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Politics - U.S. Senate
Aug 23, 2019

Lessons on Law and Ethics From McConnell?
Readers react skeptically to the majority leader's Op-Ed defending the filibuster. Also: Planned Parenthood and a new Trump administration rule.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Aug 23, 2019

A Kennedy-Markey Primary? Massachusetts Is Jolted
With the state gripped by the possibility of another Kennedy campaigning for Senate, the incumbent is not backing down: "Oh, I'm running."

Politics - U.S. Senate
Aug 23, 2019

Don't Kill the Filibuster
Democracy isn't just about majority rule.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Aug 22, 2019

John Hickenlooper Will Run for Senate in Colorado, a Key Target for Democrats
With his announcement on Thursday, Mr. Hickenlooper instantly became one of the Democrats' best hopes in their quest to retake the Senate next year.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Aug 22, 2019

Mitch McConnell: The Filibuster Plays a Crucial Role in Our Constitutional Order
Democrats who want to change Senate rules for temporary political gain will rue the day, as they have before.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Aug 21, 2019

Trump's Waffling on Gun Control Confuses Legislative Picture
Senator Mitch McConnell, the Republican leader, is caught between some members of his party opposing gun legislation and others working with Democrats.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Aug 21, 2019

Pompeo Fuels Further Talk of Senate Race
Many Republicans hope the secretary of state, who met with prominent members of the party on Tuesday, will run for the Senate from Kansas.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Aug 20, 2019

Italy's Prime Minister Announces His Resignation
In an address to the Senate in Rome, Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte of Italy said he would offer his resignation to the president.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Aug 20, 2019

Senator Kirsten Gillibrand on Al Franken
We asked the Democratic presidential candidate how her decision to call for the resignation of a Senate colleague may have affected her campaign and her party.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Aug 19, 2019

Rethinking the Filibuster, and the Senate Itself
Readers react to an Op-Ed by former Senator Harry Reid calling for an end to the filibuster.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Aug 17, 2019

Joseph Kennedy III Said to Be Eying Edward Markey's Massachusetts Senate Seat
Mr. Kennedy, the grandson of Robert F. Kennedy, paid for a poll last month to test his prospects against Mr. Markey, a Democratic official said.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Aug 16, 2019

Is the Senate Really Not ‘Good Enough'?
Several high-profile Democrats would rather hold on to their low-polling presidential campaigns instead of running for the Senate. Has it lost its appeal?

Politics - U.S. Senate
Aug 16, 2019

Why Are These Democrats Too Good for the Senate?
Several high-profile Democrats would rather hold on to their low-polling presidential campaigns instead of running for the Senate. Has it lost its appeal?

Politics - U.S. Senate
Aug 15, 2019

John Hickenlooper, Ending Presidential Bid, Will Give Senate ‘Serious Thought'
Mr. Hickenlooper's presidential campaign failed to gain traction. He is eyeing the Republican-held Senate seat in Colorado, a major target for Democrats.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Aug 15, 2019

John Hickenlooper to End Struggling Presidential Campaign
Mr. Hickenlooper has been seriously considering a run for the Republican-held Senate seat in Colorado, a major target for Democrats.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Aug 14, 2019

Trump Weighs Action on Gun Control. But It's Still a Theoretical Discussion.
The president is facing pushback from gun rights advocates and some of his advisers. But he could follow his pattern of abruptly dropping the idea of doing something after talking about it for weeks.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Aug 13, 2019

John Hickenlooper Mulling Ending Presidential Bid to Run for Senate
Mr. Hickenlooper, who has remained near the bottom of the Democratic field, is in discussions to challenge Colorado's Republican senator, Cory Gardner.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Aug 13, 2019

The New Threat to Endangered Species? The Trump Administration
New rules will weaken the landmark law intended to save plants and animals on the brink.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Aug 13, 2019

Keeping Focus on Gun Bills, Democrats Urge McConnell and Senate to Act
Six prominent Democrats urge the Senate leader, Mitch McConnell, to take up bills the House already passed to extend background checks.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Aug 12, 2019

Democrats Want to Revive a Ban on Assault Weapons
But with Republicans in charge of the Senate and President Trump in the White House, an assault weapons ban has little chance of being signed into law before 2021.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Aug 12, 2019

Harry Reid: The Filibuster Is Suffocating the Will of the American People
To save our country's future, Democrats must abolish this arcane Senate rule.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Aug 12, 2019

Hate Crimes Are Slipping Through the Cracks
The mothers of Heather Heyer and Khalid Jabara want federal legislation to improve reporting.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Aug 12, 2019

The Republican Climate Closet
When will believers in global warming come out?

