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Biden administration proposes offshore wind energy sale near NY, NJ
  + stars: | 2021-06-11 | by ( ) www.reuters.com + 0.98   time to read: +2 min
REUTERS/ Kevin Lamarque/FilesThe Biden administration on Friday said it was seeking a possible buyer for a wind lease in the shallow waters between Long Island and New Jersey as part of its ongoing efforts to address climate change in part through cleaner energy. In a statement, the U.S. Department of the Interior said the proposed sale for off shore wind development on the Outer Continental shelf in the New York Bight has "the potential to unlock over 7 gigawatts of offshore wind energy, powering more than 2.6 million homes and supporting thousands of new jobs." The move is the administration's latest push into cleaner energy technologies as it seeks to double offshore wind capacity by 2030 and decarbonize the power sector by 2035. It has the first commercial scale offshore wind farm, the 800-megawatt Vineyard Wind project, a joint venture between Avangrid Inc (AGR.N), a unit of Spain's Iberdrola (IBE.MC) off the coast of Massachusetts. It is also exploring wind energy potential in the Gulf of Mexico read more and California, and is reviewing projects in another area of New Jersey as well as Rhode Island.
Persons: Joe Biden, Kevin Lamarque, Biden, Deb Haaland Organizations: Pfizer, REUTERS, U.S . Department of, Avangrid Inc, Interior Department's, of Ocean Energy Management, Thomson Locations: St, Ives, Cornwall, Britain, Long, and New Jersey, New York, Massachusetts, Gulf, Mexico, California, New Jersey, Rhode
Graeme Jennings/Pool via REUTERSThe Biden administration on Tuesday said it will explore the potential of offshore wind energy development in the Gulf of Mexico, part of its goal to supercharge growth in clean energy over the next decade. While the Gulf of Mexico is a major hub for offshore oil and gas production, it has had little renewable energy development. President Joe Biden has made the expansion of clean energy, especially offshore wind, a cornerstone of his fight against climate change. Several Louisiana companies involved in offshore drilling were tapped to help build the nation's first offshore wind farm off the coast of Rhode Island. Edwards' request to BOEM came after the National Renewable Energy Laboratory found that the Gulf's shallow waters and close proximity to oil and gas infrastructure would support offshore wind development.
Persons: Deb Haaland, Graeme Jennings, Biden, Joe Biden, John Bel Edwards, BOEM, Edwards Organizations: Energy, Capitol, REUTERS, Interior's Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Continental, Democratic, National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Thomson Locations: Washington , DC, U.S, Gulf of Mexico, Gulf, Mexico, Gulf Coast, Louisiana , Texas , Mississippi, Alabama, Louisiana, Rhode Island
The internet is a fossil machine. It preserves our thoughts, our political positions, our jokes, our photos, our triumphs and our mistakes in silicon amber, just waiting to be dug up. And that has led to a kind of modern sport: Find an outrageous piece of a person’s past that can be weaponized, put it on display for all to see and hope for the worst. The most surprising thing, though, is that this is still happening. ◆ ◆ ◆Written and narrated by Elizabeth Williamson
Persons: Emily Wilder, Elizabeth Williamson Organizations: Associated Press Locations: Palestine
Federal agencies are working to reverse Trump-era rollbacks on the Endangered Species Act. The Biden administration is set to reverse Trump-era rollbacks on endangered species protections "in the coming months," federal agencies announced Friday. In 2018, then-Interior Department Secretary Ryan Zinke announced a set of changes to the Endangered Species Act, undermining the protections of the act and putting several threatened species at risk of extinction. Interior Secretary Deb Haaland had previously said rescinding the Trump-era rollbacks on the ESA was at the top of her priorities as head of the agency. The move to reverse the Trump-era regulations brought backlash from Republicans, including Rep. Bruce Westerman, the top GOP lawmaker on the House Natural Resources Committee.
