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    Text messages between FirstEnergy Corp. executives indicate Ohio Lieutenant Governor John Husted (R) had discussions with company officials related to the scandal-plagued House Bill 6, according to a motion filed with the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio.  In July 2019, Governor Mike DeWine (R) signed that measure into law, bailing out the FirstEnergy-operated Perry and Davis-Besse nuclear power plants to $1.3 billion. Federal attorneys have since accused numerous political bigwigs, including former Ohio House Speaker Larry Householder, of partaking in a $61 million bribery scheme to enact the bill. The company has itself been smacked with a $230 million fine for its part in the scandal.  The subsidies’ full implementation added an extra 85 cents a month to ratepayers’ bills. DeWine and the Ohio legislature repealed House Bill 6’s nuclear-plant buyouts last year. A text from FirstEnergy Senior Vice President Michael Dowling to Chief Executive Officer Chuck Jones in 2019 suggests Husted sought to impact policy contained in the legislation. “Just had long convo with JHusted…,” Dowling wrote. “JH is working on the ten years, he’s afraid it’s going to...
    Arizona Representatives, including Debbie Lesko (R-AZ-08), Paul Gosar (R-AZ-04), and Andy Biggs (R-AZ-05), all recently released statements slamming the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) as it passed the U.S. House Friday and will move on to President Joe Biden (D). “President Biden and congressional Democrats are so out of touch with everyday Americans that they just pushed through a massive tax and spending bill that will increase taxes, gasoline prices, and utility rates all while making the lives of Americans worse,” Lesko said. “I won’t do that to the American people and that is why I voted no.” Lesko stated that the bill would increase taxes by $17 billion on American households making less than $200,000 annually. This fact is backed by the Senate Finance Committee (SFC), which also states that major tax increases will fall on American manufacturers. Lesko further said that because of increased taxes and fees on U.S. oil and gas production, the price of gasoline might continue to rise. My statement on Democrats so-called Inflation Reduction Act⬇️ pic.twitter.com/RLoBnZJxKZ — Congresswoman Debbie Lesko (@RepDLesko) August 12, 2022 ...
    by Jennie Taer   The top levels of the Biden administration, including the White House and officials leading the Department of Justice (DOJ), were likely aware of the Mar-a-Lago raid and may have even moved the warrant forward, two retired FBI agents told the Daily Caller News Foundation. Former President Donald Trump announced Monday night that the FBI raided his Florida home, while the Department of Justice (DOJ) had an ongoing investigation into the possible mishandling of classified documents after 15 boxes of White House documents ended up at Mar-a-Lago, according to The Washington Post. Federal agents took away ten more boxes after the search, according to The Wall Street Journal, citing a source with knowledge. The retired FBI agents said that the White House likely received a briefing before the FBI conducted the raid. However, a White House spokesperson told the DCNF they “did not have notice of the reported action,” referring the DCNF to the DOJ, which declined to comment. “So an event like yesterday’s is orchestrated, and particularly because it’s done against the former president. It’s orchestrated at the highest levels,”...
    by Eric Lendrum   The 2022 midterms have seen an unusually high number of incumbents lose their primaries, with several more primaries still left to go that could potentially raise the final number to a 30-year high. Axios reports that thus far, 11 House incumbents – seven Republicans and four Democrats – have lost their primaries. The high number of primary losses is due to a number of factors, including the effects of redistricting after the 2020 census, as well as a major political realignment within both parties away from so-called moderates and in favor of more hardline, grassroots candidates. Five of the ousted incumbents were defeated by fellow incumbents due to their districts being combined, as a result of their states losing one seat following the census. Three of the four Democrats – Reps. Carolyn Bourdeaux (D-Ga.), Marie Newman (D-Ill.), and Andy Levin (D-Mich.) – lost to their colleagues Lucy McBath (D-Ga.), Sean Casten (D-Ill.), and Haley Stevens (D-Mich.), respectively. The fourth was Rep. Kurt Schrader (D-Ore.), one of the most moderate Democrats in the House, who lost to...
    At least 13 people have been injured in Pennsylvania after a car plowed into a fundraiser event for the families of 10 people who died in a recent house fire. The crash occurred at around 6.30pm on Saturday at a restaurant in Berwick, which was hosting a day-long event to raise money for the families of those killed in the fire earlier this month.  At least 13 people hurt in the crash were being triaged for medical care at nearby Geisinger Medical Center, WNEP-TV reported.  It wasn't immediately clear whether the crash was accidental, or the result of an intentional attack on the fundraiser.  At least 13 people have been injured in Pennsylvania after a car plowed into a fundraiser event for the families of 10 people who died in a recent house fire The crash occurred at around 6.30pm on Saturday at a restaurant in Berwick, which was hosting a day-long event to raise money for the families of those killed in the fire The areas around Center Street in Berwick were shut down after the crash, PA Homepage reported.  In...
    A fierce war of words has broken out between distinguished interior designers over the installation of electric gates at a famous National Trust hunting lodge in Hampshire. Critics have been left enraged at the 'horrific' gates installed by the new owner of the Odiham Hunting Lodge's, Francis Sultana, which appeared before planning permission was granted, the Times report. Sultana, 49, an interior designer and ambassador of culture for Malta, submitted plans to Hart district council for a pair of metal gates at the grade II listed building - once described as the 'prettiest small house in the world'. According to the planning proposals, the new gates would be positioned behind the traditional white wooden gates which frame the iconic Jacobean Revival façade of three elaborate gables that have made the house famous.  But Sultana, who moved in to the National Trust property last year, has come under fire from a coalition of outraged acolytes of legendary interior designer John Fowler, who lived at Odiham lodge until 1947 and crafted it into the quintessence of English country house design. Sultana, who moved in to the National Trust...
