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Jon Ward
16 hours ago:   Thursday Feb 21 - 3:14pm
RT @gdebenedetti: Tellingly, the Dem group is still considering Ohio and Iowa to be GOP-heavy “watch” states, along with Texas. Not initial investment targets for them, as they look to beat Trump.

Jon Ward
16 hours ago:   Thursday Feb 21 - 3:13pm
RT @gdebenedetti: .@prioritiesUSA, the largest Dem super PAC, is launching an early $100M presidential effort in FL, WI, MI, and PA, @guycecil tells reporters in DC this AM. Phase two, before the end of this year, will expand into NV, NH, AZ, NC, and GA.

Jon Ward
16 hours ago:   Thursday Feb 21 - 3:13pm
RT @ChaseHughesNBCS: “His shoe broke.” https://t.co/FAtpaF5uAt


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Jon Ward
16 hours ago:   Thursday Feb 21 - 3:11pm
RT @OKnox: With apologies to your employers: Drop everything and read this methodical, devastating piece on the opioid epidemic in my home state of Vermont. https://t.co/slmglz193B

Jon Ward
21 hours ago:   Thursday Feb 21 - 10:41am
RT @stableford: Jussie Smollett's mugshot and statement of arrest courtesy Chicago Police. https://t.co/6gCb5IITUZ


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Jon Ward
21 hours ago:   Thursday Feb 21 - 10:07am
RT @sahilkapur: Bernie Sanders and Sherrod Brown explicitly call Trump “a racist.” But Kamala Harris, Cory Booker and Julián Castro are more cautious when applying that label. I explore how Democrats are grappling with the question 👇 https://t.co/oUEp3vhwCU

Jon Ward
1 day ago:   Wednesday Feb 20 - 5:15pm
RT @JemarTisby: "Between the Christianity of this land and the Christianity of Christ, I recognize the widest possible difference" #FrederickDouglass Died on this day, February 20, 1895. #ColorofCompromise #CancelCompromise https://t.co/xj3uK9A871


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Jon Ward
1 day ago:   Wednesday Feb 20 - 10:09am
RT @JemarTisby: So this is happening on my university's campus. These sad people see racial progress as the enemy and think that when others advance white people lose out. It's not zero-sum. There's enough space for everyone to have dignity and opportunity. https://t.co/wDMfcdTes7

Jon Ward
1 day ago:   Wednesday Feb 20 - 10:09am
RT @clarionledger: Pro-Confederate groups, fed up with 'political correctness BS,' to rally at Ole Miss https://t.co/FnnwHbS8qj

Jon Ward
1 day ago:   Wednesday Feb 20 - 10:02am
Aren’t we all called at moments like these to do something extra? https://t.co/WgOub7m0wd

Jon Ward
1 day ago:   Wednesday Feb 20 - 9:55am
RT @taffyakner: “Walking down street and getting punched in the stomach? This is insanity.” There have been multiple attacks on Jews in Crown Heights, apparently for the crime of being visible Jewish, over the last few months. https://t.co/RsqRIGUclb

Jon Ward
2 days ago:   Tuesday Feb 19 - 10:27am
RT @colincampbell: Trent Lott thinks Joe Biden is the strongest Democratic presidential candidate, via @jonward11 https://t.co/lCoRgzf3tU

Jon Ward
2 days ago:   Tuesday Feb 19 - 10:27am
RT @weinbergersa: So many things about @jonward11's interview with Trent Lott made me say, "Wow." “Emmet Till?” Lott asked. “Well, you know, I don’t remember any of that, to tell you the truth.” https://t.co/hCpBesxKEu

Jon Ward
2 days ago:   Tuesday Feb 19 - 8:16am
This is life on the Gravitron ride https://t.co/ghSeXRBisy https://t.co/G8XW9hnWdi

Jon Ward
3 days ago:   Monday Feb 18 - 11:32pm
RT @KFILE: “I am not for free four-year college for all, no," said Amy Klobuchar. But she says she wants to make community college free, increase Pell Grants, and make it easier to refinance student loans. https://t.co/N5WEr6Rprb


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Jon Ward
3 days ago:   Monday Feb 18 - 9:08pm
RT @jamieson: New Era squeezed some sweet tax incentives out of this plant. For most years since 1993 the company paid half or less of the local NY taxes it would have owed. Now it’s packing up. (https://t.co/3kNbaLp7al) https://t.co/09rdtA5Eiz

