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Politics - U.S. House
Sep 25, 2020

Making History, Ginsburg Is Honored at a Capitol Divided Over Replacing Her
Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg lay in state in Statuary Hall in a ceremony choreographed to allow the women of Congress to honor her legacy and the example she set.

Politics - U.S. House
Sep 25, 2020

Will Amy Coney Barrett Cost Republicans the Senate?
Mitch McConnell has a tricky needle to thread.

Politics - U.S. House
Sep 25, 2020

Trump Selects Amy Coney Barrett to Fill Ginsburg's Seat on the Supreme Court
The president's nomination of Judge Barrett, a favorite of conservatives, to replace Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, will kick off a furious and unprecedented scramble to confirm her in the Senate before Election Day.

Politics - U.S. House
Sep 25, 2020

Appeals Court Permits House to Sue Over Trump's Border Wall Spending
A panel ruled that the House had standing to pursue a constitutional lawsuit over the president's move to spend more money on a wall than Congress had approved.

Politics - U.S. House
Sep 25, 2020

Appeals Court Permits House to Sue Over Trump's Emergency Wall Spending
A panel ruled that the House had standing to pursue a constitutional lawsuit over the president's move to spend more money on a border wall than Congress had approved.

Politics - U.S. House
Sep 25, 2020

Female Lawmakers Honor Ginsburg at Capitol
Democratic and Republican women stood on the steps of the U.S. Capitol as the coffin of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg left the building.

Politics - U.S. House
Sep 25, 2020

A Supreme Court Fight Might Be Exactly What America Needs
From the courts to Congress, we might need fewer embalming norms and more room for victories and defeat.

Politics - U.S. House
Sep 25, 2020

Why the Supreme Court Fight Is a Tightrope for Trump in November
His pick is likely to galvanize Democrats while bringing him few new voters, and could hurt some Republican Senate incumbents. But the president needs to steer the debate away from the virus.

Politics - U.S. House
Sep 24, 2020

Democrats Prepare New Stimulus Plan as Time Wanes for a Compromise
Speaker Nancy Pelosi, under pressure from moderate Democrats to redouble efforts to strike a deal with the White House, laid the groundwork for action on a stimulus bill.

Politics - U.S. House
Sep 24, 2020

Trump Again Sows Doubt About Election as G.O.P. Scrambles to Assure Voters
President Trump declined for a second day to commit to a peaceful transfer of power if he lost the election, while Republicans, including Mitch McConnell, implicitly rebuffed him, promising an "orderly transition."

Politics - U.S. House
Sep 24, 2020

U.S. Risks Repeating 2009 Mistakes as Economic Recovery Slows
In the wake of the last recession, government spending dried up, dragging out the recovery. Policymakers warn against letting it happen again.

Politics - U.S. House
Sep 24, 2020

Why the U.S. Risks Repeating 2009's Economic Stimulus Mistakes
In the wake of the last recession, government spending dried up, dragging out the recovery. Policymakers warn against letting that happen again.

Politics - U.S. House
Sep 23, 2020

The Republican Irritation Olympics
So much talent, if you really enjoy exasperation.

Politics - U.S. House
Sep 23, 2020

Can You Advise if You've Already Consented?
Sure, most Senate Republicans will approve President Trump's Supreme Court nominee. But they seem to have already done so, without a name.

Politics - U.S. House
Sep 23, 2020

A Capital Engulfed by Sadness and Rage
While Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was alive, the prospect of an epic political and cultural battle was averted. But her death has brought a particular whiplash of sorrow and anger to Washington.

Politics - U.S. House
Sep 23, 2020

Biden Gives Cautious Answers on Breonna Taylor and the Supreme Court
Asked by reporters about two issues of deep importance to Democrats, the party's nominee was circumspect. The Biden campaign later released a fuller statement about Ms. Taylor.

Politics - U.S. House
Sep 23, 2020

Biden Warns Supreme Court Would Gut Women's Rights if G.O.P. Seats Nominee
Aiming to energize Democratic voters over the looming confirmation battle to replace Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Joe Biden laid out the high stakes.

