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Video of Congressman's Jokester Son Goes Viral
Congressman May Regret
Bringing Young Son to Work

Congressman May Regret Bringing Young Son to Work

GOP Rep. John Rose's 6-year-old goes viral for making faces behind his dad as he spoke at Capitol

(Newser) - Next time, Rep. John Rose may opt for a babysitter instead. The GOP congressman from Tennessee made a speech Monday on the House Floor defending Donald Trump over his recent felony convictions , and as the cameras rolled, Rose's 6-year-old son, Guy, whom he'd brought to work with him...

AOC Slams Fetterman: 'I Stand Up to Bullies'

Congresswoman slams fellow Dem over his remarks on the previous day's fracas in the House

(Newser) - On Thursday, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez found herself in a verbal battle with colleague Marjorie Taylor Greene during a House Oversight Committee hearing, after MTG poked fun of Democratic Rep. Jasmine Crockett's "fake eyelashes" and suggested AOC lacked intelligence. On Friday, Ocasio-Cortez became mired in a new fight: this...

Congressman Cuellar Indicted on Bribery Charges

Texas Democrat and his wife accused of improper ties with Azerbaijan officials

(Newser) - Democratic Rep. Henry Cuellar of Texas and his wife were indicted on conspiracy and bribery charges and taken into custody Friday in connection with a federal probe into ties between American business leaders and the former Soviet republic of Azerbaijan, per the AP . From 2014 to 2021, Cuellar and his...

Congressman's Gaza Comments Under Fire

GOP Rep. Tim Walberg of Michigan made a comparison to Hiroshima

(Newser) - GOP Rep. Tim Walberg of Michigan is taking some heat over comments he made about the Israel-Hamas war during a local town hall meeting. During the forum, Walberg suggested Gaza be handled "like Nagasaki and Hiroshima," though he has since insisted he wasn't advocating the use of...

Blaming Death Threat, Lawmaker Quits Another Race

GOP Rep. Matt Rosendale dropped Senate candidacy last month

(Newser) - For the second time in a month, Rep. Matt Rosendale has dropped out of a congressional race. The Montana Republican, who earlier ended his Senate campaign, posted Friday that he will no longer seek reelection to the US House. Rosendale said he's been the subject of defamatory rumors and...

5 Takeaways (Including Trump's) on Suozzi's Win in NY
5 Takeaways
(Including Trump's)
on Suozzi's
Win in NY

5 Takeaways (Including Trump's) on Suozzi's Win in NY

Ex-president insists Dem congressman-elect 'can be easily beaten' in November, plus other perspectives

(Newser) - A Democrat has taken back disgraced former Congressman George Santos ' Long Island seat—and among those weighing in on Tom Suozzi's win Tuesday was former (and possibly future) President Trump. "Just watched this very foolish woman, Mazi Melesa Pilip, running in a race where she didn't...

After Scathing Ethics Report, Santos Won't Seek Reelection

House ethics panel finds 'substantial evidence' he broke federal laws

(Newser) - George Santos says he won't be running for reelection to Congress in the wake of a devastating House Ethics panel report. Not that he's contrite: In a long post on X , Santos called the report a "disgusting politicized smear," per the Washington Post . Near the end...

Dems Tried, Now GOP Takes a Swing at Booting Santos

New York Republicans make good on threat to make a motion to expel freshman congressman

(Newser) - Earlier this month, a group of House Republicans announced they'd seek to purge a fellow New York congressman from their ranks, with one calling Rep. George Santos "a stain on the institution." Now, they're making good on their plans. The Hill reports that on Thursday, Rep....

Jim Jordan Is About to Try Again
Things Got Worse
for Jim Jordan in Round 2

Things Got Worse for Jim Jordan in Round 2

He got 199 votes, needs 217

(Newser) - As Jim Jordan and some of his allies predicted, things got worse for the would-be House speaker in the second round of voting. He could only afford to lose four Republican votes but lost 22 on Wednesday, up from 20 in Tuesday's vote; that gave him a total of...

Democrat Congressman Carjacked in DC

Rep. Henry Cuellar of Texas is OK after aides say he was held at gunpoint Monday near Capitol

(Newser) - Authorities say a Democratic congressman was carjacked at gunpoint on Monday night in Washington, but he's OK, and his vehicle has since been recovered. Aides for Texas Rep. Henry Cuellar say the incident took place in the Navy Yard area of DC, about a mile from the US Capitol,...