Jon Ward
3 days ago:   Monday Feb 18 - 8:12pm
RT @adickerson: if you want to feel patriotic today about the Presidency, I was lifted up and enlightened by this podcast from ⁦@jdickerson⁩ if nothing else, what history podcast uses the words “struggle coach”? https://t.co/6enssvKZRx

Jon Ward
3 days ago:   Monday Feb 18 - 7:51pm
@WillAisNumber24 @peterbakernyt to even have to debate this is insane

Jon Ward
3 days ago:   Monday Feb 18 - 7:30pm
Irony alert https://t.co/bFWKonoIC2

Jon Ward
3 days ago:   Monday Feb 18 - 7:30pm
RT @peterbakernyt: Sorry, simply not true. I've interviewed 7 presidents and covered 4 full time over last couple decades. All complained about the press and at times lashed out. But none of them, Republican or Democrat, engaged in the kind of "enemy of the people" rhetoric Trump routinely does. https://t.co/GjenWJ1FG4

Jon Ward
3 days ago:   Monday Feb 18 - 7:12pm
A House committee on voting rights is traveling to Atlanta for a hearing tomorrow where they'll hear from Stacey Abrams and others about obstacles to voting in Georgia https://t.co/jb5IEKoKwa

Jon Ward
3 days ago:   Monday Feb 18 - 3:55pm
RT @AmyEGardner: On display at this hearing in Raleigh: the economic hardship in eastern NC. Current witness, Kelly Hendrix, wept while describing how kind McCrae Dowless was to her. He gave her gas $$ and rides to her job at Hardee's b4 asking her to help collect ballots illegally. #ncpol #nc09

Jon Ward
3 days ago:   Monday Feb 18 - 3:13pm
RT @NYTNational: An elections regulator says “a coordinated, unlawful and substantially resourced absentee ballot scheme” potentially involving more than 1,000 absentee ballots or request forms took place in a House race last year https://t.co/7SoIutk40o

Jon Ward
3 days ago:   Monday Feb 18 - 11:47am
wow - high praise https://t.co/VRigxUiUTN

Jon Ward
3 days ago:   Monday Feb 18 - 11:47am
@sullivanamy @_PassTheMic @Burns23 Amy, thank you. I'm looking forward to supporting your book in coming days!

Jon Ward
3 days ago:   Monday Feb 18 - 11:45am
life is funny. I visited Jemar in his hometown almost two years ago, and then wrote a long profile about him. And then our books came out the very same day, Jan. 22. https://t.co/rHZqckJYnE https://t.co/d8wNrYT4F6

Jon Ward
3 days ago:   Monday Feb 18 - 9:41am
RT @ThomasBoswellWP: My col: The Nationals loaded up on pitchers and are betting their season on those arms. Get ready for the 17-man staff __12 in DC and five-or-more rotating through AAA and the IL to keep them all rested and sharp. https://t.co/1ho3uRubRR

Jon Ward
4 days ago:   Sunday Feb 17 - 7:11pm
@sullivanamy @gehringdc 👎

Jon Ward
4 days ago:   Sunday Feb 17 - 4:31pm
@dandarling @iPopEditor https://t.co/NSyZbPaiJ6

Jon Ward
4 days ago:   Sunday Feb 17 - 4:30pm
RT @KBAndersen: My piece for Sunday's @TimesBookReview, in which I explain how our current real-life "postmodern black comedy with a crazed protagonist hellbent on blurring all lines between fantasy and reality" complicates reading a novel about the last Bush presidency. https://t.co/ZAgkS59Bz2

Jon Ward
4 days ago:   Sunday Feb 17 - 10:50am
RT @peterbakernyt: RIP Pat Caddell, a political savant, a visionary to some and a mad scientist to others, whose force of personality and brilliance kept him in the middle of presidential politics for years, writes ⁦@jonward11⁩, author of "Camelot's End." https://t.co/7AyAroPecU

Jon Ward
4 days ago:   Sunday Feb 17 - 10:48am
RT @jmpalmieri: On Presidents’ Day wknd, & in light of Caddell’s passing, want to recommend @jonward11 “Camelot’s End.” Much here to learn & consider on fight for Dem nomination in 1980. https://t.co/aNHLKGSwKv #Amazon

