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8h ago

Monday’s Mini-Report, 2.6.23

Today’s edition of quick hits.
Men search for survivors in the debris in Adana, Turkey, on Feb. 6, 2023.
Men search for survivors in the debris in Adana, Turkey, on Feb. 6, 2023.
12h ago

Trump is the latest Republican to avoid his most notable success

Ahead of their national campaigns, Mitt Romney, Marco Rubio, and Donald Trump couldn't brag about their biggest victories. The GOP base wouldn't allow it.
President Donald Trump walks the colonnade at the White House on April 10, 2017.
President Donald Trump walks the colonnade at the White House on April 10, 2017.
13h ago

Monday’s Campaign Round-Up, 2.6.23

Today’s installment of campaign-related news items from across the country.
Rep. Victoria Spartz, R-Ind., at the  Capitol.
Rep. Victoria Spartz, R-Ind., at the  Capitol.
14h ago

With grenades and assault-rifle pins, GOP reps send a message

The House Republican handing out inert grenades was ridiculous. His GOP colleague handing out assault-rifle lapel pins is almost certainly worse.
Rep. Andrew Clyde, R-Ga., wears a tie pin in the shape of a firearm on June 14, 2021.
Rep. Andrew Clyde, R-Ga., wears a tie pin in the shape of a firearm on June 14, 2021.
15h ago

Cruz tries to defend his proposal that would bar his own re-election

Republican Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas tried to defend his plan to block voters from re-electing lawmakers like him. It didn't go especially well.
Image: FILE PHOTO: U.S. Senator Cruz talks to reporters at the U.S. Capitol in Washington
Image: FILE PHOTO: U.S. Senator Cruz talks to reporters at the U.S. Capitol in Washington
16h ago

Why Trump’s secret plan for the war in Ukraine is unbelievable

It's a problem that Donald Trump claims he has a secret plan to end the war in Ukraine. It's a bigger problem that he's tried to pull this trick before.
Image: Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky looks on at President Donald Trump.
Image: Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky looks on at President Donald Trump.
17h ago

GOP leaders left literally speechless by Biden-era job growth

Job growth under President Joe Biden has been so strong that Republican leaders have to go out of their way to pretend not to notice the good news.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell stands next to House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy during a signing ceremony for the Keystone XL Pipeline Approval Act on February 13, 2015 in the Rayburn Room of the US Capitol in Washington, DC.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell stands next to House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy during a signing ceremony for the Keystone XL Pipeline Approval Act on February 13, 2015 in the Rayburn Room of the US Capitol in Washington, DC.
17h ago

GOP thought Chinese balloon was political winner — until Trump record got in way

Republicans saw the Chinese surveillance balloon as a political winner, right up until Donald Trump's record got in the way.
The remnants of a large balloon drift above the Atlantic Ocean, just off the coast of South Carolina, with a fighter jet and its contrail seen below it
The remnants of a large balloon drift above the Atlantic Ocean, just off the coast of South Carolina, with a fighter jet and its contrail seen below it
3d ago

Friday’s Mini-Report, 2.3.23

Today’s edition of quick hits.
Secretary of State Antony Blinken speaks to the press about the war in Ukraine at the State Department in Washington, D.C. on March 17.
Secretary of State Antony Blinken speaks to the press about the war in Ukraine at the State Department in Washington, D.C. on March 17.
3d ago

‘Peaceful transition’: Pompeo has a flawed memory of Jan. 6

If former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo sees Jan. 6 as an example of a “peaceful transition" of power, his memory of the insurrectionist attack is flawed.
Former U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo
Former U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo
3d ago

McCarthy denounces ‘turmoil’ while imposing debt ceiling turmoil

The House speaker who’s choosing to impose a dangerous debt ceiling crisis on the country declared, “Let’s not put America through turmoil”? Seriously?
Kevin McCarthy
Kevin McCarthy

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