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Politics - U.S. Senate
Jun 17, 2018

Corey Stewart, Virginia Senate Nominee, Evokes Trump on Racial Issues
Mr. Stewart, a Minnesota transplant who has defended the Confederacy and praised white nationalists, has seized opportunities to gain media attention, especially with harsh remarks about immigrants.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Jun 14, 2018

Seizing Children From Parents at the Border Is Immoral. Here's What We Can Do About It.
Donate, protest, call — and, eventually, vote this cruelty out of office.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Jun 14, 2018

Seizing Children From Parents at the Border Is Immoral. Here's What We Can Do.
Donate, protest, call — and, eventually, vote this cruelty out of office.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Jun 13, 2018

Republicans Absorb New Lesson: Cross President Trump at Their Peril
After a series of primary contests in which loyalty to President Trump was a clear litmus test to voters, Republicans are reckoning with his transformation of the party.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Jun 13, 2018

Republicans in Primaries Absorb Lesson: Cross Trump at Their Peril
After a series of contests in which loyalty to President Trump was a clear litmus test to voters, Republicans are reckoning with his transformation of the party.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Jun 13, 2018

How Corey Stewart Could Endanger Other Virginia Republicans
Turnout was low in the Senate primary Mr. Stewart won on Tuesday, and moderate Republicans put off by his associations with white supremacists may stay home in November as well.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Jun 13, 2018

Corey Stewart: What We Know About His Controversial Past
The conservative secured the Republican nomination in Virginia and will now try to unseat Senator Tim Kaine. But Mr. Stewart's past associations with a white nationalist and an anti-Semite are likely to shadow the race.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Jun 13, 2018

Corey Stewart's Controversial Past
The conservative secured the Republican nomination in Virginia and will now try to unseat Senator Tim Kaine. But Mr. Stewart's past associations with a white nationalist and an anti-Semite are likely to shadow the race.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Jun 13, 2018

Senate Aide Accused of Lying to F.B.I. Pleads Not Guilty
A lawyer for James A. Wolfe also said he had been publicly portrayed by the Trump administration as leaking classified information. He has not been charged with that crime.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Jun 13, 2018

Fact Check: Corey Stewart, Republicans and the Fringe Right
Mr. Stewart, who lost a bid for governor last year, has long courted voters on the rightward fringes of his party, often by playing to anti-immigration sentiment.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Jun 13, 2018

Bob Corker's Senate Outburst: ‘We Might Poke the Bear'
The Tennessee senator reprimanded his fellow Republicans for blocking bill amendments that might upset President Trump.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Jun 13, 2018

Will Congress Block Trump's Deal With a Dangerous Company?
A Senate amendment to reverse his reprieve for the Chinese firm ZTE has bipartisan support. Whether it can pass is unclear.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Jun 12, 2018

Republican Voters Embrace Trump-Style Candidates
Mark Sanford, a frequent critic of the president, was denied a House nomination in South Carolina, while a firebrand Trump supporter won a Senate bid in Virginia.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Jun 12, 2018

Corey Stewart, Hard-Right Activist, Wins Republican Senate Nomination in Virginia
Mr. Stewart, who failed in a bid for the gubernatorial nomination last year, has attacked illegal immigration and defended confederate monuments.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Jun 12, 2018

Obama-Linked Group to Mobilize Democrats in Battle for House
Organizing for Action, the political group launched by Barack Obama, will deploy and train volunteers in more than two dozen Republican-held congressional districts.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Jun 12, 2018

Primary Elections 2018: What to Watch For
Maine, Nevada, North Dakota, South Carolina and Virginia are holding their primaries. Here are the most important races.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Jun 12, 2018

Virginia Primary Puts Democrats' Spirit of '17 to the Test
Democrats hope for signs that voters are still as unhappy with President Trump as they were in November, when their party made big gains. Republicans are counting on a rebound for the midterms.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Jun 11, 2018

Facebook Gives Lawmakers Follow-Up Answers, but Not Much Is New
In 454 pages made public by Congress on Monday, Facebook provided responses to more than 2,000 questions from lawmakers over its policies.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Jun 10, 2018

Mitt Romney Wants In Again. There Is One Catch.
His wife said they were done with campaigns. But after two high-profile losses on the national stage, a Senate bid was too good to pass up, even if it means dealing with Donald Trump.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Jun 10, 2018

‘Drama, Action, Emotional Power': As Exhausted Aides Eye the Exits, Trump Is Re-Energized
With fewer people around to soften his impulses, the president is bending the presidency to his will.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Jun 09, 2018

Turning Affluent Suburbs Blue Isn't Worth the Cost
Democrats can't promote progressive policies while catering to the wealthy.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Jun 08, 2018

The Biggest Stories in American Politics This Week
From the tensions among President Trump and the United States' closest allies to a series of court decisions, it was a busy week in American politics. Here are five of the biggest stories this week (and some links if you want to read further).

