Jon Ward 6 hours ago:   Friday Jul 1 - 10:05am A good primer to understand why Barr's voice in the Jan 6 committee hearings is so significant https://t.co/Qhu9Or6Ouy Jon Ward 23 hours ago:   Thursday Jun 30 - 5:00pm RT @rickhasen: Breaking and Analysis: Supreme Court Will Hear Moore v. Harper, the Independent State Legislature Theory Case from North Carolina; This Case Could Severely Curtail the Ability of State Courts to Protect Voting Rights and Stop Partisan Gerrymandering https://t.co/9sIC6NAbNB Jon Ward 23 hours ago:   Thursday Jun 30 - 4:58pm RT @Redistrict: Hard to overstate what a radical step this would be, given that many swing-state legislatures are gerrymandered in ways that self-perpetuate GOP control. Would decimate checks and balances. https://t.co/ozO9KoGlmN Jon Ward 1 day ago:   Thursday Jun 30 - 3:14pm RT @maggieNYT: Regarding Cipollone previous appearance at the committee, in discussions between representatives for Cipollone, Philbin and Trump, the sides agreed that neither man could discuss conversations with Trump other than the Jan. 3, 2021 conversation with Jeffrey Clark... 1/2 Jon Ward 1 day ago:   Thursday Jun 30 - 3:13pm RT @nytimes: Over 15 years of documents reveal that McKinsey & Company gave companies an "in-depth experience in narcotics," a New York Times investigation found. From poppy fields to pills, they show how the consulting firm was at the core of the opioid epidemic. https://t.co/1uESF4mEpRhttps://t.co/JHymjIA0IX
Link to Image Jon Ward 2 days ago:   Wednesday Jun 29 - 1:05pm RT @elwasson: Interesting deep dive on Punchbowl which is setting the pace of Hill coverage these days https://t.co/pNzNKx6FSX Jon Ward 2 days ago:   Wednesday Jun 29 - 11:24am RT @jaketapper: Am told this is the farthest the official editorials of the Washington Examiner have ever gone in ruling out Trump for the future: https://t.co/2jtSbS32hF Jon Ward 2 days ago:   Tuesday Jun 28 - 10:40pm RT @hoopersnook: I didn’t think my heart or trust could feel any more broken than it did watching my former mentor and close friend objecting to certifying the election on Jan 6. But. I was wrong.
I was really really wrong. And my integrity demands I say so publicly. https://t.co/jeJxy286nB Jon Ward 2 days ago:   Tuesday Jun 28 - 9:10pm RT @henryolsenEPPC: Election denier Tina Peters will not be the GOP nominee for CO Secretary of State. She is in third now, losing her home county of Mesa. Bullet dodged.
21/x Jon Ward 2 days ago:   Tuesday Jun 28 - 8:22pm RT @ShimonPro: UPDATE: A Secret Service official familiar with the matter told CNN that Tony Ornato denies telling Cassidy Hutchinson that the former president grabbed the steering wheel or an agent on his detail. Jon Ward 2 days ago:   Tuesday Jun 28 - 8:14pm RT @mattbai: "Trump intended to storm into the well of the Senate without an invitation — a clear and unprecedented breach of separation among the branches of government — backed by what he well knew was an armed militia bent on destruction." https://t.co/kI4yvyj0ad Jon Ward 2 days ago:   Tuesday Jun 28 - 7:31pm Ellis called it https://t.co/SNVytzzo3J Jon Ward 2 days ago:   Tuesday Jun 28 - 5:08pm RT @EWErickson: Gut feeling: Jan 6 testimony does little publicly to push GOP from Trump. Does a lot to make them privately slow walk away. Jon Ward 3 days ago:   Tuesday Jun 28 - 4:16pm So he wants a criminal trial? As do all those complaining of a “show trial” apparently https://t.co/gLzMnpEzqu Jon Ward 3 days ago:   Tuesday Jun 28 - 2:52pm RT @KattyKay_: This was just called “devastating” testimony on Fox News. Jon Ward 3 days ago:   Tuesday Jun 28 - 2:34pm RT @ShaneGoldmacher: “We were watching the Capitol building get defaced over a lie” — former WH aide Cassidy Hutchinson Jon Ward 3 days ago:   Tuesday Jun 28 - 2:34pm RT @kkdumez: So again, why would he lie, and why *this* lie?
