Nicole Lafond

Nicole Lafond is a news writer for TPM based in New York City. She is also currently earning a master's degree in journalism from Columbia University and previously worked as an education reporter at The News-Gazette in Champaign, Ill. Follow her on Twitter @Nicole_Lafond.

Articles by Nichole

President Donald Trump on Wednesday said he was looking at the various investigations his Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke and said he would have an “idea” of what Zinke’s fate will be in “about a week.”

We’re looking at that and I do want to study whatever is being said,” he said. “I think he’s doing an excellent job but we will take a look at that in a very strong– and we’ll probably have an idea about that in about a week.”

President Donald Trump didn’t hesitate to give House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) credit on Wednesday during a press conference at the White House, offering the top Democratic lawmaker “a great deal of credit for what she’s done.”

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For these 15 House candidates, President Donald Trump’s robust endorsement did not boost them enough to beat out their Democratic opponents.

Katie Arrington in South Carolina; Dave Brat in Virginia; Lena Epstein in Michigan; Claudia Tenney, John Faso and Dan Donovan in New York; Kevin Yoder in Kansas; Erik Paulsen in Minnesota; Danny Tarkanian in Nevada; Rod Blum in Iowa; John Chrin and Keith Rothfus in Pennsylvania; Pete Sessions in Texas; Jay Webber in New Jersey and Dave Hughes in Minnesota.

After bragging about his “Big Victory” on Tuesday night, President Donald Trump declared in a tweet that those who worked with him leading up the midterms were rewarded with wins, and those who didn’t: “say goodbye!”

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