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Politics - U.S. House
Jul 17, 2018

Martha Roby, Former Trump Critic, Wins Alabama House Runoff
Ms. Roby, a Republican congresswoman, defeated a primary challenger who assailed her for withdrawing her support for President Trump in 2016.

Politics - U.S. House
Jul 17, 2018

Time for Republicans to Grow a Spine
Some Republicans say President Trump embarrassed himself and the country in his meeting with Vladimir Putin. Here's what they can do about it.

Politics - U.S. House
Jul 17, 2018

The Trump Administration Caves on Plastic Guns
The government has just made it easier for terrorists and criminals to produce deadly weapons with an inexpensive 3-D printer.

Politics - U.S. House
Jul 17, 2018

Senators Push Fed Chairman for Answers on Slow Wage Growth
Testifying before the Banking Committee, Jerome H. Powell offered a sunny portrait of the economy — and mild warnings on trade policy.

Politics - U.S. House
Jul 17, 2018

Alabama Election Results: Second House District Republican Primary Runoff
See full results and maps from the Alabama primary runoffs.

Politics - U.S. House
Jul 17, 2018

Can a Pro-Coal Democrat in West Virginia Carve a Path for His Party?
Richard Ojeda, a populist Democrat riding a wave of labor activism, is making a deep-red House district look flippable, and may show his party a way to win in Trump country.

Politics - U.S. House
Jul 17, 2018

Alabama Primary Runoff: Martha Roby Tries to Fend Off Challenger Bobby Bright
Ms. Roby, who has held her seat in Congress since 2011, came up short during a June primary. She faces Mr. Bright, a former mayor of Montgomery (and a former Democrat) in a runoff on Tuesday.

Politics - U.S. House
Jul 16, 2018

Trump Trusts Putin's Denial, but Seven U.S. Intelligence Groups Blame Russia for Election Meddling
On Monday, President Trump continued to cast doubt on Russia's interference in the 2016 presidential election, the consensus position of American intelligence agencies and both parties on Capitol Hill.

Politics - U.S. House
Jul 16, 2018

Trump Trusts Putin's Denial, but Seven U.S Intelligence Groups Blame Russia for Election Meddling
On Monday, President Trump continued to cast doubt on Russia's interference in the 2016 presidential election, the consensus position of American intelligence agencies and both parties on Capitol Hill.

Politics - U.S. House
Jul 16, 2018

The Perils of the Trump Cult
Tennessee's Marsha Blackburn wants to ride the president's coattails to the Senate. But will her plan backfire?

Politics - U.S. House
Jul 15, 2018

Paul Ryan Says His SUV Was ‘Eaten by Animals.' Here's How to Protect Your Vehicle From Wildlife.
The House speaker said woodchucks chewed the wiring out from his Chevrolet Suburban: "And so my car was eaten by animals, and it's just dead."

Politics - U.S. House
Jul 15, 2018

Paul Ryan Says His S.U.V. Was ‘Eaten by Animals.' Here's How to Protect Your Vehicle From Wildlife.
The House speaker said woodchucks chewed the wiring out from his Chevrolet Suburban: "And so my car was eaten by animals, and it's just dead."

Politics - U.S. House
Jul 15, 2018

Kevin De León Beats Feinstein for California Democrats' Endorsement
While Senator Dianne Feinstein trounced Mr. de León in the California primary, they will still face off in the November election. The state party's endorsement of Mr. de León reflects the power of liberal activists.

Politics - U.S. House
Jul 15, 2018

California Democratic Party Snubs Feinstein and Endorses Kevin De León
Senator Dianne Feinstein is widely expected to preserve her seat in the midterm elections, but the support for Mr. de León reflects the rise of younger liberal activists.

Politics - U.S. House
Jul 15, 2018

Feinstein Has Advantages in California Race. De León Now Has Party Leaders.
Though Senator Dianne Feinstein trounced Kevin de León in a primary, they will still face off in November, after party leaders endorsed Mr. de León, reflecting the power of liberal activists.

