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Politics - U.S. House
Dec 08, 2018

North Carolina's ‘Guru of Elections': Can-Do Operator Who May Have Done Too Much
L. McCrae Dowless ran an operation that, despite his checkered past, drew little scrutiny — until he ended up in the middle of an election marred by fraud charges

Politics - U.S. House
Dec 07, 2018

If America Had a Parliament
What would its political parties look like? And what does the answer say about where the two parties stand today?

Politics - U.S. House
Dec 07, 2018

‘Not Sure We Need to Do This,' Comey Says of House Inquiry
James B. Comey, the former F.B.I. director, expressed exasperation after being questioned for hours in a closed-door meeting with a House committee.

Politics - U.S. House
Dec 07, 2018

Christian Right Aided the Ascent of Republican in Disputed North Carolina Race
Religious leaders are rallying around Mark Harris, a pastor turned politician whose victory is under scrutiny as the state conducts an investigation into possible voter fraud.

Politics - U.S. House
Dec 07, 2018

Republican in Disputed North Carolina Race Is Favorite of Christian Right
Religious leaders are rallying around Mark Harris, a pastor turned politician whose victory is under scrutiny as the state conducts an investigation into possible voter fraud.

Politics - U.S. House
Dec 07, 2018

North Carolina Republican Owes $34,310 for Disputed Absentee Ballot and Turnout Work, Records Show
The campaign of Mark Harris, the G.O.P. nominee in a House race mired in voter fraud allegations, owes the money to a consulting group that used a controversial operative.

Politics - U.S. House
Dec 07, 2018

North Carolina Republican Says He Would Support New Election if Fraud Occurred
The campaign of Mark Harris, the G.O.P. nominee in a disputed House race, also disclosed that it owed more than $34,000 to a consulting group that used a controversial operative.

Politics - U.S. House
Dec 06, 2018

Joe Manchin Faces Liberal Opposition in Bid to Be Energy Panel's Top Democrat
The West Virginia senator's support for coal has drawn fire from progressives, who say he should not be given a big voice in the party's climate change policy.

Politics - U.S. House
Dec 06, 2018

The Art of the Imaginary Deal
On trade, Trump is a rebel without a clue

Politics - U.S. House
Dec 06, 2018

Richard H. Fulton, Liberal Tennessee Politician, Dies at 91
After a long tenure in Congress, where he was one of the few Southerners to support the Civil Rights Act, he oversaw Nashville's growth as mayor.

Politics - U.S. House
Dec 06, 2018

11th-Hour Effort to Press McConnell to Allow a Criminal Justice Vote
Senators and outside groups have all but accused Republican leaders of underrepresenting a bill's support to justify not scheduling a vote before Congress adjourns.

Politics - U.S. House
Dec 06, 2018

David Valadao Concedes House Race in Another Setback for California Republicans
The Democratic candidate, T.J. Cox, was declared the winner. With this result, Democrats have now captured 40 House seats from Republicans.

Politics - U.S. House
Dec 06, 2018

The Ticking Time Bomb Under Obamacare
The threat from President Trump and Republicans to take health care away — including a pending case that would strike down a large part of the law — has hit alarming levels.

Politics - U.S. House
Dec 06, 2018

North Carolina Republicans Express Increasing Doubts on Disputed Election
Citing fraud allegations, the executive director of the North Carolina Republican Party said Thursday that a new election may be appropriate in the state's Ninth Congressional District.

Politics - U.S. House
Dec 06, 2018

North Carolina Republican Leader Says He's Open to New Election in Disputed District
Citing fraud allegations, the executive director of the North Carolina Republican Party said Thursday that a new election may be appropriate in the state's Ninth Congressional District.

Politics - U.S. House
Dec 06, 2018

Ban the Trade in Shark Fins
The demand for shark fin soup is decimating some shark species. Congress should act to protect them.

Politics - U.S. House
Dec 06, 2018

The Power of Supreme Court Choices
A combative approach from George H.W. Bush put Clarence Thomas on the court and and has been embraced by Mitch McConnell and other Republicans.

