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Summer Lee could be the latest addition to the Squad

The state House representative could add to progressive gains this cycle.

John Fetterman is redefining how swing-state Democrats campaign

How the Pennsylvania Senate primary became a fight for the future of the Democratic Party.

The Supreme Court just made it much easier to bribe a member of Congress

A case brought by Ted Cruz is a huge boon to rich candidates and moneyed lobbyists.

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Finland and Sweden’s historic shifts on NATO, explained

Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has pushed the two countries to abandon their military neutrality for NATO.

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Dr. Oz and the celebrity politician

This week Pennsylvania voters decide whether to give Dr. Oz a shot at the US Senate. To mark the occasion, Sean Rameswaram tries to understand what makes a celebrity candidate viable, from “the Gipper” to “the Governator” to “the Donald.”

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Ukraine and the global food supply crisis

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