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Politics - U.S. Senate
May 15, 2021

Daniel Patrick Moynihan Was Often Right. Joe Klein on Why It Still Matters.
How a politician who died in 2003 continues to dominate much of today's political discussion.

Politics - U.S. Senate
May 14, 2021

How Republicans Could Steal the 2024 Election
Liz Cheney's ouster showed that the G.O.P. is still at war with democracy.

Politics - U.S. Senate
May 13, 2021

Removing Masks Becomes the First Bipartisan Activity of Biden's Washington
After the C.D.C. updated its mask guidance for vaccinated people, President Biden urged Americans to get along as things maybe, possibly start to return to normal.

Politics - U.S. Senate
May 13, 2021

‘Antitrust' by Amy Klobuchar, and ‘The Tyranny of Big Tech' by Josh Hawley
The senators are on opposite sides of the aisle, but both speak out on the dangers of big tech in their new books. It's weird, really, how alike they sound.

Politics - U.S. Senate
May 13, 2021

White House Is Said to Quietly Push Change to D.C. Statehood Bill
The deliberations over the long-shot bill center on three Electoral College votes the Constitution gives to the seat of government.

Politics - U.S. Senate
May 12, 2021

Biden Courts Democrats and Republican Leaders on Infrastructure
The meeting produced little progress, underscoring the political challenge for President Biden as he seeks to exploit the narrowest of majorities in Congress to revive the country's economy.

Politics - U.S. Senate
May 12, 2021

G.O.P. Senator Faces Fraught Path to Infrastructure Deal
Senator Shelley Moore Capito of West Virginia has been discussing a potential bipartisan infrastructure deal with the White House, but a compromise faces stiff Republican resistance.

Politics - U.S. Senate
May 12, 2021

Who Sold That Gun? Nobody's Telling.
Amazing the things our government keeps secret.

Politics - U.S. Senate
May 12, 2021

In Infrastructure Talks With Biden, Capito Faces Fraught Path to Deal
Senator Shelley Moore Capito of West Virginia has been discussing a potential bipartisan infrastructure deal with the White House, but a compromise faces stiff Republican resistance.

Politics - U.S. Senate
May 12, 2021

Biden Courts Congressional Leaders on Infrastructure, but Divisions Remain
The meeting produced little progress, underscoring the political challenge for President Biden as he seeks to exploit the narrowest of majorities in Congress to revive the country's economy.

Politics - U.S. Senate
May 12, 2021

White Supremacists Top Domestic Terror Threat, Officials Say
"The department is taking a new approach to addressing domestic violent extremism, both internally and externally," Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro N. Mayorkas told senators.

Politics - U.S. Senate
May 12, 2021

This Might Be the Year D.C. Becomes a State
Democrats could use a two-seat advantage in 2022. Republicans call it a power grab. Residents call it voting rights.

Politics - U.S. Senate
May 12, 2021

Is This the Year D.C. Becomes a State?
Democrats could use a two-seat advantage in 2022. Republicans call it a power grab. Residents call it voting rights.

Politics - U.S. Senate
May 11, 2021

Senate Panel Deadlocks on Voting Rights as Bill Faces Major Obstacles
Democrats now face the task of overcoming their own differences on the measure, and deciding whether they will use it as a vehicle to try to curb the filibuster.

Politics - U.S. Senate
May 11, 2021

Once Deal Makers, Biden and McConnell Are Miles Apart
Their longstanding relationship has so far yielded no trace of compromise. Now Senator Mitch McConnell says he is focused on stopping President Biden's agenda in its tracks.

Politics - U.S. Senate
May 11, 2021

Senate Panel Deadlocks on Democrats' Election Overhaul
The tie vote in the Rules Committee set up a showdown over the landmark voting rights expansion on the Senate floor in the months ahead. Republicans have vowed to stop it.

Politics - U.S. Senate
May 11, 2021

CDC Chief Defends Coronavirus Pandemic Guidance as Impatience Mounts
At a Senate hearing on the federal government's pandemic response, Republicans criticized the government's guidance for cruise ships, fishermen, summer camps and outdoor mask wearing.

Politics - U.S. Senate
May 11, 2021

Republican Senators Tear Into C.D.C. During Hearing
Republican senators criticized the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention policies and funding at a hearing on Tuesday. Dr. Anthony S. Fauci had a particularly fiery exchange with Senator Rand Paul.

