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Chris Cillizza

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Recent:
  • CNN
Past:
  • Washington Post
  • The Sydney Morning Herald
  • Bangor Daily News
  • The Independent
  • chicagotribune.com
  • Standard-Examiner
  • NJ.com

Recent articles by Chris:

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How Kamala Harris wins

To the surprise of no one, California Sen. Kamala Harris formally entered the 2020 presidential race on Monday, touting her background as a prosecutor -- and a barrier-breaker -- in her announcement speech. → Read More

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Donald Trump said more than 6,000(!) untrue things in 2018

That President Donald Trump often doesn't tell the whole truth, or even part of it, is not new. → Read More

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The 'zombified' state of British politics, explained

For as remarkable a week as this was in American politics, it was even more wild on the other side of the Atlantic Ocean. → Read More

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Nancy Pelosi's very big accusation against the White House

Speaker Nancy Pelosi canceled a planned trip to visit troops in Afghanistan Friday, after -- her office alleged in a statement -- the White House leaked the details of the congressional delegation's commercial plane travel. → Read More

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This may be the smoking gun in the Russia investigation

For much of the past 20 months, President Donald Trump and his administration have insisted that, for all of the smoke surrounding his 2016 campaign, there was no fire. A lot of people in Trump's orbit engaging in conversations and relationships with Russian officials, but no evidence of collusion and certainly nothing that linked Donald Trump to any wrongdoing. → Read More

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The odds of a shutdown compromise just hit a depressing new low

Donald Trump, petulant and impetuous, never lets a slight go unanswered. Because, at the end of (every) day, it's all about him -- and what he wants. → Read More

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Donald Trump just dunked on Nancy Pelosi's CODEL and yes that is actually the headline

Less than 24 hours after House Speaker Nancy Pelosi told President Donald Trump that he should reconsider delivering his State of the Union on January 29, the famed counter-puncher struck back. Bigly. → Read More

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The 2020 marathon has started with a sprint

There's been lots (and lots) of action in the 2020 Democratic primary race over the past month, but few actual changes. → Read More

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This may be the only way the shutdown ends

The government shutdown is nearing the month mark -- today was day 26 -- and there continues to be zero optimism the showdown will resolve itself any time soon. → Read More

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What the Brexit failure reveals about our current morass

On Tuesday night, British Prime Minister Theresa May's plan to usher her country out of the European Union -- a move forced by the Brexit vote of 2016 -- was crushingly rejected in Parliament. → Read More

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7 key takeaways from William Barr's attorney general confirmation hearing

Former Attorney General William Barr took questions from members of the Senate Judiciary Committee for hours Tuesday as he sought to win confirmation to his old job amid President Donald Trump's ongoing onslaught against the Justice Department and the special counsel investigation being led by Robert Mueller. → Read More

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Why Steve King's spin on his 'white supremacist' comments just doesn't work

In the wake of his House Republican colleagues stripping Iowa GOP Congressman Steve King's committee assignments after he openly wondered how -- and why -- terms like "white supremacist" became a bad thing, King tried to fight back with the age-old "but context!" argument. → Read More

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Donald Trump's epic fast food picture is perfectly Trumpian

On Monday night, President Donald Trump hosted the Clemson University football team at the White House to celebrate the team's victory in the national college playoffs. Because of the government shutdown, Trump decided to pay, out of pocket, for a boatload worth of fast food to feed the players. And just before the team arrived, this photo was taken. → Read More

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5 numbers that prove the Mueller probe isn't a 'big fat hoax'

On Monday, after a report in The New York Times that the FBI opened a counterintelligence investigation in 2017 to ascertain whether President Donald Trump was working for Russia and against the United States, he stood in front of reporters and denied it. → Read More

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The 35 most astounding lines from Donald Trump's Jeanine Pirro interview

President Donald Trump spent his Saturday night holed up in the White House, calling into Jeanine Pirro's show on Fox News. → Read More

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The 1 giant question Donald Trump still hasn't answered on Russia

President Donald Trump told reporters on the South Lawn of the White House Monday that suggestions he was some sort of Russian agent were totally ridiculous, and insisted that the entire special counsel investigation into Russia's interference in the 2016 election is a "whole big fat hoax." → Read More

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This is the week Washington gave up completely

As you read this, senators and House members are either at home or on their way there. The government shutdown is about to enter its 22nd day at midnight, breaking the record for the longest the federal bureaucracy has ever been shuttered. → Read More

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662(!) days before the 2020 election, the sprint is on

Today's date is January 11, 2019. There are 662 days between today and the November 3, 2020 election. There is, roughly, a year before ANY votes are cast for ANY candidate running for president. → Read More

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'I just don't see a pathway forward'

On this, the 20th day of the partial government shutdown, all hope was lost. → Read More

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This is the week the game changed in the Russia investigation

Over the last 96 hours, we've learned that not only was campaign chairman Paul Manafort sharing polling with a Russian official linked to the country's intelligence service during the course of the 2016 campaign, but also that special counsel Robert Mueller's office spoke with Trump pollster Tony Fabrizio. → Read More