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  1. 2020 elections
    Trump Better Get Used to a Democratic HouseThe odds of Republicans regaining the House in 2020 even if Trump is reelected aren’t great.
  2. 2018 midterms
    With One Final Democratic Victory, Midterms EndAll in all, it was a good year for donkeys, and a good start on their 2020 goals.
  3. 2018 midterms
    Cindy Hyde-Smith Joins a Rare Club: Women Elected to High Office in the SouthMike Espy’s election would have been truly historic. But Cindy Hyde-Smith made some modest history of her own.
  4. georgia
    Lucy McBath Declares Victory in Bid for Newt Gingrich’s Old Congressional SeatMcBath came to national prominence after her son, Jordan Davis, was shot and killed by a racist motorist in Florida in 2012.
  5. 2018 midterms
    Democrats Take the House: All the Key ResultsWhile Tuesday didn’t bring the blue wave Democrats hoped for, they managed to pick up 27 seats thanks largely to urban and suburban voters.
  6. 2018 midterms
    Why Trump’s Culture War Lost the Suburbs — But Held the SenateThe president’s singular strength in rural areas will help Republicans consolidate power over the least majoritarian parts of our government.
  7. 2018 midterms
    Where All the Key Races Stand, 2 Days Before the MidtermsWhile Democrats are favored to win the House, the size of the blue wave remains unclear — and an unusual number of races remain too close to call.
  8. Trump Tweets, Then Deletes, Endorsement of Wrong CandidateThe man with the “very good brain” goofed.
  9. House Republicans Are Trying to Thwart Dem Russia ProbeHouse Intel chairman Devin Nunes is denying Democrats use of conference rooms, among other things, in hopes of crippling their Russia probe.
  10. Democrats Looking Good Again on Key Midterm Polling NumbersAfter some pro-Republican trends in the late spring and early summer, the generic congressional ballot and Trump’s approval ratings are stabilizing.
  11. Washington Lobbyists Anticipating Democratic HouseDenizens of the swamp are hiring Democrats to shore up their relationships with the potential bosses of the next Congress.
  12. House GOP’s Immigration ‘Compromise’ Was a Bigger Flop Than Their Last BillThe more House Republicans negotiate with each other over immigration policy, the less they seem to agree.
  13. Bloomberg to Spend $80 Million to Help Democrats in the MidtermsProperly concentrated, Bloomberg’s big bucks could make a big difference in suburban swing districts in November.
  14. The House’s Post-Parkland School Safety Bill Ignores GunsLawmakers respond to the massacre with a bill to buy more metal detectors.
  15. The GOP Is Serious About Impeaching P.A. Judges for Reversing Their GerrymanderRepublican legislators in Pennsylvania have the power to impeach and remove judges. But could that backfire in the court of public opinion?
  16. Senate Votes Down Every Immigration ProposalTrump’s own proposal and a bipartisan compromise that he angrily opposed both went down in the Senate.
  17. Pennsylvania Court Kills Gerrymandered Pro-GOP Congressional MapIn really bad timing for Republicans, a state court applying state law overturns a congressional map and requires new districts this year.
  18. Exactly How High Could That 2018 Democratic Wave Rise?Yes, Republicans have some institutional advantages in their efforts to hang onto the House. But they only help so much in a wave election.
  19. The Right (and Wrong) Lessons to Take From Doug Jones’s Win in AlabamaBe careful of over-interpretation by partisans. But Jones’s win shouldn’t be under-interpreted, either.
  20. The Democrats Really Can Win the House in 2018There’s a long way to go, but Trump’s approval ratings, the generic ballot, and the 2017 results all point to huge blue gains.
  21. Democratic Challengers to House GOP Incumbents Raising Some Serious DoughIt’s one of many straws in the wind for 2018, but an awful lot of House GOP incumbents are drawing opponents who are raising money. Some will retire.
  22. GOP Retirements May Determine Whether Democrats Take Back the House in 2018There are many things Democrats need to take back the House next year. One they don’t yet have is abundant GOP retirements.
  23. Surge in House Democratic Candidates Could Fuel a 2018 Wave ElectionIt’s too early to tell whether Democrats have a real shot at winning back the House next year, but a big jump in candidates running is a good sign.
  24. Some 2016 House GOP Landslide Winners May Not Be Safe in 2018A new analysis shows incumbents from the White House party usually lose a lot of points in midterms.
  25. Lawsuit Targets California’s Million-Person Legislative SeatsSome California legislators represent about 300 times as many people as some New Hampshire legislators. Does that violate the U.S. Constitution?
  26. Chaffetz Is Abruptly Retiring From Congress — Is His Next Gig About to Begin?He seems ready for some network screen time.
  27. Trumpcare Could Help Build a House Democratic Wave for 2018Whatever else it means, passage of Trumpcare spells trouble for the House Republicans — especially Californians — in tough districts who voted for it.
  28. House Passes Controversial GOP Health-Care Bill by an EyelashThere was no room for error, but a comeback led by Fred Upton enabled House Republicans to enact Trumpcare as Democrats sang “Good-bye!”
  29. Don’t Assume That the Senate Will Bury Zombie TrumpcareThe House really could pass it. There are scenarios where the upper chamber could too.
  30. Republicans Are Struggling to Find Enough Votes to Pass Zombie TrumpcareHere we go again.
  31. Shakedown Artists Are Taking Over Republican Health-Care BillNow that the House leadership has cut a deal with upstate New Yorkers to produce local tax cuts, there’s no end to the demands senators will make.