Ben Dreyfuss

Ben Dreyfuss

Engagement Editor

Ben Dreyfuss is the engagement editor at Mother Jones. He's done some other stuff, too. You can email him at bdreyfuss@motherjones.com. But you don't have to. But you can. But you really don't have to. 

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Hillary Clinton and Elizabeth Warren took a little trip to Ohio today to see the sights, do some antiquing, and eviscerate Donald Trump.

Here's the distinguished senator from Massachusetts up first:

And now, the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee:

They have a pretty good buddy cop situation going on here. Maybe Clinton will make her VP after all?

There is something dramatic happening at the US Senate, per Politico.

Sen. Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) launched a talking filibuster on the Senate floor — which was quickly joined by fellow Democrats — in an effort to pressure Republicans to accept legislation that would deny suspected terrorists from purchasing firearms and require universal background checks.

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I'm going to remain on this floor until we get some signal, some sign that we can come together on these two measures, that we can get a path forward on addressing this epidemic in a meaningful, bipartisan way,” Murphy continued on the Senate floor on Wednesday, after he first started his filibuster at about 11:20 a.m.

Watch live, courtesy of NBC News.

Elizabeth Warren Just Endorsed Hillary Clinton

In an interview with the Boston Globe this evening, Sen. Elizabeth Warren formally endorsed presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton:

“I’m ready,” said Warren in an interview with The Globe Thursday evening. “I’m ready to jump in this fight and make sure that Hillary Clinton is the next president of the United States and be sure that Donald Trump gets nowhere near the White House.”

Earlier in the evening, Warren gave an "I'm going to light you on fire and burn you to the ground" speech attacking Donald Trump at the American Constitution Society of Law and Policy.

The Massachusetts senator (who also happens to be the left's secret internet girlfriend) is supposed to appear tonight on The Rachel Maddow Show (Maddow is also a secret internet girlfriend of the left) to talk about why she didn't endorse the left's secret internet boyfriend, Bernie Sanders. (The left gets around…in secret…on the internet.) I'll update this with video when that happens.

UPDATE: Wow, that was a really powerful interview Warren just gave on The Rachel Maddow Show.

Here's a clip from it. I'll post the rest as soon as MSNBC posts it.

Donald Trump: Are We Not In The Trust Tree?

HAHAHAHAHAAHA.

He was just brainstorming! There are no bad ideas in a brainstorm!

I can't stop laughing.

This happened, naturally, on Fox & Friends. I imagine the episode went a bit like this:

Mother Jones' Josh Harkinson reported earlier today that the Trump campaign selected white nationalist leader William Johnson as a delegate in California.

Trump campaign spokeswoman Hope Hicks just issued this statement about it to the Washington Post:

Yesterday the Trump campaign submitted its list of California delegates to be certified by the Secretary of State of California. A database error led to the inclusion of a potential delegate that had been rejected and removed from the campaign’s list in February 2016.

Read Harkinson's full story.

UPDATE, 5:48 p.m. ET: "Database error" was apparently the Trump campaign's second attempt at an explanation.

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