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Politics - U.S. House
Jan 16, 2019

Read the Letter Pelosi Sent to Trump on the State of the Union
In her letter, Speaker Nancy Pelosi said "since the start of modern budgeting in Fiscal Year 1977, a State of the Union address has never been delivered during a government shutdown."

Politics - U.S. House
Jan 16, 2019

Pelosi Asks Trump to Reschedule State of the Union
Speaker Nancy Pelosi cited security concerns from the government shutdown in her request to reschedule the speech or to have the president deliver it in writing.

Politics - U.S. House
Jan 16, 2019

Pelosi Asks Trump to Reschedule State of the Union Amid Shutdown
Speaker Nancy Pelosi cited security concerns from the government shutdown in her request to reschedule the speech or to have the president deliver it in writing.

Politics - U.S. House
Jan 16, 2019

Democrats in Albany Let the Good Times Roll
Finally, the Legislature gets to work.

Politics - U.S. House
Jan 16, 2019

As Republicans Rush to Condemn Steve King, Some Ask: Why Not Trump?
Republican leaders are piling on in their condemnations of Representative Steve King of Iowa, but they remain silent on similar comments by President Trump.

Politics - U.S. House
Jan 15, 2019

Republicans Break Ranks Over Move to Lift Sanctions on Russian Oligarch's Firms
Eleven Senate Republicans defied their leadership and the Trump administration in a clash over removing sanctions on companies controlled by a Kremlin ally.

Politics - U.S. House
Jan 15, 2019

Shutdown's Economic Damage Starts to Pile Up, Threatening an End to Growth
The White House doubled its estimate of the shutdown's drag on growth, and other economists warned a long stalemate could push the economy into a contraction.

Politics - U.S. House
Jan 15, 2019

Who Is Kirsten Gillibrand? | 2020 Presidential Candidate
The senator from New York announced on Stephen Colbert's show Tuesday night that she's running for president in 2020. Ms. Gillibrand is the latest candidate to join what is expected to be a crowded Democratic primary. Here's what you need to know about her.

Politics - U.S. House
Jan 15, 2019

House Passes Resolution Condemning White Supremacy
Representative Steve King voted for the resolution, which cited his earlier comments to The Times: "White nationalist, white supremacist, Western civilization — how did that language become offensive?"

Politics - U.S. House
Jan 15, 2019

Punishing Steve King: ‘Do Not Be Fooled'
Two readers are skeptical that the G.O.P. was truly condemning racism when it removed a member of Congress from his committee assignments.

Politics - U.S. House
Jan 15, 2019

Republicans Rebuke Steve King but Face Vexing Question: Why Not Sooner?
In the wake of House Republicans stripping Mr. King of his committee assignments, many are asking how he survived unpunished for so long.

Politics - U.S. House
Jan 15, 2019

Steve King's Comments Prompt House Vote Condemning White Supremacy
The House voted, 424-1, for the resolution in the wake of a statement by Representative Steve King of Iowa questioning why white supremacy is considered offensive.

Politics - U.S. House
Jan 15, 2019

House Passes Resolution Condemning White Supremacy After Steve King's Comments
The House voted, 424-1, for the resolution in the wake of a statement by Representative Steve King of Iowa questioning why white supremacy is considered offensive.

Politics - U.S. House
Jan 15, 2019

Helping U.S. Exporters
A former head of Export-Import Bank of the United States writes that the agency is being blocked from doing its job by Senate Republicans.

Politics - U.S. House
Jan 15, 2019

Republicans, Racism and Steve King
So now the party abhors bigotry? How convenient.

Politics - U.S. House
Jan 15, 2019

Steve King's Racist History: A Timeline of Offensive Comments
While some Republicans suggested the Iowa congressman's views were new to them, Mr. King has a long and documented history of denigrating racial minorities.

