Janet Ybarra Administrator
Contributing Editor , The Bipartisan Press
Janet has had a long career in journalism, covering at various points entertainment, science and technology and politics. She spent 20 years covering Capitol Hill, the federal agencies and the White House. She even spent brief periods working for the federal government. Although she has her personal political beliefs, Janet's of an age to remember when people in Washington were able to work on a bipartisan basis, even when they, too, had strongly held political beliefs.
‘Huge Conspiracy’ that Media Reports Economy Negatively Under Trump

‘Huge Conspiracy’ that Media Reports Economy Negatively Under Trump

With an assist from CNN host Don Lemon, Washington Post columnist Catherine Rampell demolished Republican talking points about the US economy.

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Susan Collins’s Seat Downgraded to ‘Toss-up’

Susan Collins’s Seat Downgraded to ‘Toss-up’

In a fresh sign just how vulnerable Collins may be as she seeks re-election next year, the preeminent nonpartisan Washington political analyst Charlie Cook just changed his rating of the Maine Senate race from 'Lean Republican,' to 'Toss up.'

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Ilhan Omar: The Netanyahu Government Should Stop the Expansion of Settlements if Israel Wants U.S. Aid

Ilhan Omar: The Netanyahu Government Should Stop the Expansion of Settlements if Israel Wants U.S. Aid

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's government should end the practice of Israeli settlements in Palestinian territories, according to Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.), one of the US Democratic congresswomen recently barred entry to Israel.

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WaPo’s Rucker: ‘Privately,’ Trump Is Quite ‘Alarmed and Rattled’ with the Economy

WaPo’s Rucker: ‘Privately,’ Trump Is Quite ‘Alarmed and Rattled’ with the Economy

Although publicly, Donald Trump and his advisers wave off any suggestion of a recession for the US economy the reality is quite different in private, according to a prominent Washington Post reporter.

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Omar and Tlaib: ‘Neither Has Said They Hate Israel or the Israeli People’

Omar and Tlaib: ‘Neither Has Said They Hate Israel or the Israeli People’

Donald Trump's vehement assertions that Democratic Reps. Ilhan Omar of Minnesota and Rashida Tlaib of Michigan have voiced hate for Israel are simply untrue, according to a well-known White House reporter.

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Recession: ‘It’s Here,’ and First Casualties Are Reps. Omar, Tlaib

Recession: ‘It’s Here,’ and First Casualties Are Reps. Omar, Tlaib

The recession long feared for the US economy? "It's here," according to at least one economic analyst.

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Biden on Tariffs: I Think It Will Cause a Lot of US Businesses to Go Bankrupt

Biden on Tariffs: I Think It Will Cause a Lot of US Businesses to Go Bankrupt

Donald Trump's increasing trade war with China will hurt US business more than it hurts the Chinese government, according to Democratic presidential front-runner Joe Biden.

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Congresswoman: Trump Needs to Stop ‘Gestapo’ Like ICE Raids

Congresswoman: Trump Needs to Stop ‘Gestapo’ Like ICE Raids

A senior Democrat on the House Judiciary and Homeland Security committees wants Donald Trump to stop the large-scale immigration raids he has ordered, such as the one this week in which Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents swept through businesses across Mississippi detaining nearly 700 undocumented immigrants.

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Poll: Ocasio-Cortez More Popular After Trump’s Attacks

Poll: Ocasio-Cortez More Popular After Trump’s Attacks

Despite the political abuse (or perhaps because of it) related to Trump's racist tweets, a funny thing happened: Ocasio-Cortez's popularity only has risen.

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Trump Losing His Base, Poll Finds

Trump Losing His Base, Poll Finds

Donald Trump has the approval of 85 percent or more of Republicans, but that is not the same as enthusiasm--and on that Democrats have a big gap.

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