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Politics - U.S. House
Sep 20, 2020

Trump and Democrats Brace for Showdown Over Supreme Court Seat
The president's determination to confirm a replacement for Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg before the election set lawmakers on a collision course as Congress deals with other major issues.

Politics - U.S. House
Sep 20, 2020

Supreme Court Fight Could Scramble Intense Battle for Senate
Republicans see benefits for candidates struggling in conservative states, but Democrats say the vacancy sharpens their health care message and underscores Republican fealty to Trump.

Politics - U.S. House
Sep 20, 2020

Abortion Was Back-Burnered in the Presidential Race. Not Anymore.
The battle over the Supreme Court brings back a volatile issue with political risks for both sides, even as it energizes parts of their bases.

Politics - U.S. House
Sep 20, 2020

How the G.O.P. Might Get to Yes on Replacing Ruth Bader Ginsburg
There's no escape from juristocracy except through political conflict.

Politics - U.S. House
Sep 20, 2020

Ruth Bader Ginsburg Live Updates: Amid Mourning, Political Fight Heats Up
In emotional displays, thousands honored Justice Ginsburg and vowed to protect her legacy. President Trump said the nominee "will be a woman," and pressed to fill the seat "without delay."

Politics - U.S. House
Sep 20, 2020

Ruth Bader Ginsburg Live Updates: As Nation Mourns, Political Struggle Intensifies
In emotional displays, thousands honored Justice Ginsburg and vowed to protect her legacy. President Trump said the nominee "will be a woman," and pressed to fill the seat "without delay."

Politics - U.S. House
Sep 20, 2020

Ruth Bader Ginsburg Live Updates: Biden Says Election Winner Should Pick Nominee
Lisa Murkowski of Alaska became the second Republican senator to say the Senate should not consider a nominee before the presidential election.

Politics - U.S. House
Sep 20, 2020

Ruth Bader Ginsburg Updates: Biden Says Election Winner Should Pick Nominee
Lawmakers spar over the process to fill the vacant seat on the Supreme Court as possible nominees start to come into view and mourners continue to grieve a giant of the law.

Politics - U.S. House
Sep 20, 2020

Our Poll* Shows Close Race for Senate in Montana
*The survey erred in listing the Green Party, but it's still clear that Daines and Bullock are in a tight contest.

Politics - U.S. House
Sep 19, 2020

‘This Is Why We Wanted This Guy': Conservatives Push Trump to Fill Court Seat Quickly
Social conservatives and evangelical groups sprang into action after the death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, encouraging a speedy confirmation and rallying support for embattled Senate Republicans.

Politics - U.S. House
Sep 19, 2020

Shadow of Merrick Garland Hangs Over the Next Supreme Court Fight
The fight over the confirmation of Judge Garland in 2016 set the tone for an even more brutal battle over who should succeed Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

Politics - U.S. House
Sep 19, 2020

Ginsburg's Death Further Polarizes Voters Just Weeks Before Election
Republicans want to push forward. Democrats are seething. A bitterly divided nation gets more so as a Supreme Court nomination fight looms.

Politics - U.S. House
Sep 19, 2020

Demonstrators Assemble Outside McConnell's House
Protesters rallied outside the home of Senator Mitch McConnell, after he said he would move forward with President Trump's nominee to replace Justice Ginsburg on the Supreme Court, reversing his 2016 position.

Politics - U.S. House
Sep 19, 2020

The Latest Positions of Key Senators on Ginsburg's Replacement
The political jockeying intensified on Saturday about what the Senate would do to fill the vacancy on the U.S. Supreme Court.

Politics - U.S. House
Sep 19, 2020

In the Supreme Court Battle to Come, Here Are the Senators to Watch
Republicans hold a narrow majority in the Senate, meaning they can only afford to lose a few votes in their push to confirm a replacement for Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Here are the potential swing votes.

Politics - U.S. House
Sep 19, 2020

Cash Is Flowing Over Confirmation Battle for Supreme Court Vacancy
Justice Ginsburg's death on Friday night plunged Washington into what is certain to be a fierce clash as liberals seek to stop President Trump and the Republican-led Senate from confirming a replacement before Inauguration Day.

