Congress

Trump’s suburban crash drags House GOP down with him

The rapid transformation of a seat that Newt Gingrich once held and that Mitt Romney carried by 24 points eight years ago shows how Trump’s toxicity in the suburbs has grown and compounded during his presidency, giving Biden an opening beyond the traditional swing states, into Arizona, Georgia and even Texas. And it explains why […]

Congress

Pelosi eyes reconciliation to boost Obamacare, pandemic aid

A simple majority in the Senate is needed to pass reconciliation legislation, which makes it attractive for one party with complete power in Washington, though certain limitations apply. It can only be used to pass legislation that affects spending and revenues, while some areas like Social Security are off-limits. Democrats used the procedure to pass […]