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Politics - U.S. Senate
Jan 22, 2022

Arizona Democrats Censure Sinema After Filibuster Vote
Kyrsten Sinema, a first-term Arizona senator, was rebuked by fellow Democrats in her state after her vote on the filibuster helped sink the party's voting-rights legislation.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Jan 22, 2022

On the Filibuster, Joe Manchin Thinks James Madison Is on His Side. Nope.
Arguments about the filibuster need the right context.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Jan 21, 2022

The Long Road to Successful Covid Vaccines
The road to successful vaccines; mask distribution; Starbucks; Build Back Better; Trump's call to Georgia; leaving the G.O.P.; a football fan's plea.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Jan 21, 2022

Republicans Think There Is a ‘Takeover' Happening. They Have Some Reading to Do.
Conservatives can't pick and choose which parts of the Constitution they like.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Jan 21, 2022

‘Constitutional Conservatives' Have Some Reading Up to Do
When a "federal takeover of elections" is nothing of the kind.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Jan 20, 2022

With Broad Safety Net Bill Stalled, Democrats Weigh What to Salvage
As discussions resumed over how to whittle down the plan, Senator Joe Manchin, a key holdout, said any talks would be starting with "a clean sheet of paper."

Politics - U.S. Senate
Jan 20, 2022

On Voting Rights Bill, Democrats Say They Had to Go Down Swinging
Senator Chuck Schumer, the majority leader, chose to plunge ahead because of the importance of the issue even after the outcome became preordained.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Jan 20, 2022

Biden the Negotiator Confronts the Cold Reality of Capitol Hill Gridlock
President Biden will retreat from fruitless negotiations with lawmakers and instead emphasize his power to govern, senior White House advisers said.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Jan 20, 2022

Will Congress Pass New Regulation on Big Tech? Time May Be Running Out.
With midterm elections approaching, a vote taken on Thursday could be the first of several that Congress takes on bills aimed at the industry.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Jan 20, 2022

Voting Rights Bill Dead, Filibuster Alive
The voting rights bill and the filibuster. Also: A Supreme Court ruling; President Biden and Ukraine; Medicare and Covid tests; an American paradox.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Jan 20, 2022

Calling Civilian Casualties a ‘Failure,' Democrats Urge Biden to Do Better
In a letter to President Biden, dozens of Democrats in Congress raised grave concerns about "repeated civilian casualties arising from secretive and unaccountable lethal operations."

Politics - U.S. Senate
Jan 20, 2022

Senate Blocks Change to Filibuster
After Republicans blocked a voting rights bill aimed at curbing a wave of new restrictions across the country, Democrats failed in an effort to change Senate filibuster rules that would have allowed the bill to pass with 51 votes instead of 60.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Jan 20, 2022

‘Build Back Better' Hit a Wall, but Climate Action Could Move Forward
Some Democrats want to forge ahead with a stand-alone climate bill, but their solution could mean abandoning other parts of President Biden's agenda.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Jan 20, 2022

‘Build Back Better' Hit A Wall But Climate Action Could Move Forward
Some Democrats want to forge ahead with a stand-alone climate bill, but their solution could mean abandoning other parts of President Biden's agenda.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Jan 20, 2022

Elizabeth Warren Claps Back at Elon Musk
The Massachusetts senator defends her plan to tax billionaires and break up Big Tech.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Jan 19, 2022

Voting Rights Bill Is Blocked in the Senate
Without the votes to change Senate rules, Democrats had no avenue for overcoming a Republican filibuster against legislation intended to offset new state voting restrictions.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Jan 19, 2022

Senate Republicans Block Voting Rights Legislation
Democrats failed to secure enough votes to pass the voting rights legislation that they say would counter widespread voter suppression efforts.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Jan 19, 2022

For Black Voters, a Flashback to the 1890s
The mustaches and dresses have less volume, but the racism carries the same venom.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Jan 19, 2022

In Press Conference, Biden Defends His First Year in Office
President Biden reserved his most aggressive language for Republicans in Congress, accusing them of conspiring to block everything that his administration has tried to do.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Jan 19, 2022

Voting Rights Bill Is Set for Defeat in the Senate
Without the votes to change Senate rules, Democrats cannot overcome a Republican filibuster against legislation intended to offset new state voting restrictions.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Jan 19, 2022

Biden Predicts Russia WIll Invade Ukraine
President Biden, in a news conference defending his first year in office, delivered a grim assessment of the ability of the United States and allies to influence the Russian leader.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Jan 19, 2022

Watch Live: Senate Votes on Voting Rights Bills
Democrats do not appear to have enough votes to pass the voting rights legislation that they say would counter widespread voter suppression efforts.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Jan 19, 2022

Senator Scott Criticizes Comparing Voting Restrictions to Jim Crow
Senators Tim Scott and Cory Booker clashed over calling Republican-backed voting legislation "Jim Crow 2.0."

