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Politics - U.S. Senate
Dec 06, 2022

Georgia Senate Runoff Election Results and Needle 2022: Warnock vs. Walker
See full results and maps from the Georgia U.S. Senate runoff election between Senator Raphael Warnock and Herschel Walker.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Dec 06, 2022

Voting in the Georgia Senate Runoff: What to Know
Polls close in Georgia at 7 p.m., but those in line at that time can still vote.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Dec 06, 2022

The Last Senate Seat
Voters in Georgia cast ballots in the unresolved midterm race between Senator Raphael Warnock and Herschel Walker.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Dec 06, 2022

5 Key Factors That Will Decide the Georgia Senate Runoff
Turnout will matter, and so will who is turning out.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Dec 05, 2022

Warnock and Walker Urge Georgians to Vote
On the eve of Georgia's Senate runoff, Senator Raphael Warnock and his Republican challenger, Herschel Walker, urged their supporters to head to the polls and vote on Election Day.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Dec 05, 2022

Warnock Claims Momentum in Georgia, as Walker Banks on Election Day Turnout
On the eve of Georgia's Senate runoff, Raphael Warnock, a Democrat, warned his supporters about being overconfident. Herschel Walker urged Republicans to flood the polls on Tuesday.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Dec 05, 2022

The Big Question the Georgia Senate Race Will Answer
What's more powerful: a candidate's skills and relevant experience, or the tug of political partisanship?

Politics - U.S. Senate
Dec 05, 2022

Will Rain Dampen Voter Turnout for Georgia Senate Runoff?
Officials in Fulton County acknowledged that there could be significant wait times at election precincts, which they said will be fully staffed.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Dec 05, 2022

Everything Democrats Could Do if Warnock Wins
Once more, America's fate is bound up in Georgia.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Dec 05, 2022

Why Democrats Need a Warnock Win
Once more, America's fate is bound up in Georgia.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Dec 05, 2022

Georgia's Crucial Runoff Is Finally Here
On Tuesday, the race between Senator Raphael Warnock and Herschel Walker will finally be decided.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Dec 04, 2022

Warnock and Walker, at Finish Line in Georgia, Stick to Their Strategies
Senator Raphael Warnock preached from his Atlanta church and put on rallies, while Herschel Walker held a series of low-key events.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Dec 04, 2022

How Harlem Shaped Warnock's Faith and Politics
Senator Raphael Warnock's time in New York City as a seminary student and pastor helped set him on a path to politics, forging how he operates in the Senate and on the campaign trail.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Dec 04, 2022

Brian Kemp's Interesting Strategy: Stand Up to Trump, Stump for Walker
Brian Kemp is having a moment.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Dec 03, 2022

In Georgia, a Heated Senate Race Stirs Mixed Emotions in Black Voters
The contest might have been a showcase of Black political power in the Deep South. But many Black voters say Herschel Walker's turbulent campaign has marred the moment.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Dec 02, 2022

These Georgia Precincts Were Red. Then Blue. Now They Are Purple.
This small collection of precincts has backed both Democrats and Republicans in recent elections and could be the most competitive areas in Georgia.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Dec 02, 2022

Teen Shot in Leg While Canvassing for Raphael Warnock in Georgia
The police in Savannah, Ga., said there was no indication that the shooting was politically motivated.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Dec 02, 2022

Fight Over Warnock's Senate Record Comes Down to Electric Vehicles
Hyundai's huge new plant outside Savannah could be a model for bipartisanship and a central achievement for Raphael Warnock, whose biggest efforts otherwise fell short. But Republicans aren't giving him credit.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Dec 02, 2022

What It Costs Black Americans to Watch the Raphael Warnock-Herschel Walker Runoff
Herschel Walker is a part of a long tradition of Black people willing to distance themselves from their community for white praise and white power.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Dec 02, 2022

Biden and Congress Moved to Avert a Rail Strike. Here's How and Why
Congress cleared legislation to head off a holiday-season rail strike, after President Biden called for action, warning that a disruption to service could cause dire economic damage.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Dec 02, 2022

What It Costs Black Americans to Watch Raphael Warnock and Herschel Walker Runoff
Herschel Walker is a part of a long tradition of Black people willing to distance themselves from their community for white praise and white power.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Dec 01, 2022

