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Politics - U.S. House
Jun 26, 2019

Cory Booker Deserves a Hearing
Less speechifying and more policy, please.

Politics - U.S. House
Jun 25, 2019

Mueller to Testify to Congress, Setting Up a Political Spectacle
Robert S. Mueller III, the former special counsel, agreed to testify on July 17, two House panels said after issuing subpoenas to compel his appearance.

Politics - U.S. House
Jun 25, 2019

Robert Mueller to Testify Before House Committees
Mr. Mueller, the special counsel, agreed to testify on July 17, two House panels said Tuesday night after issuing subpoenas to compel his appearance.

Politics - U.S. House
Jun 25, 2019

Congress Wants Data Transparency, but It Still Doesn't Understand the Internet
Focusing on individual privacy consent does little to dismantle a system that's clearly broken.

Politics - U.S. House
Jun 25, 2019

Congressman Duncan Hunter Used Campaign Money for Multiple Affairs, Prosecutors Say
The new allegations lay out evidence that the congressman used campaign cash to fund a series of extramarital affairs.

Politics - U.S. House
Jun 25, 2019

Duncan Hunter Used Campaign Money for Multiple Affairs, Prosecutors Say
The new allegations lay out evidence that the congressman used campaign cash to fund a series of extramarital affairs.

Politics - U.S. House
Jun 25, 2019

House Approves Border Aid, Seeking to Curb Trump's Crackdown
House Democrats pushed through $4.5 billion in humanitarian aid to address the plight of migrants at the southern border, after leaders quelled a revolt.

Politics - U.S. House
Jun 25, 2019

The Likelihood of Impeachment
We talked to a congresswoman who has been in the Capitol for two presidential impeachment proceedings about the possibility of a third.

Politics - U.S. House
Jun 24, 2019

The House and Senate Have Separate Plans for Border Aid. Here's What's Different.
Both chambers have put forward their own versions of legislation that would allocate $4.5 billion and fulfill the Trump administration's request for funds.

Politics - U.S. House
Jun 24, 2019

Emergency Aid for Migrants Badly Divides Democrats
Congress is trying to rush billions of dollars to the border to alleviate the suffering of detained migrants, but Democrats fear the funds will advance President Trump's immigration policies.

Politics - U.S. House
Jun 24, 2019

Jan Meyers, a Kansas Republican ‘First' in Congress, Dies at 90
The first woman from her party to be elected to the House from her state, Ms. Meyers was a moderate who backed abortion rights and gun control.

Politics - U.S. House
Jun 24, 2019

Sara Gideon to Challenge Susan Collins for Maine Senate Seat
Ms. Gideon, a Democrat, said that her decision to run was spurred partly by Ms. Collins's vote to confirm Justice Brett M. Kavanaugh.

Politics - U.S. House
Jun 24, 2019

How E-Commerce Sites Manipulate You Into Buying Things You May Not Want
Research released this week finds that many online retailers use so-called dark patterns to influence what shoppers decide to purchase. Cracking down on the practice could be difficult.

Politics - U.S. House
Jun 24, 2019

Bernie Sanders Unveils Education Plan to Eliminate Student Loan Debt
Senator Bernie Sanders, along with Representatives Ilhan Omar and Pramila Jayapal, would cancel all student debt and eliminate tuition at public and community colleges.

Politics - U.S. House
Jun 24, 2019

There's No Excuse for Mistreating Children at the Border. Here's What To Do About It.
Speak up. Donate. Educate yourself. Vote.

Politics - U.S. House
Jun 24, 2019

Gender Gap Closes When Everyone's on the Ballot, Study Shows
Though white men still dominate the political arena disproportionately, new research shows that when women and people of color are on the ballot, they win just as often.

Politics - U.S. House
Jun 23, 2019

Joe Sestak, Ex-Pennsylvania Congressman, Becomes 24th Democratic Candidate for 2020
Mr. Sestak entered the presidential race later than the 23 other candidates because his daughter had been battling brain cancer.

