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Politics - U.S. House
Aug 17, 2018

She's Trying to Pull an Ocasio-Cortez. Her Target: Pete King.
Liuba Grechen Shirley, a Democratic newcomer campaigning as a working mother, is trying to take down New York's most visible Republican congressman.

Politics - U.S. House
Aug 17, 2018

Nancy Pelosi's Dilemma
Under fire from both parties, the longtime House Democratic leader faces an uncertain political future.

Politics - U.S. House
Aug 16, 2018

Pelosi, Under Threat in Her Own Party, Says She Is Building Bridge to New Leaders
Nancy Pelosi, the House Democratic leader, is confronting threats from different corners of her party, and attacks from Republicans, in a test of her grip on her caucus.

Politics - U.S. House
Aug 16, 2018

In Kentucky House Race, a Battle of Ideology vs. Résumé
A year ago, Representative Andy Barr was thought to hold a safe House Republican seat in Kentucky. Then came the candidacy of the Democrat Amy McGrath.

Politics - U.S. House
Aug 15, 2018

In a Proxy Fight for the Party's Future, a New Face Presses Her Democratic Opponent
In their final debate in a Massachusetts congressional race, Ayanna Pressley challenges Michael Capuano over abortion funding, Trump's wall and gun control.

Politics - U.S. House
Aug 15, 2018

Bannon's New Group Issues a Midterm Plea: Save Trump
The group is Stephen K. Bannon's new vehicle since he was pushed out of the White House last year. Trump advisers say Mr. Bannon is just promoting himself.

Politics - U.S. House
Aug 15, 2018

Jahana Hayes Was Told She ‘Had No Chance.' She, and Voters, Beg to Differ.
Overcoming a life of early poverty and homelessness, Ms. Hayes is now poised to become the first black Democrat to represent Connecticut in Congress.

Politics - U.S. House
Aug 15, 2018

Ignore, Condescend, Dismiss: Debate Playbook for Men Facing Women
An offer to Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez highlights how male candidates often use debates to diminish female opponents, perhaps increasingly at their peril.

Politics - U.S. House
Aug 15, 2018

Anomaly or Omen? A House Republican Tells Voters He ‘Stood Up' to Trump
With many Republicans courting the president and others afraid to criticize him, an Ohio congressman has gingerly created a small crack in the wall, risking Trumpian wrath.

Politics - U.S. House
Aug 15, 2018

Primary Wins Bring a Night of ‘Firsts'
Diverse candidates in Connecticut, Minnesota and Vermont advanced to the general election, potentially setting them up for historic wins in November.

Politics - U.S. House
Aug 15, 2018

Democrats Discard Washington Platform in Bid for House Control
Unlike 1994 and its "Contract With America" or 2006 and its "Six for '06," this midterm campaign will not feature a centralized message from the party seeking control of the House.

Politics - U.S. House
Aug 15, 2018

4 Takeaways From Tuesday's Primaries
On another night of primaries leading up to November's midterm elections, Democrats embraced diversity (with some notable exceptions) and Republicans rewarded loyalty to President Trump.

Politics - U.S. House
Aug 15, 2018

In Connecticut, Ned Lamont Scores a Decisive Win, and Jahana Hayes Moves Closer to History
Mr. Lamont won the Democratic primary for governor, while Ms. Hayes's win moved her closer to being the state's first black Democrat in Congress.

Politics - U.S. House
Aug 14, 2018

Groundbreaking Night for Women and Diversity, While a Trump Critic Falls
Tim Pawlenty, who had called the president ‘unsound,' lost a Republican governor's race in Minnesota, while a Muslim woman and a transgender candidate prevailed elsewhere

Politics - U.S. House
Aug 14, 2018

Florida Candidate Who Lied About College Degree Drops Out of Race
Melissa Howard had rebuffed calls for her to drop out of the race until Tuesday, when she conceded that withdrawing was "the right thing to do."

Politics - U.S. House
Aug 14, 2018

Florida State House Candidate Who Posted Photo of Fake Diploma Drops Out of Race
Melissa Howard had rebuffed calls for her to drop out of the race until Tuesday, when she conceded that withdrawing was "the right thing to do."

