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New York Times Politics
Oct 18, 2021

Colin Powell's Blood Cancer Made Him Vulnerable to Covid-19
He had been treated for multiple myeloma, a cancer of white blood cells in the bone marrow, which made vaccines less likely to protect him from severe Covid.

New York Times Politics
Oct 18, 2021

Colin Powell, Who Shaped U.S. National Security, Dies at 84
A former chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, secretary of state and national security adviser, Mr. Powell died on Monday of complications of Covid-19, his family said.

New York Times Politics
Oct 18, 2021

Debate Weighs Price of Biden's Big Plan vs. Not Acting
Democrats are debating whether doing nothing will cost more than doing something to deal with climate change, education, child care, prescription drugs and more.

New York Times Politics
Oct 18, 2021

Colin Powell Dies at 84 From Covid-19 Complications
A former chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, secretary of state and national security adviser, Mr. Powell died on Monday, his family said.

New York Times Politics
Oct 18, 2021

Supreme Court Typo From 1928 Has Been Cited in 14 Decisions
A sweeping statement in a 1928 opinion about property rights was revised soon after it was issued. But the error lived on.

New York Times Politics
Oct 18, 2021

Explaining the Impact of Redistricting in Texas, Visually
When Texas Republicans revealed their new congressional map last month, our reporters and graphics editors used maps and data to examine the effects.

New York Times Politics
Oct 17, 2021

Biden's Plans Raise Questions About What U.S. Can Afford Not to Do
Democrats are debating whether doing nothing will cost more than doing something to deal with climate change, education, child care, prescription drugs and more.

New York Times Politics
Oct 17, 2021

Biden's Plans Raise Questions About What U.S. Can or Cannot Afford to Do
Democrats are debating whether doing nothing will cost more than doing something to deal with climate change, education, child care, prescription drugs and more.

New York Times Politics
Oct 17, 2021

Washington Hears Echoes of the '50s and Worries: Is This a Cold War With China?
Incursions into Taiwan's air zone, a space launch and what looked like a prisoner swap raise a question that is about more than just semantics. It could signal a dangerous new mind-set.

New York Times Politics
Oct 17, 2021

As Trump Thunders About Last Election, Republicans Worry About the Next One
Donald Trump is the Republicans' greatest asset in mobilizing voters. But some fret that his obsession with false claims about the 2020 election could cost the G.O.P. in 2022.

New York Times Politics
Oct 17, 2021

As Manchin Blocks Climate Plan, His State Can't Hold Back Floods
As the senator thwarts Democrats' major push to reduce warming, new data shows West Virginia is more exposed to worsening floods than anywhere else in the country.

New York Times Politics
Oct 17, 2021

Concerns About Diversity as Black Staff Members Leave Congress
Low pay, a high cost of living and an insulated culture make it hard for Black aides to build a career in Congress.

New York Times Politics
Oct 17, 2021

Bill Clinton Is Released From Hospital
The former president was admitted to a California hospital on Tuesday for treatment of an infection that developed into sepsis, officials said.

New York Times Politics
Oct 16, 2021

Glenn Youngkin Talks About Virginia. His Base Talks About Donald Trump.
Republicans in Virginia are saying what their nominee for governor will not: The governor's race is a proxy for Mr. Trump's grievances.

New York Times Politics
Oct 16, 2021

Democrats Work to Sell an Unfinished Bill
As President Biden and his allies in Congress work to whittle down the size of their ambitious domestic plans, Democrats must sell a bill without knowing precisely what will be in it.

New York Times Politics
Oct 16, 2021

How 3 Strangers a World Away Came to the Rescue of a Badly Burned Afghan Girl
The story of 8-year-old Asma, injured by a U.S. tear-gas canister, echoes the heartbreak and heroism of the 20-year American misadventure in Afghanistan.

New York Times Politics
Oct 16, 2021

Guantánamo Bay Cemetery Offers a View of the Base's History
The U.S. military cemetery at Guantánamo Bay offers a history of the century-old base — minus the outpost's war-on-terror mission.

