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The reward for Republicans who try to solve problems: humiliation

The GOP’s inability to get behind their own border security bill just keeps getting more embarrassing. Sen. James Lankford (R-Okla.) talks...

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Your total tax burden would probably go up under Trump. Yes, up.

Think a second Trump term would be better for your finances? Think again. The Tax Cut and Reform Bill, a $1.5 trillion tax overhaul package,...

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Why are both Biden and the GOP sabotaging clean-energy technologies?

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Those who would trade democracy for economic gain would get neither

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GOP talking points are out of date. Border crossings have plummeted.

As it turns out, having good relationships with allies matters for immigration control. Migrants from India who crossed the U.S.-Mexico border...

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This should be a 5-alarm fire for anyone who cares about inflation

With the 2024 election approaching, the central bank’s independence is on the line. Former president Donald Trump speaks at a campaign event...

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Americans are having too few kids. The GOP made the problem worse.

A doctor in Jackson, Miss., uses a handheld Doppler probe on a pregnant woman to measure a fetus's heartbeat in December 2021. (Rogelio V. Solis/AP) ...

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We can’t blame Russia for American unrest anymore. It’s homegrown.

People gather to protest in support of Gaza at Columbia University in New York on April 22. (Yana Paskova for The Washington Post) ...

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You don’t want immigrants? Then tell grandma she can never retire.

A “Help Wanted” sign hangs in restaurant window in Medford, Mass., on Jan. 25, 2023. (Brian Snyder/Reuters) Listen 4 min ...

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Biden’s trade policy is pure Trump — down to the blatant pandering

President Biden speaks at the United Steelworkers headquarters in Pittsburgh on April 17. (Gene J. Puskar/AP) Listen 4 min ...

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This might be Trump’s most inflationary, economically destructive idea yet

Former president Donald Trump speaks at a rally in Schnecksville, Pa., on Saturday. (Andrew Harnik/Getty Images) Listen 5 min ...

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The message from GOP senators: Suffer, little children

Sen. Mike Crapo (R-Idaho) asks a question during a Senate Finance Committee hearing on March 21. (Mariam Zuhaib/AP) Listen 5 min ...

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EVs have a Democrat problem

A Tesla vehicle sits on a showroom floor on April 2 in Miami. (Joe Raedle/Getty Images) Listen 5 min Share Comment...

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The Great Medicaid Purge was even worse than expected

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The GOP is freaking out about an industry that doesn’t even exist yet

Chef Zach Tyndall prepares Good Meat's cultivated chicken at the Eat Just office in Alameda, Calif., last June. (Jeff Chiu/AP) Listen 5...

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The internet was supposed to make humanity smarter. It’s failing.

A display of iPhone 15 smartphones inside an Apple store in Madrid on Sept. 22. (Manaure Quintero/Bloomberg News) Listen 5 min ...

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Two myths about Trump’s civil fraud trial

Former president Donald Trump speaks after exiting the courtroom for a break at the New York State Supreme Court on Dec. 7. (Eduardo Munoz Alvarez/AP)...

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You think Trump was good on the economy? 2020 wants a word.

Then-President Donald Trump removes a face mask as he arrives to speak at the White House on Oct 10, 2020. (Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post) ...

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Trump can’t find anyone to spot him $464 million. Would you?

Former president Donald Trump gestures at a campaign event in North Charleston, S.C., on Feb. 14. (Sam Wolfe/Reuters) Listen 4 min ...

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Americans prefer Trump on immigration. Just not his actual policies.

A woman holds a sign in support of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program during an immigration reform rally outside the White House on...

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Please, Democrats, just leave Cookie Monster alone

Cookie Monster in the Washington Post Food Lab. (Sarah L. Voisin/The Washington Post) Listen 5 min Share Comment on...

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Americans are happier about the economy. Why are they crediting Trump?

A "Help Wanted" sign displayed at a restaurant in Buffalo Grove, Ill., on Jan. 18. (Nam Y. Huh/AP Photo) Listen 5 min ...

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Stop your populist grandstanding over Wendy’s ‘surge pricing’

A signboard outside a Wendy's restaurant in Tokyo. (Kim Kyung-Hoon/Reuters) Listen 4 min Share Comment on this story ...

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What do we get with new IRS funding? A crackdown on corporate jet abuse.

Private jets are seen parked at an airport in Scottsdale, Ariz. (Ross D. Franklin/AP) Listen 4 min Share Comment on...

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Pro-life up until birth? Even that assessment is too generous.

A woman holds a pro-life sign before Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis speaks at a rally in Clearwater, Fla., on Nov. 5, 2022. (Thomas Simonetti for The...

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The Trump gravy train is about to run over the RNC. Good.

Former president Donald Trump arrives to speak at a primary election night party in Nashua, N.H., on Jan. 23, alongside Eric and Lara Trump. (Pablo...

