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Mark Meadows

  1. election coup
    Did Trump Really Claim Victory on Election Night on a Whim?The idea of declaring victory based only on the in-person vote was telegraphed for months. Now, Trump insiders claim it was somehow impulsive.
  2. politics
    Trump Tried to Force DOJ to Back His 2020 Election CoupLong after the 2020 election was decided, Trump relentlessly used all the mechanisms available to the executive branch to overturn his loss.
  3. politics
    5 Revelations From John Boehner’s New MemoirIn On the House, the former Speaker praises Nancy Pelosi’s “killer instinct,” unloads on Ted Cruz, and claims Mark Meadows once begged on his knees.
  4. coronavirus stimulus
    Congress Close to a Deal on Second Stimulus Package: What We KnowWith time running out, the two parties appear near a compromise attached to a stopgap spending bill.
  5. coronavirus vaccine
    White House Staffers Among the First to Receive COVID-19 Vaccine: ReportAs a reward for a months-long coronavirus disinformation campaign, top Trump staffers will be some of the first to receive doses of the vaccine.
  6. covid-19 stimulus
    Another Day of Overtime Stimulus Talks Ends With No DealBoth sides are accusing the other of “moving the goal posts,” but in the end, it’s Trump who needs a preelection announcement.
  7. coronavirus
    Pence Defies Quarantine As White House Deems His Campaign Presence ‘Essential’After exposure to multiple COVID-positive aides, Pence’s essential work this week includes traveling to rallies on Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday.
  8. covid-19
    White House Chief of Staff: ‘We Are Not Going to Control the Pandemic’After a new White House outbreak, Trump’s chief of staff tried to defend the administration’s inability to take COVID-19 seriously. It wasn’t pretty.
  9. coronavirus stimulus
    As Stimulus Talks Go Into Overtime, Pelosi Sends Mixed SignalsDespite passing a Democratic “messaging” bill, Pelosi is still negotiating with Mnuchin on a COVID-19 stimulus compromise.
  10. supreme court
    Senate Democrats Want Barrett to Step Aside If Supreme Court Gets Election CaseIt would make Bush v. Gore look like child’s play to rush through a Supreme Court nominee who then rules on Trump’s political fate.
  11. coronavirus stimulus
    Republican ‘Skinny Stimulus’ Bill Just a Feeble GestureOnce this effort to get all Senate Republicans on board with a partisan proposal is past, maybe real negotiations can resume.
  12. coronavirus stimulus
    Mark Meadows Has Been a Game Changer in Stimulus Talks, and Not in a Good WayAs Mnuchin’s “chaperone” and a world-class deal-breaker, the White House chief of staff may be the fly in the ointment.
  13. coronavirus stimulus
    Stimulus Talks Have Become a Huge MessAs bipartisan stimulus talks break down, Trump moves toward highly controversial executive orders that will invite court challenges.
  14. coronavirus stimulus
    Trump Mulls End-Running Congress to Get His Payroll Tax CutTrump’s advisers are threatening that he could take matters into his own hands if Congress can reach a stimulus agreement. He may prefer it that way.
  15. coronavirus stimulus
    Stimulus Talks Hit Impasse With Republicans in DisarrayAt the moment, Democrats hold all the cards as Trump calls for stopgap deal on unemployment insurance and evictions.
  16. coronavirus stimulus
    Republican COVID-19 Stimulus Talks Have StalledAfter dawdling for months, the White House and Senate Republicans aren’t on the same page at all.
  17. the national interest
    Trump Chief of Staff Says His Main Concern Is Trump Eating EnoughWhite House staff fears emaciated president is working himself to the bone.
  18. revolving door
    Trump Campaign Aide Kayleigh McEnany Named White House Press SecretaryThe Trump loyalist once said that the president never lies to the American people.
  19. turnover
    Trump Names Mark Meadows Chief of Staff, Fires Mick MulvaneyThe president named his fourth chief of staff in less than four years after wanting to get rid of Mulvaney for months.
  20. impeachment
    House Republicans Want to Add Some Crazy to Trump Trial DefenseMcConnell is struggling to keep Trump’s acquittal minimally dignified, but his president and allies in the House have other ideas.
  21. u.s. house
    Always Trumper Mark Meadows Announces Retirement From CongressHe will serve out his term, he said, unless Trump offers him a better job.
  22. 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”?