Obama Campaigns With Warnock Before Georgia Senate Runoff
At a campaign rally for the Democratic incumbent, Sen. Raphael Warnock, former President Barack Obama urged voters to head to the polls and expand Democrats' majority in the Senate.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Dec 01, 2022

How Herschel Walker Could Win Georgia's Senate Race
Despite all the tough headlines, he could prevail. Here are two theories about how the runoff could unfold.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Dec 01, 2022

Senate Advances Bill to Avert Rail Strike
The legislation, which would impose a labor agreement between rail companies and workers amid threat of a strike, is now cleared to be signed by President Biden.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Dec 01, 2022

With Senate Vote, Congress Moves to Avert Rail Strike
Bipartisan coalitions in the House and Senate pushed through a bill that would impose an agreement between rail companies and their workers.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Dec 01, 2022

Senate Poised to Pass Bill to Avert Rail Strike
Moving with uncommon speed, senators agreed to take up a House-passed bill that would impose a tentative agreement between rail companies and workers, which would send it to President Biden.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Dec 01, 2022

The Rail Strike Is a Chance For Biden to Prove He Really Is a Pro-Union President
The president's pro-labor reputation doesn't mean much if he isn't willing to stand firm when unions need White House support.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Dec 01, 2022

What to Know About Biden's and Congress's Involvement in the Rail Strike
President Biden called on Congress to pass legislation to head off a holiday-season rail strike, warning that a disruption to service could cause dire economic damage.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Dec 01, 2022

Congress Is Trying to Avert a Rail Strike. Here's How and Why
President Biden called on Congress to pass legislation to head off a holiday-season rail strike, warning that a disruption to service could cause dire economic damage.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Dec 01, 2022

Some Rail Workers, Seeking Sick Days, Say Biden Betrayed Them
The request for Congress to impose contract terms that several unions had rejected rankled rank-and-file members who had rallied behind the president.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Nov 30, 2022

Georgia Voters Defy Efforts to Suppress Them
Voter suppression is one of the surest cures for apathy. Nothing makes you value a thing like someone trying to steal it from you.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Nov 30, 2022

House Passes Bill to Avert a Rail Strike, Moving to Impose a Labor Agreement
The House voted to force rail companies and workers to accept a pending agreement and to add seven days of paid leave, a key demand of the employees. But it met with a rocky reception in the Senate.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Nov 30, 2022

Georgia's Senate Runoff Sets Records for Early Voting, but With a Big Asterisk
A 2021 state election law cut in half the runoff calendar in Georgia, which had about twice as many days of early voting before last year's Senate runoffs.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Nov 30, 2022

In Georgia, Walker's Pace in the Finish Worries Republican Allies
The Senate candidate's performance in the final days of the runoff campaign has Republicans airing frustrations. But no one is counting him out yet.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Nov 30, 2022

A Resonant Topic in Georgia's Senate Runoff: Insulin Prices
The cost of insulin is nowhere near as contentious as just about everything else raised in the runoff, but in a state with a high diabetes rate, it has proved a powerful issue.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Nov 30, 2022

How Senators Voted on Same-Sex Marriage: A List
The legislation passed by a vote of 61 to 36.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Nov 30, 2022

Black Turnout in Midterms Was One of the Low Points for Democrats
But the effects of the decrease wound up being muted.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Nov 29, 2022

Bill to Protect Same-Sex Marriage Wins Bipartisan Support in Senate
Twelve Republicans joined Democrats in advancing a bill back to the House that would codify federal recognition for same-sex and interracial marriages.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Nov 29, 2022

Same-Sex Marriage Bill Passes Senate After Bipartisan Breakthrough
The 61-to-36 vote sends the legislation back to the House, which is expected to approve it and send it to President Biden.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Nov 29, 2022

What to Know About Herschel Walker's Residency Status in Georgia
The Republican Senate candidate listed his Atlanta residence on public records as a rental property in 2021, while receiving a homestead exemption in Texas.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Nov 29, 2022

Melody Miller, Trusted Aide to the Kennedys, Dies at 77
She worked with the family for over 40 years, mostly for Senator Ted Kennedy. But her duties went far beyond the office.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Nov 29, 2022

Same-Sex Marriage Bill on Track to Pass Senate After Bipartisan Breakthrough
The vote would send the legislation back to the House, which is expected to approve it and send it to President Biden.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Nov 29, 2022

