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Politics - U.S. House
Feb 16, 2019

How Much Will Americans Sacrifice for Good Health Care?
A battle is looming over universal health care. Politicians and voters will have to decide whether the trade-offs are worth it.

Politics - U.S. House
Feb 16, 2019

Trump Is Driving Out Precious Republican Voters
The young in particular are slipping away.

Politics - U.S. House
Feb 16, 2019

Trump's Attempt to Circumvent Congress Leaves Uneasy Senate Republicans With Hard Choice
It remains to be seen whether Senate Republicans will act collectively to try to stop the president or how far into unchartered territory they are willing to follow him.

Politics - U.S. House
Feb 16, 2019

Watch Out. Tax Season Is Even More Stressful Than Usual.
With millions of people filing tax returns under a new tax law and after a long government shutdown, this is a challenging year. We offer survival tips and extensive coverage.

Politics - U.S. House
Feb 15, 2019

Phony Wall, Phony Emergency
The president plans to manage the border crisis from the golf course at Mar-a-Lago this weekend.

Politics - U.S. House
Feb 15, 2019

Is Nancy Pelosi a Climate Skeptic?
It's time to reckon with the internal contradictions of climate policy.

Politics - U.S. House
Feb 15, 2019

Presidents Have Declared Dozens of Emergencies, but None Like Trump's
In invoking emergency powers for an end run around Congress in building his border wall, President Trump violated a norm of presidential self-restraint.

Politics - U.S. House
Feb 15, 2019

Some Republicans Were Against Executive Power on Immigration. Now They Aren't.
President Trump declared a national emergency to unlock funds for a border wall that he couldn't get from Congress. Those Republicans supporting the move didn't approve when President Barack Obama used his executive power to act on immigration in 2014.

Politics - U.S. House
Feb 15, 2019

Trump Declares a National Emergency, and Provokes a Constitutional Clash
The president's decision incited instant condemnation from Democrats, who called it an unconstitutional abuse of his authority and vowed to overturn it with Republican support.

Politics - U.S. House
Feb 15, 2019

In a Divided Washington, Congress Averted a Shutdown — but at a Price
President Trump's last-minute tantrum nearly derailed a deal to avert another government shutdown, and forced the Senate majority leader, Mitch McConnell, to accept an emergency declaration.

Politics - U.S. House
Feb 14, 2019

Trump Declares a National Emergency. What Happens Next?
Congress has tools to override the president's declaration, but opponents most likely do not have the votes to overcome a veto.

Politics - U.S. House
Feb 14, 2019

Answers to 4 Key Question About Trump's Declaration of an Emergency
Congress has tools to override the president's declaration, but opponents most likely do not have the votes to overcome a veto.

Politics - U.S. House
Feb 14, 2019

Answers to 4 Key Questions About Trump's Declaration of an Emergency
Congress has tools to override the president's declaration, but opponents most likely do not have the votes to overcome a veto.

Politics - U.S. House
Feb 14, 2019

Trump Will Declare a National Emergency. What Happens Next?
Congress has tools to override the president's declaration, but opponents most likely do not have the votes to overcome a veto.

Politics - U.S. House
Feb 14, 2019

Trump's Face-Saving Way Out of Crisis Raises Fears Over Rule of Law
Declaring a national emergency over a border wall lets the president avoid another damaging shutdown while not surrendering. But it could do long-term damage, experts say.

Politics - U.S. House
Feb 14, 2019

Trump's Face-Saving Way Out of Political Crisis Raises Fears Over Rule of Law
Declaring a national emergency over a border wall lets the president avoid another damaging shutdown while not surrendering. But it could do long-term damage, experts say.

Politics - U.S. House
Feb 14, 2019

A Trump-Made Emergency
The president decides that fulfilling a campaign promise is more important than respecting the separation of powers.

Politics - U.S. House
Feb 14, 2019

The House Finally Acts on Yemen
The Senate should quickly follow suit and end United States complicity in the humanitarian horrors there.

Politics - U.S. House
Feb 14, 2019

The Real Problem With Trump's National Emergency Plan
The fact that the president may have the authority to throw away billions on a foolish campaign promise is itself scandalous.

Politics - U.S. House
Feb 14, 2019

Ilhan Omar Confronts Venezuela Envoy About Iran-Contra Affair and Human Rights
Representative Ilhan Omar, a Minnesota Democrat, clashed with Elliott Abrams, a Trump administration official, over his role in foreign policy scandals in Central America decades ago.

