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Politics - U.S. House
May 22, 2019

Trump Is ‘Engaged in a Cover-Up,' Pelosi Tells Reporters
In remarks after a meeting with the House Democratic Caucus, Speaker Nancy Pelosi criticized President Trump for his refusal to comply with requests from lawmakers who are seeking more information about details in the Mueller report.

Politics - U.S. House
May 22, 2019

Nancy Pelosi, Trying to Walk a Middle Path, Accuses Trump of a ‘Cover-Up'
Speaker Nancy Pelosi's accusation was intended to slow the building momentum toward opening an impeachment inquiry among Democrats, but it set off the president.

Politics - U.S. House
May 22, 2019

Pelosi Accuses Trump of a ‘Cover-Up'
After Speaker Nancy Pelosi accused him of a "cover-up," the president said he would not work with Democrats until they stopped their "phony investigations."

Politics - U.S. House
May 22, 2019

A Growing Call for Impeachment
As President Trump continues to stonewall Congress, House Democrats are split on what to do next.

Politics - U.S. House
May 21, 2019

U.S. Officials Say Military Moves to Deter Iran Are Working
Lawmakers are divided ahead of intelligence briefings on Capitol Hill focused on rising tensions with Iran and America's deployments to the Middle East.

Politics - U.S. House
May 21, 2019

U.S. Officials Work to Convince Divided Congress of Iran Threat
American officials said Iran had threatened to target missiles at Saudi Arabia's oil infrastructure to drive up oil prices and disrupt international trade.

Politics - U.S. House
May 21, 2019

Pennsylvania Election Results
See full results and maps from the Pennsylvania special elections and Philadelphia mayor's race.

Politics - U.S. House
May 21, 2019

Pennsylvania Special Election Results: 12th House District
See full results and maps from the Pennsylvania special congressional election.

Politics - U.S. House
May 21, 2019

McGahn Skips Hearing, Defying Subpoena, and Democrats' Anger Swells
The House Judiciary Committee chairman said his panel would soon hold a contempt vote, while other members were expected to go public with calls for an impeachment inquiry.

Politics - U.S. House
May 21, 2019

Democratic Calls for Impeachment Inquiry Grow as Leaders Instead Vow to Toughen Tactics
Some Progressive Democrats have joined calls for an impeachment inquiry, arguing that it will strengthen the party's efforts to stop President Trump's stonewalling.

Politics - U.S. House
May 21, 2019

As McGahn Prepares to Defy Subpoena, Democrats' Anger Swells
The House Judiciary Committee chairman said his panel would soon hold a contempt vote, while other members were expected to go public with calls for an impeachment inquiry.

Politics - U.S. House
May 21, 2019

Lawmakers Break Ramadan Fast on Capitol Hill
Representatives André Carson, Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib, all Muslims, hosted an iftar meal on Monday night at the Capitol Visitor Center.

Politics - U.S. House
May 20, 2019

How a Lone Republican Set an Example for Democrats on the Mueller Report
Representative Justin Amash read the special counsel's findings and saw impeachable offenses.

Politics - U.S. House
May 20, 2019

Impeachment Appeal Pushes Justin Amash From G.O.P. Gadfly to Insurgent
Washington is a town of partisan herds, and Mr. Amash, a congressman from Michigan, has strayed far outside his.

Politics - U.S. House
May 20, 2019

Trump's Secrecy Fight Escalates as Judge Rules for Congress in Early Test
A judge ruled that Trump's accounting firm must turn over his financial records even as the White House told a former top Trump aide not to show up at a hearing.

Politics - U.S. House
May 20, 2019

Trump's Position on the Mueller Report is Legally Ridiculous — and Dangerous
Congress needs the full report to do its job.

Politics - U.S. House
May 20, 2019

How Trump's Stonewalling Puts Our Democracy at Risk
Congress needs the full Mueller report to do its job of protecting our elections from foreign adversaries.

Politics - U.S. House
May 20, 2019

Why Do We Let Political Parties Act Like Monopolies?
When I ran against an incumbent senator, I learned the hard way how well insiders stack primaries against challengers.

Politics - U.S. House
May 19, 2019

Harry Reid Remembers One Impeachment and Ponders a Second
In an interview, the longtime Democratic leader of the Senate discussed President Trump, his party's primary and its lack of congressional candidates.

