1. politics
    Report: Acting Attorney General Matt Whitaker Is a Tough GuyDuring his time working with “scam” company World Patent Marketing, Whitaker allegedly “threatened” a man over complaints against the firm.
  2. amazon
    Georgia’s Amazon Bid Featured an ‘Amazon U’ and a Dedicated Amazon Transit CarWhat Georgia’s Amazon bid tells us about the state’s priorities.
  3. criminal justice reform
    Trump Finally Supports Kushner’s Compromise Criminal-Justice Reform BillIt’s not a done deal just yet, but Jared Kushner did get his father-in-law across the line after more than two years of delays.
  4. republicans
    Kevin McCarthy Easily Wins Bid to Lead Diminished House RepublicansThe congressman from California finally won the job he nearly got in 2015 — though thanks to the midterms, it did not come with the Speaker’s gavel.
  5. the national interest
    Trump: Photo ID Is Needed to Legally Purchase Cereal. (It Isn’t.)The president is sure vote fraud is rampant; does not have a clear sense of how it works.
  6. politics
    White Evangelicals Keep Standing Up for Their (Grand Old) PartyWhen it comes to politics, the big gap isn’t between the religious and the irreligious, but between white Evangelicals and everyone else.
  7. vision 2020
    Democrats Shouldn’t Be Afraid to Run an Anti-Trump Campaign in 2020Some Democratic operatives appear to have badly mislearned the lessons of 2016.
  8. politics
    Don’t Be a Miranda, Come See Cynthia Nixon at Vulture FestThe actress turned politician appears on November 18 at the Hollywood Roosevelt for a conversation with New York’s Adam Moss.
  9. 2018 midterms
    Overheated Machines, Deadlines, and Other News From the Latest Florida RecountA statewide machine recount is supposed to end on Thursday, followed by a hand recount that could upset apparent Republican victories.
  10. the national interest
    Forget Impeachment. Mueller’s Real Threat to Trump Is in 2020.Trump won’t be impeached, but he does face more legal peril than any president in history.
  11. partisanship
    Maybe It’s Time for America to Split UpThe country is hopelessly split. So why not make it official and break up?
  12. 2018 midterms
    2018 Turnout Was the Highest of Any Midterm in More Than a CenturyLooks like a combative political culture, a lot of close races, and Donald J. Trump get voters out to participate.
  13. migrant caravan
    For Trump and the Republicans, the Migrant Caravan Served Its Political PurposeThe Central American migrant caravan dominated Trumpland for weeks. Its political value expired after the midterms.
  14. the national interest
    McConnell: The American People Didn’t Vote for What They Voted ForRepublican senator sees election as a mandate to continue policy of not investigating any Trump crimes.
  15. welfare
    More Evidence That Welfare Work Requirements Don’t Lift People Out of PovertyA new report suggests that poor people just tend to get poorer when they lose their benefits.
  16. 2018 midterms
    Judges Stop Certification of Kemp As Georgia Winner, Giving Abrams HopeTwo different judicial actions cast some doubt on Kemp’s win over Abrams in the governor’s race, and also a very close congressional contest.
  17. past is prologue
    1982’s Democratic Wins Were Similar to 2018’s. Then Came Reagan’s Landslide.After a battle to rein in the “Reagan Revolution,” the Democratic Party made House gains in the midterms. Today’s Democrats won’t like what came next.
  18. 2018 georgia governor race
    Stacey Abrams Still Isn’t Giving UpA new ruling found that her opponent had failed to “properly maintain a reliable and secure voter registration system.”
  19. foreign interests
    Secret Missile Bases Don’t Violate North Korea’s Promises — It Never Made AnyKim Jong-un is doing exactly what he has said he planned to do all along — not what President Trump claims he agreed to in Singapore.
  20. turnover
    Report: Trump Is Desperate to Get Rid of DHS Secretary Kirstjen NielsenKansas’s Kris Kobach is among those who could replace her.
  21. 2020 election
    No, Hillary Clinton Is Not Going to Be the Democratic Nominee in 2020Mark Penn and Andrew Stein are indulging the new Republican vice of HRC2020 porn.
  22. world view
    Don’t Let Trump’s Slights Overshadow Lessons From World War I RemembrancesIf you look past Trump’s usual affronts, the memorials offered messages about nationalism and weakened alliances that are still relevant today.
  23. 2018 midterms
    Putin Loses His Best Friend in Congress As California’s Rohrabacher Goes DownAfter 30 years, the former Reagan speechwriter and great friend of Russia’s latest regime loses his Orange County district to Democrat Harley Rouda.
  24. business
    7-Eleven’s Alleged Collaboration on ICE Raids Is a Cautionary TaleWhat happens when unchecked corporate power pairs with a federal agency that targets vulnerable people? 7-Eleven employees paint an ugly picture.
  25. the national interest
    The Republican Denial of Trump’s Racism Is AbsurdOver the last week, Trump’s bigotry has grown even more obvious and undeniable. Republicans deny it anyway.
