Latest from Paul Kane

Democrats rally around Pelosi as GOP threatens payback for snub in Jan. 6 probe

The speaker’s move won strong backing from House Democrats, many of whom remain disturbed and angry about the Capitol riot.
  • Jul 22, 2021

Why Congress decided to bring back earmarks

After a 10-year ban on earmarks, Congress plans to bring back the practice that allows federal funds to be set aside for specific projects in 2021.
  • Jul 12, 2021

House Democrats’ best hope in 2022: Round 3 for the 2018 ‘majority makers’ who lost in 2020

Many are wary of another grueling campaign. Senior Democrats are giving them time to make their decision because the redrawing of House districts makes it harder to launch a campaign.
  • Jul 3, 2021

‘I love them to underestimate me’: Sen. Peters takes on marquee policy and political tasks after years in an underdog role

The chairman of a committee overseeing investigations into the Jan. 6 attack and the head of Democrats’ campaign arm relishes proving doubters wrong.
  • Jun 26, 2021

Democrats will need to make Congress spend a lot more time in Washington if they want to get Biden’s agenda passed

Democratic leaders are getting ready to gently break the news to their rank-and-file members, who often take the contradictory positions of complaining to their leaders about not getting enough legislation approved and demanding to spend more time at home.
  • Jun 19, 2021

House, Senate strike deal to give Congressional Gold Medal to all officers who responded on Jan. 6, not just Goodman

The House passed a new version of its legislation awarding the Gold Medal to the entire Capitol Police force and the D.C. police, while citing other federal officers who helped repel the Trump-inspired mob and restore order in the world’s most important democratic capital.
  • Jun 15, 2021

Republican attacks on Biden agenda can’t break through conservative media’s culture wars

Much less are they putting a dent in support for Biden’s policies, according to polling. One Republican senator says the economic reality will soon speak for itself.
  • Jun 12, 2021

‘Time is running out’: Democrats split over Biden’s relentless focus on infrastructure

Some Democrats say the threat to voting rights is a national emergency and that spending months on infrastructure distracts from protecting those rights — or doing anything else.
  • Jun 11, 2021

Foreign trips, softball games and full offices: Signs of normalcy return to Capitol Hill life as pandemic wanes

Masks are no longer required in most places on the campus, official visitors can set up in-person meetings, some lawmakers are hiring in-office summer interns, and some form of coed softball is likely to spring up across Washington.
  • Jun 5, 2021