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Politics - U.S. House
Feb 08, 2023

Marjorie Taylor Greene and Others Heckle Biden at State of the Union Address
His State of the Union address was not exactly a celebration of a unity agenda. But the president seemed to relish the scrimmage.

Politics - U.S. House
Feb 08, 2023

After Shouts of ‘Liar' and Worse, Biden Takes on His Detractors in Real Time
His State of the Union address was not exactly a celebration of a unity agenda. But the president seemed to relish the scrimmage.

Politics - U.S. House
Feb 07, 2023

Biden Lays Down Economic Challenge to House Republicans in State of the Union Address
President Biden was heckled during the State of the Union address when he spoke about fentanyl and when he accused Republicans of threatening Social Security and Medicare.

Politics - U.S. House
Feb 07, 2023

Biden to Warn Against Using the Debt Limit as a Bargaining Chip
Economists roundly agree that it would be catastrophic for the economy if the United States did not pay its bills and defaulted on its debt by failing to make required payments to U.S. bondholders.

Politics - U.S. House
Feb 07, 2023

House G.O.P. Leads Constitution Read-Aloud, Seeking an Edge on Patriotism
A 43-minute recitation of the document fulfilled a promise Republicans made last year, and followed several acts of performative patriotism since they assumed control of the House.

Politics - U.S. House
Feb 07, 2023

Biden to Lay Down Economic Challenge in State of the Union Address
In his first State of the Union address since the G.O.P. took the lower chamber, the president will call for higher taxes on the wealthy and more social aid to the needy.

Politics - U.S. House
Feb 07, 2023

Biden to Lay Down Economic Challenge to House Republicans
In his first State of the Union address since the G.O.P. took the lower chamber, the president will call for higher taxes on the wealthy and more social aid to the needy.

Politics - U.S. House
Feb 07, 2023

This Is Biden's Chance to Tell Us Exactly What the Supreme Court Has Done
Why the president needs to use his bully pulpit.

Politics - U.S. House
Feb 07, 2023

ChatGPT, A.I.-Powered Chatbot, Faces Rivals From Google and Baidu
Google and Baidu are set to introduce their own A.I.-powered chatbots to challenge OpenAI, Microsoft and the rising popularity of ChatGPT.

Politics - U.S. House
Feb 07, 2023

Alejandro Mayorkas Is in GOP's Cross Hairs Over Border Crisis
The homeland security secretary has become the face of the intractable problem at the border, particularly for Republicans who see immigration attacks as a winning political strategy.

Politics - U.S. House
Feb 07, 2023

Joe Biden Has a Bully Pulpit, and He Should Focus It on the Supreme Court
The president must be clear about what the court has done, and what it may yet do.

Politics - U.S. House
Feb 06, 2023

About Those 2,500 Dogs That George Santos Claims He Saved
Several people questioned the way Mr. Santos's charity, Friends of Pets United, handled funds that were raised to benefit the animals.

Politics - U.S. House
Feb 06, 2023

George Santos Invited a Guest to the State of the Union. He Said Yes.
Michael Weinstock, a Democrat who once ran for Mr. Santos's district, said he wanted to raise attention to health issues of 9/11 rescue workers like himself.

Politics - U.S. House
Feb 06, 2023

George Santos Plays Hideout
How invisible can a congressman become?

Politics - U.S. House
Feb 06, 2023

The Night of 1,000 Eye Rolls
Who will cause trouble? Who will surprise us? And who will come away liking what Joe Biden is selling?

Politics - U.S. House
Feb 06, 2023

Politicians Everywhere All at Once
It's a big week in Washington.

Politics - U.S. House
Feb 06, 2023

Can the State of the Union Match ‘White Lotus'?
Who will cause trouble? Who will surprise us? And who will come away liking what Joe Biden is selling?

Politics - U.S. House
Feb 05, 2023

Biden's State of the Union Address Holds a Chance for a Fresh Start
The president plans to use his first State of the Union address since Republicans took control of the House to call for bipartisan cooperation. Neither he nor many others expect that to happen.

Politics - U.S. House
Feb 05, 2023

As G.O.P. Rails Against Federal Spending, Its Appetite for Earmarks Grows
While Democrats claimed a larger share than Republicans of the nearly $16 billion in earmarks in the latest federal spending bill, G.O.P. projects jumped by 85 percent.

Politics - U.S. House
Feb 04, 2023

George Santos Is Accused of Sexual Harassment in His Capitol Office
The complaint was made by a man seeking work as a House aide, whose bid for a job was rejected because he faced criminal wiretapping charges in Ohio.

