Nia Prater

Businessman Decides Not To Challenge Elizabeth Warren in 2018
Green encourages GOP to get behind one candidate early ‘climbing such a steep hill’

Rick Green, a wealthy Massachusetts businessman, has decided against a run for the U.S. Senate against Elizabeth Warren in 2018.

In a Facebook post and multiple tweets posted Monday, Green explained his decision, writing, “With a young family and growing business we’ve decided that my focus should remain on the good work we’re doing at MassFiscal.”

Comey: ‘You’re Stuck With Me’ For Next Six Years
FBI director was the keynote speaker at the Boston Conference on Cyber Security

Speaking at a cybersecurity conference in Boston, FBI director James Comey seemed to put to rest any speculation that he will be leaving his position.

“You’re stuck with me for about another six and a half years,” Comey told the audience on Wednesday. 

Franken Returns Donations from Controversial Law Firm
Thorton Law Firm is being investigated for possible campaign finance violations

Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn., returned $40,822 donated to him from a Boston law firm currently being investigated for potentially illegal campaign contributions.

An investigation into the Boston-based Thorton Law Firm by The Boston Globe and the Center for Responsive Politics revealed that Thorton essentially reimbursed employees for political contributions through bonus checks that totaled the exact amount of the donation.

Man Jailed for Threatening to Kill President Considers Run for Office
Nathan Daniel Larson served 16 months in federal prison for his threats

Nathan Daniel Larson, who was once jailed for making threats against the president, is now considering a run for Virginia’s House of Delegates.

Larson has submitted the minimum number of required signatures in Fauquier and Prince William counties to qualify, WUSA-TV reported.

Bush Doesn’t See Eye to Eye With Trump on Media, Muslim Ban
‘We need an independent media to hold people like me to account’

President George W. Bush defended the media and expressed differing views from President Donald Trump on the Muslim ban and immigration during an interview Monday.

Despite getting his fair share of grief from the media, Bush told the “Today Show” that journalists and the media are crucial to governing, a stark difference from Trump’s condemnation of some media outlets as enemies of the state.

Bustos Will Not Join Illinois Gubernatorial Race
She says with Trump presidency, ‘the stakes couldn’t be higher for our nation’

Democratic Rep. Cheri Bustos has decided against running for Illinois governor in the 2018 election, she announced Monday.

The third-term congresswoman announced that she plans on running for re-election in the 17th Congressional District instead of facing off against incumbent Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner.

Kid Rock Eyed as Potential Senate Candidate
The rocker's name was reportedly dropped at a Michigan Republican party convention

A surprising name has been thrown out as a potential Republican contender for Michigan Democrat Debbie Stabenow’s Senate seat next year: Kid Rock.

The rocker’s name came up as a possible candidate at a Michigan Republican Party convention last weekend. There have been no official decisions announced as of yet.

Coffman Promises Constituents No Repeal of Obamacare Without Replacement
Colorado Republican schedules 'listening tour’ in his district over ACA

Colorado Republican Rep. Mike Coffman promised constituents that there would be no repeal of Obamacare without a replacement while others in his party are pressing for Congress to do the opposite.

Trump Tries to Change the Subject on Flynn
'The real story here is why are there so many illegal leaks coming out of Washington?' president tweets

Normally a prolific morning tweeter, President Donald Trump was notably silent until mid-morning after the resignation of his national security adviser Michael Flynn.

Trump didn’t mention his former adviser by name, but instead commented on the situation surrounding Flynn’s departure and the leaks about the White House.

Former U.S. Rep., Almost-Marlboro Man Clint Roberts Dies at 82
Rancher represented South Dakota in Congress from 1981 to 1983

Clint Roberts, a former Republican U.S representative from South Dakota, died Sunday at the age of 82.

Roberts served in his role as a congressman for South Dakota’s 2nd Congressional District from 1981 to 1983.

Chris Collins Will Not Hold Town Halls
'Because what you get are demonstrators who come and shout you down and heckle you'

Despite his colleagues’ continued attempts, New York Republican Rep. Chris Collins has no intention of holding a town hall meeting.

“Because what you get are demonstrators who come and shout you down and heckle you. They are not what you hope they would be which is a give and take from people actually interested in getting some facts,” Collins told WGRZ-TV in Buffalo.

Senate Democrats Boycott Vote on Price, Mnuchin
Wyden says nominees have misled the public, held back information

Senate Democrats boycotted scheduled votes on two of President Donald Trump’s Cabinet nominees Tuesday morning.

The Senate Finance Committee convened a meeting to vote on the nominations of Georgia Republican Rep. Tom Price for Health and Human Services secretary and Steven Mnuchin to head the Treasury Department, but none of the committee’s Democrats attended.

George H.W. Bush Moved Out of ICU
Former first lady Barbara Bush discharged from hospital Monday

Former President George H.W. Bush is expected to be moved from intensive care on Monday and could be out of the hospital by the end of the week, his doctors said.

Former first lady Barbara Bush, who had been hospitalized with her husband, was discharged on Monday, physicians from Houston Methodist Hospital said in a news conference.

Fleischer’s Advice for Spicer: If it’s Wrong, ‘Walk it Back’
Bush’s press secretary has some advice for Trump’s

In the wake of his highly contested news conference over the weekend, former White House press secretary Ari Fleischer offered some words of wisdom to the man who now holds the job: Sean Spicer.

“My advice to Sean today is if he used a statistic that is wrong, correct it today. There’s no harm done if you’re press secretary saying ‘I got a statistic wrong’ and walk it back,” Fleischer said in an interview on “CBS This Morning” on Monday.

Rep. Meeks Undecided on Trump Inauguration Attendance
‘If I go, it’s not there to celebrate’

More than 40 Democratic lawmakers plan to boycott the inauguration of President-elect Donald Trump. But Rep. Gregory Meeks, D-N.Y., hasn’t made a decision.

“I am not decided yet.” Meeks said Tuesday morning in an interview on CNN’s “New Day”.

Biden to Take Amtrak Home After Inauguration
‘Jill and I will head home to Delaware the same way I have for 44 years’

Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. will be leaving Washington the same way he entered it: by Amtrak. 

In a tweet sent Tuesday, the outgoing vice president wrote, “Jill and I will head home to Delaware the same way I have for 44 years: by train.”