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Politics - U.S. Senate
Jul 05, 2022

A Bluer Picture
The midterm campaigns for the House and the Senate are shaping up quite differently.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Jul 05, 2022

Will the Abortion Debate Keep Moderate Women in the Democrats' Camp?
Worried about inflation and dissatisfied with President Biden, many moderate women have been drifting away from Democrats. Now the party hopes the fight for abortion rights will drive them back.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Jul 02, 2022

Supreme Court's E.P.A. Ruling Shifts More Power Away From Congress
What was once a dialogue between the branches has become almost entirely one-sided, with the justices accumulating clout at lawmakers' expense.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Jul 01, 2022

America's Post-Roe Chaos Is Here
The reality of criminalized abortion is going to shock people.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Jul 01, 2022

The 20-Somethings Who Help the 70-Somethings Run Washington
The story of Cassidy Hutchinson, who became the first Trump White House aide to testify publicly in the Jan. 6 inquiry, showed the outsize influence of young aides in the nation's capital.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Jul 01, 2022

The Supreme Court Is the Final Word on Nothing
It, too, can be checked and balanced.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Jul 01, 2022

On Guns, a Supreme Court Head-Scratcher: Is a Colonial Musket ‘Analogous' to an AR-15?
And other questions about gun regulations then and now.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Jun 29, 2022

Michael Stenger, Ousted Senate Sergeant-at-Arms, Dies at 71
As the chief law enforcement officer of the Senate, he did not seek the National Guard's help in advance of the Jan. 6 insurrection at the Capitol.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Jun 29, 2022

Five Takeaways From Tuesday's Elections
Democratic interference in Republican primaries paid off in some places but not others, election-denying candidates were halted in Colorado, and incumbents proved their staying power.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Jun 29, 2022

Illinois Governor's Race Shows G.O.P.'s Lurch to Right (With Nudge From Left)
Democrats meddled to boost State Senator Darren Bailey in the G.O.P. primary for Illinois governor. But efforts to elevate far-right candidates in Colorado fizzled.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Jun 28, 2022

New York U.S. Senate Primary Election Results 2022
See full results and maps from the New York primary elections.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Jun 28, 2022

John Fetterman's Campaign After His Stroke: Memes and Mockery
As he recovers from a stroke, the Democratic Senate nominee in Pennsylvania is running a virtual campaign of online memes and withering mockery of his opponent, Dr. Mehmet Oz.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Jun 28, 2022

Colorado Primary Election Results 2022
See full results and maps from the Colorado primary elections.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Jun 28, 2022

Oklahoma U.S. Senate Special Primary Election Results 2022
See full results and maps from the Oklahoma special primary election.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Jun 28, 2022

Utah Primary Election Results 2022
See full results and maps from the Utah primary elections.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Jun 28, 2022

Illinois U.S. Senate Primary Election Results 2022
See full results and maps from the Illinois primary elections.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Jun 28, 2022

Oklahoma U.S. Senate Primary Election Results 2022
See full results and maps from the Oklahoma primary elections.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Jun 28, 2022

South Carolina Primary Runoff Election Results 2022
See full results and maps from the South Carolina primary runoff elections.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Jun 28, 2022

Utah U.S. Senate Primary Election Results 2022
See full results and maps from the Utah primary elections.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Jun 28, 2022

South Carolina U.S. Senate Primary Runoff Election Results 2022
See full results and maps from the South Carolina primary runoff elections.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Jun 28, 2022

Colorado U.S. Senate Primary Election Results 2022
See full results and maps from the Colorado primary elections.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Jun 28, 2022

Illinois Primary Election Results 2022
See full results and maps from the Illinois primary elections.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Jun 28, 2022

Oklahoma Primary Election Results 2022
See full results and maps from the Oklahoma primary elections.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Jun 28, 2022

As Republicans push back on aid for vaccines, congressional Democrats point fingers over the next steps.
After a deal was seemingly struck in March, Congress has not agreed on where the money will come from or who will move next.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Jun 28, 2022

