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Politics - U.S. House
Sep 23, 2018

Kavanaugh Was Supposed to Be a Midterm Boon for G.O.P. Not Anymore.
Republican leaders in battleground states like Missouri are increasingly doubtful that candidates can wield the court nomination as a cudgel without risking repercussions.

Politics - U.S. House
Sep 23, 2018

Walmart, Patagonia and Lyft Make Push to Increase Voter Turnout
Several big companies are trying to turn out the vote in November. They say it's a nonpartisan effort, but many of the brands have tangled with President Trump.

Politics - U.S. House
Sep 22, 2018

Campaign Sign for New Jersey Congressman Vandalized With Swastikas and Racist Graffiti
Swastikas, racial epithets and profanity were scrawled across a campaign banner for Representative Josh Gottheimer and the home of a supporter who had put the sign on his lawn.

Politics - U.S. House
Sep 22, 2018

Campaign Signs for New Jersey Congressman Vandalized With Swastikas and Racist Graffiti
Swastikas, racial epithets and profanity were scrawled across a campaign banner for Representative Josh Gottheimer and the home of a supporter who had put the sign on his lawn.

Politics - U.S. House
Sep 22, 2018

Six Siblings of a Republican Congressman Endorse His Opponent in Campaign Ads
The siblings say their brother's extremist views on immigration and his comments about a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Va., prompted them to take action.

Politics - U.S. House
Sep 22, 2018

Six Siblings of a Republican Congressman Have Endorsed His Opponent in Campaign Ads
The siblings say their brother's extremist views on immigration and his comments about a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Va., prompted them to take action.

Politics - U.S. House
Sep 22, 2018

The Long Year of #MeToo on Capitol Hill
What it feels like to have to prep your boss for the Kavanaugh hearings.

Politics - U.S. House
Sep 22, 2018

Are You a Democratic Socialist?
Democratic socialists have been one of the breakout groups of the 2018 election season, but many voters don't know what exactly they stand for. Do you?

Politics - U.S. House
Sep 21, 2018

At Missouri Rally, Trump Vows to Eliminate ‘Lingering Stench' at the Justice Department
The event resembled a boisterous re-election pep rally for the president rather than an effort to lift Josh Hawley, the Republican attorney general running for Senate.

Politics - U.S. House
Sep 21, 2018

At Missouri Rally, Trump Casts Midterm Elections as Referendum on Presidency
The event resembled a boisterous re-election pep rally for President Trump rather than an effort to lift Josh Hawley, the Republican attorney general running for Senate.

Politics - U.S. House
Sep 21, 2018

Beto and Ted — Who's Ahead?
It's Cruz versus O'Rourke in the clash of the Texas titans. A look at the first big debate of the election season.

Politics - U.S. House
Sep 21, 2018

Marilyn Lloyd, 89, Tennessee Trailblazer in Congress, Dies
A conservative Democrat, she replaced her husband on the ballot when he was killed in a plane crash in 1974. She went on to serve 10 terms.

Politics - U.S. House
Sep 21, 2018

Ted Cruz and Beto O'Rourke Clash Over ‘Jim Crow,' Immigration and Kavanaugh in Debate
The Texas political rivals spent weeks preparing for the debate, the first of three in their Senate race, which is one of the tightest and most heated this year.

Politics - U.S. House
Sep 21, 2018

Ted Cruz and Beto O'Rourke Debate Who is ‘Out of Step' With Texas
The Texas political rivals spent weeks preparing for the debate, the first of three in their Senate race, which is one of the tightest and most heated this year.

Politics - U.S. House
Sep 21, 2018

Ted Cruz and Beto O'Rourke Set for First Debate Friday Night
The Texas political rivals have spent weeks preparing for the debate, the first of three in their Senate race, which is one of the tightest and most heated this year.

Politics - U.S. House
Sep 21, 2018

Beto O'Rourke and Ted Cruz Clash in Debate Over Who is ‘Out of Step' With Texas
The Texas political rivals spent weeks preparing for the debate, the first of three in their Senate race, which is one of the tightest and most heated this year.

