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  1. The Rising Racial Liberalism of Democratic Voters Op Ed, Today

    Evidence from recent primaries, survey data and national elections suggests that the old way of doing things won’t work anymore.

  2. Kentucky Math Teacher, Riding Wave of Public Anger, Defeats State House Majority Leader Express, Today

    Travis Brenda defeated Jonathan Shell, a powerful state legislator, in a G.O.P. primary, amid anger over changes to the state pension system.

  3. Trump Incorrectly Quotes James Clapper to Falsely Claim F.B.I. Spied On Campaign Washington, Today

    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.

  4. 5 Key Takeaways From Tuesday’s Primaries Politics, Today

    A viral video star propelled herself to victory. A teacher unseated an establishment candidate. And Stacey Abrams won a commanding victory.

  5. In Georgia, Democrats Go With a Voter-Turnout Strategy Op Ed, Today

    Also: Small towns, shrinking and fighting back.

  6. Amy McGrath, Once a Fighter Pilot, Wins Democratic Primary for Kentucky’s 6th District Politics, Yesterday

    Ms. McGrath won without the backing of national Democrats. A viral video about her military experience helped generate more than $1 million in donations.

  7. Homeland Security Chief Backtracks After Saying Russia Didn’t Try to Help Trump Washington, Yesterday

    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.

  8. Dean Baquet, Times Executive Editor, Chats With Stephen Colbert About Russia Inquiry Coverage Insider, Yesterday

    “Newsrooms are the most beautiful, deeply flawed places,” Mr. Baquet said.“We make mistakes. When we catch them, we own up to them.”

  9. Whites’ Unease Shadows the Politics of a More Diverse America Business, Yesterday

    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.

  10. Georgia, Arkansas and Kentucky Primaries: Top Races to Watch Politics, Yesterday

    Georgians are choosing candidates for governor on Tuesday, and there are competitive House seats in all three states. Here’s what you should know.

  11. Don Blankenship Announces Third-Party Bid for West Virginia Senate Seat Washington, May 21

    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.

  12. Trump Demands Inquiry Into Whether Justice Dept. ‘Infiltrated or Surveilled’ His Campaign Washington, May 20

    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.

  13. Out of Prison, Back to Congress? Michael Grimm Is Trying on Staten Island Politics, May 20

    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.

  14. Trump Jr. and Other Aides Met With Gulf Emissary Offering Help to Win Election Washington, May 19

    The Trump Tower meeting and follow-ups are the first indication that countries beyond Russia may have offered help to the Trump campaign.

  15. F.B.I. Used Informant to Investigate Russia Ties to Campaign, Not to Spy, as Trump Claims Washington, May 18

    The informant made contact in the summer of 2016 with Trump campaign advisers who were already under scrutiny for ties to Russia.

  16. These 7 Women Could Help Democrats Win Congress. (And Here’s How the Republicans Plan to Stop Them.) Politics, May 19

    Pennsylvania has had an all-male congressional delegation since 2015. After victories by several women this week, that may change in November.

  17. Trump Pushes Possibility of Campaign Informant as ‘Really Bad Stuff’ Washington, May 18

    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.

  18. Running Uphill: The Challenge of Unseating Dianne Feinstein National, May 18

    A prominent Democrat in the nation’s most Democratic state is struggling for traction against Dianne Feinstein. At 84, she is a California fixture.

  19. ‘Bigger Than Watergate’? Both Sides Say Yes, but for Different Reasons Washington, May 17

    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.

  20. Trump Says Russia Inquiry’s Overreach Is a Scandal ‘Bigger Than Watergate!’ Washington, May 17

    Mr. Trump tweeted that a confidential informant embedded in his presidential campaign would be a scandal bigger than Watergate, inviting comparisons.

  21. Superdelegates Are No. 1 on the Democratic Party To-Do List Politics, May 17

    Party officials want to resolve differences over the role and influence of superdelegates, which were a major sticking point in the 2016 primaries.

  22. Top Republican Senator Says ‘No Reason to Dispute’ That Russia Favored Trump Washington, May 16

    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.

  23. Prospective Democratic Presidential Candidates Put Their Ideas on Audition Politics, May 16

    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.

