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  1. thanksgiving
    I’m Thankful for the End of Guides to Arguing With Trumpy RelativesSince 2016, I’ve been subjected to pieces that insisted the battle for the soul of America was being waged at my Thanksgiving table. Good riddance.
  2. covid-19
    Where Are All the At-Home COVID Tests?Here’s why rapid antigen tests are still scarce weeks after Biden promised to boost at-home testing, and when they’ll finally be widely available.
  3. politics
    In Defense of Donald Trump’s $230 Picture BookIs it funny that his first postpresidential book consists of 300 photos with captions scrawled in Sharpie? Sure. But it’s the perfect move for him.
  4. nicknames
    Trump Keeps Trying to Make ‘Broken Old Crow’ McConnell HappenThe Senate minority leader is uniquely difficult to insult, as he embraces almost every negative thing people say about him. But Trump can do better.
  5. politics
    The Drama-Lover’s Guide to the New Trump BooksLove gossip, but not enough to actually read the new batch of Trump books? Here are all the juicy, disturbing, and darkly amusing tidbits you missed.
  6. explainer
    Let’s Get to Know Space Force, Trump’s Most Misunderstood CreationDespite Trump’s misleading hype and the constant sci-fi jokes, the newest military branch has a serious mission (though it’s still a bit funny).
  7. war on christmas
    Why Christmas 2021 Is Already RuinedHoliday hysteria is off to an early start and there’s no shortage of things to blame, from the supply-chain crisis to Dr. Fauci to climate change.
  8. de mayor
    Bill de Blasio Dressed As the Picard Facepalm Meme for HalloweenMixing up the most famous Star Trek characters is a very de Blasio thing to do — or maybe his “Captain Kirk” costume had a deeper meaning.
  9. unsolved mysteries
    Does Trump Want Me to Think He’s Into Golden Showers?I do not want to believe the pee-tape story, so I would appreciate it if Trump would stop offering suspicious denials no one asked for.
  10. just checking in
    So What Are Trump’s Cabinet Members Up to These Days?Ben Carson is starting his own Boy Scouts, Mike Pompeo is denying he plotted to kill Assange, and Wilbur Ross is dreaming of Trump condos on the moon.
  11. just checking in
    So, What Is Rudy Giuliani Up to These Days?Now that he’s not busy representing Trump, he’s been dealing with personal legal woes, getting banned from Fox, and shaving in an airport restaurant.
  12. new york tough
    Where Should Andrew Cuomo Live Now?Once his resignation takes effect, Cuomo will have no home. Here are a few suggestions for where the disgraced governor can crash.
  13. politics
    President Biden’s Weirdest White House Habits“Executive time” and the Diet Coke button are gone, but Biden is keeping the White House weird with his secret Peloton, Gatorades, and missing cat.
  14. new york tough
    The 8 Weirdest Unsolved Andrew Cuomo MysteriesThe Boyfriend Cliff. Citing a fake person in COVID press conferences. The nipple situation. Cuomo may be out, but there are many lingering questions.
  15. politics
    Cuomo Sexual Harassment Report: Read the Most Damning AllegationsA guide to the allegations against Governor Andrew Cuomo, including which claims were previously unknown and key testimony from his 11 accusers.
  16. 2021 olympics
    Simone Biles Will Compete in Final Tokyo Olympics Gymnastic EventThe gymnast plans to participate in Tuesday’s beam final after withdrawing from all previous events in Tokyo to prioritize her mental health.
  17. the goat
    Simone Biles Out of Tokyo Olympics Team Gymnastics FinalJust cancel the games at this point.
  18. the internet
    Internet Outage Hits Major Websites WorldwideSites including Amazon, CNN, the New York Times, Reddit, and the U.K. government went dark on Tuesday morning, and are still coming back online.
  19. crime
    Chauvin Trial Closing Arguments: ‘You Can Believe Your Eyes’Prosecutors urged jurors to trust the video evidence, while the defense said Chauvin did not “purposefully” apply “unlawful force” on George Floyd.
  20. mass shootings
    8 Killed in Shooting at FedEx Warehouse in IndianapolisAt least five other people had been hospitalized with injuries, including one in critical condition. Police said the gunman killed himself.
  21. new york
    Recreational Marijuana Is Now Legal in New YorkCuomo signed the bill into law on Wednesday, making New York the 15th state in the U.S. to legalize recreational marijuana.
  22. scandals
    Current Aide Accuses Cuomo of Sexual HarassmentAlyssa McGrath claims that Cuomo commented on her appearance, looked down her shirt, and made demeaning remarks to her and other female employees.
  23. biden inauguration
    Everything We Know About Joe Biden’s InaugurationBiden’s inauguration was already set to look drastically different due to COVID, and after the Capitol riot, security concerns have skyrocketed.
  24. capitol riot
    READ: Zuckerberg Says Facebook Will Block Trump ‘Indefinitely’“We believe the risks of allowing the president to continue to use our service during this period are simply too great,” Zuckerberg said.
  25. that happened
    The Time Trump Told Boy Scouts About Sexy Yacht PartiesThe president’s address to the Boy Scout Jamboree featured attacks on enemies and underlings, as well as risqué tales of his own greatness.
