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New York Times Politics
Aug 03, 2021

D.N.C. Staff to Join Union, in a Milestone for Labor
The effort follows the unionization of several 2020 Democratic presidential campaigns, and will make the D.N.C. the first national party group to have an organized work force.

New York Times Politics
Aug 03, 2021

Pelosi and Yellen to Discuss Rental Assistance as Eviction Crisis Looms
The meeting comes as the White House is facing an uproar from progressive Democrats, who are faulting the administration for not finding a way to extend the eviction ban.

New York Times Politics
Aug 03, 2021

Trump Says He Won't Sue to Stop Justice Dept. Officials' Testimony
President Donald J. Trump said that he would not sue to keep six former officials from testifying, according to letters sent to them on Monday by his lawyer.

New York Times Politics
Aug 03, 2021

Voting Rights Groups Press Biden on Response to GOP Laws
Dozens of groups criticized what they see as a misguided White House strategy that focuses on organizing instead of federal legislation.

New York Times Politics
Aug 03, 2021

Ohio House Races: What to Watch For
Two primary contests for special elections, one in a heavily Democratic district and one in a Republican-friendly area, will provide some clues as to where the parties are headed.

New York Times Politics
Aug 02, 2021

$1 Trillion Infrastructure Bill Pours Money Into Long-Delayed Needs
The sprawling, 2,702-page bill includes historic investments in traditional projects as well as broadband expansion and funds for some climate projects.

New York Times Politics
Aug 02, 2021

Administration Seeks to Blunt Effects From End of Eviction Moratorium
After the expiration of the moratorium over the weekend, the White House called on state and local governments to protect renters and sought to speed the flow of federal aid.

New York Times Politics
Aug 02, 2021

Administration Seeks to Blunt Impact From End of Eviction Moratorium
After the expiration of the moratorium over the weekend, the White House called on state and local governments to protect renters and sought to speed the flow of federal aid.

New York Times Politics
Aug 02, 2021

Americans Suffer Pandemic Whiplash as Leaders Struggle With Changing Virus
An evolving virus and 18 months of ever-changing pandemic messaging have left Americans angry, exhausted and skeptical of public health advice.

New York Times Politics
Aug 02, 2021

Biden Administration Will Keep Using Covid Rule to Limit Border Immigration
Citing new concerns about the spread of the coronavirus, the administration will continue to rely for now on a Trump-era policy.

New York Times Politics
Aug 02, 2021

Conservative Group, Seizing on Crime as an Issue, Seeks Recall of Prosecutors
A group backed by undisclosed donors is targeting three Democratic prosecutors in Northern Virginia for recall campaigns in a test of what could be a national strategy in 2022.

New York Times Politics
Aug 02, 2021

Trump Plans to Fight Release of Tax Returns to Congress
"We're going to fight this tooth and nail," said a lawyer for the former president.

New York Times Politics
Aug 02, 2021

Infrastructure Bill Gives Amtrak $66 Billion
The new funding would be the largest investment in passenger rail since Amtrak was created in 1971, according to the administration.

New York Times Politics
Aug 02, 2021

Cryptocurrency Industry Wins Concessions in Infrastructure Bill
Cryptocurrency lobbyists had expressed alarm at the prospect of far-reaching scrutiny from the I.R.S.

New York Times Politics
Aug 02, 2021

State Dept. Offers Potential Refugee Status to More Afghans Who Worked With U.S.
As the Taliban make territorial gains, more Afghans, including those who helped U.S. news outlets, will become eligible for visas.

New York Times Politics
Aug 02, 2021

2 House Races in Ohio Will Test Democratic Divisions and Trump's Sway
In the Cleveland area, a bitter primary election is pitting the left against the Democratic establishment. Near Columbus, a Trump-endorsed candidate faces a crowded Republican field.

New York Times Politics
Aug 01, 2021

To Fight Vaccine Lies, Authorities Recruit an ‘Influencer Army'
The White House has teamed up with TikTok stars, while some states are paying "local micro influencers" for pro-vaccine campaigns.

New York Times Politics
Jul 31, 2021

Trump Has Built War Chest of More Than $100 Million
In the first six months of 2021, the former president raised far more money online than any other Republican, federal records show, and more than each of his party's three main fund-raising arms.

New York Times Politics
Jul 31, 2021

Eviction Moratorium Set to Lapse as Biden Aid Effort Falters
The administration made a last-ditch, failed appeal to extend the moratorium to buy more time for states to distribute rental aid.

