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  1. capitol riot
    Key Moments from the Senate’s First Hearing on the Capitol RiotSecurity officials who were in charge on January 6 claimed in Senate testimony that they had insufficient intelligence on the potential threat.
  2. impeachment
    Trump Acquitted in Impeachment Trial, 57-43: Live UpdatesThough seven Republican senators voted to convict, it wasn’t enough.
  3. politics
    What the Filibuster Has Cost AmericaThe damage has been massive, and it’s past time for reform.
  4. lisa murkowski
    GOP Senator Lisa Murkowski Rules Out Party SwitchThe occasionally heretical Alaska senator dislikes what Trump did to her party, but she dislikes Democratic environmental policies even more.
  5. georgia senate runoffs
    4 Big Questions About Post-Trump Politics That the Georgia Runoffs May AnswerToday’s election will provide our first clues about what American politics will look like in the post-Trump era.
  6. 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.
  7. politics
    Senate Overrides Trump’s Veto of National Defense Authorization ActBut a last-ditch effort to increase COVID stimulus checks to $2,000 failed.
  8. covid-19 stimulus
    Congress Finalizes Stimulus Deal: UpdatesCongress will vote on the new COVID-19 relief package and omnibus on Monday.
  9. 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.
  10. 2021
    ‘Republicans Have No Intent of Acting in Good Faith’Adam Jentleson had a front-row seat to the last time Mitch McConnell obstructed a Democratic president, and he’s got a warning for his party.
  11. senate republicans
    How Biden Could (Maybe) Fix His Senate Problem With One Weird TrickPennsylvania’s Republican senator plans to retire in 2022. Biden should consider offering him a taste of executive power on his way out the door.
  12. trump dynasty
    Lara Trump Is Considering Senate Run in North CarolinaThe president’s daughter-in-law is the first and only member of the Trump clan to have signaled the possibility of running for office.
  13. liveblog
    Trump Team Digs In Against Biden: Post-Election UpdatesRepublicans back president’s call election was stolen, as officials refuse to begin transition process for the president-elect.
  14. politics
    Georgia Republicans Break Into Civil War to Appease TrumpEndangered senators David Perdue and Kelly Loeffler call for the secretary of state’s head as the president keeps falsely claiming a stolen election.
  15. new eras
    Biden’s Lame Duck PresidencyDemocrats have likely won the highest office, but nearly everything below is broken, blocked, or locked into dysfunction.
  16. 2021
    The Fate of the Country Rests on GeorgiaIn a state that’s been so red for so long, to hope feels daring, even dangerous.
  17. vision 2020
    Democratic Upstart Jaime Harrison on What He Really Thinks of Lindsey GrahamThe South Carolina politician began as a long shot to upset a GOP Senate fixture. Now he’s breaking fundraising records.
  18. vision 2020
    Has Trump Killed Sex Scandals? The Curious Case of Cal CunninghamThe Democrat running for a must-win Senate seat in North Carolina was caught cheating on his wife just weeks before Election Day.
  19. politics
    Amy Coney Barrett Confirmation Hearing: Day 2 HighlightsBarrett faces questioning from senators on day two of her confirmation hearings, which comes just 21 days before Election Day.
  20. supreme court
    Dems Should Turn Barrett Hearings Into an Anti-GOP InfomercialThe party has no chance of blocking Trump’s nominee. But they do have an opportunity to spotlight the GOP’s unpopular judicial agenda.
  21. 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.
  22. supreme court
    How the Timeline for Confirming Trump’s SCOTUS Nominee Will Play OutIt’s now more a matter of when, not if, Trump and McConnell will fill the Supreme Court vacancy created by Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s death.
  23. ruth bader ginsburg
    RBG’s Death: Latest Updates on Reaction, Political AftermathThe enormous political ramifications are continuing to play out.
  24. filibuster reform
    Abolishing Filibuster May Be Job One for a Democratic SenateProgressive activists want to get filibuster reform done in a quick blitz early in 2021.
  25. the national interest
    The Senate Is America’s Most Structurally Racist InstitutionWhy is massive overrepresentation for white America still acceptable in 2020?
  26. 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.
  27. 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.
