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Politics - U.S. Senate
Nov 14, 2018

Facebook at War: 6 Key Takeaways From The Times's Investigation
An investigation by The New York Times revealed how Facebook fought back against critics during a flood of crises — with delays, denials and an influence campaign in Washington.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Nov 14, 2018

How Facebook Wrestled With Scandal: 6 Key Takeaways From The Times's Investigation
An investigation by The New York Times revealed how Facebook fought back against critics during a flood of crises — with delays, denials and an influence campaign in Washington.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Nov 14, 2018

What Happens When Politicians Who Oversee Elections Are Also the Candidates?
Brian Kemp and Rick Scott have drawn criticism for mixing their political lives with their public roles, contributing to the electoral turmoil in Georgia and Florida.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Nov 14, 2018

We (Almost) Survived the Midterms
Election Day has come and gone. Where do we go from here?

Politics - U.S. Senate
Nov 14, 2018

In Florida Recount Fight, Democratic Lawyer Draws Plaudits and Fire
Marc Elias, a veteran of high-stakes political battles, is a powerful behind-the-scenes operator who has faced criticism from both left and right.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Nov 14, 2018

A Real Chance at Criminal Justice Reform
Sessions is out. Trump is on board. It's time to put these necessary changes into action.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Nov 14, 2018

Trump Embraces a Path to Revise U.S. Sentencing and Prison Laws
Senators have staked the success of the bipartisan agreement on President Trump, but powerful pockets of opposition remain among some law enforcement officials and conservative lawmakers.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Nov 14, 2018

Marco Rubio, Trumpified
The Florida senator is promoting false conspiracy theories for partisan gain.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Nov 14, 2018

Florida Recount, Amid Machine Error and Lawsuits, Is ‘Going to End Up a Little Messy'
Old equipment in Palm Beach County prompted the elections supervisor to warn the county may not be able to meet the deadline in Florida's statewide recount.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Nov 13, 2018

The Real Florida Recount Fraud
Republicans' baseless claims poison the races for governor and senator.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Nov 13, 2018

Who Gets the Last Word in a Disputed Senate Race? The Senate
The two parties are battling in court over the Florida recount, but it is ultimately up to the Republican-controlled Senate to decide whether it accepts the outcome.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Nov 13, 2018

Who Gets the Last Word in a Disputed Senate Race? The Senate.
The two parties are battling in court over the Florida recount, but it is ultimately up to the Republican-controlled Senate to decide whether it accepts the outcome.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Nov 13, 2018

How Kyrsten Sinema Won Her Senate Seat and Pulled Off a Historic Arizona Triumph
Ms. Sinema began her political career as an antiwar activist and then transformed into a pro-business conservative Democrat who often voted alongside Republicans.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Nov 13, 2018

Is Arizona the Next Big Democratic Target?
In the On Politics newsletter, a Democratic strategist says it might be time for the party to jettison Iowa and Ohio and focus on the Sun Belt — Arizona, Texas and Georgia.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Nov 13, 2018

I Take Back My Praise of Jeff Flake's Book
He's a class act with a faint heart.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Nov 13, 2018

The Florida Recount
A reader faults the president for calling for an end to the vote-counting.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Nov 13, 2018

Arizona Election Results: 6 Key Takeaways on Sinema Victory
With Republican politics in Arizona looking less like the brand practiced by moderate senators like John McCain and Jeff Flake, many centrist G.O.P voters there are politically homeless.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Nov 13, 2018

A Week After the Election, Democratic Gains Grow Stronger
What seemed like a mixed result for Republicans has turned more grim as Democrats continue to pick up seats in the House and statewide gains come into focus.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Nov 13, 2018

‘Arizona Proved There's a Better Way Forward,' Sinema Says
Representative Kyrsten Sinema, a Democrat, won the Senate seat in Arizona almost a week after Election Day, defeating her Republican opponent, Martha McSally.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Nov 13, 2018

A Tool of Autocrats
Marco Rubio and other top Republicans would rather undermine democracy than lose fairly.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Nov 12, 2018

Inside the Republican Strategy to Discredit the Florida Recount
Dusting off their playbook from 2000, Republicans claim the recount is rife with fraud. But what's driving them is their narrow majority in the Senate and their need to deliver a win to the base.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Nov 12, 2018

Kyrsten Sinema Declared Winner in Arizona Senate Race
After a delayed count, Ms. Sinema scored a groundbreaking victory for Democrats in a state that has been a Republican bastion for decades.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Nov 12, 2018

In Florida Election Standoff, Judge Urges Parties to ‘Ramp Down the Rhetoric'
Judge Jack Tuter refused to order the impounding of vote-counting equipment, but lawyers on both sides agreed on adding extra security at elections center.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Nov 12, 2018