Politics - U.S. House
Feb 14, 2019

McConnell and Pelosi React to Potential National Emergency Declaration
Senator Mitch McConnell, the majority leader, said he will support President Trump's national emergency declaration. Nancy Pelosi, the speaker of the House, said the move "should be met with great unease."

Politics - U.S. House
Feb 14, 2019

How Every Senator Voted on the Shutdown and Border Bill
The Senate is expected to vote on a border bill to prevent a government shutdown.

Politics - U.S. House
Feb 14, 2019

As Congress Passes Spending Bill, Trump Plans National Emergency to Build Border Wall
President Trump would proceed with plans to construct barriers on the southwestern border without legislative approval but keep the government open.

Politics - U.S. House
Feb 14, 2019

Trump Plans National Emergency to Build Border Wall as Congress Passes Spending Bill
President Trump would proceed with plans to construct barriers on the southwestern border without legislative approval but keep the government open.

Politics - U.S. House
Feb 14, 2019

Senate Confirms William Barr as Attorney General
He will take over a department that has been roiled by the Trump presidency and will face key issues, including how to handle the end of the Mueller investigation.

Politics - U.S. House
Feb 14, 2019

Live Senate Vote Count: Barr Attorney General Confirmation Vote
The Senate on Thursday was expected to confirm William P. Barr as attorney general.

Politics - U.S. House
Feb 14, 2019

How Every Senator Voted on Barr's Confirmation as Attorney General
The Senate voted 54-45 to confirm William P. Barr as attorney general.

Politics - U.S. House
Feb 14, 2019

The Green New Deal Is What Realistic Environmental Policy Looks Like
In the 21st century, environmental policy is economic policy.

Politics - U.S. House
Feb 14, 2019

The Ocasio-Cortez Effect: Wave of Challenges Hits Entrenched N.Y. Democrats
As many as six House challenges are in the works, in a possible echo of the divisions roiling the 2020 presidential primary. Insurgents are inspired by Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.

Politics - U.S. House
Feb 14, 2019

Is the Green New Deal a Leftist Fantasy?
And what should Britain do about Brexit?

Politics - U.S. House
Feb 14, 2019

Covering the Lives of Veterans, Revered but Often Forgotten
I took the veterans affairs beat at the end of last year and quickly found that veterans — and those who care for them — are eager to share experiences and to engage.

Politics - U.S. House
Feb 13, 2019

Trump Puts Best Face on Border Deal, as Aides Try to Assuage an Angry Right
It was arguably the most punishing defeat President Trump has experienced in office, and it left the White House scrounging for other ways to pay for a wall.

Politics - U.S. House
Feb 13, 2019

The Answer Is Blowin' in the Wind
Of Stalin, Hitler and environmental protection.

Politics - U.S. House
Feb 13, 2019

Walter B. Jones, 76, Dies; Republican Turned Against Iraq War
A staunch war supporter, he rebranded "french fries" as "freedom fries," but then opposed the war and sought to atone for his earlier support.

Politics - U.S. House
Feb 13, 2019

Would Congress Care More if Parkland Had Been a Plane Crash?
Seventeen of my classmates and teachers died in the Parkland shooting, yet lawmakers still drag their feet on controlling guns.

Politics - U.S. House
Feb 13, 2019

17 of My Friends and Classmates Were Killed. But Congress Does Nothing.
Would lawmakers care more if Parkland had been a plane crash?

Politics - U.S. House
Feb 13, 2019

House Votes to Halt Aid for Saudi Arabia's War in Yemen
The vote, coming amid outrage over Jamal Khashoggi's killing, was a rare move to curb presidential war powers. If the Senate passes the measure, President Trump would most likely issue his first veto.

Politics - U.S. House
Feb 13, 2019

Trump, Inching Toward Border Security Deal, Says Shutdown Would Be ‘Terrible'
Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senator Mitch McConnell encouraged their colleagues to support the bill as negotiators rushed to finish it in time before votes in the House and Senate.

Politics - U.S. House
Feb 12, 2019

Deal or No Deal, Mr. Trump?
Congress all but dares the president to veto the latest budget agreement.

Politics - U.S. House
Feb 12, 2019

Senate Passes a Sweeping Land Conservation Bill
Years in the works, the measure designates more than a million acres of wilderness for environmental protection and permanently reauthorizes a federal program to pay for conservation.

Politics - U.S. House
Feb 12, 2019

Congress Poised to Help Veterans Exposed to ‘Burn Pits' Over Decades of War
One of the least understood ailments endured by the newest generation of veterans is related to exposure to toxic substances in Iraq and Afghanistan, especially from open-air trash fires.

