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Russell Berman

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Russell Berman is senior associate editor at The Atlantic, where he covers political news.

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The worst rainstorm in American history will still be racking up billions in damages when Congress gets back from its summer recess on Tuesday.

Heavy weather from the Gulf Coast to Washington, DC

The worst rainstorm in American history will still be racking up billions in damages when Congress gets back from its summer recess on Tuesday.

from To the Point

President Trump wants to cut government — except for Social Security and Medicare. At the same time, he wants to put people to work.

Cutting, squeezing, trimming -- and spending

President Trump wants to cut government — except for Social Security and Medicare. At the same time, he wants to put people to work.

from To the Point

The August jobs report is out. Unemployment is down to 5.1 percent, but far fewer jobs were created than expected—and the stock market is reacting.

Minority Optimism and the American Dream

The August jobs report is out. Unemployment is down to 5.1 percent, but far fewer jobs were created than expected—and the stock market is reacting.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

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More than 800,000 federal employees continue to go without pay in what could soon be the longest government shutdown yet.

from Left, Right & Center

President Trump decides he’s done waiting for Congress to fund his border wall. He’s doing it himself, or at least trying to, anyway.

from Left, Right & Center

PG&E was found responsible for starting many of the fires that hit California these past few years. The utility faces billions of dollars in potential liabilities.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Thirty-one thousand LAUSD teachers, nurses, librarians, and counselors went on strike this morning. They want a salary increase, smaller class sizes, and the hiring of more staff.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Politically, Trump’s great wall may not be worth the government shutdown. But it appeals to his base, including evangelical Christians.

from To the Point

In conversation with Robert Scheer, Ron Kovic and Maj. Danny Sjursen examine their roles in our nation's bloody trajectory since the Vietnam War.

from Scheer Intelligence

American-born journalist Jason Rezaian spent a year and a half in one of Iran’s toughest prisons. He was accused of espionage.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

The gig economy has made it easy and fast to order food, groceries, or a ride.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand