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Politics - U.S. House
Feb 23, 2018

I Appreciate Assault Weapons. And I Support a Ban.
I have fired tens of thousands of rounds through those rifles — many while in combat.

Politics - U.S. House
Feb 23, 2018

I'm Republican. I Appreciate Assault Weapons. And I Support a Ban.
I'm a congressman who was in the Army. I know how lethal these weapons are because I used them in combat.

Politics - U.S. House
Feb 22, 2018

A Day of Raw Mourning and Rare Accountability on TV
Anger and anguish over school violence dominated the news, in part because victims made sure it stayed in the news

Politics - U.S. House
Feb 22, 2018

‘A President I Can Be Proud of': South Africans Express Their Hopes
As Cyril Ramaphosa takes office, readers outlined their expectations and concerns for life under their new leader.

Politics - U.S. House
Feb 22, 2018

Two Polarizing Issues, Gun Control and Immigration, Have Thwarted Compromise
Despite strong public support and bipartisan congressional backing for action, deep political divisions on the two issues yielded no deal.

Politics - U.S. House
Feb 22, 2018

Trump's Pick to Lead Indian Health Service Withdraws Nomination
The withdrawal of the nominee, Robert Weaver, follows reports that said he had inaccurately represented his qualifications to a Senate committee after his nomination in October.

Politics - U.S. House
Feb 21, 2018

Congresswoman Says Many Mass Murderers ‘End Up Being Democrats'
The remarks by Representative Claudia Tenney, a Republican from Central New York, were quickly condemned by Democrats, who called on her to apologize.

Politics - U.S. House
Feb 21, 2018

Democrats Didn't Even Dream of This Pennsylvania Map. How Did It Happen?
They seemed not to believe that they would be allowed to strive for partisan balance in addressing Republican gerrymandering.

Politics - U.S. House
Feb 21, 2018

How a Court Outdid Even Democrats in Redrawing Pennsylvania's Map
Democrats seemed not to believe that they would be allowed to strive for partisan balance in addressing Republican gerrymandering.

Politics - U.S. House
Feb 21, 2018

Obama's Tax Playbook
Democrats have grown too passive in taking on the Trump tax cuts.

Politics - U.S. House
Feb 21, 2018

Trump's Republican Critics Find a Sudden Need for His Support
Their hopes for a détente with Mr. Trump, who effectively staged a hostile takeover of a party he joined only in 2012, reflect the realization that rank-and-file Republicans have come to embrace the president.

Politics - U.S. House
Feb 20, 2018

Who Needs Congressional Districts?
Requiring candidates for Congress to run statewide could encourage compromise instead of obstruction.

Politics - U.S. House
Feb 20, 2018

I Interned for Senator Rubio. Now I'm Begging Him to Act on Guns.
A graduate of Stoneman Douglas High School has been close to four mass shootings in Florida. She wants last week's to be the last.

Politics - U.S. House
Feb 20, 2018

Jeffrey Bell, G.O.P. Giant-Killer and Supply-Sider, Dies at 74
He upset Senator Clifford P. Case in New Jersey's 1978 Republican primary, lost to Bill Bradley, but became an effective advocate of tax cuts.

Politics - U.S. House
Feb 20, 2018

Who Still Thinks Russia Didn't Meddle in the Election?
Preserve, protect and defend: Trump is zero for three.

Politics - U.S. House
Feb 20, 2018

Sexual Misconduct Spurs New Elections: The #MeToo Races
Nearly a dozen special elections are being held in 2018 to fill vacancies left by lawmakers accused of sexual harassment or misconduct.

Politics - U.S. House
Feb 19, 2018

Trump Endorses Mitt Romney's Run for Utah Senate Seat
Mr. Romney, who has publicly clashed with Mr. Trump in the past, has signaled he plans to serve as a check on the president if he is elected.

Politics - U.S. House
Feb 19, 2018

The Dirty Little Deals That Would Foul the Environment
Republicans are adding measures to appropriations bills that would gut protections of the air, water and landscape.

Politics - U.S. House
Feb 19, 2018

The New Pennsylvania Congressional Map, District by District
Democrats couldn't have asked for much more from the new map.

Politics - U.S. House
Feb 19, 2018

The New Pennsylvania House Districts Are In. We Review the Mapmakers' Choices.
Reviewing the decisions made to redraw the map in one of the country's most gerrymandered states.

Politics - U.S. House
Feb 19, 2018

Court-Drawn Map in Pennsylvania May Lift Democrats' House Chances
The state Supreme Court issued a new map of Congressional districts on Monday for use in this year's midterm elections, replacing a Republican-drawn map it had found unconstitutional.

