Wisconsin Assembly leader fires the former judge he hired to investigate voter fraud

CNN — Wisconsin’s Assembly Speaker Robin Vos on Friday fired the conservative former state Supreme Court justice he hired last year to investigate fraud in the 2020 election – ending a controversial probe that drew bipartisan criticism. Vos first hired Michael Gableman in July 2021 as a special counsel under pressure from former President Donald … Read more

Four takeaways from the Wisconsin, Vermont and Minnesota primaries

Oconomowoc, Wis. CNN — Donald Trump on Tuesday once again showcased his control over the GOP’s open primaries, as the former President’s chosen candidate won Wisconsin’s Republican primary for governor over a rival backed by former Vice President Mike Pence and much of the party’s establishment in the battleground state. In Minnesota, meanwhile, Rep. Ilhan … Read more

Republicans rush to Trump’s defense after FBI executes search warrant at Mar-a-Lago

CNN — Top congressional Republicans are rushing to form President Donald Trump’s defense after the FBI executed a search warrant at his Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida as part of an investigation into the handling of potentially classified material. House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy told Attorney General Merrick Garland to “preserve your documents and clear your … Read more

Trump’s Mar-a-Lago searched by FBI in document investigation

CNN — The FBI executed a search warrant Monday at Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago resort in Palm Beach, Florida, as part of an investigation into the handling of presidential documents, including classified documents, that may have been brought there, three people familiar with the situation told CNN. The former President confirmed that FBI agents were at … Read more

Abortion rights victory gives Democrats new hope for midterms

CNN — It isn’t often that Democrats look to deep-red Kansas for resounding affirmation. But on Tuesday night, when Kansans overwhelmingly voted to keep protections for abortion rights in their state constitution, that is exactly what happened. The size and scope of the result were a shock to even the most optimistic Democrats. Not only … Read more

Senate passes long-sought bill to help veterans affected by burn pits

CNN — The Senate voted Tuesday night to pass a long-sought bipartisan legislation to expand health care benefits for millions of veterans exposed to toxic burn pits during their military service, sending the bill to President Joe Biden to sign into law. The final vote was 86-11. Passage of the bill marks the end of … Read more

Jon Stewart rails against stalled PACT Act: ‘This is bullshit’

CNN — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Senate Democrats and comedian and activist Jon Stewart railed against Senate Republicans who voted against legislation to help veterans suffering from ailments related to toxic burn pits, calling it a “gut punch” to the veterans who had come to Capitol Hill to celebrate the legislation. “So ain’t this a … Read more

GOP Rep. Lee Zeldin continues New York gubernatorial campaign event after attack

Washington CNN — US Rep. Lee Zeldin, the Republican nominee for New York governor, is “safe” following an attack at a campaign event Thursday evening in the state, his spokesperson said. “Congressman Zeldin, Alison Esposito and all members of Team Zeldin are safe following tonight’s attack,” spokesperson Katie Vincentz tweeted Thursday. Zeldin was delivering a … Read more

CNN projects Trump-backed Dan Cox will win GOP gubernatorial primary in Maryland

CNN — Maryland Republicans chose state lawmaker Dan Cox, an election denier who has taken a series of hard-line conservative positions, as their nominee for what will be one of the most difficult governor’s offices for the party to hold in November’s midterms, CNN projected. Cox won the GOP race to replace term-limited Republican Gov. … Read more

Ryan Kelley: Michigan GOP gubernatorial hopeful pleads not guilty to charges related to January 6 riot

CNN — Michigan Republican gubernatorial hopeful Ryan Kelley pleaded not guilty Thursday to misdemeanor charges over his alleged actions in the US Capitol riot after claiming he only engaged in “First Amendment activity” that day. According to federal investigators, Kelley climbed up through the scaffolding for President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration stage during the attack and … Read more