New York Times Politics
Jul 31, 2021

Already Distorting Jan. 6, G.O.P. Now Concocts Entire Counternarrative
In the Republicans' disinformation campaign, the arrested Capitol rioters are political prisoners and Speaker Nancy Pelosi is to blame for the attack.

New York Times Politics
Jul 31, 2021

Biden Promised to Restore the Iran Nuclear Deal. Now It Risks Derailment.
Both sides have much to lose if a delicate negotiation over limiting Iran's activities in return for a lifting of sanctions falls short.

New York Times Politics
Jul 31, 2021

Already Distorting the Events of Jan. 6, the G.O.P. Now Aims to Turn Them on Their Head
A new version of the attack amounts to a disinformation campaign aimed at giving cover to the party and intensifying the threats to political accountability.

New York Times Politics
Jul 31, 2021

Biden, Republicans and the Pandemic Blame Game
G.O.P. resistance to public health measures has helped fuel Covid's resurgence. But the president will be left to clean up the mess.

New York Times Politics
Jul 31, 2021

Trump Raised $56 Million Online in First Half of 2021
The former president raised far more money online than any other Republican, federal records show, and more than each of the three main fund-raising arms of the Republican Party itself.

New York Times Politics
Jul 30, 2021

An Unlikely Pair, Portman and Sinema Steer Infrastructure Deal
An Ohio Republican who is retiring after decades in Washington has teamed with an Arizona Democrat in her first term to try to secure an agreement on one of President Biden's top priorities.

New York Times Politics
Jul 30, 2021

Short of the Mandate They Crave, Military Leaders Race to Vaccinate Troops
The military is trying to navigate how to get more service members to take the shot without issuing an order.

New York Times Politics
Jul 30, 2021

Bezos' Blue Origin Loses Challenge to NASA SpaceX Lunar Lander Contract
The Government Accountability Office said a $2.9 billion award to SpaceX to build the next lunar lander for astronauts would stand.

New York Times Politics
Jul 30, 2021

Justice Dept. sues Texas governor over an executive order on migrants.
Gov. Greg Abbott's order bars private transportation suppliers from providing ground transit to many migrants, and the federal government says it is unconstitutional.

New York Times Politics
Jul 30, 2021

Infrastructure Deal Puts Cryptocurrencies in Washington's Cross Hairs
A provision in the Senate legislation would give the I.R.S. more power to scrutinize a largely unregulated corner of finance.

New York Times Politics
Jul 30, 2021

Democrats Scramble to Act on Eviction Moratorium Extension
Even if the House measure passes, it will almost certainly die in the Senate.

New York Times Politics
Jul 30, 2021

U.S. Authorities Seek Documents From Troubled Vaccine Manufacturer
Emergent BioSolutions, which ruined 75 million Johnson & Johnson vaccine doses at its Baltimore plant, disclosed record requests from Congress and federal and state law enforcement agencies.

New York Times Politics
Jul 30, 2021

U.S. Will Pay for Unvaccinated Federal Workers' Coronavirus Tests
The decision could set a benchmark for state governments and companies now grappling with the same issue.

New York Times Politics
Jul 30, 2021

Trump Tax Returns Must Be Given to Congress, Justice Dept. Says
The Trump administration had stymied the request, and the committee sued to obtain the documents.

New York Times Politics
Jul 30, 2021

Democrats Scramble to Act on Eviction Freeze Extension
Even if the House measure passes, it will almost certainly die in the Senate.

New York Times Politics
Jul 30, 2021

‘Covid With a Vengeance' Consumes U.S. Politics
Rising case counts and stagnant vaccination rates could prove equally frustrating for President Biden and the G.O.P., making it impossible to shift the public's attention to other priorities.

New York Times Politics
Jul 30, 2021

How Disabled Americans Are Pushing to Overhaul a Key Benefits Program
Many older, blind and disabled Americans receive benefits from the Supplemental Security Income program. But it has been essentially unchanged since 1972, and its rules mean that many recipients must remain in poverty.

New York Times Politics
Jul 30, 2021

Trump Pressed Justice Dept. to Declare Election Results Corrupt, Notes Show
"Leave the rest to me" and to congressional allies, the former president is said to have told top law enforcement officials.

New York Times Politics
Jul 30, 2021

Afghan Visa Applicants Arrive in U.S. After Years of Waiting
The first group of Afghan interpreters and others who helped Americans during the war will stay on an Army base in Virginia until they are resettled.

New York Times Politics
Jul 29, 2021

Navy Charges Sailor With Arson in Fire That Destroyed Warship
The sailor, who was a member of the crew when the fire broke out last July, faces a hearing that will determine whether there will be a court-martial.