New York Times Politics
Oct 16, 2021

Money Floods the Race for Control of Congress, More Than a Year Early
The main House war chests for both Democrats and Republicans have a combined $128 million in the bank — more than double the sum at this point in 2020.

New York Times Politics
Oct 15, 2021

F.D.A. Panel Unanimously Recommends Johnson & Johnson Booster Shots
But many panel members said J. & J. recipients might also benefit from the option of a Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna booster, an action that an F.D.A. official said was possible.

New York Times Politics
Oct 15, 2021

U.S. Pledges to Pay Family of Those Killed in Botched Kabul Drone Strike
The Pentagon offered unspecified amounts to relatives of the 10 civilians who died in Aug. 29 attack and agreed to help relocate those who want to move to the U.S.

New York Times Politics
Oct 15, 2021

Illinois Democrats Propose New Gerrymandered Congressional Maps
The districts would be among the most gerrymandered in the country. The Republican-friendly seat held by Representative Adam Kinzinger, a Trump antagonist, would be eliminated.

New York Times Politics
Oct 15, 2021

Pete Buttigieg Joins the Parental Leave Debate: ‘This Is Work.'
"It's one thing to believe something as a matter of policy," Mr. Buttigieg said about taking paid time off. "It's another to live it and see how much of a difference it could make."

New York Times Politics
Oct 15, 2021

Capitol Police Officer Charged With Obstructing Justice in Jan. 6 Case
Michael A. Riley, a veteran of the force, encouraged a man in the Capitol during the riot to delete social media posts showing he was there, according to the indictment.

New York Times Politics
Oct 15, 2021

Funding Fight Threatens Plan to Pump Billions Into Affordable Housing
A federal voucher program is at risk of being sharply scaled back as the White House seeks to slash its social policy package to appease two centrist senators.

New York Times Politics
Oct 15, 2021

F.D.A. Panel Recommends J.&J. Boosters at Least Two Months After First Shot
Before the vote, a top agency official said that the F.D.A. might consider regulatory action that would allow Johnson & Johnson recipients to receive a booster shot of Moderna or Pfizer-BioNTech's vaccines but gave no timetable for any decision.

New York Times Politics
Oct 15, 2021

Justice Dept. to Ask Supreme Court to Block Texas Abortion Law
The Texas law prohibits most abortions after about six weeks, before many women are even aware they are pregnant.

New York Times Politics
Oct 15, 2021

F.D.A. Panel Meets on J.&J. Boosters
A study that found Johnson & Johnson recipients may benefit more from a booster dose of the Moderna or Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine will also be discussed.

New York Times Politics
Oct 15, 2021

Vaccinated Travelers From Abroad Can Enter U.S. on Nov. 8.
The date helps clarify the end to restrictions that had walled off tourists and relatives seeking to visit their families in the United States.

New York Times Politics
Oct 15, 2021

F.D.A. Panel To Meet on J.&J. Boosters
A study that found Johnson & Johnson recipients may benefit more from a booster dose of the Moderna or Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine will also be discussed.

New York Times Politics
Oct 15, 2021

Virginia Governor's Race: McAuliffe Faces Democratic Apathy
Though the state is getting bluer, voters' exhaustion is imperiling the former governor's comeback attempt against his Republican rival, Glenn Youngkin.

New York Times Politics
Oct 15, 2021

Terry McAuliffe's Other Obstacle in Virginia Race: Democrats' Apathy
Though the state is getting bluer, voters' exhaustion is imperiling the former governor's comeback attempt against his Republican rival, Glenn Youngkin.

New York Times Politics
Oct 15, 2021

Bill Clinton Is Hospitalized for Infection, Aide Says
An aide said the former president had a urological infection that had developed into sepsis, although it was not considered to be acute.

New York Times Politics
Oct 15, 2021

Rising Rents Stoke Inflation Data, a Concern for Washington
Economic policymakers have said inflation will prove temporary, but rising rents may challenge that view and pressure Washington to react.

New York Times Politics
Oct 14, 2021

Appeals Court Lets Texas Continue to Enforce Near-Total Abortion Ban
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit reaffirmed its reversal of a lower judge's ruling that blocked the law while the federal courts weigh its constitutionality.

