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Haunted by the Reagan era

Newly elected Democrats in the House of Representatives spent June 27 with the sinking feeling that it was happening again: Their party was going to cave to President Trump and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) on a viscerally emotional issue.

Pelosi and Schumer Are Playing Too Nice

Ryan Grim describes how Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer and Senator Dianne Feinstein resisted activist pressure to escalate the fight against Kavanaugh

Intelligencer: Democratic Leaders’ Reluctance to Wage Kavanaugh Fight Looks Even Worse Today

When Democrats retook the House in the 2018 midterms, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer hailed it as a triumph of Democratic strategy. “Having a Democratic House puts our caucus in a much better position when it comes to both holding the president accountable and getting things done,” Schumer, who lost three Democratic seats in his own chamber, told Politico. “As in the last two years, the secret to our success will be unity.”