- Hailing the proposed bill as “common-sense” and “life-saving,” Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) vowed to push the bill through the evenly divided upper chamber with some Republican support by the end of the week.
- Unlikely to pass a gas tax holiday through the Senate, Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) said that Democrats will focus instead on their bill to crack down on oil companies “manipulating the market” for higher prices and profits. “We’re going to focus on that issue,” Schumer said.
- On Thursday, the nine-member panel will hear from former Justice Department officials who refused Trump’s entreaties to declare the election “corrupt.”
- Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky is calling the summit a “crucial moment” for Ukraine. Ukraine’s membership bid is the top order of business for EU leaders meeting in Brussels.
- But the governor also wants to avoid owing any political chits to Trump as the two most famous Florida residents in GOP politics size up their options ahead of the 2024 race.
- Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.), said his chamber would begin debating the measure right away and move to final passage “as quickly as possible.”
- A proud calling turned to fear for Atlanta poll workers Wandrea “Shaye” Moss and her mother, Ruby (Lady Ruby) Freeman when then-President Donald Trump and his attorney Rudy Giuliani falsely accused the pair of introducing suitcases of illegal ballots and committing other acts of election fraud to try to alter the outcome.
- Along with his effort to undermine democracy, Trump knew his pressure campaign could potentially cause violence against the local officials and their families but pursued it anyway, committee members said.
- Bowers proved to be the latest conservative Republican to become a star witness in the Democratic-led committee’s dramatic indictment of Trump’s plot to overturn the election.
- The top U.S. law enforcement official made the unannounced trip to Ukraine to discuss efforts to hold Russia accountable for the unprovoked invasion of its neighbor.
- The Russian military currently controls about 95% of the Luhansk region. But Moscow has struggled for weeks to overrun it completely, despite deploying additional troops and possessing a massive advantage in military assets.
- Vice Chair Rep. Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.) of Wyoming said in her opening statement that Trump had a “direct and personal role” in the organized effort to pressure state officials to overturn the 2020 election and it “deserves” the attention of the DOJ.
New York City Election Day 2021: key races
Mayor New York City
Eric Adams (Dem)
Curtis Sliwa (GOP)
Catherine Rojas (Oth)
William Pepitone (Con)
78% of precincts reporting; 4 of 9 candidates shown
Comptroller New York City
Brad Lander (Dem)
Daby Carreras (GOP)
Paul Rodriguez (Con)
John Tabacco (Oth)
78% of precincts reporting
Public Advocate New York City
Jumaane Williams (Dem)
Devi Nampiaparampil (GOP)
Anthony Herbert (Con)
Devin Balkind (Oth)
78% of precincts reporting
- “Unfortunately, a bad decision was made. This Committee - it was a bad decision not to have representation on this Committee,” Trump told far-right-wing podcast host Wayne Allyn Root. “That was a very, very foolish decision.”
- The Lone Star State GOP party put its stamp of approval on the extreme pronouncements against the LGBTQ community and President Biden at its convention over the weekend.
- The average price of a gallon of gas is just under $5 a gallon, near all-time highs, according to the American Automobile Association.
- Despite the heavy influx of weapons from the West, Ukrainian forces are outgunned by the Russians in the battle for the eastern Donbas region, where the fighting is largely being carried out by way of artillery exchanges.
- The Illinois Republican lawmaker warned that Trump’s hold on the Republican Party and the failure of the GOP to reject him has led to an epidemic of hatred and violent threats against anyone who objects.
- The commander-in-chief repeated warnings against Americans volunteering to fight on the side of the Ukraine government.
- The judge rejected Navarro’s request to put off the trial until 2023 so he could mount a tour promoting his latest book, Taking Back Trump’s America.
- In another show of Western support, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson met with President Volodymyr Zelenskyy in Kyiv to offer continued aid and military training.
- Pence escaped rioters baying for his head by just 40 feet as Secret Service agents whisked him to safety inside the Capitol.
- The committee will seek testimony from the wife of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas as evidence piles up about her deep involvement in Trump’s scheme to overturn his election defeat.
- France, Germany, Italy and Romania “are doing everything so that Ukraine alone can decide its fate,” French President Emmanuel Macron said at a news conference with Zelenskyy and the others.
- “I can’t wait to go to Heaven and meet the Framers and tell them: ‘The work that you did in putting together our Constitution is a work of genius,” Pence said, according to counsel Greg Jacobs. “It was divinely inspired.”
- Biden enacted orders to discourage “conversion therapy” while promoting gender-affirming surgery and expanding protections for gay and transgender parents and children.
- The tape depicts the group led by Rep. Barry Loudermilk (R-Ga.) snapping images and taking videos of stairways, security posts and tunnels, all areas “not typically of interest to tourists,” according to the panel.
- President Joe Biden said Wednesday that the U.S. will send another $1 billion in military aid to Ukraine, the largest single tranche of weapons and equipment since the war began.
- The justices released six other rulings but did not issue what is expected to a historic ruling overturning the landmark Roe v. Wade
- Both sides are “hopeful” the text of a bill to strengthen background checks and encourage passage of red flag laws should be good to go soon.
- In a video posted to Twitter on Tuesday, Wyoming Rep. Liz Cheney, the committee’s Republican co-chair, included a preview clip of former White House lawyer Eric Herschmann telling the committee in a video interview that he had told John Eastman, a lawyer who was working with Trump to push the false fraud claims, that he needed to “get a great effing criminal defense lawyer. You’re gonna need it.”
- It was only Diet Pepsi! So says the ex-mayor, who has been known to have a drink or two.
- The architect of what the congressional panel branded the “Big Lie and the big rip-off” issued a 12-page statement Monday night deriding the panel’s powerful hearings as little more than an effort to block him from winning a comeback bid for the White House in 2024.
- The report released Tuesday accuses the Trump administration of failing to properly oversee the $378 billion Economic Injury Disaster Loan program.
- “The situation is difficult,” Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy said in a news conference Tuesday with Danish media. “Our task is to fight back.”
- The nation’s former top law enforcement official gave a stunning indictment of Trump’s determination to push false claims of election fraud that inspired thousands of his supporters to join his so-called “Stop the Steal” movement.
- The tipsy former New York City mayor won the ear of Trump in the hours after the polls closed, even as other top advisers warned him that the race was far from being definitively called.
- If Russia prevails in the battle of Donbas, it will mean that Ukraine loses not only land but perhaps the bulk of its most capable military forces, opening the way for Moscow to grab more territory and dictate its terms to Kyiv. A Russian failure could lay the grounds for a Ukrainian counteroffensive — and possibly lead to political upheaval for the Kremlin.