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  1. politics
    Should Democrats Gamble on Immigration Reform in 2021?If the parliamentarian lets Democrats put immigration reform in the reconciliation bill, they’ll have to choose between principle and midterm fears.
  2. politics
    Republican Trump Critic Quits Congress As Cult of January 6 GrowsTrump is changing the Republican narrative of the Capitol Riot from an outrage in which he was a bystander to a patriotic triumph.
  3. polls
    Why a Troubled Polling Industry Whiffed on the California RecallBig 2020 polling errors nationwide were followed by big 2021 polling errors in California — but in the opposite direction.
  4. politics
    Democrats Won the California Recall, But There Are Warning Signs for MidtermsNewsom matched Biden’s 2020 performance, but their party needs to do even better to claw back desperately needed House seats.
  5. extremism
    Georgia Now Grows Politicians to the Right of Marjorie Taylor GreeneOne Republican congressional candidate is co-headlining the rally for the “political prisoners” of January 6. And he’s not the most extreme.
  6. politics
    The Vice-President Who Saved Democracy on January 6 Was … Dan Quayle?Mike Pence has been hailed for resisting Trump’s calls to reject Biden votes. But a new book says the coup was thwarted by an even less likely hero.
  7. 2021 california recall election
    Larry Elder Campaign Concedes Defeat and Claims Fraud – Before Election DayTelling the Big Lie extra-early is a new one for California Republicans.
  8. just checking in
    So, What Is Rudy Giuliani Up to These Days?Now that he’s not busy representing Trump, he’s been dealing with personal legal woes, causing trouble on Cameo, and shaving in an airport restaurant.
  9. 2022 midterms
    Democrats May Have to Change the Subject From Biden in 2022Midterms are usually a referendum on presidents. But if Biden’s numbers don’t improve, Dems can run against Trump or GOP extremism in its many forms.
  10. florida
    Trump Hosting a Boxing Match on 9/11 Was a Vision From an Alternate RealityOne in which he accepted his electoral loss and began chasing weird cash-grab appearances, like guest-hosting a novelty fight at a casino on 9/11.
  11. 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.
  12. politics
    Is Biden’s Vaccine Mandate Smart Politics or ‘Civil War’?Democrats are counting on vaccinated people supporting mandates, while Republicans are freaking out in ways that may reinforce images from January 6.
  13. california recall election
    A Defeat of the Newsom Recall Will Feed a New Round of MAGA Conspiracy TheoriesThe recall has lost ground, or maybe never had any. But Newsom’s momentum will be treated by Trump and Republicans as signs of a rigged election.
  14. dignity
    Trump to Commemorate 9/11 by Calling Evander Holyfield FightNever forget that you can pay $49.99 to hear his astute boxing commentary.
  15. 9/11: 20 years later
    Bin Laden WonHow the terrorist mastermind drew the U.S. into a war with its own ideals.
  16. 9/11: 20 years later
    What 9/11 Did to the Democratic PartyTo this day, Democrats struggle with the fear of looking weak.
  17. explainer
    Trump’s Long Campaign to Steal the Presidency: A TimelineThe insurrection wasn’t a one-day event. It was the culmination of a multifaceted, yearslong plot — and it isn’t over.
  18. 9/11: 20 years later
    How 9/11 Destroyed the Muslim Model-Minority MythFor people in my generation, the attacks inaugurated a new political consciousness.
  19. abortion
    The Anti-Abortion Movement’s Investment in the Republican Party Is Paying OffDonald Trump was the first president to keep his promises to them, and now the big moment of rolling back abortion rights may be near.
  20. joe biden
    Biden’s Approval Rating Goes UnderwaterBiden’s stretch of unobtrusive popularity is over for now, but he is in very good company as a president with net-negative approval ratings.
  21. the national interest
    Kevin McCarthy Threatens Revenge on Firms Cooperating With January 6 ProbeA signature form of Trumpian thuggery returns.
  22. impeachment
    Will Republicans Try to Impeach Biden Over Afghanistan?Kevin McCarthy would like to keep his powder dry, but the MAGA folk are restless.
  23. politics
    The Midterms Could Give the Senate a MAGA MakeoverRetirements and primary challenges could decimate the Senate’s Establishment Republicans.
  24. explainer
    Yes, Gavin Newsom Could Lose the California Recall to a RepublicanHow voter complacency, GOP enthusiasm, and Democrats’ risky messaging could hand the California governorship to the GOP in September.
  25. the national interest
    Why the Media Is Worse for Biden Than TrumpThe last week has been more brutal for Biden than any week of Trump’s presidency.