Politics - U.S. House
Jul 14, 2018

Should Democrats Have Saved Their Filibuster for the New Court Fight?
By forcing a showdown last year, Democrats gave Republicans an opening to end the filibuster of Supreme Court nominees. Some wish they had it back.

Politics - U.S. House
Jul 14, 2018

Forget Suits. Show the Tattoo. Female Candidates Are Breaking the Rules.
After years of being told to put on a suit and recite their résumé, women running for office are now revealing themselves in more complex ways.

Politics - U.S. House
Jul 14, 2018

Women Rewrite the Political Playbook and Run as … Themselves
After years of being told to put on a suit and recite their résumé, women running for office are now revealing themselves in more complex ways.

Politics - U.S. House
Jul 14, 2018

These Ads Reveal How Women Candidates Are Changing Campaigns
Candidates like Abby Finkenauer are ditching ads showing them in pantsuits and instead focusing on their personal stories.

Politics - U.S. House
Jul 13, 2018

The Real F.B.I. Election Culprit
Hint: It's not Peter Strzok.

Politics - U.S. House
Jul 13, 2018

Pat Swindall, Congressman Undone by Scandal, Is Dead at 67
A Georgia Republican, he was elected at a time when his state's political landscape was dominated by Democrats. But a perjury conviction derailed his career.

Politics - U.S. House
Jul 13, 2018

Door-Knocking Democrat Tries to Break G.O.P. Grip in Ohio Special Election
A special election for a House seat in Ohio will test the power of the rural vote against the kind of affluent, rapidly growing suburbs that Democrats need to win.

Politics - U.S. House
Jul 13, 2018

Why Peter Strzok Wanted to Testify
We look at what happened when the embattled F.B.I. agent appeared before lawmakers to explain his controversial text messages.

Politics - U.S. House
Jul 13, 2018

Republicans Had a Plan for Josh Hawley in Missouri. He's Working on It.
Handpicked by party leaders and backed by influential donors, Mr. Hawley has gained recognition and influence in a key state. But there have been growing pains.

Politics - U.S. House
Jul 12, 2018

Trump to Appoint a New Liaison to Congress
Shahira Knight, who was deputy director at the National Economic Council under its former director, Gary D. Cohn, will take over as director of White House legislative affairs, officials said.

Politics - U.S. House
Jul 12, 2018

Ocasio-Cortez Is Not Spelled C-r-o-w-l-e-y
New York's arcane election laws keep a defeated incumbent on the ballot.

Politics - U.S. House
Jul 12, 2018

Ocasio-Cortez Isn't Spelled C-r-o-w-l-e-y
New York's arcane election laws keep a defeated incumbent on the ballot.

Politics - U.S. House
Jul 12, 2018

Two Senators Call for Investigation of Smart TV Industry
In a letter to the Federal Trade Commission, Edward J. Markey and Richard Blumenthal expressed concern that Samba TV wasn't transparent with viewers about data it collected.

Politics - U.S. House
Jul 12, 2018

Ocasio-Cortez Confronts Crowley Over His ‘Third-Party Challenge'
Representative Joseph Crowley said he has supported Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and did not plan to run, even though his name will remain on the ballot.

Politics - U.S. House
Jul 12, 2018

Ocasio-Cortez Attacks Crowley Over His ‘Third-Party Challenge'
Representative Joseph Crowley said he has supported Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and did not plan to run, even though his name will remain on the ballot.

Politics - U.S. House
Jul 12, 2018

F.B.I. Agent at Center of Russia Probe Turns Tables on G.O.P.
Peter Strzok, the F.B.I. agent who led the investigations of Russian interference and the Clinton emails, was hauled before the House but came out swinging.

Politics - U.S. House
Jul 12, 2018

F.B.I. Agent Defends Actions in Russia Inquiry in Contentious House Testimony
Peter Strzok, the F.B.I. agent who led the investigations of Russian interference and the Clinton emails, was hauled before the House but came out swinging.

