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  1. Live Briefing: A Post-Mueller-Report America U.S., Today

    A day after the release of the most anticipated report in years, Washington takes a breath, and a resolution seems anything but clear.

  2. Comparing Barr’s Excerpts With Mueller’s Report U.S., Today

    Attorney General William P. Barr sent a letter to Congress last month citing brief fragments from the Mueller report. Now that the document is public, his selections are coming under scrutiny.

  3. How Barr’s Excerpts Compare to the Mueller Report’s Findings U.S., Today

    Attorney General William P. Barr sent a letter to Congress last month citing brief fragments from the Mueller report. Now that the document is public, his selections are coming under scrutiny.

  4. Mueller Report Leaves Unanswered Questions About Contacts Between Russians and Trump Aides U.S., Yesterday

    Starting during the campaign and through the transition, a parade of Russians dangled business deals, floated policy options and sought high-level meetings.

  5. Trump Ordered Aides to Search for Clinton Emails, While the Russians Already Were Looking U.S., Yesterday

    The incident is among the closest that investigators came to finding an instance in which Donald J. Trump appeared to use whatever means necessary to locate the emails.

  6. ‘This Is the End of My Presidency’: 4 Dramatic Moments From the Mueller Report U.S., Yesterday

    The report detailed private conversations and described the president’s despondent reaction to the appointment of the special counsel.

  7. Reaction to Mueller Report, From Right, Left and Center U.S., Yesterday

    Writers across the political spectrum responded to the public release of the report and the news conference by Attorney General William P. Barr.

  8. The Mueller Report Is 448 Pages Long. You Need to Know These 7 Key Things. U.S., Yesterday

    The special counsel, Robert S. Mueller III, produced a report of more than 400 pages that painted a deeply unflattering picture of President Trump but stopped short of accusing him of criminal wrongdoing.

  9. The Mueller Report Is 448 Pages Long. You Need to Know These 7 Key Things. U.S., Yesterday

    The special counsel, Robert S. Mueller III, produced a report of more than 400 pages that painted a deeply unflattering picture of President Trump but stopped short of accusing him of criminal wrongdoing.

  10. Mueller Left Open the Door to Charging Trump After He Left Office U.S., Yesterday

    The special counsel’s report laid out a series of actions President Trump took that show a leader intent on controlling the Russia investigation.

  11. Mueller Rejects View That Presidents Can’t Obstruct Justice U.S., Yesterday

    The special counsel’s rationale for demurring on the question of obstruction of justice stood in stark contrast to that of the attorney general, William P. Barr.

  12. The Mueller Report, Vol. 1 & 2 Opinion, Yesterday

    Ft. Abraham Lincoln.

  13. Highlights: Barr Defends Trump Before Releasing Mueller Report Video, Yesterday

    Attorney General William P. Barr strongly defended President Trump before releasing a redacted version of the special counsel’s report on Russian election interference. Mr. Barr said investigators reviewed 10 episodes in which the president may have obstructed justice.

  14. Mueller Report Excerpts: Live Analysis U.S., Yesterday

    Times reporters are reading and analyzing the redacted Mueller report, released on Thursday.

  15. Mueller Report Excerpts: Live Analysis U.S., Yesterday

    Times reporters are reading and analyzing the redacted Mueller report, released on Thursday.

  16. Excerpts and Analysis From the Mueller Report U.S., Yesterday

    The Justice Department released a redacted version of the special counsel’s report on Thursday. Times reporters uncovered the biggest findings and shared excerpts and analysis.

  17. Read Barr’s News Conference Remarks Ahead of the Mueller Report Release U.S., Yesterday

    Attorney General William P. Barr addressed journalists on Thursday ahead of the release the report by the special counsel, Robert S. Mueller III.

  18. Mueller Report Is Released: Live Updates U.S., Yesterday

    The Justice Department has released a redacted version of the report by the special counsel, Robert S. Mueller III, who investigated Russian election interference, any ties to the Trump campaign and possible presidential obstruction.