Politics - U.S. House
Jun 23, 2019

Joe Sestak, Former Pennsylvania Congressman, Becomes the 24th Democratic Candidate for President
Mr. Sestak entered the presidential race later than the 23 other candidates because his daughter had been battling brain cancer.

Politics - U.S. House
Jun 22, 2019

At Demand for Roll Call Votes, Colleagues Grouse: ‘This Is So Stupid'
A freshman representative's exercise of power emphasized how the few tools left to a single member in the House's minority are mainly the kind that irritates one's colleagues.

Politics - U.S. House
Jun 22, 2019

Congressional Veterans Pitch In to Rebuild Oversight Muscle
Years of budget cuts and a stream of departures have left Congress lacking in expertise and experience to challenge a recalcitrant Trump White House.

Politics - U.S. House
Jun 21, 2019

Restraint and Patience … and Donald Trump
Given a clearly flawed decision-making process, President Trump was right to buy himself time on Iran.

Politics - U.S. House
Jun 21, 2019

Biden Defends Eastland Remarks but Omits Some History
In defending his comments about working with segregationists, Joe Biden cited his record on civil rights and his relationship with Ted Kennedy. But he didn't address his opposition to busing.

Politics - U.S. House
Jun 21, 2019

Biden Defends Remarks About Segregationists but Omits Some History
Joe Biden cited his relationship with the liberal senator Ted Kennedy and his record on civil rights to defend his earlier comments about working with segregationists. We examine his claims.

Politics - U.S. House
Jun 21, 2019

Biden Has Not Changed. The Politics, Culture and Mood of His Party Have.
Many of Joe Biden's views that are currently drawing criticism have been evident for years. But they are now provoking an entirely different response.

Politics - U.S. House
Jun 20, 2019

Anti-Robocall Bill Gets Bipartisan Backing
The measure, introduced by House members, would require phone carriers to offer screening technology to customers at no additional cost.

Politics - U.S. House
Jun 20, 2019

Want the Robocalls to Stop? Congress Does, Too
A bipartisan bill introduced by House members would require phone carriers to offer screening technology to customers at no additional cost.

Politics - U.S. House
Jun 20, 2019

Attacking Iran Is Congress's Call
The Trump administration's campaign of maximum pressure and minimal diplomacy is bringing the two countries ever closer to blows. Lawmakers must weigh in.

Politics - U.S. House
Jun 20, 2019

Roy Moore to Run for Alabama Senate Seat
The former chief justice of the Alabama Supreme Court wants a rematch with Doug Jones, who defeated him in a special election in 2017. Many Republicans are hostile to his plans.

Politics - U.S. House
Jun 20, 2019

Roy Moore to Run for Alabama Senate Seat Again
The former chief justice of the Alabama Supreme Court wants a rematch with Doug Jones, who defeated him in a special election in 2017. Many Republicans are hostile to his plans.

Politics - U.S. House
Jun 20, 2019

Roy Moore, Polarizing Republican, Will Again Run for Senate in Alabama
The former chief justice of the Alabama Supreme Court wants a rematch with Doug Jones, who defeated him in a special election in 2017. Many Republicans are hostile to his plans.

Politics - U.S. House
Jun 20, 2019

Joe Biden Needs Some Tact
A reader says his comment about bygone civility in the Senate was well meaning but lacked discretion.

Politics - U.S. House
Jun 20, 2019

Senate Blocks Trump Administration's Arms Sales to Gulf Nations in Bipartisan Rebuke
The Senate blocked the sale of billions of dollars of munitions to Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates in a sharp and bipartisan rebuke of the Trump administration's attempt to circumvent Congress.

Politics - U.S. House
Jun 20, 2019

Senate Votes to Block Trump's Arms Sales to Gulf Nations in Bipartisan Rebuke
The vote illustrated the deep divide between lawmakers and the administration over Saudi Arabia and the president's attempts to circumvent Congress on national security decisions.

