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Politics - U.S. Senate
Dec 11, 2019

What to Watch For at a Senate Hearing on the F.B.I.'s Russia Inquiry
The Justice Department inspector general will answer questions about his exhaustive report on aspects of the F.B.I.'s Russia investigation.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Dec 11, 2019

What to Watch for at a Senate Hearing on the Report on the F.B.I.'s Russia Inquiry
The Justice Department inspector general will answer questions about his exhaustive report on aspects of the F.B.I.'s Russia investigation.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Dec 10, 2019

Bipartisan Bill Targets Online Spread of Child Sex Abuse Material
The legislation, responding to an investigation in The New York Times, would make tech companies more responsible for retaining data about abuse.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Dec 10, 2019

Impeach Trump. Save America.
It is the only thing to do if our country's democracy is to survive.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Dec 10, 2019

House Democrats Unveil Articles of Impeachment Against Trump
Democratic leaders announced they would move to charge President Trump with abuse of power and obstruction of Congress when the Judiciary Committee meets to consider articles of impeachment

Politics - U.S. Senate
Dec 10, 2019

Trump ‘Ignored and Injured' the National Interest, Democrats Charge in Impeachment Articles
Democratic leaders unveiled articles of impeachment charging President Trump with abuse of power and obstruction of Congress.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Dec 10, 2019

The Yearbook That Victims of School Shootings Never Collected
The harsh, black cover of the book, which memorializes 37 people killed at the country's schools last year, is meant to spur action.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Dec 07, 2019

Amid Rancor in House, It's Quiet in the Halls of the Senate. Too Quiet.
Senators, temporarily relegated to the sidelines as the House begins impeachment proceedings against President Trump, lament inaction as legislation languishes.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Dec 06, 2019

White House Signals Trump Won't Mount House Impeachment Defense
In a sharply worded letter, the White House counsel denounced the impeachment inquiry and called on Democrats to end it, or get it over with quickly so it could proceed to a Senate trial.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Dec 04, 2019

Kelly Loeffler Will Fill Georgia Senate Seat, Setting Up a Clash With Trump
The appointment of Ms. Loeffler, a politically untested businesswoman, pits Gov. Brian Kemp against President Trump and his allies, who had lobbied for a different candidate.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Dec 04, 2019

A Louder, Messier Phase of Impeachment
The House Intelligence Committee has given its report on President Trump to the Judiciary Committee. What comes next will look very different.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Dec 03, 2019

G.O.P. Senators, Defending Trump, Embrace Debunked Ukraine Theory
The claim by Senator John Kennedy and others that Ukraine interfered in the 2016 election offers the president a defense but contradicts intelligence agencies, which call it Russian propaganda.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Dec 03, 2019

Did We Ever Know the Real Kamala Harris?
She was crowned the perfect Democrat for 2020. Here's what doomed her campaign.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Dec 02, 2019

Gov. Kemp of Georgia Is Expected to Tap Kelly Loeffler for Senate Seat
The appointment would pit the governor against President Trump, revealing an intraparty rift over the best way to maintain Republican dominance in Georgia.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Dec 02, 2019

What Is the Impeachment Process? A Step-by-Step Guide
A detailed look at each stage in a process that could lead to the removal of President Trump.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Nov 29, 2019

Where's Lindsey? After G.O.P. Outcry, Graham Emerges as a Trump Defender
After initially resisting calls to lead Republicans' impeachment counteroffensive, the senator has now taken on the role with zeal.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Nov 29, 2019

Why Republicans Will Sidestep Their Garland Rule for the Court in 2020
Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg's health scare raised the question of how the Senate would handle a Supreme Court vacancy in a presidential election year.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Nov 26, 2019

Plane Breaches D.C. Airspace, Prompting Brief White House and Capitol Lockdown
Military aircraft were scrambled over Washington after a plane violated restrictions.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Nov 26, 2019

Plane Breaches D.C. Airspace, Prompting Brief White House, Capitol Lockdown
Military aircraft were scrambled over Washington, D.C., after an airplane violated airspace restrictions, prompting a brief lockdown at the White House and on Capitol Hill.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Nov 25, 2019

