Annie Karni

Annie Karni

Congressional correspondent, New York Times.

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Katrina Pierson: "Caroline Wren has decided to move forward with the original psycho list."

A great detail -- Anna Wintour throws pennies in the garbage.

Good weekend to sneak out of town.

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“We have the utmost respect for her life in public service and her career,” said Annette Blum, Feinstein’s stepdaughter. “The decision is ultimately hers. We will all be there to support her in whatever decision she makes. The whole family feels this way.”

“You hate to leave all the things that go along w/the office, + after all that amount of time, you’ve got seniority, + you’ve got great staff,” said Harkin, speaking from the Bahamas, where he sails. “I was satisfied that I got enough things done.”

Like Trump, Stefanik’s response when under fire is to attack her attackers. Like Trump, she vehemently defends herself against charges of holding any racist views, while at the same time using rhetoric that energizes far-right and fringe groups.

A Q&A with @ChrisMurphyCT ⁩, who is fairly tough on his party on guns and thinks it’s the only winning message for the midterms.

Pelosi responds to archbishop who denied her communion for supporting abortion rights. “I wonder about the death penalty, which I’m opposed to. So is the church, but they take no actions against people who may not share their view.”


On a flight back to Baltimore. Flight attendant welcomes passengers flying to the “spectacular, beautiful, amazing city.” Passengers cheer.

"The president didn’t meet a single storm victim, see an inch of rain or get near a flooded street." Via @jdawsey1 

Trump said it was his "great honor" to fund Great Lakes Restoration Initiative, "which you have been trying to get for 30 years." In fact, Obama always funded the program, and Trump's budget proposes a 90 percent cut. via

When Trump gives commencement speech at West Point, one of the new Army officers he will be addressing will be an Indian-American woman breaking a barrier as old as the 218-year-old military academy -- first observant Sikh to graduate.

Trump has a habit of ripping up all of his paper -- his own "filing system" of sorts. Officials working in records management spend their days taping them back together to avoid violating Presidential Records Act

The canceling of the WH media christmas party was a story last year, and now it's just gone and it's not even a thing, like the press briefing and the NYT/WaPo subscriptions.

Something very through-the-looking-glass about Trump surrogates like McEnany and McDaniel appearing on TV from their homes, bc they have tested positive, and blasting the debate commission for "not following the science" and continue to flack the WH's response to the virus.

Mark Meadows, the fourth White House chief of staff, has complained that he had no idea how fractious and unwieldy the climate was until he got there.

Trump's chopper talk just interrupted on TV for Bill Clinton's eulogy of Cummings.

One clear financial loser in this chaotic story: Trey Gowdy, who lost his Fox News contract for a job he’s never going to occupy.