What to Watch in Tuesday's Primaries
Illinois, Colorado, Mississippi and Utah are the settings for suspenseful contests at the federal and state level. New York voters will choose candidates for governor and lieutenant governor, and Oklahoma is holding a special primary election for the Senate.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Jun 27, 2022

Ed Gonzalez, Biden's Long-Stalled Nominee to Lead ICE, Withdraws
His 14-month nomination was ensnared by immigration politics and allegations of domestic abuse, and his departure is another blow to the Biden administration on an issue where it has struggled.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Jun 27, 2022

Politicians React to Supreme Court's Ruling on Abortion
Democratic leaders condemned the court's decision to overturn Roe v. Wade, while some Republican lawmakers celebrated the ruling.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Jun 25, 2022

Senate Democrats Urge Biden to Take Action on Abortion
With little hope of legislative action following the Supreme Court's ruling, lawmakers urged the president to take "bold action" to defend Americans' reproductive rights.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Jun 25, 2022

Biden Signs Bipartisan Gun Bill Into Law
The bill is the most significant gun measure to clear Congress in nearly three decades, though it falls short of more restrictive gun control proposals that Democrats favor.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Jun 25, 2022

The Supreme Court Puts Gun Rights Above the Human Life
A bipartisan bill on guns the president should sign.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Jun 25, 2022

Elizabeth Warren and Tina Smith: We've Seen What Will Happen Next to America's Women
Roe is gone, but the fight has just begun.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Jun 25, 2022

Elizabeth Warren and Tina Smith: Roe Is Gone but the Fight Has Just Begun
We must restore our democracy so that a radical minority can no longer drown out the will of the people.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Jun 24, 2022

How the Senators Negotiating a Gun Bill Found Consensus
The bipartisan gun safety legislation that cleared Congress on Friday was the product of weeks of fraught negotiations that started with both sides acknowledging what had to stay off the table.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Jun 24, 2022

Kavanaugh Gave Private Assurances on Roe v. Wade. Collins Says He ‘Misled' Her.
"Roe is 45 years old, it has been reaffirmed many times, lots of people care about it a great deal," the justice told the senator, according to notes from a private meeting before his confirmation.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Jun 24, 2022

How the Senators Negotiating a Gun Deal Found Consensus
The bipartisan gun safety legislation that cleared Congress on Friday was the product of weeks of fraught negotiations that started with both sides acknowledging what had to stay off the table.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Jun 24, 2022

Video: Members of Congress Voice Mixed Opinions on the Roe v Wade Ruling
Lawmakers trickled into the Capitol on Friday to tightened security and the news of Roe v. Wade being overturned.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Jun 24, 2022

Congress Passes Bipartisan Gun Legislation, Clearing It for Biden
The House gave final approval to the Senate-passed compromise, ending nearly three decades of congressional inaction.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Jun 24, 2022

How Candidates Competing in Tuesday's Primaries Are Reacting to the Supreme Court's Decision


Politics - U.S. Senate
Jun 24, 2022

Furor Over the Supreme Court Ruling on Guns
Readers express dismay over the justices' rejection of a New York gun law.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Jun 24, 2022

How a Supreme Court Ruling and a Senate Bill Could Affect Gun Violence
The Supreme Court declared that Americans have a broad right to arm themselves in public.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Jun 23, 2022

Senate Passes Bipartisan Gun Legislation
Fifteen Senate Republicans joined all 50 Democrats to pass the legislation, which aims to keep guns out of the hands of dangerous people.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Jun 23, 2022

Here's What Is In the Senate's Gun Bill — And What Was Left Out
The Senate passed the most substantial gun safety measure in decades. It includes enhanced background checks for younger buyers and money for mental health and school safety.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Jun 23, 2022

In One Day, Washington Goes in Two Directions on Guns
The Supreme Court delivered a victory for gun rights, while the Senate passed a gun control bill for the first time in decades.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Jun 23, 2022