Can Trump Challenge His Impeachment in the Supreme Court?
The president has vowed to ask the justices to intercede, but the Constitution and precedents are against him.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Nov 23, 2019

A Split Decision From Congress Will Leave Voters With Final Say on Trump
Unlike Presidents Richard M. Nixon or Bill Clinton, Mr. Trump will face an election after his impeachment battle if he isn't removed from office.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Nov 22, 2019

A Senate Trial Could Put Trump's Use of Aggressive Defense Tactics to Their Biggest Test
The president's campaign against the Mueller report and its author is a road map of what is likely to lie ahead.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Nov 22, 2019

The Four Lessons of Impeachment
They are not all depressing.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Nov 21, 2019

Anticipating Impeachment, Republicans Debate Trial Timeline
President Trump wants an aggressive defense, but White House officials and Republicans are divided over whether to aim for a brief process or a drawn-out spectacle.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Nov 21, 2019

Bracing for Impeachment, White House and Republicans Weigh Contours of a Senate Trial
President Trump wants an aggressive defense, but White House officials and Republicans are divided over whether to aim for a brief process or a drawn-out spectacle.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Nov 21, 2019

Senate Approves Spending Bill to Avoid Shutdown, and Trump Signs It
The measure delays the threat of a government shutdown until just before Christmas.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Nov 21, 2019

Senate Approves Short-Term Spending Bill to Avoid a Shutdown
The measure now heads to President Trump's desk, delaying the threat of a government shutdown until just before Christmas.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Nov 21, 2019

The Left Shouldn't Freak Out About Trump's Judges (Yet)
The federal appeals courts are not irretrievably lost for liberals.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Nov 20, 2019

U.S. Bill Supporting Hong Kong Rights Heads to Trump's Desk
After winning House and Senate approval, the bill could complicate the administration's already rocky talks with China to end the trade war.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Nov 20, 2019

Trump's F.D.A. Nominee Sidesteps Questions About Banning Flavored Vaping Products
The nominee, Dr. Stephen M. Hahn, said the decision to restrict flavors would not be his, if confirmed, because it was already under final review by the White House.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Nov 20, 2019

The Democrats Are in Georgia. The Stakes Couldn't Be Higher.
The state's demographics have been favorable to turn it blue, but destiny is shaped by history, too.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Nov 20, 2019

The Danger of Elizabeth Warren
Even if she wins the presidency — hardly a sure bet — she may jeopardize Democrats in the House and the Senate.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Nov 18, 2019

I.R.S. Whistle-Blower Met With Senate Staff Members
The whistle-blower had filed a complaint accusing Treasury Department officials of improperly interfering with the handling of President Trump's tax returns.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Nov 18, 2019

Impeachment Inquiry Calls Aide Who Overheard Trump Asking for Ukraine Investigations
David Holmes, a top aide in the United States embassy in Ukraine who overheard President Trump talking about the investigations he wanted the country to launch, is scheduled to testify on Thursday.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Nov 18, 2019

House Republicans Want Ukraine Information From a Republican Senator
Senator Ron Johnson traveled to Ukraine as part of a delegation attending the president's inauguration in 2019 and has repeatedly found himself drawn into the impeachment inquiry.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Nov 18, 2019

Ex-Envoy to Tell Impeachment Inquiry He Was Unaware of Trump Ukraine Pressure
Kurt D. Volker, the former special envoy to Ukraine, will modify his testimony, saying he was kept out of the loop at key moments of President Trump's Ukraine pressure campaign.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Nov 18, 2019

Ex-Envoy to Testify He Didn't Know Ukraine Aid Was Tied to Investigations
Kurt D. Volker, the former special envoy to Ukraine, will modify his testimony in the impeachment inquiry, saying he was kept out of the loop at key moments of President Trump's pressure campaign.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Nov 15, 2019

How to Dislodge the Brute in the White House
Threatening, malicious, contemptuous of the law and public service: Trump to Ukraine is Trump in all departments.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Nov 15, 2019

