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John Light is TPM's managing editor, based in New York. He previously worked as a producer for Bill Moyers and WNYC and has written for The Atlantic, Slate, Reuters and Grist.

Kemp Easily Demolishes Perdue As Trump’s Revenge Crusade Flops
Christian Nationalism’s Central Role In The Election Truther Movement

Journalist Sarah Posner discussed her recent article for TPM, “How Christian Nationalism And The Big Lie Fused To Fuel Doug Mastriano’s Candidacy,” on MSNBC last night. Watch:

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Idaho Governor Beats Back Challenge From Trump-Endorsed Lt. Guv. McGeachin
McGeachin has connections to the militia movement, and has the meddlesome habit of trying to undermine Governor Little's policies whenever he leaves the state.
Bye, Madison! GOP Succeeds In Its Effort To Vanquish Cawthorn
Insurrection Attendee Mastriano Will Be GOP Candidate For Pennsylvania Governor
McConnell Says National Abortion Ban ‘Possible,’ Wouldn’t Change Filibuster To Do It
And That’s That

Twitter will be acquired by billionaire Elon Musk, and will become a private company.

From the press release:

“Free speech is the bedrock of a functioning democracy, and Twitter is the digital town square where matters vital to the future of humanity are debated,” said Mr. Musk. “I also want to make Twitter better than ever by enhancing the product with new features, making the algorithms open source to increase trust, defeating the spam bots, and authenticating all humans. Twitter has tremendous potential – I look forward to working with the company and the community of users to unlock it.”

Senators Question Jackson Again After Day Of QAnon-Tainted Attacks, Democratic Defenses
Will Russia Retaliate?

TPM’s Josh Kovensky spoke on MSNBC just now about Vladimir Putin’s cryptic decision-making, the impact of U.S. sanctions on Russia, and how to think about the possibility of a retaliatory cyber attack on the U.S.

Report: Trump Took A Bunch Of Records With Him To Mar-A-Lago
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