Writer for The Washington Post's politics blog, The Fix. philip.bump@washpost.com

The rise of Donald J. Trump - as told in the pages of the New York Times

washingtonpost.com — The first Trump to appear on the pages of the New York Times was, interestingly enough, a man listed among the wounded after an 1862 Civil War battle. Nathan Trump, of the 71st Ohio regiment's K company, wounded in the battle of Shiloh. Donald Trump (presumably no relation) made his first appearance 111 years later.
Jul 30, 2015

The rise of Donald J. Trump - as told in the pages of the New York Times wpo.st/M5wS0 pic.twitter.com/dRUZK6ZZVq

Jul 30, 2015

How the New York Times got to know a guy named Donald Trump. j.mp/1Sl3D1f

Jul 30, 2015

In 1975, Trump was described as “giv[ing] the distinct impression of being an early candidate for a cardiac arrest." j.mp/1Sl3D1f

Jul 30, 2015

That time in the 1970s when a young Trump told the NYT that he was "publicity shy." washingtonpost.com/news/the-fix/w…

Jul 30, 2015

The rise of Donald J. Trump - as told in the pages of the New York Times wpo.st/u7wS0 pic.twitter.com/CrSTFomNgh

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Meet the duo whose e-mail newsletter got Hillary Clinton to talk about her weaknesses

washingtonpost.com — First thing this morning, a million people might have grabbed their cell phones and learned what Hillary Clinton considers her weaknesses. "I am impatient, and I sometimes come across as impatient, which is not always attractive," Clinton explained.
Jul 30, 2015

Meet the duo whose e-mail newsletter got Hillary Clinton to talk about her weaknesses wpo.st/ravS0 pic.twitter.com/ccy1IWqjat

Jul 30, 2015

Meet the pair who got Hillary Clinton to reveal her weaknesses to the world. j.mp/1H7j0yo

Jul 30, 2015

Meet the Skimm: The e-mail newsletter that got Hillary Clinton to talk about her weaknesses wpo.st/JdvS0

Jul 30, 2015

"As is so often the case when you are a not-Millennial person stumbling upon something new in the media world..."washingtonpost.com/news/the-fix/w…

Jul 30, 2015

From @washingtonpost | Meet the Skimm: The e-mail newsletter that got Hillary Clinton to talk about her weaknesses wpo.st/ZfvS0

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How to argue your way into the Fox News debate: A guide for candidates

washingtonpost.com — Hello, 2016 candidate and/or junior staffer for a 2016 candidate and/or my mom! Shortly after 5 p.m. on Tuesday, you will learn whether your candidate has polled his or her way into the Aug. 6 Fox News debate (congrats, Mr. Trump), been relegated to the pre-game (sorry, Mr. Graham), or excluded from participating entirely (tough luck, Mr. Nuts*).
Jul 30, 2015

How to argue your way into the Fox News debate: A guide for candidates wpo.st/gOtS0 pic.twitter.com/aElACR9x2Z

Jul 30, 2015

RT @washingtonpost: How to argue your way into the Fox News debate: A guide for candidates wapo.st/1Skk0uX

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Kasich in, Perry out, and Trump Trump Trump: The latest on next week’s debate

washingtonpost.com — Congratulations to Governor John; sorry about your luck Governor Rick. With the release of new national poll numbers from Quinnipiac University this morning, we have a new top 10 -- the threshold for a slot in next week's first GOP debate -- for only the second time since May.
Jul 30, 2015

RT @TheFix: The 1st GOP debate is in 7 days. This is what the stage would look like if it was today. wpo.st/dbsS0 pic.twitter.com/EA5EgT6y1v

Jul 30, 2015

Kasich in, Perry out, and Trump Trump Trump: The latest on next week's debate wpo.st/AXsS0 pic.twitter.com/UaZh74bg7D

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Why Republican presidential campaigns will buy way more TV ads than Facebook ones

washingtonpost.com — There's already a premium on television ad time in early primary states. Earlier this month, WMUR in New Hampshire made headlines when it held off on reserving time for the presidential campaign of Marco Rubio, knowing that as more slots sold, the price for each would increase.
Jul 29, 2015

Why Republican presidential campaigns will buy way more TV ads than Facebook ones. wpo.st/pEWS0 pic.twitter.com/A2ljaOtWee

Jul 29, 2015

Why Republican candidates are going to buy way more TV ads than Facebook ones. j.mp/1h5Nn3i

