What the focus on the historically disproportionate number of white men in political power misses is the trickle-down effect it has on hiring staff.
As Pelosi spends the week back on Capitol Hill trying to convince her colleagues to give her another run at being House speaker, fewer than one-quarter of self-identified Democrats say their party’s lawmakers should pick her.
Compromise or fight? Each comes at a cost.
There is no recent precedent for this.
How did we get here, when will it be over, and why are you feeling deja vu?
One incoming chairman says they won’t be handing out subpoenas like candy, but there is plenty to chew on.
Incoming Intelligence Committee chairman Adam B. Schiff (D-Calif.) pointed to President Trump’s opposition to a merger for the network’s parent company and his call to raise postal rates for Amazon, whose owner also owns The Post.
The Democratic lawmaker called the acting attorney general’s “expressed hostility” to the Russia probe a threat to the investigation’s integrity.
That this particular woman broached this subject could move the focus immediately to how public policy treats it.
Instead of shying away from the guns issue for fear of the powerful pull of the National Rifle Association, Democrats put it front and center in their campaigns.
Because news cycles are dizzying, it isn’t directly about the midterms results, but about what resulted from the midterms.
Democrats bounced back from 2016 disappointments with major wins in Rust Belt states.
So, should winning the House with a substantial number of pickups, while losing ground in the Senate fit the criteria for a “blue wave?”
In these races, almost no outside money had been spent until they tightened at the very end, according to a review of campaign finance reports.
Democrats have been burned before.
The final pitch to voters was made over the weekend.
With a nail-biter election days away, most presidents would only be talking about that.
To be a public official, you need a pretty thick skin. People are going to call you all sorts of names and pick apart your words and actions. But for a seven-term congressman who has surely heard this…
Usually the “Democrat-curious” have come home at this point.
A son and daughter speaking out against a Missouri state House candidate is just the latest example.