Politics - U.S. House
Sep 23, 2020

Justice Dept. Urges Congress to Limit Tech's Legal Shield
President Trump and his allies have made criticism of major tech platforms a regular talking point as he campaigns for re-election.

Politics - U.S. House
Sep 23, 2020

Even With Vaccine There Will Still Be ‘Vulnerable People,' Fauci Says
Dr. Anthony S. Fauci and other top U.S. health officials testified before a Senate panel on the prospect of a vaccine, and warned that social distancing measures would still have to continue.

Politics - U.S. House
Sep 23, 2020

The House Moves to Avert a Shutdown
A stopgap bill will still need Senate and Oval Office approval: This is your morning tip sheet.

Politics - U.S. House
Sep 22, 2020

House Approves Short-Term Bill to Avoid a Shutdown
The measure would stave off a government shutdown, providing funding until Dec. 11.

Politics - U.S. House
Sep 22, 2020

With Nothing Else Working, Trump Races to Make a New Supreme Court Justice the Issue
Even as he presses ahead, some Republicans wonder whether it would be better to hold a confirmation vote before the election or start hearings but leave the final vote until afterward.

Politics - U.S. House
Sep 22, 2020

With Court Prize in Sight, Republicans Unite Behind Trump Once Again
The swift rally behind President Trump's push to fill a Supreme Court seat before the election reflects his lock on the Republican Party.

Politics - U.S. House
Sep 22, 2020

Schumer Assails Senate Republicans for Lacking ‘Honor and Decency'
Senator Chuck Schumer, the minority leader, accused Republicans of hypocrisy for attempting to fill a vacant Supreme Court seat in an election year.

Politics - U.S. House
Sep 22, 2020

Republican Hypocrisy on Nominations
A reader writes that the "pretzel-like contortions to agree to quickly filling Ruth Bader Ginsburg's Supreme Court seat are appalling." Also: It's about the makeup; wildfires and climate.

Politics - U.S. House
Sep 22, 2020

Romney Says He Supports Filling Supreme Court Vacancy
Senator Mitt Romney, Republican of Utah, said on Tuesday he supports holding a vote to fill the vacancy of the late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

Politics - U.S. House
Sep 22, 2020

Watch Full Video: Powell and Mnuchin Testify Before Congress
The Federal Reserve chair, Jerome H. Powell, and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin testified before lawmakers on Tuesday on the economy's recovery from the coronavirus pandemic.

Politics - U.S. House
Sep 22, 2020

Watch Live: Powell and Mnuchin Testify Before Congress
Federal Reserve Chair Jerome H. Powell and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin will testify before lawmakers Tuesday on the U.S. economy's recovery from coronavirus.

Politics - U.S. House
Sep 22, 2020

Justice Dept. Denies House Panel's Request for Officials to Appear
The department cited what it called Democrats' "scolding and insulting" of Attorney General William P. Barr at a contentious hearing in July.

Politics - U.S. House
Sep 22, 2020

Justice Dept. Denies House Panel's Request for Officials to Appear After Combative Barr Hearing
The department cited what it called Democrats' "scolding and insulting" of Attorney General William P. Barr at a contentious hearing in July.

Politics - U.S. House
Sep 21, 2020

Republican Senators Line Up to Back Trump on Court Fight
Senators Charles Grassley and Cory Gardner gave the president the votes he needs, but for the Senate to confirm his choice before the Nov. 3 election will still be a challenge.

Politics - U.S. House
Sep 21, 2020

How 3 Republicans Explain Their Supreme Court Flip-Flops
Senators Mitch McConnell, Lindsey Graham and Ted Cruz changed their positions on election year Supreme Court nominations. Here's what they are saying now.

Politics - U.S. House
Sep 21, 2020

How Ginsburg's Death Has Reshaped the Money Race for Senate Democrats
From Alaska to Maine to the Carolinas, Democratic strategists working on Senate campaigns described a spontaneous outpouring of donations the likes of which they had never seen. A Republican surge is expected as well.