Politics - U.S. House
Jun 20, 2019

‘Cory Should Apologize,' Biden Says
Joseph R. Biden Jr. said on Wednesday that Cory Booker should apologize for condemning Mr. Biden's working with segregationists in the Senate.

Politics - U.S. House
Jun 19, 2019

Biden and Democratic Rivals Exchange Attacks Over His Remarks on Segregationists
Mr. Biden's fond remarks about dealing with segregationist senators are raising questions about both his political past and his political acumen now in dealing with it.

Politics - U.S. House
Jun 19, 2019

Joe Biden and Democratic Rivals Exchange Attacks Over His Remarks on Segregationists
Mr. Biden's fond remarks about dealing with segregationist senators are raising questions about both his political past and his political acumen now in dealing with it.

Politics - U.S. House
Jun 19, 2019

In Citing Relationship With Segregationists, Joe Biden Makes Himself a Target
Mr. Biden's fond remarks about dealing with segregationist senators are raising questions about both his political past and his political acumen now in dealing with it.

Politics - U.S. House
Jun 19, 2019

House Moves Forward With Spending Bills as Congress Grapples With Looming Fiscal Deadlines
The burst of productivity stood in stark contrast to the tenor of the wider negotiations, which are hung up over how much to increase domestic spending.

Politics - U.S. House
Jun 19, 2019

Here's What Ta-Nehisi Coates Told Congress About Reparations
The writer argued that African-Americans were exploited by nearly every American institution, before and after slavery ended.

Politics - U.S. House
Jun 19, 2019

Read Ta-Nehesi Coates's Testimony on Reparations: Full Transcript
The writer argued that African-Americans were exploited by nearly every American institution, before and after slavery ended.

Politics - U.S. House
Jun 19, 2019

Read Ta-Nehisi Coates's Testimony on Reparations: Full Transcript
The writer argued that African-Americans were exploited by nearly every American institution, before and after slavery ended.

Politics - U.S. House
Jun 19, 2019

Read the Ta-Nehesi Coates Testimony on Reparations
The writer argued that African-Americans were exploited by nearly every American institution, before and after slavery ended.

Politics - U.S. House
Jun 19, 2019

$4.6 Billion in Aid Advances to Help Cope With Migrant Surge at Border
The Senate measure cleared a committee with bipartisan support and will be voted on by the full chamber next week, but it is unclear how well it matches the House's plans.

Politics - U.S. House
Jun 19, 2019

At Historic Hearing, House Panel Explores Reparations
Hundreds of mostly black spectators descended on Capitol Hill for a hearing that exposed Washington's cultural and ideological divides.

Politics - U.S. House
Jun 19, 2019

At Historic Hearing, House Panel Makes History by Exploring Reparations
Hundreds of mostly black spectators descended on Capitol Hill for a hearing that exposed Washington's cultural and ideological divides.

Politics - U.S. House
Jun 19, 2019

At Raucous Reparations Hearing, Ta-Nehisi Coates Takes Aim at Mitch McConnell
Mr. Coates, the African-American author, called out Mr. McConnell, the Senate leader, for saying he was opposed to compensation "for something that happened 150 years ago."

Politics - U.S. House
Jun 19, 2019

Digging Into America's Dark Past, House Panel Makes History by Exploring Reparations
Hundreds of mostly black spectators descended on Capitol Hill for a hearing that exposed Washington's cultural and ideological divides.

Politics - U.S. House
Jun 19, 2019

Ta-Nehisi Coates Assails Mitch McConnell at Raucous Reparations Hearing
Mr. Coates, the African-American author, called out Mr. McConnell, the Senate leader, for saying he was opposed to compensation "for something that happened 150 years ago."

Politics - U.S. House
Jun 19, 2019

Ta-Nehisi Coates Rebukes Mitch McConnell at Raucous Reparations Hearing
Mr. Coates, the African-American author, called out Mr. McConnell, the Senate leader, for saying he was opposed to compensation "for something that happened 150 years ago."

