Betsy Woodruff

Daily Beast

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Betsy Woodruff is a political reporter for the Daily Beast. She is a former staff writer for Slate.

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Will they or won't they? With no deal, Congress edges closer to the deadline to avoid a government shutdown.

A shutdown looms, again

Will they or won't they? With no deal, Congress edges closer to the deadline to avoid a government shutdown.

from Left, Right & Center

President Trump's former campaign manager, Paul Manafort, appeared in court today on charges including money laundering to evade taxes.

Manafort indicted, adviser pleaded guilty for lying to FBI

President Trump's former campaign manager, Paul Manafort, appeared in court today on charges including money laundering to evade taxes.

from To the Point

Wisconsin’s Scott Walker is a political anomaly, a Republican governor in a blue state.

Scott Walker Race

Wisconsin’s Scott Walker is a political anomaly, a Republican governor in a blue state.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

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This morning, Jackie Lacey conceded to former George Gascón in the race for Los Angeles County’s next district attorney.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Sun, sand, and surf are all synonymous with Southern California’s famous beaches.

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Angela Merkel is the second-longest serving chancellor in modern German history.

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Nithya Raman is the new City Council member representing LA’s District 4, which covers Griffith Park, Silver Lake, the Hollywood Hills and part of Koreatown.

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Most people say merit-based success is the result of hard work and dedication. Those who achieve success typically enjoy the rewards: a better income, praise and recognition.

from Life Examined

Thomas Frank examines the history of American populism, and how it was distorted by Democrats and co-opted by Republicans.

from Scheer Intelligence

California on Monday recorded its highest number of new cases since the pandemic began — more than 13,000 .

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Even before the election, the president was questioning the legitimacy of the voting process. Now, as votes are still being counted, we're watching democracy in action.

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