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How activists in Chuck Schumer’s backyard are rebelling over his shutdown deal

“I don’t live in Kentucky. I live in Brooklyn. I protest at Schumer’s house because he’s my senator."

Jeff Sessions orders investigation into missing texts from FBI agents accused of anti-Trump bias

Republican lawmakers are latching onto the text messages to accuse the FBI of wrongdoing, and to try and discredit the investigation into Trump and his campaign’s alleged ties to Russia.

Trump declares GOP winner after government shutdown — but the fight isn’t over

The gloating from Republicans and outrage from progressives may all be premature.

Chuck Schumer faces fire from every corner of the Democratic Party over shutdown deal

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer may be the major political casualty of the government shutdown.

“They folded immediately”: Progressives fume at Dems over deal to reopen government

"The temperature went up one degree and a lot of Democrats ran screaming from the kitchen."
Jan. 22, 2018

The US government shutdown, by the numbers

Here are the numbers behind the three-day shutdown — and what could be waiting if the government can't agree on a new deal by Feb. 8.

Court orders redrawing of Pennsylvania’s congressional map, giving Democrats a 2018 boost

Pennsylvania has one of the most extreme gerrymanders in the country. A redraw of the map could help Democrats pick up seats in 2018.

Senate votes to reopen the government after McConnell promises immigration vote

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell agreed to bring an immigration bill that codifies the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program into law to a vote.

White House defends ad condemning Democrats as “complicit” in murders by immigrants

After distancing itself from the incendiary ad, the White House is now defending the spot, which says Democrats are, "complicit in every murder committed by illegal immigrants."

Why the growing partisan divide keeps us coming back to government shutdowns

Now more than ever, the political incentives for both sides in Washington are to cater to their political bases of support.
Jan. 21, 2018

One year into the Trump era, the American left is still growing

One year since Trump’s inauguration, the American left is more organized than ever before.

While you weren’t looking: 5 stories from Trump’s Cabinet that aren’t about shutdowns or porn stars

U.S. health and education departments are cracking down on transgender rights, and the EPA is easing safety restrictions on consumer product safety just as people start eating detergent pods.

Americans would largely fault Republicans for government shut down, poll finds

The poll’s findings could have an impact on whether or not the government will shut down Friday.

How Trump has attacked blue states during his first year in office

Many policies that came from the Trump administration and the GOP were designed to specifically hurt the people who didn’t support Trump in the 2016 election.
Jan. 19, 2018

Democrats are standing firm in shutdown negotiations

The party appears to be ready to shut the government down to demand permanent protection for DACA recipients.

Standoff forms in Congress as clock ticks closer towards government shutdown

The Republican-controlled Congress doesn't appear to have the votes in the House nor the Senate in order to avoid a government shutdown.

Fact-checking Trump’s Fake News Awards

The president has a list of stories he thinks the “fake news media” should have covered in 2017 — so we did.

Chief of staff John Kelly called Trump’s immigration positions “uninformed.” Trump fired back.

Kelly said Trump's view on a physical border wall has "evolved" since the campaign. But Trump himself said his position has never changed.

Trump’s highly anticipated “Fake News Awards” land with a thud

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