Win or lose, the special election in Pennsylvania’s 18th District is bad news for Republicans

No matter the outcome, the race points to troubling signs ahead for the Republican Party.

Democrats regain generic ballot lead as Republican tax reform law goes underwater

New polls show that the Republican tax reform law remains unpopular and that Democrats now have a nine-point lead on the generic congressional ballot — yet more signs of a growing Democratic wave.

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.

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.

Democrats win historically GOP state Senate seat in Wisconsin, yet another sign of a coming wave

Evidence is mounting that the 2018 midterms could be a bloodbath for the GOP.

Here’s how much the new tax bill is going to penalize you for being an employee

The new tax bill will significantly privilege freelance work over traditional employment, undermining a number of workplace protections and benefits.

With unpopular tax bill, experts say GOP has learned nothing from Obamacare missteps

One Democratic aide said Republicans' argument that the tax bill will grow more popular with time is “the triumph of hope over evidence and experience.”
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Mic Wakeup: What the GOP tax plan could pay for and how it’s actually hurting Republicans

It’s Wednesday, Dec. 6. Here are two stories you need to read.

Trump’s claim the tax bill is a win for Republicans is just wrong, new polls show

Polling shows the tax bill is immensely unpopular, with voters now favoring Democrats over Republicans on the issue of taxes — a major shift that signals trouble for the GOP.

Senate Passes Tax Reform Bill: 5 key ways the plan will affect you

Here's the GOP tax bill explained, with details on how it could change your financial situation.

From phone campaigns to screaming street protests, Republicans are “under siege” over their tax plan

“The level of furious opposition creates the background conditions for the inside negotiations."

When studies say the GOP tax plan hurts the middle class, Republican senators dismiss the findings

"It's just — it's wrong." "It's not true." "Economic forecasting makes those late-night psychic hotlines they advertise on TV look great."

“Time is not our friend here”: GOP senator suggests tax bill is in trouble if voters learn about it

A Republican senator said Tuesday afternoon that the GOP needed to pass their tax bill soon to avoid it being killed by opposition.

Tax Reform: This is the one big problem with the Republican tax “postcard” plan

Tax plan confusion? While House Republicans promise their "postcard" will make filing easier, it could easily make it harder. Here's why.

Republicans aim to gut Obamacare and pass tax cuts in one bill

The GOP strategy is to accomplish two goals: End the Affordable Care Act's individual mandate and cut taxes for corporations and the wealthy.

GOP waives a House rule that makes it harder to raise taxes — because their tax plan raises taxes

The House rule was created by Republicans in 1995 to make it harder to raise taxes. Republicans want to waive that rule, which could stymie their tax plan.

Democratic wave in Virginia could spur even more House Republican retirements

A spate of Republicans could retire from Congress after the GOP's dismal performance in Virginia Tuesday night.
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Mic Wakeup: DOJ cuts transgender protections, GOP takes hit in poll and a surprise from the NRA

It's Friday. Here's what you need to know to start your day.

Republican Party popularity “is in free fall,” new poll finds

A whopping 62% of voters now say they have an unfavorable view of the GOP.

In the debate over pre-existing conditions, only one person is right. And it’s Jimmy Kimmel.

Graham-Cassidy would unquestionably open the door to insurance companies again charging people with pre-existing conditions more for health insurance.

A handful of Republicans are waging a last-ditch effort to repeal Obamacare — it’s poised to fail

The clock is running out for Republicans to make good on their seven-year promise to repeal President Barack Obama's signature domestic achievement.

Congressional Republicans call for legislative solution after Trump ends DACA

Some powerful Republicans, including House Speaker Paul Ryan, have come out in support of a legislative fix to protect DACA recipients.

Why Trump’s most tumultuous week yet was a big win in the eyes of his core supporters

The president's supporters largely do not believe in white privilege, dismiss national discussions about race and oppose minority activist groups.

Mike Pence’s solidarity with Donald Trump on Charlottesville doesn’t extend to blaming “both sides”

Pence wouldn't say whether he thinks Confederate monuments have to go.

Only 13% of Republicans will hold August town halls, and grassroots groups aren’t standing for it

Progressives are planning hundreds of events this summer to keep pressure on Republicans.

Mic Investigation: About 90% of US House members don’t pay their interns

Only about 10% of GOP House members and 4% of Democrat House members regularly offer paid internships, with a salary or stipend to cover living expenses.

A day after reluctantly signing Russian sanctions, Trump blames Congress for bad US-Russia relations

Trump says the Republican Congress is at fault for "dangerous" relations with Russia, and not Russia's cyberattacks on the U.S.

Conservative Senate candidate’s abortion-supporting history comes back to haunt him

Kevin Nicholson bills himself as a "pro-life" conservative. As the 22-year-old president of the College Democrats of America, he solicited donations from a pro-choice group.