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  1. the national interest
    Republicans Trying, Failing to Come Up With Good Reasons to Conceal Trump TaxesSurely Trump has nothing to hide and there’s no reason to check.
  2. green new deal
    McConnell Wants to Troll Democrats With Green New Deal VoteMcConnell hopes to get 2020 Democrats on the record about the policy moon shot, so Republicans can hit them with attacks mischaracterizing the deal.
  3. patriotism
    Trump Proposes July 4 Parade in D.C., Which Already Exists“We’re thinking about doing, on the Fourth of July or thereabouts, a parade, a ‘Salute to America’ parade.”
  4. politics
    U.S. Senate Does Rare Good Thing and Passes Major Conservation LegislationThe bill will create over one million acres of new, protected wilderness.
  5. high-speed rail
    Newsom Derails Jerry Brown’s Pet High-Speed Rail ProjectThe project has been far over-budget, behind schedule, and not very popular. The only surprise was how rapidly Newsom gave it the heave-ho.
  6. 2020 presidential election
    Biden and Sanders Have a Lot of Fans in CommonThe two men may represent different poles of the Democratic Party, but in part thanks to name ID, a lot of voters like both of them.
  7. dogs
    Trump Once Again Reveals His Odious Position on DogsHe couldn’t even pretend to like them in a recent rant about dog ownership.
  8. government shutdown
    Trump May Accept Defeat on Wall Funding and Claim He’ll Get His Money ElsewhereAs Congress denies him anything like the border-wall money he’s demanded, Trump may claim he’ll “plus up” the amount via executive action.
  9. how i get it done
    How to Survive Being a Freshman in D.C.For 32-year-old Congresswoman Lauren Underwood, living with a roommate is key.
  10. the national interest
    The Green New Deal Is a Bad Idea, Not Just a Botched RolloutOutsourcing the Democratic domestic platform to an ideological outlier who’s been in Congress for a month was a bad idea.
  11. medicaid expansion
    Utah Republicans Move to Thwart Voter-Ordered Medicaid ExpansionThe bill substitutes a partial expansion with right-wing conditions they expect the administration to approve, in place of a voter-mandated expansion.
  12. politics
    Sam Bee’s Not the White House Correspondents Dinner Returns in April, SnowflakesIt will air the same time as this year’s WHCD.
  13. ilhan omar
    The Christian Right, Not AIPAC, Drives the GOP’s Pro-Israel StanceWhether or not Ilhan Omar’s claim of vast AIPAC power has anything to do with anti-Semitism, it’s just not accurate, and helps her enemies.
  14. government shutdown
    Shutdown Negotiations Still Snagged As ICE Detention Policies Come to the ForeWith Trump headed to an El Paso rally amid mischaracterizations of what Democrats are demanding, another government shutdown is possible.
  15. the national interest
    Republicans Keep Admitting Everything They Said About Obama Was a LieWhite House chief of staff Mick Mulvaney confesses the GOP Congress refused to give Obama any successes.
  16. politics
    Ralph Northam’s Effort to Learn About Racism Is Off to a Rocky StartThe embattled Virginia governor, who says he will not resign, apologized after referring to slaves as “indentured servants” in an interview.
  17. vision 2020
    Kamala Harris: I’ve Smoked Weed and ‘I Did Inhale’California’s former attorney general says weed “gives a lot of people joy and we need more joy in this world.”
  18. power
    Accused Russian Spy Maria Butina Speaks Out for the First TimeShe denies being a spy after pleading guilty to conspiracy.
  19. politics
    Report: Leak of Bezos Texts by Mistress’s Brother Was Politically MotivatedQuestions remain, but it appears that Michael Sanchez, a Trump supporter who knows Roger Stone, was the National Enquirer’s source.
  20. 2020 elections
    Amy Klobuchar Enters the 2020 Presidential RaceThe Democratic senator from Minnesota joins the crowded 2020 race.
  21. q&a
    Former U.S. Ambassador to Afghanistan Thinks Trump’s Exit Plan Is a Big MistakeA talk with Ryan Crocker, who says the peace talks with the Taliban are a recipe for disaster, and after 17 years, the U.S. should keep on fighting.
  22. 2020 presidential election
    Joe Biden May Be the Last Hurrah for Moderate DemocratsBarring a Biden nomination, the time seems ripe for progressives to take the wheel in the Democratic Party, and for moderates to fall in line.
  23. 2020 presidential election
    Report: Senator Amy Klobuchar’s Staff Mistreatment Goes Back a DecadeIt’s unclear how much fallout this will create for Klobuchar, who promoted the self-branding “Minnesota Nice” in her memoir The Senator Next Door.
  24. virginia
    Senators Call on Justin Fairfax to Resign After Second Sexual Assault AllegationAfter a second woman accused Virginia Lt. Governor Fairfax of sexual assault — and provided corroborating evidence — national Democrats want him out.
