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Past articles by Tara:

Ron Johnson’s Road to Reelection Is Getting Bumpy

Lt. Gov. Mandela Barnes is leading in recent polls against the pro-Trump senator, whose positions on abortion and same-sex marriage, as well as his “couple seconds” spent attempting to overturn the 2020 election, have made for a highly contentious match-up. → Read More

Sen. Joe Manchin Becomes Target In Democratic Senate Primaries

The conservative Democrat isn’t on the ballot, but some 2022 candidates are running as if he is. → Read More

Democrats Try To Project Unity On Build Back Better

Seems like the same stumbling blocks remain. → Read More

Sen. Ron Johnson Is Betting On Conspiracy Theories For Reelection

Wisconsin's Republican senator is a COVID-19 truther in a swing state. → Read More

Sen. Ron Johnson's Latest COVID Conspiracy: Athletes 'Dropping Dead' From Vaccines

First things first: They’re not. → Read More

Democrats Grapple With Joe Biden’s Sinking Approval Rating

The coronavirus. Inflation. The stalled agenda. And maybe people don’t listen? → Read More

Fauci Calls Out Rand Paul For Fundraising Off Attacks On Him, Inciting Death Threats

Dr. Anthony Fauci said the Kentucky Republican's invective against him has led to threats on his life. → Read More

Wisconsin Republican Sen. Ron Johnson Will Run For Reelection

Johnson has spread lies about COVID-19 and downplayed the Capitol riot. → Read More

Joe Manchin Killed Build Back Better After The White House Hurt His Feelings

Manchin dislikes the bill but also complained of “inexcusable” treatment by the White House. → Read More

Sen. Ron Johnson Claims Unvaccinated Put 'Basically Into Internment Camps' Abroad

His baseless statement seems to track with misinformation spread by conservative activist Charlie Kirk. → Read More

Republicans Poised To Support Filibuster Carveout For Democrats To Raise Debt Limit

Democrats are getting Republicans to help them raise the debt limit without Republicans actually voting for it. → Read More

Senate Republicans Threaten Government Shutdown Over ‘Vaccine Mandate’

The rule requiring employees at large companies to get vaccinated or be tested weekly hasn’t taken effect yet. → Read More

Here Is When The Build Back Better Policies Would Kick In

Some benefits would start right away, but others would take years. → Read More

Democrats Hope Build Back Better Is The Answer To Inflation. Now They Have To Convince Voters.

The state of the economy is weird at the moment, and “hang tight” is a difficult political message to navigate. → Read More

House Democrats Add Paid Leave To Build Back Better Act, Move Toward Vote

Democrats are racing to finish their legislation even as the fate of major provisions remains uncertain. → Read More

Democratic Sen. Jeff Merkley Will Vote Against Rahm Emanuel For Ambassador

The progressive senator from Oregon is the first Democrat to come out against Biden's pick for ambassador to Japan. → Read More

Democrats Say They're Close To A Build Back Better Deal — Except For Huge Outstanding Issues

A last-minute deal on prescription drugs, unresolved issues on climate change, taxes, paid leave and immigration. → Read More

Here's What's In And Out Of Biden's Build Back Better Compromise Deal

The White House has unveiled its deal with Sens. Joe Manchin (W.Va.) and Kyrsten Sinema (Ariz.). → Read More

Democrats Hit Tax Snag As They Finalize Build Back Better Deal

“Every sensible revenue option seems to be destroyed,” Sen. Bernie Sanders complained Wednesday. → Read More

Democrats Consider Major Cuts To Paid Leave Plan

For years, Democrats have championed a 12-week paid leave program. They're now considering just four weeks. → Read More