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What Exactly Does Nikki Haley Expect Her Voters to Do Now?

Welcome to this week’s edition of the Surge, Slate’s weekly newsletter on politics, which, after reading some tweets about the Alitos’ front...

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It’s Amazing What $60 Million Can’t Buy

Welcome to this weekend’s edition of the Surge, Slate’s politics newsletter in which all of the bad entries are Mrs. Alito’s fault. A lot of...

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Biden and Trump Announce Two Nights of Dread This Campaign Season

Tweet Share Share Comment And just like that, Joe Biden and Donald Trump have two debates on the books, with the first coming in late June and the...

16.05.2024 20

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America’s Most Bruising, Brutal, Bitter Senate Primary Is Finally Here

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Congress’ Perpetual Coup Machine Is Merely Resting

Welcome to this week’s edition of the Surge, Slate’s beloved politics newsletter, which neatly occupies the space in your brain eaten by worms....

11.05.2024 30

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Marjorie Taylor Greene Would Like to Fade Into the Bushes Now

Tweet Share Share Comment Update, May 8, 2024, at 4:53 p.m.:  Shortly after this article was published, Greene brought to...

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Sure, Kristi Noem Killed Her Dog. But Did She Meet Kim Jong-un?

Tweet Share Share Comment This is  Totally Normal Quote of the Day , a feature highlighting a statement from the news that...

07.05.2024 20

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Only One Thing Will End the Protests—and Relieve Joe Biden of This Gigantic Headache

Welcome to this week’s edition of the Surge, Slate’s weekly politics newsletter. We have barricaded ourselves inside the C-suite at Slate Tower...

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Trump Is Trying Something New With the 2024 Campaign. It’s Smart—and Terrifying.

Tweet Share Share Comment Beautiful things can’t last forever: The relationship between Donald Trump and Kari Lake is...

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Have College Protesters Saved Mike Johnson’s Job?

Tweet Share Share Comment A version of this story was featured in the Surge , Slate’s weekly newsletter about all the...

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Them Supreme Court Boys Are at It Again

Welcome to this weekend’s edition of the Surge, the best reading material for when you’re bored in your tent on a college encampment. We’ve...

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Some Badly Needed Clarifications About That “TikTok Ban” Biden Signed

Tweet Share Share Comment On Wednesday, the president signed into law the $95 billion aid package providing security assistance...

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How the Far-Right Wing of Congress Squandered All Its Leverage

Tweet Share Share Comment In November, a characteristically impassioned Texas Rep. Chip Roy unloaded in a House floor speech...

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Mike Johnson’s Epiphany Would’ve Been a Lot Cooler Months Ago

Welcome to this week’s edition of the Surge, your guide to the top 10 Easter eggs hidden inside the most anticipated release of the year: the...

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A Wild Day in the House Could Cost Speaker Mike Johnson His Job

Tweet Share Share Comment During a House vote Thursday, Speaker Mike Johnson found himself surrounded by members of the...

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Trump’s Given His Enemies Plenty to Work With on His Worst Issue

Hello friends, and welcome to a Surge unlike any other. Well, we guess it’s a lot like the other Surges (perfect). This week, hoo boy, we’ve...

13.04.2024 30

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Arizona Republicans Are On the Run From the Abortion Issue

Tweet Share Share Comment In 1864, which was not a tremendous time for women’s rights, Arizona passed a near-total abortion...

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Nancy Pelosi’s Israel Shift May Not Be What It Seems

Tweet Share Share Comment On Friday, 40 House Democrats sent a letter to President Biden urging him “to reconsider your recent...

09.04.2024 20

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Just How Mad Is Joe Biden at Israel, Really?

Welcome to this week’s edition of the Surge, your politics newsletter that encourages all readers to rest your eyes this weekend before staring...

06.04.2024 10

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Sure, Rename Dulles Airport After Trump. In Exchange for One Thing.

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Marjorie Taylor Greene’s Still Got It

Welcome to this week’s edition of the Surge, your local bookmaker for odds on who will be the House speaker any given Sunday. It was a week of...

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Look, Senators Insist, We’re Not “Banning” TikTok, OK?

Tweet Share Share Comment The Senate supporters of House-passed legislation targeting TikTok have a message for anyone who would...

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The Weaselly Way Republicans in Congress Keep Endorsing Donald Trump

Tweet Share Share Comment Plenty of Republicans in Congress endorse Donald Trump because they truly believe he’s the cat’s...

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Ah, Another Spineless Exercise That Lights American Politics Aflame

Welcome to this week’s edition of the Surge, Slate’s politics newsletter that is thinking about applying to be the new special prosecutor in the...

16.03.2024 10

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The GOP Primary That Has Matt Gaetz Going After Trump’s Favored Candidate

Tweet Share Share Comment On Oct. 19 last year, more than a couple of weeks into the House’s speakerless, post–Kevin...

13.03.2024 8

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A Singularly Arrogant Senator Makes a Very Appropriate Exit

Welcome to this week’s edition of the Surge, the newsletter that looks at the world of politics with the same childlike wonder Joe Biden experiences...

