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

February 16, 2020 5:53 am

Trump Is Why You Got Michael Avenatti

Trump World went into overdrive dunking on Michael Avenatti after the lawyer was convicted of extortion against Nike on Friday.
Amanda Carpenter
February 13, 2020 5:35 am

Bernie Sanders Is Ron Paul 2.0

The Ron Paul Revolution is coming to its natural conclusion in Vermont's democratic-socialist.
Amanda Carpenter
February 8, 2020 5:23 am

Joe Walsh’s Third Act

A conversation with Walsh Campaign Manager Lucy Caldwell.
Amanda Carpenter
February 4, 2020 7:00 am

Democrats Did the Russians’ Work for Them

Iowa Democrats brought this conspiracy theory on themselves.
Amanda Carpenter
February 3, 2020 1:06 pm

Is the Iowa Democratic Caucus Democratic?

The Democrats' Iowa caucuses are super problematic.
Amanda Carpenter
February 1, 2020 5:17 am

The Quiet Significance of NeverTrump

The hashtag isn't important. But the voters are.
Amanda Carpenter