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Past articles by Sarah:

D.C. crime rollback energizes House GOP efforts to squeeze Dems

Republicans' unexpected success has them plotting more ways they can make congressional Democrats take tough votes. → Read More

Biden to tap Julie Su as next Labor secretary

Julie Su is currently the deputy Labor secretary and will be nominated to replace Marty Walsh, according to two people familiar with the matter. → Read More

House GOP moving to let Jan. 6 defendants access Capitol security footage

The Republican plan follows Speaker Kevin McCarthy's decision to grant Fox News' Tucker Carlson exclusive access to internal film from the day of the attack. → Read More

Kevin McCarthy, the GOP’s State of the Union face

The new Republican speaker is vowing no Pelosi-style viral moments as he sits behind President Joe Biden. But no matter what he does, he’ll be closely watched. → Read More

Omar, now a Dem unifier, faces down her GOP critics

As Republicans move to oust her from a committee she clearly holds dear, the Minnesota progressive drew a parallel between Kevin and Joseph McCarthy. → Read More

Santos forgoes his committees as House GOP struggles to boot Omar

The New York Republican told colleagues he'd step aside as his party struggles to find the votes to eject a Democrat from one of her panels. → Read More

AOC in line to become her party's No. 2 on Oversight panel

She’s expected to play a larger role — as high as vice ranking member — given her close relationship with top committee Democrat Rep. Jamie Raskin. → Read More

As Santos digs in, both parties ramp up campaign plans for his demise

The freshman fabricator is showing no signs of a departure that would trigger a special election. But his GOP and Democrats are preparing anyway. → Read More

Rebranding rift guts Blue Dog Dem ranks

Nearly half the members of the influential centrist coalition are letting themselves out after a failed push for a name change designed for a new era. → Read More

Biden administration warily planning for debt ceiling showdown

White House begins outreach to moderate GOP lawmakers ahead of debt ceiling clash → Read More

House GOP obsesses over mirage of a backroom-deal doc

The new speaker and his allies insist that nothing was guaranteed. But rumors flying about a secret addendum that doesn't seem to exist have exposed a trust problem. → Read More

Curious about George: House Republicans debate Santos’ fate

Some GOP members have called for not seating the New York freshman on committees yet, amid a swirl of scandals. Party leaders haven't revealed their plan. → Read More

GOP prepares to battle itself over defense spending

Sequester chatter reemerges as Republicans debate Pentagon cuts. → Read More

Katie Porter weighs Senate bid launch as Feinstein stays mum

The 89-year-old trailblazing incumbent is widely expected to retire, but the vicious shadow race to succeed her is already underway. → Read More

Dems bask in the speaker schadenfreude

A handful have begun to engage in preliminary conversations with the GOP about how to end the standoff. But most are determined to let Republicans flounder. → Read More

McCarthy nears tentative deal with conservatives after days of stalemate

But it's far from clear that the potential package of concessions to conservative critics will get the GOP leader the votes he needs to claim the gavel. → Read More

GOP debates: Who could take McCarthy's place?

There's no names under serious consideration, yet. But lawmakers expect that to quickly change if the GOP leader withdraws. → Read More

McCarthy fails on first speakership vote in historic loss

The result comes after an explosive closed-door GOP meeting, revealing deep divisions within a conference that has to keep trying to elect a House leader. → Read More

McCarthy's ongoing speaker battle paralyzes House

The GOP leader confirmed he's postponing key committee contests, delaying the conference's ability to prepare bills, call hearings or even pay staff. → Read More

December spending gloom falls on GOP: 'I’m so disgusted'

Republicans are divided over whether to land a year-end spending deal, taking it off the plate of next year's divided party and potential Speaker Kevin McCarthy. → Read More