Politics - U.S. House
Feb 19, 2018

Court-Drawn Pennsylvania Map May Lift Democrats' House Chances
The state Supreme Court issued a new map of Congressional districts on Monday for use in this year's midterm elections, replacing a Republican-drawn map it had found unconstitutional.

Politics - U.S. House
Feb 19, 2018

Court-Drawn Map in Pa. May Boost Democrats' House Chances
The state Supreme Court issued a new map of Congressional districts on Monday for use in this year's midterm elections, replacing a Republican-drawn map it had found unconstitutional.

Politics - U.S. House
Feb 19, 2018

The Lone Star Long Shot Who Wants to Topple Ted Cruz
Representative Beto O'Rourke is making a long-shot bid to defeat Ted Cruz and become the first Democrat in Texas to win a statewide office since 1994.

Politics - U.S. House
Feb 19, 2018

Texas Democrat Writes Giant-Killer Narrative One Livestream at a Time
Representative Beto O'Rourke is making a long-shot bid to defeat Ted Cruz and become the first Democrat in Texas to win a statewide office since 1994.

Politics - U.S. House
Feb 19, 2018

Trump Adds Cautious Support to Changes to Background Checks for Gun Buyers
The White House press secretary said that Mr. Trump had spoken to Senator John Cornyn, Republican of Texas, about legislation he helped introduce to revamp background checks.

Politics - U.S. House
Feb 18, 2018

1.5 Million Retirees Await Congressional Fix for a Pension Time Bomb
The agreement to increase government spending reached this month included a deal to craft what could effectively be a federal rescue for pension plans.

Politics - U.S. House
Feb 17, 2018

Trump Should Get Behind Romney's Candidacy, McConnell Says
In an interview, Senator Mitch McConnell said that Mitt Romney's Senate run was an illustration of Republicans' improving fortunes entering a challenging midterm campaign.

Politics - U.S. House
Feb 17, 2018

Appeasing the Trigger Gods
Despite tears and shattered hearts, President Trump and Congress will do nothing.

Politics - U.S. House
Feb 17, 2018

As Ramaphosa Hails a ‘New Dawn,' South Africans See More of the Same
Few in Soweto township expect change now that Cyril Ramaphosa is president. But none can imagine voting against the African National Congress.

Politics - U.S. House
Feb 17, 2018

As Rhamphosa Hails a ‘New Dawn,' South Africans See More of the Same
Few in Soweto township expect change now that Cyril Ramaphosa is president. But none can imagine voting against the African National Congress.

Politics - U.S. House
Feb 16, 2018

Senators, Dreamers Have Been Watching You
Every vote to protect Dreamers like me failed yesterday, and I am relieved.

Politics - U.S. House
Feb 16, 2018

Mitt Romney Announces Senate Run, Saying Utah ‘Has a Lot to Teach' Washington
Mr. Romney, a critic of the president, officially confirmed that he would run to fill the seat of Senator Orrin G. Hatch, who is retiring.

Politics - U.S. House
Feb 16, 2018

Trump to Dreamers: Get Out
Watch what he's doing, not what he's saying.

Politics - U.S. House
Feb 15, 2018

The Bad Parent Caucus
Stuff the thoughts, hold the prayers, and do something to stop school shootings.

Politics - U.S. House
Feb 15, 2018

Trump Kills Compromise on Immigration
A bill would have saved the Dreamers and given him his wall. He'd rather play political games.

Politics - U.S. House
Feb 15, 2018

Senate's Renewed Push for Sentencing Overhaul Hits a Familiar Roadblock
The Senate majority leader, Mitch McConnell, sees a bipartisan effort to make sweeping changes to federal sentencing laws as a losing issue and is unlikely to bring it before the full Senate.

Politics - U.S. House
Feb 15, 2018

South Africa Sees Fresh Start for Economy, With the Same Challenges
Jacob G. Zuma's ouster as president is raising hopes of better fortunes for the nation's moribund economy, but it will not happen easily.

Politics - U.S. House
Feb 15, 2018

New South Africa Leader Faces Old Question: Is There Will to Fight Corruption?
As Cyril Ramaphosa is elected South Africa's president, he pledges to address government corruption — an issue that party leaders have been avoiding.

Politics - U.S. House
Feb 15, 2018

Senate Rejects Bipartisan Immigration Plan Offered by Moderates
The bipartisan plan, sponsored by the "Common Sense Coalition," would have bolstered border security and resolved the fate of the so-called Dreamers.

