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  1. congress
    Much-Maligned Congressional Earmarks Are Coming BackThe Tea Party movement temporarily killed them — but only temporarily.
  2. politics
    ‘You Only Let a Bully Go So Long’: Marie Newman Takes on Marjorie Taylor GreeneThe Democrat explains why she planted a transgender pride flag across from Greene’s office, and says she finds her response “absolutely hysterical.”
  3. liveblog
    Post-Impeachment Trial Aftermath: Live UpdatesWhile national GOP leaders are projecting unity, some state GOP leaders are condemning Republican senators who voted to convict Trump.
  4. impeachment
    Trump Acquitted in Impeachment Trial, 57-43: Live UpdatesThough seven Republican senators voted to convict, it wasn’t enough.
  5. impeachment trial
    Impeachment Is Literally Congressional Self-Defense in Trump’s CaseIt’s the only way Congress can defend itself against executive abuses of power — this time, it’s was physical.
  6. trump impeachment trial
    Watch: Capitol Riot Video Played in Trump’s Impeachment Trial“If that’s not an impeachable offense, then there is no such thing,” Representative Jamie Raskin said after it finished playing.
  7. end-times
    What Madison Cawthorn Saw at the InsurrectionThe youngest member of Congress is invigorated by the mob he helped incite
  8. covid stimulus
    The Good, the Bad, and the Odd in Biden’s Stimulus PlanUncle Joe is turning the money printer up to 11 — at least, if 10 Senate Republicans let him.
  9. impeachment
    Trump Faces Senate Trial After Second ImpeachmentThe House impeached Trump for inciting insurrection, with the support of 10 Republicans. The trial will take place during Biden’s administration.
  10. impeachment
    Impeach and Remove Trump NowThe president just incited a violent insurrection. He can’t be allowed to remain in power another day.
  11. contested election
    WATCH: Mitch McConnell Gives Speech Opposing Effort to Overturn ElectionThe Senate majority leader made an impassioned plea for his GOP colleagues to abandon their effort to reverse Biden’s victory.
  12. conservatism
    House GOP Admits It Opposes Democracy, Not Voter FraudHouse Republicans claimed that they object to affirming Biden’s victory out of concern for voter fraud. A colleague just called their bluff.
  13. contested election
    Futile Ploy to Overturn Election in Congress Divides GOPRepublicans in the Senate and House are publicly at odds over a pointless plan to block the certification of Biden’s win out of loyalty to Trump.
  14. politics
    Nancy Pelosi Is Narrowly Reelected House SpeakerWith 216 votes to her Republican opponent’s 209, the Democrat secured another term as leader of the House.
  15. politics
    Senate Overrides Trump’s Veto of National Defense Authorization ActBut a last-ditch effort to increase COVID stimulus checks to $2,000 failed.
  16. stimulus checks
    $2,000 Stimulus Checks Are Poorly Targeted and That’s FineThis isn’t the best way to spend $460 billion more on relief. But it’s the only way of doing it that Donald Trump supports.
  17. covid-19
    All the U.S. Officials Who Have Received the COVID-19 VaccineKamala Harris is the latest public official to get vaccinated. She joins several GOP lawmakers who got the shot after downplaying the pandemic.
  18. coronavirus stimulus
    Trump Keeps Golfing As Jobless COVID Aid Expires, Shutdown NearsThe president’s refusal to sign the bipartisan omnibus spending bill, which includes $900 billion in COVID relief, is already having consequences.
  19. coronavirus stimulus
    What Happens If Trump Won’t Sign the Stimulus Bill?If Trump follows through on his vague threat, he could cause a government shutdown and keep COVID aid from millions of Americans. Here’s the timeline.
  20. coronavirus stimulus
    7 Surprisingly Good Policies Buried in the Stimulus-Omnibus BillWhile no one was watching, Congress quietly took action to curb surprise medical bills, money laundering, and climate change.
  21. covid-19 stimulus
    Congress Finalizes Stimulus Deal: UpdatesCongress will vote on the new COVID-19 relief package and omnibus on Monday.
  22. stimulus checks
    COVID Stimulus Checks to Come at the Unemployed’s ExpenseCongress is poised to take benefits from the jobless to give checks to virtually all households. Is that a progressive trade?
  23. vision 2020
    Electoral College Rejects Trump Coup and Confirms Biden as PresidentIt’s a routine process, but threats of violence and plans by Trump’s campaign to “elect” bogus alternative electors are raising eyebrows.
  24. coronavirus stimulus
    A Major Obstacle to COVID Stimulus Just FellBipartisan negotiators have split the package’s two most divisive provisions from the rest of the bill.
  25. congress
    Congress and Trump Will Keep Bickering Through the HolidaysEndless wrangling over spending and stimulus and a likely Trump veto of a defense-policy bill are casting a pall over a holiday-decorated Capitol.