Politics - U.S. House
Feb 04, 2023

George Santos Plays Hide-out
How invisible can a congressman become?

Politics - U.S. House
Feb 04, 2023

Maybe We Should Convince Men That Paid Leave Is Their Idea
The Family and Medical Leave Act turns 30 this year. Time for an upgrade.

Politics - U.S. House
Feb 03, 2023

The Powerful Lobbyist Behind Kevin McCarthy: Jeff Miller
Jeff Miller is the new House speaker's top fund-raiser and closest confidant. He is also one of Washington's most prominent corporate lobbyists, an arrangement that is drawing scrutiny.

Politics - U.S. House
Feb 03, 2023

Kari Lake Teases Arizona Senate Run
Ms. Lake, a Republican who lost to Katie Hobbs in the state's governor's race, previewed opening salvos against Senator Kyrsten Sinema and Ruben Gallego.

Politics - U.S. House
Feb 03, 2023

Congress Expands Scrutiny of Junior R.O.T.C. Programs
Senators said they were "disturbed" by reports that schools were automatically enrolling students into the military program. Lawmakers are also examining other issues.

Politics - U.S. House
Feb 03, 2023

Republicans Revive a Debate on Term Limits
Similar proposals to restrict lawmakers' tenures that the party pushed in the 1990s went nowhere. In this new Congress, the result is likely to be the same.

Politics - U.S. House
Feb 02, 2023

Republicans and Debt: Blackmailers Without a Cause
Why this debt ceiling crisis is different from the last one.

Politics - U.S. House
Feb 02, 2023

House Ousts Ilhan Omar From Foreign Affairs Committee
In a highly politicized vote, the Republican-led chamber criticized Ms. Omar's statements about Israel, delivering retribution for the removal of G.O.P. members when Democrats held the majority.

Politics - U.S. House
Feb 02, 2023

High-Profile Raids Showcase Zelensky's Corruption Crackdown in Ukraine
President Volodymyr Zelensky is eager to highlight his crackdown on corruption, ahead of E.U. accession talks and possible Western investigations of war aid.

Politics - U.S. House
Feb 02, 2023

House Republicans Oust Ilhan Omar From Foreign Affairs Committee
House Republicans voted for Representative Ilhan Omar of Minnesota to be removed from the Foreign Affairs Committee over past comments about Israel that were widely condemned as antisemitic.

Politics - U.S. House
Feb 02, 2023

Senator Calls on Apple and Google to Ban TikTok in App Stores
Michael F. Bennet, a Colorado Democrat, cited national security, adding to bipartisan pressure on the Chinese-owned video app.

Politics - U.S. House
Feb 02, 2023

House Ousts Ilhan Omar From Foreign Affairs Panel
In a highly politicized vote, the Republican-led chamber criticized Ms. Omar's statements about Israel, exacting retribution for the removal of G.O.P. members when Democrats held the majority.

Politics - U.S. House
Feb 02, 2023

Dads in Government Create the Congressional Dads Caucus
Male politicians who are parents of young children wearing their fatherhood on their sleeves and their babies on their chests.

Politics - U.S. House
Feb 01, 2023

Assessing Political Spin in the Debt Ceiling Fight
Republicans have wrongly suggested that President Biden and his party are solely responsible for the situation, while Democrats have overstated former President Donald J. Trump's role.

Politics - U.S. House
Feb 01, 2023

Biden and McCarthy Discuss Debt Limit as Financial Crisis Looms
The meeting, which did not appear to yield a breakthrough, highlighted the differences between the White House and the Republicans who now control the House.

Politics - U.S. House
Feb 01, 2023

Biden and McCarthy Meet to Discuss Debt Limit as Both Sides Trade Barbs
The hours leading up to the meeting have highlighted the differences between the White House and the Republicans who now control the House.

Politics - U.S. House
Feb 01, 2023

Meet the Women Trying to Avoid a Spending Train Wreck in Congress
For the first time, the leaders of the House and Senate Appropriations Committees are all women, as is the top White House budget official. Can they avert a fiscal disaster? They're determined to try.

Politics - U.S. House
Feb 01, 2023

Biden and McCarthy Are Set to Discuss Debt Limit as Both Sides Trade Barbs
The hours leading up to the meeting have highlighted the differences between the White House and the Republicans who now control the House.

Politics - U.S. House
Jan 31, 2023

George Santos's Treasurer Has Resigned, Leaving a Trail of Questions
Nancy Marks's resignation puts further pressure on Mr. Santos, whose campaign finances have already attracted attention from law enforcement agencies.

