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Wednesday’s Mini-Report, 11.23.22

Today’s edition of quick hits.
Image: A makeshift memorial outside of a Walmart where six people were fatally shot on Nov. 23, 2022.
Image: A makeshift memorial outside of a Walmart where six people were fatally shot on Nov. 23, 2022.

DOJ reportedly seeks answers from Pence in Jan. 6 investigation

Pence was willing to ignore the Jan. 6 committee. Blowing off the Justice Department, which has some questions for him, would be something else entirely.
Image: Former Vice President Mike Pence looking down.
Image: Former Vice President Mike Pence looking down.

GOP makes unnecessary promise about prayer, Pledge of Allegiance

“Next year," Kevin McCarthy vowed, "Republicans will start every day of Congress with prayer and the Pledge of Allegiance." But Congress already does this.
Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi on the House floor in the US Capitol in Washington, DC on November 19, 2021.
Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi on the House floor in the US Capitol in Washington, DC on November 19, 2021.

Midterm Elections Round-Up, 11.23.22

Today’s installment of campaign-related news items from across the country.
Senate Lawmakers Address The Media After Their Weekly Policy Luncheons
Senate Lawmakers Address The Media After Their Weekly Policy Luncheons

Even now, Herschel Walker can’t quite shake residency questions

Georgia's Herschel Walker is reportedly getting a tax break in Texas on his Dallas-area home that’s intended “only for a primary residence.”
Georgia GOP Senate Candidate Herschel Walker Holds Rally Day Before Primary Election
Georgia GOP Senate Candidate Herschel Walker Holds Rally Day Before Primary Election

Why impeaching DHS’ Mayorkas is back on the table for the GOP

Exactly five weeks ago today, Kevin McCarthy said no one in the Biden administration deserves to be impeached. So why is he saying something different now?
Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas
Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas
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3d ago

Why Donald Trump had such a terrible day in the courts

For the former president, a setback at the Supreme Court was a problem. A court hearing in the Mar-a-Lago scandal, however, was even more alarming.
Image: Then-President Donald Trump in Washington in 2017.
Image: Then-President Donald Trump in Washington in 2017.
3d ago

Kevin McCarthy confronts growing opposition from Republican ranks

Kevin McCarthy’s odds of becoming House Speaker “seem to be dropping every day.” The question is what he intends to do about it.
Image: Kevin McCarthy
Image: Kevin McCarthy
4d ago

Tuesday’s Mini-Report, 11.22.22

Today’s edition of quick hits.
Image: President Joe Biden in Glasgow in 2021.
Image: President Joe Biden in Glasgow in 2021.
4d ago

Supreme Court clears way for Dems to finally get Trump’s tax docs

Donald Trump hoped the Supreme Court would help him keep his tax returns hidden from congressional Democrats. That’s not what happened.
Image: The United States Supreme Court building
Image: The United States Supreme Court building
4d ago

Why McCarthy’s plan to retaliate against Dems is tough to defend

Kevin McCarthy thinks he's justified in stripping three Democrats of their committee assignments. The closer one looks, the worse his argument appears.
GOP Commitment to America
GOP Commitment to America
4d ago

Midterm Elections Round-Up, 11.22.22

Today’s installment of campaign-related news items from across the country.
US Republican Senate Candidate Herschel Walker Holds Campaign Event
US Republican Senate Candidate Herschel Walker Holds Campaign Event
4d ago

Pence makes a weak pitch in defense of Trump’s many scandals

Is the former vice president of the opinion that the U.S. would look less like a developing nation if prosecutors just let Trump get away with alleged crimes?
Former Vice President Mike Pence sits for an interview with the Associated Press on Nov. 16 in New York.
Former Vice President Mike Pence sits for an interview with the Associated Press on Nov. 16 in New York.
4d ago

Some members of the GOP’s Impeachment 10 survived the backlash

Ten House Republicans voted to impeach Donald Trump after Jan. 6. Only two apparently managed to win re-election.
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4d ago

Mike Pompeo thinks he’s found the world’s ‘most dangerous person’

The former secretary of state, who literally negotiated with Kim Jong Un and leaders of the Taliban, sees a teachers' union leader as a unique threat.
Former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo at Saint Anselm College, in Manchester, N.H. on Sept. 20.
Former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo at Saint Anselm College, in Manchester, N.H. on Sept. 20.
4d ago

Prosecutors drop case against man caught up in DeSantis stunt

The arrests from Ron DeSantis’ election crimes office already appeared ridiculous. As criminal cases collapse, they now look even worse.
Florida Governor Ron DeSantis Holds News Conference In Fort Lauderdale
Florida Governor Ron DeSantis Holds News Conference In Fort Lauderdale
4d ago

Trump’s hush-money scandal isn’t behind him after all

Donald Trump, in the run-up to Election Day 2016, allegedly paid illegal hush money to a porn star. Prosecutors in New York reportedly aren't done with the case.
Image: Then-President Donald Trump attends a Covid-19 press briefing at the White House in 2020.
Image: Then-President Donald Trump attends a Covid-19 press briefing at the White House in 2020.