Ben White

Ben White

POLITICO Chief Economic Correspondent and Morning Money columnist. CNBC contributor. Encrypted email: DM for Signal.

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Some type of weird demons invaded the #Yankees  between innnngs. As pathetic a parade of ineptitude from the manager on down that I’ve ever seen.

Horrific pitching change -> dropped pop up -> droppped pop up -> horribly botched and stupid stolen base attempt. … and yet? #Yankees 

. @TheJudge44  may just have commuted multiple sentences. #Yankees 

Both these teams got the yips. Joe West has the yips. Bizzarro world.

Something’s shakin on Landsdowne Steet (it’s the latest car hit by a Stantonian blast)

And there’s the sweep! #Yankees  overtake the charming little New England team for the top wild card spot.

I regret to inform you that the @dallascowboys  are very good.

Does Mike McCarthy not know that timeouts don't transfer to the second half?

I really can't stand dumb coaching (see my Aaron Boone complaints). And McCarthy is a dumb coach. Cowboys succeed in spite of him not because of him.

Eli-Peyton is pretty good couch talk on #MNF . But I'm sorry, if someone doesn't pay @sdonnan  and I top dollar for a possible #RedSox- #Yankees wild card game live stream .. well it would be a tragic loss of good times and revenue.


So our friends lost their sweet setter Pete today. He and some other dogs surprised a black bear while on a hike. Pete bravely protected the rest of the crew who got to safety. Pete later succumbed to his injuries. He was an older guy and went out a true hero. RIP PETE THE HERO!

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Pretty incredible that we've gone from "hoax" and "totally under control" to a best case scenario of 100K to 200K dead from the #coronavirus . We lost 115K in World War I.

Never been more jealous of a curve in my life. Man they nailed it. Via Time.

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Stop pretending you know what day of the week it is. Because you don’t. Nobody does.

I have minimal capacity to understand how we are talking about whether or not to keep the United Postal Service running.

Fauci makes the point that we don’t actually know that people who have been infected can’t be infected again. Seems ... important.

A person asked me if covering the 2008 crisis was this grim. No. It was awful. And scary. I left the NYT newsroom shaken on many nights. But this is far worse. A terrifying, world altering health crisis with a financial crisis strapped to its back and poised to explode.

INBOX: Goldman Sachs to give employees half day of full paid leave on Election Day. First time they have done that.

Coincidence that Trump is tweeting about delaying the election right as we get the worst GDP numbers in recorded U.S. history?

Hydroxychloroquine, long touted by President Trump, is of no use treating Covid-19 and actually causes more deaths than standard care, per a large new study.