Persons: rescinding, Biden, Trump, Donald Trump, Ryan Zinke, Martha Williams, Williams, Deb Haaland, Bruce Westerman, Westerman Organizations: Trump, ESA, and Wildlife Service, National Marine Fisheries Service, Interior, Fish, Wildlife Service, Fish and Wildlife Service, GOP, Natural Resources Committee Locations: Tribal
Democrat Stansbury easily wins New Mexico congressional race
  + stars: | 2021-06-02 | by ( Reuters Staff | ) www.reuters.com + 0.62   time to read: +2 min
Stansbury, currently a state representative, shunted aside a law-and-order challenge from Republican Mark Moores, a state senator. “Everything is on the line in this election,” Stansbury said on the campaign trail last week. Moores, 51, a state senator, sought to paint Stansbury as a radical who would defund the police - a tactic some Democrats think helped Republicans in last year’s congressional elections. Stansbury, 42, had expressed support for a proposal championed by racial justice activists to redirect law enforcement funds to social services. Stansbury raised over $1.3 million for the congressional race, more than twice Moores’ total.
Persons: Melanie Stansbury, Joe Biden’s, Biden, Deb Haaland, Stansbury, Republican Mark Moores, Haaland, ” Stansbury Organizations: WASHINGTON, . House, Republican, New, Congressional, Moores Locations: New Mexico, Albuquerque, Texas, New Mexico's
Democratic state Rep. Melanie Stansbury won the New Mexico special congressional election Tuesday, beating back Republican challenger Mark Moores to fill the seat of Deb Haaland, President Joe Biden's interior secretary. The race to represent New Mexico's 1st Congressional District, which includes Albuquerque, was called by The Associated Press after polls closed at 9 p.m. Her victory shores up the Democrats' narrow 219-211 majority in Congress ahead of the 2022 midterm elections. The district, which Biden won by 23 points and Haaland won by 16 points last year, was seen as a potential pickup for Republicans. More than 54,000 registered Democrats voted early, compared to about 28,000 Republicans, according to the Albuquerque Journal.
Persons: Melanie Stansbury, Mark Moores, Deb Haaland, Joe Biden's, Stansbury, Biden, Critics, Moores, Barack Obama, Nancy Pelosi, Jill Biden, Haaland, Cook Organizations: Democratic, New, Republican, Congressional, The Associated Press, Haaland, Republicans, Albuquerque Locations: New Mexico, Albuquerque
Here's what we're talking about:One thing to look out for today: President Biden gives an update on the state of the COVID-19 vaccination campaign at 1:15 p.m. Eastern. HERE WE GO AGAIN: Former President Trump doesn't just believe in the false claim that he won the presidential election. Trump, the "titular head" of the GOP, continues to claim the election was stolen from him. Harris tasked with leading voting-rights efforts: Biden tasked Vice President Kamala Harris to lead efforts to pass federal voting rights legislation. The Arctic National Wildlife Refuge is home to polar bears and migrating caribou.
Persons: Biden, Trump doesn't, Trump, Maggie Haberman, Sidney Powell, Mike Lindell, Michael Flynn, Flynn, he's, Kevin McCarthy, Viola Fletcher, Hughes Van Ellis, Joe Biden, Mandel Ngan, Michelle Obama, Harris, Kamala Harris, John Lewis, Alyssa Farah, Tom Kenyon, Kenyon, reigniting, Melanie Stansbury, Deb Haaland, Fauci, Dr, Anthony Fauci, Cuomo, Lou Gehrig Organizations: New York Times, GOP, Getty, Justice Department, Trump, FBI, Democrats, Twitter, Wildlife, Fish and Wildlife Service, Reuters, Biden, Associated Press, Department, Republican, The Washington Post, Yankees Locations: Dallas, Myanmar, Tulsa, AFP, Oklahoma, Alaska, New Mexico
Ms. Haaland, 60, was born in Winslow, Ariz., to Mary Toya, a Laguna woman, and John David Haaland, a Minnesotan of Norwegian descent. Ms. Haaland raised her child Somáh alone, often struggling to make ends meet. Ms. Haaland has said that she and her child both still have student loans. In 2018, four years after a failed bid for lieutenant governor of New Mexico, Ms. Haaland ran for a House seat and won. “I’ve heard your story about being sober,” he told Ms. Haaland, who has been sober for three decades.
