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Politics - U.S. House
May 20, 2018

The Right Way to Fix the Prisons
What Congress could learn from Donald Trump's moment of empathy on criminal justice.

Politics - U.S. House
May 20, 2018

Out of Prison, Back to Congress? Michael Grimm Is Trying on Staten Island
After pleading guilty to tax fraud, Mr. Grimm gave up his seat in 2014. Now he's running to reclaim his Staten Island House seat.

Politics - U.S. House
May 20, 2018

Young People Keep Marching After Parkland, This Time to Register to Vote
Younger voters typically do not cast ballots in midterm elections. But after the Parkland, Fla., shooting, registration among younger voters is accelerating.

Politics - U.S. House
May 19, 2018

John Lewis and Other Black Leaders Spurn Black Challenger in Boston
Ayanna Pressley is trying to become the first nonwhite member of the House from Massachusetts, but Mr. Lewis and others have endorsed her white opponent.

Politics - U.S. House
May 19, 2018

John Lewis and Other Prominent Blacks Spurn Black Challenger in Boston
Ayanna Pressley is trying to become the first nonwhite member of the House from Massachusetts, but Mr. Lewis and others have endorsed her white opponent

Politics - U.S. House
May 19, 2018

These 7 Women Could Help Democrats Win Congress. (And Here's How the Republicans Plan to Stop Them.)
Pennsylvania has had an all-male congressional delegation since 2015. After victories by several women this week, that may change in November.

Politics - U.S. House
May 18, 2018

House Farm Bill Collapses Amid Republican Disarray
A rebellion from conservative lawmakers sank a vast farm-policy bill on the House floor Friday amid a fight over how to proceed on immigration.

Politics - U.S. House
May 18, 2018

Listen to ‘The Daily': Does Mueller Have a Plan for Trump?
White House lawyers have claimed that the special counsel will not indict the president, regardless of his findings. If that's true, then what's the purpose of his inquiry?

Politics - U.S. House
May 18, 2018

Running Uphill: The Challenge of Unseating Dianne Feinstein
A prominent Democrat in the nation's most Democratic state struggles for traction against Dianne Feinstein. At 84, she is a California fixture.

Politics - U.S. House
May 17, 2018

Chance of Nafta Deal in 2018 Diminishes as Talks Drag Past Congressional Deadline
The Trump administration had hoped a revised deal would reach the current Congress, in which Republicans control both chambers. Now, those prospects are diminishing by the day.

Politics - U.S. House
May 17, 2018

Congressional Candidates, Not Mueller, Could Decide Trump's Future
The idea of impeachment raises the stakes for control of Congress this November and potentially puts the idea front and center in the midterm elections.

Politics - U.S. House
May 17, 2018

Senate Confirms Gina Haspel to Lead C.I.A. Despite Torture Concerns
Ms. Haspel, a career clandestine officer, will take the helm as the agency's first female director at a time of shifting alliances and intelligence threats from countries including Russia and Iran.

Politics - U.S. House
May 17, 2018

Is the System Rigged Against Democrats?
In "It's Time to Fight Dirty," David Faris lays out a strategy for structural changes to level a skewed electoral playing field.

Politics - U.S. House
May 17, 2018

As Democratic Women Surge, Ranks of Republican Women May Shrink
Democratic women are running for Congress in record numbers, and Republican women are trying to match the surge. But retirements may leave G.O.P. ranks depleted.

Politics - U.S. House
May 17, 2018

Must-Do for Florida's Midterm Candidates: A Stop in Puerto Rico. Or Three.
Florida candidates have traveled repeatedly to the island, a sign Puerto Ricans have become an increasingly important constituency.

Politics - U.S. House
May 16, 2018

Women Win. Men Take a Powder.
Riding along that old campaign trail.

Politics - U.S. House
May 16, 2018

Women Win; Men Take a Powder
Riding along that old campaign trail.

Politics - U.S. House
May 16, 2018

In ‘The Restless Wave,' John McCain Says America Is Still Exceptional
In his latest and likely last book, McCain expresses concern about the state of the union, but generally stops short of calling out President Trump.

Politics - U.S. House
May 16, 2018

Scott Pruitt on Capitol Hill: Highlights From Round 3
The E.P.A. administrator made his third congressional appearance in a month.

Politics - U.S. House
May 16, 2018

Scott Pruitt on Capitol Hill: Live Updates
The E.P.A. administrator is testifying now, giving senators the first chance to question him about first-class travel, his ties to lobbyists and other ethics issues.

