Aaron Blake

Aaron Blake

Senior political reporter, writing for The Fix at The Washington Post. aaron.blake@washpost.com

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Mnuchin when asked about Trump RTing a video in which a supporter said "white power": "We're here to talk about economics."

Perhaps the best strategy -- even just politically speaking -- would be to ask people to take coronavirus very seriously/wear a mask, rather than downplay? 4 months between now and election. Seems very likely this will be judged on #/trend of cases/deaths on Nov. 1, not July 1.

Bold move to defend Farrakhan even as you yourself are trying to fend off charges of anti-Semitism

Lots of talk about how coronavirus case numbers don't tell the tale, because deaths continue to decline. They have declined. Yet we still have *significantly* more per-capita daily deaths than both Europe and the EU, and ours aren't dropping as sharply as theirs did.

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Dodgiest part of Parscale's case is comparing Trump's primary vote totals to Obama/Bush in GA and WI. GA had all federal and state primaries on the ballot this year, but not in '12/'04. WI had hotly contested Supreme Court race, no big races in '12/'04.

I just finished a big update on the Russia bounties timeline -->


The Trump administration just changed its language about the Strategic National Stockpile on an HHS website to jibe with Jared Kushner's claim that this isn't for the states. (h/t @LEBassett ) Before vs. After:

84,000 people right now are reading this vital WaPo illustration of the importance of social distancing. That's a virtually unheard-of number, but let's push it higher. Send it to your coronavirus-skeptical friends and family. It could save lives.

Former OSU wrestling captain: "Jim Jordan called me crying, groveling … begging me to go against my brother. …That’s the kind of cover-up that’s going on there."

There it is. Zelinsky says the supervisor who told him the motivation for changing Roger Stone's sentencing memo was political was J.P. Cooney, the chief of fraud and public corruption in the D.C. U.S. attorney's office.

Wow. From North Dakota's GOP governor: “If someone is wearing a mask, they’re not doing it to represent what political party they’re in or what candidates they support. They might be doing it because they have a 5-year-old child who’s been going through cancer treatments.”

Days after Trump said making it easier to vote would hurt GOP, here's GA House speaker David Ralston: “This will be extremely devastating to Republicans and conservatives in Georgia. Every registered voter is going to get one of these. … This will certainly drive up turnout.”

New poll shows Americans say Trump isn't "honest and trustworthy" by a 64-31 margin.

GOP Rep. Paul Gosar tweeted a photoshopped image of Obama with Rouhani, apparently believing Rouhani is actually Soleimani. The actual image is of Obama and Indian PM Manmohan Singh.