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Tuesday’s Mini-Report, 1.31.23

Today’s edition of quick hits.
US President Joe Biden during a Hudson Tunnel project event at the West Side Rail Yard in New York, US, on Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2023. Biden is taking a victory lap today as officials prepare to begin work on a massive rail plan hard-pressed New York City commuters have waited years for, the Gateway tunnel project.
US President Joe Biden during a Hudson Tunnel project event at the West Side Rail Yard in New York, US, on Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2023. Biden is taking a victory lap today as officials prepare to begin work on a massive rail plan hard-pressed New York City commuters have waited years for, the Gateway tunnel project.
3h ago

Trump struggles to respond to grand jury eyeing hush money case

As a grand jury hears evidence in Donald Trump's hush money scandal, the former president tried to push back against the controversy. It didn't go well.
Stormy Daniels.
Stormy Daniels.
6h ago

Republicans’ ‘ready-to-go’ agenda stalls with surprising speed

Republicans put together a list of “ready-to-go” bills that would prove that they were serious about legislating. Now, nearly half of the bills can't pass.
McCarthy's Fight To Become Speaker Drags Into Fourth Day
McCarthy's Fight To Become Speaker Drags Into Fourth Day
7h ago

Tuesday’s Campaign Round-Up, 1.31.23

Today’s installment of campaign-related news items from across the country.
Rep. Haley Stevens, D-Mich., at the Capitol on Jan. 27, 2023.
Rep. Haley Stevens, D-Mich., at the Capitol on Jan. 27, 2023.
8h ago

Why George Santos' committees recusal is likely permanent

GOP leaders gave George Santos their seal of approval when they gave the fabulist committee assignments. Today, he effectively undid their decision.
Image: George Santos sitting in the House chamber.
Image: George Santos sitting in the House chamber.
8h ago

Voter fraud at a GOP stronghold leads to another light sentence

Quite a few Republican voters were caught casting illegal ballots in the 2020 elections. In each case, judges didn’t exactly throw the book at them.
Backers of U.S. President Donald Trump line up for a golf
Backers of U.S. President Donald Trump line up for a golf
9h ago

Why police reform legislation faces such long odds on Capitol Hill

Is federal legislation on police reform worthwhile? Clearly, yes. Is it likely to pass in this Congress? Almost certainly no.
Senator Tim Scott during a Senate Finance Committee executive session in Washington
Senator Tim Scott during a Senate Finance Committee executive session in Washington
10h ago

In debt ceiling fight, some in GOP don’t care if a ransom is paid

In the debt ceiling fight, Democrats are confronting a question: Why negotiate with a party whose members have already decided to do the wrong thing?
Rep. Greg Pence at the Capitol on Jan 3, 2023.
Rep. Greg Pence at the Capitol on Jan 3, 2023.
11h ago

Trump isn’t quite done siding with Putin over U.S. officials

The problem is not just that Donald Trump sided with Vladimir Putin over U.S. officials. It’s that the Republican keeps siding with the Russian leader.
Donald Trump,Vladimir Putin
Donald Trump,Vladimir Putin
1d ago

Monday’s Mini-Report, 1.30.23

Today’s edition of quick hits.
Protesters march down the street Friday, Jan. 27, 2023, in Memphis, Tenn., as authorities release police video depicting five Memphis officers beating Tyre Nichols, whose death resulted in murder charges and provoked outrage at the country's latest instance of police brutality. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
Protesters march down the street Friday, Jan. 27, 2023, in Memphis, Tenn., as authorities release police video depicting five Memphis officers beating Tyre Nichols, whose death resulted in murder charges and provoked outrage at the country's latest instance of police brutality. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
1d ago

Grand jury to reportedly hear evidence in Trump hush money case

It’s long been an open question as to why Donald Trump wasn’t charged in his hush money scandal. It appears the door is now open to a possible indictment.
Stormy Daniels, aka Stephanie Clifford, exits the United States District Court Southern District of New York on April 16, 2018 in New York City.
Stormy Daniels, aka Stephanie Clifford, exits the United States District Court Southern District of New York on April 16, 2018 in New York City.

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