I'll reiterate: "It is in the interest of people like Dreher to erase the existence of any reasoned, nuanced, and principled middle ground....Because their power depends on a stark binary, on a simplistic division of us vs. them. Jon Ward 3 days ago:   Tuesday Jun 28 - 2:28pm Known to be a tough question https://t.co/rlumEqw9V7 Jon Ward 3 days ago:   Tuesday Jun 28 - 2:27pm RT @ZTPetrizzo: A United States Secret Service agent to Trump, according to Cassidy Hutchinson: "Sir, you need to take your hand off the steering wheel." Jon Ward 3 days ago:   Tuesday Jun 28 - 2:14pm RT @NickRiccardi: 👀 https://t.co/OjlDAdKmFu Jon Ward 3 days ago:   Tuesday Jun 28 - 2:10pm @ScottFConroy Rather than an argument in favor, to be clear? Jon Ward 3 days ago:   Tuesday Jun 28 - 2:05pm RT @kyledcheney: WOW: Trump wanted Secret Service to "take the mags away" at his rally and let in people with weapons because "They're not here to hurt me," Hutchinson recalled overhearing Trump saying. Jon Ward 3 days ago:   Tuesday Jun 28 - 1:57pm RT @HowardMortman: Cassidy Hutchinson https://t.co/sqHzIFycEB
Link to Image Jon Ward 3 days ago:   Tuesday Jun 28 - 1:48pm RT @atrupar: Hutchinson testifies that on Jan 2, Giuliani met with Meadows and then told her that on January 6 "we're going to the Capitol." Meadows then told her something like, "things might get real, real bad on January 6" https://t.co/Ah9SKAiPTL
Link to Image Jon Ward 4 days ago:   Monday Jun 27 - 2:47pm RT @levinecarrie: A lot of stories lately talking about the GOP’s push to train poll workers and observers. @JenAFifield actually got access -and reported the deets exclusively for @VotebeatUShttps://t.co/jc5DBMW64c Jon Ward 4 days ago:   Monday Jun 27 - 11:13am Stunning https://t.co/CId4zf46Zv Jon Ward 4 days ago:   Monday Jun 27 - 11:10am https://t.co/95w9ctNbBQ Jon Ward 5 days ago:   Sunday Jun 26 - 12:07pm RT @jon_rauch: Wow, is this powerful from @DavidAFrench. "The Dobbs ruling has landed in the midst of a sick culture, and the pro-life right is helping make it sick." https://t.co/zLglqXhwak Jon Ward 6 days ago:   Friday Jun 24 - 5:16pm great piece by @JonahDispatchhttps://t.co/6HpnHu5lhy Jon Ward 1 week ago:   Friday Jun 24 - 4:21pm From Roberts' concurrence: "Both the Court’s opinion and the dissent display a relentless freedom from doubt on the legal issue that I cannot share." Jon Ward 1 week ago:   Friday Jun 24 - 3:51pm RT @Phil_Lewis_: NYC Mayor Eric Adams waved a flag to bulldozer to destroy motorbikes confiscated by the police department
"Dirt bikes and ATVs are not only a nuisance and an annoyance to us, but they are extremely dangerous," he said
Link to Image Jon Ward 1 week ago:   Friday Jun 24 - 2:52pm RT @dilanesper: While Twitter is having its understandable freakout about the Thomas concurrence, the most important fact other than the Court's overturning Roe is Kavanaugh's statement that he will not permit any restrictions on abortions across state lines. That's actually huge. Jon Ward 1 week ago:   Friday Jun 24 - 2:50pm RT @asymmetricinfo: (Because the FDA specifically overrides local regulatory authority on drugs, not because they cannot generally ban products from being sold in their states.) Jon Ward 1 week ago:   Friday Jun 24 - 2:50pm RT @asymmetricinfo: One interesting wrinkle I haven't seen discussed: not clear to me that red states *can* ban pharmacies from dispensing abortion pills in state; case law on painkillers suggests maybe not. Jon Ward 1 week ago:   Friday Jun 24 - 11:29am https://t.co/EJnCmjv8tu Jon Ward 1 week ago:   Friday Jun 24 - 9:24am A response to @jacklgoldsmithhttps://t.co/XSdSQn7Q4W Jon Ward 1 week ago:   Friday Jun 24 - 9:23am @Suzann3SN@ShaxperJack@kkdumez Wait when did Wormtongue make the right call? If you want a wormtongue btw it’s Eastman Jon Ward 1 week ago:   Friday Jun 24 - 9:19am @ShaxperJack@kkdumez Note I said the faith of pence “on Jan 6” Jon Ward 1 week ago:   Friday Jun 24 - 9:13am @Suzann3SN@ShaxperJack@kkdumez Literary is a