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Politics - U.S. Senate
Nov 23, 2020

Georgia Is a Purple State, but Don't Expect Centrist Politicians
Georgia flipped blue for Joe Biden, but in its all-important and costly Senate runoff elections, the Republicans are in full attack mode while the Democrats stick to a steady liberal message.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Nov 22, 2020

Biden Chooses Antony Blinken, Defender of Global Alliances, as Secretary of State
Formerly the State Department's No. 2, Mr. Blinken is expected to re-establish the United States as a trusted ally ready to rejoin global agreements and court multilateral efforts to confront China.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Nov 22, 2020

Get Me Meacham! Biden Brings Back the Media's Good Old Days
The next president promises to do for old-line newspaper columnists what Donald Trump did for cable. What a time to be George Will!

Politics - U.S. Senate
Nov 22, 2020

Biden Team, Pushing Quick Stimulus Deal, Prepares for Renewed Recession
Economists warn that lawmakers must pass aid now, as a renewed coronavirus surge chills consumer spending and business activity.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Nov 21, 2020

Senator Kelly Loeffler of Georgia is in isolation after testing positive for the virus.
Senator Kelly Loeffler of Georgia, a Republican who is campaigning in a high-stakes runoff election that could determine control of the Senate, is isolating after testing positive for the coronavirus.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Nov 20, 2020

Republicans in Congress Stay Largely in Line Behind Trump
A few top Republicans called for a smooth transition, but the critical mass of the party remained silent as President Trump continued to try to subvert the popular vote and falsely claim he won re-election.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Nov 20, 2020

Republican Resistance Looms in the Senate for Biden's Nominees
The polarization of the confirmation process, once a matter of giving the president the team he chooses, will present the new administration with a challenge in filling out its upper echelons.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Nov 20, 2020

How Steve Mnuchin Snubbed Joe Biden
He terminated emergency-lending programs that will limit the new administration's options — and upset the Federal Reserve, too.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Nov 19, 2020

Will Lara Trump Be the Next Trump on a Ballot?
The president's daughter-in-law is said to be considering a Senate run in her native state of North Carolina.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Nov 19, 2020

What We Learned From the DealBook Online Summit
LeBron James, Senator Elizabeth Warren, Dr. Anthony Fauci and more spoke about topics like voting rights, Washington's future and the pandemic.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Nov 19, 2020

With Senate Control Hanging in Balance, ‘Crazytown' Cash Floods Georgia
After the state went blue in the presidential race, more than $135 million in TV ads have been booked in two Senate runoff elections.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Nov 18, 2020

Save America's Restaurants
A fresh round of federal aid can keep restaurants in business during the winter months while protecting public health.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Nov 18, 2020

Trump's Confederate Base Veto Threat Imperils Defense Bill
Senator James Inhofe is pressing to jettison a broadly supported requirement to strip the names of Confederate leaders from military bases, a provision the president opposes.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Nov 18, 2020

Actually, Joe Biden Can Get Big Things Done With Mitch McConnell
Divided government sometimes overperforms expectations.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Nov 18, 2020

A Senate Majority Is Overrated. (We Checked.)
Divided government sometimes overperforms expectations.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Nov 17, 2020

In Georgia, a Republican Feud With Trump at the Center
Double-crossing. Accusations of lying and incompetence. And a bitter divide over whether to endorse President Trump's false claims of fraud. The G.O.P. in Georgia has a messy feud unfolding, with two Senate seats up for grabs.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Nov 17, 2020

As Grassley Tests Positive, Virus Threatens to Stall Work in Congress
Two of the oldest members of Congress, Senator Charles E. Grassley of Iowa and Representative Don Young of Alaska, now have the virus, underscoring the risks on Capitol Hill.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Nov 17, 2020

Judy Shelton, Trump Fed Nominee, Fails to Advance to Final Vote
Ms. Shelton, a Trump loyalist with unusual views, hit a major setback. But her journey toward the Federal Reserve's Board of Governors may not be over.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Nov 17, 2020

The Final Front of the 2020 Ad Wars
With control of the Senate hanging in the balance, money is pouring into the two runoff elections in Georgia.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Nov 17, 2020