New York Times Politics
Jul 29, 2021

Carl Levin, Long-Serving Michigan Senator, Dies at 87
The longest-serving U.S. senator in Michigan history, Mr. Levin was regarded by colleagues and Washington observers as a paragon of probity.

New York Times Politics
Jul 29, 2021

Biden Backs Democrats Advancing Immigration Changes Unilaterally
The president said that White House staff were "putting out a message right now" that "we should include in the reconciliation bill the immigration proposal."

New York Times Politics
Jul 29, 2021

How Biden Got the Infrastructure Deal Trump Couldn't
The early success of the deal vindicated the president's faith in bipartisanship. If he can keep it on track, it will help affirm the rationale for his presidency.

New York Times Politics
Jul 29, 2021

As Biden Moves to Vaccinate Federal Workers, Troops Get a Pass
New vaccine rules for federal workers will cover civilians in the military, but not the active-duty troops who work with them.

New York Times Politics
Jul 29, 2021

Justice Dept. Warns Abbott: Rescind Migrant Order or Be Sued
Attorney General Merrick B. Garland labeled the executive order Mr. Abbott issued on Wednesday "both dangerous and unlawful."

New York Times Politics
Jul 29, 2021

Biden Seeks to Revive Vaccine Effort With New Rules and Incentives
The president said those refusing to get a coronavirus shot should expect inconveniences as long as they decline a vaccine.

New York Times Politics
Jul 29, 2021

Iran's top leader casts doubt on efforts to revive a nuclear deal.


New York Times Politics
Jul 29, 2021

Biden to Meet with Top Democrats on New Voting Rights Proposal
Activists are pressing for Democrats to try again to bring up an elections overhaul bill, anticipating that Republicans would block it and intensify pressure to eliminate the filibuster.

New York Times Politics
Jul 29, 2021

Flying Pigs, Frozen Hell and the Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill
Political scientists who study legislative compromise (and the lack thereof) explain how this collaborative effort has unfolded.

New York Times Politics
Jul 29, 2021

Biden to Nominate Francisco Mora as U.S. Ambassador to the O.A.S.
The pick, Francisco O. Mora, was a fixture on Mr. Biden's campaign in Florida last year.

New York Times Politics
Jul 29, 2021

Jill Biden to Undergo Foot Surgery at Walter Reed
The first lady stepped on an object that became lodged in her left foot while walking on a beach in Hawaii, her spokesman said.

New York Times Politics
Jul 29, 2021

Biden to Nominate Francisco O. Mora as U.S. Ambassador to the O.A.S.
President Biden nominated Francisco O. Mora, a prominent Cuban American Democrat.

New York Times Politics
Jul 29, 2021

Biden Administration Wants States and Cities to Pay People $100 to Get Vaccinated
Some experts, especially in the early days of the vaccination campaign, have expressed concern over the idea of paying people to get vaccinated, worrying that it could be perceived as out of step with messaging that vaccines bring enormous benefits on their own.

New York Times Politics
Jul 29, 2021

Budget Watchdog Warns Infrastructure Deal May Fall Short on Funding
The group's analysis found that the offsets might only cover about half the cost of the legislation.

New York Times Politics
Jul 29, 2021

Senate Approves Emergency Spending to Secure the Capitol
The vote came after several Republicans dropped their objections and the Senate agreed to require a report on the Afghan visa program.

New York Times Politics
Jul 29, 2021

Georgia G.O.P. Edges Toward Election Takeover in Fulton County
By requesting a performance review of the top election official in the county, G.O.P. state legislators took the first step toward establishing partisan control over how elections are run in one of the state's Democratic bastions.

New York Times Politics
Jul 29, 2021

Biden Calls on Congress to Extend Eviction Moratorium
The moratorium on residential evictions is scheduled to expire on Saturday.

New York Times Politics
Jul 29, 2021

Officials Struggled With Trump's Ukraine Aid Freeze, Emails Show
The Trump administration successfully stonewalled a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit for the messages during his first impeachment.

New York Times Politics
Jul 29, 2021

Arizona Vote Review Being Financed by Trump Supporters
Cyber Ninjas said that it had collected more than $5.7 million from five pro-Trump organizations for the widely disparaged review.

New York Times Politics
Jul 29, 2021

Lawmaker to Call for Renewed Push to Free Paul Whelan, U.S. Marine Jailed in Russia
A Michigan lawmaker is pushing for a bipartisan effort to secure the release of Paul N. Whelan, who has not contacted his family or the U.S. Embassy since July 4.

