Trump appears less interested in creating a new party and more interested in controlling his old one.
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Today's installment of campaign-related news items from across the country.
The Affordable Care Act is in far better shape as 2021 gets underway than those who spent four years desperately trying to tear it down.
Republican filibusters will block a lot, but the budget reconciliation process offers Democrats some options.
For four years, the executive branch largely ignored the rising threat of right-wing domestic extremists. Now, that's changing.
Mitch McConnell is ending his blockade that recently paralyzed the Senate. So what happens now?
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How would Josh Hawley repair his standing and reputation? An answer has come into focus: he's decided not to try.
Kevin McCarthy's newest line is that overheated political rhetoric led to the Capitol attack. That does not reflect reality in any way.
Rand Paul wants not only to peddle nonsense, he also wants independent news organizations to present his nonsense to the public as if it has merit.
Trump considered orchestrating a Justice Department coup earlier this month, and it's a scandal that may reverberate even now that's he gone from office.
Today's edition of quick hits.
In a healthy political system, "unity" is about the how, not the what. Republicans appear eager to pretend otherwise.
Nine days after a bipartisan House majority impeached Donald Trump, the stage is now set for his Senate trial, perhaps as early as next week.
As Republicans "go into full obstruction mode," the question is what Democrats are prepared to do about it.
One House Republican said we should look to the "Problem Solvers Caucus" for constructive policymaking. I wish he were right. He's not.
On Biden's first full day as president, Republicans said no to everything. If this sounds familiar, it's because the GOP ran the same play 12 years ago.
I'll go out on a limb and say members of Congress might start to feel a little safer if their colleagues stopped trying to bring guns onto the House floor.
Hawley and Cruz recently led an indefensible crusade against the election results. Seven Senate Democrats made clear that they're not letting this go.
Several Senate Republicans voted against Avril Haines for DNI, but voted to confirm John Ratcliffe to the same gig. That's bonkers
There were international sighs of relief when Trump lost in the fall. Those sighs were a little louder yesterday as Joe Biden took the oath of office.
In his inaugural address, Biden told Americans, "Don't tell me things can't change!" As the dust settled yesterday, it was easy to believe him.
Righting every Trump wrong won't be easy, and it can't be done immediately, but the new president took a big step in the right direction on day one.
Today's edition of quick hits.
I'm not aware of any modern presidential inaugural address that devoted so much attention to defending democracy and the concept of objective truths.
As a candidate, Donald Trump told Americans we'd tire of all the winning. As his term ends in a half-hour, one wonders if he's tired of all the losing.
Our worst-presidents-in-history lists "need to be recalibrated now to account for the new undisputed king of that category."