Politics - U.S. Senate
Aug 11, 2019

How to Stop Trump's Trade War Madness
Congress has the authority to limit the president's reckless endangerment of the economy.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Aug 11, 2019

After El Paso Shooting, Will Voters Revisit Beto O'Rourke?
The presidential candidate is back in the spotlight after a tragedy in a city that is core to his personal and political identity.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Aug 09, 2019

Past Flip-Flops Cloud Trump's Position on Background Checks
Whether the president's support is real or another momentary reversal will determine if Congress passes the first new federal gun control measures in years.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Aug 08, 2019

McConnell Expresses New Willingness to Consider Background Check Bill
The Senate majority leader did not back the legislation, but he said the chamber would consider it when lawmakers come back into session next month.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Aug 08, 2019

Trump Weighs New Stance on Guns Amid Changing Politics
The president is consulting allies about supporting expanded background checks. Mitch McConnell said the idea would be "front and center" when the Senate reconvenes.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Aug 08, 2019

Trump Weighs New Stance on Guns as Pressure Mounts After Shootings
The president is consulting allies about supporting expanded background checks. Mitch McConnell said the idea would be "front and center" when the Senate reconvenes.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Aug 08, 2019

Twitter Locks Out Mitch McConnell's Campaign for Posting Video of Protest
The campaign posted a video of people making violent threats against the majority leader in front of his Louisville home. Twitter said the video violated its policy.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Aug 08, 2019

Twitter Unlocks Mitch McConnell's Campaign Account After Pressure
The campaign posted a video of people making violent threats against the majority leader. Twitter said the video violated its policy, but restored the tweet after a review.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Aug 07, 2019

Why Doesn't America Know More About Gun Safety?
Congress can resolve an enduring problem: the lack of federal funding for research on guns.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Aug 07, 2019

U.S. Orders Freeze of Foreign Aid, Bypassing Congress
The Office of Management and Budget is reviewing the use of the money, suggesting that it could cut the funding entirely.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Aug 06, 2019

Senators Call on M.L.B. for More Transparency on Foul Ball Injuries
Senators Richard Durbin and Tammy Duckworth wrote a letter to Commissioner Rob Manfred urging him to release data on which seats at ballparks are most vulnerable to dangerous line drives.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Aug 06, 2019

How the El Paso Shooting Exposes the Rifts in Texas Politics
In areas like Sugar Land, Tex., a burgeoning multiethnic population and suburbanites repelled by President Trump are giving Democrats more hope.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Aug 06, 2019

‘Red Flag' Gun Control Bills Pick Up Momentum With G.O.P. in Congress
Republicans, seeking a response to this weekend's massacres, are coalescing around such bills to help law enforcement take guns from those who pose an imminent danger.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Aug 05, 2019

One Man Could Decide Washington's Response to Gun Violence: Mitch McConnell
After President Trump stopped short of a broad legislative response to the weekend's massacres, lawmakers in both parties said Mr. McConnell held the key.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Aug 05, 2019

Mitch McConnell and Rand Paul Are Recovering From Medical Procedures
Mr. McConnell fractured his shoulder while Mr. Paul had surgery to have part of his lung removed. Both senators are recovering in their home state of Kentucky, their teams said.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Aug 05, 2019

Mitch McConnell and Rand Paul Are Recovering From Medical Treatment
Mr. McConnell fractured his shoulder while Mr. Paul had surgery to have part of his lung removed. Both senators are recovering in their home state of Kentucky, their teams said.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Aug 05, 2019

Senators Urge Google to Give Temporary Workers Full-Time Status
Temps and contractors outnumber permanent employees at the company, allowing it to maintain labor flexibility and save money.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Aug 04, 2019

How Gun Control Groups Are Catching Up to the N.R.A.
The gun lobby has structural advantages and a Senate aligned with its stance. But activists have increased financing and grass-roots energy as they pursue their cause.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Aug 03, 2019

McConnell Promised to End Senate Gridlock. Instead, Republicans Are Stuck in Neutral.
The Senate, once known as "the world's greatest deliberative body," is operating as Senator Mitch McConnell would like: as an approval factory for President Trump's nominees.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Aug 01, 2019

Why Not Cory Booker?
He's winning the debates and he's great on paper. When will he catch on?

