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George Santos is now more well-known than every top House Republican besides Kevin McCarthy

14 days ago   |   By Business Insider

Then-Rep. George Santos of New York, a Republican, gestures to a colleague on the House floor earlier this month. Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post via Getty Images
Rep. George Santos' endless stream of scandals have left a mark with Americans.
According to a new poll, Santos is now more well known than most of the top House Republican leaders.
Even back in New York, the Republican is more recognizable than some of his more powerful counterparts.
Scandal-plagued Rep. George Santos' endless stream of unflattering stories has catapulted the New York Republican out of obscurity and alongside...
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Kevin McCarthy reportedly agrees to leave cuts to Social Security and Medicare off the table in debt ceiling negotiations

14 days ago   |   By Business Insider

Speaker of the House Kevin McCarthy. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images
Kevin McCarthy agreed not to cut Social Security and Medicare in debt ceiling negotiations, Sen. Joe Manchin told reporters.
Previously, cuts to those programs were on the table as the GOP negotiated terms to raise the debt limit.
Manchin, and even former President Trump, urged the GOP to leave those programs alone.
On Wednesday, West Virginia Sen. Joe Manchin told reporters that Speaker of the House Kevin McCarthy has agreed to leave cuts to Medicare and Social Security off the table in debt ceiling negotiations. This came...
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