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Rep. Chip Roy says he’ll challenge Stefanik for Republican conference chair

Republican Rep. Chip Roy of Texas said Thursday he is running to challenge GOP Rep. Elise Stefanik of New York in her bid to become the next Republican conference chair. “I’m running,” Roy told CNN on his way to a closed-door forum on Capitol Hill, where Republican House members were scheduled to hear from Stefanik…MORE

GOP Sen. Tim Scott on policing overhaul: ‘I think we have a long way to go’

GOP Sen. Tim Scott on policing overhaul: ‘I think we have a long way to go’

Republican Sen. Tim Scott of South Carolina offered a blunt assessment on Thursday of where things stand in the bipartisan effort to craft a compromise to overhaul policing in the US, telling CNN, “I think we have a long way to go.” Calling progress “incremental,” Scott said the three key negotiators — himself, Democratic Sen.…MORE

Why the ‘Friends’ reunion is a critical moment for HBO Max

Why the ‘Friends’ reunion is a critical moment for HBO Max

The long-awaited and much anticipated “Friends” reunion is coming to HBO Max at last. “Friends: The Reunion” will debut on the WarnerMedia streaming service on May 27. (HBO Max is owned by WarnerMedia, which is also the parent company of CNN.) The event, which brings together stars Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, Matt LeBlanc,…MORE

Disney+ growth has slowed. That’s bad news for Disney

Disney+ growth has slowed. That’s bad news for Disney

Streaming has carried Disney through the pandemic with Disney+ growing to more than 100 million subscribers. Yet the biggest star in Disney’s media universe shined a little less bright on Thursday. Disney+ now has 103.6 million subscribers, below the 110 million that many on Wall Street were expecting. Disney’s stock was down as much as…MORE

Biden touts new CDC mask guidance as ‘a great day for America’

Biden touts new CDC mask guidance as ‘a great day for America’

President Joe Biden on Thursday touted new mask guidance from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention as “a great day for America” and an important milestone in the US coronavirus response. Appearing maskless during remarks in the White House Rose Garden, Biden said, “You have endured all this. When your country asked you…MORE

Elise Stefanik’s leadership rise stirs up GOP drama over identity politics

Elise Stefanik’s leadership rise stirs up GOP drama over identity politics

After years of encouraging Democrats and voters to take a meritocratic approach when evaluating candidates for office, Republicans are coming under fire for insisting that ousted House GOP Conference Chair Liz Cheney must be replaced by another woman. Before the Wyoming congresswoman was booted from her leadership post in a vote on Wednesday, House Republicans…MORE

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