Eric Cortellessa,

Eric Cortellessa

Washington, DC, United States

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  • Washington Monthly
  • The Times of Israel
  • The New Republic
  • HuffPost

Recent articles by Eric:

How a USDA Analyst Helped Stymie the Biden Administration's Bid to Block a Sugar Merger

Admnistration officials were frustrated that a government bureaucrat testified for the merger, undermining the administration's position. → Read More

House Moves Toward Updating Electoral Count Act, Hoping to Avoid Repeat of Jan. 6

The race is on for Congress to amend the statute that Trump acolytes cited in their scheme to overthrow an election. → Read More

Fact-checking 6 Criticisms of Biden's Student Loan Forgiveness Plan

Will it make inflation worse? Is it an abuse of executive power? Here’s what to know. → Read More

Blake Masters Bets on Immigration Outcry to Shake Up Arizona Senate Race Against Mark Kelly

Few Republican candidates are pushing immigration as hard as Blake Masters is ahead of November. → Read More

Liz Cheney Loses Wyoming Republican Primary in Race Defined by Her Criticism of Trump

Cheney’s national profile rose through the Jan. 6 committee's hearings, while alienating her from the GOP's Trump-loving base. → Read More

No, Biden is Not Hiring 87,000 New IRS Agents

It's a false claim being spread by prominent Republicans after the FBI searched Trump's home. → Read More

Schumer Stalls Anti-Big-Tech Bill, Despite Broad Support

The bill, which Amazon, Meta and Google oppose, appears to have the support of enough Senators for it to pass. → Read More

Republican Congressman Adam Kinzinger on Where the Jan. 6 Committee Goes Next

In an interview with TIME, Kinzinger discusses what he thinks the Jan. 6 committee has accomplished and where it will go from here. → Read More

How Bennie Thompson and Liz Cheney Turned the Jan. 6 Hearings Into Must-See TV

As the committee gears up for another hearing, Thompson and Cheney are preparing to tie a bow around the narrative they have pieced together over the last six weeks. → Read More

Jan. 6 Hearing: Trump Drafted Tweet Urging March to Capitol

Trump and his allies were aware that his supporters intended to march to the Capitol and encouraged it, the Jan. 6 committee said. → Read More

The Jan. 6 Committee Member Who Fled Authoritarianism—and Then the Capitol Rioters

Murphy is set to lead a Jan. 6 hearing that comes at a pivotal moment. She tells TIME how her career, and in some ways her whole life, has led her here. → Read More

How a First-Time British Director Scored Unprecedented Access to the End of Trump’s Presidency

Holder's documentary 'Unprecedented' has drawn interest over the last month, after the Jan. 6 committee interviewed him and subpoenaed him for all of his Trump footage. → Read More

What Trump Knew: How the Jan. 6 Committee Is Building a Case Against a Former President

How the Jan. 6 committee is building a case against the former President → Read More

Cassidy Hutchinson: Trump Attacked Security Detail on Jan. 6

The former aide to Trump White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows, gave explosive testimony to the Jan. 6 committee. → Read More

Biden's Actions on Abortion Too Timid So Far, Democrats Say

"Federally, we’re at a dead end," a House Democratic aide says. → Read More

By Overturning Roe v. Wade, Supreme Court Makes Abortion a Top Election Issue

Abortion will be particularly salient in races where the outcome could determine abortion access in those states. → Read More

Jan. 6 Hearing: Trump Tried to Corrupt Justice Dept.

The committee also named several Republicans in Congress who allegedly sought pardons from Trump. → Read More

Jan. 6 Hearing Features Election Workers Trump Targeted

Officials explained in harrowing detail how Trump's scheme to overturn the election disrupted their lives, sometimes in ways they were still recovering from. → Read More

Jan. 6 Committee Plans at Least One Additional Hearing

After originally saying it would hold six hearings, the panel is now planning a seventh, as more evidence comes in. → Read More

Could Donald Trump Have Issued Jan. 6 Pardons to Allies?

Legal experts say there's no rule against a president issuing a secret pardon. → Read More