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  1. Kamala Harris Faces Questions About ‘Democratic Socialist’ Label and Jussie Smollett in N.H. Debut U.S., Yesterday

    The California senator, visiting New Hampshire for the first time in her life, distanced herself from Bernie Sanders, the last candidate to win this state’s Democratic presidential primary.

  2. Bernie Sanders Stumbled With Black Voters in 2016. Can He Do Better in 2020? U.S., February 17

    Mr. Sanders had a weak showing with black voters in his race against Hillary Clinton. A frayed relationship with his own outreach group was part of the problem.

  3. Trump Is Driving Out Precious Republican Voters Opinion, February 16

    The young in particular are slipping away.

  4. ‘The Trump-Russia Story’: Cue the Stage Lights Opinion, February 16

    In this drama, the stakes are enormous.

  5. For Some 2020 Democrats, Rejection of Amazon Aligns With Liberal Policy Views U.S., February 16

    Candidates like Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders were quick to praise New Yorkers who rebelled at the idea of giving tax breaks to a huge corporation.

  6. Mueller’s Office Recommends Paul Manafort Serve Up to 25 Years in Prison U.S., February 15

    Federal prosecutors, who also recommended Mr. Manafort pay up to $25 million in fines, said that a tax and bank fraud scheme allowed him to hide millions of dollars in “ill-gotten gains.”

  7. The Ocasio-Cortez Effect: Wave of Challenges Hits Entrenched N.Y. Democrats New York, February 14

    As many as six House challenges are in the works, in a possible echo of the divisions roiling the 2020 presidential primary. Insurgents are inspired by Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.

  8. Manafort Lied After Plea Deal, Judge Says U.S., February 13

    A federal judge found that President Trump’s former campaign chairman was untruthful about several topics, potentially leading to a longer sentence.

  9. The Political Magic of Us vs. Them Opinion, February 13

    Encouraging and exploiting division has worked for Trump, as far as his own electoral prospects are concerned. Can he keep it up?

  10. Trump Calls Rep. Ilhan Omar’s Apology ‘Lame’ Video, February 12

    President Trump rebuked Representative Ilhan Omar on Tuesday, saying, “Anti-Semitism has no place in the United States Congress.” Mr. Trump has been known to engage in Jewish stereotypes in the past.

  11. Trump, No Stranger to Jewish Stereotypes, Rejects Ilhan Omar’s Apology U.S., February 12

    President Trump was the latest in a parade of politicians to condemn Representative Ilhan Omar, but he has perpetuated certain stereotypes of Jews.

  12. Without Pelosi as a Foil, Trump Tries Out Some Alternatives U.S., February 12

    The larger question is whether a strategy of personal attacks that helped lift President Trump in 2016 will work when there’s no clear political opponent who rises above the rest.

  13. ‘This Is My Space’: Kirsten Gillibrand’s Unabashedly Feminist Campaign U.S., February 12

    The New York senator has chosen a singular path to the presidency, making running as a woman, for women, the central theme of her campaign.

  14. Democrats’ 2020 Choice: Do They Want a Fighter or a Healer? U.S., February 11

    In Iowa, Cory Booker and Elizabeth Warren presented Democrats with a philosophical choice between healing a divided country or crushing President Trump.

  15. In Closed Hearing, a Clue About ‘the Heart’ of Mueller’s Russia Inquiry U.S., February 10

    Prosecutors for the special counsel suggested plans discussed by Trump associates to address Russia’s conflict with Ukraine and the resulting sanctions remained at the center of the investigation.

  16. Painting Socialists as Villains, Trump Refreshes a Blueprint U.S., February 6

    Casting socialism as a threat could become the kind of rhetorical touchstone of President Trump’s re-election campaign that sounding the alarm about “criminal illegal aliens” was in 2016.

  17. Democratic Donor Who Pivoted to Trump Draws Scrutiny in Inaugural Inquiry U.S., February 5

    Imaad Zuberi gave $900,000 to President Trump’s inaugural committee after backing Hillary Clinton in 2016, opening doors but also raising questions.

  18. Beto O’Rourke and Amy Klobuchar to Make 2020 Decisions Soon U.S., February 5

    Mr. O’Rourke, in an interview with Oprah Winfrey on Tuesday, said he was still considering whether to run for the Democratic presidential nomination.

  19. Demand for IUDs and Birth Control Implants Rose After Trump’s Election Amid Insurance Concerns, Study Shows Health, February 4

    The study found a nearly 22 percent increase in the demand for long-acting reversible contraceptive methods in the 30 days after the 2016 election.

  20. Getting the 2016 Election Right Opinion, February 3

    A political scientist says the media should stop the self-flagellating.

  21. The Age of Big Leaks Sunday Review, February 2

    A terabyte of data — 100 million pages or 1,000 hours of video — can be shared on a thumb drive. But stolen secrets come with complications.

  22. Trump Sought a Loan During the 2016 Campaign. Deutsche Bank Said No. Business, February 2

    Donald Trump turned to the German bank, one of the few lenders willing to do business with him, to borrow millions of dollars that would go to his golf resort in Scotland.

