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  1. the kavanaugh confirmation
    An FBI Investigation Could Become GOP’s Backup Plan on KavanaughAfter fighting an investigation of allegations against Kavanaugh, Republicans may need one to shore up his credibility and satisfy their own senators.
  2. the kavanaugh confirmation
    Trump Just Can’t Stop Himself From Sliming Kavanaugh’s AccusersAt the U.N., the president attacks both Christine Ford and Deborah Ramirez, either going off message or revealing a scorched-earth strategy.
  3. the kavanaugh confirmation
    Kavanaugh Goes to War As New Sexual-Assault Allegations EmergeThe guarded judge of the earlier Senate hearings is gone, as Kavanaugh identifies with his angry defenders.
  4. 2018 primaries
    Lessons From the 2018 Primary SeasonThings look good for Democrats as the primaries end, but there remain a lot of tossup races.
  5. 2020 elections
    Report: Michael Bloomberg Plans to Run for President in 2020 As a DemocratThe former mayor of New York City would be 78 at the time of the election.
  6. the kavanaugh confirmation
    Kavanaugh’s Problem Isn’t What He Said in His Hearings. It’s Trump.The president’s unpopularity is rubbing off on his SCOTUS nominee.
  7. 2018 elections
    Four California Democratic Congressional Candidates Break With Party on Gas TaxCandidates in some very close House races aren’t taking chances by risking the ire of anti-tax voters as a ballot initiative fight intensifies.
  8. the kavanaugh hearings
    Kavanaugh Testimony Ends With No Bombshells, But a Lot of EvasionsThe nominee sometimes sounded like a criminal defendant taking the Fifth.
  9. the kavanaugh hearings
    Senate Democrats Considered Kavanaugh Walkout, Opted for Disruption InsteadThey reportedly decided the move was too risky during a Labor Day strategy session – but they haven’t ruled it out.
  10. 2018 elections
    Ayanna Pressley Beats 20-Year Incumbent Mike Capuano in Democratic Primary UpsetShe’s the second woman to unseat a House Dem in 2018, after Ocasio-Cortez, and she’ll be the first black woman to represent Massachusetts in Congress.
  11. education
    Arizona Court Kills Taxes-for-Education Ballot InitiativeA grassroots effort to boost taxes on the wealthy to pay for education improvements was shot down, but the general election could become a referendum.
  12. economics
    How a Federal Job Guarantee Could Lower Crime & Help the Formerly IncarceratedCalifornia wildfires and the prison strike show us that the incarcerated are valuable workers. We should help them be productive when they leave, too.
  13. evangelicals
    Trump Warns Evangelicals That Dems Will Restore a Law That Was Never RepealedThe president keeps claiming he’s gotten rid of the Johnson Amendment, which won’t let tax-exempt entities campaign for politicians. He didn’t.
  14. democratic party
    Democrats Vote to Strip Power From Superdelegates, Reform CaucusesFollowing the contentious 2016 primaries, the DNC embraced the biggest reforms to its presidential nomination process since the 1980s.
  15. keith ellison
    Franken Resignation Casts Long Shadow on Keith EllisonDemocrats, especially in Minnesota, don’t want Ellison to suffer Franken’s fate, but also don’t want a double standard.
  16. year of the democratic woman
    GOP’s Fate in the Midterms Is in the Hands of WomenCollege-educated and minority women are trending Democratic at potentially historic levels. If white working-class women begin to join them, look out!
  17. 2018 elections
    GOP’s Fate in the Midterms Is in the Hands of WomenCollege-educated and minority women are trending Democratic at potentially historic levels. If white working-class women begin to join them, look out!
  18. 2018 elections
    No, Democrats Don’t Need a National Platform for the MidtermsThe most important thing to Democrats this year is that they aren’t the party that’s the party of Donald J. Trump.
  19. socialism
    Are Democratic Voters Abandoning Capitalism for Socialism?Many Democrats find positive feelings toward socialism compatible with fondness toward small business and free enterprise. So do many millennials.
  20. democrats
    What is a ‘Centrist’ Democrat, Anyway?Left of center folk need a good thorough debate to resolve confusion over the old labels, or maybe a new vocabulary altogether.
  21. Major Investors Believe a Populist Democratic Government Is ComingPortfolio managers are trading bank stocks for cash, fearing a Democratic takeover of the House will embolden the party’s progressive wing in 2020.
  22. The Radical Left’s Agenda Is More Popular Than the Mainstream GOP’sNew polls show that voters support a job guarantee, baby bonds, a public option for the internet, and government production of generic drugs.
  23. Francis’s Anti–Death Penalty Statement Raises Questions for U.S. ConservativesThe Pontiff officially puts the church at odds with Donald Trump and his party, along with some traditionalist Catholics on the Supreme Court.
  24. democratic donor drama
    Gillibrand Doesn’t Care If Dem Donors Are Mad About How She Handled Al Franken“If standing up for women who have been wronged makes George Soros mad, that’s on him.”
  25. Let’s Say Ruth Bader Ginsburg Retires in 2023. Then What?Even if Trump is reelected, his ability to reshape the Supreme Court depends on GOP control of the Senate, which looks iffy for 2020 and 2022.
