Peter Baker 20 hours ago:   Wednesday Oct 20 - 3:21pm RT @cmschroed: Today, 7:00 pm EST, my friend and remarkable public servant @Martin_Indyk will be discussing his new book on Kissinger in the Middle East at the @92Y with the great journalist @sbg1 - the book is extraordinary, and tonight a must attend: https://t.co/nuwButVBsm Peter Baker 20 hours ago:   Wednesday Oct 20 - 3:20pm Biden’s public standing is now in Trump territory, with just 37% approving of his job performance. in new @QuinnipiacPollhttps://t.co/vK5kKuwE2j Peter Baker 1 day ago:   Wednesday Oct 20 - 10:28am RT @EdwardGLuce: In last few days, Putin has severed ties with NATO, said he won’t appear at G20 summit or Glasgow’s COP-26 and won’t release new gas supplies to ease Europe’s crunch. These signals are ominous. Peter Baker 1 day ago:   Wednesday Oct 20 - 10:28am Trump’s family business, which is already under indictment in Manhattan, is facing a criminal investigation by another prosecutor’s office that has begun to examine financial dealings at a golf course the company owns. @WRashbaum@benprotesshttps://t.co/6gzJCdRwS8 Peter Baker 1 day ago:   Wednesday Oct 20 - 10:03am Russia’s Navalny awarded the Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought, the European Union’s top human rights award. @ainajkhan@AndrewKramerNYThttps://t.co/NFCJRFrLUH Peter Baker 1 day ago:   Wednesday Oct 20 - 9:59am Pressed by Miller, Trump team discussed sending 250,000 troops to the southwest border, more than were ever in Iraq or Afghanistan. After a confrontation in the Oval Office, Esper quashed consideration of the idea. @SangerNYT@shearm@EricSchmittNYThttps://t.co/6bZYLfi3ee Peter Baker 1 day ago:   Wednesday Oct 20 - 9:36am And so does @BretStephen_NYT https://t.co/SM3NHfpkvT Peter Baker 1 day ago:   Wednesday Oct 20 - 7:50am Playing the counter factual game: @DavidVonDrehle asks what would have happened if Colin Powell had run for president in 1996? https://t.co/bx4KWKmQ0Z Peter Baker 1 day ago:   Wednesday Oct 20 - 7:37am @katie_honan @MamurphyMaureen Gourds but they're shyly hanging out in low lighting... Peter Baker 1 day ago:   Wednesday Oct 20 - 7:23am The new @Martin_Indyk book, "Master of the Game," is a "lucidly conceived and compellingly written" reexamination of Kissinger's approach to Middle East peacemaking, writes @wrmead https://t.co/jxdKCCgCsX Peter Baker 1 day ago:   Tuesday Oct 19 - 6:06pm RT @davidmaraniss: Stay one step ahead of your editors. Always have a plan. Be fluid and flexible. Read. Focus on theme. Find the universal in the particular. Put in the work. Don't worry about what others are doing. https://t.co/GIAMdtJbLe Peter Baker 1 day ago:   Tuesday Oct 19 - 12:21pm FBI agents swarm the DC house of Oleg Deripaska, the sanctioned Russian oligarch who is close to Putin and once employed Paul Manafort. @Tom_Winter Michael Kosnar @strickdchttps://t.co/SFp9TIYDZg Peter Baker 2 days ago:   Tuesday Oct 19 - 10:38am RT @dwbwriter: @andrenaleen@peterbakernyt One of its instruments also uses diamonds in its design. It is literally in the sky with diamonds! Peter Baker 2 days ago:   Tuesday Oct 19 - 10:24am How a robot spacecraft named Lucy will take what looks like a Formula One course through space to catch up with seven asteroids in hopes of discovering clues to the origin of our solar system. @dwbwriter https://t.co/tWStnwAXYO Peter Baker 2 days ago:   Tuesday Oct 19 - 10:11am Democrats identified 21 GOP state legislators who participated in the Trump rally or subsequent attack on the Capitol on Jan. 6. But rather than being shamed out of office, many on the list grew their political platform and online following. @rubycramerhttps://t.co/hqLcyki2BG Peter Baker 2 days ago:   Tuesday Oct 19 - 10:00am "Property" or "properly"? A typo in a 1928 Supreme Court ruling has "spawned a legacy of misrepresentations" ever since. @adamliptak https://t.co/ayaHxpZzYy Peter Baker 2 days ago:   Tuesday Oct 19 - 9:55am Powell was haunted by his role in the Iraq War. Appearing before the Iraq Study Group, he delivered a 20-minute monologue full of anger and emotion. After he left, Jim Baker lamented, “He’s the one guy who could have perhaps prevented this from happening." https://t.co/5pAlGto8Ye Peter Baker 2 days ago:   Tuesday Oct 19 - 9:34am "He populated the arc of his light with people he was good to, because that’s how he made his own hard work fun.” Powell was a profoundly important figure, but @KoriSchake, who worked for him, recalls that he also had “great capacity for merriment."