New York Times Politics
Jul 29, 2021

China's new ambassador to the U.S. arrives amid heightened tensions between the two nations.


New York Times Politics
Jul 29, 2021

What's in the Bipartisan Infrastructure Deal
The White House and bipartisan lawmakers have agreed on a package that would provide funding for roads, bridges and other physical infrastructure.

New York Times Politics
Jul 28, 2021

$1 Trillion Infrastructure Deal Scales Senate Hurdle With Bipartisan Vote
The vote was a breakthrough after weeks of wrangling among White House officials and senators in both parties, clearing the way for action on a top priority for President Biden.

New York Times Politics
Jul 28, 2021

Biden to Require Federal Workers to Be Vaccinated or Take Regular Tests
The announcement, expected on Thursday, is also set to include social distancing, masking and restrictions on travel for the unvaccinated.

New York Times Politics
Jul 28, 2021

Covid Aid Programs Spur Record Drop in Poverty
The most comprehensive study yet of the federal response to the pandemic shows huge but temporary benefits for the poor — and helps frame a larger debate over the role of government.

New York Times Politics
Jul 28, 2021

Republican fund-raising this year has a singular focus: Trump.


New York Times Politics
Jul 28, 2021

In the Capitol, Revival of Mask Mandate Ignites Partisan Recriminations
Lawmakers from districts with low-risk areas — many of them Democrats — are complying, while members of Congress from areas where the virus is spreading rapidly — including many Republicans — have resisted.

New York Times Politics
Jul 28, 2021

Infrastructure Deal Faces Crucial Vote Wednesday Evening
Democrats set a test vote on the agreement, which took weeks of negotiations, for Wednesday evening.

New York Times Politics
Jul 28, 2021

Biden Imposes New Sanctions on Syrian Prisons and Officials
The sanctions were the first to be directed at Syria by the Biden administration.

New York Times Politics
Jul 28, 2021

Justice Department Warns States on Voting Laws and Election Audits
The department said that auditors could face criminal or civil penalties if they flouted elections laws.

New York Times Politics
Jul 28, 2021

Justice Dept. Warns States on Voting Laws and Election Audits
The department said that auditors could face criminal or civil penalties if they flouted elections laws.

New York Times Politics
Jul 28, 2021

Inflation Is New Battle Line as Republicans and Biden Spar Over Spending
Republicans say President Biden's spending plans will keep inflation rising, but the White House says the proposals could help tame costs.

New York Times Politics
Jul 28, 2021

Biden Visits Pennsylvania to Promote Infrastructure Plan
Anxiety about the pandemic has begun to rise again.

New York Times Politics
Jul 28, 2021

‘Arthur' Is Ending After 25 Years
The world's most popular student aardvark is retiring, at least from the big-hearted series that bears his name. PBS said there may be "additional Arthur content" in the future.

New York Times Politics
Jul 28, 2021

Biden Plans to Say Civilian Federal Workers Must be Vaccinated or Face Testing
It is a major shift in approach that reflects the White House's growing concern about the spread of the highly-contagious Delta variant.

New York Times Politics
Jul 28, 2021

Key Republicans Say They're Ready to Take Up an Infrastructure Deal
The announcement, after weeks of negotiations, suggested the Senate could move forward soon on a bipartisan bill.

New York Times Politics
Jul 28, 2021

Biden to Sign Cyber Security Executive Order
The effort is a way to get beyond the patchwork of mandates and voluntary actions to protect electric utilities, gas pipelines, water supplies and industrial sites that keep the economy running.

New York Times Politics
Jul 28, 2021

House of Representatives Reimposes Mask Mandate in Its Chamber
The House dropped its previous mask mandate six weeks ago, but the Congress's top doctor said masks were needed again. Republican lawmakers immediately protested.

New York Times Politics
Jul 28, 2021

Biden to Tout Manufacturing in Pennsylvania as New Mask Rules Draw Spotlight
Anxiety about the pandemic has begun to rise again.

New York Times Politics
Jul 28, 2021

L.G.B.T.Q. Elected Officials in U.S. Number Nearly 1,000, Rising Fast
Every state but Mississippi now has at least one L.G.B.T.Q. elected official, a new report says. Most are Democrats, and anti-Trump fervor spurred many to run.

New York Times Politics
Jul 28, 2021

The Biden administration is considering a vaccine mandate for federal workers.
It is a dramatic shift in approach that reflects the White House's growing concern about the spread of the highly-contagious Delta variant.

New York Times Politics
Jul 27, 2021

U.S. Declines to Defend Trump Ally in Lawsuit Over Jan. 6 Riot
The move could mean that the Justice Department is also unlikely to defend former President Donald J. Trump in the case.

