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Politics - U.S. House
Nov 17, 2018

Evangelicals, Looking to 2020, Face the Limits of Their Base
In the aftermath of the midterms, some social conservatives advocate a softer approach to prevent an erosion at the edges of their support.

Politics - U.S. House
Nov 16, 2018

Nearly 3,000 Votes Disappeared From Florida's Recount. That's Not Supposed to Happen
None of the discrepancies are enough to affect the outcome of races. But they call into question the reliability of the state's elections.

Politics - U.S. House
Nov 16, 2018

The Florida Recount: Missing Votes, Machine Error and an Errant Paper Clip
None of the discrepancies appear enough to affect the outcome of races. But they call into question the reliability of the state's elections.

Politics - U.S. House
Nov 16, 2018

ActBlue, the Democrats' Not-So-Secret Weapon
The online platform emerged in the 2018 midterms as a force in fund-raising; plus, an updated on undecided elections.

Politics - U.S. House
Nov 16, 2018

How Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is Bringing Her Instagram Followers Into the Political Process
The incoming congresswoman has given her followers the type of behind-the-scenes look at congressional orientation that's not usually broadcast.

Politics - U.S. House
Nov 16, 2018

Florida Recounts Senate Votes Yet Again, and Nelson's Chances Dwindle
A manual recount was underway in two still-undecided statewide elections in Florida, including the race for the Senate.

Politics - U.S. House
Nov 16, 2018

Florida Recounts Senate Votes Yet Again, This Time by Hand
A manual recount was underway in two still-undecided statewide elections in Florida, including the race for the Senate.

Politics - U.S. House
Nov 16, 2018

Florida's Senate Race Heads to the Wire in a Manual Recount
A manual recount was underway in two still-undecided statewide elections in Florida, including the race for the Senate.

Politics - U.S. House
Nov 16, 2018

Why the Perfect Red-State Democrat Lost
Taylor Sappington is exactly the kind of candidate his party should want in Ohio. But he couldn't get union support.

Politics - U.S. House
Nov 15, 2018

Democrats Pick Off Another Republican House Seat in California
Representative Mimi Walters, who has represented Orange County for two terms, was defeated by Katie Porter, a law professor from the University of California, Irvine.

Politics - U.S. House
Nov 15, 2018

Here's Why Election Day in Florida and Georgia Has Turned Into Election Week and a Half
Election results still aren't clear in Florida and Georgia, where lawsuits, recounts and confusion are the order of the day.

Politics - U.S. House
Nov 15, 2018

Here's Why Florida and Georgia's Election Day Has Turned into Election Week and a Half
Election results still aren't clear in Florida and Georgia, where lawsuits, recounts and confusion are the order of the day.

Politics - U.S. House
Nov 15, 2018

They Battled Over the Supreme Court, but Stuck Together on Criminal Justice Reform
Senators Charles E. Grassley and Richard J. Durbin joined forces to insist on a prison sentencing overhaul, a measure backed by President Trump but still facing an uncertain path.

Politics - U.S. House
Nov 15, 2018

Elizabeth Patterson, 78, S. Carolina's First Woman Elected to House, Dies
Ms. Patterson, a three-term centrist Democrat from a conservative-leaning district, was also the last woman from South Carolina to hold a House seat.

Politics - U.S. House
Nov 15, 2018

Battle Over Wall Risks Shutdown as Lawmakers Scramble to Fund Government
Lawmakers, facing a Dec. 7 deadline to avoid a shutdown, have also run into a sticking point over protection for the special counsel's investigation.

Politics - U.S. House
Nov 15, 2018

Should the House Move to Impeach Trump?
One reader says impeachment "is not a question of choice but of duty." Others worry that impeachment could backfire and urge a focus on legislation instead.

Politics - U.S. House
Nov 15, 2018

Where Are the Democrats on Climate Change?
A reader says the party went missing in the midterms on an important issue.

Politics - U.S. House
Nov 15, 2018

Recount Ordered in Florida Senate Contest; Republican Holds Lead in Governor's Race
Rick Scott and Bill Nelson were facing a manual recount in the Senate battle. The Republican, Ron DeSantis, appears to have won governor's race over Andrew Gillum.

Politics - U.S. House
Nov 15, 2018

Recount Ordered in Florida Senate Race as Governor's Contest Nears End
Rick Scott and Bill Nelson were facing a manual recount in the Senate battle. The Republican, Ron DeSantis, appears to have won governor's race over Andrew Gillum.

