Philip Elliott,

Philip Elliott

Washington, DC, United States

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Recent articles by Phil:

Why Trump's Dinner With a White Supremacist Is So Revealing

It's not hard to view Trump’s meeting with Ye and Holocaust denier Nick Fuentes as a dog whistle to the worst corners of the electorate. → Read More

We Won't Learn the Result of Every Race on Election Night

That’s not a sign of fraud, but of democracy. And in some races, more GOP votes will be counted earlier, giving a false impression early on. → Read More

The Polls Show Ohio Going Red Again. On the Ground, No One Seems Sure

The races for Senate and governor don't feel like foregone conclusions, even as the polls show the Republicans leading. → Read More

How Democrat Tim Ryan Is Trying to Woo Ohio's Trump Voters

Ryan's centrist campaign against JD Vance is tightly focused on signaling his authenticity and independence → Read More

How Ohio Senator Sherrod Brown Became 'The Vote Whisperer'

The populist progressive has built up a striking level of credibility and affection in Republican-trending Ohio. → Read More

Biden Prefers Delaware to the Campaign Trail. Democrats Aren't Exactly Complaining

Biden is now seen as a political liability almost everywhere except his home states of Delaware and Pennsylvania. → Read More

Are the Polls Trash? Maybe. Are You Over-Reading Them? Definitely

Polls have given Democrats too much of a leg up in recent cycles. And there may be more garbage data in the stream. → Read More

5 House Races That Will Determine Whether Democrats Keep Power

Key races in Michigan, New Hampshire, Ohio, California, and Texas will help determine if Democrats keep power in the House. → Read More

5 Senate Races That Will Test Trump’s Influence and Determine Control of Washington

The races in Ohio, Pennsylvania, Arizona, Nevada, and Georgia all feature problematic, Trump-backed candidates. → Read More

5 Governors' Races That Will Define the Midterms and Trump's Hold on the GOP

The races in Arizona Florida, Georgia, Ohio and Oregon all feature Republicans defined by how much they embraced, or ran away from, Trump. → Read More

To Understand the Midterms, Look at These Specific Races

Localities matter in politics, and this year is a prime example of how just a few miles can make all the difference. → Read More

Democrats' Position on Abortion, Not Immigration, May Help Them Hold Latino Voters

The rising importance of abortion rights, which most Latinos support, is helping Democrats retain support of Latinos, new data suggests. → Read More

How DeSantis Handles Hurricane Ian Will Shape His Political Future

Gov. Ron DeSantis faces the most consequential 72 hours of his political career, as the state faces a rapidly intensifying hurricane. → Read More

The Jan. 6 Committee Has Done Masterful Work. Can It Stick the Landing?

The committee has effectively wielded the words of Trump's allies against him, and doing more of that as it wraps up could have a long-lasting impact. → Read More

Former White House Photographer Pete Souza on Serving Two Presidents and Trolling a Third

Souza was the White House photographer for Ronald Reagan and Barack Obama. Few people alive have spent more time in the Oval Office. → Read More

Democrats Don’t Want DeSantis’ Migrant Stunt to Decide the Midterms

So far, Democrats are approaching the stunt with the awareness that it is, in fact, a stunt. → Read More

Republicans Have One Last Chance to Keep a Weak Senate Candidate Off the November Ballot

Gov. Chris Sununu hopes Don Bolduc doesn't win Tuesday's New Hampshire primary. → Read More

New Book Reveals How Obama and Biden Never Had a Bromance

The author of "The Long Alliance" explains how Barack Obama and Joe Biden never looked at the world in the same way. → Read More

Mikhail Gorbachev, First and Only President of the Soviet Union, Dies at 91

In Russia he is largely seen as the man who brought a collapse of Soviet-era prestige and power. → Read More

An Alaska Native Has Never Served in Congress. Mary Peltola May Be About to Change That

Mary Peltola, a member of the Yup’ik tribe, is currently leading Sarah Palin in a special election for Don Young's seat. → Read More