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  1. conservatism
    Trump Is Growing the GOP’s ‘Anti-Rule of Law’ WingGOP lawmakers are trying to nullify the 2020 election, while activists intimidate officials with threats of violence and far-right cops break the law.
  2. intelligencer chats
    The Mood in the White House During Trump’s Frenzied Final DaysAs the president rage-tweets about the election, staffers are moving on — but still fighting with one another.
  3. conservatism
    Why the Right’s Principled Populists Will LoseThe vanguard of “pro-worker conservatism” has a clear-eyed view of the Trump era’s lessons — but little hope of making the GOP learn them.
  4. that happened
    The Time Donald Trump Got to Play With a Big Truck“Vroom vroom,” said the president.
  5. pardons
    Trump Will Reportedly Pardon Anyone With a PulseFeel like you’re been wronged? Just want some excitement in your life? You could be next.
  6. trump pardons
    Everyone Trump Might Pardon Before He Leaves OfficeFrom his three eldest children to Tiger King’s Joe Exotic, there are a number of people the president may try to pardon — including himself.
  7. respect the classics
    Neil Young Drops Lawsuit Against His Biggest FanAnd he doesn’t even say why.
  8. president trump
    Watch Trump Walk Out of Presidential Medal of Freedom CeremonyStuck in the denial stage of his electoral grief, Trump can’t even commit to things he likes anymore, like gold medals and ceremonial events.
  9. the wall
    Whistleblower: Companies Building Trump’s Wall Smuggled In Armed Mexican GuardsSubcontractors allegedly built illegal roads to bring in Mexican armed guards to protect job sites, and overcharged the government for services.
  10. that happened
    The Time Trump Asked a 7-Year-Old About Her ‘Marginal’ Belief in SantaThe president and a starry-eyed child were a match made in comedy heaven.
  11. pardons
    DOJ Investigating ‘Bribery-for-Pardon’ Scheme Involving White HouseGOP fundraiser Elliott Broidy and Jared Kushner’s lawyer were reportedly enlisted in a plot to trade clemency for an ally for a “substantial” sum.
  12. just asking questions
    Michael Cohen on How ‘Monster’ Trump Will Undermine BidenThe onetime fixer, now out of prison, breaks down his ex-boss’s postelection tantrum.
  13. georgia
    GA Official Warns of Trump’s Election Fraud Claims: ‘Someone’s Gonna Get Killed’The administrator overseeing the recount in Georgia urged Trump to stop promoting election conspiracies before his messaging results in tragedy.
  14. that happened
    The Time Trump Thought ‘Western Liberalism’ Meant CaliforniaA comic misunderstanding revealed a lot about the outgoing president’s unique blend of ignorance and menace.
  15. politics
    Trump Funds Political Future by Claiming He Won in 2020The president has raised more than $150 million for a supposed “Election Defense Fund” that doesn’t really exist.
  16. authoritarianism
    Liberal Hyperbole About Trump’s Authoritarianism Was Never the ProblemThe stakes of semantic debates over Trump’s alleged “fascism” and “coup” are much lower than liberals or left-contrarians care to admit.
  17. early and often
    Trump Spent His Holiday Weekend Bolstering His Loser RoutineA roundup of Trump’s latest preposterous election claims and flailing attempts to convince America that he’s definitely not a loser.
  18. international affairs
    What We Know About the Assassination of Iran’s Top Nuclear ScientistIsrael was likely behind the killing of Mohsen Fakhrizadeh, but it’s not clear how much it will affect Iran’s nuclear program, or if Trump signed off.
  19. clemency
    Trump Pardons Michael Flynn in End-of-Term Attack on Russia InvestigationA little dose of payback from the departing president.
  20. presidential transition
    Biden Transition Begins After Trump Appointee Calls Him ‘Apparent Winner’While Trump still hasn’t conceded, he indicated support for a federal agency’s decision to start the process of turning over the government.
  21. president trump
    Trump Campaign Distances Itself From Conspiracy-Minded Trump LawyerSidney Powell took her theorizing one step too far when she claimed that Republicans in Georgia were paid off to secure a Biden win.
  22. politics
    Michigan Legislators Spurn Trump’s Bid to Overturn Election ResultsThe president summoned the state’s Republican legislative leaders to the White House. They didn’t tell him what he wanted to hear.
  23. covid-19
    Geraldo Says the Coronavirus Vaccines Should Be Named After TrumpAs a little going-away present for the embattled president.
  24. 2020 census
    Trump Planned to Break the Census, Just Not This WayThe Trump administration’s plan to speed up the census and suppress the undocumented is expected to delay the process until after Biden is in office.
  25. 2020 election
    Michigan Republicans Now Want to Rescind Election CertificationThey changed course after a presidential intervention, but the “no backsies” rule applies here.