Politics - U.S. Senate
May 11, 2021

Senate Panel to Weigh Democrats' Election Overhaul
The Rules Committee could advance a landmark voting rights expansion, as Washington tries to blunt ballot restrictions by Republican-controlled statehouses.

Politics - U.S. Senate
May 11, 2021

Sin redes sociales y con baja aprobación, Trump sigue mandando en el Partido Republicano
La difamación de Liz Cheney y un extraño recuento de votos en Arizona mostraron el daño de su asalto a la base de la democracia: la integridad electoral.

Politics - U.S. Senate
May 10, 2021

‘We May Not Have a Full Two Years': Democrats' Plans Hinge on Good Health
In a narrowly divided Congress, an illness or a death could upend the balance of power and threaten an ambitious agenda.

Politics - U.S. Senate
May 08, 2021

Trump Still Has Iron Grip on Republicans
The vilification of Liz Cheney and a bizarre vote recount in Arizona showed the damage from his assault on a bedrock of democracy: election integrity.

Politics - U.S. Senate
May 07, 2021

Republicans Attack Democrats as Liberal Extremists to Regain Power
As Democrats prepare to run on an ambitious economic agenda, Republicans are working to caricature them as liberal extremists out of touch with voters' values.

Politics - U.S. Senate
May 07, 2021

G.O.P. Focuses on Polarizing Cultural Issues in Drive to Regain Power
As Democrats prepare to run on an ambitious economic agenda, Republicans are working to caricature them as liberal extremists out of touch with voters' values.

Politics - U.S. Senate
May 05, 2021

Constitutional Challenges Loom Over Proposed Voting Bill
The sprawling legislation, known as H.R. 1, could result in lawsuits leading to a dozen Supreme Court cases, legal experts said.

Politics - U.S. Senate
May 05, 2021

Biden's Taiwan Policy Is Truly, Deeply Reckless
If the administration continues on this path, it will increase the odds of a catastrophic war.

Politics - U.S. Senate
May 04, 2021

Republicans Say Biden Is a Hypocrite. That's Funny.
Most politicians are hypocrites. Voters tend not to care.

Politics - U.S. Senate
May 04, 2021

Who Cares About Hypocrisy?
Most politicians are hypocrites. Voters tend not to care.

Politics - U.S. Senate
May 03, 2021

Schumer Readies Plan B to Push Immigration Changes Unilaterally
Should bipartisan talks stall, the Senate majority leader is exploring trying to use budget reconciliation to legalize millions of undocumented immigrants.

Politics - U.S. Senate
May 02, 2021

Mitt Romney Is Booed by Members of His Own Party
Mr. Romney, a Utah Republican and an outspoken critic of former President Donald J. Trump, was booed and heckled as he addressed the Utah Republican state convention on Saturday.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Apr 30, 2021

Manchin says he won't support a D.C. statehood bill.
Senator Joe Manchin III, Democrat of West Virginia, told local news reporters that he believed making Washington, D.C., a state would require a constitutional amendment.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Apr 30, 2021

To Promote His Infrastructure Plan, Biden Revisits ‘Amtrak Joe' Days
Mr. Biden's visit to a Philadelphia Amtrak station is a message that his agenda includes plenty of money for traditional projects like railroads, bridges and tunnels.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Apr 30, 2021

Mitch McConnell Singles Out 1619 Project in Biden's Education Plan
The minority leader joined Republicans in protesting a proposal to promote teaching about systemic racism and the consequences of slavery, saying it would indoctrinate students with "a slanted story."

Politics - U.S. Senate
Apr 30, 2021

Senators Unveil Bipartisan Law for Military Sexual Assault Cases
Lawmakers from both parties joined Senator Kirsten Gillibrand of New York in announcing a proposed bill to combat sexual assault in the military. The law would remove commanders from overseeing cases.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Apr 30, 2021

How Chuck Schumer Plans to Win Over Trump Voters
The Senate majority leader also discusses the filibuster, Joe Manchin, and Democrats' plan for 2022

Politics - U.S. Senate
Apr 29, 2021

Biden Returns to Georgia on his 100th Day in Office
President Biden spoke at a rally in Duluth on Thursday, thanking voters for electing the Democrats Jon Ossoff and Raphael Warnock to the Senate and pitching his plans for longer-term investments in the economy.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Apr 29, 2021

