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15h ago

Latest evidence shows Trump's team knew election lies weren't true

Late last year, Team Trump examined election conspiracy theories and discredited them. Others on Team Trump peddled the bogus claims anyway.
Image: Rudy Giuliani
Image: Rudy Giuliani
18h ago

House Democrats pass new bill to codify Roe v. Wade protections

The Women's Health Protection Act has gone from an afterthought in Democratic politics to a new staple of the party's legislative agenda.
Image: Judy Chu
Image: Judy Chu
19h ago

Friday's Campaign Round-Up, 9.24.21

Today's installment of campaign-related news items from across the country.
20h ago

McConnell won't rule out blocking possible Biden SCOTUS nominees

Mitch McConnell won't rule out blocking Joe Biden's future Supreme Court nominees. Is Stephen Breyer listening?
Image: The Supreme Court on Sept. 2, 2021.
Image: The Supreme Court on Sept. 2, 2021.
21h ago

GOP Senate hopeful characterizes pregnancies from rape as 'inconvenient'

Telling women impregnated by rapists that their circumstances are merely "inconvenient" is likely to be a tough sell.
J.D. Vance, author of \"Hillbilly Elegy,\" poses near the Capitol in 2017.
J.D. Vance, author of \"Hillbilly Elegy,\" poses near the Capitol in 2017.
21h ago

Texas Republicans join the parade of unneeded election 'audits'

The Arizona Republicans' utterly bonkers "audit" of 2020 election results is coming to an ignominious end, but Texas' is just getting started.
Texas Legislature Returns For Third Special Session
Texas Legislature Returns For Third Special Session

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22h ago

Panel investigating Jan. 6 subpoenas top members of Trump's team

As the Jan. 6 select committee issues new subpoenas, Trump says he wants the public to "see the real facts," even while vowing to hide the facts.
Image: Donald Trump and Stephen Bannon
Image: Donald Trump and Stephen Bannon
23h ago

Sham audit backfires on Arizona GOP, Biden won by a wider margin

Trump had told people the Arizona audit "could undo" the 2020 presidential election. That was bonkers at the time; it's much worse now.
Image: Arizona Recounts 2020 Presidential Election Ballots
Image: Arizona Recounts 2020 Presidential Election Ballots
2d ago

Thursday's Mini-Report, 9.23.21

Today's edition of quick hits.
2d ago

The Republicans' debt-ceiling ransom note finally comes into focus

The conventional wisdom is that Republicans, unlike their earlier debt-ceiling crises, haven't yet presented Democrats with a ransom note. That's not true.
Sens. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, left, and Bill Hagerty, R-Tenn., are seen in the senate subway during a vote in the Capitol on June 10, 2021.
Sens. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, left, and Bill Hagerty, R-Tenn., are seen in the senate subway during a vote in the Capitol on June 10, 2021.
2d ago

Thursday's Campaign Round-Up, 9.23.21

Today's installment of campaign-related news items from across the country.
2d ago

Trump-backed Republicans want to oversee upcoming state elections

For most American voters, secretary of state is probably a fairly obscure government office. There's a reason that's about to change.
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2d ago

The problem with GOP leaders picking a fight over 'bipartisanship'

John Cornyn claimed that Democrats have "refused" to work with Republicans "on a bipartisan basis." That's amazingly wrong.
Senate Minority Whip John Cornyn
Senate Minority Whip John Cornyn
2d ago

GOP, business leaders clash again, this time on the debt ceiling

The GOP and corporate America are clashing on the debt ceiling. It's the latest in a series of serious disagreements between the longtime partners.
Image: Mitch McConnell
Image: Mitch McConnell
2d ago

Here come the copycats: Floridian unveils Texas-style abortion ban

Texas' abortion ban is obviously a problem for reproductive rights. Copycats in other states are likely to make that problem vastly worse.
Image: old and new Florida state capitols
Image: old and new Florida state capitols
2d ago

GOP rejects yet another Democratic offer on yet another key issue

The collapse of policing-reform negotiations serves as a timely reminder: Republicans too often aren't serious about bipartisan compromises.
Image: Sen. Tim Scott (R-SC) speaks during a Senate Health Education Labor and Pensions Committee hearing on new coronavirus disease (COVID-19) tests, on Capitol Hill.
Image: Sen. Tim Scott (R-SC) speaks during a Senate Health Education Labor and Pensions Committee hearing on new coronavirus disease (COVID-19) tests, on Capitol Hill.
3d ago

Wednesday's Mini-Report, 9.22.21

Today's edition of quick hits.