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  1. A 2016 Review: Turnout Wasn’t the Driver of Clinton’s Defeat The Upshot, March 28

    Persuasion was a far bigger factor. To the extent Democratic turnout was weak, it was mainly among blacks, but that weakness has been exaggerated.

  2. House Democrats Ask Devin Nunes to Recuse Himself From Russia Inquiry U.S., March 27

    The demands followed revelations that the committee’s chairman had met on White House grounds with a source who showed him secret intelligence reports.

  3. Trump to Russia-Linked Ex-Advisers: Keep Your Distance Video, March 27

    The Trump administration is going to great lengths to distance itself from former associates in the face of an F.B.I. investigation into whether there were connections between the Trump campaign and Russia.

  4. Trump vs. Congress: Now What? Magazine, March 26

    After the president suffered his first defeat on Capitol Hill, can the White House still make good on its legislative promises?

  5. Trump’s Triumph of Incompetence Opinion, March 24

    He has crafted an administration in his own image: vain, narcissistic and dangerous.

  6. Following the Russian Money Opinion, March 24

    The investigation into the Trump team’s possible collusion with Russians during the 2016 election may turn on a powerful, arcane law.

  7. Investigating Trump Aides’ Ties to Russia Opinion, March 23

    Readers criticize recent actions by Representative Devin Nunes and Sean Spicer.

  8. Fact Check: Trump Misleads About The Times’s Reporting on Surveillance U.S., March 23

    President Trump doubled down on his claim that Barack Obama ordered his phones wiretapped, and mischaracterized Times reporting as proof.

  9. ‘There’s a Smell of Treason in the Air’ Opinion, March 23

    Did a traitor work with Russia to help Trump?

  10. Birth of the Biggest Lie Opinion, March 23

    We are now experiencing the very thing Team Trump warned about: a compromised presidency and a possible constitutional crisis.

  11. Monitoring May Have ‘Incidentally’ Picked Up Trump Aides, House Member Says U.S., March 22

    The White House seized on the comments as evidence of wiretapping, but the remarks indicated that the intelligence targets were foreign officials, not President Trump.

  12. Why Letting Go, for Trump, Is No Small or Simple Task U.S., March 21

    In clinging to wiretap claims, the president draws on his history as a pugnacious fighter, with a need to prove his legitimacy and a deep sensitivity to perception.

  13. Capital Drama: Trump vs. Comey Opinion, March 21

    Readers emphasize the issues at stake, for the country and the world.

  14. Roger Stone, the ‘Trickster’ on Trump’s Side, Is Under F.B.I. Scrutiny U.S., March 21

    Mr. Stone, a longtime associate of President Trump, is being investigated in connection with Russian interference in the 2016 election.

  15. Trump, Embattled in Washington, Recharges Among Fans in Kentucky U.S., March 20

    The president promised to renegotiate trade deals, clamp down on illegal immigration and keep terrorists out of the country, while vowing to pass the health care overhaul.

  16. What Investigation? G.O.P. Responds to F.B.I. Inquiry by Changing Subject U.S., March 20

    As the F.B.I. director acknowledged an investigation into ties between presidential associates and Russia, Republicans instead focused on leaks to news organizations.

  17. Comey’s Haunting News on Trump and Russia Opinion, March 20

    The F.B.I. chief’s disclosure of an inquiry into possible election collusion makes a special prosecutor and a select congressional committee crucial.

  18. All the President’s Lies Opinion, March 20

    The untruths about Russia are escalating.

  19. Highlights From the House Hearing on Russian Interference in the U.S. Election U.S., March 20

    The F.B.I. director, James B. Comey, confirmed an investigation into possible collusion by the Trump campaign and Russia. Here are the other key takeaways.

  20. F.B.I. Is Investigating Trump’s Russia Ties, Comey Confirms U.S., March 20

    The F.B.I. chief’s remarks created a treacherous political moment for the president and placed a criminal investigation at the doorstep of the White House.

  21. Donald Trump Jr. Is His Own Kind of Trump Style, March 18

    The president’s once-wayward eldest son embraces his new role in business and politics on his terms.

  22. What to Ask About Russian Hacking Opinion, March 17

    These are the questions the House Intelligence Committee must press.

  23. Trump Digs In on Wiretap, No Matter Who Says Differently U.S., March 16

    Nearly two weeks after President Trump accused his predecessor of tapping his phones, the controversy has eclipsed White House attempts to pass a health law and write a budget.

  24. Who Undercut President Trump’s Travel Ban? Candidate Trump U.S., March 16

    Mr. Trump’s angry, often xenophobic rallying cries during the campaign have become legal and political liabilities now that he is in the Oval Office.

  25. Timeline of White House’s Response to Wiretapping Charge U.S., March 15

    Since the president accused his predecessor of tapping his phones, the White House’s explanations have shifted almost daily.

  26. Yes, Trump Is Being Held Accountable Opinion, March 15

    Don’t despair. Our constitutional system is working as it’s supposed to.

