Sullivan is Biden's national security 'listener'
When Hillary Clinton was deciding whether she'd run for president for a second time in 2012, she talked up Jake Sullivan, a young aide at the time who is now President Biden's national security adviser."I told my husband about this incredibly bright rising star - Rhodes Scholar, Yale Law School," Clinton said of Sullivan during a foreign policy conference at the time. The Hill News
Pelosi Calls for Probe of Riot as Partisan Bitterness Simmers
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s call for an independent commission to investigate last month’s Capitol insurrection has some bipartisan support, yet the effort risks getting tangled in the bitter aftermath of former President Donald Trump’s impeachment over the deadly assault.Bloomberg News
Republican Efforts to Restrict Voting Risk Backfiring on Party
Republican lawmakers in battleground states are rushing to enact stricter voting laws that Democrats worry could dampen Black and Hispanic turnout, but the moves could end up backfiring because of the changing face of the GOP coalition.Bloomberg News
McConnell doesn't rule out getting involved in Republican primaries
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) didn't rule out getting involved in the Republican primaries for the 2022 midterm elections in an interview with The Wall Street Journal published Monday. McConnell indicated that he was open to becoming involved to improve the GOP's chances retaking the majority in the upper chamber after losing it this year. He told the newspaper that the effort involves "getting candidates who can actually win...The Hill News
Ron Johnson Bashes McConnell's Rebuke of Trump, Says Riot 'Didn't Seem Like Armed Insurrection'
"When you hear of armed, don't you think of firearms?" GOP Senator Ron Johnson said. "How many firearms were confiscated? I'm only aware of one. If that was a planned armed insurrection, you really have a bunch of idiots."Newsweek News
Supreme Court ruling on election law would help unite a divided country
The politically charged events of the past several months do not denigrate important matters related to election integrity that arose from irregular actions that state officials took before, during, and after the 2020 election.Washington Examiner News
New York Times: Adam Kinzinger shunned by family members over Trump criticism
Eleven members of Republican Rep. Adam Kinzinger's family sent him a vitriolic letter accusing him of being a member of the "devil's army" in light of his criticism of then-President Donald Trump after the January 6 insurrection, The New York Times reported Monday.CNN News