Benjy Sarlin

Benjy Sarlin

@BenjySarlin

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Political reporter for @NBCNews. I cover elections and their consequences. Take it off Twitter at Benjy.Sarlin@nbcuni.com.

Washington, DC
Joined on August 27, 2008
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Me every time I log onto Twitter dot com

Me every time I log onto Twitter dot com

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Quoted @scott_tobias

Would love for the next episode of Game Of Thrones to be a bottle episode set entirely inside "the Crypt." Get a fly buzzing around. Have Rian Johnson direct. Save money, enrage fans, achieve true greatness.

As far as I'm concerned I'd watch three more seasons of different character combos drinking in a room and nothing else

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Green New Deal is primarily concerned with huge investments in renewable energy (along with jobs and health care). KIITG looks at how to block fossil fuel extraction to encourage a faster transition. Warren/Sanders plans last week drew praise from this corner.

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NEW: Green New Deal is driving the 2020 climate debate, but there's another fight brewing over the "keep it in the ground" movement which looks to actively prevent fracking, drilling, and mining

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Quoted @akarl_smith

Poll: 63% of Americans haven't read any of the Mueller report yet, and 31% don't plan to moving forward https://www.businessinsider.com/people-who-havent-read-the-mueller-report-insist-it-exonerates-trump-2019-4 …

Poll: 63% of Americans haven't read any of the Mueller report yet, and 31% don't plan to moving forward https://www.businessinsider.com/people-who-havent-read-the-mueller-report-insist-it-exonerates-trump-2019-4 …

These are shockingly high numbers on the have read/will read, also I too intend to read the most recent Pulitzer Prize winner in fiction just as soon as I finish the last four

Quoted @MattGrossmann

‘Medicare for All’ is dropping in popularity as Republicans unite against it, but all buy-in options remain extremely popular with steady support, especially if paid for with high-income taxes https://morningconsult.com/2019/04/22/how-the-medicare-for-all-messaging-battle-can-be-won-or-lost/ …

Worth noting: There's still no clear GOP talking point against Medicare buy-in. Industry groups have tried to argue it will reduce their compensation too much to maintain care, but that's not a regular political attack you hear.

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New Morning Consult polling shows a pretty significant amount of openness to a Medicare buy-in among Republican voters. https://morningconsult.com/2019/04/22/how-the-medicare-for-all-messaging-battle-can-be-won-or-lost/ …

New Morning Consult polling shows a pretty significant amount of openness to a Medicare buy-in among Republican voters. https://morningconsult.com/2019/04/22/how-the-medicare-for-all-messaging-battle-can-be-won-or-lost/ …

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This confusion is, in many ways, encouraged by the 2020 Democrats. Much of the field backs the Sanders M4A bill (which replaces all private insurance) but pivots to a voluntary version (which keeps it) whenever they get asked about their own plan. https://twitter.com/TopherSpiro/status/1120325190448230402 …

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Free public college has become a common D position since Sanders' 2016 run, mass cancellation of student debt (as Warren proposes) is rarer, though not unheard of. Jared Polis (now CO gov) had a bill to cancel $1.4T in debt, paid for by reversing Trump tax cuts, for example.

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Pragmatic Centrists Offer Means-Tested Alternative To 'Delete Your Account'

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It's early returns, but so far I've found deleting the Twitter app on my phone is a good way to still use it without getting caught on a hamster wheel as much

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If it’s a day that ends in Y, Elizabeth Warren has a new policy proposal. Today it’s a plan out to cancel up to $50,000 of student debt per person and then offer free public college.

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The Romney statement feels weirdly more to-the-point on what the report says than a lot of the early 2020 Democratic reactions

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Quoted @SenatorRomney

I have now read the redacted Mueller report and offer my personal reaction:

I have now read the redacted Mueller report and offer my personal reaction:

ROMNEY has read the redacted version of the Mueller report, and says "I am sickened at the extent and pervasiveness of dishonesty and misdirection by individuals in the highest office of the land, including the President."

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NEWS: .@SenatorBennet given clean bill of health after cancer surgery; expected to move forward with presidential run

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The Trump era is so eventful, so surreal, so mentally exhausting, that I wish we could preserve a small handful of Trump Theses for future historians to understand the weirder undercurrents of his term. This would be one of them.

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You don't need some tinfoil hat to say "Hey maybe the president shouldn't lie about pursuing a giant business deal in Russia while he's talking about how amazing Putin is on the trail for months"

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What surprises me most about D reaction to Mueller report isn't wariness about impeachment, it's how much they seem to accept the "NO COLLUSION" frame after a report that contains tons of damaging Russia-related ties short of conspiracy that the president covered up

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Quoted @rebeccaballhaus

Rudy Giuliani on CNN tonight: “If we're going to start making moral judgments about everybody in public office, we'll have nobody in public office."

Feels like the epigraph in a book someday

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After @SuzyKhimm investigated preventable carbon monoxide poisoning deaths in public housing, HUD announced today they're looking at rules to require detectors

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