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July 08, 2021
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“Trump Mini-Me’s and Wannabe’s.”

In This Episode

Democrats look to the midterms as they prepare to pass most of Joe Biden’s agenda in one bill, while Republicans believe that their path to victory runs through Donald Trump. Then, The Atlantic’s Adam Serwer talks to Dan Pfeiffer about his new book, The Cruelty Is The Point.


Show Notes



  • AP: In Illinois, Biden to push money for families and child care
  • CNN: Problem Solvers Caucus backs bipartisan infrastructure deal, calls for ‘expeditious, stand-alone vote in the House’
  • WSJ: Biden Needs to Save the Infrastructure Bill 
  • The Hill: McConnell vows ‘hell of a fight’ over Biden infrastructure plan
  • Playbook: Biden backs Dems into a corner on climate
  • Pew: Behind Biden’s 2020 Victory
  • NYT: Biden Gained With Moderate and Conservative Voting Groups, New Data Shows 
  • Catalist: WHAT HAPPENED IN 2020 
  • New Data for Progress polling
  • NBC: Infrastructure success could help keep swing Pa. districts — and the U.S. House — blue 
  • NYT: A Planned Biden Order Aims to Tilt the Job Market Toward Workers



  • Intelligencer: Why Primary Runoffs Will Matter in the 2022 Midterms
  • Salon: More than 700 Republicans running in 2022 have pushed Trump’s election lies
  • CNN: Republican candidates back Trump’s election lies across the 2021 and 2022 maps 
  • WaPo: In ramp-up to 2022 midterms, Republican candidates center pitches on Trump’s false election claims
  • CNN: The 10 Senate seats most likely to flip in 2022
  • Baltimore Sun: Republican Del. Dan Cox announces bid for Maryland governor in 2022, is first pro-Trump candidate in race 
  • Politico: The geriatric Senate confronts a youth movement
  • Business Insider: A Trump-loving insurrectionist and a convicted stalker are among 36 QAnon supporters running for Congress in 2022
  • AJC: Trump sees Walker as ‘unstoppable’ candidate, but many in GOP are wary
  • Intelligencer: Trump Says Herschel Walker Is Running for U.S. Senate
  • AP: In Georgia, Herschel Walker puts GOP in a holding pattern
  • NYT: ‘I’m Getting Ready’: Football Star’s Cryptic Video Could Upend Georgia Senate Race
  • WaPo Opinion: J.D. Vance is trying to bend himself to a moment that isn’t really his 
  • TIME: Breakfast with J.D. Vance, Anti-Trump Author Turned Pro-Trump Candidate
  • CNN: Senate hopeful J.D. Vance apologizes for criticizing Trump as ‘reprehensible’ in deleted tweets
  • Politico: J.D. Vance says he regrets since-deleted tweets criticizing Trump
  • The Atlantic: Ohio Is Now Fully Trumpified 
  • Daily Beast: J.D. Vance Launches Contradiction-Filled Campaign in Ohio


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