1. live blog
    Kevin McCarthy’s Humiliation Finally Ends: Live UpdatesIt took 15 rounds and some messy late-night drama, but McCarthy was finally elected Speaker.
  2. tremendous content
    John Bolton Announces 2024’s Most Ridiculous Presidential BidAnd he did it on Good Morning Britain.
  3. just asking questions
    C-Span’s Editorial Director on the Network’s Biggest Week EverBen O’Connell says “a deep bench of pros” is responsible for this week’s unusual, riveting footage from the House.
  4. house arrest
    No, the Anti-McCarthy Rebels Don’t Represent ‘The American People’The Republicans opposed to Kevin McCarthy keep insisting they have some kind of mandate from voters, though they don’t have a shred of evidence.
  5. house arrest
    Kevin McCarthy’s Allies Are Just Fighting for His Ego NowWith each failed ballot, it’s becoming clearer that a Speaker McCarthy wouldn’t be worth the massive concessions to the rebels and damage to the GOP.
  6. house arrest
    A House Without Rules Makes for C-Span Gone WildInsults about public drinking? Crazy video-game memes? Marjorie Taylor Greene acting normal? It’s chaos on the Hill.
  7. the national interest
    Imagine Negotiating a Debt-Ceiling Ransom With These ManiacsTime to start minting the coin.
  8. house arrest
    The GOP Is More Ungovernable Than Ever BeforeEven with Fox News, Donald Trump, and the GOP Establishment united behind Kevin McCarthy, House Republicans still won’t toe the party line.
  9. house arrest
    Kevin McCarthy Is Only Barely Better Than His GOP EnemiesThe idea that the wannabe Speaker stands for civilization against the vandals of the far right misses his extremism.
  10. the national interest
    ‘Reactionary Centrism,’ the Left’s Hot New Insult for LiberalsNew jargon just dropped.
  11. early and often
    No, Congress Doesn’t Need More ‘Independents’ Like SinemaThe senator’s superficial rebranding does not make Congress more representative of the country.
  12. house arrest
    Kevin McCarthy Is Stuck in PlaceHe’s still far from becoming Speaker of the House, and it’s anyone’s guess what happens next.
  13. tremendous content
    Two Truths and a Lie About George Santos’s First Day in D.C.Let’s play a game: Can you guess which statement about the fibbing freshman’s awkward Capitol Hill debut is totally made up?
  14. the national interest
    Why House Republicans Keep Eating Their OwnA party that refuses to share power turns its rage inward.
  15. life after roe
    Trump Picks a Fight With the Anti-Abortion MovementIn an attempt to deflect blame for the 2022 midterms, Trump lashed out at his old allies in the fight to ban abortion.
  16. social studies
    America’s Population Could Use a BoomFailing to reverse the country’s population decline may exact a heavy toll.
  17. early and often
    Now You Can Read Trump’s Tax ReturnsHere are some of the new revelations in the thousands of pages of documents released Friday by the House Ways and Means Committee.
  18. politics
    George Santos’s Mother Did Not Die on 9/11As the Congressman-elect’s lies pile up, Attorney General Letitia James and the Nassau County DA’s office have opened investigations.
  19. the world in 2023
    Remote Work Is Poised to Devastate America’s CitiesTo survive the work-from-home revolution, cities must let developers convert office buildings into deeply weird apartments.
  20. george santos
    George Santos Admits He Lied a Lot. But Maybe Not About Everything!The Long Island fabulist got away with inventing an identity thanks to his prior obscurity. But he’s not obscure anymore.
  21. early and often
    Politicians Whose Careers Didn’t Survive 2022From Sarah Palin to Liz Cheney to Beto O’Rourke, some big names in politics will likely fade from sight in the New Year.
  22. tremendous content
    The History of Donald Trump Pretending to Be SupermanThe modern version of Lex Luthor is based on Trump, but that hasn’t kept the man of “stop the steal” from repeatedly posing as the Man of Steel.
  23. politics
    Over 100 Migrants Were Sent to Kamala Harris’s House on ChristmasLocal volunteers say they came from Texas, apparently at Governor Greg Abbott’s direction.
  24. the inside game
    Joe Biden Is Quietly Rolling Into 2024He has silenced a year’s worth of chatter about potential replacements.
  25. the power trip
    Donald Trump’s Final CampaignInside his sad, lonely, thirsty, broken, basically pretend run for reelection. (Which isn’t to say he can’t win.)
  26. early and often
    Senate Passes Massive Spending Bill That Closes January 6 LoopholeA dispute over immigration policy nearly blew up the whole thing, but the deal got done — with Electoral Count Act reforms intact.
