Crenshaw denounces ‘crazy’ GOP rhetoric on FBI: ’99 percent of Republicans are not on that train’
Rep. Dan Crenshaw (R-Texas) on Sunday sought to distance himself from those in his party calling to defund the FBI following the agency’s search of former President Trump’s Mar-a-Lago estate. “Oh yes, it’s crazy,” Crenshaw responded when CNN’s Jake Tapper asked him about recent GOP rhetoric on “State of the Union.” Many in the GOP…news.yahoo.com
NRA stages big gun show in Texas days after school massacre
The National Rifle Association begins its annual convention in Houston on Friday, and leaders of the powerful gun-rights lobbying group are gearing up to “reflect on” -- and deflect any blame for -- the deadly shooting earlier this week of 19 children and two teachers at an elementary school in Uvalde, Texas.
Trump doubles down on his 'longtime commitment' to speak at an NRA convention after deadly Texas school shooting: 'America needs real solutions and real leadership in this moment'
Ted Cruz is also scheduled to speak at the event, which will be held in Houston, just a few hours' drive from the mass shooting in Uvalde.news.yahoo.com
Pete Davidson Holds Nothing Back in Touching SNL Farewell: ‘Thank You… For Never Giving Up on Me’
NBCFor the last time on Saturday night, Pete Davidson stopped by the “Weekend Update” desk to say goodbye and talk about how improbable it was that he ever became one of SNL’s most famous cast members.“Hello, Colin and Che and millions of people only watching to see if I bring up Kanye,” Davidson began, referring to his very public feud with girlfriend Kim Kardashian’s ex.“I never imagined this would be my life,” he said, describing the 20-year-old who joined the show in 2014 as being “a skinnynews.yahoo.com
Dan Crenshaw Blasts GOP Freedom Caucus: They’re ‘Grifters’ and ‘Performance Artists’
Ethan MillerRep. Dan Crenshaw (R-TX) on Tuesday torched some of his most prominent Republican colleagues this week, calling members of the hard-right House Freedom Caucus “grifters” and “performance artists” who only “know how to say slogans real well.”And perhaps surprisingly, Crenshaw came to the defense of current GOP pariah and avowed Trump critic Adam Kinzinger, praising the retiring Illinois congressman for his conservative voting record.Speaking at a Texas campaign event on Sunday, Crenshnews.yahoo.com
Some Republicans urge companies to 'openly rebel' against a new OSHA rule requiring large employers to mandate workers get vaccinated or face weekly testing
Biden announced on a new rule on Thursday requiring large employers to mandate that their workers be fully vaccinated or face weekly COVID tests.news.yahoo.com
Biden says Texas' new abortion law seems "almost un-American"
President Joe Biden said Texas' strict new abortion law, which bans the procedure after about six weeks of pregnancy, seemed "almost un-American." The law deputizes private citizens to enforce the ban, with a $10,000 incentive if they win in court, which the president said "sort of creates a vigilante system." Watch his remarks.news.yahoo.com
Looming economic crisis in Afghanistan as Taliban forms new government
Wire transfer services to Afghanistan have resumed as the country's economy struggles under new rule. Afghans have been lining up for hours outside banks after the Taliban imposed a strict $200 weekly withdrawal limit. Obaidullah Baheer, a lecturer on transitional justice at the American University of Afghanistan, joined CBSN to discuss what comes next for the new government.news.yahoo.com
Thousands of evacuees from Afghanistan arrive in the United States
Thousands of evacuees from Afghanistan are now on U.S. soil following one of the largest military airlifts in U.S. history. CBS News national security and justice reporter Nicole Sganga joins CBSN's "Red & Blue" anchor Elaine Quijano with more on the vetting process they face before resettlement, and an update on the death of a 9-month-old child en route to the U.S.news.yahoo.com
Judge approves Purdue Pharma bankruptcy plan, shielding Sackler family
A federal jude is conditionally approving a plan for the maker of the drug OxyContin to dissolve and settle its lawsuits over its role in America's opioid crisis. Reuters legal reporter Tom Hals spoke to "Red & Blue" host Elaine Quijano about the ruling.news.yahoo.com
Biden commits to supporting Ukraine against Russian aggression
During his first Oval Office meeting with President Biden on Wednesday, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy sought support from the White House on a range of issues. Meanwhile Republicans are seizing on an opportunity to attack President Biden's decisions in Afghanistan ahead of the 2022 midterms. CBS News senior investigative correspondent Catherine Herridge, CBS News congressional correspondent Nikole Killion, USA Today White House correspondent Courtney Subramanian, and Insider politics reporter Oma Seddiq join "Red and Blue" anchor Elaine Quijano with the details.news.yahoo.com
COVID long-haulers call for better research into their conditions
A new report in The Atlantic looks at the latest on efforts to understand long-lasting COVID symptoms that linger in some patients for many months. The Atlantic's science writer Ed Yong, who wrote that report, and Hannah Davis, the co-leader of the Patient-Led Research Collaborative, join CBSN "Red and Blue" anchor Elaine Quijano to discuss the impacts of long COVID and where the research stands now.news.yahoo.com
Biden meets with Ukrianian President Zelenskyy at White House
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy visited the White House and met with President Biden, two years after his name became central to the investigation that led to former President Trump's first impeachment. Watch his and Mr. Biden's remarks at their bilateral meeting.news.yahoo.com
