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    Freedom Caucus Rep. Lauren Boebert is expected to call out House Republican Party leadership today in a fiery CPAC speech on Saturday, demanding assertive conservative governing from a potential GOP majority. Boebert will tell the party she has been 'disappointed too many times' in a speech that suggests she may be unwilling to support certain Republicans who will vie for leadership positions in the party, including Rep. Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., who will run for speaker if the GOP gains a majority in the November 2022 election.  Boebert plans to tell the audience she and her 'fellow warriors' in the House Freedom Caucus are 'ready for battle,' at the Conservative Political Action Conference in Dallas, Fox News reports. 'I wish I could tell you that I had full faith in GOP leadership in both the House and Senate to defund the deep state and to hold the Biden regime accountable,' she's expected to say.  On the list of Boebert's proposed priorities are 'end medical tyranny, secure the southern border and fire Anthony Fauci.'  She will say that any Republican opposed to...
    BEIJING (AP) — China announces unspecified sanctions on U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi for her visit to Taiwan. Copyright © 2022 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, written or redistributed.
    TOKYO (AP) — U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi says China will not isolate Taiwan by preventing U.S. officials from traveling there. Copyright © 2022 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, written or redistributed.
    Speaker Nancy Pelosi visited the heavily-fortified DMZ during her trip to South Korea on Thursday, another controversial stop after her touchdown in Taiwan.  Her visit to the 155-mile-long, 2.5-mile-wide zone separating North and South Korea made her the highest-ranking U.S. official to visit the area since President Donald Trump met North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un there in 2019.  Pelosi confirmed the visit by posting photos to her social media accounts and issuing a press release. She said, during her time on the border, she thanked the U.S. service members there, 'who stand as sentinels of Democracy on the Korean peninsula.' South Korean president Yoon Suk-yeol told Pelosi her trip to the DMZ, where North and South Korean forces stand face-to-face, was seen as 'a sign of strong deterrence between South Korea and the US against North Korea.' But Yoon came under fire for not meeting face-to-face with speaker, instead holding a 40-minute phone call with her because he is on summer vacation.  Speaker Nancy Pelosi and her congressional delegation visited the heavily-fortified DMZ during their trip to South Korea Speaker Nancy...
    NANCY Pelosi's husband Paul has pleaded not guilty to his May DUI arrest hours after the House Speaker's controversial trip to Taiwan. Paul's , who did not appear in court, was represented by his attorney during his arraignment on Wednesday after being arrested for driving with a blood alcohol content of .08 or higher in Napa County, California. 3Nancy Pelosi's husband Paul pleaded not guilty following his May DUI arrestCredit: Napa County DOC 3Paul's court date came hours after his wife's controversial visit to Taiwan on Tuesday eveningCredit: Getty 3Paul Pelosi was allegedly driving with a blood alcohol content of .08 or higherCredit: ABC7 According to court documents, Paul, 82, who was driving a Porsche, allegedly blew past a stop sign and struck an SUV while on his way home from a dinner party the night of May 28. Responding police officers said the 82-year-old was sitting in the driver seat of his Porsche and appeared to be drunk. “His eyes appears red/watery, he was unsteady on his feet, his speech was slurred, and he had a strong odor of...
    House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) called out critics of her trip to Taiwan and suggested the “big fuss” may have something to do with gender. At an event with Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen on Wednesday, Pelosi pointed out that earlier trips to the region by lawmakers like Sens. Bob Menendez (D-NJ) and Lindsey Graham (R-SC) in April did not cause nearly as much controversy, especially in China. Pelosi’s trip was condemned by numerous Chinese officials, and President Joe Biden previously noted military officials expressed concern to the Speaker over her travel plans. “They made a big fuss because I’m the Speaker, I guess. I don’t know if that was a reason or an excuse because they didn’t say anything when the men came,” Pelosi said. Approximately two dozen Republican senators, including Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY), did sign a letter ahead of Pelosi’s trip in support of the Speaker of the House. Pelosi celebrated both her and Ing-wen being women who have become firsts for the gender. “It’s a great pride for us today, the first woman speaker in...
    Newsmax Chief White House Correspondent James Rosen was taken aback and grateful when White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre called on him at a briefing — then wound up blowing him off minutes later. At Tuesday’s White House briefing, Jean-Pierre was joined by National Security Council Coordinator for Strategic Communications John Kirby to field questions on a variety of national security issues. Rosen — not the most popular figure to roam the White House campus these days — was surprised and grateful when Jean-Pierre called on him to ask questions of Kirby. But within minutes, Jean-Pierre was blowing Rosen off and “moving on” after his welcome had quickly worn out: MS. JEAN-PIERRE: James, are you ready? MR. ROSEN: Oh, my goodness… MS. JEAN-PIERRE: Okay. MR. ROSEN: Thank you! MS. JEAN-PIERRE: The floor is yours. MR. ROSEN: Thank you. Admiral, one on Taiwan, if you would, and one on the Middle East very quickly. You keep telling us that U.S. policy hasn’t changed and that the United States does not support an independent Taiwan. And yet, if we look at what Speaker Pelosi...
