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To further bloody the nose of traditional television and movie outlets, Netflix will release an original documentary on January 24—Mitt, which will premiere at the Sundance Film Festival a week before its Netflix release, is a behind-the-scenes look at Republican nominee Mitt Romney’s 2012 presidential campaign.

Highlights of the trailer include a defeated Romney on the verge of tears while his family consoles him after his loss. “By the way, anybody have a number for the president?” he jokes, to break the tension.

The much-anticipated documentary will be America’s first look at the human side of Romney. Other scenes show him playing with his grandchildren and ironing his shirt sleeve—while he is wearing it.

The Romney team tried to make his backstory a hallmark of the campaign, largely to no avail. For example, a 10-minute bio video was shown at the Republican National Convention in 2012, but many news networks used the time to interview pundits instead of showing it.

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From left Reps. Paul Gosar, Marjorie Taylor Greene, Matt Gaetz, and Louis Gohmert

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Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) and three other “Sedition Caucus” Republicans held a press conference Tuesday allegedly to decry the conditions at the D.C. jail, which is housing accused suspects awaiting trial for actions during the January 6 Capitol riot. But Greene and her three co-members used the event primarily to further false far-right claims about the insurrection, while wrongly claiming they are being “persecuted” by the government – a talking point Russian President Vladimir Putin has repeatedly used.

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Jeff Danziger lives in New York City. He is represented by CWS Syndicate and the Washington Post Writers Group. He is the recipient of the Herblock Prize and the Thomas Nast (Landau) Prize. He served in the US Army in Vietnam and was awarded the Bronze Star and the Air Medal. He has published eleven books of cartoons, a novel and a memoir.

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