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Politics - U.S. Senate
Jul 14, 2020

Primaries in Alabama and Maine, and Runoff Elections in Texas: What to Watch For
Jeff Sessions is fighting for his political life in an Alabama race that will signal the strength of President Trump's hold on his base. And in Maine, the spotlight is on which Democrat will face Susan Collins.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Jul 14, 2020

The QAnon Candidates Are Here. Trump Has Paved Their Way.
The conspiracy theorists accuse Democrats and even fellow Republicans of being beholden to a cabal of bureaucrats, pedophiles and Satanists. President Trump has cheered them on.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Jul 13, 2020

Monthly U.S. Budget Deficit Soared to Record $864 Billion in June
The shortfall was nearly as large as the entire 2019 deficit as spending on virus-related efforts outpaced revenues.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Jul 13, 2020

Jeff Sessions and Tommy Tuberville Close Out Alabama's G.O.P. Senate Runoff
Mr. Sessions, the former attorney general and current Trump adversary, and Mr. Tuberville, a former Auburn University football coach, will face voters on Tuesday.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Jul 13, 2020

China Imposes Tit-for-Tat Sanctions on Three American Lawmakers
The sanctions, which target Republican members of Congress, were in retaliation for the Trump administration's bans on Chinese officials accused of human rights abuses.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Jul 12, 2020

Graham to Call Mueller to Testify Before Senate Judiciary Committee
The announcement is the latest effort by Senate Republicans to press forward with an election-year bid to discredit the Trump-Russia investigation.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Jul 12, 2020

Trump Wants to Derail Sessions. Now Alabama Will Have The Final Say.
Tuesday's runoff election for Senate may finally settle Jeff Sessions' yearslong standoff with President Trump, as Republicans referee between a native son and a president they admire.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Jul 12, 2020

Sessions Faces Final Word by Alabama Voters After Years of Trump Scorn
Tuesday's runoff election for Senate may finally settle Jeff Sessions' yearslong standoff with President Trump, as Republicans referee between a native son and a president they admire.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Jul 12, 2020

Health Care Takes Center Stage in Battle for Congress During Pandemic
As the Trump administration pushes forward on dismantling the Affordable Care Act, Democrats are pressing their advantage on an issue that is becoming a chief focus of campaign advertising.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Jul 10, 2020

Americans Must Know if Their President Is a Crook
The public's interest in access to Donald Trump's or any president's tax filings depends on strong reform legislation from Congress.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Jul 10, 2020

Trump Broke the Tax Release Tradition. There's Only One Way to Fix It.
The public's interest in access to this or any president's tax filings depends on strong reform legislation from Congress.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Jul 10, 2020

Stocks Generate Big Gains and Bigger Questions
A powerful rally during drastically deteriorating economic conditions has left the market richly valued and facing great uncertainty.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Jul 10, 2020

Local Finances Are Troubled, but Fund Investors May Still Profit
High-grade municipal bond portfolios have been among the best places to find income.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Jul 09, 2020

A W.N.B.A. Owner Clashes With Players on Protests
Kelly Loeffler, who is also campaigning for a Senate seat in Georgia, opposes the league's plan to allow players to wear jerseys in support of the movement.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Jul 09, 2020

Tammy Duckworth: Tucker Carlson Doesn't Know What Patriotism Is
Neither does President Trump.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Jul 09, 2020

Campaign Urges NASA to Rename the John C. Stennis Space Center
The center, in Mississippi, is named for a former senator who opposed civil rights legislation and the Supreme Court ruling that desegregated the nation's public schools.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Jul 09, 2020

Republican Senators in Arizona and Georgia Have a Problem: The Base
This November, the uneasy relationship between the most right-wing voters in the Republican Party and the statewide lawmakers who rely on their votes will burst into the open.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Jul 08, 2020

A Black Republican Feels the Sting of Racism but Is Silent on Trump
John James, a candidate for Senate in Michigan, is grappling with heavy and complicated questions as he tries to lead in President Trump's Republican Party.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Jul 08, 2020

A Black Republican Feels the Sting of Racism, but Is Silent on Trump
John James, a candidate for Senate in Michigan, is grappling with heavy and complicated questions as he tries to lead in Donald Trump's Republican Party.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Jul 08, 2020

United Airlines Could Furlough 36,000 Workers as Virus Cases Soar
The airline warned workers that they could lose their jobs because demand for travel remains weak and appears to be falling again as infections rise.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Jul 08, 2020

