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Politics - U.S. House
Nov 14, 2019

A Public Hearing, and a Feud Over Ukraine
In the first televised testimony in the impeachment inquiry, top diplomats detailed how a politically motivated foreign policy threatened the fate of an ally.

Politics - U.S. House
Nov 14, 2019

Our Schools Can't Solve the Problems of Our Rigid Workweek
Parents need better options for after-school care, but longer school days may not be the answer.

Politics - U.S. House
Nov 14, 2019

Compelling Testimony, but No Minds Changed So Far
Republicans avoided a committee brawl and dismissed the hearing, while Democrats said they were just getting started.

Politics - U.S. House
Nov 13, 2019

What We Learned From the First Day of Public Impeachment Hearings
Two witnesses testified about President Trump's involvement in a pressure campaign to have Ukraine investigate the president's political rivals.

Politics - U.S. House
Nov 13, 2019

On Capitol Hill, Old School Washington Keeps Circus at Bay
Seriousness itself stood trial as two diplomats, in defiance of the White House, testified on the first day of an impeachment spectacle.

Politics - U.S. House
Nov 13, 2019

On Capitol Hill, Old-School Washington Keeps Circus at Bay
Seriousness itself stood trial as two diplomats, in defiance of the White House, testified on the first day of an impeachment spectacle.

Politics - U.S. House
Nov 13, 2019

Court Rejects Trump's Appeal in Fight to Keep Financial Records From Congress
The decision almost certainly paves the way for a major Supreme Court case over President Trump's stonewalling of congressional oversight efforts.

Politics - U.S. House
Nov 13, 2019

The Evidence of Wrongdoing by Trump Is Overwhelming
The witnesses' testimony on Wednesday was clear and alarming.

Politics - U.S. House
Nov 13, 2019

George Kent and the Bow Tie of History
As the impeachment hearings began, the first witness made an unexpected fashion statement — and everyone noticed.

Politics - U.S. House
Nov 13, 2019

Watch Live: Impeachment Hearings With Bill Taylor and George Kent
The first public hearings in the Trump impeachment inquiry begin Wednesday. William B. Taylor Jr., the top diplomat in Ukraine, and George P. Kent, a senior State Department official, will testify.

Politics - U.S. House
Nov 13, 2019

Impeachment Hearing Updates: What to Expect From Taylor, Kent and Congress
Hearings begin Wednesday on Capitol Hill as lawmakers consider whether to impeach President Trump for what Democrats say was an effort to use the power of his office for political gain.

Politics - U.S. House
Nov 13, 2019

Impeachment Hearing: Live Updates From Taylor and Kent Testimony
Hearings began Wednesday on Capitol Hill as lawmakers consider whether to impeach President Trump for what Democrats say was an effort to use the power of his office for political gain.

Politics - U.S. House
Nov 13, 2019

Key Moments From the First Public Impeachment Hearing
Witnesses testified that President Trump pressured a foreign power to help him win re-election during historic hearings that previewed an intensely partisan battle.

Politics - U.S. House
Nov 13, 2019

A Third Grader's Guide to the Impeachment Hearings
On the day public impeachment hearings begin, listen to a conversation with Leo, 8, who's obsessed with the inquiry and not afraid to ask questions.

Politics - U.S. House
Nov 13, 2019

For a Rural Democrat, Talking Potatoes Is Easy. Impeachment Is Really Hard.
Representative Collin Peterson of rural Minnesota is one of two Democrats who voted against the impeachment inquiry. It has left him a man in the lonely middle.

Politics - U.S. House
Nov 13, 2019

‘Incomprehensible' Numbers: How Republicans Are Losing N.Y. Suburbs
In one county, Democrats grew by more than 150,000, while the number of Republicans dropped by more than 30,000.

Politics - U.S. House
Nov 13, 2019

‘Incomprehensible' Numbers: How Republicans Are Losing New York Suburbs
In one county, Democrats grew by more than 150,000, while the number of Republicans dropped by more than 30,000.

Politics - U.S. House
Nov 13, 2019

Rep. Peter King's Exit Highlights the G.O.P.'s Suburban Problem
In one county, Democrats grew by more than 150,000, while the number of Republicans dropped by more than 30,000.

Politics - U.S. House
Nov 12, 2019

Two Impeachments, but Two Radically Different Accusations
As the House opens public hearings into whether President Trump committed high crimes and misdemeanors, the battle over President Bill Clinton's impeachment 21 years ago looms large.