House or Senate Run? Top Dem Makes the Call

Maryland Rep. Jamie Raskin is going for his 5th term in the House of Representatives

(Newser) - Congressman Jamie Raskin has launched his latest election campaign—but it's not for US Senate, as some had speculated. WBFF reports that the Democrat, who represents Maryland's 8th District in the US House of Representatives, announced Friday he'll be running for his fifth term in the House,...

After Santos Expulsion Is Punted, a 'Shouting Match'
After Santos
Expulsion Is Punted,
a 'Shouting Match'

After Santos Expulsion Is Punted, a 'Shouting Match'

After vote to refer his case to House Ethics Committee, chaos on the Capitol steps

(Newser) - House Democrats' push to expel from Congress GOP freshman Rep. George Santos, recently indicted on a list of criminal charges, wasn't expected to earn the two-thirds majority needed to do so, and it didn't. The 221-204 vote Wednesday, which followed party lines, instead decided to refer a resolution...

Santos Has a Challenger Who's 'Just Had Enough'

Law prof William Murphy lives in 3rd District, says freshman rep must go by any means necessary

(Newser) - George Santos is all of two and a half months into his tenure as New York's 3rd Congressional District rep, and he's already got a challenger for the seat—a St. John's University law prof who says he's "just had enough" of Santos' shenanigans. Says...

An Ex-Roommate of Santos Emerges With New Allegation

Gustavo Ribeiro Trelha says congressman was the one behind his 2017 ATM fraud scheme

(Newser) - A man convicted of fraud in a 2017 credit card skimming scheme in Seattle is now blaming a familiar name for setting the entire operation up. "I am coming forward today to declare that the person in charge of the crime of credit card fraud when I was arrested...

George Santos Steps Down From House Committees

But he apparently hopes to return to them eventually

(Newser) - George Santos has resisted all calls to resign from Congress over his serial lies , but he's relenting on one thing: The New York representative told his GOP colleagues in the House that he'll step down from his committee assignments, report the Washington Post and Politico . Santos had been...

GOP Senator Comes Up With Colorful Insult for Santos

John Kennedy calls fellow Republican a 'bunny boiler,' a reference to 1987's 'Fatal Attraction'

(Newser) - Rep. George Santos has been rather busy since the 118th Congress convened on Jan. 3, though not all with duties related to his new role as a US congressman. He's mainly been playing defense against his ever-evolving laundry list of lies , the barbs of late-night comedians , and allegations of...

Congressman Seriously Hurt on Ladder Is Out of Hospital

Florida's Greg Steube was in ICU after falling 25 feet

(Newser) - A Florida congressman is out of the hospital and recuperating at home after a nasty fall from a ladder that landed him in the ICU. GOP Rep. Greg Steube tweeted Saturday that he had been released from a Sarasota hospital, though he did not provide details about his injuries. He...

Veteran of Congress: No Way Santos Can Function

A GOP Veteran
of Congress
Says Santos
Has to Go

A GOP Veteran of Congress Says Santos Has to Go

Former Rep. Peter King says the serial fabricator cannot possibly be effective in the House

(Newser) - Lots of people think George Santos ought to resign from Congress because of the seemingly unending series of deceptions attributed to him (the latest involves a dying dog ). One person who might have better perspective than most is Peter King, who served in Congress for nearly three decades and...

Santos: I Was Volleyball Star at School I Didn't Attend

Beleaguered congressman made the claim to Nassau County GOP as a candidate

(Newser) - George Santos didn't just lie about attending Baruch College—he made himself an elite student and a fictional volleyball star there. The New York Times has more details on the new New York congressman's web of lies , including a copy of the two-page resume he submitted to the...

George Santos Issues a Memorable Line

'You can't make this crap up' GOP lawmaker-elect accused of lying says as House votes on speaker

(Newser) - Despite calls from Democrats (and even some Republicans ) for Rep.-elect George Santos to consider resigning his new post after accusations he's lied about his career and personal life, the embattled GOP lawmaker showed up Tuesday for the first convening of the 118th Congress, with the House gathered...

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