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  1. encounter
    Everything’s Coming Up SchumerThe Senate majority leader has a “different way of getting things done” that saved Biden’s agenda and maybe their party.
  2. early and often
    Democrats’ Problems Go Beyond Joe ManchinThe West Virginia senator is more a consequence than the cause of the party’s failures.
  3. early and often
    10 GOP Senators Endorse Bipartisan Framework for New Gun-Safety ReformsThe measures are modest but would still represent the most meaningful reforms in decades — and it looks like they might really happen.
  4. the city politic
    6 Things to Know About New York’s New Congressional MapThe final redistricting map was revised to avoid a civil-rights firestorm, but it still creates a complicated mess for Democrats.
  5. politics
    Draft Congressional Map Upends Several New York Democrats’ DistrictsThe proposed map, which is far less favorable to Democrats, is set to make some long-serving House members primary opponents.
  6. politics
    Let Dianne Feinstein Leave the Senate on Her Own TermsPublic fretting about the 88-year-old’s mental fitness seems designed to push her to resign. It should take more than gossip to overrule voters.
  7. politics
    The January 6 Committee Prepares to Go PublicDemocrat Elaine Luria on the “shocking” details they’ve found so far and how they plan to use televised hearings as soon as next month.
  8. politics
    The Grim Lesson of Congress’s Failure to Sustain COVID FundingIf we can’t prioritize public health after a pandemic kills 977,000 Americans, how will we ever prioritize climate change?
  9. corporate america
    This Is How Big Pharma WinsTwo years into the pandemic, the industry has evaded reforms a supermajority of voters want.
  10. aoc
    The Unprecedented AOCHow a struggling bartender became the face of a resurgent left.
  11. politics
    A Guide to Congress’s Jam-Packed FebruaryDemocrats’ to-do list includes salvaging Build Back Better, reforming election laws, and avoiding a shutdown — and they know time is running out.
  12. politics
    America Runs on Ben Affleck Not Running for CongressThe actor thought about launching a political career back in 2018. Mercifully, he’s only revealing this now.
  13. that happened
    Clay Aiken Predicted Trump’s 2016 WinAiken, who’s running for Congress again, once called himself a “dumbass” for defending Trump. But he was clear-eyed about the candidate’s appeal.
  14. politics
    Marjorie Taylor Greene’s Twitter Account Permanently SuspendedThe company said Greene had violated its COVID-19 misinformation policy for a fifth and final time.
  15. politics
    Manchin’s Sudden Spike of Build Back Better Act Draws White House RebukeThe senator is apparently pulling the plug on the massive social policy and climate legislation, infuriating fellow Democrats.
  16. congress
    Senate Democrats Give Up, Go Home for the HolidaysDespite talk of passing Build Back Better and voting-rights legislation by the end of 2021, the session ends not with a bang but a whimper.
  17. cryptocurrency
    Crypto Gets Its Day With CongressIt was a coup for an industry still seeking legitimacy and recognition. Not everything went smoothly, though.
  18. explainer
    What Is Congress Even Doing Right Now? A Brief Guide.Congress is tangled in interlocking bills and delayed crises. Here’s the real status and deadline on reconciliation, the debt ceiling, and the rest.
  19. politics
    It Took Mock Killing AOC for Paul Gosar to Finally Get PunishedThe Republican has palled around with white nationalists and fomented insurrection, but he was finally censured after going one tweet over the line.
  20. covid-19
    New Documents Detail How Trump White House Interfered in CDC’s COVID ResponseEmails and transcripts released by congressional investigators reveal more about Trump administration efforts to influence and muzzle CDC scientists.
  21. politics
    House Passes $1.2 Trillion Infrastructure Bill, Delays Social-Spending BillThe seemingly eternal Infrastructure Week is finally almost over, but House Democrats delayed action on the Build Back Better social-spending bill.
  22. politics
    Twitter Suspends GOP Congressman Jim Banks for Misgendering Trans OfficialThe company suspended the Indiana Republican’s official account and removed a tweet in which he intentionally misgendered Dr. Rachel Levine.
  23. politics
    Anybody Can Be Joe Manchin Right NowA clutch of Democrats threaten to torpedo Biden’s agenda unless he agrees to lower taxes for middle-class blue-staters.
  24. build back better
    The Democrats Have a Collective-Action ProblemCan Joe Biden’s agenda survive the competing claims within his own party?
  25. 2022 midterms
    Are Fears of 2022 Losses Driving House Democrats to Retire?Sometimes senior House members bail in anticipation of their party losing the majority. A wave of 2022 retirements could be a bad sign for Democrats.