Jon Ward
4 days ago:   Sunday Feb 17 - 9:43am
great @EleanorClift remembrance of Pat Caddell https://t.co/knHOB7Ltwd

Jon Ward
4 days ago:   Sunday Feb 17 - 9:41am
"[George] Wallace had two components in the ’68 vote: the racist part and the populist part. The key was who was going to get the populist part [in subsequent elections]," Caddell told me over lunch two years ago in Charleston. https://t.co/kWhAI9KL0a

Jon Ward
4 days ago:   Sunday Feb 17 - 9:18am
I asked Biden about Caddell in 2015. Biden: "For 20 years I haven't seen Pat. We don't have a relationship. He's a good guy. He wrote that famous Malaise Speech. You can't go out like some in the Democratic party do and blame the public, blame the people, blame the middle class."

Jon Ward
4 days ago:   Sunday Feb 17 - 9:17am
Joe Biden once called Pat Caddell a "godlike figure." Biden and Caddell were good friends from the mid-70's to the late 80's. Biden once told Jules Witcover that it was "hard to know where Pat’s thinking stops and mine begins.” (1) https://t.co/kWhAI9KL0a

Jon Ward
4 days ago:   Sunday Feb 17 - 9:13am
Don't blame Pat Caddell for Jimmy Carter's 'Malaise' Speech https://t.co/kWhAI9KL0a

Jon Ward
5 days ago:   Saturday Feb 16 - 10:20pm
“When is the right time,” he asks, “to give up on people’s general ability to understand any slightly complicated statement that they don’t agree with?” https://t.co/Impc2kQ7Q8

Jon Ward
5 days ago:   Saturday Feb 16 - 9:48pm
@RNRMaine https://t.co/fgrRdgPPGb

Jon Ward
5 days ago:   Saturday Feb 16 - 9:45pm
@Faithonthe @nprfreshair Thanks!

Jon Ward
5 days ago:   Saturday Feb 16 - 9:38pm
RT @JoeTrippi: Patrick Caddell, pollster who helped Carter channel voter disaffection, dies at 68 https://t.co/iB0YXlLgHe via @Yahoo

Jon Ward
5 days ago:   Saturday Feb 16 - 7:54pm
*decade

Jon Ward
5 days ago:   Saturday Feb 16 - 7:52pm
Joe Trippi told me a great story today. Howard Dean's "you have the power" refrain in his 2004 campaign? That was the result of a conversation with Pat Caddell. https://t.co/kWhAIa2lRI

Jon Ward
5 days ago:   Saturday Feb 16 - 7:49pm
Heidi Caddell Echelberger told me that Pat spent much of the previous decades with her 3 kids: Olivia Emily, 13, Patrick Travis, 12, Janie Kate, 11. They lived 8 houses apart, traveled together, and he attended their sports games & practices. "He was their life," she said.

Jon Ward
5 days ago:   Saturday Feb 16 - 7:34pm
RT @inathanael: This is the most surprising part of Jon’s book, to me: a counter history, more factual, of the malaise speech. https://t.co/VHish6o41B

Jon Ward
5 days ago:   Saturday Feb 16 - 7:08pm
Here’s the thing with Pat Caddell and the “malaise” speech. Yes, Caddell pushed Carter to give a different kind of speech in July 79. But the speech went over well. It was the cabinet firings that sunk Carter. And those were Ham Jordan’s idea. https://t.co/BTgm9emNld

Jon Ward
5 days ago:   Saturday Feb 16 - 7:04pm
RT @jmartNYT: I took it as a hopeful sign that her handlers aren’t shielding her and are offering the sort of access recent pres campaigns (R and D) have not. As you know, this was once much more commonplace. And I don’t think it precludes skeptical coverage https://t.co/ogPT5Gr3xB

Jon Ward
5 days ago:   Saturday Feb 16 - 7:01pm
This anecdote was not Ham Jordan crediting Caddell with Carters 1976 win. It was Jordan joking that the Carter campaign was motivated to win by a supposed snub of Carter by Caddell in 72. Here’s the original story https://t.co/if5FxN0F2j https://t.co/81xrLuBYcM

