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As GOP demands Biden/Hur audio, James Comer gives away the game

Democrats said James Comer is seeking the Biden/Hur audio recording as part of a partisan scheme. A letter from the Republican proved Democrats right.
James Comer, R-Ky, speaks during a hearing
James Comer, R-Ky, speaks during a hearing

Biden leans into new policy reclassifying marijuana, marking big shift

President Joe Biden’s big moves on marijuana policy are striking — as is the relative silence we’re hearing from Republicans.
A cannabis farm in Petrolia, Calif., on Aug. 3, 2022.
A cannabis farm in Petrolia, Calif., on Aug. 3, 2022.

Matt Gaetz parrots Trump’s notorious message to the far right

It was one of Donald Trump's most notorious messages: “Proud Boys, stand back and stand by.” It's also a line GOP Rep. Matt Gaetz was too eager to parrot.
Former U.S. President Donald Trump faces 34 felony counts of falsifying business records in the first of his criminal cases to go to trial.
Former U.S. President Donald Trump faces 34 felony counts of falsifying business records in the first of his criminal cases to go to trial.

Why Justice Samuel Alito’s upside-down flag controversy matters

Justice Samuel Alito doesn’t exactly have a deep reservoir of credibility he can turn to in response to the latest in a series of controversies.
Associate Justice Samuel Alito sits during a group photo of the Justices at the Supreme Court in Washington, DC, on April 23, 2021.
Associate Justice Samuel Alito sits during a group photo of the Justices at the Supreme Court in Washington, DC, on April 23, 2021.

Thursday’s Mini-Report, 5.16.24

Today’s edition of quick hits.
Michael Cohen departs his apartment building
Michael Cohen departs his apartment building

As members scurry to Trump’s trial, GOP leaders run into trouble

So many Republican elected officials are going to Donald Trump's criminal trial in New York that it's starting to affect the congressional schedule.
Matt Gaetz listens as Donald Trump speaks to the media.
Matt Gaetz listens as Donald Trump speaks to the media.

Thursday’s Campaign Round-Up, 5.16.24

Today’s installment of campaign-related news items from across the country.
Kristi Noem.
Kristi Noem.

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Is it too late for the bipartisan border bill to make a comeback?

Earlier this year, Republicans killed a bipartisan compromise on border policy. In a surprise move, Democrats are now trying to revive it.
Some of the hundreds of migrants at the open air camp have been waiting for days in limbo for a chance to plead for asylum as local volunteer groups are providing food and other necessities.
Some of the hundreds of migrants at the open air camp have been waiting for days in limbo for a chance to plead for asylum as local volunteer groups are providing food and other necessities.
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The underappreciated benefit of Team Biden’s new debate strategy

For voters who remain skeptical about Donald Trump appearing on the 2024 ballot, a presidential debate in June will help bring the race into sharp focus.
Donald Trump and Joe Biden.
Donald Trump and Joe Biden.
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Low-information voters pose a difficult challenge for Biden

Nearly one in five voters in battleground states think that President Joe Biden is responsible for Roe v. Wade's demise. For Democrats, that's a problem.
Joe Biden
Joe Biden
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Ron DeSantis’ anti-climate plans take a ludicrous turn in Florida

Florida is uniquely vulnerable to the climate crisis. Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis and his allies have approved an aggressively anti-climate law anyway.
Ron DeSantis in Daytona Beach, Fla.,
Ron DeSantis in Daytona Beach, Fla.,
2d ago

The Republicans’ ‘Police Week’ comes with important fine print

Republicans claim to have an advantage when it comes to law enforcement, but the closer one looks, the harder it becomes to take the GOP line seriously.
This week marks National Police Week, which sees thousands of police officers from departments across the country coming to Washington DC to honor law enforcement who died in the line of duty.
This week marks National Police Week, which sees thousands of police officers from departments across the country coming to Washington DC to honor law enforcement who died in the line of duty.
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Wednesday’s Mini-Report, 5.15.24

Today’s edition of quick hits.
Robert Fico
Robert Fico
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Why Republicans are optimistic about flipping Joe Manchin’s seat

Given the circumstances, don’t be surprised if West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice starts measuring the drapes in Sen. Joe Manchin’s office before November.
A split composite of Jim Justice and Joe Manchin.
A split composite of Jim Justice and Joe Manchin.

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