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Politics - U.S. House
Dec 07, 2019

Katie Hill: It's Not Over After All
I overcame the desperation I felt after stepping down from Congress, and I'm still in the fight.

Politics - U.S. House
Dec 07, 2019

Behind the Scenes of Impeachment: Crammed Offices, Late Nights, Cold Pizza
An army of Democratic lawyers and aides are preparing to formally present the case for impeachment to lawmakers — and the country.

Politics - U.S. House
Dec 07, 2019

Judiciary Committee Releases Report Defining Impeachable Offense
The report comes days after the judiciary panel convened four constitutional scholars to discuss how to apply the history and legal grounding of impeachment to the proceedings.

Politics - U.S. House
Dec 07, 2019

Judiciary Committee Report Offers Legal Rationale for Impeaching Trump
The report, which echoes one released in 1974 as the House debated impeaching President Richard M. Nixon, comes two days before the committee will formally receive the evidence against President Trump.

Politics - U.S. House
Dec 07, 2019

Amid Rancor in House, It's Quiet in the Halls of the Senate. Too Quiet.
Senators, temporarily relegated to the sidelines as the House begins impeachment proceedings against President Trump, lament inaction as legislation languishes.

Politics - U.S. House
Dec 06, 2019

Release of Trump's Banking Records Delayed by Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg
The stay came three days after a lower court had ordered Deutsche Bank and Capital One to turn over President Trump's financial records to Congress.

Politics - U.S. House
Dec 06, 2019

Duncan Hunter to Resign Seat in Congress
The congressman had pleaded guilty this week to a federal charge of misusing campaign funds, and could go to prison.

Politics - U.S. House
Dec 06, 2019

White House Signals Trump Won't Mount House Impeachment Defense
In a sharply worded letter, the White House counsel denounced the impeachment inquiry and called on Democrats to end it, or get it over with quickly so it could proceed to a Senate trial.

Politics - U.S. House
Dec 06, 2019

House Passes Voting Rights Bill Despite Near Unanimous Republican Opposition
The legislation restores the core of the Voting Rights Act, the landmark civil rights statute to guard against racial discrimination in elections.

Politics - U.S. House
Dec 06, 2019

John Lewis Announces Passage of Bill to Strengthen Voting Rights Act
Representative John Lewis, Democrat of Georgia, banged the gavel to announce the House's approval of a measure aiming to restore protections against racial discrimination in voting.

Politics - U.S. House
Dec 06, 2019

‘Don't Mess With Me': Nancy Pelosi Flexes Her Muscles
The once impeachment-wary leader whom many in the Democratic Party considered a liability has transformed into a powerful symbol of the caucus.

Politics - U.S. House
Dec 05, 2019

Pelosi's Leap on Impeachment: From No Go to No Choice
Nine months ago, the speaker said President Trump was "just not worth it." Then she saw an explosive headline.

Politics - U.S. House
Dec 05, 2019

‘Do You Hate the President?'
A somber and historic announcement, followed by a moment of political spectacle.

Politics - U.S. House
Dec 05, 2019

The President's Pardon Power May Be Weaker Than It Seems
At least when it comes to "cases of impeachment."

Politics - U.S. House
Dec 05, 2019

Nancy Pelosi and the Persistent White Pantsuit
Almost every time history is being made, there it is. It's not a suit anymore. It's a symbol.

Politics - U.S. House
Dec 05, 2019

‘The President Leaves Us No Choice,' Pelosi Says
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said on Thursday that the House was ready to move forward with articles of impeachment, escalating a partisan confrontation that could lead to a vote by Christmas.

Politics - U.S. House
Dec 05, 2019

Pelosi Says House Will Draft Impeachment Charges Against Trump
The speaker said she was instructing House committee chairmen to move forward with articles of impeachment against President Trump; another hearing is scheduled for Monday.

Politics - U.S. House
Dec 05, 2019

The House Should Go Big in Framing Impeachment Articles Against Trump
Their findings and scope will reverberate through time and set the terms of possible reforms.