Politics - U.S. House
Sep 21, 2020

R.I.P., R.B.G. What's Next?
The Supreme Court vacancy has only injected more chaos into the election. There are opportunities and perils for both parties.

Politics - U.S. House
Sep 21, 2020

‘You Would Do the Same': Graham Is Defiant on Supreme Court Reversal
Senator Lindsey Graham said he would refuse to confirm a Republican's Supreme Court nominee in a presidential election year. Now he is rushing to deliver President Trump's third justice.

Politics - U.S. House
Sep 21, 2020

Democrats and Republicans Clash Over Spending Bill to Avoid Shutdown
Democrats proposed a spending bill that omitted aid for farmers sought by President Trump, drawing Republican ire and leaving the fate of the bill unclear as federal funding is set to lapse.

Politics - U.S. House
Sep 21, 2020

El impacto de la muerte de Ruth Bader Ginsburg en las elecciones
¿Qué escenarios enfrentan las campañas de Trump y Biden al abrirse una vacante en la Corte Suprema a dos meses de las elecciones?

Politics - U.S. House
Sep 21, 2020

An Open Letter to Mitt Romney
Here's why Lindsey Graham is wrong.

Politics - U.S. House
Sep 21, 2020

Democrats Need a Plan. Fast.
Here's how they can apply maximum pressure, brand the process as the illegitimate farce it is and lay the groundwork for desperately needed reform.

Politics - U.S. House
Sep 21, 2020

Will the Senate Follow Its Own Precedent?
President Trump wants a vote on his next Supreme Court nominee "without delay": This is your morning tip sheet.

Politics - U.S. House
Sep 21, 2020

Mitch McConnell Has Seen the Promised Land
Chutzpah doesn't even begin to cover it.

Politics - U.S. House
Sep 21, 2020

Nancy Pelosi: ‘If The Election Were Held Today, We Would Win It All'
The most powerful woman in America plans to prevail in November. But what are the limits to her influence? Listen to the premiere of "Sway" with Kara Swisher.

Politics - U.S. House
Sep 21, 2020

Ilhan Omar Is Not Here to Put You at Ease
"You're agitated by my tone because you think people like me should be sitting in a corner, not heard and not seen."

Politics - U.S. House
Sep 20, 2020

Trump and Democrats Brace for Showdown Over Supreme Court Seat
The president's determination to confirm a replacement for Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg before the election set lawmakers on a collision course as Congress deals with other major issues.

Politics - U.S. House
Sep 20, 2020

Supreme Court Fight Could Scramble Intense Battle for Senate
Republicans see benefits for candidates struggling in conservative states, but Democrats say the vacancy sharpens their health care message and underscores Republican fealty to Trump.

Politics - U.S. House
Sep 20, 2020

Abortion Was Back-Burnered in the Presidential Race. Not Anymore.
The battle over the Supreme Court brings back a volatile issue with political risks for both sides, even as it energizes parts of their bases.

Politics - U.S. House
Sep 20, 2020

How the G.O.P. Might Get to Yes on Replacing Ruth Bader Ginsburg
There's no escape from juristocracy except through political conflict.

Politics - U.S. House
Sep 20, 2020

Ruth Bader Ginsburg Live Updates: Amid Mourning, Political Fight Heats Up
In emotional displays, thousands honored Justice Ginsburg and vowed to protect her legacy. President Trump said the nominee "will be a woman," and pressed to fill the seat "without delay."

Politics - U.S. House
Sep 20, 2020

Ruth Bader Ginsburg Live Updates: As Nation Mourns, Political Struggle Intensifies
In emotional displays, thousands honored Justice Ginsburg and vowed to protect her legacy. President Trump said the nominee "will be a woman," and pressed to fill the seat "without delay."

Politics - U.S. House
Sep 20, 2020

Ruth Bader Ginsburg Live Updates: Biden Says Election Winner Should Pick Nominee
Lisa Murkowski of Alaska became the second Republican senator to say the Senate should not consider a nominee before the presidential election.

