Author: Julia Mueller

Lawmakers react to Biden’s State of the Union

President Biden’s sweeping State of the Union speech Tuesday night drew animated responses from his audience — including standing ovations from his Democratic supports and heckling from several Republicans. The president touted his administration’s successes and laid out legislative goals for the year ahead, calling to ban assault weapons, urging immigration reform and saying he’ll…

Greene yells ‘liar’ after Biden remark on Medicare, Social Security during State of the Union

Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.) stood up to yell “liar” as Republicans jeered President Biden for saying some in the GOP want to “sunset” Social Security and Medicare during his State of the Union address on Tuesday night. “Instead of making the wealthy pay their fair share, some Republicans — some Republicans want Social Security…

Sarah Huckabee Sanders to highlight age difference in response to Biden’s State of the Union

Arkansas Gov. Sarah Huckabee Sanders (R) is set to highlight the 40-year age difference between her and President Biden as she delivers the Republican Party’s official rebuttal to his State of the Union address Tuesday night. Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) selected Sanders to deliver the GOP response, touting…

Former Manhattan prosecutor says ‘many bits and pieces of evidence’ could be used to charge Trump

Former Manhattan prosecutor Mark Pomerantz says “many bits and pieces of evidence” could be used to bring criminal charges against former President Trump for his business and tax dealings. The former special assistant district attorney (DA) for New York County said prosecutors could pull together enough evidence to prove that Trump willfully OK’d the manipulation…

Yellen sees ‘path in which inflation is declining significantly’

Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen on Monday said she sees the possibility of “significantly” easing inflation in the U.S. economy, even as the government deals with the ramifications of reaching its borrowing limit and as economists worry about a potential recession. “You don’t have a recession when you have 500,000 jobs and the lowest unemployment rate…