Politics - U.S. Senate
Jan 19, 2022

Supreme Court Seems Ready to Back Ted Cruz on Campaign Finance
Mr. Cruz challenged a federal law that caps repayments of loans from candidates to their campaigns from postelection contributions.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Jan 19, 2022

Senators Spar Over Voting Rights and the Filibuster
Senators are debating the bill, which the House approved last week, and arguing over the very nature of their institution as they clash over the filibuster.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Jan 19, 2022

A Last-Gasp Push on Voting Rights
President Biden knows that he cannot pass a set of laws to protect elections. So why is he still asking the Senate to vote on the bills?

Politics - U.S. Senate
Jan 19, 2022

Democrats Blame Sinema, Manchin for Voting Rights Impasse
Prominent Democrats are expressing rage at their party's two filibuster holdouts, rather than at Republicans who are blocking their voting rights bill.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Jan 19, 2022

How Much Would the Senate Change if the Filibuster Were Gone?
A Senate without the filibuster would be different, but majority parties would still sometimes have difficulty legislating.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Jan 18, 2022

Senate Opens Voting Rights Debate, With Legislative Defeat Looming
Democrats' bid to force through a new bill intended to offset state voting restrictions appeared doomed to fall to a Republican filibuster.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Jan 18, 2022

Senate Begins Debate on Voting Rights Bill
Democrats say the voting rights bill is meant to counter voter suppression efforts, but they lack the votes needed in their own party to change Senate rules and enact the bill unilaterally.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Jan 18, 2022

Emily's List Presses Kyrsten Sinema Over Filibuster Stance
The powerful political action committee said the Arizona senator could find herself "standing alone" in 2024 if she refuses to change Senate rules to force through voting rights legislation.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Jan 18, 2022

Will Biden Lose the Fight Over Voting Rights?
As Republican efforts to restrict voting access and reshape election administration have intensified, the Democrats' path to a solution has narrowed.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Jan 18, 2022

Congress Can Trade Stocks or Keep the Public Trust. Not Both.
Why on earth are representatives and senators allowed to trade stocks?

Politics - U.S. Senate
Jan 17, 2022

Marchers Honor King and Call on Senate to Pass Voting Rights Legislation
The holiday came a day before the Senate returns to debate what is expected to be a doomed effort to pass the legislation. But advocates say they aren't giving up.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Jan 17, 2022

Martin Luther King Jr.'s Family Tells Senate to Legislate, ‘Not Celebrate'
Relatives of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. marched on Washington and urged the Senate to pass voting rights legislation.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Jan 17, 2022

Senate Democrats Press Ahead With Debate on Voting Rights Bill
The Senate on Tuesday will begin to debate new voting rights protections, even though the measure appears all but dead in the face of two key Democratic defections.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Jan 17, 2022

Failure on Voting Rights Would Be Historic
Democracy is losing.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Jan 17, 2022

Welcome to the ‘Well, Now What?' Stage of the Story
It's been a very long year for Joe Biden.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Jan 17, 2022

Wolves Are Being Slaughtered in the West
Wolves have thrived since returning to the Northern Rockies. Now they face relentless assault by hunters and trappers.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Jan 15, 2022

Trump Rally Underscores G.O.P. Tension Over How to Win in 2022
Donald Trump's rally in Arizona on Saturday will feature a host of election deniers. His involvement in state races and his inability to let go of his 2020 loss worries many Republicans.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Jan 15, 2022

Trump Rally Underscores GOP Tension Over How to Win in 2022
Donald Trump's rally in Arizona on Saturday will feature a host of election deniers. His involvement in state races and his inability to let go of his 2020 loss worries many Republicans.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Jan 15, 2022

What Is Joe Biden Thinking?
The strange strategy of a staggering presidency.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Jan 15, 2022

