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David A. Graham

David Graham is a senior associate editor at The Atlantic, where he oversees the Politics Channel. He previously reported for Newsweek, The Wall Street Journal, and The National.

Is Trump's 'Wiretap' Claim Vindicated?

The president’s defenders say reported surveillance of Paul Manafort justifies an accusation against Barack Obama, but they overstate the facts.

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Why Trump Replaced Reince Priebus With John Kelly

The new White House chief of staff is the current secretary of Homeland Security and a retired Marine general.

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Trump's Shifting Surveillance Claims

His newest argument, that he was talking about Susan Rice and “unmasking,” doesn’t make any more sense than his previous versions.

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Trump's Plea for Russia to Hack the US Government

The Republican nominee publicly asked a foreign government to leak emails from a cabinet secretary, dismissed the Geneva Conventions, and seemed confused about where Tim Kaine came from.

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The Dallas Shooting and the Advent of Killer Police Robots

Chief David Brown says officers used a device equipped with a bomb to kill a suspect, a perhaps unprecedented move that raises new questions about use of lethal force.

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FBI Director Says San Bernardino Shooters Didn’t Post Public Social Media Messages

The attackers sent messages, but they were private and couldn’t have been caught by intelligence.

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How Safe is the US Electrical Grid?

The grid is threatened by massive solar storms, terrorists and climate change. What happens when the lights go out?


Why Did China Hack Federal Employees' Data?

Officials think the massive data breach revealed this week is part of an effort to build a database of U.S. government workers.