Wednesday, February 8

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McCarthy says he looks forward to meeting with Biden, as debt ceiling debate continues

Biden, McCarthy to have debt limit meeting Biden to meet with House Speaker Kevin McCarthy to discuss debt ceiling standoff 04:38 House Speaker Kevin McCarthy tweeted Friday that he has an accepted an invitation from President Biden to meet and discuss, among other things, a solution to addressing the debt ceiling. The White House has previously said there would be no negotiations with Republicans on the debt ceiling, that there must...
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Top House intel Republican says committee will subpoena intel community over COVID origins

The top Republican on the House Intelligence Committee says Republicans will issue subpoenas to the intelligence community to gather information about the origins of the COVID-19 pandemic. GOP Rep. Mike Turner told CBS News senior investigative correspondent Catherine Herridge that Republicans plan to examine the intelligence behind the virus' origins, which they are not currently able to access. Republicans this week released a report on the intelligence community's look at the pandemic's origins this week. Democratic investigators on the committee also released their own report alleging that intelligence agencies may have lost a key opportunity to determine the virus' origins by not securing resources earlier. "We will be issuing subpoenas on these materials and on this informati...
GOP keeps lead for House control, Democrats’ momentum stalls amid economy worries — CBS News Battleground Tracker poll
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GOP keeps lead for House control, Democrats’ momentum stalls amid economy worries — CBS News Battleground Tracker poll

For two months the Democrats chipped away at the Republicans' lead in the battle for House control, helped by motivated abortion-rights voters and what turned out to be fleeting glimmers of optimism about the economy. But that momentum has stalled, at least for now, and the Republicans' House lead has stabilized today at 224 seats to the Democrats' 211. The Republicans' lead had shrunk in the two previous model runs of September and August.What's behind this? Today's views of the economy have gotten worse amid continuing inflation, a volatile stock market and — in a stark reversal from August — people are reporting gas prices are rising in their neighborhoods. And voters are feeling this personally: more now say their own financial situation is bad, and there's more concern about s...
Trump intends to launch 2024 presidential campaign Tuesday despite pressure from allies to wait, sources say
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Trump intends to launch 2024 presidential campaign Tuesday despite pressure from allies to wait, sources say

Former President Donald Trump intends to launch his 2024 presidential campaign on Tuesday, not an exploratory committee or anything less, sources close to Trump say. The former president, who has said he'll make a "big" announcement Tuesday night, has been calling around and telling associates of his current plan. A senior adviser told CBS News that, in Trump's mind, it would look weak if he didn't launch his campaign and instead announced an exploratory committee.Trump endorsed a number of candidates in the midterm elections and many of the Senate and gubernatorial candidates he backed lost their races. A senior source close to him told CBS News that Trump has been privately infuriated over the results of the midterm elections, a report that the former president denies.  ...
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Bobby Kotick Donates To Republican Who Protested 2020 Election

Rep. Mike Garcia on the campaign trailPhoto: Myung J. Chun (Getty Images)While it’s normal for prominent business people to donate to both sides of the political aisle—so that whoever wins an election they can call in some favours—as the Republican Party lurches further to the right, some of the candidates being supported are deserving of a bit more scrutiny than usual.As Axios reports, the race for a US House seat in California’s 27th District—part of the city of Los Angeles—is expected to go down to the wire on Tuesday, after the 2020 election saw Rep. Mike Garcia win by just 333 votes. His rival this week (as it was in 2020) is Democrat Christy Smith, and to help the incumbent over the line, three wealthy donors have handed Garcia $50,000.One of those three donors is Activision CEO Bobb...
Republican lead in House shrinks again as voters see high-stakes contest — CBS News Battleground Tracker
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Republican lead in House shrinks again as voters see high-stakes contest — CBS News Battleground Tracker