    Lawmakers on both sides of the aisle are on edge after House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s trip to Taiwan this week—and some say they are disappointed in what they describe as the White House’s lackluster response. The Department of Defense and State Department gave a classified briefing to the Senate Foreign Relations Committee Monday evening, and, according to Sen. John Barrasso’s (R-WY) recollection, senators from both parties expressed concern that the Biden administration didn’t more full-heartedly back up Pelosi when China started issuing threats. “Members were very clear—from both parties—with the White House and the administration as to our thoughts on the wisdom of Speaker Pelosi’s trip,” Barrasso told The Daily Beast. “The White House should have supported the Speaker of the House when the threats were made about the Speaker of the House. I thought the White House showed significant weakness by saying, well, we don’t know, as opposed to saying this is the Speaker of the House of the United States she’ll go if she decides to go.” Ahead of the trip, the White House had made it abundantly...
    Speaker of the U.S. House Of Representatives Nancy Pelosi, attending a meeting at the Legislative Yuan, Taiwan's house of parliament on August 3, 2022. Photo by via Getty Images)Central News Agency | Getty Images News | Getty ImagesWhat I am looking at Aug. 3, 2022 House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's visit to Taiwan is over. Tensions subside. World is divided into democracy and autocracy and we will defend Taiwan with everything we have. Declaration of independent. Pelosi met with Taiwan on semiconductors and talked about the CHIPs bill. South Korea's Samsung and Hynix reevaluating investments in China because no subsidies.
    TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi departs Taiwan after visit that heightened tensions with China. Copyright © 2022 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, written or redistributed.
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    Speaker of the U.S. House Of Representatives Nancy Pelosi, attending a meeting at the Legislative Yuan, Taiwan's house of parliament on August 3, 2022. Photo by via Getty Images)Central News Agency | Getty Images News | Getty Images Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen thanked U.S. House speaker Nancy Pelosi for her support of democratic values as the pair met in Taipei on Wednesday. Pelosi's visit to Taiwan makes her the highest-ranking U.S. official to visit Taiwan in 25 years, drawing the ire of China which has called the move a breach of the one-China policy and an interference in China's internal affairs. Tsai said she was committed to working with the U.S. over security in the Taiwan straits and the wider Indo-Pacific region and vowed to deepen economic cooperation and supply chain resilience with the U.S. This is breaking news. Please check back for updates. TVWATCH LIVEWATCH IN THE APPUP NEXT | ETListen
    Nancy Pelosi, the Speaker of the US House of Representatives, is a principled woman. Her visit to Taiwan is entirely consistent with the admirable stance she's displayed against the Chinese government since it massacred thousands of its own protesting citizens in Tiananmen Square in 1989. Pelosi has been a Cassandra figure on Capitol Hill for decades, warning of Beijing's menace but ignored by the Washington establishment – much as Winston Churchill's warning about the danger of Hitler's Germany in the 1930s was only heeded too late. Pelosi doubted the consensus which held that as its economy grew, China would fold into Western institutions and begin to behave like us. It hasn't. It won't. And she was right. Nancy Pelosi, the Speaker of the US House of Representatives, is a principled woman, writes Mark Almond. Pictured: US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi being greeted by Taiwan Foreign Minister Joseph Wu  Chilling footage shared on Chinese social network Weibo appears to show amphibious tanks on the coast of Fujian along the Taiwan Strait U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi posed for photos after she...
    Drew Angerer/Getty Images House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) may have found herself with rare support from Republicans over her trip to Taiwan, but former President Donald Trump is still no fan. Trump joined numerous China officials in condemning the trip, posting to Truth Social and accusing Pelosi of “always causing trouble.” The Republican also seemed to suggest that there could be negative consequences to come from Pelosi’s highly-publicized trip, saying, “nothing she does turns out well.” “Why is Crazy Nancy Pelosi in Taiwan. Always causing trouble. Nothing she does turns out well (Two failed impeachments, loss of House, etc. WATCH!” Trump wrote. Screenshot via Truth Social Despite the lack of support from Trump, more than two dozen Republican senators, including Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY), signed a letter showing their support for Pelosi’s travel plans. Twenty-six Senate Republicans, including McConnell, issue statement saying: “We support Speaker of the House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi’s trip to Taiwan.” pic.twitter.com/sU9bMlcCQ0 — Manu Raju (@mkraju) August 2, 2022 “This travel is consistent with the United States’ One China policy to which we are committed....
    (CNN)US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi landed in Taipei on Tuesday, marking a significant show of support for Taiwan despite China's threats of retaliation over the visit. Pelosi's stop in Taipei is the first time that a US House speaker has visited Taiwan in 25 years. Her trip comes at a low point in US-China relations and despite warnings from the Biden administration against a stop in Taiwan. A Taiwanese official told CNN that Pelosi is expected to stay in Taipei overnight. Pelosi and the congressional delegation that accompanied her said in a statement on Tuesday that the visit "honors America's unwavering commitment to supporting Taiwan's vibrant democracy.""Our discussions with Taiwan leadership will focus on reaffirming our support for our partner and on promoting our shared interests, including advancing a free and open Indo-Pacific region," the House speaker's statement said. "America's solidarity with the 23 million people of Taiwan is more important today than ever, as the world faces a choice between autocracy and democracy."Pelosi's stop in Taiwan was not listed on the itinerary of her congressional visit to Asia, but...