More Mojo, Joe!
Less Senate bean soup, more affordable meat.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Jan 14, 2022

Democrats Face a Dilemma on Voting: Compromise or Keep Pressing?
With their broad voting rights push nearing a dead end, Democrats must soon decide whether to embrace a far narrower bipartisan effort to protect vote counting and administration.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Jan 14, 2022

Frustrated Democrats Call for ‘Reset' Ahead of Midterm Elections
Democrats already were expecting a rough election year. But their struggle to advance priorities has some calling for a course correction.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Jan 14, 2022

Blocking a Mandate, the Supreme Court ‘Sided With Covid-19'
Readers criticize the court's decision to reverse a vaccine mandate for large businesses. Also: Intransigent senators; Senate rules; "Don't Look Up"; smoking.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Jan 13, 2022

New Sanctions for Russian Gas Pipeline Fall Short in Senate
The measure pitted Ukraine's president, who was pushing for the penalties, against the Biden administration, which successfully lobbied Democrats to oppose them.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Jan 13, 2022

Sinema Rejects Changing Filibuster, Dealing Biden a Setback
Senator Kyrsten Sinema's comments came after the House approved a set of voting rights measures on a party-line vote of 220 to 203.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Jan 13, 2022

Sinema Says She Will Not Support Changing Senate Filibuster
Senator Kyrsten Sinema of Arizona said she would not support undermining the Senate filibuster to enact new voting rights laws, presenting a major obstacle for President Biden's drive to push the protections through Congress.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Jan 13, 2022

Lael Brainard predicts that the Fed will engineer a soft economic landing.
Ms. Brainard, a Federal Reserve governor who has been nominated to be the central bank's vice chair, said she expects workers will come back as the economy chugs along.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Jan 13, 2022

Sinema Says She Will Not Support Changing Filibuster
Senator Kyrsten Sinema's comments came after the House approved a set of voting rights measures on a party-line vote of 220 to 203.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Jan 13, 2022

Senate Panel OKs Califf Nomination for F.D.A. Chief
A key committee was split mainly on party lines over the nomination of Dr. Robert Califf, foreshadowing divisions in the full Senate for a vote on confirmation.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Jan 12, 2022

How the 'Let's Go, Brandon' Meme Became a Campaign Ad
How an inside joke among Republicans became one candidate's tactic for reaching the G.O.P. masses.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Jan 12, 2022

Will Biden's Voting Rights Speech Be Too Little Too Late?
I hope that this is a better-late-than-never situation.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Jan 12, 2022

Ron Johnson Wasn't Always Like This. The Trump Years Broke Him.
The Trumpiest man in Wisconsin wants another term in the Senate.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Jan 12, 2022

The Mood in the Capitol Was Already Dark. Then Came Omicron.
Congress, always a reflection of the country, is in a testy mood, as the latest coronavirus variant looms over the Capitol and schadenfreude is in full swing.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Jan 12, 2022

David McCormick Joins Republican Senate Primary in Pennsylvania
A former Treasury official, Mr. McCormick has drawn comparisons to Glenn Youngkin, the financier recently elected governor of Virginia.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Jan 12, 2022

Lael Brainard, Nominee for Fed Vice Chair, Calls Inflation ‘Too High'
Ms. Brainard, a Federal Reserve governor whom President Biden nominated for vice chair, will say the central bank is focused on getting price gains back down.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Jan 12, 2022

Democrats Plan to Fast-Track Voting Rights Bill, Speeding a Showdown
The move will allow for debate on the legislation to begin this week, hastening a confrontation with Republicans and the moment when Democrats could try to change Senate rules.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Jan 12, 2022

How the Voting Rights Bills Miss the Target on Election Subversion
The proposed legislation and the push to reform the Electoral Count Act leave open a variety of pathways to subvert a presidential election.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Jan 11, 2022

Biden Defense of Filibuster Withers Under Partisan Rancor
The president left no doubt that he has reached a breaking point, lashing out at senators who are blocking voting rights legislation.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Jan 11, 2022

Biden Calls for Legislative Action on Voting Rights
President Biden says he won't keep "quiet" any longer about protecting ballot access. But voting rights groups say he should've raised his voice months ago.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Jan 11, 2022

Democrats are looking at multiple proposals to curb the filibuster.
With a floor fight looming, Democrats have yet to settle on exactly how they would change the rules to sidestep Republican opposition to voting rights bills.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Jan 11, 2022

