Trump Is Torpedoing the Senate Immigration Deal That Was Tailored to Please Him 

The Senate’s bipartisan immigration deal is falling apart because the president wants it to. By late Wednesday, a coalition of 17 senators—eight Republicans, eight Democrats, and one independent—reached consensus on a bill that would create a path to citizenship for 1.8 million undocumented immigrants who came to the…



Remember That Time the Democrats Delayed a Major Vote for an Incoming Senator?

Here’s a funny old thing: Doug Jones’ victory last night means there will be one fewer Republican in the Senate, which could—should—mean one less vote for the massive handout to donors that is the GOP tax bill. But Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says Luther Strange, the interim senator currently occupying the…

Elizabeth Warren Tries to Defend Kirsten Gillibrand From Trump, Doesn't Quite Stick the Landing

After our president started Tuesday out by suggesting New York Senator Kirstin Gillibrand “would do anything” for campaign donations—which was widely read as a gross and harassing statement—her colleague Elizabeth Warren tried to come to Gillibrand’s defense but didn’t quite stick the landing.