Politics - U.S. Senate
Jun 08, 2018

If There's a Red Wave Election in 2018, This Will Be Why
Republicans should capitalize on their all-embracing notion of what it means to be American.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Jun 08, 2018

Trump Praises Arrest of Former Senate Committee Aide in Leaks Inquiry
"I'm a big, big believer in freedom of the press," Mr. Trump said. "But I'm also a believer in classified information. It has to remain classified."

Politics - U.S. Senate
Jun 07, 2018

Ex-Senate Aide Charged in Leak Case Where Times Reporter's Records Were Seized
Federal prosecutors seized the records as part of an investigation into leaks of classified information to the news media by a former Senate aide.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Jun 07, 2018

Justice Dept. Seizes Times Reporter's Email and Phone Records in Leak Investigation
Federal prosecutors seized the records as part of an investigation into leaks of classified information to the news media by a former Senate aide.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Jun 06, 2018

In Fight for California Governor, Candidates Head to Ideological Corners
Gavin Newsom and John Cox appear ready to engage in a stark battle over taxes, health care and President Trump.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Jun 06, 2018

The Democrats Navigate Around an Iceberg
Tuesday's primary results don't guarantee a wave. But the party's dreams remain very much afloat.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Jun 06, 2018

Gavin Newsom and John Cox to Compete in California Election for Governor
The candidates, who edged out the former Los Angeles mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, are likely to battle over President Trump this fall. Democrats were in tight races in several Republican-held House districts.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Jun 05, 2018

In New Jersey and 7 Other States, Democrats Fill Ranks of Challengers
While the national political focus remained largely on California, the push to win competitive races in New Jersey, Iowa and other states was also critical.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Jun 05, 2018

Democrats Gain Spots to Battle for Crucial House Seats in New Jersey
While the national political focus remained largely on California, the push to win competitive races in New Jersey, Iowa and other states was also critical.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Jun 05, 2018

Senate's August Recess Cut, Keeping Democrats Off Campaign Trail
The Senate's four-week August recess will be shortened to one, a change that could limit home-state appearances by Democrats facing tough re-election fights.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Jun 05, 2018

The California Primary as Gold Rush Politics
To grasp the Golden State primaries, you must know about historically independent voters and weak parties.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Jun 05, 2018

8 States Have Primary Elections on Tuesday. Here's What to Watch For.
Alabama, California, Iowa, Mississippi, Montana, New Jersey, New Mexico and South Dakota are voting on Tuesday. Here's what you need to know about the main races.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Jun 05, 2018

Eight States Have Primaries on Tuesday. Here's What to Watch for.
Alabama, California, Iowa, Mississippi, Montana, New Jersey, New Mexico and South Dakota are voting on Tuesday. Here's what you need to know about the main races.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Jun 05, 2018

California Primary Election 2018: Democrats Go After G.O.P. in "Jungle Primary"
This is a big Election Day in California, and the country is watching.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Jun 05, 2018

California Primary Election 2018: Democrats Go After G.O.P.-Held Seats
This is a big Election Day in California, and the country is watching.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Jun 05, 2018

California Primary Election Live Updates: Democrats Play for G.O.P.-Held Seats
This is a big Election Day in California, and the country is watching.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Jun 05, 2018

California Primary Election: Democrats Play for G.O.P.-Held Seats
This is a big Election Day in California, and the country is watching.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Jun 05, 2018

California Primary Election: Live Updates
This is a big Election Day in California, and the country is watching.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Jun 05, 2018

In California, Democrats Go After G.O.P.-Held Seats
This is a big Election Day in California, and the country is watching.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Jun 05, 2018

California Primary Election: Voters Head to the Polls
This is a big Election Day in California, and the country is watching.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Jun 04, 2018

First Draft on Politics: A Special Edition for the California Primaries
Tomorrow is one of the year's busiest primary nights, and here's a special afternoon edition of First Draft to get you up to speed.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Jun 03, 2018