Politics - U.S. House
Jul 12, 2018

F.B.I. Agent Defends Actions in Russia Probe in Contentious House Testimony
Peter Strzok, the F.B.I. agent who led the investigations of Russian interference and the Clinton emails, was hauled before the House but came out swinging.

Politics - U.S. House
Jul 12, 2018

Just Confirm Kavanaugh
How much political capital can Democrats spend on a losing battle?

Politics - U.S. House
Jul 11, 2018

Justice Dept. Nominee Who Drew Scrutiny for Russian Bank Work Is Confirmed
Democrats also questioned the experience of Brian Benczkowski, who will lead the department's Criminal Division. His confirmation broke a logjam of pending nominations for top jobs at the department.

Politics - U.S. House
Jul 11, 2018

Unshaken by Abuse Scandal, Conservatives Are Sticking With Jim Jordan
In addition to ex-wrestlers and coaches, the top three House Republicans have backed Mr. Jordan, a powerful House member who denies he ignored sexual abuse allegations.

Politics - U.S. House
Jul 11, 2018

As President Trump Bashes NATO, Republicans Are Largely Silent
Republicans on Capitol Hill said they support the alliance, but they declined to offer opinions on President Trump's slamming of NATO at a breakfast in Brussels.

Politics - U.S. House
Jul 11, 2018

Democrats Zero In on Kavanaugh's Defense of Presidential Power
Democrats thought the weakness of a Supreme Court nominee would be health care and abortion. Then came Brett M. Kavanaugh's writings on shielding presidents from investigation.

Politics - U.S. House
Jul 11, 2018

Ocasio-Cortez Highlights How Third-Party Quirks Can Muddle Elections
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's Reform Party victory in a neighboring congressional district points to the oddities of third-party politics in New York.

Politics - U.S. House
Jul 11, 2018

Listen to ‘The Daily': Brett Kavanaugh's Change of Heart
President Trump's Supreme Court nominee once made the case for impeaching a president. He now says that was a mistake.

Politics - U.S. House
Jul 11, 2018

For Midterms, Supreme Court Political Drama Plays to Its Audience
The clash over Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh's nomination will leave Democratic senators on the defensive, but it could energize the left in House races.

Politics - U.S. House
Jul 11, 2018

Solar Plan Collides With Farm Tradition in Pacific Northwest
Tensions between liberal cities and the conservative countryside of Washington State are flaring over a major solar energy project, in a district with a highly contested House race this fall.

Politics - U.S. House
Jul 10, 2018

How Fraught Is Meeting With Russia? Just Ask Republican Senators
Republican senators traveled to Russia over their July 4 recess, preaching conciliation and dialogue. The Russians could not have been more pleased.

Politics - U.S. House
Jul 10, 2018

How Fraught Is Meeting With Russia? Just Ask Republican Senators.
Republican senators traveled to Russia over their July 4 recess, preaching conciliation and dialogue. The Russians could not have been more pleased.

Politics - U.S. House
Jul 10, 2018

Who Might the Court Fight Help in the Midterms? Democrats. And Republicans.
President Trump's new Supreme Court nominee could help Republicans hold or expand control in the Senate, even as it helps Democrats' chances to take the House.

Politics - U.S. House
Jul 10, 2018

Senate Democrats Come Out Swinging in Long-Shot Fight to Block Kavanaugh
Democrats painted the Supreme Court nominee as an arch-conservative who would endanger abortion rights and health care and protect President Trump.

Politics - U.S. House
Jul 10, 2018

Kavanaugh Must Answer the Abortion Question
Would he uphold Roe v. Wade?

Politics - U.S. House
Jul 10, 2018

Listen to ‘The Daily': Trump Picks Brett Kavanaugh
Given Judge Kavanaugh's conservative record and the political math in the Senate, what happens now?

Politics - U.S. House
Jul 10, 2018

What Does the Supreme Court Mean for the Midterm Elections? Here Are 2 Hints
President Trump's selection of Brett Kavanaugh for a Supreme Court vacancy comes just four months before crucial national elections.

