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Friday's Mini-Report, 10.22.21

Today's edition of quick hits.
2d ago

GOP rep falsely claims to be the top Republican on the Jan. 6 committee

Indiana's Jim Banks is trying to present himself as the "ranking member" of the Jan. 6 committee — which he isn't a member of.
Image: Rep Jim Banks
Image: Rep Jim Banks
2d ago

Republican doctors in Congress give 'sketchy' advice on Covid-19

Six months ago, several Republican doctors in Congress said the right thing about Covid-19 protections. Some have since changed their minds.
House Freedom Caucus
House Freedom Caucus
2d ago

Friday's Campaign Round-Up, 10.22.21

Today's installment of campaign-related news items from across the country.
2d ago

Justice Dept. reportedly adds prosecutors to Matt Gaetz probe

As the Justice Department adds prosecutors to its investigatory team, it seems Republican Rep. Matt Gaetz of Florida is not having an especially good week.
Image: Matt Gaetz
Image: Matt Gaetz
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Louis DeJoy confronts new conflict-of-interest accusations

Louis DeJoy didn't need another new controversy, but the scandal-plagued postmaster general appears to have one anyway.
United States Postal Service Postmaster General Louis DeJoy speaks during a hearing on Capitol Hill on Feb. 24, 2021.
United States Postal Service Postmaster General Louis DeJoy speaks during a hearing on Capitol Hill on Feb. 24, 2021.
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Why Mitch McConnell's celebration of Clarence Thomas matters

Amy Coney Barrett recently said she doesn't want people to see justices as "partisan hacks." I hope she saw Clarence Thomas' Heritage Foundation event.
Image: Associate Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas with Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell in Washington on Oct. 21, 2021.
Image: Associate Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas with Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell in Washington on Oct. 21, 2021.
2d ago

Abbott taps former Trump lawyer for powerful Texas elections post

Last fall, a Republican lawyer helped take the lead in Trump's gambit to have the results of an election thrown out. Now he'll oversee Texas elections.
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott speaks in Austin on Sept. 17, 2020.
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott speaks in Austin on Sept. 17, 2020.
2d ago

Florida's surgeon general reminds us why DeSantis picked him

Ron DeSantis' handpicked surgeon general has been described as a "COVID crank." Dr. Joseph Ladapo seems eager to prove his critics right.
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis speaks in Lakeland, Fla., on May 28, 2021.
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis speaks in Lakeland, Fla., on May 28, 2021.
2d ago

Thursday's Mini-Report, 10.21.21

Today's edition of quick hits.
2d ago

Dems overcome GOP opposition, vote to hold Bannon in contempt

Congress is trying to get answers about an attack on our democracy. House Republicans suggested today that they're largely indifferent to those answers.
Image: Steve Bannon listens as President Donald Trump speaks to the media
Image: Steve Bannon listens as President Donald Trump speaks to the media

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