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Alabama

How McCarthy survived House chaos and won over Matt Gaetz to clinch the speaker’s gavel | #elections | #alabama

CNN  —  Florida Rep. Matt Gaetz strode into House GOP Leader Kevin McCarthy’s office on Monday night with a list of demands. Among them: The chairmanship of a key House Armed Services subcommittee. McCarthy rejected the offer. That decision set in motion a chain of events that left Gaetz and McCarthy locked in open confrontation […]

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Alabama

How McCarthy survived House chaos and won over Matt Gaetz to clinch the speaker’s gavel | #republicans | #Alabama | #GOP

CNN  —  Florida Rep. Matt Gaetz strode into House GOP Leader Kevin McCarthy’s office on Monday night with a list of demands. Among them: The chairmanship of a key House Armed Services subcommittee. McCarthy rejected the offer. That decision set in motion a chain of events that left Gaetz and McCarthy locked in open confrontation […]

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Alabama

Supreme Court justices are showing their willingness to boost conservative causes | #elections | #alabama

CNN  —  The Supreme Court’s reversal of abortion rights last year deviated so much from traditional decision-making that it might have soon appeared an aberration. But now into 2023, the six conservative justices are plainly positioned to remake the law across the board. Their actions in a series of pending cases, reaching out for issues […]

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Alaska

Right-wing provocateur ‘Baked Alaska’ sentenced to 2 months in prison for Capitol riot charge | #alaska | #politics

CNN  —  A far-right internet personality who goes by the pseudonym “Baked Alaska” was sentenced on Tuesday to two months in prison for unlawfully protesting inside the US Capitol during the January 6, 2021, insurrection. Anthime Gionet, who livestreamed his breach of the Capitol in a nearly 30-minute video to more than 16,000 people, was […]

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Mayor

El Paso mayor declares state of emergency in response to migrant surge

CNN  —  El Paso, Texas, Mayor Oscar Leeser declared a state of emergency on Saturday evening following a surge of migrants who have recently arrived in the community and he says are living in unsafe conditions. The mayor, who had previously declined to issue a state of emergency, said “hundreds” of migrants are on the […]

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Alabama

Congress has so much to do before Christmas | #elections | #alabama

A version of this story appears in CNN’s What Matters newsletter. To get it in your inbox, sign up for free here. CNN  —  It is the most productive time of year on Capitol Hill – after the election and before Republicans take over the House of Representatives – when the current Congress tries to […]

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Alabama

Karen Bass, Juan Ciscomani among the history-makers of the 2022 midterm elections | #elections | #alabama

CNN  —  As midterm results continue to roll in days after Election Day, Democratic and Republican candidates have already been celebrating historic victories. Heading into Election Day, both parties were looking to diversify their ranks of elected officials, both in Congress and beyond, and they appear on track to do so. House Republicans will add […]

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