Blake Hounshell

Blake Hounshell

Editorial director, digital, at POLITICO, formerly at Foreign Policy. Mostly politics, some foreign policy. RT means it's interesting. bhounshell[at]politico

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If you think that Bill Barr met with Rupert Murdoch to get him to fire Shep Smith

If Rudy was as careful in his legal work as he is in his texting and TV hits, he should have nothing to worry about.

Today is national farmers’ day — shoutout to all our Great Patriotic Farmers.

Worth noting: Sondland’s lawyer, Bob Luskin, is a Democrat who successfully defended Karl Rove in the Valerie Plame leak case, while Scooter Libby went to jail (for perjury and obstruction).

Keep in mind that Volker also claimed he didn’t realize Giuliani was after the Bidens.


The way Obama goes after these protesters is absolutely chilling

Trump says he is "the most transparent president, probably in the history of this country" cc: @danpfeiffer  Fact check: the White House doesn't even hold press briefings anymore. Pentagon hasn't briefed in a year. White House visitor logs kept secret.

This is INSANE. Erdogan’s goons rough up Kurdish protesters ON EMBASSY ROW, as D.C. cops valiantly try to stop them.

Dear confused people: It's not a "leak" if you are a private citizen sharing unclassified recollections.

Can't make it up: The leading pick to run the Census Bureau is the author of a book called "Redistricting and Representation: Why Competitive Elections Are Bad for America.”

Alabama columnist: "Every single county in which blacks make up more than 75 percent of registered voters will see their driver license office closed. Every one."

We have gone from Mexico paying for a wall that will never happen to American consumers paying up to 25 percent more for cars and avocados until Mexico solves a problem that nobody in the history of humanity has ever solved.

Trump registered eight companies in Saudi Arabia during the presidential campaign