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Sunday, September 27, 2020
The focus on the court could help energize conservatives in key states. Progressives are fired up, too — immediately after Saturday's announcement, Democrats tied Barrett to a fight for health care.
Saturday, September 26, 2020
The hearings on the nomination of Judge Amy Coney Barrett are expected to last four days. President Trump wants a final vote in the Senate before the election.
Monday, September 21, 2020
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said that voters elected a GOP Senate in 2016 and strengthened it in 2018 because they wanted action on the president's federal judicial nominations.
Friday, September 11, 2020
For many, this election is a "clear choice." Here's what voters said in interviews in six key swing states about President Trump and Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden.
Friday, September 04, 2020
Progressives working to tilt their party more to the left had mixed results in 2020. Candidates stressed climate change and health care issues, but voters also zeroed in on issues of representation.
Thursday, August 27, 2020
Vice President Pence stressed a law and order message as protests over racism and policing continue. Republicans also worked to shore up support from suburban women and contrast visions of the future.
Wednesday, August 26, 2020
Melania Trump empathized with those struggling with the coronavirus, while others sidestepped the pandemic's impact on the economy. The program disregarded old lines between official and political.
Thursday, August 20, 2020
Kamala Harris used her prime-time speech to introduce herself and excoriate President Trump. Former President Barack Obama launched a rare attack on his successor. And Democrats urged people to vote.
Wednesday, August 19, 2020
Tuesday's lineup featured Jill Biden, who gave personal and hopeful remarks. Other speakers Tuesday touted health care, and a remote roll call vote featured diverse voices.
Tuesday, August 18, 2020
The former first lady used her prime-time speech during the opening night of the Democratic convention to rebuke President Trump and urge Americans to vote for Biden "like our lives depend on it."
Monday, July 27, 2020
After days of delays, congressional Republicans unveiled their $1 trillion proposal for a fifth wave of pandemic relief. Democrats are not on board — signaling tough negotiations ahead.
Wednesday, July 22, 2020
Democrats say they want to remember history, but not honor Confederates. Their bill also calls for removing a bust of Justice Taney, author of a landmark case barring citizenship for an enslaved man.
Tuesday, July 21, 2020
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., is set to unveil a GOP proposal this week that is facing some opposition among GOP senators and the White House.
Monday, July 20, 2020
As Congress returns from its recess, the sticking points in another pandemic relief package include unemployment benefits. Plus, here are five more things to watch this week.
Thursday, June 18, 2020
The former national security adviser is reviled so equally by so many on all sides in Washington that the allegations in his new memoir may not spark the kind of response they otherwise might.
Wednesday, May 06, 2020
As promised, President Trump vetoed a resolution that would have limited his ability to take military action against Iran without congressional approval.
Tuesday, April 14, 2020
The schedule change, which followed the advice of health experts, comes as talks stalled on Republicans' push to boost funding for a small business program.
Wednesday, April 08, 2020
Senate Majority Leader McConnell wants another $250 billion for small businesses. Top Democrats are asking for $250 billion more for state and local governments, but the White House is pushing back.
Thursday, April 02, 2020
The House speaker said the new select committee, chaired by Rep. James Clyburn, will focus on accountability and transparency in the new spending and programs to address the pandemic.
Monday, March 23, 2020
A counterproposal to the Senate's massive aid package proposal to address the coronavirus crisis, House Democrats have released a bill: the Take Responsibility for Workers and Families Act.