    By HUIZHONG WU and EILEEN NG TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi arrived in Taiwan on Tuesday night despite threats from Beijing of serious consequences, becoming the highest-ranking American official to visit the self-ruled island claimed by China in 25 years. Pelosi’s visit has triggered increased tension between China and the United States. China claims Taiwan as part of its territory, to be annexed by force if necessary, and views visits by foreign government officials as recognition of the island’s sovereignty. China had warned of “resolute and strong measures” if Pelosi went ahead with the trip, but has given no details on what they might be. Speculation has centered on threatening military exercises and possible incursions by Chinese planes and ships into areas under Taiwanese control. The Biden administration did not explicitly urge Pelosi to call off the visit, while seeking to assure Beijing it would not signal any change in U.S. policy on Taiwan. Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi said Washington’s betrayal “on the Taiwan issue is bankrupting its national credibility.” “Some American politicians are playing...
    Taiwan has risked the ire of Beijing today after their tallest building displayed an LED message thanking Nancy Pelosi for visiting as she approaches the contested island.  Pelosi arrived in her Air Force plane - with its distinctive blue and white colors and American flag on the tail - in Taipei on Tuesday night and is set to meet Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen, a day after landing in Singapore to kick off her tour of Asia. Dozens of supporters stood with welcome banners outside the hotel where the US House Speaker is supposed to be staying in Taipei despite the alleged aggression from China.    The Taipei 101 skyscraper was also illuminated ahead of Pelosi's expected visit, with signs reading: 'TW hearts US' and 'Welcome to TW Speaker Pelosi.'  It was confirmed at 10:47pm local time that Pelosi's airplane had landed in Taiwan.  US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, wearing a pink suit, touches down in Taiwan at 10:45pm local time despite threats from China  The Taipei 101 skyscraper was seen illuminated with signs welcoming the US House Speaker to the city ...
    Follow DailyMail.com's latest updates on U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's visit to Taiwan, a trip that could significantly escalate tensions with Beijing, which claims the self-ruled island as its own territory. Andrea Cavallier Host commentator 15:00 Is Nancy Pelosi going to Taiwan? House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is expected to touch down in Taipei around 10:40 a.m. ET. Pelosi would be the highest-ranking U.S. elected official to visit Taiwan since 1997. Her jet left the Malaysian capital of Kuala Lumpur on Tuesday morning, according to flight-tracking website Flightradar24. The site crashed earlier after 300,000 people tried to chart Pelosi's journey. China has repeatedly warned against Pelosi going to Taiwan, which it claims as its own, and the US said on Monday that it would not be intimidated by Chinese 'sabre rattling' over the visit. U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi is expected to arrive in Taipei later on Tuesday. Pictured: Pelosi waves as she leaves the Parliament House after a meeting with Malaysian officials in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 14:57 Flight tracker website...
    NANCY Pelosi has served as the Speaker of the United States House of Representatives on two separate occasions. As Speaker of the House, Pelosi is second in the presidential line of succession after Vice President Kamala Harris. 2Nancy Pelosi has served as Speaker of the House since 2019Credit: EPA Where is Nancy Pelosi today? On May 20, 2022, the archbishop of San Francisco, Salvatore Cordileone, announced that Nancy will no longer be allowed to receive the Holy Communion because she supports abortion rights. The letter by the archbishop stated: "should you not publically repudiate your advocacy for abortion 'rights' or else refrain from referring to your Catholic faith in public and receiving Holy Communion, I would have no choice but to make a declaration, in keeping with canon 915, that you are not to be admitted to Holy Communion." He continued: "As you have not publically repudiated your position on abortion, and continue to refer to your Catholic faith in justifying your position and to receive Holy Communion, that time has now come." Read More on The US SunPIONEER How...
    PHOENIX (AP) — The Republican speaker of the Arizona House faces voters Tuesday and the anger of supporters of former President Donald Trump after he rejected pleas to help overturn the 2020 election results and testified before Congress about the efforts. Speaker Rusty Bowers is trying to move to the state Senate because of term limits and faces an opponent who criticizes him for refusing to help Trump or go along with a contentious 2021 “audit” that Republican leaders in the Senate commissioned. Bowers faces an uphill battle in the eastern Phoenix suburb of Mesa, especially after the state Republican Party censured him following his June testimony before the panel investigating the Jan. 6, 2021 attack on Congress and Trump endorsed his opponent, former state Sen. David Farnsworth. “I’m well aware that I’m highly distrusted,” Bowers told The Associated Press. “My district is a very Trump district, and who knows how this is all going to work out. “And if it doesn’t work out, great, I’d do it all again the same way,” Bowers said. Trump pressured...
    Donald Trump lashed out at Arizona House Speaker Rusty Bowers on Monday, after the Republican state official told ABC News that he would never vote for the former president again. Bowers had been censured by the Arizona GOP after he testified in front of the Democrat-led House select committee investigating the January 6 attack on the US Capitol in June. The state politician told lawmakers at the public hearing that the ex-president tried to pressure him to overturn Joe Biden's narrow victory in Arizona's 2020 presidential election. Trump took to his Truth Social app one day after he appeared on ABC's This Week to claim Bowers was incapable of managing elections or the southern border crisis. 'Remember Arizona, your so-called "Speaker," Rusty (an appropriate name because he is Rusty, just like steel gets rusty and weak) Bowers, is absolutely terrible,' the former president wrote. 'He is "weak" and wrong on everything, including your horrible Open Border and pathetic election "counting." Vote him out!'  Despite testifying against Trump before the January 6 committee, Bowers still praised him and his policies, and...