Politics - U.S. House
Dec 05, 2019

Trump's Legacy Is Being Written Right Now
The articles of impeachment against the president will reverberate through time and set the terms of possible reforms.

Politics - U.S. House
Dec 04, 2019

Denny Heck, a Washington Democrat, Won't Seek House Re-election
A member of the House Intelligence Committee, Mr. Heck said in a blog post that the impeachment hearings had left him "weary."

Politics - U.S. House
Dec 04, 2019

Scholars Call Trump's Actions on Ukraine an Impeachable Abuse of Power
Democrats and Republicans clashed over the Constitution and President Trump's conduct as the House Judiciary Committee formally began its impeachment proceedings.

Politics - U.S. House
Dec 04, 2019

Trump Blocked Key Impeachment Witnesses. Should Congress Wait?
At the first House Judiciary Committee impeachment hearing, Republicans' witness said lawmakers were rushing impeachment and should instead let court fights over access to witnesses play out.

Politics - U.S. House
Dec 04, 2019

Giuliani, Facing Scrutiny, Travels to Europe to Interview Ukrainians
President Trump's personal lawyer has been in Budapest and Kyiv this week to talk with former Ukrainian prosecutors for a documentary series intended to debunk the impeachment case.

Politics - U.S. House
Dec 04, 2019

Kelly Loeffler Will Fill Georgia Senate Seat, Setting Up a Clash With Trump
The appointment of Ms. Loeffler, a politically untested businesswoman, pits Gov. Brian Kemp against President Trump and his allies, who had lobbied for a different candidate.

Politics - U.S. House
Dec 04, 2019

Here Are the Key Members to Watch on the House Judiciary Committee
The panel has been involved with impeachment proceedings against three presidents. On Wednesday, Donald Trump will be the fourth.

Politics - U.S. House
Dec 04, 2019

Who Is Pamela Karlan? Legal Leader Committed to Progressive Causes
Ms. Karlan, a Stanford Law School professor, counts a landmark gay rights case as among her litigation experience.

Politics - U.S. House
Dec 04, 2019

Who Is Michael J. Gerhardt? Professor Made Impeachment His Specialty
Mr. Gerhardt's research has focused on constitutional conflicts between presidents and Congress.

Politics - U.S. House
Dec 04, 2019

Who Is Noah Feldman? Scholar Specializes in Constitutional Law
Mr. Feldman, a professor at Harvard Law School who has written widely about religion and the law, has said the country faces a constitutional crisis.

Politics - U.S. House
Dec 04, 2019

A Louder, Messier Phase of Impeachment
The House Intelligence Committee has given its report on President Trump to the Judiciary Committee. What comes next will look very different.

Politics - U.S. House
Dec 04, 2019

Democrats, Don't Overreach on Impeachment
Like Nixon, Trump is accused of many things. But only one matters.

Politics - U.S. House
Dec 03, 2019

G.O.P. Senators, Defending Trump, Embrace Debunked Ukraine Theory
The claim by Senator John Kennedy and others that Ukraine interfered in the 2016 election offers the president a defense but contradicts intelligence agencies, which call it Russian propaganda.

Politics - U.S. House
Dec 03, 2019

Key Takeaways From House Intelligence Committee's Impeachment Report
The 300-page report lays out Democrats' case that President Trump abused the power of his office to solicit political help from a foreign power and obstructed the inquiry into his actions.

Politics - U.S. House
Dec 03, 2019

‘This Is About Our Democracy,' Schiff Says of Impeachment Report
The House Intelligence Committee, led by Representative Adam B. Schiff, concluded in a 300-page report that President Trump tried to solicit foreign interference in the 2020 election.

Politics - U.S. House
Dec 03, 2019

Did We Ever Know the Real Kamala Harris?
She was crowned the perfect Democrat for 2020, but her candidacy appeared to have no real rationale and no clear constituency.

