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Vox's policy and politics team explains everything you need to know about what's going on in Washington and what it means for your life.

Trump says he didn’t fire Mueller because he saw what happened to Nixon

Elizabeth Warren wants to level the playing field for entrepreneurs of color

Andrew Yang, the 2020 long-shot candidate running on a universal basic income, explained

Mexico releases the full text of Trump’s immigration “deal”

Big Tech needs regulation, but DC must go to school before it goes to work

Is it actually illegal to accept “campaign dirt” from foreigners?

The unemployment rate for former inmates is incredibly high. Kim Kardashian wants to change that.

7 winners and 8 losers of the 2020 Democratic debate lottery

The hasty plan to get Americans back on the moon by 2024, explained

The lineup for each night of the first Democratic debate was just announced

Rep. Pramila Jayapal’s story counters misconceptions about who gets abortions

Elizabeth Warren isn’t Hillary Clinton

Federal watchdog agency says Kellyanne Conway should be fired after violating the Hatch Act

More and more workplace discrimination cases are being closed before they’re even investigated

If the Senate won’t convict Trump, “Why is that bad for the Democrats?” asks the Intercept’s Mehdi Hasan

Why the Democratic Party doesn’t want a presidential debate about climate change

Anita Hill wants Joe Biden to prove he understands the violence women face

The first Democratic debate qualification rules — and controversies — explained

Senate Republicans say campaigns should call FBI over foreign dirt

While some states try to ban abortion, these states are expanding access

Sarah Sanders is leaving the White House at the end of June

The strange politics of over-the-counter birth control, explained

Trump’s legally problematic claim that he’d accept “oppo research” from foreign governments, explained

I’ve talked to dozens of parents about why they don’t vaccinate. Here’s what they told me.

Facebook wants to stay “neutral” on deepfakes. Congress might force it to act.

Trump, election interference, and hollow nationalism

Congress’s high-stakes budget fight to avert an economic crisis, explained

House Democrats want to make accepting dirt on campaign opponents from foreign governments a crime

Joe Biden hasn’t changed his behavior with girls and women. For his base, that might be fine.

After Jon Stewart’s speech, the House Judiciary Committee unanimously voted to extend the 9/11 fund

What Bernie Sanders’s “democratic socialism” is really about

Andrew Yang is promising to revitalize America. His nonprofit tried, too, but couldn’t.

Trump downplays the time he said he’d take help from foreign actors offering dirt on 2020 Dems

Prohibition worked better than you think

America’s anti-alcohol experiment cut down on drinking and drinking-related deaths — and it may have reduced crime and violence overall.

New Federal Reserve data shows how the rich have gotten richer

Kamala Harris’s plan to provide DREAMers a pathway to citizenship, explained

Justice Democrats have a primary challenger for Rep. Henry Cuellar — their top target

Hope Hicks will testify in front of the House Judiciary Committee next week

Bernie Sanders’s definition of democratic socialism, explained

The fight over the 2020 census citizenship question, explained