Politics - U.S. House
Aug 14, 2018

Here's How to Cut Greenhouse Gas Emissions Without Taxing Them
Congress should require the share of electricity from low-polluting technologies to increase steadily over time.

Politics - U.S. House
Aug 14, 2018

For Rashida Tlaib, Palestinian Heritage Infuses a Detroit Sense of Community
Ms. Tlaib, who won a Democratic primary in Michigan, may become the first Muslim woman in Congress. She said her upbringing shaped her political vision.

Politics - U.S. House
Aug 14, 2018

This Former ‘Teacher of the Year' Wants to Be Connecticut's First Black Democrat in Congress
A conversation with Jahana Hayes, whose grass-roots campaign has made her a formidable challenger in Tuesday's close primary race.

Politics - U.S. House
Aug 13, 2018

Family Feud Breaks Out Between Judiciary Committee Chairman and Son
In a pair of tweets, Representative Robert W. Goodlatte's son made it clear he wants change: "I'm deeply embarrassed" by "my father's grandstanding."

Politics - U.S. House
Aug 13, 2018

The Myth of Watergate Bipartisanship
The Republicans stuck with their president, right up to the end.

Politics - U.S. House
Aug 13, 2018

Who's Afraid of Nancy Pelosi?
The G.O.P.'s boogeywoman was the greatest House speaker of modern times.

Politics - U.S. House
Aug 13, 2018

Trump Mocks Gillibrand and Cuomo in His First Visit to Upstate N.Y. as President
The president attended a bill signing in Fort Drum, N.Y., and then criticized the Democrats at a fund-raiser for Representative Claudia Tenney.

Politics - U.S. House
Aug 13, 2018

Trump Visits Upstate N.Y. for First Time as President, to Aid G.O.P. in House Races
The president is attending a bill signing in Fort Drum, N.Y., and headlining a fund-raiser for Representative Claudia Tenney in Utica.

Politics - U.S. House
Aug 13, 2018

‘Don't Run This Year': The Perils for Republican Women Facing a Flood of Resistance
The energy in the midterms is working against female Republican candidates who are reluctant or unable to claim any advantage to being a woman among voters.

Politics - U.S. House
Aug 13, 2018

‘Don't Run This Year.' The Perils for Republican Women Facing a Flood of Resistance
The energy in the midterms is working against female Republican candidates who are reluctant or unable to claim any advantage to being a woman among voters.

Politics - U.S. House
Aug 13, 2018

Tracking the House Races to Watch in the 2018 Midterm Elections
Dozens of competitive congressional races have shifted in the direction of Democrats in recent months.

Politics - U.S. House
Aug 12, 2018

For Voters Sick of Money in Politics, a New Pitch: No PAC Money Accepted
A flurry of Democratic candidates are refusing to take contributions from groups sponsored by corporations, unions or even other politicians, relying instead on individual donors. And voters are responding.

Politics - U.S. House
Aug 12, 2018

Pamela Sud, Joshua Harder
Pamela Sud and Joshua Harder met at Stanford. She is working on his campaign for Congress in California's 10th District.

Politics - U.S. House
Aug 11, 2018

Congressman Collins's Deep Financial Ties to Biotech Firms Posed Other Conflicts
Mr. Collins, among the wealthiest members of Congress, has decided not to seek re-election in the wake of insider trading charges stemming from investments he and others had in a biotech firm.

Politics - U.S. House
Aug 11, 2018

A Congressman, a Financial Deal and an Intricate Web of Conflicts
The allegations of insider trading against Representative Christopher Collins have revived calls for stricter rules about financial investments or corporate board seats held by members of Congress.

Politics - U.S. House
Aug 10, 2018

Governor Demands Bill Nelson Back Up Claims That Russia Hacked Florida Voting Systems
The senator's vague allusion to potential Russian interference caused a political maelstrom ahead of the state's primary election.

Politics - U.S. House
Aug 10, 2018

What's in a Name? A Political Taste Treat
Some weird things are on the menu this Tuesday.