Politics - U.S. House
May 18, 2019

Breaking With Party, G.O.P. Lawmaker Says Trump's Conduct Reaches ‘Threshold of Impeachment'
Representative Justin Amash, known as a contrarian, accused the president of engaging in "impeachable conduct."

Politics - U.S. House
May 17, 2019

House Equality Act Extends Civil Rights Protections to Gay and Transgender People
The House passed legislation prohibiting discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity, but the White House and Republican Senate oppose it.

Politics - U.S. House
May 16, 2019

House Passes Legislation Aiming to Shore Up Health Law and Lower Drug Costs
Democrats tied several bills together, trying to hold Republicans to promises to protect coverage of pre-existing conditions and rein in drug costs, but the minority party did not bite.

Politics - U.S. House
May 16, 2019

Don't Shy Away From Impeachment
The House of Representatives must impeach Donald Trump because it's the right thing to do.

Politics - U.S. House
May 16, 2019

Frustrated House Democrats Pin Their Hopes on Mueller
Democrats, hitting a presidential stonewall in their efforts to stoke public anger, believe that testimony from Robert S. Mueller III is the only way to clear up certain ambiguities in his report.

Politics - U.S. House
May 16, 2019

Pelosi Raises Impeachment as a Way to Break Trump's Information Stonewall
Speaker Nancy Pelosi, facing President Trump's blanket denial of documents and witnesses, said Thursday that an impeachment inquiry would aid House investigations.

Politics - U.S. House
May 16, 2019

‘Bigger Than a Party of Old White Men': G.O.P. Women Seek to Replenish House Ranks
After the disastrous 2018 midterm elections, Republican women trying to right their political ship are focused on a special election in North Carolina.

Politics - U.S. House
May 15, 2019

Senate's Churn of Confirmations Brings Complaints of a ‘Legislative Graveyard'
Critics say the emphasis on judicial and administration nominations has derailed the Senate's legislative agenda — and diminished the legacy of the chamber.

Politics - U.S. House
May 15, 2019

Richard Lugar Is Remembered as a ‘True American Statesman'
The service for the six-term Republican senator from Indiana, who died last month, had many of the trappings of a state funeral.

Politics - U.S. House
May 15, 2019

After Pelosi Says She Has a ‘Little Jail,' Barr Asks, ‘Did You Bring Your Handcuffs?'
The attorney general has been the target of Democrats' ire for weeks over his handling of the Mueller report.

Politics - U.S. House
May 15, 2019

White House Again Rejects Democrats' Requests for Documents in Corruption Inquiry
The letter from the White House counsel, Pat Cipollone, argues that Congress was not a law enforcement body and doesn't have the standing to investigate the president.

Politics - U.S. House
May 15, 2019

How to Stop the March to War With Iran
Congress, Europe and business leaders can stand in John Bolton's way.

Politics - U.S. House
May 14, 2019

Justice Department Seeks to Appeal Emoluments Case Against Trump
The government asked a judge to halt the proceedings in a case alleging that the president is violating the Constitution by accepting financial benefits from foreign governments.

Politics - U.S. House
May 14, 2019

Judge Signals Skepticism About Trump's Bid to Block Subpoena for Financial Records
An early court test for President Trump's vow to stonewall all subpoenas could be the start of a long fight over congressional oversight.

Politics - U.S. House
May 14, 2019

Donald Trump Jr. Strikes Deal for ‘Limited' Interview With Intelligence Committee
An agreement between Donald Trump Jr. and the Senate Intelligence Committee for a "limited" interview appears to have defused tensions among Senate Republicans

Politics - U.S. House
May 14, 2019

North Carolina Primary Election Results: Ninth House District
See full results and maps from the North Carolina primaries.

Politics - U.S. House
May 14, 2019

The Freshman: Rashida Tlaib, Part 2
After angering Democratic leaders with her comments about impeaching President Trump, the congresswoman is at the center of a new political storm — over comments about Israel. We spoke with her about the roots of her views on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

Politics - U.S. House
May 14, 2019

North Carolina Republicans to Pick Candidate for Congress in Fraud-Tainted District
State officials ordered a new election in the Ninth Congressional District, so Republicans must select one of 10 candidates in the last unsettled House race of the midterms.

Politics - U.S. House
May 14, 2019

Dan Bishop Wins North Carolina's Republican Primary for New Congressional Vote
State officials ordered a new election in the Ninth Congressional District, so Republicans had to pick one of 10 candidates as their nominee in the last unsettled House race of the midterms.