Politics - U.S. House
Feb 12, 2019

Trump Is ‘Not Happy' With Border Deal, but Doesn't Say if He Will Sign It
The president, who said he would have to study the deal, all but ruled out another government shutdown and emphasized that he would find "other methods" to finance a border wall.

Politics - U.S. House
Feb 12, 2019

Five Key Takeaways From the Tentative Deal on Border Security
Congressional negotiators have come up with a tentative deal to avert a government shutdown. Here are some key takeaways.

Politics - U.S. House
Feb 12, 2019

Mark Kelly to Run for Senate in Arizona
Mr. Kelly the former astronaut, who is married to Gabrielle Giffords, is challenging Republican Senator Martha McSally, who was appointed to the seat that had been left vacant by John McCain's death.

Politics - U.S. House
Feb 12, 2019

The Government Shutdown Made the I.R.S. Even More Frustrating
Fewer taxpayer calls are being answered and wait times are longer, a new report finds.

Politics - U.S. House
Feb 12, 2019

The Government Shutdown Made the I.R.S. Even More Frustrating to Deal With
Fewer taxpayer calls are being answered and wait times are longer, a new report finds.

Politics - U.S. House
Feb 11, 2019

How the Left Embraced Elitism
The progressives' Green New Deal centralizes power.

Politics - U.S. House
Feb 11, 2019

Ilhan Omar's Very Bad Tweets
Left-wing anti-Semitism is a gift to the right.

Politics - U.S. House
Feb 11, 2019

Negotiators Reach Deal ‘in Principle' on Border Security to Avoid Shutdown
Lawmakers said they had reached the agreement after an impasse over the number of ICE detention beds had threatened to derail negotiations.

Politics - U.S. House
Feb 11, 2019

With Shutdown Looming, Border Deal Is Reached ‘in Principle'
Lawmakers said they had reached the agreement after an impasse over the number of ICE detention beds had threatened to derail negotiations.

Politics - U.S. House
Feb 11, 2019

We Created an App to Help Cowardly Politicians Talk About Gun Control
An innovative technology calculates the optimal time to talk about reform.

Politics - U.S. House
Feb 11, 2019

Too Soon for Politicians to Talk About Guns? This App Is Here to Help.
An innovative technology calculates the optimal time to talk about reform.

Politics - U.S. House
Feb 11, 2019

Amy Klobuchar's Path
The latest entry to the 2020 race does not start as a front-runner, but she is a candidate Trump should fear.

Politics - U.S. House
Feb 10, 2019

For Decades, the United States and Russia Stepped Back From the Brink. Until Now.
Will there be a dangerous new era of unchecked nuclear weapons development?

Politics - U.S. House
Feb 10, 2019

No Winner in a New Arms Race
Are the United States and Russia entering a dangerous new era of unchecked nuclear weapons development?

Politics - U.S. House
Feb 10, 2019

Amy Klobuchar Enters 2020 Presidential Race
In a crowded field dominated by candidates from coastal states, Ms. Klobuchar, a Minnesota senator, hopes that her Midwestern roots and bipartisan style can make her an attractive candidate.

Politics - U.S. House
Feb 10, 2019

Amy Klobuchar Is Set to Enter 2020 Presidential Race
In a crowded field dominated by candidates from coastal states, Ms. Klobuchar, a Minnesota senator, hopes that her Midwestern roots and bipartisan style can make her an attractive candidate.

Politics - U.S. House
Feb 10, 2019

Who is Amy Klobuchar? | 2020 Presidential Candidate
Senator Amy Klobuchar, Democrat of Minnesota, is running for president. Ms. Klobuchar is hoping her Midwestern roots and history of working across the aisle will boost her candidacy.

Politics - U.S. House
Feb 10, 2019

Talks Over Border Security Break Down, Imperiling Effort to Prevent Shutdown
Lawmakers and aides familiar with the negotiations said the number of beds for housing detained migrants already in the country was the main sticking point.

Politics - U.S. House
Feb 10, 2019

The Week in Business: Jeff Bezos' Private Texts, and More ‘Fog' in London
Plus, predatory lenders get a boost, and President Trump won't meet with his counterpart in China — yet.

Politics - U.S. House
Feb 09, 2019

Cosmetics Safety Needs a Makeover
Thousands of chemicals, in billions of dollars worth of products, are being governed by regulations that haven't been updated in decades.