https://t.co/5zDCSelTmk Peter Baker 2 days ago:   Tuesday Oct 19 - 8:50am “She never liked me talking to you, but here we are": @realBobWoodward recalls the last of some 50 interviews he had with Colin Powell over three decades, who always believed in talking with the media in a democracy even if his wife was wary. https://t.co/7HfnZOYPfY Peter Baker 2 days ago:   Tuesday Oct 19 - 8:41am In Virginia, McAuliffe’s campaign is using Google ads to promote articles from news outlets, but swapping the original headlines with ones written by the campaign itself. @karina_elwood https://t.co/cuNYMBG9wM Peter Baker 2 days ago:   Monday Oct 18 - 2:26pm Many thanks to @CFR_org for honoring “THE MAN WHO RAN WASHINGTON: The Life and times of James A. Baker III” (w/@sbg1) with this year’s Arthur Ross Book Award Silver Medal. And congratulations to the other winners @zachdcarter@RobertDPutnam@shaylynromneyhttps://t.co/M17TurNZtG Peter Baker 2 days ago:   Monday Oct 18 - 12:37pm The Biden legislative debate is about affordability: Can a country already running huge deficits afford the big spending he wants? Or, conversely, can it afford to wait to address large social, environmental and economic problems? @jimtankersley https://t.co/oCCcS6HNZU Peter Baker 2 days ago:   Monday Oct 18 - 12:33pm A new Cold War with China? Biden's team eschews the term. But then how to define today's superpower standoff? @SangerNYT explores the question that may define US foreign policy for years. https://t.co/OU1ciL0QIR Peter Baker 2 days ago:   Monday Oct 18 - 11:34am Russia to suspend its mission to NATO in retaliation for the alliance’s expulsion of eight Russian mission members it accused of secretly working as intelligence officers.
https://t.co/i8uLIjBm0v Peter Baker 3 days ago:   Monday Oct 18 - 11:21am A couple great books on Powell:
“Soldier” by @karendeyoung1 is the best full-scale biography
“The Great Rift” by @byjamesmann explores his friendship and rivalry with Cheney
https://t.co/Hxusz1PDN8https://t.co/kzIeDPiZKfhttps://t.co/Td502a3wVphttps://t.co/5faXYcrlIE Peter Baker 3 days ago:   Monday Oct 18 - 11:12am Powell once analyzed himself this way: "Powell is a problem-solver. He was taught as a soldier to solve problems. So he has views but he’s not an ideologue. He has passion but he’s not a fanatic. He’s first and foremost a problem-solver.” @EricSchmittNYThttps://t.co/aNZMWOd3IW Peter Baker 3 days ago:   Monday Oct 18 - 10:44am "When the franchise for which you root so routinely steers the discussion elsewhere, the fun gets sucked out and the rewards become few," writes @barrysvrluga. "That’s life as a Washington football fan for darn near a quarter-century." https://t.co/urQ3w2SRBy Peter Baker 3 days ago:   Monday Oct 18 - 10:34am China’s economic growth slows amid power shortages and supply-chain problems, with its third-quarter GDP change reported at 4.9% compared with 7.9% the previous quarter. @JChengWSJ https://t.co/nY3e4q0Z2V Peter Baker 3 days ago:   Monday Oct 18 - 8:40am Colin Powell, who broke barriers as national security adviser, Joint Chiefs chairman and Secretary of State and played key roles in two wars, dies of complications from covid. @EricSchmittNYT https://t.co/b8OWtFNQPg Peter Baker 4 days ago:   Sunday Oct 17 - 10:50am Ninety seconds at the Capitol: "a close-up view of how seemingly average citizens — duped by a political lie, goaded by their leaders and swept up in a frenzied throng — can unite in breathtaking acts of brutality.” @DanBarryNYT@alanfeuer@AllMattNYThttps://t.co/NLTr6UbRxh Peter Baker 4 days ago:   Sunday Oct 17 - 10:27am The great @GlennKesslerWP performs a public service breaking down all the false and misleading election claims Trump keeps making and explaining how dishonest and distorted they are. "Four Pinocchios is not enough." https://t.co/luvQheWkHB Peter Baker 4 days ago:   Sunday Oct 17 - 10:14am How an anthropology professor, a former Air Force gunner and an ex-Marine jumped in to help rescue an 8-year-old burn victim in Afghanistan. @helenecooper