    By EILEEN NG and ZEN SOO | Associated Press KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia — U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi held talks with officials in Singapore on Monday at the start of her Asian tour, as questions swirled over a possible stop in Taiwan that has fueled tension with Beijing. While there have been no official announcements, local media in Taiwan reported that Pelosi will arrive Tuesday night, becoming the highest-ranking elected U.S. official to visit in more than 25 years. The United Daily News, Liberty Times and China Times — Taiwan’s three largest national newspapers — cited unidentified sources as saying she would arrive in Taipei after visiting Malaysia and spend the night. Such a visit will spark fury in Beijing, which regards Taiwan as its own territory and has repeatedly warned of “serious consequences” if the reported trip goes ahead. “If Pelosi insists on visiting Taiwan, China will take resolute and strong measures to defend its sovereignty and territorial integrity,” Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Zhao Lijian said in Beijing, without giving details. “Those who play with fire will perish by...
    US House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi is expected to visit Taiwan on her trip to Asia, despite warnings from China that its military 'will not sit idly by' if she does.  Senior Taiwanese government officiala and a US official both told CNN that the stop is on her trip, even though it is not on her public itinerary. The Taiwanese official said that she is expected to stay in Taiwan overnight, and the US official added that defense department officials were working on securing a plan to keep her safe, according to CNN.  China said on Monday that its military 'will not sit idly by' if she makes the visit.  The latest warning was issued during a Chinese foreign ministry briefing by pokesperson Zhao Lijian, who said that because of Pelosi's status as the 'No. 3 official of the US government', a visit to Taiwan, which China claims as its own, would 'lead to egregious political impact'. Pelosi kicked-off a tour of four Asian countries in the early hours of Monday morning in Singapore amid intense speculation that she may risk...
    Arizona House Speaker Rusty Bowers declared Donald Trump “has no idea what courage is” as he slammed the Arizona Republican Party for politically exiling him and siding with the former president. Bowers spoke to ABC News’ Jon Karl following the Arizona GOP Executive Committee’s declaration that the former “has lost the confidence of a majority of Republican Party leaders and his colleagues in the legislature in the State of Arizona.” Karl noted that Trump just held a rally in Arizona where he pronounced Bowers a “RINO” who “disgraced himself” because he testified to the January 6th Committee about the former president’s attempts to pressure him into helping overturn the 2020 election. Asked for his response to Trump’s attacks, Bowers said “he has no idea what a hard life is, and what people have to go through in the real world. He has no idea what courage is.” Karl also asked Bowers for his thoughts about the hold Trump has over the Republican Party, particularly in Arizona. “They rule by thuggery, and intimidation,” Bowers said. “They found a niche, they found...
    Washington (CNN)House Speaker Nancy Pelosi plans to depart Friday for a tour of Asia, though whether she stops in Taiwan remains uncertain, a person familiar with the plans said. Pelosi's trip includes stops in Japan, South Korea, Malaysia and Singapore -- all US allies in the region. But a drop-in to self-governing Taiwan was still only tentative as China issues warnings about the House speaker making a possible visit and US-China relations are at a low point.Pelosi is bringing a delegation of fellow lawmakers on the visit. She has refused to answer reporters' inquiries about her plans, saying on Wednesday in response to a question about a potential Taiwan visit, "I never talk about my travel. It's a danger to me."Taiwan has emerged as a serious point of conflict between the US and China, as US officials fear a more imminent Chinese move on the self-governing island. National security officials have quietly worked to convince Pelosi of the risks her potential trip to Taiwan could pose during a highly sensitive moment.Read MoreIn a lengthy and candid phone call on Thursday,...
    Paul Pelosi’s lucrative purchase of stock in a semiconductor company just before Congress considered providing subsidies to the industry has provided weeks of negative headlines for House Speaker Nancy Pelosi — and it isn’t the first time her husband's investments have caused headaches for his powerful wife. A number of other transactions executed by Paul Pelosi have raised eyebrows over the years for intersecting uncomfortably with the work Nancy Pelosi has pursued in the House. The latest dust-up over semiconductor stocks has renewed bipartisan interest in a bill to limit the ability of lawmakers to trade stock in companies they regulate. Nancy Pelosi previously opposed bans on stock trading for members of Congress and has offered only tepid support for the concept even as scrutiny of her husband’s wealth grows. Paul Pelosi’s investing portfolio outperforms the market, and his picks have gained such a reputation for generating success that traders can now follow his investments on an app if they wish to mimic his stock purchases. Here are a handful of times Paul Pelosi’s investments have spawned bad press for...
    Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich spoke at the America First Promise Luncheon and bashed Pennsylvania Senate candidate John Fetterman and making claims about the decor within his office in the state capitol. This is not the first time Gingrich has gone after Fetterman, the current lieutenant governor of Pennslyvania. In May, the former Speaker of the House told Fox News’ Sean Hannity that Fetterman was a socialist and will likely lose his election bid. Gingrich claimed during his speech that Fetterman replaced the American flag in his Capitol office with the “marijuana flag and the gay pride flag.” As shown in the tweet below, Fetterman had added a display of flags outside his office that caused controversy. Fetterman vowed to defy the law prohibiting these flags and continue replacing the flags once removed, however, the lieutenant governor reportedly never removed the American flag from inside his office. Pennsylvania Lt. Gov. John Fetterman plans to defy a Republican-backed law banning his weed and LGBTQ rights flags. Fetterman says he’ll keep replacing the flags after they’re removed from the state Capitol....
    The Arizona Republican Party’s Executive Committee formally censured Arizona Speaker of the House Rusty Bowers (R-Mesa) this week, calling on Republicans to vote him out of office during the primary election this year, and urging his Legislative District 10 and the Maricopa County Republican Party to issue their own censures. The two-page censure contains a lengthy list of Bowers’ actions on bills in the Arizona Legislature and declares he is “unfit to serve the platform of the Republican Party and will of the voter of the Republican Party of Arizona.” Arizona GOP Chair Kelli Ward tweeted, “he is no longer a Republican in good standing & we call on Republicans to replace him at the ballot box in the August primary.” The @AZGOP Executive Committee formally censured Rusty Bowers tonight— he is no longer a Republican in good standing & we call on Republicans to replace him at the ballot box in the August primary. Full press release from AZGOP coming soon. — Dr. Kelli Ward ???????? (@kelliwardaz) July 20, 2022 The first bill cited in the censure is...
    President Joe Biden said this week the U.S. military does not support a potential trip to Taiwan by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), a concern she brushed off, bringing the difference of opinion into public view between the nation's two highest-ranking Democratic officeholders. The Financial Times reported on Pelosi’s planned trip, but her office said it does not typically confirm or deny her international travel ahead of time, citing security concerns. However, it does not appear the Biden administration supports such a trip. 187 MINUTES: SIX KEY MOMENTS FROM HOUSE JAN. 6 HEARING ON TRUMP'S TIMELINE On Wednesday, after being asked by a reporter whether he thinks it is a good idea for Pelosi to travel to Taiwan this summer, Biden replied, “I think that — the military thinks it’s not a good idea right now, but I don’t know what the status of it is.” Biden and Pelosi are usually on the same page politically in public. That includes strategizing on moving the Biden administration's agenda forward, even amid the president's falling approval ratings. But...
    Arizona House Speaker Russell “Rusty” Bowers, a Republican and a key House Jan. 6 committee witness, was censured by the Arizona GOP Executive Committee Tuesday. Bashing the top Republican in the state house for siding with Democrats on a myriad of hot-button issues, the state's GOP Party Chairwoman Kelli Ward declared he was "no longer a Republican in good standing" and urged Republicans to "expel him from office" in the Aug. 2 primary. PRO-TRUMP ARIZONA REPUBLICANS TARGET RUSTY BOWERS AFTER JAN. 6 TESTIMONY "Bowers has lost the confidence of a majority of Republican Party leaders and his colleagues in the legislature in the state of Arizona," the resolution declared. "The Executive Committee of the Republican Party of Arizona hereby formally censures Representative Rusty Bowers and shall immediately cease any and all recognition and support of him as a member of the Republican Party." The @AZGOP Executive Committee formally censured Rusty Bowers tonight— he is no longer a Republican in good standing & we call on Republicans to replace him at the ballot box in the...
    The Republican Party of Arizona has formally censured the Speaker of the House, Republican Rusty Bowers, declaring he is “no longer a Republican in good standing,” and “unfit to serve” one month after he was a “star” witness in a nationally-televised hearing held by the U.S. House Select Committee on the January 6 Attack. Dr. Kelli Ward, the chair of the Arizona GOP and a Trump acolyte who attempted to have the vote counting stopped on election night, made the announcement late Tuesday. Ward posted the resolution that does not mention Bowers’ testimony but makes claims that accuse him of bipartisanship, and calls on “all registered Republicans to expel him permanently from office in the impending primary election.” Last month Speaker Bowers testified that numerous top Trump allies, and Donald Trump himself, spoke with him after the election in apparent attempts to pressure him to overturn the results of the 2020 presidential election in Arizona, a state Joe Biden won. Among those he said spoke with him were Rudy Giuliani, Jenna Ellis, John Eastman, and Rep. Andy Biggs (R-AZ), according...
    It is 2022 and Donald Trump is still trying to overturn the 2020 presidential election he lost. Wisconsin State Assembly Speaker Robin Vos (R) told WISN in Milwaukee on Tuesday that the former president called him “within the last week” to ask him to overturn the 2020 election results in his state. Trump lost Wisconsin to Joe Biden by more than 20,000 votes. Vos said Trump phoned him after the state Supreme Court ruled this month that absentee ballot drop boxes are illegal. Reporter Matt Smith asked when Vos last spoke with Trump. “Within the last week,” Vos replied. “Within the last week?” Smith reacted. “Before or after he tweeted about you?” Smith asked, referring to a post from Trump on his social media platform Truth Social. The post referred to Vos as a RINO (Republican in name only) and again baselessly claimed the election was rigged against him. “Before,” Vos answered. “It’s very consistent. He makes his case, which I respect. He would like us to do something different in Wisconsin. I explained that it’s not allowed under the...
