Evidence from recent primaries, survey data and national elections suggests that the old way of doing things won’t work anymore.
Travis Brenda defeated Jonathan Shell, a powerful state legislator, in a G.O.P. primary, amid anger over changes to the state pension system.
President Trump tweeted on Wednesday that Mr. Clapper, the former director of national intelligence, said he “should be happy that the F.B.I. was spying on his campaign.” Mr. Clapper did not say that.
A viral video star propelled herself to victory. A teacher unseated an establishment candidate. And Stacey Abrams won a commanding victory.
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Ms. McGrath won without the backing of national Democrats. A viral video about her military experience helped generate more than $1 million in donations.
The agency’s secretary, Kirstjen Nielsen, appeared to counter conclusions by the intelligence community that Moscow sought to give President Trump an edge in the 2016 election.
“Newsrooms are the most beautiful, deeply flawed places,” Mr. Baquet said.“We make mistakes. When we catch them, we own up to them.”
As the country heads for a time when no group makes up a majority, the change may affect white attitudes in far more than racial and economic matters.
Georgians are choosing candidates for governor on Tuesday, and there are competitive House seats in all three states. Here’s what you should know.
The effort by Mr. Blankenship, the ex-convict coal baron who lost the Republican nomination, could split the G.O.P. vote if he is able to overcome the state’s “sore loser” law.
Legal experts said President Trump’s promise of intervention had little precedent, and could force a clash between the sitting president and his Justice Department.
After pleading guilty to tax fraud, Mr. Grimm gave up his seat in 2014. Now he’s running to reclaim his Staten Island House seat.
The Trump Tower meeting and follow-ups are the first indication that countries beyond Russia may have offered help to the Trump campaign.
The informant made contact in the summer of 2016 with Trump campaign advisers who were already under scrutiny for ties to Russia.
Pennsylvania has had an all-male congressional delegation since 2015. After victories by several women this week, that may change in November.
By raising the prospect of a spy in his 2016 campaign, the president weighed into a simmering battle between federal law enforcement officials and his allies on Capitol Hill.
A prominent Democrat in the nation’s most Democratic state is struggling for traction against Dianne Feinstein. At 84, she is a California fixture.
Forty-four years after Richard Nixon resigned, critics of President Trump see an even worse scandal. Mr. Trump says the real outrage is the investigation.
Mr. Trump tweeted that a confidential informant embedded in his presidential campaign would be a scandal bigger than Watergate, inviting comparisons.
Party officials want to resolve differences over the role and influence of superdelegates, which were a major sticking point in the 2016 primaries.
Senator Richard M. Burr of North Carolina, the chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee, said he saw “no reason to dispute” the findings of the United States’ spy agencies.
At a Center for American Progress conference, Democrats who are potentially eyeing 2020 focused less on opposing President Trump and more on affirmative policy goals.
Mr. Trump has described the investigation as a politically motivated effort to undermine his presidency. But time and again, agents took steps that ultimately benefited him.
A Senate committee released thousands of documents related to a 2016 meeting with Trump campaign officials and a Russian lawyer. Here are five key findings.
The records, part of the Senate Judiciary Committee’s inquiry into contacts between the Trump campaign and Russians, produced few major revelations.
The F.B.I. investigation into Russian election meddling and possible ties to Trump associates was originally called Crossfire Hurricane.
The aide said he remembered getting an email about Russian dirt on Hillary Clinton well before compromising Democratic emails were released. No one can find the message he mentioned.
Buoyed by a new congressional map and grass-roots anger at President Trump, Democrats are poised to flip several Republican-held districts in a state Mr. Trump narrowly won in 2016.
And some Republicans are gloating about it. Will they regret it?
Aides who could face wrath from President Trump for admitting a misstep have adopted the president’s theory that apologizing is giving in.
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Congress last week released more than 3,000 Facebook ads linked to Russia around the 2016 presidential election, the most comprehensive look at the misinformation campaign mounted on the social network.
