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Ben Jacobs

  1. books
    The Banality of BonkersBob Woodward and Robert Costa’s new book on the transition of power from Trump to Biden offers plenty of new details but little surprise.
  2. war
    The Shocking New Book That Exposes U.S. Lies About AfghanistanAt least $19 billion from American taxpayers fell into Taliban hands, and that’s just one of the bombshells in Craig Whitlock’s Afghanistan Papers.
  3. politics
    The Elephant in the RoomRepublicans carefully run for president, not knowing if the last one will, too.
  4. politics
    Is Kathy Hochul Ready for This Mess?A political survivor prepares to succeed Cuomo.
  5. politics
    Nina Turner Learns the Hard Way That Democrats Like Joe BidenThe lefty hopeful blew a race for Congress when it turned into a referendum on her disdain for party leaders.
  6. politics
    Donald Trump’s Low-Energy Night in TexasThe leader of the Republican Party couldn’t elect his handpicked candidate in a congressional special election.
  7. politics
    Top U.S. General Said Trump Preached ‘Gospel of the Führer’What the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff thought of his boss, according to a new book by two Washington Post reporters.
  8. politics
    Why Republicans Condemn Marjorie Taylor Greene, But Not Paul GosarOne believes in Jewish space lasers. The other is friends with a Holocaust denier.
  9. politics
    Kathryn Garcia Surges … Into a MessAdams’s lead over Garcia is similar to his margin on Tuesday. The main difference now is that there is even less confidence in the process.
  10. politics
    Can Eric Adams Hold On to His Lead?What the first results of the mayoral race mean for him and his opponents.
  11. mayor’s race
    How Kathryn Garcia Campaigned in the Race’s Final HoursShe embraced her alliance with Andrew Yang — when she was talking to his voters.
  12. politics
    Mayamentum!Why Maya Wiley is surging at the last possible moment.
  13. politics
    The Story of How Same-Sex Marriage Went From Fringe to MainstreamSasha Issenberg on what can be learned from the civil-rights breakthrough of the 21st century.
  14. the city politic
    20 New Yorkers (From Fran Lebowitz to Ron Kim) On Ranking The Mayoral CandidatesFran Lebowitz, Ron Kim, Chelsea Manning, and more weigh in on the mayoral primary candidates.
  15. politics
    Millennial MAGA Moderate Replaces Liz CheneyElise Stefanik is no archconservative, but her loyalty to Trump was rewarded with a spot in GOP leadership.
  16. politics
    Liz Cheney Meets Her Fate in a Capitol BasementThe scene from a Republican purge.
  17. politics
    Tim Scott Vouches for Republicans on RaceThe GOP response to Biden was really about the party’s identity after Trump.
  18. politics
    If D.C. Becomes a State, the National Mall Gets to Vote for PresidentThe constitutional quirk inside the push for a 51st state.
  19. politics
    Matt Gaetz (R–TV)Scandals haven’t sunk the congressman yet, maybe because he’s more of a media figure than a politician.
  20. politics
    Matt Gaetz Gets a Scandal As Wild As HimA sex-trafficking investigation meets an extortion plot involving his father (wearing a wire), $25 million in cash, and an American hostage in Iran.
  21. politics
    Now a Democrat Is Accused of Trying to Overturn the ElectionA losing candidate asks the House to declare her the winner, and Republicans cry hypocrisy.
  22. washington dc
    The Slow Push to ‘Free the Capitol’ From Its FencingTwo months after the Capitol riot, the political divide inside Congress has made it difficult to address the razor-wire divide outside.
  23. politics
    No One Likes Marjorie Taylor Greene, But Can Anyone Stop Her?Democrats and Republicans may agree on something after all.
  24. politics
    Adam Kinzinger’s Bold Prediction: Trump Will Fade AwayThe Republican congressman tries to save his party and himself.
  25. cpac
    Trump’s CPAC Blast From the PastThe ex-president’s big return seemed like an alternate reality where the Capitol riot never happened.
  26. politics
    The New Foreign Flavor of CPAC’s Red MeatAmerica may still be first at the conservative gathering, but this year’s event has come with a lot more European-style populism.
  27. politics
    The New CPAC Makes the Old CPAC Look Like the #ResistanceTrump critics are out, election truthers are in.
