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Politics - U.S. House
Mar 19, 2019

As C-Span Turns 40, a Top Executive Reflects on Bringing Cameras to Congress
On March 19, 1979, C-Span went live with its first public broadcast. We talked to one of its chief executives about its push for transparency in Washington.

Politics - U.S. House
Mar 19, 2019

On C-Span's 40th Anniversary, a Top Executive Reflects on Its Political Impact
On March 19, 1979, C-Span went live to a public audience for the first time. We spoke with Susan Swain, who joined the network three years later.

Politics - U.S. House
Mar 19, 2019

C-SPAN's First Televised Coverage of Congress
C-Span first broadcasted from the U.S. House of Representatives chamber on March 19, 1979, featuring Al Gore when he was a representative from Tennessee.

Politics - U.S. House
Mar 18, 2019

Medicare for All Is Divisive (in the Democratic Party)
Democrats are at odds over how to fulfill their promise to lower health costs, with centrists opposing the "Medicare for all" plan favored by progressives.

Politics - U.S. House
Mar 18, 2019

Democrats Pledged to Lower Health Costs. They Just Haven't Figured Out How.
Democrats are at odds over how to fulfill their promise to lower health costs, with centrists opposing the "Medicare for all" plan favored by progressives.

Politics - U.S. House
Mar 16, 2019

After Veto, Some Lawmakers See a New Emergency: Fixing the Act Trump Invoked
Those in favor of amending the National Emergencies Act of 1976 remain determined to pursue bipartisan changes in legislation they view as a surrender of congressional power.

Politics - U.S. House
Mar 16, 2019

Two Veterans Groups, Left and Right, Join Forces Against the Forever Wars
The groups intend to share a legislative agenda that presses for changes to war authorization measures and an end to the United States' presence in Afghanistan.

Politics - U.S. House
Mar 15, 2019

Twelve Righteous Republicans (and 41 Cowards)
Today's G.O.P. is burying Reagan's legacy faster than Elizabeth Warren ever could.

Politics - U.S. House
Mar 15, 2019

Trump Issues His First Veto
President Trump rejected legislation on Friday that would have blocked his declaration of a national emergency to fund a wall along the southern border.

Politics - U.S. House
Mar 15, 2019

Ted Cruz's 2012 Senate Campaign Is Fined $35,000 for Unreported Loans
The loans for his first Senate race, totaling more than $1 million, became an issue during his 2016 race for president.

Politics - U.S. House
Mar 15, 2019

A Mini-Revolt by Republican Senators Against Trump
One reader terms the vote to overturn the emergency declaration just "a symbolic slap on the wrist," while another calls those who sided with the president "spineless."

Politics - U.S. House
Mar 15, 2019

Trump Issues First Veto After Congress Rejects Border Emergency
The veto will send the legislation back to Congress, which most likely doesn't have enough votes for an override, meaning the declaration of an emergency at the Mexican border will remain in effect.

Politics - U.S. House
Mar 15, 2019

In Most Diverse House, Aides of Color Join the Ranks of ‘Firsts'
For the first time, over a dozen top aides — from the speaker's national security adviser to the majority whip's chief of staff — are racial minorities.

Politics - U.S. House
Mar 15, 2019

Senator Hypocrisy (R-N.C.)
Don't mind that op-ed from last week.

Politics - U.S. House
Mar 14, 2019

Senate Republicans' Declaration of (Semi-) Independence
President Trump's red wall in the Senate cracks. A bit.

Politics - U.S. House
Mar 14, 2019

Congress Has a Breaking Point. This Week, Trump Might Have Found It.
In three bipartisan votes, Congress this week rebuked President Trump over Saudi Arabia, blocked his border emergency declaration and demanded a public release of the special counsel's report.

Politics - U.S. House
Mar 14, 2019

2 Days in Congress, 3 Trump Rejections
There have been multiple bipartisan efforts in the House and Senate to rebuke the president over the wall, Saudi Arabia and the Mueller report.