Politics - U.S. House
Feb 09, 2019

Do You Know What's in Your Cosmetics?
Thousands of chemicals, in billions of dollars worth of products, are being governed by regulations that haven't been updated in decades.

Politics - U.S. House
Feb 09, 2019

Unlikely Partnership in House Gives Lawmakers Hope for Border Deal
Representatives Nita M. Lowey and Kay Granger are the first women to lead the House Appropriations Committee. Their bond gives lawmakers optimism for the work to come.

Politics - U.S. House
Feb 09, 2019

Elizabeth Warren Formally Announces 2020 Presidential Bid in Lawrence, Mass.
Senator Warren of Massachusetts made her remarks Saturday at the site of one of the most famous labor strikes in American history.

Politics - U.S. House
Feb 08, 2019

Surprise! It's Not Guns, It's the …
You'll never guess why we have so much shooting.

Politics - U.S. House
Feb 08, 2019

Trump Defies Congressional Deadline on Khashoggi Report
President Trump refused to provide lawmakers with a report on the killing of the Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, leading to complaints of a cover-up.

Politics - U.S. House
Feb 08, 2019

Oversight, Not Overreach
Presidential harassment, Mr. Trump? Nope. Congress is doing its job.

Politics - U.S. House
Feb 08, 2019

Matthew Whitaker Says He Has Not Interfered in the Mueller Investigation
In an often contentious Judiciary Committee hearing, the acting attorney general also said he had provided no inside information to President Trump.

Politics - U.S. House
Feb 08, 2019

Trump Gives Ground on His Wall as Border Deal Comes Into View
President Trump shows new flexibility on his wall as House and Senate negotiators near a border security deal that would keep the government funded past Feb. 15.

Politics - U.S. House
Feb 08, 2019

Scandal and Coup
In Virginia and in Washington, the line-of-succession laws need to change.

Politics - U.S. House
Feb 08, 2019

Republicans Got Us Into This Mess, and They Have to Get Us Out of It
The idea sounds crazy — until suddenly it doesn't.

Politics - U.S. House
Feb 07, 2019

John Dingell Jr., a House ‘Bull' Who Served the Longest, Is Dead at 92
Representing a Michigan district for a record 59 years, he was one of the last of a group of powerful Democratic committee chairmen on Capitol Hill.

Politics - U.S. House
Feb 07, 2019

‘This Is Just the Beginning': House Democrats on Trump Tax Returns
House Democrats began a hearing to obtain President Trump's tax returns. Democratic lawmakers argued that Mr. Trump could be violating federal tax laws while Republicans objected with claims of privacy violations.

Politics - U.S. House
Feb 07, 2019

Democrats Unveil Green New Deal
House Democrats introduced a resolution calling for a sweeping environmental and economic mobilization that would make the United States carbon neutral by 2030.

Politics - U.S. House
Feb 07, 2019

Liberal Democrats Formally Call for a ‘Green New Deal,' Giving Substance to a Rallying Cry
House Democrats introduced a resolution calling for a sweeping environmental and economic mobilization that would make the United States carbon neutral by 2030.

Politics - U.S. House
Feb 07, 2019

Going to College Should Not Be a Financial Albatross
Our country has most of the best colleges in the world. Students should be able to afford them, and borrowers should not be crushed by debts.

Politics - U.S. House
Feb 06, 2019

Painting Socialists as Villains, Trump Refreshes a Blueprint
Casting socialism as a threat could become the kind of rhetorical touchstone of President Trump's re-election campaign that sounding the alarm about "criminal illegal aliens" was in 2016.

Politics - U.S. House
Feb 06, 2019

Pelosi Says She Will Back a Bipartisan Border Deal, Putting the Onus on Trump
Speaker Nancy Pelosi said she hoped the White House would let the group of House and Senate lawmakers come to their conclusion ahead of the Feb. 15 deadline to keep the government fully funded.

Politics - U.S. House
Feb 06, 2019

Trump Loves the New Nafta. Congress Doesn't.
The president's most significant achievement on trade — a revised deal with Canada and Mexico — is imperiled amid Democratic and Republican concerns.

Politics - U.S. House
Feb 06, 2019

Asked to Stop Investigations, House Digs In
The House Intelligence Committee began a broad inquiry into whether Russia and other foreign powers may be exercising influence over President Trump.

Politics - U.S. House
Feb 06, 2019

The Lessons of the Women in White at the State of the Union Address
Democratic congresswomen created a sea of the color, ensuring that neither President Trump nor the viewing public could overlook their message.

