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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ELDER CONCEDES "Let's be gracious in defeat," Elder says. "We may have lost the battle, but we are going to win the war."

"The reason we started this campaign was that this man, Gov. Gavin Newsom, was sitting at the French Laundry restaurant, with lobbyists who contributed to his campaign."

The recall got absolutely bodied in LA. You could drive for two hours and not hit a "yes" precinct, especially if you avoid Beverly Hills.

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Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown marching in the “halfway to St. Patrick’s Day” parade.

Feels like some people over-corrected for not taking the Jan. 6 run-up seriously by hyping what was — like the previous, little-covered “Justice for J6” — a rinky-dink pity party.

Come, teach me how to use the phrase "begs the question" correctly!

A 1979 7-Eleven commercial in which people of different ethnicities explain a strange foreign food - the "burrito."

Biden to raise refugee admissions cap to 125,000 in the fiscal year beginning Oct. 1 Via @feliciasonmez  @seungminkim  w @WaPoSean 


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

“Disco sucks” is the biggest lie the boomers ever told us.

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

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.

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

How quickly can the politics around Afghanistan change? Here's a section on the RNC's website in June; click it now and you get a 404 error. (Rest of page was about Kosovo/Israel-Arab deals.)

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There's a clip here of @AdyBarkan , who has ALS and speaks via voice assistance, asking Biden about "re-directing" public safety funding. The clip alters the quote. It splices "for police" into it, using Barkan's artificial voice.

To own the libs, you must first learn how to own yourself.

The "blue shift" in Pennsylvania is going to launch 10 million conspiracy theories and it was 100% avoidable had legislators just copied Ohio's notes and let them process ballots early.