great frame. Jon Ward 1 week ago:   Friday Jun 24 - 7:50am And it's also worth noting that the replies to this piece in the comments suggest that folks like @EbooPatel are badly needed to help us Americans think about faith in the public square in a more healthy way. So much binary, either/or thinking on this Jon Ward 1 week ago:   Friday Jun 24 - 7:47am Also worth noting that Greg Jacobs' reference to "a pagan nation," in his analogy to the U.S., seems like a pretty explicit rejection of Christian nationalism @GorskiPhilip@ndrewwhitehead@JemarTisby@kkdumez@robertpjones Jon Ward 1 week ago:   Friday Jun 24 - 7:41am The faith of Trump on Jan 6 is one that says 'My feelings are the truth & facts need to get in line.'
The faith of Pence on Jan 6 is one that says, 'When reality doesn't go my way, my faith helps me accept that and still do my duty.'
https://t.co/dIV0MmYwFy Jon Ward 1 week ago:   Thursday Jun 23 - 5:28pm Liz Cheney addresses Trump supporters: "It can be difficult to accept that President Trump abused your trust, that he deceived you. Many will invent excuses to ignore that fact. But that is a fact. I wish it weren't true, but it is." Jon Ward 1 week ago:   Thursday Jun 23 - 4:27pm RT @rickhasen: This testimony about the attempt by Clark to get around the DOJ chain of command to assist Trump in using DOJ to subvert the 2020 election is jarring and despicable. We've heard parts of this story before, but this hearing is compelling. An attempt to subvert American democracy. Jon Ward 1 week ago:   Thursday Jun 23 - 3:45pm RT @jacklgoldsmith: My thoughts on Garland’s very difficult decisions. https://t.co/aIjugMkNlb Jon Ward 1 week ago:   Thursday Jun 23 - 3:14pm Rather than using blind faith to grasp for an outcome he wanted to be true, Bowers relied on his religious faith to accept facts he didn’t like and to do his duty despite a barrage of harassment and threats to him and his family. https://t.co/dIV0MmYwFy Jon Ward 1 week ago:   Thursday Jun 23 - 3:14pm The faith of Bowers and Pence and his aides, a determination to do one’s duty despite one’s preferences and in full light of known facts, stood in stark contrast to the way Trump supporters believed that there was fraud despite the lack of any evidence. https://t.co/dIV0MmYwFy Jon Ward 1 week ago:   Thursday Jun 23 - 3:14pm And here's a county commissioner in New Mexico who refused to certify a recent election. "My vote to remain a ‘no’ isn’t based on any evidence, it’s not based on any facts. It’s only based on my gut & my gut feeling & my own intuition & that’s all I need." https://t.co/dIV0MmYwFy Jon Ward 1 week ago:   Thursday Jun 23 - 3:14pm And here's Pentecostal leader @LouEngle, who recently organized a gathering of 50k young people, calling in Nov. 2020 for Christians to “give themselves to fasting and praying, crying out for the exposure of voter fraud.” https://t.co/dIV0MmYwFy Jon Ward 1 week ago:   Thursday Jun 23 - 3:14pm Giuliani wasn't alone. Here's Eric Metaxas in December 2020: “So who cares what I can prove in the courts? This is right. This happened, and I am going to do anything I can to uncover this horror, this evil." https://t.co/dIV0MmYwFy Jon Ward 1 week ago:   Thursday Jun 23 - 3:14pm Giuliani, Bowers testified under oath, was operating out of a different kind of faith, one that believed fraud had happened and was searching for any evidence to justify that belief. https://t.co/dIV0MmYwFy Jon Ward 1 week ago:   Thursday Jun 23 - 3:00pm Two VERY different versions of faith in these Jan 6 hearings: 1 that ignores facts & seeks to bend reality to its will for the sake of power. Another that seeks strength to do the right thing even when it is difficult https://t.co/dIV0MmYwFy Jon Ward 1 week ago:   Thursday Jun 23 - 1:26pm RT @leedrutman: When you only have two choices, you go with the lesser of two evils, and then demonize the other side even more to reduce the pain of cognitive dissonance. Our side might be bad. But the other side is worse!