Politics - U.S. House
Sep 20, 2020

Ruth Bader Ginsburg Updates: Biden Says Election Winner Should Pick Nominee
Lawmakers spar over the process to fill the vacant seat on the Supreme Court as possible nominees start to come into view and mourners continue to grieve a giant of the law.

Politics - U.S. House
Sep 20, 2020

Our Poll* Shows Close Race for Senate in Montana
*The survey erred in listing the Green Party, but it's still clear that Daines and Bullock are in a tight contest.

Politics - U.S. House
Sep 19, 2020

‘This Is Why We Wanted This Guy': Conservatives Push Trump to Fill Court Seat Quickly
Social conservatives and evangelical groups sprang into action after the death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, encouraging a speedy confirmation and rallying support for embattled Senate Republicans.

Politics - U.S. House
Sep 19, 2020

Shadow of Merrick Garland Hangs Over the Next Supreme Court Fight
The fight over the confirmation of Judge Garland in 2016 set the tone for an even more brutal battle over who should succeed Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

Politics - U.S. House
Sep 19, 2020

Ginsburg's Death Further Polarizes Voters Just Weeks Before Election
Republicans want to push forward. Democrats are seething. A bitterly divided nation gets more so as a Supreme Court nomination fight looms.

Politics - U.S. House
Sep 19, 2020

Demonstrators Assemble Outside McConnell's House
Protesters rallied outside the home of Senator Mitch McConnell, after he said he would move forward with President Trump's nominee to replace Justice Ginsburg on the Supreme Court, reversing his 2016 position.

Politics - U.S. House
Sep 19, 2020

The Latest Positions of Key Senators on Ginsburg's Replacement
The political jockeying intensified on Saturday about what the Senate would do to fill the vacancy on the U.S. Supreme Court.

Politics - U.S. House
Sep 19, 2020

In the Supreme Court Battle to Come, Here Are the Senators to Watch
Republicans hold a narrow majority in the Senate, meaning they can only afford to lose a few votes in their push to confirm a replacement for Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Here are the potential swing votes.

Politics - U.S. House
Sep 19, 2020

Cash Is Flowing Over Confirmation Battle for Supreme Court Vacancy
Justice Ginsburg's death on Friday night plunged Washington into what is certain to be a fierce clash as liberals seek to stop President Trump and the Republican-led Senate from confirming a replacement before Inauguration Day.

Politics - U.S. House
Sep 19, 2020

How Mitch McConnell Can Quickly Push Through Trump's Supreme Court Nominee
The rules and partisan breakdown of the Senate make it possible for Republicans to swiftly confirm President Trump's Supreme Court nominee. Here's how.

Politics - U.S. House
Sep 19, 2020

Court Vacancy Injects New Uncertainty Into Rancorous Election Battle
After the death of Ruth Bader Ginsburg, it was not clear that President Trump's right-wing coalition would be more motivated by a confirmation fight than the alliance of liberals and moderates supportive of Mr. Biden would be.

Politics - U.S. House
Sep 19, 2020

Ginsburg Supreme Court Vacancy Is the Second Closest to a U.S. Election Ever
The death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on Friday left an opening on the Supreme Court 46 days before Election Day.

Politics - U.S. House
Sep 19, 2020

Can Mitch McConnell Be Stopped?
If Republicans give Ruth Bader Ginsburg's seat to some Federalist Society fanatic, Democrats should pack the court.

Politics - U.S. House
Sep 19, 2020

Ruth Bader Ginsburg's Legacy
In the rearview mirror, the victories of a trailblazing feminist. On the road ahead, the threat of an entrenched and powerful minority.

Politics - U.S. House
Sep 18, 2020

Ruth Bader Ginsburg Knew What to Do With Her Time
But she also knew something about the unreliability of happy endings.

Politics - U.S. House
Sep 18, 2020

For McConnell, Ginsburg's Death Prompts Stark Turnabout From 2016 Stance
The majority leader pledged that President Trump's nominee to replace Justice Ginsburg would receive a Senate vote, despite his 2016 move to block President Obama's nominee in the waning months of his term.