Politics - U.S. House
Mar 14, 2019

Mitch McConnell's Absolute Power
A reader suggests that the Senate majority leader's control of the political process is undemocratic.

Politics - U.S. House
Mar 14, 2019

The Man Who Changed the Constitution, Twice
Birch Bayh, who died on Thursday, produced two successful amendments to the Constitution. But the one closest to his heart — the popular election of the president — fell short.

Politics - U.S. House
Mar 14, 2019

Live Results: The Senate Vote to Block Trump's National Emergency
The Times will track every senator's vote live. The vote is expected Thursday afternoon.

Politics - U.S. House
Mar 14, 2019

How Every Senator Voted on Ending Trump's National Emergency
Twelve Republicans joined Democrats to block Trump's emergency declaration.

Politics - U.S. House
Mar 14, 2019

Senate Rejects Trump's Border Emergency Declaration, Setting Up First Veto
The Senate voted to overturn President Trump's national emergency declaration, delivering a bipartisan rebuke for what lawmakers in both parties saw as executive overreach.

Politics - U.S. House
Mar 14, 2019

Birch Bayh, 91, Dies; Senator Drove Title IX and 2 Amendments
Mr. Bayh, from Indiana, was a force in laws barring sex discrimination, giving 18-year-olds the vote and providing for the removal of a president.

Politics - U.S. House
Mar 14, 2019

Birch Bayh, 91, Dies; Senator Drove Title IX and Other Historic Legislation
Mr. Bayh, from Indiana, was a force in laws barring sex discrimination, giving 18-year-olds the vote and providing for the removal of a president.

Politics - U.S. House
Mar 13, 2019

G.O.P.'s Attempt to Avoid Emergency Showdown With Trump Is Scuttled, by Trump
Senator Mike Lee of Utah hoped that a bill to block future emergency declarations would give Republicans cover to allow President Trump's current declaration. Mr. Trump didn't buy it.

Politics - U.S. House
Mar 13, 2019

Senate Votes Again to End Aid to Saudi War in Yemen, Defying Trump
The Senate voted to halt U.S. military assistance for Saudi Arabia's war in Yemen, defying President Trump again for his defense of the kingdom after the killing of Jamal Khashoggi.

Politics - U.S. House
Mar 13, 2019

Neomi Rao Will Replace Brett Kavanaugh on Key Appeals Court
Ms. Rao, who heads a White House office on regulatory affairs, was confirmed, 53-46, for a seat on the United States Court of Appeals in Washington.

Politics - U.S. House
Mar 13, 2019

Senate Confirms Neomi Rao to Replace Brett Kavanaugh on Key Appeals Court
Ms. Rao, who heads a White House office on regulatory affairs, was confirmed, 53-46, for a seat on the United States Court of Appeals in Washington.

Politics - U.S. House
Mar 13, 2019

Trump May Have an Unlikely Re-election Ally
The Democratic Party's crowded field and messy rules could lead to months of infighting and an ugly convention.

Politics - U.S. House
Mar 13, 2019

Why a Long Democratic Primary Slugfest Might Help Re-elect Trump
The party's crowded field and messy rules could lead to months of infighting and an ugly convention.

Politics - U.S. House
Mar 12, 2019

Congress Warns Against Medicaid Cuts: ‘You Just Wait for the Firestorm'
The secretary of health and human services endured hours of bipartisan grilling over the president's budget for 2020, including cuts to Medicaid, Medicare and health research.

Politics - U.S. House
Mar 12, 2019

If Not Trump, Then Who? Pelosi Fuels Impeachment Debate With Long Implications
By all but ruling out impeachment without waiting for the evidence, Speaker Nancy Pelosi may be setting a far-reaching precedent that will empower presidents for decades to come.

Politics - U.S. House
Mar 12, 2019

Part 3: What to Expect When You're Expecting (the Mueller Report)
A conversation with Representative Jerry Nadler, the chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, about how Congress is preparing for the results of the special counsel investigation.

