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Politics - U.S. House
Nov 23, 2020

Georgia Is a Purple State, but Don't Expect Centrist Politicians
Georgia flipped blue for Joe Biden, but in its all-important and costly Senate runoff elections, the Republicans are in full attack mode while the Democrats stick to a steady liberal message.

Politics - U.S. House
Nov 22, 2020

Get Me Meacham! Biden Brings Back the Media's Good Old Days
The next president promises to do for old-line newspaper columnists what Donald Trump did for cable. What a time to be George Will!

Politics - U.S. House
Nov 22, 2020

Biden Team, Pushing Quick Stimulus Deal, Prepares for Renewed Recession
Economists warn that lawmakers must pass aid now, as a renewed coronavirus surge chills consumer spending and business activity.

Politics - U.S. House
Nov 21, 2020

Senator Kelly Loeffler of Georgia is in isolation after testing positive for the virus.
Senator Kelly Loeffler of Georgia, a Republican who is campaigning in a high-stakes runoff election that could determine control of the Senate, is isolating after testing positive for the coronavirus.

Politics - U.S. House
Nov 20, 2020

Republicans in Congress Stay Largely in Line Behind Trump
A few top Republicans called for a smooth transition, but the critical mass of the party remained silent as President Trump continued to try to subvert the popular vote and falsely claim he won re-election.

Politics - U.S. House
Nov 20, 2020

Republican Resistance Looms in the Senate for Biden's Nominees
The polarization of the confirmation process, once a matter of giving the president the team he chooses, will present the new administration with a challenge in filling out its upper echelons.

Politics - U.S. House
Nov 20, 2020

One of the Nation's Closest House Races Is Down to a 100-Vote Margin
Claudia Tenney seemed poised to avenge her 2018 defeat to Rep. Anthony Brindisi, a Democrat, but her election night lead has shrunk to roughly 100 votes.

Politics - U.S. House
Nov 20, 2020

How Steve Mnuchin Snubbed Joe Biden
He terminated emergency-lending programs that will limit the new administration's options — and upset the Federal Reserve, too.

Politics - U.S. House
Nov 19, 2020

Will Lara Trump Be the Next Trump on a Ballot?
The president's daughter-in-law is said to be considering a Senate run in her native state of North Carolina.

Politics - U.S. House
Nov 19, 2020

What We Learned From the DealBook Online Summit
LeBron James, Senator Elizabeth Warren, Dr. Anthony Fauci and more spoke about topics like voting rights, Washington's future and the pandemic.

Politics - U.S. House
Nov 19, 2020

With Senate Control Hanging in Balance, ‘Crazytown' Cash Floods Georgia
After the state went blue in the presidential race, more than $135 million in TV ads have been booked in two Senate runoff elections.

Politics - U.S. House
Nov 18, 2020

Even Without Peter King, G.O.P. Retains His House Seat in New York
Andrew Garbarino, a Republican state assemblyman, defeated Jackie Gordon, overcoming a Democratic edge in voter enrollment.

Politics - U.S. House
Nov 18, 2020

Save America's Restaurants
A fresh round of federal aid can keep restaurants in business during the winter months while protecting public health.

Politics - U.S. House
Nov 18, 2020

Trump's Confederate Base Veto Threat Imperils Defense Bill
Senator James Inhofe is pressing to jettison a broadly supported requirement to strip the names of Confederate leaders from military bases, a provision the president opposes.

Politics - U.S. House
Nov 18, 2020

‘I'm Very Honored,' Pelosi Says of Nomination for Another Term
Democrats nominated Representative Nancy Pelosi for another term of as speaker of the House, and she suggested it could be her last.

Politics - U.S. House
Nov 18, 2020

Kevin McCarthy, the House Minority Leader, Doesn't Think Trump Is Going Away
The California Republican believes his party's victories in 2020 came thanks to the president, not in spite of him: "He brought turnout."

Politics - U.S. House
Nov 18, 2020

‘The Far Left Is the Republicans' Finest Asset'
An intense battle between moderates and progressives has already spilled into public view.