Politics - U.S. House
Jan 15, 2019

Steve King's Racist Remarks and Divisive Actions: A Timeline
While some Republicans suggested the Iowa congressman's views were new to them, Mr. King has a long and documented history of denigrating racial minorities.

Politics - U.S. House
Jan 15, 2019

A History of Steve King's Racist Remarks
While some Republicans suggested the Iowa congressman's views were new to them, Mr. King has a long and documented history of denigrating racial minorities.

Politics - U.S. House
Jan 14, 2019

Steve King Loses House Committee Seats Over White Supremacy Remark
Republicans voted Monday night on removing Mr. King from the powerful House Judiciary Committee after he made remarks questioning why white supremacy is considered offensive.

Politics - U.S. House
Jan 14, 2019

Steve King Removed from Committee Assignments Over White Supremacy Remark
Republicans voted Monday night to remove Mr. King from the House Judiciary and Agriculture committees after he made remarks questioning why white supremacy is considered offensive.

Politics - U.S. House
Jan 14, 2019

Republicans Are in Lock Step With Trump on Shutdown. But for How Long?
In Trump country, even some furloughed federal workers are backing the president's wall demands, and keeping Republican senators in line as the shutdown stretches on.

Politics - U.S. House
Jan 13, 2019

Top Democrats Warn Trump Over Comments on Michael Cohen
Three Democratic House committee chairmen cautioned that any effort to discourage or influence a witness's testimony could be construed as a crime.

Politics - U.S. House
Jan 13, 2019

No Photographic Memory in the Senate
Top senators say it may finally be time to allow news photographers into the chamber for special events.

Politics - U.S. House
Jan 13, 2019

Ocasio-Cortez Pushes Democrats to the Left, Whether They Like It or Not
Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has forced party leaders and 2020 presidential candidates to grapple with left-wing proposals that some might prefer to avoid.

Politics - U.S. House
Jan 13, 2019

An Ocean Engineer and a Nuclear Physicist Walk Into Congress …
Eight Democratic scientists won House seats in November, campaigning on issues like offshore drilling and climate change. Now they want to make Congress more scientific.

Politics - U.S. House
Jan 12, 2019

Nancy Pelosi Spanks the First Brat
Flags of their fathers: In the battle for Washington, the president and House speaker are armed with very different values from their upbringings.

Politics - U.S. House
Jan 12, 2019

Is It Time to Move for Impeachment?
David Leonhardt enumerated the ways that President Trump is "unfit for office" and offered scenarios for what comes next. Readers offer their suggestions.

Politics - U.S. House
Jan 12, 2019

Trump's Wall Stance Upends Washington's Usual Border Bargaining
The stalemate over funding the president's wall suggests that reaching any agreement on security arrangements at the border is more elusive than ever before.

Politics - U.S. House
Jan 12, 2019

Kamala Harris Is Hard to Define Politically. Maybe That's the Point.
"She's my first choice to be my first choice." In Manhattan, voters met Ms. Harris, a Democratic senator from California, as she prepares for a possible presidential run.

Politics - U.S. House
Jan 11, 2019

Righting 150 Years of Wrong in Florida
The end of felon disenfranchisement in the Sunshine State marks a bright spot in a nation where voting rights remain under siege.

Politics - U.S. House
Jan 11, 2019

Trump Pulls Back From Declaring a National Emergency to Fund a Wall
As he searches for a way to end the political stalemate with Democratic lawmakers, the president finds himself boxed in — a familiar position when it comes to immigration issues

Politics - U.S. House
Jan 11, 2019

Tulsi Gabbard, Representative From Hawaii, Announces Democratic Presidential Bid
Ms. Gabbard, 37, joins what is likely to be a jammed Democratic field. She has earned a reputation for sometimes breaking from the Democratic Party line.

Politics - U.S. House
Jan 11, 2019

Trump Organization Hires Ex-White House Lawyer to Handle Congressional Inquiries
The hiring of Stefan Passantino, a deputy counsel who was in charge of ethics policy, is part of the strategy by the White House and the company to counter an expected onslaught from House Democrats.

