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7h ago

Thursday's Mini-Report, 12.2.21

Today's edition of quick hits.
9h 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.
12h ago

Why Mark Meadows apparently has a problem with his own book

Thirty years after Charles Barkley claimed his autobiography "misquoted" him, Mark Meadows is describing a story from his own book as "fake news."
Image: Mark Meadows
Image: Mark Meadows
12h ago

Thursday's Campaign Round-Up, 12.2.21

Today's installment of campaign-related news items from across the country.
13h ago

Arizona Republican urges people to 'be more like' Joe McCarthy

For some on the right, Joe McCarthy wasn't a villain, and McCarthyism wasn't such a bad thing after all.
Image: Joseph McCarthy Holding Large Photographs
Image: Joseph McCarthy Holding Large Photographs
14h ago

GOP's Greene: 'We are not the fringe; we are the base of the party'

Marjorie Taylor Greene insists she and her likeminded allies now represent the Republican Party's base. What if she's right?
Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, R-Ga., speaks outside the Capitol after visiting the Holocaust Museum on June 14, 2021.
Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, R-Ga., speaks outside the Capitol after visiting the Holocaust Museum on June 14, 2021.
15h ago

The amusing reason Trump objected to a pro-Trump television ad

The conservative Club for Growth is running a fundamentally pro-Trump ad in Ohio's Senate race. So why does the former president want it taken down?
Image: Presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks to the crowd at a campaign rally in Michigan on March 4, 2016.
Image: Presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks to the crowd at a campaign rally in Michigan on March 4, 2016.
16h ago

Kevin McCarthy delivers an incomplete message to his GOP members

Telling House Republicans to stop attacking each other makes sense, but so does telling them to stop attacking religious minority groups.
Image: House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy speaks during his weekly press conference on Capitol Hill on Nov. 18, 2021.
Image: House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy speaks during his weekly press conference on Capitol Hill on Nov. 18, 2021.
16h ago

With Roe in jeopardy, Susan Collins has some explaining to do

Susan Collins vouched for two conservative judges, certain that they'd leave abortion rights intact. What will she do now that it appears she was wrong?
Image: Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh meets with Sen. Susan Collins on capitol hill in Washington
Image: Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh meets with Sen. Susan Collins on capitol hill in Washington
1d ago

Wednesday's Mini-Report, 12.1.21

Today's edition of quick hits.
1d ago

Supreme Court conservatives suggest Roe's days are numbered

Is the Supreme Court prepared to overturn Roe v. Wade? Republican-appointed justices seem ready to answer in ways reproductive rights advocates won't like.
Image: Samuel Alito, Clarence Thomas, John Roberts, Stephen Breyer, Sonia Sotomayor, Brett Kavanaugh, Elena Kagan, Neil Gorsuch and Amy Coney Barrett at the Supreme Court on April 23, 2021.
Image: Samuel Alito, Clarence Thomas, John Roberts, Stephen Breyer, Sonia Sotomayor, Brett Kavanaugh, Elena Kagan, Neil Gorsuch and Amy Coney Barrett at the Supreme Court on April 23, 2021.

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