Politics - U.S. House
Aug 10, 2018

Turkey's Downward Spiral
As Presidents Trump and Erdogan feud, the alliance between the United States and Turkey grows ever more frayed.

Politics - U.S. House
Aug 10, 2018

‘Abolish ICE': How Republicans Seized on a Liberal Rallying Cry
It is an idea that took root among the Democratic Party's far left. Now, Republicans are seizing on calls to abolish ICE.

Politics - U.S. House
Aug 10, 2018

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Likens $10,000 Debate Offer by Conservative Columnist to Catcalling
Ms. Ocasio-Cortez rejected a debate request from the conservative commentator Ben Shapiro, who pledged $10,000 to her campaign if she agreed.

Politics - U.S. House
Aug 09, 2018

Rashida Tlaib Won a Primary on Tuesday. She Also Lost a Primary on Tuesday.
Here's why there are two races on the same day for the same House seat in Michigan.

Politics - U.S. House
Aug 09, 2018

Rashida Tlaib Won a Primary This Week. She Also Lost a Primary This Week.
Here's why there are two races on the same day for the same House seat in Michigan.

Politics - U.S. House
Aug 09, 2018

Can Chris Collins Be Re-Elected While Indicted? Michael Grimm Has Thoughts
Mr. Grimm, who won re-election while under indictment, says that much of Washington will look at Mr. Collins "as a pariah."

Politics - U.S. House
Aug 09, 2018

Can Chris Collins Be Re-elected While Indicted? Michael Grimm, an Ex-Felon, Has Thoughts
Mr. Grimm, who won re-election while under indictment, says that much of Washington will look at Mr. Collins "as a pariah."

Politics - U.S. House
Aug 09, 2018

Think the Constitution Will Save Us? Think Again
The subversion of democracy was the explicit intent of the framers.

Politics - U.S. House
Aug 09, 2018

The Democratic Party Has Two Futures
Candidates in different states are testing out the electoral power of the left and the center.

Politics - U.S. House
Aug 09, 2018

Inside Argentina: A Nation Divided on Abortion
After 16 hours of deliberation, Argentina's Senate narrowly rejected a bill to legalize abortion. Still, the fact that the discussion came this far signals a real shift in public opinion. We spoke with people on both sides of the issue.

Politics - U.S. House
Aug 09, 2018

How the Abortion Debate Is Playing Out in Argentina
After 16 hours of deliberation, Argentina's Senate narrowly rejected a bill to legalize abortion. Still, the fact that the discussion came this far signals a real shift in public opinion. We spoke with people on both sides of the issue.

Politics - U.S. House
Aug 09, 2018

In Virginia, Women Form an Insurgency to Try to Topple Republican Dave Brat
Representative Dave Brat's stunning victory in 2014 showed the power of insurgency. But he is facing an uprising of his own among Democratic women in his Virginia congressional district.

Politics - U.S. House
Aug 09, 2018

To Unseat a Trump Republican, Democrats Embrace a Centrist Candidate
Anthony Brindisi, a Democratic state lawmaker with an A rating from the N.R.A., is challenging Rep. Claudia Tenney, the G.O.P. incumbent.

Politics - U.S. House
Aug 08, 2018

Trump Claims Election Night Credit. It's Not That Simple.
President Trump and his chaotic, controversy-laden tenure are at least partly responsible for creating a toxic political climate for the Republican candidates he is trying to save.

Politics - U.S. House
Aug 08, 2018

Sharice Davids Could Become First Lesbian Native American Congresswoman
Ms. Davids, a lawyer and former mixed martial arts fighter who won the Democratic nomination for a House seat in Kansas, campaigned on expanded health care access and gun control.

Politics - U.S. House
Aug 08, 2018

Do Trump's Endorsed Candidates Always Win?
President Trump claimed that Senate and House candidates he endorses will always win. But four candidates he has backed have lost their races.

Politics - U.S. House
Aug 08, 2018

Chris Collins Was Just Indicted. Can Democrats Flip His New York Seat?
Hours after the indictment was announced, the Cook Political Report moved the seat from a "solid" to "likely" Republican.