Persons: Haaland, Mary Toya, John David Haaland, Somáh, DeChellie Gray, “ I’ve, , ” Ms, Sharice Davids, Alexandria Ocasio, Cortez’s, Mark Ruffalo, Julian Brave NoiseCat Organizations: Navy, Star, Bureau of Indian Affairs, University of New, Laguna Development Corporation, Burger, Democrat, Hollywood, Interior Department, American Indians Locations: Winslow, Ariz, Laguna, Vietnam, Albuquerque, Laguna Pueblo, Mesita, University of New Mexico, Pueblo, New Mexico, Kansas
The Biden administration suspended those leases Tuesday so it can asses the legality and impact. Some 11 billion barrels of oil are thought to lie below the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. President Joe Biden's administration has suspended Arctic drilling regulations imposed by President Donald Trump in an effort to protect the Alaskan tundra. A sign against drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge seen at the US Capitol in Washington, DC, December 11, 2018. On January 20, Biden signed an executive order prohibiting new leases from being dispensed in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.
Persons: Trump, Biden, Joe Biden's, Donald Trump, Deb Haaland, SAUL LOEB, Mike Dunleavy, Alaska Sen, Lisa Murkowski, Kristen Monsell Organizations: Wildlife, Trump, Wildlife Refuge, New York Times, Department of, National Environmental, Getty, BBC, Justice Department, Guardian, Center for Biological Diversity, Biden, Associated Press Locations: Washington , DC, Alaska
The remote, 19.6 million-acre refuge is home to polar bears, caribou, snowy owls and other wildlife, including migrating birds from six continents. Biden has opposed drilling in the region, and environmental groups have been pushing for permanent protections, which Biden called for during the presidential campaign. The administration's action to suspend the leases comes after officials disappointed environmental groups last week by defending a Trump administration decision to approve a major oil project on Alaska’s North Slope. Sen. Maria Cantwell, D-Wash., a longtime opponent of drilling in the refuge, accused the Trump administration of trying to “shortcut environmental laws.'' The effort “fell apart when exposed to the facts that federal scientists say Arctic Refuge drilling cannot be done safely and oil companies don’t want to drill there,” Cantwell said.
Persons: WASHINGTON —, Biden, Trump, Joe Biden, Biden’s Jan, Bill Clinton, Donald Trump’s, Kristen Miller, Miller, Trump's, Sen, Maria Cantwell, ” Cantwell, Bernadette Demientieff, , Deb Haaland “ Organizations: Wildlife, Department, Congress, National Environmental, GOP, U.S . Bureau of Land Management, Interior Department, Trump, Justice Department, National Petroleum Reserve, Alaska Wilderness League, Steering Locations: Alaska
WASHINGTON — Voters casting ballots Tuesday in the House special election in New Mexico will decide the size of the Democratic majority — and provide a rare glimpse into the political landscape in the era of President Joe Biden. But turnout levels of Democrats and Republicans, as well as voting patterns of Latinos, will contain lessons about the political environment. "Democrats aren’t taking any votes for granted and are committed to ensuring New Mexicans make their voices heard in this important election," said Adrian Eng-Gastelum, a spokesman for the House Democratic campaign arm. A Democratic win would boost the House majority to a nine-person majority, giving Speaker Nancy Pelosi five — rather than four — votes to spare in order to pass a bill without GOP support. House special elections tend to be low-turnout affairs dominated by the most engaged voters, and the margin will tell who’s fired up and who isn’t.
Persons: Joe Biden, Deb Haaland, Melanie Stansbury, Obama, Mark Moores, Cook, Haaland, Adrian Eng, Nancy Pelosi, Pelosi, who’s, it’s, Christopher Manning, Aubrey Dunn, Moores, Biden Organizations: WASHINGTON — Voters, Democratic, Interior, Republican, Republicans, New, House Democratic, GOP, Democrats, Public Locations: New Mexico, New Mexico’s, Albuquerque
Democrat Wins New Mexico House Seat in Special Election
  + stars: | 2021-06-01 | by ( Kristina Peterson | ) www.wsj.com sentiment -0.59   time to read: +1 min
WASHINGTON—Democratic state Rep. Melanie Stansbury won a closely watched U.S. House special election in New Mexico on Tuesday night, according to the Associated Press, keeping the seat under Democratic control and expanding the party’s narrow majority. Ms. Stansbury defeated GOP state Sen. Mark Moores to replace former Democratic Rep. Deb Haaland in the Albuquerque-based district. Mr. Moores, a former University of New Mexico football player, owns a healthcare business with his wife. The Democrats’ victory Tuesday night gives House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D., Calif.) slightly more room to maneuver in any legislative battles. Once Ms. Stansbury is sworn in, Democrats will be able to lose four votes from their own ranks on legislation opposed by all Republicans.