Politics - U.S. House
Sep 19, 2020

How Mitch McConnell Can Quickly Push Through Trump's Supreme Court Nominee
The rules and partisan breakdown of the Senate make it possible for Republicans to swiftly confirm President Trump's Supreme Court nominee. Here's how.

Politics - U.S. House
Sep 19, 2020

Court Vacancy Injects New Uncertainty Into Rancorous Election Battle
After the death of Ruth Bader Ginsburg, it was not clear that President Trump's right-wing coalition would be more motivated by a confirmation fight than the alliance of liberals and moderates supportive of Mr. Biden would be.

Politics - U.S. House
Sep 19, 2020

Ginsburg Supreme Court Vacancy Is the Second Closest to a U.S. Election Ever
The death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on Friday left an opening on the Supreme Court 46 days before Election Day.

Politics - U.S. House
Sep 19, 2020

Can Mitch McConnell Be Stopped?
If Republicans give Ruth Bader Ginsburg's seat to some Federalist Society fanatic, Democrats should pack the court.

Politics - U.S. House
Sep 19, 2020

Ruth Bader Ginsburg's Legacy
In the rearview mirror, the victories of a trailblazing feminist. On the road ahead, the threat of an entrenched and powerful minority.

Politics - U.S. House
Sep 18, 2020

Ruth Bader Ginsburg Knew What to Do With Her Time
But she also knew something about the unreliability of happy endings.

Politics - U.S. House
Sep 18, 2020

For McConnell, Ginsburg's Death Prompts Stark Turnabout From 2016 Stance
The majority leader pledged that President Trump's nominee to replace Justice Ginsburg would receive a Senate vote, despite his 2016 move to block President Obama's nominee in the waning months of his term.

Politics - U.S. House
Sep 18, 2020

Would McConnell Dare Try to Fill Ginsburg's Seat? Of Course He Will.
The majority leader pledged that President Trump's nominee to replace Justice Ginsburg would receive a Senate vote, despite his 2016 move to block President Obama's nominee in the waning months of his term.

Politics - U.S. House
Sep 18, 2020

McConnell Vows Vote on Ginsburg Replacement as Her Death Upends the 2020 Race
Democrats warn Republicans to follow the precedent they set in 2016, when they refused to consider President Barack Obama's choice for the court on the grounds that it was an election year.

Politics - U.S. House
Sep 18, 2020

Virus Pulls Down Trump, Poll Shows, and G.O.P. Senators Suffer With Him
A New York Times/Siena College survey showed Joe Biden leading President Trump by wide margins in Maine and Arizona, and effectively tied in North Carolina. Susan Collins trailed her Democratic rival in Maine's Senate race.

Politics - U.S. House
Sep 17, 2020

No, the Democrats Haven't Gone Over the Edge
The party still has a strong vibrant center.

Politics - U.S. House
Sep 17, 2020

‘A Comprehensive Plan': Democrats Make New Push for Heroes Act
House and Senate Democrats said they would continue to fight for a stimulus package as the death toll in the United States from coronavirus neared 200,000.

Politics - U.S. House
Sep 17, 2020

Community Colleges Can Be Engines of Economic Recovery
With proper funding and innovation, two-year public colleges can handle job training for millions of people.

Politics - U.S. House
Sep 17, 2020

Senate Democrats Present $350 Billion Strategy to Counter China
Democrats rolled out sprawling legislation that proposes substantial new funding over a decade in a bid to reinvest in the nation's economy and challenge Beijing.

Politics - U.S. House
Sep 17, 2020

A $1.5 Trillion Compromise Democrats Can't Ignore
A compromise struck by House Democrats and Republicans to deliver pandemic relief aid merits leadership's consideration.

Politics - U.S. House
Sep 17, 2020

A $1.5 Trillion Compromise That Congress's Leaders Can't Ignore
The bipartisan framework struck by House Democrats and Republicans merits consideration.

Politics - U.S. House
Sep 17, 2020

A $1.5 Trillion Compromise That Democrats Can't Ignore
The bipartisan framework struck by House Democrats and Republicans merits consideration.