    YouTube/Discovery+ Alison Victoria & Retta on “Ugliest House in America.” For five episodes, viewers have watched as HGTV hunted down the wackiest, tackiest and least practical homes throughout the country on “Ugliest House in America.” But, ahead of the finale, designer Alison Victoria seemingly spoiled the season 2 winner on Instagram. WARNING: STOP READING IF YOU DO NOT WANT SPOILERS FOR SEASON 2 OF “UGLIEST HOUSE IN AMERICA.” This season’s theme is “Ugly in Paradise,” focusing on vacation destinations. Much like the first season, Retta toured three houses in each region. The houses were judged on ugly appearance, bad function and trouble in paradise, with one being named a regional finalist. Of the five finalists, one will receive a $150,000 makeover from the “Windy City Rehab” star. The homes in contention are House With No Privacy in Palm City, Florida; The Jailhouse Rock in Larkspur, Colorado; The Linoleum Showroom in Los Angeles, California; Unwelcome to the Terrordome in High Rolls, New Mexico and The Inconvenient Dollhouse Willmar, Minnesota. So, which house won?House With No Privacy Is Crowned the...
     FROM penthouse apartments to sprawling estates to alleged affair love nests, Marilyn Monroe's houses ran the gamut of glamour. In the 36 years that she lived, the actress called a number of places her home. 12It’s been 60 years since the passing Marilyn Monroe.Credit: Getty It’s been 60 years since the passing of Hollywood’s most notable sex icon – now you can take a look inside the homes that played a significant part in entertainment history. The actress was born in California as Norma Jeane Mortensen. Growing up she was shuffled between orphanages and foster care before marrying her first husband when she was just 16. Not long after tying the knot, she met her second husband, New York Yankees legend Joe DiMaggio, with whom she was married for nine months. Subsequently, in 1954, she moved into a penthouse at West Hollywood’s Granville Towers in California. Today, the top unit features a curvaceous staircase in the entryway, the condo measures 2,032 square feet and spans two stories with city views. Outside, a private courtyard offers a...
    THE duo who discovered a top doctor had been killed in a plot involving three silver bars and a box of Cuban cigars will speak out on their haunting discovery. Dr Joseph Sonnier was the chief pathologist at a local hospital who was found dead in his Texas home.  4Dr Joseph Sonnier and his girlfriend up until his death, Rachel Shetin. Her previous boyfriend's obsession turned deadly, and he put a hired hit on SonnierCredit: Courtesy Richelle Shetina 4Suspicious of his whereabouts, Dr Sonnier's landscaper Becky Shurbet went around to the back of his home to find one of the panels of windows out of placeCredit: ABC He was stabbed and shot to death when a hit was put on him by the jealous ex of his girlfriend. The prosecution found in 2015 that Amarillo, Texas plastic surgeon Dr. Thomas Michael Dixon had paid his friend David Shephard three silver bars and a box of Cuban cigars to kill Sonnier,  ABC writes.  Dixon had what they believed to be an envious obsession with Sonnier dating his ex-girlfriend Richelle Shetin. Legally,...
    The woman who narrowly escaped death after Anne Heche's car plowed into her house igniting a fire that destroyed her home and belongings gave a heartfelt message to the late actress' family and friends.  Despite her own losses, Lynne Mishele expressed her sorrow on her Instagram page a few hours after it was confirmed that Heche had been taken off life support due to brain injury caused by smoke inhalation. 'The news of Anne Heche passing is devastating. Her family and her friends and her children especially really have suffered a great loss and my heart goes out for them,' she said. 'This entire situation is tragic and there really are just no words. I am sending love to everyone involved.' The previous day, Mishele thanked her supporters in a video posted on the GoFundMe page that was created on her behalf by neighbors and the owners of the house. ‘Hi everyone, it's Lynne Mishele still recovering and trying to figure out up from down, but I did want to send a huge, huge thank you to everybody from all...
    (CNN)In another era, Liz Cheney would have been exactly the kind of candidate Republican leaders would champion. She has the voting record, the pedigree, the fortitude, the eloquence and the smarts they might look for in the party's first female presidential nominee. But in this, the Era of Trump, traditional political strengths have been supplanted by blind loyalty to the standard bearer. So it is that Wyoming's sole Congress member has become a pariah in her own party, stripped of her House leadership position, expelled by her state's GOP, widely derided and essentially banished for having the audacity to fight for something conservatives like her used to hold dear: America's democracy. Jodi Enda Because Cheney had the gall to take on Donald Trump and his insurrectionists, the former president has taken on Cheney by promoting her primary challenger. On Tuesday, if the polls are to be believed, Cheney will lose.Read More But shed no tears for Liz Cheney. Her star has never shone more brightly. Cheney is the breakout star of this summer's blockbuster TV series: the hearings of...
