Ben Mathis-Lilley
Ben Mathis-Lilley

Ben Mathis-Lilley is Slate’s chief news blogger. Follow the Slatest and Mathis-Lilley on Twitter.

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July 20 2018 4:59 PMNew Mattis Statement Stops Juuuuust Short of Saying Everything Trump Did This Week Was a Bad Idea
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July 19 2018 5:22 PMTrump Invited Putin to Visit the White House This Fall So We Can Do This Whole Dumb Week All Over Again
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July 18 2018 5:34 PMWhite House Says Trump, Putin Discussed Letting Russian “Investigators” Question Americans Involved in Sanctions
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July 18 2018 1:03 PMHow Russia’s Mariia Butina Allegedly Used Sex to “Infiltrate” the Republican Party and NRA
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July 17 2018 3:37 PMTrump’s Explanation for Why He Said He Doesn’t Believe Russia Stole Democrats’ Emails Is That He Meant to Say the Opposite
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July 16 2018 12:49 PMTrump Denounces U.S. Conclusions About Russian Hacking, Calls Putin’s Denial “Extremely Strong and Powerful”
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July 13 2018 12:43 PMMueller Indicts 12 Russians for Hacking Democrats Just Days Before Scheduled Trump-Putin Meeting
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July 12 2018 5:34 PMFacebook Says InfoWars, Which Reported That NASA Has a Slave Colony on Mars, Is a Valid Source of “Opinion and Analysis”
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July 12 2018 10:46 AMSTORMY FREED: Dancer Daniels’ Buttocks Bust Tossed by Judge (Updated)
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July 11 2018 1:45 PMRep. Jim Jordan Complains That CNN Is Doing “Fake News” by Interviewing People About Him
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July 9 2018 12:24 PMIf Ben Sasse Wants to Be the 2020 Candidate Who Stands Up to Trump, He’ll Have to Actually Stand Up to Trump
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July 5 2018 4:37 PMExtremely, Extremely Scandal-Plagued EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt Has Resigned
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July 3 2018 2:27 PMTrump Seems to Think ICE Is Some Sort of Delta Force for Fighting MS-13 in the Streets
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June 29 2018 3:57 PMPlease Enjoy This Incredible Video of Two Canadians Trying to Avoid Arrest at a Convenience Store
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June 28 2018 3:58 PMAt Least Five Dead in Shooting at Newspaper in Annapolis, Maryland; Shooter Identified
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July 20 2018 2:20 PMWill Eric Holder Really Enter the Democratic Primary While Working for a Law Firm Whose Clients Include Uber and the NFL?
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July 19 2018 1:23 PMDespite Public Fallout, Papa John May Still End Up Running Papa John’s
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July 18 2018 3:15 PMTrump, Retreating Further Into Soothing Alternate Reality, Says Russia Is No Longer “Targeting” U.S. Because It’s Scared of Him
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July 17 2018 4:56 PMTrump Appears to Have Crossed Out Line in Prepared Remarks About Bringing Anyone Involved in DNC Hack to Justice
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July 16 2018 5:04 PMEven Some Right-Wing Outlets Think Trump Got Rolled at “Appalling,” “Disgusting” Press Conference
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July 13 2018 1:59 PMRussians Targeted Clinton’s “Personal Office” On Same Day Trump Called on Russia to Find Her Personal Emails, Indictment Says
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July 13 2018 11:35 AMTrump Denounces His Own Attack on Theresa May as, Yes, “Fake News”
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July 12 2018 1:29 PMTrump Administration Says It’s Reunited All Eligible Toddlers With Their Families
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July 11 2018 5:00 PMNo One Knows What’s in This Black Egyptian Sarcophagus, but It’s Probably Nothing
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July 11 2018 11:23 AMI Think Maybe This Is the Worst Play I’ve Ever Seen in a Baseball Game
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July 6 2018 2:00 PMThe Pentagon Says It’s Not Purging Immigrant Recruits, but Some Evidence Indicates Otherwise
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July 5 2018 11:10 AMTrump Makes It Official, Literally Compares Families at Border to People Who Should Get Off His Lawn
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July 2 2018 3:15 PMRon Paul Becomes Latest Republican to Post Literal Nazi Content
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June 29 2018 11:40 AMDemocrats’ Options for Blocking a SCOTUS Nominee, Ranked From Least to Most Likely to Be Successful
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June 28 2018 10:50 AMTrump Follows Up Promise to Impose “LAW AND ORDER” With Complaint That His Friends Are Being Prosecuted for Committing Crimes

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