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  1. health care
    Trump Claims He Saved Obamacare, Despite His Multiple Attempts to Kill ItThe latest in a series of breathtaking presidential lies denies his entire first-term health-care policy record.
  2. climate change
    Oregon Republicans Flee State to Block Action on Climate ChangeState police are on the hunt for missing GOP senators who fled Oregon Thursday to prevent Democrats from passing a cap-and-trade bill.
  3. reparations
    One of the Biggest Arguments Against Reparations Is Based on a LieRepublicans at Wednesday’s reparations hearing perpetuated one of the great lies about racist inequality: that white people got ahead without help.
  4. racism
    McConnell Thinks Obama Election Was Reparations EnoughMcConnell reflects the belief of many white Republican voters that they, not African-Americans, are the victims of racial discrimination.
  5. gerrymandering
    Supreme Court Dashes Virginia GOP’s Hopes for New Map in Racial Gerrymander CaseAn unusual 5-4 majority held that Virginia’s GOP legislature did not have standing to sue to overturn a gerrymandering decision that helped Democrats.
  6. vision 2020
    Elizabeth Warren’s One-Two Punch for Conquering WashingtonThe policy-oriented senator has at least a good start on a plan for enacting her plans.
  7. racism
    Steve King, Diamond, and Silk Deflect Racism Charges by Unveiling Racist BillThe white supremacist congressman and the black conservative YouTube personalities have a history.
  8. gerrymandering
    More Trouble for Republicans From Dead Wire-Puller’s FilesLast week it was about cooking up a false rationale for a census citizenship question. Now it’s about lies to maintain a gerrymander.
  9. gun violence
    Northam Calls Special Session for Gun-Safety Bills After Virginia Beach MassacreVirginia Democrats are challenging Republicans to back off alliance with gun lobby after state’s second massacre in 12 years.
  10. impeachment
    Will Pushing for Impeachment Make It More Popular?There’s some evidence that impeachment proceedings against Nixon damaged his popularity, but it’s unclear if the same would happen to Trump today.
  11. milkshook
    Matt Gaetz Becomes First Right-Wing American Politician to Be MilkshakedTrump’s handsome boy is upset.
  12. vision 2020
    Why Millennials’ Political Awakening Could Bury Trump in 2020All generations vote at higher rates as they age. But 2018 turnout data suggests that Trump has accelerated this process for millennials and Gen Z.
  13. the national interest
    Conservatives Stunned by Mueller Suggesting Trump Is Not InnocentThey believed their own Mueller report propaganda. Presented with reality, their minds reeled in shock.
  14. republicans
    Trump Has ‘Nothing’ Against Roy Moore — Except for His Odds of LosingThe accused child molester is mulling another Senate run in Alabama. Trump is fine with him personally — he’s just worried that he’ll lose.
  15. vision 2020
    Moderate Democrats’ Delusions of ‘Prudence’ Will Kill Us AllSome centrists believe that their complacency about our democratic and ecological crises makes them “prudent.” It makes them anything but.
  16. lgbtq rights
    Texas Republicans Fighting to Protect Chick-fil-A’s Right to DiscriminateIn a mostly symbolic fight between equality and “religious liberty,” Republicans stand up for the Evangelical chicken purveyor.
  17. lgbtq rights
    House Passes LGBTQ Anti-Discrimination Act, Which Will Die in the SenateThe Equality Act won’t become law so long as Republicans control the Senate and the White House. Every House Democrat voted for it.
  18. trump tax cuts
    Trump Accidentally Raised Taxes on the Children of Dead VeteransAn ill-considered provision in Trump’s signature law hiked taxes on survivor benefits and low-income students’ college scholarships.
  19. abortion rights
    The Assault on Abortion Rights Is Tyranny of the MinorityMost GOP voters want Roe v. Wade upheld. And banning abortion in all circumstances is opposed by a majority of voters in every U.S. state.
  20. roe v. wade
    The GOP’s Assault on Abortion Rights Is Tyranny of the MinorityMost GOP voters want Roe v. Wade upheld. And banning abortion in all circumstances is opposed by a majority of voters in every U.S. state.
  21. abortion
    Extreme Abortion Bans Are Stepping All Over the GOP’s ‘Infanticide’ MessageIt’s not easy to call the other party “extremists” when your own state legislatures are trying to ban abortion entirely.
  22. republicans
    GOP Extremism Was Powerful Before Trump, and It Will Outlive HimWe’ve forgotten how many radical causes the GOP embraced prior to 2016, and will likely embrace for some time.
  23. jared kushner
    Even Republicans Are Tiring of Jared Kushner’s Arrogance and IgnoranceTrump’s son-in-law is reportedly “presenting his political inexperience as an asset” and annoying everyone in Washington.
  24. pete buttigieg
    Buttigieg Says God Not a Partisan, But Not Republican, EitherMayor Pete needs to be careful to avoid the slippery slope that leads to a self-righteous Christian left.
  25. gerrymandering
    Federal Court Strikes Down GOP Gerrymander in OhioThe judges ruled that the maps were so severely biased in the GOP’s favor they violated the constitutional rights of Democratic voters.
