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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Nov. 9 2018 4:14 PMSleazy Tabloid Publisher Named “Pecker” Comes Off Better Than President of U.S. in New Stormy Daniels Exposé
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Nov. 8 2018 5:43 PMTrump Administration Announces Intent to Reject All Asylum Claims by Those Who Cross Border Illegally
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Nov. 8 2018 11:00 AMOnce Again, Some of the People at a Mass Shooting Had Almost Been Killed in an Earlier Mass Shooting
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Nov. 7 2018 3:00 PMJeff Sessions Has Resigned, and His Interim Replacement Once Wrote That Mueller “Is Going Too Far”
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Nov. 7 2018 1:10 AMDon’t Overthink It, Just Nominate Beto in 2020
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Nov. 6 2018 2:07 PMYour Voting Line May Be Too Long for the Same Reason You Can’t Afford a Home
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Nov. 5 2018 2:00 PMTrump DOJ Will Send Election Monitors to Crucial Counties, but It’s (Probably) Not a Voter Suppression Plot
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Oct. 26 2018 1:09 PMCrowd Chants “CNN Sucks” at White House Event as Pictures Emerge of “CNN Sucks” Sticker on Alleged Bomber’s Van
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Oct. 19 2018 11:55 AMThe Most Subtly Infuriating Thing About Trump Praising the Congressman Who Assaulted a Reporter
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Oct. 18 2018 2:27 PMOmarosa Makes a Good Point (Really!) About How Trump-Saudi Corruption May Have Worked
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Oct. 16 2018 12:06 PMThe President Just Called Stormy Daniels “Horseface” on Twitter; Good Job, Everyone
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Oct. 15 2018 12:53 PMTrump Says “Rogue Killers” May Have Gotten Into Saudi Consulate to Murder Dissident at Meeting With Saudi Officials
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Oct. 11 2018 1:36 PMRepublicans Now Comparing Experience of Hearing Women Discuss Sexual Assault to Attack by Violent Mob
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Oct. 10 2018 3:17 PMPresident Demonstrates Hurricane Preparedness by Pointing at Map for TV Camera
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Oct. 5 2018 5:40 PMTrump’s Claim That the Accusations Against Brett Kavanaugh Were a Democratic Smear Job Is a Smear Job
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Nov. 9 2018 11:45 AMTrump Already Throwing His Possibly Illegal Hot Tub–Scam Attorney General Under the Bus
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Nov. 8 2018 3:44 PMThe New Attorney General Promoted Hot Tubs for a Scam Company That Got Shut Down by the FTC
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Nov. 8 2018 9:35 AMRuth Bader Ginsburg Has Broken Three Ribs in Fall, Supreme Court Says
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Nov. 7 2018 1:09 PMTrump Holds Press Conference to Ridicule Republicans Who Lost
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Nov. 6 2018 5:57 PMElection Results Live Blog: the House Will Belong to Democrats
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Nov. 5 2018 5:17 PMWhat Exactly Is Donald Trump Implying About Kentucky, Here?
Politics
Nov. 4 2018 8:00 PMDemocrats Are So, So Bad at This“Supreme Corp.”! “Make America Sick Again”! The party’s messaging is an atrocity, and it won’t get any better until Pelosi and Schumer are gone.
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Oct. 19 2018 2:42 PMA Polling Site in Kansas Is Literally Getting Out of Dodge (Which Will Make It Harder for Hispanics in Dodge to Vote)
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Oct. 18 2018 4:33 PMProfiles in Courage: Goldman Sachs Will Send Some but Not All Executives to Saudi Investment Conference, Report Says
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Oct. 16 2018 5:16 PMVulnerable Republicans Embrace Party’s Beloved B.S. and Jingoism Strategies in Closing Days of Campaign
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Oct. 15 2018 6:16 PMWas It Foolish for Elizabeth Warren to Release a DNA Test Indicating She Has Native Ancestry?
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Oct. 11 2018 5:23 PMTrump Administration Admits Steve Bannon and Kris Kobach Were Involved in Adding Census Citizenship Question
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Oct. 10 2018 5:27 PMIt Seems Bad That the Guy Running for Governor in Georgia Is Also In Charge of Who Gets to Vote in Georgia
Hang Up And Listen
Oct. 9 2018 7:24 PMHang Up and Listen: The Name-of-Coach Experiment Is Over EditionSlate’s sports podcast on Drew Brees, McGregor-Nurmagomedov, and college football.
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Oct. 3 2018 6:53 PMLatest Arrests Further Prove That the “Very Fine People” in Charlottesville Arrived With Intent to Create Mass Violence

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