Latest from Paul Kane

Biden’s slow and steady approach on Cabinet choices seems to be working

President Biden remains on track to confirm every initial choice for the 15 traditional Cabinet departments — a feat that was last achieved in 1981 by Ronald Reagan.
  • Mar 6, 2021

As crucial pandemic vote approaches, Democrats guard their slim Senate majority

If one Democrat has a fever, breaks an ankle or takes a bad fall, the legislative process would come to a stop.
  • Mar 4, 2021

Murkowski emerges as focus of Biden effort to find GOP support for his agenda

The independent-minded Republican senator says she is focused on securing help for Alaska, which has been hit hard by the pandemic: ‘My state needs relief.’
  • Mar 3, 2021

Most House Republicans voted not to certify some election results. Democrats are still seething.

The votes that followed the siege of the Capitol are a red line upon which new House Democrats are basing their decisions on which Republicans to work with.
  • Feb 27, 2021

After the Jan. 6 ransacking, Congress debates how open the Capitol should be

The push and pull — actual safety versus the importance of symbolic freedom — came to a head at Tuesday’s hearing.
  • Feb 24, 2021

For Raskin and the House managers arguing to convict Trump, less was more

This year’s House team focused on having more succinct presentations with more rotation of speakers.
  • Feb 13, 2021

House impeachment managers emphasize the danger to Pence and other top officials in harrowing retelling of Jan. 6 attack

The powerful presentation commanded the full attention of the Senate Chamber, but it remains unclear whether it would sway enough Republicans to convict former president Donald Trump.
  • Feb 10, 2021

Sen. Cassidy’s impeachment trial vote shows he might want to be a bipartisan dealmaker

The Louisiana Republican has been signaling for a few months that he wants to be a more independent force.
  • Feb 10, 2021

Pat Toomey wants free trade and less spending. That’s made him a outlier in his own party.

Toomey’s economic vision was once central to the conservative mission. But not under Trump.
  • Feb 6, 2021

After losing committee assignments, Marjorie Taylor Greene says she has been ‘freed’ to push the GOP further right

The House freshman from Georgia addressed reporters a day after every Democrat and 11 Republicans voted to remove her from committees as punishment for extremist rhetoric.
  • Feb 5, 2021