Next week, we’re looking ahead to the Democratic debates — the first time in which many of the candidates will formally engage with one another. Here’s who made the cut, and here’s what we know about format.
And here is what happened in Prime this week:
- A former Boeing executive is out and a former Raytheon lobbyist is in at Trump’s Pentagon.
- The story behind our story this week on a potential on why a move in Trump’s trade war with China was prompting concern about overseas Americans’ voting rights.
- It doesn’t look like Trump will win again, Josh Marshall writes — if we have a high turnout, head-to-head election.
- Senior editor Allegra Kirkland took over TPM’s Instagram account for a day.
- In the Democratic primary, Warren v Sanders is the real story right now, Josh Marshall writes.
- In court, the DOJ put forth a ridiculous theory about that secret census-related 2015 study.
- How an ’80s breakdancing movie became right-wing code for civil war.
- “The 2016 outcome was a shocking as well as a calamitous result, one based on significant albeit sometimes overstated polling misses in the key states of Pennsylvania, Michigan and Wisconsin. Still, it’s warped our collective understanding of just what’s happening in the 2020 cycle.”
- The Supreme Court’s Monday 5-4 decision in a racial gerrymandering case will only affect Virginia, but it will affect Virginia in a very big way.
- Two readers write in with thoughts on impeachment and accountability.