Aaron Blake

Aaron Blake


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

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Literally 2 minutes after announcing an Iowa rally that could mean … well, you know … Trump sends a fundraising email wrongly suggesting 15 million mail ballots went missing in 2020. These were unreturned ballots. The number was par-for-course.

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GOP West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice is done with all that nonsense on vaccines

The slow and steady decline of the vaccine skeptics

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Anonymous Biden admin official: "I am absolutely appalled and literally horrified we left Americans there. It was a hostage rescue of thousands of Americans in the guise of a [noncombatant evacuation operations], and we have failed that no-fail mission.”

26% approve of the Afghanistan withdrawal AND Biden's handling of it. 52% approve of the Afghanistan withdrawal BUT disapprove of Biden's handling of it.

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New Suffolk U poll: California voters reject Gavin Newsom's recall 58-41.

In the last couple hours: 1. France pulls ambassador over diplomatic complaints 2. Defense acknowledges drone strike badly botched 3. FDA panel votes against authorizing boosters for most adults (but approves for 65+), a week before admin planned broader rollout.

"A top adviser to President Volodymyr Zelensky of Ukraine was shot at on Wednesday ... in what the authorities said was an assassination attempt."

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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.

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:

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."

OMG. The affidavit Sidney Powell and others are hyping when they say many precincts in Michigan have more votes than actual voters is .... based on data from Minnesota.

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.”

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.”

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.

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.

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