Politics - U.S. Senate
Aug 01, 2019

Despite Deficit Worries, Senate Gives Final Approval to Spending Increases
The Senate gave final approval to a two-year budget deal that would lift the federal debt limit and raise spending by hundreds of billions of dollars.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Jul 31, 2019

Joe Biden Did Fine, and That Might Have Been Enough
The former vice president had a lot to prove. To those who had written him off after the first debate, he had this to say: "malarkey."

Politics - U.S. Senate
Jul 31, 2019

Kelly Craft Is Confirmed as U.S. Ambassador to United Nations
Senators voted largely along party lines to confirm President Trump's nominee, who became the American ambassador to Canada in 2017.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Jul 31, 2019

Kelly Craft, Trump Nominee for U.N. Ambassador, Confirmed by Senate
Senators voted largely along party lines to confirm Ms. Craft, who became the American ambassador to Canada in 2017.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Jul 31, 2019

F.A.A. Leaders Face Scrutiny Over Boeing 737 Max Certification
At a Senate committee hearing Wednesday, officials from the Federal Aviation Administration defended their approval of the 737 Max and their response to two fatal crashes.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Jul 31, 2019

What Does Kamala Harris Stand For?
As the Democratic senator emerges as a leading presidential contender, her vision for the country has remained difficult to define.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Jul 31, 2019

What Kamala Harris Doesn't Want to Be Asked at the Debate
In an extended interview, the California senator explains why she thinks litmus-test questions aren't helpful and how she is approaching this campaign.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Jul 30, 2019

America's Intelligence Chief Must Value Honesty Over Politics
If confirmed as director of national intelligence, would John Ratcliffe be more loyal to the truth or to the president?

Politics - U.S. Senate
Jul 30, 2019

Trump's Pick for Top Intelligence Post Overstated Parts of His Biography
Aides revised old claims about Representative John Ratcliffe's role in prosecuting a prominent terrorism case.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Jul 30, 2019

‘Moscow Mitch' Tag Enrages McConnell and Squeezes G.O.P. on Election Security
Mr. McConnell, the Senate leader, has typically embraced nasty nicknames by critics. But criticism of his role in blocking election measures has taken hold in an unusual way.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Jul 30, 2019

‘Nothing Happened, Ever': General Defends Himself Against Sexual Assault Claims
Gen. John E. Hyten, who has been nominated to be the Pentagon's No. 2 military official, said he did not sexually assault a subordinate colonel at the United States Strategic Command.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Jul 30, 2019

Two Prominent Women Defend General Against Sexual Assault Claim
Gen. John E. Hyten, who has been nominated to be the Pentagon's vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs, said he did not sexually assault a subordinate colonel at the United States Strategic Command.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Jul 30, 2019

Where Did It Go Wrong for Beto?
A national campaign has exposed each and every one of his weaknesses. Is there any chance of a comeback?

Politics - U.S. Senate
Jul 29, 2019

Senate Fails to Override Trump's Veto on Saudi Arms Sales
The Senate failed to override the president's vetoes on a series of bipartisan measures that would have blocked arms sales to Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Jul 29, 2019

Republican Senators Are Cool to Trump's Choice for Top Intelligence Post
Democrats and former officials also expressed concern that the pick, Representative John Ratcliffe, will politicize what is supposed to be a nonpartisan job.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Jul 29, 2019

Trump's Choice of a Partisan for Top Intelligence Post Rattles Critics
Former officials expressed concern that the president's pick, Representative John Ratcliffe, will politicize what is supposed to be a nonpartisan job.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Jul 29, 2019

Kamala Harris and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Release Climate ‘Equity' Plan
The Democratic candidate for president and the powerful House freshman are building on the Green New Deal with a plan to prioritize low-income communities.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Jul 29, 2019

