Trump's trial and Democratic triumphs define a decisive week
News weeks don’t get much bigger than this past week, at least not during an off-year election cycle. Between Donald and Ivanka Trump testifying about their fraudulent business, and yet another victorious election night for Democrats on Tuesday (which has become a regular thing ever since Trump was elected in 2016), there was much for progressives to cheer about.
Trump’s trial hasn’t been going well, and Ivanka’s testimony did him no favors. Not facing any direct liability herself, she was far more open and cooperative in answering questions. Donald Trump’s entire fame and mystique is built around the fiction of his business acumen and success. It’s all crashing down.
Meanwhile, the political press hasn’t just been treating Trump to a different standard on the campaign trail, but it’s now having a hard time dealing with Tuesday’s Democratic successes. But the fact is that abortion continues to drive Democratic engagement and turnout, no matter how much Republicans want to scream about it. Meanwhile, Tuesday’s results have big implications on the 2024 elections.
Finally, if you’re hoping the House will get its act together and fund the government, don’t hold your breath.
This week’s top stories
Lauren Boebert makes the mistake of trying to actually debate someone
Ivanka Trump has been a more cooperative witness—and a disaster for Donald Trump
Trump's testimony as told by images from inside the courtroom
Pete Buttigieg responds to Speaker Mike Johnson's concept of same-sex marriage as 'chaos'
Trump is reminding voters how weird, weak, and laughable he is—and we are here for it
Speaker Johnson creates pre-shutdown chaos
Donald Trump posts are all over the map on Truth Social
Mike Johnson says he and his 17-year-old son monitored each other’s porn access
Donald Trump's temper tantrums in court were just a cover-up for how badly he’s losing
Trump fumes as Iowa governor backs DeSantis, declares her career over
Joe Manchin's long career tells the tale of West Virginia's transformation from blue to red
Moms for Liberty demands criminal investigation into book about a demon-fighting teen
Moms for Liberty had a bad night in many key school board races
Forced-birther Republicans in Ohio, Michigan refuse to accept voters’ will on abortion
Want to indoctrinate your toddlers into election denial? Rep. Anna Paulina Luna has a book for you
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