Biden Attacks Republicans for Using the Filibuster to Pull Apart the Senate
President Biden said Republican lawmakers have abused the filibuster and voiced his support for changing Senate rules to pass new voting rights protections.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Jan 11, 2022

Fauci Accuses Senator Paul of Attacking Him for ‘Political Gain'
Dr. Anthony S. Fauci refuted claims by Senator Rand Paul, Republican of Kentucky, that he was undermining scientists with opposing views.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Jan 11, 2022

Fauci Says Senator Rand Paul Is Fueling Threats Against Him
Senator Rand Paul accused Dr. Anthony Fauci of trying to undermine scientists who disagreed with him. Dr. Fauci denied the allegation and accused Republicans of feeding attacks against him.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Jan 11, 2022

Harry Reid: From Capitol Cop to Powerhouse Senate Leader
Mr. Reid, who will lie in state on Wednesday in the Rotunda, charted a unique path to power and knew how to exercise it.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Jan 11, 2022

Fauci and Walensky Back the C.D.C.'s New Covid-19 Guidelines
Dr. Anthony S. Fauci, White House Covid-19 adviser, and Dr. Rochelle Walensky, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, responded to criticism about scarce coronavirus tests and confusing guidance.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Jan 11, 2022

Biden to Endorse Changing Filibuster to Pass Voting Rights Laws
In Georgia, the president will express support for altering rules around the Senate filibuster, setting up a confrontation with Republicans.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Jan 11, 2022

Watch Live: Powell Testifies at His Confirmation Hearing
Jerome H. Powell, the Federal Reserve chair, is nominated for a second term. He faces questions from the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Jan 11, 2022

Biden Will Endorse Changing Senate Rules to Pass Voting Rights Legislation
In Georgia, the president will express support for altering rules around the Senate filibuster, setting up a confrontation with Republicans.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Jan 10, 2022

Jerome Powell Will Acknowledge Inflation's Toll in Senate Testimony
Central bankers will act to keep rapid price gains from becoming permanent, Mr. Powell, the chair of the Federal Reserve, will say during a renomination hearing.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Jan 10, 2022

Manchin's Choice on Build Back Better: Mine Workers or Mine Owners
Senator Joe Manchin III is caught between the mine workers' union, which supports President Biden's social policy and climate bill, and mine owners in his state who oppose it.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Jan 09, 2022

Why Dr. Oz Is So Popular: American's Dysfunctional Attitude to Health
Mehmet Oz is a quasi-religious leader, one who has set up his revival tent between a yoga studio and an urgent-care clinic, with the television cameras rolling.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Jan 09, 2022

Top Democrats Honor Former Senator Harry M. Reid at Memorial
In his three-decade Senate tenure, Mr. Reid oversaw the passage of landmark legislation, including the Affordable Care Act, a sweeping economic stimulus and a new set of rules for Wall Street.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Jan 09, 2022

Ron Johnson, G.O.P. Senator From Wisconsin, Will Seek Re-election
The renewed bid for office by Mr. Johnson, who has spread many false claims about the 2020 election and Covid, ensures that both parties will be highly invested in Wisconsin's 2022 Senate race.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Jan 08, 2022

Harry Reid's Memorial Draws Tributes From Biden and Obama
Some of the country's most prominent Democrats recounted tales showcasing the former Senate majority leader's tenacity and modesty.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Jan 08, 2022

John Thune, No. 2 Senate Republican, Will Seek Re-election
The three-term South Dakotan had considered retiring because of family concerns and the continuing grip of former President Donald J. Trump on the Republican Party.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Jan 08, 2022

Hundreds of Biden Nominees Are Unconfirmed Amid G.O.P. Blockade
A year into his term, only 41 percent of the president's nominees for Senate-confirmed posts have been approved, a new analysis finds, the worst rate in decades.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Jan 08, 2022

Hundreds of Biden Nominees Stuck in Senate Limbo Amid G.O.P. Blockade
A year into his term, only 41 percent of the president's nominees for Senate-confirmed posts have been approved, a new analysis finds, the worst rate in decades.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Jan 08, 2022

Trump's Coup, Part Deux
Darth Vader as Luke Skywalker, defending the galaxy? Not quite.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Jan 07, 2022

