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Dems mobilize to defend Omar in face of GOP defections

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House Republicans are already facing defections over a leadership push to oust Rep. Ilhan Omar from her committees. Democrats plan to make the vote even more painful. The Minnesota Democrat and her caucus allies have begun to mount a robust defense of the progressive “squad” member, who Speaker Kevin McCarthy and his allies have repeatedly threatened to kick off committees once the GOP took over the House. While they've focused on Omar's past comments about Israel - some of which divided her own party at the time - Republicans loudly protested last Congress when Democrats booted a pair of...
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Lawmakers pushing for MBTA to electrify Commuter Rail by 2035

Lawmakers pushing for MBTA to electrify Commuter Rail by 2035

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State lawmakers are making another push for Commuter Rail electrification, now that a new governor is in office.
Legislation was filed in both the House and Senate that calls for the MBTA and its rail contractor, Keolis, to operate a fully electric Commuter Rail system by Dec. 31, 2035, and “ensure sufficient zero-emission infrastructure is in place” to meet that timeline.
Three lines that serve environmental justice populations - Newburyport/Rockport from North Station to Beverly, Fairmount from South Station to Readville and the entire Providence/Stoughton Line - would be electrified...
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New GOP senator irks colleagues with Judiciary committee push

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Eric Schmitt is already ruffling feathers, two days into his first work week of the new Senate. The first-term Missouri senator is pushing for a slot on the coveted Senate Judiciary Committee as Republicans finalize their decisions on panel rosters. He's even going so far as to make calls to his new colleagues, Sens. Thom Tillis and Marsha Blackburn , to see if they'll give up their spots to allow him on the panel, an unusual move for a Senate newcomer, per two sources briefed on the matter. The recipients have not welcomed his entreaties. “This is something the Missouri senators need to...
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Never forget: Boston pauses on Holocaust Remembrance Day

Never forget: Boston pauses on Holocaust Remembrance Day

Holocaust Remembrance Day was marked in solemn ceremonies in cities and towns around the globe. It marks the 78th anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz death camp in... Read more ...

Mr. Musk goes to Washington to stump for Twitter and Tesla

Mr. Musk goes to Washington to stump for Twitter and Tesla

Elon Musk continued his tour of Washington, D.C. Friday with visits to the White House and Capitol Hill - including several powerful Republicans who are investigating the Biden... Read more ...

Campaign finance regulator asks Santos to clarify who's in charge of his...

Campaign finance regulator asks Santos to clarify who's in charge of his political accounts

The Federal Election Commission lobbed questions at Rep. George Santos over his latest campaign finance filings on Friday, saying five committees affiliated with the embattled... Read more ...

Ronna McDaniel Wins Fourth Term As RNC Chair After Divisive Race

Ronna McDaniel Wins Fourth Term As RNC Chair After Divisive Race

McDaniel was installed by coup-attempting former President Donald Trump and took the blame for the GOP's three bad election cycles he caused. Read more ...

Trump Probe Into Russia Investigation Yields Little

Trump Probe Into Russia Investigation Yields Little

Then-attorney general Bill Barr ordered an investigation into the handling of the Trump-Russia investigation in 2019, saying he wanted to know if "officials abused their power... Read more ...

Facebook was a cash cow for Trump. It could end up being a ‘bronze goose.'

Facebook was a cash cow for Trump. It could end up being a ‘bronze goose.'

Facebook was the financial engine of Donald Trump's previous two runs for president. But for his third campaign for the White House, it might not be such a powerhouse... Read more ...

DOJ warns against protests turning violent ahead of Tyre Nichols footage release

DOJ warns against protests turning violent ahead of Tyre Nichols footage release

Justice Department and FBI leadership on Friday cautioned any potential protesters from turning violent during demonstrations expected across the country in response to the... Read more ...

‘GMA3' anchors Amy Robach and T.J. Holmes expected to depart ABC after...

‘GMA3' anchors Amy Robach and T.J. Holmes expected to depart ABC after reported romantic relationship, source says

T.J. Holmes and Amy Robach, the anchors of the third hour of ABC's flagship morning show “Good Morning America,” are in the final stages of negotiating an exit from the network... Read more ...

Eric Adams calls for Santos to step down

Eric Adams calls for Santos to step down

NEW YORK - It's time for Rep. George Santos to go, Mayor Eric Adams said Friday. Adams, who unlike most Democrats pledged just two weeks ago to work with the pariah Republican... Read more ...

Joe Biden Biden Taps Jeff Zients As White House Chief Of Staff

Joe Biden Biden Taps Jeff Zients As White House Chief Of Staff

Zients, a onetime White House COVID-19 response coordinator, will replace Ron Klain who said it was the “right time” for a transition. Read more ...