2024 elections

UNITED STATES - JUNE 6: Rep. Carolyn Maloney, D-N.Y., speaks during a news conference at the House Triangle on the need to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment on June 6, 2018. (Photo By Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
Where Things Stand: McConnell Leaves 2024 Door Wide Open
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It’s standard protocol for Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) to say a little bit in order to say a lot, and without actually having to say the thing you know he’s actually saying. But this little remark from this afternoon is worth noting, even though he is typically evasive.

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Where Things Stand: SCOTUS Could Be Poised To Make Future Coup Attempts Easier
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The Supreme Court’s decision today to take up Moore v. Harper set off alarms across the election law world. The case offers a dramatic reimagining of the balance of powers at the state and federal level. And, importantly, the legal theory at the heart of the case shares considerable DNA with the animating theory that Trump and his cronies drew on as they sought to get the courts to overturn the 2020 election.

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Where Things Stand: Some Republicans Secretly Hope Jan 6 Hearings Make Trump Unelectable
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Bon courage!

Some members of the party that hasn’t managed to figure out how to stiffen its spine in the face of Donald Trump for seven years are apparently privately hoping that the Democrats and two Republicans on the Jan. 6 select committee will do their dirty work for them.

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