So what happened in Florida? And why? Plus, most importantly, what does it all mean for 2020? I reached out to Adam Smith, the political editor of the Tampa Bay Times, for answers to all of those questions — and more! Our conversation, conducted via email and lightly edited for flow, is below. THE POINT […]

Sens. Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut, Sheldon Whitehouse of Rhode Island and Mazie Hirono of Hawaii filed the suit in US District Court on Monday, represented by the groups Protect Democracy and the Constitutional Accountability Center. The lawsuit is only the latest challenge to Whitaker’s appointment to replace Jeff Sessions after President Donald Trump fired his […]

I went through the transcript and picked out the most, uh, memorable lines. They’re below. THE POINT — NOW ON YOUTUBE! In each episode of his weekly YouTube show, Chris Cillizza will delve a little deeper into the surreal world of politics. Click to subscribe! 1. “And I will tell you I’m extremely upbeat, the […]

Instead, the famed author Ron Chernow will “share his lively, deeply researched perspectives on American politics and history at the 2019 White House Correspondents’ Dinner,” the association’s president Olivier Knox said. Knox made the announcement on Monday. For several months, he had been leaning against inviting a comic, and he had been conferring with other […]

The tree will arrive at the North Portico of the White House by horse and carriage, continuing an annual tradition. This year’s tree, standing 19-and-a-half-feet tall, hails from Mountain Top Fraser Fir in Newland, North Carolina, and will be displayed in the Blue Room. The President, not traditionally present for the tree’s arrival, is scheduled […]