Fri Dec 1, 2023 AT 10:44 AM EST
Tempers exploded at a Senate Judiciary Committee meeting Thursday before Democrats voted to subpoena a conservative donor and a conservative activist linked to the Supreme Court’s ethics scandals.
The meeting came after weeks of partisan fighting among committee members over plans to subpoena Harlan Crow and Leonard Leo regarding reports they played roles in taking Justices Clarence Thomas and Samuel Alito on luxury vacations.
Approval of the subpoenas is largely symbolic, because it would require 60 votes on the Senate floor to enforce them and no GOP senator is expected to vote for such an action… Read Full Story
Tue Nov 28, 2023 AT 10:03 AM EST
Former President Donald Trump threatened to reopen the contentious fight over the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) after failing to repeal it while in the White House, saying he was looking to change the federal healthcare system if he wins a second term.
The cost of Obamacare is out of control, plus, it’s not good Healthcare. I’m seriously looking at alternatives,” he wrote Saturday.
Trump’s comments came in response to a Wall Street Journal opinion piece he shared highlighting concerns raised by Sens. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., and Mike Braun, R-Ind., that claimed practices by large insurance companies were “resulting in sky-high prescription drug costs and excessive corporate profits.” Read Full Story
Wed Nov 22, 2023 AT 9:21 AM EST
Speaker Mike Johnson met with former President Donald Trump on Monday night at Mar-a-Lago in Florida, a source familiar with the meeting confirmed to The Hill.
Johnson was at Trump’s estate for a fundraiser for Rep. Gus Bilirakis, R-Fla. It marked the first time Johnson and Trump have spoken in person since Johnson became speaker in late October.
Trump and Johnson have had a warm relationship, with the speaker just last week saying he’s “all in” for Trump’s 2024 White House bid.
“I have endorsed him wholeheartedly,” Johnson said on CNBC’s “Squawk Box.”
“He had a phenomenal first term,” the speaker added. “His first two years, as you all know, we brought about the greatest economic numbers in the history of the world, not just the country, because his policies work. And I’m all in for President Trump.” Read Full Story