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New York Times Politics
Apr 22, 2021

Biden to nominate ocean scientist Rick Spinrad to head NOAA
NOAA has been without a Senate-confirmed leader for the longest period since it was created in 1970.

New York Times Politics
Apr 22, 2021

Biden Will Seek Tax Increase on Rich to Fund Child Care and Education
The American Family Plan, which the president wants to pay for by increasing the capital gains tax and the top marginal income tax rate, currently doesn't include an effort to expand health coverage.

New York Times Politics
Apr 22, 2021

Republicans Look to Slash the Size of Biden's Infrastructure Plan
Working to avoid being cut out of the process, they presented a $568 billion blueprint that is a fraction of the size of President Biden's proposal.

New York Times Politics
Apr 22, 2021

The Drop in Republican Support for Voting Rights
A Pew poll shows that the party's voters increasingly oppose measures that would expand access to the ballot.

New York Times Politics
Apr 22, 2021

Biden Withdraws Trump Transgender Proposal for Homeless Shelters
The action is a stark change in policy at HUD, where then-Secretary Ben Carson once expressed concerns about "big, hairy men" gaining access to women's shelters.

New York Times Politics
Apr 22, 2021

Senate Resoundingly Passes Bill to Target Anti-Asian Hate Crimes
The bipartisan vote was the first legislative action either chamber of Congress has taken to bolster law enforcement's response to rising attacks on the Asian-American community.

New York Times Politics
Apr 22, 2021

With Few New Clotting Cases, Johnson & Johnson Pause Could Be Lifted Soon
Top federal health officials said in interviews this week that the number of rare blood clotting disorders in recipients of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine has remained small.

New York Times Politics
Apr 22, 2021

Tim Scott to Deliver G.O.P. Rebuttal to Biden's Address to Congress.
The senator from South Carolina said he would deliver an "optimistic vision" for the country focused on economic growth and "empowering working families."

New York Times Politics
Apr 22, 2021

DC Statehood Vote: House Approves, But Senate Obstacles Remain
The vote reflected broad support among Democrats. But Republican opposition could stall the measure in the Senate.

New York Times Politics
Apr 22, 2021

Climate protests go virtual on Earth Day, but still have a voice.


New York Times Politics
Apr 22, 2021

Senate Passes Bill to Target Anti-Asian Hate Crimes
The bipartisan vote amounts to the first legislative action either chamber of Congress has taken to bolster law enforcement's response to rising attacks on the Asian-American community.

New York Times Politics
Apr 22, 2021

House Approves D.C. Statehood, but Senate Obstacles Remain
The vote reflected broad support among Democrats. But Republican opposition could stall the measure in the Senate.

New York Times Politics
Apr 22, 2021

Virtual Climate Summit Plagued by Tech Problems


New York Times Politics
Apr 22, 2021

What to Watch For and Who's Attending Biden's Climate Summit
President Biden's climate summit on Earth Day features high-profile speakers and attendees, including Pope Francis.

New York Times Politics
Apr 22, 2021

Senate Democrats, joined by Lisa Murkowski, confirm Vanita Gupta, and other (nonclimate) news from Washington.


New York Times Politics
Apr 22, 2021

Under Biden, Senate Republicans shun earmarks and return to fiscal conservatism.


New York Times Politics
Apr 22, 2021

Biden's Climate Summit: What to Watch For and Who's Attending
President Biden's climate summit will begin on Thursday, Earth Day, and will feature high-profile speakers and attendees, including Pope Francis.

New York Times Politics
Apr 22, 2021

Chevron is lobbying the Biden administration not to impose sanctions on Myanmar.


New York Times Politics
Apr 22, 2021

To meet Biden's climate goals, the cars Americans drive need to change.


New York Times Politics
Apr 22, 2021

Here's what a leader of the next U.N. climate talks will be watching for at Biden's summit.


