Nicole Lafond

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Nicole Lafond is TPM’s special projects editor, based in New York. Previously, she was a senior newswriter for TPM. She has a master’s degree in journalism from Columbia University and formerly covered education for The News-Gazette in Illinois.
Where Things Stand: The Marathon Finish Line Prime Badge
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One more night.

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Where Things Stand: Graham’s Remarks Are Part Of The Problem Prime Badge
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It’s a meme that’s been circulating across social media for months, since George Floyd was murdered by police, sparking a reignited nationwide movement against police brutality and racial injustice: guilty people don’t deserve to be killed by police, either.

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Where Things Stand: Revisionist History Prime Badge
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All the cable news pundits have been talking about it as if its some surprising new theme, a novel take on a night laced with apocalyptic doom and sweaty aggression.

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Where Things Stand: The Circus Begins Prime Badge
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NYTRNC20An RNC sign glows outside the Charlotte Convention Center’s Richardson Ballroom in Charlotte, NC where delegates gather for the roll call vote to renominate Donald J. Trump to be President of the United States and Mike Pence to be Vice President.(Travis Dove for The New York Times)

Glancing through tonight’s lineup of speakers suggests that, this evening, we are in for a journey down to the depths of the Trump fever swamp, with only a few potential opportunities to come up for air, when folks like Nikki Haley and Sen. Tim Scott (R-SC) speak.

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Where Things Stand: Show Of Hands, Should We Separate Families? Prime Badge
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They took a vote. A, hands up if you think we should do this bloody thing, vote.

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Where Things Stand: A TPM Piñata Prime Badge
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TPM reporter Matt Shuham has been on the story surrounding the “We Build The Wall” project for months. At one point during the bluster of breaking news this morning he likened covering the story of former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon’s arrest, and all the absurd developments surrounding it, to “hitting a TPM piñata” — every time you smack it with a bat, something better falls out.

I couldn’t have said it better myself.

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Where Things Stand: It’s Ladies’ Night Prime Badge
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You might not have noticed because we are good at hiding it, but some of the TPM staff is a bit sleep deprived this week.

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Where Things Stand: The Sideshow Prime Badge
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An approaching full week in the spotlight is not enough to satiate President Trump’s attention appetite.

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Where Things Stand: We’re On This Prime Badge
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The news surrounding the USPS last week was grim. Out of all of President Trump’s rhetorical bellyaching about the 2020 election, this thread appears like it could have tangible ramifications.

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