Jim Newell
Jim Newell Jim Newell

Jim Newell is a Slate staff writer.

Politics
Nov. 14 2018 7:49 PMThe Threat to Nancy Pelosi’s Speakership Is Suddenly SeriousHer antagonists have her full attention.
Politics
Nov. 8 2018 4:10 PMPelosi’s Got ThisHow the former speaker will overcome the haters in her own party and cruise to leadership again.
The Slatest
Nov. 7 2018 2:49 AMDemocrats Finally Oust a GOP Senator as Dean Heller Loses in Nevada
The Slatest
Nov. 6 2018 9:38 PMRepublican Marsha Blackburn Trounces Phil Bredesen in His Long-Shot Tennessee Senate Race
The Slatest
Nov. 6 2018 9:27 PMRepublican Mike Braun Defeats Joe Donnelly in Indiana, All but Dooming Democrats’ Chances of Taking Back the Senate
The Slatest
Nov. 5 2018 5:44 PMTom Steyer: Democrats Shouldn’t Bother Trying to Work With Republicans. They Should Disgrace Them.
The Slatest
Oct. 30 2018 1:16 PMCould Steve King Finally Lose?
Politics
Oct. 21 2018 10:12 PMThe Misreading of Ted CruzThe Texas senator doesn’t win in spite of being a smug, calculated, point-scoring politician. He wins because of it.
The Slatest
Oct. 17 2018 12:08 AMBeto O’Rourke Couldn’t Land a Punch at His Final Debate With Ted Cruz
Politics
Oct. 5 2018 6:48 PMSusan Collins Will Be Judged By HistoryHer lengthy speech in defense of Brett Kavanaugh attempted to assure the country that he won’t move the court so far to the right. Only time will tell.
Politics
Oct. 4 2018 7:39 PMThe FBI’s Kavanaugh Report Has GOP Senators Declaring VictoryDemocrats, meanwhile, are trying to hide their helplessness.
Politics
Oct. 3 2018 7:17 PMHow the FBI’s Kavanaugh Report Could Become PublicIt wouldn’t necessarily have to leak. There’s a gambit for daring Democrats to consider, too.
The Slatest
Sept. 28 2018 5:40 PMThe FBI Investigation Won’t Change a ThingAll roads still lead back to Flake, Collins, and Murkowski.
Politics
Sept. 27 2018 11:39 PMRepublicans Engineered a “She Said, He Said” Hearing, and It Turned Out Just How They Wanted
Politics
Sept. 24 2018 9:02 PMRepublican Senators Do Not Appear to Give a Damn About the Latest Kavanaugh Allegation
Politics
Nov. 12 2018 7:02 PMThe Race to Succeed Nancy Pelosi Is Already OnMeet the ambitious representatives who are jockeying to be the next generation of Democratic leaders.
Politics
Nov. 7 2018 3:21 AMThe Democratic Victories of 2018 Feel Mediocre. They Aren’t.
The Slatest
Nov. 6 2018 10:40 PMThe Silver Lining to Beto O’Rourke’s Loss to Ted Cruz
The Slatest
Nov. 6 2018 9:30 PMDemocrat Joe Manchin Wins Re-election in One of Trump’s Best States
Politics
Nov. 5 2018 5:49 PMWhy Trump Doesn’t Care About House RepublicansThe president’s incessant caravan bashing is hurting the GOP’s chances of keeping the House. That’s fine by him.
Politics
Nov. 2 2018 5:57 AMUncle Pete’s in DangerFor his 22-year career, this congressman from the Dallas suburbs has been untouchable. Now he’s fighting for his political life.
Politics
Oct. 29 2018 7:43 PMRepublicans ScramblingAll of a sudden, the GOP is racing to save districts it once thought were safe.
Politics
Oct. 17 2018 4:19 PMNancy Pelosi Will Rise AgainSome Democrats are tired of Pelosi, and Republicans can’t stand her. Here’s why she’ll almost definitely be speaker again anyway.
Politics
Oct. 10 2018 7:32 PMThe Senate Is Drifting Away From Democrats IndefinitelyGiven the cyclical nature of our politics, Democrats should be poised to take back the Senate in 2020. They’re not.
The Slatest
Oct. 5 2018 1:07 PMWhy Joe Manchin Waited Until the Last Possible Moment to Advance Kavanaugh’s Confirmation
The Slatest
Oct. 3 2018 11:09 PMMitch McConnell Sets Up a Friday Vote on Brett Kavanaugh
Politics
Oct. 1 2018 8:19 PMKavanaugh Has the Senate Trapped in Procedural HellDemocrats and Republicans are now clashing over the scope of the FBI investigation. Sound familiar?
The Slatest
Sept. 28 2018 9:51 AMJeff Flake Will Vote to Confirm Brett Kavanaugh
The Slatest
Sept. 25 2018 5:17 PMMitch McConnell Might Keep the Senate Around Through the Weekend to Confirm Brett Kavanaugh
Sports
Sept. 23 2018 8:05 PMWith His First Win in Five Years, Tiger Woods Just Capped Maybe the Greatest Comeback in Sports

READ MORE STORIES