New York Times Politics
Jul 27, 2021

Biden Weighs Vaccine Mandate for Federal Workers
It would be a significant shift in approach by President Biden that reflects the government's growing concern about the spread of the highly contagious Delta variant.

New York Times Politics
Jul 27, 2021

Trump Is Gone, but the Media's Misinformation Challenge Is Still Here
Should news outlets contextualize false claims made by powerful people? Or ignore them completely? There is no consensus in the industry, but its thinking continues to evolve.

New York Times Politics
Jul 27, 2021

How Republicans Still Rely on the Trump Brand to Fund-Raise
Trump pint glasses. Trump T-shirts. Trump memberships. Six months after the former president left office, his party's fund-raising success depends heavily on his vaunted name.

New York Times Politics
Jul 27, 2021

Ex-Intelligence Analyst Is Sentenced for Leaking to a Reporter
The former U.S. contractor admitted to disclosing details of the government's drone warfare program.

New York Times Politics
Jul 27, 2021

The Biden administration is considering mandating federal workers to be vaccinated or face testing.
It is a dramatic shift in approach by President Biden that reflects the government's growing concern about the spread of the highly-contagious Delta variant.

New York Times Politics
Jul 27, 2021

Pandemic and Racial Injustice Cause Outsize Harm to Black Students, Study Finds
The disproportionate impact of Covid-19 on Black people, coupled with racial trauma from last summer, will make it harder for Black students to return to classrooms, Teachers College research showed.

New York Times Politics
Jul 27, 2021

The Biden administration is considering mandating federal employees to be vaccinated, or face testing and other requirements.
It is a dramatic shift in approach by President Biden that reflects the government's growing concern about the spread of the highly-contagious Delta variant.

New York Times Politics
Jul 27, 2021

The chairman of a House coronavirus subcommittee vows to investigate eviction practices by corporate landlords.
A federal eviction moratorium is set to expire this month. Housing advocates estimate that roughly 11 million adult renters are vulnerable to being evicted.

New York Times Politics
Jul 27, 2021

Swastika Found in Elevator at State Department
Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken said that the graffiti had been removed and that an investigation was ongoing.

New York Times Politics
Jul 27, 2021

How a Respected N.Y.P.D. Officer Became the Accused Capitol Riot #EyeGouger
Thomas Webster once was part of Mayor Bloomberg's security detail. On Jan. 6, the retired cop found himself on the other side of the law.

New York Times Politics
Jul 27, 2021

Critical Race Theory: A Brief History
How a complicated and expansive academic theory developed during the 1980s has become a hot-button political issue 40 years later.

New York Times Politics
Jul 27, 2021

Homeland Security Chief Testifies Before Senate Panel
An influx in migrant families crossing the southwestern border this year has overwhelmed Border Patrol agents, and many migrants are being released and not reporting back to officials.

New York Times Politics
Jul 27, 2021

Trump Officials Can Testify in Jan. 6 Inquiries: Justice Dept.
The decision runs counter to the views of the former president, who has argued that his decisions and deliberations are protected by executive privilege, and sets up a potential court battle.

New York Times Politics
Jul 27, 2021

Homeland Security Chief to Testify on Capitol Hill
An influx in migrant families crossing the southwestern border this year has overwhelmed Border Patrol agents, and many migrants are being released and not reporting back to officials.

New York Times Politics
Jul 27, 2021

Can We Drop a Dog Walker for Her Political Opinions?
The magazine's Ethicist columnist on considering someone's point of view when paying for their services.

New York Times Politics
Jul 27, 2021

Michael Enzi, Former Senator From Wyoming, Dies at 77
A four-term senator, Mr. Enzi was a consistent conservative with a consensus-seeking style. He died after a bicycle accident in Gillette, Wyo., the city where he began his political career.

New York Times Politics
Jul 27, 2021

Democrats Try to Win Back Latino Voters After 2020 Election
Did Democrats take the Hispanic vote for granted in 2020? Some in the party think they did, and can't afford the same mistakes going forward.

New York Times Politics
Jul 26, 2021

Former U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer Robbed, Assaulted in Oakland.
The retired Democrat was shoved and had her mobile phone stolen but was not seriously injured.

New York Times Politics
Jul 26, 2021

Shunned by G.O.P., Cheney and Kinzinger Seek Answers on Jan. 6 Riot
They have been isolated and ostracized by their party for accepting Speaker Nancy Pelosi's offer to sit on the special committee investigating the Capitol assault.

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