Politics - U.S. House
Nov 12, 2019

What Trump Is Hiding From the Impeachment Hearings
The president's efforts to prevent the House from doing its job are just as worrisome as the Ukraine scandal.

Politics - U.S. House
Nov 12, 2019

Trump, Ucrania y el juicio político: la historia de cómo llegamos hasta este momento
El presidente de Estados Unidos vio en Ucrania una solución a sus problemas políticos. En cinco meses, su obsesión cambió la política exterior estadounidense y puso en riesgo su mandato.

Politics - U.S. House
Nov 12, 2019

The Impeachment Inquiry's Main Players
Here are the lawmakers to watch as the process unfolds.

Politics - U.S. House
Nov 12, 2019

Impeachment's Main Players
Here are the lawmakers to watch as the impeachment process unfolds.

Politics - U.S. House
Nov 12, 2019

Mike Espy Will Run for Senate in Mississippi, Aiming for a Rematch
Mr. Espy, a Democrat, lost a special election runoff last year to Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith, who apologized during the campaign for a reference to a public hanging.

Politics - U.S. House
Nov 12, 2019

Mulvaney Will Defy House Impeachment Subpoena
Mick Mulvaney, the acting White House chief of staff, said he would obey President Trump's order not to testify rather than seek a judge's ruling first.

Politics - U.S. House
Nov 12, 2019

Democrats Look to Build Case That Trump Tried to Bribe or Extort Ukraine
With nationally televised hearings set to begin, Democrats described the president's actions in the starkest terms yet, echoing the constitutional definition of behavior that warrants impeachment.

Politics - U.S. House
Nov 11, 2019

To Exonerate Trump, Republicans Embrace Russian Disinformation
In this week's impeachment hearings, expect a lot of G.O.P. conspiracy theorizing.

Politics - U.S. House
Nov 11, 2019

After Schumer Praised the Retiring Rep. King, Some Democrats Jeered
Another Democrat, Representative Ilhan Omar, had a different response to the news: "Good riddance."

Politics - U.S. House
Nov 11, 2019

Republican Critics, Fearing Trump, Toe an Anti-Impeachment Party Line, for Now
On the eve of public impeachment hearings, even the handful of moderate Republicans in the House see no upside in breaking with the president.

Politics - U.S. House
Nov 11, 2019

Trump, Ukraine and Impeachment: The Inside Story of How We Got Here
President Trump fixated on Ukraine as a solution to his political problems. In five months, his obsession upended American foreign policy and threatened his presidency. Here is how it happened.

Politics - U.S. House
Nov 11, 2019

Peter King, Veteran New York Republican in House, Announces He Will Retire
Peter T. King, the longest-serving Republican in New York's congressional delegation, will join a growing Republican exodus from the House ahead of 2020.

Politics - U.S. House
Nov 10, 2019

William Hughes, Congressman and Ambassador, Dies at 87
He represented New Jersey's Second District for 20 years, then was ambassador to Panama in a crucial period.

Politics - U.S. House
Nov 09, 2019

Republicans Argue Impeachment Case Falls Short of Proving Trump Misconduct
The release of House Republicans' witness list signaled that the president's favorite unsubstantiated theories will be a centerpiece of their strategy.

Politics - U.S. House
Nov 09, 2019

Women Running for Office Have to Worry About One More Thing: Their Phones
For groups training the next generation of women in politics, the main message is: Do not post. Anything. It's not fair. It's not the same for men. But anything you post will be fair game.

Politics - U.S. House
Nov 08, 2019

Bolton Said to Know of ‘Many Relevant Meetings' on Ukraine, but Will Not Testify
A lawyer for John R. Bolton said he had information to share with impeachment investigators. But, so far, he will not defy the White House.

Politics - U.S. House
Nov 08, 2019

Senate Democrats Face Their Own Risks Over Impeachment
While Republicans get most of the attention, a Senate trial could complicate Democrats' drive for the majority.

Politics - U.S. House
Nov 08, 2019

Science Funds for Minority Colleges Become Political Football in the Senate
Minority-serving colleges and universities are looking on helplessly as vital funding for their science, engineering and math programs are bogged down in the Senate morass.

Politics - U.S. House
Nov 08, 2019

The Saga of Gordon Sondland
How a loyal Trump donor ended up at the center of the impeachment investigation — and why Republicans now accuse him of betrayal.

Politics - U.S. House
Nov 08, 2019

What if the Road to Single-Payer Led Through the States?
A California congressman's plan would lower federal barriers to letting states experiment with health care policy.