    The Chinese government has warned of “resolute and strong measures” if House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) goes through with her reported trip to Taiwan next month. Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian said Tuesday that Pelosi’s planned trip to Taiwan would “severely undermine China’s sovereignty and territorial integrity, gravely impact the foundation of China-U.S. relations, and send a seriously wrong signal to Taiwan independence forces.” He added that “if the U.S. were to insist on going down the wrong path, China will take resolute and strong measures to safeguard its sovereignty and territorial integrity.” The Chinese government has long sought to bring the territory of Taiwan under its control, including through forcible annexation or invasion. While Taiwan is self-governed and receives U.S. defense support, despite not being recognized. U.S. relations with Taiwan became unofficial in 1979 after the U.S. agreed to establish diplomatic relations with the Chinese mainland. CHINA USES BOLTON COUP BOAST TO ATTACK US-LED INTERNATIONAL ORDER "We do not confirm or deny international travel in advance due to long-standing security protocols," Pelosi spokesman...
    Nancy Pelosi's office said the House speaker had no prior knowledge of or involvement with any stock transactions after a financial disclosure report showed that her husband, Paul Pelosi, had purchased up to $5 million in stocks for a top semiconductor company days before the Senate is poised to vote on a bill that would benefit the U.S. chip manufacturing industry. The California Democrat's team also noted that the disclosures indicate the transactions are earmarked for spouse. PELOSI'S HUSBAND BUYS COMPUTER-CHIP STOCK AHEAD OF $52B SENATE VOTE THIS WEEK "The Speaker does not own any stocks. As you can see from the required disclosures, with which the Speaker fully cooperates, these transactions are marked 'SP' for Spouse. The Speaker has no prior knowledge or subsequent involvement in any transactions," Nancy Pelosi's spokesman, Drew Hammill, told the Washington Examiner. Paul Pelosi, an avid stock trader, was shown to have spent between $1 million and $5 million to purchase 20,000 shares of the semiconductor company Nvidia in late June, around the same time when he sold portions of...
    State Representative Rusty Bowers (R-Mesa) is facing stiff competition for the Republican nomination for the state senate seat he is now running for, political watchers say, as the term-limited Arizona House Speaker campaigns against the well-known, Trump-endorsed former State Senator David Farnsworth to represent the people of the 10th Legislative District. State Representative Jake Hoffman (R-Queen Creek) warned that Bowers is a “career politician” who “will betray you repeatedly then lie to make you think they were on your side the whole time.” In a post on Telegram, he relayed a couple of his bad experiences in the Arizona Legislature with Bowers, while refuting Bowers’ new campaign ad. New Ad! The contrast in this election is clear. I will continue to get things done for Arizona, not just talk. I would be honored to earn your vote for state Senate. pic.twitter.com/n4aVa1T1CT — Speaker Rusty Bowers (@speakerbowers) July 8, 2022 Hoffman said, “In Rusty’s ad he claims ‘we passed new pro-life legislation’ yet fails to tell voters that he personally ensured the death of my motion to introduce a full...
    Neil W. McCabe, the national political editor of The Star News Network, covered the “Meet and Greet” held July 12, 2022, for former Tennessee House Speaker and GOP House hopeful Beth Harwell. Harwell is running in the Aug. 4, 2022, primary for the nomination to run for the TN-05 House seat. Speaking after the event, Harwell said she was not aware of the contributors to the VIEW PAC, such as abortion philanthropist Melinda Gates and Tim Ranney, who gave the fund $200,000, and was fined by the U.S. government $8 million for illegal credit report practices. The former schoolteacher said the fund, which endorsed Wyoming Republican Rep. Liz. Cheney, also endorsed Tennessee Republican Sen. Marsha Blackburn. TRANSCRIPT: McCabe: The race for the Republican nomination in Tennessee’s Fifth Congressional District is one of the most contested in the country. After her Capitol Hill meet and greet, former Tennessee House Speaker Beth Harwell told The Tennessee Star and The Star News Network why she thinks her chances of winning are good. Harwell: I love Middle Tennessee. I’ve lived here for 38...
    Georgia’s House Speaker this week turned the heat up on Major League Baseball (MLB), which moved its All-Star Game from Atlanta to Denver last year in protest of Georgia’s SB 202 election integrity law. “Earlier this week, I wrote to [MLB] Commissioner [Rob Manfred] and called on him to announce a future All-Star Game in Atlanta,” said Georgia Speaker of the House David Ralston (R-District 7). “Georgia’s Election Integrity Act made voting more accessible and secure. False claims to the contrary have been proven wrong. Time for him to make this right.” Earlier this week, I wrote to @MLB Commissioner and called on him to announce a future All-Star Game in Atlanta. Georgia’s Election Integrity Act made voting more accessible and secure. False claims to the contrary have been proven wrong. Time for him to make this right. #gapol pic.twitter.com/64W6HxycyW — Speaker David Ralston (@SpeakerRalston) July 8, 2022 He attached the letter to a tweet. “In a few weeks, the MLB All-Star Game will take place in Los Angeles,” the letter says. “As this event approaches, I am reminded...