Politics - U.S. House
Aug 08, 2018

‘I Will Uplift You': Rashida Tlaib's Emotional Victory In Michigan
The Palestinian-American could be the first Muslim woman elected to Congress after winning the Democratic primary in Michigan's 13th Congressional District. The former state legislator will run unopposed in November.

Politics - U.S. House
Aug 08, 2018

Kansas Republicans' Quandary: A Razor-Thin Race and a Possible Conflict of Interest
Whichever candidate emerges the winner, he will face State Senator Laura Kelly, the Democratic nominee, and Greg Orman, a businessman running as an independent.

Politics - U.S. House
Aug 08, 2018

Kobach Is Ahead in Kansas, and in Charge of Counting the Votes
As the state counts mail-in ballots to determine a winner in the governor's race, Republican leaders are trying to keep Kris Kobach's hard-right approach from becoming divisive.

Politics - U.S. House
Aug 08, 2018

Ohio Election Raises New Worry for Republicans
The results of the Ohio special election are too close to call. Why did the Republican party have to fight so hard to defend this long-held House seat?

Politics - U.S. House
Aug 08, 2018

Rashida Tlaib, With Primary Win, Is Poised to Become First Muslim Woman in Congress
Ms. Tlaib, a former state legislator who is Palestinian-American, won a Democratic congressional primary in Michigan. She will run unopposed in November.

Politics - U.S. House
Aug 08, 2018

Paul Ryan's Exit Interview
As speaker of the House, the Republican lawmaker should be at the peak of his powers. Instead, he's walking away.

Politics - U.S. House
Aug 08, 2018

5 Takeaways From Tuesday's Election Results
Republicans had a brush with trouble in Ohio, where a result had still not been declared in a special election to fill a House vacancy. Elsewhere, an activist sweep on the left failed to materialize.

Politics - U.S. House
Aug 08, 2018

A Nail-Biter in Ohio Is a Democratic Triumph
The party wildly outperformed expectations, raising hopes for a big November.

Politics - U.S. House
Aug 07, 2018

Whitmer and Schuette Win Michigan Governor's Nominations
John James, who received President Trump's backing, won the Republican nomination for Senate as the president's looming presence continued to influence the midterms.

Politics - U.S. House
Aug 07, 2018

Ohio Special Election for Congress Is Too Close to Call
Despite millions of dollars in advertising and interventions from President Trump and Vice President Pence, the Republican candidate had a razor-thin lead over a little-known Democrat.

Politics - U.S. House
Aug 07, 2018

Ohio Special Election Too Close to Call, as Republican Holds Slim Lead
Despite millions of dollars in advertising and interventions from President Trump and Vice President Pence, the Republican candidate had a razor-thin lead over a little-known Democrat.

Politics - U.S. House
Aug 07, 2018

Republican Holds Slim Lead in Ohio Special Election for House Seat
Despite millions of dollars in advertising and interventions from President Trump and Vice President Pence, the Republican candidate had a razor-thin lead over a little-known Democrat.

Politics - U.S. House
Aug 07, 2018

Republican Holds Tight Lead in Ohio Special Election for House Seat
Despite millions of dollars in advertising and interventions from President Trump and Vice President Pence, the Republican candidate had a razor-thin lead over a little-known Democrat.

Politics - U.S. House
Aug 07, 2018

Republicans Hold Tight Lead in Ohio District That Trump Won Big
Despite millions of dollars in advertising and interventions from President Trump and Vice President Pence, the Republican candidate had a razor-thin lead over a little-known Democrat.

Politics - U.S. House
Aug 07, 2018

Gretchen Whitmer Wins Democratic Nomination for Michigan Governor
A congressional special election in Ohio was too close to call on Tuesday night, as was a competitive Republican primary for governor in Kansas that included conservative Kris Kobach.

Politics - U.S. House
Aug 07, 2018

In Kennedy's Old District, Boston Democrats Clash Over the Party's Future
A progressive challenger and a longtime incumbent debate who should represent a dark blue district.

