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GOP Smoking Mad Over Losing Cigar Hideout on Capitol Hill

Republican lawmakers have lost their smoking space due to logistics, and they want it back

(Newser) - Republican lawmakers have said being able to puff on cigars inside the US Capitol is "about freedom"—which is probably why so many of them are miffed that they've (perhaps just temporarily) lost their smoking space.
  • Musical chairs, office version: Per Axios , Rep. Tom Cole—who, as

Johnson: Supreme Court Will 'Set This Straight'

McConnell also rips verdict but leaves justices out of it

(Newser) - House Speaker Mike Johnson, who slammed Donald Trump's conviction on Thursday as political , has a fix in mind. "I do believe the Supreme Court should step in," the Republican said Friday on Fox News. "I think they'll set this straight but it's going to...

Trump After Conviction: 'Real Verdict' Is the Election

Former president remains defiant

(Newser) - Donald Trump remained as defiant as ever after his historic conviction on Thursday, pronouncing himself "a very innocent man" who was railroaded by an unfair trial.
  • "This was a rigged, disgraceful trial," he said outside the courtroom, reports the Hill . "The real verdict is going to

Potential Running Mate Carson: End No-Fault Divorce

Ben Carson sees harm to society

(Newser) - Ben Carson, considered to be on the short list for former President Trump's running mate, is the latest Republican to call for an end to no-fault divorce, which has allowed marriages to dissolve without much fanfare for more than 50 years. "For the sake of families, we should...

As Cohen Testifies, Trump Gets More High-Profile Support

House speaker Mike Johnson is among Tuesday's court attendees

(Newser) - Donald Trump's trial is becoming a must-attend event for his A-list supporters. As Michael Cohen continued his testimony Tuesday, House Speaker Mike Johnson showed up at the Manhattan courthouse and denounced the case as a "sham," reports the AP . Also in attendance were North Dakota Gov. Doug...

Greene Loses Big in Attempt to Remove Johnson

Speaker hopes 'this is the end of the personality politics'

(Newser) - Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene's attempt to oust Speaker Mike Johnson was met with boos, laughter, and 359 votes against in the House on Wednesday, quelling the Georgia Republican's long-threatened revolt. Greene's measure won the support of only 10 other Republicans and 32 Democrats, 163 of whom backed...

What Greene Risks Losing in Speaker Fight

She's pressing her demands to avoid a vote she promised only last week

(Newser) - House Speaker Mike Johnson is not negotiating with the enemy, or so he told reporters after a two-hour meeting with Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene on Monday. Greene promised to call a vote on her motion to vacate the speakership this week, though she hasn't done so yet and some...

Greene's Anti-Johnson Crusade Reveals a Lesson for MAGA
Greene's Losing Crusade
Holds a Lesson for MAGA

Greene's Losing Crusade Holds a Lesson for MAGA

Columnist David French questions whether movement can survive in post-Trump world

(Newser) - Marjorie Taylor Greene vows to force a vote to oust House Speaker Mike Johnson, even though it seems doomed to failure . To columnist David French in the New York Times , the unfolding narrative speaks volumes about the future of the MAGA movement. The crucial factor here is that Donald Trump...

Marjorie Taylor Greene: I'll Force Johnson Vote Next Week

'I can't wait to see Democrats go out and support a Republican speaker,' she quipped

(Newser) - GOP Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene on Wednesday indicated she absolutely plans to follow through on her threat to try to oust House Speaker Mike Johnson. In a press conference outside the Capitol, Greene put it plainly: "Next week, I am going to be calling this motion to vacate, absolutely...

Mike Johnson Is Now Safe From Greene's Threat
We'll Save
From MTG

Democrats: We'll Save Johnson From MTG

But Greene plans to move forward anyway

(Newser) - It looks like Mike Johnson will be able to keep his gavel at least through the end of the current House term. Democratic leaders on Tuesday promised to come to his rescue should GOP Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene follow through on her threat to try to oust the House speaker,...