  26. pennsylvania
    Trump’s Pennsylvania Recount Effort in Disarray Under Giuliani: ReportGiuliani, meanwhile, just made a flailing appearance defending one of Trump’s remaining lawsuits in the state.
  27. early and often
    Lindsey Graham Pressured Georgia Secretary of State to Toss Legal BallotsSecretary of State Brad Raffensperger says he’s alarmed by the efforts of Graham and other Trump allies to challenge Biden’s victory in Georgia.
  28. president trump
    Trump Asked About Options to Strike Iran Last Week: ReportThe president was talked down from his reported consideration of an attack on Iran’s growing stockpile of nuclear material.
  29. intelligencer chats
    How Worried Is Team Biden About Trump’s Transition Obstruction?The president-elect will be sworn in on January 20, but stonewalling has consequences — especially during a pandemic.
  30. presidential transition
    Public-Health Officials Warn of Danger of Trump Blocking Transition on COVIDExperts fear that Trump’s stalling could undercut Biden’s pandemic response before it gets off the ground.
  31. politics
    Trump Almost Acknowledges Losing the Election to Biden for the First TimeThe president offered some updates on COVID-19 vaccines, and came ever so close to admitting another administration would soon replace his.
  32. 2020 election
    Everyone Else Finally Calls Arizona for Joe BidenFox News and the AP are no longer on an island.
  33. extremely online
    U.S. Government Says TikTok Can Stay … for NowThe Commerce Department has delayed the TikTok ban “pending further legal developments.”
  34. coronavirus vaccine
    Biden Blocked From Warp Speed Briefings on Vaccine Distribution: ReportAs Trump advisers refuse to brief the Biden transition about vaccine distribution, the president-elect’s team fears playing catch-up on day one.
  35. foreign policy
    Will Trump Upend U.S. Strategy in Afghanistan on His Way Out?The new acting Defense secretary’s senior adviser is a critic of the war in Afghanistan who could give Trump the Christmas gift of troop withdrawal.
  36. games
    Sports Leagues Are Being Very Trumpy After the ElectionThe NFL, NBA, and MLB may have veered left this year, but they aren’t acknowledging that Biden won.
  37. liveblog
    Trump Team Digs In Against Biden: Post-Election UpdatesRepublicans back president’s call election was stolen, as officials refuse to begin transition process for the president-elect.
  38. gallery
    Scenes From Your Election CelebrationNew York readers share images of their reaction to Biden’s win, including giddy Girl Scouts, fountain frolicking, and an impromptu McCarren Park rave.
  39. the top line
    Smile, Democrats. Trump Lost. You Won.Biden’s victory is a really good thing, and it’s going to give us a chance to think and worry about more important things than who the president is.
  40. new york city
    ‘New York Was Celebrating Together Today’Photographer Steven John Irby captures images of the citywide joy following President-elect Joe Biden’s victory over Donald Trump.
  41. the national circus
    Frank Rich: The GOP Will Learn Nothing From a Trump DefeatThere’s no reason to think that losing an election will cause America’s conservative movement to either dwindle in size or compromise its views.
  42. 2020 elections
    How Fox News Covered Trump’s Election DefeatNews anchors at Trump’s favorite network played it straight, calling Biden “president-elect” and casting doubt on the president’s election lawsuits.
  43. president trump
    Will Trump’s Lies About Rigged Elections Cost the GOP Senate Control?Republicans need to mobilize Trump fans to win in Georgia. Trump is telling his fans their votes don’t count, and the GOP doesn’t fight for them.
  44. 2020 election
    Trump Campaign Pivots From Victory Claims, Says Election Isn’t OverAn unsubtle messaging change from earlier in the week.
  45. election 2020
    Stephen Colbert on Why ‘It’s a Good Thing’ We Don’t Have Election Results Yet“I’m going to say something a little controversial, so don’t get mad at me.”
  46. october surprise
    How Trump and Barr’s October Surprise Went BustThe attorney general’s pressure on John Durham nearly blew up the investigation that the president hoped would help swing the election.
  47. vision 2020
    Trump Closes Campaign With Bold Anti-Democracy, Pro-Violence MessageThe president apparently believes he can win over moderates by vowing to fire Fauci, subvert democracy, and promote political violence.
  48. gop
    Will the GOP Become the Party of Men?Republicans have stumbled upon a logical — if ironic — solution to their diversity problem.
  49. vision 2020
    Trump Changes Plans, Will Hunker Down in White House on Election NightThis should ensure plenty of time for angry and misleading tweeting as results roll in.
  50. vision 2020
    Trump’s Voter-Suppression Strategy Is a Crisis (Even If It Backfires)Historic turnout doesn’t erase the threat posed by the GOP’s open contempt for the political rights of its opposition.
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