  19. What We Know So Far From the Mueller Report U.S., Yesterday

    The special counsel, Robert S. Mueller III, investigated Russian election interference, ties to the Trump campaign and possible presidential obstruction of justice. His report has been released.

  20. What’s Really Going On in the Democratic Primary? Opinion, Yesterday

    Bundlers and endorsers are out. Ears and eyeballs are in.

  21. What to Watch Ahead of Mueller Report Release U.S., Yesterday

    The findings of the investigation by special counsel, Robert S. Mueller III, will be made public on Thursday.

  22. The Mueller Report: What to Watch For Today U.S., Yesterday

    It’s finally happening: The findings of the investigation by special counsel, Robert S. Mueller III, will be made public.

  23. Attorney General Will Hold News Conference on Mueller Report Release on Thursday U.S., April 17

    A Justice Department spokeswoman did not say when the report itself would be released.

  24. White House and Justice Dept. Officials Discussed Mueller Report Before Release U.S., April 17

    Some of President Trump’s advisers are concerned about whether he will retaliate against them if the report reveals them as sources of damaging details.

  25. White House and Justice Dept. Officials Discussed Mueller Report Before Release U.S., April 17

    Some of President Trump’s advisers are concerned about whether he will retaliate against them if the report reveals them as sources of damaging details.

  26. If Trump Country Soars, Will the President Glide to a Second Term? Opinion, April 17

    The rate of job growth in Republican-leaning regions is outstripping the rate in more Democratic areas.

  27. The Mueller Report Will Be Released on Thursday. Here’s a Guide. U.S., April 17

    The highly anticipated report will tell us a lot about Russia’s 2016 election interference, any contacts between Moscow and the Trump campaign and possible presidential obstruction.

  28. A President of the People or a President of His People? U.S., April 16

    While his predecessors sought to broaden their public support, President Trump appears to be heading into his re-election campaign sticking with his own tribe.

  29. ‘Stop Sanders’ Democrats Are Agonizing Over His Momentum U.S., April 16

    Members of the party establishment who oppose Bernie Sanders have had discussions about how to handle his candidacy, while others warn of a schism within the party.

  30. The Rematch: Bernie Sanders vs. a Clinton Loyalist U.S., April 15

    The blowup reflects ideological divisions among Democrats between a legacy Clinton organization and liberals trying to harness the energy of millennials.

  31. In Attacking Ilhan Omar, Trump Revives His Familiar Refrain Against Muslims U.S., April 15

    The president hopes to resurrect a major theme of his 2016 campaign for his re-election bid in 2020. This time, he has picked a specific target.

  32. In Attacking Ilhan Omar, Trump Revives His Familiar Refrain Against Muslims U.S., April 15

    The president hopes to resurrect a major theme of his 2016 campaign for his re-election bid in 2020. This time, he has picked a specific target.

  33. The Many Reasons to Run for President When You Probably Don’t Stand a Chance U.S., April 13

    There are book deals and TV contracts and maybe a cabinet position if your side wins. Recent history suggests there is almost no downside to giving it a shot.

  34. The Many Reasons to Run for President When You Probably Don’t Stand a Chance U.S., April 13

    There are book deals and TV contracts and maybe a cabinet position if your side wins. Recent history suggests there is almost no downside to giving it a shot.

  35. Fewer States Will Have Caucuses in 2020. Will It Matter? The Upshot, April 12

    The establishment gets a bit of a break, but not as much as might be expected.

  36. Comey Defends Trump Campaign Surveillance: ‘I Have Never Thought of That as Spying’ U.S., April 11

    Mr. Comey, who oversaw the inquiry into ties between President Trump’s associates and Russia, said he knew of no illegal surveillance directed at the campaign.

  37. Trump’s Other Base Opinion, April 10

    In preparation for 2020, the president is focused on the minority vote.

  38. Ex-Obama Counsel Expects to Be Charged Soon in Mueller-Related Case U.S., April 10

    Gregory B. Craig would become the first top Democrat to be charged in a case developed by the special counsel.