Politics - U.S. House
Aug 07, 2018

A Scorched-Earth Strategy in Ohio
Republicans deployed a polarizing message and millions of advertising dollars in an attempt to rescue what used to be a reliably conservative congressional seat.

Politics - U.S. House
Aug 07, 2018

Democrats, Do Not Give Up on the Senate
The party's odds aren't great, but they look better all the time.

Politics - U.S. House
Aug 07, 2018

Can Democrats Campaign Against the Swamp?
It does still need some draining.

Politics - U.S. House
Aug 06, 2018

Margaret Heckler, Health Secretary Ousted From Reagan's Cabinet, Dies at 87
She championed women's rights in Congress and ran the Department of Health and Human Services until she was forced from the post and appointed ambassador to Ireland

Politics - U.S. House
Aug 06, 2018

Margaret Heckler, Lawmaker and Reagan Health Secretary, Dies at 87
She championed women's rights in Congress and ran the Department of Health and Human Services until she was forced out and appointed ambassador to Ireland.

Politics - U.S. House
Aug 06, 2018

Will the Birthplace of the Modern Right Turn Blue?
Thanks to Trump, Democrats have a shot in Orange County.

Politics - U.S. House
Aug 06, 2018

Democrat Accuses Charter Spectrum of Censoring Political Ad
Anthony Brindisi wants to air an ad that is critical of his opponent, Representative Claudia Tenney, a Republican, and of the cable company's record.

Politics - U.S. House
Aug 06, 2018

Why the Midterms Won't Be Won by Playing to the Base
Some people changed which party's nominee they voted for from 2012 to 2016. They are key to who wins the House and Senate.

Politics - U.S. House
Aug 06, 2018

The Voters Who Will Decide the Midterms
Some people changed which party's nominee they voted for from 2012 to 2016, and they, not the party bases, are key to who wins the House and Senate.

Politics - U.S. House
Aug 06, 2018

In Ohio Election, Republicans Test a Midterm Rescue Plan: Polarization
An Ohio congressional special election has revealed the strategy Republicans will use to keep power in the House — or to ensure that Democrats win only a small majority.

Politics - U.S. House
Aug 06, 2018

In Ohio Election, Republicans Test a Midterms Rescue Plan: Polarization
An Ohio congressional special election has revealed the strategy Republicans will use to keep power in the House — or to ensure Democrats win only a small majority.

Politics - U.S. House
Aug 06, 2018

Meet Bill Nelson, the Under-the-Radar Senate Candidate in Florida. He's the Incumbent.
Though he has served three terms, Bill Nelson, a Democrat, has less name recognition and less campaign money than his Republican challenger, Gov. Rick Scott, and some Democrats worry that he could lose his seat.

Politics - U.S. House
Aug 05, 2018

In Deeply Blue New Jersey, an Unexpected Battle for Senate
What seemed like an easy path to re-election for Senator Robert Menendez is turning into an expensive and nasty fight, causing concern among Democrats.

Politics - U.S. House
Aug 05, 2018

Can the Ocasio-Cortez Playbook Work in the Heartland? Cori Bush Is Trying
Running against an esteemed incumbent in a St. Louis district, Ms. Bush is hoping to parlay the energy of the insurgent left into another surprise victory

Politics - U.S. House
Aug 05, 2018

White Nationalists Love Corey Stewart. He Keeps Them Close.
The Republican nominee for Senate in Virginia likes to engage the racial fringes of his party, creating a dilemma for mainstream G.O.P. leaders wary of his views.

Politics - U.S. House
Aug 04, 2018

A ‘Rainbow Wave'? 2018 Has More L.G.B.T. Candidates Than Ever
A record number of lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender candidates are running for office in November, as the Trump administration and state-level politicians have moved to roll back some legal protections.

Politics - U.S. House
Aug 03, 2018

John James, Black and Republican, Thinks He Can Crack the ‘Blue Wall' in Michigan
Mr. James, 37, is a West Point graduate who spent eight years in the Army. He is the president of his family-run business. And he wants to become a senator.