New York Times Politics
Oct 14, 2021

F.D.A. Panel Recommends Moderna Booster for Certain Groups
Those eligible for the extra shot would include adults over 65 and others at high risk — the same groups now eligible for a Pfizer-BioNTech boost

New York Times Politics
Oct 14, 2021

Biden Panel Wary of Expanding Supreme Court, but Open to Term Limits
Preliminary draft materials suggested that adding justices might be seen as a "partisan maneuver," but said that an 18-year tenure merits "serious consideration."

New York Times Politics
Oct 14, 2021

U.S. Holds Global Meeting to Fight Ransomware, Minus the World's No. 1 Culprit
Russia, the biggest source of the problem, was not invited to the 30-nation conference, which sought to engage allies in efforts to disrupt cybercrime.

New York Times Politics
Oct 14, 2021

Jan. 6 Panel Moves to Recommend Criminal Charges Against Bannon
The House select committee investigating the Capitol riot will vote next week to recommend a criminal contempt of Congress charge against Stephen K. Bannon after he defied a subpoena.

New York Times Politics
Oct 14, 2021

F.B.I. Official Fired Under Trump Wins Back His Pension
Andrew G. McCabe, the former F.B.I. deputy director, will receive his pension and other benefits after settling his lawsuit with the Justice Department.

New York Times Politics
Oct 14, 2021

Trump Fans Wear Their Grievances at Conservative Rallies
For some, it's not enough to go to an event in the name of Donald J. Trump — their attendance also requires wearing something that embraces some of his political calling cards.

New York Times Politics
Oct 14, 2021

Biden Meets With Kenya's President Amid Crisis in Ethiopia
The two leaders were also expected to discuss the escalating humanitarian crisis in the Tigray region of Ethiopia, where fighters have been accused of atrocities against civilians.

New York Times Politics
Oct 14, 2021

Texas Removed an L.G.B.T.Q. Resource Page After a Candidate Complained
Don Huffines, who is challenging Gov. Greg Abbott in next year's Republican primary, said the content on the state web page was "offensive." It was quickly removed.

New York Times Politics
Oct 14, 2021

U.S. Renews Its Support for the World Trade Organization
Trade Representative Katherine Tai outlined her vision for the battered World Trade Organization, saying the U.S. wanted to re-engage and address working people's concerns.

New York Times Politics
Oct 14, 2021

Democrats Plan Another Bid to Break G.O.P. Voting Rights Filibuster
Senator Chuck Schumer, the top Democrat, announced he would force another vote next week to bring legislation to the floor despite a Republican blockade.

New York Times Politics
Oct 14, 2021

Biden Considering Robert Califf to Lead F.D.A. Again
The F.D.A. has been without a permanent chief since President Biden took office.

New York Times Politics
Oct 14, 2021

In Budget Bill, Democrats Bet the Temporary Will Become Permanent
The authors of the sprawling legislation believe that even if the new programs are temporary, their benefits will become so popular that Congress will keep them. History shows they are probably right.

New York Times Politics
Oct 14, 2021

Jan. 6 Panel Sets Vote to Recommend Criminal Charges Against Bannon
The House select committee investigating the Capitol riot will vote next week to recommend a criminal contempt of Congress charge against Stephen K. Bannon after he defied a subpoena.

New York Times Politics
Oct 14, 2021

Biden to Meet With Kenya's President Amid Crisis in Ethiopia
The two leaders are expected to discuss the situation in the Tigray region in northern Ethiopia, where fighters have been accused of atrocities against civilians.

New York Times Politics
Oct 14, 2021

Biden calls on businesses to ‘step up' as he expresses optimism about the fight against the virus.
"I'm calling on more business to step up. I'm calling on more parents to get their children vaccinated when they are eligible," President Biden said.

New York Times Politics
Oct 14, 2021

As Western Oil Giants Cut Production, State-Owned Companies Step Up
In the Middle East, Africa and Latin America, government-owned energy companies are increasing oil and natural gas production as U.S. and European companies pare supply because of climate concerns.