Link to Image Jon Ward 1 week ago:   Thursday Jun 23 - 1:19pm RT @KFaulders: BREAKING - Federal agents searched the Virginia home of former Trump-era Justice Department official Jeffrey Clark on Wednesday morning, according to multiple sources with direct knowledge of the activity. Story coming from me @alex_mallin @LukeLBarr@MLevineReports Jon Ward 1 week ago:   Thursday Jun 23 - 11:15am RT @maryrziegler: We'll have Bruen by Thomas and Dobbs by Alito. Very much feeling like their Court. Jon Ward 1 week ago:   Thursday Jun 23 - 11:14am RT @rickhasen: I know everyone paints the Trump-appointed Justices (Barrett, Gorsuch, and Kavanaugh) with a broad brush. But there are important differences among them on both methodology and tactics. Kavanaugh seems much more of a pragmatist, and Roberts can try to use that to slow things down Jon Ward 1 week ago:   Wednesday Jun 22 - 2:49pm RT @maryrziegler: FL will prob join IA in eliminating a state constitutional abortion right -- DeSantis nominated 3 of the court's current members, with another nomination coming (and a conservative supermajority). State elections will shape access to abortion in courts as well as in legislatures. https://t.co/2TRYWk2pl2 Jon Ward 1 week ago:   Tuesday Jun 21 - 11:40pm RT @igorbobic: Story: Congress takes action on a modest bipartisan bill less than a month after the horrific mass shooting at an elementary school in Uvalde, Texas. https://t.co/B76JawrOvD Jon Ward 1 week ago:   Tuesday Jun 21 - 11:40pm RT @igorbobic: Senate votes to advance bipartisan gun safety bill 64-34
14 GOP ayes:
Toomey absent but a likely yes Jon Ward 1 week ago:   Tuesday Jun 21 - 4:28pm RT @rickhasen: 13 Supreme Court opinions left and 3 or 4 opinion days---looking more and more like we will get the decision in Dobbs potentially overturning Roe on June 30 or July 1, before a three-day July 4 holiday when no one watches the news. Jon Ward 1 week ago:   Monday Jun 20 - 10:15am RT @josh_good_: After several chaotic years, @EbooPatel says we should “recognize the power of religious faith, acknowledge religion’s rich potential for good—but also sometimes for ill, and build a culture respectful and tolerant of all…” @jonward11 https://t.co/rKXLobrlwN Jon Ward 1 week ago:   Sunday Jun 19 - 3:19pm RT @CJennings804: People hopping the fence to escape @sitw due to overcrowding @RealTimeNews10@BarredinDC@PoPvillehttps://t.co/Fs14MI7hdk
Link to Image Jon Ward 1 week ago:   Sunday Jun 19 - 9:18am RT @EbooPatel: .@jonward11 with a really nice review of my book ‘We Need To Build’ in @YahooNews: https://t.co/4qyPdUS6BN Jon Ward 2 weeks ago:   Friday Jun 17 - 3:02pm must read by @sullydishhttps://t.co/skFtPt0gyo Jon Ward 2 weeks ago:   Friday Jun 17 - 12:29pm RT @hunterw: I was asked to write this story after this thread sharing my experience growing up with gay moms. I hope you will read it. https://t.co/m9iXjMvJFy Jon Ward 2 weeks ago:   Friday Jun 17 - 10:03am 😂 https://t.co/0LvfXwDQiU Jon Ward 2 weeks ago:   Friday Jun 17 - 7:09am RT @mffisher: How Americans feel about the Jan. 6 hearings: Hopeful, angry, worried about the frailty of facts. https://t.co/FFAXUjJ0CR Jon Ward 2 weeks ago:   Thursday Jun 16 - 3:38pm "A man who loved his country more than himself would have conceded" the 2020 election, Cheney says Jon Ward 2 weeks ago:   Thursday Jun 16 - 2:53pm "In continued defiance