Why McCarthy and Biden both stand to gain from the debt deal — if they can push it through

Rep. Garret Graves (R-La.), left, with House Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-Bakersfield), who faces a challenge to get the debt ceiling agreement passed. (Patrick Semansky/Associated Press) Despite the scathing rhetoric that preceded last weekend’s debt and budget deal, House Speaker Kevin McCarthy and President Biden stand to benefit politically. Biden and McCarthy and their aides were … Read more

GOP lawmaker says Kevin McCarthy is ’emasculating’ himself by reaching debt ceiling deal with Biden, calls for his removal as Speaker of the House

Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy and Rep. Dan Bishop of North Carolina.Win McNamee and Bill Clark/CQ-Roll Call via Getty Images GOP Rep. Dan Bishop has called for the impeachment of Kevin McCarthy as Speaker of the House after reaching a debt ceiling compromise with Biden. “I think it has to be done,” Bishop said at a … Read more

No sign Mississippi governor is honoring pledge on welfare-related campaign funds

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) – Financial documents show no sign that Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves kept his promise to give campaign donations to those accused of wrongfully spending welfare on the biggest corruption case. state public. Reeves, a Republican, became governor in January 2020 after serving two terms as lieutenant governor. On February 5, 2020, the … Read more

Trump pledges to end birthright citizenship for children of immigrants in the United States illegally

By Ted Hesson WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Donald Trump said on Tuesday that if re-elected president in 2024, he would seek to end automatic citizenship for children born in the United States to immigrants in the country illegally, a plan that contradicts the how a 19th century amendment to the United States Constitution has long been … Read more

Debt limit agreement in place, but budget deficit remains a decades-long challenge for the US government

WASHINGTON (AP) — Even with the new spending restrictions under the debt limitation agreement, U.S. government deficits are still on track to continue climbing to record highs over the next few decades. . The projections are a sign that the two-year truce between President Joe Biden and R-California House Speaker Kevin McCarthy could be just … Read more

Blinken urges Turkey to immediately approve Sweden’s NATO membership

By Philip Blenkinsop, Humeyra Pamuk and Simon Lewis LULEA, Sweden/WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken on Tuesday urged Turkey to immediately finalize Sweden’s NATO membership, saying the Nordic country had already taken significant steps to meet the Ankara’s objections to its membership. Blinken also rejected the suggestion that Turkey’s endorsement of Sweden’s … Read more