New York Times Politics
Oct 14, 2021

Nicholas Kristof Leaves The New York Times as He Weighs Political Bid
Mr. Kristof, a two-time Pulitzer Prize winner, is weighing a run for governor of Oregon, the state where he grew up.

New York Times Politics
Oct 14, 2021

Emily's List Backs Hochul for Governor in Key Early Endorsement
The group decided to not wait for other potential primary rivals, most notably the state attorney general, Letitia James, to enter next year's race.

New York Times Politics
Oct 14, 2021

Josh Shapiro, Running for Pennsylvania Governor, Focuses on Voting Rights
Mr. Shapiro, the state's attorney general and a Democratic candidate for governor, has been on the forefront of legal efforts to defend the 2020 election.

New York Times Politics
Oct 13, 2021

As Budget Bill Hangs in Limbo, Kyrsten Sinema Heads to Europe
With the Senate out of session, Ms. Sinema, the Democratic senator from Arizona, has been in Europe on a fund-raising trip.

New York Times Politics
Oct 13, 2021

Justice Dept. to Investigate Reports of Abuse in Texas' Juvenile Prisons
Accusations of excessive force, sexual misconduct, and the use of isolation and pepper spray prompted the inquiry into the treatment of incarcerated children.

New York Times Politics
Oct 13, 2021

Jan. 6 Panel Subpoenas Jeffrey Clark, Former Justice Dept. Official
The committee asked for testimony and documents from the little-known former official who pressed his colleagues to pursue Donald J. Trump's election fraud claims.

New York Times Politics
Oct 13, 2021

Data from Federal Scientists Raise Questions About J.&J. Booster Shots
People who have received the company's one-shot vaccine may benefit from a booster with another brand. F.D.A. advisers will discuss the data on Friday.

New York Times Politics
Oct 13, 2021

Two More Guantánamo Detainees Are Approved for Release
A board has now backed the release of 12 out of the 39 men remaining at the prison, but U.S. diplomats must first reach security agreements with destination countries.

New York Times Politics
Oct 13, 2021

Biden Announces Expansion of Hours at Port of Los Angeles
The Port of Los Angeles will join the Port of Long Beach in operating 24/7 as the administration struggles to address a problem that is boosting inflation.

New York Times Politics
Oct 13, 2021

Supreme Court Weighs Boston Marathon Bomber's Death Sentence
The Biden administration has pursued the case against Dzhokhar Tsarnaev in spite of its own moratorium on capital punishment.

New York Times Politics
Oct 13, 2021

Democrats Scramble to Keep Immigration Overhaul Alive
Democratic leaders are considering a long-shot proposal intended to get around political and procedural roadblocks to provide temporary legal status to millions of undocumented immigrants.

New York Times Politics
Oct 13, 2021

U.S. Antigovernment Groups Are Influencing the French Far Right
The top French intelligence official, who is visiting Washington this week, said QAnon and other conspiracy theories were spreading to Europe.

New York Times Politics
Oct 13, 2021

The Voters Democrats Say Are Crucial to Flipping Texas
Young people who are unregistered or do not vote consistently are the focus of an ambitious new push to turn Texas blue, a long-elusive goal for Democrats.

New York Times Politics
Oct 13, 2021

Why Democrats Say Young Voters Are Crucial to Flipping Texas
Young people who are unregistered or do not vote consistently are the focus of an ambitious new push to turn Texas blue, a long-elusive goal for Democrats.

New York Times Politics
Oct 13, 2021

September Consumer Price Index: Inflation Rises
Consumer Price Index data from the Labor Department showed that prices continued their ascent in September, as troubles such as supply chain snarls fueled rapid inflation.

New York Times Politics
Oct 13, 2021

Jail Officials Held in Contempt for Treatment of Jan. 6 Defendant
A federal judge ruled that top officials of Washington, D.C.'s jail had improperly delayed medical treatment for a man being held without bail in connection with the attack on the Capitol.

New York Times Politics
Oct 13, 2021

Biden to Announce Expansion of Port of Los Angeles's Hours
The expansion of the Port of Los Angeles's hours comes as the administration has struggled to untangle kinks in global supply chains and curb the resulting inflation.