    Washington (CNN)The Democratic chairs of the House Intelligence and Oversight Committees have asked federal intelligence leadership for a congressional briefing and for a damage assessment after the FBI seized 11 sets of classified documents at former President Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago home earlier this week.House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff and House Oversight Chairwoman Carolyn Maloney requested Avril Haines, director of National Intelligence (DNI), to conduct an immediate review following the extraordinary search of a former President's home, according to a letter Saturday obtained by CNN. The DNI oversees the intelligence community in the executive branch."Documents show the FBI's search was an evidence-gathering step in a national security investigation about presidential records at Trump's Florida home," Maloney and Schiff wrote. "The facts that are now public make clear that a damage assessment is appropriate."The FBI on Monday executed a search warrant at Mar-a-Lago, with agents removing 11 sets of classified documents, some of which were marked as "top secret/SCI" -- one of the highest levels of classification. Key lines from the search warrant and receipt for Trumps Florida homeCourt documents unsealed...
    GETTING burgled – having the home where you once felt safe ransacked – is something you do not get over quickly. I remember when it happened to me. 7Since 2019 46 per cent of areas have had all burglary cases marked as unsolvedCredit: Getty 7Top cop Andy Cooke admitted faith in the criminal justice system is collapsing as offenders are 'rarely caught and punished'Credit: PA In the middle of the night I heard an intruder downstairs and made a whispered 999 call. Then, after creeping halfway down the stairs, I saw a man, all in black, who had guided himself around my dining room using the light from my open fridge, and was scarpering with my laptop. Within minutes the police and their dogs arrived. Two caring officers had a cup of tea, reassured me it wasn’t personal because there was a spate of burglaries in the area, and filled me in on everything I needed to know about being a victim of burglary. Weeks later they got in touch to say they had caught him. It was such...
    The investigation into Anne Heche's August 5 car crash will come to an end after it was confirmed the actress died Friday from injuries sustained in the crash, according to the Los Angeles Police Department.  The  crash was being investigated as a possible felony.  'As of today, there will be no further investigative efforts made in this case,' the LAPD said in a statement.  'Any information or records that authorities that have been requested prior to this turn of events will still be collected as they arrive as a matter of formalities and included in the overall case. When a person suspected of a crime expires, we do not present for filing consideration.' Heche, who spent a week on life support following the August 5 crash, swerved her blue Mini Cooper into the Los Angeles home of Lynne Mishele and suffered a severe anoxic brain injury and lung damage from smoke inhalation. The house is owned by Jennifer Durand, but was being rented out by Mishele.  Mishele was luckily in a different section of the house when the crash occurred and escaped...
    Popping sounds heard during a fire involving two structures and multiple vehicles in Washington Township weren't from ammunition, as some witnesses surmised, local authorities said. The Pascack Road homeowner was out when paint cans apparently combusted in what became an intense, three-alarm fire across the street from Memorial Field late Friday afternoon, they said. A shed and a vehicle apparently went up first, then an SUV that could be seen from the street, witnesses said. The fire then began burning up the house, they said. The shed was destroyed, the vehicles totaled and the house seriously damaged. Firefighters did an excellent job keeping the blaze from doing even more damage to the residence, as well as from affecting neighboring homes, the witnesses said. The fire was declared under control shortly after 5 p.m., an hour or so after it was called in. Mutual aid responders either at the scene or in coverage included firefighters from Westwood, Ho-Ho-Kus and Saddle River.
    President Joe Biden said, 'Our children and grandchildren will remember this for many years to come: this bill changes their lives and secures their future more than almost anything Washington has done for decades.' WASHINGTON (AP) — Over the last year, President Joe Biden watched pieces of his domestic agenda get thrown overboard in an effort to keep it afloat. Free community college, child care funding, expanded preschool — all left behind. But there was at least one critical piece that emerged largely intact, albeit not unscathed. The legislation approved by the Senate over the weekend includes nearly $400 billion for clean energy initiatives, the country's largest-ever investment in fighting global warming. The measure, which includes other provisions on taxes and prescription drugs, is expected to be passed by the House on Friday before going to Biden's desk for his signature. In a statement to The Associated Press, Biden said the legislation will help fulfill his campaign promise to "build a clean energy future and create jobs for American workers building that future." "Our children and grandchildren will remember this...
    The White House has slammed the attack on author Salman Rushdie, who remains on a ventilator after being stabbed multiple times at a literary event in upstate New York. Rushdie, 75, was attacked by Hadi Matar, 24, as he got onto the stage to give a speech at the Chautauqua Institution. The nerves in his neck were severed in the attack, meaning that he could lose an eye, and his liver was damaged according to his agent. National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan, on behalf of the White House, said in a statement: ‘Today, the country and the world witnessed a reprehensible attack against the writer Salman Rushdie. ‘This act of violence is appalling. All of us in the Biden-Harris Administration are praying for his speedy recovery. ‘We are thankful to good citizens and first responders for helping Mr. Rushdie so quickly after the attack and to law enforcement for its swift and effective work, which is ongoing.' Rushdie has been the subject of death threats from the Iranian regime since the late 1980s, and his attacker is understood to be...
    HERBERT NEUBAUER/APA/AFP via Getty Images President Joe Biden‘s White House has denounced the “reprehensible” attack on author Salman Rushdie, calling the violence “appalling.” Rushdie was attacked on Friday before giving a speech at the Chautauqua Institution in New York. Rushdie has spent decades under threat after Iranian leaders urged Muslims to kill the author over his writings. Late Friday night, the White House released a statement from National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan, on behalf of the administration, denouncing the attack and offering prayers for Rushdie’s recovery: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 12, 2022 Statement by National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan on the Attack Against Writer Salman Rushdie Today, the country and the world witnessed a reprehensible attack against the writer Salman Rushdie. This act of violence is appalling. All of us in the Biden-Harris Administration are praying for his speedy recovery. We are thankful to good citizens and first responders for helping Mr. Rushdie so quickly after the attack and to law enforcement for its swift and effective work, which is ongoing. According to the latest, Mr. Rushdie is in the...