New York Times Politics
Apr 22, 2021

Liz Cheney vs. MAGA
The Wyoming congresswoman challenged Republicans to turn away from Trump after Jan. 6. Instead, they turned on her.

New York Times Politics
Apr 22, 2021

Senate Republicans Shun Earmarks, Embracing Spending Restraint Anew
With a Democratic president in the White House, Senate Republicans have a newfound zeal for austerity, foreshadowing spending fights to come.

New York Times Politics
Apr 22, 2021

What Teenagers Have Learned From a Tumultuous Time in Politics
Soon-to-be voters say they're disillusioned by what they've observed, but many are also motivated to political action.

New York Times Politics
Apr 22, 2021

Chevron Lobbies to Head Off New Sanctions on Myanmar
The oil company is arguing against efforts to restrict its involvement in a gas operation in Myanmar that provides funding for the junta there.

New York Times Politics
Apr 21, 2021

Federal Inspectors Fear More Vaccines Were Exposed to Contamination
Last month, up to 15 million doses of Johnson & Johnson's vaccine had to be discarded at Emergent's factory in Baltimore. A new report says problems were not fully investigated and other doses may be compromised.

New York Times Politics
Apr 21, 2021

Federal Inspectors Say More Vaccines at Troubled Plant May Be Contaminated
Last month, up to 15 million doses of Johnson & Johnson's vaccine had to be discarded at Emergent's factory in Baltimore. A new report says problems were not fully investigated and other doses may be compromised.

New York Times Politics
Apr 21, 2021

Justice Dept. Opens Broad Inquiry Into Minneapolis Police
The investigation was a sign that President Biden intends to wield federal law enforcement as a tool to combat police abuses.

New York Times Politics
Apr 21, 2021

What Might Bring Changes to Policing in Minneapolis?
The Justice Department has opened up a new avenue for potentially major policy shifts in the city.

New York Times Politics
Apr 21, 2021

Buoyed by Floyd Verdict, Congress Eyes Policing Reform
A bipartisan effort to change policing practices collapsed last summer after George Floyd's murder by a white officer. Can a "guilty" verdict and President Biden's call for action resurrect it?

New York Times Politics
Apr 21, 2021

Buoyed by Floyd Verdict, Congress Eyes New Bid to Overhaul Policing
A bipartisan effort to change policing practices collapsed last summer after George Floyd's murder by a white officer. Can a "guilty" verdict and President Biden's call for action resurrect it?

New York Times Politics
Apr 21, 2021

Biden to Declare Atrocities Against Armenia Were Genocide
The designation for the World War I-era killings would further fray U.S. relations with Turkey, but it is a risk the president appears willing to take to further human rights, officials said.

New York Times Politics
Apr 21, 2021

Biden Preparing to Declare That Atrocities Against Armenia Were Genocide
The designation for the World War I-era killings would further fray U.S. relations with Turkey, but it is a risk the president appears willing to take to further human rights, officials said.

New York Times Politics
Apr 21, 2021

As Republicans Push Voting Laws, They Disagree on Strategy
Trump-friendly state lawmakers trying to enact new voting laws are facing pockets of opposition from fellow Republicans who argue that some measures go too far or would hurt the party's own voters.

New York Times Politics
Apr 21, 2021

G.O.P. Bills Target Protesters (and Absolve Motorists Who Hit Them)
As the nation reacts to the guilty verdict a jury handed to Derek Chauvin in the killing of George Floyd, Republican-led states are introducing punitive new measures governing protests.

New York Times Politics
Apr 21, 2021

Pentagon Seeks Aircraft Carrier for Afghanistan Withdrawal
Military officials said the request was headed to the desk of Defense Secretary Lloyd J. Austin III, who is expected to decide soon.

New York Times Politics
Apr 21, 2021

Pentagon Seeks Carrier Deployment as It Exits Afghanistan, in Sign It's Readying for a Fight
Military officials said the request was headed to the desk of Defense Secretary Lloyd J. Austin III, who is expected to decide soon.

