1. coronavirus stimulus
    Trump Mulls End-Running Congress to Get His Payroll Tax CutTrump’s advisers are threatening that he could take matters into his own hands if Congress can reach a stimulus agreement. He may prefer it that way.
  2. intelligencer chats
    Should Susan Rice’s Benghazi Past Matter to Biden?The former national security adviser comes with a prepackaged faux scandal, but it may not resonate outside the Fox bubble.
  3. the national interest
    The 9 Wildest Answers in Trump’s Interview With Jonathan Swan, RankedThe 1964 Civil Rights Act hasn’t worked out?
  4. 2020 census
    Census Bureau to End Counting Efforts a Month EarlyAdvocates say the Trump administration is attempting to leave out people in marginalized groups.
  5. feature
    Two Lawyers, a Summer of Unrest, and a Molotov CocktailWhat would make a young professional with everything to lose throw a gasoline-filled Bud Light bottle at a cop car?
  6. vision 2020
    Trump Says He Has the ‘Right’ to Block Any State Expansion of Mail-in VotingTrump claimed he is considering an executive order to stop states from scaling up mail-in ballots, which he has falsely claimed are widely fraudulent.
  7. vision 2020
    Two People Linked to Kanye West’s Campaign Have Ties to GOPA 2020 RNC Trump delegate from Vermont and a longtime Republican operative have both been connected to the rapper’s presidential bid.
  8. politics
    How Changes to the USPS Might Affect Voting by MailThe Trump administration’s changes to the Postal Service are creating delivery delays, and they could make mail-in voting less efficient and fair.
  9. the national interest
    Manhattan DA Investigating Trump’s ‘Extensive and Protracted Criminal Conduct’Why a criminal probe of the sitting president is actually important.
  10. vision 2020
    Kanye West Is Trying to Get on the Ballot in Wisconsin, a Crucial Swing StateHis unorthodox presidential campaign is also collecting signatures in Ohio, Arkansas, and West Virginia, but its earlier efforts face legal scrutiny.
  11. the national interest
    A Line-by-Line Analysis of the Hilarious ‘Case for Trump’A line-by-line read of Hugh Hewitt’s hilarious argument for reelecting the president.
  12. 2020 elections
    How a Blue Wave in 2020 Could Yield Redistricting Gains for DemocratsThe GOP’s landslide win in 2010 allowed them to shift the balance of power across the country. This year, Democrats might be able to do the same.
  13. coronavirus
    The Pandemic and Natural Disasters Are Colliding AgainIsaias in the east and the Apple fire in California reveal the potential for disaster, as the pandemic, fire season, and hurricane season all line up.
  14. tiktok
    What’s Going on With Trump’s TikTok Ban and the Microsoft Deal?As TikTok users continue to hold their looped breath, Microsoft is again trying to acquire the app after dealing with some Trump-prompted confusion.
  15. sometimes trump
    Trump and the GOP Establishment Are Falling Out of LoveAs his odds of reelection dwindle, the marriage of convenience between Trump and the conservative old guard is starting to fray.
  16. empires
    Trump’s Authoritarian Theater Was Just for Show, Until It Wasn’tThe presence of federal forces in Portland marks, for the president, a political strategy ripe for replication anytime he faces the will of voters.
  17. the media
    James Murdoch Quits News Corp Board, Citing Editorial RiftRupert Murdoch’s youngest son is publicly done with his family’s controversial media empire — but he still stands to profit from it.
  18. the national interest
    Trump Keeps Taking Russia’s Side, and We Don’t Know WhyMueller never looked at Trump’s financial information.
  19. coronavirus stimulus
    Democrats Put Squeeze on White House As Unemployment Benefits ExpireRight now the White House looks more likely to cut a stimulus deal with Pelosi and Schumer than to herd fractious congressional Republicans.
  20. the suburbs
    Trump’s Racism Won’t Win the Suburbs. But It May Diversify Them.The president’s hideous defense of exclusionary zoning just might nudge liberal NIMBYs toward tolerating desegregation.
  21. coronavirus
    Trump’s Disregard for Blue States Is at the Heart of His Shoddy COVID ResponseIn April, the White House reportedly abandoned a federal plan for mass COVID testing because the outbreak was occurring mostly in Democratic states.
  22. obituaries
    RIP Herman Cain, Pizza Magnate and Proto-TrumpCain was a viable 2012 presidential candidate until sexual-misconduct allegations brought him down fast.
  23. vision 2020
    Trump’s Two-Pronged Strategy to Demonize Voting by MailTrump hopes to keep Republicans from voting by mail, in which a lot of ballots are invalidated, while undermining the credibility of a Democratic win.
  24. the national interest
    Obama’s John Lewis Eulogy Gives a Blueprint for the Next Fight for DemocracyA new voting rights act, statehood for Puerto Rico and D.C., and ending the filibuster.
  25. vision 2020
    What the Constitution Says About Trump’s Suggestion to Delay the ElectionTrump has no power to postpone an election, and even Congress can’t extend his term beyond January 20.
