Donald Trump

Where Things Stand: This Should Change The Narrative
This is your TPM early-afternoon briefing.

But it probably won’t.

I wrote last week about my fascination with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s months-long crusade to use the media to pressure the secretary of state to run for Senate in Kansas. McConnell views Mike Pompeo as the ideal candidate: He has enough establishment support to unite the party in the key state that’s about to dive into a messy GOP primary over the open seat, where a top contender is polarizing, even in Republican circles.

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WASHINGTON, UNITED STATES - JANUARY 28 2020: U.S. Representative Eliot Engel (D-NY) speaks about the recent bipartisan Congressional trip to Poland and Israel for the commemoration of 75 years since the liberation of Auschwitz.
President Donald Trump delivers remarks at the National Republican Congressional Committee March Dinner at the National Building Museum on March 20, 2018 in Washington, D.C. Photo by Kevin Dietsch/UPI
Where Things Stand: We’re Still Footing The Bill
This is your TPM early-afternoon briefing.

Just a reminder: President Trump is still profiting off the presidency.

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A view of messages of support outside New York Presbyterian-Queens during the coronavirus pandemic on May 12, 2020 in Queens borough of New York City. COVID-19 has spread to most countries around the world, claiming over 270,000 lives with over 3.9 million infections reported.  (Photo by John Nacion/NurPhoto)
Five Ways Immigrants Are Helping Their Fellow Americans Fight COVID-19
Trump's exclusionary rhetoric on immigrants was never true. But it is especially harmful to the United States as the country works to fight against this deadly pandemic and rebuild its economy in the aftermath.
Where Things Stand: This Almost Feels Like A Normal Day
This is your TPM late-morning briefing.
WASHINGTON, DC - MARCH 12:  The Supreme Court of the United States of America. The building, a classical Corinthian architectural style, was completed in 1935 with marble mined from Vermont used on the exterior and the four inner courtyards  are white Georgia marble.  (Photo by Jonathan Newton / The Washington Post)

It’s been a long time since we had a major case or hearing to focus our coverage around, let alone two in one day.

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Where Things Stand: Spiraling Out
This is your TPM early-afternoon briefing.

CNN anchor Don Lemon went viral last week when he spoke directly to President Trump during a monologue on his show, asking the President why his predecessor seems to constantly get under his skin.

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