Medium • Rep. Jamie Raskin • January 4 • repraskin.medium.com
Statement of Congressman Jamie Raskin and Sarah Bloom Raskin on the Remarkable Life of Tommy Raskin
TAKOMA PARK, M.D. — Congressman Jamie Raskin and Sarah Bloom Raskin today released the following statement about their son Thomas (Tommy)…
The New York Times • Annie Karni, Maggie Haberman • January 4 • nytimes.com
Pence’s Choice: Side With the Constitution or His Boss
The vice president will preside on Wednesday when Congress convenes to ratify Joe Biden’s victory. President Trump still seems to hold out hope that his loyal No. 2 could change the outcome.
The New York Times • Peter Baker • January 4 • nytimes.com
An Insurgency From Inside the Oval Office
President Trump’s effort to overturn the election he lost has gone beyond mere venting of grievances at the risk of damaging the very American democracy he is charged with defending.
National Review • Yuval Levin • January 4 • nationalreview.com
Failures of Leadership in a Populist Age
They are failing their voters in a fundamental way.
The Washington Post • Philip Rucker, Ashley Parker, Josh Dawsey, Seung Min Kim • January 4 • washingtonpost.com
Trump sabotaging GOP on his way out of office with push to overturn election
The president feels betrayed by allies whom he had expected to bend the instruments of democracy to his will.
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel • Daniel Bice • January 4 • jsonline.com
Bice: Milwaukee law firm 'concerned' by attorney's role in Trump call trying to upend Georgia election results
A spokesman for Foley & Lardner said the Milwaukee-based law firm is not representing any parties contesting the results of the November presidential election.
The Bulwark • Mona Charen • January 4 • thebulwark.com
The Wall Street Journal Epitomizes the Failure of Elite Conservatism - The Bulwark
The Wall Street Journal editorial page is probably the most influential elite conservative outlet in the country. Fox News, talk radio, and the rest may hold more sway with the grass roots, but the Journal has always been the gold standard for educated opinion shapers. Millions of busy people who may not follow politics closely […]
The Atlantic • Tom Nichols • January 4 • theatlantic.com
Worse Than Treason
No amount of rationalizing can change the fact that the majority of the Republican Party is advocating for the overthrow of an American election.
POLITICO • Burgess Everett, Marianne LeVine • January 4 • politico.com
Inside McConnell's handling of Trump's election challenge
The Senate GOP leader is subtly steering the party in his direction.
The Washington Post • George Will • January 4 • washingtonpost.com
Opinion | Hawley, Cruz and their Senate cohort are the Constitution’s most dangerous domestic enemies
This political grandstanding is a violation of their oath of office.
The Washington Post • Josh Dawsey • January 4 • washingtonpost.com
Business leaders urge Congress to certify Biden win
Their letter marked the business community's most significant push yet to ensure President Trump's efforts to overturn the November election are unsuccessful.
POLITICO • Kyle Cheney • January 4 • politico.com
D.C. Police to contact GOP Rep. Boebert about plans to bring Glock to work
"That Congresswoman will be subjected to the same penalties as anyone else that’s caught on the D.C. streets carrying a firearm," said police chief Robert Contee III.
POLITICO • Lara Seligman • January 4 • politico.com
Trump keeps carrier in Middle East, overruling his Pentagon chief
The Pentagon has in recent weeks taken action to shore up its forces in the Middle East.
The Washington Post • Michael Kranish, Tom Hamburger • January 4 • washingtonpost.com
Cleta Mitchell, a key figure in president’s phone call, was an early backer of Trump’s election fraud claims
Mitchell, a lawyer, is a onetime Democratic member of the Oklahoma legislature who became a Republican.
POLITICO • January 4 • politico.com
POLITICO Playbook: The backstory of Trump’s Georgia call
And Nancy Pelosi is reelected speaker.
The Bulwark • Tim Miller • January 4 • thebulwark.com
MAGA Nihilism Is on the Ballot in Georgia - The Bulwark
We believe in nothing . . . except God–King Trump.
Associated Press • Michael Balsamo • January 4 • apnews.com
Proud Boys leader arrested, accused of burning church banner
WASHINGTON (AP) — Police in the nation’s capital on Monday arrested the leader of the Proud Boys, who is accused of burning a Black Lives Matter banner that was torn down from a historic Black...
The New York Times • Carl Hulse • January 3 • nytimes.com
Republicans Begin New Congress Feuding Over Bid to Overturn Election
With President Trump ratcheting up his efforts to cling to power, the party has split over whether to back him, posing a major political test.
ABC News • Katherine Faulders, John Santucci • January 4 • abcnews.go.com
As he seeks to prevent certification of election, Trump plans to attend DC rally
As a joint session of Congress convenes Wednesday to formally certify the Electoral College votes, President Trump plans to speak at a "Save America" rally.
The Washington Post • Ashton Carter, Dick Cheney, William Cohen, Mark Esper, Robert Gates, Chuck Hagel, James Mattis, Leon Panetta, William Perry, Donald Rumsfeld • January 3 • washingtonpost.com
Opinion | All 10 living former defense secretaries: Involving the military in election disputes would cross into dangerous territory
The time for questioning the results has passed; the time for the formal counting of the electoral college votes, as prescribed in the Constitution and statute, has arrived.