Politics - U.S. House
Jan 11, 2019

Steve King's Remarks on White Supremacy Draw Widespread Rebukes From His Own Party
Mr. King has made racist comments for more than a decade. But statements published Thursday in The Times triggered a barrage of public criticism from top House Republicans.

Politics - U.S. House
Jan 11, 2019

Steve King's White Supremacy Remark Is Rebuked by Iowa's Republican Senators
Mr. King has made racist comments for more than a decade. But statements published Thursday in The Times triggered a barrage of public criticism from top House Republicans.

Politics - U.S. House
Jan 11, 2019

Mercurial Trump Has Made Path Out of Shutdown Much Harder to Find
From changing his positions to undermining his vice president, President Trump has left even his own party baffled as lawmakers search for a way to reopen the government.

Politics - U.S. House
Jan 11, 2019

They Won Senate Seats. Now Comes the Hard Part: Adjusting to Albany.
A large class of first-time lawmakers must grapple with the ways and wiles of the Capitol before shaking things up.

Politics - U.S. House
Jan 11, 2019

Don't Make a Deal
Unless it's a better deal than Trump is likely to accept.

Politics - U.S. House
Jan 10, 2019

This Shutdown May Become the Longest Ever. How Did Trump Get Here?
Someone needs to gently explain to the president that, going forward, he might want to adjust his negotiating strategy.

Politics - U.S. House
Jan 10, 2019

The Shutdown Is Now the Longest Ever. How Did Trump Get Here?
Someone needs to gently explain to the president that, going forward, he might want to adjust his negotiating strategy.

Politics - U.S. House
Jan 10, 2019

What Trump Could Learn From His Shutdown
Someone needs to gently explain to the president that, going forward, he might want to adjust his negotiating strategy.

Politics - U.S. House
Jan 10, 2019

Trump vs. Ocasio-Cortez: Who Will Win the Internet?
They both know how to control the narrative. But one of them comes across as a human being and the other as a cartoon bobblehead.

Politics - U.S. House
Jan 10, 2019

White House Considers Using Storm Aid Funds as a Way to Pay for the Border Wall
President Trump traveled to the border and Vice President Mike Pence went to the Capitol to dig in on a border wall, shattering talk of a compromise.

Politics - U.S. House
Jan 10, 2019

At the Border and in Washington, the White House Digs In on the Wall
President Trump traveled to the border and Vice President Mike Pence went to the Capitol to dig in on a border wall, shattering talk of a compromise.

Politics - U.S. House
Jan 10, 2019

At the Border and in Washington, White House Digs in on Wall
President Trump traveled to the border and Vice President Pence went to the Capitol to dig in on a border wall, shattering talk of a compromise.

Politics - U.S. House
Jan 10, 2019

‘No Wall, No Deal,' Pence Says as Shutdown Drags On
Even as he invited Democrats to negotiate, the vice president essentially blocked potential offramps for the shutdown, which is approaching the longest in American history.

Politics - U.S. House
Jan 10, 2019

The Latest Smear Against Ocasio-Cortez: A Fake Nude Photo
A right-wing news site posted a photo that had been described as a selfie of the New York congresswoman. But that rumor had already been debunked.

Politics - U.S. House
Jan 10, 2019

Before Trump, Steve King Set the Agenda for the Wall and Anti-Immigrant Politics
The Iowa congressman, who has used racist language and been denounced as a white supremacist, wrote the playbook on white identity politics and many of the issues that are ascendant in the G.O.P.

Politics - U.S. House
Jan 10, 2019

Before Trump's Identity Politics, There Was Steve King
Building a border wall, ending birthright citizenship and disparaging undocumented immigrants. Representative Steve King championed anti-immigration views years before President Trump made them a focal point of his administration.