Politics - U.S. House
May 14, 2019

How Democrats Who Beat Republicans Last Year Plan to Keep Their Seats
House Democrats are moving aggressively to defend their majority, and rushing to protect the seats they hold in districts that supported the president in 2016.

Politics - U.S. House
May 13, 2019

Donald Trump Jr.'s No-Shows Led to Subpoena, Republican Senator Says
Allies of Mr. Trump have mounted a campaign to quash a subpoena from the Senate Intelligence Committee, putting intense pressure on its chairman, Richard M. Burr.

Politics - U.S. House
May 13, 2019

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez as a Super Hero? This Comic Book Thinks So
The representative from New York inspired a comic book anthology that arrives in stores on Wednesday.

Politics - U.S. House
May 13, 2019

Duterte Seeks to Consolidate Power as Philippines Holds Senate Elections
The police reported scattered incidents of violence and voter intimidation as Filipinos began voting Monday to decide control of the Senate.

Politics - U.S. House
May 13, 2019

Duterte Sees Chance to Consolidate Power in Philippine Elections
The police reported scattered incidents of violence and voter intimidation as Filipinos began voting Monday to decide control of the Senate.

Politics - U.S. House
May 13, 2019

In Philippines Elections, Duterte Sees Chance to Consolidate Power
The police reported scattered incidents of violence and voter intimidation as Filipinos began voting Monday to decide control of the Senate.

Politics - U.S. House
May 13, 2019

In Philippines Senate Elections, Duterte Sees Chance to Consolidate Power
The police reported scattered incidents of violence and voter intimidation as Filipinos began voting Monday to decide control of the Senate.

Politics - U.S. House
May 12, 2019

An Imperial Presidency?
President Trump's free rein from political norms puts the United States at risk.

Politics - U.S. House
May 12, 2019

Can Nancy Pelosi Keep the Democrats in Line?
From Blue Dogs to Green New Dealers, they're not making it easy.

Politics - U.S. House
May 11, 2019

Duterte Foes Face Long Odds in Battle for Philippines Senate
The Senate has been one of the last bulwarks against the president's strongman rule. That may not last.

Politics - U.S. House
May 11, 2019

When It Comes to Republican Defectors, Current Crisis Is No Watergate
As history has shown with the Watergate and Iran-contra scandals, such investigations can gain legitimacy only when members of the president's own party support them.

Politics - U.S. House
May 11, 2019

‘So Help Me God' No More: Democrats Give House Traditions a Makeover
The Democrats running the House are changing things, including sometimes omitting words from the swearing-in oath, and some Republicans are not pleased.

Politics - U.S. House
May 10, 2019

Mueller Will Not Testify Next Week, but Democrats Are Not Giving Up
"He will come at some point," said Representative Jerrold Nadler of New York, the chairman of the House Judiciary Committee. "If necessary, we'll subpoena him."

Politics - U.S. House
May 10, 2019

The Senate Is as Much of a Problem as Trump
If Democrats don't do something about it, winning the presidential election in 2020 won't be enough.

Politics - U.S. House
May 09, 2019

A Strategy Emerges to Counter House Democrats: Dare Them to Impeach
The president seems eager to force the hand of Democrats who are investigating him as if they were conducting an impeachment inquiry without actually calling it that.

Politics - U.S. House
May 09, 2019

Constitutional Collision Course
Is President Trump daring the Democrats to impeach him?

Politics - U.S. House
May 09, 2019

If This Is a Constitutional Crisis, Act Like It
Democrats in Congress need to deploy all their powers, including impeachment.

Politics - U.S. House
May 09, 2019

The Tawdry Trump-Nadler War
How to destroy checks and balances.

Politics - U.S. House
May 09, 2019

Your Friday Briefing
A "constitutional crisis" in the U.S.

Politics - U.S. House
May 09, 2019

China Trade, India, Mueller: Your Friday Briefing
A constitutional crisis in the U.S.

Politics - U.S. House
May 09, 2019

Can M.J. Hegar Finish the Job Beto Started?
She's kind of like Ann Richards crossed with Barbara Bush — with a Purple Heart and a Distinguished Flying Cross.

Politics - U.S. House
May 09, 2019

The Woman You Missed While You Were Paying Attention to Beto
M.J. Hegar's kind of like Ann Richards crossed with Barbara Bush — with a Purple Heart and a Distinguished Flying Cross.