Jul 29, 2015

Why Republican presidential campaigns will buy way more TV ads than Facebook ones washingtonpost.com/news/the-fix/w… pic.twitter.com/fVMVkSUswf

There are more Bernie Sanders organizing events near San Francisco than in all of Iowa

washingtonpost.com — Bernie Sanders emailed supporters earlier this month, calling for "Americans from across the country to come together for a series of conversations about how we can organize an unprecedented grassroots movement that takes on the greed of Wall Street and the billionaire class."
Jul 29, 2015

There are more Bernie Sanders organizing events near San Francisco than in all of Iowa wpo.st/v0RS0 pic.twitter.com/FRzUjD9Gam

Jul 29, 2015

There are more Bernie Sanders organizing events near San Francisco than in all of Iowa. wapo.st/1LYNJG2

Jul 29, 2015

RT @sinderbrand: There are more Bernie Sanders organizing events near San Francisco than in all of Iowa. wapo.st/1LYNJG2

Jul 29, 2015

There are more Bernie Sanders organizing events near San Francisco than in all of Iowa. wpo.st/CukS0 pic.twitter.com/K4Qj7Hydod

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The Trump campaign trademarked “Trumpocrat”

washingtonpost.com — Donald Trump and his satellite family members/organizations/businesses have, over the years, owned a really impressive number of trademarks. He owned "The Board Room," which was a trademark for reality television shows. "The Art of the Travel Deal," which appeared to be an online travel agency. "Miss Photogenic Teen USA," which is self-explanatory.
Jul 29, 2015

RT @TheFix: The Trump campaign trademarked "Trumpocrat". Not the Onion. wpo.st/p9QS0 pic.twitter.com/iKBXmhdpNQ

Jul 29, 2015

The Trump campaign trademarked "Trumpublican" and "Trumpocrat." Not The Onion. washingtonpost.com/news/the-fix/w… via @pbump

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Here is what President Trump’s Cabinet will look like

washingtonpost.com — Somehow, I didn't know that Mama Grizzly Radio existed, probably because I live on one of the coasts and not in Real America, which includes Alaska despite it being on a coast. The network touts itself as offering "Sarah Palin news 24-7" -- a slate that includes a weekly show called "The Palin Update with Kevin Scholla."
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Do you work more often than Members of Congress? Find out here!

washingtonpost.com — We've obtained exclusive footage of the House side of Capitol Hill tomorrow afternoon. Don't ask how we got footage of the future; we have our ways. Yes, that's right. As of Friday, the House is on vacation until September.
Jul 29, 2015

I've worked 144 days this year. The House has been in session for 104. wapo.st/1h4VFZ9

Jul 29, 2015

The House is about to take the next tenth of the year off. j.mp/1h4VFZ9

Jul 29, 2015

RT @washingtonpost: Do you work more often than Members of Congress? Find out here! wapo.st/1gmjv2v

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Congratulations to Chris Christie on the first big skewed-polls moment of 2016

washingtonpost.com — Gov. Chris Christie (R) emerged from his typical stoic, demure shell on Tuesday to bash a new poll from New Jersey-based Monmouth University and the pollster that conducted it. In the survey of likely New Hampshire primary voters, Christie grabbed 4 percent of support -- good enough for eighth place.
Jul 28, 2015

Chris Christie wants you to know that the 5th straight poll putting him at 5 percent in NH is hella biased. j.mp/1U4uT1d

Jul 28, 2015

Congratulations to Chris Christie on the first big skewed-polls moment of 2016 wpo.st/DcLS0 pic.twitter.com/ziQqfL6KKG

Jul 28, 2015

Congratulations to Chris Christie on the first big skewed-polls moment of 2016. wpo.st/ddLS0 pic.twitter.com/9CcPBvD40B

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Jul 30, 2015

In 1975, Trump was described as “giv[ing] the distinct impression of being an early candidate for a cardiac arrest." j.mp/1Sl3D1f

Jul 30, 2015

How the New York Times got to know a guy named Donald Trump. j.mp/1Sl3D1f

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Jul 30, 2015

Meet the pair who got Hillary Clinton to reveal her weaknesses to the world. j.mp/1H7j0yo

Jul 30, 2015

Cabbie listening to talk radio. Some guy calls in to say that male lions are pimps.

Jul 30, 2015

@joereid @davidlsims wow, what happened to the “do not disparage each other” code central to us house-ers?



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