Politics - U.S. House
Dec 06, 2018

How to Fill a Supreme Court Vacancy
George H.W. Bush was by turns conciliatory and confrontational. The combative approach put Clarence Thomas on the court.

Politics - U.S. House
Dec 06, 2018

Is Trump a Traitor?
And unpacking the Russia investigation with Lawfare's Susan Hennessey

Politics - U.S. House
Dec 05, 2018

Trump Gets It All Wrong
Beware of busloads of voters with phony mustaches.

Politics - U.S. House
Dec 05, 2018

North Carolina Republicans Targeted Voter Fraud. Did They Look at the Wrong Kind?
North Carolina passed one of the nation's toughest voter I.D. laws. But the fraud investigation going on now is focused on absentee ballots, which the state made easier to file.

Politics - U.S. House
Dec 05, 2018

Trump Shrugs Off Criminal Justice Reform
Even presidential and bipartisan support may not be enough to overcome Mitch McConnell.

Politics - U.S. House
Dec 04, 2018

Why They Came to Say Goodbye to George Bush
Some were teaching their children a lesson, and others were honoring their former commander in chief.

Politics - U.S. House
Dec 04, 2018

Saudi Crown Prince Is a ‘Wrecking Ball,' Graham Says
After a C.I.A. briefing, Senator Lindsey Graham said he was convinced that Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman of Saudi Arabia was behind the killing of Jamal Khashoggi. Senator Bob Corker added that if the crown prince went to trial, he'd be convicted "in 30 minutes or less."

Politics - U.S. House
Dec 04, 2018

House Republican Campaign Arm Says It Was Hacked This Year
The National Republican Congressional Committee said it had reported the breach to the F.B.I. but acknowledged that it had otherwise kept the hack secret for months.

Politics - U.S. House
Dec 04, 2018

House Republican Campaign Committee Says It Was Hacked This Year
The National Republican Congressional Committee said it had reported the breach to the F.B.I. but acknowledged that it had otherwise kept the hack secret for months.

Politics - U.S. House
Dec 04, 2018

Senator Compares Exclusive C.I.A. Khashoggi Briefing to ‘Deep State'
Senator Rand Paul, Republican of Kentucky, expressed frustration that the C.I.A. briefed only a small group of lawmaker about its findings regarding the killing of the Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

Politics - U.S. House
Dec 04, 2018

Saudi Prince ‘Complicit' in Khashoggi's Murder, Senators Say After C.I.A. Briefing
"There is not a smoking gun, there's a smoking saw," Senator Lindsey Graham said after hearing from the C.I.A. director, Gina Haspel.

Politics - U.S. House
Dec 04, 2018

C.I.A. Briefing on Khashoggi Solidifies Senators' View of Prince Mohammed's Complicity
"There is not a smoking gun, there's a smoking saw," Senator Lindsey Graham said after a briefing by the C.I.A. director, Gina Haspel.

Politics - U.S. House
Dec 04, 2018

C.I.A. Director Briefs Senators on Khashoggi Killing
Gina Haspel will try to assuage concerns about Saudi Arabia in an attempt to continue American military support for the kingdom's bombing campaign in Yemen.

Politics - U.S. House
Dec 04, 2018

C.I.A. Director to Brief Senators on Khashoggi Killing
Gina Haspel will try to assuage concerns about Saudi Arabia in an attempt to continue American military support for the kingdom's bombing campaign in Yemen.

Politics - U.S. House
Dec 04, 2018

Disputed North Carolina Race May Hinge on a Shadowy Operative
Officials are scrutinizing the work of L. McCrae Dowless Jr., who has worked for Democratic and Republican politicians in North Carolina, as they investigate claims of fraud.

Politics - U.S. House
Dec 03, 2018

The Misleading Claim That $21 Trillion in Misspent Pentagon Funds Could Pay for ‘Medicare for All'
Representative-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the rising liberal star, cited a figure that refers to nearly two decades of internal financial adjustments, not actual spending.

