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GOP health-care bill: What today’s report card shows
The Congressional Budget Office runs the numbers on proposed legislation. Its scoring of the House health-care bill could pack a particularly weighty punch, shaping how the Senate moves forward on its own bill.
Adam Schiff: Congress, too, should keep investigating
At first glance, it could look as if Washington is working at cross-purposes. But congressional investigations into Russia and the 2016 election could help bolster transparency, which is foundational to trust in government.
How Venezuela’s ‘new normal’ drives a political rethink
The setting of dates Tuesday for regional elections and a constituent assembly failed to quell Venezuelans' anger at their government. But the crisis is shifting the dynamic among Venezuelans themselves, as a sense of shared need softens long-ingrained suspicions.
After Iran vote, how deep the change?
For Iranians, visions of a more open future were bolstered by the reelection of President Hassan Rouhani. But his ability to effect reform may determine if they feel their vote carried real weight.
The playground upgrade that redefined a neighborhood
The eye of the beholder matters – and choosing to see possibility can have a powerful effect.
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