Welcome back to The Best & The Brightest, I’m Peter Hamby.
In tonight’s issue, a close look at that R.F.K. Jr. Super Bowl ad—was it brilliant, or a spectacular waste of money? Plus, I check in with despondent Democrats who worry that JoeBiden’s age problem is only going to get worse.
But first, the latest from Abby Livingston on the Hill…
Johnson’s Margin & The Gallagher Mystery
Whether or not Capitol Hill will regain a semblance of normalcy after an apocalyptic week for Republicans is anyone’s guess. What is clear heading into this week, however, is that House retirements are still being announced (if not outright accelerating…) and the stakes couldn’t be higher for both parties in the House special election to replace...
A MESSAGE FROM THE ASSOCIATION OF AMERICAN RAILROADS
America’s freight railroads reinvest an average of $23 billion back into their privately owned networks each year. By advancing safety technology, infrastructure improvements and employee training, these investments power the innovation that safeguards our people and our communities—and have helped lower the mainline rail accident rate by 48% since 2000.
Freight rail remains the safest way to move what powers our economy. And America’s railroads are committed to making freight transportation even safer.
I spent most of Sunday, before the Super Bowl, slow-cooking seven pounds of pork butt and resentfully deciding which Joe Burrow T-shirt I should wear to protest the media’s slobbering obsession with the Kansas City Chiefs. One bright note: At least I wouldn’t have to think about the presidential campaign for a few hours. With President Joe Biden turning down a...
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