of our democracy, both the former president and his political party allies still maintain that the 2020 presidential election was “stolen” from him, despite all evidence -- all evidence now --that that is simply false." - Luttig https://t.co/4aY8v6tYpx Jon Ward 2 weeks ago:   Thursday Jun 16 - 2:18pm RT @IsaacDovere: After showing testimony last week of adviser Jason Miller saying he knew Trump lost, Jan 6 committee plays clip of Miller on Fox calling for Pence to stand up and overturn the results Jon Ward 2 weeks ago:   Thursday Jun 16 - 2:04pm keep chuckling about this https://t.co/Fn1njh5KUM Jon Ward 2 weeks ago:   Thursday Jun 16 - 1:43pm RT @RobertMaguire_: Just a reminder that Judge Luttig isn't just a conservative judge, he is Ted Cruz's mentor, whom Cruz referred to as being "like a father to me." John Eastman also clerked for him.
He is currently testifying to the unprecedented "Constitutional crisis" caused by his mentees. Jon Ward 2 weeks ago:   Thursday Jun 16 - 12:53pm RT @tomlobianco: What will America make of @mike_pence actions on Jan 6? More details coming out today in #January6thHearings - but here's the early look from my run-up today in @YahooNews - https://t.co/Y05iIEykX5 Jon Ward 2 weeks ago:   Thursday Jun 16 - 11:21am "One of the intended takeaways from today’s presentation is that Trump — knowingly — almost got Pence killed." - @playbookdchttps://t.co/OjUkfkiyyL Jon Ward 2 weeks ago:   Thursday Jun 16 - 10:23am This is the best piece I’ve seen on why it’s delusional for Democrats to keep insisting that if they just turn out more voters they can win more elections, rather than trying to persuade middle of the road & disengaged voters cc @rkuttnerwriteshttps://t.co/huB1QGvmrz Jon Ward 2 weeks ago:   Wednesday Jun 15 - 9:10pm RT @TexasTribune: True the Vote, a Texas-based nonprofit, has raised millions in donations with claims that it discovered voter fraud. Rather than rooting out fraud, the organization has been enriching its founder and her partner, according to an investigation.
https://t.co/uQFtinILsW via @Reveal Jon Ward 2 weeks ago:   Wednesday Jun 15 - 8:16pm RT @barrysvrluga: The answer is three: 30 in 2013, 34 in 2014 and 33 in 2019. https://t.co/gdjP04tcQG Jon Ward 2 weeks ago:   Wednesday Jun 15 - 9:40am RT @tackettdc: "The Federal Reserve is expected Wednesday to announce its largest interest rate hike since 1994 — a bigger increase than it had previously signaled and a sign that the central bank is struggling to restrain stubbornly high inflation." @ChrisRugaberhttps://t.co/7G0MG9SgLb Jon Ward 2 weeks ago:   Wednesday Jun 15 - 8:58am Big pickup for Facebook/Meta's Bulletin https://t.co/UnvBpwUC1y Jon Ward 2 weeks ago:   Wednesday Jun 15 - 6:42am RT @just_security: Thanks to @NPR and @CQnow for making publicly available full transcripts of the #January6thCommitteeHearings.
We've added to our #January6thClearinghouse
Direct links here:
https://t.co/KCToPbWmd7https://t.co/tGvzucVGqo Jon Ward 2 weeks ago:   Tuesday Jun 14 - 4:08pm "Only a few of the committee members have spoken so far." - @MaxBoot
A small detail, seemingly.
https://t.co/L88E13YoU2 Jon Ward 2 weeks ago:   Tuesday Jun 14 - 9:44am RT @RalstonReports: "Embracing the 'Big Lie' is common among top-level Nevada Republicans running in 2022 — from U.S. Senate candidate Adam Laxalt...to (SOS) candidate Jim Marchant..."