Mainers Are ‘Disappointed' Too, Susan Collins
Maybe we've been expecting too much of her all along.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Jul 08, 2020

Mainers Are ‘Disappointed,' Too, Susan Collins
Maybe we've been expecting too much of her all along.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Jul 08, 2020

Charles Booker Says Progressives Should ‘Show Up and Listen' to Deep Red Districts
Mr. Booker, who narrowly lost a Democratic Senate primary in Kentucky, talked about how to get rural voters on board with a progressive message, saying structural inequality affects all people who feel left behind.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Jul 07, 2020

Jaime Harrison and Amy McGrath Rake In Cash in Democratic Senate Bids
Mr. Harrison raised nearly $14 million as he tries to unseat Lindsey Graham in South Carolina, and Ms. McGrath, who is challenging Mitch McConnell in Kentucky, brought in $17.4 million.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Jul 07, 2020

Jaime Harrison Raises Nearly $14 Million in Senate Bid to Unseat Lindsey Graham
Mr. Harrison was one of several Democratic candidates who announced impressive fund-raising totals for the second quarter of the year.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Jul 07, 2020

Hemmed In by the Pandemic, Collins Battles for Survival in Maine
The fourth-term Republican is staring down a better-funded challenger and national headwinds, all while campaigning amid coronavirus restrictions.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Jul 05, 2020

A Trump-Backed Senate Candidate's Hedge Fund Disaster
Tommy Tuberville, the football coach and leading Republican vying to take on Senator Doug Jones in Alabama, had a tumultuous foray into finance.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Jul 03, 2020

Immigration Officers Face Furloughs as Visa Applications Plunge
Nearly 70 percent of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services employees will be furloughed because the immigration processing fees that fund the agency have plummeted.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Jul 03, 2020

Mass Transit, and Cities, Could Grind to a Halt Without Federal Aid
Reviving subway and bus services helped bring back cities before. It can do so again.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Jul 02, 2020

Senate Sends Trump a Bill to Punish Chinese Officials Over Hong Kong
The legislation would impose sanctions on officials responsible for instituting and enforcing China's new security law targeting Hong Kong's autonomy.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Jul 02, 2020

Congress Eyes More Spending as Virus Cases Surge and Economy Struggles
Republicans and Democrats are considering new aid for workers and businesses, but lobbyists and lawmakers say the Trump administration is not deeply engaged.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Jul 02, 2020

Congress Eyes More Spending as Virus Surges and Economy Struggles
Republicans and Democrats are considering new aid for workers and businesses, but lobbyists and lawmakers say the Trump administration is not deeply engaged.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Jul 01, 2020

Seattle Police Clear ‘No Cop' Zone
The so-called Capitol Hill Organized Protest area in Seattle was taken over by demonstrators after the death of George Floyd, and was the site of several shootings.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Jun 30, 2020

Senate Approves Extending Small-Business Program
The Senate granted five additional weeks for the remaining money left in the program to be spent.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Jun 30, 2020

Fauci Says U.S. Could Reach 100,000 Virus Cases a Day as Warnings Grow Darker
The government's top infectious disease expert told a Senate panel that bars needed to be closed, and the Fed chairman cautioned that "a full recovery is unlikely" until safety is restored.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Jun 30, 2020

Amy McGrath Defeats Charles Booker and Will Face McConnell in Kentucky
Ms. McGrath, who raised over $40 million, won the Democratic primary by narrowly holding off a candidate who had harnessed energy from the protests over racial injustice.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Jun 30, 2020

Amy McGrath Will Face McConnell in Kentucky, and Hickenlooper Wins in Colorado
Ms. McGrath, who raised over $40 million, narrowly won her Democratic Senate primary. In Colorado, John Hickenlooper, a fellow moderate, also prevailed in his Democratic Senate primary.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Jun 30, 2020

‘I Am Very Concerned,' Fauci Tells Senators About Coronavirus Spread
Dr. Anthony S. Fauci and Dr. Robert R. Redfield testified before the Senate as more states struggle to contain the coronavirus.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Jun 30, 2020

Watch Live: Fauci Testifies Before Senate
Dr. Anthony Fauci and Dr. Robert R. Redfield testify before the Senate as states struggle to contain the coronavirus.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Jun 30, 2020

Roberts Sides With the Liberals, Again
An abortion rights ruling leads to a new focus for Senate races: This is your morning tip sheet.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Jun 30, 2020