Politics - U.S. House
Sep 18, 2020

Would McConnell Dare Try to Fill Ginsburg's Seat? Of Course He Will.
The majority leader pledged that President Trump's nominee to replace Justice Ginsburg would receive a Senate vote, despite his 2016 move to block President Obama's nominee in the waning months of his term.

Politics - U.S. House
Sep 18, 2020

McConnell Vows Vote on Ginsburg Replacement as Her Death Upends the 2020 Race
Democrats warn Republicans to follow the precedent they set in 2016, when they refused to consider President Barack Obama's choice for the court on the grounds that it was an election year.

Politics - U.S. House
Sep 18, 2020

Virus Pulls Down Trump, Poll Shows, and G.O.P. Senators Suffer With Him
A New York Times/Siena College survey showed Joe Biden leading President Trump by wide margins in Maine and Arizona, and effectively tied in North Carolina. Susan Collins trailed her Democratic rival in Maine's Senate race.

Politics - U.S. House
Sep 17, 2020

No, the Democrats Haven't Gone Over the Edge
The party still has a strong vibrant center.

Politics - U.S. House
Sep 17, 2020

‘A Comprehensive Plan': Democrats Make New Push for Heroes Act
House and Senate Democrats said they would continue to fight for a stimulus package as the death toll in the United States from coronavirus neared 200,000.

Politics - U.S. House
Sep 17, 2020

Community Colleges Can Be Engines of Economic Recovery
With proper funding and innovation, two-year public colleges can handle job training for millions of people.

Politics - U.S. House
Sep 17, 2020

Senate Democrats Present $350 Billion Strategy to Counter China
Democrats rolled out sprawling legislation that proposes substantial new funding over a decade in a bid to reinvest in the nation's economy and challenge Beijing.

Politics - U.S. House
Sep 17, 2020

People Need Money Now. A $1.5 Million Deal Can Make It Happen.
A compromise struck by House Democrats and Republicans to deliver aid during the pandemic merits consideration.

Politics - U.S. House
Sep 17, 2020

People Need Money Now. A $1.5 Trillion Deal Can Make It Happen.
A compromise struck by House Democrats and Republicans to deliver aid during the pandemic merits consideration.

Politics - U.S. House
Sep 17, 2020

A $1.5 Trillion Compromise Democrats Can't Ignore
A compromise struck by House Democrats and Republicans to deliver pandemic relief aid merits leadership's consideration.

Politics - U.S. House
Sep 17, 2020

A $1.5 Trillion Compromise That Congress's Leaders Can't Ignore
The bipartisan framework struck by House Democrats and Republicans merits consideration.

Politics - U.S. House
Sep 17, 2020

A $1.5 Trillion Compromise That Democrats Can't Ignore
The bipartisan framework struck by House Democrats and Republicans merits consideration.

Politics - U.S. House
Sep 17, 2020

What's at Stake in This Election? The American Democratic Experiment
Trump's former director of national intelligence on how to firmly and unambiguously reassure all Americans that their votes will be counted.

Politics - U.S. House
Sep 16, 2020

Trump Scorns His Own Scientists Over Virus Data
A public scolding of the C.D.C. chief was only the latest but perhaps the starkest instance when the president has rejected not just the policy advice of his public health officials but the facts and information that they provided.

Politics - U.S. House
Sep 16, 2020

Presidentially, Two Parties Is Plenty
Next time maybe they'll bring back the Whigs.

Politics - U.S. House
Sep 16, 2020

This Isn't Just JPMorgan's Problem
Sending workers home after a colleague tests positive for the coronavirus will be a fact of life for months to come.

Politics - U.S. House
Sep 16, 2020

House Report Condemns Boeing and F.A.A. in 737 Max Disasters
A committee's Democrats say two fatal crashes were a "horrific culmination" of engineering flaws, mismanagement and oversight lapses.

Politics - U.S. House
Sep 16, 2020

Why Trump's Supreme Court Fantasy List Is Bad for Real Life
Listing potential justices may distort how we see the judiciary and how it behaves. Joe Biden should stick to "no names."

