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Total GOP Control in Washington Is About to End. What Did They Get Out of It?
For two years Republicans have theoretically had the power to remake the federal government. How did that work out for them? It was a mixed bag.
Democrats Gain State Government ‘Trifectas’ in New Jersey and Washington
In what could be an appetizer for 2018, Democrats began chipping away at GOP dominance of state governments.
West Virginia’s Marginally Democratic Governor Flips to the GOP
In a surprise timed to coincide with a Trump appearance in his state, Jim Justice switched parties, giving the GOP 34 governorships — for the moment.
The Next Multi-Million-Dollar Special Election Is in Seattle
Money and partisan passions are pouring into a special-election contest in Washington that will determine control of the state Senate.
How to Waste a Trifecta: Lessons From the George W. Bush Administration
It is far too early to know if today’s triumphant Republicans will succeed in consolidating their power, or self-destruct like they did under Bush.