Ray is a Political Correspondent for Straight Arrow News based out of Washington, D.C. He covers Congress, the White House, and all things politics.
Ray began his career in Casper, Wyoming in local television where he reported on the oil and gas industry and education. From there, he went straight down I-25 to El Paso, Texas to cover the border and immigration. Ray moved to our nation’s capital in 2018 where he’s been reporting on politics ever since.
Ray’s biggest hobbies include salsa dancing with his wife, and fishing with his dad. He is a proud native of the New Jersey coast and a Monmouth University Hawk.
Romney says his generation should step aside. Younger lawmakers react.
Sen. Mitt Romney, R-Utah, is retiring. He cited his age as one of the main reasons. “The fact that at the end of a second term I would be in my mid 80s and I think it’s time for guys like me to get out of the way and have people in the next generation
Will a WSJ interview change how Supreme Court Justice Alito decides a case?
The Chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL), is trying to get Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito to recuse himself from an upcoming case. One of the lawyers involved in the case interviewed the Justice and then wrote an op-ed about him in the Wall Street Journal. The case is Moore v.
Whistleblower: CIA officers were paid off to change COVID origins determination
A whistleblower is alleging that six out of seven members of the CIA’s COVID Discovery Team believed the coronavirus pandemic began in a lab but were paid off to publicly state they were uncertain. That’s according to a letter from the chairmen of the House Intelligence Committee and Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Pandemic to CIA
When Pelosi opened impeachment probe without vote, McCarthy questioned ‘legitimacy’
House Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) opened an impeachment inquiry into President Biden the same way then-Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) opened an inquiry into former President Donald Trump in 2019–with an announcement and without a vote. Republicans allege that while serving as vice president, Biden profited off of his son Hunter Biden’s business dealings. On Sept.
Constitutional lawyer explains why Trump shouldn’t be removed from ballot
Can former President Donald Trump be banned from the 2024 presidential election ballot over his actions surrounding the Jan. 6, 2021 riot at the United States Capitol building? Some legal scholars and politicians are trying to make that case. Advocates for removing Trump contend the Jan. 6 riot was an insurrection and that Trump should
Senate Republicans doubt impeachment inquiry will end with Biden’s removal
House Speaker Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., directed the chairmen of three committees to open an impeachment inquiry into President Joe Biden. McCarthy said House Republicans have uncovered serious and credible allegations into President Biden’s conduct regarding his son’s overseas business dealings. “Taken together, these allegations paint a picture of a culture of corruption,” McCarthy said when
AI can create deepfake child porn. State AGs want Congress to address that.
Every state attorney general in the country is asking Congress to investigate and pass new laws that address artificial intelligence’s ability to make child pornography. In a letter to congressional leaders, the attorneys general said AI is “creating a new frontier for abuse that makes such prosecution more difficult.” The letter detailed exactly how the
GOP calls on Schumer to vote on military nominees, Tuberville continues hold
Senate Republicans are calling on Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., to bring military nominees to the floor for a vote. Sen. Tommy Tuberville, R-Ala., has a hold on 301 military nominations, stopping the Senate from quickly approving them in groups. “I’m not gonna change my mind,” Tuberville said. “I’m just holding up a group at
Congress is back. What’s on the agenda?
Congress is returning to Washington with less than a month to avoid a government shutdown. It has to pass 12 spending bills but doesn’t have enough time, so party leaders like Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., expect to pass a short-term bill to keep the government open while they negotiate a permanent solution for
US deficit is projected to roughly double this year, watchdog says
The U.S. government’s deficit is expected to double from $1 trillion in fiscal year 2022 to $2 trillion this fiscal year, according to the nonpartisan Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget. The increase is largely due to a 16% increase in spending, partly driven by higher interest rates, and a 7% decrease in revenue. Here
Senate leaders: House spending bills violate agreement, will lead to shutdown
It’s September. That means Congress has until the end of the month to pass 12 appropriations bills; otherwise the government will shutdown Oct. 1 at midnight. However, there’s a big divide between what conservative members in the House of Representatives are willing to spend and everyone else. It goes back to May when Republicans and the
FDA warns 3 baby formula makers over cleaning and sanitization
The FDA sent warning letters to three baby formula manufacturers regarding their cleaning and sanitizing practices. Each of the companies recalled products in the last year, and the FDA wants to ensure they’re taking steps to prevent it from happening again. The companies — Reckitt, Perrigo and ByHeart — make Enfamil Prosobee Simply Plant-Based Infant
Trump campaign makes millions from mugshot merchandise
Donald Trump’s campaign has made at least $3 million in merchandise sales since he was booked at the Fulton County Jail in Georgia. According to numbers obtained by Fox, that includes $1.7 million on T-shirts, $864,000 on coffee mugs and $352,000 on posters. Trump turned himself in on Thursday Aug. 24. From the moment his
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