Author: Zach Schonfeld

Commerce secretary says no reason to think there will be ‘a serious recession’

Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo on Sunday expressed optimism that the country will not fall into a major economic slowdown, arguing that many are “talking ourselves into a recession.” Raimondo told ABC “This Week” host George Stephanopoulos that it is “normal” for economic growth to slow down to more “steady” levels as the Federal Reserve rapidly…

Zelensky: Russia fired ‘deliberately, purposefully’ at ‘ordinary houses’

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said on Saturday that Russian forces were conducting “brutal” strikes in residential areas as part of Moscow’s campaign to capture the Donbas region in Ukraine’s east. “[Russia] fired precisely at the residential sector – absolutely deliberately, purposefully, at ordinary houses and civilian objects,” Zelensky said in a video address. “There are…

Trump: Elon Musk ‘another bulls— artist’

Former President Trump during an event in Alaska late Saturday called Tesla CEO Elon Musk a “bulls— artist” for supporting the former president’s opponents in 2016 and 2020. “He said the other day, ‘oh, I’ve never voted for a Republican,’” Trump said at a rally. “I said, ‘I didn’t know that,’” Trump continued. “He told…

What to expect at Trump’s rallies in Nevada and Alaska

Former President Trump is headed to Nevada and Alaska this weekend to stump for more Republican candidates. The two events are Trump’s most recent attempts to influence the party in this year’s midterm elections, but while his supported candidates are generally outspoken supporters of unproven claims of voter fraud in the 2020 election, Trump’s appearances…

Truck convoy leader ‘Santa’ arrested on National Mall

Washington, D.C., police arrested a leader of a truck convoy that has protested on roadways in and near the nation’s capital. D.C.’s Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) arrested David Riddell, 57, on Wednesday morning after the Maryland State Police issued an arrest warrant that accused him of blocking traffic on the Fourth of July, the state…

Cornyn joint fundraising committee raises $9M ahead of midterms

Sen. John Cornyn (R-Texas) has raised $9 million for Republican Senate candidates in this year’s midterms through his new joint fundraising committee, according to a source familiar with the matter. Cornyn, a top Republican in the upper chamber, has transferred between $290,000 and $400,000 each to campaigns of incumbent GOP senators up for reelection in…