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  1. the kavanaugh confirmation
    The Right Closes Ranks Behind KavanaughConservative passion for the Supreme Court nominee isn’t rational any more. It’s holy war.
  2. the kavanaugh confirmation
    Kavanaugh Goes to War As New Sexual-Assault Allegations EmergeThe guarded judge of the earlier Senate hearings is gone, as Kavanaugh identifies with his angry defenders.
  3. crime
    Crime Down Again in 2017. Will Trump Deny It, Ignore It, or Take Credit?The “massive crime wave” Trump talked about in 2016 was never real, and a quarter-century-long downward trend in crime has resumed.
  4. 2018 primaries
    Lessons From the 2018 Primary SeasonThings look good for Democrats as the primaries end, but there remain a lot of tossup races.
  5. campus controversies
    Colleges Don’t Need More Republican ProfessorsUniversities can have ideological diversity without employing apologists for a plutocratic party that cultivates racism and demonizes intellectuals.
  6. the kavanaugh confirmation
    If Kavanaugh Goes Down, Will Republican Voters Be Discouraged or Enraged?Losing Kavanugh could be a buzzkill for the Republican base in November, unless Democrats wind up getting the blame.
  7. the kavanaugh confirmation
    Is the Anti-Abortion Movement Just Applied Anti-Feminism?More and more, those who oppose legalized abortion seem motivated by animus toward women’s rights. The Kavanaugh fight could make that even clearer.
  8. kris kobach
    Kansas Republicans’ Rebellion Against Kris Kobach SpreadsA survey of Kansas GOP legislators shows nearly 40 percent refuse to come out for right-wing gubernatorial nominee and Trump friend Kris Kobach.
  9. the kavanaugh confirmation
    Kavanaugh’s Problem Isn’t What He Said in His Hearings. It’s Trump.The president’s unpopularity is rubbing off on his SCOTUS nominee.
  10. salt deduction
    House GOP Runs High Risk in California, New Jersey, New York With Tax Bill 2.0A lot of competitive House races are in the three states where loss of the SALT deduction really made suburban swing voters mad.
  11. vision 2020
    Another Problem for Trump: A 2020 Primary Challenge Is Growing More LikelyIn New Hampshire, there are increasing signs that a fellow Republican will take on the president.
  12. 2018 elections
    Four California Democratic Congressional Candidates Break With Party on Gas TaxCandidates in some very close House races aren’t taking chances by risking the ire of anti-tax voters as a ballot initiative fight intensifies.
  13. the kavanaugh hearings
    Kavanaugh Testimony Ends With No Bombshells, But a Lot of EvasionsThe nominee sometimes sounded like a criminal defendant taking the Fifth.
  14. 2018 elections
    Former GOP Governor of Kansas Endorses Kobach’s Democratic OpponentModerate Republicans like Bill Graves could hold the balance of power in Kansas in November.
  15. the national interest
    Congressional Republicans Don’t Even Pretend to Stand up to Trump AnymoreWhatever restraining force the president’s party exerted against him has now almost completely dissipated.
  16. 2018 elections
    Republicans Beginning to Abandon Doomed House CandidatesWe are at that point in the election cycle when Republicans are cutting their losses and consolidating their dollars to save their majority.
  17. education
    Arizona Court Kills Taxes-for-Education Ballot InitiativeA grassroots effort to boost taxes on the wealthy to pay for education improvements was shot down, but the general election could become a referendum.
  18. education
    Arizona Teacher Strike Leads to Ballot Fights Over School Funding, VouchersPrompted by the spring strike, voters must decide on a proposed high-end tax increase for education and a major voucher expansion.
  19. california
    California Voters Will Decide Whether to Partially Repeal a Sweeping Tax LawLiberal groups are finally going to touch the “third rail of California politics” by trying to limit Prop. 13 to residential property.
  20. year of the democratic woman
    GOP’s Fate in the Midterms Is in the Hands of WomenCollege-educated and minority women are trending Democratic at potentially historic levels. If white working-class women begin to join them, look out!
  21. 2018 elections
    GOP’s Fate in the Midterms Is in the Hands of WomenCollege-educated and minority women are trending Democratic at potentially historic levels. If white working-class women begin to join them, look out!
  22. 2018 elections
    No, Democrats Don’t Need a National Platform for the MidtermsThe most important thing to Democrats this year is that they aren’t the party that’s the party of Donald J. Trump.
  23. 2018 elections
    Bad News, Republicans, Voters Aren’t Afraid of Nancy PelosiA new CNN poll shows that the former Speaker isn’t the bogeyman the GOP wishes she was.
  24. Targeted ‘Attack’ on FCC Was Just John Oliver FansThe FCC inspector general disputes a previous claim about a DDoS attack.
  25. Labor Gets Big Win in Missouri on Right-to-Work LawIn a conservative, Republican-controlled state, voters rejected a law designed to starve unions.
