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14h ago

Monday’s Mini-Report, 12.5.22

Today’s edition of quick hits.
A Tu-95 strategic bomber from the Russian air force prepares to take off from an air base in Engels, Russia on Jan. 24, 2022.
A Tu-95 strategic bomber from the Russian air force prepares to take off from an air base in Engels, Russia on Jan. 24, 2022.
18h ago

Will Republicans derail military spending over Covid vaccines?

The annual spending bill that funds the United States military has a problem: Republicans want to end the policy on Covid vaccines for American troops.
Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., at a Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee hearing, on Capitol Hill, on Sept. 30, 2021.
Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., at a Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee hearing, on Capitol Hill, on Sept. 30, 2021.
19h ago

Midterm Elections Round-Up, 12.5.22

Today’s installment of campaign-related news items from across the country.
Herschel Walker Campaigns In Georgia Ahead Of Runoff Senate Election
Herschel Walker Campaigns In Georgia Ahead Of Runoff Senate Election
20h ago

Republicans pick an odd line of attack against Hakeem Jeffries

We've learned quite a bit about what election denialism is — and Hakeem Jeffries’ questions about the 2016 race don’t come close to meeting the threshold.
House Democratic Leader Hakeem Jeffries holds a press conference
House Democratic Leader Hakeem Jeffries holds a press conference
21h ago

The funny thing about Trump’s former lawyers’ grand jury testimony

When Trump’s former White House legal team appeared before a federal grand jury, we couldn't be sure which grand jury heard the lawyers’ testimony.
Donald Trump,Mark Meadows,Pat Cipollone,Robert O'Brien
Donald Trump,Mark Meadows,Pat Cipollone,Robert O'Brien
22h ago

As McCarthy scrambles, GOP eyes alternatives for House speaker

The good news for Kevin McCarthy is that he doesn’t have a rival. The bad news for McCarthy is that the larger conversation is starting to shift.
House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy and Republican Conference Press Conference
House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy and Republican Conference Press Conference
23h ago

Judge orders sanctions in response to Lake, Finchem election suit

Lawyers representing Kari Lake and Mark Finchem filed a misguided lawsuit. They're now facing court sanctions as a result.
Former President Trump And Fellow Conservatives Address Annual  CPAC Meeting
Former President Trump And Fellow Conservatives Address Annual  CPAC Meeting
23h ago

A new low: Why Trump endorsed ‘terminating’ constitutional law

For the first time, Donald Trump explicitly called for the Constitution to be subverted in pursuit of his ridiculous election conspiracy theories.
Image: Then-President Donald Trump in Washington in 2017.
Image: Then-President Donald Trump in Washington in 2017.
4d ago

Friday’s Mini-Report, 12.2.22

Today’s edition of quick hits.
President Biden Signs Resolution To Avert Nationwide Rail Strike
President Biden Signs Resolution To Avert Nationwide Rail Strike
4d ago

GOP rhetoric about border seizures takes another self-defeating turn

It’s as if the political world is overdue for a conversation about the meaning of the word “seized.”
HEALTH-US-DRUGS-FENTANYL-CHINA-MEXICO
HEALTH-US-DRUGS-FENTANYL-CHINA-MEXICO
4d ago

Midterm Elections Round-Up, 12.2.22

Today’s installment of campaign-related news items from across the country.
Former President Barack Obama, and Sen. Raphael Warnock at a rally yesterday in Atlanta.
Former President Barack Obama, and Sen. Raphael Warnock at a rally yesterday in Atlanta.

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