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  1. early and often
    Fani Willis Gets It Right: Trump’s Coup Started on Election NightMillions of Americans woke up after the 2020 election to learn that Trump had made up a theory for throwing out the votes that would defeat him.
  2. early and often
    Georgia Is Trump’s Nightmare JurisdictionAgain and again, Trump has lost in Georgia, and his party’s own election officials are the chief witnesses against him in Atlanta.
  3. early and often
    Trump Rules Iowa State Fair Without Eating a Single Corn DogAt the obligatory campaign stop, Trump showed he isn’t running for president like the rest of the GOP field; he’s running as president.
  4. life after roe
    RFK Jr. Executes Rare Double Flip-Flop on AbortionThe anti-vaxx Democrat went from pro-choice to favoring a national ban that even Trump and DeSantis don’t support and back again in a matter of hours.
  5. exhibit a
    What to Make of the Hunter Biden Prosecution DebacleWith the collapse of the plea deal and the appointment of a special counsel, the criminal investigation of Hunter Biden got even messier.
  6. poll position
    There’s Zero Evidence Trump’s Biggest Indictment Is Affecting the GOP RaceSo far, Trump being charged with multiple felonies for trying to steal an election isn’t hurting his bid for the 2024 nomination at all.
  7. tremendous content
    Attention-Hungry Michael Cohen Mulls Absurd Run for CongressWhich Trump foe will Democrats vote for: Jerry Nadler, ranking member of the Judiciary Committee, or the felonious former “fixer”?
  8. early and often
    Judge Warns Trump of Earlier Trial If He Makes ‘Inflammatory Statements’The judge denied prosecutors’ request for a strict protective order but warned Trump that “inflammatory” comments could result in an earlier trial.
  9. past is prologue
    Trump Didn’t Hijack Reagan’s GOP; It Was Never Fully HisTrump represents a pre-Reagan, pre-Bush conservatism that has come storming back, leaving Reagan-Bush conservatism to unpopular elites.
  10. early and often
    Nobody’s Enjoying Trump’s Debate Guessing Game But HimTrump feels zero pressure to share a stage with his rivals, whose own debate prep has been immensely complicated by not knowing if he’ll show.
  11. donald trump
    Trump Is Pretending He Didn’t Call Christie a ‘Fat Pig’I’m not mad about the childish insult. I’m just upset about the lying.
  12. what we know
    A Quick Guide to Justice Clarence Thomas’s Ethics ScandalsWe’re keeping track of the recent pileup of revelations regarding secret financial arrangements between the justice and his rich friends.
  13. life after roe
    Abortion Is Now a Wedge Issue — Against RepublicansThe defeat of Ohio’s Issue 1 shows abortion rights could be the preeminent populist cause of the next decade or so.
  14. life after roe
    Ohio Blows Up the Republican Plan to Block Abortion RightsRepublicans tried to pass a special-election measure to make an abortion-rights amendment in November fail. But pro-choice voters showed up in droves.
  15. early and often
    Another Campaign Shake-up Not a Good Sign for DeSantisThe once-mighty DeSantis campaign is looking like an Iowa-centric long shot.
  16. early and often
    Can Mondaire Jones Make Nice With the Democratic Establishment?He’s running to get back into Congress and away from some of his left-wing associations.
  17. early and often
    Ramaswamy Attack on Juneteenth Shows Non-White Republicans Can Use Racism TooHis nasty shots at Juneteenth as a “useless” and “made-up” holiday put him very much in the racist MAGA tradition.
  18. early and often
    DeSantis Says Trump Rigged the 2020 Election for BidenHe has figured out how to placate “rigged election” believers without helping his rival.
  19. what we know
    Trump Is Still Lashing Out Following Indictment: UpdatesHe is posting through it.
  20. exhibit a
    How Nancy Pelosi’s Long Game Led to Trump’s IndictmentThe longtime Democratic leader and prominent Trump antagonist played an essential role in the historic indictment of the former president.
  21. early and often
    Trump’s Indictment Is Forcing His GOP Rivals to Relitigate 2020, TooMost Republican presidential candidates really don’t want to talk about 2020 or January 6. Now, they may have to get their stories straight.
  22. early and often
    Pence Is Finally Embracing His Role As January 6 SpoilerHaving campaigned on old-school conservatism, the “too honest” former veep may now dominate the ranks of anti-Trump candidates.
  23. early and often
    What Would a ‘Legitimate’ Biden Victory Look Like to Republicans?Some Republicans would probably accept a more decisive Democratic win. Others might follow Trump in saying any defeat means a rigged election.
  24. on with kara swisher
    Chris Christie Says He Was ‘Honest’ When Questioned in Case Against TrumpKara Swisher talks to the former governor and GOP presidential candidate about Trump’s legal peril and the likelihood of him going to jail.
  25. early and often
    Newsom and DeSantis Give Each Other the Attention They CraveThe California and Florida governors both need ways to stay in the spotlight. Savaging each other is what they do best.
