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27m ago

Friday's Mini-Report, 12.3.21

Today's edition of quick hits.
3h ago

Another Team Trump lawyer to plead the Fifth in Jan. 6 probe

For the second time this week, a lawyer close to Donald Trump has told the Jan. 6 committee that he will plead the Fifth.
Image:  John Eastman testifies during a hearing on Capitol Hill in 2013.
Image:  John Eastman testifies during a hearing on Capitol Hill in 2013.
5h ago

Why an election workers' lawsuit against a right-wing blog matters

Two Georgia women, who'd done nothing wrong, were terrorized, because of a conspiratorial pro-Trump lie. Now, they're filing a lawsuit.
A gavel sits on a desk inside the Court of Appeals at the new Ralph L. Carr Colorado Judicial Center, which celebrated its official opening on Monday Jan. 14, 2013, in Denver.
A gavel sits on a desk inside the Court of Appeals at the new Ralph L. Carr Colorado Judicial Center, which celebrated its official opening on Monday Jan. 14, 2013, in Denver.
6h ago

Friday's Campaign Round-Up, 12.3.21

Today's installment of campaign-related news items from across the country.
7h ago

Following school shooting, GOP blocks background check bill (again)

In the wake of this week's deadly mass shooting at Oxford High School, a Senate Democrat tried to advance a background checks bill. It didn't go well.
Image: Guns are displayed for sale at Dragonman's, an arms seller east of Colorado Springs
Image: Guns are displayed for sale at Dragonman's, an arms seller east of Colorado Springs
7h ago

Jim Jordan's misguided claim that 'real America is done' with Covid

Jim Jordan apparently sees the pandemic as a fad that Americans can collectively grow tired of. That's not how any of this works.
Image: Jim Jordan
Image: Jim Jordan
8h ago

McConnell: No interest in crafting an agenda ahead of 2022 midterms

Will Republicans present a policy agenda ahead of the 2022 midterm elections? Not if Mitch McConnell has any say in the matter.
Image: Mitch McConnell, Senate Moves Forward With Bill Aimed At Countering China's Rise
Image: Mitch McConnell, Senate Moves Forward With Bill Aimed At Countering China's Rise
9h ago

While jobless rate improved in November, job growth apparently fell short

With the unemployment rate at a 20-month low, wage growth up, and the labor force participation rate up, we'd expect to see stronger overall job growth.
Image: Jobs Report
Image: Jobs Report
10h ago

The price Republicans asked Democrats to pay to avoid a shutdown

Republicans took aim at Biden's vaccine policy — not because they think it doesn't work, but because they didn't care whether it works or not.
Image: Sens. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, left, and Mike Lee, R-Utah, during hearing at the Capitol on Jan. 15, 2019.
Image: Sens. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, left, and Mike Lee, R-Utah, during hearing at the Capitol on Jan. 15, 2019.
1d ago

Thursday's Mini-Report, 12.2.21

Today's edition of quick hits.
1d ago

Team Trump's Jeffrey Clark poised to plead the Fifth in Jan. 6 probe

"The mob takes the Fifth Amendment," Trump used to say. "If you're innocent, why are you taking the Fifth Amendment?" And then there's Jeffrey Clark.
Jeff Clark, Assistant Attorney General for the Environment and Natural Resources Division, speaks during a news conference at the Justice Department in Washington on Sept. 14, 2020.
Jeff Clark, Assistant Attorney General for the Environment and Natural Resources Division, speaks during a news conference at the Justice Department in Washington on Sept. 14, 2020.

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