Cristina Cabrera

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Cristina Cabrera is a newswriter at TPM based in New York. She previously worked for Vocativ, USA Today and NY1 News.
WASHINGTON, DC - MAY 12: U.S. Senator Rand Paul L (R-KY) listens to testimony during the Senate Committee for Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions hearing to examine COVID-19 and Safely Getting Back to Work and Back to School on Tuesday, May 12, 2020. (Photo by Toni L. Sandys/The Washington Post)
Where Things Stand: Pool Of Pro-Trump Election Critics Running For Office Grows Prime Badge
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A handful of proponents of the Big Lie have launched bids for secretary of state — elected, state-level positions that will have a say in voting operations for future election cycles.

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WASHINGTON, DC - DECEMBER 17: Republican Conference Chairman Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY) speaks during a press conference at the US Capitol on December 17, 2019 in Washington, DC. House Republican leaders criticized their Democratic colleagues handling of the Impeachment Proceedings of President Donald Trump. (Photo by Samuel Corum/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Liz Cheney
CHEYENNE, WY - JANUARY 28: Wyoming state Sen. Anthony Bouchard, R-Cheyenne, who is challenging Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY) in the primary race, speaks to supporters after a rally against Cheney on January 28, 2021 in Cheyenne, Wyoming. Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) traveled to Cheyenne to add his voice to a growing effort to vote Cheney out of office after she voted in favor of impeaching Donald Trump. (Photo by Michael Ciaglo/Getty Images)
FBI Director nominee Christopher Wray testifies during his confirmation hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee July 12, 2017 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. If confirmed, Wray will fill the position that has been left behind by former director James Comey who was fired by President Donald Trump about two months ago.
Where Things Stand: The Other Giuliani Prime Badge
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45 EAST 66TH STREET, NEW YORK, UNITED STATES - 2021/04/28: Andrew Giuliani addresses press outside of his father's apartment. His father, Rudy Giuliani was personal attorney of the former President Donald Trump. Federal agents executed a search warrant early on this day at the Manhattan home of Rudy Giuliani in connection with criminal investigation into his involvement with Ukraine. (Photo by Lev Radin/Pacific Press/LightRocket via Getty Images)

“I’m a politician out of the womb.”

This is how the son of Rudy Giuliani announced his bid for the Republican nomination in New York’s gubernatorial race, a fittingly bizarre statement for an under-the-radar bizarre boy.

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Where Things Stand: Americans Would Rather See Roe Left Alone Prime Badge
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And they hardly see it as a pressing issue, at least not right now.

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