We are about to cross into a new zone in presidential politicking, moving from “it’s too early” to “it all matters” in the Democratic nomination fight. This threshold has a name: September.
By Magan Crane
Polls show Americans overwhelmingly support background checks for gun purchases and “red flag” laws that take guns away from people deemed at risk of harming themselves or others. But what are authorities actually checking? And which “red flags” can cost…
By Kate Grumke
A whopping 23 Democrats are running to defeat President Donald Trump, but only one can win, leaving many to ask whether low-polling candidates should bow out and instead help flip the U.S. Senate to their party. Whoever wins the presidency…
By Lisa Desjardins
The weekend’s bloody spate of mass shootings, and another shooting the weekend before, have again raised the question of what can be done to prevent such violence in America.
By Daniel Bush
Across the Hispanic community in El Paso, the initial shock from the deadly shooting Saturday has given way to anger and fear as the city prepares to welcome President Donald Trump on Wednesday.
By Yasmeen Alamiri
Creating divisions to suggest that some people belong and others do not, based on race and ethnicity, is as much a part of the American fabric as immigration itself.
Former Speaker of the House Paul Ryan sat down with Judy Woodruff in Aspen, Colorado, Sunday, to discuss his perspective on Washington since leaving government. They discussed how the policies he helped implement have fared under the current administration, Ryan’s…
By Lisa Desjardins
Freshman GOP Congressman Denver Riggleman is now four months into his new job. Between the government shutdown and hearings over the Mueller report, he’s learning to balance life on the Hill with the needs of his Virginia constituents. Lisa Desjardins…
By Amna Nawaz, Rachel Wellford
Much of President Trump’s rhetoric over immigration focuses on the people crossing the U.S.-Mexico border illegally. But what is the situation for the thousands who wait on a daily basis to enter through legal means? In the second installment of…
Syndicated columnist Mark Shields and New York Times columnist David Brooks analyze the week in politics, including the continued government shutdown, why the new Congress is more “representative” of the American people and how the parties might evolve.
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