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Politics - U.S. House
Jul 05, 2020

A Trump-Backed Senate Candidate's Hedge Fund Disaster
Tommy Tuberville, the football coach and leading Republican vying to take on Senator Doug Jones in Alabama, had a tumultuous foray into finance.

Politics - U.S. House
Jul 03, 2020

Immigration Officers Face Furloughs as Visa Applications Plunge
Nearly 70 percent of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services employees will be furloughed because the immigration processing fees that fund the agency have plummeted.

Politics - U.S. House
Jul 03, 2020

Mass Transit, and Cities, Could Grind to a Halt Without Federal Aid
Reviving subway and bus services helped bring back cities before. It can do so again.

Politics - U.S. House
Jul 02, 2020

Senate Sends Trump a Bill to Punish Chinese Officials Over Hong Kong
The legislation would impose sanctions on officials responsible for instituting and enforcing China's new security law targeting Hong Kong's autonomy.

Politics - U.S. House
Jul 02, 2020

Congress Eyes More Spending as Virus Cases Surge and Economy Struggles
Republicans and Democrats are considering new aid for workers and businesses, but lobbyists and lawmakers say the Trump administration is not deeply engaged.

Politics - U.S. House
Jul 02, 2020

Congress Eyes More Spending as Virus Surges and Economy Struggles
Republicans and Democrats are considering new aid for workers and businesses, but lobbyists and lawmakers say the Trump administration is not deeply engaged.

Politics - U.S. House
Jul 02, 2020

Supreme Court to Hear Case on Release of Full Mueller Report
The move almost certainly means that blacked-out passages requested by Congress will stay secret at least until after the presidential election.

Politics - U.S. House
Jul 01, 2020

Here Come the 4 Horsemen of the Techopolypse
What will happen when the leaders of Apple, Google, Facebook and Amazon appear before Congress? We are about to find out.

Politics - U.S. House
Jul 01, 2020

Slotkin, Former Intelligence Briefer, Presses White House on Russia Reports
The first-term congresswoman's experience as an intelligence official told her there was something very unusual in the way the White House handled disturbing reports on Russia.

Politics - U.S. House
Jul 01, 2020

House Passes $1.5 Trillion Infrastructure Package Amid Coronavirus Pandemic
Democrats cited the pandemic to argue for a plan that was about double the size of the one they proposed earlier this year.

Politics - U.S. House
Jul 01, 2020

Congress Extends Small Business Loan Program for 5 Weeks
The House cleared the extension, which would give companies more time to apply for pandemic relief loans, sending it to the White House for President Trump's signature.

Politics - U.S. House
Jul 01, 2020

Congress Extends Small-Business Loan Program for 5 Weeks
The House cleared the extension, which would give companies more time to apply for pandemic relief loans, sending it to the White House for President Trump's signature.

Politics - U.S. House
Jul 01, 2020

Seattle Police Clear ‘No Cop' Zone
The so-called Capitol Hill Organized Protest area in Seattle was taken over by demonstrators after the death of George Floyd, and was the site of several shootings.

Politics - U.S. House
Jun 30, 2020

Lauren Boebert, Gun-Rights Activist, Upsets House G.O.P. Incumbent in Colorado
The political novice, who has defied pandemic restrictions to keep her restaurant open and has spoken approvingly of the QAnon conspiracy theory, challenged Scott Tipton on his conservative credentials.

Politics - U.S. House
Jun 30, 2020

Senate Approves Extending Small-Business Program
The Senate granted five additional weeks for the remaining money left in the program to be spent.

Politics - U.S. House
Jun 30, 2020

‘Not Excusable,' Schiff Warns Trump, and Urges Sanctions Against Russia
Representative Adam Schiff, the chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, criticized the White House's claim that President Trump was never briefed about possible Russian bounties to Taliban-linked militants to kill U.S. and coalition troops.

Politics - U.S. House
Jun 30, 2020

Amy McGrath Defeats Charles Booker and Will Face McConnell in Kentucky
Ms. McGrath, who raised over $40 million, won the Democratic primary by narrowly holding off a candidate who had harnessed energy from the protests over racial injustice.

