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Amber Phillips

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Past articles by Amber:

The biggest surprises of the 2018 election cycle

Who could have predicted the Russia probe would still be going strong and Republicans have won two Supreme Court battles by now? → Read More

Why the Florida governor’s race is ugly, unpredictable — and important

Polls and insiders give Democrat Andrew Gillum the slight edge -- for now → Read More

How to argue about whether Democrats will win back the House

Momentum has been with Democrats all election cycle, but some recent data suggests that the battle is tightening. → Read More

Chuck Grassley’s novel advice to Iowa Republicans: Elect a GOP governor, because I’m old

The 85-year-old just acknowledge his age could be a problem for him and his party. So let's talk about how old the Senate is. → Read More

Could a Democrat win the Kansas governor’s race? It’s looking possible.

Republicans have arguably done everything wrong to try to get over the Brownback tax drama and keep control of the governor’s mansion. → Read More

Trump is even more hyperbolic about immigration now than in 2016

President Trump launched his long-shot presidential campaign in 2015 by declaring Mexican immigrants were drug dealers, criminals and rapists. Three years later, Trump is again facing a tough campaign in which he — or, more accurately, his party — seems likely to face some heavy losses. And so, in the final weeks before November’s midterm elections, Trump is falling back into his trademark… → Read More

How the Georgia governor’s race could reshape the voting rights debate

It's a debate that Republicans have been winning for years. → Read More

Why did Alaska’s governor abruptly drop out of the race?

There aren't any clear answers, but here are some clues. → Read More

Nikki Haley joins a growing list of Trump officials who criticize Trump on their way out the door

"Our opponents are not evil. They’re just our opponents." → Read More

We knew Trump doesn’t condemn a congressman for assaulting a reporter. Now, he celebrates it.

This comes during a week when the probable killing of another journalist has caused international outrage. → Read More

How Democrats could win back the House on health care, in 4 polls

Their bet that health care is a winning issue again looks like it might the right one → Read More

The Fix’s midterm Senate rankings: Heidi Heitkamp’s seat is the most likely to flip

Democrats will need to win most or all of the seats on the list to have a chance to take back the Senate. → Read More

What can Congress do to punish Saudi Arabia if Trump won’t?

A lot of their options are Trump-dependent. → Read More

All the ways House Democrats are planning to make Trump’s life miserable next year

If Democrats win the House, expect investigations to be "off the charts," one person said. → Read More

Mitt Romney’s latest attempt to backtrack on Trump tells us what to expect from him in the Senate

Romney underscores how even one of the president’s former top critics has come to accept that the Republican Party is Trump’s party. → Read More

No, Beto O’Rourke’s insane $38 million fundraising haul does not mean he can win Texas

It's arguably even a giant waste of money in Democrats' uphill battle to retake the Senate → Read More

13 ads that define these midterm elections

Republicans are hugging Trump while Democrats suddenly want to talk about health care after years of avoiding it. → Read More

The 10 governor’s seats most likely to flip parties in November

Nine of the 10 gubernatorial races most likely to flip parties are held by Republicans. → Read More

The Kavanaugh fight was historically ugly. Blame a Congress that was primed to bungle it.

Congress was extraordinarily ill-equipped to deal with what the Kavanaugh nomination morphed into. → Read More

Why the Kavanaugh fight could hurt the GOP’s chances of keeping the House and help it keep the Senate

Two entirely different sets of voters could decide the fate of Republicans in Congress in November. → Read More