Politics - U.S. House
Dec 03, 2018

North Carolina's Election Turmoil: What We Know and Don't Know
The race in the state's Ninth Congressional District has been upended by allegations of absentee ballot fraud, which the state elections board is investigating.

Politics - U.S. House
Dec 02, 2018

Lawmakers Discuss Deal to Push Back Shutdown Deadline While Mourning Bush
With President Trump's apparent blessing, lawmakers are considering a one- or two-week spending bill to set aside negotiations until after former President George Bush's funeral.

Politics - U.S. House
Dec 02, 2018

Despite Big House Losses, G.O.P. Shows No Signs of Course Correction
A Republican Party that stayed true to President Trump is constrained from grappling with the damage he inflicted with moderate voters and women.

Politics - U.S. House
Dec 01, 2018

George Bush's Life in 13 Objects
Items from family, friends, college and the White House that influenced the 41st president.

Politics - U.S. House
Nov 30, 2018

High Stakes for House Freshmen: The Office Lottery
Forget coveted committee assignments and leadership positions. The concern of the hour was who could land a picturesque view, or a spacious lobby to woo colleagues and constituents alike.

Politics - U.S. House
Nov 30, 2018

North Carolina Election That Looked to Be Republican Victory Now in Limbo
The state elections board said it would not certify the results in the Ninth Congressional District and instead would hold a December hearing to explore claims of fraudulent absentee ballots.

Politics - U.S. House
Nov 30, 2018

Ed Pastor, Arizona's First Hispanic Member of Congress, Dies at 75
A son of a miner, he served 23 years in the House, championing immigration and education reforms as well as universal health care.

Politics - U.S. House
Nov 30, 2018

Interior Secretary Unleashes Extraordinary Attack on Democratic Lawmaker
Ryan Zinke took to Twitter to accuse Representative Raul Grijalva of being a drunk. The lawmaker had earlier called for Mr. Zinke's resignation.

Politics - U.S. House
Nov 30, 2018

Nearly a Month After the Midterms, Some House Races Are Still Undecided
Another week is ending, and winners have yet to be called in a district in California and one in New York.

Politics - U.S. House
Nov 30, 2018

Nearly a Month After the Midterms, Two House Races Are Still Undecided
Another week is ending, and winners have yet to be called in a district in California and one in New York.

Politics - U.S. House
Nov 30, 2018

N.Y. Today: The City Has Few Statues of Women. Here Comes Shirley Chisholm.
The first black woman to serve in Congress will get a monument in Brooklyn. Also: a rapper's rise and fall, and giant menorahs.

Politics - U.S. House
Nov 30, 2018

Why Michael Cohen Lied to Congress
An admission by President Trump's former lawyer about a proposed business deal in Russia sheds new light on where the special counsel investigation is headed.

Politics - U.S. House
Nov 30, 2018

How Michael Bloomberg Used His Money to Aid Democratic Victories in the House
Democrats backed by Mr. Bloomberg's organization won 21 of 24 House races, making him among the most influential donors of the election cycle.

Politics - U.S. House
Nov 30, 2018

‘It's Premature': Incoming Judiciary Chairman Warns Against Rush to Impeach
Representative Jerrold Nadler, under heavy pressure from Democrats, has already begun drawing up ambitious plans for how to use his power — and for now the only "I" word they include is immigration.

Politics - U.S. House
Nov 29, 2018

Pelosi's Strategy in Secret Ballot: Allow Her Critics to Let Off Steam
Nancy Pelosi gave her opponents a chance to cast a protest vote against her as she runs for House speaker, hoping that they would change course before a formal vote in January.

Politics - U.S. House
Nov 29, 2018

The Senate Steps Up on Saudi Arabia
Even Lindsey Graham — Lindsey Graham! — is offended by the administration's callousness toward the murder of Jamal Khashoggi.

Politics - U.S. House
Nov 29, 2018

Warren Assails Trump in Major Foreign Policy Speech
Saying that the "time for holding back is over," Senator Elizabeth Warren, who is viewed as a possible contender for the 2020 Democratic nomination, compared the Trump administration to an authoritarian regime.

