At least 9 members of Congress admit financial disclosure violations in most recent filings

FEC Action Rep. Troy Nehls, a Republican representing Fort Bend County in Texas, is under FEC scrutiny for improperly spending campaign money on personal expenses for staff, accepting contributions that exceed the federal limit, reporting inconsistent figures, and failure to report information on an intermediary of campaign contributions. Before winning his election in 2020, Nehls was the […]

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Lost in the Sauce: Trump judges block gun age restrictions, allow GA voter restrictions to stay in place, and green light use of shock devices on disabled

This post is about more than Trump judges, as you’ll see. But they definitely had an outsized impact in the judiciary this month. Housekeeping: HOW TO SUPPORT: I know we are all facing unprecedented financial hardships right now. If you are in the position to support my work, I have a patreon, venmo, and a paypal set up. No pressure […]

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Republican governors 1,000+ miles away from southern border send state police and National Guard to Texas amid cries of a “crisis”

Republican governors across the country are sending National Guard troops and police officers to the southern border amid rightwing claims of an immigration “crisis” and “failure” of Biden’s leadership. The straight-line distance from the capital of South Dakota to the nearest section of the Texas-Mexico border is approx. 930 miles. South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem […]

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Republicans suddenly love nationwide injunctions when used to stop Democratic policies – Conservative judges halt Biden environmental and COVID relief efforts

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Republicans spend hearing on Jan. 6 defending insurrectionists and suggesting Dems conspired to allow insurrection to occur

Maloney’s questioning Chairwoman Carolyn Maloney (D-NY) confronted FBI Director Christopher Wray about missed and/or ignored warnings of impending violence ahead of the Jan. 6 insurrection. In one exchange, she referenced a letter from right-wing social media firm Parler to the Oversight Committee claiming they informed the FBI of “violent content” over 50 times in the latter half […]

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Interior Dept. approves Trump-era oil drilling leases despite Biden moratorium

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