https://t.co/MMFgdDStsC Peter Baker 4 days ago:   Sunday Oct 17 - 10:07am In Missouri, a reporter exposes a flaw in a state web site that revealed teachers' private data. The governor wants to prosecute. @NYTimesCramer https://t.co/XemN1kRqIL Peter Baker 6 days ago:   Friday Oct 15 - 8:31am While he is running against a self-funding, and hazily defined, Republican, polls and interviews show that Virginia's McAuliffe is confronting an equally daunting obstacle: Democratic apathy, writes @jmartNYT https://t.co/0jxycIwgPk Peter Baker 6 days ago:   Friday Oct 15 - 8:23am In Virginia, Youngkin says it was "weird and wrong" for organizers of a rally thrown to back his gubernatorial campaign to have supporters pledge allegiance to a flag flown at Trump's Jan. 6 rally. @LVozzella https://t.co/zYZzBNyjcD Peter Baker 6 days ago:   Friday Oct 15 - 8:00am Many Republicans blame the loss of the two Georgia seats, and thus the Senate, on Trump depressing the vote with his false election claims. Now he's threatening to do the same in next year's midterms. @jdawsey1 @michaelscherer https://t.co/efN8WKCySY Peter Baker 6 days ago:   Friday Oct 15 - 7:54am Biden commission leans away from proposal to pack the Supreme Court but appears more open ending lifetime tenure and imposing 18-year term limits on justices. @adamliptak https://t.co/3KIq3Vs4XM Peter Baker 6 days ago:   Thursday Oct 14 - 9:16pm Bill Clinton hospitalized with “non-Covid-related infection,” according to his spokesman. “He is on the mend” and “in good spirits." Peter Baker 6 days ago:   Thursday Oct 14 - 8:54pm Trump says his administration “did things that no other administration even thought they could do.” Trump, of course, meant this as a bragging point, not an ironic commentary on all the norm-busting that occurred during his 4 years in office. @sbg1 https://t.co/udmUSKG5n4 Peter Baker 6 days ago:   Thursday Oct 14 - 5:33pm RT @washingtonpost: GOP lawmaker, banned from flying Alaska Airlines over mask mandate, tests positive for covid-19 https://t.co/dkAUOnaqhg Peter Baker 6 days ago:   Thursday Oct 14 - 1:38pm The coronavirus is again in retreat in the US, with new infections down more than 40% since August and hospitalizations and deaths falling too. But is this another lull before another surge or the beginning of real progress? @EmilyAnthes https://t.co/1R1kpOfWXz Peter Baker 1 week ago:   Thursday Oct 14 - 10:21am The racial gap in covid vaccines in the US has closed, with 70% of Black adults, 71% of white adults and 73% of Hispanic adults now having received at least one dose, per @KFF survey. @abscribe@amyswalkhttps://t.co/zjhoM8FRZy Peter Baker 1 week ago:   Wednesday Oct 13 - 10:55am I know it's geeky but it's awfully hard not to be excited watching William Shatner launch into space more than a half-century after bringing the character of Captain Kirk to life and inspiring a generation of people to imagine a universe beyond our small world. Peter Baker 1 week ago:   Wednesday Oct 13 - 10:12am While booster shots are becoming available in some wealthier nations, a staggering 96% of people in low-income countries are still unvaccinated. @PatcohenNYT@arappeporthttps://t.co/OGS1MXrXWZ Peter Baker 1 week ago:   Wednesday Oct 13 - 10:01am After pause in the countdown, it looks like launch will be closer to 10:30 a.m. Peter Baker 1 week ago:   Wednesday Oct 13 - 9:23am These are the voyages … Watch William Shatner’s launch into space at 10 a.m. here:
https://t.co/0aNXljAyz1 Peter Baker 1 week ago:   Wednesday Oct 13 - 9:19am Inflation hit 5.4% in September compared with the prior year, more than expected by economists and faster than its 5.3% increase through August. While housing prices firmed, food — particularly meat and eggs — cost consumers more. @jeannasmialekhttps://t.co/ndDxklucXZ Peter Baker 1 week ago:   Wednesday Oct 13 - 9:06am Virginia governor’s race tight heading into these final weeks, with McAuliffe holding a narrow 50-47 lead over Youngkin in the latest @CBSNews@YouGov poll.