President Trump has not yet crafted a strategy for his involvement in the midterms. So his supremely disciplined running mate has stepped into the void.
The state has a brand-new voting map, which analysts predict may help Democrats eventually gain up to six seats in the House of Representatives this fall.
He said his only choices were “speak or conceal.” But a third way would have avoided election interference.
In right-leaning districts they hope to flip, national Democrats are backing moderates in primaries, a strategy that may yield a fractious House caucus if they win.
Reporters usually care little about a source’s motives, provided their information is true and newsworthy. But what if the source is a foreign spy agency?
The president said he would promote more competition among pharmaceutical companies, but didn’t call for Medicare to directly negotiate lower prices or consumers to be able to import low-cost drugs.
On Thursday, President Trump swapped his role as grim-faced statesman for one that comes more naturally to him: campaign trail firebrand.
Through a secretive shell company, the president’s personal lawyer was paid by major corporations and a law firm for help navigating Washington in the Trump era.
Questions about his finances, and about whether his campaign helped Russia hack the 2016 election, need to be asked in the same breath.
What the nation needs now is clearly more lobbyists.
A strategist key to the party’s November fortunes bluntly sizes up the race for control of Congress.
Richard Cordray won in Ohio. Don Blankenship lost in West Virginia. And Congress is very unpopular.
With Donald J. Trump's claims that the election is rigged against him, we take a look at past close and contentious elections.
Ms. Crooks, the Democratic nominee for an Ohio House seat, says Mr. Trump forcibly kissed her at Trump Tower in 2005.
The C.I.A. has been on a campaign defending Gina Haspel, President Trump’s pick to head the agency, but critics have highlighted her role in interrogations using torture and the destruction of tapes documenting them.
On his first run for office, Greg Pence, the vice president’s brother, won the Republican nomination on Tuesday for the House seat his brother once held.
Can Washington’s “Russia hands” help explain why the post-Cold War relationship has gone off the rails?
President Trump and his new lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, have given conflicting accounts of the 2016 payment for $130,000 to the porn star Stormy Daniels. We try to clear things up.
An analysis of more than 30 years of House general elections suggests: Don’t nominate someone who will motivate the other side to show up.
The narrative of “it was all cultural anxiety” isn’t persuasive.
Mr. Stone, a veteran political operative, made the comments in an interview in response to a CNBC report that the special counsel was scrutinizing the ties between the men.
The president tweeted that Don Blankenship’s opponents have a better chance of beating the incumbent Democratic senator, Joe Manchin.
Cynthia Nixon is using an invitation for a televised debate as an opportunity to challenge Gov. Andrew Cuomo in a rather confrontational tone.
Academics and journalists need to stop debating whether it was economic hardship or prejudice that led to Donald Trump’s election.
How much the president knew about the $130,000 payment to the porn actress and who else was aware of it have been at the center of a swirling controversy for the past 48 hours.
Mr. Vekselberg is one of seven Russian oligarchs who were targeted by American sanctions as punishment for Moscow’s election interference.
They go way back, and it’s always been terrible.
Ohio’s newspapers backed Mike DeWine for the Republican nomination but were divided over the two Democrats, Richard A. Cordray and Dennis Kucinich.
What are the most important takeaways from the questions the special counsel, Robert S. Mueller III, wants to ask President Trump? Times reporters discuss.
Ms. Nixon’s disclosure of her 2017 tax return came two weeks after Gov. Andrew Cuomo had released his, a delay that the governor had criticized.
Swing voters, critical to Mr. Trump’s win, dislike the president’s personality but are mostly satisfied with his policies. For now.
The investigations swirling around the president are dizzying. Here’s what really matters.
Some of the president’s advisers said they were surprised by the assertion that he reimbursed a lawyer who paid hush money to a porn actress who said she had an affair with Mr. Trump.
Here are the knowns, unknowns and contradictions of the not-so-secret payment to the pornographic film actress.