Politics - U.S. House
Jun 30, 2020

Amy McGrath Will Face McConnell in Kentucky, and Hickenlooper Wins in Colorado
Ms. McGrath, who raised over $40 million, narrowly won her Democratic Senate primary. In Colorado, John Hickenlooper, a fellow moderate, also prevailed in his Democratic Senate primary.

Politics - U.S. House
Jun 30, 2020

‘I Am Very Concerned,' Fauci Tells Senators About Coronavirus Spread
Dr. Anthony S. Fauci and Dr. Robert R. Redfield testified before the Senate as more states struggle to contain the coronavirus.

Politics - U.S. House
Jun 30, 2020

Watch Live: Fauci Testifies Before Senate
Dr. Anthony Fauci and Dr. Robert R. Redfield testify before the Senate as states struggle to contain the coronavirus.

Politics - U.S. House
Jun 30, 2020

Roberts Sides With the Liberals, Again
An abortion rights ruling leads to a new focus for Senate races: This is your morning tip sheet.

Politics - U.S. House
Jun 30, 2020

Results in Kentucky and Primaries in Colorado and Utah: What to Watch For
A challenger to Senator Mitch McConnell has finally emerged, and John Hickenlooper and Jon Huntsman Jr. are looking for their next jobs, among other races unfolding on Tuesday.

Politics - U.S. House
Jun 30, 2020

Races for Senate in Kentucky and Governor in Utah: What to Watch For
A challenger to Senator Mitch McConnell should finally emerge, and John Hickenlooper is trying to win his Senate primary in Colorado, among other races unfolding on Tuesday.

Politics - U.S. House
Jun 30, 2020

The Fall of Jeff Sessions, and What Came After
The former attorney general is fighting for his political life in Alabama's Senate race, in the shadow of a president who still despises him.

Politics - U.S. House
Jun 30, 2020

Insurgent Wave in New York Pushes Old Guard Democrats Aside
Three insurgent candidates were poised to win their congressional primaries in New York, hinting at a broad directional change for the party.

Politics - U.S. House
Jun 29, 2020

In Texas, Voting Reflects Partisan Split Over How to Deal With Virus
Democrats failed in their bid to shift to mail-in voting, so Texans headed to the polls for early voting amid a surge in coronavirus cases.

Politics - U.S. House
Jun 29, 2020

Democrats Detail a Climate Agenda Tying Environment to Racial Justice
The policy road map, expected on Tuesday, could guide the party if it gains control of Congress and the White House in November.

Politics - U.S. House
Jun 29, 2020

Abortion Rises as a Pivotal Issue for At-Risk Senate Republicans
The Supreme Court's rejection of a restrictive Louisiana abortion law, and Justice Brett M. Kavanaugh's dissent, may create new challenges for Susan Collins and other Republican senators up for re-election.

Politics - U.S. House
Jun 29, 2020

Lawmakers Press for Answers on Russian Bounty Offers to Taliban to Kill U.S. Troops
Democrats asked for Trump administration intelligence officials to brief lawmakers on what they knew about a suspected Russian plot.

Politics - U.S. House
Jun 29, 2020

Trump Got Written Briefing in February on Possible Russian Bounties, Officials Say
The investigation into Russia's suspected operation is said to focus in part on the killings of three Marines in a truck bombing last year, officials said.

Politics - U.S. House
Jun 29, 2020

We Know How to Beat the Virus. This Is How Republicans Can Do It.
The Senate can take a page from the market economies around the world that managed to fight the pandemic and safely restore normalcy.

Politics - U.S. House
Jun 29, 2020

How Republicans Can Take the Lead in the Coronavirus Fight
The Senate can take a page from the market economies around the world that managed to fight the pandemic and safely restore normalcy.

Politics - U.S. House
Jun 27, 2020

Biden's Best Veep Pick Is Obvious
She, more than anyone, can get under Trump's skin.