Politics - U.S. House
Sep 15, 2020

Sarah McBride Is Set to Be the Nation's Highest-Ranking Transgender Official
Ms. McBride, who would be the first openly transgender person to serve in any state's senate, won a primary for a safely Democratic seat in Delaware.

Politics - U.S. House
Sep 15, 2020

Taking a Cue From Trump, House Republicans Offer Narrow Agenda
Working to avoid losing more ground in the minority, they unveiled a vision for governing on Tuesday. It was a road map back to February.

Politics - U.S. House
Sep 15, 2020

As Democrats Fret, Pelosi Vows to Act Again on Stimulus Plan Before Election
The announcement came as concern grew among rank-and-file lawmakers in both parties over the prospect of returning home to face voters without having enacted another recovery package.

Politics - U.S. House
Sep 15, 2020

Amid Stimulus Impasse, Bipartisan Group Offers $1.5 Trillion Compromise
Members of the House Problem Solvers Caucus plan to map out a recovery package they hope can push top Democrats and White House officials back to the negotiating table.

Politics - U.S. House
Sep 14, 2020

War Crime Risk Grows for U.S. Over Saudi Strikes in Yemen
State Department officials have raised alarms about the legal risk in aiding airstrikes that kill civilians. The Trump administration recently suppressed findings as it sold more weapons to Gulf nations.

Politics - U.S. House
Sep 14, 2020

War Crimes Risk Grows for U.S. Over Saudi Strikes in Yemen
State Department officials have raised alarms about the legal risk in aiding airstrikes that kill civilians. The Trump administration recently suppressed findings as it sold more weapons to Gulf nations.

Politics - U.S. House
Sep 13, 2020

The Week in Business: Let's Call the Whole Thing Off
In a bad week for deals, a new aid bill fizzled in Congress and Tiffany's sale fell apart.

Politics - U.S. House
Sep 12, 2020

Why Does Trump Want an Inaccurate Census?
Congress must extend the deadline for the count.

Politics - U.S. House
Sep 12, 2020

Targeting Conservative Terrain, Democrats Look to Independent Challengers in Alaska
The bids of two congressional candidates are shaping up as crucial tests of whether a centrist label can overcome resistance to Democrats in a conservative-leaning state.

Politics - U.S. House
Sep 10, 2020

Hopes Dim for More Stimulus as Democrats Block Narrow G.O.P. Plan
A show vote in the Senate reflected a continuing partisan divide that appears increasingly likely to scuttle any recovery package to address the toll of the pandemic before the November election.

Politics - U.S. House
Sep 10, 2020

Federal Court Rejects Trump's Order to Exclude Undocumented From Census
A three-judge panel unanimously said President Trump lacked the authority to remove noncitizens from census counts used to allot House seats.

Politics - U.S. House
Sep 10, 2020

Republicans' Stimulus Plan Fails in Senate
Senate Republicans failed to advance their substantially scaled-back stimulus plan amid opposition by Democrats who called the measure inadequate.

Politics - U.S. House
Sep 10, 2020

Montana's Greatest Cultural Export: Inane Campaign Ads
The state perfected intensely folksy political advertising, a signifiers-over-substance approach that has pervaded the nation.

Politics - U.S. House
Sep 09, 2020

Amtrak Chief Pleads for Nearly $5 Billion to Survive Pandemic
William J. Flynn, the agency's chief executive, warned of additional cuts to Amtrak's service and work force to "stave off bankruptcy" if Congress did not provide any additional emergency funding.

Politics - U.S. House
Sep 09, 2020

N.I.H. Director Has ‘Cautious Optimism' for Covid-19 Vaccine by End of 2020
Dr. Francis Collins, the director of the National Institutes of Health, emphasized to senators that coronavirus vaccine development and distribution would be determined based on science and not politics.

Politics - U.S. House
Sep 09, 2020

Pay People to Get Vaccinated
Once a reliable vaccine exists, it won't stop the pandemic unless most people are willing to take it. Economics provides a solution.

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