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Politics Dec 28Despite a year of bad news, most Americans remain optimistic about 2019
Sixty percent of Americans are optimistic about next year according to a new poll form PBS NewsHour, NPR and Marist, while 37 percent said they were generally more pessimistic about 2019.
Politics Dec 06The House Democrats’ blueprint for taking on Trump and Republicans
House Democrats have laid out a blueprint for how they plan to govern as the majority and some of the ways they plan to take on the GOP-controlled Senate and President Donald Trump.
Politics Nov 28Why isn’t Pelosi facing any Democratic challengers for speaker?
Just hours after results started rolling in on Election Day, Democrats started to oppose Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi’s return as speaker. At the time, the anti-Pelosi faction was buoyed by victories by scores of candidates who had said…
Politics Nov 0910 key lawmakers to watch in the new Congress
House Democrats have promised to ramp up congressional oversight of the Trump administration when the party takes over the chamber in January. Changes are coming to the Senate as well.
Politics Nov 01This ex-CIA officer is making her first run for Congress. Can she push out a tea party star?
Virginia’s 7th Congressional District, which stretches across parts of the north-central exurbs of Washington, D.C., and down to Richmond, is the type of mixed suburban and rural district that Republicans cannot afford to lose.
Nation Sep 255 important stories that deserve a second look
Why murder rates are rising in Latin America, why we don't know more about the mental health fallout of Huricane Maria in Puerto Rico and other stories we're reading this week.
Nation Sep 21WATCH LIVE: Ted Cruz, Beto O’Rourke face off in Texas Senate debate
Republican Sen. Ted Cruz has led Democratic Rep. Beto O'Rourke in the polls, but Cruz's lead has narrowed in the Texas Senate race in recent months.
Nation Sep 13Is the hyper-partisan Supreme Court confirmation process ‘the new normal’?
Kavanaugh is widely expected to get confirmed. But he battle over his confirmation has proved the system for nominating Supreme Court justices is breaking down.
Politics Aug 28What to watch in the Arizona and Florida primaries
Florida and Arizona are holding primaries Tuesday for some of the most competitive races in the 2018 midterms.
Politics Aug 149 races to watch on Primary Day
Voters in Wisconsin, Minnesota, Vermont and Connecticut will cast ballots today in key primaries.