Facebook Executed ‘Largest Election Integrity Effort,' Zuckerberg Says
Mark Zuckerberg of Facebook and Jack Dorsey of Twitter appeared before members of the Senate Judiciary Committee to defend actions by their companies to moderate speech during the election.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Nov 17, 2020

Key takeaways from the hearing, by the numbers.
Content moderation came up the most. Republicans asked more questions. And Mark Zuckerberg was on the hook for more answers.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Nov 17, 2020

Watch Full Video: Tech C.E.O.'s Testify Before the Senate
The executives, who have now testified several times in recent years, faced new questions about how they handled the election.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Nov 17, 2020

Watch Live: Tech C.E.O.'s Testify Before the Senate
The executives, who have now testified several times in recent years, will most likely face some new questions about how they handled the election.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Nov 17, 2020

The Loneliness of the Red State Democrat
Liberals got "trounced" in Montana, and the party will spend the next few years in the wilderness.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Nov 17, 2020

With All Eyes on Senate Runoff in Georgia, Here's How Residents Can Vote
Control of the Senate depends on Georgia, with the election set for Jan. 5. But absentee and early voting will begin in the next few weeks.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Nov 17, 2020

The Democrats Went All Out Against Susan Collins. Rural Maine Grimaced.
The $180 million Senate contest, a political scientist said, "was like being a local in Woodstock in 1969: When it first started, it was exciting and fun, but by the end, it was muddy and dirty."

Politics - U.S. Senate
Nov 17, 2020

Our Political System Is Unfair. Liberals Need to Just Deal With It.
There are few if any pathways to changing either the Electoral College or the structure of the Senate in the near-term.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Nov 17, 2020

A Copper Mine vs. Sacred Apache Land: The Story in Words and Images
In her latest work of graphic nonfiction, Lauren Redniss recounts what happened when a copper mining company decided to develop an Arizona tribe's sacred land.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Nov 17, 2020

Here's what you need to know about today's hearing.
The executives, who have now testified several times in recent years, will most likely face some new questions about how they handled the election.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Nov 17, 2020

Watch Live: Zuckerberg and Dorsey appear before the Senate.
The executives, who have now testified several times in recent years, will most likely face some new questions about how they handled the election.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Nov 17, 2020

What to Expect in Tuesday's Hearing With Zuckerberg and Dorsey
The executives, who have now testified several times in recent years, will most likely face some new questions about how they handled the election.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Nov 15, 2020

Roger Jepsen, Senator From Iowa and Reagan Ally, Dies at 91
A voice for farmers, he lost a re-election bid after it was disclosed that he had joined a health spa that was shut down on prostitution charges.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Nov 15, 2020

With Trench Warfare Deepening, Parties Face Unsettled Electoral Map
Voters delivered a convincing victory for Joe Biden, but a split decision for the two parties. Now Democrats and Republicans face perhaps the most up-for-grabs electoral landscape in a generation.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Nov 15, 2020

There Was No Knockout, So Democrats and G.O.P. Regroup for Next Round
Voters delivered a convincing victory for Joseph R. Biden Jr. but a split decision for the two parties. Now they face perhaps the most up-for-grabs electoral map the country has seen in a generation.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Nov 14, 2020

Largely Out of Sight in Washington, Kamala Harris Preps for White House
Ms. Harris has barely appeared on the public radar since her acceptance speech last Saturday in Wilmington, Del., where she declared "a new day for America."

Politics - U.S. Senate
Nov 14, 2020

What Democrats Are Up Against in Georgia
The Senate contenders face not just Republicans but also the state's political history, which shows that change doesn't come easy.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Nov 14, 2020

Economic Demands Test Biden Even Before Inauguration
With the recovery slowing and coronavirus cases surging, Democrats must decide whether quick action on federal aid is more important than its scale.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Nov 14, 2020

Democrats Work to Defy History in Georgia Runoffs That Have Favored G.O.P.
The special elections were devised by white Republicans to dilute the power of Black voters. But those involved in earlier contests say demographic change and Democratic energy could allow the party to finally beat the odds.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Nov 14, 2020

