1. politics
    Biden to Pull Neera Tanden’s NominationUndone by mean tweets.
  2. obits
    From Fighting Racism to Playing the Power Game, Vernon Jordan Was Hard to BeatHe was the living link between the civil-rights movement and political and corporate elites for decades.
  3. scandals
    Everyone Who Has Called for Governor Cuomo to ResignAs the scandal over COVID policies is compounded by harassment allegations, a growing number of elected officials say he must resign or be impeached.
  4. the national interest
    So What if Romney Doesn’t Solve the ‘Root Causes’ of Poverty?We handle problems all the time without dealing with their root causes.
  5. downfalls
    Cuomo’s Biggest Political Problem? ‘Everybody Hates Him.’Even the governor’s allies concede that — with his political life in the balance — his usual tricks and tactics aren’t working.
  6. games
    The Athletes Have More to SayAthlete activism is the new normal — and organizations like LeBron James’s More Than a Vote are here to stay.
  7. politics
    Cuomo Accused by Third Woman, Who Says He Grabbed and Kissed HerAnna Ruch says the governor put his hand on her bare lower back, then grabbed her cheeks and asked to kiss her at a 2019 wedding.
  8. covid-19 vaccine
    Catholic Archdiocese Bans COVID Vaccine Over Tenuous Link to AbortionThe ruling would be right at home in the Middle Ages.
  9. stimulus checks
    Will We Get a Third Round of Stimulus Checks?The House has already approved Biden’s plan, which includes the third checks. If all goes well, the president should sign the bill by March 14.
  10. the city politic
    ‘It Sickened Me’: De Blasio Rips Cuomo Over Sexual-Harassment ClaimsThe mayor accused Cuomo of “letting himself off the hook” in his response to the scandal and suggested he should resign if the allegations are true.
  11. mike pence
    Is Mike Pence Finished in MAGA-Land?It seems four years of toadying to Trump aren’t enough to overcome his “betrayal” on January 6.
  12. politics
    Biden’s Pro-Union Message to Amazon Workers Is a Big DealIn an unprecedented move, the president told workers they have the right to organize.
  13. cpac
    Trump’s CPAC Blast From the PastThe ex-president’s big return seemed like an alternate reality where the Capitol riot never happened.
  14. andrew cuomo
    Cuomo Turns Over Sexual Harassment Investigation to New York Attorney GeneralThe governor also offered a limited apology for anyone who “misinterpreted” his actions as “unwanted flirtation.”
  15. cpac
    Trump’s Future Agenda: Suppress the Vote and Purge the RINOsHis speech at CPAC didn’t promise a candidacy in 2024, but did suggest he’d fight anyone he does not endorse.
  16. encounter
    4 Minutes With Jill BidenGrieving with the First Family.
  17. sexual harassment
    Another Cuomo Aide Has Accused Him of Sexual HarassmentFormer aide Charlotte Bennett says Cuomo asked her inappropriate questions about her sex life in a pair of disturbing encounters last spring.
  18. politics
    The New Foreign Flavor of CPAC’s Red MeatAmerica may still be first at the conservative gathering, but this year’s event has come with a lot more European-style populism.
  19. congress
    Much-Maligned Congressional Earmarks Are Coming BackThe Tea Party movement temporarily killed them — but only temporarily.
  20. the power grid
    Amid the Scandals, Cuomo’s Enemies Are Ready to Unleash a Decade of Resentment“He is the most damaged he has ever been,” said one senior capitol aide.
  21. $15 minimum wage
    Democrats Can Still Get a $15 Minimum Wage Into the COVID-Relief BillThere are plenty of ways for Democrats to get a $15 minimum wage through the Senate. There just aren’t 50 Senate Democrats willing to do so.
  22. the national interest
    How Trumpism Has Become a Cult of LosingWhy do Republicans still love a loser whose entire appeal was that he’s a “winner”?
  23. intelligencer chats
    The Political Costs of Ted Cruz’s Cancún VacationThis scandal may do lasting damage to the Texas senator — but he’s got plenty of time to ride it out.
  24. conservatism
    The $15 Minimum-Wage Debate Clarifies the Partisan Economic DivideRepublican “populists” oppose a $15 minimum wage because they stand for predatory small-business owners, not working people.
  25. politics
    The New CPAC Makes the Old CPAC Look Like the #ResistanceTrump critics are out, election truthers are in.
  26. biden administration
    Biden Approves U.S. Airstrikes on Iran-Backed Militias in SyriaThe Pentagon claims the airstrikes were in retaliation for a prior strike on U.S. forces, and were not intended to escalate hostilities with Iran.
