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Congressional Democrats

  1. 2020 census
    Congressional Democrats Need to Stop the Census Power GrabThe Trump administration claims there isn’t enough time to count everybody. Democrats should insist that Congress give it to them.
  2. the economy
    Congress Can’t Handle the Truth About the Coronavirus RecessionWith coronavirus cases surging, the U.S. economy has never been sicker, and Republicans are preparing to take it off life support.
  3. coronavirus stimulus
    GOP Hopes to Revive Economy by Making Life Harder for UnemployedA partisan divide over whether jobless people should be poorer has thrown the next coronavirus relief package into jeopardy.
  4. george floyd protests
    Congressional Democrats Unveil Police Reform BillThe bill doesn’t try to “defund the police,” but Democrats do offer modest steps toward preventing police misconduct.
  5. impeachment
    If Impeaching Trump Is Pointless, Then Bipartisanship Is WorthlessIf the GOP can’t put the rule of law above loyalty to Trump, then bipartisanship is a worthless ideal, and many congressional norms are obsolete.
  6. irs
    Bipartisan Bill Would Ban IRS From Making Tax-Filing Free and EasyThe IRS has the data and technology to pre-fill your tax forms for you. But that would make TurboTax less profitable. So Congress won’t allow it.
  7. violence against women act
    NRA Rallies to Preserve the Gun Rights of Convicted Stalkers, Abusive BoyfriendsThe new Violence Against Women Act would prohibit abusive partners or stalkers from owning firearms. The NRA calls that tyranny.
  8. trade
    Trump’s NAFTA 2.0 Puts Big Pharma First, America SecondTrump says lowering pharmaceutical prices is a priority. But his trade deal would bar Congress from curtailing patent monopolies on biologic drugs.
  9. First Post-Shutdown Poll: Trump, Democrats Share the BlameImpressions of the shutdown will change and fade, but for now it doesn’t look like the Democrats fared that badly.
  10. Trump Backs Off Plan to Fund Infrastructure Stimulus With Private MoneyThe president has apparently realized that private companies aren’t interested in building toll roads in the rural Midwest.
  11. The Trump-Democratic Fiscal Deal Puts The Lid Back On A Boiling PotTrump’s fiscal deal with Democrats really just put off a manufactured crisis. The problems the GOP faces in enacting a tax bill haven’t gone away.
  12. Trump’s Big Infrastructure Idea Is to Privatize Air Traffic ControlDemocrats are unenthused.
  13. Federal Agencies Turn Deaf Ears on Information Requests From Dems in CongressAt a time when the GOP is less than eager to look into Trump controversies, Democrats won’t get agency help in conducting their own inquiries.
  14. Big-Money Donors Mobilize to Save Trump’s PresidencyMeanwhile, small-dollar donors are delivering record-breaking sums of money to anti-Trump Democrats.
  15. What the Minimum Price for Democratic Cooperation With Trump Should BeThere is only one condition under which Dems should offer bipartisan “cover” to the new administration.