Jonathan Allen

Jonathan Allen

#1 NYT-bestselling author (with @amieparnes) | NBC News Digital reporter | | Terp | Nats fan | Northwestern adjunct

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Didn’t realize Hank Aaron died. Here’s a small Hank Aaron story. I met him when I was a kid, like 7 years old. My dad snapped a pic. 30+ years later, I saw he was going to be at a dinner I was going to. I brought the pic. It was a no-autographs white-tie dinner 1/2

Needed some kindling. This should do the trick.

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100M shots in 100 days is ambitious, achievable and insufficient, Tom Frieden tells @SRuhle 

My favorite sports moment. But also, is that quarterback sensei Tom House in the bullpen catching the ball? Why yes, yes it is.

I went up to him and oh-so-gently asked the superhero if he would sign my picture. As I held it in my hand, his wife noticed that it was him with a child. She asked if the child was me. I told them it was. He immediately and graciously asked for my pen & signed. 2/2

Biden has to be silent on the filibuster. Because if Dems kill it, he needs to be able to say that his fingerprints aren’t at the scene. He promised on the campaign trail and at the Capitol to work with opponents. Whatever killibusting is, it’s not synonymous with bipartisanship.

@TomHouseNPA  I remember watching Rangers pitchers warm up with footballs when I was a kid going to Orioles home games and thinking how cool that was. I only made it a couple of years as a D-3 college pitcher, but I always found a football strengthened my arm without hurting it. So, thanks!

Congratulations, @abbydphillip ! Watched with my son. You were great, as usual.


Donald Trump has given us the worst debate performance by any major-party nominee since the advent of television.

10 GOP votes for impeachment constitutes the highest number from the president’s own party ever, and 231 overall votes (so far) is the highest number in history. In other words, this is the strongest and most bipartisan repudiation of a president by the House.

I must be watching a different hearing than the rest of the punditry. What I've seen here is Mueller make very clear that he believes the president obstructed justice. That was true in the report, but his testimony went further. It may not be exciting to watch, but it's serious.

In any other administration, it would be newsworthy that the new defense secretary is a defense contractor.

"I am completely and utterly perplexed by those who argue that perjury and obstruction of justice are not high crimes and misdemeanors." -- Mitch McConnell, 2/12/99.

Spokesman for alliance of Native American tribes says Trump's commentary "smacks of racism" and president should "stop using our historical people of significance as a racial slur against one of his opponents."

Irony: Shutting down the Homeland Security Department to protect the border.

Not sure how will end up faring in the presidential, but one thing that’s clear from conversations I’ve had with him, interviewing him and reading his book: he’s operating at a different intellectual level — a much higher one — than the vast majority of politicians