Politics - U.S. House
Nov 15, 2018

Florida's Early Recount Shows Senate Race Likely Bound for a Hand Recount
Florida completed a machine recount in its contested election, but not all counties were able to meet the deadline.

Politics - U.S. House
Nov 15, 2018

Florida's Recount Nears End. But a ‘Significant Number' of Votes Could Remain Uncounted
Florida was expected to wrap up on Thursday a machine recount in its contested election, but Palm Beach County says it will not meet the deadline.

Politics - U.S. House
Nov 15, 2018

Maine's Bruce Poliquin, Lone Republican in House from New England, Loses Re-election
Mr. Poliquin, a two-term congressman from Maine's Second District, lost re-election, adding to widespread Republican losses in the Northeast.

Politics - U.S. House
Nov 15, 2018

A Conversation With a Freshman Democrat
We spoke with Abigail Spanberger, a recently elected congresswoman from Virginia, about her first days in the Capitol and what it means to be a Democrat today.

Politics - U.S. House
Nov 14, 2018

Damage Control at Facebook: 6 Takeaways From The Times's Investigation
An investigation by The New York Times revealed how Facebook fought back against critics during a flood of crises — with delays, denials and an influence campaign in Washington.

Politics - U.S. House
Nov 14, 2018

Facebook at War: 6 Key Takeaways From The Times's Investigation
An investigation by The New York Times revealed how Facebook fought back against critics during a flood of crises — with delays, denials and an influence campaign in Washington.

Politics - U.S. House
Nov 14, 2018

How Facebook Wrestled With Scandal: 6 Key Takeaways
An investigation by The New York Times revealed how Facebook fought back against critics during a flood of crises — with delays, denials and an influence campaign in Washington.

Politics - U.S. House
Nov 14, 2018

How Facebook Wrestled With Scandal: 6 Key Takeaways From The Times's Investigation
An investigation by The New York Times revealed how Facebook fought back against critics during a flood of crises — with delays, denials and an influence campaign in Washington.

Politics - U.S. House
Nov 14, 2018

Republicans and Democrats Cannot Agree on Absolutely Anything. Except This.
The need to repair the nation's criminal justice system has brought together the two parties in a way that is unusual in these days of partisan strife.

Politics - U.S. House
Nov 14, 2018

What Happens When Politicians Who Oversee Elections Are Also the Candidates?
Brian Kemp and Rick Scott have drawn criticism for mixing their political lives with their public roles, contributing to the electoral turmoil in Georgia and Florida.

Politics - U.S. House
Nov 14, 2018

Grab 'Em by the Passion
Remember that you can be thoroughly anti-Trump without being completely Trump-obsessed.

Politics - U.S. House
Nov 14, 2018

G.O.P. Must Work Harder to Win Back Suburbs, McCarthy Says
Representative Kevin McCarthy spoke to reporters after being elected as the next House Republican Leader. He said his party will need a stronger message in order to recapture suburban voters.

Politics - U.S. House
Nov 14, 2018

Should We Expand the House of Representatives?
Readers discuss two editorials arguing that a larger House with multiple members per district would better reflect the political makeup of the country.

Politics - U.S. House
Nov 14, 2018

N.J. Democrat Defeats Trump Ally, Leaving the State With Just 1 Republican in Congress
After a drawn-out vote count, Andy Kim was declared the victor on Wednesday, upsetting the two-term Republican incumbent, Tom MacArthur.

Politics - U.S. House
Nov 14, 2018

We (Almost) Survived the Midterms
Election Day has come and gone. Where do we go from here?

Politics - U.S. House
Nov 14, 2018

In Florida Recount Fight, Democratic Lawyer Draws Plaudits and Fire
Marc Elias, a veteran of high-stakes political battles, is a powerful behind-the-scenes operator who has faced criticism from both left and right.

Politics - U.S. House
Nov 14, 2018

A Real Chance at Criminal Justice Reform
Sessions is out. Trump is on board. It's time to put these necessary changes into action.

Politics - U.S. House
Nov 14, 2018

Trump Embraces a Path to Revise U.S. Sentencing and Prison Laws
Senators have staked the success of the bipartisan agreement on President Trump, but powerful pockets of opposition remain among some law enforcement officials and conservative lawmakers.

Politics - U.S. House
Nov 14, 2018

Marco Rubio, Trumpified
The Florida senator is promoting false conspiracy theories for partisan gain.

