John Light

John is TPM‘s Prime editor. His writing has also appeared at The Atlantic, Mother Jones, Salon, Slate, UN Dispatch, Vox, Worth, and Al Jazeera, and has been broadcast on Public Radio International. Before joining TPM, John was a producer for Bill Moyers and WNYC, and worked as a news writer for Grist. He grew up in New Jersey, studied history and film at Oberlin College, and got his master‘s degree in journalism from Columbia University.

Articles by John

One day after closed-door testimony before the Senate Intelligence Committee and one day before closed-door testimony before the House Intelligence Committee, Michael Cohen, President Trump’s former lawyer, will testify publicly before the House Oversight Committee. The hearing gets underway at 10 a.m. Here’s more on that and other stories we’re following.

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The House is set to vote today on legislation challenging President Trump’s national emergency declaration. It will likely pass easily, but may not win the veto-proof majority it will need should it arrive on the President’s desk.

Once the House passes this legislation, the Senate has 18 days to take it up. Here’s more on that story and others we’re following.

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Hello, TPM members, and welcome to the weekend.

The big news this week for us were the credible reports that the Mueller probe really is wrapping up — Attorney General Bill Barr is preparing to handle Mueller’s report, and Mueller’s prosecutors are returning to their old jobs. The extensiveness of Mueller’s report, and what Barr will choose to make public, are, of course, enormous lingering questions as we head into next week.

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The stakes were already high when Mark Harris took the stand today to explain his relationship with McCrae Dowless, a GOP operative with a history of shady practices who, it appears, orchestrated an absentee ballot fraud plot that may have swung the election for North Carolina’s ninth congressional district to Harris.

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