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American Conservatives Are Smitten With Hungary's Increasingly Autocratic Leader
Tuesday 17 May 2022
: A prominent conference of American conservatives — the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) — will take place in Hungary this...
How Replacement Theory Moved From The Fringe To The Mainstream
Monday 16 May 2022
: The suspected gunman in Saturday's shooting in Buffalo, N.Y. is alleged to have written a racist screed explaining his motivations. One of...
Weekly Roundup: May 13th
Friday 13 May 2022
: Senator Minority Leader Mitch McConnell sat down with NPR's Deirdre Walsh for a conversation about the leaked Supreme Court draft that would...
A Majority of Americans Support Roe. That Doesn't Mean They Agree on Abortion.
Thursday 12 May 2022
: Senate Democrats failed to pass a bill that would have codified the right to an abortion Wednesday, with West Virginia Sen. Joe Manchin...
This Longtime Dem Lawmaker Opposes Abortion Rights. Will Primary Voters Support Him?
Wednesday 11 May 2022
: Rep. Henry Cuellar is a conservative Democrat who has represented the 28th Congressional District in south Texas since 2005. Backed by...
Biden's Midterm Pitch: Inflation Is High, But You're Still Better Off With Me
Tuesday 10 May 2022
: In an economic speech that felt like a campaign stump, Biden touted his administration's efforts to bolster the American economy. He said...
National Abortion Ban Could Come To A Vote If Republicans Win Congress
Monday 09 May 2022
: After initially being reluctant to talk about the substance of the leaked Supreme Court opinion, GOP lawmakers have begun to campaign on the...
America Before Roe v. Wade
Saturday 07 May 2022
: The Supreme Court may be on the cusp of overturning Roe v. Wade, the 1973 ruling which established abortion access as a constitutional...
More Jobs, Bigger Paychecks... And The Risk Of Recession?
Friday 06 May 2022
: Lots of people have gotten jobs recently and paychecks are, on average, getting bigger. But what those paychecks can buy is shrinking...
Are Other Rights Really At Risk If Roe Is Overturned?
Thursday 05 May 2022
: It depends how the final opinion is written. And, President Biden said that voters need to elect more Democrats in order to ensure their...
Trump's Endorsement Helps J.D. Vance Win Ohio's GOP Senate Primary Race
Wednesday 04 May 2022
: The primary race illustrated the state's dramatic conservative turn in recent years. If Vance bests Democrat Tim Ryan in November, the 37...
The Supreme Court Seems Likely To Overturn Roe v. Wade
Tuesday 03 May 2022
: According to a draft opinion obtained by POLITICO, there is a five-justice conservative majority ready to strike down Roe v. Wade, the case...
More Funding For Ukraine Seems Likely. More COVID Money Seems... Less Likely.
Monday 02 May 2022
: The White House pitch to provide consistent support for Ukraine through the end of September at a cost of $33 billion has broad support in...
Republicans Have Momentum With Voters. It Might Be Enough for a Wave in November.
Friday 29 April 2022
: In a new NPR/PBS NewsHour/Marist poll, 47% of registered voters surveyed said they are more likely to vote for the Republican in their...
States Are Preparing For A Possible Post-Roe Future
Thursday 28 April 2022
: The Supreme Court is considering a case that could significantly weaken the right to abortion — or even scrap it entirely. With Roe V....
So There's A Lot Happening In Florida Right Now
Wednesday 27 April 2022
: A flurry of headlines out of the Sunshine State: Gov. Ron DeSantis — a rising star in the Republican party and apparent presidential...
Immigration, Inflation Loom Large As Dems Wonder How To Tout Wins Ahead Of Midterms
Tuesday 26 April 2022
: In a conversation with NPR, Reps. Ro Khanna of California and Jamie Raskin of Maryland said that while thin margins have limited Democrats'...
8 in 10 Young People Want Government Action On Student Loan Debt
Monday 25 April 2022
: Thirty-eight percent of Americans under 30 want to see student debt cancelled entirely. Despite a campaign trail promise to eliminate some...
Weekly Roundup: April 22
Friday 22 April 2022
: The United States will welcome up to 100,000 Ukrainians and will streamline their immigration and vetting process, the White House told...
These Candidates Face Allegations Of Abuse—Will They Win Their Elections Anyway?
Thursday 21 April 2022
: Prominent candidates in two Republican Senate primaries, Missouri's Eric Greitens and Georgia's Herschel Walker, face domestic violence...
Remain In Mexico: Will The Supreme Court Let Biden End Trump's Asylum Policy?
Wednesday 20 April 2022
: The Biden administration has repeatedly tried to end the policy, which requires migrants making an asylum claim in the U.S. to reside in...
Federal Court Ends CDC's Transportation Mask Mandate
Tuesday 19 April 2022
: A judge said the rule exceeded the Centers for Disease Control's power, raising questions about how the agency can enforce public health...
After Decades Of Bipartisan Teamwork, Republicans Quit Presidential Debate Commission
Monday 18 April 2022
: And you might not have to go to Iowa in order to be the Democrats' presidential nominee anymore: the party is looking to reshape its primary...
Weekly Roundup: April 15th
Friday 15 April 2022
: Sarah Palin, whose 2008 turn as John McCain's running mate presaged the Republican Party's evolution, is reentering the political arena with...
What Natasha Romanenko Experienced When Russian Troops Occupied Her Town
Thursday 14 April 2022
: In Borodyanka, northwest of Kyiv, Natasha Romanenko lived in her root cellar for a month to avoid Russian soldiers. In the final days of the...