Presidential candidates, and would-bes, size up their war chests

Apr 15, 2019
New fundraising numbers are due today.
People wait to hear U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) speak to supporters at Brooklyn College on March 02, 2019 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. Sanders, a staunch liberal and critic of President Donald Trump, is holding his first campaign rally of the 2020 campaign for the Democratic Party's presidential nomination in his home town of Brooklyn, New York.
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The not-so-big sacrifice of swearing off corporate PAC money

Mar 21, 2019
Money from corporate political action committees might matter less than you might think.
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Bills on family leave proposed with female voters in mind

Mar 18, 2019
With divided government, getting family-leave or sick-day bills out of Congress and to the president is highly unlikely before the 2020 election.
U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) speaks during a news conference February 12, 2019 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. Gillibrand and Rep. Rosa DeLauro (D-CT) held a news conference to introduce the "Family and Medical Insurance Leave Act," or FAMILY Act.
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Can the internet save Congress from “call time”?

Mar 4, 2019
Members want to rely on recurring small-dollar online donations to avoid spending time “dialing for dollars.”
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The (almost) secret workshops below Capitol Hill

Jan 9, 2019
The arrival of a new Congress sets off a flurry of activity on — and under — Capitol Hill.
To restore century-old "Turkish" chairs like this one, Mike Dean will use the original plans and actual horsehair for the stuffing.
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What Democrats want to do in the first 100 hours of the new Congress

Jan 3, 2019
Last time she was speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi implemented a 100-hour plan. What’s on the agenda this time around?
Incoming Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi reacts to applause during the 116th Congress and swearing-in ceremony on the floor of the House of Representatives on Thursday in Washington, D.C.
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Where Elizabeth Warren stands on economic issues

Dec 31, 2018
"America's middle class is under attack," the Massachusetts senator says in Monday's presidential announcement.
Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) addresses the media outside of her home in Cambridge, Massachusetts, after announcing she formed an exploratory committee for a 2020 presidential run on Monday.
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Jeff Sessions forced out as attorney general by Trump

Nov 7, 2018
Sessions told the president in a one-page letter that he was submitting his resignation “at your request.”
Jeff Sessions
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