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 Conversation with our Federal Regulators.” That’s what’s on offer at a debt collector industry conference in Sedona, Arizona next week. The executive summit of Receivables Management Association International, an industry trade group, will host a Trump political appointee to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. It’s hardly his first speech to a trade group, as Allied Progress, a consumer watchdog group that flagged this story to me, pointed out — he also spoke at the group’s 2018 annual conference.

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A private border wall construction project lauded by Trumpers nationwide is actually partially on Mexican soil, Mexican government engineers alleged in photos their American counterparts shared with the builders this month.

Tempting an international incident, the border wall group isn’t budging.

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This wasn’t an episode of The Sopranos come to life, the lawyer for the man who killed a mob boss earlier this year suggested in a court filing Friday.

No, it’s much stranger. The alleged killer, his lawyer said, is a believer of the QAnon conspiracy theory who thought he could count on President Donald Trump’s “full support” when he drove up to the Staten Island home of Gambino boss Francesco “Franky Boy” Cali.

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