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John Kennedy

  1. ukraine scandal
    Trump Ally Senator John Kennedy Walks Back Ukraine Conspiracy Theory“I was wrong,” Kennedy said Monday, after claiming the day before that no one knew if Russia or Ukraine had interfered in the 2016 election.
  2. jeffrey epstein
    U.S. Senator Floats Jeffrey Epstein Conspiracy Theory During HearingLouisiana’s John Kennedy quipped that “Christmas ornaments, drywall, and [Jeffrey] Epstein,” are three things that “don’t hang themselves.”
  3. the national interest
    Pretending Trump Wants to Stop Corruption Is the GOP’s Most Insulting Lie YetTrump “honestly believes that there may have been corruption in Ukraine”?
  4. impeachment
    Senate Republicans Want to Make Trump’s Impeachment Trial About the BidensRepublicans may prefer a show trial of Joe Biden and his son Hunter to a brief impeachment trial of President Trump.
  5. criminal justice reform
    Louisiana Gubernatorial Candidate Wants to Roll Back Criminal-Justice ReformCongressman Ralph Abraham is so committed to law-and-order politics that he voted against the modest criminal-justice-reform bill Trump signed.
  6. 2019 elections
    A First Look at the 2019 ElectionsThe Democrats have a shot at the governorships in three southern states. Seven state legislative chambers and many local offices will be up for grabs.
  7. criminal justice reform
    Will Mitch McConnell Stand Tall for the Lock-Em-All-Up Racists of His Party?Trump could probably get his son-in-law’s prison-/sentencing-reform compromise through the Senate with a call to McConnell — but he may not even try.
  8. Trump Judicial Nominee Who Flopped at Hearing Withdraws NominationA small victory for competence.
  9. Amazingly Unqualified Trump Judicial Nominee Flayed by Republican SenatorThe administration’s war on competence, captured on video.
  10. u.s. senate
    Republican John Kennedy Wins Louisiana Senate RunoffThe GOP will now have a 52-48 seat majority in the next Senate.
  11. Democratic Populism Probably About to Take a Beating in Huey Long’s StateSenate candidate Foster Campbell has a message tailor-made for his state. But it probably won’t matter.