‘The Report' and the Untold Story of a Senate-C.I.A. Conflict
The Adam Driver film dramatizes a contentious investigation into post-911 torture. But it leaves out a tense episode that could have buried the results altogether.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Nov 15, 2019

Admit It: You Don't Know How Impeachment Works. We Can Help.
Explosive testimony. News media frenzies. A trial in the Senate. Here is how impeachment works - and how it has played out in the past.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Nov 14, 2019

Senate Republicans, Eyeing Election-Year Impeachment Trial, Wrestle With Timeline
Republicans are weighing whether to draw out the proceeding, hindering the presidential campaigns of several Senate Democrats, or seek a quicker resolution.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Nov 14, 2019

This Is Not a Game
The first public hearing in the impeachment proceedings was sad, yet necessary.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Nov 14, 2019

Our Schools Can't Solve the Problems of Our Rigid Workweek
Parents need better options for after-school care, but longer school days may not be the answer.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Nov 12, 2019

Two Impeachments, but Two Radically Different Accusations
As the House opens public hearings into whether President Trump committed high crimes and misdemeanors, the battle over President Bill Clinton's impeachment 21 years ago looms large.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Nov 12, 2019

What Trump Is Hiding From the Impeachment Hearings
The president's efforts to prevent the House from doing its job are just as worrisome as the Ukraine scandal.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Nov 12, 2019

The Impeachment Inquiry's Main Players
Here are the lawmakers to watch as the process unfolds.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Nov 12, 2019

Impeachment's Main Players
Here are the lawmakers to watch as the impeachment process unfolds.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Nov 12, 2019

Mike Espy Will Run for Senate in Mississippi, Aiming for a Rematch
Mr. Espy, a Democrat, lost a special election runoff last year to Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith, who apologized during the campaign for a reference to a public hanging.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Nov 08, 2019

Senate Democrats Face Their Own Risks Over Impeachment
While Republicans get most of the attention, a Senate trial could complicate Democrats' drive for the majority.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Nov 08, 2019

Science Funds for Minority Colleges Become Political Football in the Senate
Minority-serving colleges and universities are looking on helplessly as vital funding for their science, engineering and math programs are bogged down in the Senate morass.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Nov 07, 2019

Jeff Sessions, Praising Trump, Formally Announces Senate Campaign
The former attorney general's decision will most likely put him on a collision course with President Trump, who still harbors resentment toward him.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Nov 07, 2019

Congressional Democrats to Revive Equal Rights Amendment Push
Democrats aim to repeal an expired deadline on the measure to ensure equality of the sexes, clearing the way for Virginia — where they just won legislative control — to be the last state to ratify it.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Nov 06, 2019

Trump and Senate Republicans Celebrate Making the Courts More Conservative
"We are going to be, I think, just about No. 1 by the time we finish — No. 1 of any president, any administration," President Trump said on Wednesday.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Nov 06, 2019

Jeff Sessions Will Run for His Old Alabama Senate Seat. Trump Does Not Approve.
The former attorney general and four-term senator risks reigniting attacks from President Trump, who could undermine his standing in the primary race.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Nov 06, 2019

Jeff Sessions Will Run to Reclaim Alabama Senate Seat
The former attorney general and four-term senator risks reigniting attacks from President Trump, who could undermine his standing in the primary race.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Nov 06, 2019

Animal Cruelty Moves One Step Closer to Being a Federal Crime
The Senate unanimously passed a bill Tuesday that, if signed into law, would make the torture of animals a federal felony punishable by fines and up to seven years in prison.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Nov 06, 2019

Bill Making Animal Cruelty a Federal Crime Headed to President Trump's Desk
The Senate unanimously passed a bill Tuesday that, if signed into law, would make the torture of animals a federal felony punishable by fines and up to seven years in prison.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Nov 05, 2019

What Happens When a President and Congress Go to War?
Trump is not the first president to defy Congress. A struggle for power has been playing out since the nation's founding — as its framers intended.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Nov 04, 2019

The Presidency Is Not Enough
And without reform, neither is a Democratic Senate.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Nov 02, 2019