  26. Labor Fights Back in Missouri With Initiative to Overturn Right-to-Work LawAfter a series of setbacks, including a Supreme Court decision hammering public-sector unions, labor has a chance for a rare win to regain momentum.
  27. Francis’s Anti–Death Penalty Statement Raises Questions for U.S. ConservativesThe Pontiff officially puts the church at odds with Donald Trump and his party, along with some traditionalist Catholics on the Supreme Court.
  28. The GOP’s New Midterm Message: Nancy Pelosi Wants to Cut MedicareRepublicans’ closing argument in an Ohio congressional special election is that a Democrat-controlled House would cut Medicare and Social Security.
  29. Collins and Murkowski Show No Signs of Bucking the GOP on Kavanaugh ConfirmationWhile still officially undecided, the two putatively pro-choice GOP senators are helping their party smooth Brett Kavanaugh’s path to confirmation.
  30. Campaign on Taxes or Culture War? GOP, Trump Divided on Midterm MessageRepublicans are vulnerable in different kinds of districts, some where Trump’s rhetoric is attractive and others where it’s toxic.
  31. As Trade War Drags On, the Cry Spreads: ‘Where’s Our Bailout?’Trump’s efforts to buy off farmers were predictable. But as the pain spreads from his trade war, so, too, do calls for compensation.
  32. Let’s Say Ruth Bader Ginsburg Retires in 2023. Then What?Even if Trump is reelected, his ability to reshape the Supreme Court depends on GOP control of the Senate, which looks iffy for 2020 and 2022.
  33. midterms
    Battle for the House: 100 Days Out, Democrats Are on the BrinkIt could still go either way, but Trump’s lack of popularity and a battleground where Republicans are on the defensive give Democrats an edge.
  34. Republican Voters Are Sitting Out California’s Senate RaceFor the moment, half of California Republicans intend to sit out the Senate race and let Democrats choose between Feinstein and de León.
  35. The ‘Democratic Extremism’ Narrative Distracts Attention From GOP ExtremismRepublicans and the MSM have their varying reasons for ignoring Trump-era GOP extremism and exaggerating ideological conflict in the Democratic Party.
  36. Trump’s Candidate Brian Kemp Wins Georgia GOP Governor’s Bid EasilyNow Kemp will face Stacey Abrams in a partisan, ideological, and personal grudge match.
  37. Ex-Con Launches Effort to Get on West Virginia Ballot As Third-Party CandidateDon Blankenship will have to thwart West Virginia’s “sore loser” law in court, but he’s angry and rich and wants to smite Mitch McConnell.
  38. Why We Should Bury the Illusion of a Republican Revolt Against TrumpAgain and again, scattered GOP elites have called for abandoning Trump, and the rank and file have refused.
  39. House Democrats Refuse to Take Bait on ‘Abolish ICE’ Vote Arranged by GOPRepublicans want to distract attention from their own immigration disagreements and burn a straw man, but House Democrats aren’t cooperating.
  40. Manchin, Donnelly Begin to Lay Groundwork for Voting to Confirm KavanaughDemocratic senators who don’t have healthy leads when the Kavanaugh vote comes up will probably hear “the people” call for his confirmation.
  41. The Bill for the Ballot Battle Over California Gas Tax Could Reach $75 MillionOn one side of Prop. 6 is the California GOP, and on the other side unions, construction companies, and local governments.
  42. GOP Gubernatorial Candidate: Primary Was About Who Could Be the CraziestIn the latest gleaning from a secret tape of Georgia GOP gubernatorial front-runner Casey Cagle, he admits his party’s kinda nuts.
  43. Are Democrats Crying Wolf on Threat to Abortion Rights?The threat to abortion rights is very real, even if conservatives have grown adept at pretending otherwise.
  44. Why the GOP Might Face More Humiliation on ImmigrationRepublican attempts to pass a bill were huge failures. But there’s always room to fail again.
  45. The GOP Raised Taxes on Churches to Fund Its Giveaway to the RichReligious institutions just discovered that Trump’s tax “cuts” actually imposed a complicated new tax on them.
  46. last night on late night
    Seth Rogen Rejected Paul Ryan’s Selfie Request in Front of His Kids“No way, man!”
  47. GOP Congressman Tweets, Then Deletes Jab at Paul RyanHis communications director says he was joking.
  48. Giant Gender Gap Opening Up Among Younger VotersWe think of “young voters” as a strongly pro-Democratic demographic. But that’s really just young women.
  49. Trump’s Latest Attack on Obamacare Is a Huge Gift to DemocratsThe White House’s push to eliminate protections for people with preexisting conditions is the perfect campaign issue for Democratic candidates.
  50. The Polls Are Swinging to the Democrats AgainThe 2018 Democratic wave: Now you see it, now you don’t, now you see it again.
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