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  1. special senate election
    Midterms Overtime: Mississippi Gears Up for a Competitive Senate RunoffRepublican Cindy Hyde-Smith is the favorite, but her racially tinged gaffes may have created an opening for Democrat Mike Espy.
  2. 2018 georgia governor race
    Black Women Aren’t Done Fighting For GeorgiaStacey Abrams and her supporters are stronger than ever, even in apparent defeat.
  3. the national interest
    A Former FBI Lawyer Is Dropping Big Hints About Trump Obstructing JusticeThe collusion has more mystery, but the obstruction is more blatant.
  4. 2018 midterms
    The 2018 Midterms Were a Solid Democratic Win, Not a Split DecisionInitial analysis dismissing the “blue wave” failed to take into account the Senate landscape, and late ballots that trended heavily Democratic.
  5. politics
    What the State of the VA Tells Us About Trump’s War on WelfareThe president’s commitment to small government is undermining America’s commitment to its veterans.
  6. #metoo
    The GOP Thinks #MeToo Is a Chance to Exploit the ‘Biased’ PressBut their attempts just show how much they get wrong about journalism.
  7. politics
    The WHCD Won’t Invite a Comedian Next Year Because Nobody Can Take a JokeThe WHCA is celebrating the First Amendment in 2019 by … not letting any comedians perform.
  8. the national interest
    Trump Says in Interview He Is the Sole Arbiter of TruthTrump promises First Amendment will be protected by America’s greatest First Amendment champion, Donald Trump.
  9. why though
    Bill Maher Blames Trump’s Election On, You Guessed It, the Legacy of Stan Lee“I don’t think it’s a huge stretch to suggest that Donald Trump could only get elected in a country that thinks comic books are important.”
  10. 2018 midterms
    Stacey Abrams Ends Her Gubernatorial CampaignAfter mulling and then rejecting possible lawsuits, Abrams yielded to Brian Kemp in a “non-concession concession.”
  11. okay
    Trump Praises Dead Supreme Court Justice for Having a Ton of SexWhile honoring him at the Medal of Freedom ceremony.
  12. Will Trump Dump Sycophant-in-Chief Mike Pence?Some advisers want Trump to find a replacement veep who could appeal to women in 2020. But the Christian right would be unhappy about losing Pence.
  13. horny week forever
    I Miss the Thirsty Beto O’Rourke TweetWere we ever so young?
  14. title ix
    The Most Terrifying Parts of Betsy DeVos’s New Sexual-Assault PolicyThe proposed regulations will make it easier for students accused of sexual assault to escape unscathed.
  15. musical chairs
    Lindsey Graham to Become Senate Judiciary Chairman and Trump Point ManThe formerly independent Graham will now be the point man for Trump in a very sensitive position.
  16. $$$
    Melania’s Day-Trip Somehow Cost $174,000 in Hotel BillsShe didn’t even spend the night.
  17. bipartisanship
    Republicans and Democrats Can Agree. Mass Incarceration Is Proof.Trump is being hailed for unifying Republicans and Democrats around criminal justice. But the parties have rarely been that divided on this issue.
  18. 2018 midterms
    Abrams Considers Long-Shot Lawsuit As Georgia Prepares to Certify Kemp’s WinBrian Kemp will likely be certified as the winner of the 2018 governor’s race in Georgia today. But Stacey Abrams may pursue one final legal remedy.
  19. the ratio
    Here Are the Best Responses to That Tweet About Alexandria Ocasio-CortezEddie Scarry’s tweet about her clothing got him a lot of well earned scorn on Twitter.
  20. 2018 midterms
    Another Democrat Just Won Her Congressional Race in GOP DistrictKatie Porter won her congressional race, flipping a GOP seat for the Democrats.
  21. gun control
    NRA Sues to Stop Gun Control Measures Approved by Washington VotersThe ballot initiative raises the minimum purchase age for semiautomatic rifles to 21, among other things.
  22. 2020 elections
    Should Democrats Focus On the Heartland or the Sunbelt in 2020?The midterm results don’t really dictate either approach, but a 2020 candidate might.
  23. alexandria ocasio-cortez
    Republicans Are the Worst Fashion PoliceA conservative reporter tried to call out Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez for… owning a jacket.
  24. hot shot
    Your Cool New Congresswomen Are Already Hanging OutIt’s okay to say #squadgoals without irony about this Instagram.
  25. 2018 midterms
    One Florida Recount Ends, and the Last One BeginsIt appears the machine recount of the Florida midterms is complete, with a hand recount of the Senate — but not the gubernatorial — race up next.
  26. new york city housing authority
    Don’t Expect Ben Carson to Fix New York City’s Housing WoesNew York City’s public housing is in shambles, but a federal receivership probably won’t help.
  27. 2018 midterms
    Republicans Paid the Price for Bending the Knee to TrumpTrump made the midterms all about himself. And you can see that in the results, where his weaknesses became his party’s.
  28. the national interest
    Trump Just Blurted Out the Real Reason He Hired Matt Whitaker“As far as I’m concerned this is an investigation that should have never been brought.”
  29. crime
    What We Know About Michael Avenatti’s Arrest for Domestic ViolenceIt now appears that Avenatti is trying to claim he was set up by a right-wing troll.
  30. 2018 midterms
    California Got Even Bluer in the MidtermsRepublicans were already a decided minority in the Golden State. But this year they lost in some of their ancient strongholds.
  31. 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.
  32. politics
    Why Does Melania Trump Want This Top White House Aide Fired So Badly?This seems messy.
  33. 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.
  34. 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.
  35. 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.
  36. 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.
  37. 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.
  38. 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.
  39. 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.
  40. 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.
  41. 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.
  42. partisanship
    Maybe It’s Time for America to Split UpThe country is hopelessly split. So why not make it official and break up?
  43. 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.
  44. culture
    Swedish Instagram Model Insists She’s Not Pretending to Be BlackShe’s one of many influencers who’ve been called out in the past few weeks.
  45. 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.
  46. 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.
  47. 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.
  48. 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.
  49. 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.
  50. politics
    Monica Lewinsky Wishes Bill Clinton Was Actually Sorry“Bill Clinton should want to apologize. I’m less disappointed by him, and more disappointed for him.”
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