New York Times Politics
Apr 21, 2021

Afghanistan Pullout Gives Guantánamo Detainees Hope for Release
The legal basis for indefinite detention at Guantánamo is to prevent combatants from returning to the battlefield. But what if their old battlefield is no more?

New York Times Politics
Apr 21, 2021

Missouri Lawmaker Rick Roeber Is Expelled Over Child Abuse Accusations
An ethics committee report said that State Representative Rick Roeber physically and sexually abused his children and once drowned puppies in a pond.

New York Times Politics
Apr 21, 2021

As Republicans Push to Limit Voting, Disagreements on Strategy Emerge
Trump-friendly state lawmakers trying to enact new voting laws are facing pockets of opposition from fellow Republicans who argue that some measures go too far or would hurt the party's own voters.

New York Times Politics
Apr 21, 2021

G.O.P. Anti-Protester Bills Include Immunity for Hitting Them With Cars
As the nation reacts to the guilty verdict a jury handed to Derek Chauvin in the killing of George Floyd, Republican-led states are introducing punitive new measures governing protests.

New York Times Politics
Apr 21, 2021

Biden's Plan to End Afghanistan War Gives Some Detainees Hope for Release
The legal basis for indefinite detention at Guantánamo is to prevent combatants from returning to the battlefield. But what if their old battlefield is no more?

New York Times Politics
Apr 21, 2021

F.D.A. Cites Failures at Plant Where J.&J. Doses Ruined
The Food and Drug Administration issued highly critical findings from an inspection of the plant that was forced to throw out up to 15 million doses of Johnson & Johnson's coronavirus vaccine and ordered to temporarily stop all production.

New York Times Politics
Apr 21, 2021

The inside story of Biden's reversal on refugee admissions.


New York Times Politics
Apr 21, 2021

F.D.A. Inspectors Find Shortcomings at Emergent Vaccine Plant in Baltimore
The Food and Drug Administration issued highly critical findings from an inspection of the plant that was forced to throw out up to 15 million doses of Johnson & Johnson's coronavirus vaccine and ordered to temporarily stop all production.

New York Times Politics
Apr 21, 2021

Gary Gensler, Wall Street's New Watchdog, Has a Full Plate
Gary Gensler, the new S.E.C. chairman, wants to improve corporate disclosure and regulate digital assets better. But a lot awaits him already.

New York Times Politics
Apr 21, 2021

Biden and Harris Speak to the Nation on Derek Chauvin Verdict: Full Transcript
The president and the vice president addressed the nation on Tuesday evening.

New York Times Politics
Apr 21, 2021

‘We Know How to Defend Our Interests': Putin's Emerging Hard Line
With an air of moral superiority, the Russian president seems intent on teaching President Biden and other Western leaders a lesson.

New York Times Politics
Apr 21, 2021

Missouri Lawmaker Faces Expulsion Over Child Abuse Accusations
An ethics committee report said that State Representative Rick Roeber physically and sexually abused his children and once drowned puppies in a pond.

New York Times Politics
Apr 21, 2021

Missouri Lawmaker Rick Roeber Faces Expulsion Over Child Abuse Accusations
An ethics committee report said that State Representative Rick Roeber physically and sexually abused his children and once drowned puppies in a pond.

New York Times Politics
Apr 21, 2021

Nation Faces ‘Hand-to-Hand Combat' to Get Reluctant Americans Vaccinated
Half of American adults have received at least one shot of the coronavirus vaccine. Now comes the hard part: persuading the other half to get it.

New York Times Politics
Apr 21, 2021

The US Facing Persuading Reluctant Americans to Get Covid-19 Vaccine
Half of American adults have received at least one shot of the coronavirus vaccine. Now comes the hard part: persuading the other half to get it.

New York Times Politics
Apr 21, 2021

How the G.O.P. Is Creating Harsher Penalties for Protesters
As the nation reacts to the guilty verdict a jury handed to Derek Chauvin in the killing of George Floyd, Republican-led states are introducing punitive new measures governing protests.

