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September 27, 2013 8:50 AM How John Boehner Might Avoid a Government Shutdown

Information is starting to emerge about what the House is going to try to do in the next few weeks. Nothing is certain, especially the details, but the broad outline is fairly clear now. What's John Boehner up to? Remember,...

By Jonathan Bernstein

July 11, 2013 11:05 AM The Immigration Blame Game

A good point from Dave Hopkins: Will be hard for GOP leaders to blame Dems if immig reform falls apart in part b/c plenty of conservatives will take credit for killing it. The trick will be threading the needle somehow,...

By Jonathan Bernstein

July 09, 2013 8:00 AM Are the Democrats at a Disadvantage in Redistricting?

To what extent are Democrats inherently disadvantaged in congressional elections because of where they live?  This was a hot topic of conversation just after the 2012 congressional elections, when the Democrats won a majority of the popular vote but a...

By Eric McGhee

June 27, 2013 11:44 AM Was There Really Bipartisan Support for the Voting Rights Act?

There’s been ample excellent coverage of the Supreme Court’s 5-4 decision in Shelby County vs. Holder, which declared a key section of the Voting Rights Act unconstitutional.  By rejecting the VRA’s formula for determining which states and jurisdictions are subject...

By Sarah Binder

June 26, 2013 12:15 PM A Day in the Life of a Member of Congress

Lizza identified this member only as “a freshman Democrat in a tough race.”  More on the demands of “call time” is in this HuffPo piece by Ryan Grim and Sabrina Siddiqui.  And here’s Ezra Klein’s Storify with these tweets....

By John Sides