Aaron Blake

Washington, D.C.

Senior political reporter, writing for The Fix

Education: University of Minnesota

Aaron Blake is senior political reporter, writing for The Fix. A Minnesota native, he has also written about politics for the Minneapolis Star Tribune and The Hill newspaper.
Latest from Aaron Blake

Haley gets her ‘two-person race’ with Trump. It doesn’t look promising.

With DeSantis out, we should have a clear picture of the race when New Hampshire votes Tuesday.

January 21, 2024

Haley’s ‘too many lies’ attack on Trump is too little, too late

Trump’s opponents seem to be willing to call out his lies only when they involve them personally. And that self-serving approach has hamstrung any efforts to turn the page.

January 19, 2024

The House GOP’s growing dilemma on the immigration bill

Republicans seem to be previewing arguments for why it all might fall apart. But Senate Republicans have put the focus squarely on the House GOP.

January 19, 2024

How racist was our country? Take a look at the numbers.

As Nikki Haley doubles down on saying the United States has never been racist, here’s a look at where we were in the relatively recent past.

January 18, 2024

How Democrats undermine their own anti-Trump message

The White House has apologized for the DNC’s gratuitous statement on Asa Hutchinson. But it wasn’t the only discordant message from a party that has pitched Trump as a singular threat.

January 18, 2024

Trump’s unsubtle crusade to cast foes as less American comes for Haley

The playbook is strikingly familiar. He has used virtually the same formula against Barack Obama and Kamala D. Harris.

January 17, 2024

The Campaign Moment: How Trump iced his foes in Iowa

What Monday’s results say about what comes next -- and the Republican Party.

January 16, 2024

5 takeaways from the Republican Iowa caucuses

Breaking down Trump’s big win, what second place means, and the key numbers.

January 15, 2024

Surprises do happen in early primaries. How much have they mattered?

There is some precedent for primaries turning out quite different from what was expected — including with Trump. But Trump’s opponents would need that and a whole lot more.

January 15, 2024

DeSantis prepares to go down swinging — at Fox News

DeSantis is going after Fox for catering to Trump. It’s a well-founded allegation, but it’s also the result of plenty of people (including DeSantis) treating Trump with kid gloves.

January 12, 2024