Judge Urges Parties in Florida Election to ‘Ramp Down the Rhetoric'
Judge Jack Tuter refused to order impounding of vote-counting equipment, but lawyers on both sides agreed on adding extra security at elections center.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Nov 12, 2018

Mississippi Senator's ‘Public Hanging' Remark Draws Backlash Before Runoff
Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith, whose opponent is black, said she meant to convey respect, but a linguistics professor said the idiom had a negative connotation and fell out of use long ago.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Nov 12, 2018

In Michigan, the Best Candidates Just Happened to Be Women
For the first time, four of the top elected statewide officials will be women who ran on a broad range of issues.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Nov 12, 2018

Democrats Can't Play It Safe. They Need Inspiring Candidates.
Learning the right lessons from the 2018 midterms is key for the party as it looks ahead to the 2020 elections.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Nov 12, 2018

Do the Math. Moderate Democrats Will Not Win in 2020.
Learning the right lessons from the midterms is key for the party.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Nov 11, 2018

Uncounted Ballots, Overvoted Ballots: Why is the Governor Claiming Fraud in Florida's Election?
Questions swirl around the vote tally in Florida, where Gov. Rick Scott has filed lawsuits over the handling of ballots, alleging fraud. The truth is more complicated.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Nov 11, 2018

You Have a Right to Weariness
The struggle for goodness and decency is an eternal struggle, not a seasonal one.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Nov 11, 2018

Let the People Vote
America finally has a pro-democracy movement — and it did very well at the polls last week.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Nov 10, 2018

Florida Braces for Vote Recounts in Senate and Governor's Races
The vote tallies in at least three statewide races fell within a margin of half a percentage point, the legal trigger for required recounts.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Nov 10, 2018

Florida Begins Vote Recounts in Senate and Governor's Races
The vote tallies in three statewide races fell within a margin of half a percentage point, the legal trigger for required recounts.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Nov 10, 2018

Who Won That Arizona Senate Race? What Day Is It?
Kyrsten Sinema has pulled to a lead in the Arizona Senate race, but days of ballot-counting remain.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Nov 10, 2018

See How Close the Results Are in Florida, Georgia and Arizona
The races for Senate and governor may head to a recount or a runoff.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Nov 10, 2018

See How the Close the Results Are in Florida, Georgia and Arizona
The races for Senate and governor may head to a recount or a runoff.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Nov 09, 2018

Midterm Climate Report: Partly Cloudy
This week's elections produced a mixed forecast for the environment.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Nov 09, 2018

Trump Administration to Punish Saudis in Moves That Could Stop Tougher Acts by Congress
Trump administration officials have debated how to punish Saudi Arabia for the killing of the journalist Jamal Khashoggi and the Yemen war while preserving relations with Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Nov 09, 2018

A Mysterious ‘Undervote' Could End Up Settling the Florida Senate Race
Ballot design in Broward County is one possible cause of votes cast for one contest but apparently not another.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Nov 09, 2018

It's Déjà Vu in Florida, Land of Recounts and Contested Elections
Uncertainty reigned in Florida as three key races neared possible recounts amid continuing questions over ballot counting.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Nov 09, 2018

Protests Erupt Over Possible Recounts in Close Florida Elections
Uncertainty reigned in Florida as three key races neared possible recounts amid continuing questions over ballot counting.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Nov 09, 2018

Now, the Markets Can Worry About Other Things. Here's a List.
With the elections in the rearview mirror, Wall Street can focus on gridlock and interest rates — and maybe impeachment and a recession.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Nov 09, 2018

Washington Gridlock? Maybe Not on These Personal Finance Issues
From credit reports to family leave, there are a few areas in which Democrats and Republicans share common ground. And bipartisan cooperation could be good for your wallet.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Nov 09, 2018

America's Small-Town Crisis
And the Democrats' small-town crisis, which is very much related.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Nov 09, 2018

Good News: Democracy Has a Pulse
It will take at least one more election cycle, but the enemies of progress are headed back to history's basement.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Nov 09, 2018

This Is Us, Halfway Whole
It will take at least one more election cycle, but the enemies of progress are headed back to history's basement. And democracy has a pulse.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Nov 09, 2018

Mueller Has a Way Around Trump and His Minions
A road map from the Watergate prosecution shows a potential route for the special counsel to send incriminating evidence directly to Congress.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Nov 09, 2018

Midterm Election Turnout Was Up. How Much? We Don't Yet Know.
Voters turned out on Tuesday at rates not seen in a midterm election in at least half a century

Politics - U.S. Senate
Nov 09, 2018

‘Year of the Woman' Indeed: Record Gains in the House
There will be at least 100 women in the House next year — the largest number yet in U.S. history.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Nov 08, 2018