Politics - U.S. House
Jun 27, 2020

Hickenlooper Stumbles in Colorado Race, Complicating Democrats' Senate Push
The former governor has faltered in a primary campaign for a seat that is essential for Democrats to capture if they hope to retake the Senate majority.

Politics - U.S. House
Jun 26, 2020

‘It is Long Past Time': House Votes to Grant Statehood to D.C.
The House voted to grant statehood to Washington, D.C., the first time a chamber of Congress has approved establishing the nation's capital as the 51st state. The bill is unlikely to pass the Republican-led Senate.

Politics - U.S. House
Jun 26, 2020

House Fails to Override Trump's Veto Limiting Student Loan Debt Relief
Stringent new rules by Education Secretary Betsy DeVos are set to take effect on July 1 after the attempt to reverse them was defeated.

Politics - U.S. House
Jun 26, 2020

In Historic Vote, House Approves Statehood for the District of Columbia
It is the first time a chamber of Congress has approved establishing the nation's capital as the 51st state. The measure is all but certain to die in the Republican-led Senate.

Politics - U.S. House
Jun 26, 2020

Trump Administration Asks Supreme Court to Strike Down Affordable Care Act
If successful, the move would permanently end the health insurance program popularly known as Obamacare and wipe out coverage for as many as 23 million Americans.

Politics - U.S. House
Jun 25, 2020

House Passes George Floyd Justice in Policing Act
The House passed the sweeping police overhaul bill, aimed at combating racial bias and excessive use of force, by a vote of 236 to 181. The bill is not expected to pass the Republican-controlled Senate.

Politics - U.S. House
Jun 25, 2020

House Passes Sweeping Policing Bill Targeting Racial Bias and Use of Force
Democrats' legislation would institute significant changes to the rules that govern how police officers operate, but it is doomed in the Republican-led Senate.

Politics - U.S. House
Jun 25, 2020

Devin Nunes Can't Sue Twitter Over Cow and Mom Parodies, Judge Says
The California Republican said that the posts by the accounts, including one named "Devin Nunes' cow," were defamatory.

Politics - U.S. House
Jun 25, 2020

Trump Administration May End Congressional Review of Foreign Arms Sales
Discussions are underway about ending an informal review process because lawmakers from both parties have held up arms sales to Saudi Arabia over civilian casualties in Yemen.

Politics - U.S. House
Jun 25, 2020

Madison Cawthorn Wants to Defuse the G.O.P.'s ‘Generational Time Bomb'
Mr. Cawthorn, 24, won a congressional primary in North Carolina. We spoke with him about young voters' aversion to the Republican Party, and about how a nearly fatal accident changed his perspective.

Politics - U.S. House
Jun 25, 2020

Trump's Sagging Popularity Drags Down Republican Senate Candidates
A New York Times/Siena College poll paints a grim picture for Republicans in Arizona, Michigan and North Carolina as voters shun candidates aligned with the president.

Politics - U.S. House
Jun 25, 2020

Tammy Duckworth Is Battle Tested. Could She Help Joe Biden in His Biggest Mission?
The Biden campaign is vetting Ms. Duckworth, a senator and a veteran with a compelling life story, as a potential running mate. "I can push back against Trump in a way others can't," she says.

Politics - U.S. House
Jun 25, 2020

What We Know After the Primaries
Candidates from the Democratic Party's left wing are holding strong leads in the state's primary contests.

Politics - U.S. House
Jun 24, 2020

Mississippi Man Charged With Threatening to Kill Congressman
Bennie Thompson, the only black U.S. legislator from Mississippi, said he received a threat on his office phone.

Politics - U.S. House
Jun 24, 2020

The People Running Campaigns Don't Look Like Me
Having a seat at the table is good, but people of color need to be able to set the agenda too.

Politics - U.S. House
Jun 24, 2020

Senate Democrats Block G.O.P. Police Bill, Calling It ‘Inadequate'
The vote reflected the waning likelihood that Congress would be able to reach an election-year compromise on legislation to address racial bias in policing.

Politics - U.S. House
Jun 24, 2020

Senate Democrats Block G.O.P. Police Bill, Calling It Inadequate
The vote reflected the waning likelihood that Congress would be able to reach an election-year compromise on legislation to address racial bias in policing.