Politics - U.S. House
Sep 17, 2020

People Need Money Now. A $1.5 Million Deal Can Make It Happen.
A compromise struck by House Democrats and Republicans to deliver aid during the pandemic merits consideration.

Politics - U.S. House
Sep 17, 2020

People Need Money Now. A $1.5 Trillion Deal Can Make It Happen.
A compromise struck by House Democrats and Republicans to deliver aid during the pandemic merits consideration.

Politics - U.S. House
Sep 17, 2020

What's at Stake in This Election? The American Democratic Experiment
Trump's former director of national intelligence on how to firmly and unambiguously reassure all Americans that their votes will be counted.

Politics - U.S. House
Sep 16, 2020

Trump Scorns His Own Scientists Over Virus Data
A public scolding of the C.D.C. chief was only the latest but perhaps the starkest instance when the president has rejected not just the policy advice of his public health officials but the facts and information that they provided.

Politics - U.S. House
Sep 16, 2020

Presidentially, Two Parties Is Plenty
Next time maybe they'll bring back the Whigs.

Politics - U.S. House
Sep 16, 2020

This Isn't Just JPMorgan's Problem
Sending workers home after a colleague tests positive for the coronavirus will be a fact of life for months to come.

Politics - U.S. House
Sep 16, 2020

House Report Condemns Boeing and F.A.A. in 737 Max Disasters
A committee's Democrats say two fatal crashes were a "horrific culmination" of engineering flaws, mismanagement and oversight lapses.

Politics - U.S. House
Sep 16, 2020

Why Trump's Supreme Court Fantasy List Is Bad for Real Life
Listing potential justices may distort how we see the judiciary and how it behaves. Joe Biden should stick to "no names."

Politics - U.S. House
Sep 15, 2020

Sarah McBride Is Set to Be the Nation's Highest-Ranking Transgender Official
Ms. McBride, who would be the first openly transgender person to serve in any state's senate, won a primary for a safely Democratic seat in Delaware.

Politics - U.S. House
Sep 15, 2020

Taking a Cue From Trump, House Republicans Offer Narrow Agenda
Working to avoid losing more ground in the minority, they unveiled a vision for governing on Tuesday. It was a road map back to February.

Politics - U.S. House
Sep 15, 2020

As Democrats Fret, Pelosi Vows to Act Again on Stimulus Plan Before Election
The announcement came as concern grew among rank-and-file lawmakers in both parties over the prospect of returning home to face voters without having enacted another recovery package.

Politics - U.S. House
Sep 15, 2020

Amid Stimulus Impasse, Bipartisan Group Offers $1.5 Trillion Compromise
Members of the House Problem Solvers Caucus plan to map out a recovery package they hope can push top Democrats and White House officials back to the negotiating table.

Politics - U.S. House
Sep 14, 2020

War Crime Risk Grows for U.S. Over Saudi Strikes in Yemen
State Department officials have raised alarms about the legal risk in aiding airstrikes that kill civilians. The Trump administration recently suppressed findings as it sold more weapons to Gulf nations.

Politics - U.S. House
Sep 14, 2020

War Crimes Risk Grows for U.S. Over Saudi Strikes in Yemen
State Department officials have raised alarms about the legal risk in aiding airstrikes that kill civilians. The Trump administration recently suppressed findings as it sold more weapons to Gulf nations.

Politics - U.S. House
Sep 13, 2020

The Week in Business: Let's Call the Whole Thing Off
In a bad week for deals, a new aid bill fizzled in Congress and Tiffany's sale fell apart.

Politics - U.S. House
Sep 12, 2020

Why Does Trump Want an Inaccurate Census?
Congress must extend the deadline for the count.

Politics - U.S. House
Sep 12, 2020

Targeting Conservative Terrain, Democrats Look to Independent Challengers in Alaska
The bids of two congressional candidates are shaping up as crucial tests of whether a centrist label can overcome resistance to Democrats in a conservative-leaning state.