  23. vision 2020
    Bernie’s Plan to Thwart the Filibuster Is Needlessly ComplicatedAt the debate, Sanders described a dubious strategy for circumventing the filibuster, borrowed from Ted Cruz. Warren has a simpler idea: abolish it.
  24. racism
    Rashida Tlaib Said Mark Meadows’s Behavior Was Racist. She Didn’t Go Far Enough.Meadows is clearly not a credible arbiter of what is or is not racist, but when he took offense, colleagues felt compelled to coddle and reassure him.
  25. michael cohen testimony
    GOP Strategy: Call Cohen a Liar, Don’t Rebut His Specific Claims About TrumpHouse Oversight Committee Republicans just want to attack Cohen’s credibility, and act like everything he says is part of a “Democrat” witch hunt.
  26. government shutdown
    Trump May Accept Defeat on Wall Funding and Claim He’ll Get His Money ElsewhereAs Congress denies him anything like the border-wall money he’s demanded, Trump may claim he’ll “plus up” the amount via executive action.
  27. white house
    Trump Could Use Chief of Staff Appointment to Declare Total War on His EnemiesA top staffer like Mark Meadows would be confirmation that Trump’s strategy to defend against political and legal threats is maximum polarization.
  28. House Conservatives Introduce Articles of Impeachment Against Rod RosensteinIt looks like more of a gesture of intimidation and disinformation by Trump’s closest congressional allies than a serious threat to the deputy AG.
  29. House GOP’s Immigration ‘Compromise’ Was a Bigger Flop Than Their Last BillThe more House Republicans negotiate with each other over immigration policy, the less they seem to agree.
  30. GOP Likely to Sneak Cuts to Food Stamps Through the House This WeekThere are still ongoing fights over SNAP work requirements and farm subsidy limits, but one obstacle to the farm bill has fallen.
  31. House GOP Factions Playing Chicken With Immigration, Farm BillPaul Ryan is caught in the middle as the House Freedom Caucus and key GOP moderates push conflicting paths on immigration bills.
  32. 18 House Republicans Nominate Trump for the Nobel Peace PrizeWill a Peace Prize really be awarded to Trump because of his militaristic bluster, before any peace has even been won?
  33. Arizona Republican Who Squeaked to Victory Joins Right-Wing CaucusYou’d think Debbie Lesko would be frantically signaling moderation after a near-death experience in a special election.
  34. House GOP Floats Tax Credit for Armed Vigilantes Who Prowl SchoolyardsWho needs gun control, when you can use a targeted tax cut to bring random “good guys with guns” onto every campus in America?
  35. Surprise! Congress May Sneak Debt-Limit Increase Into Its Stopgap Spending BillIt could take care of a big legislative headache — or blow up the delicate negotiations.
  36. Uh-oh: Here Comes the Debt Limit AgainIt’s now likely debt-limit negotiations will get tangled up in the spending talks that have dragged on for months, making a debt default possible.
  37. House GOP Passes Spending Bill Aimed at Shifting Shutdown Blame to DemocratsSince real negotiations have failed, the government is probably shutting down on Friday — and now it’s all about the blame game.
  38. Ryan’s Strategy May Be Backfiring, Earning GOP Blame for a Government ShutdownIn trying to “jam” Senate Democrats with a GOP-only spending bill, Ryan may have given House conservatives the power to jam him.
  39. The Alabama Senate Race Is a Sprint to the RightIn most any other state, the richly funded Luther Strange would go after Senate runoff opponent Roy Moore as a dangerous fanatic. But not in Alabama.
  40. Why Nuking the Filibuster Could Be Part of a Debt-Limit DealWith conservatives now threatening to take must-pass legislation hostage, they could get together with Trump and permanently end Democratic leverage.
  41. Cruz Amendment to Senate Health-Care Bill Now Dividing GOPInitially praised as brilliant, Cruz’s idea of letting insurers offer cheap, skimpy health plans is now looking like a deadly threat to sick people.
  42. GOP Lawmaker: No One Can Truly Know Whether My Bill Will Kill PeopleThe CBO says Trumpcare will price out poor sick people. MacArthur says CBO experts are “not prophets,” and the effects of his bill are unknowable.
  43. Deal to Revive Zombie Trumpcare Keeps Slipping AwayRepublicans keep promising they’re close to an Obamacare-repeal-and-replacement plan, but the same old problems keep popping up.