Politics - U.S. House
Jan 31, 2023

Republicans Assail Vaccine and Mandates With Misleading Claims
The House debated for hours on Tuesday before voting for measures that would end a public health emergency and a vaccine mandate for some health care workers.

Politics - U.S. House
Jan 31, 2023

In Debt Limit Fight, Republicans Won't Say What Spending Cuts They Want
A renewed focus on fiscal restraint in the standoff with Democrats poses its own political risks.

Politics - U.S. House
Jan 31, 2023

Dave Durenberger, Censured by Senate in Ethics Breach, Dies at 88
He was a Minnesota favorite son with a sterling reputation before the Ethics Committee found he had schemed to get around Senate financial rules.

Politics - U.S. House
Jan 31, 2023

George Santos Will Temporarily Step Aside From House Committees
The decision was the first concession by Representative George Santos, Republican of New York, who has admitted to faking parts of his résumé and is facing multiple investigations.

Politics - U.S. House
Jan 31, 2023

Santos Temporarily Steps Aside From House Committees Amid Calls to Resign
The decision was the first concession by Representative George Santos, Republican of New York, who has admitted to faking parts of his résumé and is facing multiple investigations.

Politics - U.S. House
Jan 31, 2023

When Ilhan Omar Asks Questions, Her Colleagues Should Listen
Removing voices of dissent hurts the conduct of foreign policy.

Politics - U.S. House
Jan 31, 2023

Can Joe Manchin Broker a Debt Deal as Republicans Try to Unseat Him?
The centrist West Virginia Democrat, who faces re-election in 2024, has made it clear he believes he can help broker a compromise to raise the debt ceiling.

Politics - U.S. House
Jan 30, 2023

The Durham Fiasco Is a Warning of What's to Come
A perfect demonstration of how the right's scandalmongering works.

Politics - U.S. House
Jan 30, 2023

Congressman Sends Inert Grenades to Colleagues at House Offices
Representative Cory Mills, a Florida Republican, gave the grenades as gifts to colleagues in the House, drawing mixed reactions from fellow freshmen.

Politics - U.S. House
Jan 30, 2023

Wall St. Is Counting on a Debt Limit Trick That Could Entail Trouble
If the debt limit is breached, investors expect Treasury to put bond payments first. It'd be politically and practically fraught.

Politics - U.S. House
Jan 30, 2023

For Gabby Giffords, Progress on Gun Safety Is ‘Inch by Inch'
A 2011 mass shooting left Gabrielle Giffords, then a Democratic congresswoman, partly paralyzed and unable to speak fluently. She has since built a powerful advocacy group.

Politics - U.S. House
Jan 30, 2023

Wall Street Is Counting on a Debt Limit Trick That Could Entail Trouble
If the debt limit is breached, investors expect Treasury to put bond payments first. It'd be politically and practically fraught.

Politics - U.S. House
Jan 30, 2023

Inside George Santos's District Office: Nothing to See Here
The congressman has opened a local office in Queens, but it has largely attracted gawkers and news media rather than constituents.

Politics - U.S. House
Jan 30, 2023

The Key Senate Races to Watch in 2024
Democrats have a tough road ahead, with Republicans playing offense in several states.

Politics - U.S. House
Jan 29, 2023

Matt Gaetz, Political Arsonist, Has New Powers. What Will He Do With Them?
"I am not some ‘Lord of the Flies' nihilist," said the far-right congressman and chief tormentor of Speaker Kevin McCarthy.

Politics - U.S. House
Jan 28, 2023

Court Releases Video of Paul Pelosi Hammer Attack, Adding Chilling Details
Police body camera footage, along with surveillance video, an interview with the suspect and audio from Mr. Pelosi's 911 call, disproved but could not stop right-wing conspiracy theories about the attack.

Politics - U.S. House
Jan 26, 2023

Biden Hammers Republicans on the Economy, With Eye on 2024
The president has found a welcome foil in a new conservative House majority and its tax and spending plans, sharpening a potential re-election message.

Politics - U.S. House
Jan 26, 2023

TikTok's New Defense in Washington: Going on the Offense
Keeping its head down has not paid off for the company, which now faces regulatory pressure on many fronts. So it is starting to speak out.

Politics - U.S. House
Jan 26, 2023

Biden Set to Hammer House Republicans on the Economy
The president has found a welcome foil in a new conservative House majority and its tax and spending plans, sharpening a potential re-election message.

Politics - U.S. House
Jan 26, 2023

Adam Schiff Announces Senate Run in California
Mr. Schiff, who led the first impeachment trial of President Donald J. Trump and later served on the House panel investigating the Capitol riot, will seek the seat held by Senator Dianne Feinstein.

