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  1. happy sh*t
    7 Actually Good Things That Happened This WeekFeaturing royal babies frolicking, Barack Obama, and one very chill dog.
  2. global politics
    Theresa May to Resign As U.K. Prime Minister After Brexit FailuresMay’s voice cracked as she announced that she will step down on June 7, after three failed attempts to pass her Brexit plan.
  3. vision 2020
    De Blasio Launches 2020 Bid by Touting What He’s Done for Ungrateful New YorkersWith a video touting his progressive record, the mayor becomes the 23rd candidate to enter the race, against pretty much everyone’s wishes.
  4. vision 2020
    Has Trump Rendered the Political Gaffe Obsolete?Intelligencer writers discuss whether the president’s boorish behavior has forever changed the way we judge campaign-trail etiquette.
  5. vision 2020
    Joe Biden Finally Launches Campaign With Video Directly Attacking TrumpRecalling Charlottesville, he says, “history will look back on four years of this president and all he embraces as an aberrant moment in time.”
  6. mueller time
    Everything We’ve Learned From Robert Mueller’s Investigation (So Far)Even without seeing the full report, we know plenty about wrongdoing by Trump associates and Russia’s 2016 election meddling.
  7. vision 2020
    Is Pete Buttigieg Literally Parks and Rec’s Ben Wyatt?A young mayor, board-game enthusiast, and Leslie Knope fan could be the next U.S. president — in Pawnee, and in real life.
  8. crime
    WikiLeaks Founder Julian Assange Arrested: Everything We KnowAssange faces one count of conspiracy to hack a computer.
  9. vision 2020
    Is the Biden Appeal About to Fade?Amid allegations of inappropriate touching, he remains the Democratic poll leader. Intelligencer staffers discuss how solid his advantage really is.
  10. vision 2020
    Intelligencer Chat: Are Democrats Too Nervous to Nominate a Woman?The trauma of 2016 may have given rise to a cautious way of looking at 2020.
  11. christchurch massacre
    What We Know About the New Zealand Mosque MassacreForty-nine people were killed and dozens were injured in a shooting at two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand. A 28-year-old man has been charged.
  12. christchurch massacre
    What We Know About the New Zealand Mosque ShootingForty-nine people were killed and dozens were injured in a shooting at two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand. A 28-year-old man has been charged.
  13. impeachment
    Intelligencer Chat: Should Democrats Impeach President Trump?Nancy Pelosi has signaled her hesitance on the matter. Is she making a mistake?
  14. global politics
    Trump Cuts Short North Korea Summit, Returns Empty HandedThe two-day summit came to an abrupt end when North Korea demanded that the U.S. drop all sanctions in return for the closing of one nuclear facility.
  15. michael cohen
    Every Embarrassing Story Michael Cohen Tried to SquashWe already know about several scandals that Trump’s “fixer” tried to cover up by offering deals, filing lawsuits, and making threats.
  16. politics
    What Happened to the 20 Women Who Accused Trump of Sexual MisconductThe list grew again this week when a former Trump campaign staffer claimed in a lawsuit that he kissed her without her consent during the 2016 race.
  17. russia investigation
    Longtime Trump Adviser Roger Stone Indicted in Mueller ProbeStone is charged with making false statements and trying to tamper with a witness to hide his efforts to learn about hacked Democratic emails.
  18. shootings
    At Least 12 Killed in California Bar ShootingThe bar and dance hall in Thousand Oaks was hosting an event for college students. The gunman was found dead at the scene.
  19. feuds
    The Complete History of President Trump’s Feud With Jeff SessionsThe pair went from donning MAGA hats together to publicly sniping at each other — culminating in a dizzying post-midterms resignation.
  20. the kavanaugh hearings
    Kavanaugh Accuser Christine Blasey Ford Opens Negotiations Over TestimonyHer attorneys told Senate staffers she’s willing to testify on Thursday if they offer “terms that are fair and which ensure her safety.”
  21. the kavanaugh hearings
    Kavanaugh Backer Offers Bonkers Theory: Ford Was Assaulted by His Doppelg¨¨angerEd Whelan tweeted out the results of his online sleuthing, but rather than clearing Kavanaugh, he showed why a real investigation is necessary.
  22. comforter-in-chief
    Trump to Hurricane Florence Survivor: ‘Have a Good Time’Incredibly, he said the same thing to victims of Hurricane Harvey last year.
  23. the kavanaugh hearings
    Republicans Regain Confidence in Fight to Confirm KavanaughRepublicans who initially stood up for Ford appear to have accepted their colleagues’ argument that she deserves a speedy hearing, but no FBI probe.
  24. supreme court
    GOP Rejects Kavanaugh Accuser’s Call for FBI Probe After Saying They Want FactsSenator Grassley said he’ll limit testimony to Brett Kavanaugh and Christine Blasey Ford, and quickly rejected her request for a full investigation.
  25. russia probe
    Trump Declassifies Russia Probe Documents in Latest Attempt to Undermine MuellerIn an unprecedented move, Trump ordered the release of some material from an ongoing probe over the objections of intelligence officials.
  26. supreme court
    3 GOP Senators Open to Delaying Kavanaugh Vote Over Sexual Assault ClaimFlake and Corker said senators must learn about the attempted rape allegation before voting, and Murkowski said they “might” need to delay.