Politics - U.S. House
Feb 05, 2019

A Call for Bipartisanship With a Familiar Partisan Sting
On the issues that have rived Washington during Mr. Trump's turbulent presidency, he did not give an inch.

Politics - U.S. House
Feb 05, 2019

The Women in White: Praise From Trump, and Chants of ‘U.S.A.!'
House Democratic women wore white to the State of the Union address to celebrate their historic numbers and to protest President Trump. He surprised them.

Politics - U.S. House
Feb 05, 2019

The Women in White: Praise From Trump, and Chants of ‘USA!'
House Democratic women wore white to the State of the Union address to celebrate their historic numbers and to protest President Trump. He surprised them.

Politics - U.S. House
Feb 05, 2019

Women in White Give Themselves Standing Ovation
When President Trump mentioned the record number of women in Congress during his State of the Union address, many Democratic women who had not previously applauded stood and cheered.

Politics - U.S. House
Feb 05, 2019

Watch State of the Union 2019: Live Updates
Join New York Times reporters for live analysis and fact-checking during president's State of the Union address to Congress on Tuesday. The speech is set to begin at 9 p.m. Eastern time.

Politics - U.S. House
Feb 05, 2019

Watch State of the Union: Live Video, Fact Checks and Analysis
Join New York Times reporters for live analysis and fact-checking during president's State of the Union address to Congress on Tuesday. The speech is set to begin at 9 p.m. Eastern time.

Politics - U.S. House
Feb 05, 2019

Live Video and Analysis: 2019 State of the Union Address
Join New York Times reporters for live analysis and fact-checking during President 's State of the Union address to Congress on Tuesday. The speech is set to begin at 9 p.m. Eastern time.

Politics - U.S. House
Feb 05, 2019

Full Video and Analysis: 2019 State of the Union
President Trump delivered his second formal State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress on Tuesday. Our correspondents offered live analysis and fact checks during the speech.

Politics - U.S. House
Feb 05, 2019

Trump Asks for Unity, but Presses Hard Line on Immigration
In his State of the Union address, the president toggled between conciliation and confrontation, and demanded a wall on the nation's southwestern border.

Politics - U.S. House
Feb 05, 2019

Before the State of the Union, a Day of Anticipation and Preparation
After a cancellation and before another potential funding lapse, Congress was finally ready to hear what, exactly, the state of the union is.

Politics - U.S. House
Feb 05, 2019

Finally, Capitol Hill Readies for a State of the Union
After a cancellation and before another potential funding lapse, Congress is finally ready to hear what, exactly, the state of the union is.

Politics - U.S. House
Feb 05, 2019

Marco Rubio: The Truth About B.D.S. and the Lies About My Bill
The goal of the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement is to eliminate any Jewish state between the Jordan River and the Mediterranean Sea.

Politics - U.S. House
Feb 05, 2019

An Energy Wish List for Congress
Here's how lawmakers can accelerate the clean-energy economy.

Politics - U.S. House
Feb 05, 2019

What Motivates Mitch McConnell?
The Senate majority leader has emerged as one of the few unambiguous winners of the Trump presidency so far. We look at whether his gains have come with a cost.

Politics - U.S. House
Feb 05, 2019

What to Watch For in the 2019 State of the Union Address
The substance, including calls for unity and a focus on immigration, might sound familiar. But after Democratic gains in the midterm elections, the political backdrop to the speech will be very different from last year's.

Politics - U.S. House
Feb 05, 2019

What to Watch For in the State of the Union Address
The substance, including calls for unity and a focus on immigration, might sound familiar. But after Democratic gains in the midterm elections, the political backdrop to the speech will be very different from last year's.

Politics - U.S. House
Feb 05, 2019

What to Watch For in Trump's State of the Union Address
The substance, including calls for unity and a focus on immigration, might sound familiar. But after Democratic gains in the midterm elections, the political backdrop to the speech will be very different from last year's.

Politics - U.S. House
Feb 04, 2019

For Trump, the State of the Union Is a Spectacle, and He Is Ready for It
The cinematic aspect of the annual tradition is one piece of the presidency that Mr. Trump embraces rather than disrupts.

Politics - U.S. House
Feb 04, 2019

Trump's Options for Wall Shrink as Republicans Balk at National Emergency Declaration
As lawmakers negotiate a deal, Republicans are warning the president that declaring an emergency to build a wall could rupture his party and prompt a vote to overrule him.

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