Politics - U.S. House
Jan 26, 2023

Some Congressional Democrats Push Back on Biden's Immigration Policies
In a letter, over 70 Democrats urged the president to re-evaluate his asylum restrictions. House and Senate leaders didn't sign on, exposing significant divisions in the party.

Politics - U.S. House
Jan 25, 2023

Video of Paul Pelosi Attack to Be Released Friday
There was no reason to keep the footage secret, Judge Stephen M. Murphy of San Francisco Superior Court ruled. It could be released as soon as Thursday.

Politics - U.S. House
Jan 25, 2023

Judge Orders Release of Video Showing Attack on Paul Pelosi
There was no reason to keep the footage secret, Judge Stephen M. Murphy of San Francisco Superior Court ruled. It could be released as soon as Thursday.

Politics - U.S. House
Jan 25, 2023

Biden Faces Blowback From Democrats on Classified Documents
The discovery of classified documents has thrust President Biden into an uncomfortable position after he started the new year with plans to do a victory lap of sorts.

Politics - U.S. House
Jan 25, 2023

House Passes Bill to Study FAA Alert System Whose Outage Grounded Flights
The outage caused departures nationwide to be halted one morning this month, disrupting travel and drawing attention to the Federal Aviation Administration's outdated technology.

Politics - U.S. House
Jan 25, 2023

George Santos Says He Has a New Treasurer. The Treasurer Does Not Agree.
Like much of Representative George Santos's financial background, the move to replace his longtime treasurer, Nancy Marks, was shrouded in confusion.

Politics - U.S. House
Jan 25, 2023

How George Santos Made Baruch Volleyball Famous
The Baruch Bearcats played their home opener on Tuesday under a new spotlight after George Santos's lie about having played for the team resurfaced.

Politics - U.S. House
Jan 25, 2023

Temple Grandin and the Power of Visual Thinking
Readers agree with Ms. Grandin that it is often undervalued. Also: Kevin McCarthy's vindictive mov; action on climate change; the Supreme Court leak.

Politics - U.S. House
Jan 25, 2023

America Has a Debt Problem, and the Answer to It Starts With Form 1040
There is a better way to curtail the federal debt: collecting more money in taxes.

Politics - U.S. House
Jan 25, 2023

The Resentment Fueling the Republican Party Is Not Coming From the Suburbs
The anger felt by rural voters toward the Democratic Party is driving a regional realignment.

Politics - U.S. House
Jan 25, 2023

The Real Debt Crisis Is Low Taxes
There is a better way to curtail the federal debt: collecting more money in taxes.

Politics - U.S. House
Jan 25, 2023

Republicans Are Riding High on ‘Place-Based Resentment'
The anger felt by rural voters toward the Democratic Party is driving a regional realignment.

Politics - U.S. House
Jan 24, 2023

Mystery of George Santos's $700,000 in Campaign Loans Deepens
In amended campaign finance reports, Mr. Santos seemed to suggest that the loans did not come from his personal funds, as he had originally stated.

Politics - U.S. House
Jan 24, 2023

McCarthy Ejects Schiff and Swalwell From Intelligence Committee
In an act of official retribution for how Democrats treated Republicans when they were in the majority, the speaker barred the Californians from the panel, arguing that they were not fit to serve.

Politics - U.S. House
Jan 24, 2023

After Mass Shootings, Parties Remain Gridlocked Over Gun Control
The new House speaker is from California and the president is again asking for a bill to reimpose an assault rifle ban, but Congress is unlikely to muster any bipartisan consensus.

Politics - U.S. House
Jan 24, 2023

The ‘Reid Machine' Rolls On
Top aides to the relentless former majority leader helped win crucial Senate seats and are now scattered through the Democratic apparatus.

Politics - U.S. House
Jan 23, 2023

The Constitution Has a 155-Year-Old Answer to the Debt Ceiling
Congress has to get serious about the 14th Amendment. So does President Biden.

Politics - U.S. House
Jan 23, 2023

Representative Ruben Gallego Running for Kyrsten Sinema's Senate Seat
Representative Ruben Gallego of Phoenix is set to challenge Ms. Sinema from the left, after she resigned from the Democratic Party.

Politics - U.S. House
Jan 23, 2023

As Tax Season Starts, a Beleaguered I.R.S. Looks to Bolster Customer Service
The Biden administration is focusing on making the agency more responsive amid concerns that a funding increase will result in more audits.

Politics - U.S. House
Jan 23, 2023

The Constitution Can't Enforce Itself
Congress has to get serious about the 14th Amendment. So does President Biden.

