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Politics - U.S. Senate
Dec 15, 2017

The G.O.P.'s Legislative Lemons
It''s not just the tax cut or A.C.A. repeal: If the public opposes a law, you can bet the Republicans support it. Why?

Politics - U.S. Senate
Dec 15, 2017

Trump's Judicial Nominee Stumbles When Asked About Law
Matthew S. Petersen, a U.S. District Court judge nominee, failed to answer several questions about the law when asked by Senator John Kennedy at a hearing.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Dec 15, 2017

Defeat in Alabama
President Trump tried to distance himself from Roy Moore''s loss.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Dec 15, 2017

The Big Tech Threat
Also: Is the tax bill really in danger?

Politics - U.S. Senate
Dec 14, 2017

Once Unthinkable, Now Possible: Senate Looks Like a Tossup in 2018
Alabama''s surprising result gives Democrats a plausible path to take control.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Dec 14, 2017

Republican Tax Bill Faces New Uncertainty Ahead of Expected Vote
As Republicans sprinted to get their bill across the finish line, they faced a new round of questions about whether they could generate enough support to pass the legislation.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Dec 14, 2017

Who Will Judge the Judge?
Judge Alex Kozinski has been sexually harassing his female clerks and other employees for years.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Dec 14, 2017

Trump’s Lies vs. Obama’s
Trump supporters asked us to compare. We did.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Dec 14, 2017

NYT Needle Returns to the Spotlight. The Internet Notices.
New York Times editors explain how our election needle came to be and why we’re all fixated on it.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Dec 14, 2017

Kirsten Gillibrand and the Whiplash of #MeToo
New York’s junior senator got bruised for leading the charge to oust fellow Democrat Al Franken, then a Twitter attack from the president gave her a boost.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Dec 14, 2017

With New Focus on Sexual Misconduct, Democrats Take Aim at Trump
After purging some from their ranks, Democrats intensify a push to investigate the president over accusations of harassment and abuse.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Dec 14, 2017

Once Unthinkable, Senate Looks Like a Tossup in 2018
Doug Jones''s victory in Alabama gives Democrats a plausible path to take control.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Dec 14, 2017

Republicans Hunt for Ways to Pay for Tax Cuts
Republican Senator Marco Rubio said he won''t vote for the tax cut without an expanded child tax credit as lawmakers look for ways to pay for the merged version of the House and Senate bills.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Dec 14, 2017

Has Support for Moore Stained Evangelicals? Some Are Worried
Reflexive backing of divisive, scandal-plagued figures like Roy S. Moore, the Alabama Senate candidate, is hurting their movement''s image, some evangelical Christians say.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Dec 14, 2017

Has Support for Moore Stained Evangelicals? Some Are Worried.
Reflexive backing of divisive, scandal-plagued figures like Roy S. Moore, the Alabama Senate candidate, is hurting their movement''s image, some evangelical Christians say.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Dec 14, 2017

Republicans Prepare for Final Rollout of Tax Bill
As Republicans prepared to roll out their final $1.5 trillion tax plan questions continued to loom about how the last-minute changes would be paid for.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Dec 14, 2017

Alabama Women ‘Make a Stand' in First Election of the #MeToo Era
Black women were critical to Doug Jones''s Senate victory. Most white women supported his conservative opponent, Roy Moore, although the Republican had been banking on even more.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Dec 14, 2017

Trump's Lies vs. Obama's
Trump supporters asked us to compare. We did.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Dec 14, 2017

After Alabama Vote, Soul-Searching Among Some Evangelicals
Support for Roy S. Moore, a divisive candidate accused of sexual misconduct, has deeply troubled many evangelical Christians, who fear that reflexive partisanship is tarring their faith.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Dec 14, 2017

Last-Ditch Effort to Sway Senator on Tax Bill Involves Personal Pleas
Progressive activists met with Senator Susan Collins, Republican of Maine, in a bid to persuade her to vote against the $1.5 trillion tax bill.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Dec 13, 2017