Politics - U.S. House
Nov 18, 2020

When Trump Goes, Can the Democrats Hold It Together?
An intense battle between moderates and progressives has already spilled into public view.

Politics - U.S. House
Nov 18, 2020

Adam Schiff, Trump's Chief Antagonist, Ponders Life After Trump
Having raised over $40 million this election cycle, the California Democrat is weighing his next moves, including the possibility of a Biden administration post, a Senate run or even House leadership.

Politics - U.S. House
Nov 18, 2020

A Senate Majority Is Overrated. (We Checked.)
Divided government sometimes overperforms expectations.

Politics - U.S. House
Nov 18, 2020

Actually, Joe Biden Can Get Big Things Done With Mitch McConnell
Divided government sometimes overperforms expectations.

Politics - U.S. House
Nov 18, 2020

23 Million Reasons to Not Let States Fail
State and city governments employ millions of essential workers. But the pandemic has pushed them to the brink. President-elect Biden needs to step in now.

Politics - U.S. House
Nov 18, 2020

State and City Governments Are Too Big to Fail
Together, they employ about 23 million essential workers. But the pandemic has pushed them to the brink. President-elect Biden needs to step in now.

Politics - U.S. House
Nov 17, 2020

Representative Cedric Richmond Set to Be a Senior Biden Adviser
Mr. Richmond, a House member from Louisiana for a decade, will be one of the highest-ranking Black officials in the Biden administration as the head of the White House Office of Public Engagement.

Politics - U.S. House
Nov 17, 2020

In Georgia, a Republican Feud With Trump at the Center
Double-crossing. Accusations of lying and incompetence. And a bitter divide over whether to endorse President Trump's false claims of fraud. The G.O.P. in Georgia has a messy feud unfolding, with two Senate seats up for grabs.

Politics - U.S. House
Nov 17, 2020

As Grassley Tests Positive, Virus Threatens to Stall Work in Congress
Two of the oldest members of Congress, Senator Charles E. Grassley of Iowa and Representative Don Young of Alaska, now have the virus, underscoring the risks on Capitol Hill.

Politics - U.S. House
Nov 17, 2020

Judy Shelton, Trump Fed Nominee, Fails to Advance to Final Vote
Ms. Shelton, a Trump loyalist with unusual views, hit a major setback. But her journey toward the Federal Reserve's Board of Governors may not be over.

Politics - U.S. House
Nov 17, 2020

The Final Front of the 2020 Ad Wars
With control of the Senate hanging in the balance, money is pouring into the two runoff elections in Georgia.

Politics - U.S. House
Nov 17, 2020

As Pelosi's Majority Thins, House Democrats Are in a Tight Spot
Speaker Nancy Pelosi is on track to keep her post, but with a slim majority that leaves little room for defections, party divisions could prove disastrous. Republicans can't wait to exploit them.

Politics - U.S. House
Nov 17, 2020

Facebook Executed ‘Largest Election Integrity Effort,' Zuckerberg Says
Mark Zuckerberg of Facebook and Jack Dorsey of Twitter appeared before members of the Senate Judiciary Committee to defend actions by their companies to moderate speech during the election.

Politics - U.S. House
Nov 17, 2020

Watch Full Video: Tech C.E.O.'s Testify Before the Senate
The executives, who have now testified several times in recent years, faced new questions about how they handled the election.

Politics - U.S. House
Nov 17, 2020

Watch Live: Tech C.E.O.'s Testify Before the Senate
The executives, who have now testified several times in recent years, will most likely face some new questions about how they handled the election.

Politics - U.S. House
Nov 17, 2020

How Republicans in N.Y. Are Responding to the Election
Many of New York State's top Republicans have stayed largely silent about President Trump's refusal to concede.

Politics - U.S. House
Nov 17, 2020

The Loneliness of the Red State Democrat
Liberals got "trounced" in Montana, and the party will spend the next few years in the wilderness.