  27. early and often
    The MTG-Boebert Feud Is Fueled by Diverging Political PathsMarjorie Taylor Greene has a safe seat and every reason to make a bid for House GOP leadership. Lauren Boebert needs to scrap for votes back home.
  28. early and often
    Poll: Sinema Would Get Crushed As an Independent in 2024Worse yet, she’s so weak that she might not even be able to execute a threat to throw her Arizona U.S. Senate seat to the Republicans.
  29. politics
    What Hasn’t George Santos Lied About?A new report suggests George Santos lied about his family escaping anti-Jewish persecution in Europe during World War II.
  30. early and often
    New Hampshire Threatens Biden With Loss of Electoral VotesGranite State Democrats are refusing to copy with Biden’s plan to make South Carolina the first primary, arguing it could flip the state to the GOP.
  31. early and often
    The Fall of the Progressive Boy KingSean McElwee formed a lucrative alliance with SBF. Then his patron went bust and he suffered his own scandal.
  32. tremendous content
    Are the Trump NFT Trading Cards Full of Unauthorized Images?Trump’s NFT collection allegedly uses unlicensed images from sources like Amazon and Reuters, and watermarks are visible in some illustrations.
  33. just asking questions
    What It’s Like in China As Everyone Gets COVIDDarin Friedrichs, a market analyst based out of Shanghai, on daily life amid a chaotic policy shift.
  34. early and often
    McCarthy Makes Weird Threat to Thwart GOP SenatorsTwenty-one Republican senators just ignored him, voting to advance a compromise-spending bill.
  35. early and often
    Even Trump Accepts That Electoral Count Act Reform Is NearCongress is poised to explicitly outlaw the insurrectionary move Mike Pence was pressured to deploy. Now Trump claims he doesn’t care.
  36. early and often
    Ivanka Trump Gave the January 6 Panel What It NeededWas she “entirely frank” and “forthcoming” in her testimony? The panel says no — but at least she gave the hearings some star power.
  37. politics
    A Newly Elected Congressman Seems to Have Made Up His Life StoryThe New York Times discovered that Long Island’s George Santos is not who he claims to be.
  38. life after roe
    A National Abortion Ban Will Be a 2024 GOP Litmus TestRepublican candidates may prefer not to talk about the issue. But anti-abortion activists will force the discussion in the presidential primaries.
  39. politics
    City Councilman’s Office, Apartment Building Targeted by Anti-LGBTQ+ ProtestersErik Bottcher shared images of hateful graffiti outside his apartment building, which he said was the result of “unhinged online conspiracy theories.”
  40. early and often
    No, Ron DeSantis Isn’t the Second Coming of Ronald ReaganThe idea that “DeSantis Democrats” are the new “Reagan Democrats” betrays a misunderstanding of both men.
  41. the national interest
    Grifter Congressman George Santos Writes Hilarious Non-DenialA line-by-line examination of the nonresponse.
  42. politics
    January 6 Committee on Donald Trump: Lock Him UpAfter a monthslong investigation, the January 6 committee issued criminal referrals against Donald Trump to the Justice Department.
  43. early and often
    Did the January 6 Committee Finish Trump?Even if criminal referrals don’t put him in jail, the panel damaged him politically, giving Democrats a final victory in their yearslong battle.
  44. 2022 midterms
    Why 2022’s Big Lesson for Democrats Might Be … NothingSeveral Democratic Senate candidates won in ways that almost entirely depended on unique and local opportunities.
  45. on with kara swisher
    Piers Morgan on Free Speech, Elon Musk, and the Meaning of MeatIn the latest episode of On With Kara Swisher, she grills the tabloid veteran about his long, tumultuous career and whether his outrage is all an act.
  46. early and often
    Sinema Stands Apart From Most Recent Senate Party-SwitchersKyrsten Sinema’s independence from her party isn’t unique. But she doesn’t share the ideological motives of most recent party-switchers.
  47. bird brain
    The Unhinged Debate Over Twitter and ‘Free Speech’Whatever one makes of Twitter’s policies, a wider array of people and perspectives influence elite discourse today than ever before.
  48. early and often
    The Ugly, Trumpy Fight for the RNC ChairmanshipTrump’s handpicked party chair is under attack from an even Trumpier challenger. It could get really nasty.
  49. early and often
    For Trump and Musk, Election Denial Is Just a Vibe NowTrump, with an assist from Musk, is replacing concrete claims of misconduct with broader arguments that can’t really be proven or disproven.
  50. tremendous content
    7 Great Things About Trump’s Incredibly Dumb NFT AnnouncementNFTs are the least harmful thing Trump could have revealed, and his infomercial-style promo video is a delight.
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