In Two Hours, Washington Goes in Two Directions on Guns
The Supreme Court delivered a victory for gun rights as the Senate moved toward a gun control bill for the first time in decades.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Jun 23, 2022

White House Official Says He's Still Optimistic About Covid Aid Despite G.O.P. Objections
Billions of dollars in new emergency aid to fight Covid have been stalled in Congress, and Republicans on Capitol Hill have made clear the aid package is all but dead.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Jun 23, 2022

Eric Greitens to Face New G.O.P. Attacks in Missouri Senate Race
Many Republicans worry that Mr. Greitens, who has a history of personal scandals, could jeopardize what is most likely a safe G.O.P. seat. Now efforts to block him are gaining steam.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Jun 23, 2022

Abandoned by Trump, Mo Brooks Is Now Open to Testifying About Jan. 6
Mr. Brooks lost his Alabama Senate runoff on Tuesday. He had been snubbed by former President Donald J. Trump, who withdrew his endorsement of Mr. Brooks and supported his rival.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Jun 23, 2022

Here's what is in the Senate's gun bill — and what was left out.
The Senate is considering the most substantial gun safety measure in decades. It includes enhanced background checks for younger buyers and money for mental health and school safety.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Jun 23, 2022

Senate Moves Step Closer to Passing Bipartisan Gun Safety Bill
Fifteen Republicans joined Democrats on a test vote, more than enough to break a G.O.P. filibuster and shatter a three-decade-long streak of inaction on substantial gun-related legislation.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Jun 23, 2022

Senate Clears Initial Vote on Bipartisan Gun Legislation
The Senate agreed to take up a compromise bill on gun violence that, if passed, would become the most significant overhaul of the nation's gun laws in decades.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Jun 22, 2022

G.O.P. Support Is Fragile on Bipartisan Gun Safety Bill
Only two of the 14 Republicans who broke ranks to support taking up gun legislation are facing voters this year, showing how difficult such deals could be in the future.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Jun 22, 2022

Pentagon Pressed to Review How It Judges an Ally's Will to Fight
Lawmakers say the U.S. government failed to provide accurate assessments amid the conflicts in Ukraine and Afghanistan.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Jun 22, 2022

Jerome Powell, Fed Chair, Says Recession Is ‘Certainly a Possibility'
Jerome H. Powell, the chair of the Federal Reserve, testified before a Senate committee at a moment of rapid inflation and rising interest rates.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Jun 22, 2022

Powell Cautions That a Recession Is Possible Amid Rising Interest Rates
Jerome H. Powell, the chair of the Federal Reserve, testified before the Senate Banking Committee and said the central bank does not intend to provoke a recession, but it is "certainly a possibility."

Politics - U.S. Senate
Jun 22, 2022

Powell Says Fed Looking for ‘Compelling Evidence' that Inflation is Cooling
Jerome H. Powell, the chair of the Federal Reserve, is testifying before a Senate committee at a moment of rapid inflation and rising interest rates.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Jun 22, 2022

Georgia U.S. Senate Primary Election Results 2022
See full results and maps from the Georgia primary elections.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Jun 22, 2022

Arkansas U.S. Senate Primary Election Results 2022
See full results and maps from the Arkansas primary elections.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Jun 22, 2022

Arkansas Primary Election Results 2022
See full results and maps from the Arkansas primary elections.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Jun 22, 2022

How Biden's Approval Rating Got So Low
Heading into the midterms, Democratic candidates are contending with the unpopularity of their party's leader.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Jun 21, 2022

How Katie Britt Used Political Savvy to Trounce Mo Brooks in Alabama
Ms. Britt, now the state's Republican nominee for Senate, made her way to the top with an "Alabama First" message and skillful navigation of a rival's fleeting Trump endorsement.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Jun 21, 2022

Senators Present Bipartisan Gun Safety Bill
The introduction of the legislation was a hopeful sign as both Democrats and Republicans press to vote on new gun measures this week.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Jun 21, 2022

Alabama U.S. Senate Runoff Election Results 2022
See full results and maps from the Alabama runoff elections.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Jun 21, 2022