And only one of the two major ways has to do with Stormy Daniels.
Rudolph W. Giuliani is a loose-lipped, confrontational and supremely confident friend of President Trump’s. But did he do him any favors on Fox News this week?
The disclosure that President Trump reimbursed his lawyer Michael D. Cohen for a $130,000 payment to a porn star has raised questions about campaign finance laws. Here’s a primer.
A bumbling revelation about the Stormy Daniels payoff.
A bumbling revelation about the Stormy Daniels payoff.
Rudolph W. Giuliani, recently hired as the president’s lawyer, said James B. Comey was fired because he refused to say publicly that the president was not under F.B.I. investigation.
The story Giuliani told Sean Hannity is messy and convoluted and falls apart when you spell it out.
The president’s statements seem to contradict his earlier comments that he knew of no payments to the actress who says she had an affair with Mr. Trump.
The statement by Rudolph Giuliani contradicted the president, who has at times said that he was unaware of the payment to the actress, whose stage name is Stormy Daniels.
Picking a candidate is not corrupt and undemocratic. That’s what party leadership is all about.
The appearance on Fox News was another high-profile, slightly off-kilter moment for Rudolph Giuliani, who has lived a life full of them.
The price we pay for economic and technological dislocation is much higher than we think.
For anyone who remembers his mayoralty, his new role is a sad sight.
The ruling means apartment owners at 200 Riverside Boulevard can vote to decide whether the T-R-U-M-P letters can come down, without fear of a lawsuit.
Gird your loins because it’s time to vote.
President Trump’s lawyers have been trying to talk him out of agreeing to be interviewed by the special counsel. A list of questions shows why, legal experts said.
Donald Trump’s former lawyer didn’t want him to speak with the special counsel. The questions published Monday explain why.
The questions provide the most detailed look yet at the special counsel investigation and show an effort to learn about the president’s thinking.
The questions show the special counsel’s focus on obstruction of justice and touch on some surprising other areas.
It was the latest move by a pornographic film star, whose real name is Stephanie Clifford, who says she had an affair with Mr. Trump 12 years ago.
House Republicans try to cover up evidence of collusion.
In Georgia, black women are leading a multiracial coalition to elect the nation’s first black female governor.
The report by the committee’s Republican majority emphasizes that lawmakers found no collusion without acknowledging Democrats’ complaints that they cut the inquiry short.
A Russian lawyer who met with members of the Trump campaign in June 2016 admitted to acting as an informant to a top Kremlin official.
The committee’s investigation devolved into partisan bickering as Democrats accused the Republicans leading the panel of ignoring crucial evidence and obvious leads.
President Trump made statements about Iran, unemployment among black Americans, his record on deregulation and the 2016 election results that were imprecise or lacked context.
President Trump has overturned the Republican establishment, but at what cost?
A day before a hearing in his federal investigation in New York, Mr. Cohen said he would not testify if called as a witness in the civi lawsuit in California.
Rudolph W. Giuliani, the new head of President Trump’s legal team, met with the special counsel’s office this week.
The president and the rapper share a history of unpredictable behavior — and a delight in dividing the public.
By the end of the argument, the Supreme Court’s conservative majority seemed ready to defer to the president’s national security judgments and discount his campaign promises to impose a “Muslim ban.”
The former coal mining executive, a strong supporter of President Trump who is running as an “American competitionist,” has refused to disclose his personal finances as required by law.
Pasquale Perrotta is being investigated by the E.P.A. and Congress for his outside work, which included assignments for American Media Inc., the publisher of The National Enquirer.
A new study suggests that the white, Christian and male voters who supported Donald J. Trump were driven by concerns over losing their privilege.
There are tens of millions of them, and they could seal Trump’s political fate.
Amy Chozick’s “Chasing Hillary” describes the impossibility of covering the two Clinton presidential campaigns.
Activist women are transforming the state’s politics.