  26. politics
    Democrats Scramble for Climate Options After Manchin Rejects Clean-Energy PlanManchin’s opposition to a key program has reportedly upended Democrats’ climate-policy plans and forced the White House to seek alternatives.
  27. democrats
    Embattled Democrats Should Count Their BlessingsDemocrats may not leave the legacy their trifecta led them to expect. But it could have been far worse if 2020 election results had shifted slightly.
  28. congress
    All These Crises in Congress Are Self-ImposedThe dysfunction in D.C. is largely the product of Congress’s own laws and procedures. And lawmakers have the power to fix it.
  29. politics
    Will Progressives Really Sink Joe Biden’s Agenda?Congressional Democrats’ high-stakes internal standoff is about to come to a head.
  30. paid leave
    This Is the Year We Pass Paid LeaveIt’s a policy whose time has finally come.
  31. politics
    The Infrastructure Bill May Be Bipartisan, But Republicans Won’t Help Save ItSince the value of this bill to centrist Democrats is strictly its bipartisanship, what does it say that Kevin McCarthy will happily watch it die?
  32. politics
    Madison Cawthorn Once Said He Was ‘Always’ Armed With KnifeLast week, the congressman claimed ignorance about the allegation he brought a knife into a school. In January, he said he always had one on him.
  33. congress
    Mitch McConnell Prefers Calamitous Debt Default to Helping DemocratsDemocrats helped McConnell raise the debt limit during the last administration, but he insists Republicans aren’t going to return the favor.
  34. congress
    Government Shutdown and Debt Default ‘Cliffs’ Loom AheadThere is an awful lot going on in Congress, but keeping the federal government going and paying its obligations have to come first.
  35. the national interest
    The Wealth Lobby Is Buying Up Democrats to Defeat Biden’s Tax Reform“One of the biggest scams in the history of forever.”
  36. explainer
    Why Congress Is Fighting Over the Debt Ceiling Yet AgainA brief guide to the perennial issue. Why Democrats will probably have to include an increase in their budget bill — and what happens if they don’t.
  37. public health
    Congress Is Already Botching the Next PandemicAs Delta surges, congressional Democrats are poised to slash Biden’s proposed investment in pandemic preparedness.
  38. infrastructure week
    5 Reasons Biden Got His Bipartisan Infrastructure DealMitch McConnell is poised to hand the president a big win. Here’s why.
  39. politics
    Donald Trump’s Low-Energy Night in TexasThe leader of the Republican Party couldn’t elect his handpicked candidate in a congressional special election.
  40. congress
    A Brief Guide to Congress’s Packed Summer ScheduleWith conflicting reports on late-night talks and meaningless failed votes, it’s hard to track what Congress is doing. Here’s their pre-recess plan.
  41. congress
    Bill Aims to Keep Trump From Becoming House SpeakerDemocrats could bar Trump and other nonmembers from serving as Speaker, but they may not want to draw attention to the zany proposal.
  42. explainer
    Everything You Need to Know About the 2021 Child Tax CreditA guide to when parents can access their monthly benefits, why it may be wise to opt out, and how the program could become permanent.
  43. the truth is in here
    Pentagon Releases UFO Report: Here’s What We KnowA guide to the government’s unclassified report on unidentified flying objects, which was released on Friday.
  44. crime
    What Happens Next After the Derek Chauvin SentencingMany legal issues remain unresolved, from the fate of the other officers who arrested George Floyd to federal efforts to address police brutality.
  45. juneteenth
    Juneteenth Is Now a Federal Holiday“Great nations don’t ignore their most painful moments,” Biden said as he signed the bill establishing a holiday marking the end of slavery.
  46. politics
    Trump Tried to Force DOJ to Back His 2020 Election CoupLong after the 2020 election was decided, Trump relentlessly used all the mechanisms available to the executive branch to overturn his loss.
  47. politics
    When Will Congress Move on Biden’s Agenda?Democrats’ timetable has slowed, as they are pursuing bipartisan deals and haven’t settled on a legislative strategy. But it will be a busy summer.
  48. politics
    $1.9 Billion Capitol Security Bill Barely Passes in HouseOpposition from a handful of progressive representatives nearly sank a measure intended to boost Capitol security after the January 6 riot.
  49. politics
    GOP Leaders Move to Blow Up Bipartisan January 6 CommissionA statement purportedly issued by anonymous Capitol Police officers called Kevin McCarthy and Mitch McConnell’s opposition “inconceivable.”
  50. tax policy
    If Moderates Kill Biden’s Tax Plan, Will MMT Save His Agenda?Lobbyists say they have the votes to block most of Biden’s tax hikes. If true, only a total abandonment of fiscal orthodoxy will save his policies.
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