America Is Brutal to Parents. Biden Is Trying to Change That.
We're finally on the cusp of a humane family policy.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Apr 29, 2021

Senate Passes $35 Billion Water Bill, but Bigger Infrastructure Fights Loom
The lopsided vote was a reminder that bipartisan cooperation on public works projects is possible, but lawmakers in both parties said the spirit of compromise could be fleeting.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Apr 29, 2021

In Bipartisan Vote, Senate Approves Water Legislation
Lawmakers in both parties insisted it was a sign of the potential for bipartisan cooperation on infrastructure.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Apr 29, 2021

El discurso anual de Biden ante el Congreso en cuatro claves
El presidente Biden presentó un tono esperanzador sobre la pandemia, y se hizo historia con dos mujeres en el estrado.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Apr 29, 2021

Senators Propose Removing Commanders From Military Sexual Assault Cases
Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, a Democrat from New York, has pushed for the legislation for years and finally has bipartisan support for the bill.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Apr 29, 2021

Chuck Schumer Looks to Bring Biden's Vision to Life
The Senate majority leader, observing his own 100 days in charge, is responsible for turning sweeping Democratic plans into law.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Apr 29, 2021

100 Days of Big, Bold, Partisan Change
Bipartisanship is overrated.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Apr 29, 2021

Biden's Speech Calls for U.S. to Take On China and Russia
Competition with China, and containment of Russia, were the subtext of Mr. Biden's call for action. But casting the new struggle "democracy versus autocracy" oversimplifies what lies ahead.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Apr 29, 2021

‘We Have to Prove Democracy Still Works'
In his first address to Congress, President Biden made a case for vastly expanding the role of government — and taxing the wealthiest to pay for it.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Apr 29, 2021

Democrats and Republicans Can't Agree on Anything. They Shouldn't Have To.
Bipartisanship is overrated, especially by senators (and former senators).

Politics - U.S. Senate
Apr 29, 2021

President Biden's Joint Session Address
President Biden addressed a joint session of Congress on Wednesday, calling for bold government action to address the nation's challenges.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Apr 29, 2021

4 Takeaways From Biden's Address to Congress
President Biden struck a hopeful tone on the pandemic, and history was made with two women on the dais.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Apr 29, 2021

Biden's Speech to Congress: Full Transcript
President Biden unveiled a major proposal to invest in education and families, describing it as "a blue-collar blueprint to build America."

Politics - U.S. Senate
Apr 29, 2021

Republican Rebuttal to Biden's Speech: Tim Scott's Full Transcript
Senator Tim Scott of South Carolina delivered the Republican Party's rebuttal to President Biden's address to a joint session of Congress.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Apr 28, 2021

Watch Live: Sen. Tim Scott Delivers G.O.P. Response to Biden
Senator Tim Scott of South Carolina delivers the G.O.P. rebuttal to President Biden's remarks to a joint session of Congress.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Apr 28, 2021

With Cameras Rolling, an Uneasy and Isolated Capitol Receives Biden
Under the cloud of a pandemic and an insurrection, a locked-down Capitol provided an unusual backdrop for President Biden's first address to a joint session of Congress.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Apr 28, 2021

Biden Seeks Shift in How the Nation Serves Its People
The president's costly proposals amount to a risky gamble that a country polarized along ideological and cultural lines is ready for a more activist government.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Apr 28, 2021

Watch Live: President Biden Addresses a Joint Session of Congress
President Biden addresses a joint session of Congress to mark his first 100 days in office.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Apr 28, 2021

How to Watch Biden's Speech to Congress
The president will speak before a reduced crowd in an unusual first address reflective of the moment.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Apr 28, 2021

Senate Begins Considering Diverse Slate of Biden Judicial Nominees
Democrats are hoping to remake the courts to counter the Trump administration's conservative push.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Apr 28, 2021

The Rise of ‘Woke Capital' Is Nothing to Celebrate
Nobody, least of all people on the left, has anything to celebrate in the rise of activist industry.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Apr 28, 2021

How to Watch Biden's Speech to Congress: Start Time and Streaming
The president will speak before a reduced crowd in an unusual first address reflective of the moment.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Apr 28, 2021

Tim Scott Will Deliver the Republican's Rebuttal to Biden
Mr. Scott has said he does not intend his rebuttal to be an excoriation of the president's agenda.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Apr 28, 2021

