Philip Bump

national political columnist, Washington Post

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Philip Bump is a national correspondent for the Washington Post. He is a former staff writer for the Atlantic Wire.

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Right-wing provocateurs have lasered their sights on Taylor Swift as part of a conspiracy theory involving a rigged Super Bowl and an endorsement for Joe Biden.

Trump supporters accuse Taylor Swift of being part of Super Bowl conspiracy

Right-wing provocateurs have lasered their sights on Taylor Swift as part of a conspiracy theory involving a rigged Super Bowl and an endorsement for Joe Biden.

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During one of Donald Trump’s recent rallies, he appeared to embrace QAnon, a fringe movement that combines conspiracy theories, putting Trump at the center as an almost Messiah-like…

Trump’s embracing QAnon? He kept the movement at arm’s length during presidency

During one of Donald Trump’s recent rallies, he appeared to embrace QAnon, a fringe movement that combines conspiracy theories, putting Trump at the center as an almost Messiah-like…

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Mark Finchem, a member ​​of the Arizona House of Representatives and the far-right Oath Keepers, is now the Republican nominee for secretary of state.

What could happen if Trump supporter Mark Finchem becomes secretary of state?

Mark Finchem, a member ​​of the Arizona House of Representatives and the far-right Oath Keepers, is now the Republican nominee for secretary of state.

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