House: Ratings Changes in Seven Districts as GOP Majority in Peril

If it wasn’t already clear, last Tuesday’s election results confirmed a political atmosphere that would seriously endanger the House GOP’s majority in 2018. In Virginia, turnout was up 20 percent over 2013 in localities won… Read More

A Wide-Open Door for Pesticide Lobbyists at the Agriculture Department

A former lobbyist for the pesticide industry now leads the deregulatory team at the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Visitor logs show old ties remain strong. by Robert Faturechi, ProPublica, and Danielle Ivory, The New York… Read More

NBC News/WSJ Poll: More Would Blame Trump, GOP for Higher Health Care Costs – NBC News

Half of Americans say they will blame President Donald Trump and congressional Republicans if health care costs increase under Obamacare and if more end up losing coverage, according to results from the latest NBC News/Wall… Read More

The deep roots of Trump’s Manafort problem

It was clear from the beginning that Paul Manafort was problematic. When Donald Trump hired him in March 2016 to help him tamp down a delegate revolt at the Republican convention, Manafort’s distasteful associations were… Read More

FEMA Had a Plan for Responding to a Hurricane in Puerto Rico — But It Doesn’t Want You to See It

The disaster-relief agency, under fire after Hurricane Maria, won’t release the plan, even as a comparable document for Hawaii remains public. by Justin Elliott and Decca Muldowney The Federal Emergency Management Agency, citing unspecified “potentially… Read More