Robert Costa

Robert Costa

National political reporter, @WashingtonPost; Moderator, @WashingtonWeek; Political analyst, @NBCNews and @msnbc

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Trump personally called conservative leaders and antiabortion activists today, such as Ralph Reed, to talk about the vacancy and hear them out... called “Fox & Friends” then called right wing types, per one person familiar with his schedule

Mark your calendar: NPR's @NinaTotenberg , Wash Post's @seungminkim , and NYT's @hillhulse  will be on @washingtonweek  this Friday for an in-depth discussion on the Senate and the Supreme Court. What a panel. I hope you join us, live at 8 p.m. Eastern @PBS  on Sept. 25th.

Watch: my one-on-one @washingtonweek  "Extra" conversation with NPR's @NinaTotenberg  about 5 decades of knowing and covering Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

"This has potential to be really explosive. And, you know, as a citizen, one can only hope it doesn't come to that."

Trump suggested naming his daughter Ivanka as his running mate in 2016, according to new book by Rick Gates...


I'm in touch with someone who's on the governors' call with President Trump right now. They and others listening in are alarmed. The president is urging governors to take back the streets, not be "weak," and use force as the nation faces growing racial unrest.

NEWS w/ @AshleyRParker : The Lincoln Project raised $16.8 million this quarter and will soon expand to include ground operations. They plan to next target GOP Sens. Susan Collins (Maine), Joni Ernst (Iowa), Thom Tillis (N.C.), and Lindsey Graham (S.C.).

"Documents obtained from Scottish government agencies show that the Trump Organization, and Mr. Trump himself, played a direct role in setting up an arrangement between the Turnberry resort and officials at Glasgow Prestwick Airport."

Spoke to more than a dozen House Rs here at the Capitol. Very few had any criticism of the president's handling of the coming storm or his tweets on P.R. Most offered hearty praise. A revealing snapshot of the GOP.

Couple senior Republican lawmakers tell me the only way this breaks open is if TSA employees stay home and Americans get furious about their flights. That’s the only out, they say. And they’re close to the WH.

Doug Jones today: “A serious question that you have to ask yourself is this: Does the idea of Senator Roy Moore make it more or less likely that Toyota or anyone else would see Alabama’s image in such a negative way that they would cross Alabama off of their list and move on?”

Read the Woodward book twice. Explosive reporting. Vivid scenes in every chapter. Includes documents, dates, details. Top Trump advisers took papers off of the president's desk to stop him from making decisions. Mattis ignored his order to kill Assad.

An unusual group on Air Force Two today: Vice President, Senate Majority Leader, and Chief Justice all on the plane. Rare to have that trio together, particularly on a flight.