President Joe Biden participates in a virtual call with the NASA Mars 2020 Perseverance Mission team members Thursday, March 4, 2021, in the Roosevelt Room of the White House. President Joe Biden participates in a virtual call with the NASA Mars 2020 Perseverance Mission team members Thursday, March 4, 2021, in the Roosevelt Room of the White House.

Biden’s $3 Trillion Infrastructure Bill

We’re about to spend a whole lot more money.

Not Will Rogers’ Democratic Party

The case of Katie Porter’s committee assignments.

President Joe Biden takes notes doing a G7 Leaders’ Virtual Meeting Friday, Feb. 19, 2021, in the White House Situation Room. President Joe Biden takes notes doing a G7 Leaders’ Virtual Meeting Friday, Feb. 19, 2021, in the White House Situation Room.

Biden’s Last Hurrah?

Is the stimulus bill it for this administration?

Manchin Opposes Tanden for OMB

The Senate’s last conservative Democrat is taking President Biden’s call for unity seriously.

Trump Trial Fallout: Who Knows?

Early analysis merely confirms analysts’ priors.

Trump Refused to Call Off Capitol Rioters

Details of a heated phone discussion with the top House Republican have emerged.

How Powerful is Kamala Harris?

Could the Vice President end the filibuster herself?

Republican Leadership Face Tests with Cheney and Greene

Mitch McConnell is testing out his spine again.

The Leaderless GOP

The Republican Party is not really a thing.

The Key Number: Two Hours

The pivot point in the impeachment charges: two hours of silence.

McConnell Backtracks

Maybe his title should be “Minority Follower.”

Trump Impeached Once More with Feeling

The 45th President will go down in infamy, setting a record that’s unlikely to be broken.

Fantasies of a Post-Trump Republican Party

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

Republican Leaders Rallying to Impeach Trump

Some key GOP figures are at least testing the waters.

Why Was Capitol Security Inadequate?

A large, well-trained police force was unprepared for a foreseeable crisis.

Ousting Trump Early Incredibly Unlikely

The President of the United States is a national security threat. Can we get rid of him now?

Congress Certifies Biden Win

It’s finally officially official.

Democrats Win Georgia Runoff, Likely to Take Senate

Kamala Harris will be very, very busy the next two years.

Republican Election Subversion Coming to Bitter End

They’re actually going to go through with it.

The Pending Electoral Vote Challenge

It will be symbolic, but the symbol will be an anti-democratic one.

Trump Backs Down, Signs Relief Bill

His tantrum stopped checks over the weekend but Congress called his bluff.

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Trump’s Final Meltdown

The President of the United States is an existential threat to the Republic.

Is Rand Paul Going to Object to Electors?

The junior Senator from Kentucky is drawing a lot of attention to himself on “fraud.”

McConnell Congratulates Biden and Harris

Our long national farce is over.

(Many?)(Most?) Republicans Acknowledge Biden WIn

Too little, too late.

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Biden Can’t Fire Postmaster General

When an apolitical process gets politicized.

Feinstein Stepping Down

The 87-year-old former San Francisco mayor isn’t woke enough.

Virus Politics

The virus is real and infections and exposures have consequences.

This is what a loser looks like. This is what a loser looks like.

Republican Leaders Refuse to Lead

They know Trump lost the election yet are aiding his outrageous assault on democracy.

Gridlock is not a Feature, it is a Bug

Gridlock doesn’t mean government stops. It just shifts who is governing.

Recount Blues

The numbers behind recounts.

American Gerontocracy II

Fraudsters

A One Act Play

Coming to Grips with Reality

In a sane world, Joe Biden’s election win would not have come as a surprise. Alas . . . .

GOP Fracturing Over Trump

While many are congratulating President-Elect Biden, too many are still following a loser.

President-Elect Biden’s Victory Speech

“Now this campaign is over, what is the will of the people? What is our mandate?”

Susan Collins Wins Re-Election

Her Democratic opponent has conceded.

Biden Win Looking Closer

The picture is becoming clearer.

Competing Visions For a Biden Presidency

Will he be a uniter or a divider?

Weird Fundraising Appeals

A FiveThirtyEight-inspired message from the Democrats doesn’t compute.

The Most Important Election in American History

The stakes of losing will be catastrophic. Either way.

Susan Collins’ Meaningless ‘No’ on Barrett

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

Judiciary Approves Barrett Despite Democratic Boycott

Chuck Schumer and company sent a signal to their base against a fait accompli.

Hypocrisy on SCOTUS Confirmations?

An unconvincing attack on the Democratic position.

President Donald J. Trump disembarks Marine One at Joint Base Andrews, Md. Friday, Sept. 18, 2020, and is escorted to Air Force One by U.S. Air Force personnel. (Official White House Photo by Tia Dufour) President Donald J. Trump disembarks Marine One at Joint Base Andrews, Md. Friday, Sept. 18, 2020, and is escorted to Air Force One by U.S. Air Force personnel. (Official White House Photo by Tia Dufour)

Trump On ‘Peaceful Transition’

Whether the delusions of a madman or a deliberate scheme to poison the waters, there’s cause for concern.

Who’ll Control the Senate?

Forecasters give Democrats better than even odds of a majority.

Ginsburg, Garland, and Court Packing

Two related discussions.