Kevin McCarthy or Liz Cheney? Consultants Forced to Choose

“It’s sad but not surprising that Kevin McCarthy is continuing down the morally bankrupt path of embracing House Republicans who are white supremacists and conspiracy theorists, but attacking Liz Cheney for telling the truth and standing for the Constitution,” Mr. Adler said. A principal at The Morning Group, Mackenzie Jortner Dolan, declined to comment on … [Read more…]

American Action Network drops $4.5M in ads attacking Democrats on reconciliation bill

It remains on TV in Golden’s rural Maine seat, but AAN is expanding the campaign to include markets covering the current or future districts of Reps. Cindy Axne (D-Iowa), Matt Cartwright (D-Pa.), Vicente Gonzalez (D-Texas), Josh Harder (D-Calif.), Susie Lee (D-Nev.), Stephanie Murphy (D-Fla.), Tom O’Halleran (D-Ariz.), Kurt Schrader (D-Ore.), Mikie Sherrill (D-N.J.), Elissa Slotkin … [Read more…]

Bannon held in contempt by January 6 committee

WASHINGTON – The House committee investigating the Jan. 6 insurrection at the Capitol voted Tuesday evening to hold Steve Bannon in contempt after the former Trump adviser denied a congressional subpoena. The committee approved a contempt report that will recommend charges against Bannon, who was in touch with former President Donald Trump ahead of the riot  on Jan. 6.  More:The Jan. 6 … [Read more…]

SF’s Nutty Archbishop Takes On Pelosi in National Advertising Campaign

Our own COVID superspreader Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone is trying to build up his profile with a national anti-abortion ad campaign targeting Nancy Pelosi, but thus far the campaign is all bishop’s-hat and no cattle.   Among the many conservative factions that are giddy like kids on Christmas Eve over the Texas abortion ban, which could … [Read more…]

House might take up bill to shift debt limit power to Treasury

Hoping to end the partisan impasse over lifting the statutory debt ceiling, House leaders are considering taking up legislation designed to relieve Congress of the burden. A two-sentence bill sponsored by Rep. Brendan F. Boyle, D-Pa., vice chairman of the Budget Committee, would give the Treasury Department power to raise the debt limit unilaterally. The … [Read more…]

10 Absurdly Wasteful Items Tucked Into Democrats’ $3.5 Trillion Tax-and-Spend Monstrosity

House Democrats a few weeks ago released the full text of their big-government socialism $3.5 trillion tax-and-spend package. Many important elements were already clear. It would recklessly boost federal spending at a time of already high inflation, impose ruinous tax hikes when the post-pandemic economic recovery is still vulnerable, and impose an anti-work welfare state. However, due to … [Read more…]