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Politics - U.S. Senate
May 21, 2019

U.S. Officials Say Military Moves to Deter Iran Are Working
Lawmakers are divided ahead of intelligence briefings on Capitol Hill focused on rising tensions with Iran and America's deployments to the Middle East.

Politics - U.S. Senate
May 21, 2019

U.S. Officials Work to Convince Divided Congress of Iran Threat
American officials said Iran had threatened to target missiles at Saudi Arabia's oil infrastructure to drive up oil prices and disrupt international trade.

Politics - U.S. Senate
May 20, 2019

Trump's Secrecy Fight Escalates as Judge Rules for Congress in Early Test
A judge ruled that Trump's accounting firm must turn over his financial records even as the White House told a former top Trump aide not to show up at a hearing.

Politics - U.S. Senate
May 20, 2019

Why Do We Let Political Parties Act Like Monopolies?
When I ran against an incumbent senator, I learned the hard way how well insiders stack primaries against challengers.

Politics - U.S. Senate
May 19, 2019

Harry Reid Remembers One Impeachment and Ponders a Second
In an interview, the longtime Democratic leader of the Senate discussed President Trump, his party's primary and its lack of congressional candidates.

Politics - U.S. Senate
May 15, 2019

Senate's Churn of Confirmations Brings Complaints of a ‘Legislative Graveyard'
Critics say the emphasis on judicial and administration nominations has derailed the Senate's legislative agenda — and diminished the legacy of the chamber.

Politics - U.S. Senate
May 15, 2019

Richard Lugar Is Remembered as a ‘True American Statesman'
The service for the six-term Republican senator from Indiana, who died last month, had many of the trappings of a state funeral.

Politics - U.S. Senate
May 15, 2019

How to Stop the March to War With Iran
Congress, Europe and business leaders can stand in John Bolton's way.

Politics - U.S. Senate
May 14, 2019

Justice Department Seeks to Appeal Emoluments Case Against Trump
The government asked a judge to halt the proceedings in a case alleging that the president is violating the Constitution by accepting financial benefits from foreign governments.

Politics - U.S. Senate
May 14, 2019

Donald Trump Jr. Strikes Deal for ‘Limited' Interview With Intelligence Committee
An agreement between Donald Trump Jr. and the Senate Intelligence Committee for a "limited" interview appears to have defused tensions among Senate Republicans

Politics - U.S. Senate
May 13, 2019

Donald Trump Jr.'s No-Shows Led to Subpoena, Republican Senator Says
Allies of Mr. Trump have mounted a campaign to quash a subpoena from the Senate Intelligence Committee, putting intense pressure on its chairman, Richard M. Burr.

Politics - U.S. Senate
May 13, 2019

Duterte Seeks to Consolidate Power as Philippines Holds Senate Elections
The police reported scattered incidents of violence and voter intimidation as Filipinos began voting Monday to decide control of the Senate.

Politics - U.S. Senate
May 13, 2019

Duterte Sees Chance to Consolidate Power in Philippine Elections
The police reported scattered incidents of violence and voter intimidation as Filipinos began voting Monday to decide control of the Senate.

Politics - U.S. Senate
May 13, 2019

In Philippines Elections, Duterte Sees Chance to Consolidate Power
The police reported scattered incidents of violence and voter intimidation as Filipinos began voting Monday to decide control of the Senate.

Politics - U.S. Senate
May 13, 2019

In Philippines Senate Elections, Duterte Sees Chance to Consolidate Power
The police reported scattered incidents of violence and voter intimidation as Filipinos began voting Monday to decide control of the Senate.

Politics - U.S. Senate
May 12, 2019

An Imperial Presidency?
President Trump's free rein from political norms puts the United States at risk.

Politics - U.S. Senate
May 11, 2019

Duterte Foes Face Long Odds in Battle for Philippines Senate
The Senate has been one of the last bulwarks against the president's strongman rule. That may not last.

Politics - U.S. Senate
May 11, 2019

When It Comes to Republican Defectors, Current Crisis Is No Watergate
As history has shown with the Watergate and Iran-contra scandals, such investigations can gain legitimacy only when members of the president's own party support them.

Politics - U.S. Senate
May 10, 2019

Mueller Will Not Testify Next Week, but Democrats Are Not Giving Up
"He will come at some point," said Representative Jerrold Nadler of New York, the chairman of the House Judiciary Committee. "If necessary, we'll subpoena him."

