God Forbid Women Have Hobbies
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by Nicole Lafond
45m ago
The basis for Justice Samuel Alito’s rejection of congressional Democrats’ request that he recuse himself from Supreme Court cases tied to Jan. 6 was literally a meme ..read more
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Ireland (and Spain and Norway) Were Right to Recognize Palestine
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by Josh Marshall
5h ago
Yesterday Ireland, Spain and Norway jointly announced their decision to recognize a Palestinian state. The US and most other European governments continue to support a “two state” solution but refuse to recognize a Palestinian state because they say such recognition and such a settlement must emerge from negotiations between the two parties. Meanwhile, numerous other countries throughout the world have already made such a declaration. Meanwhile Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says such recognition amounts to “a reward for terrorism.” Some offer a middle ground. British Foreign Secreta ..read more
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Justice
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by Josh Marshall
6h ago
Before we get a verdict, it’s important to recognize that this is justice, regardless of whatever the verdict is. It is a billowing outrage that the three other cases against Donald Trump have been stymied to date by judicial corruption (certainly that’s the case in the two federal prosecutions; the Georgia case is more complicated). But those are different cases. This trial is in a different jurisdiction and about totally different facts and crimes. Both sides were allowed to make their case before a judge who did a good job of controlling the process. Now it’s in the hands of a jury. I am ce ..read more
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Live Blog
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by Josh Marshall
7h ago
Follow along with our Trump trial live blog right here ..read more
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No Podcast This Week
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by Jackie Wilhelm
8h ago
Alas, our beloved co-host Kate is sick, so there will be no podcast this week. See you all next week with a new episode ..read more
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Jury Expected To Begin Deliberations Today
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by John Light
12h ago
The first-ever criminal trial of a former president is drawing to a close mthis week. On Wednesday, Judge Juan Merchan is expected to instruct the jury on the law, and then hand the case over to the panel, which will begin deliberations. Follow along with us ..read more
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Site Issues
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by Josh Marshall
19h ago
I wanted to give you a brief update on the server outage we had off and on for much of Tuesday afternoon. First, we apologize that this happened and especially on such a news packed day. As members you pay for us to bring you the news and for the site to be online. We take that responsibility very seriously. Unfortunately, we do not yet know the precise cause of Tuesday’s outage. It appears to have originated on our server host’s side. So that left us for much of the afternoon in the uncomfortable position of largely having to wait on their team to figure out and fix the problem. (If you had a ..read more
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Trump Trial Finale: Prosecutors Outline A Conspiracy, Defense Invents One Of Its Own
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by Josh Kovensky
21h ago
NEW YORK — The first-ever criminal trial of an American president barreled to a close on Tuesday in a marathon day at Manhattan Criminal Court — the last day of testimony before the case goes to the jury, and one to which both sides brought everything they had ..read more
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Republican Abortion Revenge Is At Center Of Drama About Getting Biden On Ohio’s Ballot
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by Nicole Lafond
1d ago
The Democratic National Committee announced Tuesday that it would hold a “virtual roll call” ahead of the party’s August nominating convention in Chicago to pick President Biden as the 2024 candidate, ensuring that he appears on the Ohio ballot — bringing to an end an unnecessary chapter of uncertainty about Biden’s appearance on the ballot in the state, an issue that other states were able to resolve without drama ..read more
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The Babe Ruth of Liars
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by Josh Marshall
1d ago
Let’s grant the Trump lawyers their point and say Michael Cohen is the “MVP of Liars.” He’s certainly an accomplished liar. But even though I’m probably preaching to the choir, let’s look at this. This is Donald Trump’s argument, the guy who is plagued by all the turncoats, morons, liars and criminals who he’s hired to work for him. Again, Donald Trump is insisting someone is a liar and can’t be trusted. If Michael Cohen is the MVP, what is Donald Trump? The Babe Ruth of Liars ..read more
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