New York Times Politics
Oct 12, 2021

U.S. to Open Canada and Mexico Borders for Vaccinated Travelers
The opening of the land borders 19 months after they closed will reconnect the United States with its neighbors.

New York Times Politics
Oct 12, 2021

American and Southwest Airlines Reject Texas's Ban on Vaccine Mandates
"This does not change anything for American," a spokeswoman said. When the airline introduced its mandate, it cited a presidential order that employees of government contractors be vaccinated.

New York Times Politics
Oct 12, 2021

E.U. Pledges $1.15 Billion in Afghan Aid as U.S. Talks to Taliban
Europe and America are offering stopgap humanitarian aid for a country on the brink of collapse, but larger decisions about the new Taliban government remain on hold.

New York Times Politics
Oct 12, 2021

Biden Ends Workplace Immigration Raids, Reversing Trump Policy
The change comes during a labor shortage in the United States, offering reassurance that undocumented workers are not at risk of being deported en masse.

New York Times Politics
Oct 12, 2021

House Approves Bill to Avert U.S. Default, Sending It to Biden
The legislation, which the president is expected to sign quickly, lifts the debt ceiling until early December, when another congressional showdown looms.

New York Times Politics
Oct 12, 2021

F.D.A. Stays Neutral on the Need for a Moderna Booster
An advisory panel is to vote later this week on whether to recommend emergency authorization of boosters for the Moderna and Johnson & Johnson vaccines.

New York Times Politics
Oct 12, 2021

In Virginia Governor's Race, National Issues Dominate Ad Wars
In a governor's race deemed a bellwether for the 2022 midterms, the battle between Terry McAuliffe and Glenn Youngkin has ignited over national cultural issues.

New York Times Politics
Oct 12, 2021

Cases of ‘Havana Syndrome' Reported at U.S. Embassy in Colombia
The State Department is investigating new complaints of mysterious brain injuries before Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken's visit to the country next week.

New York Times Politics
Oct 12, 2021

American and Southwest Airlines reject the Texas order banning vaccine mandates.
"This does not change anything for American," a spokeswoman said. When the airline introduced its mandate, it cited a presidential order that employees of government contractors be vaccinated.

New York Times Politics
Oct 12, 2021

How Schools Are Shaping the Virginia Governor's Race
Virginia Republicans in a tight governor's race have been staging "Parents Matter" rallies and tapping into conservative anger over mandates and critical race theory.

New York Times Politics
Oct 12, 2021

Supreme Court Focuses on Procedure in Kentucky Abortion Case
After the state's political landscape shifted in 2019, the Democratic governor and the Republican attorney general disagreed on defending the law.

New York Times Politics
Oct 12, 2021

John Yarmuth of Kentucky, House Budget Chairman, Announces Retirement
Mr. Yarmuth, the lone Democrat in his state's congressional delegation and a key proponent of President Biden's domestic agenda, said he would not seek re-election.

New York Times Politics
Oct 12, 2021

Maryland Couple Accused of Selling Submarine Secrets Appear in Court
Jonathan and Diana Toebbe face life in prison if convicted on the charges. Prosecutors, saying they are flight risks, are seeking to keep them in detention.

New York Times Politics
Oct 12, 2021

Moderna Argues to F.D.A. for Half-Dose of Vaccine as Booster
The Food and Drug Administration and the drug maker released documents before an advisory committee to the agency meets later this week to discuss whether to recommend emergency authorization of Moderna boosters.

New York Times Politics
Oct 11, 2021

I.M.F.'s Executive Board Says Kristalina Georgieva Can Remain
An independent inquiry commissioned by the World Bank had concluded that she played a central role in manipulating data to placate China.

New York Times Politics
Oct 11, 2021

‘Is This a Room' Review: A Transcript Becomes a Thrilling Thriller
Beneath the dry words of an F.B.I. interview, a new play unearths a world of interior terror.

New York Times Politics
Oct 11, 2021

Submarine Spy Case Involved a Babysitter and a Band-Aid Wrapper
Jonathan and Diana Toebbe seemed like an ordinary suburban couple, but the F.B.I. said they were would-be spies — and sloppy ones.