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The surge in immigration is a $7 trillion gift to the economy

A migrant girl, traveling with her family as they seek asylum in the United States, plays near the border wall near Ciudad Juárez, Mexico, on Feb. 1....

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The GOP dog caught the car. Again.

House Speaker Mike Johnson (R-La.) maneuvers past reporters asking about the Senate border security bill as he arrives at the Capitol on Monday. (J....

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Kudos to Haley for having the guts to call out Trump’s awful tariff plans

Former U.N. ambassador Nikki Haley at a campaign stop in Columbia, S.C., on Thursday. (Jim Watson/AFP/Getty Images) Listen 5 min ...

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The House GOP keeps fumbling immigration. Maybe they’re just incompetent?

House Speaker Mike Johnson (R-La.) gives a statement to reporters at the Capitol on Jan. 12. (J. Scott Applewhite/AP) Listen 4 min ...

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Almost every kind of energy is booming. Why won’t politicians brag about it?

An oil pump jack near a field of wind turbines near Nolan, Tex., in October. (Brandon Bell/Getty Images) Listen 5 min ...

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Consumers are finally figuring out the economy isn’t all that bad

President Biden arrives at the White House on Monday. (Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images) Listen 4 min Share Comment on this...

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House Republicans try to blow up the border deal they claim to want

House Speaker Mike Johnson (R-La.) speaks to journalists outside the White House on Wednesday after meeting with President Biden. (Susan Walsh/AP) ...

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Congress is about to do something amazing: agree to invest in kids

Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 10. (Will Oliver/EPA-EFE/Shutterstock) Listen 5 min Share Comment...

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There’s nothing pro-child about the GOP’s resistance to food aid

Raquel Mims-Cole, a staff member at the Jefferson County School District Department of Food Services, hands out several days of bagged lunches to a...

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The Fed is taming inflation. Politicians want to make it harder next time.

Federal Reserve Chair Jerome H. Powell holds a news conference in D.C. on Dec. 13. (Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images) Listen 5 min ...

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Why the United States needs to stop being a nation of losers

Supporters of Hillary Clinton watch the results roll in on election night on Nov. 8, 2016, in New York. Many Americans believe the country is moving...

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Will we turn away from fossil fuels in time?

The Big Question Opinion Will we turn away from fossil fuels in time? By Catherine Rampell Columnist | Add Follow ...

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New Year’s resolutions for the media (and those who love to hate us)

Speaker Kevin McCarthy speaks with reporters on Capitol Hill in May. (Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post) Listen 4 min ...

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GOP immigration demands would degrade, not strengthen, U.S. security

Sen. James Lankford (R-Okla.) speaks to members of the media regarding negotiations with Senate Democrats on immigration policy, on Dec. 4. (Michael...

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Right-wing pundits tremble in fear of … tap-dancing

Dorrance Dance tap dancers perform at the White House. (@FLOTUS/X) Listen 5 min Share Comment on this story ...

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The plot to undermine the U.S. tax code, using the Supreme Court

Visitors walk in front of the U.S. Supreme Court on Sept. 22. (Evelyn Hockstein/Reuters) Listen 5 min Share Comment...

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How good is the U.S. economy? It’s beating pre-pandemic predictions.

Signage for a job fair is seen on 5th Avenue in New York City in September 2021. The job market is even stronger than predicted before the pandemic....

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Mad at Biden’s inflation record? Another Trump term would be way worse.

President Biden speaks at CS Wind in Pueblo, Colo., on Nov. 29. (Michael Ciaglo/Getty Images) Listen 5 min Share ...

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Supposed ‘moderates’ like Nikki Haley would blow up government, too

Republican presidential candidate Nikki Haley at a campaign stop in New Hampshire on Wednesday. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa) Listen 5 min ...

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Efforts to kill Obamacare made it popular. Trump says he’ll try again.

Protesters against Republican efforts to repeal the Affordable Care Act protest outside the Capitol in May 2017. (Nicholas Kamm/AFP/Getty Images) ...

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College-educated moms are powering the economy. Will their gains last?

Opinion Will gains from the spectacular ‘she-covery’ last? By Catherine Rampell Columnist | Add Follow November...

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Why we’re borrowing to fund the elderly while neglecting everyone else

A group of senior men relaxing and enjoying a day out in the park together. (iStock) Listen 5 min Share Comment on...

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Take Trump at his word when he threatens to punish his enemies

Former president Donald Trump speaks at a campaign rally on Nov. 8 in Hialeah, Fla. (Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post) Listen 4 min ...

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Republican presidential candidates offer no new ideas on inflation

Former New Jersey governor Chris Christie, former U.N. ambassador Nikki Haley, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, businessman Vivek Ramaswamy and Sen. Tim...

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