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1 month ago

Democrats close legislative year with final swipes at Trump: The Note

Consider the ways in which Trump was rebuked and rebuffed:. His taxes were exposed; his actions around Jan. 6 were called out
1 month ago
Democrats close legislative year with final swipes at Trump: The Note
1 month ago

Zelenskyy helps Biden lay down markers for Ukraine support: The Note

With Zelenskyy by his side at the White House, Joe Biden guaranteed the Ukrainian people directly: "You will never stand alone"
1 month ago
Zelenskyy helps Biden lay down markers for Ukraine support: The Note
1 month ago

Election denials go to court as Jan. 6 fallout brings action: The Note

Defeated gubernatorial candidate Kari Lake will get the hearing she has demanded.
1 month ago
Election denials go to court as Jan. 6 fallout brings action: The Note
1 month ago

Jan. 6 fallout set to spill into 2023 and 2024: The Note

The final words from the House Jan. 6 committee were stark and without precedent -- up to and including recommendations that Trump face prosecution
1 month ago
Jan. 6 fallout set to spill into 2023 and 2024: The Note
1 month ago

Unfinished Trump business dominates end-of-year sprint: The Note

Virtually every day of the final week before Christmas brings decision points for Democrats on how to handle circumstances put into motion by Trump
1 month ago
Unfinished Trump business dominates end-of-year sprint: The Note
1 month ago

Early Trump 'reset' highlights distance from 2016 to 2024: The Note

The first month of the third Trump campaign might be remembered for how former President Donald Trump himself was nowhere to be seen but everywhere to be found.
1 month ago
Early Trump 'reset' highlights distance from 2016 to 2024: The Note
1 month ago

Fauci's exit comes amid surge in COVID politics: The Note

COVID-19 has been an awkward part of year-ending debates over government funding, immigration policy and even the annual defense authorization bill
1 month ago
Fauci's exit comes amid surge in COVID politics: The Note
2 months ago

Post-election Democratic wins carry asterisks: The Note

Democrats and Biden are squeezing what they can out of what remains of their united control of Washington
2 months ago
Post-election Democratic wins carry asterisks: The Note
2 months ago

Sinema rains on Democrats' post-election parade: The Note

Sen. Kysten Sinema's announcement Friday morning that she is leaving the Democratic Party to become an independent changes the post-election narrative.
2 months ago
Sinema rains on Democrats' post-election parade: The Note
2 months ago

End to midterms belies turmoil in both parties: The Note

Losing the House is inarguably more significant than gaining a Senate seat
2 months ago
End to midterms belies turmoil in both parties: The Note
2 months ago

Georgia win offers Democrats new opportunity -- plus a reality check: The Note

Tuesday's Georgia Senate runoff between Raphael Warnock and Herchel Walker wound up looking a lot like the first round of voting in November
2 months ago
Georgia win offers Democrats new opportunity -- plus a reality check: The Note
2 months ago

GOP faces further Trump reckoning in Georgia and beyond: The Note

If the 2022 midterms posed a test of Trumpism that the GOP failed, it might not be done quite yet
2 months ago
GOP faces further Trump reckoning in Georgia and beyond: The Note
2 months ago

Biden seeks seismic shift in primary system, putting South Carolina first: The Note

Biden's late suggestions to the Democratic National Committee would kill off the Iowa caucuses and knock out New Hampshire's first-in-the-nation primary status
2 months ago
Biden seeks seismic shift in primary system, putting South Carolina first: The Note
2 months ago

GOP's white supremacist problems extend beyond Trump: The Note

House Republican leader Kevin McCarthy was incorrect in asserting that Trump condemned Nick Fuentes after having dinner with him
2 months ago
GOP's white supremacist problems extend beyond Trump: The Note
2 months ago

Biden faces fresh tests of influence before 2023: The Note

And what happens before 2023 begins could have significant implications for 2024 -- all while the question hangs of President Joe Biden's own reelection candidacy
2 months ago
Biden faces fresh tests of influence before 2023: The Note
2 months ago

Trump exposes weaknesses in his candidacy and inside GOP: The Note

Less than two weeks after Trump became the first major presidential candidate for 2024, GOP leaders are back to trying to explain away his actions
2 months ago
Trump exposes weaknesses in his candidacy and inside GOP: The Note
2 months ago

Ukraine revealing GOP’s drift from Trump: The Note

GOP officeholders and office-seekers won't admit it, but for many, Russia's invasion of Ukraine has them publicly agreeing more with President Joe Biden than with Trump.
2 months ago
Ukraine revealing GOP’s drift from Trump: The Note
2 months ago

