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Friday’s Mini-Report, 8.5.22

Today’s edition of quick hits.
People in front of a large screen showing a news broadcast about China's military exercises encircling Taiwan in Beijing on Thursday.
People in front of a large screen showing a news broadcast about China's military exercises encircling Taiwan in Beijing on Thursday.

On several fronts, Biden has reason to celebrate this week’s wins

If it seems like the jobs report was the capstone on a pretty great week for the Democratic president, it’s not your imagination.
President Biden Meets With CEOs And Remarks On The Economy
President Biden Meets With CEOs And Remarks On The Economy

Friday’s Campaign Round-Up, 8.5.22

Today’s installment of campaign-related news items from across the country.
GOP Candidate For CO Secretary Of State Tina Peters Holds Primary Night Event
GOP Candidate For CO Secretary Of State Tina Peters Holds Primary Night Event

Dems question Family Research Council’s tax status as a ‘church’

The Family Research Council has established itself as a leading far-right advocacy and research organization. According to the IRS, it's also a "church."
Tony Perkins, president of the Family Research Council, speaks during a campaign rally for John Fleming in Baton Rouge, La. on November 7, 2016.
Tony Perkins, president of the Family Research Council, speaks during a campaign rally for John Fleming in Baton Rouge, La. on November 7, 2016.

Why Kari Lake’s GOP victory in Arizona’s governor’s race matters

Kari Lake made election conspiracy theories and hostility for democracy the lifeblood of her candidacy. She's now Arizona's GOP gubernatorial nominee.
Arizona Republican gubernatorial candidate Kari Lake
Arizona Republican gubernatorial candidate Kari Lake

In new ad, Dick Cheney slams Trump as a liar and a ‘coward’

Dick Cheney's new ad: "In our nation’s 246-year history, there has never been an individual who is a greater threat to our republic than Donald Trump."
Image: Liz Cheney with her father Dick Cheney at his house in McLean, Va., on May 12, 2021.
Image: Liz Cheney with her father Dick Cheney at his house in McLean, Va., on May 12, 2021.

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What top Dems lost in their inflation bill negotiations with Sinema

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Thursday’s Mini-Report, 8.4.22

Today’s edition of quick hits.
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Brittney Griner before a hearing at the Khimki Court, outside Moscow on July 27.
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Jan. 6 committee requests contents from Alex Jones’ phone

Alex Jones' lawyer appears to have accidentally shared the contents of the Infowars host's phone — and now the Jan. 6 committee wants the materials.
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Alex Jones of InfoWars talks to reporters outside a Senate Intelligence Committee on Capitol Hill on Sept. 5, 2018
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Why Florida’s Ron DeSantis suspended an elected state attorney

An elected prosecutor in Florida said he wouldn't enforce abortion bans, so Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis replaced the state attorney with someone else.
Florida Governor Ron DeSantis speaks during the first day of CPAC on Feb. 24 in Orlando, Fla.
Florida Governor Ron DeSantis speaks during the first day of CPAC on Feb. 24 in Orlando, Fla.
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Thursday’s Campaign Round-Up, 8.4.22

Today’s installment of campaign-related news items from across the country.
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The Tennessee State Capitol
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What will Republicans do following their Kansas ‘wake-up call’?

Some Republican senators were willing to acknowledge the results out of Kansas were a “wake-up call.” Great. What do they intend to do about it now?
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A sign of the times: GOP candidates reject primary defeats, too

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Ryan Kelley attends a Freedom Rally outside the Michigan State Capitol in Lansing
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GOP nominees question Mitch McConnell as party’s Senate leader

Mitch McConnell intends to continue to lead Senate Republicans. Some GOP Senate nominees have a different plan in mind.
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., attends a press conference on July 26, 2022, at the Capitol.
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., attends a press conference on July 26, 2022, at the Capitol.
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Viktor Orbán’s racism not a deal breaker for the right in the U.S.

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Ron Johnson sparks new problem with Medicare, Social Security rhetoric

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