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- Feb 5 20172 minutes
The Circus Comes To America
Covering Washington’s big power shifts, then and now.
- Jan 23 20173 minutes
The House As A Home
WHEN PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA WAS first introduced to the residence staff at the White House—the approximately 100 maids, butlers, chefs, florists and ushers who make it tick—he had a look of surprise on his face. Like most people, he never realized ho
- Feb 17 20178 minutes
Why Neil Gorsuch Must Not Be Confirmed
Temper tantrums designed to undermine the Constitution for naked political purposes cannot be rewarded.
- Feb 1 20174 minutes
Dark money helped elect Donald Trump. And now the “rigged” system could get even worse.
- Jan 27 20174 minutes
Trump, Russian Spies And The ‘Golden Shower Memos'
An uncorroborated report circulated by U.S. intelligence alleges Russian security agents watched Trump engaging in “perverted sexual acts.”
- Dec 19 20161 minute
Behind The Scenes
POWER COMES IN ALL DIFFERENT tones and textures, which makes capturing it visually a particular challenge. It is a testimony to his talent and versatility that Nadav Kander has, for the second time, photographed a newly elected President for our Pers
- Jan 16 20172 minutes
Democrats Look For An Upside In Obamacare’s Repeal
NEW YORK DEMOCRAT CHUCK Schumer seemed positively giddy on the first days of the 115th Congress. His party’s crowning legislative jewel, Obamacare, was on the brink of being repealed, but the new Senate minority leader still believed he held the winn
- Feb 13 20172 minutes
How to Lobby But Not Be a Lobbyist
Under Trump’s pledge, former officials can still peddle influence | Loopholes in its wording “are a huge disappointment”
- Feb 16 20174 minutes
Does Donald Trump Hate His New Job?
In his first extended press conference at the White House, the president railed against his critics and unspooled a series of bitter complaints.
- Feb 6 20172 minutes
How The Abortion Debate Rocked Progressivism
Put aside for a moment the Inauguration of President Donald Trump. Together, the Women’s March on Jan. 21 and the March for Life on Jan. 27 highlight a reality that isn’t going away: forty-four years after Roe v. Wade, the politics of abortion in Ame
- Jan 2 20171 minute
How Trump Is Restocking The Washington Swamp
AT NEARLY EVERY RALLY IN THE WANING days of his presidential campaign, Donald Trump promised to purge the wealthy special interests that wield power in D.C. “I don’t need them. I don’t want them,” he told a roaring crowd in Akron, Ohio, in August, de
- Jun 13 20169 minutes
Trump’s God Machine
How the GOP nominee won over a scion of the Bible Belt—and America’s evangelical base
- Jan 23 20173 minutes
The Quiet Official Who’s Trump Enemy No. 1
Walter Shaub hates Trump’s plan to step back from his business | “I don’t think divestiture is too high a price to pay to be the president”
- Feb 1 20173 minutes
The Birth Of A Notion
How the alt-right went from the fringe to the White House
- Feb 16 20172 minutes
The Atlantic Politics & Policy Daily: Trump and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Fake News
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- Jan 8 20174 minutes
82 Minutes With … Sally Quinn
Plotting a Trump dinner party with Washington’s most famous hostess.
- Dec 19 20162 minutes
The Teddy Awards, Even in a Year That Set New Lows for Politicians
IT ISN’T EASY TO BESTOW AWARDS FOR POLITICAL COURAGE in an election year—and it’s near impossible after a campaign like the one we’ve just experienced, which set a sad new standard for ugliness and mendacity. But as an eternal optimist, I proceed wit
- Jan 30 20174 minutes
Liberals Plot Revenge
THE FIGHT OF DAVID BROCK’S LIFE ENDED ON A BILLIONAIRE’S rooftop overlooking Manhattan’s Upper East Side. It was election night around 9:30 p.m., and he was alone after hopping across the city for return-watching parties with wealthy donors, includin
- Dec 26 20162 minutes
Christopher Suprun The Elector Who Promised Not To Vote For Trump
AMID SWIRLING QUESTIONS ABOUT THE ELECTION’S LEGITIMACY, THIS TEXAN VOWED TO FOLLOW HIS CONSCIENCE
- Dec 19 20166 minutes
THE WINNER OF THE POPULAR VOTE LEAVES A COMPLICATED LEGACY
- Jan 12 20173 minutes
Ben Carson's Impossible Vision for American Housing
In his confirmation hearing, he simultaneously pledged to maintain and eliminate programs from the Department of Housing and Urban Development.
- Feb 15 20172 minutes
The Strange Revelation of the Investigation of Alabama's Governor
Robert Bentley appointed a new state attorney general, who promptly disclosed to the public what Senator Luther Strange would not: The governor is under investigation.
- Apr 1 20165 minutes
Claim Of Privilege
Meet the brains behind a string of Supreme Court cases chipping away at the legacy of the civil rights movement.
- Feb 14 20172 minutes
Did Trump Aides Speak With Russian Intelligence Before the Election?
According to The New York Times, the FBI found that several associates of the president had been in contact with Kremlin intelligence officials, despite months of official denials.
- Jan 25 20174 minutes
The Conspiracy Theorist in the White House
Today Donald Trump is indulging in obvious falsehoods about voter fraud. His Birther past suggests he’ll shamelessly obsess about the subject for months or even years to come.
- Feb 10 20173 minutes
The Cynical Selling of Jeff Sessions as a Civil-Rights Champion
The new attorney general had strong conservative credentials, but no record as a civil-rights advocate. So his defenders invented one.
- Feb 15 20173 minutes
Trump Kicks Off His 2020 Reelection Campaign on Saturday
The president is taking the permanent campaign to new levels with a political rally in Florida—the latest sign that he’s already planning for a second term.
- Dec 13 20163 minutes
How Trump's Murky Foreign Business Interests Harm America
Congress can't tell whether the president-elect is pursuing the good of his country, or augmenting the wealth of his family.
- Oct 30 20163 minutes
1 New York’s last issue provided a sweeping history of America during Barack Obama’s presidency, as told by the president himself as well as many of those who helped set the nation’s course—Vice-President Joe Biden described Congress’s debt-ceiling b
- Feb 6 20177 minutes
Bracing for Trump's Revenge
Some conservatives unequivocally opposed his election. Now he’s the president, with all the levers of government at his disposal.