Biden mocks Trump as ‘the great MAGA King’ in speech on economy
As Donald Trump’s handpicked candidate David Perdue struggles to gain momentum in the Georgia gubernatorial primary, Mike Pence has announced he will visit the state to get the vote for incumbent Brian Kemp, a Republican who refused to bow to the Trump’s insistence that the state was stolen. of Joe Biden in 2020.
Meanwhile, the select committee investigating the January 6 attack on the US Capitol has issued subpoenas to House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy and four other Republican lawmakers who are close allies of Donald Trump. : Representatives Jim Jordan of Ohio, Scott Perry of Pennsylvania, Andy Biggs of Arizona and Mo Brooks of Alabama. Each was given the opportunity to testify voluntarily.
And the Justice Department is now investigating whether former President Trump or any of his aides violated federal law by mishandling classified documents that ended up in Mar-a-Lago instead of the national archives at the end of his term.
On Friday, the former president shared some thoughts on Elon Musk’s plan to buy Twitter, saying the billionaire wouldn’t pay a “ridiculous price” for the platform as they are mostly “BOTS or spam accounts.”
Amid Nationwide Shortage, House Oversight Committee Launches Investigation into Baby Formula Makers
The chairwoman of the powerful House Oversight and Reform Committee is demanding answers from the bosses of the four largest baby formula producers in the United States about what their companies are doing to alleviate the formula shortage that has left parents struggling to feed their children. across the country.
Andrew Feinberg reports from Washington, DC.
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Psaki fights back tears as he says he tried to restore “respect and integrity” to the White House newsprint.
White House press secretary Jen Psaki said she had promised herself not to “get emotional” in her last appearance behind the lectern of James Brady’s briefing room, but that promise was quickly broken as she struggled to contain tears just before answering reporters’ questions for the 244th and final time.
Ms. Psaki, who is reportedly retiring for a position with the MSNBC cable news network, thanked President Joe Biden and First Lady Jill Biden for giving her the honor of serving as the chief White House spokeswoman for the first 15 months into Biden’s term.
Recalling her first meeting with Mr. and Mrs. Biden after the 2020 election, she said they discussed “the importance of bringing integrity, respect and civility back to the White House” when engaging with the press.
Andrew Feinberg reports from Washington, DC.
Oliver O’Connell13 May 2022 19:08
Philadelphia Inquirer Refuses to Endorse Republican Candidate for Pennsylvania Senate Primary
In an editorial board opinion piece, The Philadelphia Investigator he has refused to endorse any of the candidates running in the Republican Party primary for the upcoming Pennsylvania Senate election.
Entitled “We wanted to endorse in the Republican primary this year. We Can’t,” the op-ed asserts that while the board leans Democratic, they have backed Republican races in previous years and have always found: “points of agreement, sustained moments of mutual respect, and an appreciation of the kind of qualifications apolitical that are objectively praiseworthy.”
“Most fundamental: We were all operating in the same reality,” the board writes. “That cannot be said in 2022.”
When we sent out a survey to Republican candidates in the Senate race to determine their positions on a variety of issues, we learned that nearly everyone in the field felt our questions were biased and unfair.
In your opinion, among the most problematic queries we did was: Who won the 2020 presidential election? The only two options in the multiple choice format were either Joe Biden or Donald Trump. Only one candidate, Jeff Bartos, agreed to acknowledge reality.
If one of these Republicans wins the general election, they will represent Pennsylvania in the next State of the Union address. We guarantee you that it will not be Donald Trump who walks into the United States Capitol to deliver the speech. The 2020 elections are over. He won a candidate, he lives at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue and his name is Joe Biden.
How do you find points of agreement when you can’t reach common ground on facts so basic they could be used in a field sobriety test?
Read the full piece here.
Oliver O’Connell13 May 2022 18:52
Don Jr says Pompeo is ‘smart enough’ to know he shouldn’t be running against Trump in 2024
Donald Trump Jr has said in an interview that Mike Pompeo should be “smart enough” to know whether to run against his father Donald Trump, if the former president were to run again in the 2024 election.
Trump has not formally declared whether he will participate in the upcoming presidential election.
Oliver O’Connell13 May 2022 18:34
Jen Psaki gives her final briefing as White House press secretary
White House press secretary Jen Psaki is giving her final briefing before leaving office. It’s her 224th briefing.
Here’s our compilation of clips of his key moments behind the lectern in the meeting room.
Key moments from Jen Psaki’s time as White House press secretary
Oliver O’Connell13 May 2022 18:22
Hannity Continues To Attack ‘Ultra-Maga’ Palestinian Authority Candidate
As the far-right Kathy Barnette surges in the Pennsylvania Senate primary, supporters of Donald Trump and his chosen candidate, Dr. Mehmet Oz, begin to turn against her. Among the most visibly outraged was Fox News host Sean Hannity, who launched a remarkably bilious thread attacking Ms. Barnette head-on:
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Trump says Elon Musk won’t buy Twitter at ‘such a ridiculous price’
Donald Trump says Elon Musk won’t buy Twitter at “such a ridiculous price” after the billionaire announced he had stopped his $44 billion purchase of the platform.
The Tesla boss says he is “still committed” to buying Twitter, but the deal is on hold until he has gathered more information about spam and fake accounts on the platform.
Musk has promised to let Trump back on the platform once he has taken control of it, but the one-term president cast doubt on whether that will ever happen in a post on his own Truth Social platform.
Oliver O’Connell13 May 2022 17:55
ICYMI: A pro-Trump Netflix could be on the way
A bespoke (albeit embattled) social media platform is all very well, but Donald Trump now appears to be looking for another company to provide a “haven” for fans of the president: a right-wing alternative to Netflix.
Trump Media and Technology Group (TMTG) is recruiting for the new company. In an announcement published Wednesday, the group announced that the streaming service, called TMTG+, will be “a ‘Big Top’ platform offering broad-based entertainment based on freedom of expression.”
He added that “in addition to the social media platform Truth Social, our SVOD [Subscription Video on Demand] The TMTG+ platform will be home to a wide variety of original, unscripted and scripted content.”
Shrivasti Dasgupta has more.
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