  28. vision 2020
    Why Biden Needs to Win BigGiven Trump’s Electoral College advantage and the need to win Senate races, Biden must have as big a national popular vote lead as he can get.
  29. coronavirus
    Congress, White House Reach Deal On New Coronavirus Relief BillThe deal, to be followed by a broader bill, replenishes depleted loan fund for small busiensses and provides new aid for hospitals and testing.
  30. 2020 elections
    Susan Collins’s Popularity Keeps SinkingMaine’s Republican senator is caught between an unpopular president who demands loyalty and an electorate that demands independence.
  31. 2020 elections
    Coronavirus-Scarred 2020 Congressional Landscape Leaning DemocraticThe Senate landscape is looking slightly bluer, and COVID-19 has frozen House races in ways that will make a Republican takeover more difficult.
  32. senate
    Senate Decides Now Would Be a Good Time for a Monthlong VacationAmerica is on its way to being the epicenter of a global pandemic and depression. But our leaders could use some rest and relaxation.
  33. 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.
  34. coronavirus
    Pelosi Offers House Plan As Senate Fights Over Coronavirus Economic Relief BillHouse bill may work its way into Senate negotiations, or could serve as an alternative if Republicans prevail in the upper chamber.
  35. coronavirus
    McConnell Prefers to Slow Down Slo-Mo Senate Rather Than Voting RemotelyThe already-languorous upper chamber will take even longer to vote as a form of social distancing.
  36. coronavirus
    Senate Passes Coronavirus Relief Bill, Plans $1.3 Trillion SequelThe legislation would provide some workers with paid sick and family leave, and boost unemployment benefits and food assistance.
  37. coronavirus
    Senate Aide Tests Positive for CoronavirusThe staffer, who works in the D.C. office of Washington senator Maria Cantwell, apparently had no known contact with any members of Congress.
  38. politics
    The Immoderate Susan CollinsAfter a long career voting across the aisle, why did the Maine senator gamble her legacy on Trump?
  39. politics
    Trump’s Impeachment Trial and the Verdict of HistoryIt may take a few decades, but the Senate’s handling of Trump’s impeachment trial will stand out.
  40. senate impeachment trial
    The Impeachment Trial Became Saturday Detention for SenatorsThe mood was subdued as members sat through “Death Valley” and earned a 49-hour break.
  41. impeachment
    Impeachment Trial’s Distracted Senate Audience: Milk, Crosswords, Banned PhonesTo pass the time, senators brought crosswords, banned phones, light reading like The Federalist Papers, and decorum-approved glasses of milk.
  42. capitol report
    The Senate Impeachment Trial Began Like a Grade-School Fire DrillThere were alphabetical lines and a lot of nerves. Senator Feinstein got yelled at for using a cell phone.
  43. vision 2020
    What Will Happen If There’s a Tie in the Electoral College?The House with each delegation casting one vote would elect the President, with Republicans likely to hold the advantage.
  44. senate
    Georgia Governor Will Defy Trump, Appoint ‘RINO’ SenatorBrian Kemp will tap executive Kelly Loeffler over Trump-approved Doug Collins, raising the possibility of a contentious future primary.
  45. impeachment
    Senate Republicans Mulling Two-Week Impeachment TrialLong enough to look like an actual trial, short enough to ensure the fix is in.
  46. 2020 elections
    Will Trump Crush Jeff Sessions’s Senate Comeback?With Sessions ready to jump into the race for his old seat, his GOP rivals hope Trump punishes him for recusal in the Russia collusion investigation.
  47. senate
    Grassley Bumping Graham As Judiciary Committee ChairmanIt’s got nothing to do with impeachment, and everything to do with seniority.
  48. vision 2020
    Biden Dings Warren for Too Many ‘Plans.’ He Could Use More Planning.Biden may accuse Warren of being “unrealistic” in this week’s debate. His faith in bipartisanship makes him the unrealistic candidate.
  49. impeachment
    Senate Republicans Say They Would Kill Trump Impeachment Charges InstantlyIf the House impeaches Trump, Senate Republicans are serving notice that the constitutionally required trial will be brief.
  50. senate
    McSally Appointment Makes Arizona Sixth State With Two Women As SenatorsMcSally will have to run again in 2020, and if she wins and wants a full term, yet again in 2022. Four Western states now have two women as senators.
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