Dec 29, 2019

WaPo editor: Americans may be "numb" to Trump's "15,000 false or misleading claims"

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No confidence in 2020 referees

Data: Fox News poll of 1,003 registered voters, Oct.6–8, 2019. Margin of error ±3 percentage points; Chart: Naema Ahmed/Axios

If the 2020 presidential election is close enough to trigger a fight over the results, the public's confidence is so low in key people and institutions that no one is likely to be a trusted referee.

Why it matters: Given how tight the last few elections have been, the likelihood of a contested election is quite real — which means the danger of a fight over the results is real, too.

Go deeperArrowJan 18, 2020

13 former press secretaries urge Trump White House to hold briefings again

White House press secretary Stephanie Grisham listens to President Trump talk to reporters. Photo: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

Seven former White House press secretaries joined six former State and Defense briefers for an open-letter CNN opinion piece arguing for a return to regular press briefings.

Why it matters: The Trump White House has not held a traditional press briefing since March 11, when Sarah Sanders was still the press secretary.

Go deeperArrowJan 12, 2020

First look: Sarah Sanders to tell press tales in new book

Former White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders' new book includes "a candid account of my relationship and interactions with the press. And some reporters come out a lot better than others!"

What's happening: Gearing up for a possible run for Arkansas governor, Sanders will be out Sept. 8 — during the home sprint of the presidential race — with "Speaking for Myself," from St. Martin’s Press.

Go deeperArrowJan 15, 2020