Politics - U.S. House
Feb 15, 2018

Senate Rejects Immigration Plans, Leaving Fate of Dreamers Uncertain
Three measures — including one backed by President Trump — failed to garner the 60 votes required to open Senate debate. The next steps are unclear.

Politics - U.S. House
Feb 15, 2018

Senate Rejects Trump's Immigration Plan
The measure would have severely limited chain migration, ended the visa lottery, funded the border wall and resolved the fate of the Dreamers.

Politics - U.S. House
Feb 15, 2018

What Congress Has Accomplished Since the Sandy Hook Massacre
More than 1,600 mass shootings have taken place in America since then.

Politics - U.S. House
Feb 15, 2018

What's Distinctive About the Mess Jacob Zuma Has Made
He governed as a man distorted by the violence and oppression of white supremacy.

Politics - U.S. House
Feb 15, 2018

Jacob Zuma and the Legacy of Race in South Africa
He governed as a man distorted by the violence and oppression of white supremacy.

Politics - U.S. House
Feb 15, 2018

No Room for Debate: Senate Floor Fight Over Immigration Is a Bust
After raising expectations of an old-school fight, the Senate ended up gridlocked as usual, as leaders shied away from politically charged votes.

Politics - U.S. House
Feb 15, 2018

Meet Cyril Ramaphosa, South Africa's New President and a Mandela Favorite
Cyril Ramaphosa was a protégé of Nelson Mandela before becoming one of South Africa's richest men. As president, he vows to address gaping inequality.

Politics - U.S. House
Feb 15, 2018

An Elite South African Who Vows to Fight for the Ordinary Citizen
Cyril Ramaphosa was a protégé of Nelson Mandela before becoming one of South Africa's richest men. As president, he vows to address gaping inequality.

Politics - U.S. House
Feb 15, 2018

No Room for Debate: Senate Floor Fight Over Immigration Is a Bust So Far
Over the first three days, the Senate has remained gridlocked as usual, as leaders shy away from politically charged votes.

Politics - U.S. House
Feb 15, 2018

Trump Gets What He Wants in Immigration Debate: Quiet on the Right
The activism and outrage from conservatives that has killed past immigration deals is less vitriolic this time, perhaps because they sense they are winning.

Politics - U.S. House
Feb 14, 2018

Elizabeth Warren, Addressing Claims of Native Ancestry, Vows to Press for Tribes
Ms. Warren used an unannounced appearance on Wednesday to confront a political liability before a potential bid for president.

Politics - U.S. House
Feb 14, 2018

Why Does Trump Ignore Top Officials' Warnings on Russia?
His refusal to take on the Russian threat to our democracy violates his oath to ‘preserve, protect and defend the Constitution.'

Politics - U.S. House
Feb 14, 2018

South Africa's Zuma Leaves Behind a Broken Democracy
Can the party of Nelson Mandela, which has had a near-monopoly on South African politics, cleanse and revive itself?

Politics - U.S. House
Feb 14, 2018

Jacob Zuma's Legacy Is a Weakened South Africa
Jacob Zuma's legacy includes a series of scandals, increased corruption, few successes and a loss of faith in Nelson Mandela's party.

Politics - U.S. House
Feb 14, 2018

Jacob Zuma Resigns as South Africa's President
Cyril Ramaphosa, newly elected as the leader of the African National Congress, is in line to be the next leader of the country.

Politics - U.S. House
Feb 14, 2018

Jacob Zuma Steps Down as South Africa's President
Cyril Ramaphosa, newly elected as the leader of the African National Congress, is in line to be the next leader of the country.

Politics - U.S. House
Feb 14, 2018

Background Gun Checks and Public Safety
Readers take issue with the gun rights advocate John R. Lott Jr.

Politics - U.S. House
Feb 14, 2018

How an Abundance of Democratic Candidates Could Help the G.O.P. Hold the House
In a lesson in unintended consequences, a voting reform put in place in California could end up keeping Democrats off the ballot in two battleground districts.

Politics - U.S. House
Feb 14, 2018

South Africa Police Raid Home of the Gupta Family, Allies of Zuma
The police action came as the embattled president faced calls from his party, the African National Congress, to step down.

Politics - U.S. House
Feb 14, 2018

South Africa Police Raid Home of the Guptas, Allies of Zuma
The police action came as the embattled president faced calls from his party, the African National Congress, to step down.

Politics - U.S. House
Feb 14, 2018

With Zuma Under Pressure, Police Raid His Allies' Home
The president, seen as untouchable not long ago, has been ordered by his party, the African National Congress, to step down.