Politics - U.S. Senate
May 10, 2019

The Senate Is as Much of a Problem as Trump
If Democrats don't do something about it, winning the presidential election in 2020 won't be enough.

Politics - U.S. Senate
May 09, 2019

Allies of Trump's Son Declare War on G.O.P.-Led Senate Panel After Subpoena
After the Intelligence Committee subpoenaed Donald Trump Jr., his allies are forcing Republican senators to choose between the panel and the president's family.

Politics - U.S. Senate
May 09, 2019

Can M.J. Hegar Finish the Job Beto Started?
She's kind of like Ann Richards crossed with Barbara Bush — with a Purple Heart and a Distinguished Flying Cross.

Politics - U.S. Senate
May 09, 2019

The Woman You Missed While You Were Paying Attention to Beto
M.J. Hegar's kind of like Ann Richards crossed with Barbara Bush — with a Purple Heart and a Distinguished Flying Cross.

Politics - U.S. Senate
May 09, 2019

Trump Says Barr May Decide Whether Mueller Testifies Before Congress
The president also said he was "pretty surprised" his eldest son, Donald Trump Jr., was subpoenaed to testify before the Senate about contacts with Russians in the 2016 campaign.

Politics - U.S. Senate
May 09, 2019

Trump Suggests Mueller May Testify; Pelosi Declares ‘Constitutional Crisis'
The president also said he was "pretty surprised" his eldest son, Donald Trump Jr., was subpoenaed to testify before the Senate about contacts with Russians in the 2016 campaign.

Politics - U.S. Senate
May 08, 2019

Pentagon Has Redirected Money to Build 256 Miles of Border Barriers, Shanahan Says
Patrick M. Shanahan, the acting defense secretary, said 63 miles of barriers could be built over six months, as immigration officials reported a surge in migrant crossings.

Politics - U.S. Senate
May 08, 2019

Donald Trump Jr. Is Subpoenaed to Testify to Senate Panel on Russia Contacts
Mr. Trump is the first of the president's children to be subpoenaed in the congressional investigations into Russia's 2016 election interference.

Politics - U.S. Senate
May 07, 2019

Top Senate Republicans Push for Cooperation on Disaster Relief Package
Reaching a deal over a disaster relief package was threatened by the White House's push for money for immigration law enforcement and assistance at the southwestern border.

Politics - U.S. Senate
May 07, 2019

Corporate Welfare Wins Again in Trump's Washington
We don't need the Export-Import Bank, which pads the profits of politically connected corporations on the taxpayer's dime, but it's back anyway.

Politics - U.S. Senate
May 07, 2019

Trump Is Defying Congress. Will They Hold Him in Contempt?
By refusing to comply, the president threatens to erode the Constitution's system of checks and balances.

Politics - U.S. Senate
May 07, 2019

Senators Question F.B.I. Director About Spying Accusation
During a Senate hearing, the F.B.I. director, Christopher A. Wray, defended the bureau against an accusation by the attorney general that agents spied on the Trump campaign during its Russia inquiry.

Politics - U.S. Senate
May 07, 2019

McConnell Tells Congress to Move On From Mueller Report
"The special counsel's finding is clear: Case closed," Senator Mitch McConnell, the majority leader, declared in a speech that was quickly criticized by top Democrats.

Politics - U.S. Senate
May 07, 2019

The Legislation That Targets the Racist Impacts of Tech
A proposed law would make big companies determine whether their algorithms discriminate, but it's lacking in some big ways.

Politics - U.S. Senate
May 06, 2019

Steven Mnuchin Refuses to Release Trump's Tax Documents to Congress
Mr. Mnuchin said that the request "lacks a legitimate legislative purpose."

Politics - U.S. Senate
May 06, 2019

Steven Mnuchin Refuses to Release Trump's Tax Returns to Congress
Mr. Mnuchin said that the request "lacks a legitimate legislative purpose."

Politics - U.S. Senate
May 04, 2019

Senator Michael Enzi Announces His Retirement
Mr. Enzi, 75, who has held his seat since 1997, said he planned to spend the remainder of his term focusing on budget overhaul.

Politics - U.S. Senate
May 03, 2019

As Democrats Eye Flipping Senate, Top-Tier Candidates Decide to Pass
Three high-profile potential candidates bowed out of running next year, making the road to Democratic control of the Senate that much steeper.

Politics - U.S. Senate
May 02, 2019

Trump's New ‘Nasty' Woman: Kamala Harris
Twice in the last week, the president has used "nasty" to describe Ms. Harris — most recently after she grilled Attorney General William P. Barr on Wednesday.