The End of Betomania
Beto O'Rourke's meme-ready instincts and hope-and-change flourishes seemed like a credible bet to counter President Trump. Until they didn't.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Nov 01, 2019

The NeverTrump Vindication
They may be on respirators. But conscientious conservatives still count.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Nov 01, 2019

Guantánamo Testimony Details Initial Handling of Prisoners Accused of Plotting 9/11
A former commander of the most secretive part of the prison compound told how the accused plotters of the Sept. 11 attacks were guarded by a secret force dressed like U.S. troops.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Nov 01, 2019

Beto O'Rourke Drops Out of the Presidential Race
The former Texas congressman, who energized Democrats in a Senate race last year, began his White House run to great fanfare but failed to build significant support.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Nov 01, 2019

Beto O'Rourke Is Dropping Out of the Presidential Race
The former Texas congressman, who energized Democrats in a Senate race last year, began his White House run to great fanfare, but failed to build significant support.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Oct 30, 2019

Georgia Plans to Purge 300,000 Names From Its Voter Rolls
Voting rights advocates described the removals as troubling, saying it was just the beginning of efforts to suppress the vote in battleground states.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Oct 30, 2019

Two Disputed Judicial Nominees Could Help Trump Reach Milestone
With a batch of nominees being considered Thursday, the president could soon have appointed a quarter of all federal appeals court judges.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Oct 30, 2019

On One Issue, Americans Are United. Too Many Are Behind Bars.
Civil discourse and bipartisanship in America aren't dead. At least when the subject is criminal justice reform.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Oct 29, 2019

In Another Bipartisan Rebuke of Trump, House Votes for Sanctions Against Turkey
House Republicans broke from President Trump en masse for a second time this month to condemn his foreign policy in Syria.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Oct 29, 2019

Jeff Sessions Considers Run for His Old Alabama Senate Seat
The former attorney general, who previously held the seat for 20 years, would seem to be a formidable candidate. But President Trump's antipathy toward him could complicate the picture.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Oct 28, 2019

Possible Impeachment Trial Could Complicate Congress's Spending Debate
The uncertainty could further muddle the already fraught process of trying to prevent another government shutdown.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Oct 28, 2019

Kay Hagan, Former North Carolina Senator, Dies at 66
A Democrat, she served one term after defeating Elizabeth Dole. She was found to have a tick-borne virus in 2016.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Oct 28, 2019

Impeachment Does Not ‘Overturn' an Election
The founders were extremely clear about the importance of dealing with the abuse of executive power.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Oct 27, 2019

Before Deadly Crashes, Boeing Pushed for Law That Undercut Oversight
The government has been handing over more responsibility to manufacturers for years. The new law makes it even harder for regulators to review Boeing's work.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Oct 27, 2019

Boeing Shaped a Law to Its Liking. Weeks Later, a 737 Max Crashed.
The government has been handing over more responsibility to manufacturers for years. The new law makes it even harder for regulators to review Boeing's work.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Oct 26, 2019

Could Trump Serve a Second Term if Ousted? It's Up to the Senate
Everyone knows the Senate can remove a president, but a second, lesser-known vote could disqualify someone from future office altogether.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Oct 25, 2019

Why Does Only One Party Play by the Rules?
Thanks to Trump's deepening dependence on "alternative facts," the assertion of reality is now a viable campaign strategy for 2020 Democrats.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Oct 24, 2019

Vulnerable Senate Republicans Shrink From Defending Trump
Senate Republicans up for re-election in 2020, fearful of straying too far from Mr. Trump yet at pains to defend him, have adopted a strategy of saying as little as possible.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Oct 24, 2019

Republicans Fight Trump's Impeachment by Attacking the Process
President Trump wants his party to defend him more aggressively. Senators instead are denouncing the impeachment process.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Oct 24, 2019

How to Win Impeachment
And what can be done about "deaths of despair"?

