Aaron Blake

Washington, D.C.

Senior political reporter, writing for The Fix

Education: University of Minnesota

Aaron Blake is senior political reporter, writing for The Fix. A Minnesota native, he has also written about politics for the Minneapolis Star Tribune and The Hill newspaper.
Latest from Aaron Blake

DeSantis’s ‘truth’ dig at Trump — and the uneasy question it spotlights

DeSantis called truth “essential” and said, “We have to agree that there’s a certain reality.” One truth he won’t touch, though: the legitimacy of Trump’s loss.

March 22, 2023

Some Republicans express worry about their own witch hunts

As the GOP launches into investigating a supposed vast government conspiracy against them, some in their ranks urge caution.

March 22, 2023

Unlikely witness steps up to complicate Fox News’s defamation defense

Fox producer Abby Grossberg internally played up stolen-election claims, and Fox has cited her testimony in its defense. Now she says her testimony was coerced and criticizes the network's Dominion claims.

March 21, 2023

The arguments for and against indicting Trump

Digging into the realities of it — both practically and legally speaking.

March 21, 2023

Republicans voice fear of Jan. 6 repeat after Trump’s ‘PROTEST’ call

Both House Speaker Kevin McCarthy and Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene urged people not to protest, despite calling Trump’s potential arrest a miscarriage of justice. And the reason why is abundantly clear.

March 20, 2023

GOP sees potential crime in Trump hush-money case — if you ask the right way

73 percent of Republicans agree it’s a crime for a candidate to pay someone to remain silent about an issue that could impact a campaign. But when Trump is invoked, they’re far less concerned.

March 17, 2023

How the covid lab leak became the American public’s predominant theory

New polling shows as many as two-thirds of Americans favor it. But the public has long leaned more strongly toward it than the government and scientists do.

March 16, 2023

Greene, GOPers cite ‘bomb’ found at border. Feds say it was ball of sand.

At least two members including Marjorie Taylor Greene suggested military action. U.S. Border Patrol now says it was merely a "duct-taped ball filled with sand" that wasn't a threat.

March 16, 2023

Fox News-Dominion lawsuit: A timeline of the major revelations

All you need to know about what happened and when in the high-stakes legal showdown.

March 15, 2023

The GOP’s effort to diminish DeSantis on Ukraine

It’s a wholly familiar tone, echoing how the party has often dealt with Donald Trump’s exploits. It’s also a posture that’s proven costly.

March 15, 2023