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  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. reading the signs
    Last Night, D.C. Got a New Power UniformFinally, a visual shorthand for women in politics.
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
  11. 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.
  12. 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.”
  13. social media
    AOC Will Try to Teach Her Democratic Colleagues to Be Good at TwitterThis may be her hardest task yet.
  14. 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.
  15. power
    Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Responds to Conservative Trolls With New Dancing Video“Wait till they find out Congresswomen dance too!”
  16. 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.
  17. 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.
  18. 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.
  19. 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.
  20. power
    Congress to Make Members Actually Pay for Their Own Harassment SettlementsThe settlements had previously been funded with taxpayer money.
  21. 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.
  22. 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.
  23. 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.
  24. 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.
  25. 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.
  26. 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.
  27. 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).
  28. 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.
  29. 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.”
  30. Peter Strzok, FBI Agent in Texting Scandal, Will Testify Before CongressHis attorney said he’s willing to testify without immunity, and “intends to answer any question put to him.”
  31. GOP Moderates’ Push to Force Bipartisan Dreamer Vote FlopsWith the discharge petition stalled, Paul Ryan said the House will vote on two GOP-only immigrations bills, which are unlikely to go anywhere.
  32. Another Poll Shows Close Race for House ControlIt’s still early, but the midterm environment is looking less frightening for Republicans.
  33. Embattled Congressman Accused of Turning Staff Into His Personal ServantsVirginia’s Tom Garrett was already struggling to win reelection. A report that he and his wife routinely used staff for personal chores won’t help.
  34. Freedom Caucus’s Cunning Plan Could Hand the House to DemocratsTo subdue rebellious moderates, just take campaign funds from some of the most vulnerable GOP members. What could go wrong?
  35. White House Aide Rewards Paul Ryan’s Loyalty With Talk of Ousting Him As SpeakerRyan, who’s retiring in January, is having trouble controlling the GOP caucus. So why is Mick Mulvaney undermining him with talk of an early coup?
  36. Paul Ryan Allegedly Ousted House Chaplain for Disrespecting His Tax CutsReverend Patrick Conroy doesn’t know why he was asked to resign, but Ryan complained about his prayer for a tax law that’s fair to the poor.
  37. keeping up with kongress
    Kourtney Kardashian Went to D.C. to Advocate for Safer Beauty ProductsKourtney takes Kongress.
  38. russia probe
    House Republicans Lay the Groundwork for Trump to Fire RosensteinTrump’s allies in the House are preparing a subpoena and threatening to impeach the deputy AG if he won’t do more to meet their demands for documents.
  39. politics
    Paul Ryan Stepping Down Is the Only Good Thing He’s Done for WomenMany are not sad to see him go.
  40. select all
    Mark Zuckerberg Wants You to Think You’re in Control of Your Data. You’re Not.In his testimony before senators, Zuckerberg claimed that users have strong controls over their data. Is he sure about that?
  41. politics
    Stacey Dash Withdraws From California Congressional RunThe Clueless star had filed to run for a seat in California’s 44th Congressional District.
  42. sexual harassment
    Congresswoman Apologizes for Keeping Alleged Abuser on Staff for MonthsAfter a fellow staffer said Elizabeth Esty’s chief of staff threatened and harassed her, she sent him off with severance pay and a job recommendation.
  43. obituaries
    Veteran New York Congresswoman Louise Slaughter Dead at 88She was a longtime advocate for women’s rights and co-authored the Violence Against Women Act.
  44. unsanitary politics
    Members of Congress Call Out ‘Unsanitary’ Practice of Sleeping at the CapitolPaul Ryan is known to do it.
  45. sexual assault
    Evan Rachel Wood Details Her Harrowing Abuse in Speech to CongressWood is pushing to get Sexual Assault Survivors’ Bill of Rights Acts in all 50 states.
  46. politics
    Stacey Dash Files to Run for Congress in CaliforniaThe Clueless star registered in California’s 44th District, currently repped by Democratic congresswoman Nanette Barragán.
  47. SCOTUS Hands Trump Temporary Setback on DACA CancellationThe March 5 deadline set for DACA’s demise is now a dead letter as the Ninth Circuit and then perhaps SCOTUS will review Trump’s action.
  48. mass shootings
    Every Attempt to Change Gun Laws Under TrumpTrump and other GOP lawmakers have worked to loosen gun restrictions, and the few bipartisan efforts to address mass shootings have stalled.
  49. The Government Briefly Shut Down Last Night, Thanks to Rand PaulAfter a five-hour shutdown, the House and Senate finally passed a massive bipartisan budget deal early on Friday.
  50. Two Weeks After Last Shutdown, All GOP Has Is a New Way to Jab DemocratsWith only days to go until the next deadline, House Republicans unveiled a stopgap bill that will probably be blocked by Senate Democrats.
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