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Hillary Clinton’s willful misunderstanding of the #MeToo movement

Eugene Scott Reporter covering identity politics for The Fix October 15 at 6:07 PM Former Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton’s latest comments on her husband’s affair with former White House intern Monica Lewinsky suggests that she doesn’t completely understand the #MeToo movement and her husband’s role in the need for its creation. Lewinsky “was an Read More…

The unmistakable tell that Trump doesn’t want to avenge Jamal Khashoggi

Aaron Blake Senior political reporter, writing for The Fix October 15 at 2:06 PM I wrote Friday that President Trump’s rhetoric about Jamal Khashoggi’s disappearance suggested he wasn’t terribly inclined to get tough on Saudi Arabia — even if Saudi Arabia were indeed responsible. Trump had noted repeatedly the Khashoggi isn’t an American citizen and Read More…

Elizabeth Warren’s DNA analysis was about more than countering Trump’s attack

Eugene Scott Reporter covering identity politics for The Fix October 15 at 1:45 PM Democratic senator and potential 2020 presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren (Mass.) on Monday released a genetic analysis, with an accompanying video, aimed at proving her Native American heritage and rebutting a frequent attack from President Trump that she lied about her ancestry. Read More…

Trump’s potential new attorney general once mused about choking off Robert Mueller’s funding

Aaron Blake Senior political reporter, writing for The Fix October 12 at 1:04 PM [embedded content] President Trump declined Thursday to deny that he was eyeing Matthew Whitaker as a replacement for Attorney General Jeff Sessions. And suddenly, Whitaker’s past skepticism about the Russia investigation has taken on new significance. Whitaker’s Russia commentary first cropped Read More…

Taylor Swift and Rihanna told young people to register. They’re doing it, but are they going to actually vote?

“V” is for “vote.” (Matt Sayles/Invision/AP) Emily Guskin Polling analyst at The Washington Post specializing in public opinion about politics, elections and public policy. October 12 at 8:41 AM Taylor Swift, Rihanna and even the Avengers are telling young people to register to vote. The Parkland, Fla., students and March for Our Lives organizers, now Read More…

Georgia’s held-up voter registrations reinforce black Americans’ fears about voting rights

Georgia Democratic gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams, left, and Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) call voters on Tuesday to rally support for Abrams. (Ben Nadler/AP) Eugene Scott Reporter covering identity politics for The Fix October 12 at 7:00 AM President Trump has discussed voting fraud during the 2016 election quite a bit. It is a popular concern Read More…

Trump shamed Obama for campaigning after a hurricane. Then he did it as Michael ravaged Florida.

President Trump arrives at a campaign rally Oct. 10 in Erie, Pa. (Evan Vucci/AP) Lindsey Bever General assignment reporter covering national and breaking news October 11 at 12:35 PM Democratic politicians are criticizing President Trump for holding a political rally Wednesday as Hurricane Michael pounded the Florida Panhandle with heavy rain and 155 mph winds, Read More…

Arnold Schwarzenegger once called political opponents ‘girly men.’ He now regrets it.

Lindsey Bever General assignment reporter covering national and breaking news October 10 at 3:58 PM During the 2004 Republican National Convention, Arnold Schwarzenegger stood at a podium at Madison Square Garden in New York, speaking about what it means to him to be a Republican. The then-California governor addressed “my fellow immigrants, my fellow Americans,” Read More…

Hillary Clinton’s approval of incivility, and the Democrats’ overreach problem

Aaron Blake Senior political reporter, writing for The Fix October 10 at 12:48 PM [embedded content] This post has been updated. Hillary Clinton this week offered what can only be described as a justification for incivility — at least temporarily until Democrats retake power. Then video surfaced of former attorney general Eric Holder urging Democrats Read More…

Trump and the GOP are playing ‘the man card’ headed into the midterm election

At a rally in Mississippi, President Trump made statements mocking the testimony of Christine Blasey Ford, who accused Supreme Court nominee Brett M. Kavanaugh of sexually assaulting her when they were teenagers. (Brandon Dill/EPA-EFE) Eugene Scott Reporter covering identity politics for The Fix October 10 at 12:39 PM In the most heated days leading up Read More…