Well After Election Day, Florida and Georgia Voters Still Wonder Who Won
Officials were still counting absentee, provisional and overseas ballots, and the partisan camps were disputing how to go about it.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Nov 08, 2018

Real America Versus Senate America
Some of us are more equal than others, and they like Trump.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Nov 08, 2018

An Olive Branch in Montana
I am not naïve about race hatred in our country. But I have also found reason for hope.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Nov 08, 2018

Florida Braces for Election Recounts in Races for Senate and Governor
The Florida Senate race has only narrowed since the Republican challenger, Gov. Rick Scott, claimed victory over the Democratic incumbent, Bill Nelson. It could require a manual recount.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Nov 08, 2018

Florida Braces for Election Recounts, Now Including the Race for Governor
The Florida Senate race has only narrowed since the Republican challenger, Gov. Rick Scott, claimed victory over the Democratic incumbent, Bill Nelson. It could require a manual recount.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Nov 08, 2018

Florida Braces for Election Recounts, Starting With Senate Race
The Florida Senate race has only narrowed since Republican Rick Scott claimed victory against Democrat Bill Nelson. It could prompt a manual recount.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Nov 08, 2018

Rick Scott Cites Rampant Fraud in Florida, as Senate and Governor Races Tighten
Mr. Scott filed lawsuits against two counties over vote counts, escalating tensions in a nasty and historically close political fight.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Nov 08, 2018

Rick Scott Cites Voter Fraud in Florida, as Senate and Governor Races Tighten
Mr. Scott filed lawsuits against two counties over vote counts, escalating tensions in a nasty and historically close political fight.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Nov 08, 2018

The Midterm Results Are a Warning to the Democrats
Stop manning imaginary barricades, and start building real bridges to the other America.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Nov 08, 2018

The Polarizer in Chief Meets the Midterms
Democrats and Republicans continue to move farther apart. Trump wouldn't have it any other way.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Nov 08, 2018

The Polarizer-in-Chief Meets the Midterms
Democrats and Republicans continue to move farther apart. Trump wouldn't have it any other way.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Nov 08, 2018

Trump After the Midterms: Undaunted or Unhinged?
He fired Jeff Sessions. But a House Democratic majority prepares to pounce.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Nov 08, 2018

Did Trump Lose the Midterms?
And what lessons should the parties learn from Tuesday's voting?

Politics - U.S. Senate
Nov 08, 2018

Right and Left React to the Midterm Results
Writers from across the spectrum on the 2018 elections and what the results mean for American politics.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Nov 07, 2018

‘Florida's Being Florida': Senate Race May Be Heading to, What Else? A Recount
Florida is accustomed to razor-thin vote margins. But Tuesday's election has seen five races so close they could go to recounts.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Nov 07, 2018

‘Florida's Being Florida': Senate Race May Be Heading to, What Else? A Recount.
Florida is accustomed to razor-thin vote margins. But Tuesday's election has seen five races so close they could go to recounts.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Nov 07, 2018

‘Florida's Being Florida': Senate Race Heads to, What Else? A Recount.
Florida is accustomed to razor-thin vote margins. But Tuesday's election has seen five races so close they could go to recounts.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Nov 07, 2018

For Both Parties, a Political Realignment Along Cultural Lines
Two years after a divided country elected President Trump, voters delivered a cascade of contradictory results that added up to a portrait of a nation at odds with itself.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Nov 07, 2018

Trump, Under Scrutiny and Unleashed
The Democrats made progress in the midterm elections.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Nov 07, 2018

A Two-Party Texas and Other Takeaways From the Cruz-O'Rourke Race
Texas hasn't seen a midterm election like this one in decades. Here are five takeaways.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Nov 07, 2018

The Midterms Are Over. Now What?
In the On Politics newsletter, looking into our political future; plus, checking in on some of the biggest undecided midterm races.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Nov 07, 2018

On Politics With Lisa Lerer: The Midterms Are Over. Now What?
Looking into our political future; plus, checking in on some of the biggest undecided midterm races.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Nov 07, 2018

Takeaways From Trump's Midterms News Conference: ‘People Like Me'
President Trump and his fellow Republicans lost the House but gained seats in the Senate. He said his greatest lesson from Tuesday's election was, "People like the job I'm doing."