Politics - U.S. House
Mar 12, 2019

Trump Lauded Farmers, Medicare and AIDS Programs. Then Came His Budget Knife.
Several cuts proposed by the president in his budget seemed to contrast with his own words of support.

Politics - U.S. House
Mar 12, 2019

Trump Lauded Farmers, Medicare and AIDS Programs. Then He Unsheathed the Budget Knife.
Several cuts proposed by the president in his budget seemed to contrast with his own words of support.

Politics - U.S. House
Mar 11, 2019

Impeaching Trump Is ‘Not Worth It,' Nancy Pelosi Says
Ms. Pelosi, the House speaker, told The Washington Post that, barring significant new revelations, she opposes impeaching President Trump because it would only further divide the country.

Politics - U.S. House
Mar 11, 2019

Trump Proposes a Record $4.75 Trillion Budget
The president's budget request for the 2020 fiscal year has little chance of becoming law because Congress control spending, and Democrats control the House.

Politics - U.S. House
Mar 11, 2019

Part 2: What to Expect When You're Expecting (the Mueller Report)
We look at three possible outcomes of the special counsel investigation, which is believed to be wrapping up soon.

Politics - U.S. House
Mar 11, 2019

Cut the Science Budget? Not So Fast
Contrary to first impressions, Congress has done a decent job standing up for scientific research.

Politics - U.S. House
Mar 10, 2019

Defying Congress, Trump Plans to Renew Fight for Border Wall Funding
The president's budget, to be unveiled Monday, asks for $8.6 billion to build border barriers while increasing military spending and cutting domestic programs.

Politics - U.S. House
Mar 10, 2019

After Week of Infighting, Democrats Wonder Where to Draw Line on Speech
Left unanswered is a question that transcends partisan politics: In an era of provocation, how should Congress respond when its members say hateful or hurtful things?

Politics - U.S. House
Mar 10, 2019

Why Some Republicans Voted Against the Antibigotry Resolution
Every House Democrat voted for a broadly worded resolution condemning "hateful expressions of intolerance," but 23 Republicans voted no.

Politics - U.S. House
Mar 09, 2019

How Congress Is Weaponizing a Series of Hot-Button Votes
Much of the activity on Capitol Hill these days is more akin to trolling on Twitter than tackling national priorities.

Politics - U.S. House
Mar 08, 2019

Only One Roadblock on the Road to Reform: Mitch McConnell
Why no vote on the House-passed ethics and election reform bill, Mr. Senate Leader? "Because I get to decide what we vote on."

Politics - U.S. House
Mar 08, 2019

Ilhan Omar's Microaggression
Her words were bad. The reaction was worse.

Politics - U.S. House
Mar 08, 2019

House Passes Democrats' Centerpiece Anti-Corruption and Voting Rights Bill
The bill, which aims to decrease barriers to the ballot box and clean up corruption in Washington, comes with a raft of amendments — including implicit rebukes of President Trump.

Politics - U.S. House
Mar 08, 2019

House to Vote on Democrats' Legislative Centerpiece
The bill, which aims to decrease barriers to the ballot box and clean up corruption in Washington, comes with a raft of amendments — including implicit rebukes of President Trump.

Politics - U.S. House
Mar 08, 2019

Sweden Provides Some Perspective on Women and Equality
Swedish women have achieved near parity with men in government. But gains have slowed, and there are some cautionary tales.

Politics - U.S. House
Mar 07, 2019

The Mueller Report Is Already a Hit, Sight Unseen
No one knows when the special counsel will file his report on Russian interference in the 2016 election, or whether the public will see it. But two publishers aren't waiting.

Politics - U.S. House
Mar 07, 2019

Fate and Timing of Mueller Report Are Uncertain, but Book Version Is a Hit Now
No one knows when the special counsel will file his report on Russian interference in the 2016 election, or whether the public will see it. But two publishers aren't waiting.

Politics - U.S. House
Mar 07, 2019

Fate and Timing of Mueller Report Is Uncertain, but Book Version Is a Hit Now
No one knows when the special counsel will file his report on Russian interference in the 2016 election, or whether the public will see it. But two publishers aren't waiting.

