House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Eliot Engel arrives at the Rayburn House Office Building on May 14, 2020Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

As His District Became a Coronavirus Hotspot, Engel Jetted to Florida Resort

The Florida fundraiser was just the beginning of Rep. Eliot Engel’s (D-N.Y.) absence from his district as it suffered from one of the worst coronavirus outbreaks in the country.

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Three More States Expand Vote-By-Mail, Leaving Five Holdouts

With preparation time running short, Connecticut, Kentucky, and South Carolina recently expanded access to absentee ballot requests, as court challenges play out in Missouri, Tennessee, and Texas around vote-by-mail during the pandemic.

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Here Are the Corporate Lobbyists on the DNC Committee That Blocked the Climate Debate

Ten of the 17 votes in the Resolutions Committee against holding a climate-focused presidential debate last year came from members put forward by DNC Chair Tom Perez.

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Missouri GOP Votes to Gut Anti-Gerrymandering Reform Approved by Voters

Amid the pandemic, Missouri Republicans are pushing a measure that could lead to a precedent helping the GOP gerrymander state districts throughout the country.