Politics - U.S. Senate
Nov 07, 2018

In ‘Rainbow Wave,' L.G.B.T. Candidates Are Elected in Record Numbers
More than 150 L.G.B.T. candidates were elected nationwide, and Massachusetts voted to uphold a state law protecting transgender people from discrimination.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Nov 07, 2018

Think 2020 Will Be Better for Senate Democrats? Think Again
Without a smarter approach to rural America, liberals will be stuck in the minority for a long time.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Nov 07, 2018

A Record 117 Women Won Office, Reshaping America's Leadership
The so-called Year of the Woman is living up to its name, though women remain far from having equal representation in Congress.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Nov 07, 2018

Georgia, California, Florida: Here Are the Races That Are Too Close to Call
Races across the country were too close to call on Wednesday, including pivotal contests for Senate, House and governor. Here are the biggest ones.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Nov 07, 2018

4 Things to Watch as House Democrats Usher In Divided Government
A dramatically different reality on Capitol Hill sets up the likelihood of two years marked more by conflict than cooperation, though House Democrats see some room for action.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Nov 07, 2018

With Sessions Firing, Trump Quickly Tests Democratic Resolve
Democratic leaders struck a conciliatory tone after winning House control, but the firing of Attorney General Jeff Sessions immediately tested their resolve to hold President Trump accountable.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Nov 07, 2018

It's the Day After the Election. What's Your Take?
How are you viewing the midterm election results? We want to hear from our readers.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Nov 07, 2018

The Congressional Uniform Is About to Change
And that's a good thing. Declaring independence from the pantsuit, pearls and other clichés of political dress.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Nov 07, 2018

Forget Excuses. What Counts Is Winning Elections.
The midterms offered some painful lessons for Democrats.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Nov 07, 2018

Trump Was Not Repudiated. He Was Rewarded.
The president made the midterms a real battle instead of a running retreat. He is widely hated and feared, but he is also much loved as a champion of his voters.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Nov 07, 2018

What Happened? Decoding Election Night
Readers offer different assessments of what messages the voters were sending, and how both parties should proceed.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Nov 07, 2018

A Smashing National Win
But Democrats need a new strategy outside of metropolitan areas. They're getting hammered there.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Nov 07, 2018

House Democrats Can Constrain Trump. They Can Also Overreach.
When members of the new Democratic majority take over in January, the president's power will shrink — not to nothing but significantly.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Nov 07, 2018

After Loss of House, Trump Makes Overture to Democrats, Coupled With Threats
The president immediately vowed to retaliate if the new Democratic-controlled House investigates his finances and political dealings. "Two can play that game!" he wrote.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Nov 07, 2018

Despite Loss of House, Trump Claims ‘Big Victory' and Threatens Democrats
The president immediately vowed to retaliate if the new Democratic-controlled House investigates his finances and political dealings. "Two can play that game!" he wrote.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Nov 07, 2018

Trump Claims ‘Big Victory' as Republicans Gain in Senate, but Lose the House
The president is likely to face more partisan fighting and a flurry of new Democrat-led congressional investigations into his finances and business dealings.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Nov 07, 2018

What Happened in the Midterm Elections
The voting delivered a split Congress — and a country whose political and cultural divisions appear to be deepening.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Nov 07, 2018

A Night of Firsts in the Midterm Elections
The first Native American and Muslim women elected to Congress. The first female governors in Maine and South Dakota. Here are some of the new leaders who will soon be taking office.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Nov 07, 2018

What Happened on Midterm Election Day? Here's What We Know
The Senate stayed red, the House turned blue and some of the most dramatic governors' races in recent memory were fought right down to the wire.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Nov 07, 2018

What Happened on Midterm Election Day? Here's What We Know.
The Senate stayed red, the House turned blue and some of the most dramatic governors' races in recent memory were fought right down to the wire.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Nov 07, 2018

Midterm Election Results: 4 Key Takeaways
A quick look at what happened on Tuesday night.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Nov 07, 2018

Hawley Thanks Trump at Victory Rally
Senator-elect Josh Hawley praised President Trump, who lavished praise and support on Mr. Hawley during the campaign.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Nov 07, 2018

When the House and the Senate Are Divided, Who Wins?
The midterm elections set up a divided Congress, with a Democratic House and a Republican Senate. Here's a quick civics lesson about what that means.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Nov 07, 2018

The Success in Beto's Failure
O'Rourke gave Texans who have long felt disenfranchised a glimpse of what could be.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Nov 07, 2018

DeSantis Takes Shots at ‘Elites' in Victory Speech
Governor-elect Ron DeSantis celebrated his win by saying that Election Day was the one day when "elites don't call the shots."

Politics - U.S. Senate
Nov 07, 2018

Blackburn Celebrates Historic Victory in Tennessee
Marsha Blackburn thanked President Trump after she won her race, making her the first woman in Tennessee to become a senator.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Nov 07, 2018

Midterms Deliver an American Stalemate
A rebuke to President Trump in the overall returns, but not a presidency-ending repudiation. Two years of chaos and hysteria ending in a return to standoff.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Nov 07, 2018

The Democrats Won the House. Now What?
For starters, pick policy battles wisely.

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