Politics - U.S. House
Jun 19, 2019

Jamal Khashoggi Was My Fiancé. His Killers Are Roaming Free.
Washington hasn't done enough to bring the murdered Saudi columnist's killers to justice.

Politics - U.S. House
Jun 19, 2019

Pelosi Dismisses Censuring Trump: ‘If the Goods Are There, You Must Impeach'
The House speaker still does not want to start an impeachment inquiry, but she ruled out censure as insufficient.

Politics - U.S. House
Jun 19, 2019

Joe Biden Draws Fire from Rivals Over Remarks about Segregationist Senators
At a fund-raiser in New York, Mr. Biden mentioned James Eastland and Herman Talmadge, two segregationists, fondly recalling that "at least there was some civility'' in the Senate.

Politics - U.S. House
Jun 19, 2019

Joe Biden, Recalling ‘Civility' in Senate, Invokes Two Segregationist Senators
At a fund-raiser in New York, Mr. Biden mentioned James Eastland and Herman Talmadge, two segregationists, fondly recalling that "at least there was some civility'' in the Senate.

Politics - U.S. House
Jun 19, 2019

Biden, Recalling ‘Civility' in Senate, Invokes Two Segregationist Senators
At a fund-raiser, Joe Biden fondly recalled that "at least there was some civility'' when he served in the Senate alongside James Eastland and Herman Talmadge, two segregationists.

Politics - U.S. House
Jun 19, 2019

Biden, Recalling Civility in Senate, Invokes Two Segregationist Senators
At a fund-raiser in New York, Mr. Biden mentioned James Eastland and Herman Talmadge, two segregationists, fondly recalling that "at least there was some civility'' in the Senate.

Politics - U.S. House
Jun 18, 2019

Mind the G.O.P. Gender Gap
Why do Republicans in Congress have so much trouble increasing the number of women in their ranks?

Politics - U.S. House
Jun 18, 2019

The G.O.P.'s Other Gender Gap
Why do Republicans in Congress have so much trouble increasing the number of women in their ranks?

Politics - U.S. House
Jun 18, 2019

House Democrats, With Pelosi's Support, Will Consider a Commission on Reparations
A bill backed by nearly 60 House Democrats would create a panel to develop proposals and a "national apology" to repair the lingering effects of slavery.

Politics - U.S. House
Jun 18, 2019

Ocasio-Cortez Calls Migrant Detention Centers ‘Concentration Camps,' Eliciting Backlash
Republicans, especially Representative Liz Cheney of Wyoming, excoriated Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, saying she demeaned the memory of those who died in the Holocaust.

Politics - U.S. House
Jun 18, 2019

Bronx Principal to Challenge Eliot Engel, Powerful House Democrat, From the Left
Jamaal Bowman will take on Mr. Engel, who heads the House Foreign Affairs Committee, with help from a group that backed Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez last year.

Politics - U.S. House
Jun 17, 2019

Democrat in Competitive California District Joins Call for Impeachment Inquiry
Representative Katie Porter is one of the first to endorse impeachment proceedings among House Democrats who are expected to face tough re-election campaigns.

Politics - U.S. House
Jun 17, 2019

‘This Is All So Deeply Personal, but I Too Will Speak Out'
Rep. Pramila Jayapal's essay about why she chose to have an abortion sparked a flurry of personal accounts — and some pushback — from readers.

Politics - U.S. House
Jun 16, 2019

Liberals Want Trump Impeached, but Centrist Freshmen May Have the Final Say
The president outrages the Democratic base daily, but the lawmakers who gave Democrats their House majority remain firm that impeachment is not what their constituents want.

Politics - U.S. House
Jun 14, 2019

Are Oman Tanker Attacks Another Gulf of Tonkin?
Internet databases confirm much about the incident, but the Trump administration hasn't provided convincing evidence of Iran's culpability.

Politics - U.S. House
Jun 14, 2019

Are the Oman Tanker Attacks Another Gulf of Tonkin?
Internet databases confirm much about the incident, but the Trump administration hasn't provided convincing evidence of Iran's culpability.