Politics - U.S. House
Nov 17, 2020

With All Eyes on Senate Runoff in Georgia, Here's How Residents Can Vote
Control of the Senate depends on Georgia, with the election set for Jan. 5. But absentee and early voting will begin in the next few weeks.

Politics - U.S. House
Nov 17, 2020

The Democrats Went All Out Against Susan Collins. Rural Maine Grimaced.
The $180 million Senate contest, a political scientist said, "was like being a local in Woodstock in 1969: When it first started, it was exciting and fun, but by the end, it was muddy and dirty."

Politics - U.S. House
Nov 17, 2020

Our Political System Is Unfair. Liberals Need to Just Deal With It.
There are few if any pathways to changing either the Electoral College or the structure of the Senate in the near-term.

Politics - U.S. House
Nov 17, 2020

A Copper Mine vs. Sacred Apache Land: The Story in Words and Images
In her latest work of graphic nonfiction, Lauren Redniss recounts what happened when a copper mining company decided to develop an Arizona tribe's sacred land.

Politics - U.S. House
Nov 16, 2020

Division Among the Democrats
After the party lost seats in the House of Representatives on Election Day, some are pointing fingers and debating which wing was at fault.

Politics - U.S. House
Nov 15, 2020

Roger Jepsen, Senator From Iowa and Reagan Ally, Dies at 91
A voice for farmers, he lost a re-election bid after it was disclosed that he had joined a health spa that was shut down on prostitution charges.

Politics - U.S. House
Nov 15, 2020

There Was No Knockout, So Democrats and G.O.P. Regroup for Next Round
Voters delivered a convincing victory for Joseph R. Biden Jr. but a split decision for the two parties. Now they face perhaps the most up-for-grabs electoral map the country has seen in a generation.

Politics - U.S. House
Nov 15, 2020

With Trench Warfare Deepening, Parties Face Unsettled Electoral Map
Voters delivered a convincing victory for Joe Biden, but a split decision for the two parties. Now Democrats and Republicans face perhaps the most up-for-grabs electoral landscape in a generation.

Politics - U.S. House
Nov 14, 2020

Largely Out of Sight in Washington, Kamala Harris Preps for White House
Ms. Harris has barely appeared on the public radar since her acceptance speech last Saturday in Wilmington, Del., where she declared "a new day for America."

Politics - U.S. House
Nov 14, 2020

What Democrats Are Up Against in Georgia
The Senate contenders face not just Republicans but also the state's political history, which shows that change doesn't come easy.

Politics - U.S. House
Nov 14, 2020

Economic Demands Test Biden Even Before Inauguration
With the recovery slowing and coronavirus cases surging, Democrats must decide whether quick action on federal aid is more important than its scale.

Politics - U.S. House
Nov 14, 2020

Democrats Work to Defy History in Georgia Runoffs That Have Favored G.O.P.
The special elections were devised by white Republicans to dilute the power of Black voters. But those involved in earlier contests say demographic change and Democratic energy could allow the party to finally beat the odds.

Politics - U.S. House
Nov 14, 2020

Time to Take a Pledge: No Stocks if You're a Member of Congress
Owning actively traded shares can create conflicts of interest. Georgia's Senate candidates agree. Will others? Mutual funds could be good for them.

Politics - U.S. House
Nov 13, 2020

Rep. Katko Wins Rematch, Keeping G.O.P. Seat in Democratic District
Representative John Katko, a moderate Republican, defeated Dana Balter in a Central New York district where Democrats outnumber Republicans.

Politics - U.S. House
Nov 13, 2020

Rep. Katko Wins Rematch, Keeps G.O.P. Seat in Democratic District
Representative John Katko, a moderate Republican, defeated Dana Balter in a Central New York district where Democrats outnumber Republicans.

Politics - U.S. House
Nov 13, 2020

A More Subdued Orientation on Capitol Hill as Newest Members of Congress Arrive
The freshman class of the 117th Congress, featuring a new crop of conservative women and an ascendant left, is attending an unusual pandemic-era orientation.

