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July 23, 2021, 10:17 AM

Joe Biden, Kamala Harris jump in on 2021 races: The Note

Biden will spend Friday night stumping for Terry McAuliffe.
July 23, 2021, 10:17 AM
Biden, Harris jump in on 2021 races: The Note
July 22, 2021, 10:23 AM

Liz Cheney positioned as linchpin for credibility of Jan. 6 findings: The Note

Cheney stands in the way of the committee becoming meaningless.
July 22, 2021, 10:23 AM
Liz Cheney positioned as linchpin for credibility of Jan. 6 findings: The Note
July 21, 2021, 10:20 AM

Judgment day arrives for Biden's theory of Washington: The Note

A key vote on the president's infrastructure bill comes Wednesday.
July 21, 2021, 10:20 AM
Judgment day arrives for Biden's theory of Washington: The Note
July 19, 2021, 11:54 AM

Overstuffed agenda tests Democratic unity: The Note

The legislative calendar and real-world events are reordering priority lists and threatening to leave several big items behind.
July 19, 2021, 11:54 AM
Overstuffed agenda tests Democratic unity: The Note
July 16, 2021, 10:16 AM

Biden's big bets on government grow: The Note

Without people seeing the federal government as a force for good, not many possible outcomes are attractive to President Joe Biden's party.
July 16, 2021, 10:16 AM
Biden's big bets on government grow: The Note
July 15, 2021, 8:13 PM

Democrats put 'big lie' front and center for voters: The Note

What Democrats are doing is coalescing around a message -- arguing that falsehoods about the last election are driving changes in voting laws.
July 15, 2021, 8:13 PM
Democrats put 'big lie' front and center for voters: The Note
July 15, 2021, 10:15 AM

White House set for whack-a-mole among jittery Democrats: The Note

The debate from here over Democrats' $3.5 trillion spending plan will, once again, be an exercise in securing party loyalty for President Joe Biden's White House.
July 15, 2021, 10:15 AM
White House set for whack-a-mole among jittery Democrats: The Note
July 13, 2021, 11:23 AM

Texas Democrats, Biden up intra-party pressure on voting rights: The Note

The urgent question for Dems is whether they can make any changes of their own at the federal level, while they have power in Washington if not necessarily enough votes.
July 13, 2021, 11:23 AM
Texas Democrats, Biden up intra-party pressure on voting rights: The Note
July 12, 2021, 10:42 AM

Trump threatens further disruptions inside both parties: The Note

Former President Trump is relishing the fact that he appears to remain a force who can blow up policy and political plans even without access to Twitter or Facebook.
July 12, 2021, 10:42 AM
Trump threatens further disruptions inside both parties: The Note
July 9, 2021, 10:19 AM

Conspiracy theories, misinformation threaten to overtake COVID fight: The Note

Biden's "door to door" comment is drawing blowback from the GOP.
July 9, 2021, 10:19 AM
Conspiracy theories, misinformation threaten to overtake COVID fight: The Note
July 7, 2021, 10:04 AM

Reach of 'big lie' grows 6 months after Jan. 6: The Note

The coming months will fill gaps but appear less likely than ever to achieve political consensus surrounding the facts.
July 7, 2021, 10:04 AM
Reach of 'big lie' grows 6 months after Jan. 6: The Note
July 6, 2021, 1:42 PM

Biden's sway stays tied to COVID recovery: The Note

This critical summer for the pandemic coincides with a critical legislative stretch for Biden's agenda. Dems are banking on progress in both areas in the months to come.
July 6, 2021, 1:42 PM
Biden's sway stays tied to COVID recovery: The Note
July 2, 2021, 10:06 AM

Mid-year reality checks temper Democrats' hopes: The Note

This middle part of 2021 has felt a bit like 2020, with a torrent of news leading in multiple potential directions.
July 2, 2021, 10:06 AM
Mid-year reality checks temper Democrats' hopes: The Note
July 1, 2021, 10:13 AM

Legal squeeze on Trump passes new threshold: The Note

Former President Donald Trump likes to talk about himself as counter-puncher, yet these blows could be harder than usual to return.
July 1, 2021, 10:13 AM
Legal squeeze on Trump passes new threshold: The Note
June 30, 2021, 10:14 AM

Jockeying for 2024 plays out on Trump's turf: The Note

Whether or not former President Donald Trump runs again, Trumpism is here to stay -- through 2022 and 2024, if not beyond.
June 30, 2021, 10:14 AM
Jockeying for 2024 plays out on Trump's turf: The Note
1 month ago