Politics - U.S. House
Sep 21, 2018

Beto O'Rourke and Ted Cruz Clash Over Immigration and Law Enforcement in Debate
The Texas political rivals spent weeks preparing for the debate, the first of three in their Senate race, which is one of the tightest and most heated this year.

Politics - U.S. House
Sep 21, 2018

Dianne Feinstein Rode One Court Fight to the Senate. Another Has Left Her Under Siege.
Ms. Feinstein has exposed herself to withering criticism over her handling of accusations against Judge Brett Kavanaugh, a case with echoes of Clarence Thomas's confirmation in 1991.

Politics - U.S. House
Sep 21, 2018

Putting Aside Grudge, Trump Backs Ex-Rival in Tight Nevada Race
The president dispensed with some of his usual bravado on Thursday and instead told an audience in a cavernous convention center in Las Vegas that the Republican majority was on a razor's edge.

Politics - U.S. House
Sep 20, 2018

Anita Hill Hearing: An All-Male Panel With an Agenda
In 1991, senators questioned Anita Hill about her accusation that Clarence Thomas, a nominee to the Supreme Court, had sexually harassed her. The questions and remarks that lawmakers made during the hearings are now viewed as a low point for the Senate.

Politics - U.S. House
Sep 20, 2018

Anita Hill Hearings: A Master Class in Mansplaining
In 1991, senators questioned Anita Hill about her accusation that Clarence Thomas, a nominee to the Supreme Court, had sexually harassed her. The questions and remarks that lawmakers made during the hearings are now viewed as a low point for the Senate.

Politics - U.S. House
Sep 20, 2018

Anita Hill's Testimony and Other Key Moments From the Clarence Thomas Hearings
In three days of televised hearings that riveted the nation, Anita F. Hill detailed allegations of workplace sexual harassment by Judge Clarence Thomas.

Politics - U.S. House
Sep 20, 2018

Senator Orrin Hatch Reads ‘The Exorcist' at Thomas Hearing
At the 1991 hearing, the Republican senator suggested Anita Hill's story was inspired by the book.

Politics - U.S. House
Sep 20, 2018

Kavanaugh Confirmation Delay: G.O.P. Sees Obstruction; Democrats See Hypocrisy
Senate Democrats are calling for an investigation into an accusation of sexual assault against Judge Brett Kavanaugh. Tensions in the Senate still linger from the refusal by Republicans to hold a hearing for President Obama's nominee in 2016, Judge Merrick B. Garland.

Politics - U.S. House
Sep 20, 2018

2 Supreme Court Nominees. 2 Delays.
Senate Democrats are calling for an investigation into an accusation of sexual assault against Judge Brett Kavanaugh. Tensions in the Senate still linger from the refusal by Republicans to hold a hearing for President Obama's nominee in 2016, Judge Merrick B. Garland.

Politics - U.S. House
Sep 20, 2018

Trump Sees a ‘Red Wave' Where His Party Sees a Red Alert
The many "distractions" generated by the president, Mitch McConnell said, were preventing Republicans from having a coherent message focused on the economy.

Politics - U.S. House
Sep 20, 2018

The Kavanaugh Case: Memory, Truth and Politics
Readers discuss recalling the trauma of rape decades later, Senator Lindsey Graham's comments and how the Senate should proceed.

Politics - U.S. House
Sep 20, 2018

With More Than 200 L.G.B.T. Candidates, Advocates Hope for a ‘Rainbow Wave' in the Midterms
The number of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender candidates running for office this year is higher than ever. But there is a partisan split among the nominees.

Politics - U.S. House
Sep 20, 2018

Evangelical Leaders Are Frustrated at G.O.P. Caution on Kavanaugh Allegation
They say religious conservatives may feel little motivation to vote in the November elections unless Senate Republicans defend and confirm Judge Kavanaugh.

Politics - U.S. House
Sep 19, 2018

The Kavanaugh Charade
What are Republicans hiding about him? What don't they want you to know?