Politics - U.S. House
Jun 24, 2020

With Wilson Confirmation, Trump and Senate Republicans Achieve a Milestone
The confirmation of the Mississippian, over Democratic opposition, fills the final appeals court vacancy and makes him the 200th judge installed by President Trump.

Politics - U.S. House
Jun 24, 2020

Insurgent Wave Upends House Primaries in N.Y. as Engel Falls Behind
Following the 2018 success of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, three progressive Democrats took commanding leads in their primaries.

Politics - U.S. House
Jun 24, 2020

Cameron Webb Wins Democratic Primary in Virginia, Setting Up Key House Race
If he were to win in the Republican-leaning district in November, Dr. Webb, 37, would become the first black physician to have a vote in Congress. He will face an opponent who has had trouble fund-raising.

Politics - U.S. House
Jun 24, 2020

Virginia Democrats Pick Cameron Webb for a Seat They Think They Can Win Back
If he were to win in the Republican-leaning district in November, Dr. Webb, 37, would become the first black physician to have a vote in Congress. He will face an opponent who has had trouble fund-raising.

Politics - U.S. House
Jun 24, 2020

Republicans Retain House Seat in Special Election in Western N.Y.
Chris Jacobs, a Republican state senator, will succeed Chris Collins, who resigned and pleaded guilty last year to insider trading charges.

Politics - U.S. House
Jun 23, 2020

Madison Cawthorn, 24, Upsets Trump-Endorsed Favorite in North Carolina
Mr. Cawthorn's victory in the G.O.P. primary for a House seat formerly held by Mark Meadows, the White House chief of staff, was an upset for his handpicked successor, who had the president's backing.

Politics - U.S. House
Jun 23, 2020

Lots of Drama But Little Certainty in Kentucky and New York Primaries
Democrats in Kentucky were deciding who would face Mitch McConnell for a Senate seat in the fall. But in both states, it was likely that the winners of close races would not be known for days.

Politics - U.S. House
Jun 23, 2020

A.O.C.'s Digital Juggernaut
The congresswoman is vastly outspending her fellow House members, and even most senators, online.

Politics - U.S. House
Jun 23, 2020

Watch Full Video: House Hearing on Coronavirus
Two top health officials, Dr. Anthony S. Fauci and Dr. Robert R. Redfield testified to House lawmakers about the latest efforts to contain coronavirus.

Politics - U.S. House
Jun 23, 2020

Watch Live: House Hearing on Coronavirus
Two top health officials, Dr. Anthony S. Fauci and Dr. Robert R. Redfield, are scheduled to testify to House lawmakers about the latest efforts to contain coronavirus.

Politics - U.S. House
Jun 23, 2020

Senate Democrats Plan to Block G.O.P. Police Bill, Stalling Overhaul
Calling Republicans' legislation "woefully inadequate," Democrats urged Senator Mitch McConnell, the majority leader, to negotiate a new, more expansive bill both parties could support.

Politics - U.S. House
Jun 23, 2020

Senate Democrats Threaten to Block G.O.P. Police Reform Bill
Calling Republicans' policing bill "woefully inadequate," Democrats called on Senator Mitch McConnell to negotiate a new, more expansive bill both parties could support.

Politics - U.S. House
Jun 23, 2020

Who Will Face Mitch McConnell in November?
Several states are holding primaries, and virus cases are surging. This is your morning tip sheet.

Politics - U.S. House
Jun 23, 2020

The Battle for the Senate's Future
How a once low-profile Senate primary in Kentucky reveals a broader ideological challenge for the Democratic Party.

Politics - U.S. House
Jun 23, 2020

The Battle Over the Democratic Party's Future
How a once low-profile Senate primary in Kentucky reveals a broader ideological challenge for the Democratic Party.

Politics - U.S. House
Jun 23, 2020

Kentucky and New York Hold Primaries Today: What to Watch For
There are competitive House races in New York and Charles Booker faces Amy McGrath in the Senate primary in Kentucky. Results may be delayed because of the many voters casting absentee ballots.