Politics - U.S. House
Mar 07, 2019

Ralph Hall, Oldest Person to Serve in the House, Dies at 95
Mr. Hall, who served for 34 years, began as a Democrat but switched parties in 2004. He liked to tell of an encounter with the real Bonnie and Clyde.

Politics - U.S. House
Mar 07, 2019

How the House Voted on the Anti-Semitism and Bigotry Resolution
See how each representative voted.

Politics - U.S. House
Mar 07, 2019

Pelosi: Anti-Semitism Vote Is Not About Omar
Speaker Nancy Pelosi told reporters on Thursday that the House will vote on a broad resolution condemning all forms of bigotry that does not focus on remarks by Representative Ilhan Omar, Democrat of Minnesota.

Politics - U.S. House
Mar 07, 2019

Pelosi Says House Will Condemn All Hate as Anti-Semitism Debate Overshadows Congress
The House plans to vote on Thursday on a broad resolution condemning bigotry, as Speaker Nancy Pelosi tries to defuse tension over Representative Ilhan Omar.

Politics - U.S. House
Mar 07, 2019

House Votes to Condemn All Hate as Anti-Semitism Debate Overshadows Congress
The House on Thursday overwhelmingly approved a broad resolution condemning bigotry, as Speaker Nancy Pelosi tried to defuse tension over Representative Ilhan Omar.

Politics - U.S. House
Mar 07, 2019

House Plans Vote Thursday on Resolution Condemning Bigotry
The House plans to vote on Thursday on a broad resolution condemning bigotry, as Speaker Nancy Pelosi tries to defuse tension over Representative Ilhan Omar.

Politics - U.S. House
Mar 07, 2019

Promise and Peril of the Green New Deal
The controversial proposal to combat global warming and economic inequality is transforming the political calculus around climate change.

Politics - U.S. House
Mar 07, 2019

Ilhan Omar Knows Exactly What She Is Doing
The Minnesota Democrat is bringing Corbynism to the Democratic Party.

Politics - U.S. House
Mar 07, 2019

House Democrats Will Vote on Sweeping Anti-Corruption Legislation. Here's What's in It.
The measure is intended to show the voters who catapulted Democrats into the majority that they are following through on their campaign pledges.

Politics - U.S. House
Mar 06, 2019

Ilhan Omar Controversy Caps a Month of Stumbles for Democratic Leaders
House Democrats, rusty after years in the minority, have stomped on their own messages, have fallen prey to Republican maneuvers and are in battling over punishing Ms. Omar for an anti-Israel remark.

Politics - U.S. House
Mar 06, 2019

Senate Confirms Trump Nominee Who as Justice Official Fought the Affordable Care Act
Democrats say support for new judge shows Republicans aren't serious about protections for pre-existing conditions as judicial juggernaut rolls on.

Politics - U.S. House
Mar 06, 2019

Schock: ‘There's a Difference Between Mistakes and Crimes'
Aaron Schock spoke at the courthouse in Chicago after federal prosecutors dropped corruption charges against him. The Illinois Republican resigned from Congress in 2015 after coming under fire for lavish spending.

Politics - U.S. House
Mar 06, 2019

McSally Says She Was Raped While in the Air Force
Senator Martha McSally, Republican of Arizona, said she was "preyed upon and then raped by a superior officer" while serving in the Air Force. Her testimony came at a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing about preventing sexual assault in the military.

Politics - U.S. House
Mar 06, 2019

Corruption Charges Against Aaron Schock, Former Congressman, Will Be Dropped
Mr. Schock, once seen as a rising Republican star, had faced felony corruption charges. Under the agreement, he must repay his campaign committees and the I.R.S.

Politics - U.S. House
Mar 06, 2019

Senator Martha McSally Says Superior Officer in the Air Force Raped Her
Senator Martha McSally, the first woman in the Air Force to fly in combat, said a superior officer had raped her while she was serving.

