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Housekeeping Note, 2.2.23

I’ll be away from my desk today, but I plan to return to a normal publishing schedule on Friday, February 3. 
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Wednesday’s Mini-Report, 2.1.23

Today’s edition of quick hits.
Fed Chair Jerome Powell Holds News Conference Following Federal Open Market Committee Meeting
Fed Chair Jerome Powell Holds News Conference Following Federal Open Market Committee Meeting
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Trump lumps himself in with Al Capone (yes, again)

It’s one thing when Donald Trump’s critics equate his alleged misconduct with infamous criminals; it’s something else when he does this to himself.
Image: Al Capone, a Chicago mobster, c. 1930.
Image: Al Capone, a Chicago mobster, c. 1930.
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Wednesday’s Campaign Round-Up, 2.1.23

Today’s installment of campaign-related news items from across the country.
Image: GOP Afghanistan Roundtable
Image: GOP Afghanistan Roundtable
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In the GOP’s crisis, Rick Scott tries to pass the buck to Biden

To hear Rick Scott tell it, Joe Biden is “the one who wants to raise the debt ceiling.” In reality, it's a national priority, not a presidential wish.
Sen. Rick Scott does a TV news interview in the Hart Senate Office Building on Tuesday, March 8..
Sen. Rick Scott does a TV news interview in the Hart Senate Office Building on Tuesday, March 8..
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In the debt ceiling fight, ‘but’ is the GOP’s most dangerous word

The good news is, Republicans keep telling the public, “We’re not going to default.” The bad news is, they keep adding the word “but.”
The U.S. Capitol.
The U.S. Capitol.
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On LGBTQ issues, Trump tries a far more reactionary approach

In 2016, Donald Trump told LGBTQ voters, "I will fight for you.” Seven years later, “I will fight for you” has gradually turned into “I will fight you.”
Image: Then-President Donald Trump speaks at a campaign rally in Minnesota on Sept. 18, 2020.
Image: Then-President Donald Trump speaks at a campaign rally in Minnesota on Sept. 18, 2020.
2d ago

Ethics case creates yet another problem for Texas’ Ken Paxton

Among Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton's many problems is the fallout from his failed effort to overturn the 2020 presidential election.
Supreme Court Hears Challenge To Trump-Era "Remain In Mexico" Policy
Supreme Court Hears Challenge To Trump-Era "Remain In Mexico" Policy
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McCarthy heads to White House with a threat, but without a plan

What’s scarier than a Republican debt ceiling crisis? A Republican debt ceiling crisis launched by officials who have no idea what they’re doing.
Kevin McCarthy speaks to the media following a meeting with Joe Biden at the White House
Kevin McCarthy speaks to the media following a meeting with Joe Biden at the White House
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Tuesday’s Mini-Report, 1.31.23

Today’s edition of quick hits.
US President Joe Biden during a Hudson Tunnel project event at the West Side Rail Yard in New York, US, on Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2023. Biden is taking a victory lap today as officials prepare to begin work on a massive rail plan hard-pressed New York City commuters have waited years for, the Gateway tunnel project.
US President Joe Biden during a Hudson Tunnel project event at the West Side Rail Yard in New York, US, on Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2023. Biden is taking a victory lap today as officials prepare to begin work on a massive rail plan hard-pressed New York City commuters have waited years for, the Gateway tunnel project.
2d ago

Trump struggles to respond to grand jury eyeing hush money case

As a grand jury hears evidence in Donald Trump's hush money scandal, the former president tried to push back against the controversy. It didn't go well.
Stormy Daniels.
Stormy Daniels.

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