At Home on the Farm With Senator Jon Tester
I took a break from chasing lawmakers through the Capitol see where to Mr. Tester, the Senate's only active farmer, returns each weekend.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Jun 03, 2018

Jon Tester, a Democrat in Deep-Red Montana, Isn't Sweating Trump's Threats
President Trump may have put a big target on Senator Jon Tester's back, but the Democrat is confident that Montanans know where he stands.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Jun 02, 2018

No One Really Understands the South
Will it turn purple in November? To figure it out, we have to let go of some Southern stereotypes.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Jun 02, 2018

Senate Republicans Are Newly Hopeful About the Midterms. For Good Reason.
The G.O.P.'s preferred candidates are running or winning in several states, and potential problems have been averted. Some Republicans now see Senate gains, not losses, in November.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Jun 01, 2018

Let's Rain on Trump's Parade
Congress can take a small step toward reasserting itself by refusing to fund this particular folly.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Jun 01, 2018

For Heitkamp, a Lift From an Unlikely Source: The Koch Brothers
Senator Heidi Heitkamp, a centrist Democrat in a pitched re-election battle in North Dakota, voted to roll bank banking rules. A Koch-backed group is praising her for it.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Jun 01, 2018

Trump Ran as a Renegade. Now He's Trying to Keep Them at Bay.
Unexpectedly, President Trump has cut off the oxygen to the opposition, insurgent wing of the Republican Party.

Politics - U.S. Senate
May 31, 2018

Never Mind the News Media: Politicians Test Direct-to-Voter Messaging
Bernie Sanders is holding live-streamed town hall events, while others have started podcasts or even their own local news sites, bypassing traditional media.

Politics - U.S. Senate
May 29, 2018

At Rally in Nashville, Trump Links Democrats to MS-13
President Trump invoked fears of crimes committed by illegal immigrants, particularly by MS-13, to argue for stricter border policies and charged that Democrats stood in the way.

Politics - U.S. Senate
May 29, 2018

Trump's Summer Campaign Priority: Target Red-State Democratic Senators
The strategy, meant to take advantage of President Trump's star power among core Republican supporters, will take him to six states where he can bring a message devised to stoke partisan outrage.

Politics - U.S. Senate
May 29, 2018

Sounding Code Red: Electing the Trump Resistance
Vote for a Democrat — any Democrat!

Politics - U.S. Senate
May 29, 2018

California Midterm Elections 2018: The Top 10 Races to Watch
After years of being relegated to the sidelines during national campaigns, California has found itself at the heart of the Democratic battle to take control of Congress.

Politics - U.S. Senate
May 29, 2018

California Midterm Elections 2018: The Top Races to Watch
After years of being relegated to the sidelines during national campaigns, California has found itself at the heart of the Democratic battle to take control of Congress.

Politics - U.S. Senate
May 29, 2018

California Midterm Elections: What to Expect From the June 5 Primaries
After years of being relegated to the sidelines during national campaigns, California has found itself at the heart of the Democratic battle to take control of Congress.

Politics - U.S. Senate
May 29, 2018

California Midterm Elections 2018: What You Need to Know


Politics - U.S. Senate
May 29, 2018

Stacey Abrams Didn't Play It Safe. Neither Do These Female Candidates.
As women run for Congress and state offices this year, they want to campaign and win on their own terms. Some are coming for their own party. And many are not willing to wait.

Politics - U.S. Senate
May 29, 2018

Stacey Abrams Didn't Play It Safe. Neither Do These Women.
As women run for Congress and state offices this year, they want to campaign and win on their own terms. Some are coming for their own party. And many are not willing to wait.

Politics - U.S. Senate
May 29, 2018

Stacey Abrams Didn't Play It Safe. Neither Are These Female Candidates.
As women run for Congress and state offices this year, they want to campaign and win on their own terms. Some are coming for their own party. And many are not willing to wait.

Politics - U.S. Senate
May 27, 2018

The Wounds Veterans Alone Can't Heal
Many people are looking to veteran candidates to close our political divide. Isn't it time for all citizens to join in that effort?

Politics - U.S. Senate
May 27, 2018

Is Electing More Veterans the Solution?
I wish that were all it took.

Politics - U.S. Senate
May 26, 2018

Why Some Senators Who Want a Criminal Justice Overhaul Oppose a Prisons Bill
Senior Senate authors of a long-stalled but much more comprehensive package say that a bill passed by the House falls short because it doesn't address federal sentencing laws.

