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21h ago

Kari Lake has a lucrative incentive to push conspiracy theories

Donald Trump found that the more he lied about his election defeat, the more money he raised. It’s a lesson Kari Lake appears to have learned quite well.
Arizona GOP Gubernatorial Candidate Kari Lake Votes On Election Day
Arizona GOP Gubernatorial Candidate Kari Lake Votes On Election Day
22h ago

Friday’s Campaign Round-Up, 1.27.23

Today’s installment of campaign-related news items from across the country.
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis at a press conference in Daytona Beach Shores on January 18.
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis at a press conference in Daytona Beach Shores on January 18.
23h ago

Trump lawyer Eastman faces possible disbarment, among other troubles

The bad news for John Eastman is that he might lose his law license. The worse news is that this isn't the Republican lawyer's only problem.
Rudolph Giuliani and John Eastman at the "Save America" rally on Jan. 6, 2021
Rudolph Giuliani and John Eastman at the "Save America" rally on Jan. 6, 2021
23h ago

The GOP clearly hasn’t thought through its DirecTV complaints

Republican rhetoric about DirecTV isn’t just hysterical, it’s also increasingly weird for a party that claims to care about free-market principles.
Signage for the Newsmax conservative television broadcasting network is displayed at a broadcast TV booth at the National Rifle Association (NRA) annual meeting at the George R. Brown Convention Center, in Houston, Texas on May 28, 2022.
Signage for the Newsmax conservative television broadcasting network is displayed at a broadcast TV booth at the National Rifle Association (NRA) annual meeting at the George R. Brown Convention Center, in Houston, Texas on May 28, 2022.

List of Trump criminal investigations gets unexpectedly longer

John Durham's investigation into Donald Trump's suspected financial crimes adds to the list of criminal investigations surrounding the former president.
Donald Trump Headlines America First Agenda Summit In Washington DC
Donald Trump Headlines America First Agenda Summit In Washington DC

As their debt ceiling scheme advances, the GOP still has no plan

What’s scarier than Republicans launching a debt ceiling crisis? Republicans launching a debt ceiling crisis without anything resembling an actual plan.
Rep. Kevin McCarthy is seen in the House chamber as the House meets to elect a speaker in Washington, D.C. on Jan. 6.
Rep. Kevin McCarthy is seen in the House chamber as the House meets to elect a speaker in Washington, D.C. on Jan. 6.
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1d ago

Details expose Barr’s Durham probe as a law enforcement scandal

John Durham's probe set out to uncover a scandal. New details help prove that Bill Barr's partisan investigation actually became a scandal.
Special Counsel John Durham departs the United States District Court on May 25 in Washington, D.C.
Special Counsel John Durham departs the United States District Court on May 25 in Washington, D.C.
2d ago

Thursday’s Mini-Report, 1.26.23

Today’s edition of quick hits.
Tyre Nichols Family Holds Press Conference
Tyre Nichols Family Holds Press Conference
2d ago

U.S. economy continues to grow and beat expectations

“This economy is resilient,” one economist explained. “And the White House can reasonably take some credit here and run a nice big victory lap."
Shoppers in the SoHo neighborhood of New York on Jan. 21.
Shoppers in the SoHo neighborhood of New York on Jan. 21.
2d ago

Thursday’s Campaign Round-Up, 1.26.23

Today’s installment of campaign-related news items from across the country.
Rep. Adam Schiff speaks during a January 6th committee hearing
Rep. Adam Schiff speaks during a January 6th committee hearing
2d ago

Rick Scott’s line on taxes manages to become even less coherent

Rick Scott apparently believes a key to balancing the budget is more tax breaks. He doesn't appear to be kidding.
Image: Rick Scott
Image: Rick Scott
2d ago

As pressure mounts, Trump clearly has Georgia on his mind

Why is an agitated Donald Trump pushing so many lies about Georgia's 2020 election? Because the Republican seems genuinely afraid of a possible indictment.
Former President Donald Trump speaks to the media during an election night event at Mar-a-Lago on November 8, 2022 in Palm Beach, Fla.
Former President Donald Trump speaks to the media during an election night event at Mar-a-Lago on November 8, 2022 in Palm Beach, Fla.
2d ago

Before it’s too late, GOP to teach members what the debt ceiling is

After the 2010 midterms, GOP leaders had to teach their confused members what the debt ceiling was. After the 2022 midterms, it’s happening again.
McCarthy's Fight To Become Speaker Drags Into Fourth Day
McCarthy's Fight To Become Speaker Drags Into Fourth Day
2d ago

The ACA sets its most impressive record to date

As ACA enrollments reach an all-time high, it’s important to remember that these victories aren’t accidental: They’re the result of competent governing.
Supreme Court
Supreme Court
2d ago

Trump took another racist jab at Elaine Chao. She hit back.

Donald Trump has repeatedly used racism to taunt his former cabinet secretary, Elaine Chao. She's tired of it. Will other Republicans side with her or not?
Department Of Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao Testifies Before Senate Commerce Committee
Department Of Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao Testifies Before Senate Commerce Committee
3d ago

Wednesday’s Mini-Report, 1.25.23

Today’s edition of quick hits.
M1A2 Abrams battle tanks of the US army that will be used for military exercises by the 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team, is unloaded at the Baltic Container Terminal in Gdynia on December 3, 2022.
M1A2 Abrams battle tanks of the US army that will be used for military exercises by the 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team, is unloaded at the Baltic Container Terminal in Gdynia on December 3, 2022.
3d ago

Why the Republican line on debt ceiling negotiations doesn’t work

One of Congress' more pragmatic Republicans believes Biden is obligated to engage in debt ceiling negotiations. That way madness lies.
Rep. Don Bacon speaks to reporters on his way to a closed-door GOP caucus meeting at the U.S. Capitol on January 10 in Washington, DC.
Rep. Don Bacon speaks to reporters on his way to a closed-door GOP caucus meeting at the U.S. Capitol on January 10 in Washington, DC.