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Every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, David M. Drucker, Michael Warren, and Charles Hilu offer a heavily reported look at what’s going on in the parties’ struggle for political power, from the campaign trail to the White House.

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House Speaker Mike Johnson Gets Political Cover From Donald Trump

Plus: Don’t expect the former president to face backlash from pro-life leaders for his turn on abortion.

When a ‘Pro-Life’ Republican Defends His State’s Abortion Rights

Plus: Will Washington state Republicans again choose a MAGA diehard as they try to retake a congressional seat?

Arizona’s Bombshell Abortion Ruling

Plus: Donald Trump is driving Republicans’ new course on abortion.

Will Ukraine Aid Sink or Save Speaker Mike Johnson?

The Republican’s position hangs in the balance.

No Unity Ticket for No Labels

How a troubled process turned off would-be nominees for the third-party effort.

The Michigan GOP’s Online Wars Could Last Through Election Day

Plus: A look at Biden’s standing with Catholic voters.

Dems Zero-In on Abortion in Michigan’s Senate Battle

The Biden campaign begins outreach to ‘Haley Republicans.’

RFK Jr. Chooses His VP

Plus: Turnover grips the House of Representatives.

Is the Trump Campaign Bilking the RNC Into Paying His Legal Fees?

Plus: A look at the GoFundMe set up to cover Trump’s legal costs.

Cold Cash Comfort for Democrats in 2024

Plus: Will two unpopular presidential candidates dampen voter turnout?

Trump-Backed Moreno Wins Ohio GOP Primary Handily

Plus: Will RFK Jr. get on the ballot?

A Fight for Two Different GOPs in Ohio’s Senate Primary

Plus: Why Democrats are boosting the Trump-backed Bernie Moreno.

Was Trump’s RNC Overhaul Necessary or Rushed?

Plus: Senators comment on Katie Britt’s post-State of the Union prospects.

Is Trump a Transactionalist or a Pragmatist on Senate GOP Endorsements?

Plus: House Democrats and Republicans question Robert Hur.

It’s Go Time For Biden

Plus: Who would join a No Labels third-party ticket?

At the State of the Union, Biden Delivered a General Election Stump Speech

Plus: How the DNC views an RFK Jr. third-party run.