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 Trumps want their hotel sold — soon. It was only October when the President’s business told the Wall Street Journal that it was putting its landmark Washington, D.C. hotel up for sale. A few days ago, a D.C. real-estate developer and potential buyer trashed the $500 million asking price, noting that the hotel sits on landed rented from the government and commenting, “I think he has to sell before he gets out of office, because it’s not going to get better.”

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A few minutes after 6 a.m. Tehran time Wednesday, Ukraine International Flight 752 took off from Tehran Imam Khomeini International Airport.

Within 10 minutes, the plane had exploded in midair and crashed into a field, killing all 167 passengers and nine crew on board. Some experts have pointed to possible foul play, but details are still emerging.

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