The Republicans have a lead. But it keeps shrinking. While they're still in a very good position to capture a House majority, that majority looks narrower today than it ever has, having ticked down for the second straight month to 223 seats in our model estimate. Republicans were at 226 in August and 230 in July. Voters are engaged because they think the stakes are so high — for many, bigger than just affecting their pocketbooks. Two-thirds of voters feel their rights and freedoms are very much at stake in this election — more so even than say their financial well being is.And each side feels if the opposition gained control of Congress, people like them would have fewer rights and freedoms than they do now...
Liz Cheney: “If [Donald Trump] is the nominee, I won’t be a Republican.”
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Liz Cheney: “If [Donald Trump] is the nominee, I won’t be a Republican.”

Rep. Liz Cheney — a vocal critic of former President Donald Trump — has signaled that she may leave the GOP, saying, "If [Trump] is the nominee, I won't be a Republican.""I certainly will do whatever it takes to make sure Donald Trump isn't anywhere close to the Oval Office," the Wyoming Republican told Texas Tribune CEO Evan Smith at the paper's festival on Saturday.Cheney also said Saturday that she would be willing to stump for Democrats, the first time she has said so explicitly. The comments were made in response to a question about Wyoming gubernatorial candidate Kari Lake, a supporter of Trump's false claims that the 2020 election was stolen. "I am going to do everything I can to make sure that Kari Lake is not elected," Cheney said, to wh...
Republican lead in House shrinks again as voters see high-stakes contest — CBS News Battleground Tracker
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Republican lead in House shrinks again as voters see high-stakes contest — CBS News Battleground Tracker

The Republicans have a lead. But it keeps shrinking. While they're still in a very good position to capture a House majority, that majority looks narrower today than it ever has, having ticked down for the second straight month to 223 seats in our model estimate. Republicans were at 226 in August and 230 in July. Voters are engaged because they think the stakes are so high — for many, bigger than just affecting their pocketbooks. Two-thirds of voters feel their rights and freedoms are very much at stake in this election — more so even than say their financial well being is.And each side feels if the opposition gained control of Congress, people like them would have fewer rights and freedoms than they do now...
Florida’s DeSantis flies dozens of “illegal immigrants” to Martha’s Vineyard, escalating tactic against “sanctuary destinations”
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Florida’s DeSantis flies dozens of “illegal immigrants” to Martha’s Vineyard, escalating tactic against “sanctuary destinations”

Tallahassee, Florida — Florida Governor Ron DeSantis on Wednesday flew two planes of immigrants to Martha's Vineyard, escalating a tactic by Republican governors to draw attention to what they consider to be the Biden administration's failed border policies. Flights to the upscale island enclave in Massachusetts were part of an effort to "transport illegal immigrants to sanctuary destinations," said Taryn Fenske, DeSantis' communications director. While DeSantis' office didn't elaborate on their legal status, many migrants who cross the border illegally from Mexico are temporarily shielded from deportation after being freed by U.S. authorities to pursue asylum in immigration courts — as allowed under U.S law and international treaty — or released on humanitarian parole. Terry MacCo...
Primary Season Ends With Pro-Trump Nominees Giving Hope to Democrats | Politics
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Primary Season Ends With Pro-Trump Nominees Giving Hope to Democrats | Politics

It was a tight race that wasn't called until late Wednesday morning, and when the final results were in, Republican Don Bolduc was joyously celebrating his win in the New Hampshire primary for a Senate seat.Democrats were celebrating his win as well. With control of the Senate at risk of flipping to the Republicans, Democrats were nervously eying the seat of sitting Sen. Maggie Hassan, whom Bolduc will face in November. Hassan eked out a victory in 2016 by a 1,017 vote margin and this year – a midterm election where the party in power typically loses seats – was shaping up as an even tougher battle.But the primary win by Bolduc, a 2020 election-denier whom New Hampshire's GOP governor, Chris Sununu, called "kind of a conspiracy-theorist type candidate" when refusing to endorse Bolduc in th...