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Past articles by Elana:

Magical thinking vs. Manchin

With help from Tyler Weyant WATCH ME PULL A BILL OUT OF THIS HAT — Magical thinking has a multitude of definitions in psychology, but at its root is the belief in connections that aren’t there: that one’s thoughts or actions have the power to change objective reality, for example. And Democrats have had, in 2021, a year of magical thinking (with apologies to Joan Didion and her masterful… → Read More

The one part of the Senate that’s working for Democrats

SITTING IN JUDGMENT — He’s probably never heard of Olivia Rodrigo, but Mitch McConnell is delivering his own cover of “Déjà Vu.” The Senate minority leader’s Monday affirmation that he would block a Biden Supreme Court nominee in 2024 if the GOP took back power — in other words, he’d replay 2016 — is a cold glass of water in the face of Democrats. But McConnell also might be doing his opponents… → Read More

The difference between Ilhan Omar and MTG

With help from Myah Ward A DIVIDE OVER ANTISEMITISM — The ceasefire between Israel and Hamas militants, which ended 11 days of conflict, is holding. But America is now grappling with the painful specter of antisemitism after a flurry of reported new attacks against Jews. The Anti-Defamation League said Thursday that it logged 193 reports of antisemitic episodes since fighting began in the Middle… → Read More

The House GOP’s Trump trap

With help from Myah Ward A LEGITIMATE QUESTION — House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy is backing the removal of his No. 3 leader, Liz Cheney, after her repeated criticism of Donald Trump’s baseless claims that the 2020 election was marred by widespread fraud. Yet just two months ago, in March, McCarthy himself denied that his objections to certifying the presidential ballot in two states… → Read More

Biden, at prayer breakfast, calls out 'political extremism'

President Joe Biden has called for a confrontation of the “political extremism” that inspired the U.S. Capitol riot in remarks at the National Prayer Breakfast → Read More

Biden calls out 'political extremism' at prayer breakfast

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden on Thursday called for a confrontation of the “political extremism” that inspired the U. S. Capitol riot and appealed for collective strength during such turbulent times in remarks at the National Prayer Breakfast, a Washington tradition that asks political combatants to set aside their differences for one morning. → Read More

Prayer breakfast gives Biden fresh chance to call for unity

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden is expected to address the National Prayer Breakfast, a Washington tradition that calls on political combatants to set aside their differences for one morning. The breakfast, set for Thursday, has sparked controversy in the past, particularly when President Donald Trump used last year's installment to slam his political opponents and question their faith. → Read More

Prayer breakfast gives Biden fresh chance to call for unity

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden is expected to address the National Prayer Breakfast, a Washington tradition that calls on political combatants to set aside their differences for one morning. The breakfast, set for Thursday, has sparked controversy in the past, particularly when President Donald Trump used last year's installment to slam his political opponents and question their faith. → Read More

A mix of hope and dismay as religious leaders assess Biden

Donald Trump's departure from the White House and the start of Joe Biden’s presidency have stirred new hopes among many U.S. religious leaders while causing dismay among many others → Read More

A mix of hope and dismay as religious leaders assess Biden

Donald Trump's departure from the White House and the start of Joe Biden's presidency have stirred new hopes among many religious leaders in the United States, while causing dismay among others. Here's a look at some of the issues that major faiths will be grappling with as the new administration takes shape. ABORTION. For leaders of the two largest Christian denominations in the U. S. → Read More

A mix of hope and dismay as religious leaders assess Biden

Donald Trump's departure from the White House and the start of Joe Biden's presidency have stirred new hopes among many religious leaders in the United States, while causing dismay among others. Here's a look at some of the issues that major faiths will be grappling with as the new administration takes shape. ABORTION. For leaders of the two largest Christian denominations in the U. S. → Read More

A mix of hope and dismay as religious leaders assess Biden

Donald Trump's departure from the White House and the start of Joe Biden's presidency have stirred new hopes among many religious leaders in the United States, while causing dismay among others. Here's a look at some of the issues that major faiths will be grappling with as the new administration takes shape. ABORTION. For leaders of the two largest Christian denominations in the U. S. → Read More

A mix of hope and dismay as religious leaders assess Biden

Donald Trump's departure from the White House and the start of Joe Biden's presidency have stirred new hopes among many religious leaders in the United States, while causing dismay among others. Here's a look at some of the issues that major faiths will be grappling with as the new administration takes shape. ABORTION. For leaders of the two largest Christian denominations in the U. S. → Read More

A mix of hope and dismay as religious leaders assess Biden

Donald Trump's departure from the White House and the start of Joe Biden's presidency have stirred new hopes among many religious leaders in the United States, while causing dismay among others. Here's a look at some of the issues that major faiths will be grappling with as the new administration takes shape. ABORTION. For leaders of the two largest Christian denominations in the U. S. → Read More

A mix of hope and dismay as religious leaders assess Biden

Donald Trump's departure from the White House and the start of Joe Biden's presidency have stirred new hopes among many religious leaders in the United States, while causing dismay among others. Here's a look at some of the issues that major faiths will be grappling with as the new administration takes shape. ABORTION. For leaders of the two largest Christian denominations in the U. S. → Read More

Christianity on display at Capitol riot sparks new debate

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Christian imagery and rhetoric on view during this month’s Capitol insurrection are sparking renewed debate about the societal effects of melding Christian faith with an exclusionary breed of nationalism. The rioters who breached the Capitol on Jan. → Read More

Christianity on display at Capitol riot sparks new dialogue

The rise of what’s often called Christian nationalism has long prompted pushback from leaders in multiple denominations, with the Baptist Joint Committee on Religious Liberty forming the Christians Against Christian Nationalism coalition in 2019 → Read More

Biden, Harris urged to 'repair the breach' in prayer service

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris heard from leaders from a wide array of religious traditions Thursday in the National Prayer Service, a day after they were sworn into office to lead a sharply polarized country. An inaugural tradition that went online this year due to the coronavirus pandemic, the service involved faith leaders from backgrounds ranging from… → Read More

Biden, Harris urged to 'repair the breach' in prayer service

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris heard from leaders from a wide array of religious traditions Thursday in the National Prayer Service, a day after they were sworn into office to lead a sharply polarized country. Title: WH press briefing. Start time: 01/21/2021 03:57:19 PM. End time: 01/24/2021 03:57:19 PM. → Read More

Biden, Harris urged to 'repair the breach' in prayer service

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris heard from leaders from a wide array of religious traditions Thursday in the National Prayer Service, a day after they were sworn into office to lead a sharply polarized country. An inaugural tradition that went online this year due to the coronavirus pandemic, the service involved faith leaders from backgrounds ranging from… → Read More