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Nation Aug 15Robert E. Lee opposed Confederate monuments
White supremacists, neo-Nazis and others have protested the removal of Confederate monuments. But the Confederate general Robert E. Lee himself never wanted such monuments built.
Politics Aug 01A (quick) guide to the upcoming battle over tax reform
The White House and congressional Republicans are working on a tax reform plan they hope to pass by the end of the calendar year. Is that realistic? Here's a look at where the plan stands.
Nation Jul 28The winners of our health care haiku contest are…
We are proud to congratulate the two winners of our health care haiku contest: Ronnie Dugger and Dorothy Workman.
Politics Jul 28Who wins and who loses after last night’s health care vote
The early morning health care vote dealt what may have been a fatal blow to efforts to repeal the Affordable Care Act. In the wake of that vote, we break down the winners and losers.
Politics Jul 28Inside the most dramatic 90 minutes in recent Senate history
In the Senate chamber, Republicans released a final health care proposal and announced a vote would be just two hours away. At midnight. Once that voting started, the minute-to-minute drama was riveting.
Politics Jul 25The Senate voted to open debate on health care. Now what?
Here’s how the week will play out, according to lawmakers we spoke with on the Hill.
Politics Jul 25Think health care was a tight vote? A look back at 5 other squeakers in the Senate
As we await a Senate vote on health care, here are some other notable squeakers in modern Senate history.
Politics Jul 195 overlooked politics stories that are worth your time
The 24-hour news cycle is filled with politics coverage, but not everything gets the attention it deserves. Here are five politics stories you may have missed in the past week.
Politics Jul 18What’s next for the GOP health care bills?
Here's some clarity about the current state of health care reform.
Politics Jul 04Who is America? A look at the nation’s demographics
The United States’ population now stands at 325 million. Amid new questions of American identity, this July Fourth seemed like a good idea to look at who exactly makes up America, by birth or choice and how it is forecast…