“A people that elect corrupt politicians, imposters, thieves and traitors are not victims…But accomplices.”

George Orwell

“Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it everywhere, diagnosing it incorrectly and applying the wrong remedies.”

Groucho Marx

“Politics: A strife of interests masquerading as a contest of principles. The conduct of public affairs for private advantage.”

Ambrose Bierce

“There are two things that are important in politics. The first is money … and I can’t remember what the other one is.”

  • The U.S. Senate confirmed Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court, 52 to 48. President Trump and Senate Republicans have succeeded in securing a 6-3 conservative majority on the high court, just eight […]
  • “The U.S. Supreme Court upheld Wisconsin’s voting laws Monday, rejecting an effort to require the counting of absentee ballots that are sent back to election officials on or just before […]
  • Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) speaking about the Republican rush to confirm Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court: “You will regret this, and you may regret it a lot sooner […]
  • “It’s the pandemic, stupid.” — James Carville, in an interview with MSNBC, updating his iconic campaign slogan for the 2020 presidential election.
  • President Trump has his eye on hosting an election night party at his own hotel in the nation’s capital, the AP reports. Over the weekend, the campaign pushed out fundraising […]
  • New York Times: “Fox News is giving more airtime to the unverified Hunter Biden emails than it did to the hacked emails from Mr. Podesta in 2016, according to an […]
  • Heading into the final week of the 2020 presidential campaign, Joe Biden now holds his largest-ever lead over President Trump, 54% to 42%, according to a new Yahoo News/YouGov poll […]
  • Joe Biden will travel to Iowa Friday, marking his first in-person visit of the general election cycle, the Des Moines Register reports.
  • A new report from Syracuse University finds that federal prosecution of child sex trafficking cases has significantly declined since 2017, the year President Trump took office.
  • “Two minutes and 28 seconds into a campaign rally on a recent Saturday night in Janesville, Wis., President Trump delivered his first lie,” the New York Times reports. “Over the […]

“It is said that politics is the second oldest profession. But I came to the conclusion that it has much more in common with the first one.”

Ronald Reagan
The NPR Politics Podcast

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