Virginia Heffernan
Virginia Heffernan Virginia Heffernan

Virginia Heffernan is a contributing editor at Politico. Follow her on Twitter.

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May 15 2018 12:16 PMA Torture Victim Speaks to Gina HaspelTrump’s CIA director nominee has overseen torture programs and now she’s being rewarded for it.
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May 9 2018 7:11 PMA Slush Fund for Playmates, an Oligarch, and the President?Michael Cohen’s Delaware LLC has paid out hush money, but is it taking bribes too?
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May 2 2018 12:49 PMReading Into the Leak of the Mueller QuestionsThe list of topics that Mueller is interested in is impressive, but why did it leak in the first place?
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April 26 2018 2:08 PMUs vs. Them Told in Two PartsThe Muslim ban heads to the Supreme Court. Plus, Macron tries to carry the torch for the globalists.
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April 20 2018 2:34 PMHow the Southern District of New York Flips Made MenWhat can the prosecution of organized crime units tell us about the investigations surrounding Donald Trump?
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April 2 2018 1:26 PMAll That Kushner MoneyThe president’s son-in-law still has a significant interest in Kushner Companies, and it’s causing all sorts of ethical problems.
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March 22 2018 11:23 AMWho Trashed the Party?How Cambridge Analytica leveraged Facebook to get inside the heads of millions of users.
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March 15 2018 9:22 AMThe Ghost of the Mueller InvestigationWhy does Ivanka Trump get a pass in spite of all the smoke around her finances and the Russia investigation?
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Feb. 26 2018 10:55 AMThe Big Facebook TalkCan the company’s problems ever be solved?
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Feb. 6 2018 5:32 PMReleasing the MemeHow the #ReleaseTheMemo influence campaign landed in our president’s brain.
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Jan. 24 2018 10:55 AMA Rot at the Core of the RepublicTrump’s corrupt administration is exactly what the Founding Fathers feared.
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Jan. 16 2018 10:50 AMHush MoneyPorn star Stormy Daniels alleges she had a yearlong affair with Donald Trump. What did she tell our host about it?
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Jan. 5 2018 9:00 PMObstructing and BurningThe White House started off its new year with a five-star dumpster fire.
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Dec. 18 2017 10:12 AMAll the President’s AccusersWhat will become of the sexual misconduct allegations against Trump?
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Dec. 4 2017 8:00 PMA Desperate Defense Knows No BoundsHow do you mount a defense for a president who admitted to obstructing justice on prime-time television?
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May 14 2018 12:30 PMThe Psychic Tyranny of Shakespeare’s TyrantsHow the work of the playwright is useful to understanding our modern politics.
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May 4 2018 6:13 PMMichael Avenatti Is Beating Trump at His Own GameStormy Daniels’ lawyer has the Trump syndicate tangling themselves in all sorts of lies.
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April 30 2018 1:04 PMDreaming of Hillary on the Campaign TrailHow a New York Times reporter became an “unwitting agent of Russian intelligence.”
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April 20 2018 5:03 PMThe Book and Memos of James ComeyIn his new book, you find James Comey the writer, the truth teller, and the fallible human being.
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April 9 2018 10:04 AMTrump’s Nativist Delusions and Peña Nieto’s ResponseThe Mexican response to Trump’s nativism and bellicosity is stronger than ever.
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March 28 2018 9:31 AMMichael Cohen Must Be Kicking HimselfTrump’s personal lawyer is all tied up in the Stormy Daniels scandal, and it’s mostly of his own doing.
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March 19 2018 11:33 AMThe PutinCon FilesWhat message is Vladimir Putin sending to the West with the nerve-agent attacks on Russians in the U.K.?
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March 3 2018 6:00 AMGetting WholeThe FBI’s pre-election investigation of Paul Manafort came up short, but it gave Mueller plenty of ammo.
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Feb. 15 2018 9:55 AMJohn Kelly and the Complicity MachineEven with evidence of abuse, the White House still tried to cover for Rob Porter.
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Feb. 1 2018 4:30 PMWhat If We Never See the Mueller Report?An impeachment defense lawyer takes a deeper look at the cat-and-mouse game between Trump and Mueller.
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Jan. 17 2018 1:03 PMRacism, Party Politics, and #MeTooShould the Democrats be running on impeaching the president?
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Jan. 10 2018 6:33 PMTen Hours of Dossier TestimonyIf you like the White House reality show, read Fire and Fury. If you want to get into the weeds of the Russia scandal, read Glenn Simpson’s 312-page testimony.
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Dec. 29 2017 11:00 AMThe Truth Didn’t Set Us FreeHow Washington failed to handle Kremlin trolls.
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Dec. 15 2017 1:40 PMActing Ethically in the Fog of WarHow have governmental ethics held up in the age of Trump?
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Nov. 28 2017 7:52 PMThe Magnitsky Update, With Bill BrowderThe European Union needs to adopt the Magnitsky Act. Here’s why it will never pass it.

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