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COVID-19, polarization, and election misinformation — including from the president — are three factors in politicians suffering harassment and even threats from voters in recent weeks.
Along with state polls, national polls may have been significantly further off from the election results than in 2016. Many appear to have missed support for Trump and down-ballot GOP candidates.
The first round of Paycheck Protection Program funding ran out in days, but the second pot of money has more than $140 billion left after a month. Some business owners decided the PPP wasn’t for them.
The Paycheck Protection Program opened on April 3, and it was plagued with delays and technical difficulties from the start.
Congress has announced agreement on a $2 trillion economic relief package for the effects of COVID-19. Most households will get a relief check, and unemployment insurance has been greatly expanded.
Changing the deadline is one way ERA proponents are trying to make the amendment part of the Constitution, but there isn’t legal consensus on the tactic, and the Senate is expected to kill the bill.
Democratic presidential candidates have divergent world views on whether automation or trade policy is to blame for lost jobs.
The Vermont senator’s campaign said he had two stents inserted to treat a blocked artery after experiencing “chest discomfort” on Tuesday.
Congress is unlikely to pass ambitious policies like “Medicare for All” or the Green New Deal, even if a Democratic proponent of them were elected. But there are plenty of reasons to run on them.
The former vice president and Vermont senator will be together on the second night of the Democratic debate. Sens. Elizabeth Warren, Cory Booker and Amy Klobuchar will share a stage the night before.
A record-breaking year of female candidates and nominees will culminate in a record-breaking number of female legislators on Capitol Hill next year.
There’s a common stereotype that women lawmakers are more bipartisan in their work than men. But as record numbers of women run for Congress, a new study says that’s not true.
The unanimous decision comes as a record number of women run for the U.S. House — and motherhood takes on an increasingly visible role in politics.
Over 9 in 10 people think both gossip and deliberate touching are inappropriate at work, and many have seen it happen. Yet, almost no one admitted to doing either in a new Ipsos/NPR poll.
Donald Trump is fueling many women’s desire to run for office in 2018 — in the words of one analyst, he’s “the gift that keeps on giving” to the resistance.
The GOP has rushed its bill through Congress and may pass the package of tax changes less than two months after introducing it.
Neither the House nor Senate proposals do much for the lowest-income Americans, and some higher-income people could gain a lot.