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DOJ Detailed To Trump Campaign

DOJ spokesperson goes on Hannity’s Fox show to announce next phase of the bogus “unmasking” investigation.

The Constitution Doesn’t Require A Conscience

Trump ghostwriter Tony Schwartz with a new Medium piece on the psychopath in chief.

A Glimpse Of Normal

Joe Biden commemorates the 100,000 and counting American victims of COVID-19:

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Life, Liberty And The Pursuit Of Karens

The backlash to this Karen’ing moment was fierce.

Flynn Case Takes Another Twist

Mike Flynn is trying to get the judge removed from his case, among other new developments in what is shaping up as a major test of the judiciary’s ability not to get coopted in Trump’s politicization of the Barr Justice Department.

Soldiering On Through The Pandemic

A TPM member checks in from the retail sector. It’s tough out there. We all know that. But this story (name withheld because of the details about the member’s workplace) offers a measured snapshot of the difficult choices employees and managers in essential businesses have been facing for weeks. The member’s evenness, lack of anger or rancor, and perseverance in the face of the daily challenges the pandemic presents are admirable.

Hi you guys, I am a member and wanted to offer, if no one else has, some insight on what it is like working in a grocery store right now.

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Interesting Backstory On Flynn Case Prime Badge

The retired judge appointed to be friend of the court in the Mike Flynn case has already been on the record publicly expressing concern about the circumstances of the Justice Department’s unprecedented reversal.

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Trump’s Cult Of Death

You’ve really got to see what’s been going on at The Federalist during the pandemic. It’s the leading progenitor of the “there are things worse than death” approach to defending Trump’s COVID-19 debacle. Matt Shuham did the heavy lifting of sifting through its coverage so you don’t have to. Must read.

Whoa, Part II

FBI agents executed a search warrant Wednesday night at the Washington, DC-area home of Sen. Richard Burr (R-NC), the LA Times reports. They reportedly seized Burr’s cell phone as part of their investigation of stock trades he made while getting COVID-19 briefings as chairman of the Senate intel committee. The stock trades occurred before the full scope of the pandemic threat was publicly known in the United States.


Federal judge in Mike Flynn case appoints retired judge to brief him on whether Flynn should be held in criminal contempt for perjury. 

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