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  • Sanders Poll Shows Him Leading Trump In Key States April 22, 2019
    Sen. Bernie Sanders’ campaign released new internal polling that shows him leading President Trump in hypothetical matchups in Michigan (by 11 points), Wisconsin (by 10 points) and Pennsylvania (by 8 points). 
  • House Leaders Say No Plans for Impeachment April 22, 2019
    “Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s leadership team told lawmakers Monday that they had no plans to immediately open impeachment proceedings against President Trump and would focus instead on investigations,” the Washington Post reports. “According to three officials on the call, leaders told rank-and-file lawmakers — who were scattered across the nation, back in their districts for a […]
  • House Judiciary Subpoenas Don McGahn April 22, 2019
    The House Judiciary Committee has issued a subpoena for former White House counsel Don McGahn, Axios reports. “McGahn was a key cooperating witness in the Mueller investigation, shedding light on many of the episodes of potential obstruction by President Trump that Mueller highlighted in his report. The subpoena demands that McGahn testify at a hearing […]
  • Theresa May to Face Grassroots No Confidence Vote April 22, 2019
    British Prime Minister Theresa May “is to face an unprecedented no-confidence challenge – from Conservative grassroots campaigners,” the BBC reports. “More than 70 local association chiefs – angry at her handling of Brexit – have called for an extraordinary general meeting to discuss her leadership.”
  • Trump Approval Hits New Low April 22, 2019
    A new Morning Consult/Politico poll finds President Trump’s net approval rating reached the lowest point of his presidency in this tracking poll following the release of special counsel Robert Mueller’s report on Russian meddling in the 2016 election. Key finding: 39% of voters now approve of Trump’s job performance while 57% disapprove. However, just 34% […]
  • The Trump Campaign Really Wanted Hillary’s Emails April 22, 2019
    Garrett Graff: “The role of Michael Flynn aide Peter Smith has long been unclear. Smith evidently tried to mount an effort in 2016 to find Hillary Clinton’s stolen emails through the dark web, and later apparently killed himself days after the Wall Street Journal reported on those efforts in 2017. Mueller makes clear that Smith’s […]
  • Americans Remain Split on Mueller Report April 22, 2019
    A new HuffPost/YouGov poll finds that 45% of people who’ve heard at least something about the Mueller report’s release say it does not entirely clear President Trump while 35% say it does and another 20% aren’t sure. Meanwhile, 31% who’ve heard at least something about the report say the information contained shows Trump is unfit […]
  • Jerome Corsi Isn’t Out of the Woods Yet April 22, 2019
    Garrett Graff: “One of the most surprising decisions at the close of the Mueller investigation was the lack of further indictments. But conspiracy theorist Jerome Corsi, at least, appears to still be very much in the sights of prosecutors. In fact, the very first mention of Corsi’s name appears in a redaction labeled ‘Harm to […]
  • Bonus Quote of the Day April 22, 2019
    “If I’m still the majority leader in the Senate think of me as the Grim Reaper. None of that stuff is going to pass.” — Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY), quoted by The Hill, pledging to block any progressive legislation from the House.
  • GOP’s Reaction to Mueller ‘Fills Me with Disgust’ April 22, 2019
    Max Boot: “Having declared the Republican Party to be morally bankrupt last month — after 90 percent of GOP lawmakers voted to approve President Trump’s unconstitutional state of emergency — I am not remotely surprised by the party’s dishonorable and dishonest reaction to special counsel Robert Mueller’s report.” “But I am nevertheless dismayed and disgusted […]

RSS Five Thirty Eight

  • Politics Podcast: We Have The Mueller Report. Now What? April 22, 2019
    To impeach or not to impeach? To criticize or to fall in line? The FiveThirtyEight Politics podcast crew discusses how politicians across the spectrum are reacting to the newly released Mueller report. The Democratic primary field also expanded again Monday, with Rep. Seth Moulton of Massachusetts joining the race. The team considers the strengths and […]
  • Fox News Can’t Stop Talking About Bernie Sanders April 22, 2019
    Fox News loves talking about Bernie Sanders. Every week since the Vermont senator launched his 2020 campaign, Fox News has outstripped MSNBC and CNN in terms of how much coverage each network dedicated to Sanders. Last week, viewers got a chance to hear directly from the candidate at a Fox News town hall in Bethlehem, […]
  • How The Rays Are Surprising Baseball Again April 22, 2019
    The Tampa Bay Rays are not supposed to be in first place in the AL East. Since 2008, the Rays have never ranked higher than 20th in payroll. This season, the Rays opened with a payroll $176 million less than the Red Sox and $144 million less than the Yankees. There are underdogs and then […]
  • The 2020 Democratic Presidential Primary April 22, 2019
  • It’s Time To Talk About Russell Westbrook April 22, 2019
    There was a moment in the fourth quarter Sunday night, just before the Thunder officially found their backs against the playoff wall, when Russell Westbrook had a decision to make. He had Blazers center Enes Kanter defending him in a 1-on-1 scenario in the corner, backpedaling — an instruction that was reportedly being shouted at […]
  • How Seth Moulton Could Win The 2020 Democratic Primary April 22, 2019
    Monday morning, Seth Moulton, the 40-year-old congressman from Massachusetts, officially announced he is running for president on “Good Morning America.” While Moulton might not yet be a household name, he fits neatly into a certain mold of 2020 candidate — the young, ambitious U.S. representatives who feel their time has come. Like Tim Ryan, he […]
  • Significant Digits For Monday, April 22, 2019 April 22, 2019
    You’re reading Significant Digits, a daily digest of the numbers tucked inside the news. For even more facts, figures and discussion, check out our live FiveThirtyEight Politics podcasts in Texas in May. 6.5 million people Tomorrow, the Supreme Court will hear argument in a case about whether or not a question about citizenship can be […]
  • We Asked Democratic Activists Who They’re Backing — And Who They’d Hate To See Win April 22, 2019
    We’re still months away from the first nominating contest in Iowa, but I’m still regularly checking in with early-state Democratic Party activists to see what the party’s most engaged members think about the pre-primary race so far. In this installment, more activists are saying they have chosen a candidate to support, and some are now […]
  • The Biggest Surprises From The First Week Of The NBA Playoffs April 19, 2019
    sara.ziegler (Sara Ziegler, assistant sports editor): We’ve had almost one full week of games in the NBA playoffs, and trends are emerging. Golden State took a 31-point third-quarter lead over the Clippers on Thursday night … and didn’t lose! So after a few early surprises, things seem to be getting back to what we expected. […]
  • Which Positions Do Teams Obsess Over (And Overlook) On Draft Day? April 19, 2019
    A strong NFL draft can instantly transform a franchise. But the draft isn’t just about getting great players — it’s about getting great players on the cheap. The league’s rookie wage scale allows teams to employ impact players for far less than what they’re worth on the open market and this surplus value frees teams […]

