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

The lead spokesman for President Donald Trump’s Environmental Protection Agency transition team said Tuesday that scientists will likely have to seek approval before publishing or presenting research during a transition period to the new administration. That would be a departure from the current EPA practice ensuring scientific publication without interference.

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White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer on Tuesday defended President Donald Trump’s claims that "3 to 5 million people" had voted illegally in the 2016 election, providing no supporting evidence beyond an 8-year-old, discredited study.

He also said "anything is possible" when pressed about whether the President would order an investigation into what he suspected was voter fraud on a massive scale, which would effectively be an investigation of his own victory.

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