    Mississippi House Speaker Philip Gunn said he believes a 12-year-old girl raped and impregnated by her father should not be allowed to have an abortion. The powerful Republican said he didn't think abortion laws should make exceptions for rape and incest, noting how he personally believes 'life begins at conception' and 'every life is valuable.' Gunn issued his controversial remark just hours after the Supreme Court upheld Mississippi's 15-week abortion ban and overturned Roe v. Wade, the landmark decision that guaranteed abortion rights in the U.S. Mississippi's current legislation permits for an abortion in cases of rape but does not allow an exception for incest. Gunn said he wasn't sure 'what the Legislature's appetite' would be for ensuring child rape and incest victims could obtain abortions, but reiterated that he doesn't think officials should revisit the law.  When asked if a 12-year-old who was raped by a relative should be forced to carry her child to term, Mississippi House Speaker Philip Gunn said he didn't think abortion laws should make exceptions for rape and incest. He reiterated that he personally believes 'life...
    Mississippi House Speaker Philip Gunn celebrates the end of reproductive rights and says rape and incest shouldn't be considered a dealbreaker in his bid to take all reproductive rights With the official decision by the six radical theocratic clerics on the Supreme Court to take away reproductive rights, so-called “trigger” laws have come into question. In Mississippi, a 2007 trigger law is set to go into effect on Jan. 7 that will ban abortion after 15 weeks “except in cases where necessary for the preservation of the mother’s life or where the pregnancy was caused by rape.” The lawsuit that overturned Roe v. Wade was filed by Mississippi Attorney General Lynn Fitch’s office and she has finally caught the car she was chasing. Having caught that car, Republicans can’t even pretend to lie about how much of an infringement on Americans’ rights this is. Mississippi House Speaker Philip Gunn is answering questions about the new law, and he has some big ideas of how the 2007 trigger law doesn’t go far enough. Rape? Incest? Gunn thinks those things are God’s will and in fact, the moment...
    Watch the latest video at foxnews.com House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) said “when” he becomes the next Speaker of the House, he will remove Reps. Adam Schiff (D-CA) and Eric Swalwell (D-CA) from their positions on the House Intelligence Committee. Democrats are widely expected to lose their majority in the House after November’s midterm elections. Appearing on Jesse Watters Primetime, McCarthy told the eponymous host that a crew from the Late Show that had been arrested for unlawful entry at the Capitol complex had been let in by a former Schiff aide. “You know who let them back in?” McCarthy said. “A former Schiff staffer.” “Of course,” said Jesse Watters. “He’s got his fingerprints on everything. And they’re filthy.” “But I’ll promise you this,” McCarthy declared. “When I’m Speaker, he will not be on the intel committee anymore. And you know what else? Swalwell won’t either. I don’t know if this is a high bar, but you have a relation with a Chinese spy, you shouldn’t be allowed to be on the intel committee.” McCarthy was referring to Swalwell’s...
    The Mississippi Republican Speaker of the House says there should be no exception to the state’s ban on abortion now that the U.S. Supreme Court has struck down the five-decade-old Roe v Wade ruling. Asked specifically about 12-year-old girls who are victims of incest, Speaker Philip Gunn repeatedly stated his “personal belief” is “life begins at conception.” “What about the case of a 12-year-old girl who was molested by her father or uncle?” an Associated Press reporter, Emily Wagster Pettus, asked the Speaker on Friday, as the Mississippi Free Press reports. Mississippi’s ban on abortion “does not include an exception for incest,” Gunn replied, as the Free Press’ Ashton Pittman reports. “I don’t know that that will be changed.” READ MORE: Biological daughter of ‘Jane Roe’ torches Court for its overturn of the historical abortion rights precedent Asked if “the Legislature should revisit” that part of the law, the Speaker responded, “Personally, no. I do not.” “I believe life begins at conception. Every life is valuable. And those are my personal beliefs,” Speaker Gunn insisted. Another reporter pressed Gunn further....
    House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's office insists she was trying to ensure Rep. Mayra Flore's daughter was in the photograph after the new GOP congresswoman accused the California Democrat of shoving the young girl out of the way.  Top Pelosi aide Drew Hammill denied Flores' allegation on Monday and said the speaker was actually trying to ensure the youngster remained in the frame.  He also accused 'news outlets' of twisting the story, despite Flores herself making the claim on Twitter.  He said: 'It's sad to see "news outlets" that know better misrepresent the Speaker's effort to ensure Rep. Flores' daughters wouldn't be hidden behind her in all of the photos of such an important moment for their family.'  With the House on Fouth of July recess, Pelosi is traveling to Rome this week.   House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's top aide Drew Hammill denied the California Democrat had been trying to shove the youngster out of the way  House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (left) alongside Italian President Sergio Mattarella (right) in Rome on Tuesday. Pelosi traveled to Rome amid the controversy as the House in...
    PARIS (AP) — France’s lower house of parliament elects Macron supporter Yaël Braun-Pivet as new speaker, first woman in the post. Copyright © 2022 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, written or redistributed.