Time to Take a Pledge: No Stocks if You're a Member of Congress
Owning actively traded shares can create conflicts of interest. Georgia's Senate candidates agree. Will others? Mutual funds could be good for them.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Nov 13, 2020

Liberal New Yorkers Threw Money at Doomed Candidates All Over the U.S.
Donations went to glamorous but unwinnable Senate races. Meanwhile, a representative in Brooklyn may lose to a first-time candidate and QAnon supporter.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Nov 13, 2020

Why Liberal New Yorkers Threw Money at Doomed Candidates All Over the U.S.
Donations went to glamorous but unwinnable Senate races. Meanwhile, a representative in Brooklyn may lose to a first-time candidate and QAnon supporter.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Nov 12, 2020

Small Cracks Emerge in G.O.P. Support for Trump's Baseless Fraud Claims
President Trump retains a powerful hold on his party. But a growing number of Republican elected officials and party leaders have signaled they will indulge his conspiracy theories for only so long.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Nov 12, 2020

Trump Rebuffs Biden Transition Team, Setting Off Virus and National Security Risks
Some Senate Republicans said the president-elect should be given intelligence briefings, and transition team members found workarounds for the president's stonewalling.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Nov 12, 2020

A Republican Senate Would Be Bad for Business
What's bad for America would be bad for corporations, too.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Nov 12, 2020

How Biden Could Steer a Divided Government
A pathway to a successful presidency.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Nov 12, 2020

Economic Risks Are High as Chances for Quick Stimulus Narrow
The Federal Reserve chief warned that a vaccine was still too uncertain to count on, and lawmakers signaled that more support was not imminent.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Nov 12, 2020

Republicans Should Be Defending Georgia's Election Process
The G.O.P. is trying to scapegoat Brad Raffensperger for Trump's apparent loss in Georgia.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Nov 12, 2020

Math Lessons From Pennsylvania
The state's lieutenant governor has been tweeting since election night. Mostly he's trying to get the president to understand simple arithmetic.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Nov 12, 2020

Joe Biden Will Face This Overlooked Crisis on Day 1
Members of the new administration may have to reassemble a broken government before they can begin to use it for good.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Nov 11, 2020

Georgia's Close Elections Sent Republicans After a Republican
After becoming the target of his own party, Brad Raffensperger authorized a hand recount of the state's presidential votes.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Nov 11, 2020

Tillis Ekes Out Victory in North Carolina, Bolstering Republicans' Hold on the Senate
Senator Thom Tillis defeated Cal Cunningham after an expensive and hard-fought race, which was scrambled in the final weeks by revelations that Mr. Cunningham had an extramarital affair.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Nov 11, 2020

Biden's Policy Agenda Rests Heavily on Senate Outcome
Which party controls the Senate will largely dictate how ambitious President-elect Joe Biden can get on taxes, health care, climate change and other policy priorities.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Nov 11, 2020

Facebook plans to continue a ban on political ads for another month.
The social network told advertisers about its timeline in an update on Wednesday.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Nov 11, 2020

The (Unfinished) Battle for the Senate
Democrats were optimistic about gaining control of the upper chamber, but it didn't pan out that way. Now, a pair of races in Georgia will determine the balance of power in Washington.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Nov 11, 2020

The Battle for the Senate
Democrats were optimistic about gaining control of the upper chamber, but it didn't pan out that way. Now, a pair of races in Georgia will determine the balance of power in Washington.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Nov 11, 2020

Millions Face Loss of Jobless Aid: ‘Without It, I'm Dead in the Water'
Emergency federal programs to assist the unemployed in the pandemic will expire at year's end if there is no congressional action.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Nov 10, 2020

McCabe Rejects Republican Accusations of F.B.I. Corruption in Russia Inquiry
At a Senate hearing, Republicans sought to rehash unproven allegations that the bureau targeted President Trump for political reasons.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Nov 10, 2020

What Happened in Each Key Senate Race
The Democrats had expected to flip several seats, but came up short. Their hopes to control the chamber now likely rest on a pair of races in Georgia.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Nov 10, 2020

Russia Inquiry Was F.B.I.'s ‘Duty,' Former Acting Director Says
Senate Republicans questioned the former acting F.B.I. director Andrew G. McCabe on Tuesday during a Judiciary Committee hearing, rehashing unproven allegations of corruption and bias at the F.B.I.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Nov 10, 2020

