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  • Chicago sues oil companies for impacts of climate change

    02/21/2024 6:48:13 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 73 replies
    The Hill ^ | 02/21/2024 | ZACK BUDRYK
    The city of Chicago on Tuesday sued six major oil companies and the primary fossil fuel lobbying group, alleging they funded and planned a campaign of climate change denial that directly affects the city’s residents. In the lawsuit, the city accused BP, Chevron, ConocoPhillips, Exxon Mobil, Phillips 66, Shell, and the American Petroleum Institute (API) of misleading the public about the impact of their products and of contributing to the effects of climate change on Chicago. These impacts include unsafe summer temperatures, an increase in extreme weather, shoreline erosion and susceptibility to disasters such as flash flooding in basements on...
  • Biden: ‘History will not look kindly’ on House GOP who voted to impeach Mayorkas

    02/13/2024 6:16:33 PM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 69 replies
    The Hill ^ | 02/13/2024 | Alex Gangitano
    President Biden on Tuesday slammed Republicans who voted to impeach Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas, arguing that history will not look kindly on those lawmakers. After a failed first effort to impeach Mayorkas, House Republicans eked out a narrow 214-213 vote to impeach the first Cabinet official since the 1870s. “History will not look kindly on House Republicans for their blatant act of unconstitutional partisanship that has targeted an honorable public servant in order to play petty political games,” Biden said in a statement after the vote.
  • Christie calls hot mic remark about Haley getting ‘smoked’ a ‘complete mistake’

    02/06/2024 8:20:14 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 27 replies
    The Hill ^ | 02/06/2024 | SARAH FORTINSKY
    Former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) said his hot-mic remark last month predicting GOP presidential candidate Nikki Haley would get “smoked” in the race against former President Trump was a “complete mistake,” but he did not apologize for making the comment. In a preview of a “Good Morning America” interview set to air on Tuesday, Christie recounted the hot-mic moment that took place just minutes before he suspended his presidential campaign, when Christie was heard saying about Haley, “She’s gonna get smoked. And you and I both know it, she’s not up to this.”
  • Fewer Americans in new survey expect Trump to concede if he loses in November

    02/05/2024 10:49:25 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 34 replies
    The Hill ^ | 02/05/2024 | NICK ROBERTSON
    Nearly three-quarters of Americans, 74 percent, believe former President Trump will refuse to concede if he loses the 2024 election, a significant increase from similar surveys in 2020. The CNN poll released Monday signals that many voters expect election denial rhetoric to continue if Trump loses again in November. Just over half of respondents correctly expected Trump not to concede if he lost the 2020 election, about 55 percent in August 2020 and 58 percent in October of that year. He did indeed refuse to accept the results of the election, with his supporters later assaulting the Capitol on Jan....
  • Dimon: Democrats should ‘grow up,’ listen to Trump supporters

    01/17/2024 9:47:22 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 28 replies
    The Hill ^ | 01/17/2024 | JULIA SHAPERO
    JPMorgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon slammed Democratic messaging about MAGA, or “Make America Great Again,” Republicans on Wednesday, telling Democrats to “grow up” and “listen” to supporters of former President Trump. “When people say MAGA, they’re actually looking at people voting for Trump and … they’re basically scapegoating them,” Dimon told CNBC’s “Squawk Box.” “I don’t like how [Trump] said things about Mexico … but he wasn’t wrong about some of these critical issues, and that’s why they’re voting for him,” Dimon continued. “And I think people should be a little more respectful of our fellow citizens.”
  • Bennie Thompson slams RFK Jr.’s ‘dangerous rhetoric’ defending wiretapping of MLK Jr.

    01/15/2024 6:30:18 PM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 9 replies
    The Hill ^ | 01/15/2024 | Brett Samuels
    Rep. Bennie Thompson (D-Miss.) on Monday blasted comments from presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy Jr. in which he defended the government’s surveillance of Martin Luther King Jr. “The racist campaign to spy on Martin Luther King, Jr in an effort to discredit the civil rights movement and stifle America’s march toward racial equality is indefensible,” Thompson, the former chair of the House panel investigating the Jan. 6, 2021, attack on the Capitol, said in a statement first given to The Hill.
  • Virginia county finds 4,000 misreported 2020 votes, shorting Biden

