Wednesday, September 23, 2020
The more we learn about what went on behind the scenes during the critical early days of the coronavirus pandemic, the more Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar had emerged as a rare and unlikely hero pushing the...
The Kremlin wanted Ronald Reagan defeated. Soviet leaders worried with some justification that he would start a war. Reagan waged his 1980 campaign with such red-meat Cold War rhetoric that the London branch of the KGB warned Moscow that...
If the Democrats win control of the House and launch impeachment proceedings against President Donald Trump, the working assumption today is that there are not 67 senators, the required supermajority, who would vote to convict, and Trump would be...
Well before the latest atrocity in Aurora, Colo., she has been championing the cause of sensible gun limitations—and, given the toxic politics of Capitol Hill, getting nowhere. The New York congresswoman has more than 100 co-sponsors for her bill...
Never mind the dozens of Democratic House candidates pledging they will never vote for Nancy Pelosi. If Democrats retake the House, she’ll be the Speaker again. “Everyone who said that is not going to win,” says a Democratic leadership...
With the speaker’s gavel once more out of reach, what will Nancy Pelosi do? Will she retire from Congress and clear the way for her daughter Christine to run? Not likely, says a leadership aide. Will she step down...
After his wife, former congresswoman Gabby Giffords, was nearly assassinated two and a half years ago, former astronaut Mark Kelly became a gun-control activist who, with Giffords, founded a gun-safety organization called Americans for Responsible Gun Solutions. The couple...
Democrats changed the Senate rules to make it harder for Republicans to block President Obama’s nominees with a filibuster, but don’t cry for the minority. The GOP has a variety of other tactics it can use—and has been using—to...
For young women wondering why it’s a big deal to elect a woman president, Amazon has given us a refresher course on the way things were for women not so long ago. Read more here  
There’s been a lot said in recent days about the so-called Hastert Rule. It is cited as the main reason why House Speaker John Boehner won’t allow a vote to fund the government with no Obamacare strings attached—under the...

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