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Philip Bump

Staff Writer, The Fix — Washington Post
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Writer for The Washington Post's politics blog, The Fix.

Charlie Rangel’s bike isn’t getting him very far — Rep. Charlie Rangel (D-N.Y.) stopped by a high school a few blocks from my apartment* on Wednesday and hopped on a bike. But the bike didn't go anywhere! I don't understand why. Here is a GIF of Rangel on the bike that we made from a video at Business Insider.

We’re getting our first glimpses of how the debate shifted the presidential race — On Friday morning, Matt Drudge was feeling celebratory on Twitter. (Drudge, no dummy at the internet, purges his tweets regularly, which is why we've included a screenshot.) The daily Los Angeles Times-USC Dornsife tracking poll, Drudge pointed out, showed Donald Trump up 5.6 points on Sep.

Here’s why Trump supporters are so insistent that he won the first debate (even though he didn’t) — A poll from CNN-ORC the night of the first debate of the 2016 presidential election shows that Donald Trump lost, 62 to 27. A poll from NBC-SurveyMonkey echoed that, finding that Trump lost 52 to 21.

Why Donald Trump tweets late at night (and very early in the morning) — Donald Trump woke up mad. Or maybe he got made before he went to sleep. It's hard to say, but the point is the same. While most American voters were asleep, Trump was up and tweeting about things that were making him angry.

Those fake, nonsense polls are actually real, good polls, Donald Trump’s spokesman insists — CNN's Jim Acosta got a copy of talking points sent out by Donald Trump's campaign on Wednesday, listing a slew of responses campaign surrogates could offer when pressed on tricky issues, like their candidate's poor performance in the debate.

Less than half of millennials think they’ll definitely vote in November — ABC's Ryan Struyk noticed something interesting in the new Post-ABC poll. From our ABC/Post poll: 75% of people over 30 years old said they were "absolutely certain" to vote in November vs. only 41% of millennials.

When Donald Trump jokes about separating out a religious minority, where does the joke end? — Sometimes, Donald Trump jokes. He jokes a lot, sometimes because he is actually joking and sometimes he is joking retroactively in an effort to wave away something he said that annoyed people. On Wednesday afternoon it seems to have been a bit of both.

Donald Trump is threatening to raise an issue that made Hillary Clinton very popular 20 years ago — It seems to be taken as something of an article of faith among supporters of Donald Trump and by Trump himself that the reintroduction of the Monica Lewinsky scandal would be detrimental to Hillary Clinton's candidacy.

Google prompts a Spanish language spike for ‘register to vote’ - especially in Florida — Tuesday was National Voter Registration Day. To the extent that you were aware of this, it was probably because you, like me, were greeted with a prompt to ensure you were registered when you went to Facebook to see what some-guy-you-went-to-high-school-with's baby looks like.

Donald Trump says Google proves he’s winning - and is trying to make sure he loses — At the top of his rally in the critical Wisconsin county of Waukesha on Wednesday night, Donald Trump accused the search giant Google of both impeding and bolstering his candidacy. "A new post-debate poll, the Google poll, has us leading Hillary Clinton by two points nationwide," he said, "and that's despite the fact that Google search engine was suppressing the bad news about Hillary Clinton.
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Sep 30, 2016

RT @SopanDeb: Worth your time to read. Trump in Novi leans hard into imploring his supporters to monitor voting booths for voter…

Sep 30, 2016

Fox poll: Clinton up 3 with LVs in 4-way (gain of 2). Up 5 in 2-way (gain of 6). Won debate 60-22.

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