Politics - U.S. House
Sep 19, 2018

Once ‘99 Percent Against Trump,' Dean Heller Calls Him ‘Great Leader'
The Nevada senator, the most endangered Senate Republican up for re-election in November, was unusually effusive in praising the president ahead of Mr. Trump's rally in Las Vegas.

Politics - U.S. House
Sep 19, 2018

Everyone Deserves Better Than This Senate Spectacle
Forget the political finger pointing. Christine Blasey Ford's accusations against Brett Kavanaugh need to be seriously investigated.

Politics - U.S. House
Sep 19, 2018

Voting at Home Will Help Save Our Democracy
All 50 states should follow the example set by Oregon and Washington.

Politics - U.S. House
Sep 19, 2018

Inside Facebook's Election ‘War Room'
Seven weeks before the midterm elections, the social network is setting up a central hub to root out disinformation and false news. We visited the operation.

Politics - U.S. House
Sep 19, 2018

Utah Group Files Complaint Against Mia Love Over Fund-Raising
The progressive group cites funds Ms. Love raised in the absence of a primary challenge. Her campaign called it a ‘political ploy.'

Politics - U.S. House
Sep 19, 2018

For Red-State Democrats, Accusation Against Kavanaugh Scrambles Midterm Calculus
Three moderates had been weighing a yes vote to confirm Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh, while other Democrats hoped there would be few consequences for a no vote. The sexual assault allegation has changed calculations.

Politics - U.S. House
Sep 19, 2018

‘Who Has the Greater Incentive to Lie?': Defenders of Kavanaugh and His Accuser Square Off
Readers debate the credibility of Christine Blasey Ford's sexual assault allegations against Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh.

Politics - U.S. House
Sep 19, 2018

What the Kavanaugh Accusations Mean for Red-State Democrats
Things just got a lot more complicated for Joe Manchin.

Politics - U.S. House
Sep 18, 2018

U.S. Loses Track of Another 1,500 Migrant Children, Investigators Find
The inability to confirm the whereabouts of migrant children after they move from federal shelters raises concerns that they could be exploited by human traffickers.

Politics - U.S. House
Sep 18, 2018

The Supreme Court Needs Term Limits
They would make the current system fairer — and tone down the intensity of the confirmation process.

Politics - U.S. House
Sep 18, 2018

Anita Hill: How to Get the Kavanaugh Hearings Right
The Senate Judiciary Committee has a chance to do better by the country than it did nearly three decades ago.

Politics - U.S. House
Sep 18, 2018

Should Brett Kavanaugh Withdraw?
The political interest of the country might be better served with a nominee who didn't have to be confirmed under a cloud of suspicion.

Politics - U.S. House
Sep 18, 2018

Claire McCaskill Is in a Rugged Political Fight. She's Survived Them Before.
The Missouri senator is in a neck-and-neck race to keep a crucial seat in Democratic hands, facing criticism from her opponent that she's a Washington insider.

Politics - U.S. House
Sep 18, 2018

McCaskill Battles Charges That She Is a Stranger in Her Own State
The Missouri Senator is in a neck-and-neck race to keep a crucial seat in Democratic hands, battling criticism from her opponent, Josh Hawley, that she's a D.C. insider.

Politics - U.S. House
Sep 17, 2018

Fans of Ranked Voting See an Opportunity in Massachusetts
After a recount, Lori Trahan won a 10-person primary with less than 21 percent of the vote, far from a majority, which some say is undemocratic.

Politics - U.S. House
Sep 17, 2018

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and the Politics of a $3,000 Suit
The Democratic star was criticized for appearing in a magazine spread looking like a member of the 1 percent. Was it hypocrisy or a savvy move?

Politics - U.S. House
Sep 17, 2018

Ted Cruz's Campaign Marked a Fund-Raising Letter an Official ‘Summons.' It Wasn't Against the Rules.
The Texas senator's re-election campaign sent voters in at least three counties a letter with a label suggesting it was a legal summons. The Federal Election Commission says doing so doesn't break any rules.

Politics - U.S. House
Sep 17, 2018

Reversing Course, Chris Collins Will Seek 4th House Term Despite Indictment
Mr. Collins, a Republican, had said he would not seek re-election, but removing oneself from the ballot in New York is no easy task.

