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Philip Bump

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Recent articles by Philip:

14 Republican senators are on-record holding a president accountable for obstruction: Bill Clinton

The 1999 votes of 14 Senate Republicans just got a bit more significant. → Read More

If Trump’s campaign were building a wall with its gimmick bricks, it would cost $58 billion

It’s a good thing Trump isn’t building the wall out of the joke bricks his campaign is sending to Democratic leaders. → Read More

FAQ: Why you can be largely confident in public political polling

Questions and answers about why polling is trustworthy. → Read More

Only three-quarters of Trump supporters definitely plan to vote for him in 2020

The new NPR-PBS NewsHour-Marist poll also shows the president's support plunging among independents. → Read More

The quintessential Trump campaign story: A bag of cash, Michael Cohen and a rigged online poll

Another payment (apart from the one to Stormy Daniels) that might skirt campaign finance laws. → Read More

Trump’s letter to Pelosi accomplished its main goal: Owning the libs

His strategy from the outset has been as simple as Thursday's letter would suggest. → Read More

Rudy Giuliani again promotes a laughable double standard on culpability

The importance of evidence, it seems, depends on who's implicated. → Read More

A look at the 64 Bills

There are currently 64 players listed on the Bills' roster. → Read More

Trump is the most polarizing president on record — and almost nobody’s opinion of him is changing

The gap between Republicans and Democrats on his approval hit a new high. → Read More

Most Americans oppose the wall — and oppose ending the shutdown by funding it

A new survey offers bad news for the president. → Read More

Want to win the 2020 nomination? Maybe wait a bit before announcing.

No party presidential nominee since 2000 has declared this early. → Read More

Trump’s NATO isolationism is at least 30 years old

In 1987, he made the case for cutting down on foreign spending. → Read More

On Fox, a lot more discussion of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez than Steve King

A look at recent coverage. → Read More

President Trump’s extravagant, $3,000, 300-sandwich celebration of Clemson University

A tally of how much was laid out for the spread. → Read More

Congressional districts with more federal employees voted more heavily for Trump in 2016

But there's a big catch. → Read More

The three possible explanations for Trump’s interactions with Russia

Is he a Russian agent? Is he a geopolitical genius? Or is he simply trying to figure out a path forward in the dark? → Read More

Trump’s shutdown strategy continues to show all the signs of failure

A new poll reinforces familiar themes: No one is swayed by his rhetoric and most disagree with his strategies. → Read More

The real collusion is [spins wheel] two people on TV using the same phrase

Trump's insistence on muddying the water on "collusion" seems to be effective. → Read More

Democrats used to call for new barriers on the border — and then some were built

But that's not the only reason for the shift away from supporting new walls. → Read More

Is Steve King’s rhetoric empowered by Trump? Or is it simply born of a similar place?

The murky chicken-egg question on a particular strain of thought. → Read More