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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, Townhall.com, and the Washington Times.


Articles by Amanda Carpenter (page 1)

January 20, 2022 5:30 am

The Six Main Strands of the Trump Coup Attempt

How did he try to overturn the 2020 election? Let us count the ways.
Amanda Carpenter
January 14, 2022 5:30 am

Sedition Charges Demolish a Right-Wing Talking Point

Steve Bannon and other Trump defenders had bizarrely contended that Jan. 6th was no big deal because there were no indictments for sedition.
Amanda Carpenter
January 10, 2022 5:30 am

Ted Cruz’s Humiliation Isn’t the Worst Part

Tucker “Patriot Purge” Carlson and the deeper meaning of their clash over Jan. 6th terminology.
Amanda Carpenter
January 4, 2022 4:59 am

The Good Coup

Peter Navarro had a perfectly legal strategy to overturn the 2020 election. And he would have gotten away with it, too, if it weren't for those meddling insurrectionists.
Amanda Carpenter
January 3, 2022 5:30 am

What It Means to Be a Republican in 2022

Inside the GOP, it’s a war of all against all.
Amanda Carpenter
December 23, 2021 5:21 am

The Progressive Protests Against Manchin Backfired

Oops.
Amanda Carpenter
December 13, 2021 8:12 pm

Fox Hosts Begged Trump to Stop the January 6 Attack on the Capitol

Trump’s cheerleaders knew he could have stopped the riot. And they begged Mark Meadows to get him to do it.
Amanda Carpenter
December 10, 2021 5:18 am

Someone Is Lying About Why It Took So Long for the National Guard to Deploy on January 6

Who isn’t telling the truth, why not, and how will we find out?
Amanda Carpenter
December 7, 2021 5:13 am

Who is Jeffrey Clark and Why Does He Matter?

Clark wanted to do all the election subversion Bill Barr wouldn’t.
Amanda Carpenter
November 23, 2021 8:34 am

How Trump Repeatedly Duped the GOP Elites

Bob Woodward and Robert Costa’s new book, in describing the end of Trump’s presidency, offers a modern tale of the definition of insanity.
Amanda Carpenter