Politics - U.S. House
Feb 14, 2018

Zuma Says A.N.C. Efforts to Remove Him Are ‘Unfair'
As the South African president resisted calls to step down, the police raided the residence some of his most prominent allies in an influence-peddling inquiry.

Politics - U.S. House
Feb 14, 2018

Zuma's Party Prepares to Remove Him From Office
As the South African president resisted calls to step down, the police raided the residence some of his most prominent allies in an influence-peddling inquiry.

Politics - U.S. House
Feb 13, 2018

Trump's ‘Harvest Box' Isn't Viable in SNAP Overhaul, Officials Say
The proposal unveiled in President Trump's budget would overhaul the country's core food assistance program — commonly known as SNAP. The reaction was immediate, and largely negative.

Politics - U.S. House
Feb 13, 2018

Trump‘s ‘Harvest Box' Isn't Viable in SNAP Overhaul, Officials Say
The proposal unveiled in President Trump's budget would overhaul the country's core food assistance program — commonly known as SNAP. The reaction was immediate, and largely negative.

Politics - U.S. House
Feb 13, 2018

A ‘Harvest Box' for Low-Income Americans? Not Anytime Soon, Officials Say
The proposal unveiled in President Trump's budget would overhaul the country's core food assistance program — commonly known as SNAP. The reaction was immediate, and largely negative.

Politics - U.S. House
Feb 13, 2018

Corker Reconsiders Retirement, but He Must Win Over Trump to Do It
After announcing retirement, Senator Bob Corker of Tennessee is having second thoughts. But without President Trump's support, he is unlikely to win the nomination.

Politics - U.S. House
Feb 13, 2018

Senate Immigration Debate Gets Off to a Slow, Unhappy Start
Even as a floor debate on immigration faltered, a bipartisan group of senators was working behind the scenes to come up with a plan that could garner 60 votes.

Politics - U.S. House
Feb 13, 2018

White House Let Rob Porter Keep Job Even After Receiving Final F.B.I. Report
The F.B.I. chief upended the White House's timeline of events, also saying the bureau delivered its first report on Mr. Porter months earlier than officials had said.

Politics - U.S. House
Feb 13, 2018

White House Was Warned of Aide's Background Months Earlier Than Acknowledged
The F.B.I. told White House officials last March about problems in the background of Rob Porter, the aide who resigned in a domestic abuse scandal. The White House has said it learned of the issues in July.

Politics - U.S. House
Feb 13, 2018

White House Was Warned of Rob Porter's Background Months Earlier Than Acknowledged
The F.B.I. told White House officials last March about problems in the background of Rob Porter, the aide who resigned in a domestic abuse scandal. The White House has said it learned of the issues in July.

Politics - U.S. House
Feb 13, 2018

A Former Pharmaceutical Executive Is Running for U.S. Senate in New Jersey
Bob Hugin announced his candidacy for the Republican nomination for the seat currently held by Democratic Senator Robert Menendez.

Politics - U.S. House
Feb 13, 2018

Republicans Have Forgotten They Hate Deficits
Three pillars of the economic platform of the last decade for the Republican Party were less government spending, lower deficits and policy certainty. Not any more.

Politics - U.S. House
Feb 13, 2018

A.N.C. Tells Jacob Zuma to Step Down as South Africa President
It was not immediately clear whether Mr. Zuma, a masterful politician who has escaped many dire predicaments throughout his career, would oppose the effort.

Politics - U.S. House
Feb 13, 2018

A.N.C. Tells Jacob Zuma to Step Down as South Africa's President
If he refuses to resign, the next step would likely be a no-confidence vote in Parliament, one that could embarrass the governing party.

Politics - U.S. House
Feb 13, 2018

Listen to ‘The Daily': Democrats' Identity Crisis
The House minority leader took to the floor for eight hours to protest a spending bill that she now says she wanted to pass. What's the risk for the party?

Politics - U.S. House
Feb 13, 2018

Trump Wants British Libel Laws. America Does Not.
Donald Trump sees the Constitution's First Amendment as too permissive and seeks to import Britain's weak libel laws.

Politics - U.S. House
Feb 12, 2018

Accusations Against Aide Renew Attention on White House Security Clearances
More than a year after joining the White House as a senior adviser, the president's son-in-law, Jared Kushner, is among those without a permanent security clearance.

Politics - U.S. House
Feb 12, 2018

‘An Extraordinary Moment': Explaining the Russia Inquiry
Mark Mazzetti, our Washington investigations editor, answers readers' questions about the Russia inquiry.