Alabama Primary Runoff Election Results 2022
See full results and maps from the Alabama primary runoff elections.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Jun 21, 2022

Here's where Trump's endorsement record stands so far.
Many of the candidates endorsed by former President Donald J. Trump succeeded in their primaries, with notable exceptions in Georgia and elsewhere.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Jun 21, 2022

Where Trump's Endorsement Record Stands So Far
Many of the candidates endorsed by former President Donald J. Trump succeeded in their primaries, with notable exceptions in Georgia and elsewhere.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Jun 21, 2022

What to Watch in Tuesday's Primary Elections in Georgia, Virginia and Alabama
Mo Brooks faces Katie Britt in a fateful Senate runoff in Alabama, and Virginia and Georgia Republicans choose their House contenders against entrenched Democrats.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Jun 20, 2022

In Ad, Shotgun-Toting Greitens Asks Voters to Go ‘RINO Hunting'
A right-wing Senate candidate accompanies a squad of heavily armed men as they storm a home looking for ‘Republicans in name only.'

Politics - U.S. Senate
Jun 20, 2022

‘The Senate Needs a Soul'
Senator Raphael Warnock discusses the Jan. 6 hearings, Georgia politics and his history-making journey to the Senate.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Jun 20, 2022

When Customers Say Their Money Was Stolen on Zelle, Banks Often Refuse to Pay
Federal law requires banks to reimburse customers for unauthorized electronic transfers, but they often refuse, stranding victims.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Jun 17, 2022

Semiconductor Makers Push Congress for New Funding
American semiconductor giants are pressing Congress to pass legislation that would provide $52 billion for their industry, warning that they may otherwise relocate overseas.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Jun 17, 2022

Gun Talks Snag on Tricky Question: What Counts as a Boyfriend?
Among the sticking points holding up a final agreement on gun legislation is how to define a boyfriend in a provision meant to keep guns away from domestic abusers.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Jun 16, 2022

Romney Accuses White House of Dissembling on Covid Aid
White House officials said recently they would repurpose $10 billion in federal funds meant for virus testing and protective gear and instead spend the money on antiviral drugs and vaccines.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Jun 16, 2022

Republican Senators Accuse White House of Dissembling on Covid Aid
White House officials said recently they would repurpose $10 billion in federal funds meant for virus testing and protective gear and instead spend the money on antiviral drugs and vaccines.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Jun 16, 2022

Herschel Walker Acknowledges Two More Children He Hadn't Mentioned
Mr. Walker, the Republican nominee for Senate in Georgia, has often criticized absentee fathers. But this week it has emerged that in addition to a son he often talks about, he has three other children.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Jun 16, 2022

Senator Catherine Cortez Masto Hopes History Repeats as She Faces Adam Laxalt
Adam Laxalt has Trump's support and a favorable climate for Republicans as he challenges Senator Catherine Cortez Masto, who was mentored by Harry Reid, a victor in 2010 against a Tea Party foe.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Jun 15, 2022

Toiling to Complete a Gun Bill, Two Parties Part Ways on Its Reach
Democrats are praising a bipartisan agreement on guns as sweeping and significant while Republicans point to its limits, a sign of the political divide standing in the way of a final deal.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Jun 15, 2022

Who Is Financing Trump's ‘Big Lie' Caucus? Corporations You Know.
The flow of corporate money to politicians who voted to overturn the 2020 election is helping fund a continuing attack on our democracy.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Jun 15, 2022

5 Takeaways From Tuesday's Primary Elections
Nevada shapes up as a fall battleground between vulnerable Democrats and election-denying Republicans. South Carolina G.O.P. voters punished one House incumbent who broke with Donald Trump, but forgave another. And Texas Republicans scored at least a short-term victory.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Jun 15, 2022

5 Takeaways From Tuesday's Key Primary Races
Nevada shapes up as a fall battleground between vulnerable Democrats and election-denying Republicans. South Carolina G.O.P. voters punished one House incumbent who broke with Donald Trump, but forgave another. And Texas Republicans scored at least a short-term victory.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Jun 15, 2022

