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The Beltway media isn’t Tuckered out on coverage of Carlson’s private disdain for Donald Trump, continuing to cover every secret soundbite. But while Carlson may have slammed Trump in 2021, he is now hawking a new narrative of January 6 that leaves out key facts, and that has drawn a rebuke by name from the White House.
“January 6: Tucker’s Version” is a remix of video provided to the Fox News host by House Speaker McCarthy, who has no regrets.
The House GOP is now planning its own January 6 probe, even as some members of the party caucus plan to visit riot defendants in jail.
Donald Trump swamps the New Hampshire GOP presidential field in a new Emerson College poll, with 58% to just 17% for Ron DeSantis. Home state Gov. Chris Sununu is at 7%, followed by Nikki Haley at 6% and Mike Pence at 4%.
Sen. Tim Scott (R-SC) is hiring for a presidential campaign, but a source said a decision is not “imminent.” Miami Mayor Francis Suarez is also considering a GOP run. But another oft-mentioned possibility, Gov. Glenn Youngkin (R-VA), is in no hurry to decide.
Also in no hurry on a 2024 decision, whether for reelection or something else: Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV).
The No Labels Party has qualified for the 2024 ballot in swing state Arizona. The group has been laying the groundwork for a centrist third-party ticket, and No Labels National Co-chair Gov. Larry Hogan (R-MD), who this weekend said he will not seek the GOP presidential nomination, has not ruled out a No Labels run. (Manchin has also been floated as a possible No Labels candidate.)
The FY 2024 budget that President Biden will present tomorrow aims to cut federal deficits by nearly $3 trillion over the next decade. But that doesn’t mean Democrats are on board with using the debt ceiling hike to force immediate spending cuts.
Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear, a Democrat, is currently the favorite for reelection in one of the nation’s most Republican states.
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An investigation has been launched into Tesla’s Model Y cars after reports of steering wheels detaching.
Many of the United States’ largest shale oil wells are at risk of being tapped out, which could mean the U.S. is hitting its peak in oil extraction.
The United Nations condemned an Israeli strike on a Syrian airport which prevented aid efforts from reaching earthquake victims.
U.S. business schools are waiving some admissions requirements in order to encourage laid-off tech workers to apply.
The labor market is so competitive that a construction company is reportedly flying workers to job sites by private plane.
A cyclone that first developed off the coast of Australia has set the record for the longest running tropical storm in recorded history.
2023 is a record year in the number of anti-LGBT laws that have been passed by state governments in the United States.
Sanctions imposed by the west on Russian crude oil could erode the U.S. dollar’s dominance as the top transaction currency used in oil trade.
The 2022-2023 winter has been the second warmest on record for Europe.
The United States has sanctioned Iranian firms and individuals over women’s rights abuses.
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As my Grandma(my she RIP) would say in regards to these 3rd party bids that refuse to accept that the Right Wingers have gone off the deep end, Fox’s exposure as a propaganda machine, along with bids by yes men like Tim Scott & others. Well Bless their lil Hearts. 😒
But yes Political Wire is worthwhile. 🙌🏾