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Wednesday's Mini-Report, 11.24.21

Today's edition of quick hits.

The legal headache Trump's RNC-financed lawyers are tackling

Among the most serious of the former president's potential legal liabilities has to do with — of all things — property valuations.
Image: A putting green at the Trump National Golf Club Westcheser in New York in 2016
Image: A putting green at the Trump National Golf Club Westcheser in New York in 2016

Why so many members see Congress as a 'toxic' workplace

Asked about toxicity on Capitol Hill, one House Republican said members should "get thicker skin" and move on from Jan. 6. That gets the problem backwards.
Image: Clouds form above the Capitol on March 28, 2021.
Image: Clouds form above the Capitol on March 28, 2021.

Wednesday's Campaign Round-Up, 11.24.21

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

Even now, Trump urges Arizona to help undo his 2020 defeat

More than a year after his defeat, Trump still expects Arizona to "decertify" its election results, not because of evidence, but because he says so.
Image: Maricopa County elections officials count ballots at the Maricopa County Recorder's Office in Phoenix, on Nov. 4, 2020
Image: Maricopa County elections officials count ballots at the Maricopa County Recorder's Office in Phoenix, on Nov. 4, 2020

As economy recovers, jobless claims improve to a 52-year low

The new tallies on initial unemployment claims aren't just better now than before the pandemic, they've actually improved to a 52-year low.
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Tuesday's Mini-Report, 11.23.21

Today's edition of quick hits.
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A congressional correction: Dems' plan would raise taxes on millionaires

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Eyeing office in Texas, Gohmert ready to pass a ridiculous torch

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Tuesday's Campaign Round-Up, 11.23.21

Today's installment of campaign-related news items from across the country.
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The rise and rapid fall of a Trump-backed GOP Senate hopeful

On paper, Pennsylvania's Sean Parnell looked like a strong 2022 candidate. In reality, he's suspending his candidacy under a cloud of controversy.
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Image: Sean Parnell
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New gun charge puts Jan. 6 attack in an important new context

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Alex Jones, Roger Stone among the latest to get Jan. 6 subpoenas

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