Politics - U.S. Senate
May 02, 2019

What Watergate Prosecutors Had That Mueller Didn't
In the Trump-Russia investigation, the special counsel did not have the leverage of physical evidence.

Politics - U.S. Senate
May 02, 2019

How Right, Left and Center Reacted to the Barr Testimony
Writers across the political spectrum responded to Attorney General William P. Barr's appearance before the Senate Judiciary Committee.

Politics - U.S. Senate
May 02, 2019

How Barr Beat Mueller
One of them acted honorably but naively. The other didn't.

Politics - U.S. Senate
May 02, 2019

The Senate Testimony of William Barr
The attorney general faced hours of questioning over his rollout of the Mueller report after the release of a letter revealing discord with the special counsel.

Politics - U.S. Senate
May 01, 2019

Barr Defends Handling of Mueller Report Against Withering Rebukes
Attorney General William P. Barr faced blistering criticism from Democrats about his characterizations of the Mueller report, but told the Senate Judiciary Committee he had been truthful.

Politics - U.S. Senate
May 01, 2019

Harris, Booker and Klobuchar Try to Hone Their Brands in Barr Hearing
The three Democratic presidential candidates who got to question Attorney General William P. Barr at a Senate Judiciary Committee came away with varying levels of success.

Politics - U.S. Senate
May 01, 2019

Questioning Barr, 2020 Presidential Hopefuls Try to Hone Their Brands
The three Democratic presidential candidates who got to question Attorney General William P. Barr at a Senate Judiciary Committee came away with varying levels of success.

Politics - U.S. Senate
May 01, 2019

Why Barr Can't Whitewash the Mueller Report
We have a system in place for our government to uncover evidence against a sitting president. And it's working.

Politics - U.S. Senate
May 01, 2019

Feinstein Questions Barr About Trump's Efforts to Remove Mueller
During his testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee, Attorney General William P. Barr told Senator Dianne Feinstein that there was a difference between firing the special counsel, Robert S. Mueller III, and removing him "based on conflict."

Politics - U.S. Senate
May 01, 2019

Barr Says Mueller Called News Coverage of Summary ‘Inaccurate'
During his testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee, Attorney General William P. Barr said that Robert S. Mueller III complained that the attorney general's initial summary of the special counsel investigation's findings did not capture its full context.

Politics - U.S. Senate
May 01, 2019

James Comey: How Trump Co-opts Leaders Like Bill Barr
Accomplished people lacking inner strength can't resist the compromises necessary to survive this president.

Politics - U.S. Senate
May 01, 2019

William Barr Hearing: Live Updates and Analysis of Testimony on the Mueller Report
Attorney General William P. Barr will appear before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Wednesday to testify about his decisions around the special counsel's report.

Politics - U.S. Senate
May 01, 2019

William Barr Testimony on Mueller Report: Live Updates and Analysis
Attorney General William P. Barr is testifying before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Wednesday about his decisions around the report from the special counsel, Robert S. Mueller III.

Politics - U.S. Senate
May 01, 2019

William Barr Testimony on Mueller Report: Updates and Analysis
Attorney General William P. Barr testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Wednesday about his decisions around the report from the special counsel, Robert S. Mueller III.

Politics - U.S. Senate
May 01, 2019

William Barr Hearing: Major Moments From the Attorney General's Testimony
The attorney general appeared in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee to answer questions on Robert S. Mueller III's report for the first time since he made a redacted version of the report public.

Politics - U.S. Senate
May 01, 2019

What to Watch at William Barr's Hearing on the Mueller Report
The attorney general is expected to answer questions on Capitol Hill about the special counsel's findings for the first time since he made a partly redacted version of the report public.

Politics - U.S. Senate
May 01, 2019

William Barr Hearing: Highlights of His Testimony
The attorney general appeared in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee to answer questions on Robert S. Mueller III's report for the first time since he made a redacted version of the report public.

Politics - U.S. Senate
May 01, 2019

Barr Hearing: Attorney General Barr Defends Handling of Mueller Report
The attorney general is appearing in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee to answer questions on Robert S. Mueller III's report for the first time since he made a partly redacted version of the report public.

Politics - U.S. Senate
May 01, 2019

Barr Hearing: Attorney General Defends Handling of Mueller Report
The attorney general is appearing in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee to answer questions on Robert S. Mueller III's report for the first time since he made a redacted version of the report public.

