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Dave Weigel @daveweigel Washington, D.C.

Covering politics for @washingtonpost. daveweigel@gmail.com, 202-334-7387. @CWAUnion member. Buy my book: https://t.co/qbUTkz3CBR (Avatar by @damnyouregis)

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Here's the thing: Dems were awkward talking about the future of the court bc the subtext was "also the oldest liber… https://t.co/AlYsB3fIUhThe ACA part of this is interesting not bc Dems are talking about it (well, that's why it drives coverage), but bec… https://t.co/XfPfvpCDqyConservatives have been angry and organized for 33 years over the Bork fight, which ended with a Republican preside… https://t.co/Xd85hQNbER @mattyglesias When Fred Thompson ran for president, one of his sales pitches was that he “walked John Roberts to th… https://t.co/SbJsRMlYihhttps://t.co/YF9PFKghKG
Retweeted by Dave WeigelNot sure on this NYT abortion story. Abortion obviously a bigger issue than before RBG died, but the Biden campaign… https://t.co/yzJIOpYn39
Retweeted by Dave WeigelMany damning admissions here, but this one gets me the most. Thwarting just, legitimate outcomes—the rule of law it… https://t.co/ULP6u7Hm1p
Retweeted by Dave WeigelDoocy tees up Trump with a talking point Trump campaign‘s been pushing to raise expectations for Biden ahead of deb… https://t.co/um2PswgRsh
Retweeted by Dave WeigelAsked about the Biden campaign having much more cash on hand than his campaign, Trump says "we have a lot" but that… https://t.co/tK62gBZZQG
Retweeted by Dave Weigel“ The deal to rescue TikTok from a threatened U.S. ban — full of provisions aimed at creating the temporary appeara… https://t.co/0tQxcphHM0
Retweeted by Dave WeigelFinally someone said it https://t.co/kO1534dJAj
Retweeted by Dave WeigelOn Fox & Friends, Trump baselessly accuses The Media of giving Joe Biden the questions they're going to ask him ahe… https://t.co/NoUg749dS3
Retweeted by Dave Weigelasked if he thinks Mueller had let the American people down, Andrew Weissman--one of Mueller's top deputies--tells… https://t.co/iAoqWr1FWk
Retweeted by Dave WeigelThe latest premium @QanonAnonymous episode is an all-time great. It has both a great rundown of the original QAnon… https://t.co/xNI2HKlIqq
Retweeted by Dave WeigelI have no idea how to react to the idiocy of this tweet https://t.co/En7uK1j73f
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Retweeted by Dave WeigelDon’t even pretend you’re not fascinated by the 7% of Democrats who think QAnon is good https://t.co/kZUPvWYsRx
Retweeted by Dave WeigelRemember 2014 in CO, when Dems/Mark Udall were mocked for going *too heavy* on the pro-choice/ACA messaging against… https://t.co/vIWVkQ7wyP
Retweeted by Dave WeigelThis is kind of like a coming-of-age ceremony for Space Force. You're not a full branch of the American military un… https://t.co/H5vfNtfYbP
Retweeted by Dave WeigelWhat if Donnie Darko was italian https://t.co/o0CdVQmquH
Retweeted by Dave WeigelVox co-founder @mattyglesias and I don't agree on everything. But we both believe that having ONE BILLION AMERICANS… https://t.co/i185YuPqY0
Retweeted by Dave Weigelimagining One Billion Americans whom I can array in phalanxes 100K deep and wide and send to do battle against my sworn enemy, Reason itself
Retweeted by Dave Weigelwow. they really send one to everyone. what a system. https://t.co/GypyqlLoAf
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Retweeted by Dave WeigelBiden aides believed they were winning when the race was about the coronavirus pandemic. Now they plan to use the S… https://t.co/yhY7zhijzs
Retweeted by Dave WeigelI do also like the bonkers Emmy-delivering hazmat suits printed to look like tuxedos https://t.co/10JmzgtG78
Retweeted by Dave WeigelNew Leadership PAC, the super PAC that supported Rep. Joe Kennedy III in the #masen primary, just filed w/ the FEC.… https://t.co/0Jm1gwuWJ5
Retweeted by Dave WeigelJoe Biden seeks to derail Supreme Court confirmation, warning GOP senators against the "abyss" in replacing Ginsbur… https://t.co/qGN56C905H
Retweeted by Dave WeigelNice things can also happen sometimes https://t.co/mRDZqrk7JG
Retweeted by Dave Weigelhe RNC made another $666,666.67 payment to Reuters News & Media Inc. in August for "LEGAL PROCEEDINGS - IP RESOLUTI… https://t.co/iuQffcMKlM
Retweeted by Dave WeigelIn federal court filing today, Trump campaigns said it will move forward with federal suit challenging several aspe… https://t.co/g39AxF7hWm
Retweeted by Dave Weigel @Rob_Flaherty @KBeds Paying his last respects before getting rid of him?
