Monday Morning Tabs and Takes

Leftovers from last week and over the weekend.

Signs and Portents

Trump is still in the GOP driver’s seat.

Tabby Thursday

A little debt ceiling, a little higher ed, and other misc delights.

U. S. Sending Abrams Tanks After All

An object lesson on the challenges of alliance politics.

Mitt Romney’s Future

The anti-Trump Republican could find re-election difficult.

Dobbs Leaker Still Unidentified

The Supreme Court’s internal investigation was inconclusive.

NYC Mayor Goes to El Paso to Rail Against Illegal Immigration

Eric Adams is begging for the Federal Government for relief.

Japan’s Shift to Robust Military Ally

A more dangerous world is changing the relationship.

Katie Porter Running for Feinstein’s Seat While She’s Still in It

The race is on before the 89-year-old has announced her intentions.

Blake Hounshell, 1978-2023

A brilliant journalist is gone at 44.

Debbie Stabenow Retiring

The Michigan Senator’s stepping down at a reasonable age shocked everyone.

GOP Clown Show Continues

After two days of futility, a deal is coming together to make futility permanent.

The GOP Clown Show

Just when you thought they couldn’t get more incompetent.

Some Tabs and Quick Takes

Some tab plus some tabs equals some tabs.

Richard Shelby and the Old Senate

“You can’t be against everything.”

China Trade Wars the New Normal

The elite consensus that free trade would bring them around is gone.

Poor, Poor, Pitiful Pence

The past just won’t let him be.

Thursday Morning Tabs

Enjoy.

Trump Committed Four Crimes, Say January 6 Committee

The ball is now in Merrick Garland’s court.

McCarthy’s Road to the Speakership

He is so close.

Dems Considering Releasing Trump Tax Records

It would be an abuse of power.

Kyrsten Sinema Leaving Democratic Party

Because of course she is.

GOP Still Failing Trump “Termination” Test

Contrary to a Politico headline, the GOP response to Trump’s anti-constitution talk continues to underwhelm.

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Germany Open for Immigration

The times they are a changing.

Why Biden Won’t Be Primaried

Democratic politicians are lining up behind the octogenarian President.

Ticket Splitting in the 2022 Mid-Term

How much ticket-splitting was there in gubernatorial v. senatorial races this cycle?

Biden Running But Not Running

The re-election campaign is quietly forming but don’t expect an announcement any time soon.

Biden Getting Little Credit for Infrastructure Bill

Most don’t even know it passed!

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Press Corps Demanding Press Conference

President Biden is being pressured to face the music after the midterms.

Congressional Control Still Too Close to Call

We likely won’t know on Election Night.

The Media is Biased Against Us!

Journalists openly root for a good story.

Fetterman and the Politics of Optics

Will voters overlook the elephant in the room?

The Elusive ‘Latino Voter’

They’re a bloc but also not.

Democrats’ Messaging Challenges

Touting the accomplishments of the last two years isn’t working.

Trump Perjured Himself

The former President knowingly signed a false affidavit in support of the Big Lie.

Ben Sasse to Leave Senate to Become Florida President

The Nebraska Republican got an offer he can’t refuse.

The Florida Fantasy Meets Hard Reality

How a hideous, diabolical, pestilential, God-abandoned hellhole became our 3rd largest state.

Axios and Pre-Chewed News

Jim VandeHei and company have put out a new style guide.

Can Reporters Have Friends?

A new book raises fundamental questions about how far journalistic objectivity should extend.

Trump’s Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day

Makin’ his way the only way he knows how, that’s just a little bit more than the law will allow.

Biden: The Pandemic Is Over

The President is getting hammered from all sides for stating the obvious.

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[Updated] – DOJ Appeals To 11th Circuit

The Department of Justice takes an utterly unsurprising, but important step in the Mar-a-lago document case

Lindsey Graham’s Abortion Stunt

He’s proposed a bill with no chance of passage seemingly timed to hurt his own party in the midterms.

The Media Rage Machine

Shockingly, when the most-watched news outlet is built on divisiveness, the country becomes divided.

American Ideological Self-Identification

“Moderate” is up, “Liberal” is down, and “Conservative” is static. What does it mean?

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Justice Department Calls Trump’s Bluff

This is as close as we get to Garland saying “Eff around, find out!”

Texas and Arizona Bussing Migrants to DC and NYC

A cruel and insidious ‘solution’ to the border problem.

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What’s Politics For, Anyway?

Capitol Hill Republicans are turning the concept on its head.

Build Back Better Than Nothing

Joe Manchin has come around on a pared back BBB, surprising just about everyone.