Jon Ward
5 days ago:   Saturday Feb 16 - 2:54pm
RT @Demers_Jim: #fitn Only in New Hampshire can a presidential candidate stop at a bookstore and a crowd starts to gather ⁦@CoryBookerhttps://t.co/c87vztSDu1


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Jon Ward
5 days ago:   Saturday Feb 16 - 9:20am
That goes without saying I think https://t.co/alzFe2uOWD

Jon Ward
6 days ago:   Saturday Feb 16 - 7:29am
@AshLeeStrong “I do have another sort of regret that plagues me in relation to books. Whenever I walk into a bookstore, I must buy a book.” https://t.co/ruVaC0lpnL

Jon Ward
6 days ago:   Saturday Feb 16 - 7:26am
@AshLeeStrong “One can only encourage a reader like this to learn not to attach self esteem to the mere finishing of a book, if only because the more bad books you finish, the fewer good ones you’ll have time to start.” https://t.co/eLIaQec8wy

Jon Ward
6 days ago:   Saturday Feb 16 - 7:16am
@AshLeeStrong It’s pretty typical and you should feel no guilt at all - dumping that sense of obligation to finish every book is a great enhancement to your reading life

Jon Ward
6 days ago:   Friday Feb 15 - 11:24pm
RT @JJ_Denhollander: An expanded, detailed statement from @albertmohler on Sovereign Grace Churches. This is a very important document. https://t.co/lF1i7GUy2G

Jon Ward
6 days ago:   Friday Feb 15 - 10:33pm
RT @CBSThisMorning: The new book "Camelot's End" by @YahooNews' @jonward11 looks at a dark time in American political history. He joins @jdickerson to discuss the bitter battle between Carter and Kennedy on the #CTMPodcast. https://t.co/hRmkQt0CKE https://t.co/Lc10UX3CBS


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Jon Ward
6 days ago:   Friday Feb 15 - 6:59pm
RT @NBC12: Foundation for Individual Rights in Education singled out Liberty for making promises of allowing free speech but at the same time censoring the school’s newspaper. https://t.co/xdrOeKAQi4

Jon Ward
6 days ago:   Friday Feb 15 - 4:52pm
Abrams herself has not gone as far as to say the election was "stolen," unless I've missed it. She has accused Brian Kemp of a “deliberate and intentional” program of “systemic disenfranchisement” of voters, primarily African-Americans. https://t.co/pI7ZmCfpkp

Jon Ward
6 days ago:   Friday Feb 15 - 4:29pm
@Naseeoh @dcbigjohn @BookTV you mean the same medium, which I do all the time. it's the tension between being in but not of

Jon Ward
6 days ago:   Friday Feb 15 - 4:24pm
exactly https://t.co/li6jGpv4pF

Jon Ward
6 days ago:   Friday Feb 15 - 4:20pm
@Naseeoh @BookTV hell no!

Jon Ward
6 days ago:   Friday Feb 15 - 4:18pm
@OKnox the destination is you are asleep, and so are your kids

Jon Ward
6 days ago:   Friday Feb 15 - 4:17pm
Tomorrow's Saturday, a great day to sleep in. Do you have children you would like entertained in the morning while you sleep? Good news! I'll be on CSPAN2's @BookTV at 9:20 am, talking about why Hunter S Thompson thought Jimmy Carter was one of the 3 meanest people he'd ever met!

Jon Ward
6 days ago:   Friday Feb 15 - 3:23pm
Stacey Abrams has probably the smartest strategic take on how Dems should respond to Trump’s emergency declaration: “There is necessary response but it doesn’t have to be public and it doesn’t have to be constant.” https://t.co/qzk68vXFpK

Jon Ward
6 days ago:   Friday Feb 15 - 2:37pm
RT @YahooNews: Stacey Abrams calls voter suppression 'the crisis of our day' https://t.co/XaWnykKQl8 by @jonward11 https://t.co/ojvqSf2hIr


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Jon Ward
6 days ago:   Friday Feb 15 - 12:57pm
RT @pkcapitol: This is a really good, detailed, thoughtful, measured @ktullymcmanus story about Thursday's bizarre Capitol Police behavior around reporters. And the police quotes are, let's just say, bonkers: "We lock people up for that." No, no you don't. https://t.co/SvdXLNLis2

Jon Ward
6 days ago:   Friday Feb 15 - 12:32pm
@burgessev congrats!! ;)

