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Ron DeSantis
WASHINGTON May 25, 2022
DeSantis is exhibiting all the unteachable culture war-stoking, MAGA flame-throwing gifts that Trump seeded in 2015-6. And the party seems to be tilting, in now perceptible ways, toward his approach.
Trump
WASHINGTON May 19, 2022
Has the movement Trump created now moved beyond him?
WASHINGTON May 11, 2022
After spending tens of millions, dragging in Hope Hicks, and kissing babies up and down the Keystone state, the two megarich MAGA poseurs may have beat each other into submission—and handed the race to someone else.
Dave McCormick
WASHINGTON May 4, 2022
A G.O.P. candy bowl: Finger-pointing in Dave-vs.-Oz, the House’s Lindsay Lohan, and Geoff Morrell’s own Disney crisis comms.
Dave and Dina
WASHINGTON April 29, 2022
Notes on Dr. Oz’s battle against former beloved hedge fund titan David McCormick for the hearts and minds of the Rust Belt. Plus: News on how Kevin McCarthy kept his job, and the Right’s lust for Elon.
Trump
WASHINGTON April 26, 2022
Why won’t Trump return to Twitter? Because he’s got a ton of money on the line with Truth Social’s pending merger. And while the guy may be a “billionaire,” he ain’t Elon Musk.
trump and mccarthy
WASHINGTON April 22, 2022
Notes on McCarthy’s newly-imperiled path toward the House speakership, Ron DeSantis’ latest attack on Disney, and Eric Trump’s unlikely ambassadorship.
Mehment Oz
WASHINGTON April 20, 2022
The season’s most bizarre race—which features a TV star, a hedge fund C.E.O., a former top Trump aide and even Hope Hicks (!!)—prepares for a dark final chapter.
Mike Pence
WASHINGTON April 15, 2022
Notes from the G.O.P. salt mines: Pence’s attempt to get canceled, Trump’s latest endorsement fool’s errand, and a head-scratching story of a fallen meme-lord dynasty.
Dave McCormick
WASHINGTON April 12, 2022
Why did Trump turn his back on David McCormick, the former Bush-era appointee and Bridgewater C.E.O., who happens to be married to Goldman partner and former Trump-era deputy N.S.A. Dina Powell? Here’s what the pros are saying.
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