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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May 18 2018 2:45 PMTrump Approved Ex-Con’s Moscow Development Plan a Month Before Telling Press He Wasn’t Sure He Even Knew the Guy
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May 18 2018 11:34 AMSomeone Got in a Gunfight With Police in the Lobby of a Trump Hotel in Florida at 1:30 a.m.
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May 16 2018 5:38 PMQatari Investor Says Michael Cohen Told Him He Could Work With Trump Administration If He Paid Cohen $1 Million
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May 15 2018 10:56 AMReport: China Has Committed $500 Million to Indonesian Development That Will Include Trump Hotels, Golf Course
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May 14 2018 3:01 PMCritics Question Whether Pastor Who Said Hitler Was Sent by God Was Good Choice to Speak at U.S. Embassy in Israel
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May 11 2018 6:00 PMJohn Kelly, Who Doesn’t Think Undocumented Immigrants Can Be American, Should Visit New York City
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May 10 2018 2:33 PMFox News Military Analyst Says John McCain Broke Under Torture and Gave Secrets to North Vietnamese
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May 9 2018 5:42 PMPayment From Russian Subsidiary to Trump’s Lawyer Is Unrelated to Question of Whether Trump Has Ties to Russia, Giuliani Says
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May 8 2018 5:36 PMRepublicans Agree That Trump Will Easily Convince Rest of World to Rewrite Iran Deal That Took Two Years to Negotiate
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May 8 2018 12:12 PMTrump Will Reportedly Announce That U.S. Is Withdrawing From Iran Nuclear Deal
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May 7 2018 3:38 PMNotorious Arms Trafficker Named President of NRA
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May 4 2018 5:31 PMEx-Con West Virginia Senate Candidate Uses the Word “Negro” While Defending TV Ad About “China People”
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May 4 2018 2:02 PMWhy a Judge Delivered a Courtroom Tirade Challenging Mueller’s Authority to Charge Paul Manafort
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May 3 2018 5:00 PMVideo Shows Miami Police Officer Taking Running Start to Kick Prone, Handcuffed Man in Head
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May 3 2018 11:19 AMGiuliani Says Daniels Payment Was Made to Keep Her Story From Coming Up During Campaign, Which Would Make it Illegal
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May 18 2018 11:53 AMAt Least 10 Dead in School Shooting Near Houston
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May 17 2018 5:11 PMSix Senate Democrats Provided Key Votes to Confirm Gina Haspel as CIA Director
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May 16 2018 1:18 PMIt’s Amazing How Many Countries Appear to Be Trying to Bribe Our President Right Now
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May 14 2018 5:30 PMTrump Explains That Lifting Sanctions on Huge Chinese Company Is OK Because It’s a Personal Favor for China’s President
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May 14 2018 11:39 AMFor-Profit College Executive Whom Betsy DeVos Hired to Supervise For-Profit Colleges Is Not Supervising Them Very Closely
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May 10 2018 5:32 PMFirm That Denied Its Michael Cohen Payment Was Connected to Russian Billionaire Turns Out to Be Super-Connected to Russian Billionaire
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May 10 2018 10:49 AMWashington Post Prints Definitive Worst Take on Gina Haspel Torture Debate
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May 9 2018 3:49 PMWe’re Supposed to Believe Michael Cohen’s One-Person Shell Company Provided “Consulting” Services Worth Millions of Dollars
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May 8 2018 3:19 PMTrump Attempts to Make Case That Abandoning Iran Deal Will Not Hasten Apocalypse
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May 7 2018 5:27 PMMelania Trump Cyberbullying Booklet Appears to Be Copied From FTC Document Released During Obama Administration
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May 7 2018 11:48 AMRudy Giuliani Now Says His Own Statements About Trump and Stormy Daniels Are “Rumors” He Can’t Confirm
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May 4 2018 3:12 PMNew Giuliani Statement About Previous Giuliani Statements Is Wishful Gibberish
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May 4 2018 11:04 AMTrump Now Says Giuliani Doesn’t Have His Facts Straight on Stormy Daniels. What’s Going On?
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May 3 2018 2:04 PMReport: Feds Tapped Michael Cohen’s Phone, May Have Recorded Call With Trump (UPDATE: No They Didn’t, NBC Screwed Up)
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May 2 2018 5:30 PMWe’ve Obtained* the Secret List of Conditions That Rudy Giuliani Has Set for Trump’s Mueller Interview

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