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As we gear up to take back the House in 2018, read some of the latest news and blog posts that demand our attention and action.

The Nancy Pelosi Problem: The first female speaker of the House has become the most effec­tive congressional leader of modern times—and, not coinciden­tally, the most vilified.

March 16, 2018 7:44 pm

By Peter Beinart for The Atlantic Last May, The Washington Post’s James Hohmann noted “an uncovered dynamic” that helped explain the GOP’s failure to repeal Obamacare. Three current Democratic House members had opposed the Affordable Care Act when it first…

Sherry Alu Campagna for Hawaii’s 2nd Congressional District

March 9, 2018 6:01 pm

“When elected, I will be the first Native Hawaiian woman in Congress. I am proud to join a growing number of credible, capable, and compassionate women of color who are working to turn Congress blue.” – Sherry Alu Campagna The…

The Missing Obama Millions

March 16, 2018 7:57 pm

By SEAN McELWEE, JESSE H. RHODES, BRIAN F. SCHAFFNER and BERNARD L. FRAGA for NYTimes Much of the political commentary since the presidential election has focused on two groups of party switchers: those who voted for Barack Obama in 2012…

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