Estas son las elecciones que aún no tienen ganador en Estados Unidos
Como todavía quedan por contar tantas boletas enviadas por correo, aún no sabemos quién ganó en varias contiendas al Congreso.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Nov 10, 2020

How Biden Can Govern in Spite of Everything
It won't be easy, but coming after a self-styled "disrupter" opens up its own possibilities.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Nov 10, 2020

How Biden Can Rule America in Spite of Everything
It won't be easy, but coming after a self-styled "disrupter" opens up its own possibilities.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Nov 10, 2020

The Races That Haven't Been Called
Because so many mail ballots still need to be counted, we don't yet know who won a lot of congressional races.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Nov 10, 2020

Who's Going to Tell Him? Republicans Shy From Asking Trump to Concede
President Trump's iron grip on his party has inspired love for him among many Republican lawmakers, and fear in others. Neither group will tell him it is time to concede his loss.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Nov 09, 2020

Republicans Back Trump's Refusal to Concede, Declining to Recognize Biden
Senator Mitch McConnell, the majority leader, slammed Democrats for expecting the president to quickly concede and said he had every right to pursue legal challenges.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Nov 09, 2020

Georgia Senators Ask Election Official to Resign in G.O.P. Squabble
Senators David Perdue and Kelly Loeffler took an extraordinary step in urging Georgia's secretary of state, Brad Raffensperger, to step down. His office has defended the integrity of the election.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Nov 09, 2020

Georgia Senators Inflame G.O.P. Rift in Calling for Election Official's Resignation
Senators David Perdue and Kelly Loeffler took an extraordinary step in urging Georgia's secretary of state, Brad Raffensperger, to step down. His office has defended the integrity of the election.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Nov 09, 2020

Hell Hath No Fury Like a Trump Scorned
The victory of the Biden-Harris ticket and the enduring power of Republicanism tell two stories.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Nov 08, 2020

Can Joe and Mitch Get It Done?
The incoming Democratic president and top Senate Republican have personal ties and a history of deal-making that could shape the future of a Biden administration.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Nov 08, 2020

How Georgia Turned From Reliably Republican to Political Ground Zero
Joe Biden's narrow lead in Georgia and the runoffs that will determine control of the Senate have raised questions as to whether 2020 is a Trumpian aberration or a long-anticipated political shift.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Nov 08, 2020

Biden Could Roll Back Trump Agenda With Blitz of Executive Actions
For Joseph R. Biden Jr., who narrowly won the election in a deeply divided nation, the early signals he sends as the country's new leader will be critical.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Nov 07, 2020

Top Republicans Are Silent on Biden Victory as Trump Refuses to Concede
The top Senate Republican issued no statement congratulating President-elect Biden, while a leading House Republican echoed President Trump's protestations that the election was not, in fact, over.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Nov 07, 2020

What's a Runoff, and Why Are There Two? Here's Why Georgia Matters
Neither of Georgia's Republican senators drew a majority on Election Day, sending both of their races to special rematches in January that will likely determine control of the Senate.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Nov 07, 2020

Un político tradicional que se presentó como él mismo
Joseph R. Biden Jr. ha dedicado su carrera a las instituciones y las relaciones. Esas serán sus herramientas para gobernar a una nación dividida.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Nov 07, 2020

Un presidente electo forjado por la tragedia y la tradición
Joseph R. Biden Jr. ha dedicado su carrera a las instituciones y las relaciones. Esas serán sus herramientas para gobernar a una nación dividida.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Nov 07, 2020

Joe Biden gana la presidencia, al fin
Kamala Harris hará historia como la primera mujer en ocupar el cargo de vicepresidenta.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Nov 07, 2020

The Danger in White Moderates Setting Biden's Agenda
With at most a narrow majority in the Senate, the new president will be inclined to do less. He must be pushed to do more.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Nov 07, 2020

Biden Knows Washington Has Changed. He's Less Sure He Has To.
Preparing to assume the presidency in a divided country, Joe Biden confronts the ultimate test of his principal theory of governance: that compromise is good and modest progress is still progress.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Nov 07, 2020