  27. Using Air Quotes, White House Walks Back ‘Wiretap’ Talk U.S., March 13

    Sean Spicer said that President Trump’s unsubstantiated claims weren’t meant to be taken literally. And Kellyanne Conway tried to clarify her ideas on microwaves as spyware.

  28. The New Party of No Magazine, March 13

    How a president and a protest movement transformed the Democrats.

  29. If Russia Inquiry Is Not ‘Legitimate,’ Democrats May Abandon It U.S., March 11

    Some Democrats on the House Intelligence Committee said they will pull out of the investigation into Russian election meddling if it becomes too partisan.

  30. Cast the Trump Mini-Series: Who Should Play the Donald? Arts, March 10

    We asked readers to suggest actors for the HBO mini-series about the 2016 presidential campaign from the journalists behind “Game Change.”

  31. Trump’s Climate Views: Combative, Conflicting and Confusing Climate, March 10

    The president has spoken often about climate change, energy, coal and wind turbines. His statements are often provocative but not always consistent. A sampling.

  32. Trump’s Climate Views: Combative, Conflicting and Confusing Science, March 10

    The president has spoken often about climate change, energy, coal and wind turbines. His statements are often provocative but not always consistent. A sampling.

  33. Trump Supporters Have the Most to Lose in the G.O.P. Repeal Bill The Upshot, March 10

    The Republicans’ plan offers less help to older and lower-income Americans, especially in rural areas, according to a new Upshot analysis.

  34. ‘Game Change’ Authors Writing Book About ‘Trump the Man’ and His Campaign Books, March 9

    Penguin Press has acquired the latest campaign chronicle by Mark Halperin and John Heilemann, who wrote best sellers about the 2008 and 2012 races.

  35. Connecting Trump’s Dots to Russia Opinion, March 9

    Coincidences happen, but there are reasons to suspect collusion.

  36. White House Officials Say Trump Isn’t Target of Any Investigation U.S., March 8

    The statement reinforced a conundrum: Either the president’s assertions that President Barack Obama wiretapped him are baseless, or he may have implicated himself in a government investigation.

  37. White House Echoes Tech: ‘Move Fast and Break Things’ Business Day, March 8

    Defying political norms, President Trump has embraced the philosophy of disruption and management styles that have powered successful start-ups.

  38. Democrats Seek Special Counsel to Investigate Russian Election Interference U.S., March 7

    Senator Dianne Feinstein said the move was necessary to shield the inquiry from the appearance of political interference by the Trump administration.

  39. Pause This Presidency! Opinion, March 6

    The question of Russian interference is existential.

  40. Data Firm Says ‘Secret Sauce’ Aided Trump; Many Scoff U.S., March 6

    The big-data company Cambridge Analytica says it has the ability to predict the political leanings of every American adult, but how well it works remains unproved.

  41. When One President Smears Another Opinion, March 5

    Mr. Trump has tweeted himself into a corner.

  42. Comey Asks Justice Dept. to Reject Trump’s Wiretapping Claim U.S., March 5

    The F.B.I. director wants the Justice Department to refute Mr. Trump’s contention that Barack Obama ordered the tapping of his phones, a claim that Mr. Comey says is false, officials said.

  43. Trump, Offering No Evidence, Says Obama Tapped His Phones U.S., March 4

    President Trump called former President Barack Obama a “bad (or sick) guy” as he leveled an explosive claim about election-season wiretapping.

  44. Trump Team’s Links to Russia Crisscross in Washington U.S., March 3

    A growing list of contacts between the president’s associates and Russia is drawing increasing scrutiny, a furor that Mr. Trump called a “total witch hunt.”

  45. Three Trump Associates Who Changed Their Story on Russia Interactive, March 3

    Their statements changed after news reports emerged of their conversations.

  46. ‘The Daily’: ‘Normal Things’ Between Sessions and Russia Podcasts, March 3

    What was Jeff Sessions, the new attorney general, doing meeting with the Russian ambassador two months before the election? We discuss on today’s show.

  47. Jeff Sessions Had No Choice Opinion, March 2

    The attorney general is the latest official to be caught between his words and the truth.

  48. Jeff Sessions Needs to Go Opinion, March 2

    What he did was as bad, if not worse, than Richard Kleindienst, Nixon’s attorney general.

  49. Democracy, Disrupted Opinion, March 2

    “Someone looking at the United States would have to be worried about democratic failure.”

  50. Evan McMullin Would Vote for a Democrat if He Had To Magazine, March 1

    The former C.I.A. operative on his presidential run and why there are so many leaks from within the Trump administration.

  51. The Highs and Lows of President Trump’s Job Approval Interactive, February 28

    President Trump’s record-low approval rating is because of high disapproval among Democrats and independents, but it masks considerable satisfaction among Republicans.

  52. Ordering Vindaloo or Hunting for Venison? How You Vote The Upshot, February 28

    The degree of exposure to social and cultural differences is correlated with voting preferences.