Persons: Melanie Stansbury, Stansbury, Sen, Mark Moores, Deb Haaland, Haaland, Biden’s, Ms, Barack Obama, Mr . Moores, Nancy Pelosi, Biden Organizations: WASHINGTON, Democratic, Associated Press, GOP, Senate Energy, Natural Resources Committee, Management, University of New, University of New Mexico football, Democrats Locations: New Mexico, Albuquerque, American, University of New Mexico, Calif
Biden suspends oil leases in Alaska’s Arctic refuge
  + stars: | 2021-06-01 | by ( ) www.cnbc.com + 0.00   time to read: +5 min
The Biden administration on Tuesday suspended oil and gas leases in Alaska's Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, reversing a drilling program approved by the Trump administration and reviving a political fight over a remote region that is home to polar bears and other wildlife — and a rich reserve of oil. The Interior Department order follows a temporary moratorium on oil and gas lease activities imposed by President Joe Biden on his first day in office. Biden has opposed drilling in the region, and environmental groups have been pushing for permanent protections, which Biden called for during the presidential campaign. The administration's action to suspend the leases comes after officials disappointed environmental groups last week by defending a Trump administration decision to approve a major oil project on Alaska's North Slope. She thanked Biden and Interior Secretary Deb Haaland "for hearing our voices and standing up for our human rights and identity.″
Persons: Biden, Trump, Joe Biden, Biden's Jan, Bill Clinton, Donald Trump's, Kristen Miller, , Miller, Trump's, Sen, Maria Cantwell, Cantwell, Bernadette Demientieff, Deb Haaland Organizations: Wildlife, Department, Congress, National Environmental, GOP, U.S . Bureau of Land Management, Interior Department, Trump, Justice Department, National Petroleum Reserve, Alaska Wilderness League, Steering Locations: Alaska
(Reuters) - Environmental groups have condemned the Biden administration’s defense of a proposed ConocoPhillips oil development in Alaska, a drilling project approved under former President Donald Trump. However, the administration’s backing of the Alaska oil drilling project on Wednesday brought scathing criticism from environmental groups. In February, an appeals court blocked construction of ConocoPhillips’ $2 billion-plus Willow crude oil project in Alaska. Another environment group, Earthjustice, said the oil drilling project is at odds with Biden’s historic climate leadership while the Alaska Wilderness League said the decision ignored the concerns of indigenous communities and was “incredibly disappointing”. Environmental groups had sued late last year, making the argument that the government failed to take into account the impact that drilling would have on fragile wildlife.
Persons: Donald Trump, Joe Biden, Evelyn Hockstein, ” John Noel, Biden, Deb Haaland, Lisa Murkowski, Dan Sullivan, Gregory Stewart, Trump Organizations: Reuters, Biden, ConocoPhillips, Cuyahoga Community College, REUTERS, Paris Accord, Keystone XL, Greenpeace USA, ConocoPhillips ’, Republican, Politico, , Sierra Club, Alaska Wilderness League, League of Conservation Voters, EDF, Sunrise PAC Locations: Alaska, Cleveland , Ohio, U.S
U.S. oil and gas leasing review to be released in ‘early summer’ -official
  + stars: | 2021-05-28 | by ( ) www.reuters.com sentiment -0.99   time to read: +2 min
A piece of land that has a federal drilling lease issued for oil and gas development is seen in Mecosta County, Michigan, U.S., March 20, 2021. REUTERS/Emily ElconinPresident Joe Biden’s administration expects to release results of its review of the federal oil and gas leasing program by early summer, Interior Secretary Deb Haaland said on Friday. "The oil and gas review is in process right now," Haaland said on a call with reporters to discuss the department's budget request. Some 25% of U.S. oil and gas production comes from federal lands and waters. The Biden review is intended to weigh the economic benefits of federal drilling against its environmental and climate costs.
Persons: Emily Elconin, Joe Biden’s, Deb Haaland, Biden, Haaland, Everyone's, Haaland's, Laura Daniel, Davis, , ” Haaland Organizations: REUTERS, White, Congress, Thomson Locations: Mecosta County , Michigan, U.S
Biden administration backs Alaska oil drilling project approved under Trump
  + stars: | 2021-05-27 | by ( Kanishka Singh | ) www.reuters.com sentiment -0.98   time to read: +2 min
REUTERS/Leah Millis(Reuters) -U.S. President Joe Biden’s administration defended on Wednesday a proposed ConocoPhillips oil development in Alaska, backing the drilling project which was approved under the administration of former President Donald Trump. In February, an appeals court blocked construction of ConocoPhillips’ $2 billion-plus Willow crude oil project in Alaska. The Trump administration approved the Willow development plan in October. The project has been pushed by Alaska Senator Lisa Murkowski, a Republican, who along with another Republican senator, Dan Sullivan, discussed the oil project during a meeting with Biden on Monday, according to Politico. Murkowski said the engagement with the Biden administration officials since that meeting was “very productive”.
Persons: Joe Biden, Leah Millis, Joe Biden’s, Donald Trump, , Deb Haaland, Trump, Biden, Lisa Murkowski, Dan Sullivan, Murkowski, Willow Organizations: Ford Rouge Electric Vehicle, REUTERS, Reuters, ConocoPhillips, U.S . Department of Justice, Willow, National Petroleum Reserve, Alaska, U.S . Interior Department, ConocoPhillips ’, NEPA, Environmental, NPR, Department of Interior, Republican, Politico, Biden Locations: Dearborn , Michigan, U.S, Alaska
U.S., California Look to Develop Wind Farms Off Pacific Coast
  + stars: | 2021-05-25 | by ( Katy Stech Ferek | ) www.wsj.com + 0.91   time to read: +1 min
Federal and state officials are working to develop two wind farm sites off the coast of California, which they say could ultimately generate enough electricity to power about 1.6 million homes. One project site would be off the central California coast near Morro Bay, and the other would be in the waters off Humboldt County near the Oregon border. Biden administration officials say they would be the first U.S. commercial-scale wind projects off the Pacific Coast. Wind power is a key part of President Biden’s plan to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Gavin Newsom said developing offshore wind energy “could be a game changer to achieving California’s clean energy goals.”
Persons: Biden’s, Biden, Deb Haaland, Gavin Newsom, Organizations: Biden, Interior Department, California Gov Locations: California, Morro Bay, Humboldt County, Oregon, Coast
The Biden Administration said Tuesday that it will develop offshore wind projects in the Pacific Ocean in partnership with the state of California. The move, which is the first of its kind, is a key stepping stone toward the White House's goal of deploying 30 gigawatts of offshore wind by 2030. This area is projected to support 3 GW of offshore wind. Tuesday's announcement comes just weeks after the White House approved the first major offshore wind project in U.S. waters. In an effort to counter this, the federal government has invested more than $100 million in advancing developments around floating offshore wind projects.
Persons: Gavin Newsom, Biden, Deb Haaland, Harris, Gina McCarthy Organizations: Biden Administration, Interior, Defense, Biden, White House Locations: California, U.S, Massachusetts
REUTERS/Joshua Roberts/File PhotoTwo U.S. senators, a Republican and a Democrat, called on Congress on Monday to reauthorize the Voting Rights Act, as Republican-controlled state legislatures pass new measures that voting-rights advocates say will restrict access to the ballot box. Democrat Joe Manchin of West Virginia and Republican Lisa Murkowski of Alaska made the pitch in a letter that noted that the Voting Rights Act of 1965, which outlawed discriminatory voting practices, was last reauthorized in 2006 with a bipartisan Senate vote of 98-0. Democrats, who hold narrow majorities in both houses of Congress, have passed a sweeping voting rights bill in the House of Representatives. Four Republican-led states, including Georgia and Florida, passed measures this year that activists say limit voting rights, with similar laws pending in several other states. Democrats later this year are expected to reintroduce the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act, which restores the 1965 Voting Rights Act's measures that were struck down by the Supreme Court.