Rail Strike Would Put Nation's Economy ‘At Risk,' Biden Says
President Biden said congressional leaders must act to avert a planned nationwide rail strike in December.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Nov 29, 2022

Leaders in Congress Say They Will Act to Prevent Rail Strike
President Biden told lawmakers that the U.S. economy would be "at risk" if rail workers went on strike next month.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Nov 29, 2022

Biden Will Meet With Congressional Leaders as Rail Strike Looms
President Biden has urged lawmakers to pass legislation that would prevent a labor stoppage by rail workers next month.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Nov 29, 2022

Republicans Hate Everything About Trump's Dinner With Ye and Fuentes Except Trump
The episode shows that the G.O.P. isn't even close to done with the former president.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Nov 28, 2022

Congress Looks to Intervene in Rail Dispute as Strike Deadline Looms
After urging from President Biden, Speaker Nancy Pelosi said the House would consider an agreement that could avert a shutdown of the nation's freight trains.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Nov 28, 2022

Biden Asks Congress to Intervene in Rail Dispute as Strike Deadline Looms
The president cited the potentially devastating economic effects of a strike that could shut down freight trains just days before Christmas.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Nov 28, 2022

Trump Plans Limited Role in Georgia Senate Runoff
The former president, who held two big rallies before the state's two runoff elections two years ago — both of which Democrats won — will steer clear of Georgia before next week's Senate election.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Nov 26, 2022

The Republican Party and the Scourge of Extremist Violence
A fight for the soul of the G.O.P. is underway, and it has consequences for everyone.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Nov 25, 2022

In Georgia Runoff, a Campaign Cliché Rules: It All Comes Down to Turnout
With control of the Senate no longer at stake, the race between Herschel Walker and Raphael Warnock is drawing less attention. Both sides are pulling out all the stops to drive voters to the polls.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Nov 23, 2022

Lisa Murkowski Wins Re-election in Alaska, Beating a Trump-Backed Rival
Ms. Murkowski was the only Senate Republican up for re-election this year who voted to convict former President Donald J. Trump in his impeachment trial after the Jan. 6, 2021, riot.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Nov 23, 2022

Herschel Walker, Running in Georgia, Receives Tax Break for Texas Residents
Mr. Walker, Georgia's Republican nominee for Senate, is benefiting from a homestead exemption meant for primary residents of Texas.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Nov 23, 2022

Your Turkey Day Politics Quiz Is Here
So you think you know what happened in the midterms …

Politics - U.S. Senate
Nov 22, 2022

Chaos Over Taylor Swift Ticket Sales Prompts a Senate Hearing
A committee led by Senator Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota will examine the ticketing industry after failures last week frustrated millions of the superstar's fans.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Nov 21, 2022

What to Know About the Georgia Runoff
As Senator Raphael Warnock and Herschel Walker enter the final weeks of their runoff election, both sides are pouring money into ads and courting national allies for visits.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Nov 20, 2022

Allegation of Supreme Court Breach Prompts Calls for Inquiry and Ethics Code
A minister's claim that a major contraception decision was prematurely disclosed through a secretive influence campaign underscores the court's lack of transparency and accountability.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Nov 20, 2022

Democratic Senate Loss in Ohio Raises Bar for Sherrod Brown in 2024
Tim Ryan's loss to J. D. Vance is another reminder that Ohio is no longer a swing state. Can Mr. Brown, the Democratic incumbent, hold the seat in what's shaping up as a crucial Senate election in 2024?

Politics - U.S. Senate
Nov 20, 2022

President Biden Turns 80, Making Him the First Octogenarian in the Oval Office
The president's milestone birthday has brought new attention to the gerontocracy that has led both parties for years and raised questions about when a new generation will come forth.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Nov 19, 2022

Georgia Senate Rivals, With Little Time to Spare, Sprint Toward Runoff
Herschel Walker and Senator Raphael Warnock have only a few weeks to campaign, and Senate control is no longer at stake — which has both scrambled the race and left it largely unchanged.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Nov 19, 2022

Brooklyn's in the House. And the Senate.
With Hakeem Jeffries and Chuck Schumer poised to lead the Democrats in Washington, New York's biggest borough enters the political spotlight.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Nov 18, 2022