  24. Code Name Crossfire Hurricane: The Secret Origins of the Trump Investigation Washington, May 16

    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.

  25. 5 Things the New Trump Tower Meeting Documents Tell Us Washington, May 16

    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.

  26. Documents Show Promise, and Letdown, Around Trump Tower Meeting Washington, May 16

    The records, part of the Senate Judiciary Committee’s inquiry into contacts between the Trump campaign and Russians, produced few major revelations.

  27. Here’s Your Unclassified Briefing on Secret Government Code Names Washington, May 16

    The F.B.I. investigation into Russian election meddling and possible ties to Trump associates was originally called Crossfire Hurricane.

  28. Tantalizing Testimony From a Top Trump Aide Sets Off a Search for Proof Washington, May 15

    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.

  29. Pennsylvania Primaries Deliver Strong Wins for Democratic Women Politics, May 15

    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.

  30. Victories for the Left Op Ed, May 16

    And some Republicans are gloating about it. Will they regret it?

  31. The Trump White House Will Not Apologize About John McCain (or Much Else, Really) Washington, May 14

    Aides who could face wrath from President Trump for admitting a misstep have adopted the president’s theory that apologizing is giving in.

  32. Left vs. Center for Democrats Tonight Op Ed, May 15

    Also: Could the Jerusalem embassy actually be good for peace?

  33. See Which Facebook Ads Russians Targeted to People Like You Interactive, May 14

    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.

  34. Pence Is Trying to Control Republican Politics. Trump Aides Aren’t Happy. Politics, May 14

    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.

  35. Pennsylvania’s Primary: Congressional Races to Watch Politics, May 14

    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.

  36. Why Comey’s October Surprise Was Pointless and Wrong Op Ed, May 14

    He said his only choices were “speak or conceal.” But a third way would have avoided election interference.

  37. Trying for House Gains, Democrats Bless Moderates and Annoy Liberals National, May 13

    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.

  38. When Spies Hack Journalism Op Ed, May 12

    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?

  39. Trump Promises Lower Drug Prices, but Drops Populist Solutions Washington, May 11

    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.

  40. ‘America Is Respected Again,’ Trump Says in Elkhart, Ind., a City Obama Once Championed Washington, May 11

    On Thursday, President Trump swapped his role as grim-faced statesman for one that comes more naturally to him: campaign trail firebrand.

  41. How Michael Cohen, Denied Job in White House, Was Seen as Its Gatekeeper Investigative, May 9

    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.

  42. Trump’s Shadowy Money Trail Editorial, May 9

    Questions about his finances, and about whether his campaign helped Russia hack the 2016 election, need to be asked in the same breath.

  43. Trump and the Mosquito Wars Op Ed, May 9

    What the nation needs now is clearly more lobbyists.

  44. Republican Midterm Mastermind Tells All! Op Ed, May 9

    A strategist key to the party’s November fortunes bluntly sizes up the race for control of Congress.

  45. 6 Takeaways From Tuesday’s Primary Elections Politics, May 9

    Richard Cordray won in Ohio. Don Blankenship lost in West Virginia. And Congress is very unpopular.

  46. Is This Election Rigged Against Trump? Video, May 9

    With Donald J. Trump's claims that the election is rigged against him, we take a look at past close and contentious elections.

  47. Rachel Crooks, Who Accused Trump of Sexual Assault, Wins Legislative Primary Express, May 9

    Ms. Crooks, the Democratic nominee for an Ohio House seat, says Mr. Trump forcibly kissed her at Trump Tower in 2005.

  48. Who Is Gina Haspel? Good Spy, Bad Spy Video, May 9

    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.

  49. Vice President’s Brother Captures G.O.P. House Primary in Indiana Washington, May 8

    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.

  50. The Quiet Americans Behind the U.S.-Russia Imbroglio Magazine, May 8

    Can Washington’s “Russia hands” help explain why the post-Cold War relationship has gone off the rails?

  51. Giuliani’s Ever-Changing Hush Money Story Video, May 8

    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.

  52. Unable to Excite the Base? Moderate Candidates Still Tend to Outdo Extreme Ones Upshot, May 8

    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.