Results in Kentucky and Primaries in Colorado and Utah: What to Watch For
A challenger to Senator Mitch McConnell has finally emerged, and John Hickenlooper and Jon Huntsman Jr. are looking for their next jobs, among other races unfolding on Tuesday.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Jun 30, 2020

Races for Senate in Kentucky and Governor in Utah: What to Watch For
A challenger to Senator Mitch McConnell should finally emerge, and John Hickenlooper is trying to win his Senate primary in Colorado, among other races unfolding on Tuesday.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Jun 30, 2020

The Fall of Jeff Sessions, and What Came After
The former attorney general is fighting for his political life in Alabama's Senate race, in the shadow of a president who still despises him.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Jun 29, 2020

In Texas, Voting Reflects Partisan Split Over How to Deal With Virus
Democrats failed in their bid to shift to mail-in voting, so Texans headed to the polls for early voting amid a surge in coronavirus cases.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Jun 29, 2020

Abortion Rises as a Pivotal Issue for At-Risk Senate Republicans
The Supreme Court's rejection of a restrictive Louisiana abortion law, and Justice Brett M. Kavanaugh's dissent, may create new challenges for Susan Collins and other Republican senators up for re-election.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Jun 29, 2020

Lawmakers Press for Answers on Russian Bounty Offers to Taliban to Kill U.S. Troops
Democrats asked for Trump administration intelligence officials to brief lawmakers on what they knew about a suspected Russian plot.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Jun 29, 2020

Trump Got Written Briefing in February on Possible Russian Bounties, Officials Say
The investigation into Russia's suspected operation is said to focus in part on the killings of three Marines in a truck bombing last year, officials said.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Jun 29, 2020

We Know How to Beat the Virus. This Is How Republicans Can Do It.
The Senate can take a page from the market economies around the world that managed to fight the pandemic and safely restore normalcy.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Jun 29, 2020

How Republicans Can Take the Lead in the Coronavirus Fight
The Senate can take a page from the market economies around the world that managed to fight the pandemic and safely restore normalcy.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Jun 27, 2020

Biden's Best Veep Pick Is Obvious
She, more than anyone, can get under Trump's skin.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Jun 27, 2020

Hickenlooper Stumbles in Colorado Race, Complicating Democrats' Senate Push
The former governor has faltered in a primary campaign for a seat that is essential for Democrats to capture if they hope to retake the Senate majority.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Jun 25, 2020

Senate Panel Moves to Empower Justice Dept. Watchdog Over Barr's Objections
Attorneys general have long sought to stop a proposed expansion of the authority of the department's independent inspector general.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Jun 25, 2020

Trump Administration May End Congressional Review of Foreign Arms Sales
Discussions are underway about ending an informal review process because lawmakers from both parties have held up arms sales to Saudi Arabia over civilian casualties in Yemen.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Jun 25, 2020

Defense Secretary Faces White House Pressure on Aides and a Military Promotion
Senior Defense Department personnel who are perceived as White House critics are resigning or facing what is viewed as reprisal.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Jun 25, 2020

Trump's Sagging Popularity Drags Down Republican Senate Candidates
A New York Times/Siena College poll paints a grim picture for Republicans in Arizona, Michigan and North Carolina as voters shun candidates aligned with the president.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Jun 25, 2020

Tammy Duckworth Is Battle Tested. Could She Help Joe Biden in His Biggest Mission?
The Biden campaign is vetting Ms. Duckworth, a senator and a veteran with a compelling life story, as a potential running mate. "I can push back against Trump in a way others can't," she says.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Jun 24, 2020

The People Running Campaigns Don't Look Like Me
Having a seat at the table is good, but people of color need to be able to set the agenda too.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Jun 24, 2020

Senate Questions C.I.A. Watchdog Nominee Over Independence
Peter Thomson, President Trump's nominee to be the spy agency's government watchdog, pledged to resist political pressure, but faced skepticism on how he would handle whistle-blower complaints.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Jun 24, 2020

Senate Democrats Block G.O.P. Police Bill, Calling It ‘Inadequate'
The vote reflected the waning likelihood that Congress would be able to reach an election-year compromise on legislation to address racial bias in policing.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Jun 24, 2020

Senate Democrats Block G.O.P. Police Bill, Calling It Inadequate
The vote reflected the waning likelihood that Congress would be able to reach an election-year compromise on legislation to address racial bias in policing.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Jun 24, 2020

