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  1. politics
    Democrats Launch Biden-Backed Push for Immigration ReformThe bill features a pathway to citizenship and other broad reforms, but Democrats are already signaling that they may take more piecemeal approach.
  2. impeachment
    Trump’s Defense for Inciting the Mob: Everybody’s Fighting!A video of Democrats saying the words fight or fighting was put together by his lawyers, likely for Trump’s entertainment.
  3. partisan gerrymandering
    Census Delays Could Create Havoc and Skullduggery in RedistrictingLack of timely Census data could short-circuit court challenges to partisan gerrymandering, which Republicans in particular are expected to pursue.
  4. both sides
    Biden Trying to Pass His Agenda Is Divisive, Says Party of InsurrectionWhile Senate Republicans gasp at Biden’s attempt to keep his campaign promises, their House colleagues keep sneaking guns into the Capitol.
  5. politics
    History Suggests Democratic Trifecta Could Be Short-LivedAs Democrats officially take control of the Senate, they’d be wise to move fast: Republicans shattered their last two trifectas in just two years.
  6. president trump
    We’re Lucky the Trump Presidency Wasn’t WorseElecting an authoritarian reality star brought us mass death and insurrection. But it’s also left us with a fighting chance to fortify our democracy.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. bipartisanship
    Biden Campaign Boss Wants to Work With Republicans, Faux Scandal EnsuesJen O’Malley Dillon is getting blasted for speaking the truth about the opposition, even as she pledges to seek their cooperation, because she swore.
  10. autopsy report
    Republicans Need a Postmortem, But Trump Won’t Even Admit He’s DeadIf Republicans really won by a landslide, why should they change anything at all?
  11. georgia senate runoffs
    The Hypocrisy of Republican Attacks on Raphael Warnock’s SermonsWarnock and the Black preaching tradition he represents are not “unpatriotic.” They draw from the same inspiration as Christian conservatives.
  12. redistricting
    Democrats Face a Redistricting DisasterDemocrats missed many targets for flipping legislative chambers. Only the rise of independent commissions to draw maps is limiting the damage.
  13. ballot initiatives
    Progressives Suffered Big Losses on California Ballot IssuesProgressives intentionally timed some crucial ballot initiatives for 2020, but a tide of “no” votes left them high and dry.
  14. poll position
    Should We Stop Paying Attention to Election Polls?Polls are like democracy: bad except as compared to all the alternatives.
  15. the top line
    Smile, Democrats. Trump Lost. You Won.Biden’s victory is a really good thing, and it’s going to give us a chance to think and worry about more important things than who the president is.
  16. power
    It’s Time to Look AheadToday is a victory, but the fight is far from over.
  17. 2020 elections
    2020 Was a Disaster for Democrats Trying to Take Over State HousesAn ambitious and expensive effort to bust up Republican power in the states fell flat.
  18. election results
    The 2020 Election Has Brought Progressives to the Brink of CatastropheDemocrats probably just won the presidency – but lost the chance to govern at the federal level for a long time to come.
  19. vision 2020
    How Trump Failed to Make This a ‘Choice’ ElectionCOVID-19 and Joe Biden’s nomination screwed up Trump’s original campaign strategy, and he never adjusted.
  20. vision 2020
    Is Republican Voter Suppression Starting to Backfire?The same dynamic that led Wisconsin Democrats to turn out massively in the teeth of a pandemic could be fueling the surge in early voting.
  21. vision 2020
    What the Early-Voting Deluge Could Mean for the ElectionRecord levels of early voting may mean record overall turnout. But even if early voters are just voting earlier, it could make for a quicker count.
  22. supreme court
    Republicans Oppose Court Packing (Except When They Support It)In Georgia and Arizona, conservatives have already done what they denounce Democrats for even contemplating.
  23. vision 2020
    The Democratic Advantage in Voting by Mail Is a Mixed BlessingDemocrats will be able to “bank” a lot of early votes, but then they may have to fight all the way to the Supreme Court to get them counted.
  24. vision 2020
    Democrats Are Moving Fast on the Filibuster. Joe Biden Isn’t Yet.Nearly everything the party wants to achieve probably hinges on a procedural step their candidate may refuse to take.
  25. vote by mail
    How Democrats’ Reliance on Mail-In Voting Could Help TrumpEven if the Postal Service does a perfect job this November.
  26. vision 2020
    Mail Ballot Requests Are Sky High, and They’re Largely From DemocratsExpectations that mail ballot requests will spike are being fulfilled, along with a partisan tilt in voting methods and a maybe a contested election.