Politics - U.S. House
Aug 02, 2018

How the U.S. Is Fighting Russian Election Interference
Russia is trying again to spread disinformation to exploit American division, using social media campaigns as well as more traditional tradecraft, officials said.

Politics - U.S. House
Aug 02, 2018

Bipartisan Senate Group Pushes ‘Crushing' Punishments to Thwart Russia
The legislation is one of the biggest efforts to date by Congress to wrestle back some authority to shape foreign policy, but whether it could actually become law is another question.

Politics - U.S. House
Aug 02, 2018

Michigan Is About to Elect a Very Different Member of Congress
In the state primary Tuesday, voters will elect a successor to longtime Representative John Conyers Jr., choosing among one of the most diverse and competitive fields of candidates this year.

Politics - U.S. House
Aug 02, 2018

He's a G.O.P. Immigration Hard-Liner. So Why Is He Trailing in Trump Country?
Lou Barletta is lagging in the Pennsylvania Senate race, despite embracing the immigration polices that helped Donald Trump turn the state red in 2016.

Politics - U.S. House
Aug 01, 2018

Third-Party Line Will Feature Governor Cuomo, and a Slew of Republicans
Mr. Cuomo is likely to be sitting on the same ballot line — that of the Independence Party — with the very Republicans he has called traitors.

Politics - U.S. House
Aug 01, 2018

Obama Backs Dozens of Democrats, Rewarding Diversity and Loyalty
The former president, who has largely avoided campaign politics, endorsed 81 Democrats in the midterms, including officials who served in his administration.

Politics - U.S. House
Aug 01, 2018

Obama Endorses Dozens of Democrats, Rewarding Diversity and Loyalty
The former president, who has largely avoided campaign politics, endorsed 81 Democrats in the midterms, including officials who served in his administration.

Politics - U.S. House
Aug 01, 2018

Waiting for Caesar
Will the Trump White House start testing the limits of its power?

Politics - U.S. House
Aug 01, 2018

Green Party, Eyeing the 2020 Presidential Race, Prepares for the Midterms
The Democratic Party loomed large over the annual Green Party conference last month, but all eyes were on November, when Green leaders say they'll field at least 224 candidates.

Politics - U.S. House
Jul 31, 2018

The Democrats' Comeback Plan
The party's seemingly narrow strategy for the 2018 midterm elections belies its big hopes for the future.

Politics - U.S. House
Jul 31, 2018

Trump Is Putting Indelible Conservative Stamp on Judiciary
Beyond the Supreme Court, President Trump has already put a stamp on federal appeals courts, and Senate Republicans have been eager partners in the effort.

Politics - U.S. House
Jul 30, 2018

‘Bigfoot Erotica' Becomes an Issue in Virginia Congressional Campaign
Monster-themed pornography does exist. But Denver Riggleman, a Republican, said his writing on Bigfoot has not been pornographic.

Politics - U.S. House
Jul 30, 2018

Ron Dellums, 82, Dies; Unrelenting in Congress, He Upheld Left's Ideals
Arriving in Washington as an antiwar firebrand, he became a House leader as head of the Armed Services Committee and the Congressional Black Caucus.

Politics - U.S. House
Jul 30, 2018

Ron Dellums, Forceful Liberal in Congress for 27 Years, Dies at 82
Arriving in Washington as an antiwar firebrand, he became a respected House leader as head of the Armed Services Committee and the Congressional Black Caucus.

Politics - U.S. House
Jul 30, 2018

99 Days to Go, and the 2018 Midterm Battleground Is Not What Was Expected
The most competitive districts are only somewhat better educated and somewhat more suburban than the country as a whole.

Politics - U.S. House
Jul 30, 2018

99 Days to Go, and the Midterm Elections Battleground Is Not What Was Expected
The most competitive districts are only somewhat better educated and somewhat more suburban than the country as a whole.

Politics - U.S. House
Jul 29, 2018

Obscure Contest? Not When House Democrats Are This Divided
The fight for the post of House Democratic caucus chairman, now held by the defeated Representative Joseph Crowley, hints at a coming free-for-all.

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