Georgia Judge Allows Another Saturday of Early Voting in Senate Runoff
Democrats had argued that a 2016 state law restricting early voting on a Saturday near a federal holiday, in this case Thanksgiving, would unfairly disenfranchise voters in the state's runoff election for Senate.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Nov 18, 2022

¿El fin de Twitter? Un éxodo de empleados afecta a la red social
El jueves por la noche había una sensación general de caos en Twitter después de que Musk impusiera un plazo para que sus empleados decidieran irse o quedarse.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Nov 17, 2022

Why Republicans' Wafer-Thin House Majority Is a Gift for Democrats
Democrats would have loved to keep the chamber. But politically, being in the minority will have its benefits.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Nov 17, 2022

Resignations Roil Twitter as Elon Musk Tries Persuading Some Workers to Stay
Mr. Musk, Twitter's new owner, had given employees a Thursday deadline to decide whether to leave or stay "to build a breakthrough Twitter 2.0."

Politics - U.S. Senate
Nov 17, 2022

Democratic Lawmakers Call for Investigation of Elon Musk's Twitter
Seven Democratic senators urged the Federal Trade Commission to examine whether the social media company, under Mr. Musk's ownership, had violated a 2011 privacy agreement.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Nov 17, 2022

Nancy Pelosi, Badass
She elbowed her way to the top of the congressional boys' club, then distinguished herself as the most effective House leader since the middle of the last century.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Nov 17, 2022

What the Unusual Midterm Elections Mean for Climate Action
A split Congress makes it unlikely that Republicans will undo Biden's climate legislation, but they're likely to try to slow it. There may also be room for agreement on infrastructure.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Nov 17, 2022

Enemies of Democracy Should Fear the American Voter
Most candidates who refused to concede that Trump was defeated in 2020 lost their own elections.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Nov 17, 2022

The Post-Mortem
In the aftermath of the midterm elections, these are the questions that Democrats and Republicans now face about the future of their parties.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Nov 16, 2022

Same-Sex Marriage Rights Bill Advances in Senate
In a 62-to-37 vote, 12 Republicans joined Democrats to advance the Respect for Marriage Act, landmark legislation to provide federal protections for same-sex marriages. The measure still must pass the Senate and then clear the House again, before going to President Biden for his signature.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Nov 16, 2022

The 12 Republicans Who Voted to Protect Same-Sex Marriage
The measure demonstrated a shift within the Republican Party, even as three-quarters of its caucus voted against it.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Nov 16, 2022

Mormon Church Backs Bill Supporting Same-Sex Marriage
The church still believes marriage is meant only for heterosexual couples, but it has softened its political stance in recent years.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Nov 16, 2022

Same-Sex Marriage Rights Bill Passes Crucial Senate Test
Democrats made the same-sex marriage bill one of their first major agenda items in the postelection session, moving quickly to enact it while their party still controls both chambers.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Nov 16, 2022

McConnell Re-Elected as His Party's Senate Leader
Senator Mitch McConnell of Kentucky beat Senator Rick Scott of Florida in his first challenge since assuming the Republican leadership post in 2007.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Nov 16, 2022

Mitch McConnell Beats Rick Scott in Republican Senate Leadership Fight
The Kentucky Republican will retain his party's top post in the next Congress despite a disappointing election showing.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Nov 16, 2022

Same-Sex Marriage Bill Faces Crucial Test Vote in the Senate
Democrats made the same-sex marriage bill one of their first major agenda items in the postelection session, moving quickly to enact it while their party still controls both chambers.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Nov 16, 2022

Mitch McConnell Faces Senate Leadership Challenge From Rick Scott
The Kentucky Republican is up against his first-ever rival for the top G.O.P. post in the Senate, amid infighting following the party's poor midterm election performance.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Nov 16, 2022

McConnell Is Confident He Will Beat Challenge From Rick Scott
Senator Mitch McConnell of Kentucky said he expected to hold off a challenge by Senator Rick Scott of Florida for his position as the Senate's Republican leader, following the party's poor performance in the midterms.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Nov 16, 2022

Trump's Drag on Republicans Quantified: A Five-Point Penalty
An analysis based on House districts shows a pattern in the results of his preferred primary candidates.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Nov 16, 2022

After Midterms, Republican Rebels Try to Make Their Leaders Sweat
To make sense of the brewing clashes in Congress, we spoke with Carl Hulse, the chief Washington correspondent for The Times.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Nov 15, 2022

