National reporter with The Washington Post, powering @PowerPost, The Daily 202. Breaker of phones, ruiner of puns. RTs ≠ endorsements.

Farewell to Biden: A look at The Onion’s vice presidential satire

washingtonpost.com — If you follow political news, you know the 2016 election feels at times like satire. But that hasn't stopped humor publications like The Onion from lampooning the current cast of political characters. And as you might have noticed, The Onion is paying special attention to the two men vying to become the next vice president.

A brief history of the Campaign-Trail Haircut

washingtonpost.com — When Mike Pence sat down in a Pennsylvania barber's chair this week, he probably didn't expect his appointment to go viral. But that's exactly what happened, thanks to a well-timed question from the man cutting his hair: the barber asked his name; he didn't know who Pence was.

Magic Johnson (and family) mark Clinton fundraiser on Instagram

washingtonpost.com — Hillary Clinton couldn't pass up the chance to visit NBA legend and longtime supporter Earvin "Magic" Johnson this week on her fundraising swing through California. And if you know anything about the Johnson family, you won't be surprised they posted a few photos from the evening on Instagram.

This gay Senate candidate is running in the land of Trump and Kim Davis.

washingtonpost.com — LEXINGTON, KY. - Only 65 miles separate this small city from the town of Morehead, home of Kim Davis and ground zero for the conservative backlash against gay marriage. Yet here in the Bible Belt, voters surprisingly do not seem to care that their Democratic candidate for Senate, Jim Gray, is gay.

You haven’t appreciated John McLaughlin until you’ve seen Dana Carvey’s version

washingtonpost.com — To quote our colleague Karen Tumulty, parody is the sincerest form of flattery. That's what she wrote when news broke that John McLaughlin, Washington icon and founding host of "The McLaughlin Group," died Tuesday at age 89. And judging by the links shared on Twitter, comic tributes to McLaughlin will be an indelible part of his legacy.

This guy’s random encounter with Jeb Bush is going viral

washingtonpost.com — It's a testament to the poignancy of Jeb Bush's presidential wipeout that even now, close to six months after he left the race, the Internet is still curious what he's up to. People are so curious, in fact, that humor about Jeb!-in-defeat has become its own Internet genre.

Congresswoman says Trump needs a psych evaluation

washingtonpost.com — In one of the worst weeks yet for Donald Trump's presidential campaign, one critic in Congress is piling on with an unexpected campaign. Her cause? For Trump to have his head examined. Rep. Karen Bass (D-Calif.) unleashed a series of tweets Wednesday calling on medical professionals to "demand a mental fitness test" for Trump.

Where are all the high-ranking GOP women?

bangordailynews.com — Every woman in Congress has a story about being ignored by men. For Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, that story is about Donald Rumsfeld. It was May 7, 2004, nine days after CBS News aired photos of U.S. soldiers mistreating naked and bloodied Iraqi prisoners at the Abu Ghraib prison near Baghdad.

Sen. Susan Collins, GOP women struggle for respect

sunjournal.com — Every woman in Congress has a story about being ignored by men. For Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, that story is about Donald Rumsfeld. It was May 7, 2004, nine days after CBS News aired photos of U.S. soldiers mistreating naked and bloodied Iraqi prisoners at the Abu Ghraib prison near Bagh...

Trump candidacy only deepens difficulties for Collins, other Republican women

pressherald.com — Every woman in Congress has a story about being ignored by men. For Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, that story is about Donald Rumsfeld. It was May 7, 2004, nine days after CBS News aired photos of U.S. soldiers mistreating naked and bloodied Iraqi prisoners at the Abu Ghraib prison near Baghdad.
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Aug 26, 2016

RT @Fahrenthold: Appears @realdonaldtrump has given more to charity since May, after media questions began, than prev 10 yrs combined  http://wpo.st/bVju1 

Aug 23, 2016

Marco Rubio is running for the Senate again - or maybe still the presidency? via @WaPoSean  http://wapo.st/2c0RBfD 

Aug 22, 2016

Rudy Giuliani gets the street brawl with Hillary Clinton that he's always wanted, by @PhilipRucker @costareports  http://wapo.st/2bvqQdM 


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