Tim Scott, the Senate's only Black Republican, will deliver the G.O.P. rebuttal to Biden.
Mr. Scott has said he does not intend his rebuttal to be an excoriation of the president's agenda.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Apr 28, 2021

Biden's Speech to Congress: Time, Live Stream and More
The president will speak before a reduced crowd in an unusual first address reflective of the moment.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Apr 28, 2021

A Full Guide to Biden's Speech to Congress: Time, Live Stream and More
The president will speak before a reduced crowd in an unusual first address reflective of the moment.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Apr 28, 2021

Liberals, Stop Getting Cozy With Corporations
Nobody, least of all people on the left, has anything to celebrate in the rise of activist industry.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Apr 27, 2021

In a Locked-Down Capitol, Biden Will Address a Sparse Audience
Strict security and health restrictions will lend a surreal mood to President Biden's first address to a joint session of Congress, with only 200 people attending instead of the usual 1,600.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Apr 27, 2021

Part Victory Lap, Part Sales Job: Biden to Address Joint Session of Congress
The president will mark the nearly 100 days he has spent in the Oval Office by describing his efforts to vaccinate Americans and revive the economy.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Apr 27, 2021

Here's My Novel Idea for the Republican Party
American politics needs more factions. The Republican senators floating populist proposals should forge one.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Apr 27, 2021

Justice Dept. Asked to Examine Whether Swiss Bank Kept Helping Tax Dodgers
Credit Suisse had admitted to helping American clients evade taxes in 2014 and was fined $2.6 billion, but it avoided even higher fines because of its vow that it had stopped the practice.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Apr 27, 2021

After Failures to Curb Sexual Assault, a Move Toward a Major Shift in Military Law
Senator Kirsten Gillibrand has fought for years to remove commanders from deciding assault cases. Now, more colleagues and a Pentagon panel agree.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Apr 27, 2021

How a Common Good Caucus Could Save the G.O.P.
American politics needs more factions. The Republican senators floating populist proposals should forge one.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Apr 26, 2021

In Setback for Trump, Doug Collins Will Not Run in Georgia in 2022
Mr. Collins, a former Republican congressman and ardent defender of former President Trump, was seen as an experienced potential challenger to Senator Raphael Warnock or Gov. Brian Kemp.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Apr 24, 2021

Republicans Aren't Done Messing With Elections
Not content with limiting voting rights, they are threatening the integrity of vote counting itself.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Apr 22, 2021

Republicans Look to Slash the Size of Biden's Infrastructure Plan
Working to avoid being cut out of the process, they presented a $568 billion blueprint that is a fraction of the size of President Biden's proposal.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Apr 22, 2021

Senate Resoundingly Passes Bill to Target Anti-Asian Hate Crimes
The bipartisan vote was the first legislative action either chamber of Congress has taken to bolster law enforcement's response to rising attacks on the Asian-American community.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Apr 22, 2021

DC Statehood Vote: House Approves, But Senate Obstacles Remain
The vote reflected broad support among Democrats. But Republican opposition could stall the measure in the Senate.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Apr 22, 2021

Senate Passes Bill to Target Anti-Asian Hate Crimes
The bipartisan vote amounts to the first legislative action either chamber of Congress has taken to bolster law enforcement's response to rising attacks on the Asian-American community.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Apr 22, 2021

House Approves D.C. Statehood, but Senate Obstacles Remain
The vote reflected broad support among Democrats. But Republican opposition could stall the measure in the Senate.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Apr 21, 2021

Senate Republicans agree to keep a symbolic ban on earmarks, but may use them anyway.
Republicans in the House, and Democrats in both chambers, are removing similar bans on lawmakers setting aside federal funding for individual projects in their communities.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Apr 21, 2021

Buoyed by Floyd Verdict, Congress Eyes Policing Reform
A bipartisan effort to change policing practices collapsed last summer after George Floyd's murder by a white officer. Can a "guilty" verdict and President Biden's call for action resurrect it?

Politics - U.S. Senate
Apr 21, 2021

Buoyed by Floyd Verdict, Congress Eyes New Bid to Overhaul Policing
A bipartisan effort to change policing practices collapsed last summer after George Floyd's murder by a white officer. Can a "guilty" verdict and President Biden's call for action resurrect it?

