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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

October 26, 2020 5:30 am

Trump’s Legacy is COVID and QAnon

A poisoning of the American body and the mind.
Amanda Carpenter
October 22, 2020 11:09 pm

Trump’s “Unfair” Closing Argument

It’s a family matter.
Amanda Carpenter
October 16, 2020 5:16 am

Kelly Loeffler: Lifestyles of the Rich and Classless

The trials and tribulations of a fake populist.
Amanda Carpenter
October 7, 2020 10:54 pm

The Indefensible Mike Pence

Blessed by plexiglass.
Amanda Carpenter
October 2, 2020 9:58 am

Trump Caused This

COVID denialism has consequences.
Amanda Carpenter
September 29, 2020 10:59 pm

Just Shut Up, Man

President Trump makes a mockery of our political process once again.
Amanda Carpenter
September 28, 2020 5:30 am

Make It About the Election

The rush to confirm Barrett is all about 2020 anyhow.
Amanda Carpenter
September 19, 2020 11:40 am

Mitch McConnell’s Calculation

There is going to be a SCOTUS vote before the election
Amanda Carpenter
September 14, 2020 5:30 am

Breaking Points

What led Trump’s most prominent former supporters to give up on him.
Amanda Carpenter
September 8, 2020 5:30 am

Get Ready for the Foreign-Ballot Conspiracy

The gaslighting has already begun.
Amanda Carpenter