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April 12, 2022
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"Mitch McConnell does lines."

In This Episode

Joe Biden takes new action to fight gun crime, the Trump family may soon face accountability for a bunch of other crimes, and the Atlantic’s Mark Leibovich is here to talk about how Official Washington has changed since the last time he skewered the city in his New York Times bestseller, This Town.


Show Notes


News Roundup

  • Punchbowl: Biden’s gun crackdown
  • DOJ Press Release: Justice Department Announces New Rule to Modernize Firearm Definitions
  • Politico: 5 crucial decisions as Jan. 6 investigation reaches final stage
  • CBS News poll: In economic views, inflation outweighs jobs
  • NYT: Jan. 6 Panel Has Evidence for Criminal Referral of Trump, but Splits on Sending The Guardian: Liz Cheney disputes report January 6 panel split over Trump criminal referral 
  • NYT: Before Giving Billions to Jared Kushner, Saudi Investment Fund Had Big Doubts
  • WaPo: After Trump’s contentious courtship of the Saudis, $2B for Jared Kushner
  • CNN: ‘We control them all’: Donald Trump Jr. texted Meadows ideas for overturning 2020 election before it was called
  • NYT: Text From Donald Trump Jr. Set Out Strategies to Fight Election Outcome 
  • NYT: Pro-Trump Rally Planner Is Cooperating in Justice Dept.’s Jan. 6 Inquiry 
  • The Independent: Who is Ali Alexander? Everything we know about the ‘Stop the Steal’ organizer cooperating with the Capitol riot investigation
  • Politico: Democrats exasperated with Biden on gun control
  • Axios: McConnell pressed on contradiction with Trump and moral red lines
  • WaPo: McConnell’s revealing squirm session on why he’d still back Trump
  • Salon: Republicans blame Democrats for crime — but new data shows higher murder rates in red states



  • Axios: First look: Mark Leibovich takes on Trump enablers
  • New Republic: Washington Is Not a Swamp
  • WaPo: The elite D.C. social scene sees a rash of covid cases, but parties on


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