    A WOMAN who finally moved into the same house as her husband after 20 years living apart has admitted the move caused nothing but tensions for them. Claire Burke, 55, and her husband, David, 49, were married and shared a child together, but spent 20 years living in separate houses to keep the spark in their marriage alive. 5The couple say living together has been nothing but trouble for their relationshipCredit: Caters 5Claire and David tied the knot 20 years agoCredit: Caters They finally relented and bought a house together last year but now admit they have struggled with living under the same roof. Claire says she felt more like her husband's cleaner than his wife after she was landed with cleaning up his dirty clothes left lying around the house, toothpaste in the sink and his gym equipment, left scattered all over the garden. They've now agreed to split their shared house in two and have gone back to having separate bedrooms. The pair even watch TV in different locations in their home as they could never agree on...
    Getty Kyle Cooke and Amanda Batula. The cast members of “Summer House” love to celebrate, and every season they pull out all the stops for Kyle Cooke’s birthday. The Bravo veteran’s special day falls right in the middle of the filming schedule at the Hamptons party house every summer. Over the years, the “Summer House” cast parties have featured July 4th and twisted fairytale themes. Cooke usually rocks his signature 1980s mullet for the cast’s bashes, and for his 40th birthday it was no exception, but this time he did it with a twist. Here’s what you need to know about the latest “Summer House” bash:Kyle Cooke Had a Cowboy-Themed Party for His 40th View this post on Instagram A post shared by Bravo ❥Love (@bravolovebaby) View this post on Instagram A post shared by ???????????????? ???????????????????? ???????? ???????? ???????????????????????????? ???????????????????? (@your_new_fav_bravo_paige_) Filming for “Summer House” season 7 is in full swing, and it coincided with Cooke’s birthday, which is August 4. In photos shared on Instagram, Cooke was seen wearing his mullet wig with black...
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    Getty Matisse Thybulle #22 and Tyrese Maxey #0 of the Philadelphia 76ers. Following recent developments, the Philadelphia 76ers find themselves in the middle of the NBA’s biggest storylines. Kevin Durant listed Philly among his desired landing spots, along with the Boston Celtics. Since this news surfaced, the two-time Finals MVP has been spotted hanging out with former teammate and Sixers star James Harden. This has caused fans to connect all possible dots that could lead to a blockbuster trade going down. Along with Sixers fans, some analysts believe Philly could be the best situation for Durant if he does land a change of scenery. However, due to having limited at their disposal, Daryl Morey will be fighting an uphill battle as he attempts to add another superstar trade to his resume. Recently, the people over at Bleacher Report came up with one trade to bolster each NBA team’s starting lineup. As expected, the Sixers acquire the disgruntled All-Star forward. In the scenario, they part ways with Tobias Harris, Tyrese Maxey, Matisse Thybulle, and two first-round picks in exchange for Durant. ...
    Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-CO) railed against the Inflation Reduction Act during a floor speech that turned into a spectacle on Friday. The measure ultimately passed the House. The Senate passed the bill last week and it will now head to President Joe Biden’s desk for his signature. Its passage is a major win for Biden and Democrats on healthcare, climate change, and taxes. Boebert rose to deliver what was supposed to be a one-minute speech that turned into a two-and-a-half-minute ordeal replete with the chair declaring, “The gentlewoman’s time has expired” five times. “Insanity is doing the same thing repeatedly and expecting a different result,” she began. “That makes the supporters of this legislation, by definition, insane. Reckless spending in this town is what causes inflation.” The congresswoman went on in this fashion for until the chair noted, “The gentlewoman’s time has expired.” She pressed on nonetheless. “And it does the exact opposite of what Americans need right now,” she said. “This is just another con game by the Democrats calling something one thing and saying another–” “The gentlewoman’s time...
    The warrant was unsealed by a U.S. federal judge and revealed what was taken by the FBI at Trump's residence. The list of items taken from the residence lists 11 sets of classified documents, and several documents listed as "top secret." The warrant also indicated that Trump was being investigated for a potential violation of the Espionage Act. The search at Trump's residence was conducted on Monday morning and was confirmed by the former president in a scathing statement he released later that evening. The former president's supporters have accused the FBI of being politically motivated, but his critics hailed the development as being long overdue. After facing criticism about the raid, U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland announced on Thursday that he had signed off on the search warrant and said that the Department of Justice would ask a federal judge to unseal the order. The former president then released a statement declaring that he would not fight the unsealing of the search warrant but would actively seek for it to be unsealed. Defenders of...
    President Joe Biden celebrated the passage of the Inflation Reduction Act Friday afternoon, praising a far-reaching bill that was left for dead less than one month ago. Biden, who is vacationing at a South Carolina mansion, called the bill a win for the people in a tweet fired off soon after the act's party-line passage. READ MY LIPS: BIDEN ADMINISTRATION PANNED FOR 'NO NEW AUDITS' PLEDGE "Today, the American people won. Special interests lost," it reads. "With the passage of the Inflation Reduction Act in the House, families will see lower prescription drug prices, lower health care costs, and lower energy costs. I look forward to signing it into law next week." Today, the American people won. Special interests lost.With the passage of the Inflation Reduction Act in the House, families will see lower prescription drug prices, lower health care costs, and lower energy costs. I look forward to signing it into law next week.— President Biden (@POTUS) August 12, 2022 Along with signing the bill after returning to Washington, Biden plans a larger...
    Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney (D-NY) dinged MSNBC guest host John Heilemann for supposedly devoting too much coverage to the news about Donald Trump improperly taking government documents to his Florida estate upon leaving office. The FBI executed a search warrant at Trump’s Mar-a-Lago residence on Monday, kicking off a firestorm among conservatives. On Friday, the warrant was unsealed by a judge, as well as receipts indicating the materials the FBI removed from the property. The warrant indicates Trump is being investigated for potential violations of federal law, including the Espionage Act. Also on Friday, the House passed the Inflation Reduction Act, a significant legislative victory for President Joe Biden in the realms of healthcare and climate change. The bill already passed the Senate, so it will now head to Biden’s desk for his signature. Heilemann welcomed Maloney to Friday’s edition of Deadline: White House, where he began by asking the congressman for his thoughts on the Trump drama. “Before we get on to your boasting about how great things are going for Joe Biden and the Democratic Party right now,”...
    Those who've seen or spoken to Donald Trump this week say he's more energised and confident about a political comeback than at any time since he reluctantly left the White House in January 2021, falsely claiming to have won the presidential election. Far from being cowed by Monday's FBI raid on his Florida home, he's buoyed up by the Republican party rallying behind him with one voice, boasting that even long-standing critics in his own party have publicly condemned the FBI and backed him. The gerontocracy that controls the Democrats was hoping the FBI raid would discredit Trump and deter him from another bid for the presidency. They couldn't have been more wrong. The raid has boomeranged badly on the Biden administration, making it more certain than ever that Trump will run again for the Republican nomination, more likely than ever to win it (indeed, as things stand, he's unstoppable) — and start the next presidential election race as likely favourite to re-take the White House in November 2024, whoever his Democratic opponent. Those who've seen or spoken to Donald...
    Erik Wasson (Bloomberg) — House Democrats delivered the final votes needed to send President Joe Biden a slimmed-down version of his tax, climate and drug price agenda, overcoming a year of infighting and giving themselves a cornerstone achievement to campaign on for the November congressional election. The legislation passed the House Friday on a party line 220-207 vote. Biden tweeted that he would sign it next week. The bill passed the Senate on a 51 to 50 vote on Sunday with Vice President Kamala Harris breaking the tie, and Speaker Nancy Pelosi could not afford more than a few defections with the slim Democratic majority in the House. Given the high stakes, Biden personally called lawmakers to ensure support in the House throughout the week, a White House official said. In the end, Democrats voted unanimously for the bill even though the spending is far less than the $10 trillion measure progressives like New York’s Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez initially pushed. It also doesn’t raise the $10,000 limit on the deduction for state and local tax, or SALT, which moderates from high-tax...
    SAUL LOEB/AFP via Getty Images House Republicans plotted a long-shot scheme Friday before a vote on the Inflation Reduction Act, with hopes of killing it long after its passage. The bill was unanimously opposed by Republicans when, and it passed 220 – 207 Friday evening. It will now head to President Joe Biden’s desk for a signature. It passed along party lines in the split Senate a week ago, after Vice President Kamala Harris cast the 51st and deciding vote. There was little to no doubt it would pass in a majority Democratic House, so Republicans banked on a long shot before voting began. Axios reported: Republicans, led by members of the right-wing House Freedom Caucus, plan to get “as many members as possible to vote by proxy” in order to deny Democrats a physical quorum, two senior Republican aides told Axios. The bill would still pass, but Republicans hope a company affected by the tax provisions in the bill will then sue to challenge the law’s constitutionality. The plan is someday down the road, a court will overturn the...
    The House of Representatives passed President Joe Biden's sweeping $370 billion Inflation Reduction Act Friday.  When the count bypassed 218 votes - meaning passage - applause broke out on the House floor.  The vote was along party lines, with 220 Democrats for the legislation and 207 Republicans opposed.  Democrats cheered in the well of the House when House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced the final totals.  The legislation - which passed the Senate with only Democratic votes on Sunday - reduces the price of prescription drugs and health insurance and includes a number of green energy initiatives, two major pillars of Biden's original Build Back Better plan.  It installs a 15 percent minimum tax rate on corporations, raising enough funds to also pay down the deficit.   'And today, today is really a glorious day for us. We send to the president's desk a monumental bill that will, will be truly for the people, the Inflation Reduction Act,' House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said during her Friday morning press conference. Pelosi commended Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer for ushering the package through the...
    Naomi Biden has given a behind-the-scenes look at her festive bridal shower — 99 days before she and her fiancé, Peter Neal, are to tie the knot at the White House. The 28-year-old, who is the eldest daughter of Hunter Biden and his ex-wife, Kathleen Buhle, took to Instagram on Friday to post photos from the intimate celebration attended by her loved ones, including her mother and younger sister Maisy.  'Lucky to love and be loved by these ladies,' she captioned the carousel of images.  Naomi Biden (pictured with her younger sister Maisy) celebrated her upcoming White House wedding with an intimate bridal shower attended by her family  Per tradition, her fiancé, Peter Neal, 24, (pictured) stopped by the festive party  A sweet photo from the day shows Peter lying down with his back resting on Naomi's lap Naomi looked every bit the bride-to-be in a white linen puff sleeve top paired with a matching skirt, large white stud earrings, and a whimsical flower crown on her head.  The Columbia Law graduate shared screenshots of the Polaroid pictures that were taken throughout the...