Tough questions ahead for Ketanji Brown Jackson at SCOTUS hearings: The Note

Monday will mark the beginning of hearings for the historic Supreme Court nomination of Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson.
2 months ago
Tough questions ahead for Ketanji Brown Jackson at SCOTUS hearings: The Note
2 months ago

Confirmation hearings test vanishing middle: The Note

Credibility aside, Sen. Josh Hawley and other ambitious Republicans on the committee have access to a valuable megaphone in questioning Jackson over the coming days.
2 months ago
Confirmation hearings test vanishing middle: The Note
2 months ago

GOP focuses on crime as questions for Jackson begin: The Note

GOP senators focus squarely on issues of crime at Jackson confirmation hearings.
2 months ago
GOP focuses on crime as questions for Jackson begin: The Note
2 months ago

GOP uses Jackson hearing to inflame tensions over race, crime: The Note

Attacks from GOP senators have spanned from her sentencing of child porn offenders to her defense of terrorist suspects and her familiarity with critical race theory.
2 months ago
GOP uses Jackson hearing to inflame tensions over race, crime: The Note
2 months ago

McConnell takes wins on party unity, despite Trump: The Note

McConnell's view of how the GOP should be shaping itself is winning out a bit more than Trump’s, at least for now.
2 months ago
McConnell takes wins on party unity, despite Trump: The Note
2 months ago

'Big lie' takes new twists for GOP: The Note

Trump heads to Georgia this weekend and he'll almost certainly attack incumbent Republicans who rightly say he lost the election.
2 months ago
'Big lie' takes new twists for GOP: The Note
2 months ago

Biden’s words spark war within war: The Note

After President Joe Biden said Putin "cannot remain in power," the White House leapt to explain that the president was not endorsing regime change as a policy matter.
2 months ago
Biden’s words spark war within war: The Note
2 months ago

Politicized decisions still loom around Jan. 6: The Note

President Joe Biden declined to comment on the latest revelations about Ginni Thomas’ efforts to urge officials to try to overturn the election.
2 months ago
Politicized decisions still loom around Jan. 6: The Note
2 months ago

GOP primaries take nasty turn, even without Trump: The Note

The leading GOP Senate candidates in Pennsylvania will all share a stage for the first time Wednesday.
2 months ago
GOP primaries take nasty turn, even without Trump: The Note
2 months ago

Landscape in flux ahead of primary voting: The Note

As April of the midterm election year begins, four states still haven’t finished drawing congressional districts that will be filled in mere months.
2 months ago
Landscape in flux ahead of primary voting: The Note
2 months ago

'New generation' represents challenge and opportunity for Democrats: The Note

It was not just Pelosi but House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer and Majority Whip James Clyburn all saying on Thursday that they would vacate the top leadership spots
2 months ago
'New generation' represents challenge and opportunity for Democrats: The Note
2 months ago

Trump forces Republicans into more awkward choices: The Note

The first time around, Republicans in the 2016 campaign were able to act largely as if Donald Trump was someone else's problem -- until, suddenly, he wasn't
2 months ago
Trump forces Republicans into more awkward choices: The Note
2 months ago

GOP faces leadership chaos on Trump's big day: The Note

The seven days since the midterms have put intense focus on the leaders Republicans have -- like Trump, McCarthy and McConnell -- and those they wish they didn't
2 months ago
GOP faces leadership chaos on Trump's big day: The Note
2 months ago

Pence deepens rift with Trump as GOP's MAGA fallout continues: The Note

Republicans are looking for answers and people to blame after their midterm bust, and Mike Pence is speaking out about Trump and Jan. 6
2 months ago
Pence deepens rift with Trump as GOP's MAGA fallout continues: The Note
3 months ago

GOP's MAGA reckoning faces major speed bumps: The Note

For six years now, most Republican loyalties to Donald Trump have rested on a simple assumption: Trump helps them win
3 months ago
GOP's MAGA reckoning faces major speed bumps: The Note
3 months ago

GOP gets Trumped in midterm setbacks: The Note

Tuesday's midterm election might be best defined in the immediate aftermath by what it wasn't -- a wave or a tsunami, or a repudiation of President Joe Biden.
3 months ago
GOP gets Trumped in midterm setbacks: The Note
3 months ago

Local factors keep races close in unexpected places: The Note

The election was always going to come down to battleground states like Georgia, Pennsylvania and Nevada. But other, unexpected states feature close races this year.
3 months ago
Local factors keep races close in unexpected places: The Note
3 months ago

