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How Bernie Sanders Changed the Health-Care Debate
Widespread enthusiasm for Sanders’s Medicare for All proposal has forced moderate candidates to put forward plans that are well left of the Affordable Care Act.
By Osita Nwanevu3:11 P.M.
Iran’s Foreign Minister Was Invited to Meet Trump in the Oval Office
The invitation was extended just weeks before the Administration placed sanctions on Mohammad Javad Zarif for functioning “as a propaganda minister, not a foreign minister.”
By Robin WrightAugust 2, 2019
Mississippi’s Gubernatorial Race Tests the Limits of Conservatism
Are there limits, even in Mississippi, even in 2019, to the amount of budget-cutting, corporate tax breaks, and dismayingly poor social services that voters are willing to tolerate?
By Bob MoserAugust 2, 2019
A Green Light on the Border Wall as Trump’s Supreme Court Victories Mount
The Court’s decision tells us that a conservative majority would rather see the case go away quickly than confront hard questions about executive power and Congress’s role.
By Cristian FariasAugust 2, 2019
What to Expect on the Second Night of the Democratic Debate
With Joe Biden and Kamala Harris replacing Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren as the front-runners on Wednesday, the divisions among the candidates won’t be as amplified by ideological contrasts.
By Eric LachJuly 31, 2019
New Documents Raise Ethical and Billing Concerns About the N.R.A.’s Outside Counsel
In a written statement, a former senior employee alleges that the adviser obstructed the work of N.R.A. accountants and exacerbated the organization’s financial woes as he charged it hefty legal fees.
By Mike SpiesJuly 30, 2019
Brain Scans Shed New Light on Mysterious Attacks on U.S. Diplomats and Spies in Havana
New test results fail to explain dozens of brain injuries, even as one victim describes her worsening condition.
By Adam EntousJuly 29, 2019
Don’t Worry About the Democratic Presidential Polls
Early in the game, polls may have limited predictive power; past campaign ledgers are littered with Presidential candidates who once surged to the lead, only to fade.
By Peter SlevinJuly 29, 2019
The Democrats’ Immigration Problem Is Bigger Than Donald Trump
With the Presidential primaries approaching and budget votes scheduled for the fall, the Party will need to restage contentious debates about its policy priorities.
By Jonathan BlitzerJuly 25, 2019
Live Stream: Robert Mueller’s Testimony on Donald Trump and the Russia Investigation
Watch the former special counsel’s appearance before the House Judiciary and Intelligence committees.
By Eric LachJuly 24, 2019
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