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19h ago

The election debate Trump doesn't realize he's already lost

We've already had the debate over Donald Trump's anti-election conspiracy theories. He doesn't seem to realize he lost.
Former President Donald Trump speaks at a rally on June 26, 2021, in Wellington, Ohio.
Former President Donald Trump speaks at a rally on June 26, 2021, in Wellington, Ohio.
20h ago

Tuesday's Campaign Round-Up, 11.30.21

Today's installment of campaign-related news items from across the country.
21h ago

Red states appear ready to reject funds for universal pre-K

I don't imagine Democrats in these red states will hesitate to tell voters, "Biden and I offered funds for universal pre-K, but local Republicans refused."
Classroom of kindergarten interior design
Classroom of kindergarten interior design
21h ago

As Iran talks resume, Trump's failure starts to look even worse

As international nuclear talks with Iran continue, Donald Trump's spectacular failure in this area is coming into sharper focus.
Image: A member of staff removes the Iranian flag from the stage after a group picture with foreign ministers and representatives of United States, Iran, China, Russia, Britain, Germany, France and the European Union
Image: A member of staff removes the Iranian flag from the stage after a group picture with foreign ministers and representatives of United States, Iran, China, Russia, Britain, Germany, France and the European Union
23h ago

For the unvaccinated, the GOP changes its tune on jobless aid

In the spring, Republicans were desperate to end jobless benefits. Now, they've changed their minds — but only for the unvaccinated.
Image: Vaccination protest
Image: Vaccination protest
23h ago

The problem with the RNC blaming Biden for the ongoing Covid crisis

Among the serious problems with the RNC blaming Biden for the ongoing public health crisis is the unhealthy set of incentives the party is creating.
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Image: Joe Biden

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Boebert plunges GOP further into toxic fever swamp

The question isn't whether Boebert is a decent and respectable official; the question is what the GOP will do to rescue the party from people like Boebert.
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Image: House Freedom Caucus Members Hold News Conference On Immigration And The Southern Border
1d ago

Sec. Austin letter rejecting OK National Guard vaccine exemption request

"The concerns raised in your letter do not negate the need for this important military readiness requirement."
2d ago

Monday's Mini-Report, 11.29.21

Today's edition of quick hits.
2d ago

As Congress returns to work, a daunting to-do list awaits

For those who enjoy Capitol Hill excitement — which is to say, people like me — the next five weeks will be among the most hectic of the year.
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Image: Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi
2d ago

Monday's Campaign Round-Up, 11.29.21

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

Why Michael Flynn's weird ideas about the 'global elite' matter

As Flynn descends deeper into the political fringe, remember: If Trump were to reclaim power, he'd consider rehiring his former national security advisor.
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2d ago

Some Republicans grumble about the RNC paying Trump's legal bills

Is everyone in the party comfortable with the RNC helping pay Donald Trump's legal bills? Evidently not.
Former President Donald Trump speaks at a rally on Sept. 25, 2021 in Perry, Ga.
Former President Donald Trump speaks at a rally on Sept. 25, 2021 in Perry, Ga.
2d ago

GOP gets pandemic backwards, tries to blame Biden for ongoing crisis

The more Republicans succeed in extending the Covid-19 crisis, the more the party blames the president for the fact that the pandemic isn't over.
Image: Senator John Barrasso, R-Wy., talks to reporters following the Senate Republicans weekly policy lunch at the U.S. Capitol on June 15, 2021.
Image: Senator John Barrasso, R-Wy., talks to reporters following the Senate Republicans weekly policy lunch at the U.S. Capitol on June 15, 2021.
2d ago

The inflation question that Republicans can't (and won't) answer

Republicans are desperate to talk about inflation, seeing it as a political "gold mine." Just don't ask what they intend to do about the problem.
Image: U.S. Senator Scott speaks after the Senate Republican GOP leadership election on Capitol Hill in Washington
Image: U.S. Senator Scott speaks after the Senate Republican GOP leadership election on Capitol Hill in Washington
2d ago

New Covid variant leads to new Republican conspiracy theory

The omicron variant should lead to questions about transmissibility, severity, and vaccines. Ronny Jackson went in a very different direction.
Image: Ronny Jackson walks on Capitol Hill following a meeting
Image: Ronny Jackson walks on Capitol Hill following a meeting
6d ago

Thanksgiving 2021

Happy Thanksgiving from MaddowBlog. We're grateful for your support and hope you have a safe holiday.
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