Bernie Sanders broke up what was almost a fist fight between Markwayne Mullin and a testifying teamster during a Senate HELP hearing.
WASHINGTON November 17, 2023
News and notes from an unprecedented day on Capitol Hill: schoolyard fights, cartoonish name-calling, and more.
WASHINGTON November 8, 2023
A conversation with strategist Tom Bonier, the Democratic data guru, about last night’s surprising election result, the Times poll freakout, and how Trump broke the political forecasting business for a generation.
President Biden Speaks on his Bidenomics Economic Plan and Its Investment in Passenger Rail at an Amtrak Facility in Delaware
WASHINGTON November 6, 2023
Measuring the level of the political freak-out under the dome as Democrats absorb the latest Biden-Trump poll and weigh their dwindling options.
WASHINGTON November 3, 2023
News and notes on who’s up and who’s down as Republicans return to D.C. and the Johnson honeymoon ends.
Tom Emmer’s speakership bid collapsed on Tuesday afternoon.
WASHINGTON October 24, 2023
News and notes on an unprecedented era in congressional history.
Perhaps the most notable holdout was the House Appropriations chair Kay Granger.
WASHINGTON October 17, 2023
It seems the G.O.P. institutionalists, after years of getting steamrolled by Trump, finally found a hill they might be willing to die on.
Jim Jordan, a founding member of the House Freedom Caucus, was long considered a bomb-thrower rather than a dealmaker by his colleagues.
WASHINGTON October 16, 2023
The hardliner Boehner once called a “legislative terrorist” is mounting an unprecedented campaign to whip Republican votes. But does he have the numbers? And could taking the speakership cost him the House?
kevin mccarthy
WASHINGTON October 4, 2023
For all Kevin McCarthy’s flaws, he was also one of the most active political animals in the House G.O.P. conference. Herewith, three observations on the fallout absent his leadership.
Kevin McCarthy was ousted as House speaker on Tuesday.
WASHINGTON October 3, 2023
McCarthy’s ouster was essentially preordained from the moment that he agreed to wear Matt Gaetz’s motion-to-vacate suicide vest. The only question now is whether he’s raptured right back.
Newsom is expected to name Feinstein’s replacement in the coming days, but her passing has already set into motion a chain reaction in the Senate.
WASHINGTON September 29, 2023
Notes on the Feinstein succession and Senate race after the passing of a political giant.
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