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.
‘You Can’t Find Them With a Searchlight’: Few Republicans Condemn Trump’s Racist Tweets

‘You Can’t Find Them With a Searchlight’: Few Republicans Condemn Trump’s Racist Tweets

After two days of tweets roundly condemned as xenophobic and racist, few Republicans or conservatives have spoken out against Donald Trump's behavior.

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Trump Blasted for Racist Tweets; Republican Suggests Sending Rubio, Cruz, Melania Back to Their Home Countries

Trump Blasted for Racist Tweets; Republican Suggests Sending Rubio, Cruz, Melania Back to Their Home Countries

Although he was roundly condemned as openly racist for tweets suggesting that a group of non-white congresswomen "go back to their own countries," Trump only fueled the fire with more such messages Monday.

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Bill Weld: I Can Win the New Hampshire Primary, Which Would Fatally Wound Trump Politically

Bill Weld: I Can Win the New Hampshire Primary, Which Would Fatally Wound Trump Politically

Former Massachusetts governor Bill Weld has opened up on what a strategy might look like for his quixotic run to deny Donald Trump renomination as the Republican presidential candidate.

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Rep. Al Green: ‘I Want to Ensure All that Impeachment Is Not Dead’

Rep. Al Green: ‘I Want to Ensure All that Impeachment Is Not Dead’

A leading advocate for the impeachment of Donald Trump spoke this week on the House floor to keep the impeachment option alive.

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Pelosi on ICE Raids: Trump’s ‘Terrorizing’ Families as ‘They Prepare To Go to Church’

Pelosi on ICE Raids: Trump’s ‘Terrorizing’ Families as ‘They Prepare To Go to Church’

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi accused Trump administration officials of timing upcoming raids of immigrant communities to fall as they will be preparing for Sunday church.

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Sen. Coons on U.K. Ambassador Resignation: ‘This Latest Flap Has Further Accelerated’ Distance Between Us

Sen. Coons on U.K. Ambassador Resignation: ‘This Latest Flap Has Further Accelerated’ Distance Between Us

The ambassador's resignation followed a number of tirades against him by Trump after several diplomatic cables were made public in which he provided an unvarnished--and unflattering--view of Trump.

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McConnell Challenger: ‘Folks Like Sen. McConnell Who Have Been Around for 34 Years Are Not the Answer’

McConnell Challenger: ‘Folks Like Sen. McConnell Who Have Been Around for 34 Years Are Not the Answer’

Amy McGrath, the Democrat who just announced that she will be taking on Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky) in next year's elections, is positioning herself uniquely in a red state which Donald Trump won by some 30 points in 2016.

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Schumer on Epstein: ‘I Am Calling on Secretary Acosta to Resign’

Schumer on Epstein: ‘I Am Calling on Secretary Acosta to Resign’

The top Senate Democrat is calling on Labor Secretary Alex Acosta to resign, for his role more than a decade ago in a "non-prosecution" agreement for wealthy socialite Jeffrey Epstein.

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First Judicial Subpoenas Served in Emoluments Lawsuit Brought by More Than 200 Lawmakers

First Judicial Subpoenas Served in Emoluments Lawsuit Brought by More Than 200 Lawmakers

Because Trump never formally severed himself from his for-profit business ventures before being sworn in, his Washington Trump Hotel is a prime source where the president can be collecting emoluments.

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Debate Live Dial Results Find Voters Want Action on Serious Issues, Not an Anti-Trump Campaign

Debate Live Dial Results Find Voters Want Action on Serious Issues, Not an Anti-Trump Campaign

The results also found that Sens. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts and Kamala Harris were the winners of their respective nights of the two-night debate event.

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