Politics - U.S. House
Mar 06, 2019

Martha McSally Says She Is a Survivor of Sexual Assault in the Military
Senator Martha McSally, the first woman in the Air Force to fly in combat, said a superior officer had raped her while she was serving.

Politics - U.S. House
Mar 06, 2019

Why Ilhan Omar Faces Accusations of Anti-Semitism
Representative Omar has come under scrutiny for comments critical of Israel and its American supporters. The freshman Democrat from Minnesota has become a flashpoint for critics in both parties, and some Democrats have asked if she faces a double standard.

Politics - U.S. House
Mar 06, 2019

Ilhan Omar, Aipac and Me
The congresswoman and I have a lot in common ??? but not her stance on Israel.

Politics - U.S. House
Mar 06, 2019

‘We Are Either a Team or We're Not'
How much does Nancy Pelosi have to worry about a left-center split?

Politics - U.S. House
Mar 06, 2019

How Much Does Nancy Pelosi Have to Worry About a Left-Center Split?
She owes her majority to the moderates who won Republican seats, but she is in no position to ignore the energy coming from her left.

Politics - U.S. House
Mar 05, 2019

Trump Dismisses 81 House Document Requests. Here's Where They Went.
The president can instruct executive branch agencies to shield key evidence if he chooses. But it is unlikely that he alone can shake off the dragnet stretched across Trump world by Democrats.

Politics - U.S. House
Mar 05, 2019

Fix America's National Emergencies Law. And Not Just Because of Trump.
The 1976 statute had flaws before President Trump took office. But his recent emergency declaration gives Congress an incentive to fix it.

Politics - U.S. House
Mar 05, 2019

House's Anti-Semitism Resolution Exposes Generational Fight Over Ilhan Omar
The House's Democratic leadership, responding to statements by Representative Ilhan Omar deemed hurtful to Jews, will put to a vote a resolution condemning anti-Semitism.

Politics - U.S. House
Mar 05, 2019

House's Anti-Semitism Resolution Surfaces Generational Fight Over Ilhan Omar
The House's Democratic leadership, responding to statements by Representative Ilhan Omar deemed hurtful to Jews, will put to a vote a resolution condemning anti-Semitism.

Politics - U.S. House
Mar 05, 2019

Jeff Merkley, Oregon Senator, Says He Won't Run for President
Indicating that he wanted to help fix a dysfunctional Senate, Mr. Merkley said there were other Democrats in the race who recognized the challenges ahead.

Politics - U.S. House
Mar 05, 2019

Well Played, Madam Speaker
The Democrats are getting the balance between investigatory zeal and caution just right so far.

Politics - U.S. House
Mar 05, 2019

What Happened to Lindsey Graham?
The South Carolina Republican was once a vehement Trump critic. Now, he's one of the president's most ardent supporters.

Politics - U.S. House
Mar 04, 2019

Disputed N.S.A. Phone Program Is Shut Down, Aide Says
A disclosure about a troubled surveillance program could upend a pending battle in Congress over security and privacy.

Politics - U.S. House
Mar 04, 2019

Trump's Grip Shows Signs of Slipping as Senate Prepares to Block Wall Emergency
Senator Mitch McConnell, the majority leader, conceded that he could not stop the Senate from overturning President Trump's national emergency declaration.

Politics - U.S. House
Mar 04, 2019

Ilhan Omar's Criticism Raises the Question: Is Aipac Too Powerful?
The representative's jab that money drives support for Israel earned her reproach, but it also revived a fraught debate in Washington over the American Israel Public Affairs Committee.

Politics - U.S. House
Mar 04, 2019

North Carolina Sets New Date for Redo Election in Congressional House Race
Less than two weeks after regulators found misconduct in November's balloting, state officials scheduled a start-to-finish redo in the Ninth Congressional District.

Politics - U.S. House
Mar 04, 2019

Senate Has Votes to Overturn Trump's Emergency Declaration
The Senate is poised to rebuke President Trump's national emergency declaration at the southwestern border. The only question: how big the Senate margin will be.