Politics - U.S. Senate
May 25, 2018

Banks Tried to Curb Gun Sales. Now Republicans Are Trying to Stop Them.
Since a few big banks restricted financing for the gun industry, some lawmakers — many of them Wall Street allies — are looking for ways to squelch what they see as social activism.

Politics - U.S. Senate
May 25, 2018

Trump Administration Plans to Revive ZTE, Prompting Backlash
The move would allow stalled trade negotiations with China to move forward, but is also likely to provoke an intense backlash on Capitol Hill.

Politics - U.S. Senate
May 24, 2018

Pompeo Flashes Temper Over Question on Trump Business Interests
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo got into another testy exchange Thursday, his second in two days, this time over President Trump's potential conflicts of interest.

Politics - U.S. Senate
May 24, 2018

Was Slavery a Factor in the Second Amendment?
The formation of what many call a "safeguard against tyranny" was, in part, a way to preserve the slave system.

Politics - U.S. Senate
May 24, 2018

California's ‘Top Two' Primary: Here's How It All Works
Democrats and Republicans might be shut out from big races on the November ballot in California. A look at how the system works and what's at stake.

Politics - U.S. Senate
May 24, 2018

California's ‘Top-Two' Primary: Here's How It All Works
Democrats and Republicans might be shut out from big races on the November ballot in California. A look at how the system works and what's at stake.

Politics - U.S. Senate
May 23, 2018

Senate Sends Major Overhaul of Veterans Health Care to Trump
The Senate gave final passage to legislation that will give veterans more access to private health care on the government's dime and will examine the V.A.'s scope.

Politics - U.S. Senate
May 23, 2018

Congress Holds Hearing Into Sexual Abuse in Olympic Sports
Kerry Perry, the new chief executive of U.S.A. Gymnastics, apologized at a House subcommittee hearing.

Politics - U.S. Senate
May 22, 2018

Congress Approves Bill Giving Patients a ‘Right to Try' Experimental Drugs
The House passed a bill that would, in effect, allow patients to bypass the Food and Drug Administration and obtain an "investigational drug." The Senate approved the same bill in August.

Politics - U.S. Senate
May 22, 2018

Homeland Security Chief Backtracks After Saying Russia Didn't Try to Help Trump
The agency's secretary, Kirstjen Nielsen, appeared to counter conclusions by the intelligence community that Moscow sought to give President Trump an edge in the 2016 election.

Politics - U.S. Senate
May 21, 2018

Republican Leaders Will Be Allowed to See Some Information on Russia Investigation
Intelligence and law enforcement officials had said the information was highly delicate and that it was not appropriate to turn over unredacted material to Congress.

Politics - U.S. Senate
May 21, 2018

Don Blankenship Announces Third-Party Bid for West Virginia Senate Seat
Don Blankenship, the convicted coal baron who lost his bid for the Republican nomination for the Senate, now wants to launch a third-party bid for the seat.

Politics - U.S. Senate
May 21, 2018

Don Blankenship Announces Third Party Bid for West Virginia Senate Seat
Don Blankenship, the convicted coal baron who lost his bid for the Republican nomination for the Senate, now wants to launch a third-party bid for the seat.

Politics - U.S. Senate
May 20, 2018

Young People Keep Marching After Parkland, This Time to Register to Vote
Younger voters typically do not cast ballots in midterm elections. But after the Parkland, Fla., shooting, registration among younger voters is accelerating.

Politics - U.S. Senate
May 18, 2018

Listen to ‘The Daily': Does Mueller Have a Plan for Trump?
White House lawyers have claimed that the special counsel will not indict the president, regardless of his findings. If that's true, then what's the purpose of his inquiry?

Politics - U.S. Senate
May 18, 2018

Running Uphill: The Challenge of Unseating Dianne Feinstein
A prominent Democrat in the nation's most Democratic state struggles for traction against Dianne Feinstein. At 84, she is a California fixture.

Politics - U.S. Senate
May 17, 2018

Chance of Nafta Deal in 2018 Diminishes as Talks Drag Past Congressional Deadline
The Trump administration had hoped a revised deal would reach the current Congress, in which Republicans control both chambers. Now, those prospects are diminishing by the day.

Politics - U.S. Senate
May 17, 2018

Congressional Candidates, Not Mueller, Could Decide Trump's Future
The idea of impeachment raises the stakes for control of Congress this November and potentially puts the idea front and center in the midterm elections.

