What The Fuck Just Happened Today?

Today's essential guide to the daily shock and awe in national politics. Read in moderation.
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Day 1081: "Reign of terror."

Day 1082: Get this done.

Day 1083: "Historic nightmare."

Day 1084: Standing down.

Day 1085: Reckless.

Day 1086: Destabilizing activities.

Day 1089: Interpretations.

Day 1090: "Deserve the truth."

Day 1091: Con job.

Day 1092: "Do impartial justice."

Day 1093: "Dopes and babies."

Day 1096: "The Framers' worst nightmare."

Day 1097: "Deliberately designed to hide the truth."

Day 1098: "Protect our democracy."

Day 1099: "No president has abused his power in this way."

Day 1100: "What our framers feared most."

Day 1103: A colorful distraction.

Day 1104: A diversion.

Day 1105: Public interest.

Day 1106: Bogus claims.

Day 1107: "A grand tragedy."

Day 1110: "History will not be kind to Donald Trump."

Day 1111: An unmitigated disaster.

Day 1112: A giant asterisk.

Day 1113: "It was all bullshit."

Day 1114: "You'll see."

Day 1117: Parasite.

Day 1118: Excessive.

Day 1119: "Ought to apologize."

Day 1120: Impossible.

Day 1121: "Crime fighters."

Day 1125: "Openly and repeatedly flouted."

Day 1126: Cleaning house.

Day 1127: Desperate.

Day 1128: Presidential preference.

Day 1131: Snakes.

Day 1132: "This might be bad."

Day 1133: "We're very, very ready for this."

Day 1134: Muzzled.

Day 1135: "Deeply troubling."

Day 1138: "No reason to panic."

Day 1139: Not good.

Day 1140: "A perfect storm."

Day 1141: Confusion.

Day 1142: "Contained."

Day 1145: "Nobody is trying to minimize this."

Day 1146: "Everything is working out."

Day 1147: "It's going to get worse."

Day 1148: Canceled.

Day 1149: "Full-scale disaster."

Day 1152: "This is bad."

Day 1153: "We have it totally under control."

Day 1154: "Just in case we need it."

Day 1155: "Nobody knew."

Day 1156: "The only thing we weren't prepared for."

Day 1159: "The pandemic is accelerating."

Day 1160: "I want America to understand: This week, it's going to get bad."

Day 1161: "Critical to maintaining national security."

Day 1162: "We may well be in a recession."

Day 1163: "Wasting time."

Day 1166: Ill informed, misleading, and downright wrong.

Day 1167: "Be prepared for it."

Day 1168: "A very heavy price."

Day 1169: "Here we go again."

Day 1170: "You don't have to do it."

Day 1173: "Not a big Trump fan."

Day 1174: "Too naive or too stupid."

Day 1175: "It's time to intensify."

Day 1176: No deal.

Day 1177: "The biggest decision."

Day 1180: "A lot of instincts."

Day 1181: "The ultimate authority."

Day 1182: "As dangerous as it sounds."

Day 1183: "Call your own shots."

Day 1184: "Never fear."

Day 1187: "Complaining."

Day 1188: "A new way of living."

Day 1189: "Dangerous and provocative."

Day 1190: "The worst is yet to come."

Day 1191: "Just to see what would happen."

Day 1194: "Not worth the time and effort."

Day 1195: "Can't imagine why."

Day 1196: "A great success story."

Day 1197: "Honestly, I'm really in charge."

Day 1198: "I will never lie to you."

Day 1201: "It goes up rapidly."

Day 1202: "Weaker and sicker and poorer."

Day 1203: "We've solved every problem."

Day 1204: "Overly prescriptive."

Day 1205: "Literally off the charts."

Day 1208: "It's scary to go to work."

Day 1209: "That's not prevailing."

Day 1210: "The darkest winter in modern history."

Day 1211: "Not an acceptable answer."

Day 1212: "Inconsistent and incoherent."

Day 1215: "I seem to be okay."

Day 1216: "Badge of honor."

Day 1217: "We still have a long way to go."

Day 1218: "Social and moral responsibility."

Day 1219: "Petulant child."

Day 1223: "Shutdown mood."

Day 1224: 100,000 dead.

Day 1225: "Big action."

Day 1226: Fuck this shit.

Day 1228: American carnage.

Day 1229: Bunker boy.

Day 1230: "Everything to divide us."

Day 1231: "No idea."

Day 1236: "Now that everything is under perfect control."

Day 1237: "We're still at the beginning."

Day 1238: "Everything about this is irregular."

Day 1239: "This is not a game."

Day 1240: "There's no strategy."

Day 1244: Transgressions.

Day 1245: "Obstruction of justice as a way of life."

Day 1246: "On the cusp of losing control."

Day 1247: Priorities.

Day 1250: "Underwhelming."

Day 1251: "Mixed bag."

Day 1252: "A massive outbreak."

Day 1253: "An explosion."

Day 1254: "And we have an election coming up."

Day 1257: "Nobody told me."

Day 1258: "We're going in the wrong direction."

Day 1259: "It's going to sort of just disappear, I hope."

Day 1260: "We are not flattening the curve right now."

Day 1264: "Really not good."

Day 1265: "Gave up and didn't try."

Day 1266: "A campaign of bullying, intimidation, and retaliation."

Day 1267: "The pandemic is still accelerating."

Day 1268: "An unbelievable thing."

Day 1271: "Highest risk."

Day 1272: "Find something new."

Day 1273: "We could go on for days."

Day 1274: "Red zones."

Day 1275: "Science should not stand in the way."

Day 1278: "I'll be right eventually."

Day 1279: "We need everything we can get."

Day 1280: "Surge."

Day 1281: "Person, woman, man, camera, TV."

Day 1282: "Just not right."

Day 1285: "Act of expressing hope and optimism for the future."

Day 1287: "Nobody likes me."

Day 1288: "A catastrophic disaster."

Day 1289: "We cannot test our way out of this pandemic."

Day 1292: "Extraordinarily widespread."

Day 1293: "It is what it is."

Day 1294: "He still doesn't get it."

Day 1295: "It wouldn't hurt."