Jon Ward
6 days ago:   Friday Feb 15 - 12:29pm
thanks to @jdickerson for having me on! was a fun conversation https://t.co/7BewaQ2MS7

Jon Ward
6 days ago:   Friday Feb 15 - 9:16am
RT @OKnox: Jack's reporting/writing on the presidential candidates and faith is absolutely 100% can't miss stuff. (cc @sullivanamy @jonward11 ) https://t.co/vNqzdJd2U0

Jon Ward
6 days ago:   Friday Feb 15 - 9:16am
RT @jackmjenkins: 5. As @nimperatori explained to me, this speaks to a form of Catholic faith that doesn’t gauge religiosity by worship attendance. Rather, it centers “lo cotidiano,” or the sacredness of the everyday. It is common among Latino Catholics. https://t.co/0rGxNEpYsB


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Jon Ward
1 week ago:   Thursday Feb 14 - 10:45pm
RT @DavidAFrench: A national emergency declaration is an abuse of power, plain and simple. It violates the intent of the statutes and the plan language of the relevant law. Congress and the courts must check the president: https://t.co/brUE5YP8cZ

Jon Ward
1 week ago:   Thursday Feb 14 - 6:43pm
RT @jonkarl: SCOOP: DOJ has warned the White House an emergency declaration is nearly certain to be blocked by the courts on at least a temporary basis, preventing immediate implementation of the president's plan to pay for the wall. However, WH believes they can ultimately win on appeal.

Jon Ward
1 week ago:   Thursday Feb 14 - 6:43pm
RT @burgessev: Grassley: "I wish he wouldn't have done it" Rand: "I'm not really for it" Rubio: "Bad idea" Alexander: "Unnecessary" Collins: "Mistake" Toomey: "Not enthusiastic" Blunt: "I have some concerns" Tillis: "I always kind of take pause" https://t.co/QtjG0DY8SO

Jon Ward
1 week ago:   Thursday Feb 14 - 4:29pm
some historical background reading on Rule by Decree, which is "used primarily by dictators, absolute monarchs and military leaders." https://t.co/6bzYA6U6eL

Jon Ward
1 week ago:   Thursday Feb 14 - 4:23pm
RT @AliABCNews: .@ChrisCoons calls (what we know so far of) President Trump’s anticipated national emergency for the purpose of a border wall “a simply terrible idea that we will all live to regret.”

Jon Ward
1 week ago:   Thursday Feb 14 - 4:23pm
RT @burgessev: Wow: Senate passes spending bill, 83-16. Huge margin

Jon Ward
1 week ago:   Wednesday Feb 13 - 10:22pm
RT @_DustinWahl: Just finished @CamelotsEnd by @jonward11 & I highly recommend it. It will pull you out of our complicated present, give you some context for it & make you more empathetic to these two flawed people. https://t.co/5yIzuWKeAb


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Jon Ward
1 week ago:   Wednesday Feb 13 - 3:52pm
Join a party or start a new one. Get involved at the local level. Get some skin in the game. That's how our politics improves. Healthy parties are vital to democracy (see Levitsky & Ziblatt on "How Democracies Die" for example. https://t.co/zsWZslLjqX

Jon Ward
1 week ago:   Wednesday Feb 13 - 3:22pm
open primaries increase partisan results, counterintuitively, via @smotus https://t.co/1ZtctDfrcL

Jon Ward
1 week ago:   Wednesday Feb 13 - 3:16pm
RT @jerry_jtaylor: “Rather than think creatively about overcoming the formidable obstacles facing the green agenda, the Green New Deal retreats into a political fantasy world in which the ideologically median legislator is Bernie Sanders.” @jonathanchait

Jon Ward
1 week ago:   Wednesday Feb 13 - 2:57pm
@MrWillRitter @Tish_H_Warren and actually there's an entire chapter of that Kennedy/Carter book (ok it's mine) where Hunter S. Thompson is a major character

Jon Ward
1 week ago:   Wednesday Feb 13 - 2:56pm
@MrWillRitter @Tish_H_Warren i have to make sure it doesn't get beyond 3 or I think a max of 4 otherwise I start to feel like things are getting out of control -- btw there's a great new book on Ted Kennedy and Jimmy Carter -- don't let the author bio turn you off

