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John Oliver on How Representatives Choose Their Voters, Rather Than the Other Way Around (Video)

The “Last Week Tonight” host points out how nuts it is that the U.S. is a nation in which politicians have more sway than constituents, thanks to a five-syllable word.

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Lawmakers’ Letters to Constituents on Health Care Are Full of Lies and Misinformation

Emails and letters sent by both Republicans and Democrats contain a wealth of misinformation, from statements that are simply misleading to whoppers.

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The Dog Ate My Vote: How Members of Congress Explain Their Absences

It’s customary for members of the House of Representatives to file an explanation when they miss a vote. These personal explanations are a glimpse into the pace and trade-offs inherent in modern government.

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Live Blogging the Health Care Vote

As the U.S. House saddles up to decide on the latest health care bill, check out The New York Times’ coverage of the vote in all its live-blogging, a-critical glory.

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Republicans Revise Election Estimates

A top GOP strategist has said Republicans may lose as many as 30 House seats in the coming election.  Democrats need to pick up 15 seats to take control.

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The House Is in Play for Democrats

Throw conventional wisdom out the window, says the New York Times: Many seats in the House of Representatives that were once thought safe for Republicans have now become competitive races.

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