House Republicans demand Biden answer on Chinese ties to collapsed Silicon Valley Bank
A group of 20 Republicans in the House of Representatives have signed a letter to President Biden demanding clarification on the relationship between Silicon Valley Bank and the Chinese Communist Party.foxnews.com
Pennsylvania judge dismisses lawsuit that would prevent counties from fixing minor errors on mail-in ballots
A lawsuit to prevent Pennsylvania counties from fixing minor errors on mail-in ballots was dismissed by a judge. The judge claimed the counties have jurisdiction, not statewide courts.foxnews.com
Abortion-rights supporters prevail in New Hampshire House
In a victory for abortion-rights supporters, the Republican-led but closely divided New Hampshire House on Thursday rejected multiple bills to further restrict abortion access while also approving legislation to protect it. The eight abortion-related bills came up for a vote during what has been a hectic week for abortion policy nationwide. Nine months after the U.S. Supreme Court ended a nationwide right to an abortion, court fights are playing out on multiple fronts, states dominated by Democrats are seeking to protect access and Republicans are trying to tighten restrictions.news.yahoo.com
Biden celebrates 13 years of the Affordable Care Act
President Joe Biden celebrated the 13 anniversary of the Affordable Care Act Thursday, calling it "the most consequential piece of health care legislation" in over half a century and calling out Republicans who he says want to weaken the law. (March 23)news.yahoo.com
DeSantis walks back 'territorial dispute' remark on Ukraine
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis is walking back his characterization of Russia’s war in Ukraine as a “territorial dispute,” following criticism from a number of fellow Republicans who expressed concern about the potential 2024 presidential candidate’s dismissive description of the conflict. In excerpts of an interview with Piers Morgan set to air Thursday on Fox Nation, DeSantis said his earlier comments referenced ongoing fighting in the eastern Donbas region, as well as Russia's 2014 seizure of Crimea.news.yahoo.com
Combat veteran mulling Montana GOP Senate bid criticizes Democratic Sen. Tester’s 'farting around' comment
A decorated military veteran and Montana Republican businessman who’s considering a run against Sen. Jon Tester slams the Democrat for saying the U.S. 'farted around in the Middle Eastfoxnews.com
DeSantis to expand 'Don't Say Gay' law to all grades
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis ' administration is moving to forbid classroom instruction on sexual orientation and gender identity in all grades, expanding the controversial law critics call “Don't Say Gay” as the Republican governor continues a focus on cultural issues ahead of his expected presidential run. The proposal, which would not require legislative approval, is scheduled for a vote next month before the state Board of Education and has been put forth by state Education Department, both of which are led by appointees of the governor. The rule change would ban lessons on sexual orientation and gender identity from grades 4 to 12, unless required by existing state standards or as part of reproductive health instruction that students can choose not to take.news.yahoo.com
WI Assembly set to vote on bill that would make it a felony to encourage, engage in violence during a riot
The Wisconsin Assembly will vote on a bill that would make it a felony to encourage or engage in violence during a riot. The bill defines a riot as a disturbance involving violence.foxnews.com
Gov. Greg Abbott organizes ‘school choice’ rally at the Capitol
Parents, teachers and advocates traveled from across Texas on Tuesday to hear from Gov. Greg Abbott and make their case to lawmakers for expanding support for private schools.[San Marcos, TX] [Hays County news] News San Marcos News, San Marcos Record [Texas State]sanmarcosrecord.com
Pence seeks 'common sense' Social Security, Medicare reform
As he mulls a 2024 presidential bid, former Vice President Mike Pence on Tuesday called for “common sense and compassionate solutions" to reform entitlement programs and the nation's debt burden, suggesting changes to Social Security and Medicare programs hurtling toward insolvency, particularly for younger generations, without naming specific recommendations. “What we need now is leadership because, if we act in this moment with the support of this generation, we can introduce common sense reforms that will never touch anyone who is in retirement, or anyone who will retire in the next 25 years,” Pence told an audience of college students at Washington & Lee University in Lexington, Virginia. What to do with Social Security and Medicare, as the programs close in on projected insolvency dates, has emerged as a dividing line for Republicans seeking to lead their party in the 2024 presidential contest.news.yahoo.com
State voter fraud system fractures as Republicans opt out
Election officials from states enrolled in a bipartisan effort to ensure accurate voter lists decided Friday against making rule changes that had been pushed by Republicans and fueled by conspiracy theories, prompting more defections by GOP-leaning states.
House GOP votes to overturn Biden rule on water protections
The House has voted 227-198 to overturn the Biden administration’s protections for thousands of small streams, wetlands and other waterways, advancing long-held Republican arguments that the regulations are an environmental overreach and burden to business.
Lawmaker says FBI wrongly sought surveillance info about him
A Republican lawmaker has accused the FBI of wrongly searching for his name in foreign surveillance data, underscoring the challenges ahead for U.S. officials trying to persuade Congress to renew their authorities to collect huge swaths of communications.
Business backlash pushing GOP to weaken anti-ESG proposals
Conservative Republicans who want to thwart socially and environmentally conscious investing are now being pushed to water down their proposals by backlash from powerful business groups and fears that state pension systems could see huge losses.