Jim Newell
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Jim Newell is a Slate staff writer.

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Jan. 22 2019 4:54 PMThe Shutdown Could Finally End. Or Not.
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Jan. 17 2019 4:11 PMRepublicans Tuned Out During House Vote on Bill to End the Shutdown. Now They Want a Redo.
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Jan. 15 2019 8:01 PMNo MovementDay 25 of the shutdown, and neither side is budging.
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Jan. 9 2019 8:16 PMThe Shutdown to End All ShutdownsThe government doesn’t have to come to a halt every time Congress and the president can’t agree on funding it. Now might be the time for a big fix.
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Jan. 3 2019 4:37 PMGiggles, Boos, and a Confused Vote: The Schoolroom Vibe in the House for Nancy Pelosi’s Victorious Speaker’s Election
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Dec. 20 2018 3:47 PMConservatives Persuade Trump to Trash Spending Deal, Making Government Shutdown More Likely
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Dec. 19 2018 3:24 PMCongress Will Punt the Border Wall Fight Into Next Year
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Dec. 11 2018 1:53 PMAwkward Oval Office Fight With Trump Delivers Exactly What Pelosi and Schumer Came For
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Dec. 6 2018 6:48 PMWhy Term Limits Are Such a Thorny Issue for Nancy PelosiThere’s a reason this is a subject she’s tried to ignore.
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Dec. 3 2018 6:08 PMIt’s Actually Not a “Good Time” for a Government ShutdownDespite what the president tweets, he knows this. Here’s how Trump will save face when he caves.
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Nov. 28 2018 2:04 PMA Potential Future Speaker Beats a Progressive Icon in Key House Leadership Election
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Nov. 20 2018 6:47 PMNancy Pelosi Picks Off Marcia Fudge in a Major Blow to Her Challengers
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Nov. 14 2018 7:49 PMThe Threat to Nancy Pelosi’s Speakership Is Suddenly SeriousHer antagonists have her full attention.
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Nov. 8 2018 4:10 PMPelosi’s Got ThisHow the former speaker will overcome the haters in her own party and cruise to leadership again.
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Nov. 7 2018 2:49 AMDemocrats Finally Oust a GOP Senator as Dean Heller Loses in Nevada
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Jan. 18 2019 7:51 PMThe Possibility of a Shutdown Agreement Plunged Toward Absolute Zero This Week
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Jan. 16 2019 1:23 PMNancy Pelosi “Suggests” That President Trump Reschedule the State of the Union
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Jan. 11 2019 5:20 PMWaiting for a National EmergencyRepublicans and Democrats have stopped negotiating an end to the government shutdown. No one has any ideas. It’s crisis-declaring time.
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Jan. 7 2019 5:37 PMTrump Needs a Fig LeafThe shutdown won’t end unless the president can look like he fought for and won something—even if it’s meaningless.
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Jan. 2 2019 6:52 PMLeggo My Pay-GoWhy Ro Khanna and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez are making a stink about a symbolic House spending rule.
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Dec. 19 2018 8:05 PMHouse Republicans Got Away With It—AgainThe real legacy of the GOP House majority isn’t about the deficit. It’s about manipulation.
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Dec. 13 2018 4:30 PMNancy Pelosi Will Be Speaker. That Doesn’t Mean Her Antagonists Lost.The real trade-offs of the deal that will make Pelosi speaker again.
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Dec. 7 2018 5:13 PMHere’s Who Spoke at Harvard’s Controversial Orientation for New Members of Congress
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Dec. 5 2018 3:20 PMThe Big Question for House DemocratsWill Democrats use their new perch to try to pass bipartisan legislation—or just signal for 2020? The answer is a work in progress.
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Nov. 28 2018 7:45 PMPelosi Wins the Democrats’ Nomination for Speaker—but It Ain’t Over YetShe still needs to win over a few opponents to secure the gavel in January.
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Nov. 26 2018 8:10 PMA No Labels–Affiliated Caucus Is Trying to Pressure Nancy Pelosi Into Relinquishing Some PowerIt’s not working.
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Nov. 19 2018 2:48 PMWhy Nancy Pelosi Is Daring a Challenger to Run Against Her
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Nov. 12 2018 7:02 PMThe Race to Succeed Nancy Pelosi Is Already OnMeet the ambitious representatives who are jockeying to be the next generation of Democratic leaders.
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Nov. 7 2018 3:21 AMThe Democratic Victories of 2018 Feel Mediocre. They Aren’t.
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Nov. 6 2018 10:40 PMThe Silver Lining to Beto O’Rourke’s Loss to Ted Cruz

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