Politics - U.S. House
Nov 07, 2019

Jeff Sessions, Praising Trump, Formally Announces Senate Campaign
The former attorney general's decision will most likely put him on a collision course with President Trump, who still harbors resentment toward him.

Politics - U.S. House
Nov 07, 2019

Congressional Democrats to Revive Equal Rights Amendment Push
Democrats aim to repeal an expired deadline on the measure to ensure equality of the sexes, clearing the way for Virginia — where they just won legislative control — to be the last state to ratify it.

Politics - U.S. House
Nov 07, 2019

Legislators Call On F.A.A. to Say Why It Overruled Its Experts on 737 Max
The regulator's employees had raised concerns about a rudder system. Now two powerful House members want answers.

Politics - U.S. House
Nov 06, 2019

Trump and Senate Republicans Celebrate Making the Courts More Conservative
"We are going to be, I think, just about No. 1 by the time we finish — No. 1 of any president, any administration," President Trump said on Wednesday.

Politics - U.S. House
Nov 06, 2019

Jeff Sessions Will Run for His Old Alabama Senate Seat. Trump Does Not Approve.
The former attorney general and four-term senator risks reigniting attacks from President Trump, who could undermine his standing in the primary race.

Politics - U.S. House
Nov 06, 2019

Jeff Sessions Will Run to Reclaim Alabama Senate Seat
The former attorney general and four-term senator risks reigniting attacks from President Trump, who could undermine his standing in the primary race.

Politics - U.S. House
Nov 06, 2019

Visclosky, Longtime Indiana Democrat, to Retire as Centrists Exit Congress
Pete Visclosky, the longest-serving congressman from Indiana, was the latest in a series of experienced legislators in both parties to leave Congress.

Politics - U.S. House
Nov 06, 2019

Animal Cruelty Moves One Step Closer to Being a Federal Crime
The Senate unanimously passed a bill Tuesday that, if signed into law, would make the torture of animals a federal felony punishable by fines and up to seven years in prison.

Politics - U.S. House
Nov 06, 2019

Bill Making Animal Cruelty a Federal Crime Headed to President Trump's Desk
The Senate unanimously passed a bill Tuesday that, if signed into law, would make the torture of animals a federal felony punishable by fines and up to seven years in prison.

Politics - U.S. House
Nov 06, 2019

Public Impeachment Hearings Will Begin Next Week, House Says
The House will hear publicly from three senior American diplomats involved in the Trump administration's Ukraine policy, a sign Democrats feel they now have enough evidence to present to voters.

Politics - U.S. House
Nov 06, 2019

Top Ukraine Diplomat Testified Giuliani Spearheaded Pressure for Investigations
The top American diplomat in Ukraine, who is to be the first witness in public House impeachment hearings, told investigators it was Rudolph W. Giuliani who instigated the Ukraine pressure campaign.

Politics - U.S. House
Nov 06, 2019

Change the Rules for Presidential Succession?
An Editorial Observer column argued that the speaker of the House should not be next in line after the vice president. Readers offer their opinions.

Politics - U.S. House
Nov 06, 2019

The Trump Impeachment Inquiry: Latest Updates
House Democrats on Wednesday released William B. Taylor Jr.'s interview transcript and announced public hearings for the impeachment inquiry will begin next week.

Politics - U.S. House
Nov 05, 2019

Inside the Impeachment Testimony: Dry Questions and Flares of Drama
The release of the first two transcripts of testimony taken privately in the impeachment inquiry offered the public its first glimpse of how the investigation was unfolding.

Politics - U.S. House
Nov 05, 2019

A Sliver of the Electorate Could Decide 2020. Here's What These Voters Want
A demographically disparate group values both moderation and great change.

Politics - U.S. House
Nov 05, 2019

A Sliver of the Electorate Could Decide 2020. Here's What These Voters Want.
A demographically disparate group values both moderation and great change.

Politics - U.S. House
Nov 05, 2019

Meet the Swing Voters Who Might Decide the 2020 Election
Men are likelier to be undecided than women, countering assumptions.

Politics - U.S. House
Nov 05, 2019

What Happens When a President and Congress Go to War?
Trump is not the first president to defy Congress. A struggle for power has been playing out since the nation's founding — as its framers intended.

Politics - U.S. House
Nov 04, 2019

Ocasio-Cortez Apologizes for Blocking Critic on Twitter
The congresswoman faced a lawsuit from a former Brooklyn politician who said her actions were unconstitutional.

Politics - U.S. House
Nov 04, 2019

Ex-Ukraine Ambassador Testified She Felt Threatened by Trump
House impeachment investigators released the first transcripts of their private interviews, revealing crucial details as the inquiry enters its public phase.

