Week in politics: Cocaine found in White House prompts investigation

Cocaine being discovered in the White House isn’t the headline the Biden administration wanted coming out of the July 4 celebration − but here we are.

Secret Service agents found traces of the illegal narcotic while President Joe Biden was away at Camp David for a retreat, and later confirmed it was in the West Wing lobby where guests enter before taking private tours.

The controversy distracted from much of what Biden wanted to talk about this week around a sturdy June jobs report. It also didn’t take long for the presence of illegal drugs in the White House to be thrown into the Washington wood-chipper with House Republicans demanding answers.

 

Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, R-Ga., has built her political career on being one of the fiercest far-right voices in Congress, but she was knocked down a peg or two when a conservative group kicked her out.

The House Freedom Caucus voted to remove Greene, according to Rep. Andy Harris, R-Md., which marks the first time a member has been ousted from the group.

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