Politics - U.S. House
Jun 14, 2019

Was Iran Behind the Oman Tanker Attacks? A Look at the Evidence
Internet databases confirm much about the incident, but the Trump administration hasn't provided convincing evidence of Tehran's culpability.

Politics - U.S. House
Jun 13, 2019

Trump to America: Who's Going to Stop Me?
An unbound president invites more foreign election interference.

Politics - U.S. House
Jun 13, 2019

Rep. Pramila Jayapal: The Story of My Abortion
What it taught me about the deeply personal nature of reproductive choice.

Politics - U.S. House
Jun 13, 2019

Trump ‘Does Not Know Right From Wrong,' Pelosi Says
Speaker Nancy Pelosi reacted on Thursday to President Trump's statement that he would accept election help from foreign governments.

Politics - U.S. House
Jun 13, 2019

"We Either Buy Insulin or We Die"
The high (and rising) cost of insulin is forcing diabetics to risk their lives to get the drug.

Politics - U.S. House
Jun 12, 2019

Social Security Is Staring at Its First Real Shortfall in Decades
Unless Congress and the White House act, nearly every older American will be affected. The math of retirement planning is already changing.

Politics - U.S. House
Jun 12, 2019

Social Security Is Staring at Its First Real Shortfall in Decades. Big Cuts Could Follow.
Unless Congress and the White House act, nearly every older American will be affected. The math of retirement planning is already changing.

Politics - U.S. House
Jun 12, 2019

Trump Isn't Alone. These Millennials on the Left Want Low Interest Rates, Too.
Sam Bell and his colleagues at Employ America want the central bank to cut interest rates now, and to lift them less quickly after the next recession, to create more jobs.

Politics - U.S. House
Jun 12, 2019

‘You Should Be Ashamed': How Jon Stewart Became an Advocate for 9/11 Victims
The former "Daily Show" host angrily scolded lawmakers on Capitol Hill for not funding the health care of emergency personnel.

Politics - U.S. House
Jun 12, 2019

How Jon Stewart Became a Fierce Advocate for 9/11 Responders
"You should be ashamed of yourselves," the former "Daily Show" host told lawmakers on Capitol Hill for not funding health care for emergency personnel.

Politics - U.S. House
Jun 12, 2019

How Jon Stewart Became a Fierce Advocate for 9/11 Victims
"You should be ashamed of yourselves," the former "Daily Show" host told lawmakers on Capitol Hill for not funding health care for emergency personnel.

Politics - U.S. House
Jun 11, 2019

Florida Man Pleads Guilty to Threatening Cory Booker, Rashida Tlaib and Eric Swalwell
The man, who said in racist and expletive-laced phone messages that he wanted to kill Senator Cory Booker and Representatives Rashida Tlaib and Eric Swalwell, faces up to five years in prison.

Politics - U.S. House
Jun 11, 2019

Florida Man Pleads Guilty to Threatening Members of Congress
The man, who said in racist and expletive-laced phone messages that he wanted to kill Senator Cory Booker and Representatives Rashida Tlaib and Eric Swalwell, faces up to five years in prison.

Politics - U.S. House
Jun 11, 2019

A Truce Falters, and a Plan to Raise Congress's Pay Falls Apart
Democratic and Republican House leaders tried to broker a deal for an increase after a decade of frozen pay, but ran up against vulnerable freshmen Democrats.

Politics - U.S. House
Jun 11, 2019

House Approves Court Action to Enforce Democrats' Subpoenas
The House voted on Tuesday to authorize its committees to go directly to court to enforce subpoenas that the Trump administration is resisting or ignoring.

Politics - U.S. House
Jun 11, 2019

House Approves Court Action to Enforce Subpoenas of Barr and McGahn
The House voted on Tuesday to authorize its committees to go directly to court to enforce subpoenas that the Trump administration is resisting or ignoring.