New York Times Politics
Apr 20, 2021

Inside Biden's Reversal on Refugees
What had been an easy promise on the campaign trail — to reverse what Democrats called President Donald J. Trump's "racist" limits on accepting refugees — has become a test of what is truly important to President Biden.

New York Times Politics
Apr 20, 2021

An Early Promise Broken: Inside Biden's Reversal on Refugees
What had been an easy promise on the campaign trail — to reverse what Democrats called President Donald J. Trump's "racist" limits on accepting refugees — has become a test of what is truly important to President Biden.

New York Times Politics
Apr 20, 2021

Biden Calls Chauvin Verdict a ‘Much Too Rare' Moment of Justice
President Biden has been outspoken about George Floyd's death, and on Tuesday he called it "murder in full light of day."

New York Times Politics
Apr 20, 2021

Biden and Harris on the Chauvin Trial Verdict
The president and the vice president addressed the nation on Tuesday evening.

New York Times Politics
Apr 20, 2021

Senators Debating Federal Voting Laws Scrutinize Georgia Statute
Democrats pushing a giant federal elections overhaul summoned leaders from the state, which has passed new voting restrictions, to spar over Republican efforts.

New York Times Politics
Apr 20, 2021

After 'Tiger King,' Law Proposed to Protect Big Cats
The Big Cat Public Safety Act has been introduced before, but a bipartisan group of lawmakers hopes the public outcry from the Netflix documentary series will finally help it become law.

New York Times Politics
Apr 20, 2021

House Democrats Defeat G.O.P. Attempt to Censure Maxine Waters
Republicans sought to use the Black congresswoman's comments to racial justice protesters as a political weapon, claiming she had incited violence and daring Democrats to stand by her. They did.

New York Times Politics
Apr 20, 2021

The Country's Evolving Marijuana Debate
Democrats at the national level increasingly see the drug as a unity issue.

New York Times Politics
Apr 20, 2021

Bush Says Republican Party Is Isolationist and Protectionist
The former president also assailed the Trump-era Republican Party as "isolationist, protectionist," and expressed concern about the fate of girls in Afghanistan if the Taliban take over.

New York Times Politics
Apr 20, 2021

Senators Debating Federal Voting Laws Scrutinize Georgia Statue
Democrats pushing a giant federal elections overhaul summoned leaders from the state, which has passed new voting restrictions, to spar over Republican efforts.

New York Times Politics
Apr 20, 2021

General Warns of Challenges to Tracking Terrorist Threats in Afghanistan After U.S. Exits
The military is examining where it can reposition troops to prevent Afghanistan from once again becoming a terrorist base.

New York Times Politics
Apr 20, 2021

One Year After ‘Tiger King,' Bill Aims to Protect Big Cats
The Big Cat Public Safety Act has been introduced before, but a bipartisan group of lawmakers hopes the public outcry from the Netflix documentary series will finally help it become law.

New York Times Politics
Apr 20, 2021

House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy Moves to Force a Vote to Censure Maxine Waters.
Democrats moved to kill Mr. McCarthy's measure, which party leaders condemned as hypocritical.

New York Times Politics
Apr 20, 2021

Georgia Faith Leaders Urge Boycott of Home Depot Over Voting Law
Black religious leaders representing more than 1,000 churches in the state issued a "warning shot" for other Republican-led states that are trying to limit voting access.

New York Times Politics
Apr 20, 2021

Putin Warns Biden in Speech
With an air of moral superiority, the Russian president seems intent on teaching President Biden and other Western leaders a lesson.

New York Times Politics
Apr 20, 2021

Voting Restrictions in Florida Pass Committee Hurdle
The bill, which was recently softened, still includes measures like a ban on outside groups giving water to voters near polling places, and it would also empower partisan observers during the ballot-counting process.