Politics - U.S. House
Jul 09, 2018

After Kavanaugh, the Deluge
The promises that the conservative legal movement made to the pro-life voters are about to come due.

Politics - U.S. House
Jul 09, 2018

There's So Much You Don't Know About Brett Kavanaugh
And you probably won't until it's too late.

Politics - U.S. House
Jul 09, 2018

If the Supreme Court is Nakedly Political, Can It Be Just?
Rigidly divided by both ideology and party, the court risks losing public legitimacy.

Politics - U.S. House
Jul 09, 2018

The Nominee Is Coming. What Then?
The country's center-left majority "has to actually organize and elect people to office."

Politics - U.S. House
Jul 08, 2018

The House Returns to Deep Uncertainty Over Both Parties' Leadership
Both Republicans and Democrats face an unsettled situation in the House, where neither party is sure of its leadership and no one knows who will be in control.

Politics - U.S. House
Jul 08, 2018

Republicans and Democrats Face Leadership Struggles as House Returns
There is an unsettled situation in the House, where neither party is sure of its leadership and no one knows who will be in control.

Politics - U.S. House
Jul 08, 2018

Both Parties Face Leadership Struggles as House Returns
Republicans and Democrats face an unsettled situation in the House, where neither party is sure of its leadership and no one knows who will be in control.

Politics - U.S. House
Jul 08, 2018

This Is No Time For Liberal Despair
It's time for a bottom-up progressive movement to counter a conservative Supreme Court.

Politics - U.S. House
Jul 07, 2018

McConnell Tries to Nudge Trump Toward Two Supreme Court Options
Senator Mitch McConnell argued that Judges Raymond M. Kethledge and Thomas M. Hardiman presented the fewest obvious obstacles to being confirmed, according to Republican officials.

Politics - U.S. House
Jul 07, 2018

Progressive Populism Can Save Us From Trump
The old-school idealism of the Midwest provides a road map for Democratic victory.

Politics - U.S. House
Jul 07, 2018

‘It's a Terrible Vote': Red-State Democrats Face an Agonizing Supreme Court Choice
The Supreme Court votes by a handful of Senate Democrats from Republican states could have broad ramifications for their party, its leadership and its core voters.

Politics - U.S. House
Jul 06, 2018

Jim Jordan Is Defiant as Allegations Mount, and Supporters Point to ‘Deep State'
The Ohio congressman insists he didn't know that wrestlers on a college team he coached were being abused, and backers say he is the victim of conspirators who are trying to bring down the president.

Politics - U.S. House
Jul 06, 2018

Democrats: Do Not Surrender the Judiciary
Resist President Trump's radical court picks, from the Supreme Court on down. This is both a sprint and a marathon.

Politics - U.S. House
Jul 06, 2018

Holocaust Denier in California Congressional Race Leaves State G.O.P. Scrambling
John Fitzgerald placed second in a House primary just after the state Republican Party discovered his anti-Semitic views and rescinded its endorsement.

Politics - U.S. House
Jul 06, 2018

Ocasio-Cortez's Next Task: Empowering Other Female Outsiders to Win
After Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's victory, female outsider candidates have shared volunteer lists, fund-raising tips and moral support.

Politics - U.S. House
Jul 06, 2018

Amy McGrath Set Her Sights on the Marines and Now Congress. Her Mother Is the Reason.
Ms. McGrath, a Democrat trying to topple a Republican in Kentucky, emphasizes her biography as a Marine aviator. But her mother's struggles and successes shaped her just as much.

Politics - U.S. House
Jul 05, 2018

Trump Assails Critics and Mocks #MeToo. What About Putin? ‘He's Fine'
The president, at a rally for Montana's Republican Senate candidate, also revived his "Pocahontas" attack on Senator Elizabeth Warren.