Politics - U.S. House
Nov 14, 2018

Florida Recount, Amid Machine Error and Lawsuits, Is ‘Going to End Up a Little Messy'
Old equipment in Palm Beach County prompted the elections supervisor to warn the county may not be able to meet the deadline in Florida's statewide recount.

Politics - U.S. House
Nov 14, 2018

Republicans Lose Another California House Seat
Representative Jeff Denham lost his bid for re-election after four terms, falling to Josh Harder, a Democrat, in a district that encompasses a swath of farmland in Central California.

Politics - U.S. House
Nov 13, 2018

The Real Florida Recount Fraud
Republicans' baseless claims poison the races for governor and senator.

Politics - U.S. House
Nov 13, 2018

Who Gets the Last Word in a Disputed Senate Race? The Senate
The two parties are battling in court over the Florida recount, but it is ultimately up to the Republican-controlled Senate to decide whether it accepts the outcome.

Politics - U.S. House
Nov 13, 2018

Who Gets the Last Word in a Disputed Senate Race? The Senate.
The two parties are battling in court over the Florida recount, but it is ultimately up to the Republican-controlled Senate to decide whether it accepts the outcome.

Politics - U.S. House
Nov 13, 2018

What's an Election Loss When He's ‘My Kevin'? McCarthy Appears Set to Lead House G.O.P.
Kevin McCarthy, the No. 2 Republican in the House, looks to be on the verge of rising to No. 1, despite his party's drubbing last week that keeps the speakership from his grasp.

Politics - U.S. House
Nov 13, 2018

How Kyrsten Sinema Won Her Senate Seat and Pulled Off a Historic Arizona Triumph
Ms. Sinema began her political career as an antiwar activist and then transformed into a pro-business conservative Democrat who often voted alongside Republicans.

Politics - U.S. House
Nov 13, 2018

A Left-Flank Protest on Day 1 Signals a Democratic House Divided
Representative-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez led activists in a protest in Representative Nancy Pelosi's office, putting leaders on notice that the new House may be divided.

Politics - U.S. House
Nov 13, 2018

Trump Tribalism Re-elected My Congressman
Representative Chris Collins ran a racist campaign ad while under indictment. But he may have won the election thanks to his support for Donald Trump.

Politics - U.S. House
Nov 13, 2018

Ocasio-Cortez Joins Protesters at Pelosi's Office
Representative-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Democrat of New York, participated in a demonstration with climate change activists at the office of House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi.

Politics - U.S. House
Nov 13, 2018

Maine Counts Votes Differently. That Could Put a House Republican in Jeopardy
Since neither Bruce Poliquin, the Republican, nor Jared Golden, the Democrat, won a majority, the state will now count second, and maybe third, place votes.

Politics - U.S. House
Nov 13, 2018

Maine Counts Votes Differently. That Could Put a House Republican in Jeopardy.
Since neither Bruce Poliquin, the Republican, nor Jared Golden, the Democrat, won a majority, the state will now count second, and maybe third, place votes.

Politics - U.S. House
Nov 13, 2018

Is Arizona the Next Big Democratic Target?
In the On Politics newsletter, a Democratic strategist says it might be time for the party to jettison Iowa and Ohio and focus on the Sun Belt — Arizona, Texas and Georgia.

Politics - U.S. House
Nov 13, 2018

Arizona Election Results: 6 Key Takeaways on Sinema Victory
With Republican politics in Arizona looking less like the brand practiced by moderate senators like John McCain and Jeff Flake, many centrist G.O.P. voters there are politically homeless.

Politics - U.S. House
Nov 13, 2018

Republicans Need a Suburban Agenda
These voters are leaving the Republican Party and we need to win them back.

Politics - U.S. House
Nov 13, 2018

‘Arizona Proved There's a Better Way Forward,' Sinema Says
Representative Kyrsten Sinema, a Democrat, won the Senate seat in Arizona almost a week after Election Day, defeating her Republican opponent, Martha McSally.

Politics - U.S. House
Nov 13, 2018

A Tool of Autocrats
Marco Rubio and other top Republicans would rather undermine democracy than lose fairly.

Politics - U.S. House
Nov 12, 2018

Facebook Failed to Police How Its Partners Handled User Data
For years, Facebook struck deals that gave device makers access to troves of user data. A disclosure to Congress details the company's lax oversight of those partnerships.

