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4h ago

Thursday's Mini-Report, 9.16.21

Today's edition of quick hits.
8h ago

Why Mitch McConnell is threatening to hurt the economy on purpose

A full decade after the nation's first-ever debt ceiling crisis, Mitch McConnell and his fellow Republicans are gearing up for a dangerous sequel.
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., speaks at the Capitol on Aug. 3, 2021.
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., speaks at the Capitol on Aug. 3, 2021.
10h ago

Thursday's Campaign Round-Up, 9.16.21

Today's installment of campaign-related news items from across the country.
10h ago

The problem of Republicans questioning Biden's legitimacy gets worse

In April, a national poll found 70 percent of Republicans rejecting the legitimacy of Biden's presidency. Five months later, it's even worse.
Image: President Joe Biden hosts a meeting with business leaders on the COVID-19 response, at the Eisenhower Executive Office Building at the White House complex in Washington on Wednesday, Sept.15, 2021. (Doug Mills/The New York Times)
Image: President Joe Biden hosts a meeting with business leaders on the COVID-19 response, at the Eisenhower Executive Office Building at the White House complex in Washington on Wednesday, Sept.15, 2021. (Doug Mills/The New York Times)
11h ago

Kemp suggests he's out of ideas on Covid mitigation after trying very few ideas

"If you have any good ideas on how we can further slow the spread, I'd be open to it," Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp said. If only he meant it.
Gov. Brian Kemp speaks in Atlanta on Sept. 4, 2020.
Gov. Brian Kemp speaks in Atlanta on Sept. 4, 2020.
12h ago

The results are in: Biden's ACA special enrollment period was a striking success

Biden's decision to create a special ACA enrollment period proved to be a striking success. It's part of the ACA's very good year.
13h ago

New Hampshire lawmaker turns Democrat, citing GOP's anti-vaccine approach

A GOP New Hampshire legislator this week switched to the Democratic Party over vaccine policies. It's a piece of a larger puzzle.
Image: Pfizer vaccine
Image: Pfizer vaccine
14h ago

New Republican election 'audits' are off to a truly ridiculous start

Nearly a year after Trump's defeat, Republicans in Wisconsin and Pennsylvania are launching unnecessary and utterly ridiculous election "investigations."
Election workers process absentee ballots at Milwaukee's central count facility on Aug. 11, 2020.
Election workers process absentee ballots at Milwaukee's central count facility on Aug. 11, 2020.
1d ago

Wednesday's Mini-Report, 9.15.21

Today's edition of quick hits.
1d ago

GOP senator embraces the wrong anti-Biden theory at the wrong time

There's supposed to be a line between the cranks and the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. Jim Risch seems eager to erase that line.
IMage: Sen. Jim Risch, R-Idaho and ranking member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, speaks at a hearing in Washington on Sept. 14, 2021.
IMage: Sen. Jim Risch, R-Idaho and ranking member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, speaks at a hearing in Washington on Sept. 14, 2021.
1d ago

Wednesday's Campaign Round-Up, 9.15.21

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

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