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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)

August 9, 2022 5:18 am

Ron DeSantis Endorses Election Deniers

DeSantis isn’t challenging Trump for the 2024 nomination. He’s auditioning to be Trump’s understudy.
Amanda Carpenter
August 3, 2022 8:15 am

The Fate of Pro-Impeachment House Republicans

Non-traditional primaries are the key to survival.
Amanda Carpenter
July 27, 2022 5:30 am

Trump’s Jan. 6th National Guard Lie Crumbles

Christopher Miller, Trump’s acting defense secretary, gave a different story under oath than he did to Sean Hannity.
Amanda Carpenter
July 22, 2022 5:30 am

Where Was Kevin McCarthy?

The GOP leader was MIA from critical discussion as the Capitol was under siege and VP Pence was giving “unambiguous…
Amanda Carpenter
July 18, 2022 5:30 am

Who Is the Secret Service Really Protecting?

The Jan. 6th Committee investigates.
Amanda Carpenter
July 12, 2022 5:14 pm

Proof: Trump Planned the Mob’s March to the Capitol

The January 6th Committee just proved it was deliberate strategy.
Amanda Carpenter
July 11, 2022 5:05 am

Team Normal Is Doing It Again

When it feels icky they’ll dish out another anonymous quote.
Amanda Carpenter
July 5, 2022 5:30 am

Doug Mastriano’s Election-Takeover Plan

Stop the Steal is only a pretense for seizing control.
Amanda Carpenter
June 28, 2022 5:57 pm

Hutchinson Puts Trump’s Violence on Display

Who will stand by her?
Amanda Carpenter
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