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Nancy Pelosi

  1. politics
    What Joe Biden Needs to Tell Warring DemocratsIt’s time for Democrats in Congress stop posturing, drop their demands, and heed Biden’s call for party unity – or they’ll face a grim future.
  2. 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?
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. reconciliation bill
    3 Key Divides in Democrats’ Civil War Over the Biden AgendaIt’s not just progressives versus moderates.
  6. 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.
  7. impeachment
    Will Republicans Try to Impeach Biden Over Afghanistan?Kevin McCarthy would like to keep his powder dry, but the MAGA folk are restless.
  8. the national interest
    Gottheimer’s Suicide Squad Hurt Their Party But Gained NothingDemocrats have five weeks to get their act together.
  9. explainer
    Why Pelosi and Moderate Democrats Are in a Standoff Over Biden’s AgendaPelosi will try to pick off enough moderate rebels to get a budget resolution passed, but she may have to cut deals and shift her timetable.
  10. 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.
  11. politics
    Democrats in Congress Need to Cut to the Chase With a Deal on EverythingIt’s time for Democrats to stop threatening each other over infrastructure and reconciliation and pass Biden’s agenda, before it’s too late.
  12. politics
    Manchin and Sinema Prepare Their New Demands for Fellow DemocratsWhile the Democratic centrists voted for the budget blueprint, they want potentially conflicting concessions for their votes on the final product.
  13. politics
    Senate Passes Infrastructure Bill, Moves On to BudgetAll Democrats and 19 Republicans voted “aye.” Now the GOP can point to this show of bipartisanship as they block various budget votes ahead.
  14. eviction moratorium
    Cori Bush Protest Exposes White House Screwups on Eviction MoratoriumHer reasonable demands are the least the Biden administration can do.
  15. 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.
  16. politics
    Congress Considers Emergency Eviction Moratorium As CDC Authority LapsesBiden dithered about his legal authority to keep evictions frozen, and now the deadline is here — though some states are acting on their own.
  17. politics
    A Bipartisan Infrastructure Deal Moves Forward in the SenateThere may trouble down the road with centrist Dems complaining about the bill’s size, but a motion to advance it to a final debate passed 67 to 32.
  18. voter suppression
    J.D. Vance: How About We Give Parents Extra Votes?The Senate candidate’s trollish proposal is just the flip side of Republicans’ usual thinking on voter suppression.
  19. 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.
  20. politics
    Pelosi and McCarthy Joust Over GOP Participation in January 6 PanelMcCarthy picked two MAGA hard-liners for the committee. Pelosi vetoed them, so all the GOP nominees quit. And now we have another stalemate.
  21. 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.
  22. 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.
  23. democrats in disarray
    Primary Voters Should Decide the Direction of the Democratic PartyThose waging factional battles over who should represent safe districts should defer to the wisdom of actual voters.
  24. budget
    Senate Dems Start Loading a $3.5 Trillion Bazooka to Pass Biden’s AgendaA new agreement would dodge a Republican filibuster to expand the welfare state, but many issues are yet to be resolved.
  25. capitol riot
    Kevin McCarthy Between Rock and a Wild Place on January 6 InquiryThe minority leader opposes GOP cooperation with a select committee that his most out-of-control members want to join. He has no great options.
  26. politics
    House Democrats Can Blow Up Biden’s Agenda, TooJoe Manchin and other Senate centrists get all the flak, but it would only take five rebel Democrats to derail key House votes.
  27. infrastructure
    ‘We Have a Deal’: Biden Endorses Senators’ Bipartisan Infrastructure PlanThe deal can only hang together if Democrats, including Joe Manchin, can unite around a reconciliation bill to enact the rest of Biden’s agenda.
  28. capitol riot
    Pelosi Announces Select Committee to Investigate Capitol RiotSince Senate Republicans killed an independent commission, Democrats will convene their own panel to investigate the events of January 6.
  29. politics
    Ilhan Omar Backs Down In Latest Blowup With DemocratsThe congresswoman’s remarks about Israel, Hamas, the U.S., and the Taliban were taken out of context, and she was forced to issue a “clarification.”
  30. 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.
  31. derek chauvin trial
    Democrats Defeat Maxine Waters Censure Resolution Over Chauvin VerdictA Republican exercise in whataboutism aimed at distracting attention from January 6 failed.
  32. politics
    5 Revelations From John Boehner’s New MemoirIn On the House, the former Speaker praises Nancy Pelosi’s “killer instinct,” unloads on Ted Cruz, and claims Mark Meadows once begged on his knees.
  33. extremism
    McConnell Howls About Court-packing Just As Pelosi Nixes ItIt’s a good example of how smears of the opposing party can run abruptly into countervailing reality.
  34. democrats
    Democrats’ Control of the House Is Increasingly FragileResignations and a death have left Pelosi with a shrinking majority until special elections fill the vacancies.
  35. 2022 midterms
    Watch Democratic Retirements for Clues About House MidtermsHistory suggests it will be tough for Democrats to hang on to their narrow House majority in 2022. But open seats will be especially hard to defend.
  36. capitol riot
    January 6 Commission Dies, As Republicans Oppose Focus on January 6With the GOP demanding an investigation of left-wing violence unrelated to the Capitol riot, Pelosi is shifting to a regular House investigation.
  37. politics
    What Will Be in the Next Big Democratic Bill?Deciding what can and can’t go into the next budget reconciliation bill will be a real and consequential puzzle for Democrats.
  38. politics
    Gerontocracy Is Hurting American DemocracyHow did we get here?
  39. insurrection
    Nancy Pelosi Vows to Launch ‘9/11-Type Commission’ to Investigate Capitol RiotAlready, there is bipartisan support for such an outside investigation, which would help answer the many unknowns surrounding the January 6 attack.
  40. impeachment
    The Timeline for Trump’s Second Impeachment TrialThe schedule and structure have been set, and the whole thing could be over in less than a week.
  41. 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.
  42. american rescue plan
    Democrats Get Down to Writing Biden’s Stimulus BillNow comes the hard part: writing Biden’s plans into legislation, and getting a reconciliation bill through a narrowly divided Congress.
  43. marjorie taylor greene
    House Bars Marjorie Taylor Greene From Committees Over Hateful RhetoricBecause of her rhetoric, Greene will not join the House Budget Committee and the House Education and Labor Committee as originally planned.
  44. budget reconciliation
    What Is Budget Reconciliation and Why Does It Matter for Biden’s Agenda?For 40 years, reconciliation has provided a way to bypass the Senate filibuster. It may be crucial for passing Biden’s stimulus plan.
  45. covid-19 stimulus
    Republicans Offer Another Very Skinny Stimulus ProposalBiden has agreed to talk to the Republican senators, but a deal is unlikely unless he maintains the freedom to quickly follow up with a partisan bill.
  46. impeachment trial
    A McConnell-Backed Trump Conviction Is Just FantasyConviction in Trump’s impeachment trial was always a long shot. Now momentum is waning, as GOP senators aren’t onboard and McConnell won’t herd them.
  47. politics
    Biden Will Run a Very Un-Waspy GovernmentWomen, Blacks, Latinos, Catholics, and Jews: This ain’t your grandfather’s Cabinet.
  48. capitol riot
    Is There Really Enough Time to Impeach and Remove Trump?There may be a point to doing this beyond throwing him out of the White House two weeks early.
  49. 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.
  50. coronavirus stimulus
    Will We Get a Second Round of COVID-19 Stimulus Checks?The second stimulus bill signed by Trump on Sunday includes $600 checks for Americans eligible for the $1,200 payments in the CARES Act.
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