Matt Shuham

Matt Shuham is a news writer for TPM. He was previously associate editor of The National Memo and managing editor of the Harvard Political Review. He is available by email at and on Twitter @mattshuham.

Articles by Matt

A day after New York’s legislature passed a law empowering state law enforcement officials to effectively circumvent presidential pardons, the Democratically controlled Assembly and Senate passed another bill aimed squarely at the presidency, allowing the state’s tax authority to hand over politicians’ state tax returns — including President Trump’s — to Congress.

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The American Prospect’s David Dayen late last week noted what he called President Donald Trump’s “most nakedly corrupt tweet”: an appeal to Congress to reject a bill giving tribal sovereignty over 321 Interior-Department-controlled acres to the Mashpee Wampanoag tribe in Massachusetts. Or as the President described it, “a special interest casino Bill, backed by Elizabeth (Pocahontas) Warren.”

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