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Florida prosecutor says he is planning a ‘vigorous defense’ after Gov. DeSantis suspended him

The Florida prosecutor who was suspended by Republican Governor Ron DeSantis for his refusal to charge doctors or abortion patients for illegally terminating pregnancies is vowing to put up a “vigorous defense” legally. DeSantis suspended Andrew Warren, a Democrat state attorney, on Aug. 4 during a news conference where he said that the prosecutor didn’t enforce duly-passed laws that crack down on child sex change surgeries and certain abortion procedures.

Sen. Cruz blasts Dems for pushing ‘terrible’ spending bill, ‘lying’ to Americans

Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, slammed Democrats for pushing their spending bill and “lying” to Americans as a marathon voting session on the party’s social spending and taxation bill continued.  Speaking during an exclusive interview with “Sunday Mornings Futures,” Cruz argued that the bill will “kill manufacturing jobs” and “hammer small businesses” as well as “drive up gas prices.

Sen. Cardin denies Democrats’ Inflation Reduction Act will increase taxes during recession

Sen. Ben Cardin, D-Md., denied on Sunday that the Democrats’ Inflation Reduction Act would increase taxes for Americans amid a period of high inflation and possibly a recession. “Fox News Sunday” host Mike Emanuel asked Cardin if he was concerned even after Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., once said that a recession is the wrong time to raise taxes, noting how economists warned that more spending by the government could aggravate supply chain issues seen over the past year.

GOP senator recognizes passing of Jackie Walorski amid bill debate: ‘Light up a room like no other’

As the U.S. Senate kicked off its budget reconciliation Vote-a-rama Saturday night, one senator used a few moments to highlight Rep. Jackie Walorski and members of her staff, who died in a car accident this week. “Mr. President, I rise today to honor the lives of four Hoosiers were lost tragically in a car accident this week,” said Sen. Todd Young, R-IN, before the Senate chamber.

Republicans to force votes on border, energy, IRS and more in first tranche of ‘vote-a-rama’ amendments

The first Senate GOP amendments in Saturday night’s vote-a-rama include provisions on energy, the border and the IRS, as the Republicans try to kill Democrats’ social spending bill – or at least make it politically painful to pass.  Perhaps the most likely to succeed is an amendment to codify the Title 42 immigration policy from Sen. James Lankford, R-Okla. It may put the several Democrats who’ve said they support the policy in a tight spot, including Sen.

Trump makes law and order pitch at Texas CPAC, condemns raging crime and illegal immigration

Former President Donald Trump lambasted the rise in violent crime racking America’s cities, during a fiery speech at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in Texas.  DONALD TRUMP HINTS AT 2024 WHITE HOUSE COMEBACK BID: ‘THE TIME IS COMING’ “Savage criminals are being released on cashless bail to continue their violent rampages against the United States of America,” said Trump.

Elizabeth Warren blasts GOP’s ‘political gamesmanship’ after Dems reportedly ditch COVID tests for key vote

Massachusetts Democratic Sen. Elizabeth Warren dismissed reports that Democrats are foregoing coronavirus testing in order to allow the maximum number of senators to vote for the party’s social spending and taxation bill on Saturday night. “No. And oh, please,” Warren said when asked if she was told not to test for COVID in order to participate in Saturday’s “Vote-a-Rama.

Trump pledges to campaign against Manchin in West Virginia because of spending bill deal

Former President Donald Trump on Friday pledged to campaign in West Virginia against Sen. Joe Manchin because of the Democrat’s $739 billion tax hike and climate change deal.  Trump said that Manchin and Democratic Sen. Kyrsten Sinema of Arizona, who are both up for reelection in 2024, would pay a heavy political price for agreeing to back the deal after previously withholding their support.

Indiana becomes first state in nation to approve near-total abortion ban post Roe

Indiana Republican Gov. Eric Holcomb signed a bill Friday evening prohibiting most abortions. The new law bans the procedure except in cases of rape, incest and to protect the life and physical health of the mother. The rape and incest exceptions only apply in the first 10 weeks post-fertilization. Victims would not be required to sign a notarized affidavit attesting to an attack, which had previously been proposed. Abortions will also be allowed if a fetus is diagnosed with a lethal anomaly.

‘Documented Dreamers’ push for citizenship path

For hundreds of thousands of young legal immigrants, the clock is ticking toward self-deportation. Dip Patel was born in India, but after a stop in Canada, he came to the United States legally on his parents’ work visa when he was just nine years old. Country caps on certain employment-based visas mean when more than 200,000 – like Dip – turn 21 years old, they age out of the system, are forced to wait in line for a green card or even leave the country.

Democrats who don’t support Biden in 2024 refuse to explain plans for ‘new leadership’ in White House

Two Minnesota Democrats have said they will not endorse President Biden as the Democratic presidential nominee in 2024 and seek “new leadership,” but refuse to explain how exactly they will combat the president’s bid for re-election. Rep. Dean Phillips was recently asked during a town hall if he would support Biden in a bid for re-election, and he responded with a blunt “no.

Democratic House Majority PAC spending $20 million in midterm election ads to beat ‘extremist’ GOP candidates

Democratic House Majority PAC is spending roughly $20 million in ad buys for Democrats nationwide that will run in the final months before election day in November. The House Majority PAC, an organization dedicated to helping Democrats get elected, revealed plans in a press release Friday to pour millions of dollars into painting Republican candidates as “extremist,” out-of-touch, along the lines of President Biden’s ultra-MAGA messaging.

Trump-backed Kari Lake wins Arizona Republican gubernatorial primary

Kari Lake has won the Republican nomination for governor in Arizona’s primary election, the Associated Press called Thursday evening. For days, the hotly contested race between former TV news anchor Kari Lake and real estate developer and Arizona Board of Regents member Karrin Taylor Robson was too close to call as Lake’s lead was fewer than 12,000 votes. As of Wednesday morning, Lake had 46.2% of the vote, and Taylor Robson had 44.5% in the Republican primary.