New York Times Politics
Apr 20, 2021

Bush Criticizes Republican Party in Interview
Mr. Bush made the remarks during an interview with the "Today" show that aired on Tuesday, in which he promoted his new book of paintings and essays about immigrants in America.

New York Times Politics
Apr 20, 2021

Florida Voting Restrictions Bill Heads to Legislature
The bill, which was recently softened, still includes measures like a ban on outside groups giving water to voters near polling places, and it would also empower partisan observers during the ballot-counting process.

New York Times Politics
Apr 20, 2021

Dozen Megadonors Gave $3.4 Billion, One in Every 13 Dollars, Since 2009
A new study shows the role of the super rich in politics since the Supreme Court loosened restrictions on political spending more than a decade ago.

New York Times Politics
Apr 20, 2021

Georgia Faith Leaders to Urge Boycott of Home Depot Over Voting Law
Black religious leaders representing more than 1,000 churches in the state are planning a "warning shot" for other Republican-led states that are trying to limit voting access.

New York Times Politics
Apr 20, 2021

YouTube Videos Brainwashed My Father. Can I Reprogram His Feed?
The magazine's Ethicist columnist on dealing with a parent radicalized by a recommendation engine and whether to cut off a friend who has joined a cult.

New York Times Politics
Apr 19, 2021

Jimmy Carter Leads Tributes to Walter Mondale
The 42nd vice president, who died Monday at 93, was recalled for his collaborative role in the Carter administration and his liberal advocacy.

New York Times Politics
Apr 19, 2021

Walter Mondale, Ex-Vice President Under Jimmy Carter, Dies
Under Jimmy Carter, he was the first V.P. to serve as a genuine partner of a president. His own run for the top position ended in a crushing defeat.

New York Times Politics
Apr 19, 2021

Officer Attacked in Capitol Riot Died of Strokes, Medical Examiner Rules
The determination is likely to complicate efforts to prosecute anyone in the death of the officer, Brian Sicknick.

New York Times Politics
Apr 19, 2021

Health Agencies Compromised Safety of Evacuees and Staff Early in Pandemic, Watchdog Says
A new report from the Government Accountability Office on the repatriation effort last year said that poor training and bureaucratic infighting left Americans unsafe.

New York Times Politics
Apr 19, 2021

How Much Sway Does the N.R.A. Still Have?
The group's lobbying power is diminished — but that hasn't shaken Republican opposition to gun control.

New York Times Politics
Apr 19, 2021

Amid Biden Climate Push, a Question Looms: Is America's Word Good?
After four years of "America First," the president tries this week to reclaim U.S. leadership in the fight against climate change. Can the world trust his promises?

New York Times Politics
Apr 19, 2021

Supreme Court Seems Poised to Back Limits on Green Cards
The justices heard arguments on whether immigrants with "temporary protected status" who entered the country illegally may apply for lawful permanent residency.

New York Times Politics
Apr 19, 2021

A confused federal effort to retrieve Americans overseas in the initial outbreak led to safety risks, a new report says.
The federal report concluded that the evacuation of Americans from China bogged down badly as different divisions within the federal health department argued over which was responsible.

New York Times Politics
Apr 19, 2021

U.S. to Begin Offering Vaccines to Detainees at Guantánamo Bay
The plan, initiated during the Trump administration, had been delayed after a political and public outcry.

New York Times Politics
Apr 19, 2021

Progressives Propose Tripling Housing Commitment in Infrastructure Plan
The proposal, called the Green New Deal for Public Housing Act, is a marker for liberals as Democrats seek to influence President Biden's $2.3 trillion public-works package.

New York Times Politics
Apr 19, 2021

A.C.L.U. Asks Supreme Court to Let It Seek Secret Surveillance Court Rulings
A prominent Republican — Ted Olson — backed the request for high court review of a spy court ruling, which would be the first of its kind.

