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  1. coronavirus
    Senate Reaches Deal on $2 Trillion Coronavirus Stimulus BillDemocrats won oversight of corporate loans, beefed-up unemployment insurance, and direct aid to hospitals and state and local governments.
  2. politics
    Coronavirus Exposes the Virulence of American ConservatismAs British conservatives push historic aid to keep workers employed, the GOP is fighting to let bailed-out corporations cut staff.
  3. the national interest
    Democrats Should Vote Down Trump’s Corrupt Stimulus Slush FundMitch McConnell wants to give Trump $500 billion to hand out as he pleases.
  4. the economy
    The GOP’s Relief Bill Is Too Right-Wing for the Right’s Own GoodRepublican penny-pinching could doom Trump — and American capitalism as we’ve known it.
  5. the national interest
    Republican Stimulus Plan Gives Less Money to Poor HouseholdsThe most irrationally diabolical element of Mitch McConnell’s bill.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. coronavirus
    The GOP’s Ideological Sickness Is Going to Get People KilledRepublicans are too obsessed with fighting imaginary crises to deal with the actual one that coronavirus presents.
  9. mitch mcconnell
    McConnell (Reluctantly) Nixes Vacation Plans to Work on Virus BillEarlier Thursday, the GOP leader said the Senate would wait until after recess to legislate a response to the coronavirus pandemic.
  10. the national circus
    Frank Rich: Iowa and the Rolling Democratic CalamityThe Iowa debacle was a huge gift — and not the first — to Donald Trump and the Republicans.
  11. impeachment
    Roberts Won’t Let Paul Take Senate Down the Whistleblower Rabbit HolePaul’s question, which Roberts refused to read, named the whistleblower. But the broader issue is the effort to make Trump’s trial focus on Democrats.
  12. impeachment
    The Clinton Trial Rules That Are Shaping Trump’s TrialThe precedents set in 1999 are brief and businesslike and provide for later votes on hearing witnesses.
  13. last night on late night
    Jon Lovitz Guest Stars in an SNL Cold Open Straight From HellMr. Peanut is also there.
  14. politics
    Mitch McConnell Keeps Every Unflattering Comic of HimselfApparently, he dreams of compiling them into a coffee-table book.
  15. impeachment
    Inside the Impeachment Trial: Snoozing, Stealth Snacking, and a McConnell SmirkAs Democratic amendments repeatedly failed during a marathon session, senators struggled with impeachment trial decorum — except for McConnell.
  16. impeachment
    What We Learned on Day One of the Trump Impeachment TrialSome argued the proceeding showed McConnell had lost his grip on Republican senators — but maybe he actually proved his mastery of them.
  17. trump impeachment
    The Impeachment Process Explained: What Happens to Trump Now?Everything you need to know about the next steps in the Senate, and the consequences Trump might face.
  18. impeachment
    Mitch McConnell’s Impeachment Trial StrategyMcConnell wants the trial to unfold rapidly, but has backup plans in case things go awry and the Senate agrees to hear witnesses.
  19. impeachment
    Trump Gives House Republicans Participation Trophy As ‘Adjunct’ Trial TeamMark Meadows, Doug Collins, and others won’t get to rant and rave and cut capers in the Senate—but they’ll be honorary members of Trump’s legal squad.
  20. trump impeachment
    McConnell Dubbed ‘Midnight Mitch’ for Pushing Impeachment Into ‘Dead of Night’The Republican’s proposal, which would see the impeachment trial last well into the night, have Democrats crying “cover-up.”
  21. alternative media
    Steve Bannon Wants to Save Trump — So He’s Launched a PodcastInstead of pulling the strings from Trump Tower or the West Wing, Bannon is now trying to steer GOP strategy from a D.C. basement.
  22. impeachment
    No Senator Is Less Popular in Their Own State Than Susan CollinsCollins has been losing ground with voters on both the left and right. Impeachment is going to make things worse.
  23. impeachment
    House Votes to Send Impeachment Articles to SenateNow the impeachment focus really will shift to the Senate.
  24. impeachment
    House to Trigger Senate Impeachment Trial in Wednesday VotePelosi says the House will vote Wednesday to name impeachment managers, which likely means Trump’s Senate trial will start next week.
  25. impeachment
    It’s Time for Pelosi and McConnell to Make Some Big Impeachment Trial DecisionsThe impeachment trial schedule should be set by week’s end, and the initial skirmishing in the Senate over rules will soon begin.
  26. impeachment
    What We Know About Trump’s Senate Impeachment TrialImpeachment trial procedures are an amalgam of constitutional provisions, Senate rules, and ad hoc procedures controlled by Mitch McConnell’s GOP.