  39. Barr Asserts Intelligence Agencies Spied on the Trump Campaign U.S., April 10

    The attorney general said “spying did occur” in remarks certain to please President Trump, who has accused law enforcement officials of targeting his campaign.

  40. How Far Left Is Too Far Left for 2020 Democrats? Opinion, April 10

    Or is that question beside the point in the Trump era?

  41. Bernie Sanders Says He’ll Release Tax Returns Video, April 9

    Senator Bernie Sanders, who faced criticism for not releasing his past tax returns, said he would release 10 years of returns.

  42. Justice Dept. Watchdog’s Review of Russia Inquiry Is Nearly Done, Barr Says U.S., April 9

    The inspector general is examining how the F.B.I. and Justice Department obtained a secret court order for surveillance of a former Trump campaign adviser.

  43. Bernie Sanders, Now a Millionaire, Pledges to Release Tax Returns by Monday U.S., April 9

    “I wrote a best-selling book,” Mr. Sanders said in an interview. “If you write a best-selling book, you can be a millionaire, too.”

  44. Bernie Sanders, Now a Millionaire, Pledges to Release Tax Returns by Monday U.S., April 9

    “I wrote a best-selling book,” Mr. Sanders said in an interview. “If you write a best-selling book, you can be a millionaire, too.”

  45. Democrats Used to Campaign. Now Everyone Has a ‘Movement.’ U.S., April 9

    The language shift reflects a party that is seeking to appease its newly empowered activist base, which has been emboldened since President Trump’s surprise victory in the 2016 election

  46. House Democratic Campaign Arm Nears War With Liberals Over Primary Fights U.S., April 7

    Liberal Democrats are infuriated by a new Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee policy intended to protect centrist incumbents from primary challenges.

  47. Booker Campaigns on Baby Bonds Program to Combat Inequality U.S., April 6

    Senator Cory Booker made a detailed case for his economic proposal, which would create a government-run savings account for every child born in the United States.

  48. Biden Didn’t Rush Into 2020. The Race Came to Him Anyway. U.S., April 6

    Joe Biden delayed his entry into the Democratic field, hoping to avoid the fray. Now, a crisis he was unprepared for has left him as badly bruised as anyone in the race.

  49. Biden Didn’t Rush Into 2020. The Race Came to Him Anyway. U.S., April 6

    Joe Biden delayed his entry into the Democratic field, hoping to avoid the fray. Now, a crisis he was unprepared for has left him as badly bruised as anyone in the race.

  50. Michael Cohen’s Lawyers Say He Could Aid Trump Inquiries, if Only He Had More Time Out of Prison U.S., April 4

    The president’s former fixer has millions of documents and recordings that he thinks would interest Congress. But he is due to report to prison on May 6.

  51. 6 Takeaways From The Times’s Investigation Into Rupert Murdoch and His Family Interactive, April 3

    Using 150 interviews on three continents, The Times describes the Murdoch family’s role in destabilizing democracy in North America, Europe and Australia.

  52. Part 3: The Future of Fox: An Even More Powerful Political Weapon Interactive, April 3

    The Disney deal left the Murdochs with a media empire stripped to its essence: a hard-core right-wing news machine — with Lachlan in charge.

  53. How Rupert Murdoch’s Empire of Influence Remade the World Interactive, April 3

    Murdoch and his children have toppled governments on two continents and destabilized the most important democracy on Earth. What do they want?

  54. The Night Fox News and Trump Became One Video, April 3

    When Sean Hannity of Fox News appeared onstage at a rally with President Trump — and called the press corps “fake news” from the podium — it was the culmination of the network’s shift from its “fair and balanced” founding days to a post-Ailes MAGA messaging machine.

  55. The Real Joe Biden Decision Opinion, April 2

    It’s not whether to run, but whether to run against the emerging consensus of his party.

  56. How the Trump Era Is Molding the Next Generation of Voters The Upshot, April 1

    Recent data — and interviews with a dozen teenagers on the front lines of politics — show a decided leftward lean.