New York Times Politics
Oct 11, 2021

Biden's Proposal to Empower I.R.S. Rattles Banks and Their Customers
To help fund its new initiatives, the Biden administration wants banks to report more customer information. Account holders aren't happy.

New York Times Politics
Oct 11, 2021

As Democrats Trim Spending Bill, Some Americans Fear Being Left Behind
President Biden had an ambitious agenda to remake the economy. But under the duress of negotiations and Senate rules, he has shelved a series of proposals, some of them indefinitely.

New York Times Politics
Oct 11, 2021

Lawmakers Press to Rescue Afghan Relatives of U.S. Troops
Members of Congress who helped evacuate Afghans who worked with U.S. forces turn their focus to their stranded relatives.

New York Times Politics
Oct 11, 2021

Boosters Are Complicating Efforts to Persuade the Unvaccinated to Get Shots
The number of eligible people still weighing whether to get a Covid vaccine has sharply dwindled, leaving an unvaccinated population that is mostly hard-core refusers.

New York Times Politics
Oct 11, 2021

Gift Exchanges in the Trump Administration: Furs, Gold and a Mess
Gift exchanges between U.S. and foreign leaders, a highly regulated process, devolved into sometimes risible shambles during the Trump administration.

New York Times Politics
Oct 11, 2021

White Tiger and Cheetah Furs: A Mess of Trump Gift Exchanges
Gift exchanges between U.S. and foreign leaders, a highly regulated process, devolved into sometimes risible shambles during the Trump administration.

New York Times Politics
Oct 10, 2021

Gen. Raymond T. Odierno, Former U.S. Commander in Iraq, Dies
The four-star general helped carry out the strategy to increase U.S. troop numbers, which was credited with turning the tide of sectarian killings.

New York Times Politics
Oct 10, 2021

How Two Bills in Congress Could Have a Major Impact on Climate Action
Legislation aimed at infrastructure and social programs also includes big changes in energy, transportation and disaster preparation. They would amount to the most significant climate action ever taken by the United States.

New York Times Politics
Oct 10, 2021

Navy Nuclear Engineer Attempted Espionage, FBI Says
Jonathan Toebbe and his wife tried several times to pass information on nuclear propulsion systems to a foreign government, according to a criminal complaint.

New York Times Politics
Oct 10, 2021

Iraqis' Frustration Over Broken Promises Keeps Voter Turnout Low
Iraqis voted in parliamentary elections that were called a year early in response to anti-government protests.

New York Times Politics
Oct 10, 2021

Educator's Black Lives Matter Email Upends Her District
A Black superintendent's email to parents after the killing of George Floyd engulfed a small, predominantly white Maryland community in a yearlong firestorm.

New York Times Politics
Oct 09, 2021

Child Care Has High Costs for Parents, Low Wages for Staff
President Biden's social policy legislation aims to address a problem that weighs on many families — and the teachers and child care centers serving them.

New York Times Politics
Oct 09, 2021

Sam Anthony, Facing Death, Found the Courage to Find His Father
After struggling with cancer for years, Sam Anthony was running out of time. Before he died, he found the courage to mail a letter that he had long been afraid to send.

New York Times Politics
Oct 08, 2021

McConnell Warns Biden He Won't Help Raise the Debt Ceiling Next Time
A day after agreeing to allow a short-term increase in the federal debt limit to move forward, the Republican leader said Democrats should not expect such cooperation in December.

New York Times Politics
Oct 08, 2021

At Mexico-U.S. Security Talks, Migration Question Is Largely Avoided
As diplomats from both countries began negotiating a new security agreement on Friday, the focus was on stopping criminal activity while the border crisis was conspicuously sidestepped.

New York Times Politics
Oct 08, 2021

Benefits for All or Just the Needy? Manchin's Demand Focuses Debate
As Democrats ponder cutting a $3.5 trillion social safety net bill down to perhaps $2 trillion, a proposal to limit programs to the poor has rekindled a debate on the meaning of government itself.

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