Politics - U.S. House
Nov 29, 2018

Here Are the Democrats Who Voted Against Nancy Pelosi
Thirty-two Democrats who will serve in the House next year voted in a secret ballot on Wednesday against Representative Nancy Pelosi's ascent to the speakership. These are the known dissenters so far.

Politics - U.S. House
Nov 29, 2018

Nancy Pelosi's Last Fight
The leader of the House Democrats faces challenges from multiple factions in her quest to regain the speakership.

Politics - U.S. House
Nov 29, 2018

Why Nancy Pelosi Deserves to Be Speaker
Her skills are a perfect match for the job, and there is no better choice in the Democratic caucus — it's not even close.

Politics - U.S. House
Nov 29, 2018

Only One Democrat Deserves to Be Speaker
Nancy Pelosi's skills are a perfect match for the job, and there is no better choice in the Democratic caucus — it's not even close.

Politics - U.S. House
Nov 28, 2018

The Democratic Caucus Nominated Its Leadership. Here's What It Means.
Nancy Pelosi is one step closer to reclaiming the speaker's gavel, and the strikingly diverse freshman class weighed in for the first time.

Politics - U.S. House
Nov 28, 2018

Trump Talks of Pardon for Manafort and Escalates Attacks on Russia Inquiry
"Why would I take it off the table?" the president said of a pardon for Paul Manafort, who he said had been treated poorly by prosecutors for the special counsel.

Politics - U.S. House
Nov 28, 2018

Hakeem Jeffries Emerges as New Face of House Democrats
Mr. Jeffries, an ambitious 48-year-old Brooklynite with a golden tongue, sealed his spot on the fast track by winning the No. 5 spot in House Democratic leadership.

Politics - U.S. House
Nov 28, 2018

Deck the Halls With Democrats
'Tis the season to be running. …

Politics - U.S. House
Nov 28, 2018

As Democrats Prepare an Onslaught, House G.O.P. Seeks Trump Defenders for Committees
Few early choices may prove more consequential for Republicans than selecting lawmakers to fill the party's top spots on the Judiciary and Oversight and Government Reform Committees.

Politics - U.S. House
Nov 28, 2018

Mississippi's Era of Outsize Clout in Washington Is Waning
Few states have held more sway on Capitol Hill because of Senate seniority and committee chairmanships, which helped bring home billions of dollars. But Tuesday's election underscored changes afoot.

Politics - U.S. House
Nov 28, 2018

Despite Dissenters, Pelosi Is ‘Proud to Be The Nominee'
Representative Nancy Pelosi was nominated to be the speaker in the new Democratic House majority. But she will need to convince many of the 32 Democrats who voted against her to claim the post when the House votes on Jan. 3.

Politics - U.S. House
Nov 28, 2018

An Ardent Trump Supporter Becomes 3rd N.Y. House Republican to Fall
Claudia Tenney, who was unable to make up enough votes through absentee and affidavit ballots, lost to Anthony Brindisi, a Democrat.

Politics - U.S. House
Nov 28, 2018

Democratic Committee Ends House Campaign Cycle $18 Million in Debt
Though accumulating debt is not unusual for party-affiliated groups, the amount underscores the intense push Democrats made to defeat Republicans in House races.

Politics - U.S. House
Nov 28, 2018

Angry Senators Spurn President on War in Yemen
A vote to limit U.S. military support in Yemen showed widespread disapproval of President Trump's embrace of Saudi Arabia after the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

Politics - U.S. House
Nov 28, 2018

Trump Officials, Fiercely Defending Saudis, Warn Senators Not to Abandon Yemen War
Officials cautioned against withdrawing military support, and sought in one case to decouple concerns about Saudi Arabia in the war from the killing of Jamal Khashoggi.

