Category: Politics

GOP congressman apologizes for confronting Ocasio-Cortez but denies profanity

Rep. Ted Yoho on Wednesday apologized to Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez for aggressively confronting her outside the Capitol earlier this week, but denied he used profanity to address the congresswoman. “I rise to apologize for the abrupt manner of the conversation I had with my colleague from New York. It...

GOP congressman: Trump’s Ghislaine Maxwell comments were ‘unacceptably obtuse’

Rep. Chip Roy on Wednesday blasted President Donald Trump’s well-wishes for alleged Jeffrey Epstein co-conspirator Ghislaine Maxwell as ‘unacceptably obtuse.’ Trump was asked about Maxwell’s case at his Tuesday evening news conference and said “I wish her well, whatever it is.” The comment quickly sparked outrage on social media...

Liz Cheney defends pro-Trump bona fides after GOP attacks

Rep. Liz Cheney, the third-ranking House Republican, defended herself Wednesday against criticism from her conservative colleagues that she was not sufficiently supportive of President Donald Trump. In an interview on “Fox & Friends,” the Wyoming congresswoman said she votes in favor of Trump’s legislative priorities “something like 97 percent...

Matt Gaetz appears to run afoul of House ethics rules

Florida Rep. Matt Gaetz has privately engaged in several spending practices in his nearly four years in office that appear to be in conflict with the House’s ethics rules, a POLITICO investigation has found. Gaetz, a close ally of President Donald Trump from the Florida Panhandle, improperly sent tens...

Why the Black Lives Matter movement doesn’t want a singular leader

In 2015, thousands of Black activists gathered in Ohio for the first national Black Lives Matter convention to consider where the movement would direct its energy. Attendees in the crowd held up red construction paper to signal “no” to a handful of narrow options, like focusing only on policy...