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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You're not familiar with the famous Chengu loogie-hawkers? Gotta remember to haggle with them for best prices.

In fairness, it can take like 45 minutes to get there if the traffic is bad on I-75.

State unemployment websites are crashing amid record number of claims. From @cat_zakrzewski  @tonyajoriley 

every campaign and media outlet rebooking Milwaukee hotels rn

It was a reasonable take! Democrats were caught up in logistics/means-testing, while Mnuchin went out and said "Americans need cash now."

Biden on his livestream now, criticzing the slow roll out of stimulus checks, is taking a page from Maxine Waters. “Payments should be electronically made or through a pre-paid debit card, now."

Biden also says some in-person voting could be safely conducted in WI w/ social distancing, while urging people to request absentee ballots. FWIW, Marquette poll found basically a 50/50 split when voters were asked if election should go forward, big majority against convention.

Folks... the new TRAILER is up, with a look at the vote-by-mail debate

I covered the debate over expanding vote-by-mail in the Trailer, and talked to Republican election administrators in WA and UT about why it works just fine in their states - while the president warns that it would hurt the GOP.

In the new TRAILER I look at how protest and mass organizing have been nearly halted by the pandemic, and I accidentally conduct the final interview with Lincoln Chafee as a Libertarian presidential candidate


If Trump doesn't watch out, key Republicans may pronounce his comments "disappointing" before donating to his re-elect and voting for him.

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

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.

"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

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.

"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

My brain keeps returning to the sentence “a transgender heavy metal singer defeated the author of Virginia’s anti-trans bathroom bill."