  27. capitol beat
    McConnell’s Senate Trial Rules: ‘No One Is Going to See Until We’re Underway’The GOP leader has said that the blueprint will be the rules used for the Senate trial of Clinton. But he also might be modifying them.
  28. impeachment
    Pelosi Prepares for Presentation of Impeachment Articles As Early As Next WeekLooks like a trial could begin as soon as the week of January 20, unless Pelosi has another trick up her sleeve.
  29. impeachment
    McConnell Says Trump Trial Could Begin Next Week, Pelosi Says Not So FastOnce articles of impeachment are formally presented in the Senate, a trial begins right away.
  30. impeachment
    House Republicans Want to Add Some Crazy to Trump Trial DefenseMcConnell is struggling to keep Trump’s acquittal minimally dignified, but his president and allies in the House have other ideas.
  31. impeachment
    McConnell Has the Votes to Begin Impeachment Trial Without WitnessesNeither Pelosi’s hold on articles of impeachment nor Bolton’s offer to testify shook Republican unity on beginning the trial without a witness deal.
  32. impeachment
    Bolton’s Offer to Testify May Not Be a Game-Changer Just YetNobody really knows what he will say, and the battle over witnesses in an impeachment trial is far from resolved.
  33. vision 2020
    My Existential Dread of 2020The long-awaited reckoning with Trumpism is about to arrive.
  34. impeachment
    GOP Senator Lisa Murkowski ‘Disturbed’ by Mitch McConnell Impeachment CommentMeanwhile, Democratic Senator Richard Blumenthal claims “five to 10” GOP senators have “severe misgivings” about McConnell’s impeachment trial plan.
  35. president trump
    Trump Conquered the GOP by Surrendering to Its EstablishmentThe president has forced congressional Republicans to put him above the law — but not above the conservative agenda.
  36. impeachment
    Pelosi Buys Democrats Time With Impeachment Trial StandoffPelosi may just be trying to squeeze concessions from McConnell, but if the stalemate drags on both both sides may opt to forego a Senate trial.
  37. impeachment
    Pelosi Hints at Delaying Senate Trial; McConnell Says ‘I’m in No Hurry’This looks like a game of chicken that will probably end in the January trial we’ve expected all along.
  38. impeachment
    Assessing Nancy Pelosi’s Impeachment Wins and LossesThe final verdict on this skillful Speaker’s strategy won’t come until after the election, but she’s already achieved some goals and failed at others.
  39. impeachment
    McConnell Pretends to Defer to House on Impeachment EvidenceMcConnell’s two-front war with both parties to keep a lid on a Senate impeachment trial reaches a new level of cynicism.
  40. impeachment
    Schumer and McConnell Play Chess Over Impeachment Trial RulesBoth parties want witnesses the other side opposes. Despite the posturing, a short trial with no testimony from John Bolton or the Bidens is likely.
  41. impeachment
    McConnell Flattering Trump Into Submission on Scope of Senate Impeachment TrialMitch knows the best way to turn Trump around is to let him think it’s his own idea.
  42. trump impeachment
    Senate Democrats May Try to Force a Longer Senate Impeachment TrialSenate Democrats and Donald Trump are the only people talking about a long trial with lots of witnesses.
  43. trump impeachment
    Senate Republicans Push Back Against Trump’s Impeachment Show TrialTrump is now promoting a lengthy counter-trial that may alienate some Republicans, but Mitch McConnell is resisting him.
  44. impeachment
    How Republicans Can Use an Impeachment Trial to Mess With the Democratic PrimaryPutting Joe and Hunter Biden in the spotlight and imprisoning senators in a trial could interfere with the nominating process.
  45. trump impeachment
    Trump Warms to Idea of a Long Impeachment Show TrialAfter pushing Senate Republicans for no trial, or at least a quick one, Trump may try to put the Bidens and other Democrats on trial in the Senate.
  46. impeachment
    No, the Supreme Court Is Not Going to Stop Trump ImpeachmentTrump’s threat to drag in the courts to stop the “witch hunt” is just another of his specious claims designed to stir up the MAGA base.
  47. vision 2020
    Warren Proposes Two-Step Plan to Implement Medicare for AllWarren’s timetable will appeal to Democrats who welcome Warren’s first step and think the second, which would kill private insurance, won’t happen.
  48. elections of 2019
    Bevin Concedes After Republicans Decline to Help Him Steal the ElectionThis could be a useful precedent for Republicans whose president has given reason to fear he might not accept 2020 defeat.
  49. impeachment
    Could a Long Impeachment Trial Derail the Senators Running for President?If a Trump trial happens in prime presidential caucus-and-primary season, candidates could be imprisoned in the Senate.
  50. conservatism
    The GOP’s Opposition to Impeachment Is (Terrifyingly) PrincipledMany conservatives simply value the preservation of liberal democracy less than the maintenance of their movement’s power.
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