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Philip Bump

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Recent articles by Philip:

The aftermath of the Mueller investigation, in one graph

Seven in 10 Americans didn't think Mueller's findings would change their minds about Trump anyway. → Read More

With Mueller’s work done, 2020 Democrats are now free to ... keep not talking about Mueller

The subject that dominated much of the news for the past two years comes up less often on the campaign trail. → Read More

The end to the Mueller probe mirrors the end to two other recent high-profile fights

It's the Clinton email probe and the 2016 election, all over again. → Read More

Beto O’Rourke’s voter-enthusiasm sales pitch isn’t as strong as he thinks

Yes, young voters surged in Texas last year — but that surge wasn't unique to the state. → Read More

The limits of Trump’s claim of exoneration

Trump's sweeping assertion that he was exonerated is far from the truth. → Read More

A timeline of what we’ve learned so far about Russia and the Trump campaign

The information relevant to the moment stretches back more than a decade. → Read More

What we still don’t know about the Mueller probe

We know that special counsel Robert S. Mueller III has answered the question of coordination with Russia. We don't know a lot of other things. → Read More

Republicans are disproportionately worried about America’s changing demographic composition

New Pew Research Center data highlights a central point in American politics. → Read More

Cable news has covered a dead senator more than living flood victims

A look at a week in the news. → Read More

A key Mueller question is answered: The Justice Department didn’t block any investigations

Why the odds are low of any new indictments from the Mueller probe. → Read More

With corporate tax receipts sagging, the federal deficit hits a monthly high

Trump once said he loves debt. He seems determined to prove it. → Read More

A visual guide to the dead-ends and murky contacts in the Trump-Russia collusion question

Ten times the campaign and Russia made contact — without leaving a smoking gun. → Read More

Republicans and Democrats have never been more divided on confidence in the media

Normally, Republican distrust fades in midterm election years. In 2018, it didn't. → Read More

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is not the ‘second most talked-about politician in America’

But as you might expect, she does get a lot of attention. → Read More

But their emails: Seven members of Trump’s team have used unofficial communications tools

The Trump administration seems not to have learned a key lesson from the 2016 campaign. → Read More

Trump’s defensive defense of the electoral college doesn’t make much sense

If he's worried about cities being important, we have some bad news for him. → Read More

Two early warning lights are flashing for Democrats in 2020

Special election results and partisan enthusiasm aren't looking the way Democrats might hope. → Read More

Trump says the Islamic State’s defeat is imminent — as he has for months

For the 12th time, Trump predicts the caliphate's imminent collapse. → Read More

How 2014 gave us 2016 — and 2020

2014 gave us an immigration crisis, the rise of the Islamic State and the emergence of Black Lives Matter. → Read More

O’Rourke might have won the early money race, but Harris dominated on voter curiosity

A look at the early 2020 jostling. → Read More