Politics - U.S. House
Sep 10, 2020

Hopes Dim for More Stimulus as Democrats Block Narrow G.O.P. Plan
A show vote in the Senate reflected a continuing partisan divide that appears increasingly likely to scuttle any recovery package to address the toll of the pandemic before the November election.

Politics - U.S. House
Sep 10, 2020

Federal Court Rejects Trump's Order to Exclude Undocumented From Census
A three-judge panel unanimously said President Trump lacked the authority to remove noncitizens from census counts used to allot House seats.

Politics - U.S. House
Sep 10, 2020

Republicans' Stimulus Plan Fails in Senate
Senate Republicans failed to advance their substantially scaled-back stimulus plan amid opposition by Democrats who called the measure inadequate.

Politics - U.S. House
Sep 10, 2020

Montana's Greatest Cultural Export: Inane Campaign Ads
The state perfected intensely folksy political advertising, a signifiers-over-substance approach that has pervaded the nation.

Politics - U.S. House
Sep 09, 2020

Amtrak Chief Pleads for Nearly $5 Billion to Survive Pandemic
William J. Flynn, the agency's chief executive, warned of additional cuts to Amtrak's service and work force to "stave off bankruptcy" if Congress did not provide any additional emergency funding.

Politics - U.S. House
Sep 09, 2020

N.I.H. Director Has ‘Cautious Optimism' for Covid-19 Vaccine by End of 2020
Dr. Francis Collins, the director of the National Institutes of Health, emphasized to senators that coronavirus vaccine development and distribution would be determined based on science and not politics.

Politics - U.S. House
Sep 09, 2020

Pay People to Get Vaccinated
Once a reliable vaccine exists, it won't stop the pandemic unless most people are willing to take it. Economics provides a solution.

Politics - U.S. House
Sep 09, 2020

‘It's 8 P.M. on Election Day.' Experts Share Their Nightmare Scenarios.
We asked security experts to tell us what keeps them up at night — and what to do about it.

Politics - U.S. House
Sep 09, 2020

Seven Election Day Nightmares
We asked security experts to tell us what keeps them up at night — and what to do about it.

Politics - U.S. House
Sep 08, 2020

Republicans Push Scaled-Back Stimulus Plan as Impasse on Virus Aid Persists
The economic recovery measure Republicans presented on Tuesday is a fraction of the size of their original offer and was immediately dismissed by Democrats as inadequate.

Politics - U.S. House
Sep 08, 2020

Democrats Flip Open the Health Care Playbook
Coronavirus ads are one thing, but Democrats are also bringing back the messaging that worked so well for them in 2018.

Politics - U.S. House
Sep 08, 2020

New Hampshire Primary Elections Test the Influence of Trump and Sanders
As voters cast ballots today, the Democratic governor's race and the Republican Senate contest may help preview the parties' future in the presidential swing state.

Politics - U.S. House
Sep 08, 2020

Sununu and Shaheen Cruise in New Hampshire Primaries for Governor and Senate
The victories by Gov. Chris Sununu, a Republican, and Senator Jeanne Shaheen, a Democrat, reinforced the state's status as a battleground in November.

Politics - U.S. House
Sep 06, 2020

Joe Biden's China Journey
As a United States senator, he spoke of transforming China through trade. As a presidential candidate two decades later, he denounces it as a "dictatorship."

Politics - U.S. House
Sep 04, 2020

Jake Auchincloss Wins Massachusetts Primary for Joe Kennedy's House Seat
Mr. Auchincloss, a city councilor, won the highly fragmented House race with just 23 percent of the vote, as nine candidates split the electorate.

Politics - U.S. House
Sep 04, 2020

How the Green New Deal Saved a Senator's Career
There are lessons here for Joe Biden.

Politics - U.S. House
Sep 03, 2020

What Will You Do if Trump Doesn't Leave?
Playing out the nightmare scenario.

Politics - U.S. House
Sep 03, 2020

Netanyahu Privately Condoned U.S. Plan to Sell Arms to U.A.E., Officials Say
The package being pushed by the Trump White House — which could shift the military balance in the Middle East — includes an electronic warfare plane, the EA-18G Growler.

