Molly Ball

Time Magazine

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Molly Ball is a national political correspondent for Time magazine. She is a former political reporter for The Atlantic and an analyst for CNN.

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Today is the official beginning of the 116th Congress. Nancy Pelosi is Speaker of the House again. It’s the most diverse House ever.

What are Democrats’ priorities as they control the House?

Today is the official beginning of the 116th Congress. Nancy Pelosi is Speaker of the House again. It’s the most diverse House ever.

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Some interesting primary elections from Tuesday night could foreshadow the November midterm elections. In Florida, Andrew Gillum won the Democratic nomination in a stunning upset.

Why Florida's race for governor will be a national one

Some interesting primary elections from Tuesday night could foreshadow the November midterm elections. In Florida, Andrew Gillum won the Democratic nomination in a stunning upset.

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Will the federal government begin shutting down tonight at midnight? If it does, who’ll get the blame? Will they pay a price at the polls in November?

Government shutdown looms at midnight

Will the federal government begin shutting down tonight at midnight? If it does, who’ll get the blame? Will they pay a price at the polls in November?

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

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