  26. vision 2020
    Why Democrats Will Almost Certainly Hold the House in 2020If history is any guide, Republicans could make House gains in 2020, but not enough to regain control.
  27. infrastructure week
    The New ‘Infrastructure Deal’ Is Why We Can’t Have Nice ThingsThe bipartisan negotiations over infrastructure illustrate three of the biggest problems with American politics today.
  28. mueller time
    Comey Calls Trump a Devourer of SoulsThe former FBI Director dissects the gradual self-corruption of Attorney General Barr and other Trump servants.
  29. impeachment
    Democratic Voter Support for Impeachment Cooling As Fight for It Heats UpDemocratic rank-and-file support for impeachment proceedings was higher last August than now, though that could change again.
  30. vision 2020
    Why Republicans Might Not Mind Losing the White House in 2020If Republicans hang onto the Senate in 2020 and have the power to obstruct, they might decide their future looks brighter without the 45th president.
  31. far-right
    Please Get Rid of This Extremist, Washington Democrats Implore State GOPIn a disturbing chat with far-right activists, Matt Shea offered to surveil local liberals.
  32. impeachment
    Elizabeth Warren Comes Out for ImpeachmentWhere Warren leads, will other candidates follow — and will House Democrats be taken where they have so far refused to go?
  33. mueller time
    Mueller Report Subpoena Fight Is the First Skirmish in a Long War to ComeAmong other things, the House Democratic leadership needs to show an impeachment-hungry base it’s willing to fight.
  34. republicans
    White Alabamians Are Doing It AgainRoy Moore, an accused child molester, is leading early polls in Alabama’s Republican primary for the 2020 U.S. Senate election.
  35. mueller time
    Five Reasons Why Republicans Won’t Abandon Trump Like They Ditched NixonNixon had weaker intraparty support than Trump, who will benefit from likely polarization over the Mueller report.
  36. ilhan omar
    Why ‘Civility’ Protects Dan Crenshaw But Not Ilhan OmarAndy Barr wants Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez to be more “civil” when addressing Dan Crenshaw. But Crenshaw’s treatment of Ilhan Omar was anything but.
  37. abortion
    Texas Bill Would Make Abortion Punishable by the Death PenaltyThe logic of the Right-to-Life cause has always led to the direction of treating reproductive rights as homicide.
  38. vision 2020
    How to Break the Highest Glass Ceiling in AmericaClinton’s defeat stirred fears that America won’t elect a woman president, but there are several paths forward — if we refuse to surrender to sexism.
  39. voter suppression
    Iowa GOP Moves Forward With Plan to Disenfranchise College StudentsUnder the proposed law, graduating college students would be asked if they plan to remain in Iowa, then struck from the voting rolls if they say no.
  40. reproductive rights
    ‘Insurrection’ Against Abortion Rights Is Growing Within the Federal JudiciaryIf and when the Supreme Court decides to unravel Roe v. Wade, lower federal courts and GOP state legislatures will supply the tools.
  41. reproductive rights
    ‘Insurrection’ Against Abortion Rights Is Growing Within the Federal JudiciaryIf and when the Supreme Court decides to unravel Roe v. Wade, lower federal courts and GOP state legislatures will supply the tools.
  42. identity politics
    The GOP’s Cynical New Identity-Politics PlaySenate Republicans are looking to back bills that rebuke anti-Semitism — despite their own party’s complicity in anti-Semitic violence.
  43. ex-felon voting rights
    Florida GOP Readies Poll Tax to Nullify Ex-Felons’ Voting RightsFloridians voted to re-enfranchise the formerly incarcerated last fall. Republicans want to make them pay off all court fines and fees first.
  44. impeachment
    Why Pelosi’s Anti-Impeachment Stand Makes SenseWithout a massive public opinion shift, initiating impeachment proceedings will just inflame Republicans and mislead Democrats.
  45. vision 2020
    The GOP Is Already Attacking Beto — for His White Male PrivilegeThe Texas congressman isn’t an official 2020 candidate. But Republicans are already attacking O’Rourke from the left on the airwaves in Iowa.
  46. the democrats
    Apparently, Democratic Voters Don’t Want an Anti-TrumpJoe Biden continues to lead in most 2020 polls — even though he is arguably the Democrats’ most Trump-like option.
  47. ilhan omar
    Steve Scalise Delivers the GOP’s Most Cynical Ilhan Omar Rebuke YetScalise admitted to attending a white supremacist event in 2002. Now he is lecturing Americans about national security and anti-Semitism.
  48. politics
    Conservatives Use Free Speech As a Shield to Defend BigotryA Republican delegate in West Virginia claimed that the Islamophobic Ilhan Omar poster was about “free speech.” It wasn’t.
  49. vision 2020
    Obama’s Call for Bipartisanship Failed. Why Do 2020 Dems Think They’ll Succeed?Candidates like Bernie Sanders seem to think they’ll get Republicans to go along with their agenda, though Obama couldn’t. They’ll need a plan B.
  50. michael cohen testimony
    GOP Strategy: Call Cohen a Liar, Don’t Rebut His Specific Claims About TrumpHouse Oversight Committee Republicans just want to attack Cohen’s credibility, and act like everything he says is part of a “Democrat” witch hunt.
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