Politics - U.S. House
Sep 02, 2020

Amtrak Will Furlough Over 2,000 Workers Because of the Coronavirus
The job cuts come as the rail agency's response to fiscal challenges receives scrutiny from rail advocates and federal lawmakers.

Politics - U.S. House
Sep 02, 2020

How a Smooth Election in Massachusetts Could Be a Cautionary Tale
Election experts said that Tuesday's primary offered a mix of smart policies and harsh deadlines, and that the state benefited from not having a highly charged political atmosphere.

Politics - U.S. House
Sep 02, 2020

Joni Ernst, in a Tight Senate Race, Repeats a Debunked Coronavirus Theory
The Iowa senator's comments echoed a false claim, spread by President Trump over the weekend, that deaths from Covid-19 have been inflated.

Politics - U.S. House
Sep 02, 2020

Lawmakers Ask N.F.L. About Race Norms Used in Concussion Settlement
Members of Congress questioned whether the racial benchmarks used to settle dementia claims were consistent with discriminatory economic practices like redlining.

Politics - U.S. House
Sep 01, 2020

Markey Holds Off Joseph Kennedy in Massachusetts Senate Race
The result was the first loss by a Kennedy in a Massachusetts election and demonstrated the progressive energy that is reshaping the Democratic Party.

Politics - U.S. House
Sep 01, 2020

Richard Neal, Powerful House Democrat, Fights Off Challenge From His Left
Mr. Neal had faced a well-funded young progressive, Alex Morse, in a race that typified the tensions between Democratic leadership in Washington and upstart activists on the left.

Politics - U.S. House
Sep 01, 2020

Trump Says Some Really Strange Things. Republicans Say No Comment, Again.
"If the leader comments, I'll be sure to pass it along," said a spokesman for Senator Mitch McConnell of Kentucky, the majority leader. As of Tuesday afternoon, there was nothing to pass along.

Politics - U.S. House
Sep 01, 2020

Mnuchin Says Economy Is Recovering but ‘More Work' Is Needed to Alleviate Pain
The Treasury secretary's House testimony, combined with renewed stimulus discussions among Republicans, highlighted divisions over how big an economic package should be.

Politics - U.S. House
Sep 01, 2020

The Subways Are Facing a Five-Alarm Fire
New York City cannot recover without a robust transit system, and the country cannot rebound without New York.

Politics - U.S. House
Sep 01, 2020

Watch Full Video: Mnuchin Testifies Before House Coronavirus Panel
Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin updated lawmakers on the Trump administration's efforts to aid the economy during the pandemic.

Politics - U.S. House
Sep 01, 2020

Massachusetts Primary Elections: What to Watch For
Senator Edward J. Markey is facing off against Joseph P. Kennedy III, while the powerful Representative Richard E. Neal is confronting a challenge from the young mayor Alex Morse.

Politics - U.S. House
Aug 31, 2020

Court Denies Flynn's Bid to End Case and Renews Fight Over McGahn Subpoena
Two cases touching on the Trump-Russia investigation are dividing the Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit.

Politics - U.S. House
Aug 31, 2020

In Massachusetts, Markey Outflanks Kennedy by Running as Bold Insurgent
Edward Markey, 74, entered Congress before Joseph Kennedy III was born. But in their Senate race he has harnessed the energy of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and the ascendant left, much to Mr. Kennedy's frustration.

Politics - U.S. House
Aug 30, 2020

Shift on Election Briefings Could Create an Information Gap for Voters
The elimination of in-person election security briefings to Congress could leave the public with a diminished understanding of the threats facing the election as it enters a critical phase.

Politics - U.S. House
Aug 29, 2020

No More In-Person Election Briefings for Congress, Intelligence Chief Says
Lawmakers in both parties worry the move will block their ability to question and test intelligence assessments when they are crucial to ensuring that foreign powers do not undermine election results.

Politics - U.S. House
Aug 28, 2020

House Panel Moves to Hold Pompeo in Contempt of Congress
The House Foreign Affairs Committee cited Mike Pompeo's defiance of subpoenas related to the State Department's compliance with Senate Republicans' investigation targeting the Bidens.

