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Sarah Westwood

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Recent articles by Sarah:

Virginia AG Jason Miyares leads GOP efforts to oust liberal district attorneys

Virginia Attorney General Jason Miyares is leading a charge to get Republicans more involved in district attorney races to stop the spread of liberal criminal justice reform at the local level. → Read More

State of the Union 2023: Everything you need to know about Biden’s address

President Joe Biden is set to give his second State of the Union address on Tuesday as his administration both celebrates heartening economic numbers and fends off criticism of how it’s handled a dust-up with the Chinese. → Read More

House GOP's 'weaponization' committee announces first hearing

A subcommittee tasked with investigating the "weaponization" of the federal government announced its first hearing, to take place on Thursday, since Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) agreed to its creation. → Read More

State of Our Union: 'Defund the police' becomes political third rail in Biden's first two years

Two years into his presidency, Joe Biden finds himself caught between the push and pull of activist calls for criminal justice reform and the political reality that many voters feel unsafe and frustrated on the issue of public safety. → Read More

Republicans looks to FBI whistleblowers as Biden DOJ stonewalls document investigations

Congressional Republicans are already exploring ways to get around the Justice Department as they investigate how the Biden administration has handled similar classified document inquiries involving the sitting president and his predecessor. → Read More

Oversight Committee eyes legislative fix to mishandling of classified documents

House Oversight Committee members are working across the aisle on a legislative solution that would address how top officials pack up their papers at the end of their time in office after a spate of high-profile cases involving mishandled classified material drew the attention of lawmakers. → Read More

Republicans weigh battling DC leaders over crime law

The D.C. Council may soon find itself in a turf war with congressional Republicans over a growing push for Congress to intervene in its affairs. → Read More

Top National Archives official agrees to speak with House Oversight Committee

House Oversight Committee staff will conduct a transcribed interview with the top lawyer for the National Archives and Records Administration on Tuesday, the first interview in the investigation of President Joe Biden’s classified documents scandal. → Read More

House Republicans probe Hunter Biden's anonymous art deals

House Republicans are demanding answers about Hunter Biden’s anonymous art sales as they prepare to dig deeper into the business dealings of the president’s son. → Read More

Secret Service could offer House Republicans way to get Wilmington visitor logs

House Republican investigators could get information about who visited President Joe Biden's Wilmington, Delaware, home from the Secret Service in the absence of any visitor logs kept by the White House. → Read More

Mixed message: Republicans hunt for abortion playbook as Democrats go on offense

A decision by House GOP leadership to place two abortion measures at the top of the legislative agenda as the 118th Congress got underway did not sit well with every Republican lawmaker. → Read More

National Archives tells Comer DOJ must sign off on Biden document cooperation

In the latest sign that House Republicans may face roadblocks in their quest for information about President Joe Biden’s classified documents inquiry, the National Archives told congressional investigators on Tuesday that it won’t share documents with lawmakers without a green light from the Justice Department. → Read More

How a Supreme Court race in 2023 could play a pivotal role in 2024 elections

A state Supreme Court race in Wisconsin could become the most important election of 2023, with voters’ decision dictating whether the state’s highest court leans liberal or conservative ahead of several key rulings. → Read More

Special counsel appointment complicates House GOP’s Biden document investigations

House Republicans are practically salivating at the chance to dig into President Joe Biden’s handling of classified documents with their newly established oversight authority. → Read More

House Oversight chairman demands list of names and locations linked to Biden document searches

House Oversight Committee Chairman James Comer (R-KY) pressed President Joe Biden’s legal team on Friday for more details about how the president’s staff handled classified documents in the run-up to a public controversy over the records. → Read More

Comer vows to investigate Biden document handling 'with or without' special counsel

House Oversight Committee Chairman James Comer (R-KY) said Thursday that his panel would investigate President Joe Biden’s alleged mishandling of classified material regardless of a new special counsel being appointed. → Read More

Investigating the investigators: GOP's new 'weaponization' panel takes aim at Justice Department

Republicans eager to substantiate their oft-repeated accusations of corruption at the Department of Justice will soon have their chance thanks to the creation of a new panel focused on perceived bias at the agency. → Read More

Rebel rewards: Some McCarthy dissenters to land top posts

Republican lawmakers who obstructed House Speaker Kevin McCarthy’s path to the gavel secured broad concessions to their demands for how the House should conduct business. → Read More

Is McCarthy a lame-duck speaker already?

With House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) finally in possession of the speaker’s gavel after a grueling four days of voting, he and his allies are likely celebrating a hard-fought victory. → Read More

House one step closer to getting to work as members sworn in

After a week of paralysis, the House will soon operate again as members take their oaths of office and decide on a set of rules to govern the next Congress. → Read More