Politics - U.S. House
Nov 13, 2020

Black Lives Matter Meets QAnon as Newest Members of Congress Arrive
The freshman class of the 117th Congress, featuring a new crop of conservative women and an ascendant left, is attending an unusual pandemic-era orientation.

Politics - U.S. House
Nov 13, 2020

Cori Bush Says Republican Colleagues Mistakenly Called Her ‘Breonna Taylor'
Representative-elect Cori Bush, a Missouri Democrat, arrived at the new House members orientation Friday wearing a Breonna Taylor face mask. Ms. Bush said some of her Republican colleagues were unfamiliar with Ms. Taylor, who was killed by the police in Kentucky, leading to protests across the country.

Politics - U.S. House
Nov 13, 2020

Liberal New Yorkers Threw Money at Doomed Candidates All Over the U.S.
Donations went to glamorous but unwinnable Senate races. Meanwhile, a representative in Brooklyn may lose to a first-time candidate and QAnon supporter.

Politics - U.S. House
Nov 13, 2020

Why Liberal New Yorkers Threw Money at Doomed Candidates All Over the U.S.
Donations went to glamorous but unwinnable Senate races. Meanwhile, a representative in Brooklyn may lose to a first-time candidate and QAnon supporter.

Politics - U.S. House
Nov 12, 2020

Small Cracks Emerge in G.O.P. Support for Trump's Baseless Fraud Claims
President Trump retains a powerful hold on his party. But a growing number of Republican elected officials and party leaders have signaled they will indulge his conspiracy theories for only so long.

Politics - U.S. House
Nov 12, 2020

Trump Rebuffs Biden Transition Team, Setting Off Virus and National Security Risks
Some Senate Republicans said the president-elect should be given intelligence briefings, and transition team members found workarounds for the president's stonewalling.

Politics - U.S. House
Nov 12, 2020

A Republican Senate Would Be Bad for Business
What's bad for America would be bad for corporations, too.

Politics - U.S. House
Nov 12, 2020

How Biden Could Steer a Divided Government
A pathway to a successful presidency.

Politics - U.S. House
Nov 12, 2020

Economic Risks Are High as Chances for Quick Stimulus Narrow
The Federal Reserve chief warned that a vaccine was still too uncertain to count on, and lawmakers signaled that more support was not imminent.

Politics - U.S. House
Nov 12, 2020

Rep. Max Rose Is Defeated as Republicans Take Back N.Y.C. Seat
Nicole Malliotakis, a Republican state assemblywoman, flipped a district that is considered the most conservative in New York City.

Politics - U.S. House
Nov 12, 2020

Republicans Should Be Defending Georgia's Election Process
The G.O.P. is trying to scapegoat Brad Raffensperger for Trump's apparent loss in Georgia.

Politics - U.S. House
Nov 12, 2020

Math Lessons From Pennsylvania
The state's lieutenant governor has been tweeting since election night. Mostly he's trying to get the president to understand simple arithmetic.

Politics - U.S. House
Nov 12, 2020

Joe Biden Will Face This Overlooked Crisis on Day 1
Members of the new administration may have to reassemble a broken government before they can begin to use it for good.

Politics - U.S. House
Nov 11, 2020

Georgia's Close Elections Sent Republicans After a Republican
After becoming the target of his own party, Brad Raffensperger authorized a hand recount of the state's presidential votes.

Politics - U.S. House
Nov 11, 2020

Tillis Ekes Out Victory in North Carolina, Bolstering Republicans' Hold on the Senate
Senator Thom Tillis defeated Cal Cunningham after an expensive and hard-fought race, which was scrambled in the final weeks by revelations that Mr. Cunningham had an extramarital affair.

Politics - U.S. House
Nov 11, 2020

Biden's Policy Agenda Rests Heavily on Senate Outcome
Which party controls the Senate will largely dictate how ambitious President-elect Joe Biden can get on taxes, health care, climate change and other policy priorities.