  26. coronavirus stimulus
    Stimulus Talks Hit Impasse With Republicans in DisarrayAt the moment, Democrats hold all the cards as Trump calls for stopgap deal on unemployment insurance and evictions.
  27. coronavirus
    Herman Cain Dies After Contracting COVID-19The 74-year-old former presidential candidate tested positive for the coronavirus on June 29.
  28. coronavirus
    GOP Staffers Detail Ridicule and Derision for Wearing Masks at CapitolA day after Louie Gohmert tested positive for COVID-19, staffers spoke out about the GOP’s anti-mask culture in D.C.
  29. the national interest
    Trump Can’t Stop the Election, But He Can Threaten DemocracyWhen Joe Biden predicted Trump would try this, Republicans laughed.
  30. vision 2020
    How Much of a Cushion Does Biden Need?So long as Biden’s leads in potential tipping-point states like Florida, Michigan, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin are near his national lead, he’s okay.
  31. the national interest
    Trump Is Filling the Government With an Army of KooksThe definition of what’s too crazy for the Republican Party keeps changing.
  32. supreme court
    Ruth Bader Ginsburg Hospitalized After ‘Non-Surgical Procedure’Two weeks after her last hospitalization, Ginsburg was admitted to Sloan Kettering for a minimally invasive procedure unrelated to her liver cancer.
  33. portland
    Militarized Federal Agents to Begin Withdrawal From PortlandAfter weeks of highly publicized clashes with demonstrators, DHS agents and U.S. Marshals in Portland will begin a “phased withdrawal.”
  34. vision 2020
    There’s Still No Evidence Trump Voters Are Particularly ‘Shy’Trump can in theory still turn things around, but he has no hidden army of voters.
  35. coronavirus
    GOP Rep. and Mask Skeptic Louie Gohmert Tests Positive for COVID-19Gohmert tested positive the morning after close contact with AG Bill Barr, and claimed he might have gotten the virus from wearing a mask.
  36. vision 2020
    Medicare for All Advocates Struggle to Launch a Democratic Platform FightIt’s tough to have a big noisy fight at a virtual convention, particularly if Bernie Sanders won’t back your revolt.
  37. international affairs
    Trump Admits He’s Never Talked to Putin About Bounties for Killing U.S. TroopsHe also excused Russia for allegedly supplying weapons to the Taliban, saying, “We did that, too.”
  38. nypd
    Disturbing Footage Shows NYPD Shoving Woman Into Unmarked VanSeveral officers grabbed a teenager off the street in the middle of a protest, then sped away.
  39. vision 2020
    The Pros and Cons of Biden’s Top Vice-Presidential ProspectsJoe Biden has a long list of veep possibilities led by Kamala Harris, and probably not much of an inclination to gamble.
  40. the national interest
    Why Trump’s Protest Crackdown Keeps Blowing Up in His FaceThe self-defeating tactic of trying to run the “caravan” play on American streets.
  41. daca
    Trump Admin Defies Federal Court by Rejecting New DACA ApplicantsThe Department of Homeland Security will no longer process new Dreamer applications, despite a direct order from a U.S. district court judge to do so.
  42. politics
    What Happened at Attorney General Barr’s Five-Hour House HearingBarr defended sending federal agents to Portland and other cities, and his heated exchanges with grandstanding Democrats yielded little substance.
  43. george floyd protests
    Federal Agents Were Reportedly Eager to Join Trump’s Crackdown in U.S. CitiesAs early as June 2, the FBI reportedly wanted to deploy federal agents to American cities to suppress largely non-violent demonstrations.
  44. republican national convention
    Trump Says He Will Accept the GOP Nomination in North Carolina After AllThe president has given the RNC quite the runaround this summer, all to end up returning to the original host state for his acceptance speech.
  45. stimulus legislation
    Long-Stalled Stimulus Negotiations Lurch Forward Down a Difficult PathThe two parties share a sense of urgency and a commitment to a second set of checks for taxpayers, but are otherwise at odds about COVID-19 relief.
  46. coronavirus stimulus
    Will We Get a Second Round of COVID-19 Stimulus Checks?Dems called for another round of $1,200 checks, and now the GOP is proposing something similar. But the timing is iffy and negotiations are complex.
  47. vision 2020
    A Short History of the Veep RevealThere may be less drama this year, but Biden’s announcement will be the biggest news before his own acceptance speech.
  48. presidential debates
    A Second University Withdraws From Hosting Presidential DebatesNotre Dame and the University of Michigan have rescinded their offers to host Trump and Biden this fall, as replacement venues face COVID challenges.
  49. president trump
    Trump Made Up His Yankees Opening Pitch Invite: ReportLast Thursday, Trump announced he would throw out the opening pitch at an August 15 Yankees game, to the surprise of the New York Yankees.
  50. coronavirus stimulus
    Republicans’ COVID Relief Bill to Include Second Round of $1,200 Stimulus ChecksOn Monday, Senate Republicans proposed an early version of the HEALS Act, with a second round of $1,200 checks but no eviction moratorium for renters.
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