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Fri, 11/18/2022 - 14:05Washington
(Screen Capture) (CNSNews.com) - House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D.-Calif.) went down to the House floor on Thursday to announce her farewell to the Democratic leadership and the American people. In her speech, Pelosi announced that she would not be seeking reelection to the Democratic congressional leadership in the upcoming Congress. In doing so, she described herself as a “devout Catholic…
Fri, 11/18/2022 - 12:55Washington
House Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-Md.) (Getty Images) (CNS News) -- At a Nov. 15 hearing on cannabis reform at the federal level, House Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-Md.) said President Joe Biden’s pardon of people convicted of “simple possession” of marijuana under federal law was “a good first step,” and added that the next step is that “cannabis must be decriminalized at the federal level as a matter of…
Fri, 11/18/2022 - 12:47
Gov. Kristi Noem (Screenshot) Even though she was “kicked in the head every night by the liberal media” during her campaign, Republican South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem said she doesn’t regret it, after winning reelection in last week’s midterms. In a video posted on Twitter Thursday, Gov. Noem said that enduring the media’s abuse was worth it, in order to do “the right thing” during the…
Fri, 11/18/2022 - 11:26International
Following the collapse of the Afghanistan, the House Oversight and Reform Committee directed the Special Inspector General for Afghan Reconstruction to examine the factors that contributed to the dissolution of the Afghan government and the relative success or failure of U.S. reconstruction efforts to build and sustain Afghan governing institutions since 2002. (Photo: SIGAR report) (CNSNews.com…
Fri, 11/18/2022 - 10:36
(Screenshot) Despite all of his anti-free speech critics, billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk is having fun posting on his newly-purchased social media platform, Twitter. Late Thursday night, Musk tweeted a photo-shopped picture of a “Twitter” logo-emblazoned tombstone, with four people standing around it - one making the “V for Victory” sign with his hand. Earlier in the evening, Musk…
Fri, 11/18/2022 - 10:07
(Screenshot) The 2022 midterm elections were, by any objective measure, tremendously disappointing for Republicans. As has already been discussed ad nauseam, the "red wave" that so many -- yours truly included -- had predicted simply did not materialize. The reasons for that are numerous; no one individual, one institution, or one specific systemic failure is to blame. There is, in short, a…
Fri, 11/18/2022 - 07:02National
Chinese paramilitary police in Shanghai on February 14, 2022. (Photo by HECTOR RETAMAL/AFP via Getty Images) (CNSNews.com) - "I'm deeply concerned about this, and I'm not going to just let it lie," FBI Director Christopher Wray told Congress on Thursday, after Sen. Rick Scott (R-Fla.) asked him about the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) opening police stations in the United States to surveil…
Fri, 11/18/2022 - 06:12Washington
(Photo by ANDRI TAMBUNAN/AFP via Getty Images) (CNSNews.com) - The District of Columbia City Council this week passed a soft-on-crime bill that will take effect if Mayor Muriel Bowser signs it. Sen. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) called it "amazing" that a city with rampant crime would even consider doing away with mandatory minimum sentences, except for murder; and reduce penalties for gun crimes.…
Fri, 11/18/2022 - 05:26National
Congressman Lee Zeldin, fresh off his close race for N.Y. governor, has another political job in mind. (Photo by YUKI IWAMURA/AFP via Getty Images) (CNSNews.com) - Former Rep. Lee Zeldin lost his race for New York governor, but his strong showing apparently helped flip four New York congressional seats red, giving Republicans narrow control of the House. Zeldin now says he's "seriously…
Fri, 11/18/2022 - 04:35International
The first snowfall of the season arrives in the western Ukrainian city of Lviv on Thursday. (Photo by Yuriy Dyachyshyn / AFP via Getty Images) (CNSNews.com) – As Russia on Thursday launched more airstrikes targeting Ukrainian energy facilities, the Kremlin made clear that the onset of wintry weather would not affect its invasion, now in its 267th day. “The special military operation is…
