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15h ago

FBI reportedly interviewed White House lawyers about missing docs

In the investigation into the Mar-a-Lago scandal, the Justice Department sat down with the top two lawyers from Trump's White House's counsel's office.
Donald Trump,Mark Meadows,Pat Cipollone,Robert O'Brien
Donald Trump,Mark Meadows,Pat Cipollone,Robert O'Brien
16h ago

Wednesday’s Campaign Round-Up, 8.17.22

Today’s installment of campaign-related news items from across the country.
Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, attends a Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee hearing on July 19, 2022, in Washington.
Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, attends a Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee hearing on July 19, 2022, in Washington.
17h ago

Republicans can’t let go of their interest in the 17th Amendment

Imagine looking at the landscape and concluding that one of the problems with our politics is that Americans are able to elect their own senators.
Donald Bolduc
Donald Bolduc
17h ago

What the fate of the Impeachment 10 says about the state of the GOP

Ten House Republicans voted to impeach Donald Trump early last year. Now, only two are still standing.
Image: The Capitol building seen at sunset.
Image: The Capitol building seen at sunset.
19h ago

Team Pence notes how it didn’t improperly take classified docs

Mike Pence's team is quietly letting us know: The former vice president was careful not to take materials that didn't belong to him — unlike some people.
Former Vice President Mike Pence speaks at a campus lecture hosted by Young Americans for Freedom at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, Va. on April 12.
Former Vice President Mike Pence speaks at a campus lecture hosted by Young Americans for Freedom at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, Va. on April 12.
20h ago

A familiar problem: Trump struggles to hire a legal defense team

Fearing the seriousness of the Mar-a-Lago scandal, Donald Trump wants to hire an impressive legal defense team, but good lawyers keep saying no.
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Image: Donald Trump on the phone.

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20h ago

Liz Cheney falls far short in a GOP she no longer recognizes

Republicans didn't reject Liz Cheney because she’s too much of a Democrat; they hold her in contempt because she’s too much of a democrat.
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Liz Cheney
1d ago

Tuesday’s Mini-Report, 8.16.22

Today’s edition of quick hits.
People help evacuate an elderly man from an area near the site of explosion at an ammunition storage of Russian army near the village of Mayskoye in Crimea on Tuesday.
People help evacuate an elderly man from an area near the site of explosion at an ammunition storage of Russian army near the village of Mayskoye in Crimea on Tuesday.
2d ago

On Medicare, Florida’s Rick Scott picks a fight he cannot win

Rick Scott apparently wants to have a "conversation" over which party wants to "cut" Medicare and Social Security. He may not like where the chat ends up.
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Senate Returns To Work In Final Week Before Summer Recess
2d ago

Tuesday’s Campaign Round-Up, 8.16.22

Today’s installment of campaign-related news items from across the country.
GOP Senate candidate Blake Masters speaks to supporters during a campaign event on April 30 in Chandler, Ariz.
GOP Senate candidate Blake Masters speaks to supporters during a campaign event on April 30 in Chandler, Ariz.
2d ago

Jim Jordan points to secret sources in the FBI to bolster claims

The Ohio Republican claims to have secret sources inside the FBI who've confirmed Republican conspiracy theories. Some skepticism is in order.
Image: House Republicans Speak After Caucus Meeting
Image: House Republicans Speak After Caucus Meeting
2d ago

Among today’s races is the one Trump considers ‘the most important’

There are three key congressional contests in two states today, including the race Donald Trump described as the nation's "most important" of 2022.
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.
2d ago

What Ron Johnson really ought to know about Mar-a-Lago security

Ron Johnson, who chaired the Senate Homeland Security Committee for six years, said Mar-a-Lago is “a pretty safe place” and “a secure location.” It’s not.
Sen. Ron Johnson at the Capitol on Aug. 4, 2022.
Sen. Ron Johnson at the Capitol on Aug. 4, 2022.
2d ago

Biden succeeds again on an issue where Trump tried and failed

It’s not just that Joe Biden has succeeded while Donald Trump failed, it’s also that Biden succeeded where Trump failed.
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Image: Joe Biden
2d ago

What’s up (and what’s not) with the FBI taking Trump’s passports

The question isn't why the FBI took Donald Trump's passports; the question is why the former president tried to deceive the public about what happened.
President Trump Hosts A Listening Session With High School Students And Teachers On Gun Violence
President Trump Hosts A Listening Session With High School Students And Teachers On Gun Violence
2d ago

Monday’s Mini-Report, 8.15.22

Today’s edition of quick hits.
A pedestrian walks past the J. Edgar Hoover FBI building, in Washington, D.C. on August 15.
A pedestrian walks past the J. Edgar Hoover FBI building, in Washington, D.C. on August 15.
3d ago

Giuliani at the center of a criminal investigation (yes, again)

Rudy Giuliani already had plenty of legal troubles. They're much worse now that he's the target of a criminal investigation in Georgia.
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Image: Rudy Giuliani