    The most ambitious Democratic legislation since the Affordable Care Act is now officially on its way to President Joe Biden’s desk. On Friday afternoon, the U.S. House passed a $430 billion bill focused on climate change, health care, and tax reform by a margin of 220 to 207, with all Democrats voting for the bill and all Republicans voting against it. With the U.S. Senate having approved the bill on a party-line margin on Sunday, Democrats are heading into the August recess—and the heart of the 2022 campaign season—invigorated, having finally notched a legislative win that had escaped them for over a year. The bill with the midterm-focused name of the “Inflation Reduction Act” is the culmination of Democrats’ tortured quest to see how much of their agenda they could stuff into a bill without losing a single vote in the Senate and more than a handful of votes in the House. The legislation heading to the White House now does not, contrary to its name, do much to directly fight inflation. Instead, it addresses three key priorities that...
    The exact place in history of a rare, early Apple computer up for auction remains unclear, but people with direct knowledge and expertise say it may be the device Apple co-founders Steve Wozniak and Steve Jobs showed off at a pivotal meeting that led to the retail launch of their first home computer, the Apple-1. A story last week by this news organization, quoting key players from the PC industry’s early days, cast doubt on claims about the computer’s place in history. But this week, Paul Terrell, who owned the computer stores where Apple-1s were first sold, and Achim Baqué, curator of the “Apple-1 Registry” that tracks the computers, suggested the auction-block device may well be the early prototype Wozniak and Jobs showed off at the Homebrew Computer Club meeting in 1976 in Menlo Park, and that Jobs brought to show Terrell at his Byte Shop in Mountain View the next day. “I have no doubts it is the prototype presented to Paul,” Baqué said. Terrell said this week that the computer “could have been the one” Wozniak and Jobs...
    New York (CNN Business)If nothing else can be said with certainty about Donald Trump after a week of coverage filled with speculation about the purpose of the FBI search at Mar-a-Lago, it is that he still has the biggest cable TV news channel, Fox News, solidly behind him. He also has the editorial boards of The Wall Street Journal and New York Post, two other major platforms owned by Rupert Murdoch, on his side so far.One reason that matters is that both newspapers carried editorials highly critical of Trump in the wake of the last hearing by the House committee investigating the Jan. 6 insurrection. Furthermore, CNN and others like the Washington Post reported on and analyzed what appeared to be widening cracks in the relationship between the former president and the Murdochs. Whatever the nature of that relationship might be behind closed doors, the opinion hosts and writers of Murdoch's properties were firmly in Trump's corner in the wake of the Monday search, particularly Fox. There was neither hesitation nor mixed messaging. Fox hosts were all in with Trump...
    (CNN)While authorities in Evansville, Indiana, work to determine what caused a deadly house explosion earlier this week, a utility company said preliminary information indicates there were no natural gas leaks at the time."The information we have thus far, we are reporting that there are no indications of issues with CenterPoint Energy's natural gas system," Natalie Heddy, a spokesperson for the company, said during a Friday news conference. "We have performed multiple leak surveys that are indicating no natural gas reads."Three people were killed and at least 39 homes were damaged, 11 of which were left uninhabitable, following Wednesday's blast, authorities said.The victims were identified as Charles Hite, 43, his wife, Martina Hite, 37, and Jessica Teague, 29, according to the Vanderburgh County Coroner. Their causes and manners of death are still pending autopsies, Chief Deputy Coroner David Anson said earlier this week.Cause of Indiana house explosion that killed 3 and damaged 39 homes still undetermined, authorities sayCharles and Martina Hite had been married for about three years, Martina's cousin, Tina Louise Hasenor, said, adding the couple were in their home...
    A HALF-NAKED body with just a shirt tied around its neck and socks on, has washed up near Billy Joel's home and former Kardashian house in the Hamptons. The corpse has been identified as Keith Viagas - a 63-year-old Opera director from New York City. 3Keith Viagas, 63, (pictured) was found dead in the water of Sag Harbor Cove in the HamptonsCredit: Facebook 3Viagas was the director of artistic planning at The Opera Orchestra Of New YorkCredit: Facebook 3He lived in a small home that overlooked Sag Harbor, which is lined with celebrity homesCredit: E! Two kayakers had found him lying face down in the water of Sag Harbor Cove, New York on Monday morning. A witness told Page Six that "he was nude apart from a black shirt around his neck, black socks or swim booties on. "It was a ghastly sight to stumble across on a beautiful August summer morning," the witness added. Southampton Police Lt Susan C. Ralph said: "He's a long-term resident but he was not reported missing because he would commonly go away...
    The National Archives snapped back on Friday at Donald Trump's claim that Barack Obama took 33 million pages of classified documents from the White House, saying it was not true. The agency said, in accordance with the Presidential Records Act (PRA), Obama's unclassified presidential records are in a facility they control in Chicago while the classified Obama records are in a secure facility in the Washington D.C. area. Obama has no control over them, the agency said.  'As required by the PRA, former President Barack Obama has no control over where and how NARA stores the presidential records of his administration,' the National Archives and Records Administration noted in a statement. Trump alleged on Friday that Obama kept 'lots' of classified documents after leaving the White House. 'President Barack Hussein Obama kept 33 million pages of documents, much of them classified,' Trump said in a post on Truth Social. 'How many of them pertained to nuclear? Word is, lots!' Trump mentioned Obama in multiple Truth Social posts on Thursday that asked 'what happened' to millions of pages of documents he...
