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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Popular with voters, more conservative states push for Medicaid expansion

Dec 10, 2018
One of the big winners in November’s midterm election was public health insurance coverage – specifically expansion of Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act.
A man casts his midterm ballot on Nov. 6, 2018 at Briles Schoolhouse in Peoria Township, Kansas.
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What the midterm results mean for foreign policy and trade

Nov 7, 2018
Democrats took the House, Republicans gained in the Senate. What now for trade?
The sun begins to rise behind the Capitol a day after Americans voted in the midterm elections, on Nov. 7, 2018 in Washington, D.C. Democrats have won control of the House of Representatives while the Senate remains in Republican control.
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Corporate America pushes employees to the polls

Nov 5, 2018
Some companies are making it easier for employees to vote in tomorrow's midterms.
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Uber and Lyft are offering discounted or free rides to the polls on Tuesday

Nov 5, 2018
What's in it for the ride-sharing businesses?
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Political ads en español: more than simple translations

Oct 31, 2018
Campaigns are trying to engage the growing Hispanic voting bloc through ads in Spanish.
Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX), left, and Rep. Beto O'Rourke (D-TX) shake hands after a debate at Southern Methodist University in Dallas in September. Both candidates for the Texas Senate seat have ads in English and Spanish. 
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Political ads en español: more than simple translations

Oct 31, 2018
Campaigns are trying to engage the growing Hispanic voting bloc through ads in Spanish.
Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX), left, and Rep. Beto O'Rourke (D-TX) shake hands after a debate at Southern Methodist University in Dallas in September. Both candidates for the Texas Senate seat have ads in English and Spanish. 
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What if the weakest link in election security is ... confidence?

Oct 25, 2018
We take a look at what states are doing to prepare for the midterm elections.
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With midterm elections just days away, candidates focus on health care

Oct 24, 2018
The ads tell the story as Democrats and Republicans work to ease voters' fears about pre-existing conditions.
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