Alabama Loss Exposes Republican Fissures Amid a Democratic Surge
With the Republican majority in the Senate now reduced to a single seat, the party''s establishment is uneasy about what the populist wing could do in next year''s primary races.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Dec 13, 2017

The Pentagon Is Not a Sacred Cow
As vital as military spending is, that doesn''t justify waste or robbing from other important programs.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Dec 13, 2017

Voices From Alabama: Black Women Who Voted for Doug Jones
Exit polling shows 98 percent of female African-American voters supported Doug Jones in the Senate election in Alabama. We spoke to some of them to learn what was so important to them in this election.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Dec 13, 2017

Trump's Revisionist History of His Role in Alabama Race
President Trump said he had always predicted Roy Moore''s loss in Alabama — despite campaigning for him and claiming 'he''s going to do very well.'

Politics - U.S. Senate
Dec 13, 2017

The Omen of Alabama
The Resistance has its own Southern Strategy.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Dec 13, 2017

DealBook Briefing: Disney Deal Expected to Value Fox at Around $40 a Share
Disney''s deal to buy film, television and international businesses from Rupert Murdoch''s Twenty-First Century Fox will value the latter at over $75 billion.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Dec 13, 2017

How the Tide Turned Against Roy Moore in Alabama
Analysis of the U.S. Senate election results, both statewide and broken down by key counties and voter groups.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Dec 13, 2017

One Clue to the Upset in Alabama: 22,800 Write-In Votes
Many of the write-in votes, which exceeded the margin of victory for Doug Jones, are thought to have been cast by Republicans displeased with Roy S. Moore.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Dec 13, 2017

For McConnell, Alabama Senate Loss Is Bad News and Good News
Throughout the Capitol on Wednesday, Republicans seemed resigned to the results of a Senate race in which they knew there would be no good outcome.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Dec 13, 2017

Republicans' Tax Bill Nears the Finish Line
A public hearing of the conference committee on Wednesday will be largely a show given that Republican lawmakers have a deal on a consensus $1.5 trillion tax bill.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Dec 13, 2017

DealBook Briefing: Fed Still Projects Three Rate Increases Next Year
The Federal Reserve raised its benchmark rate by a quarter of a percentage point.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Dec 13, 2017

Doug Jones Wins in Alabama: ‘We Have Come So Far'
Doug Jones addressed supporters Tuesday night after a major upset over Roy S. Moore, the scandal-plagued former judge, in Alabama''s heated Senate race.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Dec 13, 2017

DealBook Briefing: Will Taxes Cause the Fed to Raise Rates Faster?
Investors expect the Fed to respond to the strength of the economy by announcing a quarter-point increase.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Dec 13, 2017

Democrats to McConnell: ‘Hit Pause' on Tax Vote Until Jones Arrives
Buoyed by their upset victory in the Alabama Senate Race, Democrats are calling for a delay on the tax vote until Senator-Elect Doug Jones is sworn in.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Dec 13, 2017

Alabama's Repudiation of Roy Moore
Readers praise Alabama voters and the press, but also see a darker side.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Dec 13, 2017

Right and Left React to Roy Moore's Defeat in Alabama
Writers from across the political spectrum on the victory of Doug Jones and the defeat of Roy Moore in the Alabama Senate race.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Dec 13, 2017

4 Takeaways From Doug Jones's Alabama Victory
The defeat of Roy S. Moore, the Republican, in Alabama''s Senate election contains some worrying signs for the party as it heads into the 2018 midterms.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Dec 13, 2017

Democrats: McConnell Must ‘Hit the Pause Button' on Tax Vote
Buoyed by their upset victory in the Alabama Senate Race, Democrats are calling for a delay on the tax vote until Senator-Elect Doug Jones is sworn in.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Dec 13, 2017

Republicans' Tax Bill Nearing the Finish Line
A public hearing of the conference committee on Wednesday will be largely a show given that Republican lawmakers are close to a final deal on the $1.5 trillion tax bill.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Dec 13, 2017

Roy Moore Is Staying Home
And Republicans will be in an even bigger hurry to pass their tax plan.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Dec 13, 2017

