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Who is the new US House Speaker?

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Republican Mike Johnson becomes House Speaker

 
In a highly anticipated vote, Republican Mike Johnson has been elected as the Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives, ending a three-week-long period of uncertainty within the chamber.

Johnson’s election came with a narrow 220 to 209 party-line vote, following the removal of Kevin McCarthy from the position on October 3rd.

Mike Johnson, a conservative with limited leadership experience, now assumes the powerful role, which had remained vacant.

In his post-election statement, Johnson expressed the intention to restore the House’s effectiveness in its duties.

Among his first actions, Speaker Johnson introduced legislation demonstrating support for Israel, particularly in light of increased tensions and conflicts in the Middle East.

Notably, Mike Johnson is recognised for leading an unsuccessful appeal by 126 House Republicans to overturn the 2020 presidential election results.

Despite his relatively limited tenure, he now holds one of the most prominent positions in the House.

In his address, Johnson pledged to address overdue spending legislation and prevent a government shutdown when funding expires on November 17.

Additionally, he aims to prioritise border security and initiate a bipartisan commission to address the national debt. There are also important decisions to be made regarding funding for Israel, Ukraine, and U.S. border security.

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President Biden tests positive to COVID, in wake of rising election tensions

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The calls for President Joe Biden to drop out of the election race continue to mount, just as the president tests positive for COVID19.

Election tensions heat up and The Republican National Convention continues – the night all about Trump’s VP pick JD Vance, as the campaign’s boss defends the secret service, and says Trump will continue with his rallies. #featured #trending

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GOP vice presidential nominee JD Vance’s foreign policy views

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American voters are learning more about GOP vice presidential nominee Senator JD Vance.

JD Vance has been selected as Donald Trump’s running mate for the 2024 presidential election.

The 39-year-old senator from Ohio is a Marine, graduate of Yale Law School, a former venture capitalist and the author of the bestselling memoir “Hillbilly Elegy.”

As the GOP lays out it’s vision for the future of America at its Republican National Convention–many voters are looking forward to learning more about the GOP vice presidential nominee especially when it comes to foreign policy.

Jonathan Tobin the editor-in-chief of Jewish News Syndicate joins Veronica Dudo to discuss.

#IN AMERICA TODAY #trending #2024election #politics #foreignpolicy #JDVance #DonaldTrump #GOP #RNC

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Tech researchers argue that ChatGPT’s AI comedy is beating humans to the punchline

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ChatGPT has taken to the stand-up stage, with some researchers arguing that AI has finally beaten humans to the punchline.

GenAI takes the next leap forward, now targeting the comedy scene – but will the machines get the last laugh?

Tom Finnigan from Talkingbrands.ai joins to discuss all the latest AI updates. #featured

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