Politics - U.S. House
Jun 23, 2020

New York Primary, Kentucky Senate Showdown: What to Watch For Today
There are competitive House races in New York, and Charles Booker faces Amy McGrath in the Senate primary in Kentucky. Results may be delayed because of the many voters casting absentee ballots.

Politics - U.S. House
Jun 23, 2020

Qualified Immunity Protection for Police Emerges as Flash Point Amid Protests
The Supreme Court developed the doctrine that serves as a shield for officers. A half-century later, it is at the center of the debate over policing.

Politics - U.S. House
Jun 23, 2020

The Boy Who Cried Fake News
From inside the MAGA gates, Trump can't see how the world has changed.

Politics - U.S. House
Jun 23, 2020

A Primary Election Day Cheat Sheet
Dozens of contests in the State Legislature and the House of Representatives will be decided Tuesday. Here's what to know before going to the polls.

Politics - U.S. House
Jun 22, 2020

G.O.P. Faces Risk From Push to Repeal Health Law During Pandemic
Republicans and the Trump administration continue to press to end the Affordable Care Act even as the virus leaves more Americans worried about affordable health coverage.

Politics - U.S. House
Jun 22, 2020

Will a New Progressive Star Emerge on Tuesday?
Democrats will be closely watching two primary races as a test of progressive energy.

Politics - U.S. House
Jun 22, 2020

Booker and McGrath Intensify Advertising Blitz in Kentucky
As the Democratic primary between Amy McGrath and Charles Booker gets tighter, Mr. Booker has closed the gap in ad spending as both make a final push before Tuesday's voting.

Politics - U.S. House
Jun 22, 2020

In a G.O.P. Stronghold, a Vacant House Seat Gives Democrats Hope
A special election in Western New York on Tuesday may be another test of President Trump's support in the November 2020 election.

Politics - U.S. House
Jun 22, 2020

Who Can We Trust With the Nuclear Button? No One
The Cold War is over and all presidents make mistakes. Yet they still have sole control over whether to start a nuclear war.

Politics - U.S. House
Jun 22, 2020

Who Can We Trust With the Nuclear Button? No One.
The Cold War is over and all presidents make mistakes. Yet they still have sole control over whether to start a nuclear war.

Politics - U.S. House
Jun 21, 2020

Trump Poses ‘Danger for the Republic' if Re-elected, John Bolton Charges
The president's former national security adviser, in a TV interview, called the November election the "last guardrail" against a second term in which "there's no telling what will happen."

Politics - U.S. House
Jun 21, 2020

Nadler Dismisses Idea of Impeaching Trump Over Bolton Allegations
The House Judiciary Committee chairman accused Senate Republicans of being too "corrupt" to consider the case fairly, even as Republicans disputed claims in the former national security adviser's book.

Politics - U.S. House
Jun 20, 2020

In Kentucky, Racial Justice Movement Transforms Quest to Oust McConnell
Amy McGrath was considered a safe bet in the Democratic primary. But the recent movement for racial justice has elevated the candidacy of her African-American rival, Charles Booker, in the race to defeat Mitch McConnell.

Politics - U.S. House
Jun 20, 2020

How the Shooting of Breonna Taylor Changed the Kentucky Senate Race
With a war chest of $40 million, Amy McGrath was considered a safe bet in the Democratic primary. But the recent movement for racial justice has elevated the candidacy of her African-American rival, Charles Booker.

Politics - U.S. House
Jun 20, 2020

Joni Ernst and Donald Trump Could Both Be in Trouble in Iowa
Iowa seemed out of reach for Democrats not too long ago. Now, the presidential race appears to be tightening, and Senator Ernst, a Republican, is facing a strong challenge from a political newcomer.

Politics - U.S. House
Jun 20, 2020

‘This Is a Change Election': Will 2 Entrenched House Members Fall?
Two candidates who lost to incumbent members of Congress in 2018 are back. An altered political landscape may give them a lift this time.

