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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

Our big story today will be Paul Manafort’s sentencing in his Eastern District of Virginia financial crimes case. And while the sentence itself will be one headline, the judge may end up making others. Here’s more on that and other stories we’re following.

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Democrats sent requests for information to 81 Trump-affiliated individuals, corporations and entities yesterday, backed by the threat of a subpoena should they fail to comply. We will have more on what we can glean from their requests today.

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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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