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13h ago

Monday’s Campaign Round-Up, 8.15.22

Today’s installment of campaign-related news items from across the country.
Democrats' Fetterman Restarts Rallies Against Oz After Stroke
Democrats' Fetterman Restarts Rallies Against Oz After Stroke
13h ago

Why Trump’s message to AG Merrick Garland was so provocative

Donald Trump believes the United States “is on fire,” and the responsible way to deal with the conflagration he helped start is to condemn the FBI.
U.S. Attorney General Garland Delivers A Statement At Department Of Justice
U.S. Attorney General Garland Delivers A Statement At Department Of Justice
14h ago

Democrats hand Big Pharma something it rarely sees: A defeat

The pharmaceutical industry is not accustomed to losing major legislative fights, but with the Inflation Reduction Act, Democrats overcame the lobbyists.
House Set To Clear Senate Passed Tax, Climate And Healthcare Package
House Set To Clear Senate Passed Tax, Climate And Healthcare Package
15h ago

Trump reportedly saw some official docs as his ‘personal property’

According to people close to Donald Trump, he saw at least some classified materials as belonging to him personally, not as official government documents.
John R. Bolton listens as former President Donald J. Trump meets with Prime Minister of Hungary, Viktor Orbán, in the Oval Office of the White House on May 13, 2019.
John R. Bolton listens as former President Donald J. Trump meets with Prime Minister of Hungary, Viktor Orbán, in the Oval Office of the White House on May 13, 2019.
16h ago

Team Trump’s Mar-a-Lago talking points become a contradictory mess

The problem is not just that the GOP's arguments about the Mar-a-Lago scandal are wrong. They're also evolving in contradictory ways.
Former President Donald Trump Holds Rally In Florence, Arizona
Former President Donald Trump Holds Rally In Florence, Arizona
17h ago

Why Trump’s new ‘declassified’ claim is so hard to take seriously

Team Trump suddenly remembered a previously undisclosed “standing order” about a declassification process for which there is no paper trail? C’mon.
Image: Mar-A-Lago Club
Image: Mar-A-Lago Club

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3d ago

Friday’s Mini-Report, 8.12.22

Today’s edition of quick hits.
An armed man flashing an AR-15 style rifle fired a nail gun into an FBI Cincinnati building Thursday morning leading to a police pursuit and shots fired on an interstate, authorities said.
An armed man flashing an AR-15 style rifle fired a nail gun into an FBI Cincinnati building Thursday morning leading to a police pursuit and shots fired on an interstate, authorities said.
3d ago

Warrant sheds light on seriousness of Trump’s Mar-a-Lago scandal

If Donald Trump's Republican allies thought the release of the Mar-a-Lago search warrant would benefit the former president, they clearly thought wrong.
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President Donald J. Trump
3d ago

Following revelations, GOP scrambles to find new Trump defenses

As facts come to light, Republicans are coming up with new talking points to address Donald Trump's latest scandal. The script, however, is amazingly bad.
House Republicans Hold News Conference To Discuss FBI Raid On Trump Residence
House Republicans Hold News Conference To Discuss FBI Raid On Trump Residence
3d ago

Grassley, RNC echo the fringe with unsettling anti-IRS rhetoric

Some on the fringe are charactering IRS officials as an armed and potentially dangerous public menace. Many leading Republicans are saying the same thing.
Senate Judiciary Committee Holds Hearing On Supreme Court Roe v Wade Opinion
Senate Judiciary Committee Holds Hearing On Supreme Court Roe v Wade Opinion
4d ago

Friday’s Campaign Round-Up, 8.12.22

Today’s installment of campaign-related news items from across the country.
People line up to vote on Election Day on Nov. 3, 2020, in Honolulu, Hawaii.
People line up to vote on Election Day on Nov. 3, 2020, in Honolulu, Hawaii.
4d ago

GOP grows desperate with absurd Obama-related response to FBI search

Desperate for new talking points, Republicans are arguing that Barack Obama may also have improperly taken documents. Reality proves otherwise.
President Obama Meets With President-Elect Donald Trump In The Oval Office Of White House
President Obama Meets With President-Elect Donald Trump In The Oval Office Of White House
4d ago

Poll suggests GOP arguments on Mar-a-Lago search aren’t working

If Republicans thought their criticisms of the Mar-a-Lago search warrant were winning over the American mainstream, a new poll helps prove otherwise.
Donald Trump's residence in Mar-A-Lago, Palm Beach, Fla. on August 9.
Donald Trump's residence in Mar-A-Lago, Palm Beach, Fla. on August 9.
4d ago

Fox News host pushes back on Steve Scalise's 'rogue' FBI claim

Republicans had already spent the week condemning the FBI, even calling for "defunding" it. House Minority Whip Steve Scalise made matters a little worse.
House Minority Whip Steve Scalise at the Capitol on Feb. 2, 2022.
House Minority Whip Steve Scalise at the Capitol on Feb. 2, 2022.
4d ago

Revelations about DOJ subpoena shred Trump allies’ talking points

Several Republicans argued this week that the Justice Department should've just subpoenaed the materials Donald Trump took. The trouble is, it did.
Image: Robert F. Kennedy Department of Justice Building
Image: Robert F. Kennedy Department of Justice Building
4d ago

Rubio was right on the money about his Trump nuclear secrets warning

Donald Trump spent much of his term mishandling classified information, including nuclear-related information. But now, the story is vastly worse.
Image: Mar-a-Lago
Image: Mar-a-Lago
4d ago

Thursday’s Mini-Report, 8.11.22

Today’s edition of quick hits.
Image: FBI field office
Image: FBI field office