Politics - U.S. House
Jan 23, 2023

There's a Line on George Santos's Résumé That No One Can Cross Out
The freshman representative fits right in to the Republican majority in the House.

Politics - U.S. House
Jan 23, 2023

AI Needs To Be Regulated Now
Rep. Ted Lieu on why Congress needs to regulate AI.

Politics - U.S. House
Jan 23, 2023

How Kevin McCarthy Forged a Bond With Marjorie Taylor Greene
The close alliance that has developed between the speaker and the hard-right Georgia Republican explains his rise, how he might govern and the heavy influence of the extremes on the new House G.O.P. majority.

Politics - U.S. House
Jan 22, 2023

Nancy Pelosi, Liberated and Loving It
Madam Speaker is thrilled at what comes next: her grandkids and influence without the headaches of power.

Politics - U.S. House
Jan 20, 2023

America's Ballooning Debt Demands Action
Congress should be talking about reducing spending, raising taxes and accelerating growth.

Politics - U.S. House
Jan 20, 2023

What Happens Next in the Debt Limit Debate?
The Treasury Department has started employing "extraordinary measures," but the path to raising the debt ceiling is likely to be a long one.

Politics - U.S. House
Jan 20, 2023

What Happens Next in the D?
The Treasury Department has started employing "extraordinary measures," but the path to raising the debt ceiling is likely to be a long one.

Politics - U.S. House
Jan 20, 2023

You Can Let Republicans Destroy the Economy, or You Can Call Their Bluff
The 14th Amendment offers a blueprint for tearing down the debt ceiling.

Politics - U.S. House
Jan 20, 2023

You Can Let Republicans Destroy the Economy or You Can Call Their Bluff
The Fourteenth Amendment offers a blueprint for tearing down the debt ceiling.

Politics - U.S. House
Jan 20, 2023

The U.S. Hit Its Debt Limit. What Happens Next?
The Treasury Department has started employing "extraordinary measures," but the path to raising the debt ceiling is likely to be a long one.

Politics - U.S. House
Jan 20, 2023

Gillibrand, Looking Left, Launches Campaign For a Third Term
Senator Kirsten Gillibrand of New York will be a heavy favorite to defend her seat in 2024, but a primary challenge could still emerge.

Politics - U.S. House
Jan 19, 2023

How an Investor Lost $625,000 and His Faith in George Santos
Andrew Intrater, a wealthy businessman, has been in touch with the S.E.C. about Mr. Santos's dealings on behalf of a company accused in a Ponzi scheme.

Politics - U.S. House
Jan 19, 2023

Don't Try to Appease Economic Terrorists
Democrats should do whatever it takes to bypass the debt ceiling.

Politics - U.S. House
Jan 19, 2023

Both Parties Play Blame Game Before Potential Debt Crisis
As the Treasury Department begins taking steps to avoid hitting the debt limit, Republicans and Democrats are positioning themselves politically for a drawn-out fight.

Politics - U.S. House
Jan 19, 2023

America Hit Its Debt Ceiling, Raising Economic Fears
The Treasury Department said it would begin a series of accounting moves to keep the United States from breaching its borrowing cap.

Politics - U.S. House
Jan 19, 2023

Months Before a Potential Crisis, Both Parties Kick Off a Fiscal Blame Game
As the Treasury Department begins taking steps to avoid hitting the debt limit, Republicans and Democrats are positioning themselves politically for a drawn-out fight.

Politics - U.S. House
Jan 19, 2023

America Set to Hit Its Debt Ceiling Today, Raising Economic Fears
The Treasury Department said it would begin a series of accounting moves to keep the United States from breaching its borrowing cap.

Politics - U.S. House
Jan 19, 2023

America Set to Hit Its Debt Limit Today, Raising Economic Fears
The milestone will not immediately affect markets or growth, but it sets the stage for months of entrenched partisan warfare.

Politics - U.S. House
Jan 19, 2023

America Set to Hit Its Borrowing Limit Today, Raising Economic Fears
The milestone will not immediately affect markets or growth, but it sets the stage for months of entrenched partisan warfare.

Politics - U.S. House
Jan 18, 2023

Trump Allies Win Seats on House Oversight Committee, Reflecting GOP Priorities
Some of the former president's most outspoken defenders will sit on the House's main investigative committee, underscoring their high-profile roles in the new Republican majority.

Politics - U.S. House
Jan 18, 2023

Why George Santos Won't Be Able to Fake His Way Through Congress
I served in the House for 28 years. Your colleagues need to trust you for you to get anything done.

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