Chief White House Correspondent for The New York Times and MSNBC analyst. Husband and co-author with @sbg1 of "THE MAN WHO RAN WASHINGTON."

Joined March 2010
"There Is Nothing for You Here" by Fiona Hill is unlike any other Trump-era memoir -- it offers jaw-dropping details of life in that White House but also a deeper, thoughtful look at how the troubles of certain parts of the UK, US and Russia have shaped our current politics.
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Thanks Kate for the reply. Here’s the full exchange. Readers can certainly judge for themselves. George pressed him repeatedly on whether military advisers wanted to leave troops. I see a lot of “no” and “not at all” and no “yes” or even “yes but."
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"A Trade for Ages": The Dodgers certainly know they got the better end of this deal. Crushing to read these stories, though happy for Max and hoping for his continued success.
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The average daily death toll from covid in the US tops 2,000 again.
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What's most striking about this picture (h/t ⁦@playbookdc⁩) isn't the spouse of a VP throwing the first pitch (although there is some history being made here) but the scene behind him -- completely empty stands at Nats Park. #sad
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Covid deaths in the US, which had fallen to just over 200 a day, now over 1,000.
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In his new book, "The Rise and Fall of Osama bin Laden," ⁦@peterbergencnn⁩ reminds us of what the Taliban were like the last time they were in charge in Afghanistan.
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As the US withdraws from Afghanistan, effectively handing it back to the Taliban nearly 20 years after 9/11, it seems like a good time to read this new history by the masterful ⁦@peterbergencnn⁩. No one knows this territory better.
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Biden, July 8: "There’s going to be no circumstance where you see people being lifted off the roof of a embassy in the—of the United States from Afghanistan....The likelihood there’s going to be the Taliban overrunning everything and owning the whole country is highly unlikely."
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Then and now.
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L.A. certainly knows it's taking D.C. for a ride...
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Now this is a true conundrum: What do you do when you still have 100 pp left in the most recent excellent ⁦@CarolLeonnig⁩ book but her next sure-to-be-a-blockbuster (w/⁦@PhilipRucker)⁩ arrives? Do you put down No. 1 to dive into No. 2 or finish what you've started?
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Looking forward to this Sunday’s New York Times Book Review with this great cover featuring three first-rate writers focusing on space exploration, past, present and future: @JeffShesol @WalterIsaacson and @nickschmidle
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Eagerly digging into the much-awaited ⁦@MichaelCBender⁩ book on Trump's historic election defeat -- and refusal to accept it. Out today: politics-prose.com/book/9781… amazon.com/gp/aw/d/153873480…
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Such a remarkable change: In February, covid deaths in the US topped 5,000 on the worst day. Yesterday, with two-thirds of adults at least partially vaccinated, it was 250, a 95% drop.
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Almost forgot what this looked like ...
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Now this is definitely my kind of book -- "First Friends," by ⁦@GaryLeeGinsberg⁩, looks at the personal pals who have shaped some of our most important presidents. Coming out in two weeks but available for pre-order now. politics-prose.com/book/9781… amazon.com/gp/aw/d/153870292…
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"Avalon," the moving Barry Levinson film about an immigrant family settling in Baltimore.
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