The Trump Strain in American History
White supremacy has its own peculiar logic, to which the president is peculiarly attuned.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Jul 27, 2019

What Will It Take for Congress to Protect America's Elections?
Robert Mueller sounded the alarm about threats to the nation's democracy, but lawmakers keep playing politics.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Jul 27, 2019

For Trump, Staying on the Line Helps Keep the G.O.P. in Line
President Trump spends more time working the phones to Capitol Hill than his recent predecessors, which has paid off in his relationships with Republicans in Congress.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Jul 26, 2019

‘I Have a Moral Responsibility to Come Forward': Colonel Accuses Top Military Nominee of Assault
An Army colonel described being sexually assaulted in her hotel room at a defense forum by an Air Force general who is in line to be the next vice chair of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Jul 26, 2019

The Al Franken Case
It's a difficult one. But Democrats got it wrong.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Jul 25, 2019

Russia Targeted Election Systems in All 50 States, Report Finds
A Senate panel documented an effort largely undetected by state and federal officials at the time. But its report was so heavily redacted that key lessons for 2020 were blacked out.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Jul 25, 2019

Russia Targeted Elections Systems in All 50 States, Report Finds
A Senate panel documented an effort largely undetected by state and federal officials at the time. But its report was so heavily redacted that key lessons for 2020 were blacked out.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Jul 25, 2019

Russian Hack of Elections System Was Far-Reaching, Report Finds
The Senate Intelligence Committee said all 50 states were targeted by Russia in 2016. But its report was so heavily redacted that key lessons for 2020 were blacked out.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Jul 25, 2019

Ad Tool Facebook Built to Fight Disinformation Doesn't Work as Advertised
The social network's new ad library is so flawed, researchers say, that it is effectively useless as a way to track political messaging.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Jul 25, 2019

Calls Mount to Ease Big Tech's Grip on Your Data
The wealth of some tech giants is built on harvesting and commercializing personal data. Advocates for a new deal on data are gaining momentum.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Jul 24, 2019

Trump Vetoes Bipartisan Resolutions Blocking Arms Sales to Gulf Nations
Lawmakers had tried to send an angry message to the president over his attempts to bypass them, but they do not expect to have the votes to override the veto.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Jul 23, 2019

Congress Shouldn't Need a Crisis to Do Its Job
It's time to end the damaging brinkmanship over the debt ceiling.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Jul 23, 2019

Get Rid of the Debt Ceiling
Congress should not have to rely on manufactured crises to do the basic work of managing the federal budget.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Jul 23, 2019

9/11 First Responders Fund Clears Senate and Heads to Trump
Congress gave final approval to legislation that would extend lifetime compensation to emergency workers who became ill after the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Jul 23, 2019

Mark Esper Confirmed as Trump's Defense Secretary
Mr. Esper, a former soldier and lobbyist for Raytheon, takes over at the Pentagon after its longest period without a permanent leader.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Jul 23, 2019

Al Franken Has Regrets. Kirsten Gillibrand Does Not.
"There is no prize for someone who tries to hold accountable a powerful man who is good at his day job," she says after Mr. Franken spoke out in a New Yorker article.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Jul 22, 2019

Ask Mueller Anything. The Facts Won't Change.
But Americans could still learn a thing or two from the former special counsel's testimony.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Jul 22, 2019

With Three Simple Answers, Mueller Can Speak Volumes
For those who have read it, the special counsel's report speaks for itself. For those who haven't, he can speak for it in Congress.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Jul 22, 2019

Federal Budget Would Raise Spending by $320 Billion
The deal, which must be passed by Congress and signed by the president, would stop a potential debt default and avoid automatic spending cuts. But it would also increase the surging deficit.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Jul 22, 2019

President Duterte's War on Drugs Is a Pretense
He is using it to quash the opposition in the Philippines. I should know: I'm one of his victims.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Jul 21, 2019

McConnell Doesn't Want the Senate to Talk About Trump's Tweets. Here's a Way Around Him.
Writing a round robin letter lets senators make their views public when they can't debate or vote on a resolution.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Jul 21, 2019

