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early and often
early and often
Biden’s Shout-outs to Seniors Were a Shot at the GOP
The president’s frequent mentions of Social Security and Medicare reflect how badly Democrats need to improve their standing with older voters.
early and often
early and often
Sarah Huckabee Sanders Showed That the GOP Is Truly Not ‘Normal’
The Arkansas governor’s official State of the Union response was even wilder and more telling than Republicans’ outbursts during Biden’s speech.
media
media
James O’Keefe Is on Paid Leave From Project Veritas
The organization’s board is considering removing O’Keefe from his leadership position, according to current and former employees.
what we know
what we know
Death Toll in Turkey and Syria Rises to More Than 11,000: Updates
The powerful earthquakes have flattened thousands of buildings in the region, and the death toll continues to mount.
old beef
old beef
Trump White House Asked Twitter to Take Down Chrissy Teigen Burn
More proof that the former president can dish out insults but can’t take them.
early and often
early and often
The GOP’s Heckles Were a Gift to Biden’s Reelection Campaign
Republicans aired a primetime advertisement for their own extremity.
artificial intelligence
artificial intelligence
Fear Not, Conservatives, the Chatbot Won’t Turn Your Kid Woke
The American right’s problem isn’t that a talking robot is propagating liberal ideology.
the talented mr. santos
the talented mr. santos
Mitt Romney Confuses George Santos for Person Capable of Shame
After Romney confronted Santos at the State of the Union, saying he didn’t belong there, the lying congressman lobbed weak comebacks on Twitter.
in the capitol
in the capitol
The Hecklers Have Won: The Polite State of the Union Is Dead
Marjorie Taylor Greene and other vocal Biden detractors turned it into something like a rowdy parliamentary session. Expect that to continue.
games
games
Why You Should Root for the Eagles This Sunday
It’s not only because I don’t want their fans to come after me.
early and often
early and often
Biden Springs Trap for Republicans in State of the Union
Biden vowed to “finish the job” in the next two years (or maybe the next term), and expertly used Republicans’ rowdiness against them.
early and often
early and often
Democrats’ Huge Primary Shake-up Won’t Change the 2024 Race
Displacing Iowa and New Hampshire will generate a lot of drama. But it won’t matter if Biden is the nominee, and the new schedule may not stick.
tremendous content
tremendous content
Melania Trump Was Mastermind Behind ‘Hero Dog’ Story
Should Melania have been in the Situation Room for the al-Baghdadi raid? No. But her dog idea was no dumber than anything her husband did.
bird talk
bird talk
Meet Brooklyn’s Newest Power Couple
Recent bald-eagle sightings are delighting human visitors and terrorizing bird residents in Prospect Park.
police brutality
police brutality
Two of the Cops Who Beat Tyre Nichols Had Records
The Memphis Police Department severely lowered its qualifications for recruits in recent years.
just asking questions
just asking questions
What Fresh Hell Is the New Bird-Flu Outbreak?
Epidemiologist Katelyn Jetelina on how to think about the virus’s recent worrying trajectory.
poll position
poll position
Biden Is Trump (When It Comes to Popularity)
Biden hopes tonight’s State of the Union address will sway voters, but there’s growing evidence that opinions of any president are hard to move.
early and often
early and often
Trump Wants to Divide Republicans and Conquer DeSantis
Nikki Haley is no threat to Trump, who would prefer a large field to muddy the track in his real primary race against Florida‘s governor.
foreign interests
foreign interests
Trump Is Too Tough on Balloons to Be Antiwar
The ex-president is simultaneously slamming Biden for insufficient toughness on China and casting himself as a peace candidate.
the city politic
the city politic
Are Eric Adams’s Big Plans for the City Still Too Small?
As he enters his second year in office, Adams is sticking with his grind-it-out approach to governing.
what we know
what we know
U.S. Recovery of Alleged Spy Balloon Continues: Updates
China claimed on Monday that a second similar balloon seen over Latin America last week was also just a wayward civilian craft.
tremendous content
tremendous content
Don Jr. Is Ready to Laugh About the ‘Trump Baby’ Balloon
While the Chinese spy balloon is no more, its cranky little brother is getting pampered by the Museum of London, giving Trump’s son a chuckle.
substation attacks
substation attacks
A Pair of Nazis Allegedly Wanted to Blow Up the Baltimore Grid
The alleged plot is part of a surge in far-right extremists looking to take out the electrical grid.
ftx fallout
ftx fallout
FTX Even Had a Woo-Woo Life Coach
Sam Bankman-Fried hired his own psychiatrist to coach staffers about “happiness” and to encourage them to go on dates.
the talented mr. santos
the talented mr. santos
Here’s Every Single Lie Told by George Santos
Navigating the many exaggerations and falsehoods of New York’s newest representative.