In a closed-door meeting Tuesday, House Republicans approved Kevin McCarthy for Speaker, demonstrating that there is still much work to do before the full chamber votes next year. Mr. McCarthy must win 218 votes in a roll-call vote among all legislators present in January, with the Republican majority projected to be the smallest in recent history. All Democrats are anticipated to vote against him.
The explosion at a grain factory near the Ukrainian border occurred the same day Russia launched a round of missile assaults on Ukrainian energy infrastructure, heightening fears that the conflict may spread to neighboring nations.
In the House of Representatives, Republicans were on track to retake control on Monday, as Congress returned to work and new members slated to enter office next year began orientation.
A federal judge in Florida has sanctioned former President Donald Trump’s legal team with financial penalties for bringing a “frivolous” lawsuit against Hillary Clinton and other Democrats earlier this year. Trump’s attorneys were sanctioned with $50,000 for displaying a ‘cavalier attitude towards facts.’
Democrats in Tennessee voted to re-elect a candidate who passed away about two weeks before the election. Tennessean state representative Barbara Cooper passed away on October 25 at 93. (WATN stated that her passing was “unexpected,” but not to be insensitive or flippant, but she was 93).
The 2022 elections were about a lot of different things, but mostly about inflation, crime, and abortion. There were also gas prices and the war in Ukraine, and voter fraud.
Here is a list of trending Republican wins.
On Monday, Texas officials detained a guy who reportedly struck Republican Senator Ted Cruz with a beer can during Houston Astros’ World Series parade.
Rate rises may slow down as officials acknowledge how they affect the economy with a lag. To combat inflation, the Federal Reserve increased interest rates by 0.75 percentage points and announced its intention to continue doing so, although in smaller increments.
Chief Justice John Roberts temporarily blocked a House committee from obtaining Donald Trump’s tax returns on Tuesday, issuing an administrative order that suggests the Supreme Court will not act on the former president’s emergency petition to shield his finances from congressional investigators until after the midterm elections next week.
Former President Donald Trump urged the Supreme Court to prohibit a House committee from receiving his former tax returns from the Internal Revenue Service before a Thursday deadline for the data to be given up.