Liveblog - ICYMI: May 16, 2024

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Roemember in November:

The 🤡 Clown House 🤡:

House Judiciary committee votes to advance contempt proceedings against Garland over Biden audio files

The House Judiciary Committee voted on Thursday to advance contempt proceedings against Attorney General Merrick Garland for his refusal to turn over audio recordings of President Joe Biden’s interview with special counsel Robert Hur.

The move is a major escalation in a dispute over the recordings between House Republicans and the executive branch that came after Biden asserted executive privilege over the files.

The panel approved a report recommending a contempt of Congress resolution against Garland for failing to comply with a congressional subpoena, paving the way for the full House to vote on holding the attorney general in contempt, though it is not clear when that vote could take place. The House Oversight Committee will also take up the issue of contempt for Garland Thursday evening.

The Grown Ups in the House:

2024 Election:

More Primary Results, More Bad News for Donald Trump

Also another terrible night for polls

From the MarKODA Files-The McMath Edition:

The Worst, Stupidest, and Most Deplorable People in the World:

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