https://t.co/VT7CtJFKhm Peter Baker 1 week ago:   Tuesday Oct 12 - 11:29am "There Is Nothing for You Here" by Fiona Hill is unlike any other Trump-era memoir -- it offers jaw-dropping details of life in that White House but also a deeper, thoughtful look at how the troubles of certain parts of the UK, US and Russia have shaped our current politics. https://t.co/SASBVlABH5
Link to Image Peter Baker 1 week ago:   Tuesday Oct 12 - 10:13am Hunter Biden’s activities "threaten to complicate the White House’s efforts to position Biden as a global anti-corruption crusader” plus its contention that 'we have the highest ethical standards of any administration in history,’” writes @SchreckReportshttps://t.co/I3C1K72Fry Peter Baker 1 week ago:   Tuesday Oct 12 - 9:20am At Bezos's Blue Origin, a condescending, sometimes humiliating environment and stagnant top-down hierarchy that frustrated employees. @wapodavenport and @rachelerman do what reporters are supposed to do and look hard without fear or favor. https://t.co/CsOMqZOJdn Peter Baker 1 week ago:   Tuesday Oct 12 - 9:12am "My president is stronger than your president" -- how the amazing @ctambar pumps weights, flips tire and nourishes young minds at @oberlincollege https://t.co/C9c31IuwUR Peter Baker 1 week ago:   Monday Oct 11 - 1:21pm RT @washingtonpost: Blue Origin’s toxic, dysfunctional ‘bro culture’ led to mistrust, low morale and delays at Jeff Bezos’s space venture, workers say https://t.co/Epcx0UslGn Peter Baker 1 week ago:   Monday Oct 11 - 1:14pm Gold daggers, stolen gift bags, a missing $5,800 bottle of whiskey and white tiger and cheetah fur robes that turned out to be fake: This @nytmike story on the foreign gifts showered on the Trump team has a little something for everyone. https://t.co/fXnzUkKsJ2 Peter Baker 1 week ago:   Monday Oct 11 - 9:09am Several Virginia community colleges are changing their names, including John Tyler Community College named after the only president who sided with the Confederacy during the Civil War. @wpnick https://t.co/CMj8i72uR9 Peter Baker 1 week ago:   Sunday Oct 10 - 9:59am .@stengel reviews the two new "masterly works" about America's beginning by two of our best historical writers, Joseph Elllis and Gordon Wood, reminding us that we were always more pluribus than unum. https://t.co/lfGH59NvLk Peter Baker 1 week ago:   Sunday Oct 10 - 9:52am With food shelves empty and gas lines long, Britons face cognitive dissonance as Johnson draws an upbeat picture of post-Brexit Britain. @MarkLandler https://t.co/33dpsve04Z Peter Baker 1 week ago:   Saturday Oct 9 - 9:00pm RIP Ray Odierno, the four-star Army general who was an influential architect of the surge of American forces during the Iraq war that helped quell sectarian killings and increase stability in the country. @EricSchmittNYThttps://t.co/NunPbpcHDK Peter Baker 1 week ago:   Saturday Oct 9 - 1:07pm RT @adampopescu: 11% thought the Holocaust was caused by Jews…
@ClaimsCon@peterbakernythttps://t.co/HCmvOHaTC3 Peter Baker 1 week ago:   Saturday Oct 9 - 10:15am Over 10 days @dmontyjr traveled 2,100 miles across Wyoming to find out what Cheney’s state thinks. "Nearly everywhere I went, rage against Cheney erupted as regularly as a Yellowstone geyser. Support for her was harder to find, though equally passionate.”