  26. this is normal
    Biden Names First Cabinet Picks, None of Whom Want to Destroy World OrderA brief update on President-elect Joe Biden and his confoundingly conventional daily activities.
  27. 2020 elections
    Watch: New York City Erupts in Celebration After Race Is Called for BidenNew Yorkers honked horns, banged pots and pans out of apartment windows, and flooded into the streets to mark the end of Trump’s presidency.
  28. vision 2020
    What We Know About the Final Trump-Biden Debate: Time & How to WatchA brief guide to watching the final presidential debate, plus the latest batch of controversies.
  29. the emperor’s new props
    13 Times President Trump Had the Best, Most Beautiful PropsFrom giant stacks of blank paper to Sharpie-scrawled notes on a scandal, no one shows off dubious documents and diagrams like our commander-in-chief.
  30. politics
    Amy Coney Barrett Confirmation Hearing: Day 2 HighlightsBarrett faces questioning from senators on day two of her confirmation hearings, which comes just 21 days before Election Day.
  31. politics
    Trump May Return to Campaign Trail Next Week: Live UpdatesIt is not clear whether the president is still receiving steroid treatment, and other mysteries remain.
  32. intelligencer chats
    Biden Emerges From a Train Wreck Mostly UnscathedThe Democratic nominee wasn’t always sharp on Tuesday night, but he probably did what he needed to do against an especially unhinged Trump.
  33. supreme court
    Trump Nominates Amy Coney Barrett to Supreme Court: UpdatesBarrett celebrated Justices Scalia and Ginsburg in her speech accepting the nomination, but made it clear she would follow Scalia’s example.
  34. police brutality
    In Bizarre Interview, Trump Says Biden Is Controlled by People in ‘Dark Shadows’Trump’s description of left-wing forces supposedly terrorizing the U.S. was so odd that Laura Ingraham noted, “That sounds like a conspiracy theory.“
  35. republican national convention
    Republican Convention Schedule: Who’s Speaking and How to WatchTom Cotton, Mitch McConnell, and Rudy Giuliani are set to speak on Thursday night ahead of President Trump’s acceptance speech.
  36. vision 2020
    Democratic National Convention Schedule: Who’s Speaking and How to WatchThe DNC concludes tonight with Biden’s acceptance speech, plus remarks from primary challengers Cory Booker, Pete Buttigieg, and Michael Bloomberg.
  37. george floyd protests
    Buffalo Police Suspended for Shoving Elderly Protester to the GroundVideo shows the man lying motionless on the pavement and bleeding from the ear as several officers walk by. He is in “stable but serious” condition.
  38. george floyd protests
    De Blasio: I Have Not Seen Videos of NYPD Attacking ProtestersThe mayor praised the NYPD for showing “restraint” at protests, despite viral clips to the contrary. He was later booed at a George Floyd memorial.
  39. feuds
    Watch Rudy Giuliani and Piers Morgan Argue Over Whose Fall Was More PatheticStop fighting, you’re both right!
  40. george floyd
    Over 10,000 Americans Have Been Arrested at George Floyd Protests: Live UpdatesOn Wednesday night, New York police cracked down on peaceful protesters who had defied the citywide curfew.
  41. george floyd
    CNN Crew Arrested on Live TV During Minneapolis ProtestMinnesota State Police arrested CNN’s Omar Jimenez and his camera crew as they reported on the protests over George Floyd’s death in police custody.
  42. trump impeachment
    Trump Impeachment Hearing Schedule: What’s Next?The Trump impeachment proceedings have finally moved to the Senate. The trial is set to start next week, following today’s procedural moves.
  43. democratic debates
    How to Watch the Democratic Debate TonightEverything you need to know about the debate in Des Moines, Iowa: which six candidates made the cut, how to tune in, and where to stream it.
  44. trump impeachment
    House Debates Trump Impeachment: TimelineSix hours of floor debate were followed by the successful vote to impeach President Trump on counts of abuse of power and obstruction of Congress.
  45. impeachment
    Do the Impeachment Hearings Need to Be Entertaining?Intelligencer staffers discuss the backlash to the idea that Democrats are failing if they don’t turn the show on Capitol Hill into a thrill-fest.
  46. impeachment
    Will Public Impeachment Hearings Change Anything?Intelligencer staffers discuss what to expect as the big show gets started this week.
  47. intelligencer chats
    Where Did Beto Go Wrong?Intelligencer staffers discuss what derailed the Texan’s once-promising campaign.
  48. obits
    Rep. Elijah Cummings, Democratic Leader Who Investigated Trump, Dies at 68The Baltimore Democrat, a passionate advocate for civil rights, became a foil to Trump, helming multiple investigations into his administration.
  49. impeachment
    Are We on the Verge of a Constitutional Crisis?Intelligencer staffers discuss the high-stakes next moves in the impeachment fight.
  50. impeachment
    Is There Any Chance the GOP Is About to Turn on Trump?Intelligencer staffers discuss whether the president has all that much to fear from Republican lawmakers as he braces for impeachment.
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