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McCarthy tells GOP to stop attacking each other: ‘Cut that crap out’

McCarthy tells GOP to stop attacking each other: ‘Cut that crap out’

House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy privately made a blunt appeal to his colleagues in the aftermath of the divisive fight to impeach former President Donald Trump: Stop attacking each other and instead focus on Democrats. “Cut that crap out,” McCarthy told his members, according to two sources on the call. McCarthy said he’s had personal…MORE

Biden administration pauses arms sales to Saudi Arabia and UAE

Biden administration pauses arms sales to Saudi Arabia and UAE

The Biden administration has paused arms sales to Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates as it conducts a wider review of agreements worth billions of dollars made by the Trump administration, sources familiar with the matter told CNN Wednesday. Secretary of State Tony Blinken confirmed that pending arms sales are under review, as is…MORE

GOP threatens filibuster for Mayorkas nomination to be DHS secretary

GOP threatens filibuster for Mayorkas nomination to be DHS secretary

Senate Republicans plan to object to any efforts to quickly confirm Alejandro Mayorkas as secretary of Homeland Security, further delaying his confirmation as the department grapples with the Covid-19 pandemic, national security concerns and President Joe Biden’s ambitious immigration plans. In confirming the GOP’s plans to filibuster, Republican Sen. John Cornyn of Texas told reporters…MORE

Man pleads guilty in plot to kidnap Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer

Man pleads guilty in plot to kidnap Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer

One of six men federally charged on suspicion of being involved in a plot to kidnap Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer last year pleaded guilty Wednesday. Ty Garbin, 25, signed an agreement pleading guilty in federal court in Michigan to the sole charge against him — kidnapping conspiracy. According to the agreement, Garbin will continue to…MORE