Monday, August 19, 2019

Rep. Hurd Not Running for Reelection

The Story: On August 1, Representative William Ballard Hurd, from Texas' 23d district (in the southwest part of the state, along the border with Mexico),...
Live: Senate debates bringing Kavanaugh confirmation to a vote

Mike Gravel Suspends His Campaign for President

The Story: Mike Gravel, a former US Senator who was for much of this year waging a long-shot campaign for the Democratic Party's nomination for...
Rep. Tulsi Gabbard: War with Iran would make Iraq War 'look like a cakewalk'

Rep. Gabbard has a big Debate Moment

The Story: On July 31, during the second night of a two-night debate held in Detroit, Michigan among the Democratic Party's candidates for President, Rep...
President Trump, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un open to third summit

Korea: How Many Parties in the Talks?

The Story: For many decades, US policy with regard to talks about the Korean peninsula was simple: the US would not engage in one-on-one talks...

Grassroots Opposition to Deportations

The Story: An incident in Nashville, Tennessee, on July 22, shows that whatever happens in legislative halls and courtrooms, the arrest and deportation of undocumented...

The Politics of Vaccines

The Story: The number of measles cases in the US this year has passed 1,000: a rare milestone. This has stoked the already contentious politics...

The 2020 Senate Campaign: Tennessee

The Story: Senator Lamar Alexander (R - Tenn.) has been a prominent figure in US politics for a long time: in the Senate, or in...

Eugene Scalia: A New Political Flashpoint

The Story: President Donald Trump has nominated Eugene Scalia to be the next US Secretary of Labor: the confirmation hearings are sure to be contentious...
Elizabeth Warren launches committee ahead of likely 2020 run

Senator Warren and Dow Corning

The Story: Though the story of the Democratic primary contest for a Presidential nomination is still in its early chapters: Senator Elizabeth Warren has established...
Eric Swalwell: Hold Barr and Mnuchin in contempt

Eric Swalwell: The First Campaign Drop-Out

The Story: On July 8, 2019, Eric Swalwell, who represents California's 15th district in the US House, became the first participant of any prominence to...