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  • Speaker Johnson says House will sue for Biden interview audio

    06/26/2024 9:47:16 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 21 replies
    The Hill ^ | 06/26/2024 | REBECCA BEITSCH
    Speaker Mike Johnson (R-La.) said the House Judiciary Committee plans to file a lawsuit to force Attorney General Merrick Garland to turn over audio recordings of President Biden’s interview with special counsel Robert Hur. The suit would be the latest effort to secure the tapes after the Justice Department informed Congress it would not be bringing criminal charges against Garland despite a House vote to hold him in contempt.
  • Chicago Mayor Brandon Johnson announces reparations task force

    06/18/2024 5:48:06 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 32 replies
    fox32chicago ^ | 06/17/2024 | Paris Schutz
    CHICAGO - Chicago Mayor Brandon Johnson announced an executive order Monday to establish a reparations task force and agenda aimed at addressing historical injustices against the African American community. The task force will develop a definition and framework for reparations, identifying areas for restorative action such as housing, education, jobs, and criminal justice. It is also responsible for conducting a comprehensive study to catalog policies that have harmed African Americans in Chicago, including controversial real estate practices like redlining and restrictive covenants. Johnson made the announcement during a Juneteenth flag-raising ceremony at Daley Plaza. "Reparations will be an investment in...
  • Mayor Brandon Johnson’s Chicago: At Least 21 Shot Friday into Saturday Night

    06/16/2024 7:33:48 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 12 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 06/16/2024 | Awr Hawkins
    At least 21 people were shot, two of them fatally, Friday into Saturday night in Mayor Brandon Johnson’s (D) Chicago. ABC 7 / Chicago Sun-Times reported the first fatal shooting occurred just prior to 8:30 p.m. Friday night. The shooting happened in “the 1300 block of South Independence Boulevard” and a 13-year-old who was on the sidewalk was killed.
  • Mike Johnson Confident in Republican Victories: Trump Brought ‘Energy’ and ‘Enthusiasm’ to Meeting

    06/13/2024 12:33:28 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 17 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 06/13/2024 | HANNAH KNUDSEN
    “There is something happening in the country,” Speaker Mike Johnson (R-LA) said following former President Donald Trump’s meeting with congressional Republicans, noting that the former president brought an “energy” and “enthusiasm” to the conference, which has also been seen across the country. “It was our great pleasure to host the president this morning, the 45th president, who will soon be reelected as a 47th president,” he said, explaining that Trump brought “an extraordinary amount of energy and excitement and enthusiasm this morning,” he began, explaining that it is what they are seeing in the party “throughout the country.” “Many of...
  • Mayorkas says Mike Johnson ‘mistaken’ in attack on border order

    06/07/2024 10:37:24 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 6 replies
    The Hill ^ | 06/07/2024 | THERESA MAHER
    Speaker Mike Johnson’s (R-La.) remarks during a Wednesday television appearance regarding President Biden’s executive order limiting asylum at the southern border were “mistaken,” Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas said in a Friday interview. Mayorkas was reacting to Johnson’s comments in an interview with Fox News host Neil Cavuto, during which Johnson told Cavuto that Biden could solve the border crisis and close the southern border entirely if he actually wanted to.
  • Behind the Curtain: Speaker Johnson's secret muse

    06/03/2024 7:25:49 AM PDT · by joesbucks · 24 replies
    Axiosy ^ | Mike Allen, Jim Vanderhei
    It turns out House Speaker Mike Johnson (R-La.) had a quiet mentor who helped pull off the biggest accomplishment of his rocky seven months with the gavel — defying his right wing to pass a vital aid package for Israel and Ukraine. John Boehner — an establishment Republican who was speaker a decade ago chronologically, but an eon ago in the GOP's radical evolution — has become a surprising tutor to the novice, full-MAGA speaker.
  • Ousted Speaker John Boehner Emerges as ‘Quiet Mentor,’ ‘Surprising Tutor’ to Mike Johnson

    06/03/2024 10:33:52 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 56 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 06/03/2024 | BRADLEY JAYE
    John Boehner, the conservative nemesis turned lobbyist ousted from the speakership in 2015 for pushing Obama administration priorities, has reportedly emerged as a “quiet mentor” to Speaker Mike Johnson (R-LA). Boehner — “an establishment Republican who was speaker a decade ago chronologically, but an eon ago in the GOP’s radical evolution — has become a surprising tutor” to Johnson, Axios reported Monday. The report comes days after Boehner headlined a fundraiser in his native Ohio on May 30 for Johnson’s PAC. In reporting on the upcoming fundraiser, Punchbowl News noted, “If you’ve listened to Speaker Mike Johnson recently, there is...
  • Speaker Johnson: “House Republicans Are Investigating Manhattan DA Alvin Bragg and Special Counsel Jack Smith for Targeting Political Opponents”