Politics - U.S. House
Nov 12, 2018

Inside the Republican Strategy to Discredit the Florida Recount
Dusting off their playbook from 2000, Republicans claim the recount is rife with fraud. But what's driving them is their narrow majority in the Senate and their need to deliver a win to the base.

Politics - U.S. House
Nov 12, 2018

Kyrsten Sinema Declared Winner in Arizona Senate Race
After a delayed count, Ms. Sinema scored a groundbreaking victory for Democrats in a state that has been a Republican bastion for decades.

Politics - U.S. House
Nov 12, 2018

In Florida Election Standoff, Judge Urges Parties to ‘Ramp Down the Rhetoric'
Judge Jack Tuter refused to order the impounding of vote-counting equipment, but lawyers on both sides agreed on adding extra security at elections center.

Politics - U.S. House
Nov 12, 2018

Judge Urges Parties in Florida Election to ‘Ramp Down the Rhetoric'
Judge Jack Tuter refused to order impounding of vote-counting equipment, but lawyers on both sides agreed on adding extra security at elections center.

Politics - U.S. House
Nov 12, 2018

Mississippi Senator's ‘Public Hanging' Remark Draws Backlash Before Runoff
Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith, whose opponent is black, said she meant to convey respect, but a linguistics professor said the idiom had a negative connotation and fell out of use long ago.

Politics - U.S. House
Nov 12, 2018

We're Suing the Florida Governor. He Should Not Oversee His Own Election.
A growing number of government officials are misusing their office in egregious ways to try to tilt the electoral playing field in their favor.

Politics - U.S. House
Nov 12, 2018

In Michigan, the Best Candidates Just Happened to Be Women
For the first time, four of the top elected statewide officials will be women who ran on a broad range of issues.

Politics - U.S. House
Nov 12, 2018

The Gun-Safety Issue Is Actually Helping Democrats
Midterm election results suggest that the power of the N.R.A. may be diminishing.

Politics - U.S. House
Nov 12, 2018

Meet the New House Democrats: They Could Be a Management Headache
The freshman House Democrats are the most diverse, most female class in history — and span the ideological spectrum. They arrive in Washington for orientation this week.

Politics - U.S. House
Nov 12, 2018

Meet the New House Democrats: They May Not Toe the Party Line
The freshman House Democrats are the most diverse, most female class in history — and span the ideological spectrum. They arrive in Washington for orientation this week.

Politics - U.S. House
Nov 12, 2018

Do the Math. Moderate Democrats Will Not Win in 2020.
Learning the right lessons from the midterms is key for the party.

Politics - U.S. House
Nov 12, 2018

Democrats Can't Play It Safe. They Need Inspiring Candidates.
Learning the right lessons from the 2018 midterms is key for the party as it looks ahead to the 2020 elections.

Politics - U.S. House
Nov 12, 2018

Trump's Nafta Plan Could Be Upended by Democrats' House Takeover
The president wanted speedy passage of a revised Nafta, but Democrats want significant improvements to labor and other provisions.

Politics - U.S. House
Nov 11, 2018

Uncounted Ballots, Overvoted Ballots: Why Is the Governor Claiming Fraud in Florida's Election?
Questions swirl around the vote tally in Florida, where Gov. Rick Scott has filed lawsuits over the handling of ballots, alleging fraud. The truth is more complicated.

Politics - U.S. House
Nov 11, 2018

You Have a Right to Weariness
The struggle for goodness and decency is an eternal struggle, not a seasonal one.

Politics - U.S. House
Nov 11, 2018

Let the People Vote
America finally has a pro-democracy movement — and it did very well at the polls last week.

Politics - U.S. House
Nov 11, 2018

Not Down for the Count on China?
President Trump's sanctions may still be a threat.

Politics - U.S. House
Nov 11, 2018

In the Campaign, Democrats Didn't Let Trump Distract Them. That Will Be Harder Now.
House Democrats, newly in the majority, must figure out how to put forward their own agenda even as they deal with the provocations of President Trump.

Politics - U.S. House
Nov 10, 2018

Dana Rohrabacher Loses, Eroding Republican Foothold in California
Mr. Rohrabacher, who had represented Orange County for 15 terms, was viewed as vulnerable because of his advocacy of President Vladimir Putin of Russia.

Politics - U.S. House
Nov 10, 2018

A Congress For Every American
One way to improve the "People's House": elect multiple members per district.

Politics - U.S. House
Nov 10, 2018

There's No Nice Lady Caucus in Congress
With 100-plus women heading to the House, let's examine some myths.