  53. Yes, the Economy Helped Elect Trump Op Ed, May 8

    The narrative of “it was all cultural anxiety” isn’t persuasive.

  54. Roger Stone Says He Had Little Contact With Manafort Deputy Washington, May 7

    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.

  55. Trump Weighs In on West Virginia Senate Race in Sign of Republican Anxiety Politics, May 7

    The president tweeted that Don Blankenship’s opponents have a better chance of beating the incumbent Democratic senator, Joe Manchin.

  56. Nixon Pushes Cuomo to Debate: ‘What’s It Going to Be Andrew?’ Metro, May 7

    Cynthia Nixon is using an invitation for a televised debate as an opportunity to challenge Gov. Andrew Cuomo in a rather confrontational tone.

  57. You Can’t Separate Money From Culture Op Ed, May 6

    Academics and journalists need to stop debating whether it was economic hardship or prejudice that led to Donald Trump’s election.

  58. Trump Is Said to Have Known of Payment to Stormy Daniels Months Before He Denied It Washington, May 4

    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.

  59. Viktor Vekselberg, Russian Billionaire, Was Questioned by Mueller’s Investigators Washington, May 4

    Mr. Vekselberg is one of seven Russian oligarchs who were targeted by American sanctions as punishment for Moscow’s election interference.

  60. Don and Rudy, Disaster Twins Op Ed, May 4

    They go way back, and it’s always been terrible.

  61. Ohio Governor Primary: Here’s Who the Newspapers Endorsed Politics, May 5

    Ohio’s newspapers backed Mike DeWine for the Republican nomination but were divided over the two Democrats, Richard A. Cordray and Dennis Kucinich.

  62. Dissecting Mueller’s Most Significant Questions Video, May 4

    What are the most important takeaways from the questions the special counsel, Robert S. Mueller III, wants to ask President Trump? Times reporters discuss.

  63. Cynthia Nixon’s Tax Return Shows $1.3 Million in Earnings Metro, May 4

    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.

  64. They Voted for Obama, Then Went for Trump. Can Democrats Win Them Back? National, May 4

    Swing voters, critical to Mr. Trump’s win, dislike the president’s personality but are mostly satisfied with his policies. For now.

  65. A Cheat Sheet to the Trump Circus Op Ed, May 4

    The investigations swirling around the president are dizzying. Here’s what really matters.

  66. Giuliani May Have Exposed Trump to New Legal and Political Perils Washington, May 3

    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.

  67. The Path of Stormy Daniels’s $130,000 Payment to Keep Quiet Business, May 3

    Here are the knowns, unknowns and contradictions of the not-so-secret payment to the pornographic film actress.

  68. How Giuliani Helps Mueller Op Ed, May 4

    And only one of the two major ways has to do with Stormy Daniels.

  69. Giuliani’s Bark May Come Back to Bite Trump Washington, May 3

    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?

  70. The Legal Issues Raised by the Stormy Daniels Payment, Explained Washington, May 3

    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.

  71. Does Giuliani Have a Plan, or Is This Just a Freakout? Op Ed, May 3

    A bumbling revelation about the Stormy Daniels payoff.

  72. Does Giuliani Have a Plan, or Is This Just a Freakout? Opinion, May 3

    A bumbling revelation about the Stormy Daniels payoff.

  73. Giuliani Contradicts Trump on Comey Firing, Saying Russia Inquiry Was a Factor Washington, May 3

    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.

  74. Too Bad Rudy Doesn’t Lie as Well as Trump Op Ed, May 3

    The story Giuliani told Sean Hannity is messy and convoluted and falls apart when you spell it out.

  75. Trump Says Payment to Stormy Daniels Did Not Violate Campaign Laws Washington, May 3

    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.

  76. Giuliani Says Trump Repaid Cohen for Stormy Daniels Hush Money Washington, May 2

    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.

  77. Actually, National Democrats Should Interfere in Primaries Op Ed, May 3

    Picking a candidate is not corrupt and undemocratic. That’s what party leadership is all about.

  78. Giuliani Appears to Veer Off Script. A Furor Follows. Washington, May 3

    The appearance on Fox News was another high-profile, slightly off-kilter moment for Rudolph Giuliani, who has lived a life full of them.