Politics - U.S. House
May 09, 2019

Trump Says Barr May Decide Whether Mueller Testifies Before Congress
The president also said he was "pretty surprised" his eldest son, Donald Trump Jr., was subpoenaed to testify before the Senate about contacts with Russians in the 2016 campaign.

Politics - U.S. House
May 09, 2019

Trump Suggests Mueller May Testify; Pelosi Declares ‘Constitutional Crisis'
The president also said he was "pretty surprised" his eldest son, Donald Trump Jr., was subpoenaed to testify before the Senate about contacts with Russians in the 2016 campaign.

Politics - U.S. House
May 09, 2019

Pelosi Agrees, the Country Is in a ‘Constitutional Crisis'
During her press conference Thursday on Capitol Hill, Speaker Nancy Pelosi discussed how the House may move to hold Attorney General William P. Barr in contempt of Congress.

Politics - U.S. House
May 09, 2019

Holding the Attorney General in Contempt
The standoff between the Trump administration and Congress is approaching a constitutional impasse. We consider what could happen next.

Politics - U.S. House
May 09, 2019

These Female Veterans Reached Congress. Now They Want to Recruit Others.
A new political action committee, the Service First Women's Victory Fund, will raise money for Democratic candidates with national security backgrounds.

Politics - U.S. House
May 09, 2019

Is the Trump Economic Boom for Real?
And are we headed for a constitutional crisis?

Politics - U.S. House
May 08, 2019

Facing a Trump Stonewall, Democrats Struggle for Options to Compel Cooperation
House Democrats, frustrated by President Trump's blanket refusal to cooperate, seek new ways to compel White House compliance as impeachment looms.

Politics - U.S. House
May 08, 2019

What Is Donald Trump Hiding?
The latest revelations about President Trump's past tax reports underscore the importance of examining his more recent returns.

Politics - U.S. House
May 08, 2019

Your Thursday Briefing
A decade of red ink for Donald Trump.

Politics - U.S. House
May 08, 2019

The Next President Should Not Be a Man
There is no good reason to put yet another man in the White House.

Politics - U.S. House
May 08, 2019

Trump Is Pushing Democrats to the Brink. Look at Elijah Cummings.
Representative Elijah E. Cummings, the chairman of the House Committee on Oversight and Reform, wanted to move slowly on impeachment. Now he, like many other senior Democrats, has lost his patience.

Politics - U.S. House
May 07, 2019

Clash Between Trump and House Democrats Poses Threat to Constitutional Order
What were once isolated skirmishes over congressional inquiries are turning into an all-out war.

Politics - U.S. House
May 07, 2019

Corporate Welfare Wins Again in Trump's Washington
We don't need the Export-Import Bank, which pads the profits of politically connected corporations on the taxpayer's dime, but it's back anyway.

Politics - U.S. House
May 07, 2019

Trump Is Defying Congress. Will They Hold Him in Contempt?
By refusing to comply, the president threatens to erode the Constitution's system of checks and balances.

Politics - U.S. House
May 07, 2019

Senators Question F.B.I. Director About Spying Accusation
During a Senate hearing, the F.B.I. director, Christopher A. Wray, defended the bureau against an accusation by the attorney general that agents spied on the Trump campaign during its Russia inquiry.

Politics - U.S. House
May 07, 2019

McConnell Tells Congress to Move On From Mueller Report
"The special counsel's finding is clear: Case closed," Senator Mitch McConnell, the majority leader, declared in a speech that was quickly criticized by top Democrats.

Politics - U.S. House
May 07, 2019

How the Courts Should Handle Trump's Oversight Defiance
The president deserves his day in court. But the American people deserve that day to come quickly.

Politics - U.S. House
May 07, 2019

The Court Handling Trump's Lawsuit Must Move at Breakneck Speed
The president deserves his day in court. But the American people deserve that day to come quickly.

Politics - U.S. House
May 07, 2019

The Legislation That Targets the Racist Impacts of Tech
A proposed law would make big companies determine whether their algorithms discriminate, but it's lacking in some big ways.

Politics - U.S. House
May 06, 2019

Let Robert Mueller Testify
Enough with William Barr's obfuscation.

