Luke Brinker
Luke Brinker

Luke Brinker is Mic's politics editor. He is based in New York and can be reached at luke@mic.com.

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Nov. 11, 2016

March 2, 2015: The date Hillary Clinton lost the 2016 election

Clinton's fate now appears to have been sealed 618 days before she conceded defeat to Trump.

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Nov. 9, 2016

Hillary Clinton expected to publicly concede defeat Wednesday morning

Eight years after conceding her first presidential defeat, Clinton is about to acknowledge her second.
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Nov. 5, 2016

Pot legalization gets one of its biggest endorsements yet as Nancy Pelosi backs Prop 64

The former House Speaker's moves reflect the shifting politics of the issue.
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Nov. 5, 2016

Melania Trump modeled in the United States prior to obtaining work visa

The potential first lady appears to have violated immigration law, contrary to the Trump camp's claims.
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Nov. 2, 2016

Panicking Democrats should calm the hell down about Hillary Clinton's chances. Here's why.

A Trump win looks more plausible than it did a few days ago — but just about everything has to break his way.
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Oct. 29, 2016

Hillary Clinton's campaign declares war on FBI Director James Comey amid new email review

"He owes the public the full story — or else he shouldn't have cracked open this door in the first place."

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Oct. 28, 2016
Oct. 28, 2016

Donald Trump grabs and kisses former Miss Universe onstage in newly unearthed video

Jennifer Hawkins' discomfort is hard to miss.
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Oct. 28, 2016

Secretary of State Joe Biden? VP reportedly Hillary Clinton's top pick for chief diplomat.

The United States may not have seen the last of Joe Biden.
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Oct. 28, 2016

Illinois Sen. Mark Kirk accused of racism after tone-deaf jab at opponent's Thai heritage

The context makes Kirk's attack on Tammy Duckworth even worse.
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Oct. 28, 2016

Ammon Bundy and six others found not guilty in Oregon militia trial

The verdict comes nine months after an FBI raid on the far-right militia group.

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Oct. 20, 2016

Election Predictions 2016: Here's who's likely to win the presidential election

All signs point to a third consecutive Democratic term.
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Oct. 20, 2016

Hillary Clinton's not-so-secret weapon in the final presidential debate: Donald Trump

Trump often seemed determined to do Clinton's work for her.
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Oct. 19, 2016

The backdrop of the final presidential debate: A toxic stew of ugliness and paranoia

Trump and Clinton enter Wednesday night's Vegas showdown amid an ever-more-acrimonious climate.
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Oct. 12, 2016

Shock poll shows independent candidate Evan McMullin in statistical tie for first in Utah

The GOP stronghold could elude Donald Trump this November.
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Oct. 10, 2016

Hillary Clinton crushes Donald Trump in national poll taken after #TrumpTapes leak

Is the GOP headed toward a bloodbath?

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Oct. 10, 2016

Donald Trump didn't win the second presidential debate. But he didn't lose it either.

Trump may have stanched the bleeding — but he did nothing to threaten Clinton's lead.
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Oct. 9, 2016

Donald Trump appears with Bill Clinton sexual assault accusers before debate

Trump signals he's about to play hardball.
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Oct. 8, 2016

The RNC just cut off support to Donald Trump. Here's what that means.

Another nail in the Trump campaign coffin?