Wednesday, January 22, 2020
Anti-abortion-rights groups have been courting Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) for months, trying to persuade him to sponsor legislation that would ban abortions after 20 weeks. Marjorie Dannenfelser, president of the Susan B. Anthony List, which is spearheading the effort,...
The 2020 election may well be decided in the three states that gave Trump the presidency (Pennsylvania, Michigan, Wisconsin) plus Arizona, Florida and North Carolina. Impeachment doesn’t break 50 percent in those states, and neither does Elizabeth Warren. She...
John F. Kennedy—born 100 years ago on May 29—pioneered the live, televised, no-holds barred press conference that became a staple of the modern presidency. His approach provides both lessons for, and a stark contrast with, the way that President...
Tammy, Shelley, Heidi, Mazie, and Elizabeth: a lineup of women that Democrats say is their best hope of keeping control of the U.S. Senate. All are in competitive races, and with Republicans needing to pick up just four seats...
Watergate veterans have seen this movie before about a president firing his attorney general to stop an investigation. It didn’t work back then, and the consensus among three Watergate insiders interviewed by The Daily Beast is that it won’t...
The numbers are stark: of President Obama’s nine new Cabinet appointments, three are women and one is Hispanic. This has prompted African-Americans, who voted for Obama in record numbers, to question whether they are getting their fair share of...
It was 90-plus degrees outside Thursday, the hottest, stickiest day so far of Washington’s summer, as inside the Capitol, Nancy Pelosi marshaled her troops for the launch of the Democrats’ new economic agenda for women. “We’ll be efficient,” she...
Seventy million Americans have a criminal record, a shockingly high number that stems from high incarceration rates going back for decades, and that continue to exact a human cost even after an individual’s debt to society has been paid....
Sworn in to replace the disgraced Richard Nixon, President Gerald Ford declared, “My fellow Americans, our long national nightmare is over.” Three months later, 76 Democrats won House seats, “some in districts that hadn’t elected a Democrat since before...
In what sounded like a preview of what President Obama will tell the country Tuesday evening from the Oval Office, National Security Adviser Susan Rice laid out in the most unflinching terms the arguments, both substantive and emotional, for...

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