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Amanda Carpenter

Political columnist Carpenter is a CNN contributor and author of Gaslighting America: Why We Love It When Trump Lies To Us.

Previously, she served as a speechwriter to South Carolina Sen. Jim DeMint and communications director to Texas Sen. Ted Cruz. Before going to Capitol Hill, and she worked as a reporter for Human Events,, and the Washington Times.

Articles by Amanda Carpenter (page 1)

June 24, 2022 5:30 am

The Republicans Who Wanted Pardons for Their Trump Coup Actions

Former DOJ officials tell the Jan. 6th Committee how they stood up to Trump, while congressional Republicans worried about their…
Amanda Carpenter
June 21, 2022 12:00 pm

Trump Proves the Jan. 6th Committee’s Point

He’s basically a witness against himself.
Amanda Carpenter
June 8, 2022 5:30 am

How to Think About the January 6th Hearings

In its primetime meetings, which start this week, the House committee is providing an active threat assessment.
Amanda Carpenter
May 31, 2022 4:46 am

Kevin McCarthy’s Jan. 6th Coverup is Underway

The man who wants to be speaker of the House refuses to cooperate with the Jan. 6th investigation.
Amanda Carpenter
May 23, 2022 8:05 pm

Perdue Slumming With Bannon for Votes on Election Eve

He should be embarrassed by his last-ditch attempt to avoid embarrassment at the polls in Tuesday’s primary.
Amanda Carpenter
May 23, 2022 5:30 am

Trump Surrenders to Kemp

Georgia governor stares down the defeated president again.
Amanda Carpenter
May 17, 2022 10:47 pm

Are Republicans Now Going to Endorse Doug Mastriano?

It’s January 6th forever.
Amanda Carpenter
May 17, 2022 5:14 am

Dinesh D’Souza’s 2000 Mules Is a Hilarious Mockumentary

A tour de force exploring the limits of how many suckers there are willing to pay for fantasy.
Amanda Carpenter
May 9, 2022 5:30 am

Herschel Walker’s Winning Campaign in One Easy Trick

But what does he really stand for? And what do voters really know about him?
Amanda Carpenter
April 28, 2022 5:30 am

Trump’s Garbage Men

McCarthy and McConnell said one thing in private but have kept shoveling Trump’s trash on us.
Amanda Carpenter