https://t.co/Qfi4Kqfs7D Peter Baker 1 week ago:   Saturday Oct 9 - 10:07am "Congress is headed toward more cliffs than Wile E. Coyote,” writes @hillhulse, who has seen more than his share of Capitol Hill games of chicken.
https://t.co/MRlqh2aB6v Peter Baker 1 week ago:   Saturday Oct 9 - 9:51am A 2020 survey of 1,000 people ages 18 to 39 in the United States found that nearly two-thirds of them did not know what Auschwitz is. @adampopescuhttps://t.co/fSTc6Q0yY4 Peter Baker 1 week ago:   Saturday Oct 9 - 12:10am Similarly, they claimed that 66,247 underage voters illegally cast ballots in Georgia.
In fact, according to the Senate report, just four Georgians requested absentee ballots before turning 18 — and all four turned 18 before Election Day. Peter Baker 1 week ago:   Friday Oct 8 - 5:44pm RT @WilliamCohan: The Battle of January 6th Has Just Begun
A must read from the incomparable @sbg1 https://t.co/RQaNjDDrp9 Peter Baker 1 week ago:   Friday Oct 8 - 5:44pm Trump and his allies pressured DOJ to help overturn the election based on claims like this one:
More than 4,000 voted twice in Pennsylvania, they claimed.
In fact, according to Senate report, only 3 voters tried to vote twice — all of them for Trump.
https://t.co/RNlI6JRwp0 Peter Baker 1 week ago:   Friday Oct 8 - 10:46am Congratulations to journalists Maria Ressa of the Philippines and Dmitri Muratov of Russia who won the Nobel Prize for “their courageous fight for freedom of expression, which is a precondition for democracy and lasting peace.” @SBengali@MarcSantoraNYThttps://t.co/qhZCuWBWAI Peter Baker 1 week ago:   Friday Oct 8 - 9:21am Job growth slowed in September amid the Delta variant as employers added 194,000 jobs, fewer than expected. Unemployment ticked down 0.4 points to 4.8% though that partly reflected people leaving the job force. @bencasselmanhttps://t.co/LsCoe2H3HQ Peter Baker 1 week ago:   Thursday Oct 7 - 10:41pm The vast bulk of Democrats and Republicans now consider the other side a “clear and present danger” to society, per new @Center4Politics study; indeed, 52% of Trump voters and 41% of Biden voters said that they would favor seceding from America. @sbg1https://t.co/ZaVO2l2DRX Peter Baker 1 week ago:   Thursday Oct 7 - 7:57pm Twenty years ago tonight, a handful of colleagues and I sat on a hillside overlooking the Shomali Plain and watched the bombing as America opened its war to dislodge the Taliban in Afghanistan. I wonder what's happening there tonight now that the Taliban is back in charge. Peter Baker 1 week ago:   Thursday Oct 7 - 3:30pm RT @jimsciutto: Read Trump’s statement & then read Hill’s description of Trump & women: “It was easier for Trump to dismiss women and see them as problems - women who got in the way. They were, after all, the ‘nonplayers in his world.’” Here’s our chat that happened to precede his diatribe: https://t.co/8HYxT1zafbhttps://t.co/yn7DbhKx6r