Congress Wants Answers From Mueller. His History Shows That Won't Be Easy.
Robert S. Mueller III, the former special counsel, will be testifying on Capitol Hill. Getting an answer out of him is sometimes tricky, as past hearings have shown.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Jul 19, 2019

Intelligence Chief Names New Election Security Oversight Official
A newly created post will oversee intelligence collection and analysis on foreign influence campaigns and efforts to attack election infrastructure.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Jul 19, 2019

The Week in Tech: Some Workers Hate Robots. Retraining May Change That.
Striking Amazon employees complained about how robots changed their jobs, but the company may help them think differently.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Jul 17, 2019

John Paul Stevens Was Justice Incarnate
I was lucky enough to see firsthand how he embodied judicial, moral and personal independence.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Jul 17, 2019

Senate Approves Tax Treaties for First Time in Decade
Pressure from business groups — and the triumph of Senator Mitch McConnell of Kentucky over his junior partner, Rand Paul — spurred lawmakers to approve updates to the international treaties.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Jul 16, 2019

Senators Grill Facebook Executive on Company's Cryptocurrency Plans
Members of the Senate Banking Committee on Tuesday raised broad concerns about its Libra effort, which the company introduced last month.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Jul 16, 2019

Facebook Cryptocurrency Plans Have a Problem: Facebook's Reputation
Lawmakers raised broad concerns about the company's Libra effort at a Senate hearing on Tuesday.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Jul 15, 2019

A Blaring Message in Republicans' Muted Criticism: It's Trump's Party
The scant condemnation of the president's remarks on four Democratic congresswomen reflected his tightening stranglehold on lawmakers of his party, and a collective eye on 2020.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Jul 14, 2019

They Look After Your Children. They Deserve Basic Rights.
A new bill would give nannies, house cleaners and home care workers long overdue protections.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Jul 11, 2019

General Calls Rushed Troop Withdrawal From Afghanistan a ‘Strategic Mistake'
Gen. Mark A. Milley's comments came during his Senate confirmation hearing for chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Jul 11, 2019

Is This the End of Anonymous Shell Companies? Not Too Fast
The use of L.L.C.s and shell corporations to hide the true source of funds has been an issue for the United States for more than a decade. A bill in Congress seeks to address it.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Jul 10, 2019

Expansion of Secrecy Law for Intelligence Operatives Alarms Free Press Advocates
The C.I.A. wants the law to protect the identities of more covert officers and informants, citing its defunct torture program and groups like WikiLeaks.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Jul 10, 2019

Amy McGrath Raises $2.5 Million in 24 Hours, Seeking to Oust McConnell
The fund-raising haul was the most ever in the first 24 hours of a Senate campaign. But Mr. McConnell is a formidable fund-raiser as well.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Jul 10, 2019

Amy McGrath Raises $2.5 Million in First Day of Kentucky Senate Bid
The fund-raising haul was the most ever in the first 24 hours of a Senate campaign. But her opponent, Mitch McConnell, is a formidable fund-raiser as well.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Jul 10, 2019

Amy McGrath, Running to Unseat Mitch McConnell, Raises $2.5 Million in 24 Hours
The fund-raising haul was the most ever in the first 24 hours of a Senate campaign. Mr. McConnell is a formidable fund-raiser as well, who spent more than $30 million in his 2014 re-election campaign.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Jul 10, 2019

Ambitious Climate Plans Might Need a Radical Legislative One: Ending the Filibuster
Even if Democrats win the White House and the Senate in 2020, effectively combating climate change might require the elimination of the Senate filibuster.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Jul 09, 2019

Taiwan Set to Receive $2 Billion in U.S. Arms, Drawing Ire From China
The sales, along with a pending visit to the United States by Taiwan's president, are likely to put further strain on Washington's relationship with Beijing.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Jul 09, 2019

U.S. Tentatively Approves $2 Billion in Arms Sales to Taiwan
The sales, along with a pending visit to the United States by Taiwan's president, are likely to put further strain on Washington's relationship with Beijing.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Jul 08, 2019

Kris Kobach Announces Bid for Kansas Senate Seat
Mr. Kobach, who was the Republican nominee for governor last year, has most recently championed an effort to build a border wall with private funding.

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