Politics - U.S. House
Jan 10, 2019

The Lobbyists Blocking Nancy Pelosi and Her New Majority
She and her allies face some old, determined adversaries.

Politics - U.S. House
Jan 10, 2019

The Lobbyists Blocking the Doorway
Nancy Pelosi and her new House majority face some old, determined adversaries.

Politics - U.S. House
Jan 09, 2019

Doug Jones Seeks Inquiry Into Misinformation Efforts in Alabama Senate Race
The Alabama Democrat said "deceptive tactics have no place in American politics and must be repudiated by those involved in our political system."

Politics - U.S. House
Jan 09, 2019

Trump Again Warns He May Declare National Emergency to Build Wall
The president faces the urgent task of persuading wavering Senate Republicans that he could still come to an accord with Democrats.

Politics - U.S. House
Jan 09, 2019

Trump Storms Out of White House Meeting with Democrats on Shutdown
President Trump slammed a table, then stormed out of a negotiating session with Democrats, declaring it "a total waste of time" as the shutdown stretches on.

Politics - U.S. House
Jan 09, 2019

Pressure Builds on Republican Senate to End Government Shutdown as Trump Prepares a Visit
President Trump's Oval Office address appeared to do little to change minds as cracks spread among Senate Republicans ready to reopen the government.

Politics - U.S. House
Jan 09, 2019

Pressure Builds on Senate to End Shutdown as Trump Prepares a Visit
President Trump's Oval Office address appeared to do little to change minds as cracks spread among Senate Republicans ready to reopen the government.

Politics - U.S. House
Jan 09, 2019

Have We Had Enough of the Imperial Presidency Yet?
Even a feeble president can impose his will on the nation if he lacks any sense of restraint or respect for political norms and guardrails.

Politics - U.S. House
Jan 09, 2019

Why Trump's Weakness Masks the President's Power
Even a feeble president can impose his will on the nation if he lacks any sense of restraint or respect for political norms and guardrails.

Politics - U.S. House
Jan 09, 2019

Democrats Start Investigative Gears, but Slowly
After two years of pining, Democrats finally have the gavels and subpoenas they need to investigate President Trump and his administration. Blockbuster findings? Don't expect them anytime soon.

Politics - U.S. House
Jan 08, 2019

Trump's National Address Escalates Border Wall Fight
President Trump sought to go over the heads of Congress to enlist support for his border wall, raising the stakes of a conflict that has closed many federal agencies.

Politics - U.S. House
Jan 08, 2019

‘Enough is Enough': Democrats Unveil Gun Control Bill
To mark the eight year anniversary of a mass shooting in Arizona that nearly killed the former Representative Gabrielle Giffords, Democrats introduced legislation that would expand background checks for nearly all firearms purchases.

Politics - U.S. House
Jan 08, 2019

Background Check Bill Marks Gun Control as a Priority for House Democrats
The bill, which would expand checks to almost all firearms sales, is almost certain to pass the House but faces long odds in the Republican-controlled Senate.

Politics - U.S. House
Jan 08, 2019

House Democrats, Making Guns a Priority, Unveil a Background Check Bill
The bill, which would expand checks to almost all firearms sales, is almost certain to pass the House but faces long odds in the Republican-controlled Senate.

Politics - U.S. House
Jan 08, 2019

Trump's Overhyped Speech
Also, the fight over gerrymandering moves to the next stage, and it's a worrisome one.

Politics - U.S. House
Jan 08, 2019

David Leonhardt: Trump's Overhyped Speech
Also, the fight over gerrymandering moves to the next stage, and it's a worrisome one.

Politics - U.S. House
Jan 08, 2019

The Limits to Democratic Actions Against Trump
Impeachment? Tax returns? Jail time? The Democrat-controlled House of Representatives will no doubt investigate many aspects of Mr. Trump's administration and life. But some of its most aggressive goals will be difficult, if not unlikely, to achieve.