Politics - U.S. House
Dec 03, 2019

Duncan Hunter's Guilty Plea: Answers to 5 Crucial Questions
Mr. Hunter, a Republican congressman known for his hard-line views and early support for President Trump, pleaded guilty on Tuesday to a crime that could end his political career.

Politics - U.S. House
Dec 03, 2019

Duncan Hunter's Guilty Plea: What You Need to Know
Mr. Hunter, a Republican congressman known for his hard-line views and early support for President Trump, pleaded guilty on Tuesday to a crime that could end his political career.

Politics - U.S. House
Dec 03, 2019

The Pioneering Bella Abzug
Leandra Ruth Zarnow's "Battling Bella" presents an outspoken Bella Abzug who has something to say for our own time.

Politics - U.S. House
Dec 03, 2019

Trump Loses Appeal on Deutsche Bank Subpoenas
A federal court ruling is a victory for House Democrats who are investigating President Trump's relationship with the German bank.

Politics - U.S. House
Dec 03, 2019

A Win for Gerrymandering
But the fight goes on.

Politics - U.S. House
Dec 02, 2019

Gov. Kemp of Georgia Expected to Tap Kelly Loeffler for Senate Seat
The appointment would pit the governor against President Trump, revealing an intraparty rift over the best way to maintain Republican dominance in Georgia.

Politics - U.S. House
Dec 02, 2019

Gov. Kemp of Georgia Is Expected to Tap Kelly Loeffler for Senate Seat
The appointment would pit the governor against President Trump, revealing an intraparty rift over the best way to maintain Republican dominance in Georgia.

Politics - U.S. House
Dec 02, 2019

Read the House Republicans' Report on the Impeachment Inquiry
Republicans on three House committees on Monday finalized a report documenting their impeachment defense of President Trump. The Democrats are expected to release their own report in the near future.

Politics - U.S. House
Dec 02, 2019

Democrats Ready Impeachment Report as Republicans Argue Trump Did Nothing Wrong
In a report intended to counter Democrats' impeachment case against President Trump, Republicans argued his efforts to get Ukraine to investigate his rivals had nothing to do with politics.

Politics - U.S. House
Dec 02, 2019

Republican Impeachment Defense Claims Trump's Ukraine Pressure Was Apolitical
In a report intended to counter Democrats' impeachment case against President Trump, Republicans will argue his efforts to get Ukraine to investigate his rivals had nothing to do with politics.

Politics - U.S. House
Dec 02, 2019

Duncan Hunter Will Plead Guilty to Misuse of Campaign Funds
Mr. Hunter, a California congressman, was charged with spending more than $200,000 in campaign funds on personal expenses.

Politics - U.S. House
Dec 02, 2019

What Is the Impeachment Process? A Step-by-Step Guide
A detailed look at each stage in a process that could lead to the removal of President Trump.

Politics - U.S. House
Dec 02, 2019

Trump Heads to London as Impeachment Inquiry Progresses
President Trump left a dreary Washington on Monday with some pointed words for Democrats, who, he said, are deliberately holding an impeachment hearing while he is out of the country.

Politics - U.S. House
Dec 02, 2019

Trump Is the Founders' Worst Nightmare
The very conduct that necessitates presidential impeachment also supplies the means for the demagogue to escape it.

Politics - U.S. House
Dec 01, 2019

Trump's Lawyers Won't Participate in Impeachment Hearing on Wednesday
They did not rule out future participation, but said they would not appear at the Judiciary Committee's first public hearing, featuring legal experts who will offer assessments on impeachment.

Politics - U.S. House
Dec 01, 2019

Trump's Trade Deal Steals a Page From Democrats' Playbook
The president has made a trade agreement that caters to his opposition — and that's why it stands a chance of passing Congress.

Politics - U.S. House
Nov 30, 2019

Twitter Permanently Suspends Accounts of Ilhan Omar's Potential Challenger
Danielle Stella, a Republican, suggested on Twitter that Ms. Omar be tried for treason and hanged.

Politics - U.S. House
Nov 29, 2019

Where's Lindsey? After G.O.P. Outcry, Graham Emerges as a Trump Defender
After initially resisting calls to lead Republicans' impeachment counteroffensive, the senator has now taken on the role with zeal.

