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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

July 26, 2021 5:30 am

Trump’s Big Lie Litmus Test

He’s playing kingmaker and enforcer.
Amanda Carpenter
July 21, 2021 5:30 am

Make Republicans Defend Their Opposition to Voting Rights Bills

Bring back the talking filibuster.
Amanda Carpenter
July 12, 2021 5:30 am

The Real Point of the Arizona Audit

It’s all a big show.
Amanda Carpenter
July 1, 2021 5:30 am

Which Republicans Should Be Put on the January 6 Committee?

The committee is too partisan, moans Kevin McCarthy. Gee, who’s to blame for that?
Amanda Carpenter
June 28, 2021 5:14 am

How the Arizona Cyber Ninjas Audit Happened—In One Easy Step!

It will amaze you how simple it is for politicians to hijack the ballots after an election.
Amanda Carpenter
June 17, 2021 5:30 am

Pennsylvania’s Conspiracy Kiss-Up Contest

To win Donald Trump’s endorsement, candidates for the state’s two major 2022 races embrace his big election lie.
Amanda Carpenter
June 7, 2021 5:30 am

What Were They Thinking About Insurrection?

The hopes and fears of the participants in the Capitol attack, government officials, and Donald Trump.
Amanda Carpenter
May 26, 2021 10:06 am

Who Has the Power?

Ain’t nobody gonna tell Marjorie Taylor Greene Nothin’
Amanda Carpenter
May 19, 2021 4:56 am

Why America Needs a January 6 Commission

Our last best hope for a baseline of truth.
Amanda Carpenter
May 12, 2021 10:08 am

The Silence of the Sheep

How the Republican party knifed Liz Cheney while hiding from her.
Amanda Carpenter