    06/02/2024 1:03:07 PM PDT · by Macho MAGA Man · 68 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | June 2, 2024 | Margaret Flavin
    House Speaker Mike Johnson joined Fox Sunday to discuss House Republicans’ plans to investigate Manhattan DA Alvin Bragg and Special Counsel Jack Smith for targeting political opponents. It sounds like just more words from Speaker Johnson. We want to see action! Shannon Bream: Now, I want to ask you about the verdict. Clearly, you think it’s a travesty, as many people do. And I think having watched the trial, there are many grounds, fertile territory for the Trump team to use on appeal, but that’s going to take time. In the meantime, there are a number of Republicans out there...
  • House Speaker Mike Johnson campaigns in Lehigh Valley for Ryan Mackenzie in closely watched race for Congress

    06/01/2024 4:40:02 PM PDT · by T Ruth · 13 replies
    Allentown Morning Call ^ | May 2, 2024 | Christopher Dornblaser
    House Speaker Mike Johnson stopped Tuesday in the Lehigh Valley to campaign for Republican Rep. Ryan Mackenzie’s congressional run against [the] Democratic incumbent …. Johnson and Mackenzie stopped at Cetronia Ambulance Corps in South Whitehall Township as part of National EMS Week. Johnson’s visit is the first of what likely will be many from high-profile Republicans on behalf of Mackenzie in what is expected to be a close race. The seat is considered one of the most competitive in the United States, and has been deemed a “toss-up” by election forecaster the Cook Political Report. Speaking with reporters at the...
  • Speaker Mike Johnson, top Republicans rip Trump guilty verdict as political ploy: ‘Shameful day’

    05/30/2024 5:40:16 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 69 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 05/30/2024 | forLia Eustachewich
    House Speaker Mike Johnson joined other top congressional Republicans in blasting former President Donald Trump’s historic felony conviction Thursday as “a purely political exercise” and “weaponization of our justice system” by President Biden. “Today is a shameful day in American history. Democrats cheered as they convicted the leader of the opposing party on ridiculous charges, predicated on the testimony of a disbarred, convicted felon,” Johnson (R-La.) railed minutes after a Manhattan jury announced it found the Republican presidential candidate guilty on all 34 counts in his hush money trial.
  • Prominent Texas judge Kelli Johnson disappears from court after concerns of ‘manic’ behavior, police interaction

    05/23/2024 10:52:12 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 35 replies
    NY Post ^ | 05/23/2024 | Emily Crane
    A high-flying Texas judge overseeing a number of significant criminal trials has mysteriously been missing from the courtroom for nearly a month amid concerns of manic behavior and a police interaction, according to a report. Judge Kelli Johnson, one of Harris County’s longest-serving current jurists, hasn’t been seen at the 178th District Courthouse in Houston since May 1 — with no explanation on where she has gone or when she’s set to return, ABC13 reported. A court spokesperson has so far only confirmed “Johnson is out for personal matters” after initially refusing to address the judge’s unexplained absence. But an...
  • John Kerry ‘Actively And Persistently Interfered With FBI’ Arresting Terrorists, Criminals Supporting Illegal Iranian Weapons Programs: Whistleblowers

    05/23/2024 7:32:57 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 16 replies
    Daily Wire ^ | May 23, 2024 | Ryan Saavedra
    Whistleblowers have informed top Republican senators that former President Barack Obama’s State Department blocked the FBI from executing arrest warrants against illegal aliens in the U.S. who were financially backing Iran’s efforts to develop weapons of mass destruction. Sens. Chuck Grassley (R-IA) and Ron Johnson (R-WI) said that for nearly 20 years, Republican and Democrat administrations imposed sanctions on “Iranian individuals, companies, and organizations for involvement in nuclear proliferation, ballistic missile development, support for terrorist groups, and human rights abuses.” They noted that even one of Obama’s executive orders and a law passed during the Obama-era, the Iran Nuclear Agreement...
  • Mike Johnson Backs Allowing Ukraine to Strike Russia with U.S.-Provided Weapons

    05/22/2024 1:14:44 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 124 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 05/22/2024 | SEAN MORAN
    Speaker Mike Johnson (R-LA) on Wednesday appeared to back allowing Ukraine to use American-provided weapons to strike Russia or Russian-controlled territory. One reporter asked Johnson about a House Intelligence Committee letter calling on the Biden administration to allow Ukraine to strike Russia with American-supplied weapons. The letter stipulates that this would allow Ukraine to strike “Russian-controlled territory” as well as Russian territory and represents a significant escalation in America’s seemingly endless proxy war against Russia.
  • NEW: Three of Mike Johnson’s Top Staffers Abruptly Resign

