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Michael Barone

Opinion: It Looks Like the Republican Wave Is Coming In – Michael Barone

When you look around at the political scene, less than a week from the 2022 midterm elections, what do you see? You see poll numbers trending toward a wave victory for Republicans. They now lead by 3 points in the generic vote for the House among likely voters, while FiveThirtyEight has flipped to show them

Elections

House passes bill bolstering landmark voting law

House Democrats passed legislation Tuesday that would strengthen a landmark civil rights-era voting law weakened by the Supreme Court over the past decade, a step party leaders tout as progress in their quest to fight back against voting restrictions advanced in Republican-led states. The bill, which is part of a broader Democratic effort to enact

Politics

EXPLAINER: How Congress’ Jan. 6 commission would work

An independent commission to study the Jan. 6 Capitol insurrection would be modeled after a similar panel that studied the 9/11 terrorist attacks and has long been hailed as a bipartisan success. But bipartisanship isn’t always popular these days, especially in the wake of the deadly siege by a mob of former President Donald Trump’s

Opinion

Opinion: The Senate Impeachment of Donald J. Trump

The question that seems to be on everyone’s mind is whether the post-presidential impeachment of Donald J. Trump is constitutional. Of course, it is. In a 14-page memo released this week, lawyers for Mr. Trump argue, among many other things, that the Senate trial is an egregious constitutional overreach, and that the Senate has no

Impeachment

Trump impeachment goes to Senate, testing his sway over GOP

House Democrats delivered the impeachment case against Donald Trump to the Senate late Monday for the start of his historic trial, but Republican senators were easing off their criticism of the former president and shunning calls to convict him over the deadly siege at the U.S. Capitol. It’s an early sign of Trump’s enduring sway

COVID-19

House approves Trump’s $2K checks, sending to GOP-led Senate

The House voted overwhelmingly Monday to increase COVID-19 relief checks to $2,000, meeting President Donald Trump’s demand for bigger payments and sending the bill to the GOP-controlled Senate, where the outcome is highly uncertain. Democrats led passage, 275-134, their majority favoring additional assistance, but dozens of Republicans suddenly joined in approval. While Democrats favored bigger

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