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Jim Newell is a Slate staff writer.

Politics
March 15 2018 7:27 PMNever PelosiHow a Democratic victory complicates Nancy Pelosi’s return to power.
Politics
March 12 2018 7:49 PMThe Gun Debate Is DeadTrump’s lack of support for gun control means nothing will move.
Politics
March 7 2018 8:37 PMAfter a Texas Stumble, What Will the DCCC Do Next?A backfiring performance in Texas reveals the campaign committee’s dilemma.
The Slatest
March 1 2018 4:32 PMDemocrats Turn Trump’s Gun Control Rambling Into a Proposal
The Slatest
Feb. 26 2018 7:19 PMCongress Is Back and Stumbling Its Way Toward Gun Votes
Politics
Feb. 22 2018 5:04 PMIs This Time Different?There’s real momentum for modest gun legislation, but don’t bank on it yet.
Politics
Feb. 16 2018 2:47 PMEnoughDemocrats should stop negotiating with Republicans over Dreamers.
The Slatest
Feb. 15 2018 2:11 PMThe Trump Administration Is Trying Everything in Its Power to Kill the Senate’s Immigration Deal.
The Slatest
Feb. 13 2018 5:09 PMSenate Begins Historic Immigration Debate With Twitter BickeringNot a great start.
Politics
Feb. 9 2018 7:16 AMCongress Finally Has a BudgetBut still no path for Dreamers.
The Slatest
Feb. 8 2018 2:43 PMHouse Democrats Are Totally Confused About Whether to Block the Budget Deal
Politics
Feb. 6 2018 7:27 PMAll Eyes on NancyWill House Democrats accept a budget deal without a DACA fix?
The Slatest
Jan. 31 2018 1:31 PMTrey Gowdy, Former Chair of the Benghazi Committee, Is Retiring
Politics
Jan. 29 2018 4:29 PMAltered StateTrump reduces the State of the Union to its irrelevant essence.
Politics
Jan. 26 2018 4:37 PMDead on ArrivalThe White House proposal on immigration shows just how difficult it will be to strike a deal.
Politics
March 14 2018 5:21 PMDebunking Republicans’ Post-Pennsylvania SpinThe Democrat didn’t run as a conservative, and the Republican didn’t lose because of his ’stache.
The Slatest
March 8 2018 6:10 PMRepublicans Hate Trump’s Tariffs, but Won’t Do Anything About Them
Politics
March 5 2018 8:23 PMRepublicans in Congress Try to Gently Dissuade Trump from Tariffs
Politics
Feb. 28 2018 7:26 PMDonald Trump’s Gun Control LovefestHow long will it last?
The Slatest
Feb. 23 2018 3:21 PMThe Florida Senate Race Is Already About GunsAnd Rick Scott hasn’t even declared yet.
Politics
Feb. 20 2018 5:55 PMCongress Focuses on Leftover Gun Bill After Florida ShootingBut what “revisions” does Trump want?
The Slatest
Feb. 15 2018 4:13 PMSenate Rejects All of Its Immigration Bills
Politics
Feb. 14 2018 7:17 PMCan a Moderate Immigration Bill Squeeze Through the Senate?The “Common Sense Caucus” tries a last-ditch effort to bridge the partisan divide.
Politics
Feb. 12 2018 7:42 PMThe Senate Has Kicked Off Its Debate on ImmigrationCan anything come of it?
The Slatest
Feb. 8 2018 11:13 PMThe Government Will Shut Down Because Rand Paul Is Mad
Politics
Feb. 7 2018 6:08 PMHow Hard Will House Democrats Push for Dreamers?Nancy Pelosi’s marathon speech is an impressive demonstration of stamina. But what’s the strategy?
Politics
Feb. 5 2018 9:55 PMThe Big SqueezeHouse Republicans try to jam Senate Democrats in the latest shutdown battle.
Politics
Jan. 31 2018 12:45 AMForget About ItTrump’s State of the Union proposals won’t change anything in Congress.
Downtime
Jan. 29 2018 5:55 AMAll I Watch Is TrashMy pop culture diet since November 2016: absolute, unadulterated crap. It’s a blast!
Politics
Jan. 22 2018 3:58 PMWhy Democrats CavedIt’s what you do when you’ve lost.

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