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Romney Had It Out With George Santos at SOTU

Utah senator doesn't mince words about his opinion of freshman rep from NY at SOTU

(Newser) - You can count the junior senator from Utah as someone who won't be breaking bread with Rep. George Santos anytime soon. Sen. Mitt Romney had some words for the newly elected and unrelentingly controversial representative from New York at Tuesday night's State of the Union address, and they...

Here's What People Are Saying After Biden's State of the Union

Takeaways from both sides of the aisle

(Newser) - One big theme in coverage of President Biden's Tuesday night State of the Union address? The POTUS was scrappy and seemed to relish it. As Politico's headline briefly put it, "Biden pokes the elephant." Some quick takes and reactions:
  • CNN offers a few takeaways from the
...

In GOP Rebuttal, Sanders Says Choice Is 'Between Normal or Crazy'

Arkansas Gov. Sarah Huckabee Sanders calls President Biden unfit to serve

(Newser) - Sarah Huckabee Sanders delivered the Republican rebuttal to President Biden's State of the Union address Tuesday night, and she did not hold back: The Arkansas governor declared Biden "unfit to serve as commander in chief" and said he's putting both the US and the entire world at...

Tyre Nichols' Parents Get Standing Ovation
Parents of Tyre Nichols
Receive Standing Ovation
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Parents of Tyre Nichols Receive Standing Ovation

As does California shooting hero Brandon Tsay

(Newser) - President Biden addressed gun violence and police reform in two notable moments during his State of the Union address:
  • Tyre Nichols: The parents of Tyre Nichols, the man who died after a beating by Memphis police officers, received a standing ovation as Biden recognized them. “Let’s do what
...

Biden's Jab at Trump Met With Republican Jeers
Marjorie Taylor Greene
Calls Out, 'Liar!'
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Marjorie Taylor Greene Calls Out, 'Liar!'

She objects to Biden's claims that the GOP is going after Medicare and Social Security

(Newser) - Things got a little testy in the House as President Biden made his pitch for Congress to lift the debt ceiling to avoid default. Biden said Republicans lifted the ceiling three times for former President Trump "without preconditions or crisis," per the New York Times . "Tonight, I’...

Biden to GOP: Work With Me
Biden to GOP:
Work With Me
state of the union

Biden to GOP: Work With Me

President gives his State of the Union address

(Newser) - President Biden is stressing unity and the economy in his 2023 State of the Union address. Some key early points on those fronts from his prime-time speech on Tuesday:
  • "You know, my Republican friends, we could work together the last Congress. There’s no reason we can’t work
...

Biden Has 'Impossible Speech' to Give

President delivers his State of the Union address Tuesday night

(Newser) - President Biden delivers his second State of the Union address Tuesday night, but don't expect a raft of specific new policy proposals given the near impossibility of making them reality in a divided Congress, reports the AP . Instead, expect a speech offering Americans general reassurances that the nation is...

Poll Finds Most Democrats Don't Want Biden to Run Again

The number is 37%, down from 52%

(Newser) - A majority of Democrats now think one term is plenty for President Biden, despite his insistence that he plans to seek reelection in 2024, the AP reports. That's according to a new poll from the AP-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research that shows just 37% of Democrats say they...

US Braces for China's Response
US Braces for China's Response

US Braces for China's Response

Balloon crisis sets back diplomatic efforts

(Newser) - Now that the US has ended what it says was an espionage flight and China says was an off-course weather balloon, US officials are waiting for a response. Among the possibilities is a retaliatory strike by China, the New York Times reports. Secretary of State Antony Blinken, who canceled a...

Democrats Move Iowa From Top Spot in 2024
Democrats Rearrange Primaries

Democrats Rearrange Primaries

Party to lead off with South Carolina in 2024, increasing clout of voters of color

(Newser) - The Democratic Party on Saturday approved reordering its 2024 presidential primaries, replacing Iowa with South Carolina in the leadoff spot as part of a major shake-up meant to empower Black and other minority voters critical to its base of support. Although more changes are possible later this year, the formal...