  79. Industrial Revolutions Are Political Wrecking Balls Op Ed, May 3

    The price we pay for economic and technological dislocation is much higher than we think.

  80. Rudy Giuliani vs. the Law Op Ed, May 3

    For anyone who remembers his mayoralty, his new role is a sad sight.

  81. Trump Place Does Not Have to Be a Forever Name, Judge Says Metro, May 3

    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.

  82. Of Swamps, a New Pence and ‘Cocaine Mitch’ Op Ed, May 2

    Gird your loins because it’s time to vote.

  83. Why Answering Mueller’s Questions Could Be a Minefield for Trump Washington, May 1

    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.

  84. What Robert Mueller Knows Editorial, May 1

    Donald Trump’s former lawyer didn’t want him to speak with the special counsel. The questions published Monday explain why.

  85. Mueller Has Dozens of Inquiries for Trump in Broad Quest on Russia Ties and Obstruction Washington, April 30

    The questions provide the most detailed look yet at the special counsel investigation and show an effort to learn about the president’s thinking.

  86. The Questions Mueller Wants to Ask Trump About Obstruction, and What They Mean Washington, April 30

    The questions show the special counsel’s focus on obstruction of justice and touch on some surprising other areas.

  87. Stormy Daniels Files Defamation Lawsuit Against Donald Trump National, April 30

    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.

  88. Truth Has Stopped Mattering in the Russia Investigation Op Ed, April 30

    House Republicans try to cover up evidence of collusion.

  89. Is Stacey Abrams Assembling a New Democratic Majority? Op Ed, April 30

    In Georgia, black women are leading a multiracial coalition to elect the nation’s first black female governor.

  90. 5 Takeaways From the House Report on Russian Election Meddling Washington, April 27

    The report by the committee’s Republican majority emphasizes that lawmakers found no collusion without acknowledging Democrats’ complaints that they cut the inquiry short.

  91. A Russian Lawyer’s Links to Trump and the Kremlin Interactive, April 27

    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.

  92. Republicans on House Intelligence Panel Absolve Trump Campaign in Russian Meddling Washington, April 27

    The committee’s investigation devolved into partisan bickering as Democrats accused the Republicans leading the panel of ignoring crucial evidence and obvious leads.

  93. Fact-Checking Trump’s ‘Fox & Friends’ Interview Washington, April 26

    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.

  94. Meet the New Boss. Actually Quite Different From the Old Boss. Op Ed, April 26

    President Trump has overturned the Republican establishment, but at what cost?

  95. Michael Cohen to Take Fifth Amendment in Stormy Daniels Lawsuit Metro, April 25

    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.

  96. Giuliani, in Meeting With Mueller’s Office, Is Said to Be Negotiating Trump Interview Washington, April 25

    Rudolph W. Giuliani, the new head of President Trump’s legal team, met with the special counsel’s office this week.

  97. Trump and Kanye West Share Praise-Filled Tweets. And, Apparently, ‘Dragon Energy.’ Washington, April 25

    The president and the rapper share a history of unpredictable behavior — and a delight in dividing the public.

  98. Key Justices Seem Skeptical of Challenge to Trump’s Travel Ban Washington, April 25

    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.”

  99. Don Blankenship, West Virginia Candidate, Lives Near Las Vegas and Mulled Chinese Citizenship Politics, April 25

    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.

  100. Pruitt’s Security Chief Moonlighted for Tabloid Publisher That Backed Trump Investigative, April 24

    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.

  101. Trump Voters Driven by Fear of Losing Status, Not Economic Anxiety, Study Finds Express, April 24

    A new study suggests that the white, Christian and male voters who supported Donald J. Trump were driven by concerns over losing their privilege.

  102. What Nonvoters Really Think Op Ed, April 24

    There are tens of millions of them, and they could seal Trump’s political fate.

  103. The Walls That Hillary Clinton Created Book Review, April 24

    Amy Chozick’s “Chasing Hillary” describes the impossibility of covering the two Clinton presidential campaigns.

  104. Hope in Arizona Op Ed, April 23

    Activist women are transforming the state’s politics.