FBI seized 10 phones and computers from Giuliani in probe of illegal lobbying, campaign finance violations, and obstruction

Rudy Giuliani FBI agents executed a search warrant at Rudy Giuliani’s New York apartment and office on Wednesday, seizing phones and computers in an investigation into possible violation of foreign lobbying laws. Timeline refresher The probe is focused on Giuliani’s dealings with Ukrainian lawmakers and Russian-linked individuals during his effort to dig up dirt on […]

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New IG reports: Elaine Chao violated laws, Trump officials blocked hurricane aide to PR, and Portland crackdown cost taxpayers $12 million.

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Far right lawmakers create white nationalist agenda; Tucker Carlson advances the ‘great replacement theory’

Democratic priorities A bill that grants statehood to Washington, DC, passed the House Oversight Committee last week, setting up a vote before the full House on April 22. It is expected to pass the House but faces a less certain future in the Senate with the 60-vote threshold to break a filibuster. If it were to become a […]

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The Gaetz investigation: Alleged victim may be cooperating with feds; Associate likely to enter plea deal

This is an attempt to summarize the case and the allegations in a short, understandable fashion. It is a surprisingly complicated story – Greenberg has a lot of outlandish and potentially criminal behavior; it’s impossible to include it all without writing a novel. Housekeeping: HOW TO SUPPORT: I know we are all facing unprecedented financial hardships […]

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Focus on the States: Florida and Arkansas copy Georgia’s extreme voting restrictions

This week we start with positive news in the “Progress” section! 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 though, I will keep posting these pieces publicly no matter what – […]

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The Trumpified court pays off for conservatives; Abortion rights on the line, again

Ten more members of Congress joined Rep. Bennie Thompson’s lawsuit against Trump, his lawyer Rudy Giuliani, and two extremist groups for their roles in the January 6 insurrection: Reps. Karen Bass (D-CA), Steve Cohen (D-TN), Bonnie Watson Coleman (D-NJ), Veronica Escobar (D-TX), Hank Johnson, Jr. ((D-GA), Marcy Kaptur (D-OH), Barbara Lee (D-CA), Jerrold Nadler (D-NY), Pramila […]

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The border “crisis” explained. Or: Ted Cruz makes a nature documentary.

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Matt Gaetz under investigation for sex trafficking; Trump sued by Capitol officers; Trump loses two lawsuits in one day

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 though, I will keep posting these pieces publicly no matter what – paywalls suck. NOTIFICATIONS: You can signup to receive a once-weekly email with links to […]

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