Link to Image Peter Baker 1 week ago:   Thursday Oct 7 - 1:44pm Trump says “I didn’t even know” Fiona Hill but somehow he knows she was “terrible at her job.” Also, he thought more of Kim Jong-un, the murderous dictator of North Korea, than the people that Trump hired to work for him. In other words, it’s Thursday. Peter Baker 2 weeks ago:   Thursday Oct 7 - 10:22am Pence says he and Trump have spoken about a dozen times since Jan. 6. But Pence has so far declined Trump’s entreaties to visit Mar-a-Lago or Bedminster and the two men have not spoken in recent months. @AshleyRParker @jdawsey1 https://t.co/woxuhHjS6G Peter Baker 2 weeks ago:   Wednesday Oct 6 - 11:19pm For Biden, it's even worse in the @QuinnipiacPoll which finds his approval rating at 38%, with 53% disapproving. https://t.co/g8ADfj3tyE Peter Baker 2 weeks ago:   Wednesday Oct 6 - 9:32pm Federal judge blocks enforcement of new Texas abortion law pending further litigation. @ktbenner @stavernise https://t.co/e3L6G7ShzB Peter Baker 2 weeks ago:   Wednesday Oct 6 - 5:23pm RT @sbg1: Fiona Hill's new memoir, "There's Nothing for You Here," is getting great reviews (see this one by @CarlosLozadaWP: https://t.co/on89sniUrT)
Excited to talk with her @PoliticsProse Friday. Send questions... https://t.co/FHqlIRhw6b Peter Baker 2 weeks ago:   Wednesday Oct 6 - 5:23pm Amid Democratic stalemate on the Hill, Biden’s approval rating has slipped another 3 points since mid-September to 42% in @YahooNews@YouGov poll, his lowest yet. @AndrewRomanohttps://t.co/h8u1tSwxL9 Peter Baker 2 weeks ago:   Wednesday Oct 6 - 9:11am An overlooked achievement in Afghanistan: For the first time in US history, a major conflict ended without leaving any US troops behind: no one missing in action and no nameless bodies to be interred in the Tomb of the Unknowns. @David_Philipps https://t.co/injpHX5thn Peter Baker 2 weeks ago:   Wednesday Oct 6 - 8:03am RT @maggieNYT: The former VP says the focus on the day rioters wanted to hang him is a planned distraction by the press https://t.co/CbpQR6M4Ih Peter Baker 2 weeks ago:   Wednesday Oct 6 - 8:00am The share of the Democratic presidential vote in the Midwest declined the most between 2012 and 2020 in counties that experienced the steepest losses in manufacturing and union jobs and saw declines in health care, according to report. @jmartNYT https://t.co/Ooe3DFWLTj Peter Baker 2 weeks ago:   Wednesday Oct 6 - 7:53am @ratemyskyperoom Still have them! But they've asked for some time alone. Peter Baker 2 weeks ago:   Wednesday Oct 6 - 7:38am Burst pipes, buckling roads, deformed railroad tracks: Climate change is melting Russia's permafrost and the government says 40% of buildings and infrastructure in those areas have already been damaged. @AMSimmons1 @georgikantchev https://t.co/IidpxcksoV Peter Baker 2 weeks ago:   Wednesday Oct 6 - 7:22am "Down the stretch, [Trea] Turner has emerged as one of the most important factors to the Dodgers’ bid to repeat as World Series champions too," writes @Jack_A_Harris https://t.co/75xwoZjJ2n Peter Baker 2 weeks ago:   Tuesday Oct 5 - 6:13pm Fabulous news! @blakehounshell is bringing his unparalleled smarts and deep knowledge of all things Washington to the @nytimes, where he will re-engineer On Politics as a can’t-miss newsletter. So happy to be working with him.
https://t.co/t3mUOWBpNK Peter Baker 2 weeks ago:   Tuesday Oct 5 - 12:56pm "It turns out that power actually gives you brain damage”: Andrew Yang reflects on what it’s like to run for president and how that warps even the most healthy, balanced people.
