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Littwin: Biden celebrates his big bipartisan infrastructure win, but don’t count on it happening again

I’m not sure why exactly Mitch McConnell allowed Joe Biden to have his big, $1.2 trillion infrastructure-bill victory, but I’ve got a feeling he won’t let it happen again. Ever. It was notable, but hardly surprising, that McConnell wasn’t among those in attendance at the big party Monday on the White House South Lawn, where […]

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Littwin: Why would McConnell give Biden a victory on infrastructure? If you’re not suspicious, you’re not paying attention

There’s something going on in Washington, something terribly strange, something all but inexplicable, and yet nothing to do with aliens. It looks, at least from a safe distance, that the United States Senate, after much struggle, might actually pass a roughly $1 trillion — a little over half that in new money — bipartisan infrastructure […]

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Littwin: On Day Five, Trump is acquitted and the 43 Republicans who voted with him should be found guilty

On Day Five, the final day of the Trump impeachment trial, the United States Senate voted to let Donald Trump off the hook for what is likely the most dangerous and disgraceful set of actions by any president since the nation’s founding. This is how history will remember it — and how history should remember […]

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Littwin: A thought experiment — what if Trump had called for $2,000 stimulus checks before the election?

For those of you looking to celebrate the arrival of the New Year this weekend, I’m afraid you’re a little premature.  Forget the old calendar on the wall for now. Because a new year won’t actually arrive until Jan. 20 when Joe Biden is sworn in, and Donald Trump, probably already safely ensconced at Mar-a-Lago, […]

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After John Hickenlooper’s win, U.S. Senate control hangs in balance with a few undecided races

By Lisa Mascaro and Mary Clare Jalonick, The Associated Press WASHINGTON — Control of the Senate hung in the balance Thursday, a cliffhanger after Republicans trounced Democratic challengers in crucial states but failed to lock down the seats needed to retain their tenuous majority. One race in Georgia is headed to a January runoff. A second contest […]

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Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s death pours intensity on, could reshape Colorado’s hotly contested Senate race

With 45 days until the 2020 election, Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s death promises to add more intensity to Colorado’s hotly contested U.S. Senate race and will likely force both campaigns to change strategy in the final stretch. Within hours of the U.S. Supreme Court justice’s passing Friday at age 87, Democratic calls for Republican incumbent Cory […]

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Health care, the environment, coronavirus: How the pandemic has become a top election-year issue in Colorado

AURORA — When Suzanne Staiert knocks on doors and asks voters about their top-of-mind issues as part of her statehouse campaign, the response these days usually has something to do with the state of the economy or the reopening of schools.  What all the concerns have in common: coronavirus. “Some of them want to know […]