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Recent articles by Rick:

Democrats take fight vs. Trump to Virginia: The Note

Democrats are flocking to Virginia in the final weeks of the gubernatorial race. → Read More

Trump renews threats to GOP over election lies: The Note

It comes the same week that Trump urged followers to rally on behalf of yet another election "audit." → Read More

Declarations of independence show limits to party unity: The Note

Following two high-profile campaigns in the space of two years, Andrew Yang announced last week that he was leaving the Democratic Party. → Read More

Deadlines, dire predictions drive urgency for Biden agenda: The Note

The warning signs for the Biden agenda are coming in polls and focus groups, at gas pumps and airports, and in the fighting over what to do with Democratic majorities. → Read More

Trump tightens Jan. 6 vise for GOP: The Note

"I never conceded," former President Donald Trump said over the weekend. → Read More

Democrats still confronting limits of narrow majorities: The Note

Right now, the Biden agenda is stalling because there are things Democrats can’t do even though they have 50 votes in the Senate. → Read More

Parties play with political fire around debt ceiling: The Note

On Wednesday, barring a major surprise, Senate Republicans will block an effort by Democrats to suspend the debt ceiling through next December. → Read More

Facebook reckoning comes as Jan. 6 inquiry heats up: The Note

It might almost look like bipartisanship is back on Tuesday, when a Senate subcommittee convenes a hearing with a former Facebook employee. → Read More

Ascendant left freezes Biden agenda: The Note

President Joe Biden is set to hit the road this week to pitch his agenda, now frozen in Congress, directly to the American people → Read More

Democrats' latest political fear is their very own party: The Note

The Biden agenda has stalled because Democrats don’t think their fellow Democrats have been honest -- but maybe they have. → Read More

Deadline day brings delayed reckoning for progressives: The Note

Thursday’s delayed deadline for a House vote on the bipartisan infrastructure package could again be pushed off, amid Democrat uncertainty and mistrust. → Read More

Biden takes credibility hit at critical time for agenda: The Note

So much of the standoff over the Biden agenda is about Democrats' trust and lack thereof among and between progressives and moderates and in the White House. → Read More

Obama gives Democrats a pep talk with Biden agenda in limbo: The Note

Lending support to President Joe Biden's agenda, former President Barack Obama urged Democrats to not shy away from arguing wealthy Americans should pay more in taxes. → Read More

Legacy and landscape at stake for Pelosi, Biden: The Note

There are three mammoth bills, two enormous deadlines and one big collective legacy to be defined by a pair of veteran Democrats who need each other to make it happen. → Read More

Competence in governance at stake for Democrats: The Note

President Joe Biden and his party ran on getting things done without chaos and drama -- facts that are driving the failure-is-not-an-option mindset. → Read More

Biden confronts diminishing sway as deadlines near: The Note

It will be up to President Joe Biden -- not House Speaker Nancy Pelosi or Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer -- to make sure Democrats act like they agree. → Read More

Shrinking Biden agenda collides with higher stakes: The Note

Democrats are, once again, negotiating with themselves. That dynamic could make losing sting even more. → Read More

Damaging images shape Biden's new 'chapter' on world stage: The Note

Events are continuing to crash Biden's plans and challenge his commitments. The world community can be excused if it's not sure what U.S. leadership means at the moment. → Read More

Quiet weekend in Washington belies noise and threats ahead: The Note

The worst fears around Saturday’s "Justice for J6" rally outside the Capitol didn’t materialize. But noise -- and even threats -- are still to come. → Read More

Trump aftershocks still felt in both parties: The Note

The question of whether Trump runs again looms over just about all 2024 conversations these days. But he doesn't have to run to continue to dominate talk and realities. → Read More