Politics - U.S. House
May 16, 2018

Scott Pruitt on Capitol Hill: Round 3 in Progress
The E.P.A. administrator is testifying now, the first chance for senators to question him about first-class travel, his ties to lobbyists and other ethics issues.

Politics - U.S. House
May 16, 2018

Scott Pruitt on Capitol Hill: What to Expect in Round 3
The E.P.A. administrator testifies on Wednesday, the first chance senators will have to question him about first-class travel, his ties to lobbyists and other ethics issues.

Politics - U.S. House
May 16, 2018

Democrats Sharpen Focus as Scott Pruitt Testifies Again on Capitol Hill
The E.P.A. administrator made his third congressional appearance in less than a month and appeared unable to deflect some tough questions.

Politics - U.S. House
May 16, 2018

3 Key Takeaways From Tuesday's Primaries
In Pennsylvania, the Democrats rallied around women, and the Republicans went for candidates in the Trump mold.

Politics - U.S. House
May 16, 2018

Primaries 2018: 3 Key Takeaways From Tuesday Night
In Pennsylvania, the Democrats rallied around women, and the Republicans went for candidates in the Trump mold.

Politics - U.S. House
May 15, 2018

Pennsylvania Primaries Deliver Strong Wins for Democratic Women
Buoyed by a new congressional map and grass-roots anger at President Trump, Democrats are poised to flip several Republican-held districts in a state Mr. Trump narrowly won in 2016.

Politics - U.S. House
May 15, 2018

Women Score Major Victories in House Primary Races in Pennsylvania
Buoyed by a new congressional map and grass-roots anger at President Trump, Democrats are poised to flip several Republican-held districts in a state Mr. Trump narrowly won in 2016.

Politics - U.S. House
May 15, 2018

Women Surge in Pennsylvania Races, Buoying Democratic Midterm Hopes
Seeking to tap into grass-roots rejection of President Trump, Democrats want to reclaim House seats in a state Mr. Trump narrowly won in 2016

Politics - U.S. House
May 15, 2018

Talking to Senators, Trump Stays on (His Own) Message
During a lunch on Tuesday, President Trump avoided controversial topics and instead talked about his own accomplishments and his optimism for the Republican Party in the fall midterm elections.

Politics - U.S. House
May 15, 2018

Women in Politics: ‘Our Time Is Now'
A reader writes that the sheer number of women running for office "will likely produce success."

Politics - U.S. House
May 15, 2018

Gina Haspel Likely to Be Confirmed as C.I.A. Chief After Repudiating Torture
After refusing at her confirmation hearing to condemn the C.I.A.'s use of torture after 9/11, she wrote in a letter that the agency should not have undertaken that program.

Politics - U.S. House
May 15, 2018

It's Primary Day. Here's Everything You Need to Know
Voters on Tuesday cast ballots for primaries in four states: Idaho, Nebraska, Oregon and Pennsylvania.

Politics - U.S. House
May 15, 2018

It's Primary Election Day. Here's Everything You Need to Know
Voters on Tuesday cast ballots for primaries in four states: Idaho, Nebraska, Oregon and Pennsylvania.

Politics - U.S. House
May 15, 2018

Left vs. Center for Democrats Tonight
Also: Could the Jerusalem embassy actually be good for peace?

Politics - U.S. House
May 15, 2018

Maybe We Don't Deserve John McCain
As a senator, he exemplifies a political ideal we are fast losing sight of.

Politics - U.S. House
May 14, 2018

Harry Reid Has Surgery for Pancreatic Cancer
The former Senate Democratic leader had surgery on Monday to remove a tumor from his pancreas. Mr. Reid's family said the prognosis for his recovery was good.

Politics - U.S. House
May 14, 2018

Pennsylvania's Primary: Congressional Races to Watch
The state has a brand-new voting map, which analysts predict may help Democrats eventually gain up to six seats in the House of Representatives this fall.

Politics - U.S. House
May 14, 2018

Why Comey's October Surprise Was Pointless and Wrong
He said his only choices were "speak or conceal." But a third way would have avoided election interference.

Politics - U.S. House
May 13, 2018

Ben Carson vs. the Fair Housing Act
A federal court should stop HUD from shelving rules that would help curb housing segregation around the United States.

Politics - U.S. House
May 13, 2018

Dean Heller, Buffeted on Both Sides, Tries to Save His Nevada Senate Seat
Mr. Heller has angered Trump supporters and infuriated Democrats. Now, he faces re-election as the Senate's most vulnerable Republican incumbent.

Politics - U.S. House
May 13, 2018

Trying for House Gains, Democrats Bless Moderates and Annoy Liberals
In right-leaning districts they hope to flip, national Democrats are backing moderates in primaries, a strategy that may yield a fractious House caucus if they win.

