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House Republicans balk at bill to address domestic terrorism

In theory, the Domestic Terrorism Prevention Act seems like the sort of bill that would clear Congress easily. In practice, it’s a very different story.
A U.S. Capitol Police officer at the Capitol on May 18, 2022.
A U.S. Capitol Police officer at the Capitol on May 18, 2022.

Inquiry bolsters Vindman claims about Team Trump’s retaliation

When Yevgeny Vindman accused Team Trump of political retaliation, it said his claims were “ridiculous and false.” Now we know better.
National Security Council aide Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman, at left, walks with his twin brother, Army Lt. Col. Yevgeny Vindman in Washington on Nov. 19, 2019.
National Security Council aide Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman, at left, walks with his twin brother, Army Lt. Col. Yevgeny Vindman in Washington on Nov. 19, 2019.

Why the push to ‘expunge’ Trump’s second impeachment is so odd

A group of House Republicans first launched an effort to "expunge" Donald Trump's first impeachment. Now they're taking aim at his second.
Republican Conference Chair Elise Stefanik
Republican Conference Chair Elise Stefanik
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Wednesday’s Mini-Report, 5.18.22

Today’s edition of quick hits.
Sweden and Finland apply for membership to NATO
Sweden and Finland apply for membership to NATO
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Christian pastor's anti-Democrat tirade raises eyebrows — and legal questions

Can the pastor of a tax-exempt church tell his followers that Democratic voters are demons who are unwelcome in his congregation?
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Washington Post

Wednesday’s Campaign Round-Up, 5.18.22

Today’s installment of campaign-related news items from across the country.
Lieutenant Governor & Democratic Senate Candidate John Fetterman Holds Campaign Event
Lieutenant Governor & Democratic Senate Candidate John Fetterman Holds Campaign Event

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Violent extremism on the right described as ‘our biggest threat’

As one observer put it, the American right “has a violence problem that has no equivalent on the left.”
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Why the Justice Dept. sued former RNC finance chair Steve Wynn

Steve Wynn, the former RNC finance chair, was already a controversial figure. Then the Justice Department accused him of unregistered lobbying for China.
Steve Wynn talks about his proposed Everett casino and unveils a new model at a press conference in Malden, Mass. on March 15, 2016.
Steve Wynn talks about his proposed Everett casino and unveils a new model at a press conference in Malden, Mass. on March 15, 2016.
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Justice Department seeks transcripts from Jan. 6 committee

We don't yet know when or whether the Justice Department will get transcripts from the Jan. 6 committee. But the fact that it asked is itself important.
Trump Supporters Hold "Stop The Steal" Rally In DC Amid Ratification Of Presidential Election
Trump Supporters Hold "Stop The Steal" Rally In DC Amid Ratification Of Presidential Election
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Why Mastriano’s primary win is so dangerous, even outside Pennsylvania

What matters most about Doug Mastriano’s gubernatorial campaign — in Pennsylvania and to a national audience — is his dangerous election denialism.
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Image: Doug Mastriano
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The 1 incident largely responsible for derailing Madison Cawthorn's career

It’s difficult to rank Madison Cawthorn’s many scandals, screw-ups, and failures, but one recent incident was largely responsible for derailing his career.
Madison Cawthorn
Madison Cawthorn
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Tuesday’s Mini-Report, 5.17.22

Today’s edition of quick hits.
Image: Jill Biden and Joe Biden standing across the street from a supermarket with the sign,"Tops".
Image: Jill Biden and Joe Biden standing across the street from a supermarket with the sign,"Tops".
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A group of Trump supporters who impersonated electors may finally be held accountable

"Thus far ... none of the fraudulent electors has been held accountable," new litigation in Wisconsin asserted. "This lawsuit seeks to change that."
The Wisconsin State Capitol in Madison
The Wisconsin State Capitol in Madison
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Why today's primaries will answer many important questions

Tuesday will be the biggest day for primaries so far in 2022, and the results will likely answer several questions — including those about Trump's power.
Image: Senate candidate Mehmet Oz and former President Donald Trump shake hands at a rally in Greensburg, Pa.,  on May 6, 2022.
Image: Senate candidate Mehmet Oz and former President Donald Trump shake hands at a rally in Greensburg, Pa.,  on May 6, 2022.
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Tuesday’s Campaign Round-Up, 5.17.22

Today’s installment of campaign-related news items from across the country.
Rep. Madison Cawthorn, a Republican from North Carolina, speaks during the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in Dallas, TX, U.S.July 9, 2021.
Rep. Madison Cawthorn, a Republican from North Carolina, speaks during the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in Dallas, TX, U.S.July 9, 2021.
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DeSantis put a Proud Boy defender on Florida's education board. Then he hired her husband.

Among Ron DeSantis' most glaring controversies are his personnel appointments. Take Florida's new secretary of state, for example.
Florida Governor, Ron DeSantis holds a press conference
Florida Governor, Ron DeSantis holds a press conference
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How Democrats are taking a page from Claire McCaskill's election meddling playbook

A decade ago, Claire McCaskill persevered after boosting her preferred GOP rival in Missouri. Some Democrats are borrowing from her playbook this year.
Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo., talks to supporters during a campaign stop on Oct. 24, 2018, in Kansas City, Mo.
Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo., talks to supporters during a campaign stop on Oct. 24, 2018, in Kansas City, Mo.