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24 января, 01:56

The Atlantic Politics & Policy Daily: Off the Wall

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Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer rescinded his offer to increase funding for Trump’s proposed border wall as part of a broader DACA deal.

23 января, 22:44

Russia's Retaliation Against a Doping Whistleblower

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A lawyer for Grigory Rodchenkov says Russia wants him to face justice at home.

23 января, 20:08

Is Trump Becoming Self-Aware?

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The president’s reported criticism of Cabinet members Wilbur Ross and Ryan Zinke strikes directly at some of his own shortcomings.

23 января, 18:13

Trump and Russia Both Seek to Exacerbate the Same Political Divisions

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A country is in a precarious place when its foreign adversaries and its president are both trying to increase its political polarization along the same lines.

23 января, 14:00

Has the Tide Turned Against Partisan Gerrymandering?

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The Pennsylvania Supreme Court on Monday struck down the state’s maps as too heavily biased toward Republicans, the latest ruling in a new and contentious battle over legislative districts.

23 января, 02:03

The Atlantic Politics & Policy Daily: Cashing in Their CHIP

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Senate Democrats accepted an offer from Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to pass a continuing resolution funding the government and the Children’s Health Insurance Program, while postponing debate on immigration legislation.

23 января, 00:03

How Federal Workers Spent Their Unexpected Day Off

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One budget analyst planned to do some vacuuming and watch Law & Order.

22 января, 23:57

Why Can't People Hear What Jordan Peterson Is Saying?

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A British broadcaster doggedly tried to put words into the academic’s mouth.

22 января, 23:25

‘We’re Back at Square One’

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Encouraged by Senate Democrats’ push to protect young undocumented immigrants from deportation, immigration activists now feel defeated after an agreement to reopen the government without legislation addressing the issue.

22 января, 21:40

Republicans Claim Victory in the Shutdown Fight

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“Win for White House; Loss for Schumer,” one White House official crowed. “He didn’t really get much.”

22 января, 20:40

The Democrats Relent

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The federal government will reopen on Tuesday after Senate Democrats accepted an offer from Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to end their filibuster of a stopgap spending bill. Congress passed the bill early Monday evening.

22 января, 20:23

The Disappearing Dealmaker

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The Senate struck a deal to reopen the government on Monday morning—but without any help from President Trump.