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Past articles by Paul:

Does Ketanji Brown Jackson Think Babies Are Racist And Other Not Exactly On Point Questions From The US Senate

From being asked if babies are racist to how religious she is on a scale of 1 to 10. → Read More

Everyone Was Surprised By The Senate Passing Permanent Daylight Saving Time. Especially The Senators.

An inspiring story about how presumptuous Senate staffers can accidentally make history. → Read More

Ottawa Residents Push Back Against Anti-Vaccine-Mandate Protest

“People’s patience is broken. People have had enough.” → Read More

The Supreme Court Saved Obamacare Again

The 7–2 decision saw justices nominated by Donald Trump join with the court's liberals. → Read More

Senate Parliamentarian Rules Against $15 Minimum Wage Provision

Raising the minimum wage is the first Biden policy to get blocked in the Senate, but it won’t be the last. → Read More

Trump’s Impeachment Trial Is In Total Chaos

The trial was supposed to wrap up Saturday, now no one knows how much longer it will go. → Read More

Trump’s Impeachment Defense Started So Badly, Even A Republican Senator Mocked It

Trump’s top lawyer decided to abandon his script and wing it on day one of the trial. It went poorly. → Read More

Republicans Signal Senate Will Acquit Trump In Impeachment

Trump’s impeachment trial will go ahead, but Republicans overwhelmingly signaled they will vote to acquit him. → Read More

How And Why Congress Is Impeaching Former President Trump

Trump is no longer in the White House but if convicted, he could be banned from holding office again. → Read More

Trump QAnon Supporters Are Heartbroken And Angry As Biden Is Sworn In

“There isn’t a word to describe the depression and disappointment I feel right now.” → Read More

Congress Ends Surprise Medical Billing

Congress ended surprise billing, but only after doctors won a series of concessions that may let them charge insurers higher prices. → Read More

A Senate COVID Hearing Featured A Vaccine Critic And Fringe Voices

Sen. Ron Johnson said he was trying to be open-minded in inviting witnesses who promoted misinformation about the COVID pandemic. → Read More

Republican Senators Say Trump’s Base Will Eventually Accept That Biden Won, But It’s Not Their Job To Say It’s True

Republicans are waiting on Trump voters to come around to the reality that Biden will be president. But to some, half the country rejecting election results may just be a new normal. → Read More

Congress Takes Big Step Toward New Coronavirus Relief

The bipartisan plan would provide $300-per-week in unemployment benefits and provide billions of dollars in aid, but Trump and Senate Republicans still need to sign on. → Read More

COVID-19 Cases In Congress Are Surging

Nearly one in ten senators and one in twenty House members have been diagnosed with COVID-19, but even wearing masks on the Senate floor is still a source of contention. → Read More

Trump Files For Wisconsin Recount In Two Counties

Trump’s lawyers are asking for tens of thousands of ballots to be tossed out in a long-shot bid to flip Wisconsin. But even if it succeeds, Joe Biden would still win the election. → Read More

Democratic Senators See Trump’s Fight To Overturn The Election As A Tantrum, Not A Viable Threat

“I’m not worried. Donald Trump will leave the White House, it’s just a matter of time,” said Sen. Cory Booker. → Read More

Supreme Court Obamacare Hearing Went Badly For Republicans

Liberal and conservative justices alike took shots at the GOP lawsuit Tuesday. Chief Justice John Roberts said it’s “not our job” to overturn the law. → Read More

Mitch McConnell Backs Trump Trying To Contest Election

The Republican establishment is refusing to call on President Donald Trump to accept the results of the 2020 election. → Read More

Democrats’ Chances Of Winning Senate Are Shrinking

Democrats still have a long shot chance at controlling the White House and both chambers of Congress, but they may need to win two tough races in the new year. → Read More