Politics - U.S. House
Jul 05, 2018

Can Amy McGrath's Military Experience Carry Her to Victory in Kentucky?
As a Marine fighter pilot, Amy McGrath broke many barriers for women in the military. Her experience has already carried her to an upset victory in the Democratic primary for a House seat in Kentucky. Here's how her campaign hopes to win in November.

Politics - U.S. House
Jul 05, 2018

Before Ocasio-Cortez, the Elizabeth Holtzman Effect
In 1972, in a race with many parallels to today, Ms. Holtzman upset the longtime incumbent Congressman in the Democratic primary.

Politics - U.S. House
Jul 05, 2018

Senators Collins and Murkowski, It's Time to Leave the G.O.P.
If the Senate's moderate Republican women really want to send a message about women's health, they can do better than a Supreme Court justice vote.

Politics - U.S. House
Jul 05, 2018

Senators Collins and Murkowski: It's Time to Leave the G.O.P.
If the Senate's moderate Republican women really want to send a message about women's health, they can do better than a Supreme Court justice vote.

Politics - U.S. House
Jul 05, 2018

How Will We Know What a Supreme Court Nominee Really Thinks?
It's a myth that potential justices can't answer questions about their positions on Roe v. Wade.

Politics - U.S. House
Jul 03, 2018

Sexual Abuse Accusations at Ohio State Could Tar Powerful Republican
Former wrestlers at the university say Representative Jim Jordan of Ohio knew of sexual abuse when he was a wrestling coach — and stayed silent.

Politics - U.S. House
Jul 03, 2018

Imran Awan, Ex-Congressional I.T. Worker, Pleads Guilty to Bank Fraud
In a plea agreement, prosecutors debunked claims by conservatives that Mr. Awan had engaged in illegal conduct involving House computer systems.

Politics - U.S. House
Jul 03, 2018

This Republican Always Shows Up. That May Not Be Enough This Fall.
Representative Barbara Comstock, one of the most vulnerable Republican incumbents, may sink with the anchor of President Trump in her wealthy, diverse Virginia district.

Politics - U.S. House
Jul 03, 2018

Can a Stronger Congress Check the Supreme Court?
Justice Kennedy's exit is a reminder of the ways in which a very weak Congress has abdicated its coequal role.

Politics - U.S. House
Jul 02, 2018

Things to Consider in Picking a Supreme Court Justice
Readers address the confirmation battle over the next justice.

Politics - U.S. House
Jul 02, 2018

Listen to ‘The Daily': Susan Collins on Roe v. Wade and the Next Justice
The Republican from Maine is among few senators willing to break from their parties on major issues — and who may decide the makeup of the Supreme Court.

Politics - U.S. House
Jul 02, 2018

If Demographics Are Destiny, Why Can't Democrats Win This Denver District?
Despite an ever more diverse population, Colorado's Sixth District has frustrated Democrats for years. Liberals hope the news from the border may finally help them flip the seat.

Politics - U.S. House
Jul 02, 2018

‘Hurry Up and Get a Divorce'? For the Rich, There's an Incentive
Financial professionals from coast to coast are warning wealthy clients that if they're thinking about filing for divorce, they'd better act soon.

Politics - U.S. House
Jul 02, 2018

New Tax Law Is Prodding the Rich to Get Divorced, Fast
Financial professionals from coast to coast are warning wealthy clients that if they're thinking about filing for divorce, they'd better act soon.

Politics - U.S. House
Jul 01, 2018

If Congress Changes Food Stamp Requirements, Kids Will Go Hungry
The House's harsh proposal targets adults but, children will suffer if it becomes law.

Politics - U.S. House
Jul 01, 2018

Susan Collins, Pivotal Moderate, Says ‘Hostility' to Roe Would Sway Her Vote
Ms. Collins, a Republican senator, appeared to edge beyond previous statements, saying a Supreme Court pick who would overturn the abortion rights case "would not be acceptable to me."

Politics - U.S. House
Jun 30, 2018

Make Way for Young Democratic Leaders
With Joe Crowley out of the running to replace Nancy Pelosi, House Democrats are facing a crisis of fresh blood.

