Significant Digits For Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2018

You’re reading Significant Digits, a daily digest of the numbers tucked inside the news. 43 hours President Trump’s 43-hour stay in Paris was fraught. As the Washington Post reports, he “brooded” over midterm recounts in Florida, “sulked” over Democratic victories elsewhere, “erupted” at his staff following the media’s coverage of his decision to skip a […]

Yes, It Was A Blue Wave

Welcome to FiveThirtyEight’s weekly politics chat. The transcript below has been lightly edited. sarahf (Sarah Frostenson, politics editor): So we’re here today to talk about the midterm elections and the BLUE WAVE … or blue trickle? Which is it, team!?! nrakich (Nathaniel Rakich, elections analyst): It was, by any historical standard, a blue wave. Democrats […]