Politics - U.S. Senate
Apr 21, 2021

Senate Confirms Vanita Gupta for Top Justice Dept. Role
Ms. Gupta will oversee the department's vast civil division, which is tasked with defending the Biden administration in court, as well as its Civil Rights Division, which she once led.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Apr 20, 2021

Senators Debating Federal Voting Laws Scrutinize Georgia Statute
Democrats pushing a giant federal elections overhaul summoned leaders from the state, which has passed new voting restrictions, to spar over Republican efforts.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Apr 20, 2021

After 'Tiger King,' Law Proposed to Protect Big Cats
The Big Cat Public Safety Act has been introduced before, but a bipartisan group of lawmakers hopes the public outcry from the Netflix documentary series will finally help it become law.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Apr 20, 2021

Senators Debating Federal Voting Laws Scrutinize Georgia Statue
Democrats pushing a giant federal elections overhaul summoned leaders from the state, which has passed new voting restrictions, to spar over Republican efforts.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Apr 20, 2021

Amy Klobuchar: I Learned 2 Things From My First Job With Walter Mondale
The vice president was my role model — and my friend.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Apr 20, 2021

One Year After ‘Tiger King,' Bill Aims to Protect Big Cats
The Big Cat Public Safety Act has been introduced before, but a bipartisan group of lawmakers hopes the public outcry from the Netflix documentary series will finally help it become law.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Apr 20, 2021

Watch Full Video: Senate Judiciary Hearing on Voting Rights
Stacey Abrams was the dominant witness as senators on the Judiciary Committee heard testimony from elected officials, academics and advocates at opposite ends of the partisan fight over voting rights.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Apr 20, 2021

Watch Live: Senate Judiciary Hearing on Voting Rights
Stacey Abrams is expected to be the dominant witness as senators on the Judiciary Committee hear testimony from elected officials, academics and advocates at opposite ends of the partisan fight over voting rights.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Apr 20, 2021

Josh Hawley's Bid to Break Up Amazon
What's good for the online giant might be very bad for free competition and national cohesion.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Apr 19, 2021

Jimmy Carter Leads Tributes to Walter Mondale
The 42nd vice president, who died Monday at 93, was recalled for his collaborative role in the Carter administration and his liberal advocacy.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Apr 19, 2021

The Fed Faces Criticism as It Wades Into Climate and Equity Issues
The Federal Reserve is proudly politically independent. That makes key discussions around climate change and racial inequity a balancing act.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Apr 17, 2021

Democrats Aim to Revive a Campaign Finance Watchdog
Republicans denounced the proposed overhaul as an attempt to mount a partisan takeover of what critics consider a moribund Federal Election Commission.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Apr 15, 2021

Lack of Training Led Capitol Police to Temper Riot Response, Watchdog Says
The force's inspector general testified that a top official ordered officers not to use their most powerful anti-riot tools on Jan. 6 because of concerns they did not know how.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Apr 15, 2021

Democrats' Supreme Court Expansion Plan Draws Resistance
Lawmakers and activists say more justices are needed to rebalance the court, but a top Democrat said any action would have to await the work of a new presidential commission.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Apr 15, 2021

Senate Acts on Bill to Fight Hate Crimes Against Asian-Americans
Democrats' push to quickly pass the legislation comes amid a sharp increase in reports of attacks targeting Asian-Americans.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Apr 14, 2021

Biden's Choice for Civil Rights Post Has Worked to Defend Voting Rights
Kristen Clarke, the nominee for a top Justice Department role, vowed at her confirmation hearing to use legal tools to ensure ballot access.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Apr 14, 2021

Senate Passes Anti-Asian-American Hate Crimes Bill
The vote, 92 to 6, could allow for final passage later this week, though an amendment process could be another roadblock.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Apr 14, 2021

How the Capitol Riot Suspects Are Challenging the Charges
Defense lawyers have complained that some charges do not apply to what unfolded on Jan. 6, and one argues it will be impossible to get a fair trial in Washington.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Apr 13, 2021

Pelosi Invites Biden to Address Joint Session of Congress
The session would lay out the president's plan after his first 100 days in office.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Apr 13, 2021

Police Told to Hold Back on Capitol Riot Response, Report Finds
Despite being tipped that "Congress itself is the target" on Jan. 6, Capitol Police were ordered not to use their most powerful crowd-control weapons, according to a scathing new watchdog report.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Apr 13, 2021

With Afghan Decision, Biden Seeks to Focus U.S. on New Challenges
The president's choice to set a firm date for a full withdrawal reflected a belief that the priorities of 2021 require moving on from policies set in 2001.

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