Manchin and his daughter pitching donors on a centrist political group, source says

Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin of West Virginia and his daughter, former pharmaceutical executive Heather Manchin Bresch, are pitching wealthy political donors on the possibility of launching a centrist political group designed to focus on curbing federal spending, improving domestic energy production, tightening border security and fighting crime, a person familiar with the planning told CBS … Read more

Judge blocks New Jersey ‘sanctuary’ law banning ICE migrant detention in win for contractor, Biden admin

A federal judge struck down a portion of New Jersey’s so-called “sanctuary” law blocking private migrant detention contracts with the Biden administration’s federal agencies.  In August 2021, Democrat Gov. Phil Murphy enacted Assembly Bill 5207, prohibiting New Jersey, its political subdivisions and private entities “from prospectively contracting to own or operate any facility that detains … Read more

Red Cross mobilizes for Hurricane Idalia response as storm heads for Georgia

Red Cross mobilizes for Hurricane Idalia response as storm heads for Georgia – CBS News Watch CBS News As residents in Florida wait for floodwaters to recede, Georgia is bracing for its turn in Hurricane Idalia’s path. CBS News correspondent Cristian Benavides reports from Florida and American Red Cross spokesperson Evan Peterson joined CBS News … Read more

House GOP will ‘examine’ Biden admin response to Maui wildfire, Comer says

House Republicans plan to examine the Biden administration’s response to the deadly wildfire in Maui, House Oversight Committee chairman Rep. James Comer, R-Ky., said Wednesday. President Biden faced heavy criticism for his slow response to the wildfire, and many Maui residents have said the federal government did little to support them after the blaze. More … Read more

Biden’s botched Afghanistan withdrawal haunts 2024 election as book claims ‘13 Americans never had to die’

President Biden’s chaotic military withdrawal from Afghanistan two years ago, which led to the death of 13 U.S. service members, marked a political turning point in the presidency that could haunt Biden’s re-election chances in 2024. Wednesday marks two years since the U.S. military’s hasty withdrawal from Afghanistan as the Taliban took control the country … Read more

Florida Sen Rick Scott demands ‘immediate’ disaster relief vote as Hurricane Idalia makes landfall

Sen. Rick Scott, R-Fla., is demanding the Senate immediately take up his disaster relief legislation when lawmakers return to Capitol Hill next week, as Hurricane Idalia makes landfall in his state with high winds and surging floodwaters. Idalia touched down in Florida Wednesday morning as a Category 3 hurricane. The National Weather Service called it … Read more