The Fallout from Alabama's Senate Election: DealBook Briefing
Doug Jones''s victory over Roy Moore trims the Republican majority in the Senate to one, potentially making it harder for the G.O.P. to advance its agenda.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Dec 13, 2017

Trump: ‘I Said Roy Moore Will Not Be Able to Win' in Alabama
President Trump, never one to accept blame, may look for a scapegoat for his failure to lift Mr. Moore to victory in Alabama.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Dec 13, 2017

DealBook Briefing: The Fallout from Alabama's Senate Election
Doug Jones''s victory over Roy Moore trims the Republican majority in the Senate to one, potentially making it harder for the G.O.P. to advance its agenda.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Dec 13, 2017

Listen to ‘The Daily': Democrat Wins Pivotal Alabama Senate Seat
The upset victory of Doug Jones cuts the Republican majority in the Senate to just one seat.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Dec 13, 2017

A G.O.P. Tragedy in Four Acts
Republicans embraced Trump, Moore and post-ethics politics. In defeat, they are officially post-shame.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Dec 13, 2017

Key Takeaways From Doug Jones's Alabama Victory
The defeat of Roy S. Moore, the Republican, in Alabama''s Senate election contains some worrying signs for the party as it heads into the 2018 midterms.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Dec 13, 2017

Doug Jones Tops Roy Moore in Alabama Senate Race
Doug Jones addressed supporters Tuesday night after a major upset over Roy S. Moore, the scandal-plagued former judge, in Alabama''s heated Senate race.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Dec 13, 2017

Video and Full Transcript: Doug Jones Speaks After Winning Alabama Senate Race
Doug Jones addressed the crowd in Birmingham, Ala., after beating Roy S. Moore in a special election for the seat vacated by Jeff Sessions.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Dec 13, 2017

White House Girds for Fallout From Trump's Alabama Failure
President Trump, never one to accept blame, may look for a scapegoat for his failure to lift Roy S. Moore to victory in Alabama.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Dec 13, 2017

Trump and Bannon Can't Save the Day
The president and the populist badly botched their attempt to put Roy Moore over the top.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Dec 13, 2017

As Goes Moore, So Goes Trumpism
A defeat in Alabama should inspire a course correction in the White House — but it won''t.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Dec 13, 2017

Roy Moore Addresses Supporters and Doesn't Concede
Mr. Moore, the scandal-plagued Republican candidate, lost to Doug Jones in Alabama's special Senate election on Tuesday. But he didn't concede a race that he said was still too close to call.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Dec 13, 2017

Politicians Weigh In as Doug Jones Wins Alabama Senate Seat
In a tweet, President Trump congratulated Mr. Jones on his victory and called write-in votes ' a very big factor' in the outcome.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Dec 13, 2017

Roy Moore Loses, Sanity Reigns
Doug Jones strikes a blow against Donald Trump and for morality in American politics.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Dec 13, 2017

Full Transcript: Doug Jones Speaks After Winning Alabama Senate Race
Doug Jones addressed the crowd in Birmingham, Ala., after beating Roy S. Moore in a special election for the seat vacated by Jeff Sessions.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Dec 12, 2017

Doug Jones: A Lawyer in the Thick of Alabama's Big Moments
As a prosecutor and defense lawyer, Mr. Jones played a role in some of his state''s biggest cases, putting him in a position to make electoral history.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Dec 12, 2017

Once a Long Shot, Democrat Doug Jones Wins Alabama Senate Race
Doug Jones, a former prosecutor, defeated scandal-scarred Roy S. Moore for the Senate seat once held by Attorney General Jeff Sessions.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Dec 12, 2017

Thank Heaven for . . . Alabama?
If this deep-red state isn''t beyond redemption, then America isn''t, either.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Dec 12, 2017

Republicans, Closing In on Final Tax Bill, Aim for a Vote Next Week
In a frenzy of last-minute negotiations, Republicans drew closer to a 21 percent corporate tax rate and a top individual rate of 37 percent.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Dec 12, 2017