  27. politics
    The House Has Passed the Equality ActThe bill, which has Biden’s support, prohibits discrimination based on gender identity and sexual orientation.
  28. politics
    $15 Minimum Wage Is Dead for Now Thanks to One Unelected OfficialBiden must decide whether to change the rules or change the subject.
  29. gop
    Mitch McConnell Would ‘Absolutely’ Support Trump If He Were the 2024 NomineeOnce again, he backs the man who has physically mocked him, called on the party to replace him, and arguably cost him his Senate majority.
  30. politics
    Republican Senators Haven’t Represented a Majority of Voters Since 1996The anti-majoritarian nature of the Senate has helped Republicans block progress for many years.
  31. politics
    De Blasio Calls for Probe Into Sexual Harassment Allegations Against CuomoThe mayor called the allegations “disturbing” and joined a bipartisan group of New York lawmakers demanding a probe.
  32. neera tanden
    Tanden’s Nomination Won’t Make or Break the Biden PresidencySome Beltway pundits are inflating this story well beyond its significance.
  33. voting rights
    Republicans Return to Old Voter-Suppression PlaybookTrump shifted the focus to phony vote-by-mail fraud claims, but Republicans tried to limit all kinds of voting pre-2020 — and they’re at it again.
  34. politics
    ‘You Only Let a Bully Go So Long’: Marie Newman Takes on Marjorie Taylor GreeneThe Democrat explains why she planted a transgender pride flag across from Greene’s office, and says she finds her response “absolutely hysterical.”
  35. the national interest
    The Republicans’ Long War to Roll Back the New Deal Is Finally OverA decades-long quest quietly perishes.
  36. sex scandals
    Fanne Fox, Wilbur Mills, and a Tale of Washington HubrisThe woman involved in the implosion of one of Washington’s most bloated careers has died, and with her a golden era of D.C. sex scandals.
  37. the democrats
    Democrats Must Stop the IRS From Eating the Unemployed’s Stimulus ChecksIf Biden doesn’t forgive the taxes on millions of Americans’ unemployment benefits, they might not forgive him for their giant surprise tax bills.
  38. politics
    Former Aide Accuses Governor Cuomo of Sexual HarassmentLindsey Boylan says she endured years of sexual harassment from Cuomo, and resigned in 2018 after he kissed her in a meeting without her consent.
  39. republican party
    Agonized Georgia Republicans Long for Herschel Walker to Run for SenateA battered and deeply divided state party bent on suppressing Black votes could use a Trump-friendly Black sports legend.
  40. politics
    Pence Not Holding Grudge Against Trump Over Whole Riot ThingThe man who defined vice-presidential loyalty couldn’t stay mad for long.
  41. conservatism
    Trump’s Reconquest of the GOP May Have an Upside for DemocracyAverting minority rule requires radicalizing Senate Democrats. The GOP renewing its vows of fealty to Trump facilitates that task.
  42. covid-19
    9 Reasons to Believe the Worst of the Pandemic Is OverThe good news is really starting to roll in. (Though there are also a few reasons for caution.)
  43. insurrection
    Former NYPD Officer Charged With Assaulting an Officer at the Capitol RiotThomas Webster, who reportedly once guarded New York City Hall, has been accused of beating a D.C. officer with a flagpole at the insurrection.
  44. police brutality
    Rochester Police Officers Will Not Be Charged in Killing of Daniel PrudeA grand jury determined that the officers who put Prude in the chokehold that led to his death last March will not face charges.
  45. texas
    How Is Ted Cruz Trying to Defend His Cancún Vacation Now?The senator has blamed his daughters, the media, and his neighbors for his decision to ditch Texas for warm weather during last week’s freeze.
  46. biden cabinet
    Bernie Sanders Casts First Democratic Vote Against a Biden Cabinet NomineeTom Vilsack was overwhelmingly confirmed anyway, and Democratic unity remains impressive.
  47. extremism
    Conspiracy Theorist Ron Johnson the New Model for Swing State GOP SenatorsSenators from battleground states used to be mostly moderates. Johnson has gone sharply the other way, making wild claims about the Capitol riot.
  48. capitol riot
    Key Moments from the Senate’s First Hearing on the Capitol RiotSecurity officials who were in charge on January 6 claimed in Senate testimony that they had insufficient intelligence on the potential threat.
  49. 2020 elections
    Straight-Ticket Voting Took Another Big Leap in 2020The days of congressional candidates running far ahead of the national ticket are all but over.
  50. the national interest
    The Future of Conservatism Is Flight 93 Elections ForeverMichael Anton sees the January 6 riot as the start of a new revolutionary spirit on the right.
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