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Chris Cillizza

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  • 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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This senator accidentally told the truth about why he wanted Donald Trump's endorsement

If you listen closely enough, politicians will usually tell you the truth -- even if they don't do it on purpose. Witness Sen. Chuck Grassley, accepting the endorsement of former President Donald Trump at a rally over the weekend in Iowa. → Read More

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This Republican candidate just got caught between Trump and a hard place

At a rally Wednesday night for the Virginia gubernatorial candidate Glenn Youngkin, attendees pledged allegiance to a flag they were told had been carried at the "Stop the Steal" rally on January 6 -- the same rally that led to a violent insurrection at the US Capitol later that same day. → Read More

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Democrats' political problems are more complicated than you think

As congressional Democrats negotiate with President Joe Biden over the contours (read: cost) of both the infrastructure bill and a broader measure to expand the social safety net, the underlying belief appears to be that if the party can just find a way to pass these measures, then their political fortunes will begin to improve ahead of 2022. → Read More

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Donald Trump is doing everything he can to hurt Republican chances in 2022

Donald Trump is, ostensibly, a Republican. But he has shown time and again -- both in the White House and now out of it -- that he cares little about helping the party and its other candidates. → Read More

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Josh Shapiro: Something very important for 2024 happened in Pennsylvania today

Unless you follow politics, or Pennsylvania, or Pennsylvania politics pretty closely, you likely skipped over Wednesday's announcement by state Attorney General Josh Shapiro that he is running for governor in 2022. → Read More

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Analysis: Why this House retirement could be a canary in the coal mine for Democrats

"Truth be told, I never expected to be in Congress this long. I always said I couldn't imagine being here longer than 10 years," Yarmuth said in a video posted on Twitter. "After every election, I was asked how long I intended to serve, and I never had an answer. Today, I do. This term will be my last." Yarmuth cited his age -- he would be 75 at the end of this term --- and a desire to spend… → Read More

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Bill Maher's dark vision for 2024 is all-too-real

If you thought 2020 was bad, just wait for 2024. → Read More

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1 sentence that sums up Joe Biden's mounting political problems

When people cast a vote for president, they are hoping -- sometimes against hope -- that the person they have picked will do things to make their lives better. → Read More

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Someone needs to remind Greg Abbott he is a conservative

On Monday, a governor issued an executive order that banned every entity in his state -- including private businesses -- from requiring anyone to have the Covid-19 vaccine in order to return to work or keep their job. → Read More

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Here's exactly why Republicans are afraid to criticize Donald Trump

Donald Trump's control of the GOP is near-total. So dominant -- and domineering -- a figure does the former President cut within the Republican Party that almost no elected official is willing to criticize even his most outlandish claims. → Read More

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Nikki Haley doesn't want to go back to the days before Trump. Why not?

In advance of South Carolina's Republican presidential primary in the 2016 race, Nikki Haley was blunt about her feeling on frontrunner Donald Trump. → Read More

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Why we shouldn't give Stephanie Grisham a pass

Stephanie Grisham is on something of a reclamation tour these days. In support of her tell-all memoir about her time in the Trump White House -- she was chief of staff to first lady Melania Trump and served as press secretary for President Donald Trump -- Grisham is making sure everyone knows that she had long harbored doubts about the then-President and his grip on reality. → Read More

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Donald Trump is no longer one of Forbes' 400 richest people in America

Donald Trump takes tremendous pride in being rich. Just ask him. → Read More

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Mike Pence just said something absolutely ridiculous about January 6

Mike Pence showed Monday night that he is willing to say almost anything to get back in Donald Trump's good graces. → Read More

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What Mitch McConnell is betting on

Two weeks out from a dangerous debt default with broad consequences for the American economy, Mitch McConnell isn't budging. → Read More

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Donald Trump sends a very clear message to Ron DeSantis: Stay out of 2024!

Donald Trump may be waiting to announce his (seemingly inevitable) run for his old office in 2024 but he's already sending a warning shot at a potential rival for the nomination. → Read More

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Why the Democratic majority is shakier than ever

The sausage-making on display over the past week in Washington was bad enough for Democrats trying to preserve their wafer-thin majorities in the House and Senate next year. That all of the back and forth didn't produce any actual sausage is even worse. → Read More

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Why the Democratic majority is shakier than ever

The sausage-making on display over the past week in Washington was bad enough for Democrats trying to preserve their wafer-thin majorities in the House and Senate next year. That all of the back and forth didn't produce any actual sausage is even worse. → Read More

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Analysis: The absolute grossest example of the Trump-ing of the Republican party

When former President Donald Trump endorsed Harriet Hageman's primary challenge to Wyoming Rep. Liz Cheney last month, he called her "strong on Crime and Borders, powerfully supports the Second Amendment, loves our Military and our Vets, and will fight for Election Integrity and Energy Independence." → Read More

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The utter radicalness of Joe Biden's presidency

Joe Biden has been president of the United States for a little over eight months now. And he may well be on the verge of radically overhauling the relationship between the federal government and the average American in ways that will linger well beyond his first (or even second) term. → Read More