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Kathleen Parker: Trump bumps up interest in politics

He has unified a divided nation. He has brought Republicans and Democrats together as only just wars can.

Ramesh Ponnuru: Talk of impeachment is premature

Does it seem to you that advocates of impeachment are acting as though they have to bring Trump supporters around? Or that they prefer to vilify and demean them?

What the last of the ‘Watergate Babies’ can teach Democrats about Trump

The Russia cloud hanging over Trump’s first five months in office has motivated many upstart Democrats to consider running for Congress, both in special elections this year, and in the …

Goodman: Health care is a life-or-death issue

Where are the protesters voices? Instead, the networks turn to the same circle of pundits who know so little about so much, focusing only on the Democratic/Republican divide in Congress.

Some House Democrats mull over how to oust Pelosi as leader

A dozen or so House Democrats want Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi to go after a dispiriting loss in a House election in Georgia. They just don’t know how to make …

UPDATED: Thu., June 22, 2017

Pelosi defends leadership following special election loss

Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi is telling Democrats that next year could be the year they take back control of the House.

Dionne: Victory for GOP, not Trump

Karen Handel’s victory over Democrat Jon Ossoff was not an endorsement of the president. It was a personal and party success achieved despite him.

UPDATED: Wed., June 21, 2017

Angry Democrats turn against leaders after House election losses

Democratic Party divisions were on glaring display Wednesday as a special election loss in a wildly expensive Georgia House race left bitter lawmakers turning their anger on their own leaders.

Democrats say they’ll slow Senate work over secretive care bill

Democrats plan to slow the Senate’s work, force votes and make late-night speeches in an effort to focus attention on how Republicans are crafting legislation revamping the nation’s health care …

Leonard Pitts Jr.: Tired games of political one-upmanship

This moment is for soul-searching, for considering who and what and even if we are, as Americans.

UPDATED: Tue., June 6, 2017

Ed Rogers: How can GOP stop socialized medicine?

Could it be that Republicans are on the brink of defending Obamacare as the only practical alternative to the Democrats’ march toward socialized medicine?

Democrats aim to keep focus on Trump’s meeting with Russians

Senate Democrats don’t want to let President Donald Trump forget the day he met with top Russian diplomats at the White House, even as he tries to move past allegations …

Democrats try to enlist military vets in fight for House majority

Looking ahead to next year’s elections, Democrats are trying to recruit at least two dozen military veterans to challenge Republican incumbents, arguing that candidates with military on their resumes appeals …

Jonathan Bernstein: Winning side not ready to govern

Far too many Republicans appear satisfied with reflexive opposition to Democrats along with scams and conspiracy talk while the basics of governing get lost.

Family of slain D.C. man says reports he fed WikiLeaks DNC info are untrue

The family of slain Democratic National Committee staffer Seth Rich refuted Fox News reports that he had leaked work e-mails to WikiLeaks before he was fatally shot last year in …

Reform taxes, but watch federal deficits

Our biggest concern is that the president’s proposal included no third Post-It note, the one that would analyze the impact of his tax cuts on the national debt and, crucially, …

UPDATED: Sun., April 30, 2017

New York lawmakers hatch plan to release Trump’s state taxes

New York Democrats have hatched a plan to get a look at Donald Trump’s tax records by crafting a piece of legislation designed to get at his state returns that …

House Democrats want to force Republicans’ hands on Trump’s tax returns

House Democrats want to force Republicans’ hands on President Donald Trump’s tax returns – but it remains to be seen how effective posturing can be for the minority.

UPDATED: Sun., April 23, 2017

With Supreme Court seat filled, GOP looks to lower courts

Republicans have put President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nominee on the bench, and they’re now in a position to fill dozens more federal judgeships – and reshape some of the …

Lawmakers must stop posturing, start negotiating

Stop the dueling press releases, quit searching for future campaign sound bites and get to work. The only developments coming out of Olympia should be ideas about compromise.

The senior Bernie Sanders backs party youth to remake Democrats

Bernie Sanders, who attracted millions of college-aged and young adults to his presidential campaign last year, is following through on a promise he made when he left the race: to …

UPDATED: Tue., April 18, 2017

High-profile Georgia congressional race heads to a runoff

An upstart Democrat leads a special election in a conservative Georgia congressional district, but returns late Tuesday suggest he may still need a runoff to pull a major upset for …

Chuck Schumer joins calls for president to release tax returns

The top Senate Democrat on Tuesday joined calls for President Donald Trump to release his tax returns, warning that a failure to do so could sink what was a major …

GOP targets trillion-dollar tax breaks for Democratic states

Conservative activists and House Republican leaders want to eliminate a trillion-dollar tax break that mostly benefits wealthy filers in Democratic states, a push that could further imperil President Donald Trump’s …

Bernie Sanders to campaign for Rob Quist in Montana’s U.S. House race

U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders is expected to campaign on behalf of Rob Quist as he seeks Montana’s lone seat in the U.S. House in a special election next month.

Andrew Cuomo’s New York agenda feeds talk of presidential run

Democrats still smarting from Clinton’s presidential loss are already looking for a new standard bearer for 2020. And some observers say Andrew Cuomo is already acting like it, increasingly positioning …

Charles Krauthammer: Nuclear option is political karma

Why have we had almost half a century of massive street demonstrations over abortion? Because the ballot box is not available. The court has spoken, and the question is supposedly …

UPDATED: Sat., April 8, 2017

Noah Feldman: Supreme Court confirmations enter new era

Today, senators have realized the public won’t make them pay a price for such obstructionism. Indeed, they might even be punished by the ideological base of their party for failing …

Black Lives Matter activists turn attention to statehouses

A new initiative launched by Black Lives Matter activists seeks to re-focus the movement’s efforts on state capitols, building on momentum at the national level to push back against President …

Dems urge Trump to veto bill blocking online privacy rule

Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer is urging President Donald Trump to veto a resolution that would kill an online privacy regulation, a move that could allow internet providers to sell …