Nancy Pelosi

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How the impeachment trial might play out among Republicans and Democrats in the Senate Read more


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There were two ways to stop Trump’s unilateral war-making, and the Speaker chose the one he can’t veto. Read more


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By repealing the individual mandate, which is now functionally inert, the House Speaker can invalidate a push to eliminate the Affordable Care Act. Read more

Health and Social Policy

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The government funding bill, assembled amid the distractions of the holidays, again prioritizes corporate handouts. Read more



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While nobody was looking, the House Speaker resolved major end-of-the-year policy deals. Here’s the good, the bad, and the ugly. Read more


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Today on TAP: Even the AFL-CIO is on board with Trump’s USMCA Read more


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The Progressive Caucus is threatening to vote down a drug pricing bill important to Nancy Pelosi. Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren have backed them up. Read more

, Politics


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The Lower Drug Costs Now Act, with its critical gaps and questionable strategy, is a microcosm of how House Democratic leaders have done policy all year. Read more

Health and Social Policy

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Despite continual rumors that a deal on the update to the North American trade agreement is imminent, House Democrats and Trump are far apart. Read more

Working in America

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Hyper-focused on the presidency, too many people have lost sight of the key upcoming fights in the House and Senate. Read more


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Democrats want stronger enforcement of labor standards in Mexico. The feared death of a union supporter in Guerrero state does not inspire confidence. Read more

Working in America

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The Coalition Against Socialized Medicine, a project of the American Conservative Union, is advertising on Politico Playbook this week. Read more

Health and Social Policy

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Of those supporting the impeachment inquiry, 71 percent want all of Trump’s impeachable offenses brought to a vote, the poll shows. Read more


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The bill, H.R. 3, has gotten considerably stronger from its initial concept, but questions remain. Read more

Health and Social Policy


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Trump has thrown the Democrats a lifeline. Will they take it? Read more

Civil Rights in America


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Congress doesn’t have the resources right now to take on Trump, and Democrats aren’t fighting to acquire them. Read more

Money, Politics and Power


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The PAYGO rule not just a relic of another era, but of an era when Democratic assumptions about fiscal politics were revealed as self-deceptions. Read more

Economic Policy