Axios

  • A significant outbreak of severe thunderstorms, including a "few strong tornadoes," is unfolding for the Mississippi Valley, mid-South and parts of the Southeast Tuesday into Tuesday night.Threat level: The storm threat is highest — at "moderate risk" or a level 4 out of 5 on the NWS' scale — in Mississippi. About 40 million people […]
  • The Senate on Tuesday passed a bill to codify the right to same-sex and interracial marriage, with 12 Republicans joining Democrats to send the legislation to the House.Why it matters: The Senate, with its 60-vote threshold, was the main obstacle to the bill’s passage, but it passed with a 61-36 vote. The House is expected […]
  • A jury on Tuesday found Stewart Rhodes, the founder of the far-right militia group Oath Keepers, guilty of seditious conspiracy for his actions in the lead-up to and day of the deadly Jan. 6 Capitol riot, AP reports. Why it matters: Rhodes, a prominent figure within far-right American politics, faces a maximum of 20 years […]
  • Sam Bankman-Fried had $100,000 left in his bank account last time he checked. In an interview, the former FTX CEO pointed to both personal failures and regulatory gaps to help explain the implosion of his company. Why it matters: Bankman-Fried's late Monday phone interview with Axios comes as FTX is working through a messy bankruptcy […]
  • The United States men's soccer team will be in Qatar for a little longer after defeating Iran in their final group-stage match of the 2022 World Cup.Why it matters: The 1-0 result extends the team's first World Cup campaign in eight years. It's the seventh time the U.S. has reached the knockout round.Context: The U.S. […]

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  • Oath Keepers trial: Stewart Rhodes guilty of Jan. 6 seditious conspiracy
    A federal jury on Tuesday convicted Oath Keepers founder Stewart Rhodes of seditious conspiracy for leading a months-long plot to unleash political violence to prevent the inauguration of President Biden, culminating in the Jan. 6, 2021, attack on the Capitol. The panel of seven men and five women deliberated for three days before finding Rhodes […]
  • Trump Cites Twitter ‘Problems,’ Says He’ll Stick to Own Platform – Bloomberg
    Donald Trump said he sees “a lot of problems at Twitter” and will stick to his own social-media platform, offering an initial response to Elon Musk’s poll on whether to reinstate the former president’s account. “I hear we’re getting a big vote to also go back on Twitter. I don’t see it because I don’t […]
  • Justice Alito denies allegation of a leak in 2014 case about access to birth control – POLITICO
    Justice Samuel Alito denied allegations Saturday from a former anti-abortion activist that his wife, Martha-Ann Alito, played a role in revealing the outcome of a pending Supreme Court case in 2014. An Ohio woman friendly with the Alitos who was a donor to a Supreme Court-connected nonprofit group and allegedly served as a conduit for […]
  • ‘It was simply a hug’, says defeated SD House candidate accused of rape
    RAPID CITY, S.D. (KOTA) – A failed South Dakota house candidate made his initial appearance in court Tuesday on a charge of second-degree rape. Bud Marty May, 37, of Kyle, was first arrested on Nov. 13 on one count of second-degree rape. This a class 1 felony that could carry up to 50 years in […]
  • Jesse Benton convicted of steering Russian Roman Vasilenko's money to Trump
    A Republican political strategist was convicted of illegally helping a Russian businessman contribute to Donald Trump’s presidential campaign in 2016.Jesse Benton, 44, was pardoned by Trump in 2020 for a different campaign finance crime, months before he was indicted again on six counts related to facilitating an illegal foreign campaign donation. He was found guilty […]

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  • Conservative operatives Jacob Wohl and Jack Burkman were sentenced to working 500 hours at a voter registration drive on Tuesday for sending out thousands of robocalls with false information in the lead-up to the 2020 presidential election. The Cleveland-area state court also sentenced them to two years probation and six months of electronic monitoring from…
  • Reps. Bennie Thompson (D-Miss.) and Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.) applauded the convictions of several members of the far-right Oath Keepers group on Tuesday for their roles in the Jan. 6, 2021, attack on the Capitol. “Today’s convictions are a victory for the rule of law and reinforce the fact that the violence of January 6th included…
  • Recently Dwayne Johnson visited his childhood 7-Eleven store to pay back what he took years ago. 
  • Lawmakers held a moment of silence in the lower chamber on Tuesday to honor the late Rep. Donald McEachin (D-Va.), who died on Monday night after a long battle with cancer. House members stood on the floor between votes for roughly 40 seconds to honor McEachin, who had served in the lower chamber for nearly…
  • Twelve Senate Republicans on Tuesday supported final approval of a bill securing federal protections for same-sex marriage, allowing it to surpass the 60-vote threshold needed for passage. The Republicans in the upper chamber who backed the bill were Sens. Susan Collins (Maine), Lisa Murkowski (Alaska), Rob Portman (Ohio), Thom Tillis (N.C.), Mitt Romney (Utah), Roy…

Five Thirty Eight

  • Kari Lake, the Republican candidate for governor of Arizona, made denying the results of the 2020 election central to her campaign this year. And while she hasn’t yet conceded, she lost that race to Democrat Katie Hobbs. It was one of the most high-profile examples of a pattern we saw over and over again in […]
  • Election Day in Georgia is just a week away, so the FiveThirtyEight Politics podcast crew shook off their turkey hangover to talk about what to expect in Georgia’s second Senate runoff in two years. They also review Democrats’ agenda for the current lame duck session in Congress and hold their first post-midterm 2024 Democratic primary […]
  • Election Day in Georgia is just a week away, so the FiveThirtyEight Politics podcast crew shook off their turkey hangover to talk about what to expect in Georgia’s second Senate runoff in two years. They also review Democrats’ agenda for the current lame duck session in Congress and hold their first post-midterm 2024 Democratic primary […]
  • Heading into the 2022 election, one big question was just how many voters would be willing to vote for one party’s candidate for U.S. Senate and the opposing party’s candidate for governor. We’ve known for a while that this voting behavior, known as “split-ticket” voting, has been on the decline in U.S. elections, thanks to […]
  • Welcome to FiveThirtyEight’s politics chat. The transcript below has been lightly edited. nrakich (Nathaniel Rakich, senior elections analyst): The 2022 midterms just ended a couple weeks ago, but the 2024 election has already begun: Just a week after Election Day, former President Donald Trump announced he would run for president again. Given how little of […]

Political Wire

  • Sam Bankman-Fried, founder of the cryptocurrency exchange FTX, revealed in a new interview that he donated “about the same amount of money” to both Democrats and Republicans, but that all […]
  • “Former Trump adviser Stephen Miller testified on Tuesday to a federal grand jury in Washington, DC, as part of the January 6, 2021, investigation, making him the first known witness […]
  • Donald Trump fired back at Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY), calling him “a loser for our nation and for the Republican Party,” while telling Fox News that he did […]
  • “The Senate on Tuesday passed the Respect for Marriage Act, which would enshrine marriage equality into federal law, granting protections to same-sex and interracial couples,” the Washington Post reports. “The […]
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