Politics - U.S. House
Jun 30, 2018

Local Girl Makes Good
At long last, the Democrats have a candidate with youth, fight and energy — and not Trumpian dragon energy.

Politics - U.S. House
Jun 30, 2018

As Trump Consolidates Power, Democrats Confront a Rebellion in Their Ranks
The looming battle over the Supreme Court opening highlights the fissure between establishment Democrats and activists pressing a liberal, anti-Trump agenda.

Politics - U.S. House
Jun 30, 2018

These 20 Representatives Have Not Had a Primary Challenger for at Least a Decade
Some House incumbents have run unopposed for nearly three decades.

Politics - U.S. House
Jun 29, 2018

With G.O.P. Primary on Staten Island Over, Enter the Democrat
Max Rose, an Army veteran and former health care executive, easily defeated five challengers to win the Democratic nomination. He will face Dan Donovan in November.

Politics - U.S. House
Jun 28, 2018

With Roe in the Balance, Two Republicans Hold High Court in their Hands
Democrats are practically powerless to stop President Trump's Supreme Court pick. So all eyes are on Senators Collins and Murkowski to save abortion rights.

Politics - U.S. House
Jun 28, 2018

Crowley's Loss Heralds an ‘End of an Era': Last of the Party Bosses
As boss of the Queens County Democratic Party, Representative Joseph Crowley held sway over many things, but that did not prevent his primary defeat.

Politics - U.S. House
Jun 28, 2018

Denied a Filibuster, Democrats Eye Other Tactics in Supreme Court Fight
Coming hearings will be the first time the process has begun with the threat of a filibuster off the table.

Politics - U.S. House
Jun 28, 2018

The End of Abortion
With a new Trump appointee, the Supreme Court is likely to make access to the procedure practically impossible in states hostile to it.

Politics - U.S. House
Jun 28, 2018

Will a Shocker in New York Have a Ripple Effect in Massachusetts?
The victory by Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez in Queens this week brings new confidence to the campaigns of three women challenging male incumbents in Massachusetts

Politics - U.S. House
Jun 28, 2018

Fighting Privilege: The Senate Finally Wants to Pay Its Interns
In a bid to make Washington's halls of power more diverse, the Senate is seeking to create a $5 million fund to compensate its interns, the first such organized congressional effort in two decades.

Politics - U.S. House
Jun 28, 2018

It Was Kennedy's Court. Will It Now Be Now Trump's?
Sampling the reaction to the announcement that Justice Anthony Kennedy will retire, setting the stage for another Trump nomination to the court.

Politics - U.S. House
Jun 28, 2018

It Was Kennedy's Court. Will It Now Be Trump's?
Sampling the reaction to the announcement that Justice Anthony Kennedy will retire, setting the stage for another Trump nomination to the court.

Politics - U.S. House
Jun 28, 2018

This Is the World Mitch McConnell Gave Us
Donald Trump dominates our universe. McConnell made it all possible.

Politics - U.S. House
Jun 28, 2018

Lesson of the Blue Wave Primaries? We're All Struggling Now
The results of local races, including Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's win, reveal a coalition fueled by the same economic anxieties that supposedly drove Trump voters.

Politics - U.S. House
Jun 28, 2018

House G.O.P. Breaks Into Open Warfare With Rosenstein, Demanding Files
As Republicans battered Rod J. Rosenstein, the deputy attorney general, in a hearing, a House resolution gave the Justice Department seven days to produce documents.

Politics - U.S. House
Jun 28, 2018

House G.O.P. Breaks Into Open Warfare With Rosenstein, Demanding Russia Files
As Republicans battered Rod J. Rosenstein, the deputy attorney general, in a hearing, a House resolution gave the Justice Department seven days to produce documents.

Politics - U.S. House
Jun 28, 2018

House Passes Resolution Demanding Justice Dept. Turn Over Documents
As Judiciary Committee Republicans battered the deputy attorney general, Rod J. Rosenstein, a House Republican resolution intensified the war on the Russia investigation.

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