Fri, 11/18/2022 - 04:25International
The special court near Amsterdam prepares to deliver its verdict in the Flight MH 17 downing case, on Thursday. (Photo by John Thys / AFP via Getty Images) (CNSNews.com) – Secretary of State Antony Blinken on Thursday welcomed a Dutch court’s verdict finding two Russians and a pro-Russian Ukrainian guilty of murder for their role in the July 2014 shoot-down of a passenger plane over eastern…
Thu, 11/17/2022 - 17:01Washington
DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas (Photo by PATRICK T. FALLON/AFP via Getty Images) (CNSNews.com) – DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas told Congress on Thursday that his agency does have a plan in place for give consequences to migrants who enter the United States unlawfully once Title 42 is terminated in December per a court order. As CNSNews.com previously reported, a federal judge in D.C.…
Thu, 11/17/2022 - 15:55Washington
House Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-Fla.) (Getty Images) (CNS News) – House Representative Matt Gaetz (R-Fla.) suggested implementing new House rules in the next Congress, including banning members from accepting campaign donations from federal lobbyists and federal PACs, proposals, he said, “we should work with Democrats on.” Gaetz also suggested banning members of Congress for life from becoming…
Thu, 11/17/2022 - 15:50
Rep. Jim Jordan (Screenshot) Every time their attempt to dismiss the Hunter Biden laptop scandal is disproved, Democrats and their media cohorts simply change their claims to continue trying to defend President Joe Biden and his son, Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) said Thursday, recounting how the liberal narrative has morphed over time. At a press conference detailing the issues Republicans plan…
Thu, 11/17/2022 - 14:48Washington
(Screen Capture) (CNSNews.com) - House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D.-Calif.) announced in a speech on the House floor this afternoon that she will not be seeking a leadership role in the newly elected House of Representatives—and quoted from the Prayer of St. Francis as she did so. “And, again, for those who’ve sent me here, for the people of San Francisco, for entrusting me with the high honor of…
Thu, 11/17/2022 - 12:46Washington
Outgoing US Speaker of the House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi, Democrat of California, speaks in the House Chamber at the US Capitol in Washington, DC, on November 17, 2022. (Photo by OLIVIER DOULIERY/AFP via Getty Images) (CNSNews.com) – House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) announced Thursday that while she will continue to serve in Congress, she will not seek a leadership role next year…
Thu, 11/17/2022 - 11:43
(Getty Images) WASHINGTON -- I spent the last couple of weeks in Greece, namely Athens and Crete, cruising the Aegean waters and tasting the cuisine, which is superb, almost as superb as the ancient monuments. Frankly, the mendacity practiced on this side of the Atlantic during the recent election had become too much for me to tolerate. I needed a break from the election year's balderdash.…
Thu, 11/17/2022 - 11:32Washington
(Photo by Stefani Reynolds-Pool/Getty Images) (CNSNews.com) -Sen. Mitt Romney (R.-Utah), who was the losing Republican presidential nominee in 2012, voted on Wednesday to move forward to a final vote in the Senate on the “Respect for Marriage Act,” which would recognize same-sex marriages in federal law. “While I believe in traditional marriage, Obergefell is and has been the law of the land…
Thu, 11/17/2022 - 11:29National
A homemade prototype drone is tested with fake RPG -7 grenade in a field on November 9, 2022 in Kyiv, Ukraine. Drone startups along with major drone companies are participating in the development and research of the technology during the ongoing conflict in Ukraine. (Photo by Paula Bronstein/Getty Images) (CNSNews.com) - "We are deeply concerned" about the threat posed by increasingly…
Thu, 11/17/2022 - 11:21Washington
House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) (Photo by MANDEL NGAN/AFP via Getty Images) (CNSNews.com) - House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) celebrated the GOP regaining control of the House on Wednesday and removing House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) from her leadership post in the new Congress. “We are the only Republican entity that can stop this disastrous Biden agenda.…