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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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*Every* election is a change election now

Everything moves faster these days. If you have to wait to pick up your mobile order at Starbucks, you get annoyed. If the free Wi-Fi isn't lightning fast, you get annoyed. If your Amazon order isn't at the house within 24 hours, you get annoyed. → Read More

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Will Jeff Sessions have the last laugh on Donald Trump on Tuesday?

On Tuesday night in Alabama, the man Donald Trump made famous (and then infamous) is seeking to make an unlikely political comeback. Jeff Sessions, who vacated his Senate seat to serve as Trump's first attorney general only to be publicly castigated and humiliated by the President for his decision to recuse himself in the Russia probe, is trying to take back the seat. → Read More

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Can Florida's governor admit he was wrong about coronavirus?

Over the weekend, Florida achieved the sort of record no one wants: It set a single-day record for coronavirus cases, with more than 15,000. → Read More

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You won't believe what Donald Trump just said about coronavirus testing

On Monday afternoon, President Donald Trump was asked about his insistence that the only reason that coronavirus cases are spiking across the South and Southwest was an increase in testing. His answer was, uh, something else. → Read More

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Why the dumb mask debate isn't over

With just 114 days until the 2020 election, it will be here before you know it. Every Sunday, I will outline the 5 BIG storylines you need to know to understand the upcoming week on the campaign trail. And they're ranked -- so the No. 1 story is the most important of the coming week. → Read More

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Why Tuesday should make the Senate's top Democrat very nervous

Chuck Schumer didn't get to where he is -- minority leader in the US Senate -- by being dumb. Quite the opposite, actually. → Read More

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The Trump presidency is at its absolute lowest point right now

Everywhere Donald Trump looks right now, he sees political fires that threaten to engulf his presidency. → Read More

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The 39 most outrageous lines from Donald Trump's Friday 'press conference'

Just before 9 a.m. Eastern time on Friday, President Donald Trump tweeted that he would be holding a "News Conference" to talk about the "Jobs Numbers!" → Read More

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This is *exactly* how far Donald Trump will go to hear a packed crowd cheering for him

On Thursday, South Dakota Republican Gov. Kristi Noem announced that plans to maintain social distancing during President Donald Trump's planned visit to Mount Rushmore to celebrate the July 4 holiday had been scrapped. → Read More

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This Republican senator just admitted what we've all known about the GOP for a while now

Sen. Lisa Murkowski said the quiet part out loud. → Read More

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The electoral map is tilting badly against Donald Trump right now

Amid the protests following the police killing of George Floyd and the ongoing fight against the coronavirus pandemic, something very important has been overlooked: President Donald Trump is now a decided underdog to reach the 270 electoral votes he needs to win a second term in the fall. → Read More

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12 truly amazing Donald Trump quotes on space

On Wednesday afternoon in Florida, two Americans were set to be rocketed into space in the first launch from US soil in more than a decade. → Read More

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Republicans are wimping out again on Donald Trump

With just 170 days until the 2020 election, you'll be voting before you know it. Every Sunday, I deliver to your inbox the 5 BIG storylines you need to know to understand the upcoming week on the campaign trail. And they're ranked -- so the No. 1 story is the most important of the coming week. → Read More

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Donald Trump Jr.'s doing what he always does: The vilest dirty work of his dad's political campaigns

The easiest way to understand Donald Trump Jr. is this: He is his father on steroids. With a lot more internet savvy. → Read More

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The 2020 race? Voters aren't feeling it.

The 2020 election is November 3. That's 173 days from now. → Read More

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The Top 10 women Joe Biden might pick as vice president, ranked

Talk to anyone who knows anything about Joe Biden's vice presidential picking process and they'll all tell you the same thing: It's Sens. Kamala Harris (California) and Amy Klobuchar (Minnesota) -- and then everyone else. → Read More

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How much trouble is Sen. Richard Burr actually in?

On Wednesday night, federal agents seized a cell phone belonging to Richard Burr, according to the Los Angeles Times, as part of a broader investigation into stock sales made by the North Carolina Republican senator in the lead-up to the nationwide closures due to the coronavirus. → Read More

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How the Wisconsin Supreme Court threw the state into coronavirus chaos

On Wednesday night, the Wisconsin Supreme Court overturned Democratic Gov. Tony Evers' stay-at-home order to combat the coronavirus, ruling it "unlawful" and "unenforceable." → Read More

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Why Tuesday was the best day for House Republicans in a long time

It's been a rough few months for House Republicans as virtually every independent political handicapper has suggested that any chance they had at taking back the House majority come November has all but disappeared amid President Donald Trump's still-middling job approval numbers and the recent economic downturn caused by the coronavirus pandemic. → Read More

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Guess which governor's coronavirus response is the least popular

Governors are having a bit of a moment as the country fights the coronavirus. Poll after poll suggests the public trusts their state's chief executives and, generally speaking, thinks they are doing a good job in marshaling the state's resources to address the pandemic. → Read More