A.P. Joyce

I cover politics and policy.

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.

Jan. 19, 2018

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.
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.
Jan. 18, 2018

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.
Jan. 17, 2018

Pro-marijuana lawmakers push back against Trump administration with sweeping legalization bill

New legislation in the House pushes the cause for legalization forward — even as Attorney General Jeff Sessions attempts to crack down on pro-pot states.
Jan. 17, 2018

There are no shortcuts to defeating Trump

The president’s critics and the media are looking to disqualify Trump instead of defeating him. That probably won’t work.

Jan. 12, 2018

While you weren’t looking: 5 stories from the Trump administration that aren’t about “shitholes”

The Treasury Department wants to make it easier for banks to engage in redlining, the EPA may soon allow minors to handle dangerous chemicals and Medicaid can now have work requirements.
Jan. 12, 2018

These 7 Democratic primaries could determine the future of progressive politics in America

These Democratic primaries could determine the strength of the growing progressive movement within the Democratic party.
Jan. 11, 2018

A prominent immigration activist was just detained by ICE and is slated for deportation

Ravi Ragbir fainted when he heard the news he was being detained and several supporters were arrested trying to block an ambulance from taking him away.
Jan. 9, 2018

Trump plans to shift resources from stopping drug smugglers toward building his border wall

Trump's latest border wall proposal would shift resources away from things like anti-drug-trafficking efforts to help fund the wall and ramp up his deportation force.
Jan. 5, 2018

While you weren’t looking: 5 stories from Trump’s America that aren’t about tweets

Jeff Sessions clamps down on marijuana legalization, Trump plans to open up U.S. shores for drilling and foreign governments are building infrastructure favorable to Trump properties.

Jan. 3, 2018

Meet the anti-Trump candidate running to become the United States’ first Native American governor

Paulette Jordan wants to try and turn a deep-red state progressive in the era of Trump.
Jan. 1, 2018

New Jersey Shooting: 16-year-old boy allegedly killed his family just before the new year

A teenage boy is in police custody after allegedly shooting and killing three family members and a family friend minutes before midnight.
Jan. 1, 2018

Time’s Up: Powerful women in Hollywood just released a plan to combat harassment in 2018

Eva Longoria, America Ferrera, Emma Stone, Kerry Washington, Jill Soloway and Shonda Rhimes are all part of a broad coalition of powerful Hollywood women leading the charge.
Dec. 29, 2017

The biggest political lesson of 2017: The suburbs still matter — just not how Democrats think

Suburbs were crucial to Democratic victories in 2017. But the suburbs aren't as moderate as Democrats have traditionally thought.
Dec. 29, 2017

A tale of two Trump corruption allegations

The president’s critics are focused on the Russia investigation, but should they be focused on the impeachable offenses of which he’s already been accused?

Dec. 28, 2017

Here are the 17 congressional districts without a Democratic candidate for 2018

Democrats have a candidate running in almost every congressional district in 2018. Here's where they still need one.
Dec. 28, 2017

The Trump effect: Why Roy Moore won’t concede

Roy Moore is filing suit to contest the special election results, citing voting irregularities.
Dec. 27, 2017

Trump has an ambitious 2018 legislative agenda that may never work

The president is boasting about the bipartisan legislation he plans to pass next year. But he’s not likely to get much help.
Dec. 26, 2017

Democrats are set to compete in a historic number of congressional districts in 2018

Democrats are running at least one candidate in all but 20 House districts ahead of 2018, and have a historic polling advantage.