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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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Donald Trump *never* learns his lesson

TV doctor Mehmet Oz finds himself in a nip-and-tuck race with wealthy businessman David McCormick in the fight for the Republican Senate nomination in Pennsylvania. → Read More

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Analysis: Wait, so this Pennsylvania election wasn't fraudulent?

Pennsylvania cleaned up its act pretty quickly! → Read More

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Winners and losers from Tuesday's primaries

Tuesday was the biggest day of the 2022 primary season to date, with five states -- ranging from Pennsylvania in the east to Oregon in the west -- casting votes for Senate, governor and House. → Read More

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Analysis: The scary reason this newspaper couldn't bring itself to endorse any Republicans

Newspaper editorial boards tend to lean liberal, generally backing Democratic candidates for high-profile offices like president, Senate and governor. → Read More

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Congress is finally waking up to UFOs

UFOs are finally having a moment. In Congress that is. → Read More

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Analysis: A state where Donald Trump's endorsement doesn't seem to matter much

There's a political civil war happening today in Idaho, where Republican Gov. Brad Little is trying to fight off a primary challenge from his own lieutenant governor, Janice McGeachin. → Read More

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Are Republicans about to blow the Pennsylvania Senate race?

Mitch McConnell could be forgiven for experiencing a sense of deja vu in the run-up to Pennsylvania's Republican Senate primary on Tuesday. → Read More

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Liz Cheney just called out her fellow Republicans over the Buffalo shooting

Less than 48 hours after a deadly shooting by a White nationalist in Buffalo, New York, Wyoming Republican Rep. Liz Cheney minced no words in her assessment of where blame lies. → Read More

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Did Rick Scott just hand Democrats an *actual* message?

For weeks -- months even -- the refrain from Democrats, privately and then increasingly publicly, was that the party was message-less, unable to find a clear and concise argument to bring to the American public ahead of the 2022 midterm elections. → Read More

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Analysis: The one big lesson from the 2022 elections so far

Donald Trump isn't in office anymore. But he remains the dominant figure of the 2022 midterm elections. → Read More

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Analysis: Mark Esper was asked if Trump was a threat to democracy. Here's what he said.

Former Secretary of Defense Mark Esper was asked a very simple question by Fox's Bret Baier on Monday: "Do you think Donald Trump was a threat to democracy?" → Read More

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A telling quote about the state of the Republican Party

North Dakota Sen. Kevin Cramer was asked recently by CNN about former Sen. David Perdue's embrace of election denialism in his run for Georgia governor. → Read More

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Analysis: This governor's answer on abortion leaves, um, something to be desired

The question of what would happen after the Supreme Court overturns the Roe v. Wade decision -- assuming the court goes through with a ruling along the lines of the leaked draft opinion -- has come to dominate the national conversation. → Read More

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Analysis: Why Republicans are ignoring the substance of the leaked Roe v. Wade draft opinion

The real issue, to hear Republicans tell it, isn't that the Supreme Court could overturn Roe v. Wade, according to a copy of the draft opinion written by Justice Samuel Alito. → Read More

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but true! -- reason J.D. Vance is now favored to become a US senator

On Tuesday night, author and first-time candidate J.D. Vance won the Ohio Republican Senate nomination, a victory that establishes him as the front-runner to win the general election this fall. → Read More

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Analysis: Winners and losers from Tuesday's primaries

The 2022 primary season kicked off in earnest on Tuesday, with voters in Ohio and Indiana going to the polls to choose nominees for Senate, governor and a myriad of House races. → Read More

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Analysis: It looks like Susan Collins bet wrong on Brett Kavanaugh and Roe v. Wade

As Sen. Susan Collins was preparing to cast a deciding vote to confirm Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court in 2018, the Maine Republican insisted that he had told her directly that he considered Roe v. Wade settled law. → Read More

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Analysis: The Supreme Court may have just fundamentally altered the 2022 election

The draft opinion from the Supreme Court that would overturn the right to an abortion is a massive story with myriad implications for the American public. It also may be exactly what Democrats need to solve their passion problem heading into the 2022 midterm elections. → Read More

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This ad tells you a whole lot about Joe Biden's political problems

In a new TV ad, Sen. Maggie Hassan tries to put some distance between herself and President Joe Biden. → Read More

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Analysis: Trevor Noah's most important line from the White House Correspondents' Dinner

For the first time in more than two years, official Washington gathered Saturday night for the White House Correspondents' Dinner. → Read More