According to new figures: more than the federal government will spend over the coming decade on Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid combined.
Vulnerable House Democrats may think they can boost their reelection chances by bucking their party, but that isn’t how recent elections have played out.
Dirt doesn’t vote.
The release of an internal whistle-blower complaint about President Trump’s relationship with Ukraine immediately appeared to harden House Democrats’ determination.
The president’s move to revoke California’s authority to set car-emission standards is part of a broader push to stymie the states that voted against him.
Democrats are obsessing over which candidate is most capable of beating Trump. But how voters gauge that is far more complicated than it may seem.
The wave of House Republican retirements from the Lone Star State is exciting Democrats who want their party to compete more aggressively there.
In 2013, Los Angeles County implemented its own version of a “public option.” It’s delivered change, but not the revolution some advocates want.
Even if the party sweeps Congress and the White House in 2020, the Senate rule would let a faction of the reddest, whitest states stymie its agenda.
The president is casting Democrats as the real racists to energize his base, but in doing so he’s hindering his capacity to reach beyond it.
In the latest debates, Warren, Sanders, and Harris all vied for the party’s progressives rather than testing the front-runner’s support with moderates.
His strategy rests on a bet: that these voters will respond just as enthusiastically to his belligerence as working-class white men.
The president needs the voters who approve of his record on the economy but disapprove of him overall. His racist attacks this week only hurt that cause.
Several 2020 candidates are proffering moral and policy arguments for providing coverage, but the politics of the move are another matter.
Expect way more fighting over health care before the next set of presidential debates.
The Supreme Court’s census ruling and the second Democratic debate both wrestled with the same question.
There may be an unprecedented level of discontent with the president among voters satisfied with the economy.
Even with a surge in overall participation, white working-class voters could still remain decisive in the 2020 election.
It didn’t actually cost the GOP all that much.
Kamala Harris wants to use federal oversight as a check on local anti-abortion laws—the latest example in a bipartisan pattern.