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According to one analysis, Paul Ryan’s voting record is actually as conservative as Michele Bachmann’s.

Chris Christie was reportedly high on Mitt Romney’s list of potential running mates, but wasn’t picked because he refused to resign as New Jersey governor.

Sarah Palin will not speak at the Republican convention.

Romney demanded “several years” of tax returns from Ryan during the vetting process.

The Democratic National Committee is moving its money from Bank of America to the union-backed Amalgamated Bank.

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Steve Bannon

Reprinted with permission from Alternet

As expected, former President Donald Trump pardoned a long list of cronies during his final weeks in office, including Paul Manafort, his former 2016 campaign manager, and former White House Chief Strategist Steve Bannon. Andrew Weissmann, who served as a lead prosecutor for then-Special Counsel Robert Mueller's office from 2017-2019, offers a legal analysis and critique of Trump's "abuse of the pardon power" in an article for Just Security.

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