Tag Archives: Washington Post

Counterprotesters during Unite the Right rally showed that there are many fine people on one side

As a small group of white nationalists rallied near the White House on Aug. 12, they were heavily outnumbered by counterprotesters. (Jacquelyn Martin/AP)by Eugene Scott August 13 at 12:44 PM Email the author President Trump’s response to last year’s white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, which left one anti-racism activist dead, was met with disapproval from Read More…

The Trump White House’s new hush-money problem

FILE PHOTO: Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump and Omarosa Manigault (R) attend a church service, in Detroit, Michigan, U.S., September 3 2016. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri/File Photo (Carlo Allegri/Reuters)by Aaron Blake August 11 at 7:30 AM Email the author Skepticism abounds, for good reason, about Omarosa Manigault Newman’s White House tell-all. Like Michael Wolff, Manigault Newman has Read More…

Trump’s approval hits 50 percent — in a doctored poll graphic shared by his son

by Avi Selk August 10 at 11:45 AM Email the author Donald Trump Jr. shared a doctored image that makes his father’s Gallup presidential approval rating look 10 points higher than it actually is —  surprising even people who have otherwise become numb to factual distortions from Trump’s inner circle. Trump Jr. has not acknowledged countless Read More…

Laura Ingraham tries to walk back her ‘demographic changes’ monologue — but doesn’t apologize

by Eugene Scott August 10 at 11:19 AM Email the author Fox News host Laura Ingraham attempted Thursday to clarify her comments about the nation’s changing demographics that were broadly criticized as xenophobic and racist, but the one thing she didn’t do is apologize. FILE – In this Wednesday, July 20, 2016, file photo, conservative Read More…

After Ohio’s special election, here are 12 districts House Democrats think they can win

Danny O’Connor, the Democratic nominee for Ohio’s 12th Congressional District, thanks voters and campaign volunteers on Wednesday as votes are counted. (Scott Olson/Getty Images)by Amber Phillips August 9 at 2:27 PM Email the author House Democrats are still incredulous that Tuesday’s congressional special election in a staunch Republican district in Ohio is too close to Read More…

Laura Ingraham’s ‘demographic changes’ monologue is a rallying cry to Trump’s base

Fox News Channel host Laura Ingraham speaks Feb. 23, 2018, in National Harbor, Md. (Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)by Eugene Scott August 9 at 1:01 PM Email the author There are multiple reasons that supporters of President Trump latched on to his campaign. But one of the more controversial ones was “cultural anxiety.” A post-2016 election survey Read More…

A GOP candidate denounced Trump’s comments about sexually assaulting women and insulting Gold Star parents. Now he’s paying for it.

by Aaron Blake August 9 at 12:05 PM Email the author [embedded content] If anything illustrates the state of the Trump-ified Republican Party right now, it may be this. Back in 2016, Florida state Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam endorsed Donald Trump for president. But he also joined many fellow Republicans in denouncing Trump’s most controversial Read More…

Chris Collins is the latest example of politicians feeling invincible in the era of Trump

Rep. Chris Collins (R-N.Y.) exits federal courthouse in New York on Wednesday. (Peter Foley/Bloomberg)by Amber Phillips August 9 at 10:06 AM Email the author Defiance is a defining and often necessary trait of politics. If, to take one of the most recent and salient examples, President Trump had just given up because conventional wisdom said Read More…

There’s optimism college students could deliver in Ohio in the fall. Is that realistic?

Ohio Democratic congressional candidate Danny O’Connor campaigns in Columbus on Wednesday. (Scott Olson/Getty Images)by Eugene Scott August 9 at 9:42 AM Email the author After Democrats had a stronger than expected showing in a previously reliably Republican seat in Ohio, some are thinking college students could be a key to helping the district turn blue Read More…

The worst — and most intriguing — parts of the secret Devin Nunes tape

by Aaron Blake August 9 at 7:30 AM Email the author [embedded content] MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow on Wednesday night broadcast a secretly recorded tape of House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes (R-Calif.) at a closed-door fundraiser talking about the Russia investigation — a more Trump-friendly version of which his own committee conducted. And while plenty Read More…