Philip Bump

ReporterNew York

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Our quiz on the most interesting trial in America.

  • Jul 31, 2014

The story of American politics in one animation (and a few graphs).

  • Jul 31, 2014

Not so good.

  • Jul 30, 2014

There’s no consistent link between GDP and presidential approval.

  • Jul 30, 2014

A look at current polling in four big Senate races.

  • Jul 29, 2014

The White House didn’t start it.

  • Jul 29, 2014

Outside groups are already pouring money into television stations around the country.

  • Jul 29, 2014

A look at the numbers and strategy that the campaign probably wishes hadn’t gotten out.

  • Jul 28, 2014

The paper’s editorial board was way ahead of the curve on gay marriage.

  • Jul 28, 2014

A modern campaign only needs one thing: a candidate. The PACs can do everything else.

  • Jul 28, 2014

A look at how often presidents are the “worst” or “incompetent” over the course of their tenures.

  • Jul 28, 2014

Rep. Curt Clawson mistakes two administration officials for representatives of India.

  • Jul 25, 2014

Evaluating the McDaniel campaign’s end-game.

  • Jul 25, 2014

A look at partisanship on the state level, via the Measuring American Legislatures project.

  • Jul 25, 2014

Of the more than 30,000 kids that have been released to sponsors, the most went to (or stayed in) Texas.

  • Jul 25, 2014

A CNN / ORC International poll shows that about a third of the country wants Obama impeached, just like his predecessors.

  • Jul 25, 2014

For $5,000, you too can be an unpaid campaign staffer blessed with the Obama magic.

  • Jul 24, 2014

Though they did slightly better than random guessing. U-S-A!

  • Jul 24, 2014

Arizona’s drawn-out execution on Wednesday reinforces how widely the process varies across the country.

  • Jul 24, 2014

It’s not who you think. Really.

  • Jul 24, 2014
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About Philip
Philip Bump writes about politics for The Fix. He previously wrote for The Wire, the news blog of The Atlantic magazine. He has contributed to The Daily Beast, The Atlantic, The Daily, and the Huffington Post. Philip is based in New York City.