Category: Politics

House Republicans Elect Mike Johnson as New Speaker After Weeks of Turmoil

In a protracted and contentious process that ground Congress to a halt for over three weeks, House Republicans have finally chosen a new Speaker. Mike Johnson, R-La., a lower-ranking member of the GOP leadership and notorious right-wing election denier, emerged as the victor on Wednesday, succeeding the ousted Californian Kevin McCarthy.

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The Nasty Fight among Republicans for House Speaker Gets Nastier

In the high-stakes Speaker of the House race, nine Republican candidates have stepped forward to vie for the gavel. Ohio GOP Rep. Jim Jordan’s withdrawal ignited a contest that brought new and familiar faces to the forefront, while all 212 Democrats continue to support House Minority Leader Hakeem Jeffries, a path forward to electing someone to lead the chamber remains unclear.

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Sen. Laphonza Butler Vows Unwavering Support for the Black Press and Black Communities

As the first openly LGBTQ person to represent California in the Senate, Butler’s appointment marks a historic moment. Additionally, she’s the second Black woman to represent California in the Senate, following Vice President Kamala Harris. Her appointment represents a significant milestone, and her unwavering commitment to the Black Press and the communities she serves is poised to bring about positive change for years to come.

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