Alabama Senate Race Between Roy Moore and Doug Jones Carries National Implications
Alabama voters go to the polls to choose between Roy S. Moore and Doug Jones in a special election with huge stakes for both parties and President Trump.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Dec 12, 2017

Republicans Near Agreement on Higher Corporate Tax Rate and Lower Rate on Wealthiest
In a frenzy of last-minute negotiations, Republicans drew closer to a 21 percent corporate tax rate and a top individual rate of 37 percent.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Dec 12, 2017

Alabama Senate Race: Moore and Jones Vote Amid Reports of Confusion at Polls
Alabama voters go to the polls to choose between Roy S. Moore and Doug Jones in a special election with huge stakes for both parties and President Trump.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Dec 12, 2017

Alabama Senate Race: Doug Jones and Roy Moore Vote as Contest Ends With More Controversy
Alabama voters go to the polls to choose between Roy S. Moore and Doug Jones in a special election with huge stakes for both parties and President Trump.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Dec 12, 2017

At an Alabama Rally, a Father's Grief Over His Gay Daughter
William Nathan Mathis, whose daughter committed suicide in 1995, said that he opposed the Republican candidate Roy Moore because of his remarks about gay men and lesbians.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Dec 12, 2017

How the Tax Bill Hurts the Poorest Schools
Congressional Republicans are going to make it more difficult for states to address inequality in public education.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Dec 12, 2017

How Alabama's Election Could Reshape Washington's Policy Battles: DealBook Briefing
Reducing Republicans'' majority in the Senate by just one seat may have big effects on debates about health care, infrastructure, taxes and more.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Dec 12, 2017

Many G.O.P. Blunders Put Seat at Risk, Even Before Scandal
Republicans made a lengthy list of errors, giving Democrats an opening well before Roy Moore was accused of sexual misbehavior.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Dec 12, 2017

Alabama Senate Race: Roy Moore and Doug Jones Vote as Contest Ends With More Controversy
Alabama voters go to the polls to choose between Roy S. Moore and Doug Jones in a special election with huge stakes for both parties and President Trump.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Dec 12, 2017

Republicans Nearing Agreement on Final Tax Bill
Senator John Cornyn said a deal to reconcile the House and Senate tax bills could be reached on Tuesday.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Dec 12, 2017

Roy Moore's Wife Says Some of the Couple's Friends Are Black or Jewish
At Mr. Moore''s final rally, his wife grabbed the spotlight with a defense of her husband that included a statement that the couple has black and Jewish friends.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Dec 12, 2017

Alabama Senate Race Between Roy Moore and Doug Jones Ends With More Controversy
Alabama voters go to the polls to choose between Roy S. Moore and Doug Jones in a special election with huge stakes for both parties and President Trump.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Dec 12, 2017

Alabama Senate Race Ends Fittingly: With More Controversy
Alabama voters go to the polls to choose between Roy S. Moore and Doug Jones in a special election with huge stakes for both parties and President Trump.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Dec 12, 2017

DealBook Briefing: How Alabama's Election Could Reshape Washington's Policy Battles
Reducing Republicans'' majority in the Senate by just one seat may have big effects on debates about health care, infrastructure, taxes and more.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Dec 12, 2017

Voter Fraud in Alabama
Also: More on Susan Collins''s mistake.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Dec 12, 2017

Why No One Knows What Will Happen in Alabama
Today''s special election is forcing pollsters to confront just about every major challenge in survey research.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Dec 12, 2017

Listen to ‘The Daily': Roy Moore's History of Controversy
The Republican Senate hopeful built a legal career as a conservative crusader and a man of faith. That may help him as Alabama voters head to the polls.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Dec 12, 2017

Alabama Senate Race: Four Things to Watch
Alabama voters go to the polls to choose between Roy S. Moore and Doug Jones in a special election with huge stakes for both parties and President Trump.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Dec 12, 2017

Right and Left React to the Alabama Senate Candidacy of Roy Moore
Writers from across the political spectrum on the contentious Senate race in Alabama.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Dec 11, 2017