Trump again becomes GOP's main show: The Note

To many elected Republicans, former President Donald Trump is engaged in a sideshow that they'd just as soon ignore, but he's going to keep feeding the news cycle.
1 month ago
Trump again becomes GOP's main show: The Note
1 month ago
Biden walk-back doesn’t solve Democrats’ divide: The Note
1 month ago

Biden raises stakes on still-uncertain infrastructure deal: The Note

The president said the deal signals American democracy can work.
1 month ago
Biden raises stakes on still-uncertain infrastructure deal: The Note
1 month ago

Deal-making flurry leaves Biden with choices: The Note

President Joe Biden has the chance to play the role he has long coveted on Thursday when a group of bipartisan senators brief him on an infrastructure "framework" deal.
1 month ago
Deal-making flurry leaves Biden with choices: The Note
1 month ago

Democrats watch expectations outpace realities: The Note

Expectations are in danger of outpacing realities with enough regularity to bring intra-party grumbles.
1 month ago
Democrats watch expectations outpace realities: The Note
1 month ago

Progressives brace for reality check in NYC mayor's race: The Note

Already, New York City's mayoral race has upended expectations about how a race to run the nation's largest city would play out in 2021.
1 month ago
Progressives brace for reality check in NYC mayor's race: The Note
1 month ago

Biden faces down McConnell in clash on voting rights: The Note

It’s a showdown more than half a year – perhaps even decades - in the making.
1 month ago
Biden faces down McConnell in clash on voting rights: The Note
1 month ago

Biden left to settle intra-party squabbles: The Note

Congress is in the middle of a flurry of legislating, but it will fall to Biden in large part to define what he wants to do with the dwindling calendar.
1 month ago
Biden left to settle intra-party squabbles: The Note
1 month ago

Putin weaponizes BLM, Jan. 6 in exploiting US divisions: The Note

Russian President Vladimir Putin showed a keen understanding of U.S. domestic politics that will follow President Joe Biden back home.
1 month ago
Putin weaponizes BLM, Jan. 6 in exploiting US divisions: The Note
1 month ago

Biden's 'watch me' comment raises stakes ahead of Putin summit: The Note

Biden's cast this moment in broad terms for the U.S. -- a chance to assert the power of democratic nations in the face of challenges from China and Russia in particular.
1 month ago
Biden's 'watch me' comment raises stakes ahead of Putin summit: The Note
1 month ago

Biden seeks working-class support for foreign policy: The Note

President Joe Biden will be hard-pressed to deliver on some of the major goals he pushed the G-7 leaders to agree to.
1 month ago
Biden seeks working-class support for foreign policy: The Note
1 month ago

Biden's sway faces fresh challenges: The Note

The president continues his trip abroad this weekend.
1 month ago
Biden's sway faces fresh challenges: The Note
1 month ago

Biden offers COVID template for world leadership: The Note

President Joe Biden's emphasis on science resonates beyond the pandemic and into other areas of public health and in climate change.
1 month ago
Biden offers COVID template for world leadership: The Note
2 months ago

Blockbuster report on IRS data recasts tax debate: The Note

The blockbuster landed at a critical time -- with President Joe Biden and some in his party looking for a deal on taxes, but on slightly different terms.
2 months ago
Blockbuster report on IRS data recasts tax debate: The Note
2 months ago

'Electability' poised for Biden-style comeback in Virginia: The Note

If Terry McAuliffe wins his party's nomination for Virginia governor on Tuesday, he will have Bidenism in part to thank.
2 months ago
'Electability' poised for Biden-style comeback in Virginia: The Note
2 months ago

Democrats stuck on voting rights -- and maybe more: The Note

It's not so much a standoff as it is a standstill. And Democrats can blast Republicans -- but really they have their own members to blame.
2 months ago
Democrats stuck on voting rights -- and maybe more: The Note
2 months ago

Biden's quiet influence over Democrats grows: The Note

Quietly but undeniably, President Joe Biden's influence over the path of his party has grown, even as he faces a potential inflection point over his governing agenda.
2 months ago
Biden's quiet influence over Democrats grows: The Note
2 months ago

Biden's complicated relationship with bipartisanship continues: The Note

President Joe Biden's meeting with Sen. Shelley Moore Capito on Wednesday again reveals the complicated relationship the president has with the notion of bipartisanship.
2 months ago
Biden's complicated relationship with bipartisanship continues: The Note
2 months ago