Politics - U.S. House
Mar 04, 2019

With Sweeping Document Request, Democrats Launch Broad Trump Corruption Inquiry
The House Judiciary Committee on Monday sent document requests to 81 agencies, individuals and entities tied to President Trump, beginning a broad obstruction and corruption inquiry.

Politics - U.S. House
Mar 04, 2019

What to Expect When You're Expecting (the Mueller Report)
The special counsel is said to be preparing to deliver a report on the results of the Russia investigation. What happens next?

Politics - U.S. House
Mar 04, 2019

How Giuliani Might Take Down Trump
The parallels between the Mafia and the Trump Organization are striking, and Giuliani perfected the template for prosecuting organized crime.

Politics - U.S. House
Mar 04, 2019

Pressed by Climate Activists, Senate Democrats Plan to ‘Go on Offense'
Senator Chuck Schumer says Senate Democrats plan daily floor speeches on climate change, a special select committee and climate legislation to run on next year — and enact in 2021.

Politics - U.S. House
Mar 04, 2019

Pressed by Climate Activists, Senate Democrats to ‘Go on Offense'
Senator Chuck Schumer says Senate Democrats plan daily floor speeches on climate change, a special select committee and climate legislation to run on next year — and enact in 2021.

Politics - U.S. House
Mar 03, 2019

Rand Paul Opposes Trump's Emergency Declaration, Likely Providing Decisive Vote
Mr. Paul is the fourth Senate Republican to back a measure to block the president's attempt to use emergency powers to fund a wall, appearing to give it the support to pass.

Politics - U.S. House
Mar 03, 2019

Rand Paul, a Key Vote, Appears to Support Blocking Trump's Emergency Declaration
Though Mr. Paul did not explicitly announce his vote, his remarks served as the clearest sign he could give Democrats the majority they need to send a resolution to the president.

Politics - U.S. House
Mar 03, 2019

Ogden R. Reid, 93, Herald Tribune Editor and Congressman, Dies
The scion of a newspaper publishing family, he later served in the House representing Westchester County, N.Y., switching from Republican to Democrat.

Politics - U.S. House
Mar 03, 2019

Ogden R. Reid, Herald Tribune Editor and Congressman, Dies at 93
The scion of a newspaper publishing family, he later served in the House representing Westchester County, N.Y., switching from Republican to Democrat.

Politics - U.S. House
Mar 02, 2019

Trump Says He Will Sign Free Speech Order for College Campuses
The president said he planned to issue an executive order that would help guarantee free speech on college campuses by putting their federal aid at risk.

Politics - U.S. House
Mar 02, 2019

The Sycophant and the Sociopath
Michael Cohen plays Renfield to Donald Trump's Dracula.

Politics - U.S. House
Mar 02, 2019

White House Ambitions Cloud Democratic Hopes to Win the Senate
If 2020 produces an anti-Trump wave, Democrats will need plenty of candidates to recapture the Senate. But some of the party's best only want the White House.

Politics - U.S. House
Mar 02, 2019

Exhibit B: The Black Friend
Race/Related is a weekly newsletter focused on race and identity, with provocative stories from around The New York Times.

Politics - U.S. House
Mar 01, 2019

Let's Destroy Robocalls
Finally, something worse than Donald Trump.

Politics - U.S. House
Mar 01, 2019

Ilhan Omar's Latest Remarks on Israel Draw Criticism
She spoke of "allegiance to a foreign country," a phrase that her critics said invoked an anti-Semitic trope. Her spokesman called that an "inaccurate reading."

Politics - U.S. House
Mar 01, 2019

The Real Reason for the Michael Cohen Hearing
The public testimony was sleaze for the sake of pure partisan pleasure, not a serious attempt at uncovering lawbreaking.

Politics - U.S. House
Mar 01, 2019

Go Back to Normal After Trump? No Thanks
America produced a corrupt president. We can do better.

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