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  1. 2020 elections
    Loeffler Attacks WNBA for Honoring Black Lives MatterThe endangered Georgia Republican senator triangulated against the league and the team she partly owns.
  2. 2020 elections
    Ranks of Republican Women in Senate Could Be Decimated in NovemberAs many as four of the GOP’s nine women in the Senate could lose, and a fifth is a prospect for a party switch.
  3. vision 2020
    Is Biden’s Lead Strong Enough to Make Texas Competitive?A once unthinkable electoral map comes into focus.
  4. the national interest
    Trump Blames Losing Campaign on Listening to ‘Woke Jared’Trump decides to ignore his son-in-law and focus on voters who fear he isn’t racist enough.
  5. politics
    Another QAnon Sympathizer Knocks Off GOP Congressman in Colorado PrimaryDespite a Trump endorsement, Scott Tipton was no match for the owner of a gun-themed restaurant called Shooters Grill who defied public-health orders.
  6. the national interest
    Mean Nicknames Was Trump’s Only Legit Skill, and Now He’s Bad at That, TooThe president can’t even follow the basic rules of schoolyard bullying.
  7. 2020 elections
    Biden’s Surge Could Flip the Senate — and Boost His PresidencyA rising tide from the top of the ticket may lift Democrats to control of the Senate, which would make a successful Biden administration more likely.
  8. 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.
  9. monuments
    Georgia Politician Argues for Keeping All Statues — Even of Hitler or SatanGOP congressional candidate Marjorie Greene shows that floodgates arguments over removing monuments cut both ways.
  10. vision 2020
    Texas Republicans Holding in-Person Convention in a Coronavirus Hot SpotIf things go wrong in Houston, it could be an omen for the packed hall Trump is insisting on for his convention in Jacksonville.
  11. the national interest
    What If I Told You Joe Biden Is Actually Running a Great Campaign?After stumbling to a sweeping primary win, he’s stumbling to a double-digit lead over Trump.
  12. 2020 elections
    On a Big Primary Night, It’s Time to — WaitGet used to it, media. With voting by mail rising, knowing the results of an election an hour after the polls close is over.
  13. vision 2020
    Are We Headed for a Voter-Suppression Catastrophe in November?Marc Elias, the Democrats’ top election lawyer, sees the potential for disaster.
  14. vision 2020
    Republicans Will Fight to Stop Expanded Voting by Mail in NovemberDue to the coronavirus, most state primaries featured expanded vote-by-mail options, which Trump opposes. They may be nixed for the general election.
  15. the national interest
    ‘Complete Idiot’ Donald Trump and ‘Dope’ Karl Rove Now Working TogetherIt is beautiful to see two sociopaths put aside old hatreds and work together for evil.
  16. police reform
    Competing Police-Reform Bills Quickly Emerge in CongressThe biggest potential deal-breaker is the Democrats’ call for stripping police officers of “qualified immunity” against lawsuits.
  17. 2020 elections
    GOP Congressman Who Officiated Same-Sex Marriage Ousted in Drive-Thru ConventionVirginia’s Denver Riggelman offended conservatives so badly, even support from Trump and Falwell couldn’t save him.
  18. vision 2020
    Jon Ossoff Wins Senate Primary in GeorgiaThe 2017 wunderkind is back, having won a Senate primary without a runoff. He’s part of the most promising Georgia Democratic ticket of this century.
  19. 2020 elections
    GOP Extremists Advance Toward CongressOne runoff qualifier, Matt Gurtler, is out there, but another, Marjorie Greene is a QAnon ally and runs ads so violent that Facebook banned one.
  20. 2020 elections
    Voting Chaos in Georgia Another Bad Sign for NovemberA surge in voting by mail, faulty voting machines, and inadequate staffing afflict a state that could be a crucial November battleground.
  21. the national interest
    Angry Trump Hires Famously Wrong Pollster to Call CNN Fake NewsTrump has retained John McLaughlin, who is so inaccurate that Republicans beg other Republicans not to hire him.
  22. george floyd protests
    With Murkowski ‘Struggling’ Over Trump Vote, He Says He’ll Back Her OpponentShe could be a prospect for a party-switch after November, particularly now that Trump is vowing to oppose her reelection.
  23. 2020 elections
    Joe Biden’s New Bet for Beating TrumpHis pitch to voters is no longer centered around a return to normalcy.
  24. 2020 elections
    Steve King Finally Loses His Congressional SeatThe disgraced longtime congressman lost not because of his bigotry, but because of his loss of clout.
