Catherine Rampell

Catherine Rampell


Syndicated opinion columnist @washingtonpost, political/economic commentator @cnn, special correspondent @newshour. Previously econ reporter/theater critic NYT

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Don’t worry, America. No need for repercussions! President Trump has already learned his lesson, probably. So say Republican lawmakers too cowardly to hold the president accountable for setting a lynch mob upon them.

Pompeo gave a talk condemning repressive regimes and censorship abroad. When a VOA reporter tried to ask him follow-up questions afterward, she was demoted from her job. #MakeIronyGreatAgain 

Rep. Pramila Jayapal tests positive for coronavirus after being locked down with lawmakers who wouldn’t wear masks

"Unlike most of its competitors, Parler apparently had no mechanism in place to strip sensitive metadata from its users’ videos prior to posting them online."

And that screen grab didn’t even show headline that >4,000 pandemic daily deaths reported

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The crowd outside the Capitol last week included Rep. Bob Good’s district director

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Bill Gates says we can’t restart the economy soon and simply “ignore that pile of bodies over in the corner”

Bread lines...televised Cabinet flattery sessions...centrally-planned economic industrial policy: Under Republican leadership, the US is turning into Republicans’ scariest 30-year-old Soviet fever dreams.

Let's be precise. GOP-controlled Senate didn't "reject" Obama's 2016 SCOTUS nominee; they didn't assess Garland's fitness, hold a vote, vote him down Rather, McConnell refused to hold vote or even a single hearing. He invented a rule to steal a seat & hoard it for a GOP successor

Former VP of NBC News (in public Facebook post she asked friends to share)

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Horses that reportedly got traded today: Repubs demanded tax break for corporate meal expenses ("three martini lunches"). Dems agreed, in exchange for expanded tax credits for low income families & working poor Pretty much sums up the parties' priorities

“Bush did not just insist on preparation for a pandemic. He was obsessed with it.”

If you're not disgusted enough: read this on how Arpaio's office botched 400 sex-crime cases, many involving kids

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House Ways & Means Chair Neal said he’s consulting lawyers about whether to make public a complaint by a federal employee about possible misconduct in the IRS’s auditing of Trump. Employee alleges “inappropriate efforts to influence” the audit process

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