Matt Shuham

Matt Shuham is a news writer for TPM. He was previously assistant 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

Corey Lewandowski said Wednesday that the vague letter FBI Director James Comey sent less than two weeks before Election Day about a potential development in the investigation into Hillary Clinton’s private email server had “energized” Donald Trump to win the election.

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In his first remarks on the floor of the U.S. Senate since last week’s election, Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) struck a conciliatory tone, a reversal from eight years of vociferously opposing nearly every item on the Obama administration’s legislative agenda.

Of course, McConnell will likely have little to object to in the coming years: With President-elect Donald Trump in the Oval Office, majorities in both Congressional chambers, 25 states with both a Republican governor and state legislative majority and a Supreme Court poised to tip conservative, the political world is his.

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