Jon Ward
1 week ago:   Wednesday Feb 13 - 2:54pm
🚨🚨🚨 https://t.co/ZE8foeV0Am

Jon Ward
1 week ago:   Wednesday Feb 13 - 2:24pm
A political operative who shall remain nameless recommended this book to me recently (to explain our polarization!): "I See Satan Fall Like Lightning" by French philosopher Rene Girard. It is a bit of a head trip. I kind of feel like I'm taking psychedelic drugs when I read it https://t.co/UmukQhbHu9


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Jon Ward
1 week ago:   Wednesday Feb 13 - 2:02pm
@Tish_H_Warren I really liked that book and my wife loved it even more, which is odd bc I think I'm the bigger wilco fan

Jon Ward
1 week ago:   Tuesday Feb 12 - 11:28pm
down 23 with 10 minutes left https://t.co/OILfA5Z19Z

Jon Ward
1 week ago:   Tuesday Feb 12 - 11:14pm
as in right now https://t.co/2hKMncQ2A1

Jon Ward
1 week ago:   Tuesday Feb 12 - 10:58pm
@justintomczak thanks Justin!

Jon Ward
1 week ago:   Tuesday Feb 12 - 10:58pm
RT @justintomczak: This is a great read & I’m just getting started! @jonward11 well done. #politics #History #Gapol https://t.co/X5sy8kV99g


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Jon Ward
1 week ago:   Tuesday Feb 12 - 10:55pm
"The future is a place of infinite promise & wonder. But by persistently pondering it, we distort the present ... Zion Williamson will do amazing things for many years—or, unexpectedly, he will not. Watch him now. Watch everything now." - @SITimLayden (2)

Jon Ward
1 week ago:   Tuesday Feb 12 - 10:53pm
One of best things I've read in last few months is @SITimLayden on how sports far are "future tripping": obsessed with the future at the expense of enjoying the present. For ex SportsCenter tonight is teasing lead segment on where Zion will go in draft (1) https://t.co/unzLmNISeF

Jon Ward
1 week ago:   Tuesday Feb 12 - 9:34pm
RT @alexis_levinson: Holder wraps up, zero questions about that whole maybe running for president thing.

Jon Ward
1 week ago:   Tuesday Feb 12 - 9:11pm
RT @whca: Statement on attack on journalist at president’s rally. https://t.co/cdyMl9C2NO


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Jon Ward
1 week ago:   Tuesday Feb 12 - 9:10pm
RT @_jgoldy17: OOOOOHHHHH https://t.co/WTO5cT6z5M


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Jon Ward
1 week ago:   Tuesday Feb 12 - 8:36pm
56 points for Purdue, the lowest point total of the year for a team that has averaged 79 points over last 10 games. Defense wins championships -Go Terps!!

Jon Ward
1 week ago:   Tuesday Feb 12 - 8:16pm
Mine — and this is more of a YouTube word — might be “destroys” https://t.co/dEQsSzWnC4

Jon Ward
1 week ago:   Tuesday Feb 12 - 11:43am
RT @kasie: News —> https://t.co/MWWg5ufATy

Jon Ward
1 week ago:   Tuesday Feb 12 - 11:43am
RT @ChadPergram: From colleague Caroline McKee. Hirono: There’s something for border security, not a concrete wall, some 55 miles, which is a far cry from the 1,100 miles of border wall that the president wanted..I think it’s a good compromise that we’ve worked out.

Jon Ward
1 week ago:   Tuesday Feb 12 - 11:40am
RT @DLind: Your explainer on what Congress actually agreed to re detention beds. Short version: it's not really funding ICE for 40,520 beds (2018 $ levels). It's funding ICE for an average of 45,000+ beds between now and 9/30 — to encourage ICE to get down to 40,520. https://t.co/iQmcGC29JL

Jon Ward
1 week ago:   Tuesday Feb 12 - 10:45am
RT @KattyKayBBC: Our cameraman Ron Skeans is one of the most decent people in the business - a proud son of Ohio and a big fan of his cabin in West Viriginia. This should not have been allowed to happen. https://t.co/S0dXFH2kqr

Jon Ward
1 week ago:   Tuesday Feb 12 - 9:27am
RT @ChadPergram: Senate Republicans were particularly worried about a second shutdown. Moreover, there was nearly a jailbreak of Senate Republicans jumping ship and voting to end the first shutdown a few weeks ago.