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Nov 7, 2018, 6:53am EST
  • January 27, 2019

    The silent majority of Democratic House freshmen

    Most of the new Democrats in the House are more moderate than you think.

  • January 23, 2019

    “I want to make myself shutdown-proof”: federal workers turn to the gig economy

    Furloughed workers are driving for Uber and leasing their homes on Airbnb to make ends meet.

  • January 18, 2019

    Mitch McConnell calls House Democrats’ anti-corruption bill a “power grab”

    McConnell just outlined his opposition to HR 1 in scathing detail.

  • January 11, 2019

    Today, hundreds of thousands of federal workers will miss their first paycheck

    It could mark a key inflection point in the substance — and optics — of the shutdown fight.

  • January 10, 2019

    The shutdown could end when Senate Republicans decide to end it

    They have the ability to put real pressure on Trump. It’s just up to them to use it.

  • January 8, 2019

    To build the wall, Trump is sacrificing airport security during the government shutdown

    Hundreds of TSA agents have called in sick, and airport security officials may have to loosen standards.

  • January 8, 2019

    More than 38 million people are on food stamps. The government shutdown could hit them hard.

    The government is guaranteeing funding for food stamps through February. After that they don’t have a plan.

  • January 8, 2019

    The government isn’t letting the shutdown get in the way of Arctic drilling

    The Interior Department is moving ahead with oil and gas permitting in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.

  • January 8, 2019

    Here’s the offer Trump is making to Democrats to end the shutdown

    Trump wants $800 million to improve care for families at the border — and $5.7 billion for the wall.

  • January 7, 2019

    House Democrats have a new strategy to reopen the government: pass smaller spending bills

    They may not go anywhere, but they’re aimed at putting pressure on Republicans.

  • January 7, 2019

    National parks are getting trashed amid the government shutdown

    Here’s why they’re still open.

  • January 4, 2019

    Rashida Tlaib’s thobe and Ilhan Omar’s hijab are making congressional history

    There’s even a hashtag: #TweetYourThobe.

  • January 3, 2019

    The new Democratic House just approved two bills to reopen the government

    The Republican Senate has said it isn’t planning to consider them.

  • January 3, 2019

    The historic new Congress, in 17 pictures

    A record-breaking number of women were sworn into the House and Senate on Thursday.

  • January 3, 2019

    Watch: a historic class of new lawmakers are sworn into Congress

    A record-breaking number of women and people of color are officially part of the new class.

  • January 3, 2019

    Nancy Pelosi’s first speech as House speaker celebrated women’s accomplishments

    Read the full text of Pelosi’s speech.

  • January 2, 2019

    Democrats have a plan to reopen the government. Republicans aren’t interested.

    It’s day 12 of a partial government shutdown — and lawmakers are still at an impasse.

  • January 2, 2019

    House Democrats are making changes to decentralize power

    Democrats are proposing a return to regular order in their new rules package, making it easier for bipartisan bills to make it to the floor.

  • November 7, 2018

    With Democrats in control of the House, Nancy Pelosi is “confident” she’ll be the next speaker

    With a successful election behind her, Pelosi is about to make her case to lead House Democrats.

  • November 7, 2018

    It’s official: Democrats will control the House

    It’s a return to power after eight years in the minority.

  • November 7, 2018

    Democrats’ new House majority sets up fight over Trump’s tax returns

    House Republicans’ ability to protect Trump is coming to an end. His tax returns may be the first target.

  • November 7, 2018

    Trump’s free ride from Congress just ended

    Investigations, legislative fights, impeachment? What Democrats’ House takeover could mean for Trump.

  • November 7, 2018

    Democrats won the House — and Trump’s foreign policy may be in trouble

    "There will definitely be a reevaluation of America’s engagement in the world," said one Democratic Congress member.