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Donald Trump

  1. bipartisanship
    Republicans and Democrats Can Agree. Mass Incarceration is Proof.Trump is being hailed for unifying Republicans and Democrats around criminal justice. But the parties have rarely been that divided on this issue.
  2. interesting times
    Andrew Sullivan: What Happens If Americans Stop Trusting the System?Our fractured politics — and growing distrust by many of key institutions — suggest a burgeoning national crisis of political legitimacy.
  3. 2020 elections
    Should Democrats Focus On the Heartland or the Sunbelt in 2020?The midterm results don’t really dictate either approach, but a 2020 candidate might.
  4. 2018 midterms
    Republicans Paid the Price for Bending the Knee to TrumpTrump made the midterms all about himself. And you can see that in the results, where his weaknesses became his party’s.
  5. the national interest
    Trump Just Blurted Out the Real Reason He Hired Matt Whitaker“As far as I’m concerned this is an investigation that should have never been brought.”
  6. 2018 midterms
    California Got Even Bluer in the MidtermsRepublicans were already a decided minority in the Golden State. But this year they lost in some of their ancient strongholds.
  7. criminal justice reform
    Trump Finally Supports Kushner’s Compromise Criminal-Justice Reform BillIt’s not a done deal just yet, but Jared Kushner did get his father-in-law across the line after more than two years of delays.
  8. the national interest
    Trump: Photo ID Is Needed to Legally Purchase Cereal. (It Isn’t.)The president is sure vote fraud is rampant; does not have a clear sense of how it works.
  9. politics
    White Evangelicals Keep Standing Up for Their (Grand Old) PartyWhen it comes to politics, the big gap isn’t between the religious and the irreligious, but between white Evangelicals and everyone else.
  10. 2018 midterms
    Overheated Machines, Deadlines, and Other News From the Latest Florida RecountA statewide machine recount is supposed to end on Thursday, followed by a hand recount that could upset apparent Republican victories.
  11. the national interest
    Forget Impeachment. Mueller’s Real Threat to Trump Is in 2020.Trump won’t be impeached, but he does face more legal peril than any president in history.
  12. 2018 midterms
    2018 Turnout Was the Highest of Any Midterm in More Than a CenturyLooks like a combative political culture, a lot of close races, and Donald J. Trump get voters out to participate.
  13. wine war
    Trump Now Mad About Wine Prices or SomethingAn early morning tweet targets the wines of France.
  14. turnover
    Report: Trump Is Desperate to Get Rid of DHS Secretary Kirstjen NielsenKansas’s Kris Kobach is among those who could replace her.
  15. 2020 election
    No, Hillary Clinton Is Not Going to Be the Democratic Nominee in 2020Mark Penn and Andrew Stein are indulging the new Republican vice of HRC2020 porn.
  16. 2018 midterms
    Putin Loses His Best Friend in Congress As California’s Rohrabacher Goes DownAfter 30 years, the former Reagan speechwriter and great friend of Russia’s latest regime loses his Orange County district to Democrat Harley Rouda.
  17. the top line
    The Dollar Keeps Getting Stronger. Here’s What That Means for You.It’s a feel-good story for the moment. But beware if current trends continue.
  18. toys
    What Is Trumpy Bear, and Why?We know you’re wondering.
  19. the national interest
    The Republican Denial of Trump’s Racism Is AbsurdOver the last week, Trump’s bigotry has grown even more obvious and undeniable. Republicans deny it anyway.
  20. 2018 midterms
    Florida Recounts Proceed Amid Wild GOP Claims of Election StealingFrom Florida to Washington, Republicans are making some pretty lurid accusations about recounts they were probably going to win anyway.
  21. 2020 elections
    With Mixed Feelings, Iowa Democrats Look Forward to Their 2020 CaucusesIowa Democrats have suffered two rough election years, but that adversity could help the state produce a Trump-ready nominee in 2020.
  22. last night on late night
    SNL’s Jeff Sessions Gets a Fitting Farewell Gift From the PresidentBecause it’s gross.
  23. investigations
    What Exactly Did Paul Manafort Do to Earn That $66 Million?He averted a trial, and with it, the chance for the public to learn more about the most suspicious parts of his long and shady résumé.
  24. honors
    Elvis Presley, That Hound Dog, Is Receiving the Presidential Medal of FreedomAnd so is a Republican megadonor. Talk about synergy!
  25. last night on late night
    Colbert Noticed a Very Weird Correlation With Fox and Friends’ Caravan CoverageBefore and after Election Day.
