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Friday’s Mini-Report, 9.23.22

Today’s edition of quick hits.
A picture obtained by AFP outside Iran on Wednesday shows Iranian demonstrators taking to the streets of the capital Tehran during a protest for Mahsa Amini, days after she died in police custody.
A picture obtained by AFP outside Iran on Wednesday shows Iranian demonstrators taking to the streets of the capital Tehran during a protest for Mahsa Amini, days after she died in police custody.
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On multiple fronts, House GOP leaders trip over agenda rollout

Kevin McCarthy and his team had 15 months to prepare for the rollout of their "Commitment to America" blueprint. It has not gone smoothly.
Kevin McCarthy
Kevin McCarthy
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Why Trump’s latest weird rhetoric about Obama matters

Why does it matter that Trump is still pushing a six-week-old lie about Obama? Because in the Mar-a-Lago scandal, the Republican is clearly flailing.
Former President Barack Obama and President-elect Donald Trump shake hands during a  transition planning meeting in the Oval Office at the White House in Washington, D.C.
Former President Barack Obama and President-elect Donald Trump shake hands during a  transition planning meeting in the Oval Office at the White House in Washington, D.C.
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GOP candidate clarifies he’s not actually against women voting

As a rule, it’s a bad sign when a congressional candidate — in 2022 — feels the need to clarify that he's not against women’s suffrage.
Republican House of Representative candidate John Gibbs speaks during a Save America rally at the Michigan Stars Sports Center in Washington Township on April 2.
Republican House of Representative candidate John Gibbs speaks during a Save America rally at the Michigan Stars Sports Center in Washington Township on April 2.
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The problem(s) with the Republicans’ new ‘Commitment to America’

Why is the Republicans' new policy blueprint so vague? Because if GOP leaders elaborated on their plans, the party would lose a lot of elections.
House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy speaks during a ceremony unveiling a statue of Amelia Earhart in Statuary Hall at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C. on Wednesday.
House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy speaks during a ceremony unveiling a statue of Amelia Earhart in Statuary Hall at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C. on Wednesday.
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Midterm Elections Round-Up, 9.23.22

Today’s installment of campaign-related news items from across the country.
Laura Kelly, governor of Kansas
Laura Kelly, governor of Kansas
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Why Pence, even now, is facing fire from Trump over Jan. 6 vote

Why does it matter that the former president is still lashing out at his vice president? Because of an important and ongoing legislative reform effort.
Former Vice President Mike Pence and President Donald J. Trump
Former Vice President Mike Pence and President Donald J. Trump
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Hot mic catches foreign leader calling some in Congress ‘idiots’

South Korea's president apparently thinks the U.S. Congress has some "idiots." The moral of the story: The world takes note of congressional dysfunction.
South Korean President Yoon Suk-yeol speaks at the 77th session of the United Nations General Assembly at U.N. headquarters on Tuesday in New York City.
South Korean President Yoon Suk-yeol speaks at the 77th session of the United Nations General Assembly at U.N. headquarters on Tuesday in New York City.
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Herschel Walker’s charitable donations become his latest controversy

The Georgia candidate pledged that 15% of his business's profits would go to charities. It appears, once again, the Republican failed to keep his word.
Herschel Walker
Herschel Walker
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GOP abandoning Majewski in Ohio after questions emerge about his military service

In one of the most closely watched House races, Republicans are abandoning J.R. Majewski — largely because he reportedly lied about his military service.
Image: J.R. Majewski
Image: J.R. Majewski
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On ‘planted’ evidence, Team Trump faces put-up-or-shut-up test

For weeks, Donald Trump has suggested corrupt FBI agents might've "planted" evidence at Mar-a-Lago. A special master now wants his lawyers to prove it.
Donald Trump's residence in Mar-A-Lago, Palm Beach, Fla. on August 9.
Donald Trump's residence in Mar-A-Lago, Palm Beach, Fla. on August 9.

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