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

Sean Hannity’s attempt to coach Trump backfires — again

Despite the Fox host’s prompts, Trump declined to give him the answers he sought. And they pertain to some central questions in a key legal fight.

March 28, 2023

That jarring new poll on ‘patriotism’

A new poll shows a new low in Americans' patriotic feelings. Here's what's behind it.

March 27, 2023

How big is Trump’s true-believer base?

It's substantial, but it's clearly not as big as it once was. And in fact, it's not a majority of Republicans.

March 27, 2023

The top 10 Republican presidential candidates for 2024, ranked

Trump reclaims the top spot -- for now, at least.

March 25, 2023

GOP’s school board push remains an elaborate theory in search of evidence

Dissecting the House GOP's new report on the Justice Department's alleged "weaponization" of the FBI against parents who complain to school boards.

March 24, 2023

William Barr’s defense of Fox News, parsed

Barr's arguments often gloss over the particulars of the case and the ways in which experts say defamation can be proved.

March 24, 2023

Trump repeatedly evokes threat of violence over a potential indictment

In a series of social-media posts, Trump criticized calls for peace and cited potential for “catastrophic” "death & destruction” if he’s charged. His words are in keeping with a long history of allusions to violence by his supporters.

March 24, 2023

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