Francine Kiefer

Congressional reporter for The Christian Science Monitor. Interests: Politics, Germany, trends in bipartisanship, my nieces and nephews, corgis.

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Democrats’ reliance on seniority clashes with enthusiasm for fresh faces
November, 16 2018
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In Tennessee Senate race, a clear test of centrism vs. ideology
November, 1 2018
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Control of House may hinge on ‘Panera moms’ in the suburbs
October, 25 2018
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After hitting 'rock bottom' over Kavanaugh, can Senate find a way forward?
October, 10 2018
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All for one? How key undecided senators may approach Kavanaugh vote
October, 3 2018
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At fraught Kavanaugh hearing, dueling narratives and a fresh battle of beliefs
September, 27 2018
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Kavanaugh hearings: Amid new charges, a call for humanity and open minds
September, 26 2018
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What Kavanaugh case means for 'innocent until proven guilty'
September, 24 2018
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Kavanaugh hearings: Does panel need 'protocol' for sexual assault allegations?
September, 21 2018
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What has changed since Anita Hill? Female senators who were there weigh in.
September, 18 2018
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Kavanaugh twist shows rising influence of MeToo
September, 17 2018
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The GOP's narrow path to holding the House
September, 11 2018
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Despite signs of trouble, GOP has a road map for winning in November
September, 7 2018
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In polarized times, praise for McCain becomes grounds for partisan sniping
August, 29 2018
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As GOP scandals multiply, Democrats frame a careful message on corruption
August, 23 2018
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GOP moderates sit down with Kavanaugh as they prepare for critical vote
August, 21 2018
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In Congress: Work. Dodge tweets. Repeat.
August, 2 2018
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Can the center hold? Susan Collins and the high wire act of being a moderate
July, 23 2018
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For women senators, court nomination touches a very personal issue
July, 11 2018
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With high court in play, Democrats link abortion rights and health care
July, 5 2018
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A taciturn tactician, McConnell’s leadership draws respect – and ire
June, 12 2018
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Big day of primaries points to a nail-biter in the fall
June, 6 2018
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Speaker Ryan to retire: What that says about the GOP, midterms
April, 11 2018
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In Illinois, Democrats face a test of big-tent values
March, 19 2018
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Trump calls for action on guns. Lawmakers wonder: Will he stick to his?
March, 1 2018
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In immigration debate, what constitutes 'merit'?
January, 30 2018
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Shutdown saga sparks debate about how to fix 'broken' Congress
January, 22 2018
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Why the leaders of the Republican establishment are smiling
January, 5 2018
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Despite divisions, Congress will have to work across party lines
January, 3 2018
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What Doug Jones's win means for Democrats
December, 13 2017
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In Alabama election, a state wrestles with its identity
December, 12 2017
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Congress has an 'et tu?' moment as it grapples with sexual harrassment
November, 17 2017
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The deeper meaning of the Roy Moore saga
November, 14 2017
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They say Trump's a danger. So what can they do about it?
October, 27 2017
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Critics in the Senate take on Trump as he heads to the Hill to sell tax reform
October, 24 2017
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Will Senate lose its last remaining pragmatists?
October, 9 2017
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Bridging the racial divide: One step forward or two steps back?
September, 15 2017
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Donald Trump, meet the Founding Fathers
August, 4 2017
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Health care: The promise, and the perils, of bipartisanship
July, 18 2017
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Why GOP Senate bill is ‘a long way’ from repealing Obamacare
July, 13 2017
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For conservatives, health-care choice trumps other values
July, 11 2017
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Why Medicaid is central to health-care debate
June, 22 2017
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Gatekeepers of the Trump revolution
May, 15 2017
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Sen. Orrin Hatch, Trump's tax reform ally on Capitol Hill
April, 26 2017
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As House GOP tries to revive health-care reform, Democrats emboldened to stop it
March, 28 2017
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With health-care vote, Republicans seek to prove they can get things done
March, 21 2017
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With health-care vote, Republicans seek to prove they can get things done (+video)
March, 21 2017
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Why GOP plan's 'historic' reform of Medicaid has many worried
March, 15 2017
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Can House's Obamacare replacement survive a divided GOP?
March, 7 2017
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Puzder withdraws nomination to be secretary of labor
February, 15 2017
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