Sen. Rick Scott (R-FL): “You have to feel sorry for poor people ... their wages are not staying up with this inflation.”
House Min. Leader McCarthy claims the WH views high gas prices as a “good thing” to transition to green energy.
Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL) responds after hours of Republican attacks on AG Garland for protecting school board officials.
House Min. Leader McCarthy throws shade at CA: “The only problem with the district is it’s surrounded by California.”
In a 420-3 vote, the House approves disability benefits for first responders (3 Republicans voted ‘no’).
Sen. Cruz (R-TX) defends parents giving Nazi salutes at school board meetings, saying they are nonviolent and protected.
Press Sec. Psaki asked if Pres. Biden agrees with Pope Francis that “abortion is murder, and it’s like hiring a hitman.”
Psaki on Elon Musk criticizing the billionaire tax: “The highest-income Americans can afford to pay a little bit more.”
Despite concealing WFT investigation report, NFL commissioner Goodell says owner Dan Snyder has been “held accountable.”
Raiders owner Mark Davis says he would like to see a written report from Washington Football Team investigation.
Awkward moment in the Senate as Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ) forgets Sen. Ben Sasse (R-NE) is from Nebraska.
Sen. Cotton (R-AR) wants to know if AG Garland is investigating people following Sen. Sinema (D-AZ) into a bathroom.
Sen. Lee (R-UT) says he saw “no explicit death threat” at school board meetings, but says FBI is threatening parents.
AG Garland explains to Sen. Cornyn (R-TX) why prosecuting “threats of violence” isn’t “chilling” parents’ free speech.
Sen. Minority Leader McConnell slams the Civilian Climate Corps as a made-up work program for “young liberal activists.”
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Sen. Grassley (R-IA) says Biden politicized the Justice Dept. by asking defiers of the Jan. 6th Cmte. to be prosecuted.
NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio (D) makes “major announcement” of $111 million for repairing the city’s public housing.
Biden calls out VA gubernatorial candidate Youngkin: “I can’t believe he puts Trump and integrity in the same sentence.”
Sen. Cotton (R-AR) says kids are gonna be “wearing sheets with holes cut in them like Charlie Brown” for Halloween.
Amateur golfer Wendy Powick faces an unusual hazard while teeing off at Arundel Hills in Australia.
VA gubernatorial candidate Glenn Youngkin (R) on challenging Obama to a game of 1-on-1: “He hasn’t taken me up yet.”
Sen. Chris Murphy (D-CT) drops some wealth inequality stats to sell the billionaire tax in the Build Back Better act.