  25. federal judiciary
    Lindsey Graham Asks Older Judges to Retire So Trump Can Replace ThemOne way to maximize the value of lifetime judicial appointments is to get younger judges, before voters can put Democrats in charge.
  26. vision 2020
    Can Democrats Win the Senate on Biden’s Coattails?If Biden wins the presidential race, a trifecta is entirely possible for Democrats.
  27. the longest lives
    ‘How Old Is Biden? Well, He’ll Have a Lot of Good Advisers.’Zooming into retirement homes, where the presidential race is on everyone’s mind.
  28. coronavirus
    No Employment Boom for Georgia After ReopeningBrian Kemp’s gamble on a quick reopening hasn’t spiked COVID-19 cases yet. Nor has it so far produced any employment gains.
  29. 2020 elections
    Obamagate Could Be the Last Nail in the Coffin for Jeff SessionsA new poll shows him trailing by more than 20 points in the race for his old Alabama Senate seat. The GOP obsession with the “witch hunt” may be why.
  30. 2020 elections
    Jon Ossoff’s Back, and Other News From Battleground GeorgiaThe fundraising champ of 2017 is back for a Senate run in a state with more competitive contests than you can count.
  31. 2020 elections
    How Did Republicans Win a Special Congressional Election in California?Mike Garcia was a good candidate in a special situation, but neither party should expect an automatic wave in November.
  32. coronavirus stimulus
    Republicans Plan to Ignore House Democrats’ Coronavirus Stimulus BillSenate Republicans have decided they aren’t negotiating at the moment, so don’t expect any further relief legislation until June, at the earliest.
  33. 2020 elections
    Steve King Says He’ll Soon Get Committee Assignments BackWith his primary opponents focusing on his loss of clout rather than his bigotry, the prospect of restored committee assignments could be huge.
  34. 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.
  35. the national interest
    Will Joe Biden Let the Senate Kill His Presidency?All the plans in the world won’t matter if he lets Mitch McConnell veto them.
  36. 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.
  37. 2020 elections
    If Stacey Abrams Doesn’t Become Veep, a 2022 Rematch With Kemp Looks PromisingIf all else fails, the rising Democratic star from Georgia could hold Georgia’s governor accountable for his perilous COVID-19 policies.
  38. 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.
  39. 2020 elections
    The Senate Map Is Beginning to Look Pale BlueIt won’t be easy for Democrats to retake the upper chamber, but it’s looking slightly better for them every day.
  40. the national interest
    It Would Be Completely Absurd to Force Biden Out of the RaceYes, there are influential people arguing for this.
  41. vision 2020
    Georgia Is Looking Like Trouble for Republicans in NovemberNeither Trump nor Brian Kemp is getting rave reviews for handling COVID-19, and the Loeffler-Collins grudge match is dividing the GOP.
  42. tara reade
    Tara Reade Is Making It Harder to Hide Joe BidenThat doesn’t mean his campaign will abandon its most effective strategy.
  43. the national interest
    Trump Reportedly Threatened to Sue Campaign Manager Over Low Poll NumbersTrump is taking the evaporation of his polling bounce as well as you’d expect.
  44. vision 2020
    Will Justin Amash’s Presidential Bid Help or Hurt Trump?His effect on the outcome in November may depend on his home state of Michigan.
  45. coronavirus
    Trump Throws Brian Kemp Under the Bus on Business ReopeningsThe Georgia governor thought he was following the president’s wishes by quickly reopening Georgia businesses. But Trump zigged when Kemp zagged.
  46. democratic primaries
    Billionaire Candidate Spent Over $1 Billion on His Presidential CampaignMichael Bloomberg won 55 delegates in the primary, spending roughly $18 million per delegate.
  47. vision 2020
    Will the GOP’s Red Scare Tactics Work During the Pandemic?It’s hard to scream about socialism when your opponent is Joe Biden and you are spending trillions of dollars to prop up the economy.
  48. democrats
    Virginia Shows That Centrist Democrats Can Move a State LeftNobody thinks of suburban-dependent Virginia Democrats as all that progressive. But they are putting together a record that Joe Biden might emulate.
  49. 2020 elections
    Kelly Loeffler’s Money Is Her Biggest Problem and Her Only HopeThe appointed senator has had months of bad publicity over unsavory stock deals, plus intraparty opposition perhaps backed by Trump.
  50. covid-19
    Wisconsin Justices Voted Absentee Before Making Everyone Else Vote in PersonSafety for me, risk of infection for thee.
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