Politics - U.S. House
Nov 04, 2019

Ex-Ukraine Envoy Testified She Felt Threatened by Trump
House impeachment investigators released the first transcripts of their private interviews, revealing crucial details as the inquiry enters its public phase.

Politics - U.S. House
Nov 04, 2019

House Impeachment Investigators Release Transcripts of Closed-Door Testimony
The release came as the White House's top national security lawyer declined to appear for a scheduled deposition.

Politics - U.S. House
Nov 04, 2019

House Investigators Release Transcripts of Closed-Door Testimony
The release came as the White House's top national security lawyer declined to appear for a scheduled deposition.

Politics - U.S. House
Nov 04, 2019

Top Lawyer Declines to Testify in Impeachment Inquiry
The decision by the White House's top national security lawyer underlines the importance of an unusual lawsuit filed by a former administration official.

Politics - U.S. House
Nov 04, 2019

The Presidency Is Not Enough
And without reform, neither is a Democratic Senate.

Politics - U.S. House
Nov 04, 2019

Donald Trump, George Soros and Your Local Elections
Monday: Two very rich, prominent figures are looming over contests in New York and New Jersey.

Politics - U.S. House
Nov 03, 2019

Nancy Pelosi Should Not Be President
The law of presidential succession is broken, and it ought to be fixed immediately.

Politics - U.S. House
Nov 02, 2019

The End of Betomania
Beto O'Rourke's meme-ready instincts and hope-and-change flourishes seemed like a credible bet to counter President Trump. Until they didn't.

Politics - U.S. House
Nov 01, 2019

The Spirit That Brought Down the Berlin Wall Lives On
Bloodless revolutions from Armenia to Lebanon are about ending the fatalism corrupt rule engenders.

Politics - U.S. House
Nov 01, 2019

The NeverTrump Vindication
They may be on respirators. But conscientious conservatives still count.

Politics - U.S. House
Nov 01, 2019

House Republicans Tried to Prank Democrats on Their Impeachment Votes. Capitol Police Investigated.
The House Republican campaign arm sent empty boxes to the offices of Democrats who endorsed the impeachment inquiry. They were deemed suspicious packages.

Politics - U.S. House
Nov 01, 2019

Beto O'Rourke Drops Out of the Presidential Race
The former Texas congressman, who energized Democrats in a Senate race last year, began his White House run to great fanfare but failed to build significant support.

Politics - U.S. House
Nov 01, 2019

Beto O'Rourke Is Dropping Out of the Presidential Race
The former Texas congressman, who energized Democrats in a Senate race last year, began his White House run to great fanfare, but failed to build significant support.

Politics - U.S. House
Nov 01, 2019

Finally Calling the Killing of Armenians ‘Genocide'
Readers welcome the House resolution, but ask why it wasn't done sooner.

Politics - U.S. House
Nov 01, 2019

A Vote on Impeachment
House Democrats decided they now have enough evidence from their investigation to start making a case in public.

Politics - U.S. House
Oct 31, 2019

House Impeachment Inquiry Vote Underscores Intense Polarization
No Republicans and only two Democrats broke ranks, a sign that the inquiry is likely to remain a highly partisan affair.

Politics - U.S. House
Oct 31, 2019

What the Impeachment Vote Says About the Trump Inquiry's Future
No Republicans and only two Democrats broke ranks, a sign that the inquiry is likely to remain a highly partisan affair.

Politics - U.S. House
Oct 31, 2019

Impeach Trump. Then Move On.
Stop distracting from the core issue, elite negligence and national decline.

Politics - U.S. House
Oct 31, 2019

‘This Is Bigger Than Me,' Hill Says
Katie Hill, the first-term Democrat who resigned her congressional seat this week, delivered an impassioned farewell speech on Capitol Hill on Thursday, denouncing what she called a double standard toward women.

Politics - U.S. House
Oct 31, 2019

Katie Hill Gives Farewell Speech to Congress, Denouncing ‘Gutter Politics'
The embattled Democratic congresswoman blamed a double standard toward women for her leaving before the end of her first year.

Politics - U.S. House
Oct 31, 2019

Meet the Democrats Who Broke Ranks on Impeachment
Two conservative lawmakers became the party's only defectors in the House's impeachment vote, warning that the process was "hopelessly partisan."

Politics - U.S. House
Oct 31, 2019

Voting on Impeachment Inquiry Along Party Lines
Readers express disappointment in the partisanship that marked the vote and urge Democrats to "throw the book at Donald Trump."

