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Jan. 6 Panel Adds GOP Trump-Critic Ex-Rep. Riggleman as Adviser

A House committee investigating the Jan. 6 storming of the Capitol has hired former Rep. Denver Riggleman, R-Va., as a senior staff member, bringing on the one-term Virginia lawmaker as GOP leaders have criticized the panel as too partisan.

The committee’s chairman, Rep. Bennie Thompson, D-Miss., announced Riggleman’s hiring Friday evening, saying Riggleman has a “deep background in national security and intelligence matters.” Riggleman served in military intelligence and worked at the National Security Agency before he was . . .

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Nearly 60 House Republicans Ask Judge to Toss DOJ Lawsuit Targeting Georgia Voting Law

Nearly 60 House Republicans on Monday signed onto an amicus brief in the Justice Department’s lawsuit against a controversial Georgia election law, asking a federal judge to dismiss the legal challenge.

“Non-discriminatory state laws that are designed to protect election integrity do not infringe upon the right to vote,” they told an Atlanta-based federal judge. “To the contrary, ‘the right to vote is the right to participate in an electoral process that is necessarily structured to . . .

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Sen. Collins: At Least 10 GOP Senators Will Vote for Infrastructure Bill

Sen. Susan Collins, one of the negotiators working on the bipartisan infrastructure bill, said Sunday lawmakers are “just about finished” working up the language of the legislation and she believes that at least 10 Republican senators will vote to pass the bill this week. 

“Large parts of the text have already been shared with Senate offices,” the Maine Republican told CNN’s “State of the Union.” “Overnight we’ve been finishing up the spending provisions, appropriations provisions, and marrying them to the bill. We really are just about finished.”

She acknowledged it is difficult to “translate an agreement into actual bill language,” but Friday night the . . .

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Sarah Palin Weighs Challenge to Alaska GOP Sen. Lisa Murkowski

Former GOP Vice Presidential-nominee Sarah Palin would consider a run for Senate against incumbent Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, if it was God’s will and the “state wants me to, or needs me to.”

“If God wants me to do it I will,” Palin told Ché Ahn, leader of the New Apostolic Reformation movement, in a video posted on Instagram in late July.

Palin was late Sen. John McCain’s, R-Ariz., running mate against former President Barack Obama in 2008 and said she was put through a wringer of . . .

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Conservatives want to boot Cheney, Kinzinger from House GOP

WASHINGTON (AP) — Conservative lawmakers made a push Thursday to boot Republican Reps. Liz Cheney and Adam Kinzinger out of the House GOP because the two defied party leaders and joined the chamber’s special committee investigating the Jan. 6 Capitol attack by supporters of then-President Donald Trump.

The effort by the hard-right House Freedom Caucus faces uncertain prospects. House Republican leaders have exhibited little interest in acting quickly against the two mavericks, which could fuel a fight that would distract from the . . .

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Trump Confirms Meeting With House GOP Leader McCarthy in NJ

Former President Donald Trump will welcome House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., to the former president’s golf club in Bedminster, New Jersey on Thursday.

In confirming the meeting via a statement, Trump said there will be “much to discuss” with McCarthy.

Republican sources told Politico that the two men will talk several topics, including upcoming special elections, vulnerable House Democrats in the . . .

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