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PD Editorial: Can Congress spare us another shutdown?

If you no longer ... please make sure you're logged in if you want to follow a story. Congress reconvenes Monday, and the entire federal government could be on an unscheduled vacation by the end of ne... read more

The Daily 202: Trump’s FBI attacks laid groundwork for GOP to reject probe of Kavanaugh sexual assault allegation

“Nothing the FBI or any other investigator does would have any bearing on what Dr. Ford tells the committee, so there is no reason for any further ... crafted to avert a government shutdown at the end ... read more

Divided government need not be dysfunctional

The big question, as the old Congress reconvenes and prepares to make ... will be no knockdown punch on Obamacare, but we’ll see plenty of efforts to chip away at it. On the other hand, Congress can p... read more

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D.C. Memo: President makes dubious claim on Twitter

Congress worked to avert a government shutdown and pretended not to read Trump’s tweets ... and are suffering from severe trauma — with no end to the separation in sight for some of them. An important ... read more


Commentary: What lies ahead for Congress

The big question, as the old Congress reconvenes and prepares to make ... will be no knockdown punch on Obamacare, but we’ll see plenty of efforts to chip away at it. On the other hand, Congress can p... read more

Trump issues a no-nonsense threat to Congress: Fund the Wall

Setting the tone for the upcoming appropriations deadline, Trump clarified that he wouldn’t hesitate to shut down the federal government over border security and immigration. Trump called on the Congr... read more

With another shutdown deadline on horizon, senators seek budget process reform

With the prospect of yet another government shutdown deadline ... skeptical” about any progress from the new joint committee. “Our political environment has encouraged a lot of short-term thinking on ... read more

Treasury bailout targeted for Big 3

"Because Congress failed to act, we will stand ready to prevent an imminent failure until Congress reconvenes and acts to address the ... to call the loans if the companies failed to make progress. Ge... read more

A partisan war over fact-checking is putting pressure on Facebook

At no point in Kavanaugh’s testimony did the judge say he “would kill Roe v. Wade,” as the headline says. He did make statements that suggest ... compliance under threat of severe sanction or shutdown ... read more

The White House Fires a Warning Shot on Obamacare, but Are They Firing Blanks?

Related: Congress Averts Shutdown, Passes a Five Month $1.1 Trillion Spending ... “Well, you know, I think it makes no sense to hurt the health care of six million people to achieve a political goal. ... read more

From government shutdown to stalled Asia pivot, signals of Obama’s Requiem

Most commentary on the US government shutdown concerns the apparent ... make and have made forward movement - on anything - extremely difficult and very painful for Obama. The president’s ballyhooed g... read more



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