Great deep dive into NV'S voter fraud purveyors, via @tabitha_mueller and Bert Johnson of @KUNRPublicRadio.https://t.co/dVKuVwrQ41 Jon Ward 2 weeks ago:   Monday Jun 13 - 6:36pm RT @YellowstoneNPS: Current conditions of Yellowstone’s North Entrance Road through the Gardner Canyon between Gardiner, Montana, and Mammoth Hot Springs.
We will continue to communicate about this hazardous situation as more information is available. More info: https://t.co/mymnqGvcVBhttps://t.co/S5ysi4wf8a
Link to Image Jon Ward 2 weeks ago:   Monday Jun 13 - 2:57pm RT @ScottMStedman: Hmmmm it's almost an exact replication of what happened with Ukraine diplomacy. Rudy in, competent folks out. Shadow foreign and domestic policy. https://t.co/jZe6Q34bgg Jon Ward 2 weeks ago:   Monday Jun 13 - 11:23am "The new standard in Washington is that any action must be both helpful to one’s own career & harmful to the hated opposition.. Keeping the republic will require real courage from our leaders even when it means passing on the cheap shots" - @ChrisStirewalthttps://t.co/BhiTkeoDoP Jon Ward 2 weeks ago:   Monday Jun 13 - 11:18am key term for why mail votes took days to be counted:
https://t.co/GvpNBIIzdzhttps://t.co/pTcv2taTgG Jon Ward 2 weeks ago:   Monday Jun 13 - 10:54am RT @nicholaswu12: Cheney says that rather than listen to his campaign experts, Trump listened to an "apparently inebriated Rudy Giuliani just claiming he won." Jon Ward 2 weeks ago:   Monday Jun 13 - 9:17am RT @brbilberry: “I don’t think there’s really any enforcement failure that’s had a larger negative economic impact for consumers than the failure to enforce antitrust laws against hospitals,” said Fairmark’s Brennan Bilberry https://t.co/b9W1Tt4E9Yhttps://t.co/7KWfmsZ0bs
Link to Image Jon Ward 3 weeks ago:   Friday Jun 10 - 2:58pm RT @stefanimcdade: One of the biggest thing I learned in my recent transition from writer to editor is the supreme value of being easy to work with. Especially in this industry, traits like humility, kindness, and flexibility truly make all the difference in writers I want to keep working with. Jon Ward 3 weeks ago:   Thursday Jun 9 - 10:52pm RT @stephenfhayes: Fair enough.
I'd rather wait to hear the facts and evidence than preemptively dismissing the whole thing as "uncredible." I learned a lot tonight. I suspect I'll learn more as the hearings continue. And fair-minded skeptics might learn something, too. https://t.co/fLgAzx3Clz Jon Ward 3 weeks ago:   Thursday Jun 9 - 10:40pm RT @costareports: MILLEY testimony featured... says Pence was urgent about pleading for military backup as Trump was idle Jon Ward 3 weeks ago:   Thursday Jun 9 - 10:22pm RT @atrupar: A video played by the January 6 committee shows how the tweet Trump posted after the Capitol had been breached criticizing Pence for not helping him overturn the election prompted "hang Mike Pence!" chants https://t.co/SnYd1AU5lz
Link to Image Jon Ward 3 weeks ago:   Thursday Jun 9 - 10:17pm RT @usatodayDC: In the final remarks of her opening statement, Committee Vice Chair Liz Cheney condemned the members of her party who have chosen to look the other way on the events of Jan. 6 and the efforts that led to it. https://t.co/YJuTEKXowP
Link to Image Jon Ward 3 weeks ago:   Thursday Jun 9 - 9:41pm RT @LPDonovan: This is true enough as far as it goes--huge in Washington, huge for Washington, huge among those who work in/around the Capitol and who carry that trauma. All of which makes it more difficult than usual to keep in perspective how this is received outside that cohort, if at all. https://t.co/mJAriKxT1Q