practice at once! Many complaints....

11 GOP Lawmakers Are Trying to Impeach Mueller's Boss

'We're tired of the Justice Department giving us the finger'

(Newser) - Two extremely conservative House lawmakers are leading a bid to impeach Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, who oversees Robert Mueller. Reps. Mark Meadows and Jim Jordan are among 11 Republican lawmakers who filed a resolution Wednesday calling for Rosenstein to be impeached, the Washington Post reports. The men, allies of...

100 Ohio State Students Report Sex Misconduct by Doctor

Investigation continues into the scandal involving the late Richard Strauss

(Newser) - More than 100 former students have provided firsthand accounts of sexual misconduct by the now-dead Ohio State University team physician at the center of an ongoing investigation, the university said on Friday. Over 200 former students and university employees have been interviewed so far by independent investigators reviewing allegations against...

Wrestler on Lawmaker's Denial He Knew of Abuse: 'Hurtful'

Rep. Jim Jordan says he didn't know of molestation by Dr. Richard Strauss at Ohio State

(Newser) - The number of Ohio State wrestlers who've come forward to say Rep. Jim Jordan knew about abuse at the hands of their team doctor is rising, despite Jordan's adamant denials. After an initial report on three former wrestlers, NBC News interviews a fourth accuser, Shawn Dailey, who says...

Powerful Republican Pulled Into Ohio State Molestation Scandal

3 former wrestlers say Jim Jordan was told about team doctor's sexual misconduct

(Newser) - A team doctor who allegedly molested athletes; coaches who reportedly knew but turned a blind eye. It's not the story of Michigan State University and Larry Nassar but that of Ohio State—and the allegations are touching a "powerful" Republican congressman. NBC News on Tuesday reported on claims...

Here's Who's in the Running for Cantor's Job

Reps. Kevin McCarthy, Pete Sessions likely contenders

(Newser) - Now that majority leader Eric Cantor is out of the running for the next Congress, who will take his place in the GOP leadership? Politico identifies a number of potential frontrunners, starting with current majority whip Kevin McCarthy of California, who is pretty much guaranteed to seek Cantor's old...

IRS: Hey, We Targeted Lefty Groups, Too

Three of them; says groups 'of all political views' were scrutinized

(Newser) - The IRS is defending itself against the Inspector General's report on its targeting of Tea Party groups, saying they made up only a "minority" of the 471 political nonprofit groups scrutinized. And, hey, three—three!—of those 471 were Democrat-leaning groups, including one, Emerge America, that was...

Senate Makes Limp Efforts to Duck Sequester

But 'it's going to happen' despite votes: Rep.

(Newser) - Today, the Senate will vote on two plans that could potentially avert the sequester—but passage doesn't seem likely, USA Today reports. The Democrats' plan, which focuses on a minimum 30% tax on millionaires as well as defense and farm cuts, lacks the 60 votes it would need to...

Most Conservative, Liberal Members of Last Congress

Todd Akin was No. 1 on the right

(Newser) - Todd Akin may have cost himself a Senate seat with his views on "legitimate rape" last fall, but he gets a consolation prize: the title of most conservative member of the last Congress, as bestowed by the National Journal . Akin had a nearly perfect score of 97 when it...

GOP: Obama Hid Volt Fires
 GOP: Obama Hid Volt Fires 

GOP: Obama Hid Volt Fires

They say NHTSA delayed announcing investigation

(Newser) - Congressional Republicans intend to accuse the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration of purposely delaying an announcement about the Chevy Volt's battery fire troubles because President Obama is politically tied to General Motors, and the Volt in particular. The Volt experienced its first fire last June, but the NHTSA didn’...

Boehner to GOP: 'Get Your Ass in Line'

Speaker working to round up support for his plan

(Newser) - The CBO report that forced John Boehner to delay the vote on his debt ceiling plan may end up working in his favor, reports the Hill . It's still unclear whether he has the magical 217 needed before tomorrow's expected vote, but he's definitely closer. The delay has...

Righties to Unveil $2.5T in Spending Cuts

Proposal would cut or drastically shrink more than 50 programs

(Newser) - House Republicans are about to unveil a massive spending reduction bill that would slash $2.5 trillion in spending over the next 10 years. Rep. Jim Jordan, chair of the Republican Study Committee, will unveil his “Spending Reduction Act” at a Heritage Foundation speech today, the Daily Caller reports....

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