  27. media
    Time Magazine Sold to Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff and Wife Lynne BenioffThe Benioffs said they do not plan to have a role in the magazine’s day-to-day operations and are “honored to be stewards of this iconic brand.”
  28. hurricane florence
    Florence: Already-Catastrophic Floods Are Going to Get Even WorseWaterways throughout the Carolinas are being overwhelmed by the storm’s record rainfall, 17 people are dead, and more water is coming.
  29. 2018 midterms
    Governor Andrew Cuomo Defeats Cynthia Nixon in NY Democratic PrimaryEstablishment candidates won in all the top races, but six of the eight rogue Democratic state senators lost their seats.
  30. immigration
    Trump Wants U.S. to Pay Mexico for Deportations, Spend More on Border WallDespite talk of making Mexico pay, the administration told Congress it’s diverting $20 million in U.S. foreign aid to help Mexico fund deportations.
  31. 2018 elections
    Ex-Cuomo Aide Drafted False Cynthia Nixon Anti-Semitism MailerThe Cuomo campaign confirmed that the flier was drafted and approved by two men close to the governor — though they say it was an oversight.
  32. 2018 elections
    Cuomo Aide Shopped Nixon Anti-Israel Story Ahead of False Anti-Semitism MailerThough Cuomo denies he knew about the inflammatory flier, the New York Post says one of his top campaign aides pitched a similar story on Nixon.
  33. hurricane florence
    Evacuations Begin As Hurricane Florence Bears Down on CarolinasMore than a million people were ordered to leave ahead of the storm, which is forecast to arrive on Friday morning.
  34. 2018 midterms
    Zephyr Teachout Gets an Ultrasound in Her Latest Campaign AdBaby Teachout, who’s due in October, got involved in mom’s campaign to be New York’s attorney general.
  35. scandals
    Trump Admits Stormy Daniels Hush Agreement Wasn’t Valid, Seeks to End LawsuitMichael Avenatti, Daniels’s attorney, accused Trump of “pulling a legal stunt” in an attempt to avoid giving a deposition in the case.
  36. foreign policy
    After Promising Quick Syria Exit, Trump Is Said to Approve of Indefinite StayA U.S. official claimed Trump is “on board,” but this only bolsters claims that administration officials ignore the president’s orders.
  37. trump administration
    All the Theories on Who Wrote the Anonymous Anti-Trump Op-edCould it be Mike Pence? A Trump true believer framing his White House enemies? Literally hundreds of other “senior officials”? Here’s the evidence.
  38. Senate Democrats Considered Kavanaugh Walkout, Opted for Disruption InsteadThey reportedly decided the move was too risky during a Labor Day strategy session – but they haven’t ruled it out.
  39. 2018 elections
    Ayanna Pressley Beats 20-Year Incumbent Mike Capuano in Democratic Primary UpsetShe’s the second woman to unseat a House Dem in 2018, after Ocasio-Cortez, and she’ll be the first black woman to represent Massachusetts in Congress.
  40. sports
    Nike Debuts Colin Kaepernick Ad, Conservatives Protest by Burning Their Own GearNike’s move appears less risky when you consider that Kaep’s protests are most unpopular with older white Republicans – not their core demographic.
  41. sports
    Nike Debuts Colin Kaepernick Ad, Conservatives Protest by Burning Their Own GearNike’s move appears less risky when you consider that Kaep’s protests are most unpopular with older white Republicans – not their core demographic.
  42. Scenes From John McCain’s Memorial: Biden Remembers Senator as ‘a Brother’As services for McCain moved from Arizona to Washington, Trump — who isn’t invited — held a raucous rally in Indiana, as planned.
  43. sports
    In Blow to NFL, Arbitrator Rules Colin Kaepernick’s Collusion Case Can ContinueThe NFL’s request to have the complaint dismissed due to lack of evidence was dismissed, and a full hearing is expected by the end of the year.
  44. Trump Aides Decided to Go Ahead With Rally Despite McCain MemorialsThe White House reportedly considered canceling Trump’s rally in Indiana on Thursday night, but what’s one more controversy?
  45. trump white house
    Trump, Angered by Growing Legal Troubles, Finds Ways to Make Them Even WorseWith allies worried that he’s ill-equipped to handle new subpoenas, or even impeachment, Trump pushed out McGahn and resumed efforts to fire Sessions.
  46. Martha McSally Defeats Kelli Ward and Joe Arpaio in Arizona GOP Senate PrimaryThe Establishment favorite won, giving Republicans their best shot at beating Democratic candidate Kyrsten Sinema in November.
  47. Trump Would Still Like to Fire Sessions, Can’t Find the Right TimeTrump has been advised not to fire Sessions before the midterms … or if Democrats win the House … or if Mueller hasn’t wrapped up his investigation.
  48. gerrymandering
    Why North Carolina May Have to Redraw Its Gerrymandered Map Before the MidtermsA federal court raised the possibility of requiring a new map for the midterms, which could help Democrats while generating electoral chaos.
  49. john mccain
    Trump Reportedly Nixed Statement That Called McCain a ‘Hero’Instead, he tweeted two lines expressing his “deepest sympathies” to the McCain family, then stayed quiet as he spent Sunday golfing.
  50. Why Republicans, Not Democrats, Want the Midterms to Be About ImpeachmentThe Democratic base is sufficiently fired up, but the GOP hopes the rising threat of impeachment can rally Trump’s voters in November.
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