9/21
2020
NEWS: Joe Biden entered September with nearly half-a-billion dollars in the bank — and $141 million more than Presi… https://t.co/8NWAttsJw6
Retweeted by Dave WeigelGetting sick of these emails https://t.co/RCJz8Sz7Mb
Retweeted by Dave WeigelHonestly emotional to hear someone screaming “Baba Booey!” during this Schumer/AOC press conference. It’s like thin… https://t.co/LQVxDFtxrg
Retweeted by Dave WeigelBiden's travel tomorrow takes him to an Obama +7/Trump+9 city in Wisconsin. (Baldwin won it by 6 in 2018 and Walker… https://t.co/QNjI1Mk5SU
Retweeted by Dave WeigelMassive, politicized cloud contracts to Microsoft and Oracle may be the true, multi-billion dollar cost Bezos is pa… https://t.co/iWzr1nFPTB
Retweeted by Dave WeigelRegardless of the debates over the protests, how peaceful they are, proper police responses, etc. etc.: Having the… https://t.co/RJgt4aaLTK
Retweeted by Dave WeigelIDK what impact the Supreme Court vacancy will have on 2020... What I will say is I've heard a lot of arguments why… https://t.co/ip6FDNwG0q
Retweeted by Dave Weigel"I’m the crazy guy in the parking lot, kicking these different pho soups around and dropping them on the sidewalk t… https://t.co/iwyzMTnEWu
Retweeted by Dave WeigelThis is actually a major contingency point in US history. LBJ convinced Goldberg to resign so he could appoint his… https://t.co/kln5FKNHAL
Retweeted by Dave WeigelHe keeps it quiet but David Souter has actually spent the past ten years secretly working with Robert Mueller to ro… https://t.co/aGCvJtTIe3
Retweeted by Dave WeigelThe senator was so clearly — even defiantly — opposed to that approach as recently as two years ago, even demanding… https://t.co/yiRCfGPdJZ
Retweeted by Dave Weigel @ShaneGoldmacher Wow, first Senate primary debate of 2022 already?In theory this would be a good deal for Dems, as the ranking member she'd be blocking on Energy is Manchin - not mu… https://t.co/JYmqFZBGyWDemocrats quaked at the idea that they wanted to “legislate from the bench” instead of win elections and pass laws.… https://t.co/J9oaMWDVXWColumnist. https://t.co/5FsFpKiftN
Retweeted by Dave WeigelDavid Perdue, up for reelect: “Once the President announces a nomination, the United States Senate should begin the… https://t.co/1dZQWbVzL1
Retweeted by Dave WeigelIt's not surprising that Gardner, McSally, Ernst, Tillis, et. al. seem ready to move full steam ahead with a nomina… https://t.co/e8dyHgGfOz
Retweeted by Dave WeigelI don’t want to defend those guys but the Lincoln project was formed 13 months after Kavanaugh’s confirmation. Chro… https://t.co/VMff8a2Nrq
Retweeted by Dave WeigelWho’s the liberal who cares enough about the courts — already a fraction of the electorate — to prioritize this, bu… https://t.co/fv4ntGNuAgTwitter is tailor made for the Pundit’s Fallacy (surely my opinion is the one shared by voters). A great example I’… https://t.co/S2jKuHQpYLthese are funny mistakes for the trump campaign to correct. ‘it’s 200 thousand idiot’ https://t.co/Xc3x3b49kH
Retweeted by Dave Weigel @mattyglesias @jbarro Yeah, the Canada factoid is true but complicated by how many progressive Canadians vote for N… https://t.co/B7Sc7PW1mXNEW: Lamar Alexander, who is retiring this year, sides with McConnell on filling the SCOTUS vacancy left by RBG.… https://t.co/NtUVHEjCLR
Retweeted by Dave WeigelThis is actually not what the poll asked. The pool (conducted before RBG died) asked respondents whether there shou… https://t.co/hJKsPdLihZ
Retweeted by Dave WeigelIt's always worth reversing roles: Like, imagine a third vacancy in 2012 and Democrats arguing "this could be a clo… https://t.co/8wGMauyIqmI'm still a little confounded by the "we need nine justices, three of them appointed by the president, in case ther… https://t.co/P5SXiyBmJj"I want a candidate who'll crack down on the international pedophile adrenochrome cabal, and pass a Green New Deal." https://t.co/bf5hMqNR2YA very cool thing happening in the Georgia Senate race: Joe Lieberman’s son may keep the Dems from having ANYONE m… https://t.co/vd103Ji8ff
Retweeted by Dave Weigel @conorsen Poll doesn't sample enough boaters.And yet again, here in Florida, the vote by mail system (crafted by the Republican party) allows mail in ballots to… https://t.co/h8lp9KIoMo
Retweeted by Dave WeigelBiden falsely said today that "it's no wonder" the Trump campaign asked him to release a list of prospective Suprem… https://t.co/n3ZDJDu7BG
Retweeted by Dave Weigelthis is so lazy https://t.co/TGEShweV8c
Retweeted by Dave WeigelFrom the studio that brought you "Black Lives Matter protests will help Trump" and "commanding the headlines with a… https://t.co/lFoprgyXBUThe issue here is, funny enough, that the electoral college exists. Clinton lost Missouri by 19 points; McCaskill l… https://t.co/g9rdVfg0LjBiden's Let Us Come Together speech grounded in the polling we've taken over last few weeks, which indicates voters… https://t.co/4lLqKaEJMB
