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Recent articles by John:

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

Raffensperger Prevails: Trump-Endorsed Challenger Hice Goes Down In Defeat

Georgia's Republican Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger won his GOP primary on Tuesday — and narrowly escaped having to participate in a runoff against Jody… → Read More

After All That, Mo Brooks Heads To A Runoff In GOP Senate Primary

Rep. Mo Brooks (R-AL) is headed toward a runoff against fellow candidate for U.S. senator from Alabama Katie Britt. Brooks, who aggressively aligned himself… → Read More

Kemp Easily Demolishes Perdue As Trump’s Revenge Crusade Flops

Incumbent Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp (R) emerged victorious in the Republican gubernatorial primary on Tuesday, fending off an anemic challenge from former U.S. senator and Trump endorsee David Perdue. → Read More

Idaho Governor Beats Back Challenge From Trump-Endorsed Lt. Guv. McGeachin

Idaho's governor Brad Little on Tuesday night easily beat back a far-right challenge in the Republican primary from his own lieutenant governor… → Read More

Bye, Madison! GOP Succeeds In Its Effort To Vanquish Cawthorn

Rep. Madison Cawthorn (R-NC) went down in the face of a primary challenge on Tuesday night, buckling under an onslaught of opponents and his own party’s… → Read More

Insurrection Attendee Mastriano Will Be GOP Candidate For Pennsylvania Governor

Pennsylvania State Senator Doug Mastriano surged to victory over a grab bag of primary challengers Tuesday night to become Pennsylvania Republicans' → Read More

McConnell Says National Abortion Ban ‘Possible’

Mitch McConnell said in an interview that, should the leaked SCOTUS opinion become the Court’s final ruling, a national abortion ban would be “possible.” → Read More