Politics - U.S. House
Nov 27, 2019

Three Women Accuse Gordon Sondland of Sexual Misconduct, Report Says
The publication of the allegations came a week after Mr. Sondland testified before Congress in the impeachment proceedings.

Politics - U.S. House
Nov 27, 2019

Trump Keeps Losing in Court. But His Legal Strategy Is Winning Anyway.
As fights over the president's stonewalling of Congress play out slowly in courts, he is reducing the prospect that voters learn new damaging facts about him before the 2020 election.

Politics - U.S. House
Nov 26, 2019

Plane Breaches D.C. Airspace, Prompting Brief White House and Capitol Lockdown
Military aircraft were scrambled over Washington after a plane violated restrictions.

Politics - U.S. House
Nov 26, 2019

Plane Breaches D.C. Airspace, Prompting Brief White House, Capitol Lockdown
Military aircraft were scrambled over Washington, D.C., after an airplane violated airspace restrictions, prompting a brief lockdown at the White House and on Capitol Hill.

Politics - U.S. House
Nov 26, 2019

Why Trump Still Believes (Wrongly) That Ukraine Hacked the D.N.C.
The president is promoting a conspiracy theory — one that may have originated with the Russian government.

Politics - U.S. House
Nov 26, 2019

Can Anyone or Anything Dislodge Trump From the White House?
Diplomats and Democrats are doing their level best.

Politics - U.S. House
Nov 25, 2019

Can Trump Challenge His Impeachment in the Supreme Court?
The president has vowed to ask the justices to intercede, but the Constitution and precedents are against him.

Politics - U.S. House
Nov 25, 2019

Could Donald Jr. or Lara Trump Run for Office in New York, and Win?
A poll showed Lara Trump, the president's daughter-in-law, would win a primary for a Long Island congressional seat by more than 30 points.

Politics - U.S. House
Nov 24, 2019

Why President Trump's Ukraine Scheme Matters
It's what the founders warned us about.

Politics - U.S. House
Nov 24, 2019

Trying Out a Life on the Hill
The two House members whom a reporter followed since January were new to Congress. So was the reporter.

Politics - U.S. House
Nov 23, 2019

A Split Decision From Congress Will Leave Voters With Final Say on Trump
Unlike Presidents Richard M. Nixon or Bill Clinton, Mr. Trump will face an election after his impeachment battle if he isn't removed from office.

Politics - U.S. House
Nov 22, 2019

A Senate Trial Could Put Trump's Use of Aggressive Defense Tactics to Their Biggest Test
The president's campaign against the Mueller report and its author is a road map of what is likely to lie ahead.

Politics - U.S. House
Nov 22, 2019

Trump Ukrainianizes American Politics
Why the president must be impeached and removed.

Politics - U.S. House
Nov 22, 2019

The United States Is Starting to Look Like Ukraine
Why the president must be impeached and removed.

Politics - U.S. House
Nov 22, 2019

The Four Lessons of Impeachment
They are not all depressing.

Politics - U.S. House
Nov 21, 2019

Man Who Threatened 2 Members of Congress Sentenced to 5 Years in Prison
"You will pay," he said in messages for Representatives Steve Scalise and Cathy McMorris Rodgers, both prominent Republicans.

Politics - U.S. House
Nov 21, 2019

Anticipating Impeachment, Republicans Debate Trial Timeline
President Trump wants an aggressive defense, but White House officials and Republicans are divided over whether to aim for a brief process or a drawn-out spectacle.

Politics - U.S. House
Nov 21, 2019

Bracing for Impeachment, White House and Republicans Weigh Contours of a Senate Trial
President Trump wants an aggressive defense, but White House officials and Republicans are divided over whether to aim for a brief process or a drawn-out spectacle.

Politics - U.S. House
Nov 21, 2019

The Impeachment Hearings Revealed a Lot — None of It Great for Trump
After two weeks of public testimony, Americans should have a good sense of why an impeachment inquiry was needed.