5 Takeaways From Tuesday's Key Primay Races
Nevada shapes up as a fall battleground between vulnerable Democrats and election-denying Republicans. South Carolina G.O.P. voters punished one House incumbent who broke with Donald Trump, but forgave another. And Texas Republicans scored at least a short-term victory.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Jun 15, 2022

Adam Laxalt Wins the Republican Senate Primary in Nevada
Mr. Laxalt, a former attorney general of the state who was endorsed by Donald Trump, will face Senator Catherine Cortez Masto, a Democrat, in one of this year's pivotal Senate races.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Jun 14, 2022

The Trump Courtiers and the Jan. 6 Hearings
What constitutes "normal" in today's Republican Party still has rot at its heart.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Jun 14, 2022

Nevada Primary Election Results 2022
See full results and maps from the Nevada primary elections.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Jun 14, 2022

North Dakota Primary Election Results 2022
See full results and maps from the North Dakota primary elections.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Jun 14, 2022

South Carolina U.S. Senate Primary Election Results 2022
See full results and maps from the South Carolina primary elections.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Jun 14, 2022

Nevada U.S. Senate Primary Election Results 2022
See full results and maps from the Nevada primary elections.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Jun 14, 2022

South Carolina Primary Election Results 2022
See full results and maps from the South Carolina primary elections.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Jun 14, 2022

North Dakota U.S. Senate Primary Election Results 2022
See full results and maps from the North Dakota primary elections.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Jun 14, 2022

Don't Add Curbs on Guns. Repeal Liability Protections.
Freedom and responsibility, in equal measure.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Jun 14, 2022

Gun Safety Plan: A ‘Band-Aid' for a Hemorrhage
Readers criticize a bipartisan gun bill as falling far short of what's needed. Also: Misogyny and mass murder; the Jan. 6 hearings; the Biden foreign policy team.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Jun 14, 2022

Senator Chris Murphy on the Bipartisan Gun Safety Deal
The lawmaker at the center of the effort explains how the proposal came together and what changes it would make.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Jun 14, 2022

Don't Add Curbs on Guns. But Repeal Liability Protections.
Freedom and responsibility, in equal measure.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Jun 14, 2022

What to Watch in Tuesday's Primary Elections
Representatives Tom Rice and Nancy Mace are facing Trump-backed challengers in South Carolina, and Nevada is a battleground. Here's what else to know.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Jun 13, 2022

Will Nevada Turn Red in the November Midterms?
No state was walloped harder by the economic impact of the pandemic, and voters may take out their anger on Democrats.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Jun 13, 2022

Republicans Rising in Nevada After Pandemic Dealt Economic Blow
No state was walloped harder by the economic impact of the pandemic, and voters may take out their anger on Democrats.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Jun 12, 2022

Gun Deal Is Less Than Democrats Wanted, but More Than They Expected
Though the compromise does not go as far as many would have preferred, it is still seen as a serious step that could save lives.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Jun 12, 2022

Senators Reach Bipartisan Deal on Gun Safety
The agreement, which falls short of the sprawling changes championed by Democrats, is a significant step toward ending a yearslong impasse over gun reform legislation.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Jun 10, 2022

The Watergate Hearings Gripped a Nation. Can the Jan. 6 Hearings Do the Same?
There are three critical lessons from the Watergate hearings that should inspire the Jan. 6 committee.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Jun 09, 2022

Biden's Choice to Run the A.T.F. Picks Up Support of 2 Key Democrats
The backing appears to pave the way for the nominee, Steven Dettelbach, to become the first permanent director of the agency responsible for enforcing gun laws in nearly a decade.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Jun 08, 2022

As Survivors of Gun Violence Demand Action, House Passes Bill Doomed in the Senate
On a day of wrenching testimony from victims of the school shooting in Uvalde, Democrats pushed through a gun control package facing solid G.O.P. opposition and no path in the Senate.

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