Politics - U.S. House
Jan 07, 2019

Rashida Tlaib Said Nothing Wrong
But the reaction was obscene.

Politics - U.S. House
Jan 07, 2019

Washington's New Power Structure
Only Senate Republicans can make government work.

Politics - U.S. House
Jan 07, 2019

Newsom Pledges Fight for Equality as He Takes Over as California Governor
Taking the oath as California's new governor, Gavin Newsom signaled a break from his predecessor, Jerry Brown, with a focus on income disparity.

Politics - U.S. House
Jan 07, 2019

Gavin Newsom Takes Over as California Governor and Pledges Fight for Equality
Taking the oath as California's new governor, Gavin Newsom signaled a break from his predecessor, Jerry Brown, with a focus on income disparity.

Politics - U.S. House
Jan 07, 2019

From Goldman's 1MDB Scandal to Bitcoin, Here's a Look Ahead at 2019
Our columnist offers some thoughts on topics that should remain of interest in 2019.

Politics - U.S. House
Jan 07, 2019

Democrats Faked Online Push to Outlaw Alcohol in Alabama Race
A prohibitionist campaign appeared to be led by supporters of the Republican Senate candidate in 2017. But it was created by progressives — the second such secret effort to be unmasked.

Politics - U.S. House
Jan 07, 2019

Posing as Prohibitionists, 2nd Effort Used Online Fakery in Alabama Race
The Dry Alabama campaign appeared to be led by supporters of the Republican Senate candidate. But it was a stealth creation of progressive Democrats.

Politics - U.S. House
Jan 06, 2019

We Should Be Able to Take Facebook to Court
A privacy violation is a real harm.

Politics - U.S. House
Jan 06, 2019

Trump the Vulnerable
A close look at the 2018 midterm results shows why he is so weak.

Politics - U.S. House
Jan 06, 2019

Trump Offers a ‘Steel Barrier,' but Democrats Are Unmoved
House Democrats moved to pressure President Trump by vowing to pass individual bills to reopen targeted departments that handle critical functions like tax refunds and food stamps.

Politics - U.S. House
Jan 06, 2019

Trump Offers a Steel Wall, but Democrats Are Unmoved
House Democrats moved to pressure President Trump by vowing to pass individual bills to reopen targeted departments that handle critical functions like tax refunds and food stamps.

Politics - U.S. House
Jan 06, 2019

Liberal Freshmen Are Shaking the Capitol Just Days Into the New Congress
From ambitious climate change efforts to jaunty tweets and raucous speeches, the freshman class of the 116th Congress is making its presence known.

Politics - U.S. House
Jan 05, 2019

Speaker Pelosi Returns
Who says there are no second acts in American history?

Politics - U.S. House
Jan 05, 2019

Boogie Down, Bronx Girl
The fiery class of freshmen dance their way onto the House floor. But will they overstep?

Politics - U.S. House
Jan 05, 2019

Middle-Class Shame Will Decide Where America Is Headed
Who can appeal to the people who feel the most like they've gotten a raw deal?

Politics - U.S. House
Jan 05, 2019

11 of Our Best Weekend Reads
A killing in Gaza. Meet the freshmen in Congress. How to find friends after 50. Catch up with Michelle Yeoh and Chadwick Boseman. And more.

Politics - U.S. House
Jan 04, 2019

U.S. Accuses Peru of Violating Agreement to Protect Rain Forest
The Trump administration said it would mount an international challenge to Peru's deforestation of the Amazon.

Politics - U.S. House
Jan 04, 2019

Trump Administration Freezes Raises for Pence and Cabinet Members
The high-level officials were positioned to receive a raise of about $10,000 a year — which was to go into effect on Saturday — as 800,000 federal employees were entering their third week without pay.

Politics - U.S. House
Jan 04, 2019

Pence and Cabinet Members Are Due a Raise, as Federal Workers Go Unpaid
The increases, which have not taken effect, are the result of Congress's failure to renew a longstanding freeze on raises for high-ranking officials and political appointees.