With Wilson Confirmation, Trump and Senate Republicans Achieve a Milestone
The confirmation of the Mississippian, over Democratic opposition, fills the final appeals court vacancy and makes him the 200th judge installed by President Trump.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Jun 23, 2020

Lots of Drama But Little Certainty in Kentucky and New York Primaries
Democrats in Kentucky were deciding who would face Mitch McConnell for a Senate seat in the fall. But in both states, it was likely that the winners of close races would not be known for days.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Jun 23, 2020

Warren and Booker Press Meatpackers on Exports to China
Senators Elizabeth Warren and Cory Booker questioned how companies could warn of pandemic shortages while exporting record amounts of pork to China.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Jun 23, 2020

Senate Democrats Plan to Block G.O.P. Police Bill, Stalling Overhaul
Calling Republicans' legislation "woefully inadequate," Democrats urged Senator Mitch McConnell, the majority leader, to negotiate a new, more expansive bill both parties could support.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Jun 23, 2020

Senate Democrats Threaten to Block G.O.P. Police Reform Bill
Calling Republicans' policing bill "woefully inadequate," Democrats called on Senator Mitch McConnell to negotiate a new, more expansive bill both parties could support.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Jun 23, 2020

Who Will Face Mitch McConnell in November?
Several states are holding primaries, and virus cases are surging. This is your morning tip sheet.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Jun 23, 2020

The Battle for the Senate's Future
How a once low-profile Senate primary in Kentucky reveals a broader ideological challenge for the Democratic Party.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Jun 23, 2020

The Battle Over the Democratic Party's Future
How a once low-profile Senate primary in Kentucky reveals a broader ideological challenge for the Democratic Party.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Jun 23, 2020

New York Primary, Kentucky Senate Showdown: What to Watch For Today
There are competitive House races in New York, and Charles Booker faces Amy McGrath in the Senate primary in Kentucky. Results may be delayed because of the many voters casting absentee ballots.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Jun 23, 2020

Kentucky and New York Hold Primaries Today: What to Watch For
There are competitive House races in New York and Charles Booker faces Amy McGrath in the Senate primary in Kentucky. Results may be delayed because of the many voters casting absentee ballots.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Jun 23, 2020

Qualified Immunity Protection for Police Emerges as Flash Point Amid Protests
The Supreme Court developed the doctrine that serves as a shield for officers. A half-century later, it is at the center of the debate over policing.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Jun 23, 2020

The Boy Who Cried Fake News
From inside the MAGA gates, Trump can't see how the world has changed.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Jun 22, 2020

G.O.P. Faces Risk From Push to Repeal Health Law During Pandemic
Republicans and the Trump administration continue to press to end the Affordable Care Act even as the virus leaves more Americans worried about affordable health coverage.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Jun 22, 2020

Booker and McGrath Intensify Advertising Blitz in Kentucky
As the Democratic primary between Amy McGrath and Charles Booker gets tighter, Mr. Booker has closed the gap in ad spending as both make a final push before Tuesday's voting.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Jun 22, 2020

Who Can We Trust With the Nuclear Button? No One
The Cold War is over and all presidents make mistakes. Yet they still have sole control over whether to start a nuclear war.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Jun 22, 2020

Who Can We Trust With the Nuclear Button? No One.
The Cold War is over and all presidents make mistakes. Yet they still have sole control over whether to start a nuclear war.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Jun 20, 2020

How the Shooting of Breonna Taylor Changed the Kentucky Senate Race
With a war chest of $40 million, Amy McGrath was considered a safe bet in the Democratic primary. But the recent movement for racial justice has elevated the candidacy of her African-American rival, Charles Booker.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Jun 20, 2020

In Kentucky, Racial Justice Movement Transforms Quest to Oust McConnell
Amy McGrath was considered a safe bet in the Democratic primary. But the recent movement for racial justice has elevated the candidacy of her African-American rival, Charles Booker, in the race to defeat Mitch McConnell.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Jun 20, 2020

Joni Ernst and Donald Trump Could Both Be in Trouble in Iowa
Iowa seemed out of reach for Democrats not too long ago. Now, the presidential race appears to be tightening, and Senator Ernst, a Republican, is facing a strong challenge from a political newcomer.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Jun 19, 2020

Why Is the G.O.P. Fighting to Preserve Monuments to Traitors in the Capitol?
Portraits and statues venerating Confederate leaders are an insult to freedom and democracy.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Jun 19, 2020