RSS Real Clear Politics

  • Reagan's Supply-Side Warriors Blaze a Comeback April 22, 2019
    Like perms, Members Only jackets and Duran Duran, their economic theories were big in the go-go 1980s. Now they're back.
  • The Trouble With BernieCare April 22, 2019
    Last week, Sen. Bernie Sanders introduced a bill that would end health care as we know it, and Americans should thank him for letting us see where the Democrats want to take the country. Its central premise appears to be that Washington bureaucrats know better than patients and doctors.
  • Progressive Capitalism Is Not an Oxymoron April 22, 2019
    We can save our broken economic system from itself.
  • For Some Dems, Breaking Up With Dossier Is Hard to Do April 22, 2019
    The Steele dossier, that collection of incendiary allegations against Donald Trump compiled for the Hillary Clinton campaign by the former British spy Christopher Steele, was already widely discredited before the release of the Mueller report. Now, the report has hammered a few additional nails in...
  • Top Democrats Keep Their Options Open on Impeaching Trump April 22, 2019
    Reps. Adam Schiff and Elijah Cummings explained why the House may move to impeach Trump knowing the effort is likely to fail in the Senate.
  • Islamic Terrorism Remains the Greatest Threat to Peace April 22, 2019
    No modern movement has created more mayhem, terrorism, and oppression than political Islam. The Sri Lankan massacre is just another harrowing reminder.
  • Why Sri Lanka Silenced Social Media April 22, 2019
    Information blackouts almost always turn into authoritarian tools, whether or not they start that way.
  • A Specter Is Haunting Xi's China: 'Mr. Democracy' April 22, 2019
    Enter Xu Zhangrun. A fifty-six-year-old professor of constitutional law at Beijing's prestigious Tsinghua University, Xu is well known in Beijing as a moderate and prolific critic of the government's increasing embrace of authoritarianism. The government is, of course, adept at marginalizing such voices. As a result, Xu and his supporters are unknown to the vast […]

RSS NPR Podcast Feed

  • Monday, April 22, 2019 April 22, 2019
    Church leaders in Sri Lanka demand retribution after attacks on Easter Sunday left hundreds dead. Were there warning signs of the danger? President Trump's personal lawyer gives yet another take on the infamous Trump Tower meeting in 2016, claiming that there's nothing wrong with taking information from the Russians. House Democrats think otherwise and the […]
  • BONUS: DIY Mosul April 20, 2019
    Fed up with government inaction, young people start rebuilding Mosul on their own. But in post-ISIS Iraq, volunteering can quickly become an act of rebellion. We're sharing a bonus episode of NPR's Rough Translation.
  • Friday, April 19, 2019 April 19, 2019
    Robert Mueller's report did not indict the president but detailed efforts to derail an investigation. What do Democrats do as the president claims victory? And protesters finally forced Sudan's president from power last week. But their demonstrations haven't stopped. What do they want next?
  • Key Findings And Analysis From The Mueller Report April 19, 2019
    The 448-page document, released today after a nearly two-year-long inquiry, says Mueller's investigation did not establish that the Trump campaign "conspired or coordinated" with the Russian interference effort, which was described as "sweeping and systematic." The NPR Politics Podcast breaks down everything you need to know about what's in the report.
  • Thursday, April 18, 2019 April 18, 2019
    We don't know what's in the Mueller report, but people already have opinions. What bothers Democrats about the timing of today's release? President Trump sounded optimistic even after his last meeting with Kim Jong Un broke down. So why is North Korea now testing new tactical weapons? And life after death? Scientists gathered pig brains […]

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