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Past articles by Andrew:

House Dems to Vote on Individual Bills to End Shutdown

Putting more pressure on President Donald Trump to agree to funding bills without a border wall. → Read More

Retiring Lawmakers Literally Laugh Their Way Out the Door: ‘Y’all Have Fun!’

‘You can’t make this stuff up!’ retiring Sen. Bob Corker joked on Thursday amid a chaotic D.C. scramble to avert a government shutdown. → Read More

Comey Blasts GOP, ‘Lying’ Trump: ‘At Some Point Someone Has to Stand Up’

‘In the face of fear of Fox News, fear of their base, fear of mean tweets, stand up for the values of this country and not slink away into retirement,’ the ex-FBI director said. → Read More

Trump Throws Down With Pelosi and Schumer Over Border Wall: ‘I Am Proud to Shut Down the Government’

During the tense exchanges, Vice President Mike Pence sat stoically next to Trump and remained silent. → Read More

Bob Corker’s Final Act: A Middle Finger to Trump’s Foreign Policy

The Trump critic has set his sights on one final target: Saudi Arabia. → Read More

Senator Rips Mnuchin for Backpedaling on Manafort-Linked Russia Sanctions

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin has hinted he’s rethinking the decision to target Oleg Deripaska. Bob Menendez isn’t pleased. → Read More

Senate Advances Resolution to End U.S. Military Involvement in Yemen

Just hours after James Mattis and Mike Pompeo argued against pulling the U.S. out of Yemen. → Read More

White House Muzzled C.I.A. on Khashoggi Slaying, Mattis and Pompeo Say

The secretaries of state and defense went to Capitol Hill to shore up support for Saudi Arabia. It backfired. → Read More

Meet the Double Agent Who Now Controls House Conservatives

He fooled them all. → Read More

Lindsey Graham: Giving Saudis a Pass on Khashoggi Murder ‘Encourages’ More Assassinations

The South Caroline senator tells The Daily Beast that he spoke with the president about the diplomatic row with Saudi Arabia. → Read More

Major League Baseball Asks Cindy Hyde-Smith to Return $5,000 Donation

Big donors are asking for money back ahead of Tuesday’s runoff election, after the senator’s racially insensitive remarks caused a public outcry. → Read More

Progressives Threaten to Target Dem Lawmakers Who Oppose Pelosi

Democrats and some outside groups are frustrated with members who, they believe, don’t reflect the party’s more progressive and more female makeup. → Read More

Trump: ‘I Don’t Want to Hear’ Khashoggi Tape

“It’s a suffering tape. It’s a terrible tape. I’ve been fully briefed on it. There’s no reason for me to hear it. ... It was very violent, very vicious, and terrible.” → Read More

Florida Gov. Rick Scott Will Recuse Himself From Certifying His Own Senate Election Results

As his race against Sen. Bill Nelson is amid a state-mandated machine recount. → Read More

Rick Scott Defeats Bill Nelson in Florida, Flips Senate Seat

The pickup is huge for Senate Republicans, who are hoping to grow their majority. → Read More

Ron DeSantis Defeats Andrew Gillum in Florida Governor’s Race

Trump loomed large in the race that was one of the nastiest of the cycle. → Read More

Trump-Loving Marsha Blackburn Wins Tennessee Senate Seat Over Democrat Phil Bredesen

Blackburn will be a reliable vote in favor of Trump’s priorities. → Read More

GOP’s Mike Braun Ousts Indiana Democrat Joe Donnelly from Senate Seat

Braun ran as a Trump loyalist and the president campaigned for him. → Read More

Breakout Star Andrew Gillum Finally Gives Dems a Voice in Florida

Gillum has succeeded in creating a surge of excitement around his campaign rarely seen since Barack Obama entered the national stage. Will it be enough? → Read More

Florida Could Restore Voting Rights to 1.5 Million Convicted Felons on Tuesday

Some of the state’s politicians are doing their best to politicize this largely bipartisan issue in the home stretch of the 2018 campaign. → Read More