Thursday, July 9, 2020
Republicans did everything they could to rig the Wisconsin primary to re-elect a Trump-endorsed judge to the state’s Supreme Court. But the gambit didn’t work. To everyone’s surprise, liberal Jill Karofsky defeated conservative Judge Daniel Kelly, the first time...
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...
Red states are shutting down abortion clinics, determining that the health care they provide is not essential. Yet gun stores and shooting ranges remain open as a supposedly essential industry. That designation was President Donald Trump’s latest gift to...
Into an already toxic brew of political discord and hyperventilating social media, a pathogen of foreign origin arrives. To fight it, the country must unite. At the same time, the coronavirus makes us more vulnerable to manipulation, especially if...
For Maine Sen. Susan Collins, a lifelong Republican who believes in limited government, funding for pandemic flu preparations didn’t belong in the Obama administration’s economic stimulus plan. She lobbied hard to kill the money, and as one of only...
The North Carolina Senate race hasn’t been as high on Democrats’ lists of possible pick-ups as Maine and Colorado. But that seems to be changing fast. Incumbent Republican Thom Tillis has been taking some heat over the discrepancy between...
We didn’t know it at the time, but Bernie Sanders’ upset win against Hillary Clinton in Michigan in 2016 was the proverbial canary in the coal mine, signaling trouble ahead for Clinton in the general election against Donald Trump....
Elizabeth Warren catapulted herself back into the conversation by eviscerating mega-billionaire Michael Bloomberg on the debate stage in Las Vegas. Her surgical takedown translated into more than $5 million online and the wish among some Democrats that she stay...
It’s a never-ending battle to refute the lies President Trump tells about health care. He promises to protect people with preexisting conditions from insurance companies that want to raise their rates, or cut them off entirely. Yet his administration...
Republican Senator Susan Collins got a boost in the polls when she took credit for helping write the Paycheck Protection Program for small businesses. But now she’s back in the doldrums, her job approval at 37 percent, as she...

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