    Republican Rep. Lauren Boebert had her mic cut on the House floor Friday as she blasted the Democrats' Inflation Reduction Act. 'You are sacrificing American families at the altar of climate change. You're using the power of the federal government for armed robbery,' Boebert insisted.  The $370 billion bill is expected to pass the House with only Democratic votes later Friday afternoon.  It includes a number of green energy and healthcare provisions and provides funding to bolster the workforce at the Internal Revenue Service.  The Colorado Republican argued that encouraging inflation data was evidence that the bill didn't need to be passed.  'Mr Speaker, isn't it so? Joe Biden himself said inflation rates is at 0 percent. So what the heck are we doing here? Why are we passing the so-called Inflation Reduction Act if it's at O percent,' Boebert said.  'The gentlewoman's time has expired,' the chair said, banging a gavel, interrupting the Colorado congresswoman. 
    President Joe Biden is set to meet Chinese President Xi Jinping face-to-face in Southeast Asia this November. The meeting is expected to take place at either the G-20 summit in Indonesia from Nov. 15-16 or the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit in Bangkok, Thailand, in the following days, according to a report from the Wall Street Journal. The trip would be Xi's second international trip since his visit to Myanmar in January 2020. The two leaders had agreed over a phone call in July to meet in person sometime in the near future, per the White House. AIR RAID SHELTER LOCATION APP BECOMES MOST DOWNLOADED IN TAIWAN FILE - This combination image shows U.S. President Joe Biden in Washington, Nov. 6, 2021, and China's President Xi Jinping in Brasília, Brazil, Nov. 13, 2019. The White House says President Joe Biden and China’s Xi Jinping will hold their much-anticipated virtual summit on Monday evening. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, Eraldo Peres, File) Alex Brandon, Eraldo Peres/AP "China supports Indonesia and Thailand as the hosts of the two conferences, and...
    WASHINGTON — With little more than 48 hours between the counting of the final votes Tuesday night and his swearing in on Friday morning, Republican Rep. Brad Finstad has been caught up in a whirlwind. The farmer from New Ulm, who is also a former U.S. Department of Agriculture official, swiftly gathered his family to accompany him here and undergo a rapid tutorial on becoming a new member of Congress. With his wife, Jackie, in the U.S. House gallery and his seven children seated before him, Finstad took the pledge to serve the residents of the 1st Congressional District right after the House was gaveled in to begin another day of partisan bickering. The contentious issue on Finstad’s first day in Congress was a vote on a Democratic priority, a massive health and climate change bill known as the Inflation Reduction Act. Article continues after advertisement But Finstad’s swearing in by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi had a bipartisan, celebratory feel. Rep. Betty McCollum, D-4th, the dean of Minnesota’s congressional delegation introduced Finstad and praised his “life of public service” and...
    House Freedom Caucus Chairman Scott Perry (R-PA) confirmed he has received his cellphone back after it was seized on Tuesday as part of the Justice Department’s investigation into the use of fake electors to try to overturn 2020 election results. “Nothing really to update — got the phone and you live your life,” Perry told the Washington Examiner on Friday. REPUBLICAN REP. SCOTT PERRY SAYS FBI SEIZED HIS PHONE Perry was served with a warrant for his cellphone by three FBI agents while traveling with his family, just one day after the FBI raided former President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago estate as part of a separate investigation. Perry blasted the seizure, calling the move a “banana republic tactic.” “They made no attempt to contact my lawyer, who would have made arrangements for them to have my phone if that was their wish. I’m outraged — though not surprised — that the FBI under the direction of Merrick Garland’s DOJ, would seize the phone of a sitting Member of Congress," he said in a statement. "My phone...
    (CBS DETROIT) — The story of one of Motown’s legendary groups is live this month at the Detroit Opera House. The musical, titled “Ain’t Too Proud – The Life and Times of The Temptations,” opened this week and will run through Aug. 28. READ MORE: Invasive Spotted Lanternfly Found in Oakland County; What To Do If You See OneAccording to a press release, the musical has been nominated for 12 Tony Awards and tells the story “of brotherhood, family, loyalty, and betrayal, as the group’s personal and political conflicts threatened to tear them apart during a decade of civil unrest in America.” #Detroit, we’re home! And, the homecoming celebration continues at the @DetOperaHouse now through 8/28. When will we be seeing you? ???? https://t.co/4LeWSMOGMn @BroadwayDetroit #ainttooproudtour #detroitoperahouse pic.twitter.com/fv7pK5la0M — Ain't Too Proud (@AintTooProud) August 11, 2022 The Temptations included original members Elbridge Bryant, Melvin Franklin, Eddie Kendricks, Otis Williams and Paul Williams, according to the Motown Museum. Bryant was replaced by David Ruffin after the group was signed by Motown in the 1960s. READ MORE: Woman Found Dead Inside...
    By Dan Berman | CNN Former President Donald Trump is reportedly nearing a decision on when to announce a 2024 bid to return to the White House, but his legal troubles continue to build — not just with the recent FBI search at Mar-a-Lago. Multiple federal and state investigations are ongoing regarding the January 6, 2021, attack on the US Capitol, his efforts to overturn the 2020 presidential election, his handling of confidential documents and his family business. Civil lawsuits accusing Trump of defamation and spurring on US Capitol rioters also remain on the docket. Here’s an updated list of notable investigations and lawsuits: White House documents: Did Trump mishandle classified material? The search warrant executed at Trump’s Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida on Monday sent shockwaves through the legal and political worlds and shows the Justice Department’s criminal investigation into the handling of classified information is accelerating. After days of misinformation on the right about the search, fueled by Trump and his allies, Attorney General Merrick Garland broke his silence on Thursday and announced that the department had filed in...