Politics - U.S. House
Nov 28, 2018

Senators, Furious Over Khashoggi Killing, Spurn President on War in Yemen
A vote to limit U.S. military support in Yemen showed widespread disapproval of President Trump's embrace of Saudi Arabia after the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

Politics - U.S. House
Nov 28, 2018

Cindy Hyde-Smith Is Teaching Us What Segregation Academies Taught Her
The campaign gaffes of Mississippi's newly elected senator reveal the way that the past is always present.

Politics - U.S. House
Nov 28, 2018

Democrats Nominate Pelosi to Be Speaker but With Significant Defections
The 203-to-32 vote showed Nancy Pelosi had most Democrats behind her, but in the coming weeks, she will have many arms to twist.

Politics - U.S. House
Nov 28, 2018

Democrats Resoundingly Nominate Pelosi as Speaker, but Defections Signal Fight Ahead
The 203-to-32 vote showed Nancy Pelosi had most Democrats behind her, but the result kept alive the threat of a messy intraparty feud.

Politics - U.S. House
Nov 28, 2018

Hakeem Jeffries Wins No. 5 Post as House Democrats Vote on Leaders
In a sign of the strength of a new generation, House Democrats chose Hakeem Jeffries, 48, for their No. 5 leadership post over Barbara Lee, 72, a hero to the left.

Politics - U.S. House
Nov 28, 2018

House Democrats Meet to Choose Their Leaders for the New Congress
Newly empowered House Democrats began meeting on Wednesday to choose their leaders and rules for the next House, which begins in January.

Politics - U.S. House
Nov 28, 2018

Hyde-Smith Says Her Win Is About ‘Conservative Values'
Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith, who recently apologized for a reference to a public hanging, said she won her run-off election because Mississippians know her "heart."

Politics - U.S. House
Nov 28, 2018

Meet the New Freshmen in Congress: More Democrats, Diversity and Women
The congressional freshman class of 2019 includes the most racially diverse and most female group of representatives ever elected to the House.

Politics - U.S. House
Nov 27, 2018

In Electing Cindy Hyde-Smith, Mississippi Stays True to Its Conservative Roots
With a late boost from President Trump, Ms. Hyde-Smith defeated the Democratic candidate, Mike Espy, and set the Republican advantage in the Senate at 53-47.

Politics - U.S. House
Nov 27, 2018

Cindy Hyde-Smith Holds Off Mike Espy to Keep Mississippi Senate Seat
With a late boost from President Trump, Ms. Hyde-Smith weathered criticism of her rhetorical gaffes and increased the Republican advantage in the Senate to 53-47.

Politics - U.S. House
Nov 27, 2018

In Courting New Liberals, Pelosi Runs a Risk: A Freedom Caucus of the Left
A brash crew of newly elected liberals have become Nancy Pelosi's shock troops in her battle to be speaker. But with her in their debt, the would-be speaker is emboldening them.

Politics - U.S. House
Nov 27, 2018

Ahead of Peace Talks for Yemen, Senate Weighs Rebuke to Saudis
Jamal Khashoggi's killing may now serve as the catalyst for approval of a war powers resolution, which the Senate rejected as recently as in March.

Politics - U.S. House
Nov 27, 2018

Republicans Had One Black Woman in Congress. Now They Have None.
Mia Love was supposed to be the future. She was really an anomaly.

Politics - U.S. House
Nov 27, 2018

Mississippi Senate Election Results: Cindy Hyde-Smith vs. Mike Espy
See full results and maps from the Mississippi Senate special election.

Politics - U.S. House
Nov 27, 2018

Mississippi Senate Runoff Election Results
See full results and maps from the Mississippi Senate special election.

Politics - U.S. House
Nov 27, 2018

Beto O'Rourke Says He's Unsure of Next Steps
Representative Beto O'Rourke, who recently lost a Senate race in Texas, said he and his wife made a decision "not to rule anything out."

Politics - U.S. House
Nov 27, 2018

Trump Rallies for Hyde-Smith in Mississippi
At a rally for Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith of Mississippi, who is facing a competitive runoff election, President Trump highlighted the lawmaker's support for Justice Brett M. Kavanaugh.

