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Richard Burr

  1. the money game
    Washington, D.C., Has an Insider-Trading ProblemWhy are Fed governors trading as they move markets? Why is Nancy Pelosi speculating on Tesla shares?
  2. politics
    SEC Investigating Richard Burr for Possible Insider TradingThe North Carolina senator’s conveniently timed transactions at the beginning of the pandemic are under scrutiny again.
  3. 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.
  4. politics
    The Midterms Could Give the Senate a MAGA MakeoverRetirements and primary challenges could decimate the Senate’s Establishment Republicans.
  5. republicans
    Republican Impeachment Supporters Catch Hell Back HomeGoing against Donald Trump remains a deeply risky maneuver.
  6. impeachment trial
    Senate Acquits Trump; 7 Republicans Joined All 50 Democrats in ‘Guilty’ VoteMitch McConnell spoke after the verdict to denounce Trump’s conduct while insisting his trial was unconstitutional.
  7. 2022 midterms
    Republican Senator Rob Portman to Retire in 2022The fight for control of the Senate in 2022 is already underway. The key factor could be the kind of Republican divisions evident in Portman’s Ohio.
  8. impeachment
    Are There Enough Senate Republican Votes to Convict Trump?With the MAGA base still strong and plenty of excuses for Republicans to say no, conviction faces steep odds.
  9. politics
    Burr Steps Down As Intelligence Committee Chair Amid Insider Trading ProbeThe move comes a day after the FBI reportedly seized Burr’s phone while investigating whether he dumped stock following Senate coronavirus briefings.
  10. 2020 elections
    More Insider Trading Suspicions Follow Vulnerable Georgia SenatorKelly Loeffler’s wealth is her main political asset, but has become a handicap as she faces accusations of profiting from the pandemic.
  11. the national interest
    GOP Senators Dumped Stock Before Coronavirus Hit, Without Warning the CountryWhen senators tell their stockbrokers what they’re not willing to tell the public.
  12. coronavirus
    Two GOP Senators Dumped Millions in Stock After Coronavirus Briefings: ReportAt least two Republicans sold millions in stock following closed-door coronavirus meetings — after which they told the public not to panic.
  13. vision 2020
    Will Impeachment Bring Back ‘Kamala the Prosecutor’ and Save Her Candidacy?The trouble with this idea is that there’s no natural venue for Harris to shine on TV without a lot of Republican cooperation.
  14. russia investigation
    Donald Trump Jr. Agrees to ‘Limited’ Senate Testimony on Russia ProbeHe’s struck a deal to answer the Senate Intelligence Committee’s questions, ending the intra-party conflict over his subpoena.
  15. Senate Kills Trump’s Phony ‘Spending Clawback’ BillTwo Republicans chose not to go along with a completely symbolic fiscal charade, and that was all it took to give it a well-deserved defeat.
  16. Comey to Tell His Side of the Story in the Senate Intelligence CommitteeHe’s taken a real beating of late. But former FBI director James Comey will have his day in the Senate, and in the court of public opinion, very soon.
  17. the national interest
    Why Republicans Won’t Let Clinton Appoint a Supreme Court Justice If She WinsTomorrow’s constitutional crisis today!
  18. In Tight Race for Senate, Democrats Are Starting to Get the Upper HandTrump may be taking vulnerable GOP senators down with him.
  19. Senate Republicans: Between a Trump and a Hard Place?Some new polling in North Carolina shows a possible quandary for Republican Senate candidates caught between negative perceptions of Washington and of Donald Trump. 
  20. equal rites
    The Next Five Republican Senators to Endorse Gay MarriageOur educated guesses.