    05/22/2024 4:15:33 AM PDT · by C210N · 58 replies
    Gateway pundit ^ | 5/21/2024 | Cristina Laila
    Three of House Speaker Mike Johnson’s top staffers have abruptly resigned. Brittan Specht, Jason Yaworske, and Preston Hill will depart Mike Johnson’s office at the end of May.
  • Johnson’s Trump trip unsettles some Republicans: ‘Tell me this isn’t so’

    05/18/2024 6:15:10 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 61 replies
    The Hill ^ | 05/28/2023 | MYCHAEL SCHNELL, MIKE LILLIS
    Speaker Mike Johnson’s (R-La.) decision to appear this week at former President Trump’s hush money trial in Manhattan is sparking new blowback from some House Republicans, who are questioning why he would inject himself so prominently in a case involving an alleged affair with a porn star. These Republicans, who requested to speak anonymously to discuss the sensitive topic, are accusing Johnson — a devout Southern Baptist who built a career around the fight for Christian values and moral conservatism — of undermining the party’s family values image simply to ingratiate himself with Trump, the party’s presumptive presidential nominee.
  • Cheney on Johnson at Trump trial: ‘Not that concerned with teaching morality

    05/14/2024 8:25:55 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 38 replies
    The Hill ^ | 05/14/2024 | LAUREN IRWIN
    Former Rep. Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.) criticized Speaker Mike Johnson (R-La.) for showing up to former President Trump’s criminal hush money trial in New York on Tuesday. “Have to admit I’m surprised that @SpeakerJohnson wants to be in the ‘I cheated on my wife with a porn star’ club,” Cheney posted on the social platform X. “I guess he’s not that concerned with teaching morality to our young people after all.” Johnson appeared with other Republican lawmakers at the Manhattan courthouse where Trump is on trial for falsifying business records connected to an alleged affair with porn actress Stormy Daniels. In...
  • Mike Johnson expected to join Trump at N.Y. criminal trial (This movie is getting really good...)

    05/14/2024 6:03:15 AM PDT · by C210N · 39 replies
    MSN ^ | 5/14/24 | Erin Doherty
    House Speaker Mike Johnson (R-La.) is expected to attend the Manhattan courthouse on Tuesday for former President Trump's ongoing New York criminal trial, the latest high-profile GOP lawmaker to flock to New York.
  • Mayor Johnson’s Chicago: At Least 21 Shot During Weekend

    05/13/2024 8:47:02 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 19 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 05/13/2024 | AWR HAWKINS
    At least 21 people were shot, three of them fatally, during the weekend in Mayor Brandon Johnson’s (D) Chicago. Breitbart News reported that 16 people were shot in Chicago, two of them fatally, Friday into Saturday evening alone. One shooting fatality occurred Friday shortly before 7:30 p.m. and the second at 4:30 a.m. Saturday. Another fatal shooting occurred Saturday morning about 3:16 a.m. “in the 6200-block of South Campbell Avenue,” ABC 7 / Chicago Sun-Times noted. A man in his 30s or 40s was shot twice in the back and killed.
  • Mike Johnson: Hakeem Jeffries and I ‘Have a Lot More in Common’ than Most Think

    05/10/2024 1:00:26 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 110 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 05/10/2024 | SEAN MORAN
    Speaker Mike Johnson (R-LA) praised House Democrat Leader Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY) in an interview with Politico, saying that he and the Democrat leader have “more in common than people might think.” Johnson said about Jeffries: I have. Hakeem is a good man. We’ve worked well together. We have a lot more in common than people might think. You know, he’s from New York and I’m from Louisiana. While we have lots of disagreements on policies and the fine points of policy, I think you can appreciate people for who they are as a person. I think that’s what we’re called...
  • Moments After Democrats Save Him, Mike Johnson Runs to Establishment Media to Trash Trump

    05/10/2024 9:37:26 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 6 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 05/10/2024 | BRADLEY JAYE
    Speaker Mike Johnson (R-LA) granted an interview to establishment media only “a few hours after Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene’s (R-GA) attempt to oust him” to trash Donald Trump — the man Johnson conveniently clung to when his speakership hung in the balance. Johnson sat down for an extensive “deep dive” interview Wednesday night with Politico so quickly after the vote to end his speakership that Johnson claimed he was not even aware which eleven Republicans voted against him. In what Politico called an “SNL-worthy” send up, Johnson used the interview to caricature Trump praising Johnson: Johnson was impersonating Donald Trump...