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Margaret Hartmann

Senior Editor, Intelligencer

Margaret Hartmann is a senior editor for Intelligencer. She has worked at New York since 2012.

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    Why Jeff Bezos and Lauren Sánchez Are Relationship GoalsThink they’re just disgustingly wealthy? Think again! Sánchez’s ‘Wall Street Journal’ Q&A reveals they’re hardworking, humble, and totally adorable!
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    Did Trump Really Teach ‘Rocket Man’ Kim Jong-un About Elton John?Trump and Pompeo’s claims about their 2018 meeting with the North Korean dictator don’t totally check out. But it’s still a good story.
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    Trump and Truth Social Should Just Break Up AlreadyHe reportedly wants out of his contract with Truth Social, but instead of making a clean break, he’s asking for an open relationship with other sites.
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    FBI Finds More Classified Documents In Biden’s Home: What We KnowJustice Department investigators recovered six more classified documents during a 13-hour search of Biden’s Delaware home.
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    Did $1 Million Fine Teach Trump a Lesson About ‘Frivolous’ Lawsuits?Probably not! But after being ordered to pay sanctions to Hillary Clinton and others, he did withdraw a vengeance-based suit against Letitia James.
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    Trump Mistook Photo of Rape Accuser E. Jean Carroll for Marla MaplesSo much for his “she’s not my type” defense.
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    The Drama-Lover’s Guide to the New Trump BooksLove gossip but not enough to actually read all the books about Trump? Here are all the juicy, disturbing, and darkly amusing tidbits you missed.
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    Trump to Facebook: I Haven’t Changed, But Take Me Back AnywayFacebook deemed Trump a “risk to public safety.” Now he says the platform should unban him because “they need us more than we need them.”
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    Of Course Ivana Left Donald Trump Out of Her WillIt’s not really a snub when you leave your $34 million estate to your three kids, not the billionaire ex you divorced decades ago.
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    The Gas-Stove Ban Freak-out Is the Story We Need Right NowJoe Biden is not plotting to go door-to-door, ripping gas stoves out of Americans’ kitchens. But we should still savor this fun, low-stakes debate.
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    Trump Had Foolproof Plan to Nuke North Korea, Blame Someone ElseIncredibly, it’s not the only time he proposed attacking another country, then pretending it wasn’t him.
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    Bonkers Revelations From Prince Harry’s Book, RankedIn Spare, Harry says William attacked him, claims he killed 25 Taliban fighters, and shares lots of details we didn’t need to know about his penis.
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    Palm Beach’s Hottest Club Is Wilbur Ross’s Birthday PartyThe former Commerce secretary’s shindig had everything: an obscure Trump relative, caviar on baked potatoes, and a guy flying around with a jet pack.
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    Kevin McCarthy’s Humiliation Finally Ends: Live UpdatesIt took 15 rounds and some messy late-night drama, but McCarthy was finally elected Speaker.
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    John Bolton Announces 2024’s Most Ridiculous Presidential BidAnd he did it on Good Morning Britain.
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    Two Truths and a Lie About George Santos’s First Day in D.C.Let’s play a game: Can you guess which statement about the fibbing freshman’s awkward Capitol Hill debut is totally made up?
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    The History of Donald Trump Pretending to Be SupermanThe modern version of Lex Luthor is based on Trump, but that hasn’t kept the man of “stop the steal” from repeatedly posing as the Man of Steel.
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    Are the Trump NFT Trading Cards Full of Unauthorized Images?Trump’s NFT collection allegedly uses unlicensed images from sources like Amazon and Reuters, and watermarks are visible in some illustrations.
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    Ivanka Trump Gave the January 6 Panel What It NeededWas she “entirely frank” and “forthcoming” in her testimony? The panel says no — but at least she gave the hearings some star power.
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    7 Great Things About Trump’s Incredibly Dumb NFT AnnouncementNFTs are the least harmful thing Trump could have revealed, and his infomercial-style promo video is a delight.
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    How to Order More Free Home COVID Tests From the GovernmentU.S. residents can once again order four free tests, as the Biden administration has restarted the program.
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    Did House Republicans Have the Worst Holiday Party Ever?It featured Lauren Boebert, Cheez Whiz “charcuterie,” and Louie Gohmert on guitar.
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    Brittney Griner Is Coming Home From a Russian PrisonThe WNBA star is headed home after being released in a prisoner swap for the notorious international arms dealer.
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    Do the Trumps Want to Crop Kimberly Guilfoyle Out of the Family?Eric Trump felt compelled to announce that, despite the rumors, he doesn’t hate his brother’s fiancée. Ivanka Trump’s silence may say more.
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    Donald Trump Cost Lara Trump Her Fox News GigNepotism giveth, and nepotism taketh away.