Politics - U.S. House
May 12, 2018

Renounce Nancy Pelosi, Ignore Donald Trump — and Win?
In North Carolina as in Pennsylvania, Democrats may have found a formula for midterm success.

Politics - U.S. House
May 12, 2018

A Surge of Women Candidates, but Crowded Primaries and Tough Races Await
More than half the female candidates for House and Senate seats are challenging incumbents, who historically always win. And many women running for open seats are in challenging districts.

Politics - U.S. House
May 11, 2018

As He Lay Dying
John McCain is not just plotting the details of his own funeral, but living it. And he's giving us a very public tutorial in dignity and defiance.

Politics - U.S. House
May 11, 2018

‘America Is Respected Again,' Trump Says in Elkhart, Ind., a City Obama Once Championed
On Thursday, President Trump swapped his role as grim-faced statesman for one that comes more naturally to him: campaign trail firebrand.

Politics - U.S. House
May 10, 2018

Donors to Congressman: ‘Don't Ever Call Me Again'
A reader laments a political system dictated by money.

Politics - U.S. House
May 10, 2018

Rep. Tenney's Fervor for Trump Invites Ridicule, but Not From G.O.P. Base
Claudia Tenney, a Republican congresswoman from Central New York, has drawn scorn for some of her remarks, but not necessarily in her district.

Politics - U.S. House
May 10, 2018

Rep. Tenney's Fervor for Trump Invites Ridicule, but Not From Voters
Claudia Tenney, a Republican congresswoman from Central New York, has drawn scorn for some of her remarks, but not necessarily in her district.

Politics - U.S. House
May 10, 2018

John McCain Isn't Ready to Wave a White Flag Just Yet
In a new memoir as he confronts brain cancer and his mortality, the senator from Arizona yearns for a return to more civil politics and worldwide U.S. leadership.

Politics - U.S. House
May 09, 2018

Democrats in Rust Belt: Stay Close to Trump, but Not Too Close
After primaries in prime Trump territory Tuesday, Republicans were eager to embrace the president while Democrats had a more delicate balancing act.

Politics - U.S. House
May 09, 2018

Cory Booker on His Side, Newark's Mayor Charts a Pragmatic Second Term
Mayor Ras J. Baraka, re-elected Tuesday by a large margin, has signaled a course that few predicted, including a partnership with Mr. Booker.

Politics - U.S. House
May 09, 2018

Trump and the Mosquito Wars
What the nation needs now is clearly more lobbyists.

Politics - U.S. House
May 09, 2018

An Ohio Special Election Shapes Up as a Big Test of the ‘Blue Wave'
The House special election in August in the suburbs of Columbus could indicate how Democrats will perform in November with college-educated, affluent voters.

Politics - U.S. House
May 09, 2018

House Republicans, Defying Leaders, Move to Force Immigration Votes
More than a dozen House Republicans created a petition to force votes on immigration legislation, hoping to settle the uncertain futures of the so-called Dreamers.

Politics - U.S. House
May 09, 2018

Republican Midterm Mastermind Tells All!
A strategist key to the party's November fortunes bluntly sizes up the race for control of Congress.

Politics - U.S. House
May 09, 2018

Republican Midterms Mastermind Tells All!
A strategist key to the party's November fortunes bluntly sizes up the race for control of Congress.

Politics - U.S. House
May 09, 2018

North Carolina Republican Is First Incumbent Ousted in 2018
Robert Pittenger, seeking his fourth term, lost a primary challenge on Tuesday to Mark Harris, a Baptist minister who opposes same-sex marriage.

Politics - U.S. House
May 09, 2018

Big Donors Form New Alliance to Seize House From Republicans
Donors are committing $108,000 each to give to two dozen Democrats in key battleground districts.

Politics - U.S. House
May 09, 2018

America Doesn't Need Gina Haspel. We Need a Debate on Torture.
Whether the Senate confirms Ms. Haspel as the director of the C.I.A. or not, the United States needs a conversation about torture and rendition.

Politics - U.S. House
May 08, 2018

Don Blankenship Loses West Virginia Republican Primary for Senate
The former coal executive faced a concerted campaign by Republicans to stop him, including a last-minute appeal from President Trump. Patrick Morrisey, the state's attorney general, won the nomination.

Politics - U.S. House
May 08, 2018

Cordray Defeats Kucinich in Ohio; Blankenship Loses in West Virginia
The victory by Mr. Cordray, who was endorsed by Senator Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts, came as a relief to many Democrats who saw Mr. Kucinich as unelectable.