Policing Bill Will Test Whether a Rusty Senate Can Still Legislate
Without an opportunity for debate and changes, the effort is likely to collapse as so many others have in the risk-averse chamber.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Jun 18, 2020

Bolton Unites Republicans and Democrats in Scorn Over Tell-All Book
Democrats slammed the former national security adviser for saving his damning revelations for a book instead of sharing them with impeachment investigators. Republicans hit him for speaking out.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Jun 18, 2020

McConnell Nears His Benchmark
With confirmation of his protégé to a powerful court, the G.O.P. leader is on the brink of his goal to fill all vacancies at the appellate level by year's end.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Jun 18, 2020

Confederate Portraits Taken Down at the Capitol
Speaker Nancy Pelosi ordered that portraits of four House speakers who served in the Confederacy be removed from the Capitol building.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Jun 18, 2020

All We Want Is Justice for Victims, Says the I.C.C.
Why is America attacking the International Criminal Court with economic pressure?

Politics - U.S. Senate
Jun 17, 2020

Can Dems Dispatch Mitch?
Sending McConnell back to his old Kentucky home.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Jun 17, 2020

Senate G.O.P. Unveils Narrow Policing Bill, Setting Up a Clash With Democrats
Republicans proposed incentives for state and local police departments to change their tactics as Democrats pushed for a sweeping overhaul.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Jun 17, 2020

Senate G.O.P. Unveils Narrow Policing Bill, Setting Up Clash With Democrats
Republicans proposed incentives for state and local police departments to change their tactics as Democrats pushed for a sweeping overhaul.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Jun 17, 2020

Nebraska Senate Candidate Used Racist Slur at a Party, Guests Recall
Chris Janicek, who was shunned this week by Nebraska Democrats after sending a sexual text about a campaign staff member, used the slur at a gathering about 20 years ago, people who were there said.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Jun 17, 2020

Here Are the Differences Between the Senate and House Bills to Overhaul Policing
Lawmakers will have to bridge the wide gulf between the measures to reach an election-year agreement on altering the country's police system.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Jun 17, 2020

Here Are the Differences Between the Senate and House Police Reform Bills
Lawmakers will have to bridge the wide gulf between the two measures in order to reach an election-year agreement on overhauling the country's police system.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Jun 17, 2020

‘We Hear You': Senate Republicans Unveil New Policing Legislation
Senate Republicans proposed a narrow set of changes to law enforcement, including new restrictions on the use of chokeholds.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Jun 17, 2020

Senate Passes Major Public Lands Bill
Bipartisan legislation to fix up national parks and fully fund efforts to acquire and protect federal recreation holdings was seen as a way to help a pair of Western senators hold on to their seats.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Jun 17, 2020

Will the Policing Push Go Anywhere?
Halting steps forward, and squabbling, in Washington: This is your morning tip sheet.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Jun 16, 2020

Trump Administration to Push for ‘Reset' of Global Tariffs
Planned remarks to Congress by the administration's top trade adviser on Wednesday appear to portend a continued fight with the World Trade Organization.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Jun 16, 2020

Republicans Signal Narrow Policing Overhaul as Trump Signs Limited Order
Republicans denounced a sweeping Democratic law enforcement overhaul as an overreach and President Trump signed an order that omitted mention of racism or discrimination in policing.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Jun 16, 2020

Tim Scott, Once Quiet on Matters of Race, Embraces Key Role on Police Reform
The sole black Republican senator cited his personal experiences with racism as a vital perspective to his party's approach to a law enforcement overhaul.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Jun 16, 2020

Nebraska Democrat Is Urged to Drop Out of Senate Race Over Sexual Texts to Staffer
Chris Janicek, the party's nominee, faced calls from state Democrats to end his campaign after making sexually explicit comments about a campaign staffer in a group text that included her.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Jun 16, 2020

Nebraska Democrat Urged to Quit Senate Race Over Sexual Texts to Aide
Chris Janicek, the party's nominee, faced calls from state Democrats to end his campaign after making sexually explicit comments about a campaign staff member in a group text that included her.

Politics - U.S. Senate
Jun 16, 2020

Watch Live: Jerome Powell Testifies Before the Senate
Jerome Powell, the Federal Reserve chair, will testify at a hearing before the Senate Banking Committee on the central bank's semi-annual monetary policy report.

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