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July 29, 2021
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“1/6 Truth and 1/6 Truthers.”

In This Episode

Day 1 of the House’s January 6th investigation goes poorly for Republicans, Dan Pfeiffer talks to White House Covid Equity Task Force Chair Marcella Nunez-Smith about President Biden’s speech on vaccines, and a closer look at special elections in Texas, Ohio, and California.


Show Notes 



  • NPR: 4 Takeaways From The Emotional 1st Select Committee Hearing On The Capitol Attack
  • TIME: The Start of the Jan. 6 Insurrection Inquiry Shows Its Stakes—And Its Shortcoming 
  • The Atlantic: Republicans Refuse to Reckon With January 6 
  • Slate: The First Reality-Based Congressional Oversight Hearing in Years
  • Vox: The first January 6 hearing was a harrowing indictment of the GOP
  • WaPo: One of the Republicans on the Jan. 6 committee went out of his way to rebut his party’s whataboutism
  • NPR: Here Are The 9 Lawmakers Investigating The Jan. 6 Capitol Attack
  • WaPo: Our democracy is under attack. Washington journalists must stop covering it like politics as usual. 
  • ABC: Jan. 6 select committee to meet on next steps, move on subpoenas



  • NYT: Texas Special Runoff Election Results: Sixth Congressional District 
  • Texas Tribune: In a major upset against a candidate backed by Donald Trump, Jake Ellzey wins runoff for Fort Worth-area congressional seat 
  • Axios: Scoop: Trump team blames conservative for loser endorsement
  • ABC: Trump’s endorsement looms over Texas special runoff election 
  • The Hill: Trump pushes support for Wright in home stretch to Texas House runoff
  • Politico: ‘It will be remembered’: Trump allies cross him in special election 
  • DallasNews: Donald Trump’s PAC makes last-minute ad buy for Susan Wright in District 6 congressional race
  • NewsWeek: Donald Trump’s Texas Endorsement Failure Is Bad Omen for Virginia GOP’s Glenn Youngkin
  • CNN: Trump’s sway faces test in Texas special election runoff 
  • BallotPedia: Endorsements by Donald Trump
  • The Trailer: Turnout watch
  • Politico: Trump’s Texas Test 
  • Tri-City Herald: ‘The gold standard’: Special elections in Texas, Ohio to test power of Trump’s endorsement
  • Columbus Dispatch: Trump-backed coal lobbyist Mike Carey leads fundraising in 15th Congressional District
  • Newsweek: AOC Asks Ohio Voters to ‘Please Send Me Nina’ in Special Election That Could Boost ‘Squad’ 
  • NPR: Democrats Crowd Cleveland For A Primary That Reflects Party Tensions 
  • Politico: New poll shows Nina Turner’s lead shrinking in Ohio special election
  • Politico: Congressional Black Caucus takes sides in Ohio special election
  • The Trailer: The Trailer: Ranked-choice winners, special election battle lines, and the Republican who wants another 2020 audit
  • Columbus Dispatch: Ohio congressional district special elections attracting big money but low voter turnout 
  • LA Times: Likely California voters now almost evenly split on Newsom recall, poll finds 
  • LA Times: ​​Newsom won’t be listed as a Democrat on recall ballot, judge says 
  • SF Gate: The biggest aspect of the Gavin Newsom recall no one’s talking
  • Politico: Warren ties California recall to ‘Trump Republicans’ in latest Newsom ad
  • LA Times: An offbeat week for Newsom ahead of the recall election
  • CalMatters: Who’s running in Newsom recall? Politicians, activists, Californians of all stripes 
  • LA Times: Op-Ed: Democrats should seize this recall as a practice round for the midterms 
  • LA Times: Column: Feinstein’s recall history offers a lesson for those aiming at Newsom — you better not miss
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