The White Supremacy Caucus
Roy Moore, Donald Trump and Republican racism

Politics - U.S. Senate
Dec 11, 2017

How Trump Became a Vocal Cheerleader for Roy Moore
At first, President Trump remained largely silent. But as the election neared, he supported Roy S. Moore for the Alabama Senate seat.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Dec 11, 2017

I'm Not Convinced Franken Should Quit
Congress needs a new process for investigating harassment complaints and disciplining offenders.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Dec 11, 2017

Mr. Mnuchin's Magical Math on Taxes
Pressed to prove that a tax cut for the rich can pay for itself, the Treasury relies on growth 'models' with no basis in reality.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Dec 11, 2017

Alabama Senate Race, Unlikely Nail-Biter, Races to Finish Line
Amid a blur of question marks and conflicting polls, Roy S. Moore, the Republican, and Doug Jones, the Democrat, made their final appeals to voters Monday.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Dec 11, 2017

Alabama Senate Race, Unlikely Nail Biter, Races to Finish Line
Amid a blur of question marks and conflicting polls, Roy S. Moore, the Republican, and Doug Jones, the Democrat, made their final appeals to voters Monday.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Dec 11, 2017

Leave the Johnson Amendment Alone
Charities and churches shouldn''t be involved in political campaigns.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Dec 11, 2017

Susan Collins's Big Mistake
Also: Decoding Trump''s latest media attack.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Dec 11, 2017

Listen to ‘The Daily': The Alabama Senate Race
One day before the polls open, many are asking whether voters will find it harder to support Roy Moore or a Democrat.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Dec 11, 2017

The Alabama Senate Race May Have Already Been Decided
Blame the state''s voter suppression campaign.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Dec 11, 2017

The Roy Moore Edge
Surfing political sex scandals.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Dec 10, 2017

Liberal Outsiders Pour Into Alabama Senate Race, Treading Lightly
With only hours until the polls open in the unlikeliest of battleground states, Democrats are deploying a multimillion-dollar get-out-the-vote operation in an effort to steal away a Senate seat.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Dec 10, 2017

Rise of the Roypublicans
The Republican Party won''t be able to shake Roy Moore''s values if he wins.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Dec 10, 2017

Susan Collins and the Duping of Centrists
And your health care may suffer for it.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Dec 10, 2017

Vote in 2 Days, Alabama Senator Says Party Can ‘Do Better' Than Roy Moore
Senator Richard C. Shelby, a fixture of Republican politics in Alabama for a generation, sent a clear message to his state''s voters with an appearance on national television.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Dec 09, 2017

Alabama, Despite History of Unruly Politics, Has ‘Never Seen Anything Like This'
The wild and ugly campaign for Senate, fraught with incendiary comments and molestation claims, has left even veterans of the state''s politics searching for parallels.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Dec 09, 2017

Even in Unruly Alabama Politics, ‘Never Seen Anything Like This'
The wild and ugly campaign for Senate, fraught with incendiary comments and molestation accusations, has left even veterans of the state''s politics searching for parallels.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Dec 09, 2017

Roy Moore's Alabama
Winston County once opposed secession but now enthusiastically supports Donald Trump. What does that tell us about Roy Moore''s chances?

Politics - U.S. Senate
Dec 09, 2017

The Great Al Franken Moment
His downfall was really a positive sign of the times.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Dec 09, 2017

Under New Tax Plan, the Cost of Aging Could Rise
If the tax bill removes medical expense deductions, many people could lose over $10,000 annually.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Dec 09, 2017

Tax Plans May Give Your Co-Worker a Better Deal Than You
The G.O.P. bills impose different rates on the same income based on things like organizational structure or occupation. At the losing end? Employees with paychecks.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Dec 09, 2017

Liberal Activists to Democrats: Protect Young Immigrants or Shut Down Government
Democrats want a deal to shield young undocumented immigrants from deportation, but liberal activists question their party''s willingness to provoke a shutdown.

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