Politics - U.S. House
Nov 21, 2019

Suiting Up for the Impeachment Battle
In a political drama that turns on the telling detail, the details of dress matter too.

Politics - U.S. House
Nov 21, 2019

How They Suited Up for the Impeachment Battle
In a political drama that turns on the telling detail, the details of dress matter too.

Politics - U.S. House
Nov 21, 2019

Senate Approves Short-Term Spending Bill to Avoid a Shutdown
The measure now heads to President Trump's desk, delaying the threat of a government shutdown until just before Christmas.

Politics - U.S. House
Nov 21, 2019

Senate Approves Spending Bill to Avoid Shutdown, and Trump Signs It
The measure delays the threat of a government shutdown until just before Christmas.

Politics - U.S. House
Nov 21, 2019

‘We Followed the President's Orders'
In highly anticipated testimony, a top envoy said the operation to extract a political favor from Ukraine was done at the direction of the president, vice president and secretary of state.

Politics - U.S. House
Nov 21, 2019

The Left Shouldn't Freak Out About Trump's Judges (Yet)
The federal appeals courts are not irretrievably lost for liberals.

Politics - U.S. House
Nov 20, 2019

U.S. Bill Supporting Hong Kong Rights Heads to Trump's Desk
After winning House and Senate approval, the bill could complicate the administration's already rocky talks with China to end the trade war.

Politics - U.S. House
Nov 20, 2019

Sondland Has Implicated the President and His Top Men
Congress now needs to hear from more witnesses before an impeachment vote.

Politics - U.S. House
Nov 20, 2019

Carolyn Maloney Elected First Woman to Lead House Oversight Panel
The Democrat from New York will lead a crucial investigative panel involved in the impeachment inquiry into President Trump.

Politics - U.S. House
Nov 20, 2019

Trump's F.D.A. Nominee Sidesteps Questions About Banning Flavored Vaping Products
The nominee, Dr. Stephen M. Hahn, said the decision to restrict flavors would not be his, if confirmed, because it was already under final review by the White House.

Politics - U.S. House
Nov 20, 2019

Impeachment Hearing Live Updates: ‘Everyone Was in the Loop' on Ukraine Pressure, Sondland Says
President Trump distanced himself from Gordon D. Sondland after the ambassador testified that there was a clear "quid pro quo," and that multiple top officials, including Mike Pompeo, Mike Pence and Mick Mulvaney, knew about the campaign to pressure Ukraine to announce investigations of Democrats.

Politics - U.S. House
Nov 20, 2019

Impeachment Hearing Live Updates: Gordon Sondland Ties Trump to Ukraine Pressure Campaign
Gordon D. Sondland will testify that he pressured Ukraine for investigations at President Trump's "express direction," and with signoff from Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. The ambassador also says he raised concerns with Mike Pence about an apparent linkage between Ukraine's military aid and the investigations.

Politics - U.S. House
Nov 20, 2019

Impeachment Hearing Live Updates: Laura Cooper and David Hale Up Next
Gordon D. Sondland testified earlier that there was a clear "quid pro quo," and that multiple top officials, including Mike Pompeo, Mike Pence and Mick Mulvaney, knew about the campaign to pressure Ukraine to announce investigations of Democrats.

Politics - U.S. House
Nov 20, 2019

Impeachment Hearing Live Updates: Laura Cooper Testifies About Ukrainian Aid
A Pentagon official provided new details about when the Ukrainians may have learned about the hold on security aid. Gordon D. Sondland also testified that multiple top officials, including Mike Pompeo and Mike Pence, knew about the campaign to pressure Ukraine to announce investigations of Democrats.

Politics - U.S. House
Nov 20, 2019

Impeachment Hearing Live Updates: Sondland Says ‘Everyone Was in the Loop' on Pressure Campaign
President Trump distanced himself from Gordon D. Sondland after the ambassador testified that there was a clear "quid pro quo," and that multiple top officials, including Mike Pompeo, Mike Pence and Mick Mulvaney, knew about the campaign to pressure Ukraine to announce investigations of Democrats.