  57. The Mick Mulvaney Presidency Opinion, March 30

    How an imaginary version of the Trump administration might make the real one lose in 2020.

  58. Trump’s 2020 Campaign: A Traditional Operation With a Wild-Card Candidate U.S., March 29

    As President Trump’s aides try to focus on his accomplishments in office and he denounces old enemies, the tension may build between the campaign and Mr. Trump, who trusts his gut above all else.

  59. Trump’s 2020 Campaign: A Traditional Operation With a Wild-Card Candidate U.S., March 29

    As President Trump’s aides try to focus on his accomplishments in office and he denounces old enemies, the tension may build between the campaign and Mr. Trump, who trusts his gut above all else.

  60. The Voters You Lose May Be Your Own Opinion, March 29

    Trump hits out again on health care.

  61. An Opening for the Democrats Opinion, March 29

    On health care, this isn’t what Trump’s voters bargained for.

  62. Trump’s Inaccurate Claims on Mueller, Health Care and the Great Lakes U.S., March 29

    At a rally in Michigan, President Trump misstated the findings of the special counsel investigation, misleadingly promised to protect patients with pre-existing conditions and falsely described funding for a restoration program for the Great Lakes.

  63. Trump’s Inaccurate Claims on Mueller, Health Care and the Great Lakes U.S., March 29

    At a rally in Michigan, President Trump misstated the findings of the special counsel investigation, misleadingly promised to protect patients with pre-existing conditions and falsely described funding for a restoration program for the Great Lakes.

  64. Who Botched the Mueller Report? Opinion, March 28

    And should we abolish the Electoral College?

  65. To Barbara Bush, Donald Trump Represented ‘Greed, Selfishness’ U.S., March 27

    A new biography of the former first lady also quotes a family insider confirming a long-lasting affair between former President George Bush and an aide.

  66. Some Presidents Felt Trapped in the White House Bubble. Trump Thrives in It. U.S., March 27

    President Trump’s calendars show a clear pattern. He travels to states he won in 2016, speaks to crowds that are predisposed to like him and relies on Twitter for personal connection.

  67. Be Thankful for Mueller’s Timing Opinion, March 27

    Trump has no idea how to ride a win.

  68. The Real Trump-Russia Quid Pro Quo Opinion, March 27

    The campaign and the Kremlin had an overarching deal: help beat Hillary Clinton for a new pro-Russian foreign policy.

  69. ‘On Paper, the Election Is the Democrats’ to Lose’ Opinion, March 27

    In response to Trump’s presidency, America has gotten more liberal — despite appearances to the contrary. Will it matter in 2020?

  70. Russian Vodka. A ‘No Collusion Day’ Rally. Trump Fans Celebrate the Mueller Report. U.S., March 26

    For almost two years, President Trump’s fiercest supporters decried the Mueller investigation as a “witch hunt” that should be shut down. Over the weekend, they rejoiced.

  71. William Barr, Media Handler Opinion, March 26

    Ten unanswered questions about the attorney general’s conveniently brief letter.

  72. Donald Has Trouble Moving On From Hillary Opinion, March 25

    But the emails!

  73. No Criminal Collusion. Lots of Corruption. Opinion, March 25

    Don’t let Trump pretend he has been vindicated.

  74. Collusion Was a Seductive Delusion Opinion, March 25

    It's our own fault we elected Trump.

  75. Three Takeaways From the Barr Letter Opinion, March 25

    We still haven’t seen the Mueller report.

  76. Trump’s Shamelessness Was Outside Mueller’s Jurisdiction Opinion, March 25

    A demagogic president can walk right up to the edge of committing a crime, so long as he operates brazenly in public view.

  77. Mueller Report Puts Pressure on 2020 Candidates to Emphasize Issues U.S., March 25

    For Democrats, Robert S. Mueller III’s finding that the president did not collude with Russia will only enhance the emphasis on viability as they choose a candidate for 2020.

