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The Senate's No-Drama Russia Investigation

Senators Richard Burr and Mark Warner promised a long, slow, even dull inquiry into election interference—an implicit rebuke to the House’s ever-more-chaotic process.

Six Ways to Tell if Trump Is Sabotaging Obamacare

The president appears to be rooting for the Affordable Care Act to fail. Here’s a guide to determine whether he’s laying the groundwork.

Why the Trump Administration Won't Ask About LGBT Americans on the 2020 Census

This week, the Census Bureau appeared to move toward adding questions about gender identity and sexual orientation. Then it changed its mind. What happened?

Why Do So Many Republicans Believe Trump’s Wiretap Claims?

A new poll suggests a majority back the president’s unsubstantiated accusations about former President Obama.

Can Trump Fix Government By Running it Like a Business?

Past administrations have attempted reform by taking cues from the private sector with mixed results. It might be even harder for a White House that lacks experience in government to achieve success.

Is Paul Manafort Nefarious or Simply Shadowy?

New reports question whether transactions by the former Trump campaign chair, who has been tied to Russia, indicate possible money laundering.

Is President Trump Above the Law?

His personal lawyers want a New York court to shield him from private lawsuits during his presidency.

The Day Bill O'Reilly Apologized

The Fox News host—like White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer—landed himself in hot water Tuesday for responding to how a woman of color looked, and not to what she said.

A Victory for the Eighth Amendment

A majority on the Supreme Court lets states know it is serious about barring executions of the mentally disabled.

The States Where Obamacare's Footprint Might Get Even Bigger

Defeat of the Republican health-care bill in Congress has given new momentum to the push to expand Medicaid in several states, including deep-red Kansas.

The Fundamental Dishonesty of the Gorsuch Hearings

The confirmation process has shed little light on the philosophy of President Trump’s nominee to the Supreme Court or on what kind of justice he will be.

A Bot That Can Tell When It's Really Donald Trump Who's Tweeting

Using machine learning to figure out when the president is writing his own tweets

The Atlantic Politics & Policy Daily: A Miner Victory for Trump

The president signed an executive order that will begin rolling back Obama-era rules curbing greenhouse-gas emissions.

‘Protest Is Necessary, but Insufficient’

Anyone can create political power, Eric Liu argues in a new book, but opposition alone won’t win converts to a cause.

What If the Health-Care Collapse Saves Trump's Presidency?

Despite the damage done to his reputation, the defeat may liberate him to pursue the agenda his voters support—not the one the Republican establishment favors.

Make the Anti-War Movement Great Again

President Trump is being pressured to expand a war of choice in a faraway land with an immoral ally that flagrantly kills civilians. Why are so few Americans paying any attention?

How Long Can Devin Nunes Hang On?

Democrats want the chair of the committee looking into collusion between the Trump administration and Russia to recuse himself, and hearings have ground to a halt for the moment.

Trump's Travel Ban Wins a Round in Court

A judgment last week in Virginia provides a template for other courts—including the Supreme Court—to rule in the president’s favor.

Reforming Government First Requires Understanding It

Jared Kushner’s new initiative promises to tap the expertise of the business community—but government isn't a business.

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