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Hold Your Noses on Election Day
With Trump and Clinton viewed negatively by most of the electorate, people will face hard choices in November.
When Trump’s Loans Become Gifts
GOP candidate now says he won’t use campaign funds to repay loans he made to himself.
GOP Senate Hopes Take a Turn for the Better
Republicans are buoyed by Trump’s improving poll numbers and demographic advantages in crucial states.
Anti-Trump vs. Anti-Clinton Voters
This year marks the first presidential election in modern history in which both nominees are disliked by a majority of voters.
House Floor Becomes Battleground for Social Issues
Tempers flared over LGBT rights on the very first appropriations bill of the season, with more thorny votes sure to come.
Bernie Sanders Could Win By Losing
If he helps Hillary Clinton get elected, he could have a big role in shaping the Democratic platform and possibly a leadership role in the Senate.
Why Toy Companies, Automakers, and the Oil Industry Want More EPA Power
A long-awaited chemical-reform bill brings a flurry of lobbying interests.
Outlook: Approps, Puerto Rico, and Defense Bills Top the Agenda
The House will navigate more thorny amendment votes before turning to Puerto Rico legislation, while the Senate will address Pentagon policy.
Smart Ideas: Confronting Chinese Aggression, and Storing Energy Through Trains
California Senators Remain Split on Drought Bill
Dianne Feinstein wants to move a compromise bill, but environmental provisions have Barbara Boxer holding off.
Outlook: Battles Over Approps, Zika Funding on Tap
Both chambers will take up measures to combat the Zika virus, but there’s no consensus yet on how much money is needed or whether to offset it.
Daniel Newhauser and Rachel Roubein
How the Senate Voted on the Energy and Water Appropriations Bill
How Liberals Borrowed From the Right’s Supreme Court Playbook
President Obama’s allies are increasingly focused on standing—a legal argument that has traditionally belonged to conservatives.
Senate Appropriations For MilCon-VA, Transportation and HUD
Oklahoma Bill Makes Performing Abortions a Felony and Will Likely Face Court Challenge
Smart Ideas: Musicians, Smallpox, and Trump’s VP
Smart Ideas: Trump the Rapper, Giant Lasers, and Voting for No One
Lawmakers Scramble to Block Expansion of FBI Hacking Power
The Justice Department wants to be able to use a single warrant to hack thousands of computers.
Trump’s Rise Terrifies Tech Industry
On issues like immigration, trade, and encryption, Trump is on the opposite side of Silicon Valley.
Smart Ideas: Elizabeth Warren, the TSA, and the Political Establishment
The Shorthanded Supreme Court Finds a New Way to Punt
The justices sent two cases back to lower courts, avoiding a 4-4 tie without actually resolving anything.