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Recent articles by John:

Election Deniers Fail To Win Secretary Of State Positions In Swing States

As the winner of Nevada's Senate election came into focus this weekend — and with it, the reality that Democrats would retain the upper chamber for two more… → Read More

Kelly Win Brings Dems One Undecided Race Away From Retaining Senate Control

A Friday evening batch of ballots logged by Maricopa County were enough to make it official: Senator Mark Kelly (D) is projected to win another term. → Read More

Sasse Flees Protesters At University Of Florida

A lot of things happened. Here are some of the things. This is TPM’s Morning Memo. Nearly a thousand University of Florida students and faculty protested when… → Read More

McCarthy Tried To Claim In Meeting That Trump Didn’t Know What Was Happening On Jan. 6

House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy claimed during a meeting with two Capitol Police officers who defended the Capitol on Jan. 6 that President Donald Trump… → Read More

More Details On Those Rumored Jan. 6 Subpoenas

Rumors have percolating in recent days among right-wing pundits that dozens of Trump allies had been subpoenaed by the DOJ — but it's been hard to get a clear picture what's true and what's not. → Read More

Biden Names The Threat

Biden from Independence Hall in Philadelphia: Too much of what's happening in our country today is not normal. Donald Trump and the MAGA Republicans represent… → Read More

Jan. 6 Panel Asks Gingrich To Tell Them About Big Lie Ad Campaign He Helped Craft

The House Jan. 6 Committee announced on Thursday that it had sent a letter to former speaker of the House Newt Gingrich requesting info about his role in… → Read More

Trump: I Have Been Raided By The Feds

Federal agents conducted searches at Mar-a-Lago on Monday, former President Donald Trump said. In a lengthy and bombastic post on his social network TRUTH… → Read More

Inflation Reduction Act Passes The Senate

Senate Democrats on Sunday passed sweeping legislation containing provisions to address climate change, health care and taxes, a huge step forward on the party’s agenda after more than a year of halting negotiations. → Read More

The Week In Pictures

Here's a look back at some of TPM's top stories this week … filed a lawsuit against Idaho, arguing that its abortion ban did not comply with federal patient… → Read More

Sinema Gets On Board With Reconciliation Deal

Senate Democrats appear to have a deal that all 50 members of the caucus will support — including Sens. Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ). Here' → Read More

Conspiracy Theorist Wins GOP Nomination To Become Top Arizona Election Official

Republican voters on Tuesday picked a conspiracy theorizing Arizona state representative to become their nominee to oversee the state's elections. → Read More

Republicans Pick Theil Protégé Blake Masters To Challenge Arizona Senator Mark Kelly

Blake Masters won the GOP Senate primary Tuesday in Arizona, and is set to face off against incumbent Sen. Mark Kelly (D-AZ). Masters beat out businessman Jim… → Read More

Republicans Pick Thiel Protégé Blake Masters To Challenge Arizona Senator Mark Kelly

Blake Masters won the GOP Senate primary Tuesday in Arizona, and is set to face off against incumbent Sen. Mark Kelly (D-AZ). Masters beat out businessman Jim… → Read More

Voters Strongly Reject Kansas Republicans’ Sneaky Bid To Take Away Right To Abortion

Kansas voters overwhelmingly shot down an amendment that would have stripped their constitution of its state Supreme Court-interpreted abortion protections… → Read More

Schmitt Trounces Disgraced Former Guv Greitens In Missouri’s Battle Of Erics

Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt easily triumphed over the state's disgraced former governor, Eric Greitens, and a collection of other challengers Wednesday, winning the Republican Party' → Read More

Big Lie Candidate Captures Nomination For Michigan Governor Following Wild Primary

Pundit Tudor Dixon has won the Republican nomination to challenge Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer (D) this fall, capping a chaotic Republican primary season… → Read More

Susan Collins Is Shocked! Shocked! Claims Gorsuch And Kavanaugh Betrayed Her

Hours after the Supreme Court issued its Friday ruling overturning Roe v. Wade and, with it, the constitutionally protected right to an abortion, Sen. → Read More

DOJ Says Jan. 6 Committee Hasn’t Provided Transcripts Of Depositions

The Justice Department on Wednesday requested transcripts of all of the congressional Jan. 6 committee’s depositions, writing in a seemingly frustrated tone… → Read More

Viewer Guide: What To Expect From The Jan. 6 Committee’s June Hearings

The House Jan. 6 Select Committee plans to unveil its discoveries about former President Trump's months-long effort to steal an election over the course of… → Read More