    President Joe Biden and the first family are on vacation at the $20 million Kiawah Island estate of a prominent political donor who has given lavishly to Biden and Democrats, as well as anti-Trump Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY). The 10,500-square-foot, nine-bedroom oceanfront retreat is owned by Maria Allwin, the Connecticut-based widow of real estate and hedge fund manager James Allwin, and she has hosted Biden in years past, including while he was vice president. “They stayed here before and they’re not paying,” a source close to the family told the New York Post. “They’ve never paid. They’re just friends.” Biden asked Allwin if he could stay at her home, the source told the Post. DOJ ORDERED TO RESPOND AFTER REQUESTS TO UNSEAL FBI'S TRUMP RAID WARRANT Biden arrived on the island Wednesday accompanied by first lady Jill, son Hunter, his wife Melissa, and baby Beau. He is expected to stay a week before returning to his home state of Delaware. The White House has disclosed few details of Biden’s vacation and did not respond to questions from the Washington Examiner...
    House Speaker Nancy Pelosi scolded Republicans for verbal attacks on the FBI made by some of their members in the aftermath of Monday's raid of former President Donald Trump's Florida home, Mar-a-Lago.  'You would think there would be an adult in the Republican room that would say, just calm down, see what the facts are, and let's go from that instead of - again - instigating assaults on law enforcement,' Pelosi told reporters at a Friday press conference.  Members of Trump's party have called for investigations into the Department of Justice and for the FBI to be 'defunded' in the aftermath of Monday's raid of Trump's Florida home and private club.  House Speaker Nancy Pelosi scolded Republicans for verbal attacks on law enforcement made by some of their members in the aftermath of Monday's FBI raid of former President Donald Trump's Florida home, Mar-a-Lago Republicans have aimed their ire at the FBI in the aftermath of Monday's raid of former President Donald Trump's home and private club, Mar-a-Lago  An armed man was killed after trying to breach an FBI facility...
    U.S. Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-CO) refused to end her remarks attacking popular Democratic legislation known as the Inflation Reduction Act, and after being repeatedly warned – four times – she was over time as she ranted and delivered falsehoods on the House floor her microphone was finally cut. Congresswoman Boebert, part of the far-right fringe that has taken over the Republican Party, yelled and wagged her finger as she spread misinformation. In an ironic twist the pro-gun activist and former owner of Shooters Grill angrily – and falsely – claimed the bill mandates the hiring of 87,000 armed IRS agents. “What are we doing here? What are we passing this so-called Inflation Reduction Act if inflation is at zero percent?” she asked. READ MORE: Here’s How Lauren Boebert Is Defending Screaming at Biden as He Addressed Veterans With Burn-Pit Cancer Inflation in fact for the month of July was flat, coming in at zero percent, which brought the annual inflation rate down from 9.1% to 8.5%. “Well in fact it’s the inflation enhancement act,” Boebert, a spreader of conspiracy theories...
    Dozens of firefighters were on hand to help knock down an early morning fire that unexpectedly broke out in a Frederick County home and rapidly spread, displacing a family. A house fire was reported shortly before 3:30 a.m. on Friday, Aug. 12 in the 4200 block of Ed McClain Road in Monrovia inside a single-family home, according to officials. Upon arrival, firefighters said that they located a fire showing from the back porch which worked its way up to the roof and attic space. Officials said that it took a crew of 50 firefighters approximately 45 minutes to get the fire under control and extinguish any flare-ups or hotspots at the scene. No injuries were reported, but a family of four adults, two children, and two pets were displaced and are being assisted by the American Red Cross. The cause of the fire remains under investigation.
    by Eric Lendrum   Two Democratic members of the U.S. House of Representatives are publicly asking Democratic voters in Wyoming to vote for Congresswoman Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.) in her upcoming primary, as she faces likely defeat at the hands of a pro-Trump challenger. According to the Daily Wire, Congressmen Tom Malinowski (D-N.J.) and Dean Phillips (D-Minn.) made their appeals to Wyoming Democrats in online campaign ads this week, voicing their support for Cheney’s re-election. “Liz Cheney and I don’t agree on everything,” says Malinowski in a Facebook ad. “But we’re on the same side today, fighting for a country where we settle our differences by voting, not violence. Wyoming Democrats can put country over party too by registering to vote for her in the Republican primary.” Phillips made a similar demand in another ad, saying “you might be a little surprised that I’d be supporting Liz Cheney in her bid to continue representing Wyoming in the U.S. House, but principle must always come before politics, and nobody has shown more honor, integrity, and courage than she.” “So I ask you...
    The D.C. Memo is a weekly recap of Washington political news, journalism, and opinion, delivered with an eye toward what matters for Minnesota. Sign up to get it in your inbox every Thursday. WASHINGTON — The FBI’s raid this week on Mar-a-Lago, former president Donald Trump’s Florida home, touched off a wave of outrage among a great swath of the GOP, with many Republican lawmakers using the incident to raise campaign cash, bolster their support among Trump voters and bash the Biden administration and Democrats in general. According to the Washington Post, the National Archives had been aggressively contacting people in Trump’s orbit to demand the return of documents – both classified and unclassified – they believed were covered by the Presidential Records Act. Late Thursday, the Post reported that some  the documents in question were highly classified papers pertaining to nuclear weapons. So, the FBI went looking for the papers at Mar-a-Lago, in the process opening a safe and  leaving with dozens of boxes. The Democratic mantra was “no one is above the law.” But the raid sparked...