Tonight is incredibly stressful for everyone who covers politics, but I can say with certainly that we in the Splinter newsroom are far less stressed than the big prediction boys, who were frantically banging on the hoods of their prediction-machines to get them to do stuff.
On Tuesday, Boston city councilor Ayanna Pressley became the second progressive insurgent to topple an incumbent member of Congress in a Democratic primary this year, trouncing Congressman Mike Capuano by 18 points.
A new poll from CNN shows that Brett Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court nomination is the least popular since Robert Bork’s nomination by Ronald Reagan. The overall percentage of polled Americans who would like to see Kavanaugh confirmed is a whopping 37 percent. Bork’s came in a little lower, at 31 percent.
A new Gallup poll says that roughly the same number of people believe Donald Trump deserves re-election right now as those who believed Barack Obama deserved re-election in 2010, and Bill Clinton deserved re-election in 1994.
In what is truly the most depressing news I’ve seen in a long time, a new study shows that Americans’ knowledge of the Holocaust is shockingly poor, a trend that gets worse among millennials.
Here’s a headline that goes a long ways in describing the political hell of our current moment, published today by The Washington Post: “Democrats and Republicans are increasingly divided on the value of teaching black history.”
Welcome to WHAT NOW, a morning round-up of the news/fresh horrors that await you today.
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The majority of Americans still support President Trump’s ban to strictly limit the number of residents from six majority-Muslim countries from entering the country, new polling released on Wednesday found.
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