Conventional wisdom suggests the best-case scenario for Joe Biden is for Democrats to sweep the two Senate runoffs in Georgia in January – putting Democrats in control of both sides of Congress as well as the White House. However, Chris Cillizza argues in his latest episode of The Point that a divided Congress may actually be a good thing for Biden.
A recent “60 Minutes” report that detailed Florida’s vaccine rollout and Gov. Ron DeSantis’ role in it, but the network landed in some hot water after several Democratic lawmakers pushed back on its reporting that Publix, a grocery store that had partnered with the state to distribute vaccines, had donated $100,000 to Gov. Ron DeSantis’$2 2022 reelection campaign. In this latest episode of The Point, CNN’s Chris Cillizza explains how DeSantis is using the “60 Minutes” drama to appeal to his Republican base.
Former Republican House Speaker John Boehner’s essay adapted from his new memoir has a fascinating anecdote that shows why Fox News turned toward conspiracies after Barack Obama was elected. In this latest episode of The Point, CNN’s Chris Cillizza explains how Fox News’ stranglehold on the GOP has fundamentally transformed Republican politics.
Out of office, Donald Trump is still repeating the lie that the 2020 election was stolen from him and attacking everyone from fellow Republicans to Dr. Anthony Fauci. In this latest episode of The Point, CNN’s Chris Cillizza explains why Trump is acting much differently than his predecessors when they got out of office.
George W. Bush has been a consistent Republican voice against the divisive politics of Donald Trump – but is there room for him in today’s GOP? In this latest episode of The Point, CNN’s Chris Cillizza explains why Bush’s self-proclaimed “compassionate conservative” politics don’t exactly line up with where the party is post-Trump.
The Trump White House hired numerous people from Fox News. Now Fox is hiring numerous people from Trump’s orbit. Matt Gertz of the liberal media watchdog group Media Matters says nine former White House staffers, campaign aides and Trump family members are now on Fox’s payroll. He says Fox “understood they needed to keep Trump supporters on board, and the best way to do that was to put familiar faces” on the network.”
House Democratic Whip Rep. James Clyburn tells CNN’s Jake Tapper that one Trump official boasted about political interference in CDC guidance. “If he was doing things that may be criminal in nature, then we ought to bring that to light,” he said.
On CNN’s State of the Union with Jake Tapper, Republican Gov. Asa Hutchinson of Arkansas says that his party’s continued focus on former President Trump’s lies and grievances “is not helpful for us” moving forward.
Arkansas Republican Governor Asa Hutchinson reacted to former President Donald Trump’s attacks on top party leaders in his RNC spring retreat address, saying his remarks are “divisive” for elected GOP officials around the country.
Robby Soave argues that a recent “60 Minutes” story about Florida’s vaccine rollout and Governor Ron DeSantis was wildly flawed. Soave says the story aided DeSantis politically because the governor responded by criticizing the media, and “being anti-media is probably the single thing that unites all conservatives.”