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Brittney Griner is "safe, she’s on a plane, she’s on her way home after months of being unjustly detained in Russia, held under intolerable circumstances,” Biden announced from the White House Thursday. politi.co/3VFJKop
Maxine Waters says a subpoena is "definitely on the table" for Sam Bankman-Fried if he does not testify before Congress.  The failed cryptocurrency founder has said "I will testify" but maybe not as soon as the committee wants. politico.com/minutes/congre…
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Ukraine has surprised the world with its ability to fend off major cyberattacks from Russia. And one small country — Estonia — has played an outsized role in helping them do so. politico.com/news/2022/12/0…
The White House has struck a deal to free basketball star Brittney Griner from Russian custody in exchange for Russian arms trafficker Viktor Bout. politico.com/news/2022/12/0…
A vocal group of Midwestern Democrats is telling it straight: Their party has a flyover country problem. politico.com/news/2022/12/0…
Democrats are urging Gary Peters to stay at the helm of their Senate campaign arm after the party pulled off the historic feat of reelecting every incumbent this midterm. He’s not, however, rushing to do it all again. politico.com/news/2022/12/0…
Democrats almost had a weed deal — for real this time politico.com/news/2022/12/0…
It was last week that Elon Musk dangled the arrival of a promised multiday blitz of internal Twitter documents — starting with the backstory on the company’s late-2020 decision to block users from sharing coverage of Hunter Biden’s leaked laptop files politico.com/news/2022/12/0…
Canada has a lot riding on International Trade Minister Mary Ng’s connections politico.com/news/2022/12/0…
As Republicans come to terms with their lackluster midterm performance, top GOP officials and conservative luminaries are acknowledging voters were led astray with calls to reject early and absentee voting politico.com/news/2022/12/0…
As New York Mayor Eric Adams' first year in office draws to a close, he's ready to take aim at one of the largest problems escalating across the city: an acute housing shortage that has driven up the cost of renting and buying a home politico.com/news/2022/12/0…
Sen. Elizabeth Warren is calling on bank regulators to investigate U.S. financial institutions over their ties to the crypto industry after two banks were buffeted by losses following the collapse of the FTX exchange politico.com/news/2022/12/0…
What happens in Vegas at #CES2023 will be reported in our special edition Digital Future Daily newsletter from Jan. 5-7. Don’t miss out. Sign up today. politico.com/politicoatces?…
Nightly reports on how Herschel Walker’s campaign sputtered behind the scenes👇politico.com/newsletters/po…L
A federal grand jury indicted Republican Florida state Rep. Joe Harding on multiple counts after authorities said he illegally obtained $150,000 in pandemic-related small business loans by allegedly using the names of dormant companies. politico.com/news/2022/12/0…
Doug Emhoff didn't expect to become the face of the Biden admin's fight against antisemitism when he became second gentleman, but he leaned into the role Wednesday during a roundtable on the issue. politico.com/news/2022/12/0…
A woman who alleged NY state AG Tish James' top aide of sexual misconduct called the office’s handling of her complaint “appalling" in her first public interview. politico.com/news/2022/12/0…
As bipartisan negotiations on a sprawling package to fund the government remain mired in gridlock, Democrats have a new negotiation plan: publicly releasing their own partisan proposal on Monday. politico.com/news/2022/12/0…
SCOOP - Megadonor George Soros (thru direct contribs, super PACs) spent $50M on 2022 cycle, likely making him biggest Dem donor of the cycle. AND He's dropping *another* $50M into Democracy PAC for 2024 & beyond. $$ disclosed in FEC filings tomorrow: politico.com/news/2022/12/0…
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The Congressional Black Caucus is huddling to discuss its members' threat to block a must-pass defense policy bill without the inclusion of voting rights. politico.com/minutes/congre…
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The centrist group No Labels has spearheaded an ambitious $70 million project laying the groundwork for a unity ticket presidential campaign in 2024. But behind the scenes, ex-staffers say the organization is rife with problems. politico.com/news/2022/12/0…
NEW: Centrist group No Labels has a cutthroat culture, where staffers are routinely fired or pushed out, have little trust in management and a workplace that can be difficult for minority and female staffers, 14 former employees and 4 other people told me. politico.com/news/2022/12/0…
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Arizona is a case study for how far some state legislators want to go in taking control of elections if the Supreme Court rules in favor of the independent state legislature theory. politico.com/news/2022/12/0…
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The Supreme Court is grappling today with a case that could allow state legislatures to bypass courts on election rules. John Roberts, Brett Kavanaugh and Amy Coney Barrett are the key justices to watch. politico.com/news/2022/12/0…
Warnock addressed a ballroom of cheering supporters last night after winning his Georgia Senate runoff. “After a hard fought campaign, or should I say campaigns, it is my honor to utter the four most powerful words every spoken in a democracy: The people have spoken,” he said.
