ONE OF A KIND
We Lost John Dingell Just as We Need More Giants in Congress
‘This Dude Raped Me’—Second Woman Accuses Justin Fairfax
‘I will not resign,’ Fairfax said Friday after Meredith Watson publicly accused the lieutenant governor of raping her in 2000, when they were both Duke University students.
Matt Whitaker Threatens to Stiff-Arm Congress
Whitaker will not testify before Congress unless the House Judiciary Committee chairman promises, in writing and by 6 p.m. Thursday, that he will not subpoena him.
FUEL TO THE FIRE
Qatar Lobbyist Donates to Congressmen—and Gets Results
New FARA filings show top lobbyist spent the summer seeking sit-downs with Democrats from Texas, where the Qatari government just announced plans for a $10 billion LNG terminal.
Trump Plays Nice for a Night, Fools No One
‘Tonight, he called for some bipartisan action,’ one senior White House official told The Daily Beast before the State of the Union speech, but ‘tomorrow, he’s back to the fight.’
THE PATH FORWARD
We’re in the Age of Fracture. Let’s Start an Age of Repair.
Our system isn’t broken because politicians lack will. It’s broken because some people broke it for their own purposes. It can get better—but it will take time.
ARE YOU KIDDING
Maher’s Racist ‘Popeyes Chicken’ Remark to Black Congressman
On ‘Real Time’ Friday night, the HBO host did the unthinkable… again.
BULLY THE BULLY
Chuck and Nancy Have Only Just Begun Kicking Trump’s Behind
They won the first battle over the Wall. Now, Schumer, Pelosi, and the Democrats need to press their advantage.