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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Jan. 17 2018 12:52 PMRepublican Sen. Jeff Flake Compares “Reprehensible” Trump to Stalin, Assad on Senate Floor
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Jan. 16 2018 11:38 PMDemocrats Unveil "Mitch McTurtle," America’s Worst Campaign Idea Since "Pokemon Go to the Polls"
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Jan. 16 2018 1:52 PMTrump Administration Has Interesting Thoughts on Race, Industriousness of Norwegian Citizens
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Jan. 12 2018 4:37 PMReport: Trump Lawyer Paid $130,000 in November 2016 for Silence of Porn Actress Who Alleged Affair With Trump
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Jan. 11 2018 7:10 PMMaybe Trump Doesn’t Have Great "Political Instincts" as Much as America Has Bad President Instincts
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Jan. 11 2018 1:27 PMOh No, Putin Just Said Kim Jong-un “Won This Round” in His Showdown With Trump
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Jan. 10 2018 3:09 PMPresident Who Says He Rarely Watches TV Describes Multiple Hours of Tuesday Cable News Programming in Detail
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Jan. 8 2018 5:21 PMWhite Militia Icon Cliven Bundy Set Free by Obama-Appointed Latina Judge in Ferocious Ruling
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Jan. 5 2018 4:54 PMToday’s Impeach-O-Meter: What If the Real Crime Was Suggesting Trump Committed a Crime?
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Jan. 5 2018 1:44 PMThe Times’ Latest Trump Scoop Is a Reminder That Obstruction of Justice Is Still a Thing
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Jan. 4 2018 6:14 PMIs Steve Bannon Getting Impeached at Breitbart?
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Jan. 3 2018 3:10 PMTake the Latest Explosive Trump/Bannon Stories in the Context of Their Source, a Notoriously Unreliable Narrator
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Dec. 20 2017 1:10 PMIt’s Official: The Tax Bill Has Passed Congress
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Dec. 19 2017 3:42 PMRepublican Senator Defends Tax Bill by Citing Normal Couple Who Make $15,000 a Year Through Corporate Shelter
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Dec. 18 2017 12:06 PMTwitter Is Banning White Nationalists—and Some of the First to Go Have Connections to the Trump White House
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Jan. 17 2018 11:23 AM“Ugh, Here We Go”: Magazine Says Porn Actress Described Sex With Trump in Shelved 2011 Interview
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Jan. 16 2018 4:38 PMWhite House Doctor Discusses Trump’s “Dried Secretions” at Press Conference
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Jan. 16 2018 11:07 AMBut Isn’t “Shithouse” Actually More Insulting Than “Shithole”?
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Jan. 12 2018 1:45 PM“Did You Use the Word ‘Shithole’ to Refer to African Nations” Was an Actual Question the President Got at His MLK Event
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Jan. 11 2018 5:23 PMRising-Star Governor of Missouri Denies Slapping or Blackmailing His (Extramarital) Girlfriend
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Jan. 10 2018 7:54 PMToday’s Impeach-O-Meter: Donald Trump Has Offended South Carolina
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Jan. 10 2018 2:02 PMBenghazi Enthusiast and Onetime Suspected Arsonist Darrell Issa Retires, Possibly Opening Seat for Dems
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Jan. 8 2018 2:06 PMOprah’s Record of Promoting Charlatans Should Perhaps Give Us Pause About Her Impending Presidency
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Jan. 5 2018 3:38 PMSlate Intercepted the White House’s Gorilla Channel Footage
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Jan. 5 2018 10:58 AMTrump Attacks Media for Failing to Win Elections (?)
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Jan. 4 2018 1:54 PMThis East Coast Snowstorm Is So Crazy and Dangerous Steve Bannon Just Tried to Get It to Run for Congress
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Dec. 20 2017 1:17 PM7,000 Children in Alabama Will Likely Lose Health Coverage on New Year’s Day Because of Congress
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Dec. 19 2017 5:24 PMToday’s Impeach-O-Meter: Christie Endorses Mueller to Annoy Kushner
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Dec. 18 2017 5:30 PMThe Republicans Accusing Mueller of Plotting a "Coup" Seem to Have Forgotten What a Coup Is
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Dec. 15 2017 5:25 PMToday’s Impeach-O-Meter: How to Shut Down a Russia Investigation Without Looking Completely Craven About It

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