Filmmaker describes Trump behavior after Jan. 6
In his first television interview since his deposition with the Jan. 6 committee, filmmaker Alex Holder described former President Trump's behavior after the riot and said Trump saw violence on Jan 6. as an "inevitability." Watch Norah O'Donnell's interview.news.yahoo.com
GOP senator suffers ‘serious’ hand injury, may need to amputate fingers
Sen. Kevin Cramer says there’s a “possible need for amputation” after he suffered a serious injury to his hand. The North Dakota Republican shared his medical news on Wednesday in a statement he posted on Twitter. “While working in the yard over the weekend, I sustained a serious injury to my right hand, which required…news.yahoo.com
Takeaways: Trump's conditional loyalty, new warning for left
A Republican who was backed by Donald Trump at the last minute prevailed on Tuesday in an Alabama Senate runoff. Meanwhile, moderate Washington, D.C., Mayor Muriel Bowser won her Democratic primary, offering a fresh warning to progressives.news.yahoo.com
GOP Sen. Ron Johnson tried to give a slate of fake electors from Michigan and Wisconsin to Mike Pence on January 6: 'Do not give that to him'
"Do not give that to him," Pence legislative aide Chris Hodgson replied to a text from Johnson's Chief of Staff Sean Riley hours before the attack.news.yahoo.com
Kasich says 'even clowns were embarrassed' by Texas GOP convention that included declaration that Biden 'was not legitimately elected' and called homosexuality an 'abnormal lifestyle choice'
"You let the people who are really extreme take control, then these are the kind of things you get," said the former GOP presidential candidate.news.yahoo.com
South Dakota impeachment trial probing AG's fatal crash
South Dakota senators have begun hearing evidence for the impeachment of Attorney General Jason Ravnsborg, whose account of a fatal 2020 traffic accident led criminal investigators, some lawmakers and the victim’s family to question his truthfulness.
Texas Republicans adopt far-right platform rejecting Biden's election, reserving right to secede
The Texas Republican Party passed a resolution over the weekend rejecting the 2020 election, calling President Biden the "acting" president, and outlining policy goals that include overturning same-sex marriage and possibly seceding from the United States. CBS News political correspondent Caitlin Huey-Burns joins anchors Tanya Rivero and Tony Dokoupil with details.news.yahoo.com
Building anger in rural New Mexico erupts in election crisis
Behind the raw public frustration and anger over election security that has played out this week in New Mexico was a hint of something deeper -- a growing divide between the state’s Democratic power structure and conservative rural residents who feel their way of life is under attack. In Otero County, where the crisis over certifying the state’s June 7 primary election began, County Commissioner Vickie Marquardt struck a defiant tone as she relented under pressure from the state’s Democratic attorney general, Democratic secretary of state and a state Supreme Court dominated by Democratic appointees. “If we get removed from office, nobody is going to be here fighting for the ranchers, and that’s where our fight should be right now,” said Marquardt, the commission chairwoman in a county where former President Donald Trump won nearly 62% of the vote in 2020.news.yahoo.com
Race for Alaska's US House seat taking shape
The race for Alaska's U.S. House seat is taking shape, with Republican Sarah Palin seeking a return to elected office 13 years after she resigned as governor and two of her rivals, Republican Nick Begich and independent Al Gross, trying to paint her run as unserious and self-serving. The fourth candidate running, Democrat Mary Peltola, said negative campaigning and “tearing each other down" is the “most unsavory" part of American politics.news.yahoo.com
GOP Congressman Deletes Unbelievably Dumb Post About CNN
Thomas McKinless/CQ Roll Call; Drew Angerer/GettyApparently lacking a fundamental understanding of how television works, Rep. Greg Steube (R-FL) on Thursday confidently blared on Twitter that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi allowed CNN to broadcast its Jan. 6 committee hearings coverage from the floor of the Capitol.“In case you forgot the sham #January6thcommitteehearings are purely for TV ratings,” Steube wrote in a since-deleted tweet, “Pelosi let The Communist News Network build a full TV set whenews.yahoo.com
Ted Cruz once said he would've nominated the conservative judge testifying against Trump before the Jan. 6 committee to the Supreme Court
Cruz has said Luttig, who said that Pence overturning the 2020 election would've caused "paralyzing constitutional crisis," is "like a father to me."news.yahoo.com
Republican commission won't certify New Mexico primary vote because it doesn't trust voting machines
Votes in a New Mexico community are at risk of not being counted after a Republican-led commission refused to approve primary election results over distrust of Dominion vote-tallying machines.cbsnews.com
House Republicans say January 6 committee's TV ratings prove that Americans have 'moved on' from the deadly Capitol riot even though 20 million people tuned in
House GOP portrayed the 20 million viewers who watched the Jan. 6 committee's first public hearing as not that impressive, a jab that's pure Trump.news.yahoo.com
Primary elections live updates Trump targeting GOP members of Congress as four states hold primaries
Primary elections take place Tuesday in Maine, Nevada, South Carolina and North Dakota, plus a special election in Texas. Trump has endorsed GOP candidates in several races. Follow along for live coverage.washingtonpost.com
Judge rules against Michigan Republican seeking governor bid
A federal judge in Michigan on Monday refused Republican Perry Johnson's request to halt the printing of ballots for the GOP primary or to put his name on the ballot for governor, further dashing Johnson's chances at challenging Democratic Gov. Gretchen Whitmer. Johnson was among five governor candidates who were deemed ineligible for the Aug. 2 ballot after the state elections bureau determined they fell short of collecting the necessary number of valid signatures. U.S. District Court Judge Mark Goldsmith on Monday rejected his bid for a temporary restraining order or an injunction, saying Johnson hasn't shown he was unconstitutionally left off the ballot.news.yahoo.com
Taylor Sheridan, the cowboy behind "Yellowstone"
Called one of the most important western writers in decades, Taylor Sheridan created the hit TV series "Yellowstone" and its prequel, "1883" (along with the prequel's upcoming sequel, "1932"). Correspondent Lee Cowan talks with Sheridan (who is as cowboy as they come), and with "Yellowstone" star Kevin Costner, about a return of the drama of the west.news.yahoo.com
McCormick sues over counting mail ballots in Pa. Senate race
David McCormick’s campaign is suing in a Pennsylvania court over his neck-and-neck Republican primary contest for the U.S. Senate against celebrity heart surgeon Dr. Mehmet Oz. McCormick is trying to ensure counties obey a brand-new federal appeals court decision.
Everything to know about voting in the May 7 constitutional amendment, special and bond election
On May 7 voters can weigh in on two state constitutional amendments as well as a city bond proposals in San Antonio. Several local school districts have bond issues on the ballot and there are some municipalities deciding on mayor and city council races.
More than half of the Texas House wants to stop the execution of Melissa Lucio, convicted of killing her toddler
Despite substantive doubts surrounding the cause of her child’s death and a suspect “confession” obtained after hours of interrogation, Lucio is set to be executed next month for killing her 2-year-old daughter.
Texas far-right conservatives spent millions to oust House GOP leaders, to little avail
In the Texas House, the biggest intraparty attack on Republican leadership came from the Defend Texas Liberty PAC, led by former state Rep. Jonathan Stickland, R-Bedford. Backed by hard-right donors like Tim Dunn and Farris Wilks, West Texas oil tycoons, the group spent at least $5.2 million from January onward.