GOP Still Failing Trump “Termination” Test

Contrary to a Politico headline, the GOP response to Trump’s anti-constitution talk continues to underwhelm.

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Bipartisan Bill Protects Same-Sex and Interracial Marriages

Congress is poised to legislate protections previously mandated by the courts.

No Room for Palin in Party She Remade?

What to make of her second straight loss?

Increased Diversity in the 118th Congress

The next Congress will look a bit more like America than did the last.

Alaska Voters Had Real Choices and Made Them

Every vote counted, with refreshing results.

Alaska Results in

MAGA loses again (twice)

Impeachment in a System of Checks and Balances

What should be the bar? Can it ever be reached?

N=1 Means, Well, Not a Lot

No one should draw conclusions about RCV from the AK special election.

Liz Cheney Walloped in Primary

The Trumper consolidation of their control of the GOP continues.

Senate Passes Bipartisan Gun Bill

The most expansive firearms legislation in decades is likely to become law.

Professional Politicians Poor Prognosticators

Mitch McConnell and other senior Republican Senators foolishly believed their colleagues would do the right thing.

A Modest Step on Voting Integrity

It’s Manchin-approved.

Which Black Woman Will Biden Appoint to the Supreme Court?

The 46th President will follow the lead of the 40th in making a historic appointment.

Stupid 2024 Fantasies

The silly season has commenced a mite early.

Sexist to Focus on Sinema’s Style?

Why oh why won’t people stop commenting on the lady Senator’s outfits?

More Intra-Party Manuevers

This time: the Alaska GOP.

Manchin Opposes Democracy

Or, at least, he’s willing to kill democracy in order to save it.

The GOP: Not a Civil War, Not a Purge

The GOP is actually pretty healthy at the moment, despite some public rhetoric to the contrary.

The Big Lie Has Become a Litmus Test

Republicans who admit Joe Biden won the election fair and square are being driven from the party.

The Filibuster Isn’t The Problem

It’s undemocratic and we should get rid of it. But doing so isn’t a panacea.

Trump Trial Fallout: Who Knows?

Early analysis merely confirms analysts’ priors.

Witnesses are Coming (UPDATE: Never Mind)

And illustrations of the fact that this isn’t a regular trial.

6 Senate Republicans Vote Trump Trial Constitutional

As expected, the second impeachment trial of the 45th President will proceed.

Congress Pushing to ‘Ratify’ ERA by Fiat

Amending the Constitutional through unconstitutional means is a very bad idea.

Will the GOP Fracture?

Will there be in-fighting? Yes. A break-up? No.

Fantasies of a Post-Trump Republican Party

The GOP will almost certainly survive. But in what form?

The Next Attempt to Subvert

January 6th, when the electoral votes are counted.

Republicans Stuck Between Trump and a Hard Place

Explaining the continuing cowardice of GOP Senators.

DeWine Latest Republican to Break with Trump

The list is small but growing.

They Had the Votes

Disconnected representation in action.

Susan Collins’ Meaningless ‘No’ on Barrett

A desperate re-election gambit that has no impact on the outcome.

Bolton Now Says He’d Be Willing To Testify

After months of delays, Trump’s former National Security Adviser John Bolton is now saying he’d be willing to testify if he were subpoeanaed.

House Judiciary Committee Approves Articles Of Impeachment

For only the fourth time in history, the House Judiciary Committee has approved Articles of Impeachment against a sitting President.

Republicans Think They Can Win Back The House By Focusing On The Deficit And Health Care

Despite having utterly mishandled both areas when they actually held power, Republicans think they can win back the House of Representatives by focusing on the budget deficit and health care reform.

Trump’s Racism Reveals The Moral Cowardice Of The GOP And Conservatives

The failure of Republicans and conservatives to denounce the President’s racism reveals everything that has gone wrong with the “right” in the Trump Era.

Senate Republicans Have Already Made Up Their Mind On Impeachment

The House of Representatives has not even acted on impeachment, but Senate Republicans have already made up their mind.

Fed Nominee Stephen Moore Has History of Controversial Remarks About Women

Stephen Moore, who has been nominated to a seat on the Federal Reserve Board by President Trump. has a history of controversial remarks about women.

George Will on Trump’s Fed Nominees

Let’s just say that he isn’t impressed.

Senate Votes Down Unconstitutional Emergency Declaration, 59-41

Congress is doing its damned job for a change.

The GOP’s Blind Loyalty To Trump Is Likely To End Up Costing Them

Republicans are blindly loyal to this President in a way we have not seen before. They are likely to end up paying a price for that.

Senate Appears Poised To Block Trump’s National Emergency

There appear to be enough votes in the Senate to pass the resolution disapproving President Trump’s border wall “emergency,” but there’s not enough Republican support to override an expected veto.

House Passes Bill To Block Trump’s Emergency, With Minimal GOP Support

The House of Representatives voted yesterday to block the President’s declaration of an “emergency” at the southern border. Now the matter goes to the Senate.

Republicans Face A Choice: Do They Support The Constitution, Or Trump?

Republicans face a choice in the coming days. Do they support the Constitution, or do they support Donald Trump? You can count on them making the wrong choice.

Trump To Sign Funding Bill, Declare ‘National Emergency’ At Border

The President will sign the bill to fund the government and avert another government shutdown, but in doing so he’ll also lay the groundwork for another showdown with Congress.

Another Shutdown? White House Says Maybe, Senate Republicans Aren’t So Sure

The White House isn’t ruling out the idea of a second government shutdown, but Senate Republicans have other ideas.

Congress Looking At Ways To Make Government Shutdowns Impossible

After an essentially pointless 35 day shutdown, some members of the House and Senate are proposing bills that would make government shutdowns impossible.

Government Shutdown Enters Day Thirty-Five With Some Signs Of New Action In Washington

As the shutdown enters day thirty-five, there are some signs of movement in Washington but no real progress.

Senate Rejects Competing Proposals To End Government Shutdown

The Senate rejected Republican and Democratic proposals as expected but there are some signs of movement forward.