Politics - U.S. House
Jun 19, 2020

U.S. Watched George Floyd Protests in 15 Cities Using Aerial Surveillance
From Minneapolis to Buffalo, Homeland Security officials dispatched drones, helicopters and airplanes to monitor Black Lives Matter protests.

Politics - U.S. House
Jun 19, 2020

Why Is the G.O.P. Fighting to Preserve Monuments to Traitors in the Capitol?
Portraits and statues venerating Confederate leaders are an insult to freedom and democracy.

Politics - U.S. House
Jun 19, 2020

Policing Bill Will Test Whether a Rusty Senate Can Still Legislate
Without an opportunity for debate and changes, the effort is likely to collapse as so many others have in the risk-averse chamber.

Politics - U.S. House
Jun 19, 2020

Vote-by-Mail Ballot Requests Overwhelm New York City Elections Agency
For the biggest city in the country, a dramatic and fast expansion of the mail-in voting system has come with challenges.

Politics - U.S. House
Jun 19, 2020

Can a Billionaire's Son Spend His Way to a House Seat in New York?
Nita Lowey's decision to step down after three decades has created a seven-way free-for-all in Tuesday's Democratic primary.

Politics - U.S. House
Jun 18, 2020

Bolton Unites Republicans and Democrats in Scorn Over Tell-All Book
Democrats slammed the former national security adviser for saving his damning revelations for a book instead of sharing them with impeachment investigators. Republicans hit him for speaking out.

Politics - U.S. House
Jun 18, 2020

The QAnon Caucus
Congressional candidates have promoted the baseless conspiracy theory — and one actually has a good shot at a House seat.

Politics - U.S. House
Jun 18, 2020

Pelosi Orders Removal of Four Confederate Portraits From the House
The move, on the eve of Juneteenth, came as part of a nationwide outcry for racial justice that has included the removal of historic symbols of racism in America.

Politics - U.S. House
Jun 18, 2020

McConnell Nears His Benchmark
With confirmation of his protégé to a powerful court, the G.O.P. leader is on the brink of his goal to fill all vacancies at the appellate level by year's end.

Politics - U.S. House
Jun 18, 2020

How a Raise for Workers Can Be a Win for Everybody
Higher pay for employees has improved service and productivity in department stores and nursing homes. These findings have direct implications for the current pandemic, an economist says.

Politics - U.S. House
Jun 18, 2020

Confederate Portraits Taken Down at the Capitol
Speaker Nancy Pelosi ordered that portraits of four House speakers who served in the Confederacy be removed from the Capitol building.

Politics - U.S. House
Jun 18, 2020

All We Want Is Justice for Victims, Says the I.C.C.
Why is America attacking the International Criminal Court with economic pressure?

Politics - U.S. House
Jun 17, 2020

Can Dems Dispatch Mitch?
Sending McConnell back to his old Kentucky home.

Politics - U.S. House
Jun 17, 2020

Senate G.O.P. Unveils Narrow Policing Bill, Setting Up a Clash With Democrats
Republicans proposed incentives for state and local police departments to change their tactics as Democrats pushed for a sweeping overhaul.

Politics - U.S. House
Jun 17, 2020

Senate G.O.P. Unveils Narrow Policing Bill, Setting Up Clash With Democrats
Republicans proposed incentives for state and local police departments to change their tactics as Democrats pushed for a sweeping overhaul.

Politics - U.S. House
Jun 17, 2020

Republican Leaders Condemn a G.O.P. Congressional Candidate's Racist Facebook Videos
Marjorie Taylor Greene, a Georgia Republican who won a primary on June 9, was criticized for comments she made in videos uncovered by Politico.

Politics - U.S. House
Jun 17, 2020

Nebraska Senate Candidate Used Racist Slur at a Party, Guests Recall
Chris Janicek, who was shunned this week by Nebraska Democrats after sending a sexual text about a campaign staff member, used the slur at a gathering about 20 years ago, people who were there said.

Politics - U.S. House
Jun 17, 2020

Here Are the Differences Between the Senate and House Bills to Overhaul Policing
Lawmakers will have to bridge the wide gulf between the measures to reach an election-year agreement on altering the country's police system.

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