09.03.2024 10

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Trump and Biden Crushed Super Tuesday. But There Were Still Some Genuine Surprises.

Tweet Share Share Comment The Slate Decision Desk tabulated votes and worked campaign insiders all night Super Tuesday, and to a...

06.03.2024 8

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The Most Intriguing Races of Super Tuesday 2024

Tweet Share Share Comment The most recent Super Tuesday, in 2020, was when Joe Biden essentially secured the Democratic...

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Hate to Say It, but You’re Going to Miss Mitch McConnell

Welcome to this week’s edition of the Surge, the politics newsletter that insiders are suggesting could be a dark horse to serve as the next leader...

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Why Mitch McConnell Is Really Stepping Down in November

Tweet Share Share Comment Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell announced on Wednesday that he would not seek another term as...

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Senate Republicans Extremely Committed to Protecting IVF, Except When They Actually Have the Opportunity to Do So

Tweet Share Share Comment Here’s some tremendous news for the Senate Republicans who say they’ll do anything to protect...

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Trump’s South Carolina Victory Tells Us Some Important Things About His Weaknesses

Tweet Share Share Comment Another Republican primary is in the books, and it looks much like every other contest we’ve seen so...

25.02.2024 7

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The Biden Crime Family “Whistleblower” Was a Bust. What Are Republicans Gonna Do Now?

Welcome to this week’s edition of the Surge. Did you know that the Jan. 6 pinball game is actually based on a real-life story? This week, we do...

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I Saw Tim Scott on Capitol Hill Recently. It Revealed a Lot About His Vice Presidential Ambitions.

Tweet Share Share Comment During an interview on CNN this weekend, host Jake Tapper made a passing reference to guest Sen. Tim...

22.02.2024 5

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Half the World Is Trying to Figure Out How to Get a Dang Bill on the House Floor

Tweet Share Share Comment This is  Totally Normal Quote of the Day , a feature highlighting a statement from the news that...

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This Whole Mess Could Have Been So Easily Avoided

Welcome to this edition of the Surge, Slate’s weekly political newsletter. And if you think things are nice and cheap in Russia, then buddy, let us...

17.02.2024 9

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What, Exactly, Is This Mysterious “Serious National Security Threat”?

Tweet Share Share Comment Just when everything was going perfectly for America and no one had anything to worry or complain...

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Even Kevin McCarthy Wouldn’t Have Let This Happen

Welcome to this weekend’s edition of the Surge, the only politics newsletter that Joe Biden recommended to President Georges Clemenceau of Bolivia...

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Why the Border Deal Wasn’t a Complete Waste of Time

Tweet Share Share Comment It would be tempting to describe the negotiation over the Senate’s border bill, which died this...

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Will the Real Nevada Primary Please Stand Up?

Tweet Share Share Comment This week, it’s Nevada Republicans’ turn to choose their party’s presidential nominee. The...

06.02.2024 10

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Do NOT Try to Solve a Problem if You Are a Republican Legislator

Welcome to this week’s edition of the Surge, your weekly politics newsletter where we THE RAVENS GAME WAS RIGGED!! Dear reader, the reading is a...

03.02.2024 10

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Why Mike Johnson Is Praying the Senate Doesn’t Pass the Immigration Bill

Tweet Share Share Comment The Senate’s long-in-the-works border security and Ukraine aid bill still has not been released, but...

31.01.2024 8

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It’s Trump’s Congress Again

Welcome to this week’s edition of the Surge, Slate’s politics newsletter dedicated in memoriam to “Meatball Ron” DeSantis (RIP), who has been...

27.01.2024 6

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Trump Has Thrown a Wrench Into Mitch McConnell’s Immigration Deal

Tweet Share Share Comment “That’s, like, parallel-universe shit,” a furious North Carolina Sen. Thom Tillis exclaimed to...

26.01.2024 10

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The Three Twists of the 2024 Campaign That Really Killed Ron DeSantis

Tweet Share Share Comment For as long as the Ron DeSantis presidential campaign existed, it was a fireworks display of hired...

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Trump Is Going for the Knockout Blow in the Trumpiest Way Possible

Welcome to this week’s edition of the Surge, the only Washington institution that doesn’t close for business under 2 inches of snow. This could...

20.01.2024 10

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DeSantis’ Novel Strategy Is for Trump to Win New Hampshire and South Carolina. Wait, What?

Tweet Share Share Comment Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis did just well enough in Iowa to keep his presidential campaign going, the...

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Trump Crushed Everyone in Iowa. But DeSantis and Haley Still Have a Story to Spin.

Tweet Share Share Comment Donald Trump won the Iowa Republican caucuses on Monday night in a rout, winning the first nominating...

16.01.2024 20

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Maybe Picking a Junior Varsity House Speaker Was a Mistake

Welcome to this week’s edition of the Surge, where your regular author has returned after a three-month sabbatical stuck in an apple tree. We’d...

13.01.2024 20

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How Chris Christie Got to Be the Hero and the Petty Politician All at Once

Tweet Share Share Comment Before sacrificing himself on the altar of Nikki Haley, the last great anti-Trump Republican hope,...

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