Partisan Gap Could Limit US Recovery Ahead of Election
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Partisan Gap Could Limit US Recovery Ahead of Election

Democrats and Republicans hold starkly diverging views of the U.S. economy and the gap is widening as the pandemic persists, casting a shadow over President Donald Trump’s hopes for a V-shaped recovery powered by pent-up demand as nationwide lockdowns ease.... Read More

Battle Over Coronavirus Rules, Reopenings Increasingly Partisan, Bitter
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Battle Over Coronavirus Rules, Reopenings Increasingly Partisan, Bitter

Urged on by President Donald Trump, Republican officials in several swing states, including Wisconsin, Michigan and Pennsylvania, are ramping up pressure on Democratic governors to move faster on reopening their economies, despite experts’ warnings of a surge in infections and... Read More

Analysis: The Senate and Partisanship Return to the Capitol
U.S. Senate
Analysis: The Senate and Partisanship Return to the Capitol

WASHINGTON — It’s been two months since Speaker Nancy Pelosi rose in a closed-door meeting of Democrats to rebuke colleagues who wanted to leave the Capitol to avoid the risk of contracting the coronavirus. “We are the captains of the... Read More

Senate Partisanship Boils Over as Stimulus Talks Stall
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Senate Partisanship Boils Over as Stimulus Talks Stall

WASHINGTON — Senate Republicans and Democrats grew visibly angry and emotional on the Senate floor Monday as negotiations over a financial rescue package appeared to stall, even as Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer, D-N.Y., said he and Treasury Secretary... Read More

Decline of Local Journalism is Likely Increasing Voter Polarization
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Decline of Local Journalism is Likely Increasing Voter Polarization

WASHINGTON — In May 2017, former Republican Rep. Leonard Lance crossed party lines and voted against the GOP health care repeal, a proposal deeply unpopular with voters in New Jersey’s 7th District, which he had represented in Washington for nearly... Read More

Supreme Court Justices Struggle With Where to Draw the Line on Partisan Gerrymandering
Supreme Court
Supreme Court Justices Struggle With Where to Draw the Line on Partisan Gerrymandering
2019-03-27 00:10:38
by Dan McCue

As the U.S. Supreme Court waded into a pair of gerrymandering cases on Tuesday, a majority of the justices struggled mightily with the question of just how a federal court can fairly determine when state legislatures have been too partisan... Read More

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