  26. 2022 midterms
    Trump Favorite Herschel Walker Officially Running for U.S. Senate in GeorgiaWalker is arguably a carpetbagger with some extra personal baggage, but he may be better known in Georgia than incumbent Democrat Raphael Warnock.
  27. war
    The Shocking New Book That Exposes U.S. Lies About AfghanistanAt least $19 billion from American taxpayers fell into Taliban hands, and that’s just one of the bombshells in Craig Whitlock’s Afghanistan Papers.
  28. explainer
    Why the Arizona Election-Audit Circus Just Won’t EndA guide to how votes from Maricopa County were subjected to a sloppy recount, why it’s still dragging on, and what its proponents are really after.
  29. democrats
    If Democrats Don’t Exploit This Trifecta, Another Could Be Far AwayDemocrats will probably lose their governing trifecta in 2022, and it won’t get easier in 2024 or 2026. Historically, they don’t come along often.
  30. past is prologue
    Clinton and Biden Bookend the Era of the Swing VoterDifferences in how the two men approached campaigning and governing, despite their similar ideologies, reflect a massive shift in the U.S. electorate.
  31. politics
    Donald Trump’s Latest Money-Making SchemesHustling for cash is core to Trump’s being (plus he has lots of debt coming due). Here’s how he’s using his post-presidential clout to make big bucks.
  32. politics
    The Elephant in the RoomRepublicans carefully run for president, not knowing if the last one will, too.
  33. 2022 midterms
    Democrats Should (Privately) Write Off 2022 and Just GovernWhen the deal goes down on Biden’s agenda in Congress, vulnerable Democrats should not be given bragging rights for thwarting their own party.
  34. middle east
    John Bolton and Mike Pompeo Will Explain the Middle East to You NowWhy Donald Trump’s goons may never go away.
  35. politics
    Biden’s Approval Ratings Slip Below 50 Percent for the First TimeHis worst is still better than Trump’s best, but for a president trying to defy the odds and retain Congress in the midterms, it’s not great.
  36. afghanistan
    The Fall of Saigon Didn’t End Gerald Ford’s PresidencyEvents in Kabul are bringing back memories of 1975. Will Joe Biden get through his crisis as the 38th president did back then?
  37. national security
    The War on Terror Is InescapableIt produced Trump and remains a threat to American democracy, a new book argues.
  38. must be nice
    Trump Tax Cuts Saved Bloomberg $68 Million in Just One YearIRS records obtained by ProPublica show how the Trump tax cuts are a boon for many billionaires — even billionaires who called Trump a “clown.”
  39. 2022 midterms
    Raffensperger Struggles to Get Back His MAGA Street CredUnlike Brian Kemp, Raffensperger doesn’t have the political capital or luck in opponents to survive a Trumpian purge with right-wing posturing.
  40. eviction moratorium
    Conservatives Are Freaking Out About the Eviction MoratoriumOne National Review writer encouraged civil disobedience as a response to Biden’s move.
  41. politics
    Trump Nearly Enlisted the Justice Department in His Coup SchemeA high-ranking DOJ official wanted to urge GOP legislators to steal Biden’s win, but colleagues rebuffed him. Next time we might not be so lucky.
  42. arizona election audit
    The Arizona Election Audit Is Somehow Getting Even More Distant From RealityNow the Arizona state senators who are the ringmasters of this wild circus are threatening their fellow Republican county supervisors with jail time.
  43. kamala harris
    Is Kamala Harris’s Popularity Level a Problem for Democrats?Much of the claim that Harris is deeply and increasingly unpopular doesn’t bear scrutiny, particularly coming from fans of less popular Republicans.
  44. capitol riot
    ‘The Internet’ Wanted an Insurrection, So Trump Gave It OneIf you define “the American people” as your own noisy base, then the lies they spew online represent a mandate.
  45. politics
    Why Republicans Want to Keep Punishing Liz Cheney and Adam KinzingerThe pair are already pariahs, and ignoring Pelosi’s January 6 panel would be easier. But Republicans still want payback, and leverage over McCarthy.
  46. 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.
  47. 2022 midterms
    Why 2022 Won’t Be Another 1994 Republican Tidal WaveLindsey Graham’s prediction of an impending red wave ignores several key factors behind the GOP’s historic gains in Bill Clinton’s first midterm.
  48. covid-19 vaccine
    Sarah Huckabee Sanders Deploys Big Lie to Boost VaccinationsThe gubernatorial candidate is encouraging Arkansans to get their “Trump vaccine” and blaming the left for sowing distrust of the COVID jab.
  49. 2022 midterms
    Will Herschel Walker’s Troubled Past Keep Him Out of Georgia’s Senate Race?A report suggests the problems associated with the football legend’s history of mental illness may not be safely in the past.
  50. 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.
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