Politics - U.S. House
May 08, 2018

Blankenship Loses West Virginia Primary; Cordray Defeats Kucinich in Ohio
The victory by Richard Cordray, who was endorsed by Senator Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts, came as a relief to many Democrats who saw Dennis Kucinich as unelectable.

Politics - U.S. House
May 08, 2018

Richard Cordray Defeats Dennis Kucinich in Ohio Democratic Primary
The victory by Mr. Cordray, who was endorsed by Senator Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts, came as a relief to many Democrats who saw Mr. Kucinich as unelectable.

Politics - U.S. House
May 08, 2018

Vice President's Brother Captures G.O.P. House Primary in Indiana
On his first run for office, Greg Pence, the vice president's brother, won the Republican nomination on Tuesday for the House seat his brother once held.

Politics - U.S. House
May 08, 2018

House Votes to Dismantle Bias Rule in Auto Lending
The regulatory rollback by Republicans moved forward as lawmakers also inched closer to a bipartisan agreement to alter portions of the 2010 Dodd-Frank Act.

Politics - U.S. House
May 08, 2018

Paul Ryan Swears Father Conroy Back In as House Chaplain
Catholics had protested in recent weeks after the House speaker asked for his resignation. The two men met for coffee and talked of reconciliation.

Politics - U.S. House
May 08, 2018

The Quiet Americans Behind the U.S.-Russia Imbroglio
Can Washington's ‘Russia hands' help explain why the post-Cold War relationship has gone off the rails?

Politics - U.S. House
May 08, 2018

Unable to Excite the Base? Moderate Candidates Still Tend to Outdo Extreme Ones
Research points to a key to political victories in the House: Don't nominate someone who will motivate the other side to show up.

Politics - U.S. House
May 07, 2018

The Candidate Who's Too Trump-Like Even for Trump
Republicans in Washington, including President Trump, are encouraging West Virginians not to vote for Don Blankenship, a popular Senate candidate with a complicated past.

Politics - U.S. House
May 07, 2018

Is Don Blankenship Too Trump-Like Even for Trump?
Republicans in Washington, including President Trump, are encouraging West Virginians not to vote for Don Blankenship, a popular Senate candidate with a complicated past.

Politics - U.S. House
May 07, 2018

Don Blankenship: Too Trump-Like Even for Trump?
Republicans in Washington, including President Trump, encouraged West Virginians not to vote for Don Blankenship, a Senate candidate with a complicated past.

Politics - U.S. House
May 07, 2018

At McConnell's Urging, Trump Asks West Virginians Not to Vote for Don Blankenship
The president tweeted that Mr. Blankenship's opponents have a better chance of beating the incumbent Democratic senator, Joe Manchin

Politics - U.S. House
May 07, 2018

Trump Urges West Virginians Not to Vote for Don Blankenship
The president tweeted that Mr. Blankenship's opponents have a better chance of beating the incumbent Democratic senator, Joe Manchin

Politics - U.S. House
May 07, 2018

Trump Weighs In on West Virginia Senate Race in Sign of Republican Anxiety
The president tweeted that Don Blankenship's opponents have a better chance of beating the incumbent Democratic senator, Joe Manchin.

Politics - U.S. House
May 06, 2018

Can a ‘Policy Nerd' Economist Win Over Republicans in Ohio?
Tim Kane would seem to have the right stuff to be a G.O.P. candidate for Congress in any other year. But in 2018, he seems out of step with his party.

Politics - U.S. House
May 06, 2018

Meet the Pro-Trade, Pro-Immigration Economist Running for Congress. As a Republican. In Ohio.
Tim Kane would seem to have the right stuff to be a G.O.P. candidate for Congress in any other year. But in 2018, he seems out of step with his party.

Politics - U.S. House
May 06, 2018

An Urgent Debate for California Republicans: How to Get Back in the Game
Hitting Rock Bottom? California Republicans fear that they will have no U.S. Senate or governor candidate on ballot in November.

Politics - U.S. House
May 05, 2018

How Trump Is Winning
Why the turn to sex scandal and his party's lack of an agenda might actually be helping the president.

Politics - U.S. House
May 05, 2018

At His Ranch, John McCain Shares Memories and Regrets With Friends
Mr. McCain urged former Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. to "not walk away" from politics, and said he wished he had chosen Joseph I. Lieberman, not Sarah Palin, as his running mate in 2008.

Politics - U.S. House
May 05, 2018

At His Ranch, John McCain Shares Memories and Regrets With Friends
Mr. McCain urged former Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. to "not walk away" from politics, and said he wished he had chosen Joseph I. Lieberman, not Sarah Palin, as his running mate in 2008.