Politics - U.S. House
Nov 27, 2018

Can Democrats Drain Trump's Gilded Swamp?
The president is the living embodiment of a spiraling crisis of American corruption, but the problem is far bigger than just him.

Politics - U.S. House
Nov 27, 2018

Mississippi Senate Runoff Election: Here's What You Should Know
The state's voters will decide between Cindy Hyde-Smith and Mike Espy as their next senator.

Politics - U.S. House
Nov 27, 2018

Mississippi Senate Runoff: Here's What You Should Know
The state's voters will decide between Cindy Hyde-Smith and Mike Espy as their next senator.

Politics - U.S. House
Nov 26, 2018

Trump, in Mississippi, Seeks to Shore Up Senate Candidate Engulfed in Controversy
The president offered an unabashed endorsement of Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith, who is under fire over comments that seemed to embrace the state's racist history.

Politics - U.S. House
Nov 26, 2018

A Choice for Mississippi
Mississippi voters face a test of their values and priorities in Tuesday's Senate election. House Democrats and Nancy Pelosi face a test of their own Wednesday when they elect their new leadership.

Politics - U.S. House
Nov 26, 2018

On Politics With Lisa Lerer: A Choice for Mississippi
Mississippi voters face a test of their values and priorities in Tuesday's Senate election. House Democrats and Nancy Pelosi face a test of their own Wednesday when they elect their new leadership.

Politics - U.S. House
Nov 26, 2018

Mia Love Criticizes Trump in Scathing Concession Speech
Ms. Love, the daughter of Haitian immigrants, also criticized Republicans for how they interact with minority voters.

Politics - U.S. House
Nov 26, 2018

Why G.O.P. Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith Could be in Trouble in Red Mississippi
Mississippi has elected only Republicans to the Senate for the last three decades. But a controversial remark by a Republican incumbent, Cindy Hyde-Smith, could flip one of the state's seats. Here's how we got here.

Politics - U.S. House
Nov 26, 2018

Ringleader of Democratic Rebels Softens Tone on Pelosi
Representative Seth Moulton said that his efforts to deny Nancy Pelosi the speaker's gavel were "bigger than her." But nine more Democrats said they would not support her without rule changes.

Politics - U.S. House
Nov 26, 2018

Pelosi Faces Another Internal Threat to Her Leadership, This Time Over Partisan Gridlock
Nine Democrats say they will not support from Nancy Pelosi as speaker unless she fundamentally alters procedures of the House in ways they say would alleviate gridlock.

Politics - U.S. House
Nov 26, 2018

The Suburbs Are Changing. But Not in All the Ways Liberals Hope.
Though Democrats dominated the suburbs in the midterms, some of those gains may be fragile.

Politics - U.S. House
Nov 25, 2018

Congress's Lame-Duck Session: Critical Bills, Looming Deadlines, Little Unity
Lawmakers return this week to a host of pressing major issues, including a farm bill and a potential government shutdown, and a narrow window to act.

Politics - U.S. House
Nov 25, 2018

How to Check Trump and Repair America's Image
Democrats should use their new power in the House.

Politics - U.S. House
Nov 25, 2018

A Chance to Repair America's Image Abroad
Democrats can use their new power in the House to check the Trump administration's recklessness and advance their own foreign policies.

Politics - U.S. House
Nov 25, 2018

M.L.B. Asks Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith to Return $5,000 Donation
The money was given after the Mississippi senator made comments endorsing public hanging.

Politics - U.S. House
Nov 25, 2018

Obama Alumni Return to Washington, This Time as House Freshmen
Nearly a dozen incoming House freshmen served in previous presidential administrations. Seven from the Obama administration are determined to restore Mr. Obama's legacy.

Politics - U.S. House
Nov 24, 2018

Betty Bumpers, Campaigner for Childhood Vaccinations, Dies at 93
Using her influence as an Arkansas first lady and senator's wife, she earned national recognition for her efforts to promote immunizations.

Politics - U.S. House
Nov 24, 2018

Does the Senate Represent America?
Readers react to Paul Krugman's distinction between largely rural "Senate America" and "real America."

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