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Chatting the Pictures Video February 11, 2018

Chatting the Pictures: Trump Cheerleaders; Super Bowl Body; SpaceX Starman

Hey, we’re back with another news photo chat! Watch RTP's Michael Shaw and Cara Finnegan riff for 20 minutes or so about three headline photos.

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Notes Photo January 31, 2018

2018 State of the Union: The Trump Show in Screenshots

In spite of our snark, Dems better watch out because this SOTU demonstrated many of the skills that got Trump elected.

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Notes Photo January 22, 2018

Trump’s Weekend Shutdown Pix: The Medium is the Mess

What is instantly relevant about these White House shutdown photos, in fact, is everything that is missing.

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Notes Photo January 19, 2018

MLK, Immigration & Shutdown: Our Visual Roundup of the Week

In a short week, with Trump a blur of contradiction, most of the news tied back to race and immigration.

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Notes Photo January 15, 2018

On the New Yorker “Shithole” Cover, Among Others

This is probably the most damaging word picture Trump, or any politician, has ever uttered. My quick takes on the illo.

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Notes Photo December 23, 2017

Trump’s Christmas Offensive

Trump spent the whole month on a relentless crusade to remind everyone "Season's Greetings" was somehow sacrilegious. But did anyone care?

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Notes Photo December 11, 2017

Watch Nancy Burson’s Latest GIF Morphing Trump with “Rocket Man”

The GIF and the picture are about Trump's identification with nemeses, and about scaling the Mt. Olympus for autocrats.

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Notes Photo December 3, 2017

Trump Is Disturbed, But We Always Look Past It

He’s been acting even crazier and more deluded, the silence and enabling only amplifying the danger.

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Notes Photo October 27, 2017

Throwing Russian Flags at Trump

Maybe the Trump flag attack would have been more effective six months ago when the Russia story still dominated the news. Otherwise, all it hit was teflon.

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Notes Photo October 23, 2017

Looking at Trump and Kelly at Arlington Cemetery

Why the New York Times published the photo it did of Trump and Kelly visiting the General's son's grave.

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Notes Photo August 24, 2017

Phoenix Jesus: On Scott Mahaskey’s Trump Rally Protest Photo

M. Scott Mahaskey's photo taken outside Trump's rally in Phoenix on Tuesday night is as audacious, and biblical, as the times.

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Notes Photo July 18, 2017

On that Creepy Don Jr. Elevator Photo

The photo can be seen as a premonition. It mirrors the surreptitiousness of the Russia meeting and the fact Don Jr. isn't so swaggery anymore.

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Notes Photo June 26, 2017

On the Failed Rubio – Ivanka Bot Hug

Given her meticulously-constructed public image and the way she is constantly composed, Ivanka just doesn't have awkward moments.

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Notes Photo June 9, 2017

Comey as Metaphor: Our Social Media Roundup of the Week

Looking at the most striking pictures from the last five days, greater light and clarity seems to be the theme.

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Notes Photo June 5, 2017

London and a Fake Suicide Vest

The biggest threat of this attack was the potential to create outsized effects on the cheap. A fake vest or a real one is part of sorting the difference.

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Notes Photo June 1, 2017

Trump the Forlorn: On an Unusual Arlington Portrait

Maybe this is Trump showing the full effect of almost six months bearing the presidential mantle. Maybe he’s about done in.

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Notes Photo May 29, 2017

Love to Damocles: Our Trump First Foreign Trip Grand Tour

If Trump's first foreign trip was successful in any way, it was only in its Groucho notes and the respite from the Russian tornado back home.

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Notes Photo May 20, 2017

Trump Jumps Shark: Our Weekly Social Media Roundup

Looking back at our Twitter feed this week, we were drawn to Trump's reality gap and the photographic embrace of every "not normal" telegraph.

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