    (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images) In a new statement by Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), the Speaker of the House outlined her legislative response to the Supreme Court decision on Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, going as far to suggest eliminating the filibuster. Pelosi released this statement on Monday, three days after the Supreme Court announced the 5-4 ruling, overturning the landmark Roe v. Wade case that had been standing as precedent for nearly fifty years. The Speaker of the House wrote that the decision displayed “the Supreme Court’s disrespect for a woman’s freedom over her reproductive health.” Pelosi highlighted that House Democrats have been anticipating this ruling “preparing for the possibility of this tragic outcome,” she said continuing “Our Caucus has been exploring avenues to protect the health and freedom of American women.” The Speaker then listed bullet points outlining the goals of the legislation to be introduced. She specifically highlighted protecting “personal data stored in reproductive health apps,” clarifying that “Americans have the Constitutional right to travel freely,” across the country, and passing the Women’s Health Protection Act,...
    REPUBLICAN Representative Mayra Flores has accused Nancy Pelosi of pushing her daughter out of the way during a photo op. The viral moment has sparked controversy among conservatives who have accused Speaker Pelosi of elbowing Flores' daughter out of the way during the new Texas congresswoman's swearing-in ceremony last week. 3Rep. Mayra Flores accused House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of pushing her daughterCredit: YouTube 3The moment was captured on video and sparked a frenzy among conservativesCredit: YouTube 3The controversial moment was captured on video during Mayra Flores' swearing-in ceremony last weekCredit: AP The video shows the House Speaker waving to someone off-camera as Flores' daughter stands beside her. Pelosi then looks down at Flores' daughter and appears to extend her elbow as the child moves to the side. Flores took to Twitter to slam Pelosi, saying, "No child should be pushed." “No child should be pushed to the side for a photo op. PERIOD!! Read more in The US SunSHOCK DEATHS Couple is found shot dead at home with their 3 children still in the houseFIRED UP Whoopi issues chilling warning...
    Former Speaker of the Tennessee House of Representatives Beth Harwell issued a statement in support of the National Guard members who are scheduled to be fired on June 30 due to their refusal to comply with the COVID-19 vaccine mandate. “The Biden Administration’s forced COVID-19 vaccination policy for men and women in the military is absolutely wrong and it’s another example of more overreach by the federal government,” said Harwell. “I stand with the hundreds of National Guard members who could be removed from service and urge those who can help them to do so,” the former speaker said. Harwell emphasized that the soldiers should have the right to make their own medical decisions. “We shouldn’t fire these brave soldiers serving our country by keeping Tennessee safe. They made the decision to serve and I believe they can make their own personal medical decisions,” she added. Harwell is also a candidate in the August 4 Republican primary for Tennessee’s 5th Congressional District seat. The Tennessee Star previously reported, sources inside the Tennessee National Guard that are calling for Governor Bill...
    We pretty much know by now what Donald Trump was up to in the aftermath of the 2020 election: trying to retain his office after an election that he had lost and (apparently) knew he had lost. I put “apparently” in parentheses above to leave open the possibility that Trump’s personality renders him unable to entertain the thought that he might actually have lost (even though he had lost, and by substantial margins in both the popular and electoral vote) to Joe Biden. Article continues after advertisement But it’s easier (and probably wiser) to assume that Trump is simply unwilling to abide a loss and so, when he lost, he automatically shifted into cheating mode to see if he could steal a win, and now is reduced to waiting for 2024 to redeem himself and feed his monstrous insatiable ego. If, on the other hand, Trump truly believes the nonsense that comes out of his mouth, he is perhaps even more dangerous, to himself, to democracy and to the great American experiment, which relies fairly heavily on the peaceful transfer of power after an election,...
    (CNN)It's been a week for House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy.First came a piece on CNN headlined, "Frustrated with January 6 hearings, Trump turns ire toward his allies," that included these lines:"'I don't understand why Kevin didn't put anyone on the committee,' Trump ​has recently ​griped to those around him, according to a GOP source with direct knowledge of the comments -- a reference to ... McCarthy's decision to boycott the select committee after House Speaker Nancy Pelosi rejected two ​Republican members he originally chose to sit on the panel."Then on Thursday, Politico and The Washington Post both published stories making Trump's disappointment with McCarthy clear. The Post piece -- "As Jan. 6 committee targets Trump, his consternation at McCarthy grows" -- included these lines:Read More"Trump has said privately for months that McCarthy's decision to pull pro-Trump Republicans from sitting on the Jan. 6 select committee was a mistake, one that has become clearer as Trump watches the hearings that are working to build the case that he should be criminally charged for conspiring to overturn the 2020 presidential election."And then...
    Donald Trump on Tuesday tore into Arizona state House Speaker Rusty Bowers, a Republican who refused to go along with the former president's election coup, just ahead of the January 6 committee's fourth hearing, during which Bowers delivered intense testimony about his role in stopping Arizona's election from being overturned. "Arizona Speaker of the House Rusty Bowers is the latest [Republican in name only] to play along with the Unselect Committee," Trump said in a statement issued by his Save America PAC, claiming that Bowers is a "RINO," or a Republican in name only, who told him that "the election was rigged." Bowers was a key target of Trump's extensive pressure campaign to have various Republican state legislators to replace the duly-appointed slate of electors with an cohort of pro-Trump partisans, according to The New York Times. Shortly after Trump lost the election, ex-Trump attorney Rudy Giuliani repeatedly called Bowers to discuss Trump's baseless allegations of election fraud, claiming that roughly 200,000 unauthorized people had voted in the election in addition to "5,000 or 6,000 dead people." During his...