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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.
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As Republicans Dump On Liz Cheney, Some See Republican Party Is Headed to Self-Destruction

As Republicans Dump On Liz Cheney, Some See Republican Party Is Headed to Self-Destruction

Rep Liz Cheney, the congresswoman from Wyoming who's third-ranking in House Republican leadership, continues to experience blowback from most of her GOP colleagues for her vote to impeach Donald Trump.
With Rick Santorum, Republicans Offer A Little Racism For Everyone

With Rick Santorum, Republicans Offer A Little Racism For Everyone

At least Santorum had the honesty to admit that Republican white nationalism and racism isn't limited to Black Americans and immigrants coming across the southern border. Apparently, according to Santorum, there's no limit to the brown or Black people Republicans will revile.
Keep Following The Crazy Conspiracy Theories, And Republicans Can Kiss 2022 Goodbye

Keep Following The Crazy Conspiracy Theories, And Republicans Can Kiss 2022 Goodbye

By historical rights, Republicans should be hearing up for a big election in 2022. But some are afraid that loonies like Marjorie Taylor Greene will help snatch defeat from the jaws of victory.
Statehood Momentum: DC, Puerto Rico Will Be States ‘By the End of This Decade’

Statehood Momentum: DC, Puerto Rico Will Be States ‘By the End of This Decade’

While President Biden and its other allies won't give up on granting Washington DC statehood, at least one political observer believes that the political momentum is there to bring in both DC and Puerto Rico as the newest US states by the end of the decade.
Black Leaders Sound Hopeful After Chauvin Verdict: ‘We Are Moving in the Right Direction To Become the America that We Were Created To Be’

Black Leaders Sound Hopeful After Chauvin Verdict: ‘We Are Moving in the Right Direction To Become the America that We Were Created To Be’

A number of Black leaders sounded optimistic notes for the future of the nation following the stunning verdict which found former police officer Derek Chauvin guilty on all charges for killing the unarmed Black man, George Floyd, in Minneapolis, Minn., last year.
Boehner: ‘Knuckleheads’ in the Republican Party Just Bring Chaos, They Have No Idea About Governing

Boehner: ‘Knuckleheads’ in the Republican Party Just Bring Chaos, They Have No Idea About Governing

Former House Speaker John Boehner's making the rounds of television to promote his new book, but along the way, he's not always being terribly kind to the fellow Republicans he left behind.
‘It’s Time to Bring Our Troops Home’

‘It’s Time to Bring Our Troops Home’

President Biden has announced that he is ordering the full withdrawal of US troops from Afghanistan, in time for the 20th anniversary of the September 11, 2001, attacks, which began the US invasion and its longest war in that fraught Middle Eastern nation.
Biden: For Too Long ‘We Haven’t Been Making the Big, Bold Investments’ to Outpace Our Global Competitors

Biden: For Too Long ‘We Haven’t Been Making the Big, Bold Investments’ to Outpace Our Global Competitors

President Biden used a White House meeting with CEOs discussing an industry shortage of semiconductors to tout his big $2.2 trillion infrastructure plan, by saying that such investments are required to maintain US competitiveness in the global marketplace.
Bernie Sanders: We Have to Take a Broad Look at Infrastructure

Bernie Sanders: We Have to Take a Broad Look at Infrastructure

As Congress begins to consider President Biden's $2.2 trillion infrastructure plan, count Sen Bernie Sanders among those pleased with the plan's wide definition of "infrastructure."
Schumer: ‘Biden Legally Has the Authority to Cancel up to $50K in Student Debt Through Executive Action’

Schumer: ‘Biden Legally Has the Authority to Cancel up to $50K in Student Debt Through Executive Action’

President Biden has it within his executive power to erase up to $50,000 per borrower in student loan debt, according to Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY), addressing the racial wealth gap during a virtual roundtable.