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What’s happening? 

-Biden announces infrastructure projects during tour of Democratic states

-Congress once again embraces earmark spending 

-Democrats increasingly worry about third party spoiler bid

Schumer Intervenes 

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., is taking a lot of heat over his comments about Isreal. During a floor speech Thursday, the Senate majority leader called on Israel to elect a new prime minister and advance a two-state solution for Israel and Gaza. Schumer said Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was one of four obstacles to lasting peace. 

Republicans quickly demanded he apologize for his comments. The top four GOP lawmakers held an impromptu press conference during their annual retreat at the Greenbrier Resort in West Virginia, just after Schumer’s statement. “As we were in a work session here within the last half hour, there was a buzz among the audience as people were seeing notices come across their phone as something that was rather shocking to us,” Speaker Mike Johnson, R-La., said. 

Johnson suggested in an interview with Fox News Digital that the House may move ahead with a standalone Israel aid package, given the “urgency” after Schumer’s comments.

Sen. Mitch McConnell, the top Republican in the upper chamber, said Israel deserved “an ally who acts like one.”

“It is grotesque and hypocritical for Americans who hyperventilate about foreign interference in our own democracy to call for the removal of a democratically elected leader of Israel,” McConnell added.

Schumer and Netanyahu together in DC in 2017

Schumer is calling on Israel to hold new elections. Schumer says he believes Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has “lost his way” amid the Israeli bombardment of Gaza and a growing humanitarian crisis there. Schumer is the first Jewish majority leader in the Senate and the highest-ranking Jewish official in the U.S..  (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, File)

White House

BLUE WALL: Biden announces infrastructure projects during tour of Democratic ‘blue wall’ states …Read more

‘IMMORAL’: Kamala Harris becomes first VP to visit abortion clinic, where she says people don’t need to ‘abandon their faith’ to back access to abortion …Read more

Capitol Hill

$12 BILLION: Congress embraces earmarks in bipartisan fashion — Until they don’t …Read more

TIME IN A BOTTLE: Bernie Sanders moves to reduce work hours for millions of Americans …Read more

‘RUNNING AWAY’: Hunter Biden’s ex-business partner slams him for not appearing at House hearing …Read more

COUNTERING AIPAC: Left-wing coalition forms to protect the ‘Squad’ against massive election spending …Read more

THUMBSCREWS: Johnson says House will ‘apply every amount of pressure’ to Senate to pass TikTok bill …Read more

‘SANCTUARY’ CRACKDOWN: GOP rep eyes punishing blue states for not cooperating with ICE …Read more

Tales from the Campaign Trail

PARTY CRASHERS: Democrats increasingly worried about third-party spoilers for Biden …Read more

REMATCH: Trump & Biden face off again in history-making fight for the White House – what to know …Read more

SPEAKING OUT: Lauren Boebert won’t ‘further imperil’ slim GOP majority by running in special election for Ken Buck’s seat …Read more

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis

DeSantis suspended his 2024 presidential campaign on Sunday, and endorsed Trump. (DeSantis 2024)

Across America

‘LYING’: DeSantis and Libs of TikTok get into spat over online post …Read more

CUTTING BACK: Illinois moves to cut back on experimental healthcare programs for illegal migrants …Read more

‘HELPING HAND’: More blue cities, states beg private residences to help house migrants …Read more

TIKTOK: TikTok CEO voices disappointment in House vote to ban Chinese-run social media platform …Read more

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