Retweeted by Dave WeigelCommon thread between McConnell's 2016 position and Biden's speech is kind of a concession about voter exhaustion:… https://t.co/OaPAik2eJ0Biden says he's not releasing a Supreme Court nominee list, as Trump campaign has demanded, b/c he's not playing th… https://t.co/DIbEXRzHVs
Retweeted by Dave WeigelThe classic old fake-daughter’s-death-for-clout play. Can be a tough move to execute, will attract critics. But you… https://t.co/aD80dFMFbs
Retweeted by Dave WeigelHonestly nothing confirms my view of a mostly static electorate like the president being buds with Jeffrey Epstein… https://t.co/9Gl9dTcqSmThe Trump campaign statement argues he gets to fill the Supreme Court seat because: "That’s what the Constitution s… https://t.co/zGApLVj3nz
Retweeted by Dave WeigelAs I've pointed out before, there's also the Thing Everybody Does where they pretend that "Hey, maybe Trump has a s… https://t.co/vtswPdMPzj
Retweeted by Dave Weigel @stevesingiser Isn't that a function of NY happening to contain a school with a big poll (Siena)? @mattyglesias Coupled with "focusing on the vaccine could blunt Biden's advantage on covid" being replaced by "focu… https://t.co/lsvLNtSWBfThe swerve from “Trump will win the election by convincing educated suburban women to be terrified of rioting” to “… https://t.co/Y62s6Hf3nT
Retweeted by Dave WeigelI forget if it was Twitter or RL but I definitely talked to people in 2018 who assumed the Tree of Life shooting wo… https://t.co/59jWIMge8fDid anyone write any takes about how the George Floyd protest would "rev up" the Democratic base? That's what happe… https://t.co/JlPp8Z0WeAAn actual, named nominee will shift some things, but polling's pretty clear on this: Trump held an advantage over B… https://t.co/vzPmJtN65vLike if Trump wins Texas by 3 points, the biggest raw vote margin for Rs across the country probably comes from Ten… https://t.co/vBoHv38XJt @poll_enthusiast Yeah, insofar as SCOTUS takes up voter mindspace that would have been filled by trade/NAFTA, it's… https://t.co/C8lF6CSv2eEverybody knows that modern California is a Dem vote sink, and helps them win the popular vote, but a single-digit… https://t.co/amAYFimLLO @mattyglesias Every liberal on the court (before and after Friday) got there because a liberal retired. Had White a… https://t.co/AZrdTOiDHtI’m interested in how it shows up in debates. For all his stumbles, Biden is very comfortable talking health care,… https://t.co/0ikAXBgvQGThe best news for Biden in the four live-interview polls taken so far in Sept. (Fox, Marist, NBC/WSJ, Monmouth) may… https://t.co/6zWUKRPxFM
Retweeted by Dave WeigelApples and oranges but the model here is clearly Harry Reid: Pick a decent political year and a successor, retire.… https://t.co/BlHTZnpLtqNancy Pelosi's freezer. Statue removal. The payroll tax holiday. Hydroxychloroquine. All those moments will be lost… https://t.co/xBHYJqfIuU @DanFosterType I only wonder about the salience bc... what's the last SCOTUS decision that restricted gun rights? T… https://t.co/NubiU6fOiD @ggreenwald Clearly not! Though if Hillary Clinton was president with 53 D senators and a conservative vacancy open… https://t.co/rbAf8tXSp0Different situations, Trump can lose 1 more R and still confirm a nominee, but Ds were united around Obama/Garland… https://t.co/7gmgfy0wubThey are trying to score easy points on "hypocrisy" before opposing the eventual nominee on policy grounds - ACA, a… https://t.co/iu3HfminFbFull @lisamurkowski statement on the RBG vacancy https://t.co/Bn1B7uJ7M9
Retweeted by Dave Weigelhttps://t.co/V7dx5Dg4gDLike, people forget that McCaskill cited campaign finance as her reason for opposing Kavanaugh. Everything got suck… https://t.co/NLybld6xnkThere's a school of thought that Democrats had a stronger hand with their initial case against Kavanaugh - he'd kil… https://t.co/JzkOKRi6qnAn event that feels like it happened in another universe now: the 2002 funeral of Paul Wellstone, where Democrats w… https://t.co/iD7ytqOdmB @TheDaleJackson That's different - I'm talking about having officials count up absentees and early votes before ele… https://t.co/hiEalNjhkbExtremely not wrong. Close of 2017 VA campaign had a lot of coverage about this or that issue (MS-13!) giving Rs th… https://t.co/KHON0W6i4zReminder that 90% of what Trump is talking about here could be resolved if the Midwest swing states changed the law… https://t.co/6PmZbIFof8Republicans in Florida have really gone all the way in cutting at the voting rights of people returning home from p… https://t.co/TJUgt4apvM
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