Greg Sargent

Greg Sargent


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Everyone claiming Manchin is being clear on the filibuster right now is getting it wrong. He just said he won't "weaken or eliminate" the filibuster. Yes, we know that. But he said this just 48 hours ago. Do these "weaken" the filibuster? He doesn't say:

Remember Texas AG Ken Paxton, who tried to void millions of votes in states Biden won? He's now allegedly breaking state law to keep texts and emails related to his 1/6 rally appearance buried. The Trump vortex of corruption is irresistible. New piece:

"The question for Republicans is: why not make voting easier for your voters and everyone else’s?" "Do their explanations hold up under scrutiny?" @jayrosen_nyu  urges the media to stop treating GOP restrictions on voting rights as beyond examination:

Remarkable: Glenn Youngkin's first moves have already sparked a rebellion. School districts covering 3 million people have now declared they will continue mask requirements, defying Youngkin's order. “We will fight it to the end," one official tells me:

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NEW: All the Democrats on the House Judiciary Committee just wrote a letter to Vice President Pence, urging him to invoke the 25th Amendment to remove Trump:

This is a huge tell. A GOP strategist tells Bloomberg that Senate Republicans don't want a big stimulus bill now because they want to pivot hard to austerity under a Biden presidency, which could cripple it. No wonder McConnell is laughing. New piece:

NEW: Dems have found a measure that Rs buried in the stimulus that would restrict small business money from going to a range of health care providers that take Medicaid. This includes providers for the disabled and even rape crisis centers. New piece:

It's time for news organizations to cover Trump's current moves as an effort to steal the election. No more euphemisms. That's what they're doing. And no, the fact that it is not going to work doesn't give you an escape clause from describing it clearly and accurately.

A big deal: The coal miners' union just ratcheted up pressure on Manchin to support BBB. This is a seminal moment: The divergence in interests between workers and mine owners who oppose BBB has been exposed. Manchin must choose one or the other. My latest:

Holy crap. This is from the new DHS whistleblower complaint. He says he was ordered to "modify" a threat assessment, particularly "the section on White Supremacy" to make "the threat appear less severe," and "include information on the prominence of violent 'left-wing' groups."

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