Welcome back to The Best & The Brightest, and come frolic with me and Abby Livingston through the corridors of political power on this disgustingly hot summer day. As Julia Ioffe would say, tomorrow will be worse: it is going to get even hotter, so please thank Abby for schlepping through the U.S. Capitol Complex on behalf of Puck. (I have done it in Washington whenever I’m not out on the trail, and let’s just say you can easily bust through that daily 10,000 steps goal.)
Below, some reporting on the brewing Cold War between Ron DeSantis’s campaign and his super PAC, as well as some thoughts on the impeachment mania that Kevin McCarthy has to deal with now.
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An utterly indispensable, high-minded, and, yes, occasionally dishy readout of what our lawmakers are really legislating behind closed doors.
By Abby Livingston
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It’s been a slog in Jacksonville. Last week, the DeSantis campaign revealed that it had defenestrated nearly a dozen staffers from its bloated Tallahassee operation after burning through most of the $20 million it raised last quarter, primarily from donors who have already…
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