  27. vision 2020
    Democratic National Convention, Day 2: Live UpdatesFollow along with Intelligencer for day two of the virtual convention, featuring AOC, Jimmy Carter, Bill Clinton, Cindy McCain, and Jill Biden.
  28. intelligencer chats
    Will Colin Powell’s DNC Appearance Actually Help Joe Biden?Swing voters may be impressed to see another Republican backing Biden — or they may be turned off by the W. administration official’s endorsement.
  29. past is prologue
    When Political Conventions Were Must-See TVConventions began evolving from news to infomercial long before this year’s virtual events — but we’ll still miss out on some fun, unexpected moments.
  30. 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.
  31. supreme court
    Two GOP Senators Oppose Filling Supreme Court Vacancy in 2020Meanwhile, Democrats threaten to expand the court if McConnell doesn’t honor the rule he set in 2016.
  32. vision 2020
    Trump’s Two-Pronged Strategy to Demonize Voting by MailTrump hopes to keep Republicans from voting by mail, in which a lot of ballots are invalidated, while undermining the credibility of a Democratic win.
  33. coronavirus stimulus
    White House and Senate GOP Still Can’t Agree on Second Stimulus PackageSenate Republicans are still debating unemployment benefits and direct aid to taxpayers — but they decided to kill Trump’s payroll tax cut.
  34. racism
    No, Uncle Joe, Trump Is Hardly Our First Racist PresidentTrump may rival the most racist of presidents given the context of their times, but he hardly invented presidential racism.
  35. vision 2020
    Why Trump Can’t Count on COVID-19 to Suppress the Vote for HimDespite the pandemic, primary turnout has been strong, so Republicans wanting to hold down the vote will have to suppress it on their own.
  36. vision 2020
    Not Much ‘Democratic Disarray’ in 2020Polling indicates that backers of Biden’s primary rivals are falling into line much more solidly than did Sanders supporters in 2016.
  37. vision 2020
    Americans Reach Peak Partisan Polarization Under TrumpThe biggest danger sign for Trump is that independents don’t like him much at all.
  38. vision 2020
    Democrats Are on Pace for a Down-Ballot BlowoutThe party’s lead in the congressional generic ballot is higher now than it was in 2018.
  39. vision 2020
    Supreme Court Rejects Bid to Force Texas to Let Non-Seniors Vote by MailTexas Democrats had a novel argument based on the 26th amendment’s ban on age discrimination in voting. But the Supreme Court’s not ready to go there.
  40. the economy
    GOP Vows to Kill Only Thing Keeping Economy (and Trump) AfloatThanks to enhanced unemployment benefits — which Republicans are fighting to end — personal income actually rose in the U.S. last month.
  41. vision 2020
    Republicans Follow Trump in Believing the Worst of the Coronavirus Is OverPartisan polarization on COVID-19 has spiked again as Republicans believe Trump’s claim that the worst is over.
  42. 2020 elections
    Heads We Win, Tails You Lose: For Trump, All Democratic Wins Are ‘Rigged’In a bad omen for November, Trump is making contradictory claims of fraud in a special congressional election in California that his party may win.
  43. vision 2020
    Biden Is Planning an FDR-Size PresidencyHe thinks he’ll survive Tara Reade’s accusation. But he knows he can’t be an average-Joe Democrat anymore.
  44. 2020 elections
    Six Months From the Election, Pelosi’s Gavel Seems SecureWith limited presidential momentum, a deficit in open seats, and a gap in the generic ballot, Republicans won’t take the House until at least 2022.
  45. vision 2020
    Unlike Democrats, Republicans Have Politically Weaponized Judicial AppointmentsOf course Mitch McConnell reconvened the Senate in a pandemic to confirm child-judge Justin Walker. The judiciary is his and Trump’s top priority.
  46. vision 2020
    Have ‘Never Trumpers’ Become a Democratic Faction?Like the neoconservatives of the 1980s, the Never Trumpers represent a small but significant migration from one party to the other.
  47. coronavirus stimulus
    Republican-Run States Are Hurting For Money, TooTrump’s claims that only Democratic states need federal assistance are undermining his own party’s stimulus efforts.
  48. vision 2020
    Why Kavanaugh Is the Focus of Republican Attacks on BidenThe GOP would prefer to compare Biden to Kavanaugh, a party-unifying figure, rather than Trump himself, accused of far more misconduct.
  49. vision 2020
    Republicans Demand Cash-Strapped States Pony Up for Election NeedsA little-known coronavirus stimulus provision requires that states match 20 percent of election assistance funds at a time of fiscal catastrophe.
  50. the left
    Why Americans Don’t Vote Their Class AnymoreDeclining unions — and rising educational attainment — have left college-educated whites more left wing than non-college-educated ones.
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