Aaron Blake

Why the media shouldn’t go to 'war’ with President Trump

President Donald Trump has shifted lately from labeling the media “fake news” to the “enemy of the American people.” And his White House has taken an increasingly adversarial posture toward the press, including cutting off access and sharply scali

Paul Ryan’s latest explanation for Trump’s tweets might be the worst of all

Mark Leibovich's New York Times Magazine profile of outgoing House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) is essentially a series of attempts to get Speaker Ryan to a

A new study suggests fake news might have won Donald Trump the 2016 election

Researchers at Ohio State University find that fake news probably played a significant role in depressing Hillary Clinton's support on Election Day.

The 19 agencies that President Trump’s budget would kill, explained

Some of the 19 agencies President Donald Trump's budget would kill:

Rep Pelosi says the media were ‘accomplices’ to Russia. Ensue outrage?

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) accused the media of being “accomplices” to Russia's efforts to meddle in the 2016 election.

Donald Trump is losing his war with the media

A new poll from Quinnipiac University suggests that while people may be broadly unhappy with the mainstream media, they still think it's more credible than President Donald Trump.

Did the media become a ‘de facto instrument of Russian intelligence’?

Toward the end of its extensive dive into the Russian meddling in the 2016 election, the New York Times included this potent little sentence: Every major publication, including The Times, published multiple stories citing the Democratic National C

Trump’s top aide said he wasn’t doing personal insults. And then he proved her very wrong.

A campaign shake-up and strong, largely disciplined speeches recently led to the usual debate over whether Donald Trump was finally changing his ways and adjusting to the demands of the general election.

Why Donald Trump might not debate Hillary Clinton

[Commentary] Hillary Clinton's campaign just threw down the gauntlet, challenging Donald Trump to accept the three presidential debates that have been scheduled.

Donald Trump’s incredible new defense of his Russia-spying-on-Hillary comments: Just kidding!

A day after making comments calling on Russia to find Hillary Clinton's deleted e-mails, Donald Trump has a novel explanation for all of it: I was joking! Here's his exchange with "Fox and Friends" from July 28: