Our most recent book is titled Divided We Stand: The 2020 Elections and American Politics. Among other things, it discusses state and congressional elections.
- The House was forced to cancel a vote Wednesday on advancing funding for the Pentagon — typically viewed as the least controversial appropriations bill — after Freedom Caucus Republicans rebelled over spending levels.
- Another typically uncontroversial appropriations bill funding agriculture has been scrapped entirely over an internal GOP debate about abortion policy, pitting moderates against conservatives.
- McCarthy's announcement of an impeachment inquiry into President Biden — which he bet would mollify conservatives itching for a government shutdown — appears to have backfired, with some Republicans trashing it as a "distraction."
- GOP leadership now is advocating for a short-term continuing resolution to avert a government shutdown on Sept. 30. But if McCarthy puts such a bill on the floor, Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-Fla.) has vowed to trigger daily votes to oust him as speaker.
Rep. Matt Gaetz: McCarthy is "lying like a dead dog." pic.twitter.com/1ejv2hBirB— The Beat with Ari Melber 📺 (@TheBeatWithAri) September 13, 2023
Rep. Lauren Boebert’s “outrageous” behavior at the 'Beetlejuice' performance included vaping ad nauseam, and simply replying “no” when the woman—who said she is pregnant—requested she stop. https://t.co/f47DCRIpGM— The Daily Beast (@thedailybeast) September 14, 2023