Politics - U.S. House
Sep 17, 2018

Bloomberg May Run for President as a Democrat. Some of His Views May Cause Him Trouble.
Michael Bloomberg, the former mayor of New York, acknowledged he has some differences with progressive Democrats, but said, "It's impossible to conceive that I could run as a Republican."

Politics - U.S. House
Sep 17, 2018

Bloomberg May Run for President as a Democrat. His Views on Policing and #MeToo Could Be a Problem.
Michael Bloomberg, the former mayor of New York, acknowledged he has serious differences with leading Democrats, but said, "It's impossible to conceive that I could run as a Republican."

Politics - U.S. House
Sep 16, 2018

Not Deranged. Determined!
In the midterm elections, the resistance will finally have a chance to push back against Trump.

Politics - U.S. House
Sep 16, 2018

How a Brooklyn Democrat Who Votes With the G.O.P. Defied the Progressive Wave
Senator Simcha Felder has been painted by some as a traitor for being a Democrat who sits with the Republicans, but voters do not seem to care.

Politics - U.S. House
Sep 16, 2018

As Other Disloyal Democrats Suffer, Simcha Felder Perseveres
Senator Simcha Felder has been painted by some as a traitor for being a Democrat who sits with the Republicans, but voters do not seem to care.

Politics - U.S. House
Sep 16, 2018

In Michigan, Female Candidates Target a Key Trump Bloc: Union Voters
While Hillary Clinton lost the state to Donald Trump, female Democratic candidates in Michigan are trying to create a new playbook, one union voter at a time.

Politics - U.S. House
Sep 15, 2018

Democrats' Top-Secret Formula for Victory
Stop obsessing over ideology. It's about personality.

Politics - U.S. House
Sep 15, 2018

The Economy Is Humming, but Trump Is Tweeting. Republicans Are Worried.
The president and the healthy economy have become countervailing forces, with his self-inflicted wounds obscuring the Republican message, and buoying Democrats

Politics - U.S. House
Sep 14, 2018

Women Have Won More Primaries Than Ever Before. Will They Set a Record in November?
Despite record primary victories, it is possible that the number of women will decline or remain at status quo in Congress and in the governors' offices.

Politics - U.S. House
Sep 14, 2018

Primary Season Is (Finally) Over. Here Are 5 Things We Learned.
A record number of women are running. Trump endorsements helped shape Republican races. And the Democrats are looking for a comeback. Here's what to know about the next 53 days.

Politics - U.S. House
Sep 13, 2018

House Polls Show Very Close Races but Also Hints of Democratic Strength
In five of nine races in a first wave of surveys, the result is within one percentage point.

Politics - U.S. House
Sep 12, 2018

Lawmakers Dismiss White House Push to Fight Election Interference as Too Weak
Legislators are seeking to bring the legislation to a vote that they say would be more punitive toward Russia or other countries that interfere in the midterms.

Politics - U.S. House
Sep 12, 2018

Age Before Beauty, but Not Politics
You're not getting older, you're getting … elected.

Politics - U.S. House
Sep 12, 2018

John Kerry Says the World Is Worried About America
The former politician on John McCain, the senatorial virtues of a military background and the absurdity of withdrawing from the Trans-Pacific Partnership.

Politics - U.S. House
Sep 12, 2018

On Politics: A Contentious Take on Anti-Semitism
The new head of civil rights at the Education Department has reopened a seven-year-old case brought by a Zionist group against Rutgers University.

Politics - U.S. House
Sep 11, 2018

In Texas, Ted Cruz Has ‘A Dogfight on His Hands,' Some Republicans Admit
Ted Cruz is facing an increasingly powerful challenge from Democrat Beto O'Rourke, and even some Republicans are saying he faces a tough challenge.

Politics - U.S. House
Sep 11, 2018

Interest Groups Turn Up Pressure on Senators Before Kavanaugh Vote
Last week's confirmation hearings for Supreme Court nominee Brett M. Kavanaugh injected new energy into efforts to block his ascent to the Supreme Court.

