Matt Shuham

Matt Shuham is a news writer for TPM. He was previously associate editor of The National Memo and managing editor of the Harvard Political Review. He is available by email at and on Twitter @mattshuham.

Articles by Matt

Sen. Jeff Flake (R-AZ) mourned the passing of his colleague Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) in a Washington Post op-ed published Saturday night, writing that, as “the other senator from Arizona,” “perhaps what says the most about John are the miles he usually traveled alone, such as during the mid-1990s to a veterans home in Northeast Washington to visit former Democratic congressman Mo Udall.” Read the op-ed here.

Kelli Ward, who is running in the Republican primary this week to replace Sen. Jeff Flake (R-AZ) in Washington, implied Saturday that the late Sen. John McCain’s (R-AZ) decision on Friday to discontinue medical treatment for his severe brain cancer — or the media coverage thereof — was purposefully timed to create “a particular narrative that they hope is negative to me.”

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Sen. Jeff Flake (R-AZ) grew emotional Sunday morning while remembering the late Sen. John McCain (R-AZ). In an interview with Flake, CNN’s Jake Tapper played video of McCain saying that it had been a “privilege” to serve with Flake after Flake’s announcement that he would retire at the end of his current term.

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