Politics - U.S. House
Jun 11, 2019

Help Is Almost Here for Retirement Savers
Only a few Republican senators stand in the way of the most consequential reform legislation in more than a decade.

Politics - U.S. House
Jun 10, 2019

Pelosi and Schumer Are Playing Too Nice
Maybe they are right to be cautious, but keeping the base at a distance could make it easier for Trump to win again.

Politics - U.S. House
Jun 10, 2019

Justice Dept. Agrees to Turn Over Key Mueller Evidence to House
The scope of the material wasn't immediately clear, but the House Judiciary Committee chairman said it would include "interview notes, firsthand accounts of misconduct and other critical evidence."

Politics - U.S. House
Jun 09, 2019

When Will Congress Get Serious About the Suffering at the Border?
It's time to cut the squabbling and pass an emergency relief package.

Politics - U.S. House
Jun 08, 2019

Why Is America So Far Behind Europe on Digital Privacy?
Legislators should seize the moment to pass meaningful protections for the digital age.

Politics - U.S. House
Jun 08, 2019

Americans Deserve Strong Privacy Laws
Legislators should seize the moment to pass meaningful protections for the digital age.

Politics - U.S. House
Jun 08, 2019

America's Elections Are Still at Risk. Congress Can Help.
Beyond his findings of presidential misconduct, the special counsel Robert Mueller made it clear that lawmakers cannot ignore the ongoing risk to the nation.

Politics - U.S. House
Jun 08, 2019

The Mueller Report Sounded the Alarm on Election Attacks. Will Congress Act?
Beyond his findings of presidential misconduct, the special counsel made it clear that lawmakers cannot ignore the ongoing risk to the nation.

Politics - U.S. House
Jun 07, 2019

New Election Security Bills Face a One-Man Roadblock: Mitch McConnell
A raft of election-security legislation faces opposition from the Senate majority leader, but House Democrats are readying hearings and votes to raise the pressure.

Politics - U.S. House
Jun 07, 2019

Beto for … Senate
Some Democrats understand that the White House isn't enough.

Politics - U.S. House
Jun 07, 2019

The Democratic Party Is Trying to Downplay Climate Change. Don't Let It.
Surely the party can devote one-twelfth of its debate time to the issue that imperils civilization.

Politics - U.S. House
Jun 06, 2019

House Plans Vote to Fight Barr in Court but Back Off Contempt
House Democrats revealed a resolution up for a vote next week to take Attorney General William P. Barr and the former White House counsel Donald F. McGahn II to court.

Politics - U.S. House
Jun 06, 2019

Tariff Threats Aside, the Senate Is Where Action Goes to Die
Mitch McConnell, the "grim reaper," has made the Senate the place where legislation goes to die. So the chances that the Senate blocks President Trump's tariffs on Mexico are slim.

Politics - U.S. House
Jun 06, 2019

The President's ‘Emergency' Tariffs on Mexican Goods, Explained
The president is again going beyond his predecessors in using powers that lawmakers granted the presidency for use in exigent circumstances. This time, Republicans say they will push back.

Politics - U.S. House
Jun 06, 2019

Trump's ‘Emergency' Tariffs on Mexican Goods, Explained
The president is again going beyond his predecessors in using powers that lawmakers granted the presidency for use in exigent circumstances. This time, Republicans say they will push back.

Politics - U.S. House
Jun 06, 2019

Senators Ask Federal Reserve to Review Trump's Deutsche Bank Transactions
Seven Democrats, including the presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren, want the Fed to examine the bank's compliance with anti-money-laundering laws over flagged transactions.

Politics - U.S. House
Jun 06, 2019

The Democrats' Muddle
They keep saying they're going to hold hearings. And?

Politics - U.S. House
Jun 05, 2019

A Chance for ‘Dreamers'
Congress should do its job and pass a bill to protect immigrants brought to the United States as children.

Politics - U.S. House
Jun 05, 2019

Let's Ditch Mitch
The Senate majority leader comes out of his shell.

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