  26. encounter
    J. B. Pritzker Is a New Democratic Power BrokerThe governor of Illinois is rich and powerful, making him both an ally to Joe Biden and his own center of influence.
  27. trump indictment
    The Latest Trump Indictment Makes 2024 All About 2020There will be no “moving on” from the last election now.
  28. trump indictment
    Jack Smith Exposes Trump’s Lies and Shows He Understands PoliticsThe meta-theme of the January 6 charges is “Trump lied; democracy nearly died.” His credibility may take a hit no matter what else happens.
  29. life after roe
    Abortion Extremist DeSantis Gets Attacked by Abortion ExtremistsHe signed a draconian six-week ban for Florida but has run afoul of activists by refusing to back a national ban.
  30. poll position
    NYT Poll Shows Trump Has a Very Decent Shot of Winning in 2024Right now, it’s a tight rematch between two unpopular candidates.
  31. early and often
    Legal Bills Are Wiping Out Trump’s PACTrump’s Save America PAC spent over $21 million on legal fees in the first half of 2023, and more indictments and a lot more billable hours loom.
  32. early and often
    DeSantis and Black Republicans Struggle Over Anti-Anti-Racism MovementWhen he criticizes the Black Republican validators of the GOP’s racial righteousness as woke, DeSantis is playing with fire.
  33. poll position
    A Major New Poll Shows How Badly Anti-Trump Republicans Are DoingA highly representative survey with tons of data shows how strong the 45th president’s grip remains.
  34. just asking questions
    How Big a Problem Is Biden’s Age, Really?Aging expert Steven N. Austad on why the president is in better shape than many may assume.
  35. past is prologue
    2024 Republicans Try an Old Trick: Running Against Kamala HarrisThe GOP is raising alarms about Joe Biden’s health while attacking “President Harris.” It didn’t work against FDR and Harry Truman in 1944.
  36. early and often
    Tim Scott May Overtake the Slumping Ron DeSantis. If He Does, What Then?For the first time, there’s a chance someone will displace DeSantis as Trump’s top 2024 opponent. If it’s Tim Scott, will he finally make enemies?
  37. classified documents
    Trump Charged Over Plot to Destroy Security Footage in Documents CaseFederal prosecutors filed new charges against Trump and a Mar-a-Lago employee on Thursday.
  38. early and often
    The DeSantis ‘Reboot’ Could Work Like McCain’s — or Bomb Like Jeb’sThe Florida governor will need a lot of luck to make this a repeat of McCain’s 2008 comeback, not Bush’s 2016 defeat.
  39. early and often
    Pence Raps DeSantis for Boosting ‘Pro-Abortion’ RFK Jr.DeSantis tried to own the libs by joking about inflicting the anti-vaxxer on the CDC or FDA. Old-school culture warriors like Pence weren’t laughing.
  40. early and often
    Trump Backs Early Voting, But Says It’s Still ‘Election Rigging’He’s urging Republicans to “beat the radical left at their own game” by taking advantage of the (perfectly legal) voting methods he demonized in 2020.
  41. early and often
    DeSantis Is Losing His Electability Advantage Over TrumpThe DeSantis campaign has been making aggressive assertions that he’d do better against Joe Biden. Polls show GOP voters don’t buy it.
  42. life after roe
    The Sneak Attack on Abortion Rights in Ohio Is FailingThe GOP is trying to use a low-turnout election to make it harder to pass an abortion rights measure in November. It looks like the scheme won’t work.
  43. early and often
    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.
  44. poll position
    Polls Show DeSantis Really Does Need a RebootDeSantis still trails Trump a lot nationally, and now he’s showing some potentially fatal weaknesses in the early states as rivals creep up on him.
  45. religion
    ‘New Moses’ Is the Latest Sign of the Christian Right’s Trump ConfusionConservative Christians used to treat Trump as an unwitting agent of God. Now they’re beginning to act like he’s a religious leader.
  46. early and often
    Brace Yourself for 2024’s Two-Incumbent ElectionMuch has changed since 2020, and we haven’t had a presidential rematch in 130 years. A Trump-Biden sequel would truly be unprecedented.
  47. early and often
    No Labels 2024 Bid Bombs When Actual Candidates Are NamedVoters are open to the third-party presidential ticket No Labels is threatening — until you name possible candidates Joe Manchin and Jon Huntsman.
  48. early and often
    Trump May Be on Trial During the 2024 General ElectionIn a loss for the president, Judge Aileen Cannon announced that proceedings in the classified-documents case will begin on May 20.
  49. early and often
    Ramaswamy Is Enjoying a Boom in Polling and BuzzThe glib, young “anti-woke” activist turned presidential candidate is surging into third in some polls and wowing key GOP audiences.
  50. early and often
    What the Most Diverse GOP Primary Ever Says About the GOPDespite some new faces, not a lot has changed.
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