Politics - U.S. Senate
Oct 23, 2019

House Unanimously Approves Bill to Make Animal Cruelty a Federal Offense
Violators could face up to seven years in prison under the Preventing Animal Cruelty and Torture Act.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Oct 23, 2019

The Gaping, Recession-Sized Hole in 2020 College Plans
Every good plan needs a contingency plan. That means making sure states can afford free college expansions, even in the oncoming recession.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Oct 22, 2019

Katie Hill, Rising Democratic Star in House, Denies Relationship With Staff Member
The California freshman denied a report of a relationship with a congressional staff member, which House rules forbid, but refused to comment on whether she was intimately involved with a campaign aide.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Oct 22, 2019

On Capitol Hill, the Caucus Grows for Diwali
Five members of Congress now celebrate the Indian festival of lights with feasts and family gatherings. But some of them think the version on the Hill needs work.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Oct 21, 2019

Mitt Romney Admits to Having a Secret Twitter Account, ‘Pierre Delecto'
The senator acknowledged that he had an account, which he used to monitor political conversations online and defend himself.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Oct 18, 2019

As Inquiry Widens, McConnell Is Said to See Impeachment Trial as Inevitable
With an eye toward protecting the Republican majority, Senator Mitch McConnell is preparing a serious review of impeachment articles he sees as unavoidable.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Oct 18, 2019

As Inquiry Widens, McConnell Sees Impeachment Trial as Inevitable
With an eye toward protecting the Republican majority, Senator Mitch McConnell is preparing a serious review of impeachment articles he sees as unavoidable.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Oct 17, 2019

Boeing C.E.O., Already Set for House Hearing, Is Likely to Face Senate, Too
Dennis A. Muilenburg is preparing to face Congress for the first time since the crashes of two 737 Max jets killed 346 people.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Oct 17, 2019

Senate Fails to Override Trump's Veto, Keeping Border Emergency in Place
The vote fell short of the two-thirds majority needed to override President Trump's veto, allowing him to continue circumventing Congress to fund the border wall.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Oct 16, 2019

Democrats, Dream Big but Tell the Whole Truth
Big moves come with hitches. But that's no reason not to go big and bold.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Oct 16, 2019

Elaine Chao, Mitch McConnell and Questions of Conflict
Congress wants answers from the transportation secretary, wife of the Senate majority leader, about the apparent mixing of public and family business.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Oct 13, 2019

The Clinton Legacy: Impeachment Hurts the President
The 1998 trial damaged Democrats more than Republicans.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Oct 10, 2019

Don't Weaken Privacy Protections for Children
Regulators appear poised to cave to the tech industry. What's the rush?

Politics - U.S. Senate
Oct 10, 2019

The ‘Dead Chicken Strategy': A Republican Roadmap for Surviving Impeachment
After the successful confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh, one political operative sees a clear path through the impeachment inquiry. But at what cost?

Politics - U.S. Senate
Oct 10, 2019

Republicans' ‘Dead Chicken' Strategy on Impeachment
After the successful confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh, one political operative sees a clear path through the impeachment inquiry. But at what cost?

Politics - U.S. Senate
Oct 09, 2019

What Joe Biden Learned at the Last Two Impeachments
The only major debate over removing a president that he missed, for obvious reasons, was Andrew Johnson's in 1868. From Nixon onward, the longtime senator has urged caution above all.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Oct 08, 2019

G.O.P.-Led Senate Panel Affirms Russia Attacked Election, and Urges Action
A report called for steps by Congress, the Trump administration and tech firms, and reiterated a conclusion the president has resisted: Russia interfered in the 2016 election.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Oct 07, 2019

U.S. Using Trade Deals to Shield Tech Giants From Foreign Regulators
The push is the latest salvo in a global fight over who gets to set the rules for the internet.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Oct 07, 2019

When ‘Get Out' Is a President's National Security Strategy
President Trump has demonstrated that in his pursuit of ending America's "endless wars," no troop presence abroad is too small to escape his desire to terminate it.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Oct 07, 2019

Trump Throws Middle East Policy Into Turmoil Over Syria
After criticism that he was allowing a Turkish incursion into northern Syria, the president pivoted, saying he would prevent Turkey from going too far.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Oct 03, 2019

Will the G.O.P. Turn Against Trump?
Whose armrest is it anyway? An airplane etiquette debate.

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