No One Is Coming to Save Us From the ‘Dagger at the Throat of America'
Our democracy needs your help.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Jan 06, 2022

Biden Holds Trump Responsible in Jan. 6 Speech
President Biden used the anniversary of the Capitol siege to deliver his most sustained and scathing repudiation of Donald J. Trump since taking office.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Jan 06, 2022

Biden Calls Out Trump for Inciting Jan. 6 Capitol Attack
President Biden, Vice President Kamala Harris and lawmakers in Congress held a series of memorials to mark a year since a mob of Trump supporters stormed the U.S. Capitol building.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Jan 06, 2022

At the Capitol, a Day of Somber Remembrance
The anniversary of Jan. 6 was part national commemoration, part group therapy session and part slick production as Democrats marked the deadliest attack on the Capitol in two centuries.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Jan 06, 2022

Republicans Avoid Jan. 6 Observances at the Capitol
Elected Republicans stayed away from the Capitol during a day of solemn remembrance on the anniversary of the attack carried out by supporters of former President Donald J. Trump.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Jan 06, 2022

4 Takeaways From the Jan. 6 Capitol Attack Commemoration
President Biden took a confrontational approach to his predecessor, who isn't going away, and other takeaways from the commemoration events.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Jan 06, 2022

Republicans and Democrats Come Together to Remember Senator Isakson on Jan. 6
On a day that amplified political divisions, lawmakers from both parties gathered in an Atlanta church to honor one of the Senate's great champions of bipartisanship.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Jan 06, 2022

Schumer Recounts Harrowing Escape From Capitol Rioters
Senator Chuck Schumer, the majority leader, led a group of lawmakers in recounting last year's Capitol riot by a mob trying to keep Donald J. Trump in office.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Jan 06, 2022

Companies Donated Millions to Those Who Voted to Overturn Biden's Win
One year after the Capitol riot, many businesses resumed corporate donations to lawmakers who voted against certifying the 2020 election.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Jan 06, 2022

Watch Live: Senators Speak on Anniversary of Capitol Riot
Senators deliver floor speeches one year after a deadly attack on the U.S. Capitol by supporters of Donald J. Trump who tried to disrupt the formal certification of President Biden's electoral victory.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Jan 06, 2022

One Year Later, Congress Weighs How to Memorialize Jan. 6 at the Capitol
In a building that is both a legislative body and a living museum, lawmakers are grappling with how to commemorate an attack whose victims cannot agree on the basic facts of the day.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Jan 05, 2022

Capitol Police Chief Pledges to Strengthen Security
J. Thomas Manger, chief of the U.S. Capitol Police, told the Senate Rules Committee that the department has implemented most of the 103 recommendations for improvement made by the inspector general in the wake of the deadly Jan. 6 mob attack on the Capitol.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Jan 05, 2022

Capitol Police Chief Commits to Security Improvements After Jan. 6
Chief J. Thomas Manger, the head of an agency still reeling from the Jan. 6 attack, told lawmakers he was already addressing most of the 103 recommendations from an internal watchdog.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Jan 05, 2022

Capitol Police Chief to Commit to Steps for Improvement After Jan. 6
Chief J. Thomas Manger, head of an agency still reeling from Jan. 6, plans to tell lawmakers he is already addressing most of the 103 recommendations from an internal watchdog.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Jan 05, 2022

Capitol Police Chief to Commit to Steps for Improvement
Chief J. Thomas Manger, head of an agency still reeling from Jan. 6, plans to tell lawmakers he is already addressing most of the 103 recommendations from an internal watchdog.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Jan 04, 2022

Biden ‘Over-Promised and Under-Delivered' on Climate. Now, Trouble Looms in 2022.
Mounting challenges will make the coming months critical for the president's environmental agenda, analysts say.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Jan 04, 2022

¿Qué significa el 6 de enero para Estados Unidos?
La democracia de Estados Unidos se encuentra en peligro, aunque la situación política parezca más normal.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Jan 03, 2022

Democrats Set Timetable to Change Rules for Stalled Voting Rights Bills
The top Senate Democrat said he would act by Jan. 17 to try to force through the measures if Republicans refused to drop their opposition.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Jan 02, 2022

Jan. 6 Panel Faces Difficult Questions as Anniversary of Capitol Riot Approaches
Decisions about subpoenas and a Supreme Court ruling loom as lawmakers, staff members and Capitol employees plan to commemorate the day.

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