Politics - U.S. House
Nov 11, 2020

Facebook plans to continue a ban on political ads for another month.
The social network told advertisers about its timeline in an update on Wednesday.

Politics - U.S. House
Nov 11, 2020

Alaskan Don Young Prevails Over Serious Challenge, Easily Winning a 25th Term
Alyse Galvin, an independent, fell short in her bid to oust the dean of the House, who found himself vulnerable amid economic woes and President Trump's troubles in Alaska.

Politics - U.S. House
Nov 11, 2020

The (Unfinished) Battle for the Senate
Democrats were optimistic about gaining control of the upper chamber, but it didn't pan out that way. Now, a pair of races in Georgia will determine the balance of power in Washington.

Politics - U.S. House
Nov 11, 2020

The Battle for the Senate
Democrats were optimistic about gaining control of the upper chamber, but it didn't pan out that way. Now, a pair of races in Georgia will determine the balance of power in Washington.

Politics - U.S. House
Nov 11, 2020

Millions Face Loss of Jobless Aid: ‘Without It, I'm Dead in the Water'
Emergency federal programs to assist the unemployed in the pandemic will expire at year's end if there is no congressional action.

Politics - U.S. House
Nov 10, 2020

What Happened in Each Key Senate Race
The Democrats had expected to flip several seats, but came up short. Their hopes to control the chamber now likely rest on a pair of races in Georgia.

Politics - U.S. House
Nov 10, 2020

Van Duyne Wins Texas House Seat, in Another Lost Chance for Democrats
Beth Van Duyne's victory in a suburban Dallas district helped hold a crucial Republican seat as her party fought to add to its numbers in Congress.

Politics - U.S. House
Nov 10, 2020

Estas son las elecciones que aún no tienen ganador en Estados Unidos
Como todavía quedan por contar tantas boletas enviadas por correo, aún no sabemos quién ganó en varias contiendas al Congreso.

Politics - U.S. House
Nov 10, 2020

How Biden Can Govern in Spite of Everything
It won't be easy, but coming after a self-styled "disrupter" opens up its own possibilities.

Politics - U.S. House
Nov 10, 2020

How Biden Can Rule America in Spite of Everything
It won't be easy, but coming after a self-styled "disrupter" opens up its own possibilities.

Politics - U.S. House
Nov 10, 2020

Key Justices Signal Support for Affordable Care Act
At a Supreme Court argument Tuesday, Chief Justice Roberts and Justice Kavanaugh suggested that striking down one provision would not doom the balance of the law.

Politics - U.S. House
Nov 10, 2020

Supreme Court to Hear Arguments on Fate of Affordable Care Act
A transformed court, with a six-justice conservative majority, will take a new look at the sprawling health care law.

Politics - U.S. House
Nov 10, 2020

The Races That Haven't Been Called
Because so many mail ballots still need to be counted, we don't yet know who won a lot of congressional races.

Politics - U.S. House
Nov 10, 2020

Who's Going to Tell Him? Republicans Shy From Asking Trump to Concede
President Trump's iron grip on his party has inspired love for him among many Republican lawmakers, and fear in others. Neither group will tell him it is time to concede his loss.

Politics - U.S. House
Nov 10, 2020

The Court Is Taking On the Most Challenged Statute in Our History. Again.
This time, the issue is democracy, and the Supreme Court's duty to leave political decisions to the elected branches of government.

Politics - U.S. House
Nov 09, 2020

Republicans Back Trump's Refusal to Concede, Declining to Recognize Biden
Senator Mitch McConnell, the majority leader, slammed Democrats for expecting the president to quickly concede and said he had every right to pursue legal challenges.

Politics - U.S. House
Nov 09, 2020

Georgia Senators Ask Election Official to Resign in G.O.P. Squabble
Senators David Perdue and Kelly Loeffler took an extraordinary step in urging Georgia's secretary of state, Brad Raffensperger, to step down. His office has defended the integrity of the election.

