Philip Rucker

Philip Rucker

White House Bureau Chief at The Washington Post | Political Analyst for MSNBC & NBC News |

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Attorney General Bill Barr has told people close to President Trump that he mag resign if the president keeps tweeting about Justice Department investigations, @mattzap  @jdawsey1  @WPJohnWagner  & @rachelweinerwp  report

Asked about regime change in Russia, @amyklobuchar  says the first step is for America to set a better example for Putin and other authoritarians: “Making sure that our democracy is working and that we have a president that actually believes in democracy is key.” #CNNTownHall 

“It’s a critical moment in the Democratic race. The debate made that clear,” @danbalz  writes

We've expanded our #AVeryStableGenius  book tour due to increased demand. @CarolLeonnig  and I would love to see you at upcoming events in DC, Little Rock, Miami, Boston and Tucson! For ticket info, visit . And we'll be announcing a few more events soon...

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‘It’s going to take a rich guy to beat Trump’: Why some Democrats back Bloomberg My latest from California on Democrats who’ve learned to like the multibillionaire simply because he’s a multibillionaire

“When good men and women can’t speak the truth...when presidential ego and self-preservation are more important than national security — then there is nothing left to stop the triumph of evil,” Adm. McRaven on Joe Maguire’s ouster

Trump’s post-impeachment retribution campaign enters a new phase with major purging underway of government officials seen as insufficiently loyal to the president, via @ToluseO  @AshleyRParker  & @jdawsey1 


Trump’s July 4th extravaganza has bankrupted the DC government’s special fund that’s supposed to be used to protect the nation’s capital from terrorist threats, via @PeteJamison 

Trump’s campaign still owes the city of El Paso more than $500,000 in fees associated with his February rally. County commissioner calls the debt “ridiculous and unconscionable.”

Heidi Heitkamp's brother Joel on MSNBC: "She may lose. But in the morning, when she's brushing her teeth, she needs to like the person she sees."

Literally every Washington power player -- Democratic and Republican, past and present -- is at McCain's funeral, except the sitting president, who is tweeting his grievances about the DOJ and FBI.

An ICE whistleblower who resigned because his administration superiors told him to lie to the public had his CBS News interview interrupted by government agents

As Trump retaliates against political critics by revoking or reviewing their security clearances, it is worth remembering that the president himself revealed highly classified information to Russians in an Oval Office meeting.

Trump spends a lot of time calling Democrats socialist, but a head of state ordering companies to do things is, well, socialism.