Trump fails to redraw politics' battle lines

The general shape of politics today isn't all that different from 2014 — or 1984

Battle lines at the Capitol.
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Now that Donald Trump has signed the COVID-19 relief bill, resolving the crisis he instigated by denouncing it as a "disgrace" and insisting it be expanded to include much larger payouts to individuals, it's possible to assess just how the battle lines of partisan combat in Washington have shifted since the waning days of the Obama administration.

The answer is: hardly at all.

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