Lisa Desjardins

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Lisa Desjardins is a correspondent at PBS NewsHour.

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Politics Oct 06

Quiz: How the U.S. House of Representatives works

The framers of the Constitution built Congress to be the chamber of government closest to the people. At this moment, the House of Representatives is also the most unpredictable wing of government as majority Republicans hold a rare mid-session vote…

Politics Sep 30

3 things buried in the spending bill

In nearly every “clean” temporary spending bill, especially in this era of permanently governing with temporary bills, there are at least a few changes attached.

Politics Sep 29

The GOP tax plans in one chart

Even for policy-lovers like us, the whiz of tax brackets shooting out of the hands of GOP candidates has become dizzying. Here is a single chart that provides one simple comparison point for these plans.

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