A.P. Joyce

I cover politics and policy.

Dec. 13, 2017

Roy Moore’s loss may not be the “fatal” blow to Steve Bannon some want

Some Republicans are using the opportunity of Moore’s loss to try and cast Bannon aside once and for all — but in doing so, they might be playing directly into his plan to wage a civil war.

Dec. 13, 2017

Doug Jones’ historic victory is more than a fluke — it’s a model for Southern progressives

Moore’s historically tumultuous campaign helped Jones win, but so did multiracial coalition of voters who aren’t going away.
Dec. 12, 2017

Trump’s innuendo-laden “sexist smear” about Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand sets off firestorm

Gillibrand called for Trump to resign over sexual assault allegations made against him. He fired back with sexual innuendo.
Dec. 12, 2017

What Alabama’s Senate race could mean for the #MeToo movement

What Moore’s election could do to the #MeToo movement
Dec. 11, 2017

Trump’s policy on transgender soldiers in the military denied by judge

A federal judge refused to allow the policy to go into effect as multiple lawsuits work their way through the courts.
Dec. 11, 2017

The GOP is now the party of Roy Moore — whether they like it or not

With the vote for Alabama’s Senate seat on Tuesday, Republicans are scrambling to figure out what to do if Moore wins.

Dec. 9, 2017

A DNC panel agrees to “sweeping” reforms to change the party’s primary election system

A panel of Democrats appointed by Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton came up with a plan to fix the problems of the 2016 primary. Here's what's in it.
Dec. 9, 2017

Democrats prepare to take a big step toward un-“rigging” their primary process — but problems remain

A commission tasked with fixing the primary process took huge steps toward fixing some of the most hotly contested issues from 2016. But some issues are still not resolved.
Dec. 8, 2017

After Brazile’s bombshell, Democrats are meeting to take a stab at problems plaguing the party

Democrats formed commission of Sanders and Clinton supporters to resolve their issues from the primary. Now their deadline is almost here.
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Dec. 7, 2017

Is the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee stifling dissent within the party?

A recently released document from the DCCC has progressives worried the party could withhold support from their preferred candidates.
Dec. 6, 2017

House passes bill to expand where people can carry a concealed weapon

The bill would override some state laws that require safety training and background checks before receiving a concealed carry permit.

Dec. 6, 2017

What may happen after Trump’s decision to move the US embassy in Israel to Jerusalem

The Trump administration just made a dangerous decision that could reignite tensions in the region. Here's what you need to know about what happened and what could happen next.
Dec. 5, 2017

Border arrests are down but ICE deportations have surged since Trump took office

The report comes as Congress prepares for a potential government shutdown over DACA and funding for Trump's border wall.
Dec. 5, 2017

Congressional Republicans are trying to sneak a “gift” to the NRA into a gun safety bill

House Republicans are attempting to pass a bill to make it easier to carry a concealed weapon in the United States by tying it to a bipartisan gun safety measure.
Dec. 1, 2017

While you weren’t looking: 5 things Trump’s Cabinet did this week while everyone focused on taxes

The Trump administration is reportedly mulling a secret private spy network and the EPA is poised to take a big step toward climate change doubt.
Nov. 29, 2017

The jailed coal CEO who oversaw a mine where 29 workers were killed is now running for Senate

Don Blankenship went to jail for conspiracy to commit mine safety violations. Now he's running for Senate as a Republican in West Virginia

Nov. 28, 2017

FCC chair argues Twitter bans, not net neutrality, are the real threat to the internet

FCC chairman Ajit Pai argued Tuesday that net neutrality isn't necessary because sites like Twitter can already "discriminate against content they don’t like.”
Nov. 28, 2017

Navajo Nation leaders slam Trump after racist “Pocahontas” comment

On Monday, Trump turned a ceremony to honor Native American war heros into a stage for attacking Sen. Elizabeth Warren with racial slurs.
Nov. 24, 2017

A brief history of Republicans questioning Donald Trump’s intelligence

Republicans are frequently being caught saying what they really think of the president's intelligence, even several from his own cabinet.
Nov. 17, 2017

While you weren’t looking: 5 things the Trump administration did this week that didn’t involve sex

A DACA recipient with disabilities is being detained and harassed, and a Trump nominee resigns over racist comments.