Andrew Joyce
Andrew Joyce

I cover politics and policy.

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This Muslim American woman is running for Congress as a direct challenge to Trump’s agenda

Michigan native Fayrouz Saad, born to Lebanese immigrants, worked in Barack Obama's Homeland Security department and was Detroit's director of immigrant affairs.

Sept. 21, 2017

Here’s how Republicans are trying to play favorites with states on Obamacare repeal

They appear to have resorted to trying to buy the votes of reluctant senators.
Sept. 19, 2017

Democratic lawmakers arrested outside Trump Tower while protesting immigration policy

The three Latino members of Congress were advocating for the passage of a “clean” vote on the Dream Act.
Sept. 19, 2017

Trump’s North Korea threat isn’t new — threatening innocent civilians is his doctrine

And he's already started making this U.S. official U.S. policy.
Sept. 18, 2017

The GOP’s latest health care measure could pass before we know how many people it would affect

The CBO may give the bill the green light for passage next week, but won't assess the coverage losses until several weeks later.
Sept. 15, 2017

While you weren’t looking: 5 political stories from the week that didn’t strike deals with Democrats

Trump refuses to comply with a court order and a new kind of nuclear weapon may soon be considered.

Sept. 13, 2017

Bernie Sanders’ single-payer bill is one of the most ambitious programs in modern American history

It's even more ambitious than most other countries' single-payer systems.
Sept. 11, 2017

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand will co-sponsor Bernie Sanders’ Medicare-for-all bill

Multiple sources have confirmed to 'Mic' that the New York senator will support the bill.
Sept. 11, 2017

More senators plan to co-sponsor Bernie Sanders’ Medicare-for-all bill

More senators, including several potential 2020 candidates, have just come out in support of the bill.
Sept. 11, 2017

3 takeaways from Steve Bannon’s first-ever TV interview

Bannon remains fiercely loyal to Trump and has set his sights on establishment Republicans.
Sept. 9, 2017

DACA protesters to Trump: We will not be used as bargaining chips

DACA recipients are making clear, this is about more than them. And they won't stop fighting for their entire community.

Sept. 8, 2017

While You Weren’t Looking: 5 political stories from the week that don’t come with a 6-month deadline

Betsy DeVos kills campus sexual assault protections and an anti-science politician is tapped to lead NASA.
Sept. 6, 2017

DACA activists erect, then tear down, confederate statue of Jeff Sessions

Activists called Sessions a "living monument" to white supremacy.
Sept. 1, 2017

After endorsing single-payer health care, Kamala Harris finds that her critics suddenly soften

Former critics of the senator now say others should follow her lead.
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Sept. 1, 2017

While You Weren’t Looking: 5 political stories that didn’t even notice Melania Trump’s stilettos

Ivanka Trump flip-flops on pay equity and Trump hires a former for-profit college executive to police fraud.
Aug. 29, 2017

Trump might end DACA soon. This is what Dreamers and allies should do to prepare

Reports claim Trump is on the verge of ending protections for immigrants. Here's what they can do in the meantime.

Aug. 28, 2017

How one DA candidate in a crowded race is trying to shape the future of criminal justice reform

Marc Fliedner is America's first openly gay candidate for district attorney — and he's looking to lead the criminal justice reform movement from the inside.
Aug. 25, 2017

While you weren’t looking: 5 political stories that aren’t feuding with Mitch McConnell

Another government agency is removing references to climate change from its webpages and a controversial merger is moving forward.
Aug. 23, 2017

At Phoenix rally, Trump hints at his intentions to pardon Joe Arpaio, goes after media

“I’ll make a prediction. I think he’s gonna be just fine, OK?” Trump told the crowd.
Aug. 21, 2017

One lawyer is running for Congress and suing the president for inciting violence at the same time

This congressional candidate says Charlottesville is just the latest in Trump-inspired violence, and he's fighting it on two fronts.