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  1. 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.”
  2. 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.
  3. politics
    Capitalism Is Ruining Your Sex LifeA conversation with Kristen Ghodsee, the author of Why Women Have Better Sex Under Socialism.
  4. politics
    Report: Acting Attorney General Matt Whitaker Is a Tough GuyDuring his time working with “scam” company World Patent Marketing, Whitaker allegedly “threatened” a man over complaints against the firm.
  5. politics
    Why Does Melania Trump Want This Top White House Aide Fired So Badly?This seems messy.
  6. you have been squatched!
    Excuse Me, How Is the Acting Attorney General Connected to Bigfoot?Somehow, Matthew Whitaker has ties to the mythic cryptid … not to mention time travel and bitcoin.
  7. amazon
    Georgia’s Amazon Bid Featured an ‘Amazon U’ and a Dedicated Amazon Transit CarWhat Georgia’s Amazon bid tells us about the state’s priorities.
  8. 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.
  9. republicans
    Kevin McCarthy Easily Wins Bid to Lead Diminished House RepublicansThe congressman from California finally won the job he nearly got in 2015 — though thanks to the midterms, it did not come with the Speaker’s gavel.
  10. 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.
  11. 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.
  12. vision 2020
    Democrats Shouldn’t Be Afraid to Run an Anti-Trump Campaign in 2020Some Democratic operatives appear to have badly mislearned the lessons of 2016.
  13. politics
    Don’t Be a Miranda, Come See Cynthia Nixon at Vulture FestThe actress turned politician appears on November 18 at the Hollywood Roosevelt for a conversation with New York’s Adam Moss.
  14. international politics
    Entire Nation of Australia in Uproar Over Sausage DramaA hardware store suggested Australians put their sausages on top of their onions. Many saw it as an attack.
  15. 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.
  16. 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.
  17. partisanship
    Maybe It’s Time for America to Split UpThe country is hopelessly split. So why not make it official and break up?
  18. 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.
  19. culture
    Swedish Instagram Model Insists She’s Not Pretending to Be BlackShe’s one of many influencers who’ve been called out in the past few weeks.
  20. migrant caravan
    For Trump and the Republicans, the Migrant Caravan Served Its Political PurposeThe Central American migrant caravan dominated Trumpland for weeks. Its political value expired after the midterms.
  21. the national interest
    McConnell: The American People Didn’t Vote for What They Voted ForRepublican senator sees election as a mandate to continue policy of not investigating any Trump crimes.
  22. welfare
    More Evidence That Welfare Work Requirements Don’t Lift People Out of PovertyA new report suggests that poor people just tend to get poorer when they lose their benefits.
  23. 2018 midterms
    Judges Stop Certification of Kemp As Georgia Winner, Giving Abrams HopeTwo different judicial actions cast some doubt on Kemp’s win over Abrams in the governor’s race, and also a very close congressional contest.
  24. past is prologue
    1982’s Democratic Wins Were Similar to 2018’s. Then Came Reagan’s Landslide.After a battle to rein in the “Reagan Revolution,” the Democratic Party made House gains in the midterms. Today’s Democrats won’t like what came next.
  25. horny week forever
    Long Live This Incredibly Thirsty Tweet About BetoThe “Beto sex tweet” you’ve seen everyone talking about will live in infamy.
  26. politics
    Monica Lewinsky Wishes Bill Clinton Was Actually Sorry“Bill Clinton should want to apologize. I’m less disappointed by him, and more disappointed for him.”
  27. 2018 georgia governor race
    Stacey Abrams Still Isn’t Giving UpA new ruling found that her opponent had failed to “properly maintain a reliable and secure voter registration system.”
  28. foreign interests
    Secret Missile Bases Don’t Violate North Korea’s Promises — It Never Made AnyKim Jong-un is doing exactly what he has said he planned to do all along — not what President Trump claims he agreed to in Singapore.
  29. last night on late night
    Jimmy Kimmel Exposes Rest of Innocent Nation to Trumpy BearTrumpy Bear is a bear that is also Donald Trump.
  30. turnover
    Report: Trump Is Desperate to Get Rid of DHS Secretary Kirstjen NielsenKansas’s Kris Kobach is among those who could replace her.
  31. hot shot
    Your Cool New Congresswomen Are Already Hanging OutIt’s okay to say #squadgoals without irony about this Instagram.
  32. 2018 midterms
    A Late-Breaking Piece of Good News From the MidtermsKyrsten Sinema just became Arizona’s first-ever female senator.
  33. politics
    Photo of Teen Boys Doing a Nazi Salute at Prom Goes ViralThe boys apparently taunted their classmates for years without consequence.
  34. 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.
  35. international relations
    Passionate Embrace of World Leaders Fools 101-Year-Old WomanThe centenarian asked Angela Merkel if she was Emmanuel Macron’s wife.
  36. world view
    Don’t Let Trump’s Slights Overshadow Lessons From World War I RemembrancesIf you look past Trump’s usual affronts, the memorials offered messages about nationalism and weakened alliances that are still relevant today.
  37. 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.
  38. toys
    What Is Trumpy Bear, and Why?We know you’re wondering.
  39. business
    7-Eleven’s Alleged Collaboration on ICE Raids Is a Cautionary TaleWhat happens when unchecked corporate power pairs with a federal agency that targets vulnerable people? 7-Eleven employees paint an ugly picture.
  40. 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.
  41. 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.
  42. love and marriage
    Michelle Obama Says She and Barack Went to Couples Therapy“I feel vulnerable all the time. And I had to learn how to express that to my husband.”
  43. vision 2020
    West Virginia Democrat Richard Ojeda Is Running for PresidentHe voted for Trump, then turned on him. Now the former Army paratrooper wants to beat him in 2020.
  44. encounter
    Barbara Lee Talks Iraq, Poverty, and Getting a Seat at the Table“When I’m in the room and nobody else that looks like me is in the room, it makes a big difference,” says the House’s lefty conscience.
  45. encounter
    Barbara Lee Talks Iraq, Poverty, and Getting a Seat at the Table“When I’m in the room and nobody else that looks like me is in the room, it makes a big difference,” says the House’s lefty conscience.
  46. politics
    Mississippi Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith Joked About Going to a ‘Public Hanging’Senator Hyde-Smith, who is facing a runoff election against black Democrat Mike Espy, made the joke to a group of supporters earlier this month.
  47. white house drama
    Melania and Ivanka Clashed Over Using a Black Child in a Photo OpChief of Staff John Kelly reportedly had to mediate the situation.
  48. 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.
  49. interns
    That White House Press Intern Goes Through a Real Power Trip on SNLHow many microphones does she have to confiscate?
  50. 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.
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