  26. 2018 midterms
    Florida Recounts Proceed Amid Wild GOP Claims of Election StealingFrom Florida to Washington, Republicans are making some pretty lurid accusations about recounts they were probably going to win anyway.
  27. vision 2020
    West Virginia Democrat Richard Ojeda Is Running for PresidentHe voted for Trump, then turned on him. Now the former Army paratrooper wants to beat him in 2020.
  28. encounter
    Barbara Lee Talks Iraq, Poverty, and Getting a Seat at the Table“When I’m in the room and nobody else that looks like me is in the room, it makes a big difference,” says the House’s lefty conscience.
  29. politics
    Mississippi Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith Joked About Going to a ‘Public Hanging’Senator Hyde-Smith, who is facing a runoff election against black Democrat Mike Espy, made the joke to a group of supporters earlier this month.
  30. 2020 elections
    With Mixed Feelings, Iowa Democrats Look Forward to Their 2020 CaucusesIowa Democrats have suffered two rough election years, but that adversity could help the state produce a Trump-ready nominee in 2020.
  31. investigations
    What Exactly Did Paul Manafort Do to Earn That $66 Million?He averted a trial, and with it, the chance for the public to learn more about the most suspicious parts of his long and shady résumé.
  32. politics
    Bernie Sanders and the Lies We Tell White VotersPoliticians who aren’t willing to alienate racists will end up pandering to them.
  33. 2018 midterms
    What Big State-Level Wins Mean for the Democrats’ AgendaAfter Obama-era losses, Democrats now have control of several more statehouses – and a chance to expand Medicaid, abortion access, and voting rights.
  34. 2018 midterms
    All the Midterm Races That Remain UnresolvedThere are ten House races, two Senate races, and two gubernatorial races where there’s still doubt about who won.
  35. the national interest
    Trump Is Trapped, and Trying to Protect Himself at All CostsHolding him accountable serves not only Democrats’ self-interest but the rule of law. That process begins now.
  36. supreme court
    Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Released From Hospital After FallThe 85-year-old broke three ribs, but is apparently “doing well.”
  37. the national interest
    Trump Denies Knowing Attorney General Matt Whitaker, Who He Met a Dozen TimesPresident still hasn’t come up with a plausible cover story for his obvious obstruction of justice.
  38. politics
    A Different Kind of Democratic Party Is Rising in the SouthA more diverse and ideologically progressive breed of southern Democrat is moving to the fore, based on a coalition of minority and suburban voters.
  39. politics
    The Anti-Pelosi Democrats Have Started Plotting Against HerA group of House Democrats wants to prevent Pelosi from becoming speaker again, but they don’t have anyone willing to take her on.
  40. voting rights
    Democrats May Have Lost to Brian Kemp, But They Can Still Capture His Old JobThe race to choose Kemp’s replacement as secretary of State appears headed for a runoff. It will be key to Georgia’s political future.
  41. world view
    North Korea Doesn’t Care About Trump’s Post-Midterms AgendaTrump seems to have put North Korea on the back burner, insisting relations are “fine” — but they probably won’t stay that way for long.
  42. vision 2020
    There’s a New Electoral Map in TownPost-midterms, Democrats are looking over the new contours of the presidential map as they figure out where to take on Trump in 2020.
  43. campaigns
    Beto O’Rourke and the Limits of CharismaIn his attempt to unseat Ted Cruz, the Texas congressman earned the “rock star” label. It wasn’t enough.
  44. georgia
    Lucy McBath Declares Victory in Bid for Newt Gingrich’s Old Congressional SeatMcBath came to national prominence after her son, Jordan Davis, was shot and killed by a racist motorist in Florida in 2012.
  45. 2018 midterms
    2014’s Electorate Showed Up to the 2018 Election. But It Voted Differently.Exit polls from the pro-Republican 2014 and pro-Democratic 2018 elections show similarly shaped electorates, but a change in public opinion.
  46. department of justice
    Sessions Was Loyal to Trumpism, But Not Trump, and That Was His UndoingWith a Democratic House and the Mueller investigation both looming, copacetic ideology wasn’t enough to satisfy Trump anymore.
  47. the national interest
    Trump Has Found His Roy Cohn in Matt Whitaker. The Rule of Law Is Under Attack.Trump and Whitaker are completely transparent about their plan to corrupt the Department of Justice.
  48. 2018 midterms
    Progressives Should Be Encouraged by the Passage of These Ballot MeasuresSeveral red states voted to expand Medicaid and raise the minimum wage on Tuesday. The Democratic Party would be wise to take note.
  49. feuds
    The Complete History of President Trump’s Feud With Jeff SessionsThe pair went from donning MAGA hats together to publicly sniping at each other — culminating in a dizzying post-midterms resignation.
  50. 2018 midterms
    The Midterms Did Not Prove That Democrats Should Adopt Your Policy PreferencesCentrists and progressives will cherry-pick results and claim vindication. But last night’s elections were a mixed bag for ideologues of all stripes.
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