High court to rule on Biden student loan cancellation plan

By MARK SHERMAN (Associated Press) WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court agreed Thursday to decide whether the Biden administration can broadly cancel student loans, keeping the program blocked for now but signaling a final answer by early summer. That’s about two months before the newly extended pause on loan repayments is set to expire. The … Read more

Only the GOP can oust toxic Trump

Now he’s gone and done it. This time Donald Trump has crossed the Rubicon of misconduct. He’s in so much trouble that only the Democrats can save him. Trump’s Mar-a-Lago dinner with two anti-Semites, Kanye West and Nick Fuentes, is indefensible and his claim of ignorance about Fuentes’ Holocaust denialism won’t fly in a world … Read more

Donald Trump Drags Kari Lake Into His Latest Conspiracy Spiel

Donald Trump looped Arizona Republican Kari Lake into a conspiracy-ridden spiel about the integrity of the state’s election results on Wednesday. Lake, however, had disproved one of the former president’s claims just weeks ago. Trump claimed on his Truth Social platform that there was a large number of voting machines in Arizona’s “Republican areas” that … Read more

House GOP to investigate Hunter Biden dealings

Two top House Republicans said Thursday that they would examine whether President Biden “is a security risk and whether he is compromised by foreign governments” in connection with first son Hunter Biden’s “shady” overseas business dealings. Reps. James Comer (R-Ky.) and Jim Jordan (R-Ohio), the respective incoming chairmen of the House Judiciary and Oversight committees, … Read more

Republicans win US House majority, setting stage for divided government

Republicans were projected to win a majority in the US House of Representatives on Wednesday, setting the stage for two years of divided government as President Joe Biden’s Democratic Party held control of the Senate. The victory gives Republicans the power to rein in Biden’s agenda, as well as to launch potentially politically damaging probes … Read more

Trump resorts to memes as GOP reels from midterm defeats

WASHINGTON – Former President Donald Trump went on a sharing spree Friday, reposting nearly a dozen fawning memes on Truth Social even as more and more Republicans questioned whether his endorsements helped or hurt GOP candidates in this week’s midterm elections. “The American people are still with you!” read the text over one with a … Read more

America’s ‘dead heat’ dilemma, Trump picks sank the GOP and other commentary

From the left: America’s ‘Dead Heat’ Dilemma “Republicans and Democrats again find themselves in a dead heat as they fight for control of the American government,” with Americans divided almost evenly over which party they prefer, grumbles The Atlantic’s Annie Lowrey. Of course, the parties have been “neck and neck” since “long before this midterm”: … Read more

Election scrutiny high, but US votes without major hitches

By CHRISTINA A. CASSIDY and GEOFF MULVIHILL Voters did not encounter widespread problems on Election Day. That has not stopped former President Donald Trump and other Republicans from falsely portraying minor snags at polling places to undermine confidence in the results. Two years after conspiracy theorists spread lies about President Joe Biden stealing victory from … Read more

A House Republican win can be a victory for free speech

Remember President Joe Biden’s Disinformation Governance Board? It was so ridiculed that the administration quickly scaled it back and then shut it down. But beware. Biden is resorting to more secretive methods — a vast censorship operation in collusion with Silicon Valley — to tighten the screws on what Americans can say. All justified by … Read more

Colorado GOP official Hugh McKean dead at 55

A leading Colorado Republican lawmaker died on Sunday at the age of 55, according to statements from his party.  House Minority Leader Hugh McKean died in his home just days after turning 55, an aide said. No cause of death was provided.  Funeral services are being planned and details will be made public once finalized.  McKean was elected … Read more