    01/15/2024 11:54:18 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 37 replies
    The Hill ^ | 01/15/2024 | Julia Mueller
    Election officials in Virginia’s Prince William County have acknowledged roughly 4,000 votes were misreported in former President Trump’s favor during the 2020 presidential election, when President Joe Biden went on to win the state. A release from the county’s Office of Elections announced Trump incorrectly received 2,327 extra votes, while Biden was shorted 1,648 votes.
  • Trump says he hopes economy crashes in next 12 months: ‘I don’t want to be Herbert Hoover’

    01/08/2024 6:25:30 PM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 56 replies
    The Hill ^ | 01/08/2024 | Sarah Fortinsky
    Former President Trump said in an interview that aired Monday that he predicts the U.S. economy will crash and that he hopes it does so within the next year. In the interview with Lou Dobbs, Trump, the current front-runner in the GOP presidential primary race, explained that, if he were elected again, he would not want to serve a term similar to President Hoover’s — who took office when the economy was stable but later oversaw the start of the Great Depression.
  • Jimmy Kimmel threatens to sue Aaron Rodgers over Epstein comments

    01/03/2024 7:42:05 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 45 replies
    The Hill ^ | 01/03/2024 | DOMINICK MASTRANGELO
    Late night talk show host Jimmy Kimmel threatened to sue NFL quarterback Aaron Rodgers on Tuesday after the football player mentioned Kimmel in a conversation about the disgraced financier Jefferey Epstein. Kimmel said Rodgers had spoken recklessly and that his works could put Kimmel’s family in danger. “Dear *&**hole: for the record, I’ve not met, flown with, visited, or had any contact whatsoever with Epstein, nor will you find my name on any “list” other than the clearly-phony nonsense that soft-brained wackos like yourself can’t seem to distinguish from reality,” Kimmel wrote in a post on X, the platform formerly...
  • GOP seeks upper hand as prospect of automatic budget cuts stirs fears

    01/01/2024 8:05:42 PM PST · by 11th_VA · 15 replies
    The Hill ^ | Dec 26, 2023 | BY ARIS FOLLEY
    Congress faces more government funding headaches in 2024 as lawmakers stare down what could be steeper spending cuts than leaders bargained for as part of a previous bipartisan budget deal… Lawmakers agreed under the FRA to cap base discretionary spending in the next fiscal year to $1.59 trillion. That includes a ceiling of about $886 billion for defense spending and almost $704 billion for nondefense spending. Experts say a handshake agreement made as part of the larger debt limit deal would allow for north of $60 billion in additional funding on the nondefense side. Lawmakers were expected to work from...
  • The Memo: Haley gets good news as she looks to upset Trump in New Hampshire

    12/23/2023 4:25:32 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 96 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12/23/23 6:00 AM ET | NIALL STANAGE
    Nikki Haley is on the rise, looking for an upset that could derail former President Trump’s path to the Republican presidential nomination. It’s becoming increasingly clear that the New Hampshire primary is her best— and perhaps only — chance.Haley’s advance in the Granite State has been striking.A new American Research Group (ARG) poll released Thursday put Haley within 4 points of Trump in New Hampshire — a jaw-dropping result given that Trump has a lead of about 50 points in national polls. The ARG poll showed Trump with 33 percent support in New Hampshire and Haley at 29 percent, with...
  • Boy, 13, accused of planning mass shooting at Ohio synagogue

    12/14/2023 9:45:36 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 18 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12/14/2023 | SARAH FORTINSKY
    A 13-year-old boy was accused of planning a mass shooting at an Ohio synagogue, according to court documents cited in local news reports. The reports said the boy, who has not been publicly named because he’s a minor, now faces juvenile misdemeanor charges of inducing panic and of disorderly conduct. He is set to go to trial on Dec. 20 in Stark County Family Court. In the court documents, law enforcement officials claimed the boy “did create a detailed plan to complete a mass shooting at the Temple Israel on the Discord platform,” which is an online platform for group...
  • Christie says voters deserve ‘straight answer’ on abortion from GOP candidates

    12/03/2023 2:59:17 PM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 50 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12/03/2023 | Sarah Fortinsky
    2024 GOP presidential candidate Chris Christie on Sunday criticized his primary opponents for not clearly stating their positions on federal abortion policy, saying voters deserve a “straight answer” from the candidates. “I’m concerned, quite frankly, Margaret, that, you know, candidates in this race have been all over the block on this. And it’s not right. People deserve to have a straight answer from you. And that’s my straight answer,” Christie told CBS News’s Margaret Brennan in an interview on “Face the Nation.”
  • Trump’s VP: Ranking the candidates from most likely to least

