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Will Joe Manchin Remain Pro-Life?

Senator Joe Manchin could very well choose to maintain his support for abortion restrictions and protections for unborn children and taxpayers’ rights, especially given the views of his constituents. But it’s no sure thing.

Raphael Warnock Might Really Be Too Radical for Georgia

If Georgia were a safe Democratic state, or even one that leans blue, such as Virginia, there’s no doubt Raphael Warnock would win. But the Peach State is anything but that, and therein lies his problem.

Joe Biden Could Shepherd a Massive, Pro-Family Package Through Congress

Expanding the child tax credit and creating a paid family leave program are two opportunities President-elect Joe Biden should pursue.

Deep-Red Montana Could Be Democrats’ Biggest Catch in 2020. Can They Land It?

Democrats think they might have a big fish on the hook in Republican Sen. Steve Daines. Whether they do or if that’s just another whopper might determine control of the U.S. Senate.

Yes, Federal Debt Is Out of Control. But This Is Not the Time to Pinch Pennies.

Senate Republicans are right to be worried about rising federal debt. But they are wrong to artificially limit the level of spending in the latest coronavirus relief package.

The GOP Needs to Hit Rock Bottom

Congressional Republicans pretended they were powerless to limit Trump’s excesses. What difference would it make if voters made the make-believe real?

This Year’s Senate Races Spell Disaster for the Republican Party

Republicans are beginning to gird themselves for a landslide defeat for President Trump that drags the entire party down. It could be even worse than they think.

The Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act Is Back

Congressional Republicans hope to pass legislation protecting infants who survive abortion procedures.

What a Senate Acquittal in an Impeachment Trial Will Mean

If, as seems all but certain, President Trump is not removed by the Senate, the standard about what is impeachable conduct will have been ratcheted higher.

Republican Senators Are Right to Resist Impeachment

Defending President Trump at this stage is exactly what Republican senators should be doing if they understand and respect their constitutional duties.