Politics - U.S. Senate
May 01, 2019

Barr Hearing: Democrats Accuse Attorney General of Conflicting Statements
The attorney general is appearing in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee to answer questions on Robert S. Mueller III's report for the first time since he made a redacted version of the report public.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Apr 30, 2019

Moore's Shot at the Fed Teeters as G.O.P. Senators Voice Concerns
Stephen Moore's chance to be confirmed to the Federal Reserve dwindled after multiple Republican senators began to publicly question whether he would have enough votes if nominated.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Apr 30, 2019

What Joe Biden Has Said About Anita Hill Over the Years
Mr. Biden said this week that he takes "responsibility" for the way Ms. Hill was treated when she testified in the 1991 hearings for Justice Clarence Thomas.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Apr 30, 2019

Democrats Hopeful After Meeting With Trump on Infrastructure
Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senator Chuck Schumer, the Democratic leader, said there was "good will" during their meeting with President Trump on infrastructure spending, which yielded an agreement to pursue a $2 trillion plan.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Apr 30, 2019

Stacey Abrams Will Not Run for Senate in 2020
Ms. Abrams declined to challenge Senator David Perdue, one of President Trump's chief allies in Congress. She had been courted aggressively by national Democrats to run.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Apr 30, 2019

Solving Trump's Federal Reserve Problem
It starts, but doesn't end, with ditching Stephen Moore.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Apr 29, 2019

Richard Lugar Was Not Afraid to Lead
He saw a vital global role for America that went beyond party lines.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Apr 29, 2019

Remembering Senator Lugar
An activist recalls meeting with the senator, who died on Sunday, just before the invasion of Iraq.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Apr 28, 2019

Why Stacey Abrams Is Still Saying She Won
"It's not that I doubt my capacity, but I need to make certain I'm doing it for the right reasons."

Politics - U.S. Senate
Apr 28, 2019

Richard Lugar, G.O.P. Senator and Foreign Policy Force, Dies at 87
His most notable accomplishment: helping to create a program to destroy surplus stocks of nuclear weapons around the world.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Apr 28, 2019

Richard Lugar, Longtime Indiana G.O.P. Senator, Dies at 87
His most notable accomplishment: helping to create a program to destroy surplus stocks of nuclear weapons around the world.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Apr 25, 2019

Joe Biden Expresses Regret to Anita Hill, but She Says ‘I'm Sorry' Is Not Enough
Former Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. called Anita Hill this month to express his regret over "what she endured" testifying against Justice Clarence Thomas in 1991.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Apr 25, 2019

Why Ilhan Omar Is Making Headlines
Representative Ilhan Omar has only been in Congress for a few months, but the barrier-breaking Democrat from Minnesota is gaining attention from across the political spectrum and has become a target of the president.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Apr 25, 2019

The Danger in Not Impeaching Trump
It may be risky politically, but Congress has a responsibility to act.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Apr 23, 2019

M.J. Hegar, Veteran Armed With Viral Ads, Is Running for Senate in Texas
A former Air Force helicopter pilot who narrowly lost a bid for the House in November will challenge Senator John Cornyn, a Republican, in 2020.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Apr 23, 2019

The Surprising Place Mueller Found Resistance to Trump
The strongest pushback against the president came from his own branch of government.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Apr 21, 2019

Hospitals Stand to Lose Billions Under ‘Medicare for All'
Private insurance pays hospitals much more than the federal government does for patient care. If Medicare for all means Medicare rates, expect an industry backlash.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Apr 19, 2019

Florida Man Charged in Racist Threats Against Cory Booker and Rashida Tlaib
The man, John J. Kless, of Florida, made phone calls laced with slurs to the lawmakers, and to another member of Congress in California, on April 16, according to court records.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Apr 19, 2019

Man Charged in Racist Threats Against Cory Booker and Rashida Tlaib
The man, John J. Kless, of Florida, made phone calls laced with slurs to the lawmakers, and to another member of Congress in California, on April 16, according to court records.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Apr 19, 2019

Reaction to Mueller Report Divides Along Partisan Lines
In an era of deep polarization, Mr. Mueller's 448-page report quickly became yet another case study in the disparate realities of American politics.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Apr 19, 2019

‘Medicare for All' Is Hammering Health Care Stocks. For Now.
The popularity of proposals for a government-run, single-payer system among Democratic presidential candidates has hurt health care stocks, despite their strong earnings.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Apr 19, 2019