As House Returns, Eyes Are On Greene's Next Move

As House
Returns, Eyes
Are On Greene's
Next Move
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As House Returns, Eyes Are On Greene's Next Move

Mike Johnson's speakership is in jeopardy

(Newser) - Will she or won't she? When the House returns to session on Monday evening, the big question is whether Marjorie Taylor Greene will move to oust Mike Johnson from the speakership. Greene filed a "motion to vacate" in March, but she has not taken the next step to...

Campus Protests Intensify
Arrests Mount on America's
College Campuses

Arrests Mount on America's College Campuses

Students were arrested, some aggressively, at USC and UT-Austin

(Newser) - Police peacefully arrested student protesters at the University of Southern California on Wednesday, hours after police at a Texas university aggressively detained dozens in the latest clashes between law enforcement and those protesting the Israel-Hamas war on campuses nationwide, the AP reports. While tensions rose between police and protesters at...

Columbia Encampment Is Staying—for Now
Columbia Encampment
Is Staying—for Now
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Columbia Encampment Is Staying—for Now

Negotiations extended for 2 days after 'important progress' made

(Newser) - Columbia University gave student protesters until midnight Tuesday to agree to dismantle the pro-Palestinian encampment on campus. Shortly after that deadline passed, student protesters said they abandoned negotiations when school officials threatened to unleash the National Guard. But around 3am, Columbia said negotiations had been extended for 48 hours after...

Greene to Johnson: Resign or Be Ousted

But Democrats and some fellow Republicans are coming to his defense

(Newser) - Democrats joined Republicans on Sunday in defending House Speaker Mike Johnson in the face of a threat to remove him from his post, the day after he won approval of foreign aid to Israel, Ukraine, and Taiwan. The effort is led by Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, who told Fox News...

House Ends Stalemate, Backs Aid to Ukraine, Israel, Taiwan

Biden and Zelensky thank lawmakers who voted for Johnson's plan

(Newser) - The House on Saturday ended its monthslong standoff over foreign aid, approving a $95 billion package for Ukraine, Israel, and Taiwan. The legislation put together by Speaker Mike Johnson—whose job has been threatened by members of his caucus over the issue—received help from Democrats, who broke out in...

Johnson's $95B Foreign Aid Bill Gets Boost From Dems

In 'rare bipartisan' moment, House votes 316-94 to advance aid packages for Ukraine, Israel, Taiwan

(Newser) - With rare bipartisan momentum, the House pushed ahead Friday on a foreign aid package of $95 billion for Ukraine, Israel, and Taiwan, including for humanitarian support, as a coalition of lawmakers helped it clear a procedural hurdle to reach final votes this weekend. Friday's vote produced a seldom-seen outcome...

As House Bickers, a 'Tubby' Insult Arises

Republicans clash on floor over speaker

(Newser) - One of Speaker Mike Johnson's seconds and one of his opponents tossed insults Thursday in the course of a confrontation on the House floor over the speaker's performance. Three Republicans gathered around Johnson to give him an earful about his plan to put aid to Israel, Ukraine, and...

Rule Change Could Save Johnson's Speakership

GOP leaders might make it harder to oust him with tweak to foreign aid bill: Punchbowl News

(Newser) - The same foreign aid package that has put Mike Johnson's House speakership in peril might end up saving him. Punchbowl News reports that GOP leaders are considering adding language to the legislation that would make it harder to oust him or any speaker. Under the current rules, a single...

Under Pressure, Johnson Revamps Foreign Aid Package

Biden backs new plan, which still could cost speaker his job

(Newser) - Speaker Mike Johnson's four-pronged foreign aid package has become five bills, and his job could depend on what happens with the reworked legislation. On Wednesday, Johnson told his Republican caucus that the House will stay in session until it votes Saturday evening on the package with stalled aid for...

Another Republican Backs Effort to Oust Speaker

Mike Johnson's hold on the gavel is tenuous after Rep. Thomas Massie's comments

(Newser) - Marjorie Taylor Greene is no longer the only Republican ready to remove Mike Johnson as House speaker. Rep. Thomas Massie of Kentucky said Tuesday he was on board, reports Politico . In fact, Massie asked Johnson to resign in a closed-door GOP session, and Johnson refused, per the Hill . Last month,...

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