In the wake of Herschel Walker's Senate loss, aides say his campaign was as flawed as the candidate. “He should have never run for this seat... Herschel had a ton of baggage he was not transparent about," said one person close to the campaign. politico.com/news/2022/12/0…
Tourism job numbers are not back to pre-pandemic levels: would immigration reform help that? Is it a skills mismatch, will AI do the jobs instead? @SenJackyRosen is explaining where she wants to strike the balance. twitter.com/i/broadcasts/1… #POLITICOTravel
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This midterm class of Democrats is young and diverse, and some of its members are likely to be the next leaders of the party — or make a run at the White House sometime soon, even if it’s not in 2024 politico.com/news/2022/12/0…
About a half-dozen Republican senators, most of whom publicly opposed Mitch McConnell as their leader last month, are getting more organized in a bid to exert their leverage in the chamber politico.com/news/2022/12/0…
NATO countries are considering using leftover funds from a pot of money previously used to back the Afghan security forces to provide support to Ukraine in the coming weeks politico.com/news/2022/12/0…
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Herschel Walker’s defeat in Georgia marked the final indignity of the midterms for Donald Trump, who hand-picked the former football star for the Senate run. “Georgia may be remembered as the state that broke Trump once and for all,” said a GOP operative. politico.com/news/2022/12/0…
Tonight’s results mark another big defeat for Donald Trump’s endorsed candidates. @ec_schneider contrasts the defeat of Trump-backed Walker with Gov. Brian Kemp easily winning re-election in November after seeing off a Trump-backed primary challenger👇m
Reaction at the Warnock party to the CNN call #gapol
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“There’s no excuses in life,” Herschel Walker says in concession speech. “I’m not going to make any excuses now because we put up one heck of a fight.”
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While Senate majority wasn't on the line tonight, 51 seats will give Dems a firmer grasp on nearly everything in the chamber — and a little extra breathing room ahead of a 2024 Senate map that gives Republicans significant opportunities to win seats. politi.co/3HhnRYu
Sen. Raphael Warnock has defeated GOP challenger Herschel Walker in Georgia’s Senate runoff, giving Democrats a 51-seat majority next year after every endangered incumbent won reelection. politi.co/3VY5uM5
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Just 10 years ago, Georgia was largely irrelevant to national politics. How’d the state get so much more competitive — and why is it so important now? Nightly reports 👇politico.com/newsletters/po…Q
I'll be live-chatting the Georgia runoff along with my brilliant @politico colleagues tonight. Follow along here: politico.com/2022-election/…
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Hello from the Chick-fil-A College Football Hall of Fame, where Herschel Walker supporters are being treated to a spread from Chick-fil-A.
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Just over 80,000 voters who cast their ballots before Election Day — 4% of the early electorate overall — didn't vote in the November election, notes @jsscppr. That group could make a difference in a close race. More reporter analysis in our live chat: politi.co/3BcEBME
Tonight's Senate runoff will show whether Dems have built a durable blueprint to cement Georgia's place among the nation’s political battlegrounds. As votes start rolling in, here are five key regions to watch👇politico.com/news/2022/12/0…v
🚨 Polls have officially closed in Georgia's Senate runoff. The race between Democratic incumbent Raphael Warnock and GOP challenger Herschel Walker will decide if Dems' Senate majority is 50 or 51 seats. Track the results �politi.co/3F9nZpX3X
Check out our live map to track the results of Georgia's runoff race ⤵️ politico.com/2022-election/…
The majority isn’t on the line this time. But a Warnock win would give Democrats 51 seats, providing the party with more room to operate on nominations and legislation over the next two years. politi.co/3Y1j430
The last Senate seat of the midterm election is happening tonight, with Sen. Raphael Warnock (D) facing off against Herschel Walker (R) in Georgia's runoff. politico.com/news/2022/12/0…
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