Rafi Schwartz

Staff writer

Rafi Schwartz is a Politics Writer with The Week, where he focuses on elections, Congress, and the White House. He was previously a contributing writer with Mic, a senior writer with Splinter News, and the managing editor of Heeb Magazine. His work has appeared in Rolling Stone, GOOD, The Forward, and elsewhere.

Rafi currently lives in the Twin Cities, where he does not bike, run, or take part in any team sports. He does, however, have a variety of interests, hobbies, and passions.

White House affirms 'the Holocaust happened'
Ye, formerly known as Kanye West
History 101

White House affirms 'the Holocaust happened'

Alex Jones files for bankruptcy following Sandy Hook damages ruling
Alex Jones
Lost the Info War

Alex Jones files for bankruptcy following Sandy Hook damages ruling

Senate passes railroad agreement to avert strike
labor protesters outside the U.S. Capitol
Running on time

Senate passes railroad agreement to avert strike

GOP House Judiciary Committee deletes 'Kanye. Elon. Trump.' tweet
Kanye West embracing Donald Trump
[Redacted. Redacted. Redacted]

GOP House Judiciary Committee deletes 'Kanye. Elon. Trump.' tweet

Why the GOP is attacking Hakeem Jeffries as an 'election denier'
Rep. Hakeem Jeffries
Speed Reads

Why the GOP is attacking Hakeem Jeffries as an 'election denier'

Who to watch in Kevin McCarthy's speaker bid
Kevin McCarthy.
Feature

Who to watch in Kevin McCarthy's speaker bid

Christine McVie dies at 79
Fleetwood Mac
RIP

Christine McVie dies at 79

Who is Nick Fuentes, the bigot who dined with Trump?
Nick Fuentes.
Briefing

Who is Nick Fuentes, the bigot who dined with Trump?

Congress braces for looming budget battle
The Capitol.
Briefing

Congress braces for looming budget battle

Mike Lindell is '100% running' to lead the RNC
Mike Lindell
Pillow power

Mike Lindell is '100% running' to lead the RNC

It's a GOP free-for-all in the Georgia runoff
Republicans.
Briefing

It's a GOP free-for-all in the Georgia runoff

Pence reportedly considering giving Jan. 6 testimony to DOJ
Mike Pence
Spill the tea

Pence reportedly considering giving Jan. 6 testimony to DOJ

Why is Kevin McCarthy threatening to impeach Biden's DHS Secretary?
Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif)
Broader border battle

Why is Kevin McCarthy threatening to impeach Biden's DHS Secretary?

Graham testifies before Georgia grand jury in election probe
Sen. Lindsey Graham
Testify!

Graham testifies before Georgia grand jury in election probe

SCOTUS denies Trump's attempt to block Congress from his taxes
The Supreme Court.
Trumped

SCOTUS denies Trump's attempt to block Congress from his taxes

Reactivated Marjorie Taylor Greene vows to test 'every limit of free speech' on Twitter
GOP Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.)
Hitting the ground running

Reactivated Marjorie Taylor Greene vows to test 'every limit of free speech' on Twitter

GOP impeachment investigation support hits 28 percent
President Joe Biden
Majority rules

GOP impeachment investigation support hits 28 percent

Who is Hakeem Jeffries?
Hakeem Jeffries.
Briefing

Who is Hakeem Jeffries?

Merrick Garland appoints special counsel for Trump investigations
Merrick Garland
Speed Reads

Merrick Garland appoints special counsel for Trump investigations

Can House Dems bar Trump from seeking office?
Donald Trump.
Briefing

Can House Dems bar Trump from seeking office?

Federal judge blocks DeSantis' 'Stop WOKE' education bill
Ron DeSantis
Awoken once more

Federal judge blocks DeSantis' 'Stop WOKE' education bill

Nancy Pelosi's most notable moments in Congress
Nancy Pelosi.
Briefing

Nancy Pelosi's most notable moments in Congress

Pelosi steps back after 20 years of House leadership
Nancy Pelosi
Madam Speaker

Pelosi steps back after 20 years of House leadership

Swiftie fury at Ticketmaster prompts congressional responses
Taylor Swift
Will, Can, Should

Swiftie fury at Ticketmaster prompts congressional responses

He's running
Donald Trump.
Briefing

He's running

Rick Scott announces challenge to Mitch McConnell
Rick Scott
Great Scott!

Rick Scott announces challenge to Mitch McConnell

Republicans vote to back Kevin McCarthy as Speaker
Kevin McCarthy
One down...

Republicans vote to back Kevin McCarthy as Speaker

Prosecutors decline to charge Rudy Giuliani for Ukraine work
Rudy Giuliani
Rudy Can't Fail

Prosecutors decline to charge Rudy Giuliani for Ukraine work

Kevin McCarthy reportedly has a challenger for Speaker already
Rep. Andy Biggs
The race is on

Kevin McCarthy reportedly has a challenger for Speaker already

Prestigious conservatives urge delay in congressional GOP leadership vote
Mitch McConnell and Kevin McCarthy
Not so fast

Prestigious conservatives urge delay in congressional GOP leadership vote

SCOTUS okays House subpoena for AZ GOP Chair's phone records
Kelli Ward
Ring Ring

SCOTUS okays House subpoena for AZ GOP Chair's phone records

Is a Senate GOP leadership fight next?
Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fl.)
Rubio Rumble

Is a Senate GOP leadership fight next?

Trump lashes out at VA Gov. Youngkin — 'Sounds Chinese'
VA Gov. Glenn Youngkin
Telephonics

Trump lashes out at VA Gov. Youngkin — 'Sounds Chinese'

Report: Musk says 'bankruptcy isn't out of the question' at Twitter
Elon Musk.
Fail whale

Report: Musk says 'bankruptcy isn't out of the question' at Twitter

McCarthy's quest to become speaker off to rough start
GOP Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy
Knives out

McCarthy's quest to become speaker off to rough start

Alex Jones hit with $473 million Sandy Hook ruling
Alex Jones
Damages

Alex Jones hit with $473 million Sandy Hook ruling