Dave Weigel

Dave Weigel

Covering politics for @washingtonpost. daveweigel@gmail.com, 202-334-7387. @CWAUnion member. Buy my book: https://t.co/qbUTkz3CBR (Avatar by @damnyouregis)

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Just heard a radio ad in which Bill O’Reilly pitched gold and silver to hedge against the Biden economy. Normalcy hitting hard rn

In a few minutes, the line of presidential succession will change again. When the Senate majority flips, Pat Leahy replaces Chuck Grassley as Senate president pro tem, putting him third in line behind Harris and Pelosi.

Ages of the top four pols in line of succession: 78, 56, 80, 80.

Biden is the first president to say "folks" in an inaugural address.

But if they change their mind, they have options!

Imagine filming yourself doing crimes at the Capitol, hoping for a pardon from Trump, and watching the minutes tick down yesterday as he ignored you and flew to Florida. Don't worship politicians, kids.

If I heard someone say "racism and lies are bad" in a speech I would simply not say "hey, he's talking about me!"


A West Virginia legislator streamed, then deleted, video of himself storming the capitol

“Fortunate Son” plays as Trump de-planes, an entry for the “nobody listened to the lyrics” hall of fame.

There are no mass shootings in Japan because there are no video games there

Secret Service has moved crowd back from the overflow stage so it can be broken down.

Not many people know this, but Medicare-for-all is the only thing that costs money. Keeping a military presence in central Asia is actually free, thanks to a bunch of coupons the Pentagon cut out in the 70s.

Did you write this tweet between shifts at the steel mill

Attn trolls: It's not "doxxing" to identify people who appeared in public at a rally and have given media interviews about their beliefs.

Last month, Flake joined every Senate R to confirm John Bush, who wrote birther blog posts, as a federal judge.

"He’s not going to sign a bill that doesn’t have money for the wall... if he gives in now, that’s the end of 2019 in terms of him being an effective president. That’s probably the end of his presidency." - Lindsey Graham, January 2

"If the people who wrote this bill were proud of it, they wouldn’t be forcing this vote in the dead of night." -- Mitch McConnell, 2009