The president owes both his election and his long-term impact to the Senate majority leader, who not only engineered the strategy that will let Trump make two Supreme Court appointments, but also created the circumstances that facilitated his rise. Alec MacGillis writes.
As the largest employer in Adams County, Ohio, closes its coal-fired power plants there, politicians and companies have thrown up their hands. Families know that finding work means leaving the place they know. Alec MacGillis reports.
If Chuck Schumer and his Senate Democrats choose a path of obstructing President Trump’s agenda, they will have learned from the best. Alec MacGillis writes.
In the cycle of eternal re-election, ideology leads. Alec MacGillis discusses what’s at stake for the majority leader in the battle over the late Justice Scalia’s replacement.
The National Rifle Association and other anti-gun-control groups are formidable, but political trends may be loosening their grip on lawmakers.