New York Times Politics
Apr 19, 2021

Progressive Lawmakers to Unveil Legislation on Energy and Public Housing
The proposal, billed as the Green New Deal for Public Housing Act, offers a clear policy marker for liberals as Democrats seek to influence President Biden's $2.3 trillion infrastructure plan.

New York Times Politics
Apr 19, 2021

The Supreme Court's Increasingly Dim View of the News Media
A comprehensive look at references to the press in justices' opinions revealed "a marked and previously undocumented uptick in negative depictions."

New York Times Politics
Apr 18, 2021

Activists Question Whether Police Reform Bills Are Enough
States have passed over 140 police oversight bills since the killing of George Floyd, increasing accountability and overhauling rules on the use of force. But the calls for change continue.

New York Times Politics
Apr 18, 2021

As New Police Reform Laws Sweep Across the U.S., Some Ask: Are They Enough?
States have passed over 140 police oversight bills since the killing of George Floyd, increasing accountability and overhauling rules on the use of force. But the calls for change continue.

New York Times Politics
Apr 18, 2021

Alex Jones Faces a Reckoning
Dan Friesen and Jordan Holmes turned their Infowars-skewering podcast into a business. In the post-Trump era, they're documenting Mr. Jones's reckoning.

New York Times Politics
Apr 18, 2021

One America News Network Stays True to Trump
A recent OAN segment said there were "serious doubts about who's actually president," and another blamed "anti-Trump extremists" for the Capitol attack.

New York Times Politics
Apr 17, 2021

Despite Tensions, U.S. and China Agree to Work Together on Climate Change
The two countries said they would treat global warming "with the seriousness and urgency that it demands."

New York Times Politics
Apr 17, 2021

Donations Surge for Republicans Who Challenged Election Results
The lawmakers, who encouraged their followers to protest in Washington on Jan. 6, have capitalized on the riot to draw huge campaign donations.

New York Times Politics
Apr 17, 2021

Biden Rejects Pentagon's Views on Afghanistan Withdrawal
Over two decades of war, the Pentagon had fended off the political instincts of elected leaders frustrated with the grind of Afghanistan. But President Biden refused to be persuaded.

New York Times Politics
Apr 17, 2021

Debating Exit From Afghanistan, Biden Rejected Generals' Views
Over two decades of war, the Pentagon had fended off the political instincts of elected leaders frustrated with the grind of Afghanistan. But President Biden refused to be persuaded.

New York Times Politics
Apr 17, 2021

Fund-Raising Surged for Republicans Who Sought to Overturn the Election
The lawmakers, who encouraged their followers to protest in Washington on Jan. 6, have capitalized on the riot to draw huge campaign donations.

New York Times Politics
Apr 17, 2021

Biden's Choice for Justice Dept.'s No. 2 Is Lisa Monaco
Lisa Monaco, a veteran of national security posts, is expected to be a key player in the administration's push to combat domestic extremism, embodied most publicly in the department's inquiry into the Capitol attack.

New York Times Politics
Apr 17, 2021

Biden Choice for Justice Dept.'s No. 2 Is Seen as a Consensus Builder
Lisa Monaco, a veteran of national security posts, is expected to be a key player in the administration's push to combat domestic extremism, embodied most publicly in the department's inquiry into the Capitol attack.

New York Times Politics
Apr 17, 2021

The Covid-19 Plasma Boom Is Over. What Did We Learn From It?
The U.S. government invested $800 million in plasma when the country was desperate for Covid-19 treatments. A year later, the program has fizzled.

New York Times Politics
Apr 17, 2021

The Afghanistan War Is Ending. A Pennsylvania Town Exhales.
In Canonsburg, known for its big Fourth of July parade, many people say they are proud of America and its military but weary of the two-decade war in Afghanistan.

New York Times Politics
Apr 17, 2021

A War Is Ending. A Pennsylvania Town Exhales.
In Canonsburg, known for its big Fourth of July parade, many people say they are proud of America and its military but weary of the two-decade war in Afghanistan.

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