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Recent articles by Jon:

Cheney and Pence take the fight to Trump, from Georgia to Wyoming

The battle for the Republican Party is entering a new phase, and Rep. Liz Cheney sounded the first shot of it on Sunday evening, saying, “We face a threat we have never faced before: a former president attempting to unravel our constitutional republic.” → Read More

What the Republican primaries are telling us about Trump's influence in the GOP

The past three weeks of Republican primary elections have presented a muddled picture of former President Donald Trump’s influence over the GOP, leaving open the question of how strong his grip on the party really is. → Read More

Madison Cawthorn loses his seat in Congress after a turbulent two years in office

Cawthorn, the youngest member of Congress, lost his seat in a Republican primary contest → Read More

Trump-backed candidate loses in Nebraska in possible preview of setbacks to come

Donald Trump’s pick for governor of Nebraska was defeated in Tuesday’s Republican primary there, but in a showdown between two congressional candidates in West Virginia, the former president’s choice won handily. → Read More

The evangelical world remains confusing to many because it is 'invisible' to them, author says

Kristin Kobes Du Mez in her book, "Jesus and John Wayne," makes the case that American culture, not the Bible, has shaped the beliefs of many American evangelicals. → Read More

Georgia Gov. Kemp looks as if he's crushing a Trump-backed GOP primary challenge

With just weeks to go until the May 24 primary, a second straight poll in Georgia has found Gov. Brian Kemp crushing former Sen. David Perdue in the Republican contest. → Read More

Investigations turn up the heat on Hunter Biden

Further proof emerged this week of a financial relationship between President Biden’s son Hunter, the president’s brother James and a Chinese company with reportedly close ties to that country’s ruling Communist Party. → Read More

Biden's national security team earns praise for handling of Ukraine crisis — for now

So far, the Biden administration has won praise for its handling of the crisis in Ukraine. As of December, the president and his team began sharing U.S. intelligence with the world that accurately predicted Vladimir Putin’s actions, including Moscow's attempts to create a pretext for war. → Read More

How Democrats botched the fight over voting

Democratic activists and grassroots supporters are deflated by the failure to pass voting legislation, even as crucial work is ongoing to prepare for and prevent a potential assault on democracy. → Read More

Breyer's retirement preempts more Supreme Court hardball from McConnell

Democratic activists may regard Mitch McConnell as a bogeyman of their nightmares, but there is little the Republican Senate minority leader can do to stop President Biden from nominating the next Supreme Court justice. → Read More

Trump aides feared he would make Capitol riot worse with initial videos, Jan. 6 committee says

A letter from the congressional committee investigating the Jan. 6, 2021, Capitol insurrection shed new light on the frenzied scene at the White House as supporters of then-President Donald Trump stormed the Capitol. → Read More

Does Tucker Carlson's Jan. 6 documentary hold up under scrutiny?

For the last several months, Tucker Carlson has been arguing that the effort to stop Congress from certifying Joe Biden’s election victory, which culminated in the Jan. 6 insurrection, was “a setup,” a trap set for ordinary patriots by shadowy forces in the government. → Read More

Trump aide Steve Bannon appears in federal court after surrendering to authorities

Steve Bannon appeared in federal court Monday after surrendering to federal law enforcement earlier in the day. The former Trump strategist was indicted Friday for contempt of Congress after refusing to appear and share information about the Jan. 6 Capitol insurrection. → Read More

Republican Glenn Youngkin wins Virginia governor's race

Glenn Youngkin decisively won the election Tuesday night, a massive victory for the GOP after more than a decade of political losses in the state, and an indication of significant discontent with President Biden and momentum for the Republican Party nationwide ahead of next year’s midterms. → Read More

House votes for Justice Department to prosecute Steve Bannon

The House of Representatives on Thursday voted to hold former Trump adviser Steve Bannon in contempt of Congress and to refer him to the Justice Department... → Read More

Obama's visit to Virginia a page out of Democrats' playbook in the California recall

In the final stretch of the neck-and-neck Virginia governor’s race, Democrats are struggling to overcome the fact that their base voters have not been as interested as the Republican grassroots. → Read More

Senate moves toward short-term debt-ceiling agreement

The Senate was close Wednesday evening to a short-term deal to raise the debt limit, postponing for a few months a showdown over how to craft a longer-term extension of the nation’s borrowing cap. → Read More

Nikki Haley, in a shift, says 2024 candidacy not dependent on whether Trump runs

The former U.N. ambassador changed her tune this week on a possible 2024 presidential bid, saying she will make a decision to run that is not dependent on whether the former president has decided to seek another term himself. → Read More

Will Democrats squander their biggest opportunity to reshape the country in decades?

The prospect of a vote on the infrastructure bill on Monday has Democrats at fever pitch. Their leadership faces four possible scenarios, from optimistic to less hopeful, for how the next four days play out. → Read More

These are the people the select committee may call to testify about the Jan. 6 Capitol attack

Members of the House select committee investigating the Jan. 6 Capitol attack have said that anyone with relevant information, including former White House officials, Republicans in Congress and even Donald Trump himself, could be called to testify. → Read More