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  1. coronavirus
    Republicans Are Trying to Force the House to Vote in PersonThe “reopen America” message trumps generations of anti-Washington rhetoric.
  2. health care
    America’s Health-Care System Has Never Been Sicker — or Harder to CureThe coronavirus is exposing everything broken in the American health-care system — and the reasons why we probably won’t fix any of it.
  3. politics
    Is the Future of Congress on Zoom?In the midst of the pandemic, a staid institution debates how much technological change is too much.
  4. labor
    GOP’s Coronavirus Stimulus Priority: Make Workers Poorer, Less SafeRepublicans are fighting to cut unemployment benefits and let employers flout workplace safety standards.
  5. conservatism
    It’s Insane That Federal Aid to States Is a Partisan IssueThe GOP is effectively treating “let’s make sure Oklahoma can afford to pay police officers” as an outrageous Democratic demand.
  6. stimulus legislation
    Dems Must Not Approve Further Stimulus Until These 3 Demands Are MetThe party must seize its last, best chance to protect the integrity of our elections and honor the sacrifices of essential workers.
  7. bailouts
    The Small-Business Bailout Just Got a Lot BetterFirms with fewer than 500 employees can walk into any FDIC bank and collect enough money to cover eight weeks of payroll on Uncle Sam’s dime.
  8. 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.
  9. coronavirus
    Members of Congress Who Have Tested Positive for CoronavirusThree members of Congress have tested positive COVID-19, so far.
  10. coronavirus
    Coronavirus Has Reached CongressTwo representatives and one senator have tested positive for COVID-19.
  11. coronavirus
    Who Should Get a Coronavirus Bailout and How?Congress needs to go big or the economy’s going to hell.
  12. coronavirus
    How Can We Fight a Pandemic Without Paid Sick Leave?As coronavirus spreads, millions of Americans have to choose between staying home when they’re ill and receiving a paycheck.
  13. coronavirus
    Lawmakers Push for Recess Amid Coronavirus Outbreak: ReportCapitol Hill is getting anxious about the arrival of coronavirus.
  14. coronavirus
    The White House May Not Be Taking Coronavirus Seriously, But Congress IsA looming pandemic led to a rare sight on Capitol Hill — decisive bipartisan action, resulting in an $8.3 billion coronavirus aid bill.
  15. politics
    Katie Hill, After the ScandalHer rise to Congress heralded the arrival of a new and modern political generation. And then the pictures leaked.
  16. politics
    Read President Trump’s 2020 State of the Union AddressHere’s the full text of Trump’s prepared speech.
  17. congress
    Congress Learns Pentagon Wasted $1 Trillion, Promptly Gives It Bigger BudgetHours after learning that the Pentagon lied to taxpayers while wasting their money in Afghanistan, Congress awards the DoD a $22 billion budget hike.
  18. the cut on tuesdays
    When Your New Job Takes Over Your LifeCongresswoman Lauren Underwood and more, on this week’s Cut podcast.
  19. obits
    Rep. Elijah Cummings, Democratic Leader Who Investigated Trump, Dies at 68The Baltimore Democrat, a passionate advocate for civil rights, became a foil to Trump, helming multiple investigations into his administration.
  20. impeachment
    Trump’s Impeachment Strategy: Trick Americans Into Blaming CongressTrump loves to lob attacks back at his accuser, even if it makes no sense. That’s the aim of the White House’s cynical, misleading letter to Congress.
  21. power
    Wendy Davis Is Running for CongressThe sneaker-wearing, filibustering abortion activist is challenging Chip Roy in Texas.
  22. the national circus
    Frank Rich: This Constitutional Crisis Probably Won’t Be Trump’s LastHis stonewalling of Congress is unprecedented, but the ultimate crisis may arrive if the Supreme Court rules against him, or he loses in 2020.
  23. politics
    With PRO Act, Democrats Commit to Dramatic Labor ReformsMany Democrats, including 2020 hopefuls, backed a bill that would greatly improve workers’ rights. The labor movement will hold them to it.
  24. infrastructure week
    The New ‘Infrastructure Deal’ Is Why We Can’t Have Nice ThingsThe bipartisan negotiations over infrastructure illustrate three of the biggest problems with American politics today.
  25. series of tubes
    The Democrats Are Trying to Bring Back a Free, Open InternetThe Democrats have introduced a bill that would restore the FCC’s 2015 net neutrality order.
  26. the national interest
    Congress’s Trump Investigation Is Going to Hurt Trump, Not CongressThe White House is terrified and trying to bluff Democrats into thinking it will backfire.
