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

Who would be Trump’s ambassador to Mexico?

washingtonpost.com — Don't laugh - it's a serious question. Who would fill the hardest position in a Trump administration? Not Twitter stenographer. Not presidential hairdresser. We're talking about the man or woman who is going to get Mexico to pay for The Wall. Career diplomats have typically filled the post of U.S.

Republicans and Democrats agree: Arnold Palmer was the best

washingtonpost.com — It's hard to imagine the two parties agreeing on much of anything on the day before the first 2016 presidential debate. Except, that is, Arnold Palmer. The champion golfer and inventor of the namesake drink died Sunday at age 87, prompting a wave of genuine grief on both sides of the aisle in Washington.

Republican lawmakers under fire for racially insensitive comments after Charlotte unrest

spokesman.com — Republican lawmakers are under increasing fire for racially insensitive comments after the fatal police shootings of black men sparked unrest in two states. Remarks by Reps. Robert Pittenger, N.C., Tim Huelskamp, Kan., Steve King, Iowa, and ex-Rep.

Republican lawmakers under fire for racially insensitive comments after Charlotte unrest

washingtonpost.com — Republican lawmakers are under increasing fire for racially insensitive comments after the fatal police shootings of black men sparked unrest in two states. Remarks by Reps. Robert Pittenger (N.C.), Tim Huelskamp (Kan.), Steve King (Iowa) and ex-Rep.

GOP congressman: Obama can’t joke about race because of Charlotte

washingtonpost.com — It's hard to be Rep. Tim Huelskamp (R-Kan.) lately. The leading tea party agitator lost his primary in early August. And in case you missed it, lame-duck status has him acting a little erratic. First, he's threatening to force a vote on the impeachment of Internal Revenue Service Commissioner John Koskinen despite an agreement among GOP colleagues to postpone it until after the election.

House panel expected to move forward with contempt resolution against Clinton aide

washingtonpost.com — A House committee on Thursday is expected to begin the process of holding a former Hillary Clinton aide in contempt of Congress for his failure to appear before the panel under subpoena. The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee announced it will mark up a contempt of Congress resolution if the ex-State Department aide, Bryan Pagliano, does not attend its 10 a.m.

Trump said African American communities are in their worst shape ‘ever.’ Here’s how Twitter corrected him.

washingtonpost.com — Twitter lately has been spending a lot of time explaining what Donald Trump gets wrong about racial discrimination. The latest opportunity came overnight, after Trump told an audience in North Carolina that African-Americans are in the "worst shape that they've ever been in before - ever, ever." The responses write themselves, don't they?

Twitter is having none of Donald Trump Jr.’s ‘Skittles’ tweet

washingtonpost.com — If you want to peer into the mind of Donald Trump, Jr., look no further than his Twitter feed. He takes after his father in this way. Here's the latest from through that looking glass. In case you missed it, Trump, Jr.

Is a Twitter war brewing between Trump and Maureen Dowd?

washingtonpost.com — Donald Trump's Twitter account runs on grudges. Just this weekend, he used it to criticize former Defense secretary Robert Gates, CNN, the New York Times and a new figure on his long list of enemies: Times columnist Maureen Dowd. Dowd managed to run afoul of Trump on Saturday as she promoted her new book on the election.

Harry Reid to Donald Trump: Don’t mess with me

washingtonpost.com — If you insult Harry Reid, don't expect to be let off easy - especially if you're Donald Trump. That's a lesson the Republican presidential nominee will learn in the coming days if he and Reid continue what is already becoming a nasty insult contest. Here's what happened in the latest bout.
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Sep 27, 2016

RT @ryanstruyk: Here's an amazing stat: Clinton spent over half her speaking time last night having already been interrupted by Trump earlier in the answer.

Sep 27, 2016

Fmr Mexican president Fox says Trump’s ‘ignorant’ debate performance should alarm world leaders, via @philiprucker  http://wapo.st/2dpLQrN 

Sep 27, 2016

The answer that best exemplifies how badly Donald Trump was out of his depth in the debate:  http://wapo.st/2doAe8u  via @pbump

Sep 27, 2016

Comcast, labor unions were top funders of Democratic convention festivities  http://wpo.st/JyG02 

Sep 26, 2016

RT @jonallendc: Donald Trump has given us the worst debate performance by any major-party nominee since the advent of television.

Sep 26, 2016

RT @machadooficial: Gracias señora @HillaryClinton su respeto a las mujeres y nuestras diferencias la hacen grande! Estoy con usted!

Sep 26, 2016

RT @kenvogel: Trump paid his web/digital firm $12.5M (his campaign's biggest vendor). Trump's website is down right now (the biggest moment of campaign).


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