Despite the fact that Democrats control the House of Representatives, the Senate and the White House, Politico’s highly-read newsletters have dedicated more digital ink to former President Trump and GOP infighting on Capitol Hill.
Politico Playbook, which describes itself as “The unofficial guide to official Washington,” headlined 12 out of its 31 newsletters published in the month of May fixated on various Republican drama from the ouster of Rep. Liz Cheney, R-Wyo, from House leadership to Trump’s potential legal woes. One newsletter additionally focused on the disgruntled staffers who formally worked for Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis.
However, only 11 of the Playbook’s newsletters were focused on the Biden agenda.
The GOP obsession is even more severe in Politico’s “Huddle” newsletter, which offers a “play-by-play preview of the day’s congressional news.”
16 out of 20 of the “Huddle” newsletters in May were focused on Republican lawmakers and the efforts for a Jan. 6 commission.
Some of the headlines include “‘Sizzle’ in the GOP over Cheney’s future,” “Rubber hits the road for GOP leadership fight,” “Inside the GOP’s month-long campaign to oust Cheney,” “Can McCarthy still discipline MTG?” and “Welcome to the Gaetz Show.”