Democrats acting more worried than they're sounding about midterms: The Note

You can look at where Democrats are spending and what they're doing in the final stretch of voting -- and, in some cases, even what they're saying about how things look.
3 months ago
Democrats acting more worried than they're sounding about midterms: The Note
3 months ago

Contenders past and present loom over 2022: The Note

President Joe Biden and former President Donald Trump may have more on the line in the coming days than anyone else, with one week to go before the midterm elections.
3 months ago
Contenders past and present loom over 2022: The Note
3 months ago

Paul Pelosi attack highlights jitters and stakes around midterms: The Note

A fair reading of the moment puts the attack on Paul Pelosi on a bipartisan list that includes threats, plots and actual violence committed across the political spectrum.
3 months ago
Paul Pelosi attack highlights jitters and stakes around midterms: The Note
3 months ago

Upset hopes keep Senate map in flux: The Note

The data-overloaded pre-election midterm period practically invites head fakes and the indulging of fantasies inside both parties
3 months ago
Upset hopes keep Senate map in flux: The Note
3 months ago

As swing-state candidates face fresh scrutiny, both parties bank on backlash: The Note

There's no comparing what Herschel Walker stands accused of having done (which he denies) and what John Fetterman stands accused of not being capable of doing
3 months ago
As swing-state candidates face new scrutiny, both parties bank on backlash: The Note
3 months ago

GOP homes in on crime as debate messaging overlaps: The Note

The biggest debate of the midterm cycle was Pennsylvania's Senate race, and it was Democrat John Fetterman who was the first to mention his stroke and speech issues
3 months ago
GOP homes in on crime as debate messaging overlaps: The Note
3 months ago

Big moment for Dr. Oz on Pennsylvania debate day vs. Fetterman: The Note

A plausible case can be made that Tuesday night's Pennsylvania Senate debate brings the bigger moment for the Republican candidate, Mehmet Oz, over John Fetterman
3 months ago
Big moment for Dr. Oz on Pennsylvania debate day vs. Fetterman: The Note
3 months ago

On debate day in Florida, DeSantis looms large for both parties: The Note

It would actually be surprising at this stage if Ron DeSantis chose not to run for president in 2024
3 months ago
On debate day in Florida, DeSantis looms large for both parties: The Note
3 months ago

Midterm story lines converge on Arizona: The Note

Arizona midterm voters are choosing leaders for the future and also choosing between competing versions of the past
3 months ago
Midterm story lines converge on Arizona: The Note
3 months ago

Biden seeks streamlined messaging for Democrats amid midterm countdown: The Note

Biden on Thursday makes a rare-for-this-cycle trip to battleground Pennsylvania on Thursday to campaign for Democratic Senate candidate John Fetterman
3 months ago
Biden seeks streamlined messaging for Democrats amid midterm countdown: The Note
3 months ago

Midterm surrogate season brings celebrities and 2024 buzz: The Note

In the final weeks of the midterm race, big-name Democratic and Republican lawmakers are out on the campaign trail as are celebrities like Oprah and Dave Matthews
3 months ago
Midterm surrogate season brings celebrities and 2024 buzz: The Note
3 months ago

Anti-Trump Republicans are down but not out this midterm season: The Note

Lisa Murkowski, Brad Raffensperger and more hope to provide proof that there's life in public office for Republicans who speak out against Trump
3 months ago
Anti-Trump Republicans are down but not out this midterm season: The Note
3 months ago

Voting and vote-counting concerns grow ahead of midterms: The Note

Some 2 million people have already voted in the midterms, a level of participation reached earlier than ever in a midterm cycle, according to the U.S. Elections Project
3 months ago
Voting and vote-counting concerns grow ahead of midterms: The Note
3 months ago

Jan. 6 connections now seem to be GOP calling card, not career-ender: The Note

There was a time one might have assumed that, when the final House Jan. 6 committee hearing took place, involvement with that day would be a Republican career-ender
3 months ago
Jan. 6 ties seem to become a GOP calling card, not a career-ender: The Note
4 months ago

GOP candidates read from different pages of Trump's playbook: The Note

Herschel Walker is in defiance-and-denial mode as he digs in on a scandal that puts him at odds with the mother of one of his children as well as one of his sons
4 months ago
GOP candidates read from different pages of Trump's playbook: The Note
4 months ago

GOP faces make-or-break realities in Georgia for Walker: The Note

The past week of Herschel Walker stories has been filled with what-ifs for Republicans.
4 months ago
GOP faces make-or-break realities in Georgia for Walker: The Note