Politics - U.S. House
Aug 28, 2020

‘End of the Line': School Bus Industry in Crisis Because of the Coronavirus
Industry leaders say it will be the nation's schoolchildren and parents who will suffer, as they alter their lives and figure out how to replace a mode of transportation that was once a certainty.

Politics - U.S. House
Aug 28, 2020

Crucial Battle to Keep Senate Control Gets Little Notice at Republican Convention
Despite its importance to the next president, the contest for the Senate majority was relegated to the background as the convention focused almost exclusively on President Trump.

Politics - U.S. House
Aug 27, 2020

How to Respond to Police Shootings and Mayhem
A reader asks Joe Biden to condemn the violence, while another calls for a truth commission on "systemic abuse and racism." Also: Senator Sherrod Brown, on getting the Senate back to work.

Politics - U.S. House
Aug 25, 2020

Confronting a Powerful Democrat, Ocasio-Cortez Supports Morse
In using her political action committee to endorse Alex Morse in Massachusetts, Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez backed an effort to oust Representative Richard E. Neal, the powerful Ways and Means Committee chairman.

Politics - U.S. House
Aug 25, 2020

Airline Job Cuts Could Pressure Congress and Trump on Stimulus
American Airlines said it would furlough 19,000 workers if lawmakers do not extend aid to the industry, which has been hammered by the pandemic.

Politics - U.S. House
Aug 24, 2020

The Senate Is on Vacation While Americans Starve
Thirty million households didn't have enough food in the last week. Only the Fed has acted forcefully.

Politics - U.S. House
Aug 24, 2020

The Senate's on Vacation While Americans Starve
Thirty million households didn't have enough food in the last week. Only the Fed has acted forcefully.

Politics - U.S. House
Aug 24, 2020

Duncan Hunter's Wife, Margaret, Is Sentenced for Stealing Campaign Funds
Unlike her husband, a former congressman, she quickly admitted her guilt and cooperated with investigators, officials said.

Politics - U.S. House
Aug 24, 2020

DeJoy Defends Postal Service Changes at Heated Hearing
Postmaster General Louis DeJoy testified before the House Oversight Committee on cost-cutting measures and delivery delays, and said he did not plan to restore mail sorting machines in Postal Service locations.

Politics - U.S. House
Aug 24, 2020

Not the Convention, or the Election, North Carolina Republicans Hoped For
The G.O.P. was supposed to be celebrating in the state this week. Instead, it is trying to hold onto a Senate seat and lift President Trump's low poll numbers.

Politics - U.S. House
Aug 24, 2020

Virus Response Fueling G.O.P. Bid to Retake New Mexico Seat
A district flipped by Democrats is suddenly in play again as Republicans mobilize opposition to pandemic measures, signaling the tenuous hold Democrats have on some seats they picked up in 2018.

Politics - U.S. House
Aug 23, 2020

Alex Morse Was Accused, Condemned and Then Vindicated. Will His Experience Change Anything?
Vague allegations against the Massachusetts congressional candidate offer a case study in how progressives navigate issues of sex and power in politics when judgment is often swift and unforgiving.

Politics - U.S. House
Aug 22, 2020

Mnuchin Paved Way for Postal Service Shake-Up
At President Trump's behest, the Treasury Secretary sought out appointees who would restructure the United States Postal Service.

Politics - U.S. House
Aug 22, 2020

House Votes to Block Postal Changes and Allocate Funds for Mail
The Democratic bill would send $25 billion to the Postal Service and reverse changes that have slowed service until after November's election.

Politics - U.S. House
Aug 22, 2020

House Moves Toward Vote to Block Postal Changes
The Democratic bill up for debate would send $25 billion to the Postal Service and reverse changes that have slowed service until after November's election.

Politics - U.S. House
Aug 21, 2020

DeJoy Tells Senators Election Mail Will Be Delivered ‘Fully and on Time'
The postmaster general, under fire for recent changes that have slowed mail delivery, defended his approach and asked Congress to help free the Postal Service from costly retirement obligations.

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