Category Archives: Congress

What The Bork And Thomas Confirmation Fights Tell Us About Kavanaugh

By Clare Malone of FiveThirtyEight The process of confirming Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court promises to be a Senate classic — grandstanding and softball questions galore. Some of those senators will likely also feel the process’s effects in … Continue reading

Posted in Congress, FiveThirtyEight, Supreme Court, Thought-Provoking Analysis

Why The Republican Party Isn’t Electing More Women

By Perry Bacon Jr. of FiveThirtyEight There has been a lot of buzz recently about the wave of women running for office in 2018. It’s record-breaking. But that’s not quite right. At least, it’s too broad. There are a lot … Continue reading

Posted in Candidates, Congress, Democrats, Elections, Republicans, Women

House GOP ‘Uphill Fight’ on Immigration About More Than Trump

By Lindsey McPherson of Roll Call The President’s tweets are not helping, but Republicans still have major policy divisions. President Trump is certainly not helping House Republicans by deeming their immigration negotiations a waste of time, but he’s far from … Continue reading

Posted in Congress, Donald Trump, Immigrants

Why Republicans are calling it quits

By Lauren Fox of CNN A lot of Republicans are running away from Congress. Since the beginning of the 115th Congress, more than 40 Republicans have left or announced they plan to leave the House by the end of the … Continue reading

Posted in Big Data, Candidates, Congress, Elections, Political parties, Politics, Republicans

Republican lawmaker: Rocks tumbling into ocean causing sea level rise

By Scott Waldman, E&E News The Earth is not warming. The White Cliffs of Dover are tumbling into the sea and causing sea levels to rise. Global warming is helping grow the Antarctic ice sheet. Those are some of the … Continue reading

Posted in Climate, Congress, Controversial, House of Representatives