Politics - U.S. Senate
May 17, 2018

Senate Confirms Gina Haspel to Lead C.I.A. Despite Torture Concerns
Ms. Haspel, a career clandestine officer, will take the helm as the agency's first female director at a time of shifting alliances and intelligence threats from countries including Russia and Iran.

Politics - U.S. Senate
May 17, 2018

Is the System Rigged Against Democrats?
In "It's Time to Fight Dirty," David Faris lays out a strategy for structural changes to level a skewed electoral playing field.

Politics - U.S. Senate
May 17, 2018

Must-Do for Florida's Midterm Candidates: A Stop in Puerto Rico. Or Three.
Florida candidates have traveled repeatedly to the island, a sign Puerto Ricans have become an increasingly important constituency.

Politics - U.S. Senate
May 16, 2018

Top Republican Senator Says ‘No Reason to Dispute' That Russia Favored Trump
Senator Richard M. Burr of North Carolina, the chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee, said he saw "no reason to dispute" the findings of the United States' spy agencies.

Politics - U.S. Senate
May 16, 2018

Top Republican Senator Says There's ‘No Doubt' Russia Favored Trump
Senator Richard M. Burr of North Carolina, the chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee, said he saw "no reason to dispute" the findings of the United States' spy agencies.

Politics - U.S. Senate
May 16, 2018

5 Things the New Trump Tower Meeting Documents Tell Us
A Senate committee released thousands of documents related to a 2016 meeting with Trump campaign officials and a Russian lawyer. Here are five key findings.

Politics - U.S. Senate
May 16, 2018

Senator Grills Nominee on Deadly Carbon Monoxide Risk in Keyless Cars
A top safety official said she would raise awareness about the hazard, but would not commit to mandating a software fix to increase alerts to drivers.

Politics - U.S. Senate
May 16, 2018

Senator Urges Action on Deadly Carbon Monoxide Risk in Keyless Cars
A top safety official said she would raise awareness about the hazard, but would not commit to mandating a software fix to increase alerts to drivers.

Politics - U.S. Senate
May 16, 2018

In ‘The Restless Wave,' John McCain Says America Is Still Exceptional
In his latest and likely last book, McCain expresses concern about the state of the union, but generally stops short of calling out President Trump.

Politics - U.S. Senate
May 16, 2018

Documents Show Promise, and Letdown, Around Trump Tower Meeting
The records, part of the Senate Judiciary Committee's inquiry into contacts between the Trump campaign and Russians, produced few major revelations.

Politics - U.S. Senate
May 16, 2018

Thousands of Pages of Documents on Trump Tower Meeting Are Released
The records, part of the Senate Judiciary Committee's inquiry into contacts between the Trump campaign and Russians, was not expected to produce major revelations.

Politics - U.S. Senate
May 16, 2018

Democrats Sharpen Focus as Scott Pruitt Testifies Again on Capitol Hill
The E.P.A. administrator made his third congressional appearance in less than a month and appeared unable to deflect some tough questions.

Politics - U.S. Senate
May 16, 2018

Scott Pruitt on Capitol Hill: Highlights From Round 3
The E.P.A. administrator made his third congressional appearance in a month.

Politics - U.S. Senate
May 16, 2018

Scott Pruitt on Capitol Hill: Live Updates
The E.P.A. administrator is testifying now, giving senators the first chance to question him about first-class travel, his ties to lobbyists and other ethics issues.

Politics - U.S. Senate
May 16, 2018

Scott Pruitt on Capitol Hill: Round 3 in Progress
The E.P.A. administrator is testifying now, the first chance for senators to question him about first-class travel, his ties to lobbyists and other ethics issues.

Politics - U.S. Senate
May 16, 2018

Scott Pruitt on Capitol Hill: What to Expect in Round 3
The E.P.A. administrator testifies on Wednesday, the first chance senators will have to question him about first-class travel, his ties to lobbyists and other ethics issues.

Politics - U.S. Senate
May 16, 2018

Scott Pruitt on Capitol Hill: What to Expect in Round Three
The E.P.A. administrator testifies on Wednesday, the first chance senators will have to question him about first-class travel, his ties to lobbyists and other ethics issues.

Politics - U.S. Senate
May 16, 2018

Primaries 2018: 3 Key Takeaways From Tuesday Night
In Pennsylvania, the Democrats rallied around women, and the Republicans went for candidates in the Trump mold.

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