At one point in their argument, Pelosi tried to give Trump an out, suggesting he save his misleading or inaccurate statistics for their private conversation. Trump didn't listen.


A new poll shows that more Americans blame the negative tone in Washington on the media than on Trump.


The point in Time's POTY essay about Khashoggi: "Whom do you trust to tell the story?"

On Hannity, Kushner helped guide America to an easy answer.


Trump claims that the border is now fully secure. The number of apprehensions at the border is now about what it was at this point in 2016.


Monday

Mon, 5:19 pm

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The number of Trump-Russia connections is interesting. But so is the timing.


Mon, 3:03 pm

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Demanding proof that fraud affected the result in NC-09 is probably impossible -- but there's reason to think the alleged behavior could have significantly eaten into Harris' lead.


Mon, 9:55 am

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Trump offered a very specific defense against campaign-finance violations this morning. Here is the publicly available evidence undercutting that defense.


Friday

Fri, 8:28 pm

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Comparing the U.S. and U.K. covers for the same books.

Via @mefiblue. [ Also from @mefiblue. ]


Fri, 6:28 pm

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U.S. attorneys directly implicated Trump in campaign finance violations in a new court document. Here are the details.


Fri, 5:21 pm

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Right before the Cohen document dropped, I'd filed this: Why the media is talking about the more interesting part of the midterms instead of only what Trump wants to talk about.


Fri, 3:32 pm

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Tucker Carlson's criticism of Trump's track record reminded me of other criticism the president has faced.


Fri, 12:17 pm

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The movement between Fox News and Trumpworld and back, visualized.


Fri, 9:59 am

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For all of his fury on Twitter about Mueller, Trump doesn't really seem to be persuading anyone new to his point of view.


Thursday

Thu, 5:09 pm

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Maps and charts showing why a call to pay a living wage on Capitol Hill doesn't come out of the blue.


Thu, 12:36 pm

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Hannity, 2007: Why don't people talk to law enforcement?

Hannity, 2018: Don't talk to law enforcement.


Thu, 10:19 am

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I have compiled a chart of the approval ratings that Trump has seen fit to tweet. (Spoiler: Most are from a pollster that said Republicans would win the national House vote.)


Thu, 9:11 am

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First time I've used "retcon" in an article.


Wednesday

Wed, 5:48 pm

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The growth of carbon dioxide emissions globally since 1990.


Wed, 2:27 pm

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Found five elections that McCrae Dowless worked on in N.C. since 2010 where his candidate won far more of the absentee vote in Bladen County than in the election overall.


Wed, 11:20 am

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What's happening in Wisconsin is abnormal and problematic, but the roots of the effort seem obvious.


Wed, 9:50 am

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Over the course of each's second year in office, the Dow and S&P has grown less under Trump than Obama. Over the course of each's presidency to this point, percentage growth was higher under Obama.


Tuesday

Dec 4, 3:31 pm

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The percentage of non-incumbent Republican House winners who were women was 3 percent. Among Democrats? Nineteen times higher.


Dec 4, 12:47 pm

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In 2016, Republican assembly candidates in Wisconsin got about 161k more votes than the Dems and won 64 of the 99 seats.

In 2018, Democrats got about 205,000 more votes -- and Republicans won 63 of the 99 seats.


Dec 4, 10:03 am

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The situation in North Carolina, where election integrity is actually at stake (and about which Trump has said nothing publicly).


Monday

Dec 3, 5:48 pm

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Trivia question: Which three presidents had a longer post-presidency life than George H.W. Bush?


Dec 3, 3:19 pm

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A look at the age of every major-party presidential candidate since 1984 -- and what it tells us about 2020.


Dec 3, 12:22 pm

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Red Massachusetts. Blue West Virginia. The shift in partisan margins from 2016 to 2018 means a national map with the expected colors mostly flipped.


Dec 3, 11:20 am

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A reminder that Trump's views on climate change have long mirrored the GOP base rather than driving Republican opinion.


Friday

Nov 30, 2:57 pm

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We often point out -- forcefully! -- that claims of voter fraud are baseless. Here's why the situation in North Carolina's 9th Congressional District is different.


Nov 30, 12:32 pm

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Trump, while the media is investigating serious allegations: I didn't do that. The media is biased against me.

Trump, when the allegations are shown to be true: So what if I did that? The media is biased against me.


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