The singer’s overnight success is about more than the Sabrina Carpenter, Joshua Bassett drama.

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Let’s play a game!

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By Henry Grabar


His executive order is essentially bulletproof. Here’s why.

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President Joe Biden after his inauguration on Wednesday. Patrick Smith/Getty Images

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On the day he left my city, I got to see the view he had from the White House.

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Donald Trump’s old house. Christina Cauterucci/Slate

By Christina Cauterucci


He can’t go back up the escalator.

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Donald Trump at the White House on Jan. 12. Drew Angerer/Getty Images

By Susan Matthews


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Andrew Yang announces his candidacy for New York City mayor on Thursday in Manhattan. Michael M. Santiago/Getty Images

By Henry Grabar and Jordan Weissmann


“You just say your prayers and keep your fingers crossed.”

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By Mary Harris


White House officials have warned Trump against pardoning himself.

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By Daniel Politi


The decline was largely due to Republicans.

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President Donald Trump walks to Marine One on the South Lawn of the White House on January 12, 2021 in Washington, D.C. Drew Angerer/Getty Images

By Daniel Politi


The executive branch embarked upon a mad dash to kill death row inmates before Biden’s inauguration.

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Justice Sonia Sotomayor in 2016. Leigh Vogel/Getty Images

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