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    Trump Is Paying His Diet Coke Valet’s Legal FeesThe Feds see Walt Nauta as a key witness against Trump in the Mar-a-Lago classified-documents case. But it turns out their bond is the real thing.
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    Rudy Giuliani’s 5 Worst Excuses From His Attorney-Misconduct HearingThe former mayor has offered several bold arguments for why his efforts to overturn the 2020 election shouldn’t cost him his D.C. law license.
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    The Donald Trump–Elon Musk Feud: A Complete HistoryAfter reinstating Trump’s Twitter account, Musk sided with the U.S. Constitution over the ex-president. Here’s the latest on their chaotic saga.
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    Trump Was Tricked Into Dining With Too Many AntisemitesThe poor guy didn’t know about Nick Fuentes, he just wanted to hang with Kanye West — who repeatedly attacked his Jewish son-in-law, Jared Kushner.
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    Republicans: Leave the World’s Richest Man Alone!Ron DeSantis and Kevin McCarthy want everyone to “stop picking on Elon Musk.” They’ve barely said anything about Trump dining with antisemites.
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    Mike Lindell Is the Leader the Republican National Committee DeservesBut he’s not the one it needs right now, so his candidacy is probably doomed.
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    Please Don’t Ruin Thanksgiving With These White House ‘Talking Points’I voted for Joe Biden because he tacitly promised I wouldn’t have to read any more guides to arguing with my Trumpy relatives.
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    Six Killed in Shooting at Virginia WalmartThe gunman, who is believed to be a Walmart employee, opened fire in a break room before turning his weapon on himself.
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    You’re Now Free to Annoy Trump on Truth SocialPeople who join Trump’s free-speech haven are no longer prohibited from “disparaging” Truth Social or irritating its employees.
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    Trump Is Pretending He’s Too Good for TwitterWhich is, weirdly, also good for Elon Musk.
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    Nancy Pelosi’s Daily Hot Dog Isn’t Her Weirdest Food HabitThe Speaker regularly eats chocolate ice cream for breakfast, and she has other provocative ideas about the definition of “dessert.”
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    Trump Thinks I’ll Donate $40 for ‘Let’s Go Brandon’ Wrapping PaperThe former president keeps sending me emails asking for money, but I’m starting to get the feeling he doesn’t know me at all.
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    7 Ways Trump’s 2024 Announcement Was Totally ‘Sad!’Former allies bashed Trump on-air, news networks didn’t cover the full speech, and he couldn’t get a majority of his own children to attend.
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    Ivanka and Jared Are Quiet Quitting Donald TrumpIvanka announced she’ll still perform daughter duties but will no longer be hustling to prove herself as Trump’s political adviser.
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    Trump Posts Fake Apology to Melania and HannityTrump did use the words “I’d like to apologize” in his Truth Social post, which is rare. But he only said it to attack the “Fake News Media.”
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    Trump Insists Election Disaster Was Actually ‘a Big Victory’Across the political spectrum, Donald Trump was dubbed Tuesday night’s biggest loser. But in his personal fantasyland, it was a different story.
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    Truth Social Is Donald Trump’s Self-made PrisonElon Musk would let Trump back on Twitter, but Trump reportedly feels trapped on Truth Social because its failure would be bad for his brand.
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    ‘Ron DeSanctimonious’ Is a Low-Energy Trump NicknameIt’s better than “Old Crow” or “Peekaboo,” but Trump’s new name for his possible 2024 rival Ron DeSantis needs more workshopping.
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    Oprah’s Unsatisfying Rejection of Dr. Oz Is Totally on BrandOprah has finally endorsed John Fetterman. If you’re waiting for an apology for creating Dr. Oz, I have some magic weight-loss beans to sell you.
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    Donald Trump Is Rallying Like It’s 2024Do Marco Rubio and Chuck Grassley need Trump’s help? Not really. But Trump will definitely need Florida and Iowa.
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    Why Trump Nicknamed Letitia James ‘Peekaboo’: 6 TheoriesThere’s a lot of speculation about what Trump’s lazy nickname for the New York AG really means (but it’s probably just racist).
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    Twitter to Remain Trump Free for at Least a Few WeeksDonald Trump will have to meddle with the midterms from Truth Social as Elon Musk says it will take some time to form a policy on unbanning users.
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    Trump’s Truth Social Really Is a (Tiny, Conservative) PhenomenonThe ex-president’s latest boast is surprisingly accurate — if you compare Truth Social to other alternative social-media sites, not Twitter.
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    Welcome to Elon Musk’s TwitterHours into Musk’s term as “Chief Twit,” Trump is insisting he’ll stay on Truth Social and Twitter is no more a “hellscape” than it ever was.
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    Why DeSantis Isn’t Invited to Trump’s Florida Rally: 5 TheoriesThe Ron DeSantis snub could be a mail mishap or a Tom Brady–related faux pas. Or maybe Donald Trump just hates the Florida governor.
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