  26. department of justice
    When Matthew Whitaker Ran ‘a Chop Shop of Fake Ethics Complaints’“It was one of the hackier things I ever saw,” said one GOP operative. “If you wanted to be treated seriously you have to do serious work.”
  27. the national interest
    Trump Is Trapped, and Trying to Protect Himself at All CostsHolding him accountable serves not only Democrats’ self-interest but the rule of law. That process begins now.
  28. interesting times
    Andrew Sullivan: America’s Fever Is Still RisingTrump exits the midterms normalized and strengthened for 2020.
  29. the national interest
    Trump Denies Knowing Attorney General Matt Whitaker, Who He Met a Dozen TimesPresident still hasn’t come up with a plausible cover story for his obvious obstruction of justice.
  30. politics
    A Different Kind of Democratic Party Is Rising in the SouthA more diverse and ideologically progressive breed of southern Democrat is moving to the fore, based on a coalition of minority and suburban voters.
  31. reading the signs
    How Donald Trump Uses the Female Body As a WeaponThe White House co-opts the language of #MeToo to punish a CNN reporter.
  32. 2018 midterms
    2014’s Electorate Showed Up to the 2018 Election. But It Voted Differently.Exit polls from the pro-Republican 2014 and pro-Democratic 2018 elections show similarly shaped electorates, but a change in public opinion.
  33. department of justice
    Sessions Was Loyal to Trumpism, But Not Trump, and That Was His UndoingWith a Democratic House and the Mueller investigation both looming, copacetic ideology wasn’t enough to satisfy Trump anymore.
  34. the national interest
    Trump Has Found His Roy Cohn in Matt Whitaker. The Rule of Law Is Under Attack.Trump and Whitaker are completely transparent about their plan to corrupt the Department of Justice.
  35. politics v music
    The History of Musicians Saying ‘Hell No’ to Donald Trump Using Their SongsThe drama lingers, even after his era of campaign rallies.
  36. attractive buildings
    Trump Calls the White House ‘Hot’“We are a hot country. This is a hot White House.”
  37. 2018 midterms
    Republicans Hold the Senate: All the Key ResultsRepublicans increased their Senate majority by three net seats, with one race – which is leaning towards them – unresolved.
  38. the national circus
    Frank Rich: Trump Won’t Change Course — He Thinks He WonEven though the GOP was wiped out in the House, Trump sees the midterms as validation of his ugliest tactics.
  39. the national interest
    Donald Trump Jr. Expecting to Be Indicted by Mueller SoonTwo reports indicate a perjury charge is coming soon.
  40. the top line
    This Election Might Be Important to You—But It’s Not So Important to the EconomyWhile the midterms obviously have vast significance to the public, the markets are mostly yawning.
  41. please don't! stop the music!
    Rihanna Reportedly Sends Cease and Desist to Trump Over Music Used During RallyPlease. Don’t. Stop the music.
  42. please don't! stop the music!
    Rihanna Reportedly Sends Cease and Desist to Trump Over Music Used During RallyPlease. Don’t. Stop the music.
  43. 2018 midterms
    Trump Tries to Intimidate Voters With ‘Law Enforcement Is Watching’ TweetThe president is using an old tactic: issuing vague threats of prosecution to discourage minorities from participating in the election.
  44. the national interest
    Trump Isn’t Inciting Violence by Mistake, But on Purpose. He Just Told Us.Trump believes the threat of bombs and bullets can force his critics to bend the knee.
  45. politics
    Rihanna Glad to Learn Trump Rallies Play Her Music, So She Can Shut That DownYeah, consider the music stopped.
  46. the national interest
    Why Old Clinton Sleazeball Mark Penn Loves TrumpHillary Clinton’s former campaign manager has become a Trump propagandist.
  47. 2018 midterms
    The Toxic Cycle That Keeps Republicans Focused on Culture WarTrump’s staunching his party’s losses by revving up its culture-obsessed base. That will make this strategy even more central in the future.
  48. 2018 midterms
    How Trump Plans to Spin Losing the HouseTrump plans to take credit for “saving” the Senate, and ignore everything else.
  49. game of thrones
    HBO and Game of Thrones Cast Slam Trump’s ‘Winter Is Coming’ Meme“We were not aware of this messaging and would prefer our trademark not be misappropriated for political purposes,” HBO said in a statement.
  50. interesting times
    Andrew Sullivan: Can the Republic Strike Back?Trump’s anti-democratic impulses have shaped American public life for two years now. Election Day is a chance to shift that dynamic.
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