Should Trump Help Herschel Walker? Georgia Republicans Are Leery.
Republicans worry the former president's rhetoric could hurt their prospects of flipping a U.S. Senate seat.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Nov 15, 2022

Top Republicans Face Dissent as McCarthy Wins GOP Nod for Speaker
Even as Representative Kevin McCarthy, the minority leader, survived his first test, he lacked the votes to cement the speakership. His Senate counterpart also faced a challenge to his position.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Nov 15, 2022

After a Midterm Letdown, Republican Rebels Try to Make Their Leaders Sweat
To make sense of the brewing clashes in Congress, we spoke with Carl Hulse, the chief Washington correspondent for The Times.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Nov 15, 2022

Warnock Joins Lawsuit to Overturn Early Voting Restriction in Georgia
The lone Saturday that falls into the early-voting period for the runoff election between Senator Raphael Warnock and Herschel Walker is subject to a limit related to holidays.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Nov 15, 2022

Schumer Urges Republicans to Jettison Trump and Work With Democrats
The top Senate Democrat said the G.O.P. should join with his party on bipartisan initiatives, but Republicans were in no mood to cooperate after their electoral loss.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Nov 14, 2022

How Democrats Quietly Meddled in GOP Senate Recruitment
As they worked to hold the chamber, Democratic strategists used subtle maneuvers to try to discourage strong potential Republican candidates from running.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Nov 14, 2022

Georgia's Senate Runoff Is Complicated by 2021 Voting Law
A holiday that once commemorated Robert E. Lee's birthday is cited as a reason for barring early voting two Saturdays before Election Day.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Nov 14, 2022

How Cortez Masto Beat the Odds and Sealed the Senate Majority
The most endangered Senate Democrat portrayed her Republican opponent as an election-denying extremist, defying national headwinds in a race that stayed tight until the end.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Nov 14, 2022

Even Melania Must Know Trump Blew It
Of all the places Donald Trump proved toxic, Pennsylvania may be where he did the most impressive damage.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Nov 14, 2022

After Nevada: The New Political Landscape
Readers discuss reducing Joe Manchin's leverage and the Georgia runoff. Also: Abuses in Iran; leaving the Catholic Church; a tale of New York City.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Nov 14, 2022

What Can Democrats Learn From Fetterman's Victory in Pennsylvania?
John Fetterman flipped a key Senate seat in part by attracting white working-class votes, including in the reddest parts of his state.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Nov 13, 2022

Democrats' Senate Victory Hands Biden a Critical Guardrail Against the GOP
Even a bare-minimum majority preserves Democrats' ability to confirm President Biden's nominees and would allow them to stop Republican legislation in its tracks should the G.O.P. win the House.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Nov 13, 2022

Democrats' Senate Victory Hands Biden a Critical Guardrail Against the G.O.P.
Even a bare-minimum majority preserves Democrats' ability to confirm President Biden's nominees and would allow them to stop Republican legislation in its tracks should the G.O.P. win the House.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Nov 13, 2022

Biden Is Wasting Precious Time Fighting for America's ‘Soul'
Demands for unity actually tear us apart.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Nov 13, 2022

Biden Can Still Get Things Done. Achieving National Unity Isn't One of Them.
Demands for unity actually tear us apart.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Nov 13, 2022

Where Senate Candidates Outperformed Biden and Trump
Democrats managed to retain control of the Senate, but individual performance of Senate winners was varied when compared with the 2020 presidential candidates.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Nov 12, 2022

Democrats Hold the Senate, as Cortez Masto Ekes Out a Victory in Nevada
Senator Catherine Cortez Masto defeated Adam Laxalt, the state's former attorney general. Democrats now will try to add to their control of the chamber in Georgia's runoff election on Dec. 6.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Nov 12, 2022

Catherine Cortez Masto Defended Her Nevada Seat, Winning Election to a Second Term
The victory by Senator Catherine Cortez Masto, Democrats' most endangered incumbent, denies Republicans the chance to capture power in the chamber.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Nov 12, 2022

Catherine Cortez Masto Defends Her Nevada Senate Seat Against Laxalt
The victory by Senator Catherine Cortez Masto, Democrats' most endangered incumbent, denies Republicans the chance to capture power in the chamber.

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