Politics - U.S. House
Oct 31, 2019

In 232-196 Vote, House Approves Rules for Trump Impeachment Inquiry
House Democrats and Republicans were divided on setting rules for the impeachment inquiry into President Trump. The resolution would make evidence public and also allow Mr. Trump's legal team to mount a defense.

Politics - U.S. House
Oct 31, 2019

5 New York Buildings That Changed American History
The inconspicuous landmarks where the Depression exploded, modern art bloomed, and the United Nations first assembled.

Politics - U.S. House
Oct 31, 2019

Trump Has Received a Formal Invitation to Be Impeached
The House resolution confirms the developments that will almost definitely end in the president's impeachment.

Politics - U.S. House
Oct 31, 2019

A Divided House Endorses Impeachment Inquiry Into Trump
House Democrats rallied behind a measure setting out rules for the public phase of their impeachment inquiry into President Trump, endorsing the process.

Politics - U.S. House
Oct 31, 2019

Pelosi Speaks to the House Before Impeachment Resolution Vote
The House of Representatives votes Thursday on a resolution that would set up rules for the impeachment inquiry of President Trump.

Politics - U.S. House
Oct 31, 2019

Live House Vote Count: Rules for the Trump Impeachment Inquiry
See how each representative will vote on the resolution to guide the impeachment inquiry into President Donald J. Trump.

Politics - U.S. House
Oct 31, 2019

Live Vote Count: Rules for the Trump Impeachment Inquiry
See how each House member will vote on the resolution to formalize the procedures for the impeachment inquiry into President Donald J. Trump.

Politics - U.S. House
Oct 31, 2019

How Democrats and Republicans Voted on Trump Impeachment Rules
See how each representative voted on the resolution to guide the impeachment inquiry into President Donald J. Trump.

Politics - U.S. House
Oct 31, 2019

How Each House Member Voted on Trump Impeachment Inquiry Rules
See how each representative voted on the resolution to guide the impeachment inquiry into President Donald J. Trump.

Politics - U.S. House
Oct 30, 2019

Georgia Plans to Purge 300,000 Names From Its Voter Rolls
Voting rights advocates described the removals as troubling, saying it was just the beginning of efforts to suppress the vote in battleground states.

Politics - U.S. House
Oct 30, 2019

The Rules of Impeachment
Democrats get serious about the next phase of inquiry.

Politics - U.S. House
Oct 30, 2019

Democrats, Once Wary of Partisan Impeachment Inquiry Vote, Unite as Politics Shift
Members who have long resisted a formal floor vote are now solidly behind the idea. The change reflects Speaker Nancy Pelosi's close hold over her caucus.

Politics - U.S. House
Oct 30, 2019

Erdogan's Dismissive Retort on Armenian Genocide Shows How Low U.S. Ties Have Sunk
The Turkish leader said the House of Representatives had no moral standing to adjudicate on the murder of 1.5 million Armenians.

Politics - U.S. House
Oct 30, 2019

Erdogan: U.S. Lawmakers Have No Right to Call Armenian Deaths Genocide
The Turkish leader said the House of Representatives had no moral standing to adjudicate on the murder of 1.5 million Armenians as the Ottoman Empire was collapsing.

Politics - U.S. House
Oct 30, 2019

George Papadopoulos Signals Run for Katie Hill's House Seat
Mr. Papadopoulos, a former Trump campaign adviser who was convicted of lying to federal authorities, has filed to run for Congress as a Republican in California.

Politics - U.S. House
Oct 30, 2019

Convicted Ex-Trump Adviser May Run for Katie Hill's House Seat
Mr. Papadopoulos, a former Trump campaign adviser who was convicted of lying to federal authorities, has filed to run for Congress as a Republican in California.

Politics - U.S. House
Oct 30, 2019

John Bolton Is Summoned to Testify in Trump Impeachment Inquiry
The former national security adviser is said to have been deeply alarmed by what he perceived as a campaign by the president's inner circle to manipulate Ukraine policy for political gain.

Politics - U.S. House
Oct 29, 2019

White House Ukraine Expert Sought to Correct Transcript of Trump Call
Lt. Col. Alexander S. Vindman, who heard President Trump's July phone call with Ukraine's president and was alarmed, testified that he tried and failed to add key details to the rough transcript.

Politics - U.S. House
Oct 29, 2019

House Passes Resolution Recognizing Armenian Genocide
It is the first time that a chamber of Congress has officially designated the 1915 slaughter of an estimated 1.5 million Armenians as a genocide.

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