  25. politics
    The Union That Ended the Shutdown Is Preparing to ProtestEven if the government doesn’t shut down next Friday, flight attendants intend to protest at some major airports.
  26. racism
    Blackface Scandal Spreads to Mississippi’s Lieutenant GovernorRepublican gubernatorial front-runner Tate Reeves joined and remained in a fraternity famous for racist antics — not all that long ago.
  27. false equivalence
    McCarthy Demands Democrats Treat Two Muslim Members As Bigots Like Steve KingIt’s a twofer for Republicans seeking to undermine Jewish Democratic allegiances while pleasing conservative evangelicals.
  28. politics
    A Second Woman Is Accusing Virginia Lieutenant Governor of Sexual AssaultJustin Fairfax faces a second sexual assault allegation as scandal continues to engulf Virginia politics.
  29. supreme court
    Brett Kavanaugh Knows Exactly What He’s DoingUnpacking his duplicitous dissent in the Louisiana abortion ruling.
  30. own goals
    The Trump Tax Cuts Are (Probably) About to Become a Political DisasterThe GOP pressured the IRS to underestimate withholding. Now, tax refunds are falling — and some Republican voters are livid.
  31. the national interest
    Trump’s Inaugural Grift Reportedly Lined His Own PocketsSome excessive payments for the inauguration went to Donald Trump himself through his hotel.
  32. border wall
    Trump Quietly Laying Groundwork for Massive Surrender on Border WallIf he accepts the kind of deal in the works right now, Trump will have been dealt an embarrassing defeat.
  33. abortion
    4 Women on Their Abortions After 20 Weeks“I have both the emotional truth of this experience and the factual truth of this experience … The politicians don’t care.”
  34. big little lies
    Everything Is Fine, Why Do You Ask?Watch Ivanka turn into the dog drinking coffee meme when asked about the Russia probe.
  35. virginia
    Virginia Scandals Cast Shadow Over Democrats’ Election HopesEven after the immediate crises pass, they may hurt Dems’ chances for shoring up state control, and even revive hopes that Trump could win the state.
  36. presidential harassment
    GOP Warns That Releasing Trump’s Taxes Could Lead to Further TransparencyRepublicans say exposing Trump’s conflicts of interest is a slippery slope that would lead to exposing all politicians’ conflicts of interest.
  37. life after warming
    The Green New Deal Isn’t Enough. But Democrats Should Embrace It Anyway.The Green New Deal is the first American attempt to deal with climate change that takes the depth of the challenge seriously.
  38. 2020 elections
    Cory Booker Has a School Choice ProblemBooker’s past positions on vouchers and charter schools are out of line with Democratic orthodoxy. He can’t stay quiet about it much longer.
  39. extortion
    Ronan Farrow Says National Enquirer Tried to Blackmail Him, TooAnd he’s not the only one.
  40. supreme court
    Supreme Court Deals Blow to Anti-Abortion Movement, But It May Only Be TemporaryRoberts joined liberals in keeping a lower court from defying Supreme Court precedents. What that means for the future of Roe v. Wade is unclear.
  41. extortion
    Jeff Bezos Thwarts the National Enquirer’s Nude Picture Extortion AttemptThe Amazon CEO published correspondence between his camp and a tabloid digging up dirt on his affair.
  42. 2020 elections
    Woodall’s Retirement Shows How Quickly Georgia’s Political Landscape is ChangingRob Woodall nearly lost a historically Republican district. And now he’s hanging it up.
  43. extortion
    Jeff Bezos Thwarts the National Enquirer’s Nude Picture Extortion AttemptThe Amazon CEO published correspondence between his camp and a tabloid digging up dirt on his affair.
  44. the national interest
    Democrats Need an Ambitious Climate Plan. The Green New Deal Isn’t It.Why the much-hyped plan fails on policy and politics.
  45. nyc public schools
    NYC Elite School Alumni President: Calling School ‘Segregated’ Makes Me Feel BadSegregation is about systems, not sentiment.
  46. green new deal
    AOC’s Green New Deal Resolution Is Utopian — and PragmaticThe proposal is a left-wing wish list that includes policies unrelated to climate. That makes it legislatively nonviable — but politically sound.
  47. 2020 elections
    Stacey Abrams Hasn’t Ruled Out a 2020 Presidential Run“I gave myself a deadline of the end of March to make a decision about what I’m going to do next.”
  48. education
    Red for Ed Wave Continues: Where Teachers Are Set to Strike NextEducators in several states and cities are either currently on strike or are considering new strikes and walkouts in the weeks to come.
  49. power
    Everything You Need to Know About the Green New DealAOC unveiled an outline for the plan, which is a commitment to fight climate change.
  50. politics
    A Comprehensive Guide to the Scandals Engulfing Top Virginia PoliticiansFrom the racist yearbook photo to sexual-assault allegations.
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