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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 do Democrats solve their 'Mueller problem'?

For much of the past 22 months, Democrats waited with bated breath to see what special counsel Robert Mueller had found out about Russian interference in the 2016 election and the possibility that either Donald Trump or someone(s) close to him colluded with the Russians to help him win the election. → Read More

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How Michael Avenatti's flash-in-the-pan celebrity perfectly fit Trump's Washington

A mere 264 days ago, Michael Avenatti announced -- via Twitter -- that he was considering a run for the Democratic presidential nomination. → Read More

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The 10 most pressing unanswered questions about the Mueller report

Robert Mueller's investigation into Russia's interference in the 2016 election is over. Its main conclusion is a very good one for President Donald Trump. → Read More

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The 5 big 2020 storylines you need to watch this week, ranked

With just over 300 days until Iowa's caucuses and more than a dozen Democratic candidates seeking their party's nomination, it can all feel like a little much. → Read More

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Robert Mueller just handed Donald Trump a huge gift

President Donald Trump spent the last 18-plus months attacking the investigation into Russian interference and the possibility of collusion between his campaign and the Russians. On Sunday, that same investigation, led by special counsel Robert Mueller, gave Trump something he wanted -- and needed badly: A dismissal on the question of collusion and no charges of obstruction against either the… → Read More

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This was the last week of the Trump presidency as we know it

Donald Trump has been president for 792 days. Special counsel Robert Mueller has been on the job -- investigating Russian interference in the 2016 election and the possibility of collusion between the Russians and members of Trump's campaign -- for 675 days. → Read More

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Is Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez good or bad for Democrats?

Freshman New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is the subject of the cover story of this week's Time magazine. In the piece about AOC, Joel Benenson, a Democratic pollster who polled for President Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton, is quoted in the story as casting a somewhat skeptical eye about those Democrats who view AOC's success as a blueprint for the broader party's future. "America isn't… → Read More

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Donald Trump's new, confusing closing argument against the Mueller report

As Washington waits for word -- that could come as soon as Friday -- about the status of special counsel Robert Mueller's report into Russian interference in the 2016 election, President Donald Trump is closing his PR campaign against the investigation on a new note: Who elected this guy??? → Read More

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Here's why Lindsey Graham plays so nice with Trump

No one has been a bigger convert on President Donald Trump than Lindsey Graham. → Read More

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Pete Buttigieg is the hottest candidate in the 2020 race right now

Don't look now but a(nother) skinny kid with a funny name is turning heads in the presidential race. In 2008 it was Barack Obama. In 2020, it's Pete Buttigieg. → Read More

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How Democrats fell out of love with impeaching Trump

Almost from the day that Donald Trump won the White House in 2016, a significant chunk of Democrats have wanted Congress to throw him out of 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue via impeachment. Which makes the latest finding on impeachment in a CNN-SSRS poll all the more intriguing. → Read More

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The impossible awkwardness of Conway vs. Conway vs. Trump

On Wednesday morning, the leader of the free world tweeted this: → Read More

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Why Joe Biden's 'inevitability' campaign may be a mistake

Joe Biden isn't running for president. Yet. → Read More

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What getting rid of the Electoral College would actually do

On Monday night, in a CNN town hall in Jackson, Mississippi, Sen. Elizabeth Warren made some news: She supports getting rid of the electoral college as the method by which we elect presidents. → Read More

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The awful reality that Donald Trump's attacks on John McCain prove

On July 18, 2015, then-candidate Donald Trump said this about John McCain: "He's not a war hero. He was a war hero because he was captured. I like people who weren't captured." → Read More

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Elizabeth Warren just had her best moment of the 2020 campaign

It's been a bit of a rough start for Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren's 2020 presidential campaign. → Read More

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Donald Trump's 2020 secret sauce

President Donald Trump isn't in a great place to win a second term in 2020. → Read More

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Donald Trump's craziest day ever on Twitter

On Sunday, President Donald Trump sent out 29(!) tweets and retweets. Which, in and of itself, is a remarkable thing to say about the chief executive of the United States. (A prolific tweeter and retweeter myself, I sent out 15 tweets on Sunday. And, relatedly, I am not the president of the United States.) → Read More

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The 5 BIG 2020 storylines to watch this week

The 2020 field is -- almost -- set. With former Texas Rep. Beto O'Rourke getting into the contest last week, the only big shoe left to drop is that of former Vice President Joe Biden who -- if we're being honest -- is as close to running as you can be without saying the words "I am running for president." Or is there one MORE major candidate out there that we've been missing....??!?!? → Read More

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The (2020) waiting is the hardest part

Is this the week that B & B boys -- Beto and Biden -- finally get in? → Read More