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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.”
Buffalo, NY shooting
Buffalo, NY shooting

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
11h ago

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.
Image: Doug Mastriano
Image: Doug Mastriano
11h ago

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

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.
1d ago

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.
1d ago

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
1d ago

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.
1d ago

Jan. 6 connection binds Pennsylvania Republicans (in a bad way)

In Pennsylvania, a Republican candidate for governor, lieutenant governor, and Senate were all in the nation's capital for Jan. 6, 2021.
Image: GOP Gubernatorial Candidate Doug Mastriano Holds Campaign Rally Before PA Primary
Image: GOP Gubernatorial Candidate Doug Mastriano Holds Campaign Rally Before PA Primary
1d ago

Liz Cheney has some excellent advice for the GOP

GOP leaders have "enabled white nationalism, white supremacy, and anti-Semitism," Cheney said. Republicans could respond constructively, but they won't.
Liz Cheney
Liz Cheney
1d ago

As Ted Cruz wins at the Supreme Court, common sense loses

After Ted Cruz’s victory at the high court, Justice Elena Kagan wrote, “The politician is happy; the donors are happy. The only loser is the public.”
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Image: Ted Cruz
2d ago

Monday’s Mini-Report, 5.16.22

Today’s edition of quick hits.
Mass Shooting in Buffalo New York Leaves 10 Dead
Mass Shooting in Buffalo New York Leaves 10 Dead
2d ago

Monday’s Campaign Round-Up, 5.16.22

Today’s installment of campaign-related news items from across the country.
PA Democratic Senate Candidate John Fetterman Campaigns Ahead Of Primary Election
PA Democratic Senate Candidate John Fetterman Campaigns Ahead Of Primary Election
2d ago

State-level GOP radicalism becomes even more unavoidable

It’s a mistake to think the radicalization of Republican politics is limited to Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C.
Dr. Scott Jensen at his clinic in Minnesota
Dr. Scott Jensen at his clinic in Minnesota