  78. A Cloud Over Trump’s Presidency Is Lifted U.S., March 24

    The end of the special counsel’s investigation without findings of collusion with Russia fortified the president for the battles to come, including his campaign for re-election.

  79. A Cloud Over Trump’s Presidency Is Lifted U.S., March 24

    The end of the special counsel’s investigation without findings of collusion with Russia fortified the president for the battles to come, including his campaign for re-election.

  80. No Collusion, No ‘Exoneration’ Opinion, March 24

    A Trump-friendly attorney general’s letter doesn’t do justice to the special counsel’s investigation. Release his whole report.

  81. Mueller Finds No Trump-Russia Conspiracy, but Stops Short of Exonerating President on Obstruction U.S., March 24

    The attorney general released the main findings of the closely watched investigation into Russia’s election interference and whether Trump associates conspired.

  82. A Case for the Electoral College Opinion, March 23

    And why and how that case might fail.

  83. We Don’t Need to Read the Mueller Report Opinion, March 22

    Even if it is never released, the public already knows enough.

  84. The Meaning of the Mueller Report Opinion, March 22

    So far it’s a vindication of the rule of law. Now the public needs to read it.

  85. Russia, Trump and Mueller: The Major Moments in the Case U.S., March 22

    The sprawling Russia story, explained.

  86. Russia, Trump and Mueller: The Major Moments in the Case U.S., March 22

    The sprawling Russia story, explained.

  87. Mueller Delivers Report on Russia Investigation to Attorney General U.S., March 22

    Now the attorney general must decide how much of the report — one of the most highly anticipated documents in Washington in a generation — to make public.

  88. Mueller Delivers Report on Trump-Russia Investigation to Attorney General U.S., March 22

    Now the attorney general must decide how much of the report — one of the most highly anticipated documents in Washington in a generation — to make public.

  89. What to Read While You’re Waiting to Read the Mueller Report Books, March 22

    What to Read While You’re Waiting To Read the Mueller Report

  90. Prosecutor Who Led Case Against Michael Cohen to Step Down New York, March 22

    Robert Khuzami was thrust into the limelight after his boss was recused in the Cohen case. He has told colleagues his departure is unrelated to political pressure.

  91. While You Wait for Mueller Opinion, March 22

    Do lawbreaking, lying to the public and colluding with a foreign enemy add up to innocence?

  92. The Electoral College’s Real Problem: It’s Biased Toward the Big Battlegrounds The Upshot, March 22

    A winner-take-all system within states can produce results counter to the majority for no high-minded reason.

  93. Getting Rid of the Electoral College Isn’t Just About Trump Opinion, March 21

    But does anyone really think popular vote losers make better presidents?

  94. Trump’s Misleading Claims on John McCain, Tanks and G.D.P. Growth U.S., March 20

    President Trump, speaking in Ohio, exaggerated his role in Mr. McCain’s funeral, mischaracterized the senator’s record on veterans issues and cited misleading statistics on the economy and tanks.

  95. Fact-Checking Trump’s Misleading Claims on McCain, Tanks and G.D.P. Growth U.S., March 20

    President Trump, speaking in Ohio, exaggerated his role in Mr. McCain’s funeral, mischaracterized the senator’s record on veterans issues and cited misleading statistics on the economy and tanks.

  96. Fact-Checking Trump’s Misleading Claims on McCain, Tanks and G.D.P. Growth U.S., March 20

    President Trump, speaking in Ohio, exaggerated his role in Mr. McCain’s funeral, mischaracterized the senator’s record on veterans issues and cited misleading statistics on the economy and tanks.

  97. Trump Says Mueller Report Should Be Made Public: ‘Let People See It’ U.S., March 20

    Mr. Trump has previously declined to commit to making the Mueller report public, but on Wednesday said the attorney general should “let it come out.”

  98. Trump Says Mueller Report Should Be Made Public: ‘Let People See It’ U.S., March 20

    Mr. Trump has previously declined to commit to making the Mueller report public, but on Wednesday said the attorney general should “let it come out.”