Bipartisanship

The limits of political tribalism

Data: NORC survey of 523 registered voters, Sept. 2019; Note: Support is share of voters who said they supported policies between 6-10 on a 0 (oppose) to 10 (support) scale; Chart: Andrew Witherspoon/Axios

Most Americans would move toward the center on policies including health care, immigration and the minimum wage if Republican and Democratic voters spent more time together face-to-face — or at least that's the takeaway from "America in One Room," a social experiment conducted over a single weekend last month in Dallas.

Why it matters: As Congress considers impeachment and voters brace for another divisive election, the experiment suggests there could be another way for the politics of the future.

Trump changes national Fourth of July celebrations to include him

Fourth of July fireworks at the National Mall
Photo: Calla Kessler/The Washington Post/Getty Images

President Trump has altered the itinerary for the national Fourth of July celebration to take a more prominent role, himself, in an address the nation from the Lincoln Memorial and a fireworks show at the Potomac River, reports the Washington Post.

Why it matters: The national Fourth of July celebration is often seen as a nonpartisan event, but Trump has inserted himself, per the Washington Post. It's also unclear how much the changes will cost, but local officials and lawmakers are worried about the potential impact.