Politics - U.S. House
Feb 12, 2018

Senate Begins ‘Wild' Week of Debate on Immigration, Outcome Unknown
Lawmakers will try to assemble immigration legislation that can garner 60 votes as the Senate undertakes an exceedingly rare open-ended debate.

Politics - U.S. House
Feb 12, 2018

Big Republican Advantages Are Eroding in the Race for House Control
Retirements and reversals in gerrymandering give Democrats a clearer path to a majority.

Politics - U.S. House
Feb 12, 2018

A.N.C. Debates Zuma's Fate in South Africa: Will He Go Now or Now-Now?
The South African president, Jacob Zuma, is almost certain to step down in the near future, but it is unclear when, and anxiety and frustration among South Africans is deepening.

Politics - U.S. House
Feb 12, 2018

Negotiations Continue Over Zuma: Will He Go Now or Now-Now?
The South African president, Jacob Zuma, is almost certain to step down in the near future, but it is unclear when, and anxiety and frustration among South Africans is deepening.

Politics - U.S. House
Feb 11, 2018

Trumpism for Thee, but Not for Me
The president keeps protecting his supporters from his own policies.

Politics - U.S. House
Feb 11, 2018

Pelosi Spoke for Eight Hours on Dreamers. We Checked Her Facts.
The House Democratic leader mostly told anecdotes and personal stories. But she included a few facts and falsehoods to sort through as well.

Politics - U.S. House
Feb 11, 2018

Nancy Pelosi Wants to Take Back the House. But She Faces a More Urgent Test.
At 77, Ms. Pelosi remains a dominant figure in Washington. How she bridges Democrats' factions on immigration may help determine whether she can lead her party to a majority.

Politics - U.S. House
Feb 10, 2018

The Republicans Have Become the Party of Debt
What was simple hypocrisy has now become self-parody.

Politics - U.S. House
Feb 09, 2018

Amid Turmoil From Washington to Wall Street, a Surprisingly Passive President
President Trump stayed largely on the sidelines as a volatile stock market plunged, Congress sealed a budget deal and a top aide was ousted over abuse charges.

Politics - U.S. House
Feb 09, 2018

Trump Blocks Release of Memo Rebutting Republican Claims
President Trump blocked the release of a classified Democratic memo, setting up a potential showdown with Congress over the fate of its contents.

Politics - U.S. House
Feb 09, 2018

Arizona G.O.P. Tiptoes Between a Trump-Loving Base and a Leery Wider Electorate
With possibly two Senate seats open, and as many as three competitive House seats, Arizona could be ground zero this year, but both parties are torn by divisions in the electorate.

Politics - U.S. House
Feb 09, 2018

Census Sabotage
Also: Making sense of stocks.

Politics - U.S. House
Feb 08, 2018

Republicans Learn to Love Deficit Spending They Once Loathed
After years of professing fiscal discipline, Republicans are embracing budget deficits as the nation's debt swells.

Politics - U.S. House
Feb 08, 2018

The Great Republican Power Grab
It's not just the partisan gerrymandering. It's the effort to delegitimize the courts that try to rein them in.

Politics - U.S. House
Feb 08, 2018

What's Hidden in the Senate Spending Bill?
Tax breaks for horse owners, energy credits and a small college in Kentucky are among the provisions tucked into the Senate spending bill headed for a vote.

Politics - U.S. House
Feb 08, 2018

Trump Signs Budget Deal to Raise Spending and Reopen Government
Government funding expired at midnight after Senator Rand Paul of Kentucky held up the Senate's vote on a budget deal, but both chambers eventually gave their approval.

Politics - U.S. House
Feb 08, 2018

Trump's Tool Kit Does Not Include the Constitution
No wonder we are losing faith in our democracy.

Politics - U.S. House
Feb 07, 2018

Trump's Backward View of Immigration
The president is targeting sensible immigration policies, while smearing those who come to the U.S. illegally as criminals.

Politics - U.S. House
Feb 07, 2018

Senators Call for Committee to Investigate U.S.A. Gymnastics
As a bipartisan group of United States senators called for a special committee, U.S.A. Gymnastics said it had created a fund to pay for counseling for gymnasts who have been abused.

Politics - U.S. House
Feb 07, 2018

Antagonists Days Ago, McConnell and Schumer Find Common Cause
After a split that led to a government shutdown, the Senate leaders struck a deal that had clear political benefits for both sides as lawmakers head into midterm election season.

Politics - U.S. House
Feb 07, 2018

Pelosi Stands Up for ‘Dreamers'
Representative Nancy Pelosi took the House floor for more than eight hours on Wednesday to protest the lack of protection for young undocumented immigrants.

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