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Judd Legum
I write Popular Information, a newsletter about politics and power. DMs open. judd@popular.info
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Judd Legum 27m
My first job in politics was as an intern for Cummings in 1997. He was not a powerful committee chair then but he was a passionate advocate for the people of his district. Watching him work had a profound impact on me.
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This is a photo of a powerful woman standing up to the president
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NEW: Trump is paying large sums to his personal attorney, Charles Harder, through his campaign $718,621 in the latest filing Harder represents is representing Trump in a sexual misconduct lawsuit filed by former staffer Alva Johnson and various other matters
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Wow. According to Jake Tapper, the White House has confirmed this letter is REAL. I was resisting tweeting because I assumed it must be a hoax.
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Trump's action here are so dysfunctional that the military was forced to BOMB ITS OWN BASE
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Substack is now two years old. We are building a new ecosystem for media that helps great writing flourish. Here's how we're doing that, and what's next.
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Trump now becoming a propagandist for the Turkish government. This is the same government that secretly hired Michael Flynn. And Giuliani was so persistent in pushing the priorities of the Turks that White House staff thought he was on the payroll too
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Trump believes if he says it out loud it can't be that bad But it is that bad
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Trump would care more about the Kurds if they regularly booked rooms at his hotels
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Judd Legum 19h
You are a United States Senator. Your job isn't to "hope."
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Judd Legum 19h
Trump continues to be motivated by an absolutely absurd and illogical conspiracy theory.
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According to recent polls, a majority of Americans support the Dems impeachment inquiry and want Trump removed from office.
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Judd Legum 19h
11,000 Kurds died fighting alongside U.S. troops to defeat ISIS in Syria. Then Trump gave the green light to Turkey to slaughter them
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Judd Legum 20h
Pete Buttigieg released new Facebook ads this AM attacking Warren for supporting Medicare-for-All
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Judd Legum 21h
$0.00
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On the other hand, campaign donors probably assume their money is going to be used to buy ads or pay for events and not to defend a sexual misconduct lawsuit
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For those asking, it's legal to use campaign funds to pay legal bills IF the legal issues arise from being a candidate or elected official. The FEC filing doesn't disclose what Harder is being paid for, specifically
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