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.

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After multiple Fox News personalities cited online polls declaring Donald Trump had won the first presidential debate against Hillary Clinton, a Fox News executive sent a memo to staff Tuesday afternoon reminding them such polls should not be cited as though they were scientifically sound.

"As most of the publications themselves clearly state, the sample obviously can't be representative of the electorate because they only reflect the views of those Internet users who have chosen to participate," Fox's vice president of public-opinion research, Dana Blanton, wrote in a memo obtained by Business Insider.

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Donald Trump's campaign late Tuesday blasted comments from former Vermont governor and Hillary Clinton supporter Howard Dean speculating that the candidate had used cocaine prior to Monday’s presidential debate, calling them “beyond the pale and a “desperate attempt to stay relevant.”

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Kellyanne Conway attempted yet again to change the Trump campaign’s position on global warming — its existence, not what to do about it — Tuesday morning, telling CNN's Alisyn Camerota that the Republican nominee “believes that global warming is naturally occurring.”

"There are shifts naturally occurring," Conway said, when pressed on what Trump meant Monday night when he denied ever calling climate change a "hoax."

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