https://t.co/EMHkw5WeiC Peter Baker 2 weeks ago:   Tuesday Oct 5 - 12:33pm @GlennKesslerWP@Forbes Forbes estimates Trump's worth at $2.5 billion but argues that had he sold his assets at the start of his presidency as ethics advisers urged and put it into a stock index fund, he would be worth $4.5 billion today. In other words, his refusal to divest cost him $2 billion. Peter Baker 2 weeks ago:   Tuesday Oct 5 - 12:29pm RT @GlennKesslerWP: Donald Trump Falls Off The Forbes 400 For First Time In 25 Years via @forbeshttps://t.co/vLpk5DemHP Peter Baker 2 weeks ago:   Tuesday Oct 5 - 11:51am So much for covid-will-kill-New-York: After last year's pandemic exodus, real estate is booming again. More apartments were sold in Manhattan in the third quarter than at any other time in the last 32 years. @stefanoschen https://t.co/TVNFR9g7Ne Peter Baker 2 weeks ago:   Tuesday Oct 5 - 11:29am An informal poll of 13 of Trump's current and former advisers in recent days indicated that 10 believed he would run in 2024, two said it was a public relations ploy and another said he was not sure. @michaelscherer @jdawsey1 https://t.co/nJg2D7kxmP Peter Baker 2 weeks ago:   Tuesday Oct 5 - 11:15am The political center has been hollowed out. In 1997, when @CookPolitical began studying partisan breakdowns, there were 164 swing House districts. Today, that number has plunged to 78. @GeraldFSeibhttps://t.co/q47ZBx7oPu Peter Baker 2 weeks ago:   Monday Oct 4 - 11:26am How Hungary's Orban seeks to influence Washington through a network of government offices, high-powered lobbyists, diaspora groups, educational institutions and state-funded foundations. @kenvogel @b_novak https://t.co/OxdO3F35DY Peter Baker 2 weeks ago:   Monday Oct 4 - 11:19am As the Supreme Court returns for a new term, its public support has fallen significantly, with just 40% approving of the job is it doing, the lowest mark since @Gallup began asking the question in 2000. @adamliptak https://t.co/qZYh4v8C7R Peter Baker 2 weeks ago:   Monday Oct 4 - 10:59am Some 55 years after taking on the role of Captain Kirk, William Shatner next week will boldly go where few have gone before as he becomes the oldest person to launch into space.
https://t.co/X4GYS9SrYm Peter Baker 2 weeks ago:   Monday Oct 4 - 10:54am Grisham, once chosen by Trump to speak for him, fears his return to power: "I want to just warn people that once he takes office if he were to win he doesn’t have to worry about reelection anymore,” she tells @GMA. "He will be about revenge.” @QuintForgeyhttps://t.co/wC8UnALNnF Peter Baker 2 weeks ago:   Monday Oct 4 - 10:24am A woman reported to have had a secret long-term relationship with Putin became owner of a multimillion-dollar Monaco apartment through an offshore company created just weeks after she gave birth to a baby girl. @PaulSonne @gregpmiller https://t.co/7gBqNya0Mr Peter Baker 2 weeks ago:   Monday Oct 4 - 10:17am Powerful expose of a parallel financial universe that drains fortunes from government treasuries, widens wealth disparities, and shields the riches of those who cheat and steal, by @gregpmiller @debbiecenziper @PeterWhoriskey https://t.co/nP6MiQUGea Peter Baker 2 weeks ago:   Monday Oct 4 - 8:49am Trea Turner hits his second grand slam in three days and Max Scherzer will be on the mound as the Dodgers start the playoffs. If only the @Nationals had players like that. @jorgecastillo https://t.co/zCx7tOR0nd Peter Baker 2 weeks ago:   Sunday Oct 3 - 3:38pm Washington may not have a lot to cheer for these days but Ryan Zimmerman is at the top of the list. Peter Baker 2 weeks ago:   Sunday Oct 3 - 1:01pm Democrats say they oppose partisan gerrymandering. But will they in New York where they have total control of state government for the first time in a century and control of the US House is on the line? @ColbyItkowitz https://t.co/GOML6FkUkG Peter Baker 2 weeks ago:   Sunday Oct 3 - 12:04pm RT @IKershner: In Israel's Arab communities, loan sharking and local protection rackets are brutally enforced while petty personal grudges can lead to deadly clan vendettas. A society awash with illegal weapons.
w/ help from Rawan Sheikh Ahmad & pix by Amit Elkayam
https://t.co/njPyBKEaDv Peter Baker 2 weeks ago:   Sunday Oct 3 - 12:00pm Democratic voters worry that brinkmanship on Capitol Hill could play into GOP hands. “President Biden is under siege. If he is not successful, we are going to end up with another Trump.” @traceytully https://t.co/523gCbnux4