Virginia Heffernan
Virginia Heffernan Virginia Heffernan

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

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Sept. 20 2018 1:51 PMFord’s Credibility and Kavanaugh’s LiesWill Christine Blasey Ford publicly testify? Should we expect that of her?
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Sept. 12 2018 11:58 AMThe New Trump RalliesIt’s becoming increasingly difficult to dress up abject failure.
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Aug. 29 2018 12:16 PMSDNY, the Trump Organization, and PardonsWhat does Allen Weisselberg’s immunity deal mean for the president?
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Aug. 20 2018 11:44 AMThe Outspoken John Brennan and What He Left BehindThe ex–CIA director goes further than most intelligence officials in his criticisms of the president, but is it too much?
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Aug. 9 2018 12:01 PMLearning From James Clapper’s Life in IntelligenceHe spent decades in intelligence and never saw anything as disturbing as the Russian election intervention in 2016.
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July 25 2018 6:50 PMCohen’s Basement TapesWill Michael Cohen’s leaked recording of his conversation with Donald Trump help or hurt his case?
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July 13 2018 8:04 PMMueller Indicts 12 Russian Officers; Trump Prepares to Meet Putin AnywayThe special counsel is laying the groundwork for more damning indictments.
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June 12 2018 6:11 PMClown YaltaTrump and Kim Jong-un both got what they wanted at the summit—press coverage and validation.
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June 7 2018 2:34 PMThe Black Widow, the Giant, and the Tallest Tower in EuropeWhat does an Olympic weightlifter have to do with the Russia scandal?
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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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Sept. 14 2018 12:58 PMRaising Red Flags and the Story of Our TimeHow the Trump story is illuminating the crimes that typically go unpunished.
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Sept. 7 2018 10:25 AMThe Brett Kavanaugh Hearings in the Shadow of a Chaotic White HouseAt the Senate it’s business as usual as the White House grows more and more dysfunctional.
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Aug. 22 2018 1:24 PMThe Cohen Plea and Manafort VerdictIf Michael Cohen does have more information on the president, he’s now freer to talk about it.
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Aug. 15 2018 11:40 AMOmarosa and Reality Show PoliticsWhat else could Omarosa be holding and how might it change the game?
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Aug. 7 2018 12:36 PMIs the Facebook Problem Unfixable?After the Internet Research Agency indictment, how has the company reckoned with the abuse of its system?
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July 20 2018 10:30 AMThe Pieces of the Mueller PuzzleIs the special counsel’s indictment of 12 Russian officers a corner piece in a potentially larger conspiracy?
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July 6 2018 11:36 AMLessons From South AfricaWhat the lead-up to apartheid can tell us about the beginnings of the Trump era.
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June 8 2018 4:18 PMOur Pardon-Giving President Perverts the PardonWho gets pardoned shouldn’t be about who you know and how it will affect your poll numbers.
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June 1 2018 12:13 PMTrumpcast Live From BrooklynMichael Avenatti joins the panel to discuss his day in court and the future of the Trump presidency.
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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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