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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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McCarthy Denies Threatening to Strip Seats Over Jan. 6 Committee

House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy flatly denied that he threatened to strip Republican lawmakers of their committee assignments if they participate in House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s newly appointed committee to investigate the Jan. 6 incidents at the Capitol. 

“Let me be very clear, I’m not threatening anybody with committee assignments,” the California Republican told reporters after Pelosi announced the . . .

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Dems Flip on Defunding Police, Promote Funding Amid Crime Surge

Democrats might have been elected by those seeking to defund the police last year, but now those elected officials are doing the opposite: funding the police to combat rising violent crime they expect to continue to rise into the summer.

“After months of ignoring ongoing crime in American cities, the president finally addressed the violence this week,” House Minority Leader Kevin . . .

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House GOP falsely blames Biden for gas prices

WASHINGTON (AP) — Heading into the Memorial Day travel weekend, House Republican leader Kevin McCarthy and other members of his party are falsely blaming President Joe Biden for higher gasoline and lumber costs.

Gas prices have risen in recent weeks because a key pipeline was forced to close after a cyberattack. And lumber shortages — which existed during former President Donald Trump’s administration — were worsened by an unexpected housing boom.

Shortages have bedeviled the economy this spring, but most economists attribute the bulk of them to the . . .

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GOP Leader McCarthy opposes Jan. 6 commission ahead of vote

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy said Tuesday that he won’t support a proposal to form an independent, bipartisan commission to study the deadly Jan. 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol, almost certainly eroding GOP support ahead of a vote and positioning his party as opposed to investigations of the attack.

McCarthy said he wanted the new panel to look beyond the violent uprising by supporters loyal to Donald Trump, who were trying to stop the certification of President Joe Biden’s election. McCarthy pushed to have the new commission also investigate other groups, namely the Black Lives Matter groups that protested police violence in the aftermath of the death of George Floyd.

He said that given the “shortsighted scope that does not examine interrelated forms of political . . .

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House GOP leader says he backs ousting Cheney

WASHINGTON (AP) — Top House Republican Kevin McCarthy on Sunday publicly endorsed Rep. Elise Stefanik for the post of No. 3 leader, cementing the party conference’s support of the Donald Trump loyalist over Rep. Liz Cheney, an outspoken critic of the former president for promoting discredited claims that the 2020 election was stolen.

House Republicans could vote as early as Wednesday to remove Cheney, the highest-ranking woman in the Republican leadership and daughter of former Vice President Dick Cheney, and . . .

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