A Bush poses test of Trump's sway in Texas: The Note

A Texas politician named George Bush could test the the post-presidential sway of Donald Trump
2 months ago
A Bush poses test of Trump's sway in Texas: The Note
2 months ago

Stakes grow on possible infrastructure deal as new deadline looms: The Note

As the price tag has shrunken, the stakes surrounding a possible infrastructure deal have managed to grow, with other forces pushing the WH and GOP senators further away.
2 months ago
Stakes grow on possible infrastructure deal as new deadline looms: The Note
2 months ago

Potential compromises mark inflection point for Biden agenda: The Note

There just might be deals for President Joe Biden to make after all. That doesn't necessarily mean, though, that he'll calculate that he can afford to cut them.
2 months ago
Potential compromises mark inflection point for Biden agenda: The Note
2 months ago

Biden shift on COVID origins tracks dicey politics: The Note

President Joe Biden's course shift on the origins of the coronavirus is one of those developments that means both less and more than it might seem.
2 months ago
Biden shift on COVID origins tracks dicey politics: The Note
2 months ago

Quiet Biden presidency confronts noisy world: The Note

Diplomacy that is diplomatic and putting real faith in Congress to work toward solutions are part of what makes normal feel abnormal.
2 months ago
Quiet Biden presidency confronts noisy world: The Note
2 months ago

Biden confronts diverging political realities: The Note

President Joe Biden is pursuing bipartisanship for his agenda amid diverging political factions.
2 months ago
Biden confronts diverging political realities: The Note
2 months ago

Election 'audits' let GOP replay 2020 grievances: The Note

What Republicans at the state and national level are calling efforts to force transparency are, in fact, increasingly transparent.
2 months ago
Election 'audits' let GOP replay 2020 grievances: The Note
2 months ago

Windows start closing on bipartisan deal possibilities: The Note

This past week set the uncertain stage for President Joe Biden to get Republicans to work with him on key parts of his agenda.
2 months ago
Windows start closing on bipartisan deal possibilities: The Note
2 months ago

Democrats prepare for hardball as doubts linger over Jan. 6 commission: The Note

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is making clear that she has a backup plan. "If they don't want to do this," Pelosi said of Senate Republicans, "we will find the truth."
2 months ago
Democrats prepare for hardball as doubts linger over Jan. 6 commission: The Note
2 months ago

Jan. 6 commission vote is next referendum on Trumpism: The Note

A vote on establishing a commission to investigate the Capitol insurrection happens Wednesday with the only question being how many Republicans support it.
2 months ago
Jan. 6 commission vote is next referendum on Trumpism: The Note
2 months ago

Supreme Court could cut into Biden agenda: The Note

The full meaning of the 6-3 conservative edge on the Supreme Court is only beginning to be felt. That matters for President Joe Biden and his agenda.
2 months ago
Supreme Court could cut into Biden agenda: The Note
2 months ago

Trump emerges as obstacle to GOP unity: The Note

It leaves Republicans deeply divided over a person and his personality -- with Trump doing double-duty as a vote-motivator and a massive distraction for the GOP.
2 months ago
Trump emerges as obstacle to GOP unity: The Note
2 months ago

Biden seeks to meet GOP at its new reality: The Note

More quietly, yet no less significantly, President Joe Biden may be getting progress out of his meetings with both Democrats and Republicans on infrastructure.
2 months ago
Biden seeks to meet GOP at its new reality: The Note
2 months ago

Cheney looms larger for GOP on eve of ouster: The Note

Rep. Liz Cheney won’t be going away -- and neither will the very real concerns she’ll bring to national politics for some time.
2 months ago
Cheney looms larger for GOP on eve of ouster: The Note
2 months ago

GOP gets glimpse of messy future in Virginia: The Note

This year, winning in Virginia -- a once reliably Republican state -- will mean owning not just Trump but the messaging he's established as mantra inside the GOP.
2 months ago
GOP gets glimpse of messy future in Virginia: The Note
2 months ago

Trump's sway still matters bigly for Biden agenda: The Note

Republicans may find themselves, to quote Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan, in the middle of a "circular firing squad," but that may not spare Biden from some of the damage.
2 months ago
Trump's sway still matters bigly for Biden agenda: The Note
3 months ago

Trump's impact expands in wave of new voting laws: The Note

The action in state legislatures on voting laws may be a better indication of where the GOP stands than even the drive to eliminate Rep. Liz Cheney from House leadership.
3 months ago
Trump's impact expands in wave of new voting laws: The Note