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54m ago

Why Trump didn’t know about the Chinese balloons over U.S. soil

Officials were aware of some Trump-era incidents involving aerial intrusions, but they couldn't identify them. Now, they apparently know better.
White House Readies For President's First State Of The Union Speech
White House Readies For President's First State Of The Union Speech
2h ago

Tuesday’s Campaign Round-Up, 2.7.23

Today’s installment of campaign-related news items from across the country.
The Wisconsin State Capitol in Madison, Wis.
The Wisconsin State Capitol in Madison, Wis.
2h ago

Guantanamo’s prison population continues to slowly shrink

At the start of the Obama era, Guantanamo Bay had 242 inmates. Under Biden, it’s down to 34. Republicans appear determined to keep the prison open anyway.
US prison camp Guantánamo
US prison camp Guantánamo
3h ago

Why Jim Jordan’s first round of misguided GOP subpoenas matters

Jim Jordan is launching a probe, not into those who made threats at school board meetings, but into those who took steps to prevent potential violence.
Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, during a hearing of the House Judiciary Committee on Capitol Hill on July 14, 2022.
Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, during a hearing of the House Judiciary Committee on Capitol Hill on July 14, 2022.
4h ago

Debt ceiling fix needs GOP centrists who apparently don’t exist

The good news is, a handful of House Republican moderates can end the GOP's debt ceiling crisis. The bad news is, there are no House Republican moderates.
Rep. Don Bacon speaks to reporters on his way to a closed-door GOP caucus meeting at the U.S. Capitol on January 10 in Washington, DC.
Rep. Don Bacon speaks to reporters on his way to a closed-door GOP caucus meeting at the U.S. Capitol on January 10 in Washington, DC.
5h ago

Sarah Huckabee Sanders’ record makes her an odd choice for SOTU response

The GOP could've found someone to give a State of the Union response who has a reputation for telling the truth. They went with Sarah Huckabee Sanders instead.
Sarah Huckabee Sanders at a news conference in the Brady Press Briefing Room at the White House
Sarah Huckabee Sanders at a news conference in the Brady Press Briefing Room at the White House
6h ago

In debt ceiling fight, McCarthy can’t shake his arithmetic problem

As Speaker Kevin McCarthy's debt ceiling hostage crisis moves forward, he can't overcome one of his biggest problems: His arithmetic doesn't work.
House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy
House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy
20h ago

Monday’s Mini-Report, 2.6.23

Today’s edition of quick hits.
Men search for survivors in the debris in Adana, Turkey, on Feb. 6, 2023.
Men search for survivors in the debris in Adana, Turkey, on Feb. 6, 2023.
1d ago

Trump is the latest Republican to avoid his most notable success

Ahead of their national campaigns, Mitt Romney, Marco Rubio, and Donald Trump couldn't brag about their biggest victories. The GOP base wouldn't allow it.
President Donald Trump walks the colonnade at the White House on April 10, 2017.
President Donald Trump walks the colonnade at the White House on April 10, 2017.
1d ago

Monday’s Campaign Round-Up, 2.6.23

Today’s installment of campaign-related news items from across the country.
Rep. Victoria Spartz, R-Ind., at the  Capitol.
Rep. Victoria Spartz, R-Ind., at the  Capitol.
1d ago

With grenades and assault-rifle pins, GOP reps send a message

The House Republican handing out inert grenades was ridiculous. His GOP colleague handing out assault-rifle lapel pins is almost certainly worse.
Rep. Andrew Clyde, R-Ga., wears a tie pin in the shape of a firearm on June 14, 2021.
Rep. Andrew Clyde, R-Ga., wears a tie pin in the shape of a firearm on June 14, 2021.

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