    12/03/2023 12:25:25 PM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 119 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12/03/2023 | Brett Samuels
    The Republican presidential primary calendar won’t officially kick off until the Jan. 15, 2024, Iowa caucuses, but former President Trump’s dominant position in the polls has already sparked chatter about who could join him on a general election ticket. Trump is leading his primary rivals by an average of 60 percent at the national level and more than 20 percent in state surveys, creating a sense that the nomination is his to lose. Some have started to look beyond the primary calendar and toward a rematch between Trump and President Biden, with former Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) and others weighing...
  • Paul Pelosi attacker offers apology in emotional testimony: ‘He was never my target’

    11/15/2023 9:10:55 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 84 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/15/2023 | MIRANDA NAZZARO
    The man accused of attacking Paul Pelosi, the husband of former House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), offered an apology in court on Tuesday, claiming the former Speaker’s husband was “never” his target, according to the Associated Press. In an emotional testimony on Tuesday, David DePape, 43, described to the court how his political views shifted from leftist to right wing after reading a comment on a YouTube video about former President Trump.
  • Voters trust Trump over Biden on Ukraine, Israel and China: poll

    11/10/2023 8:02:04 AM PST · by Milagros · 10 replies
    The Hill ^ | Nov 9, 2023 | Lauren Irwin
    The Bloomberg News and Morning Consult Poll found that more voters said they trust Trump to handle relations between the U.S. and China. Forty-six percent said they trust Trump with the issue, while 34 percent said they trust Biden more. Twenty percent of respondents said they didn’t trust either one of them to handle foreign policy with China.
  • Where House Speaker Mike Johnson stands on Ukraine, Israel

    10/25/2023 1:17:28 PM PDT · by Mariner · 69 replies
    The Hill ^ | October 25th, 2023 | by Tara Suter
    House Republican Vice Chair Rep. Mike Johnson (R-La.) became the chamber’s Speaker on Wednesday, three weeks after Speaker Kevin McCarthy was ousted.Johnson became his conference’s fourth Speaker nominee on Tuesday, and he takes over in the midst of multiple international crises, most notably in Israel, Gaza and Ukraine. There has been a split in the House GOP over aid to Ukraine as they face a war against Russia, making the passage of some recent bills a tough hill to climb in the lower chamber. President Biden announced the sending of a budget request to Congress requesting aid for both Israel...
  • Biden warns Israel not to repeat mistakes of US response after 9/11

    10/18/2023 9:33:56 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 41 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/18/2023 | Brett Samuels
    President Biden cautioned Israel Wednesday not to make the same mistakes the United States made after the 9/11 terrorist attacks as Israeli forces are expected to prepare a ground offensive in response to terrorist attacks launched by Hamas. Biden delivered remarks in Tel Aviv at the end of a trip to Israel meant to underscore his unwavering support for the Jewish state in the aftermath of the Hamas attacks, which killed more than 1,000 Israelis and has set off concerns about a wider conflict in the region.
  • DeSantis says he would not serve as Trump’s VP

    10/01/2023 11:46:29 AM PDT · by backpacker_c · 154 replies
    Thehill ^ | Oct 01, 2023 | Sarah Forninsky
    Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, a 2024 presidential candidate, said on Sunday that he would not serve as President Trump’s vice president if the former president asked him to be his running mate. “No, I’m running for president,” DeSantis said in an interview on Fox News’s “Sunday Morning Futures,” when asked whether he would accept a theoretical offer. DeSantis’s comments come in response to Trump’s recent jab at the other GOP presidential candidates, among whom Trump said he did not see a potential running mate.
  • Fetterman: Not interested in Menendez’s explanation unless he is ‘coming today to resign’

    09/28/2023 8:11:32 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 34 replies
    The Hill ^ | 09/28/2023 | TARA SUTER
    Sen. John Fetterman (D-Pa.) took another swing at embattled New Jersey Sen. Bob Menendez (D) on Thursday, saying he’s not interested in Menendez’s explanation. “Unless Senator Menendez is coming today to resign, I am not interested in hearing his ‘explanation’ for gold bars stashed in a mattress,” Fetterman’s statement read. “We’re past the point of his tough talk and defiance, given the scope and scale of his alleged corruption.