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49m ago

Biden admin clears out another controversial Trump holdover

The Biden administration's efforts to remove Trump administration holdovers clearly aren't done quite yet.
Image: A rainbow appears over the White House as birds fly nearby following a storm in Washington
Image: A rainbow appears over the White House as birds fly nearby following a storm in Washington
1h ago

Texas AG Ken Paxton accused of breaking law (yes, again)

Just when it seemed things couldn't get worse for Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton, he's been accused of breaking yet another law.
Image: Ken Paxton
Image: Ken Paxton
3h ago

Virginia's Youngkin wastes no time in setting an unfortunate course

At his inauguration, Youngkin declared, "It's a new day in Virginia." That was true, though there are important differences between "new" and "better."
Gov. elect Glenn Youngkin
Gov. elect Glenn Youngkin
3h ago

Another GOP member of the Impeachment 10 heads for the exits

In theory, Republican Rep. John Katko has a compelling reason to run for re-election, but we know why he's retiring anyway.
Rep. John Katko, R-N.Y., leaves a meeting of the House Republican Conference at the Capitol Hill Club on Dec., 1, 2021.
Rep. John Katko, R-N.Y., leaves a meeting of the House Republican Conference at the Capitol Hill Club on Dec., 1, 2021.
4h ago

Reflecting on Jan. 6, Trump pushes weird new conspiracy theory

One year after the Jan. 6 riot, Trump has identified what he considers the truly important detail about the deadly events.
President Donald Trump speaks to supporters from the Ellipse near the White House on Jan. 6, 2021.
President Donald Trump speaks to supporters from the Ellipse near the White House on Jan. 6, 2021.
3d ago

Housekeeping Note, 1.14.22

I'll be away from my desk today, but I'll return to a normal publishing schedule on Monday, Jan. 17.
4d ago

Thursday's Mini-Report, 1.13.22

Today's edition of quick hits.
4d ago

Supreme Court conservatives undermine Biden's vaccine policy

The more Biden tries to contain the Covid crisis, the more he's forced to confront Republican opposition — including from Republican-appointed justices.
4d ago

As the House passes voting rights package, a Senate showdown looms

The good news for voting rights advocates is, the House passed a key package today. The bad news is, Kyrsten Sinema won't budge on the filibuster.
Image: The U.S. Capitol at dawn on Jan. 6, 2022.
Image: The U.S. Capitol at dawn on Jan. 6, 2022.
4d ago

Thursday's Campaign Round-Up, 1.13.22

Today's installment of campaign-related news items from across the country.
4d ago

Another losing Republican candidate embraces election denialism

There's reason for concern about a new normal in Republican politics, in which the GOP sees election defeats as inherently illegitimate.
Campaign signs in Miramar, FL on January 11 outside a polling place for a special election for Florida's 20th Congressional District seat. Democrat Sheila Cherfilus-McCormick, a health care company CEO, faces Republican Jason Mariner in the special election to fill the U.S. congressional seat left vacant after Democratic U.S. Rep. Alcee Hastings died last April of pancreatic cancer.
Campaign signs in Miramar, FL on January 11 outside a polling place for a special election for Florida's 20th Congressional District seat. Democrat Sheila Cherfilus-McCormick, a health care company CEO, faces Republican Jason Mariner in the special election to fill the U.S. congressional seat left vacant after Democratic U.S. Rep. Alcee Hastings died last April of pancreatic cancer.

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