DeSantis didn’t know staff declined ‘The View’ invite, has no interest in ‘partisan corporate media’

Gov. Ron DeSantis was unaware his team declined an invitation for him to appear on “The View” until after the fact, but said he wasn’t interested in being involved with “partisan corporate media,” the Florida Republican told Fox News on Thursday. A DeSantis aide, Bryan Griffin, recently tweeted an email he sent to “The View” rejecting a request for an interview with the Florida governor.

Police group may revoke Paul Pelosi’s membership after reports he flashed membership card during DUI arrest

FIRST ON FOX: A California law enforcement association said Thursday that it would review Paul Pelosi’s membership following reports he flashed his member card to officers during his DUI arrest in May. The California Highway Patrol 11-99 (CHP 11-99) Foundation confirmed that any member who brings its name or property into law enforcement contact is in violation of the group’s terms and conditions agreement.

Sinema agrees to ‘move forward’ with social spending and tax bill after Dems make changes

Sen. Kyrsten Sinema said Thursday she will “move forward” with the Democrats’ social spending and taxation bill, after previously holding out on deal struck by Sen. Joe Manchin and Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer.  “We have agreed to remove the carried interest tax provision, protect advanced manufacturing, and boost our clean energy economy in the Senate’s budget reconciliation legislation,” Sinema, D-Ariz., said.

Tim Scott defends Murkowski endorsement amid blowback from the right: ‘I like to win’

Sen. Tim Scott Thursday defended his endorsement of Sen. Lisa Murkowski for re-election, amid blowback from some Republicans who support her Trump-endorsed opponent, Kelly Tshibaka. “The road to socialism runs right through a divided Republican Party,” Scott, R-S.C., said. “I like winning and frankly the best shot at us keeping that seat is without doubt Lisa Murkowski.

Ron DeSantis spokesperson teases major announcement: ‘Prepare for the liberal media meltdown’

The office of Florida Governor Ron DeSantis is set to make a “major” announcement Thursday morning, a spokesperson said. Taking to Twitter Wednesday night, DeSantis’ press secretary Christina Pushaw teased the impact of the announcement and said it will cause the “liberal media meltdown of the year.” “MAJOR announcement tomorrow morning from @GovRonDeSantis. Prepare for the liberal media meltdown of the year,” Pushaw wrote.

Karoline Leavitt hopes to show young voters Democrats’ policies are to blame for ‘out-of-reach’ American dream

EXCLUSIVE: Karoline Leavitt, the 24-year-old former spokeswoman for House GOP Conference Chair Elise Stefanik and a former assistant press secretary for President Trump, said the American dream is “completely out of reach” for her generation of voters due to Democrats’ policies. Leavitt, who was born and raised in Atkinson, N.H. and is running for Congress in her home state, told Fox News young Americans “best be voting for conservatives” come November.

Sen. Cruz grills DOJ official on lack of prosecutions for protesters at Supreme Court justices’ homes

Texas Republican Sen. Ted Cruz grilled a top Justice Department official Wednesday over the lack of arrests made by law enforcement while protesters were demonstrating outside the homes of Supreme Court justices earlier this year.  “Congress has addressed this issue. It passed 18 USC 1507 making it a crime to protest at the home of a Supreme Court Justice while a case is pending,” Cruz told Assistant Attorney General Kenneth Polite, Jr.

Senate ratifies Sweden, Finland bids to join NATO amid Russia’s war on Ukraine

The U.S. Senate on Wednesday officially approved efforts by Sweden and Finland to join the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, in a rebuke to Russia amid its war on Ukraine.  The resolution passed 95-1 with Sen. Josh Hawley, R-Mo., as the only dissenting vote and Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., voting “present.” The Senate needed two-thirds of the body to vote in favor of ratification, and it will now head to President Biden to submit to NATO.

Republicans, Democrats react to Rep. Walorski’s tragic car crash death: ‘Just the worst news’

Lawmakers from both sides of the aisle shared their condolences after the tragic deaths of Rep. Jackie Walorski, R-Ind., her district director, and her communications director. Walorski, 58, and her staffers, communications director Emma Thompson, 28, and district director Zachary Potts, 27, were all killed in a Wednesday head-on collision in Elkhart County, Indiana.

New executive director of liberal dark money education group has repeatedly called to defund the police

The new executive director of a liberal dark money education group intent on combating conservative-led school reforms ahead of the midterms has repeatedly called for defunding the police. Heather Harding celebrated her new role as executive director at Campaign for Our Shared Future on Monday, tweeting, “It’s an incredible opportunity to be leading this organization that’s been on the frontlines of the fight for equity and inclusion in public education.

Two New York reps join growing list of Democrats who refuse to commit to supporting Biden in 2024

Two New York Democrats declined to say whether they would support President Biden for president in 2024 Tuesday, adding to the list of Democrats who are soft on the idea of a Biden re-election campaign. When asked during a debate if Biden should seek re-election, Rep. Jerry Nadler, D-NY, said it’s “Too early to say. Doesn’t serve the purpose of the Democratic Party to deal with that until after the midterms.” Rep.

Kansas voters reject constitutional amendment granting lawmakers ability to regulate abortion

Residents of Kansas have voted against an amendment to the state’s constitution that would have given lawmakers in the state the ability to regulate abortion, the Associated Press projects. With Tuesday’s vote, Kansas became the first state in the nation to vote on an abortion-related issue since the Supreme Court’s ruling to overturn federal protections for abortion granted under the 1973 landmark case Roe v. Wade.