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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Also, ticket-splitting! Reagan carrying 49 states was enough to reduce Dems to a mere 253-181 House majority

Surprise @BillKristol  appearance in the Club for Growth's new #TX06 , calling him "maybe the most vicious #NeverTrump  hitman."

Waters turns 84 this term, part of this story is the "never retire" mindset that gave Democrats popular hits like a 6-3 conservative SCOTUS and Alcee Hastings's seat being vacant indefinitely

I'm armchair quarterbacking here - nobody's giving me a Bush interview - but so much time in these interviews with pre-TrumpRs is wasted on getting them to say something cheeky about Trump. My take is #whocare 

Onstage behind Ellison: Lola Vasquez, in the mix for US attorney, after assisting with the prosecution

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Today’s TRAILER: A look at Larry Krasner’s re-election campaign in Philly, as the FOP backs a primary opponent and tries to roll back the reformer DA wave

Read the legend @AmyEGardner  on GOP efforts to restrict vote access in Texas, where they did just fine last year, but where Dem county clerks used powers to open more polls

A #TX06  tidbit that might not make it into today's story: Overheard Brian Harrison, the former HHS chief of staff running on his reforms like bureaucratic term limits, telling voters that Cass Sunstein called him to compliment his ideas.

You didn't think the Democrat who ran on raising the capital gains tax would try to raise the capital gains tax? Boy, I dunno what to tell you.


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.

"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

"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