National politics reporter at The New York Times. CNN political analyst. Real one in these streets. astead.herndon@nytimes.com

Brooklyn mostly but also not
Joined August 2011
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The Chronicle photographer robbed at gunpoint in West Oakland yesterday was taking pictures of a vacant lot 1369 5th St. for a story about how the Oakland City Council had blocked 222 housing units there. Heartbreaking. sfchronicle.com/bayarea/arti…
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Trump had McDonald’s brought to Walter Reed after the Regeneron started kicking in, per Meadows.
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Tristan Thompson be in the news for everything except basketball.
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McClaren Hospital where Oxford community is gathered to support the family of Justin Shillings, one of the four teens killed this week. Justin is an organ donor and the crowd is here so that when his body is moved for surgery his family can look down and see the love and support
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I've heard four versions in the courtroom this week: Ghee-Len, Gee-Layne, Gih-Len, and Gih-linn.
navigating this news cycle without being able to pronounce "omicron" or "ghislaine"
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I wrote about 'shadow foster care,' an under-regulated system in which caseworkers separate families without going to court, kids are left without support, and their parents often don't know how to get them back. For @propublica and @NYTmag: nytimes.com/2021/12/01/magaz…
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i’m gagging......
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PONTIAC, Mich. (AP) -- Michigan authorities say they're searching for 2 parents charged in Oxford High School shooting
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it makes sense now
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.@NTerryEllis and I spoke to Black mothers about how legacy/impact of racism is taught in American public schools, "I hear a lot of White mothers say they think their child is too young to learn about racism...my child's not too young to experience it." cnn.com/2021/12/02/us/black-…
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Every line was a moment
venmo: paigestellamars ⚰️
What’s a line delivery you’ll never forget?
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"The league began its investigation after the Tampa Bay Times reported that Brown obtained and utilized a fake COVID-19 vaccination card, according to his former live-in chef."
NFL suspends Antonio Brown, Mike Edwards, John Franklin III for fake vaccination cards tampabay.com/sports/bucs/202…
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Just in: New York Gov. Hochul announces *five* omicron cases detected in her state as of today.
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fresh talking points against a bill you voted for - this is Democratic peak performance
Democrat Congresswoman Abigail Spanberger blasts Build Back Broke's "incomprehensible" cost estimates. When people are worried about rising grocery prices "and someone's on television arguing over $3T or $6T, it's kind of a head-exploding moment."
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a shame for chrishell and mary that every second they spend explaining all of christines lies and maliciousness are completely irrelevant to me as a viewer once christine pulls up in another perfect outfit
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what the fuck
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