  26. President Trump Is Threatening to Shut Down the Government Over ImmigrationPOTUS again rattling his saber over the border wall and legal immigration restrictions just after his allies assured us he’d be “patient.”
  27. midterms
    Battle for the House: 100 Days Out, Democrats Are on the BrinkIt could still go either way, but Trump’s lack of popularity and a battleground where Republicans are on the defensive give Democrats an edge.
  28. The ‘Democratic Extremism’ Narrative Distracts Attention From GOP ExtremismRepublicans and the MSM have their varying reasons for ignoring Trump-era GOP extremism and exaggerating ideological conflict in the Democratic Party.
  29. Trump’s Candidate Brian Kemp Wins Georgia GOP Governor’s Bid EasilyNow Kemp will face Stacey Abrams in a partisan, ideological, and personal grudge match.
  30. Undaunted Democratic Centrists Ready to Fight Trump and Bernie at Same TimeThird Way has long promoted a Clinton-style liberal politics. They’re preparing for a two-flank battle in 2020 — now they just need a candidate.
  31. politics
    Elizabeth Warren Is Waging a Full-Body Fight to Defeat TrumpThe Massachusetts senator has emerged in the past few weeks as the de facto leader of the Democratic Party, and the candidate-of-the-moment for 2020.
  32. politics
    Elizabeth Warren Is Waging a Full-Body Fight to Defeat TrumpThe Massachusetts senator has emerged in the past few weeks as the de facto leader of the Democratic Party, and the candidate-of-the-moment for 2020.
  33. Where Do ‘Centrist’ Democrats Turn in 2020?Joe Biden is the obvious favorite for those who aren’t crazy about the progressive drift of the party. But if he doesn’t run, then what?
  34. The Progressive Hawaii Senator Reshaping the 2020 Race, Without Even RunningBrian Schatz isn’t running for president — really — but his plan to yank Democratic colleagues to the left could define the party in 2020 and beyond.
  35. Democrats Need an Unbreakable Presidential Candidate in 2020Forget “electability,” which is often hard to measure. Democrats should focus on uniting behind a 2020 candidate with no big weaknesses.
  36. Poll: Swing-District Voters See GOP As ‘More Corrupt’A survey of 48 Republican-held (but competitive) districts finds 54 percent of voters saying the GOP is “more corrupt” than the Democrats.
  37. House Democrats Refuse to Take Bait on ‘Abolish ICE’ Vote Arranged by GOPRepublicans want to distract attention from their own immigration disagreements and burn a straw man, but House Democrats aren’t cooperating.
  38. Manchin, Donnelly Begin to Lay Groundwork for Voting to Confirm KavanaughDemocratic senators who don’t have healthy leads when the Kavanaugh vote comes up will probably hear “the people” call for his confirmation.
  39. Last Resort: How Maine Democrats Can Save Roe v. WadeBeating on Senate Democrats to oppose Brett Kavanaugh would be divisive and wouldn’t matter anyway. Giving Susan Collins a free ride in 2020 would.
  40. 2018 elections
    Can a Democrat Ever Win in Texas? Beto O’Rourke Says Yes.With its growing Latino population and blue cities, the Lone Star State feels like it should be at least purple. If only people would actually vote.
  41. Are Democrats Crying Wolf on Threat to Abortion Rights?The threat to abortion rights is very real, even if conservatives have grown adept at pretending otherwise.
  42. How Democrats Plan to Turn Kennedy’s Retirement Into a Political WinThe party will block Trump’s next Supreme Court justice — or, at least, remind voters that the GOP is a threat to their health care while trying.
  43. Why the GOP Might Face More Humiliation on ImmigrationRepublican attempts to pass a bill were huge failures. But there’s always room to fail again.
  44. Democrats Won’t Win by Getting ‘Tough’ on Illegal ImmigrationThe Democrats’ liability on immigration has less to do with concerns about border security than it does with white fears of demographic change.
  45. California Bans New Local Soda Taxes Until 2031Beverage companies played political hardball to win a broad concession from the legislature.
  46. Democrats’ 2020 Hopefuls Refuse to Disagree (on the Midterms)With hundreds of races and candidates in play, Sanders, Warren, Biden, and the rest have not once taken different sides in a primary this year.
  47. Democrats Scolded for Misusing Mitch McConnell’s Made-up Supreme Court RuleComplaining about McConnell’s hypocrisy may be all Democrats can do right now, but it’s not fair to stretch the truth about his brazen scheme.
  48. How Should Democrats Tackle Trump in the Midterms? Focus on His NarcissismResearch on how to hone the Dems’ anti-Trump message found what resonates most is the idea that he puts himself ahead of what’s good for the country.
  49. Giant Gender Gap Opening Up Among Younger VotersWe think of “young voters” as a strongly pro-Democratic demographic. But that’s really just young women.
  50. Trump’s Latest Attack on Obamacare Is a Huge Gift to DemocratsThe White House’s push to eliminate protections for people with preexisting conditions is the perfect campaign issue for Democratic candidates.
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