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    June 30, 2022: Why the Reagan Library won't invite Trump to speak

    June 30, 2022: Why the Reagan Library won't invite Trump to speak

    VP Kamala Harris did something unusual on Wednesday afternoon: Before taking off from D.C. to California, where she will headline three fundraisers today, she went to the back of the plane to talk to the press. And the 2024 conversation on the Republican side is being fueled by three recent Trump developments...

    • 5 min
    June 29, 2022: Jan. 6 panel may have found its 'smoking gun'

    June 29, 2022: Jan. 6 panel may have found its 'smoking gun'

    It’s hard to imagine how Tuesday’s surprise hearing of the House Jan. 6 committee could’ve been more damning for President Donald Trump.

    • 4 min
    June 28, 2022: What the Jan. 6 committee's star witness knows

    June 28, 2022: What the Jan. 6 committee's star witness knows

    On Monday afternoon, the House Jan. 6 committee, which was supposed to be on a hiatus for the next two weeks, abruptly announced it would be holding a hearing today at 1 p.m. “to present recently obtained evidence and receive witness testimony.”

    The star witness is expected to be Cassidy Hutchinson, a former executive assistant to ex-chief of staff Mark Meadows who has testified three times behind closed doors, in February, March and May.

    Hutchinson knows a lot. Before, on, and after Jan. 6, she had close proximity to both Meadows and then-President Donald Trump.

    “Almost all, if not all, meetings Mr. Trump had, I had insight on,” she told the committee in March.

    • 6 min
    June 27, 2022: White House faces pressure on abortion rights

    June 27, 2022: White House faces pressure on abortion rights

    The Biden White House’s plan for this week, as of one week ago: Spend the end of June focusing on foreign policy, making use of a pair of European summits (the G-7 and NATO) to rally support for the hard-fought international coalition that formed in opposition to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. The Biden White House’s plan for this week, as of now: Scrap that. Yes, the summits will go on but the big story will be the aftermath of the Supreme Court’s decision overturning Roe v. Wade — which eliminated the right to an abortion, and may have dramatically changed American politics in doing so.

    • 5 min
    June 24, 2022: Senate clears gun bill

    June 24, 2022: Senate clears gun bill

    On Thursday night, the Senate passed a bipartisan gun safety bill in a 65-33 vote that saw 15 Republicans join all 50 Democrats to support the bill.

    — How it happened: “In a Washington run by Baby Boomers and octogenarians, it took two 40-something Democrats with a yin-and-yang approach to get a gun safety deal done,” Burgess Everett and Marianne LeVine write in a behind-the-scenes look at the making of the compromise.

    • 5 min
    June 23, 2022: The Trump plot to subvert the DOJ

    June 23, 2022: The Trump plot to subvert the DOJ

    Recall that in the first hearing of the Jan. 6 committee, Rep. Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.) said, “Donald Trump oversaw and coordinated a sophisticated seven-part plan to overturn the presidential election and prevent the transfer of presidential power.” Today is devoted to Part 2, a deep dive into how Trump pressured Department of Justice officials to advance what committee members have repeatedly called an attempted coup.

    • 4 min

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