WATCH: McCarthy holds weekly news conference

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Pelosi: China’s Hong Kong Security Law ‘Signals the Death’ of ‘One Country, Two Systems’

Bipartisan support is being voiced on Capitol Hill, uniting against China’s new law in Hong Kong. The new law, which was imposed in a move seen as Beijing’s boldest step yet to erase the legal firewall between the semi-autonomous territory and the mainland’s authoritarian Communist Party system. “The purpose of this law is to frighten, … Read more Pelosi: China’s Hong Kong Security Law ‘Signals the Death’ of ‘One Country, Two Systems’

Bolton Says Trump’s Disarray on Russian Bounty Reports Emboldens Foes

The Trump administration’s response to the allegation Russia offered bounties for killing American troops makes the U.S. vulnerable to adversaries regardless of whether it’s true, former U.S. National Security Advisor John Bolton says. “What it tells the Russians is that we are in disarray and ripe for this kind of provocation, not just in Afghanistan … Read more Bolton Says Trump’s Disarray on Russian Bounty Reports Emboldens Foes

Bolton Calls Trump an ‘Anomaly’ Who Isn’t True to Conservatives

Jul.01 — John Bolton, President Donald Trump’s former national security adviser and author of “The Room Where It Happened: A White House Memoir,” says President Trump does not represent the Republican Party and there’s a 50/50 chance he will lose the 2020 presidential election. He speaks with Bloomberg’s Tom Keene, Jonathan Ferro and Lisa Abramowicz … Read more Bolton Calls Trump an ‘Anomaly’ Who Isn’t True to Conservatives

Senator Toomey: Hong Kong Security Law ‘Very Disturbing’

Jun.30 — Republican Senator Pat Toomey from Pennsylvania discusses China’s sweeping security legislation for Hong Kong and the trade disputes between the U.S. and China. Toomey is sponsoring legislation that could target banks that deal with Chinese officials responsible for eroding Hong Kong’s autonomy. He also talks about the government’s response to the coronavirus outbreak on “Bloomberg … Read more Senator Toomey: Hong Kong Security Law ‘Very Disturbing’

Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves Signs Bill to Remove the State’s Confederate-Themed Flag

With a stroke of the governor’s pen, Mississippi is retiring the last state flag in the U.S. with the Confederate battle emblem — a symbol that’s widely condemned as racist. Republican Gov. Tate Reeves on Tuesday signed the historic bill that takes the 126-year-old state flag out of law, immediately removing official status for the … Read more Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves Signs Bill to Remove the State’s Confederate-Themed Flag

Sen. Lamar Alexander Calls on Trump to Wear a Mask: ‘The Stakes Are Too High’

A leading Republican senator says President Donald Trump should start wearing a mask at least some of the time because politics is getting in the way of protecting the American people from COVID-19. “The stakes are too high for the political debate about pro-Trump, anti-Trump masks to continue,” says Sen. Lamar Alexander of Tennessee. Alexander … Read more Sen. Lamar Alexander Calls on Trump to Wear a Mask: ‘The Stakes Are Too High’

Democrats and Republicans Urge Action After Russia-Afghanistan Briefing

House Democrats returning from a briefing at the White House Tuesday said they still have many questions about explosive allegations that Russia offered bounties to Taliban-linked militants for killing American troops in Afghanistan and questioned why President Donald Trump won’t condemn Vladimir Putin over the issue. Majority Leader Steny Hoyer and a small group of … Read more Democrats and Republicans Urge Action After Russia-Afghanistan Briefing

Wayne Dupree Show | Will removing ‘Stars & Bars’ ease race tension across America?

Mississippi came closer to changing its state flag Saturday when more than two-thirds of the state Legislature voted to suspend rules to allow a vote on removing the Confederate battle emblem from its design. For the first time Gov. Tate Reeves, a Republican, said he would sign a bill to change the flag. He previously … Read more Wayne Dupree Show | Will removing ‘Stars & Bars’ ease race tension across America?

Why Republicans are starting to worry about 2020

With everything going on in the world, the past few months have proven difficult for President Donald Trump, and in turn, the Republican Party. Chris Cillizza explains why the Democrats’ widening gap is starting to worry Republicans ahead of November. SOURCES AND FURTHER READING: The electoral map is tilting badly against Donald Trump right now … Read more Why Republicans are starting to worry about 2020

Democrats Demand More Answers on Russian Bounty Report

Democrats demanded the Trump administration provide more information about intelligence that Russia put a bounty on U.S. troops in Afghanistan and accused the White House of failing to take the matter seriously. House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer said after getting a briefing at the White House that he isn’t sure whether President Donald Trump has … Read more Democrats Demand More Answers on Russian Bounty Report

Sen. Tammy Duckworth Slams Trump’s Inaction on Russia Bounty Report

Former combat veteran, Democratic Senator Tammy Duckworth, condemned the inaction of US President Donald Trump over reports that Russia secretly offered bounties to Taliban-linked militants for killing American troops in Afghanistan. After reports of the bounties surfaced, Duckworth said Trump, “went right on placing Russian interests ahead of American lives.” “Not once, not once in … Read more Sen. Tammy Duckworth Slams Trump’s Inaction on Russia Bounty Report

Arizona Orders Bars, Gyms and Theaters Closed for 30 Days: Governor Doug Ducey

In an effort to stop a massive surge in new coronavirus cases, Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey ordered bars, nightclubs, gyms, movie theaters and water parks around the state to be closed for at least 30 days starting Monday night. The Republican governor also ordered public schools to delay the start of the classes at least … Read more Arizona Orders Bars, Gyms and Theaters Closed for 30 Days: Governor Doug Ducey