Americans Agree on One Thing About the Mueller Report: Disgust With the Country's Leaders
People of all political persuasions shared one feeling: disgust with the country's leaders and a sense that important issues, such as health care, continued to be ignored.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Apr 19, 2019

Don McGahn Served the White House, Not Trump
We should be grateful for his resistance to wrongdoing while working with a fundamentally dishonest president.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Apr 19, 2019

How Don McGahn Handled a Dishonest President
We should be grateful for his resistance to wrongdoing while working for the Trump White House.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Apr 19, 2019

Mueller Hints at a National-Security Nightmare
The missing piece of the report is a counterintelligence investigation that should set off alarm bells about our democracy and security.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Apr 19, 2019

Mueller Findings Kick Off a Political Tug of War That's Only Just Beginning
Democrats appear to be gearing up, with Representative Jerrold Nadler of New York describing the report as a road map to holding the president accountable.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Apr 18, 2019

A Market-Driven Green New Deal? We'd Be Unstoppable
Any serious energy transformation will need to harness America's powerful and creative economic engine.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Apr 18, 2019

A Case for a Market-Driven Green New Deal
Any serious energy transformation will need to harness America's powerful and creative economic engine.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Apr 16, 2019

Trump Vetoes Measure to Force End to U.S. Involvement in Yemen War
President Trump's decision to reject the bipartisan resolution was the second time in a month that he has blocked legislation passed by both houses of Congress.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Apr 16, 2019

Biden, at Hollings Funeral, Talks About How ‘People Can Change'
Mr. Biden once called Fritz Hollings his best friend in the Senate, strengthening his connection to the state, which is pivotal in the Democratic primary.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Apr 15, 2019

Trump's Nominees: Too Much Even for the Die-Hards
Some are spectacularly unqualified, others so extreme as to alienate the president's most conservative enablers.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Apr 15, 2019

What Republicans Can Learn From Bernie Sanders
Conservatives could really use a remarkably successful policy entrepreneur.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Apr 15, 2019

Bernie Sanders Has an Important Lesson for Republicans
The G.O.P. could really use a remarkably successful policy entrepreneur.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Apr 14, 2019

Mitch McConnell, Never a Grandstander, Learns to Play by Trump's Rules
The Senate majority leader, a tactician with few social graces, is learning to manage President Trump, even if he lacks the bonhomie that the president so craves.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Apr 11, 2019

Keep the Federal Reserve I Love Alive
The economist N. Gregory Mankiw says he loves the central bank but fears for its future as one of America's great institutions.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Apr 11, 2019

Senate Confirms Bernhardt as Interior Secretary Amid Calls for Investigations Into His Conduct
The former oil lobbyist has already played a central role in designing many of President Trump's policies for expanding drilling and mining.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Apr 10, 2019

Pompeo Is Warned Against Sidestepping Congress for Conflict With Iran
Against escalating tensions with Tehran, a Republican senator says the Trump administration must understand it is not authorized to attack Iran.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Apr 10, 2019

Barr Says Congress May See Some Redacted Parts of Mueller Report
In a second straight day of testimony before the release of the special counsel report, the attorney general said he would not take out criticisms of President Trump.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Apr 10, 2019

Congress to I.R.S.: Don't Even Think of Helping Taxpayers
Congress could free most Americans from the annual drudgery of filling out tax forms. Instead, it's trying to lock the current system in place.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Apr 10, 2019

William Barr Testimony Highlights: Attorney General Says He Thinks ‘Spying Did Occur' on Trump Campaign
The attorney general told lawmakers he would look into whether any "spying" on the Trump campaign was improper, and he hoped the redacted Mueller report would be released "next week."

Politics - U.S. Senate
Apr 10, 2019

William Barr Testimony Highlights: Government ‘Spying Did Occur' on Trump Campaign
The attorney general told lawmakers he would look into whether any "spying" on the Trump campaign was improper, and he hoped the redacted Mueller report would be released "next week."

Politics - U.S. Senate
Apr 10, 2019

William Barr Testimony Updates: ‘Spying Did Occur' on Trump Campaign
Amid the wait for the Mueller report, the attorney general goes before lawmakers, as does the nominee to succeed Rod Rosenstein as his deputy.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Apr 10, 2019

William Barr to Testify to Congress for a Second Day
Amid the wait for the Mueller report, the attorney general goes before lawmakers, as does the nominee to succeed Rod Rosenstein as his deputy.

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