Politics - U.S. House
May 05, 2018

As State Lawmaker Claims Abuse, Party Leaders Shield Her Colleague
In Pennsylvania, a female House member has a protective order against a male colleague she accuses of sexual abuse. Party leaders have made no move to expel him.

Politics - U.S. House
May 05, 2018

Between Two Pennsylvania Lawmakers, Plenty of Ill Will — and a Bodyguard
In Pennsylvania, a female House member has a protective order against a male colleague she accuses of sexual abuse. Party leaders have made no move to expel him.

Politics - U.S. House
May 05, 2018

Ohio Governor Primary: Here's Who the Newspapers Endorsed
Ohio's newspapers backed Mike DeWine for the Republican nomination but were divided over the two Democrats, Richard A. Cordray and Dennis Kucinich.

Politics - U.S. House
May 05, 2018

Here Are Ohio Newspaper Endorsements for Governor in Tuesday's Primary
Ohio's newspapers backed Mike DeWine for the Republican nomination but were divided over the two Democrats, Richard A. Cordray and Dennis Kucinich.

Politics - U.S. House
May 04, 2018

An Ohio Senate Candidate Cloaks Himself Uncomfortably in Trump Garb
Representative James B. Renacci, a traditional Chamber of Commerce Republican, hopes he can replicate the success the president found in Ohio in the 2016 election.

Politics - U.S. House
May 04, 2018

Tough Choices, and Criticism, for Emily's List as Democratic Women Flood Primaries
For Democratic women, no endorsement is as powerful as one from the fund-raising juggernaut. But with so many female candidates, the group is forced to pick between them.

Politics - U.S. House
May 04, 2018

Democrats: Don't Take the Bait on Impeachment
The president is rallying his base with talk of impeachment. But we don't know yet if the evidence warrants it.

Politics - U.S. House
May 03, 2018

Why Are American Troops in the Yemen War?
With secrecy and deception, America's role in a horrific conflict grows.

Politics - U.S. House
May 03, 2018

Tariff Impact Colors a Key House Race in Boeing Country
Democrats have their eye on flipping a congressional seat in a district near Seattle, in a state that has more at stake in a trade war than any other.

Politics - U.S. House
May 03, 2018

Ryan Reinstates House Chaplain After Priest Decided to Fight Dismissal
Speaker Paul D. Ryan reinstated the Rev. Patrick J. Conroy as the House chaplain on Thursday after Father Conroy rescinded his forced resignation.

Politics - U.S. House
May 03, 2018

House Chaplain Rescinds Resignation, Forcing Confrontation
Father Patrick J. Conroy, the House chaplain forced to resign his post by Speaker Paul D. Ryan, has rescinded his resignation, forcing a confrontation.

Politics - U.S. House
May 03, 2018

Have Special Elections Warped Our Sense of the Midterms?
Democratic gains in special elections may be painting a darker picture for Republicans than is warranted.

Politics - U.S. House
May 03, 2018

Rudy Giuliani vs. the Law
For anyone who remembers his mayoralty, his new role is a sad sight.

Politics - U.S. House
May 03, 2018

Actually, National Democrats Should Interfere in Primaries
Picking a candidate is not corrupt and undemocratic. That's what party leadership is all about.

Politics - U.S. House
May 02, 2018

Of Swamps, a New Pence and ‘Cocaine Mitch'
Gird your loins because it's time to vote.

Politics - U.S. House
May 02, 2018

Trump Assails Justice Dept., Siding With House Conservatives in Dispute
The president warned in a tweet that he may have to "use the powers granted to the Presidency and get involved" in the conflict between the lawmakers and the deputy attorney general.

Politics - U.S. House
May 02, 2018

Trump Joins House Attacks Over Investigations
The president warned in a tweet that he may have to "use the powers granted to the Presidency and get involved" in the conflict between the lawmakers and the deputy attorney general.

Politics - U.S. House
May 02, 2018

On Anniversary of House Obamacare Repeal, Democrats Look to Extract a Price
Democratic candidates for the House say voters will punish Republicans for voting last year to repeal the Affordable Care Act, even though the law survived.

Politics - U.S. House
May 01, 2018

Justice Dept. Won't Be Extorted, Rosenstein Warns Republicans
The deputy attorney general pushed back after lawmakers aligned with President Trump drafted articles of impeachment against him, the latest salvo in a long-simmering dispute.

Politics - U.S. House
May 01, 2018

The Democrats' Real Diversity Problem
The party is coming off an election in which its presidential candidate won just 487 out of 3,141 counties.

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