American Action Network drops $4.5M in ads attacking Democrats on reconciliation bill

It remains on TV in Golden’s rural Maine seat, but AAN is expanding the campaign to include markets covering the current or future districts of Reps. Cindy Axne (D-Iowa), Matt Cartwright (D-Pa.), Vicente Gonzalez (D-Texas), Josh Harder (D-Calif.), Susie Lee (D-Nev.), Stephanie Murphy (D-Fla.), Tom O’Halleran (D-Ariz.), Kurt Schrader (D-Ore.), Mikie Sherrill (D-N.J.), Elissa Slotkin

Nebraska congressman expects indictment over allegedly lying to FBI

Nebraska Republican Rep. Jeff Fortenberry said Tuesday he expects the federal government to indict him for allegedly lying about illegal campaign funds he received in 2016. “I feel so personally betrayed,” Fortenberry said, alleging he has been wrongfully accused.   In a video released by the congressman, Fortenberry explained he illegally received funds from a

Biden plan puts chemical industry’s feet to the fire

The most notable shift in the new plan comes in its aggressive use of powerful new authorities Congress granted EPA in 2016 for regulating chemicals manufacturers. During the Trump administration, when former chemicals industry experts held key posts at the agency’s chemical safety office and research office, the agency often declined to require chemicals manufacturers

Matt Hancock’s United Nations role withdrawn

But the appointment attracted anger too, coming on the day a group of MPs had been highly critical of the government’s handling of the pandemic. And some in the international community questioned the MP’s expertise, past mistakes, and his suitability for such a challenging role. Source link

Biden seeks refuge from Connecticut hecklers: ‘I like kids better than people’

“I like kids better than people,” President Biden said Friday after getting a hug from a toddler in Connecticut while nearby protesters bellowed, “F–- Joe Biden.” “When I talked to all your folks out on the playground, I joked that everybody knows I like kids better than people. Fortunately they like me. That’s why maybe

Sinema rakes in Pharma and finance cash amid reconciliation negotiations

Sinema’s office did not respond to a request for comment. The pharmaceutical industry has spent millions of dollars on ads and lobbying to fight new rules and regulations that would amount to hundreds of billions of dollars in savings for the government — and consequential losses for the industry’s bottom line. Her individual donors also

The political peril that Biden didn’t see coming

That prospect has heightened concern among Democrats about the potential political fallout, and the administration has scrambled to address some of the root causes even as officials argue that there’s little they can do to resolve them on their own. The longer the issues last, the more likely they are to become politically perilous for