Politics - U.S. House
Sep 11, 2018

Turning Back Refugees Hurts Us
President Trump's administration is considering another extreme reduction in the number of refugees allowed into the United States.

Politics - U.S. House
Sep 11, 2018

In an Increasingly Diverse House, Aides Remain Remarkably White
Just 14 percent of top House staff members are nonwhite, a new study shows — a far smaller figure than in the United States as a whole or among House lawmakers.

Politics - U.S. House
Sep 11, 2018

To Fix the Subway, Vote in State Elections
Then make sure lawmakers approve congestion pricing.

Politics - U.S. House
Sep 11, 2018

The Other Biggest Problem in Washington
Congress is very weak — but the "first branch" has rejuvenated itself in the past, and can do so again.

Politics - U.S. House
Sep 11, 2018

Boring Is the New Black
It's enough excitement already.

Politics - U.S. House
Sep 10, 2018

The Handmaid's Court
Jane Doe may have been the first pregnant girl Brett Kavanaugh ruled against. But she won't be the last.

Politics - U.S. House
Sep 10, 2018

Senate Poised to Pass Bill to Stop Flow of Opioids Through the Mail
The bipartisan bill would give the Postal Service new tools to curb imports of fentanyl and other deadly synthetic opioids, many of which come in the mail from China.

Politics - U.S. House
Sep 10, 2018

Democrats Are Credible on Health Care
Obamacare has delivered — and Republicans have been wrong all the way.

Politics - U.S. House
Sep 10, 2018

Who Will Replace Chris Collins, the Indicted Congressman, on the Ballot? Perhaps No One
In western New York, Republican leaders are struggling to find a way to replace Representative Chris Collins on the ballot.

Politics - U.S. House
Sep 10, 2018

Viral Videos Are Replacing Pricey Political Ads. They're Cheaper, and They Work.
A wave of successful outsider candidates is breaking cultural barriers and toppling incumbents, and they're sweeping aside longstanding norms in campaigns to do it.

Politics - U.S. House
Sep 10, 2018

Ron DeSantis Resigns From Congress as He Runs for Florida Governor
Representative Ron DeSantis, a three-term congressman, is locked in an intense battle for Florida governor against Andrew Gillum.

Politics - U.S. House
Sep 10, 2018

In Florida, DeSantis Hopes to Woo Latinos — Not Just Cubans — by Denouncing ‘Socialism'
Mr. DeSantis, a three-term congressman, is locked in an intense battle for Florida governor against Andrew Gillum.

Politics - U.S. House
Sep 10, 2018

Biography Is Not Enough, for John McCain or Anyone Else
The senator's heroism should not blind us to his political failures.

Politics - U.S. House
Sep 09, 2018

Diversity in Attorney General's Race Is Celebrated. And Whoever Wins Will Make History.
The candidates — two black women, one white woman and a gay, white man — represent one of the most diverse fields for office in New York.

Politics - U.S. House
Sep 09, 2018

Diversity in Attorney General's Race Is Celebrated: Whoever Wins Will Make History.
The candidates — two black women, a black man, a white woman and a gay man — represent one of the most diverse fields for office in New York.

Politics - U.S. House
Sep 09, 2018

Abortion Opposition Once Defined Marsha Blackburn. But Not in Her Senate Race.
The Tennessee Republican is emphasizing a Trump agenda and relegating abortion to the background of her campaign to win the seat being vacated by Bob Corker.

Politics - U.S. House
Sep 08, 2018

Obama, on California Front Lines, Joins Democratic Battle to Capture House
Obama, on Day Two of his challenge to Trump, heads to a central battleground in the Democratic fight to take back Congress

Politics - U.S. House
Sep 08, 2018

Top Trump Adviser Says Ted Cruz Could Lose Texas Senate Race
Still, Mick Mulvaney, the Office of Management and Budget chief, said Republicans would be able to surmount a Democratic "movement of hate" in November.

Politics - U.S. House
Sep 08, 2018

Manchin Counts on Health Care to Stave Off Republican Tide in West Virginia
In a heavily pro-Trump state, the Democratic senator has built a lead in polls based, in part, on his support for the Affordable Care Act.