  26. coronavirus stimulus
    The GOP Is Fighting to Block Red-State BailoutsSix of the seven states that are suffering the biggest revenue losses from COVID voted for Trump. Republicans are trying to block fiscal aid anyway.
  27. coronavirus stimulus
    Democrats Should Seek Quick Stimulus CompromiseAmerica’s vulnerable can’t wait two more months for relief. And half measures today don’t rule out further stimulus tomorrow.
  28. stimulus legislation
    A Nightmare COVID Winter Could Force a GOP Awakening on StimulusBlocking relief when the economy was rebounding was one thing. Doing it through a long winter of packed hospitals and closed stores may be another.
  29. unfriend
    If Republicans Hate Silicon Valley, Why Don’t They Do Something About It?Republicans complain that Twitter and Facebook are out to get them, but it’s liberal customers who have the real power.
  30. vision 2020
    The 25th Amendment Won’t Save Us From a Roided-Out TrumpThe president’s erratic behavior could get worse, thanks to a new drug he’s on. The options in that scenario are not reassuring, to put it mildly.
  31. politics
    QAnon Goes to WashingtonTwenty-four followers of the grotesque conspiracy theory are running for Congress in November. Where does this end?
  32. congress
    Stopgap Spending Deal Ends Government Shutdown ThreatPelosi gave in on farm aid Trump is distributing in exchange for some concessions, relegating spending disputes to a lame-duck session.
  33. the economy
    As Big Business Feasts on Cheap Credit, Small Firms StarveAnd Congress isn’t coming to the little guys’ rescue anytime soon.
  34. the law
    Trump’s COVID-19 Executive Actions Are Likely Legal, But That’s a Small ReliefThough fears about the constitutionality of Trump’s executive actions are probably overblown, his latest political stunt still poses a serious threat.
  35. encounter
    ‘There’s a Need for Organizers Everywhere’Representative Pramila Jayapal on sparring with Bill Barr, Jeff Bezos, and Joe Biden.
  36. coronavirus stimulus
    Maybe Panicked Investors Will Save the COVID StimulusWall Street has priced in another round of coronavirus relief. If a deal falls through, plunging stock prices just may break the GOP’s resolve.
  37. conservatism
    The Big Tech Hearing Showed That Anti-Monopoly Is a Partisan IssueWith token exceptions, Republicans don’t want Silicon Valley’s giants to be less powerful, only more conservative.
  38. politics
    Congressman Who Accosted AOC Offers Terrible Apology for the AgesAOC responded on the House floor Friday, saying that her parents did not raise her “to accept abuse from men.”
  39. encounter
    ‘We Saw This Problem Coming’Lauren Underwood, the youngest Black woman to ever serve in Congress, on remote legislating during a pandemic.
  40. politics
    John Lewis Never Lost HopeThe congressman and civil-rights legend died on Friday. He recently spoke with Zak Cheney-Rice about why he stayed the course.
  41. coronavirus
    Republicans Are Trying to Force the House to Vote in PersonThe “reopen America” message trumps generations of anti-Washington rhetoric.
  42. health care
    America’s Health-Care System Has Never Been Sicker — or Harder to CureThe coronavirus is exposing everything broken in the American health-care system — and the reasons why we probably won’t fix any of it.
  43. politics
    Is the Future of Congress on Zoom?In the midst of the pandemic, a staid institution debates how much technological change is too much.
  44. labor
    GOP’s Coronavirus Stimulus Priority: Make Workers Poorer, Less SafeRepublicans are fighting to cut unemployment benefits and let employers flout workplace safety standards.
  45. conservatism
    It’s Insane That Federal Aid to States Is a Partisan IssueThe GOP is effectively treating “let’s make sure Oklahoma can afford to pay police officers” as an outrageous Democratic demand.
  46. stimulus legislation
    Dems Must Not Approve Further Stimulus Until These 3 Demands Are MetThe party must seize its last, best chance to protect the integrity of our elections and honor the sacrifices of essential workers.
  47. bailouts
    The Small-Business Bailout Just Got a Lot BetterFirms with fewer than 500 employees can walk into any FDIC bank and collect enough money to cover eight weeks of payroll on Uncle Sam’s dime.
  48. bailouts
    What’s Good, Bad, and Mediocre in the Coronavirus Stimulus BillThe legislation is great news for unemployed workers in the short term, bad news for reining in plutocracy in the long run.
  49. coronavirus
    Members of Congress Who Have Tested Positive for CoronavirusThree members of Congress have tested positive COVID-19, so far.
  50. coronavirus
    Who Should Get a Coronavirus Bailout and How?Congress needs to go big or the economy’s going to hell.
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