United Nations sends health care support teams to Haiti
The United Nations is sending health care support teams to Haiti in the wake of the recent earthquake. The U.N. is particularly concerned about the welfare of women in the country. Judicael Elidje, Deputy Resident Representative at the United Nations Population Fund, spoke with Tanya Rivero about the teams' focus.news.yahoo.com
Concerns rise after Supreme Court ends COVID-19 eviction protections
There are growing concerns over a potential housing crisis now that the Supreme Court has decided to end a pandemic-related eviction moratorium for most of the United States. CBSN's Tanya Rivero spoke with Bill Treanor, dean of Georgetown University Law Center, who is one of dozens of law school deans across the country joining forces to help Americans facing this eviction crisis.news.yahoo.com
Top Pentagon officials hold first news conference since end of war in Afghanistan
Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin and General Mark Milley, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, on Wednesday held their first news conference since the last American troops left Afghanistan. Watch their remarks.news.yahoo.com
GOP rep heckled at fundraiser after saying Trump lost election
A confrontation Wednesday night between Rep. Dan Crenshaw, R-Texas, and an Illinois Senate candidate highlighted the divide in the Republican Party over former President Donald Trump’s baseless claims that the 2020 election was rigged.news.yahoo.com
Republicans shred new CDC guidelines recommending vaccinated individuals wear masks indoors
Congressional Republicans accused the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention of choosing “politics, not science” after officials recommended Tuesday that fully vaccinated individuals wear personal protective masks in certain indoor situations.news.yahoo.com
‘It is absolutely our business' to know who gets vaccinated, Biden health secretary says
Health and Human Services Secretary Xavier Becerra argued that the federal government is entitled to know who in the United States has been vaccinated, responding to anger from GOP House members who say the Biden administration is infringing on personal liberty.news.yahoo.com
Meet the YouTube Prankster Driving Trump Republicans Crazy
Photo Illustration by The Daily Beast/Photo via YouTubeIf you’re a prominent figure in Trumpworld, conservative media, or QAnon land, there is a decent chance Chris James has pranked you over the phone.On this week’s episode of The Daily Beast’s Fever Dreams podcast, James, a Canada-based comedian and host of the Not Even a Show YouTube series, sits down with hosts Will Sommer and Asawin Suebsaeng to discuss his efforts to get one over on the likes of Rudy Giuliani, Seb Gorka, Rep. Dan Crenshaw,news.yahoo.com
Republicans should recruit veterans to pull damaged party back from the brink | Opinion
It has been a tough three years for Republicans, and the future of their party is in doubt. Conservatives lost the White House, the Senate and the House of Representatives in a span of just 24 months. They caused a constitutional crisis by objecting to certify the results of a free and fair election. Conspiracy theorists and extremists have been elected to influential positions on the party ticket. And they demoted one of their most important leaders, U.S. Rep. Liz Cheney, for bucking former Prenews.yahoo.com
Watchdog faults VA chief over handling of sex assault report
“The response of Secretary Wilkie and senior VA officials to the veteran’s complaint of sexual assault was troubling,” Missal said in a statement. “The tone set by Secretary Wilkie appears to have influenced aspects of the initial VA police investigation and the conduct of other VA employees,” the report said. Wilkie became VA secretary in 2018 after President Donald Trump fired David Shulkin amid ethics troubles and inner rebellion at the department over Shulkin’s leadership. On Thursday, Biden said he will nominate Denis McDonough, who served as President Barack Obama’s White House chief of staff, to be VA secretary. A study released by the VA last year found 1 in 4 female veterans using VA health care reported inappropriate comments by male veterans on VA grounds.
Army secretary says wreath-laying event at Arlington back on
WASHINGTON – Army Secretary Ryan McCarthy has reversed the COVID-related cancellation of an annual wreath-laying event at Arlington National Cemetery next month, following criticism on social media and pleas to the White House. President Donald Trump said later Tuesday it was he who had reversed “the ridiculous decision” to cancel the event. Each year, volunteers around the country place wreaths on the tombstones and markers of veterans as part of Wreaths Across America. The tradition began in 1992 when a Maine wreath maker donated 5,000 wreaths to Arlington. On Monday, Arlington National Cemetery announced that it was “with great regret,” cancelling the Wreaths Across America event scheduled for Dec. 19, due to COVID-19.
WHAT TO WATCH: Pence, Conway and protest pushback at RNC
Pence, whose future political aspirations could hinge on November, has campaigned aggressively for the president. Pence has helped steer the White House response to the coronavirus, leading a task force and frequently working with the nations governors. The GOP convention has mentioned the virus far less than Democrats did last week, but Pence could throw it back into focus if he speaks about the work hes led. Conway, whose husband has become an outspoken Trump critic, says she is stepping away to spend more time with her family. Clarence Henderson, a civil rights activist from the 1960s, is expected to speak on the true meaning of peaceful protest."