Politics - U.S. House
May 06, 2019

Steven Mnuchin Refuses to Release Trump's Tax Documents to Congress
Mr. Mnuchin said that the request "lacks a legitimate legislative purpose."

Politics - U.S. House
May 06, 2019

Steven Mnuchin Refuses to Release Trump's Tax Returns to Congress
Mr. Mnuchin said that the request "lacks a legitimate legislative purpose."

Politics - U.S. House
May 06, 2019

Democrats Threaten to Hold Barr in Contempt as White House Guards Tax Returns
A showdown between the executive and legislative branches has ratcheted up, as President Trump and his administration have resisted Democrats' oversight efforts on multiple fronts.

Politics - U.S. House
May 05, 2019

Congress, Give Trump His Border Money
No, it's not for building the wall.

Politics - U.S. House
May 04, 2019

Senator Michael Enzi Announces His Retirement
Mr. Enzi, 75, who has held his seat since 1997, said he planned to spend the remainder of his term focusing on budget overhaul.

Politics - U.S. House
May 04, 2019

Pelosi Warns Democrats: Stay in the Center or Trump May Contest Election Results
The speaker's "coldblooded" plan for defeating President Trump, who she worries would challenge a slim Democratic victory in 2020, focuses on moderate voters and avoiding a protracted impeachment bid.

Politics - U.S. House
May 03, 2019

As Democrats Eye Flipping Senate, Top-Tier Candidates Decide to Pass
Three high-profile potential candidates bowed out of running next year, making the road to Democratic control of the Senate that much steeper.

Politics - U.S. House
May 03, 2019

Democrats Try to Revive Talks Over Full Mueller Report as Contempt Vote Looms
House Democrats, seeking a deal with Attorney General William P. Barr, offered a compromise on the full Mueller report that would keep some parts secret.

Politics - U.S. House
May 02, 2019

The Coming Subpoena Fights Between Trump and Congress, Explained
Here is how President Trump's vow to thwart House Democrats' attempts to carry out oversight investigations could play out.

Politics - U.S. House
May 02, 2019

What Watergate Prosecutors Had That Mueller Didn't
In the Trump-Russia investigation, the special counsel did not have the leverage of physical evidence.

Politics - U.S. House
May 02, 2019

Staking Out Battle Lines, House Votes to Keep U.S. in Paris Climate Pact
The House passed a bill on Thursday that would block President Trump from quitting the Paris Agreement on climate change.

Politics - U.S. House
May 02, 2019

How Barr Beat Mueller
One of them acted honorably but naively. The other didn't.

Politics - U.S. House
May 01, 2019

Ellen Tauscher, Congresswoman and Diplomat, Is Dead at 67
Ms. Tauscher had a career on Wall Street before being elected to the House as a Democrat. She later helped negotiate a nuclear arms treaty.

Politics - U.S. House
Apr 30, 2019

Moore's Shot at the Fed Teeters as G.O.P. Senators Voice Concerns
Stephen Moore's chance to be confirmed to the Federal Reserve dwindled after multiple Republican senators began to publicly question whether he would have enough votes if nominated.

Politics - U.S. House
Apr 30, 2019

Trump Wants to Block Deutsche Bank From Sharing His Financial Records
President Trump and Deutsche Bank had a long, symbiotic relationship. Now, Mr. Trump is racing to prevent the bank from sharing his financial information with Congress.

Politics - U.S. House
Apr 30, 2019

Democrats Hopeful After Meeting With Trump on Infrastructure
Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senator Chuck Schumer, the Democratic leader, said there was "good will" during their meeting with President Trump on infrastructure spending, which yielded an agreement to pursue a $2 trillion plan.

Politics - U.S. House
Apr 30, 2019

‘Knock Down the House' Review: Running to Win Hearts and Minds and Votes
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez blazes in this exciting documentary about four female candidates who sought to make history in the 2018 midterm elections.

Politics - U.S. House
Apr 30, 2019

North Carolina Special Primary Election Results: Third House District
See full results and maps from the North Carolina special primaries.

Politics - U.S. House
Apr 30, 2019

Stacey Abrams Will Not Run for Senate in 2020
Ms. Abrams said she would not challenge Senator David Perdue, one of President Trump's chief allies in Congress. She had been courted aggressively by national Democrats to run.

Politics - U.S. House
Apr 30, 2019

Solving Trump's Federal Reserve Problem
It starts, but doesn't end, with ditching Stephen Moore.

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