Janet Ybarra Editor
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.
Will 2020 Be The Year To Ditch Mitch?

Will 2020 Be The Year To Ditch Mitch?

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is surprisingly unpopular back home.

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The One Power That Guarantees Sanders Will Be 2020 Force

The One Power That Guarantees Sanders Will Be 2020 Force

Bernie Sanders jumped into the presidential contest with his customary populist verve.

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Fmr. State Official: In 2nd Summit With N. Korea’s Kim, Trump Needs More Than ‘Good Headlines’

Fmr. State Official: In 2nd Summit With N. Korea’s Kim, Trump Needs More Than ‘Good Headlines’

Donald Trump needs to seek substantive progress in his upcoming summit with the leader of North Korea.

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Citizenship Question ‘Would Cause Incalculable Damage,’ ACLU Says

Citizenship Question ‘Would Cause Incalculable Damage,’ ACLU Says

Opponents of a citizenship quuestion say it will do real harm to US immigrant communities.

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What Happened to Trump as ‘Mr. Hollywood’?

What Happened to Trump as ‘Mr. Hollywood’?

Perhaps this, above all, speaks to just how much the presidency has begun to weigh on Donald Trump.

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A Decade After Clean Energy Investments, Lawmakers Bicker Over ‘Green New Deal’

A Decade After Clean Energy Investments, Lawmakers Bicker Over ‘Green New Deal’

It's what has become perhaps simultaneously the most often-misunderstood political buzzword and partisan lightning rod: the so-called "green new deal."

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Lawsuits Begin, As Landowners Take ‘The Wall’ To Court

Lawsuits Begin, As Landowners Take ‘The Wall’ To Court

The controversy surrounding Donald Trump's long-desired wall--and the disputed "state of emergency" which he is using to finance its construction--is rising as landowners in the area of the intended barrier have begun fighting back

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The Only True ‘State of Emergency’ Now Might Be Trump’s Presidency

The Only True ‘State of Emergency’ Now Might Be Trump’s Presidency

After declaring a national emergency, Trump was strongly criticized by both Republicans and Democrats alike.

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Trump’s Declaration of Emergency: Into The Fire?

Trump’s Declaration of Emergency: Into The Fire?

Donald Trump reportedly will sign the border security spending bill emerging from Congress, in time to avert a second partial federal shutdown, which would have begun Saturday, February 16.

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Live Focus Group: Trump 2019 SOTU Was Mostly A Dud

Live Focus Group: Trump 2019 SOTU Was Mostly A Dud

During his speech, Trump talked about collaborating with lawmakers. What did people think of this?

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