RNC Already Planning Presidential Debates
Newsmax -- and even CNN -- are being considered
What You May Have Missed…
The Republican National Committee is in talks with several networks — including “regular Republican boogeyman” CNN — about hosting presidential primary debates starting as early as this summer.
Though the crazy revelations surrounding Rep. George Santos (R-NY) continue, the new congressman is also aligning with the GOP’s far right — leading Jon Stewart to warn against “mistaking absurdity for lack of danger.”
Rep. Katie Porter (D-CA), running for U.S. Senate, has already made an endorsement for her House successor, backing Democrat Dave Min in the CA47 race.
North Carolina Attorney General Josh Stein, a Democrat, entered the race to succeed term-limited Gov. Roy Cooper (D-NC).
Getting back on Facebook is what’s on Donald Trump’s mind.
Along with a possible indictment.
And probably this book too.
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A reader asks:
Does the appointment of Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene and Rep. Paul Gosar to key House committees strengthen Speaker Kevin McCarthy politically — or does it just deepen the stranglehold the extreme right has over him?
That’s a great question.
In the short term, McCarthy can say he’s kept his promises to members who ultimately voted for him as Speaker.
But with only a five seat majority in the House, it’s only a matter of time before McCarthy is held hostage once again to extract more concessions from him. And if he doesn’t play ball, it takes just one member to call for his ouster.
McCarthy will have to play this balancing act every single week he’s still Speaker.
Here are some interesting links that didn’t make it into Political Wire today:
Now trending on the political dictionary: “spoils system.”
Former Rep. Adam Kinzinger is selling signed copies of the final report from the congressional subcommittee investigating the January 6 Capitol riot for $100.
Twitter’s revenue plunged 35% last quarter after Elon Musk took control of the social media company.
Semafor plans to buy out the nearly $10 million investment it received from Sam Bankman-Fried, the upstart media company’s largest investor.
Democrats say they won’t negotiate to raise the debt limit. But it might make sense for them to negotiate to get rid of the ridiculous law.
A boring plan for managing the debt limit from Josh Barro at
Chris Cillizza, last seen on CNN, has started a Substack:
An interesting explanation of the 2022 midterm results from: “Where voters understood the stakes, they voted as they had in 2018 and 2020; where they did not, they met the pundits’ expectations about a Red Wave.”