John Light

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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.
Where Things Stand: Two Big Scoops On One Weird Story
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Yesterday, TPM broke the news that the Atlanta-area U.S. attorney was leaving his post early. Byung Jin “BJay” Pak, of the Northern District of Georgia, had planned to leave on Inauguration Day, but instead was leaving immediately due to “unforeseen circumstances,” he told his staff yesterday.

Today, we learned who will replace him: Bobby Christine, the Trump-appointed U.S. attorney for the Southern District of Georgia. TPM broke that story too.

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Cast Your Vote!

We have about six hours of voting left in the quarterfinals for our Duke of Dukes competition.

These are some choice match-ups you won’t want to miss:

  • Randy “Duke” Cunningham vs. Scooter Libby
  • Rod Blagojevich vs. Dick Cheney
  • Anthony Weiner vs. Dinesh D’Souza
  • Rudy Giuliani vs. Paul Manafort

Cast your vote here by 6 p.m.

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Where Thing Stand: Conspiracy Theories And Consequences

Who could have seen this coming?

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Cast Your Vote

Voting in the first round of our Duke of Dukes bracket is open. Cast your ballot here.

Need some help knowing who to vote for? The Nation’s national affairs correspondent Jeet Heer has some recommendations.

We’ve been monitoring live results, and I can tell you that the Jack Abramoff vs. Dick Cheney and Anthony Weiner vs. Chris Christie match-ups are both nail biters. Pick carefully.

Where Things Stand: The Coming Dissolution Of Trumpworld Prime Badge
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Much of Trump’s 2020 infrastructure, established solely around the cause-célèbre of President Trump and his reelection, has not made the jump to the President’s post-election crusade to overturn his loss. Instead, that space is being filled by the President himself and a rag-tag band of allies.

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