Politics - U.S. House
Sep 08, 2018

Democrats Embrace Liberal Insurgents, Demanding New Face for Party
Progressive women and racial minorities have toppled Democratic incumbents and eroded party machines in key states, with implications for the next Congress and the 2020 presidential race.

Politics - U.S. House
Sep 07, 2018

Democrats Sow Disorder in the Senate Over Kavanaugh and the Court
With few tools to block a Supreme Court nominee, Democrats decided to test Senate rules and decorum at the hearings to confirm Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh.

Politics - U.S. House
Sep 07, 2018

The Violence at the Heart of Our Politics
In Congress before the Civil War, partisan disagreement often featured Bowie knives and pistols. Are we headed back toward that way of life?

Politics - U.S. House
Sep 07, 2018

Congressional G.O.P. Agenda Quietly Falls Into Place Even as Trump Steals the Spotlight
This week has illustrated why Republicans put up with the chaos: As President Trump raged, his party moved toward an ideological shift in the Supreme Court that will last for decades.

Politics - U.S. House
Sep 07, 2018

A ‘Faustian Bargain': Republicans May Wince, but the Payoffs From Trump Have Been Rich
This week has illustrated why Republicans put up with the chaos: As President Trump raged, his party moved toward an ideological shift in the Supreme Court that will last for decades.

Politics - U.S. House
Sep 07, 2018

Obama Assails Trump and His Administration as ‘Radical'
In a speech, former President Barack Obama said the Trump-led Republican Party practiced a "politics of fear and resentment." Mr. Obama's address also offered a preview of how he will campaign for Democrats in the midterm elections.

Politics - U.S. House
Sep 07, 2018

Obama Lashes Trump in Debut 2018 Speech. President's Response: ‘I Fell Asleep.'
The former president offered a stinging indictment of his successor, sometimes by name, accusing him and his Republican supporters of practicing a "politics of fear and resentment."

Politics - U.S. House
Sep 07, 2018

Will the Year of the Woman Include Cynthia Nixon?
Around the country, novice female candidates with progressive messaging are beating the odds. New York's Democratic primary for governor is the next test.

Politics - U.S. House
Sep 07, 2018

The Corrupt Bargain of the Adults in the Room
They're not restraining Trump. They're making him more powerful.

Politics - U.S. House
Sep 07, 2018

2 States Had Primary Elections This Week. Here's What We Learned.
An incumbent congressman was unseated in Massachusetts on Tuesday, and a senator beat back a challenger in Delaware on Thursday in two of the final primaries of the 2018 midterm elections.

Politics - U.S. House
Sep 07, 2018

He's a Former Republican Taking on Dana Rohrabacher. Can He Win?
Henry Rouda is the Democrats' best chance in three decades to unseat the Republican congressman Dana Rohrabacher.

Politics - U.S. House
Sep 06, 2018

Another Democratic Ambush? Not in Delaware, as Carper Rebuffs Outsider's Bid
Tom Carper, Delaware's longtime senator, fended off a challenge by another insurgent calling for resistance and change

Politics - U.S. House
Sep 06, 2018

Frustration and Finger-Pointing as G.O.P. Pulls Out of Deal Talks on Hacked Materials
Leaders of the campaign arms for House Republicans and Democrats had labored for much of the summer over rules that would have governed how the committees and their candidates treated such material.

Politics - U.S. House
Sep 06, 2018

Frustration and Finger-Pointing as a House Pact Over Hacked Materials Fizzles
Leaders of the campaign arms for House Republicans and Democrats had labored for much of the summer over rules that would have governed how the committees and their candidates treated such material.

Politics - U.S. House
Sep 06, 2018

Live From the Battleground Districts: Polls of the Key Races for House Control
In a first, the Upshot and Siena College will publish polling results in real time.

Politics - U.S. House
Sep 05, 2018

Beto O'Rourke Campaign Says Texts About Illegal Voting Were Sent by an ‘Impostor'
A text message on Wednesday asked for volunteers to ‘transport undocumented immigrants to polling booths.'

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