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Nation Oct 03A guide to the fight over gun silencers
The Las Vegas shooting has focused attention on a House bill that includes language that would loosen restrictions on gun silencers. Here's a look at the bill, and what it would do.
Politics Sep 25What Republicans just changed in their health care bill
This bill, Graham-Cassidy 2.0, is an effort to win over key holdouts on the original bill the senators unveiled an 12 days ago. Here's what you know.
Politics Sep 19What’s in the new GOP health care bill, in one (simple) chart
How does this latest Republican health care bill compare with the previous GOP efforts? This chart provides a side-by-side comparison.
Politics Sep 19Congress started September with a packed agenda. Here’s what it has (and hasn’t) done so far.
Congress entered September with a hefty to-do list. How are they doing?…
Politics Sep 12America’s long, complicated history with tax reform
Republicans in Congress are attempting to overhaul the nation’s tax code, but it’s not an easy task. With the current tax overhaul effort in mind, it’s a good time to look at the United States’ history with taxes, especially income…
Politics Sep 05These lawmakers will drive Congress’ biggest battles this month
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and House Speaker Paul Ryan will be pivotal figures on Capitol Hill this month. But who else could prove pivotal on Capitol Hill this month? Here’s a look at some of the key players as…
Nation Sep 01How the U.S. funds disaster recovery and what it means for Harvey relief
Here is a quick look at what we know about government spending on natural disasters, an increasingly controversial topic.
Nation Aug 29Can Congress fix the troubled federal flood insurance program?
As the largest flooding event in modern U.S. history affects millions across Texas, members of Congress face a political crisis over how to handle the nation’s largest insurance plan for floods.
Politics Aug 22Every moment in Donald Trump’s long and complicated history with race
After the president's conflicting remarks about a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, a look at the way he's handled other racial issues.
Politics Aug 15What to watch in Alabama’s special election
Turnout is reportedly low in Tuesday's Republican special election to fill the Alabama Senate seat vacated by Attorney General Jeff Sessions. Here's a guide to the closely-watched primary race.