We Are Finally Getting Rid of Him
Don't undersell the triumph of ousting Trump.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Nov 07, 2020

A Traditionalist Who Ran as Himself
Joseph R. Biden Jr. has spent his career devoted to institutions and relationships. And those are the tools he will rely on to govern a fractured nation.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Nov 07, 2020

A President-Elect Shaped by Tragedy and Tradition
Joseph R. Biden Jr. has spent his career devoted to institutions and relationships. And those are the tools he will rely on to govern a fractured nation.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Nov 07, 2020

Victory for Joe Biden, at Last
Kamala Harris will make history as the first woman to serve as vice president.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Nov 06, 2020

Senate Majority in Balance as Perdue Re-election Race Goes to Runoff in Georgia
Mr. Perdue, a first-term Republican, narrowly failed to clear 50 percent of the vote, sending the race to a January runoff that, along with another runoff contest, will probably determine which party controls the Senate.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Nov 06, 2020

Estados Unidos: ¿un Estado fallido?
Si estuviéramos ante un país extranjero con el nivel de disfunción política de mi país, tal vez consideraríamos que está al borde de convertirse en un Estado cuyo gobierno ya no es capaz de ejercer un control efectivo.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Nov 06, 2020

Biden Can't Be F.D.R. He Could Still Be L.B.J.
He has the power to make transformational progress look like "C'mon Man" common sense. Will he use it, given the chance?

Politics - U.S. Senate
Nov 06, 2020

Biden Can't Be FDR. He Could Still Be LBJ.
He has the power to make transformational progress look like "C'mon Man" common sense. Will he use it, given the chance?

Politics - U.S. Senate
Nov 06, 2020

Joe Biden's Magic
He has the power to make real, transformational progress look like common sense. Will he use it, given the chance?

Politics - U.S. Senate
Nov 06, 2020

A Letter to the President, About the Next 4 Years
An economist offers advice on the most urgent tasks that need to be done for the economy in the next presidential term.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Nov 06, 2020

The President's Damaging Lie
With Joe Biden leading in electoral votes as counting progressed, President Trump claimed that the election was being stolen from him.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Nov 06, 2020

The President's Dangerous Lies
With Joe Biden leading in electoral votes as counting progressed, President Trump claimed that the election was being stolen from him.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Nov 05, 2020

What the Voters Are Trying to Tell Us
They are not always wise, but they have something important to say.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Nov 05, 2020

Is America Becoming a Failed State?
Mitch McConnell may make the nation ungovernable.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Nov 05, 2020

A Groundbreaking Election for Women in Congress? Kind of
Women made significant but slight gains, still representing under a quarter of seats in the House and the Senate.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Nov 05, 2020

Chance of Divided Government Boosts Hopes for a Quick Stimulus
Congressional leaders and business groups are raising the possibility of new economic aid from Congress in the lame-duck session.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Nov 05, 2020

The Supreme Court Is Now 6-3. What Does That Mean?
Will we see a cohesive conservative alliance? Or a disparate group of conservative justices?

Politics - U.S. Senate
Nov 04, 2020

Deprived of a Quick Decision, Democrats Seek a Narrower Path
Joseph R. Biden Jr. may be on the cusp of victory, but the route that took him there proved more arduous than the "blue wave" that some hoped would sweep the party to shore.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Nov 04, 2020

A Split Decision for Democrats
Weary voters appeared willing to give former Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. a chance, but they shied away from putting Democrats in full control of Washington.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Nov 04, 2020

With 200,000-Plus Outstanding Ballots, Georgia Remains in Nail-Biting Play
At the same time, the closely contested presidential race underscored the fact that this Deep South state, once a reliable Republican stronghold, has become a legitimate battleground.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Nov 04, 2020

In Ascendant Night for Congressional Republicans, Women Led the Way
Republicans were on track to have the highest number of women ever to serve in their House conference, signaling the success of their efforts to recruit and elect a more diverse slate of candidates.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Nov 04, 2020

As ‘Blue Wave' Chances Crash, Wall St. Warms to Divided Government
Investors pushed up stocks of companies they believed would be protected by a Republican Senate, even if Joe Biden wins the presidency.

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