Quick Glance: McCarthy Starts Impeachment Inquiry without Budget, Contradicting Past Criticism
- McCarthy called for the inquiry to appease far-right members of the Republican caucus.
- He previously criticized Democrats for prioritizing impeachment over basic government responsibilities.
- McCarthy expressed concern that impeachment has overtaken congressional work and hindered resources for troops.
- He emphasized the potential consequences of lowering the impeachment standard.
Quick Glance: New Report: Grand Jury Recommends Further Indictments Against Trump in Georgia
- A new report was released on Friday, in which a special grand jury investigating efforts to overturn the 2020 presidential election results in Georgia recommended further indictments against a larger group than charged by District Attorney Fani Willis, including one current and two former U.S. senators.
- The nine-page report revealed that the jurors recommended charges against 39 individuals, compared to the 18 who were charged along with former President Donald Trump.
- Part of the report, including 19 pages of appendices, had already been released in February, but the recommendations for specific charges against specific individuals were withheld until after last month's indictment.
- The report made it clear that the jury did not include any experts in election law or criminal law.
Quick Glance: Schiff's Senate campaign sees massive fundraising success after GOP censure
- Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) announced a significant fundraising haul for his U.S. Senate campaign between April and June.
- It's the highest amount raised by a Democratic Senate candidate in the second quarter of an off-year, surpassing Sen. Raphael Warnock's (D-Ga.) $7.2 million haul in Q2 2021.
- It's also more than what some incumbent senators from swing states raised this quarter: Sen. Tammy Baldwin (D-Wisc.) raised $3.2 million, and Bob Casey (D-Pa.) brought in $4 million.
- The censure has been prominently featured in many of Schiff's fundraising appeals.
Quick Glance: Democratic Representative Censured for Trump Investigations
- Adam B. Schiff led the first impeachment prosecution against Trump and served on the House committee investigating the Jan. 6, 2021, attack on the Capitol.
- The G.O.P.-led House formally censured Schiff, a Democrat, over his involvement in, and role regarding, the investigation into former President Donald J. Trump, paving a way for further similar punishment of their perceived enemies.
- The vote was done to ensure the independence of the ethics panel, who will investigate Schiff.
- Only two members of the House were censured before Schiff's punishment, in almost four decades.
Quick Glance: Top GOP senators oppose House impeachment efforts
- Republican senators hesitate to get involved in an impeachment trial.
- Right-wing lawmakers with considerable influence over House Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) may temporarily prevent a direct impeachment.
- McConnell's deputy prefers to focus on the policy agenda, the vision for the future, and winning elections.
- House and Senate GOP leadership agree on the need for a thorough investigation and committee process before any impeachment vote.
Quick Glance: Florida Grand Jury Joins Probe into Trump's Classified Docs
- Federal prosecutors are presenting evidence to a grand jury in Miami as part of the investigation into former President Donald Trump's alleged mishandling of classified documents.
- Several witnesses have testified before the Florida grand jury, with more expected in the coming days.
- The investigation previously relied on grand juries in Washington, D.C. It's unclear why the south Florida grand jury is now involved.
- However, a Florida court approved the warrant to search Mar-a-Lago, where Trump kept classified documents, and an assistant US attorney from Miami was present during the raid, according to CNN.
Quick Glance: Demand for Sen. Dianne Feinstein's Resignation
- The call for Dianne Feinstein to retire echoes the past sexism women of her generation had to overcome for success.
- Like you, I am a middle-aged feminist.
- Without dispute, white men have overstayed their Senate tenure despite incapability.
- In a partisan and closely divided Senate, every vote is vital.
Quick Glance: What Is Dianne Feinstein Doing Here Anymore?
- Senator Dianne Feinstein is on medical leave, denying Democrats a majority on the committee.
- On the other hand, her retaining control of a job she cannot execute is already taking up unrecoverable time, with unquantifiable but very big impacts on the composition of the judiciary, with an impact on legislation affecting millions of people.
- Pelosi isn't suggesting that allowing Feinstein to remain in office is better for women on the whole.
- Given the stakes of the judiciary in abortion rights, much alone all the other problems addressed by the courts, that argument would be nearly impossible to make.
Quick Glance: Democratic Rep. Ro Khanna announces he will not run for California Senate seat, but endorses Rep. Barbara Lee
- Ro Khanna of California announced on Sunday that he will not run in the Democratic primary to replace retiring Sen.
- Dianne Feinstein's Senate seat in California by endorsing Democratic Rep.
- Lee, who announced her candidacy last month, is a member of the House Democratic leadership, serving as co-chair of the Democratic Steering Committee, and she previously served as chair of the Congressional Black Caucus.
- Lee has served as the Progressive Caucus co-chair and whip throughout her time in Congress.
- She also spent several years in the California state legislature before moving to Washington.
Quick Glance: Ben Savage, former "Boy Meets World" actor, is running for Schiff's congressional seat.
- Ben Savage, who played a child in the ABC teen sitcom "Boy Meets World," is running for a U.S. House seat in California, his latest attempt to make the transition from Hollywood to politics.
- Savage joins a crowded field of candidates vying for the seat currently held by Democratic U.S. Rep.
- Former Los Angeles City Attorney Mike Feuer and Democratic state Assemblywoman Laura Friedman are among the other candidates.
- He ran for West Hollywood City Council last year but received only about 6% of the vote.
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