Politics - U.S. House
Nov 10, 2018

The Resistance Strikes Back
Two years of progressive organizing built the blue wave.

Politics - U.S. House
Nov 10, 2018

Florida Begins Vote Recounts in Senate and Governor's Races
The vote tallies in three statewide races fell within a margin of half a percentage point, the legal trigger for required recounts.

Politics - U.S. House
Nov 10, 2018

Florida Braces for Vote Recounts in Senate and Governor's Races
The vote tallies in at least three statewide races fell within a margin of half a percentage point, the legal trigger for required recounts.

Politics - U.S. House
Nov 10, 2018

Who Won That Arizona Senate Race? What Day Is It?
Kyrsten Sinema has pulled to a lead in the Arizona Senate race, but days of ballot-counting remain.

Politics - U.S. House
Nov 10, 2018

Democrats Won a Mandate on Health Care. How Will They Use It?
Top priorities for the new House Democratic majority include protecting people with pre-existing conditions, controlling prescription drug prices and investigating Trump administration actions that undercut the Affordable Care Act.

Politics - U.S. House
Nov 10, 2018

Why Did New York City's Electorate Submit Votes on a Piece of Paper Several Inches Longer Than a Page of the U.S. Constitution?
Join us as we travel down this rabbit hole.

Politics - U.S. House
Nov 10, 2018

See How Close the Results Are in Florida, Georgia and Arizona
The races for Senate and governor may head to a recount or a runoff.

Politics - U.S. House
Nov 10, 2018

See How the Close the Results Are in Florida, Georgia and Arizona
The races for Senate and governor may head to a recount or a runoff.

Politics - U.S. House
Nov 09, 2018

America Needs A Bigger House
To better represent the country, Congress must add many more seats.

Politics - U.S. House
Nov 09, 2018

Midterm Climate Report: Partly Cloudy
This week's elections produced a mixed forecast for the environment.

Politics - U.S. House
Nov 09, 2018

Answering Your Midterm Questions
In the On Politics newsletter, readers' questions about the elections and what happens next; plus, an update on undecided races.

Politics - U.S. House
Nov 09, 2018

A Mysterious ‘Undervote' Could End Up Settling the Florida Senate Race
Ballot design in Broward County is one possible cause of votes cast for one contest but apparently not another.

Politics - U.S. House
Nov 09, 2018

The Economy Didn't Save Republicans After All
Neither strong growth nor a $1.5 trillion tax cut helped President Trump's party in the midterm elections — by any number of measures.

Politics - U.S. House
Nov 09, 2018

Protests Erupt Over Possible Recounts in Close Florida Elections
Uncertainty reigned in Florida as three key races neared possible recounts amid continuing questions over ballot counting.

Politics - U.S. House
Nov 09, 2018

It's Déjà Vu in Florida, Land of Recounts and Contested Elections
Uncertainty reigned in Florida as three key races neared possible recounts amid continuing questions over ballot counting.

Politics - U.S. House
Nov 09, 2018

Now, the Markets Can Worry About Other Things. Here's a List.
With the elections in the rearview mirror, Wall Street can focus on gridlock and interest rates — and maybe impeachment and a recession.

Politics - U.S. House
Nov 09, 2018

Another Mass Shooting, but This Time House Democrats Promise Action
The killing of 12 people in California came shortly after Democrats seized control of the House, leading to promises of a legislative response.

Politics - U.S. House
Nov 09, 2018

Nancy Pelosi's First Order of Business Should Be to Reclaim the Power of the House
This is about much more than Trump.

Politics - U.S. House
Nov 09, 2018

America's Small-Town Crisis
And the Democrats' small-town crisis, which is very much related.

Politics - U.S. House
Nov 09, 2018

How the Democrats Flipped the House
What had been one of the party's greatest liabilities became its most powerfully unifying message in the midterm elections.

Politics - U.S. House
Nov 09, 2018

Good News: Democracy Has a Pulse
It will take at least one more election cycle, but the enemies of progress are headed back to history's basement.

Politics - U.S. House
Nov 09, 2018

This Is Us, Halfway Whole
It will take at least one more election cycle, but the enemies of progress are headed back to history's basement. And democracy has a pulse.

Politics - U.S. House
Nov 09, 2018

Mueller Has a Way Around Trump and His Minions
A road map from the Watergate prosecution shows a potential route for the special counsel to send incriminating evidence directly to Congress.

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