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Nancy Pelosi is stepping down as a party leader. Here's who might replace her

Friday, November 18, 2022

Nancy Pelosi, the first and only woman to serve as speaker, says she will step down as leader of the House Democrats next year. Now, a new batch of lawmakers is in the leadership spotlight.


Same-sex marriage bill advances in the Senate with bipartisan support

Wednesday, November 16, 2022

Democrats and Republicans advanced a bill to protect same-sex and interracial marriages, clearing a major hurdle toward final passage.


McConnell wins leadership race but GOP infighting continues

Wednesday, November 16, 2022

Sen. Rick Scott launched an uphill bid to be minority leader. Sen. Mitch McConnell was handily reelected but many rank-and-file senators are frustrated at party leaders following the 2022 elections.


McCarthy nominated speaker in internal GOP vote but he faces conservative resistance

Tuesday, November 15, 2022

House Republicans have nominated Kevin McCarthy to serve as Speaker of the House in the next Congress. It's the first step on McCarthy's path to presiding over the House chamber.


President Biden is in Florida meeting with people hit hard by Hurricane Ian

Wednesday, October 05, 2022

President Biden is in Fort Myers, Fla., meeting with business owners and residents hit hard by Hurricane Ian, trying to assure them that the federal government will help them recover.


As Republicans struggle in some close Senate races, they look to Colorado for an upset

Friday, September 09, 2022

Republican Joe O'Dea is pitching himself as independent-minded in his campaign against Democratic Sen. Michael Bennet. But on the key issue of abortion, Democrats say he's out of step with the state.


John Legend wants to transform the criminal justice system, one DA at a time

Monday, May 23, 2022

Musician John Legend is using his national platform to elevate local races for district attorney — endorsing progressive prosecutors who prioritize preventative solutions over incarceration.


Danica Roem did opposition research on herself. It's one way she reclaimed her story

Wednesday, April 27, 2022

The Virginia lawmaker is the first openly transgender U.S. state legislator. In her new memoir, she embraces the idea of using what was written about her to empower her to tell her story.


If South Carolina Is Joe Biden's Firewall, Tom Steyer Wants To Breach It

Friday, February 28, 2020

Steyer, the billionaire hedge fund invester and climate change activist, is betting everything on South Carolina. He'll learn Saturday if it paid off.


Harry Reid: Iowa's Caucus Problems Strengthen Nevada's Case For Going First

Wednesday, February 19, 2020

The former Senate majority leader said Nevada's diverse population is more reflective of the Democratic electorate and that his state has "a tremendously good case" after Iowa's troubles.


Republicans Disrupt House Impeachment Inquiry, Delaying Testimony From Pentagon Aide

Wednesday, October 23, 2019

GOP lawmakers broke House rules by entering a secure area where a closed-door interview was scheduled to be held. Committee rules allow only those serving on those panels conducting inquiry to attend.


Trade Issues Have Divided Democrats, So Where Do The 2020 Candidates Stand?

Friday, October 11, 2019

President Trump has taken dramatic action on trade. His potential 2020 rivals are on the record about what they would do regarding tariffs and trade deals that could dramatically impact the economy.


Bigger Supreme Court? No More Electoral College? See What 2020 Democrats Would Do

Thursday, October 10, 2019

Stacking up the positions of presidential candidates on changes to government institutions, there are divisions over expanding the U.S. Supreme Court and ending the Senate's filibuster.


See Where Democratic Candidates Unite And Differ On Gun Policy

Wednesday, October 09, 2019

Democrats running for president are largely unified on proposals like an assault weapons ban and red flag laws. Divisions exist over implementing gun buyback programs as voluntary or mandatory.


Immigration: Where 2020 Democratic Candidates Stand On Border Crossings And More

Thursday, September 12, 2019

Democrats are unified against President Trump's immigration stances, but many do not have clear positions on specific policies related to border security and immigration levels.


Climate Issues: Where 2020 Democrats Stand On The Green New Deal And More

Wednesday, September 11, 2019

While most Democratic presidential candidates support the goals laid out in the Green New Deal, they differ on specifics like a carbon tax, nuclear energy and federal spending to fight climate change.


Health Care: See Where The 2020 Democratic Candidates Stand

Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Policies related to public vs. private health insurance coverage have divided the presidential field, but there is more agreement on drug pricing.