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A campaign with unlimited money

Michael Scherer on Mike Bloomberg’s campaign strategy. Shane Harris explains the administration’s conflicting rationales for the strike on Iran’s Qasem Soleimani. And Drew Harwell unpacks the effect of doctored photos on politics.
  • Jan 14, 2020

‘Was there a "quid pro quo"? … The answer is yes.’

Shane Harris unpacks Ambassador Gordon Sondland’s public testimony. Democratic National Committee Chairman Tom Perez on where he sees the party going. And Michelle Ye Hee Lee explains how merchandise sales have altered the campaign fundraising game.
  • Nov 20, 2019

50 years, three presidents: How impeachment inquiries change the nation

Chief political correspondent Dan Balz on covering two presidential impeachment inquiries. And Elahe Izadi examines the rarefied place in pop culture that “Saturday Night Live’s” Kenan Thompson occupies.
  • Sep 27, 2019

Klay Thompson is content to remain a Warrior, even with free agency on the horizon

Unlike teammate Kevin Durant, Thompson has seemingly no interest in going elsewhere next summer when he becomes a free agent.
  • Oct 30, 2018

The Denver Nuggets are off to a hot start. But it’s still a long way to the playoffs.

In each of the past two seasons, the Nuggets have missed the playoffs by one game. They think this year will end differently.
  • Oct 29, 2018

What’s wrong with the Houston Rockets? Quite a bit, actually.

After winning 65 games last season, the Rockets are off to a slow start.
  • Oct 29, 2018

Why did the Cavs decide to fire Tyronn Lue now? And which NBA coach could be next?

After three straight NBA Finals apperances, Lue is out in Cleveland. Other coaches around the league could soon be feeling the heat.
  • Oct 28, 2018

Lakers might have suspensions to thank for stumbling into their best lineup

Rajon Rondo and Brandon Ingram might well get their starting jobs back, but Coach Luke Walton should consider sticking with Lonzo Ball and Kyle Kuzma.
  • Oct 27, 2018

Stephen Curry is a generational player. The Wizards still don’t have one.

John Wall and Bradley Beal are great players. Stephen Curry proved again Wednesday night that he's on a different level of greatness.
  • Oct 25, 2018

The Phoenix Suns are a young team. They want to be a good team.

The Suns have one of the NBA's youngest teams. But Coach Igor Kokoskov isn't giving his young talent a pass because of a lack of experience.
  • Oct 24, 2018