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.
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.

Bias

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.

Bias

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.

Bias

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.

Bias

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.

Bias

Appeals Court Blocks Trump’s Border Wall in Emergency Declaration Challenge

Appeals Court Blocks Trump’s Border Wall in Emergency Declaration Challenge

A federal appeals court last week denied the government’s attempt to begin construction of President Trump’s border wall using funds unauthorized by Congress.

Bias

Despite Jobs Rebound, Pelosi Laments Those ‘Still Struggling’

Despite Jobs Rebound, Pelosi Laments Those ‘Still Struggling’

Despite stronger job growth, House Democrats remain focused on middle- and working-class Americans, Pelosi said.

Bias

Presidential Historian Meacham: We Could Learn a Lot from the Dwight Eisenhower Era

Presidential Historian Meacham: We Could Learn a Lot from the Dwight Eisenhower Era

Eisenhower's acceptance of the New Deal set the stage for a variety of social progress which would follow.

Bias

Trump’s Military Parade: July 4th Shouldn’t Be Turned into a Military Event, Observers Say

Trump’s Military Parade: July 4th Shouldn’t Be Turned into a Military Event, Observers Say

Donald Trump's plan to turn the Independence Day celebration in Washington DC into a military display is the wrong approach for a number of reasons, according to several political observers.

Bias