Politics - U.S. House
Jan 04, 2019

‘I Just Think It's Time': Roberts Says He Won't Run For Re-Election
Senator Pat Roberts, Republican of Kansas, said he will not be seeking re-election for fifth term in 2020. Mr. Roberts, who never lost a race for office, will leave as the longest-serving lawmaker in the state's history.

Politics - U.S. House
Jan 04, 2019

Kansas Senator Pat Roberts Will Not Seek Re-Election
Mr. Roberts became the second long-serving Republican lawmaker to announce he will not seek re-election, joining Lamar Alexander of Tennessee.

Politics - U.S. House
Jan 04, 2019

Rashida Tlaib's Expletive-Laden Cry to Impeach Trump Upends Democrats' Talking Points
Republicans pounced at the Michigan congresswoman's remarks to paint the majority as a power-hungry bloc intent on destroying the Trump presidency.

Politics - U.S. House
Jan 04, 2019

‘I Did Say That': Trump Suggests Shutdown Could Last for Months
President Trump and congressional leaders emerged from a meeting to negotiate an end to the government shutdown with messages signaling that a deadlock remained over the president's demand for a border wall.

Politics - U.S. House
Jan 04, 2019

A Call to Stay Vigilant
An anti-Trump activist warns against complacency now that the Democrats have control of the House.

Politics - U.S. House
Jan 04, 2019

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Dancing Video Was Meant as a Smear, but It Backfired
Here's the back story of a video showing the newly minted lawmaker dancing and twirling barefoot on a rooftop in her college days.

Politics - U.S. House
Jan 04, 2019

Government Shutdown: Trump Suggests It Could Last ‘Months or Even Years'
A meeting between President Trump and congressional leaders broke up without a deal but he said talks will be held over the weekend.

Politics - U.S. House
Jan 04, 2019

Democrats to Visit Trump Again, Searching for a Path to End the Government Shutdown
Congressional leaders will head to the White House Friday for a midday meeting with President Trump, trying to find a way around an impasse over funding a wall at the Mexican border.

Politics - U.S. House
Jan 04, 2019

Schumer: Trump Suggests Shutdown Could Last ‘Months or Even Years'
A meeting between President Trump and congressional leaders broke up with little progress made to reopen a government partially closed now for two weeks.

Politics - U.S. House
Jan 04, 2019

Trump Suggests Government Shutdown Could Last for ‘Months or Even Years'
A meeting between President Trump and congressional leaders broke up without a deal, but he said talks will be held over the weekend.

Politics - U.S. House
Jan 04, 2019

Trump Suggests Shutdown Could Last ‘Months or Even Years'
A meeting between President Trump and congressional leaders broke up without a deal but he said talks will be held over the weekend.

Politics - U.S. House
Jan 04, 2019

McConnell Repeats the Need for Trump's Support to End Shutdown
The Senate majority leader, Mitch McConnell, has said he refuses to bring up any legislation that President Trump does not support on the Senate floor. Mr. McConnell repeated this sentiment on Thursday, while a few Republicans called for an end to the shutdown.

Politics - U.S. House
Jan 04, 2019

Aiming at Trump, Democrats Lay Out Agenda for a Post-Shutdown Congress
House Democrats detailed an ambitious bill — including changes to ethics, campaign finance and voting laws — on Friday. But the ongoing the shutdown deflected attention.

Politics - U.S. House
Jan 04, 2019

Day 1 of a Democratic Majority
As the 116th Congress was gaveled in, Nancy Pelosi took her place at the helm of the most diverse House in history.

Politics - U.S. House
Jan 04, 2019

Democrats Lay Out Their Agenda as Shutdown Fight Casts Shadow
House Democrats were expected to detail an ambitious bill — including changes to ethics, campaign finance and voting laws — on Friday. But a meeting on the shutdown could deflect attention.

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