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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
3d ago

Trump pal Tom Fitton seen entering federal court. Here's what that could mean.

The informal adviser to Donald Trump was seen this week entering the federal courthouse where special counsel Jack Smith's grand juries meet.
Tom Fitton, President of Judicial Watch, addresses the Conservative Political Action Conference held in the Hyatt Regency on Feb. 28, 2021 in Orlando, Fla.
Tom Fitton, President of Judicial Watch, addresses the Conservative Political Action Conference held in the Hyatt Regency on Feb. 28, 2021 in Orlando, Fla.
3d ago

Why Republicans are no longer credible on balanced budgets

We’re stuck in a ridiculous conversation in which we’re all supposed to pretend that Republicans genuinely care about balanced budgets. We know better.
Senate Clears Three-Week Funding Bill To Avert Saturday Shutdown
Senate Clears Three-Week Funding Bill To Avert Saturday Shutdown
3d ago

Friday’s Campaign Round-Up, 2.3.23

Today’s installment of campaign-related news items from across the country.
Sen. Kyrsten Sinema at a news conference after the Senate passed the Respect for Marriage Act at the Capitol Building on November 29 in Washington, DC.
Sen. Kyrsten Sinema at a news conference after the Senate passed the Respect for Marriage Act at the Capitol Building on November 29 in Washington, DC.
3d ago

On Ashli Babbitt, Trump pushes McCarthy to stick to the script

On Ashli Babbitt, Kevin McCarthy dared to contradict Marjorie Taylor Greene. Donald Trump was not pleased.
Donald Trump with House Minority Leader Rep. Kevin McCarthy after a meeting with Congressional leaders in the Rose Garden on Jan. 4 in Washington, D.C.
Donald Trump with House Minority Leader Rep. Kevin McCarthy after a meeting with Congressional leaders in the Rose Garden on Jan. 4 in Washington, D.C.
3d ago

Why Trump’s rhetoric related to violence is tough to ignore

Given Donald Trump’s record of endorsing violent rhetoric, when he promotes “locked and loaded” missives, it’s best not to look away.
Former President Donald Trump Holds Rally In Florence, Arizona
Former President Donald Trump Holds Rally In Florence, Arizona
3d ago

The Republicans’ case against Ilhan Omar was wrong, but successful

When punishing Rep. Ilhan Omar, Republicans pushed a handful of specific talking points. Not one of them was accurate.
Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., at a press conference on committee assignments for the 118th Congress, at the Capitol on Jan. 25, 2023.
Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., at a press conference on committee assignments for the 118th Congress, at the Capitol on Jan. 25, 2023.
3d ago

The last time the unemployment rate was this low, we hadn’t yet landed on the moon

The last time the unemployment rate was this low, we hadn’t yet landed on the moon and Woodstock was still a few months away.
A "Now Hiring" sign is displayed on a shopfront on Aug. 5, 2022 in New York City.
A "Now Hiring" sign is displayed on a shopfront on Aug. 5, 2022 in New York City.
3d ago

McConnell sends a not-so-subtle shot across Rick Scott’s bow

After months of tensions, there wasn't a whole lot Mitch McConnell could do to retaliate against Rick Scott. That is, until this week.
Senate Moves Forward With Bill Aimed At Countering China's Rise
Senate Moves Forward With Bill Aimed At Countering China's Rise

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