Connect with us


Rep. Jamie Raskin optimistic amid cancer treatment: ‘I’m losing about 40 or 50 hairs a day’

News Agencies



Rep. Jamie Raskin on CNN. (Screenshot: Twitter/@CNNSOTU)

Rep. Jamie Raskin on CNN. (Screenshot: Twitter/@CNNSOTU)

Rep. Jamie Raskin, D-Md., said Sunday that he is in good spirits as he battles lymphoma.

“I am hanging tough. My energy is good. I’m losing about 40 or 50 hairs a day, I would think, to chemo. So that’s upsetting,” Raskin said on CNN’s “State of the Union.”

“But, otherwise, I’m hanging tough,” he added.


Raskin, the top Democrat on the House oversight committee, was a prominent member of the House committee investigating the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol. The former constitutional law professor often made the case for former President Donald Trump’s legal culpability in the attack.

At the end of last year, Raskin revealed his diagnosis of diffuse large B-cell lymphoma, which he called a “serious but curable form of cancer.” He said he was beginning several months of treatment.

“I am about to embark on a course of chemo-immunotherapy on an outpatient basis at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital and Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center. Prognosis for most people in my situation is excellent after four months of treatment,” he said in a statement at the time.


On Sunday, Raskin said physicians are still upbeat about his health.

“The doctors are very optimistic and I’m very optimistic that the chemo is going to get the cancer,” he told CNN.

He added that he has received support from Rep. James Comer, R-Ky., the new chairman of the oversight committee, as well as other GOP colleagues. Even Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, R-Ga., known for her hard-right, strident statements, publicly reached out to Raskin with warm words.


“I have gotten lots of support across the aisle and from all my colleagues, and I’m very grateful for that,” Raskin said.

Continue Reading


Breaking News

Editor Pick’s

Latest Entertainment

Entertainment46 mins ago

Riley Keough, Lisa Marie Presley’s daughter, welcomed a daughter last year

Riley Keough welcomed a baby girl in 2022. (Photo: REUTERS/David Swanson) Riley Keough and her husband Ben Smith-Petersen welcomed a...

Entertainment3 hours ago

Anne Hathaway wanted to make Eileen as a reaction to a creepy question she got as a teenager

Anne Hathaway Director William Oldroyd’s Eileen just premiered last night at the Sundance Film Festival, and Anne Hathaway—who leads the film...

Entertainment3 hours ago

Lisa Marie Presley celebrated by Sarah Ferguson, Axl Rose, Austin Butler and more at Graceland memorial

Billy Corgan performs at the memorial service for Lisa Marie Presley at her Graceland memorial service on Sunday morning. (Photo:...

Entertainment3 hours ago

‘Avatar’ marks 6 straight weeks at No. 1, crosses $2 Billion

NEW YORK (AP) — James Cameron’s “Avatar: The Way of Water” led ticket sales in movie theaters for the sixth...

Entertainment4 hours ago

JoJo Siwa marks 2 years since she came out as gay: ‘I’m so proud of 17-year-old JoJo’

JoJo Siwa is marking two years since she came out. (Photo: Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images) JoJo Siwa is celebrating the second...

Entertainment6 hours ago

Blue Ivy Carter, 11, Joins Mom Beyoncé Onstage for ‘Brown Skin Girl’ Performance in Dubai

Dotdash Meredith and Yahoo Inc. may earn commission or revenue on some items through the links below. DUBAI, UNITED ARAB...

Entertainment6 hours ago

SNL: Amy Poehler and Aubrey Plaza Reprise Parks and Rec Characters on Weekend Update — Watch Video

If you like your comedy nostalgic, this week’s Saturday Night Live has a twofer for you. Former cast member Amy...

Entertainment6 hours ago

Sharon Stone makes surprise ‘SNL’ cameo during Sam Smith’s ‘Gloria’ and as skit seductress

One could assume Sharon Stone followed her basic instincts when appearing on “Saturday Night Live” this weekend. The Oscar-nominated actress...


Latest Sports

Sports33 mins ago

Arsenal downs Manchester United in instant classic, and rings in a new Premier League era

The era of the Manchester City-Liverpool duopoly is over. There are new kids on the Premier League block.

Sports1 hour ago

Twins deal batting champ Luis Arraez to Marlins for pitcher Pablo López: Here’s what it means

Luis Arraez earned his first All-Star nod last season, his fourth with the Twins.

Sports2 hours ago

Gauff-conqueror Ostapenko ‘never doubted’ she could win another Slam

Former French Open champion Jelena Ostapenko said Sunday she never doubted she could win another major as she reached her...

Sports2 hours ago

Potential Jets target Derek Carr reportedly expected to be traded ‘earlier rather than later’

While speaking on ESPN’s Postseason NFL Countdown, Adam Schefter said that Las Vegas Raiders quarterback Derek Carr is expected to...

Sports2 hours ago

Canucks fire Bruce Boudreau, hire Rick Tocchet as head coach in curious gamble

The Canucks have finally made a coaching change after months of speculation.

Sports3 hours ago

Gio Reyna, amid USMNT drama, scores defiant goal in first game back from World Cup

Reyna scored a world-class game-winner, then celebrated with a "shush" and a trifecta of other defiant gestures.

Sports3 hours ago

Report resurfaces that Lamar Jackson turned down $133 million fully guaranteed

On the first Sunday of the regular season, ESPN reporter Chris Mortensen reported that Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson rejected a...

Sports4 hours ago

Watch the miracle bunker shot that won Victor Perez the Abu Dhabi Championship

The shot was straight out of the Ryder Cup playbook and the celebration was even more reminiscent of the biennial...

Technology Hot News

Technology4 days ago

Led by "Amazon" and "Microsoft" .. the technology giants are planning to lay off 64,000 employees

After 10 years of driving the stock market bull run, big tech companies are racing to downsize staff to adapt...

Technology4 days ago

Apple introduces MacBooks with new M2 processors

Yesterday, Tuesday, Apple unveiled MacBooks powered by the new, faster “M2 Pro” and “M2 Max” processor chips, in a surprise...

Technology4 days ago

All you need to know about the upcoming Galaxy S23 phones from Samsung

Samsung has officially announced that the (Galaxy Unpacked 2023) event will be held this year on Wednesday, February 1, which...

Technology5 days ago

FTX Exchange Announces Hacking and Stolen $415 Million in Cryptocurrency

Bankrupt American cryptocurrency firm FTX announced today, Wednesday, that $415 million in cryptocurrency has been hacked and stolen from the...

Technology5 days ago

Because of a "fraudulent tweet"… Elon Musk's trial begins

Elon Musk's trial began Tuesday in San Francisco with the selection of jury members who will have to decide whether...

Technology5 days ago

An electric spoon replaces salt and spices, but with conditions

Experts have developed an electric spoon that is able to replace spices and flavors and affect the taste buds in...

Technology1 week ago

The biggest dangers of using tracking devices.. so you can escape?

If you spot an unknown Bluetooth tagging device, there are ways to disable the device so it can't track your...

Technology1 week ago

New Twitter.. For You tab to web version

The Twitter platform announced that it will bring the new tab (For You), which launched last Tuesday for iPhones and...