Politics - U.S. House
Nov 20, 2019

Impeachment Hearing Live Updates: Sondland Says ‘We Followed the President's Orders' on Ukraine
Gordon D. Sondland testified that Secretary of State Mike Pompeo signed off on the pressure campaign, and that he told Vice President Mike Pence about an apparent link between military aid for Ukraine and investigations of Democrats. Mr. Sondland confirmed there was a "clear quid pro quo" for a White House meeting between President Trump and Ukraine's president.

Politics - U.S. House
Nov 20, 2019

Impeachment Hearing Live Updates: Sondland Ties Trump to Ukraine Pressure Campaign
"We followed the president's orders," Gordon D. Sondland tells lawmakers, adding that Secretary of State Mike Pompeo signed off, and Vice President Mike Pence was told about an apparent link between Ukraine's military aid and investigations. He confirms there was a "clear quid pro quo" for a White House meeting between Mr. Trump and Ukraine's president.

Politics - U.S. House
Nov 20, 2019

Impeachment Hearing Updates: Gordon Sondland Heads to Capitol Hill
The U.S. ambassador to the European Union kept Secretary of State Mike Pompeo informed about his efforts to press Ukraine to announce investigations President Trump wanted.

Politics - U.S. House
Nov 20, 2019

Key Moments From Sondland, Cooper and Hale Testimony
A Pentagon official provided new details about when the Ukrainians may have learned about the hold on security aid. Gordon D. Sondland also testified that multiple top officials, including Mike Pompeo and Mike Pence, knew about the campaign to pressure Ukraine to announce investigations of Democrats.

Politics - U.S. House
Nov 20, 2019

The Democrats Are in Georgia. The Stakes Couldn't Be Higher.
The state's demographics have been favorable to turn it blue, but destiny is shaped by history, too.

Politics - U.S. House
Nov 20, 2019

The Danger of Elizabeth Warren
Even if she wins the presidency — hardly a sure bet — she may jeopardize Democrats in the House and the Senate.

Politics - U.S. House
Nov 20, 2019

What to Watch For in Day 4 of the Trump Impeachment Inquiry Hearings
The House impeachment hearings hit a critical moment on Wednesday with the appearance of perhaps the most significant witness on the public schedule.

Politics - U.S. House
Nov 20, 2019

What to Watch in Day 4 of the Trump Impeachment Inquiry Hearings
The House impeachment hearings hit a critical moment on Wednesday with the appearance of perhaps the most significant witness on the public schedule.

Politics - U.S. House
Nov 19, 2019

Colonel Vindman's America
It's not a place that Donald Trump knows much about.

Politics - U.S. House
Nov 19, 2019

Man Who Threatened to ‘Put a Bullet' in Rep. Omar Pleads Guilty
Congresswoman Ilhan Omar asked for leniency in sentencing the western New York man.

Politics - U.S. House
Nov 19, 2019

Officials Testify That Trump Requests on Ukraine Call Were Inappropriate
In the second week of impeachment hearings, two White House national security aides recalled their concerns after the president's call with his Ukrainian counterpart.

Politics - U.S. House
Nov 19, 2019

Officials Testify Trump Call Was Inappropriate; One ‘Couldn't Believe' It
In the second week of impeachment hearings, White House national security aides recalled their concerns after the president's conversation with his Ukrainian counterpart.

Politics - U.S. House
Nov 19, 2019

White House Attacks Its Ukraine Expert as He Says Trump Call Was ‘Inappropriate'
As Lt. Col. Alexander S. Vindman, the top White House Ukraine expert, testified that President Trump's call with the Ukrainian president was "inappropriate," Mr. Trump's team attacked him.

Politics - U.S. House
Nov 19, 2019

House Moves to Stave Off Another Government Shutdown
With just days before funding for the entire government is set to lapse on Thursday, lawmakers approved the second stopgap spending bill in two months.

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