  28. politics
    ‘You Only Let a Bully Go So Long’: Marie Newman Takes on Marjorie Taylor GreeneThe Democrat explains why she planted a transgender pride flag across from Greene’s office, and says she finds her response “absolutely hysterical.”
  29. politics
    What It’s Like to Impeach TrumpVeterans of the first trial say the second might be easier in one regard: The jurors were witnesses.
  30. just asking questions
    Marjorie Taylor Greene Is the ‘Worst Enemy’ for Her CausesA long talk with John Cowan, the Republican neurosurgeon who Greene defeated in the 2020 GOP primary for Georgia’s 14th congressional district.
  31. politics
    Even the Guy the MyPillow CEO Wanted to Enlist for a Coup Is ConfusedThe mattress mogul might have handed Trump a plan for holding onto power. One of the people named has no idea what’s going on.
  32. politics
    Ted Cruz’s Former Staffers Are ‘Disgusted’ by His New Low for Trump“I could have never imagined that he could have gone down this road.”
  33. politics
    ‘The Straw That Broke the Camel’s Back’A dozen Republican operatives speak out after the party lost the Senate and a mob attacked the Capitol in the president’s name.
  34. politics
    Experts Fear Trump’s Failed Coup Is a ‘Dress Rehearsal’American democracy survived the 2020 election, but in what shape?
  35. politics
    ‘GOP Lawmakers Are Scared’: Republican Insiders Vent About ‘Stop the Steal’Party operatives sound off by text on Trump and his loyalists’ desperate legal antics.
  36. 2021
    ‘Republicans Have No Intent of Acting in Good Faith’Adam Jentleson had a front-row seat to the last time Mitch McConnell obstructed a Democratic president, and he’s got a warning for his party.
  37. politics
    ‘I Wouldn’t Let Those Lawyers Represent Me for a Parking Ticket’Republicans say the antics to overturn the election are getting tired, fast, and they could cost the party if they go on much longer.
  38. politics
    Why ‘Socialism’ Killed Democrats in FloridaWhy an old line of attack found new success in 2020.
  39. maga
    ‘Trump Has Given Us a Gift’: GOP Insiders See Victory in Potential LossEven if he loses to Joe Biden, Republicans see a party with potential and a new president playing with a losing hand.
  40. politics
    Kanye’s 2020 Run May Be the Future of Presidential PoliticsThe next Trump or Yeezus won’t even need a party — just celebrity, money, and an actual campaign.
  41. politics
    Where the Trump Revolution Started and EndedRepublicans thought they had a realignment on their hands four years ago. Iowa shows why they were wrong.
  42. politics
    ‘Grand Slam’: GOP Insiders Texted Me Their Honest Feelings About Final DebateRepublicans feel buoyed by the president who wasn’t a complete disaster this time around.
  43. vision 2020
    Has Trump Killed Sex Scandals? The Curious Case of Cal CunninghamThe Democrat running for a must-win Senate seat in North Carolina was caught cheating on his wife just weeks before Election Day.
  44. speaking out
    Alexander Vindman’s Wife Accuses Trump of Threatening Their FamilyThe spouse of the colonel who stood up to the president speaks out for the first time.
  45. anonymous
    ‘Smoked Her.’ GOP Insiders Texted Me Their Honest Feelings on the VP Debate.Republicans got relief from Donald Trump’s disastrous week in the form of Mike Pence.
  46. just a flesh wound?
    Republicans Hope Amy Coney Barrett Will Cure Trump’s COVID ProblemThe GOP’s Senate majority looks shakier with the president’s polls collapsing, but insiders have faith that this too shall pass.
  47. early and often
    The White House Is Spreading Virus and LiesA senior official says there’s no reliable information about anyone’s health in the West Wing, and especially not on the president’s condition.
  48. anonymous
    ‘Just Putrid’: GOP Insiders Texted Me Their Honest Feelings About the DebateA Republican close to the Trump campaign said, “We finally found something that the entire country can agree on: This debate was a complete shitshow.”
  49. vision 2020
    ‘Classic Authoritarian’: How Historians Rate Trump’s Danger to DemocracyYou’re not paranoid to think the U.S. is headed for disaster, according to the people who study how democracies die.
  50. rbg
    How Flood of Democratic Money in Wake of RBG Death Is Changing Senate MapAround $100 million has come in for Democratic Senate candidates since RBG’s death, which could be pivotal in states like Alaska.
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