Philip Bump

11/19/2016 - 1:00pm

    Presented with only the following two quotes, it's easy to tell which member of the Sanders family is the politician.

    Asked by The Washington Post if he thought he could have beaten Donald Trump, Bernie Sanders was temperate in his reply.

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10/20/2016 - 3:00pm

    It is not true that the 2016 presidential election is being rigged in any meaningful sense of that word. If you extend a definition of "rigged" to include such loose concepts as "members of the political establishment hoping outsiders are unsuccessful" or "campaign operatives...

09/10/2016 - 8:00pm

    Russian President Vladimir Putin is very popular in Russia. Polling from the Levada Center puts him at an 82 percent approval rating as of last month. He hasn't been beneath 60 percent since he rose to national attention in 1999.

    Putin's...

09/01/2016 - 4:00pm

    The death of Nykea Aldridge on Friday afternoon is a death of the sort that's become sadly familiar in Chicago this summer. A young mother fatally shot on the street - this time accidentally, after hundreds of others that were intentional. What made Aldridge's...

04/02/2016 - 3:00pm

    Donald Trump did not at any point actually think that he was in physical danger when Breitbart reporter Michelle Fields approached him after a victory speech in Florida earlier this month. Fields, carrying a phone in one hand to record Trump and a pen in the other to...

03/24/2016 - 9:00pm

    I don't have hard numbers, but I would estimate that greater than 90 percent of dogs in the United States don't have jobs. There are "working dogs" -- seeing-eye dogs and so on -- but like the Dalmatian on the fire engine, that's more a function...

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