Ex-US House Speaker Kevin McCarthy says he will leave Congress

By David Morgan WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Republican Kevin McCarthy, who won and lost the role of Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives in a tumultuous nine months this year, said in a Wall Street Journal column on Wednesday that he will leave Congress, bringing an end to his congressional career. “I have decided to … Read more

George Santos Is Now on Cameo

After being ousted from the House of Representatives last week, ex-congressman George Santos has officially joined Cameo, the platform famous for custom messages from celebrities and influencers. Though Santos has not yet posted anything to his Cameo profile, it advertises a selection of personally-recorded pep talks, “gossip,” roasts, and advice messages from Santos himself. These … Read more

White House warns Congress the US is out of money, nearly out of time to avoid ‘kneecap’ to Ukraine

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration on Monday sent Congress an urgent warning about the need to approve tens of billions of dollars in military and economic assistance to Ukraine, saying Kyiv’s war effort to defend itself from Russia’s invasion may grind to a halt without it. In a letter to House and Senate leaders … Read more

As George Santos is expelled from Congress, Brazilians hang their heads

Comment on this storyCommentAdd to your saved storiesSave RIO DE JANEIRO — Before he became a household name here, before the scandals and revelations, Victor Cavatti knew of George Santos. He had found the New York Republican’s story inspiring — the son of two working-class Brazilian immigrants rising to the highest echelons of American power. … Read more

A Civil Rights Firestorm Erupts Around a Looming Surveillance Power Grab

United States lawmakers are receiving a flood of warnings from across civil society not to be bend to the efforts by some members of Congress to derail a highly sought debate over the future of a powerful but polarizing US surveillance program. House and Senate party leaders are preparing to unveil legislation on Wednesday directing … Read more

Rep. George Santos says he expects to be kicked out of Congress as expulsion vote looms

New York (AP) — Rep. George Santos has said he expects to be expelled from Congress following a scathing report by the House Ethics Committee that found substantial evidence of lawbreaking by the New York Republican. In a defiant speech Friday sprinkled with taunts and obscenities aimed at his congressional colleagues, Santos insisted he was … Read more

Former GOP House member’s wife said Sen. Markwayne Mullin put his finger in the noses of sleeping members of Congress and their spouses on a trip to Israel

In 2015, Sen. Markwayne Mullin went to Israel along with several colleagues and their spouses. Two people on the trip said he picked the noses of sleeping members and their spouses on the bus. “It was just middle school,” one trip participant said. The wife of a former Republican congressman said Sen. Markwayne Mullin put … Read more

The QAnon Shaman Isn’t Even the Most Extreme Candidate in His Race for Congress

“The race in general is gonna be wild,” one independent researcher who tracks the far-right in Arizona under the moniker Arizona Right Watch tells WIRED. But, they add, they would still “take Chansley over Kern, who is totally corrupt and batshit.” And even though the other candidates are possibly more connected politically, Chansley still thinks … Read more

Asian Americans Raise Alarm Over ‘Chilling Effects’ of Section 702 Surveillance Program

Dozens of prominent Asian American groups are asking United States lawmakers this morning to hold fast in the face of an anticipated campaign by congressional leaders to extend the Section 702 surveillance program by securing it, like a rider, to another “must pass” bill. Sixty-three groups across the country representing and allied with Asian American … Read more

Spain’s Pedro Sanchez Faces Premiership Vote in Congress

Spain’s Pedro Sanchez will seek a new term as prime minister in a confidence vote in parliament this week after he struck a deal with Catalan separatists to shore up their support and secure a majority. A debate will begin on Wednesday, Parliament Speaker Francina Armengol said, with lawmakers set to confirm whether or not … Read more