The Loneliness of the Red State Democrat

Liberals got “trounced” in Montana, and the party will spend the next few years in the wilderness.

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Fueled by Cash, Health Care and Trump’s Woes, Democrats Aim for Senate Control

Republicans are battling to hold off losses by warning of the risks of unified Democratic power in Washington, but they concede their majority is in peril.

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Why Does Trump Want an Inaccurate Census?

Congress must extend the deadline for the count.

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Donald Trump Jr. Is Ready. But for What, Exactly?

Of all the president’s children, he has the strongest connection to the politics, voters and online disinformation ecosystem that put his father in the White House. What will he do with it?

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Why Montana Is a Test Case for Democrats’ Winning the Senate

The race between Steve Daines, the Republican incumbent, and Steve Bullock could prove crucial in a year when Democrats need to win in conservative-leaning states where President Trump may still prevail.

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As Trump Slumps, Republican Donors Look to Save the Senate

Senators and donors worry that with President Trump in trouble and the House probably out of reach, the Senate could be their last chance to hold power in Washington.

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As Trump Slumps in Polls, Republican Donors Look to Save the Senate

Senators and donors worry that with President Trump in trouble and the House probably out of reach, the Senate could be their last chance to hold power in Washington.

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Health Care Takes Center Stage in Battle for Congress During Pandemic

As the Trump administration pushes forward on dismantling the Affordable Care Act, Democrats are pressing their advantage on an issue that is becoming a chief focus of campaign advertising.

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Critics Fear Amtrak Is Using Pandemic to Cut Service That Won’t Return

Members of Congress are angry that the rail agency is asking for more money while planning to lay off staff and reduce services. Smaller communities that rely on rail service could be badly hurt.

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