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Midterm Elections Round-Up, 11.29.22

Today’s installment of campaign-related news items from across the country.
Rep. Donald McEachin speaks during a rally outside the U.S. Capitol on October 20, 2021 in Washington, D.C.
Rep. Donald McEachin speaks during a rally outside the U.S. Capitol on October 20, 2021 in Washington, D.C.

McCarthy warns that Dems could end up picking the next speaker

Kevin McCarthy appears to be so nervous about his leadership bid that he's now warning that Democrats "could end up picking who the speaker is."
House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy on Nov. 19 in Las Vegas.
House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy on Nov. 19 in Las Vegas.

Kellyanne Conway meets with Jan. 6 panel, with Ornato up next

The House select committee investigating the Jan. 6 attack is nearing its endpoint, but it's still sitting down with some key figures from Trump's orbit.
Kellyanne Conway speaks to members of the media outside the White House in Washington D.C. on July 17, 2020.
Kellyanne Conway speaks to members of the media outside the White House in Washington D.C. on July 17, 2020.

MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell launches odd campaign for RNC chair

The good news for Ronna McDaniel’s Republican critics is that she's facing a high-profile rival. The bad news is that the rival is the pillow guy.
Mike Lindell arrives at Mar-a-lago in Palm Beach
Mike Lindell arrives at Mar-a-lago in Palm Beach

GOP’s Graham tries a little too hard to find a ‘double standard’

By complaining about an imagined “double standard,” Lindsey Graham accidentally stumbled onto an important point.
President Trump Delivers Remarks On Federal Judicial Confirmation Milestones
President Trump Delivers Remarks On Federal Judicial Confirmation Milestones

After Trump’s dinner with antisemites, Pence almost gets it right

Mike Pence said Donald Trump should apologize for having dinner with notorious antisemites. Unfortunately, he didn’t stop there.
Former Vice President Mike Pence Visits "Fox & Friends"
Former Vice President Mike Pence Visits "Fox & Friends"
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Monday’s Mini-Report, 11.28.22

Today’s edition of quick hits.
Hong Kongers Protest China's Zero-Covid Policies
Hong Kongers Protest China's Zero-Covid Policies
1d ago

Trump’s offensive against Jack Smith takes an incoherent turn

The former president’s tirades about special counsel Jack Smith seem to reflect something more important than his routine lying: Donald Trump seems scared.
Jack Smith outside the Department of Justice in Washington, D.C. on Aug. 24, 2010.
Jack Smith outside the Department of Justice in Washington, D.C. on Aug. 24, 2010.
1d ago

Midterm Elections Round-Up, 11.28.22

Today’s installment of campaign-related news items from across the country.
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Mary Peltola
1d ago

Still looking for GOP backing, McCarthy pitches another stunt

Kevin McCarthy's first pitch for a symbolic gesture proved to be a bust. Now he has a second one in mind.
House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy speaks in Las Vegas on   Nov. 19.
House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy speaks in Las Vegas on   Nov. 19.
1d ago

Mike Pompeo’s passive-aggressive road to the national spotlight

Mike Pompeo wants to distance himself from Donald Trump, but he's apparently afraid to mention the former president's name.
Former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo after addressing an audience at a gathering at Saint Anselm College in Manchester, N.H. on Sept. 20.
Former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo after addressing an audience at a gathering at Saint Anselm College in Manchester, N.H. on Sept. 20.
1d ago

Why far-right Republicans came up short in Arizona’s elections

Arizona's Kari Lake is blaming conspiracy theories for her gubernatorial defeat. The truth that explains the outcome is much simpler.
Arizona Candidates Kari Lake And Blake Masters Rally Supporters In Tucson
Arizona Candidates Kari Lake And Blake Masters Rally Supporters In Tucson
1d ago

Republican voter fraud units prove to be a predictable bust

Republicans created election integrity units to uncover evidence of systemic fraud. The fact that investigators came up empty matters.
Image: FILE PHOTO: Voters stand at voting booths during early voting at the Oklahoma Election Board in Oklahoma City
Image: FILE PHOTO: Voters stand at voting booths during early voting at the Oklahoma Election Board in Oklahoma City
1d ago

Trump scrambles to defend Mar-a-Lago dinner with notorious bigots

The problem is not just Trump's willingness to dine with notorious bigots. It's also Republicans' willingness to remain silent about it.
President Trump Hosts Kanye West And Former Football Player Jim Brown At The White House
President Trump Hosts Kanye West And Former Football Player Jim Brown At The White House
5d ago

Thanksgiving 2022

Happy Thanksgiving from MaddowBlog. We’re grateful for your support and hope you enjoy the holiday.
Image: The Turkey float during the 1999 Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade.
Image: The Turkey float during the 1999 Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade.
6d ago

Wednesday’s Mini-Report, 11.23.22

Today’s edition of quick hits.
Image: A makeshift memorial outside of a Walmart where six people were fatally shot on Nov. 23, 2022.
Image: A makeshift memorial outside of a Walmart where six people were fatally shot on Nov. 23, 2022.
6d ago

DOJ reportedly seeks answers from Pence in Jan. 6 investigation

Pence was willing to ignore the Jan. 6 committee. Blowing off the Justice Department, which has some questions for him, would be something else entirely.
Image: Former Vice President Mike Pence looking down.
Image: Former Vice President Mike Pence looking down.