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House GOP Can Look Into Trump Case
House GOP
Can Look Into
Trump Case

House GOP Can Look Into Trump Case

Judge allows Jordan's committee to interview former prosecutor

(Newser) - A federal judge will let House Republicans question a former Manhattan prosecutor about the criminal case against former President Donald Trump, ruling Wednesday that there is no legal basis to block the House Judiciary Committee's subpoena. US District Judge Mary Kay Vyskocil rejected Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg's...

Alvin Bragg Sues Jim Jordan
Manhattan DA
Sues Jim Jordan

Manhattan DA Sues Jim Jordan

Bragg seeks to block subpoenas connected to Trump investigation

(Newser) - Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg is pushing back hard against what he calls a "brazen and unconstitutional attack" on his office's prosecution of Donald Trump. Bragg filed a lawsuit Tuesday against Republican Rep. Jim Jordan, chair of the House Judiciary Committee, the New York Times reports. In the...

First GOP Subpoena Goes Out in Trump Case

Jordan summons a former special assistant district attorney over Trump case

(Newser) - Two days after former President Donald Trump was charged by the Manhattan district attorney, congressional Republicans responded with the first subpoena in their investigation of the handling of the case. Rep. Jim Jordan, a fervent ally of Trump's, wants Mark Pomerantz, a former special assistant district attorney in the...

Prosecutor Roundly Rejects GOP Demand on Trump Case

Jordan's letter intrudes on New York's sovereignty, Bragg's office answers

(Newser) - Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg on Thursday answered congressional Republicans demanding he turn over documents and testimony stemming from his office's investigation into hush money allegations involving former President Donald Trump. The response came in a letter from the office's general counsel, Leslie Dubeck, to GOP Rep. Jim...

New House Panel Will Investigate Feds

Democrats slam formation of committee on 'weaponization' of government

(Newser) - It took 15 votes for House Republicans to elect Kevin McCarthy as speaker last week, but they were a lot less divided Tuesday, when they voted to establish a committee to investigate federal law enforcement, Big Tech, and the Biden administration. In a 221-211 party-line vote, the House voted to...

Here Are 3 Possible McCarthy Replacements

Though all of them face hurdles

(Newser) - After a historic day in the House of Representatives that ended with the legislative body adjourning without having elected a Speaker , it's not clear what will happen next—other than the fact that representatives will reconvene at noon Wednesday, PBS reports. A fourth round of voting is expected at...

Speaker Vote Goes to 2nd Ballot
McCarthy Loses
3rd Round of Voting

McCarthy Loses 3rd Round of Voting

One of his supporters switched to Jim Jordan after the second ballot

(Newser) - For the first time in a century, the vote for speaker of the House has gone to a second ballot—and beyond. Republican Rep. Kevin McCarthy has now lost three rounds of voting. He got 203 votes on the first ballot when the minimum needed was 218. In the second...

Capitol Riot Probe Wants to Interview Jim Jordan

Another House Republican has already rejected request

(Newser) - The House committee investigating the Jan. 6 Capitol riot has told a House member it wants to speak to him. The committee told Republican Rep. Jim Jordan, an outspoken conservative Trump ally, that it is seeking his "voluntary cooperation" in an appearance before the panel early next month, the...

Fauci Has Predictions on Vaccine Pause, Booster Shots

Expert says he didn't enjoy his confrontation with Jordan

(Newser) - Dr. Anthony Fauci said Sunday that the pause on the Johnson & Johnson coronavirus vaccine could be lifted as soon as Friday. Restrictions on its use could be imposed, however, USA Today reports. The nation's top infectious disease expert made the rounds of the Sunday TV talk shows, addressing...

Fauci to Jordan: 'You're Ranting Again'

The two argue liberties and pandemics until time runs out

(Newser) - With voices raised, Dr. Anthony Fauci and Republican Rep. Jim Jordan clashed over personal liberties and pandemics during a hearing Thursday. The heated exchange, over several rounds of questioning, went on until Jordan ran out of his allotted time and Democratic Rep. Maxine Waters told the congressman to "shut...

Vote Establishes Commission on Slavery Reparations

House Judiciary Committee advances bill HR 40

(Newser) - A House panel advanced a decades-long effort to pay reparations to the descendants of slaves by approving legislation Wednesday that would create a commission to study the issue. It's the first time the House Judiciary Committee has acted on the legislation, per the AP . Still, prospects for final passage...

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
the rundown

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
Is 'Shadow Banning'?
the rundown

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....

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