Nearly a month ago, Democrats ceded what little leverage they had by ending a short-lived shutdown and voting to reopen the government based on the flimsy promise of a DACA vote by Mitch McConnell. On Thursday, three bipartisan immigration bills were voted down in quick succession, making DACA recipients’ futures more…
On Tuesday night, Democrats turned a legislative seat from red to blue for the 36th time since Donald Trump’s inauguration. This time, Margaret Good won a special election for Florida’s 72nd House District—in an area that voted for Donald Trump over Hillary Clinton by about five points in 2016.
In late January, the Democrats prepared themselves to get played on saving the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program by consenting to reopen the government based on assurances that Republicans would act in good faith and bring a deal to the floor. On Friday, they got played.
The federal government will shut down for the second time in a whopping two weeks tonight, at least briefly, thanks to Kentucky Senator Rand Paul, who so belligerently pushed for an amendment to introduce budget caps that he held court on the Senate floor for over seven hours on Thursday in protest of the bipartisan…
On Tuesday, Missouri held a special election to fill four state House seats. The seats were controlled by Republicans, who currently hold a supermajority in the chamber.
The 2020 Democratic presidential primary is shaping up to be as crowded as a Philadelphia light pole.
Apart from the task of deciding how things should be done morally, there is the more mundane but equally important task of accurately describing how things are done. In American politics, our failure at morality is complete. Our failure to describe this failure makes everything worse.
Everyone agrees that delivering the official opposition party response to the State of the Union address is a thankless, silly task. The Washington Post’s Ben Terris has a piece today about how everyone only remembers the funny and embarrassing moments from the responses, and not whatever political message the…
At least two dozen Democrats are scheduled to bring young undocumented immigrants to President Donald Trump’s first State of the Union address.
Since the Great Shutdown of 2018, there has been heated debate among activists, pundits, and elected officials over whether or not Democrats “caved” to Republicans.
The list of things that have the potential to doom Donald Trump’s presidency is lengthy, but it’s becoming increasingly clear that “actions taken by the Democratic Party establishment” will NOT be one of them.
Democrats tapped 37-year-old Massachusetts Rep. Joe Kennedy III—of the formerly obscure Kennedy family—to deliver the party’s response to President Trump’s State of the Union address on Tuesday.
A coalition of Senate Democrats agreed to reopen the government earlier this week on the condition that a snake party overrun with racists promise to act in good faith on Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, a program that extended temporary protection from deportation to nearly 800,000 immigrants brought to the…
President Trump and Republican congressional leaders have rejected multiple offers from Democrats to fund Trump’s border wall in exchange for legislation on the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, which the Trump administration abruptly ended in September.
The United States government inched precariously closer to a full federal shutdown on Thursday, with Republicans—who control the House, Senate, and White House—seemingly incapable of cobbling together enough votes to pass a continuing resolution that would keep the lights on past Friday.
The New York Times reports that a group of Senate Democrats is helping the Republican effort to roll back the Dodd-Frank bank regulations signed by President Obama in the wake of the 2008 financial crisis. The new proposal would raise the threshold for extra regulatory scrutiny from $50 billion in assets to $250…
This week, Senators Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., and Dick Durbin, D-Ill., went to the White House to discuss immigration policy with President Donald Trump. When they arrived, they were surprised to see hardline anti-immigration Congress members Rep. Bob Goodlatte, R-Va., and Sen. Tom Cotton, R-Ark., also in attendance.…
During the first year of Trump’s tenure, conservative governors were salivating at the federal government’s doorstep, waiting for the president to grant them permission to impose work requirements on Medicaid recipients. This week, Trump finally gave them what they wanted.
After complaining that the timing of his speech at the 99th meeting of the American Farm Bureau Federation in Nashville wasn’t “cool” enough—it was not, regretfully, the conference’s hundredth anniversary—Donald Trump proceeded to thank a list of state officials and farm lobbyists for welcoming him to the state.