Rules Change for EV Tax Credits
Rules Change for EV Tax Credits

Rules Change for EV Tax Credits

Automakers lobbied for higher-priced models to be included

(Newser) - The Treasury Department said Friday it is making more electric vehicles—including SUVs made by Tesla, Ford, and General Motors—eligible for tax credits of up to $7,500 under new vehicle classification definitions. The revised standards for EV tax credits follow lobbying by automakers that had pressed the Biden...

Biden, McCarthy Start Debt Ceiling Talks
Biden, McCarthy
Make 'No Promises'

Biden, McCarthy Make 'No Promises'

Both sides describe debt ceiling meeting as a frank exchange of views

(Newser) - President Biden and House Speaker Kevin McCarthy held their first session about raising the nation's debt ceiling on Wednesday, and both described the talks later with the sort of diplomatic wording that would, were it a negotiation with a foreign adversary, make everyone nervous. The two had a "...

Biden Lawyer: No Classified Docs Found in Beach House Search

But FBI removed materials for further review

(Newser) - Bob Bauer, President Biden's personal lawyer, says the FBI searched the president's Delaware beach house for more than three hours Wednesday and did not find any documents with classified markings—but agents "took for further review some materials and handwritten notes that appear to relate to his...

COVID Emergencies to End on May 11
COVID Emergencies
to End on May 11

COVID Emergencies to End on May 11

Patients will have to pay more drug, treatment costs

(Newser) - President Biden informed Congress on Monday that he will end the twin national emergencies for addressing COVID-19 on May 11, as most of the world has returned closer to normalcy nearly three years after they were first declared. The move to end the national emergency and public health emergency declarations...

Tyre Nichols' Parents, Monterey Park Hero Invited to SOTU

Biden will deliver his second SOTU address next Tuesday

(Newser) - President Biden will deliver his second State of the Union Address next Tuesday and the guests will include the parents of Tyre Nichols, the Memphis man who died days after he was brutally beaten by police. Democratic Rep. Steven Horsford, chair of the Congressional Black Caucus, said Sunday that Nichols'...

There Will Be No Default, McCarthy Says

Like Biden, speaker says he won't back cuts to Social Security, Medicare

(Newser) - Saying he'll meet with President Biden on Wednesday, House Speaker Kevin McCarthy on Sunday discounted the chances of the US defaulting on its debt. The two will look for a "reasonable and responsible" way to lift the debt ceiling and cut spending, McCarthy said on CBS' Face the ...

Memphis on Edge as Video in Cop Beating Set for Release
Biden Speaks
Ahead of Release
of Tyre Nichols Video
THE RUNDOWN

Biden Speaks Ahead of Release of Tyre Nichols Video

Biden urges calm ahead of footage being made public that shows cops beating man during traffic stop

(Newser) - Friday evening is likely to be a tense one in Memphis, Tennessee, as authorities are set to release video that shows the violent arrest of Tyre Nichols , a 29-year-old Black man who died three days after the Jan. 7 confrontation during a traffic stop. Police have said Nichols experienced shortness...

Democrats May Have to Deal With GOP on Debt Ceiling

Manchin says he has no interest in going with Republicans on Social Security cut

(Newser) - The White House hasn't budged on negotiating with congressional Republicans over the debt ceiling—it's a "no"—but political professionals in both parties suggest talks will take place anyway. "Like the president has said many times, raising the debt ceiling is not a negotiation; it...

Biden Picks Consultant as Chief of Staff

Jeff Zients led White House pandemic response

(Newser) - President Biden has decided to enlist a management consultant as his next chief of staff. Jeff Zients will succeed Ron Klain , who is in his final weeks in the job, the Washington Post reports. Zients led the administration's pandemic response until April, including the vaccination campaign. Last fall, he...

Biden Will Need a New Chief of Staff

Ron Klain is leaving, a rare high-level departure in the current White House

(Newser) - White House chief of staff Ron Klain, who has spent more than two years as President Biden's top aide, is preparing to leave his job in the coming weeks, per the AP . The personnel change is a rarity for an administration that has had minimal turnover so far—no...

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