Articles Written By: David Weigel

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Alt-right leader assaulted during TV interview

Richard Spencer, who emerged in 2016 as a leader of the pro-white alt-right movement, was assaulted three times during interviews after President Trump's inauguration ceremonies. Spencer, president of the National Policy Institute, was confronted while walking away from the inauguration with a small documentary crew; another camera was rolling as a protester who concealed his face […]

Alt-right leader assaulted during TV interview

Richard Spencer, who emerged in 2016 as a leader of the pro-white alt-right movement, was assaulted three times during interviews after President Trump's inauguration ceremonies. Spencer, president of the National Policy Institute, was confronted while walking away from the inauguration with a small documentary crew; another camera was rolling as a protester who concealed his face […]
Despite poll slide, Trump remains strong with white voters

Despite poll slide, Trump remains strong with white voters


According to the new Washington Post/ABC News poll, Donald Trump will take the oath of office with the lowest approval rating of any president in 40 years — and little better than half the approval rating that President Obama enjoyed when he took office eight years ago. In his familiar fashion, Trump responded to reports about […]
Donna Brazile to Democrats: ‘We failed you’

Donna Brazile to Democrats: ‘We failed you’


PHOENIX — Donna Brazile, the outgoing interim chair of the Democratic National Committee, kicked off a series of “future forums,” which will select her replacement, by apologizing for the party's 2016 defeats. “I'm not going to sugarcoat it: We failed,” Brazile said. “We made some serious mistakes and some strategic errors. We got cocky about […]
Some on the left want Democrats to move on from Russian hacking

Some on the left want Democrats to move on from Russian hacking


On Thursday night, after Senate Democrats attended their latest briefing on the potential role of Russian hackers in sabotaging Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign, Fox News host Tucker Carlson reintroduced viewers to an unlikely guest. Glenn Greenwald, a founder of the Intercept, was back on the show to condemn liberals for “more or less openly calling […]
Poll: Voters in Trump states want Democrats to keep him in check

Poll: Voters in Trump states want Democrats to keep him in check


A poll of voters in red or purple states, conducted for the Center for American Progress Action Fund, has found a sizable majority willing to back Democrats if they oppose President-elect Donald Trump. The poll, which surveyed 1,206 voters in 14 states — all with Senate races next year — found 49 percent approving of Trump's […]
Schumer pitches ‘accountability Congress’ in first speech as Senate minority leader

Schumer pitches ‘accountability Congress’ in first speech as Senate minority leader

Since the Democrats' surprise defeat on Nov. 8, the party's base has watched nervously for any hints of compromise with President-elect Donald Trump. The nervousness reached a high after Trump and incoming political adviser Steve Bannon mulled a $1 trillion infrastructure package. Not only did incoming Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) give the idea some tentative […]
Federal judge issues injunction against Obama administration abortion, transgender regulations

Federal judge issues injunction against Obama administration abortion, transgender regulations


A federal judge in Texas handed a victory to conservatives Saturday, issuing a temporary injunction to stop an Obama administration regulation that would prevent discrimination in health care on the basis of “gender identity” and “termination of pregnancy.” U.S. District Judge Reed O'Connor, who was appointed to the U.S. District Court for the Northern District […]
State pollsters, pummeled by 2016, analyze what went wrong

State pollsters, pummeled by 2016, analyze what went wrong


On Nov. 2, six days before the general election, the political world paused to watch a live stream from the campus of Marquette Law School in Milwaukee. Charles Franklin, director of the school's election poll, talked through the release of its final numbers. After days of awful headlines about the FBI probe of her email […]
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