Persons: Lisa Murkowski, Deb Haaland, Joshua Roberts, Joe Manchin, Manchin, Murkowski, Donald Trump's, Jon Greenbaum, John Lewis, , Hans von Spakovsky Organizations: Senate Energy, Interior Committee, Interior, REUTERS, Republican, Representatives, Lawyers, Committee, Civil, John Lewis Voting, Supreme, Heritage Foundation, Thomson Locations: Washington , U.S, West Virginia, Alaska, Georgia, Florida
The federal government this week gave the green light to Vineyard Wind , the nation's first commercial scale offshore wind farm. Although onshore wind is a growing part of the nation's power grid, offshore wind is just getting off the ground. Dirty coal must be replaced by much more solar and wind — including a series of offshore wind farms that begin with Vineyard Wind. "We do feel a responsibility to get it right," said Bill White, vice president of offshore wind at Avangrid Renewables, which co-owns the Vineyard Wind venture along with Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners. "The Biden administration has convened an all-of-government approach to offshore wind, which we've never seen before."
Persons: Joe Biden's, Bill White, Dan Shreve, Wood Mackenzie, Shreve, Biden's, Trump, Biden, we've, Deb Haaland, Wood, It's Organizations: CNN, Avangrid Renewables, Vineyard, Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners, Bureau of Ocean Management, Rystad Energy, Wood Mackenzie, GE, Technological Locations: York, America —, Martha's, Massachusetts, Rhode, Europe
The task force is chaired by Vice President Kamala Harris, with Labor Secretary Marty Walsh as vice chair. In opening remarks, Harris blasted the impact declining union membership has had on workers' wages. In her opening remarks, Vice President Kamala Harris, who is chairing the task force, emphasized the impact declining union membership has had on American workers. Because of the decline in union membership, "American workers are losing $200 billion a year," she said, citing unspecified research. The task force is aimed at bolstering union membership and worker power, specifically in organizing and bargaining.
Persons: Joe Biden's, Kamala Harris, Marty Walsh, Harris, EPI, Biden, Janet Yellen, Deb Haaland — Organizations: Labor, Policy Institute, Service, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Unions, American Jobs Locations: Pittsburgh
Welcome back to 10 Things in Politics, your weekday look at the biggest stories in DC and beyond. President Joe Biden at the White House on April 6. MORE JOBS-REPORT FALLOUT: President Joe Biden said Americans receiving unemployment benefits must either take a job that is "suitable" or lose the support. Gina Raimondo; Official White House Photo by Adam Schultz; Jennifer Granholm; Deb Haaland. Today's trivia question: Dogs have had their days at the White House.
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The Biden administration granted approval Tuesday for the nation's first large-scale offshore wind farm. The Vineyard Wind project would be built off the coast of Matha's Vineyard. The US Department of the Interior approved Vineyard Wind — the first large-scale wind farm in the US — on Tuesday. The Vineyard Wind project would be built off the coast of Martha's Vineyard in Massachusetts and is slated to create up to 800 megawatts of electricity. Loading Something is loading.
Persons: Deb Haaland, Joe Biden's Organizations: Biden, US Department of, Interior Department, Service, NBC Boston Locations: Matha's, Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts, United States
The Biden administration will rely on “locally led and voluntary” efforts to meet President Joe Biden’s goal of conserving 30 percent of U.S. lands and waters by 2030, the administration said in a report released Wednesday. Although environmental and conservation groups hailed the target as ambitious, the administration did not initially offer specifics about how it would meet that target or how conservation would be defined. The report, titled "Conserving and Restoring America the Beautiful," offers the first look at how the administration believes it can meet the target. The Biden administration approach, laid out in the report, appears to address those concerns by emphasizing the local and voluntary nature of the effort. Still, the Biden administration is expected to take other steps in the coming months to expand protected lands and waters under federal control.
Persons: Biden, Joe Biden’s, Mitchell Bernard, ” “, Lauren Boebert, Deb Haaland, Donald Trump Organizations: Interior, Agriculture, Commerce, Force, Agriculture Department, Natural Resources, Locations: U.S
Welcome back to 10 Things in Politics, your weekday look at the biggest stories in DC and beyond. 3 House Republican is now expected to be stripped of her leadership post as soon as next week. Cheney has higher lifetime marks from the American Conservative Union, the Club for Growth, and The Heritage Foundation's political arm. Key quote: "Anybody who tells you they know what is happening is full of s---," one former Trump White House official keeping tabs on the state race told Insider. Thieves jacked the Republican National Committee for fancy cups of Joe: Fraudsters stole almost $44,000 just before the 2020 election from the Republican National Committee — another in a string of thefts from prominent federal political operations.
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