  27. how i get it done
    How to Survive Being a Freshman in D.C.For 32-year-old Congresswoman Lauren Underwood, living with a roommate is key.
  28. reading the signs
    Last Night, D.C. Got a New Power UniformFinally, a visual shorthand for women in politics.
  29. hot shot
    The Women of Congress Are Wearing White to Trump’s SOTU As an Act of SolidarityThey gave speeches on gender equality while dressed to honor the suffragettes.
  30. politics
    Petty AOC Primary Challenge Won’t Teach Progressives to Wait Their TurnRather than embracing their popular new colleague, some Democratic lawmakers are still upset that Ocasio-Cortez is changing the way things are done.
  31. government shutdown
    Airport Workers Forced Trump to Cave (Like a Dog)Republicans are willing to condone a lot of awful things for the sake of political convenience – but personal inconvenience at the airport isn’t one.
  32. politics
    After Calls to Stifle Progressive Newcomers, Dems Put Them on Powerful CommitteeAlexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Rashida Tlaib, and Ayanna Pressley will get to probe Trump officials as the newest additions to the Oversight Committee.
  33. politics
    Aaron Sorkin Implores Democratic Party to Be the ‘Non-Stupid Party’As for the party’s newest members of Congress, he says, “They now need to stop acting like young people. It’s time to do that now.”
  34. social media
    AOC Will Try to Teach Her Democratic Colleagues to Be Good at TwitterThis may be her hardest task yet.
  35. politics
    House Dems Hoping to Stifle Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Are Only Hurting ThemselvesSome of AOC’s new colleagues want her to play by the rules. They’re ignoring what she brings to the party, and what she came to D.C. to do.
  36. power
    Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Responds to Conservative Trolls With New Dancing Video“Wait till they find out Congresswomen dance too!”
  37. politics
    Democrats’ First Bill in New Congress Would Actually Drain the SwampDemocrats signaled that they’re serious about changing the balance of power in Washington with a push for public financing of campaigns.
  38. a woman's place is in the house
    The History-Making Gown at the Congressional Swearing-InRashida Tlaib wore a traditional thobe to become the first Palestinian-American congresswoman.
  39. the wall
    The Insurmountable Obstacle to Trump’s WallCongress can’t agree on what Trump’s wall is, because Trump can’t admit what it’s for.
  40. world view
    What the Senate’s Bipartisan Rebuke to Trump Means for Yemen — and U.S. PolicyThe consensus on Middle East policy is fading fast, and there’s more ahead on the fight over U.S. support for the Saudi-led war.
  41. power
    Congress to Make Members Actually Pay for Their Own Harassment SettlementsThe settlements had previously been funded with taxpayer money.
  42. the wall
    Trump to Congress: Fund the Wall — Or Not, Either Way Works for MeThe great negotiator says Congress must fund his border wall — unless they don’t want to, in which case the military can just build it anyway.
  43. politics
    Democrats Elect Younger, More Moderate Caucus Chair Over Progressive StalwartHakeem Jeffries’s win over Barbara Lee suggests Democratic representatives are reluctant to go too far to the left.
  44. nancy pelosi
    For First Act in Power, Dems Consider Making Their Own Agenda Impossible to PassPelosi is plans to create a super-majority requirement for raising taxes on the middle class, a rule that could make single-payer impossible to pass.
  45. congress
    Why Congress Thinks Voters Are Way More Conservative Than They Actually ArePoliticians think their constituents are right wing — because, in most cases, the only constituents they need to worry about are corporations.
  46. sexual assault
    Kavanaugh and His Accuser Both Say They’re Willing to Testify Before Congress“She decided to take control of this and tell this in her own voice,” a lawyer for Christine Blasey Ford said.
  47. florida
    This Congressional Candidate Is More Than Just Her Alien Abduction, Okay?“It has nothing to do with what I have done. It happened when I was 7 years old,” Bettina Rodriguez Aguilar said.
  48. foreign policy
    Trump Mulls Legally Dubious Plot to Deny Aid to Poor ForeignersThe White House might refuse to spend $3 billion that Congress appropriated for foreign aid (even as it demands a $716 billion military budget).
  49. democratic women
    Women Have Won About Half of Major Democratic Primaries So Far This YearFinally, a wave of Democratic women running for and winning nominations for high office is producing something close to gender equity.
  50. a woman's place is in the house
    Michigan Likely Just Elected the First-Ever Muslim Woman to CongressThe progressive Palestinian-American Democrat had a day filled with “happy chaos.”
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