Politics - U.S. House
Nov 09, 2020

Georgia Senators Inflame G.O.P. Rift in Calling for Election Official's Resignation
Senators David Perdue and Kelly Loeffler took an extraordinary step in urging Georgia's secretary of state, Brad Raffensperger, to step down. His office has defended the integrity of the election.

Politics - U.S. House
Nov 09, 2020

Hakeem Jeffries Wants Democrats to Take a Deep Breath
The No. 5 House Democrat plans to announce he is running for another term in his post, as he and a new generation of leaders position look to a future after Speaker Nancy Pelosi is gone.

Politics - U.S. House
Nov 09, 2020

Hell Hath No Fury Like a Trump Scorned
The victory of the Biden-Harris ticket and the enduring power of Republicanism tell two stories.

Politics - U.S. House
Nov 08, 2020

Can Joe and Mitch Get It Done?
The incoming Democratic president and top Senate Republican have personal ties and a history of deal-making that could shape the future of a Biden administration.

Politics - U.S. House
Nov 08, 2020

How Georgia Turned From Reliably Republican to Political Ground Zero
Joe Biden's narrow lead in Georgia and the runoffs that will determine control of the Senate have raised questions as to whether 2020 is a Trumpian aberration or a long-anticipated political shift.

Politics - U.S. House
Nov 08, 2020

Biden Could Roll Back Trump Agenda With Blitz of Executive Actions
For Joseph R. Biden Jr., who narrowly won the election in a deeply divided nation, the early signals he sends as the country's new leader will be critical.

Politics - U.S. House
Nov 07, 2020

Top Republicans Are Silent on Biden Victory as Trump Refuses to Concede
The top Senate Republican issued no statement congratulating President-elect Biden, while a leading House Republican echoed President Trump's protestations that the election was not, in fact, over.

Politics - U.S. House
Nov 07, 2020

What's a Runoff, and Why Are There Two? Here's Why Georgia Matters
Neither of Georgia's Republican senators drew a majority on Election Day, sending both of their races to special rematches in January that will likely determine control of the Senate.

Politics - U.S. House
Nov 07, 2020

Joe Biden gana la presidencia, al fin
Kamala Harris hará historia como la primera mujer en ocupar el cargo de vicepresidenta.

Politics - U.S. House
Nov 07, 2020

The Danger in White Moderates Setting Biden's Agenda
With at most a narrow majority in the Senate, the new president will be inclined to do less. He must be pushed to do more.

Politics - U.S. House
Nov 07, 2020

Biden Knows Washington Has Changed. He's Less Sure He Has To.
Preparing to assume the presidency in a divided country, Joe Biden confronts the ultimate test of his principal theory of governance: that compromise is good and modest progress is still progress.

Politics - U.S. House
Nov 07, 2020

We Are Finally Getting Rid of Him
Don't undersell the triumph of ousting Trump.

Politics - U.S. House
Nov 07, 2020

A President-Elect Shaped by Tragedy and Tradition
Joseph R. Biden Jr. has spent his career devoted to institutions and relationships. And those are the tools he will rely on to govern a fractured nation.

Politics - U.S. House
Nov 07, 2020

Victory for Joe Biden, at Last
Kamala Harris to make history as first female vice president.

Politics - U.S. House
Nov 06, 2020

Senate Majority in Balance as Perdue Re-election Race Goes to Runoff in Georgia
Mr. Perdue, a first-term Republican, narrowly failed to clear 50 percent of the vote, sending the race to a January runoff that, along with another runoff contest, will probably determine which party controls the Senate.

Politics - U.S. House
Nov 06, 2020

Estados Unidos: ¿un Estado fallido?
Si estuviéramos ante un país extranjero con el nivel de disfunción política de mi país, tal vez consideraríamos que está al borde de convertirse en un Estado cuyo gobierno ya no es capaz de ejercer un control efectivo.

Politics - U.S. House
Nov 06, 2020

How ‘Defund the Police' Roiled Competitive Races in New York
Democrats are debating whether the party's stances alienated moderates, but progressives like Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez challenged that narrative.

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