  23. Senate Evidence Clarifies Mystery Calls Around Trump Tower Meeting U.S., January 31

    Phone records show that Donald Trump Jr. spoke to family friends — the head of Nascar and an investor with ties to Russia — around a 2016 meeting with Russians promising dirt on Hillary Clinton.

  24. Who’s Ahead in the Race to Beat Trump? Opinion, January 31

    And what does media bias look like in the Trump era?

  25. He Says ‘Wall,’ They Say ‘Border Security’: A Glossary of the Border Debate U.S., January 31

    The semantics are anything but trivial.

  26. On Mueller Report, Trump Says He’ll Let Justice Dept. Decide Whether to Release It U.S., January 31

    “I’ve chosen to stay out of it,” the president said in an interview with the website The Daily Caller.

  27. On Mueller Report, Trump Says He’ll Let Justice Dept. Decide Whether to Release It U.S., January 31

    “I’ve chosen to stay out of it,” the president said in an interview with the website The Daily Caller.

  28. The ‘Rotten Equilibrium’ of Republican Politics Opinion, January 30

    Charlatans rise. Government falls.

  29. Can Kamala Harris Repeat Obama’s Success With Black Voters? It’s Complicated U.S., January 29

    Ms. Harris has appeal for black voters. But she also faces challenges — skepticism about her background as a prosecutor, overcoming sexism and competing in a crowded primary field.

  30. Roger Stone Pleads Not Guilty to Charges in Mueller Investigation U.S., January 29

    Mr. Stone, a longtime informal adviser to President Trump, appeared in court in Washington He has declared that he will be “completely vindicated.”

  31. Chris Christie’s Memoir Praises Trump, but Says, ‘I Told You So’ Books, January 28

    In his new book, “Let Me Finish,” the former governor of New Jersey and Trump adviser saves his fire for Steve Bannon, and rues what might have been.

  32. As 2020 Looms, the News Media Looks Forward, and Back Business, January 28

    Informed by the unexpected outcome of 2016, will journalists be better equipped to report on a race this time around?

  33. Trump Thought Firing Flynn Would End ‘Russia Thing,’ Chris Christie Writes in Book U.S., January 27

    The former New Jersey governor’s memoir paints President Trump as highly effective as a candidate — but someone who since has been ill-served by many advisers, including some members of his family.

  34. Trump Thought Firing Flynn Would End ‘Russia Thing,’ Chris Christie Writes in Book U.S., January 27

    The former New Jersey governor’s memoir paints President Trump as highly effective as a candidate — but someone who since has been ill-served by many advisers, including some members of his family.

  35. A Case Against Impeachment Opinion, January 26

    Three (provisional) reasons not to put the president on trial.

  36. A Conspiracy or Not? Here’s What We Know About the Mueller Case U.S., January 26

    Charges against the president’s longtime adviser Roger J. Stone Jr. raised questions about whether the special counsel is building a conspiracy case or lacks the evidence.

  37. If Trump Were Tony Soprano… Opinion, January 25

    The gang that couldn’t conspire straight

  38. Roger Stone Lied. What Was He Hiding? Opinion, January 25

    Could the Trump campaign really not have known that in dealing with WikiLeaks it was dealing with Russia?

  39. Russian Lawyer at Trump Tower Meeting Is Indicted in Another Case. But Why? Business, January 25

    The indictment of Natalia V. Veselnitskaya raises a question: Why would prosecutors pursue a case in which there is little likelihood of getting the defendant to the United States?

  40. Roger Stone’s Dirty Tricks Put Him Where He’s Always Wanted to Be: Center Stage U.S., January 25

    “I have always said, the only thing worse than being talked about is not being talked about,” Mr. Stone said after he was indicted in the special counsel investigation.

  41. Here’s What We Learned From Roger Stone’s Indictment U.S., January 25

    The special counsel revealed the most direct link between the Trump campaign’s and WikiLeaks’ parallel efforts to hurt the Clinton campaign.

  42. What You Need to Know About Roger Stone, Trump’s Longtime Adviser Video, January 25

    Roger J. Stone Jr., a longtime Trump adviser, has been charged as part of the investigation by the special counsel, Robert S. Mueller III. He was arrested in a pre-dawn F.B.I. raid in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., and appeared in court on Friday.

  43. Roger Stone, Adviser to Trump, Is Indicted in Mueller Investigation U.S., January 25

    Mr. Stone, a self-described dirty trickster, has changed his story about whether he had advance knowledge in 2016 of leaks of emails aimed at hurting Hillary Clinton’s campaign.

  44. Roger Stone Arrested in Mueller Investigation Into Trump Campaign U.S., January 25

    Mr. Stone, a self-described dirty trickster, has changed his story about whether he had advance knowledge in 2016 of leaks of emails aimed at hurting Hillary Clinton’s campaign.

  45. Roger Stone, Adviser to Trump, Is Indicted in Mueller Investigation U.S., January 25

    Mr. Stone, a self-described dirty trickster, has changed his story about whether he had advance knowledge in 2016 of leaks of emails aimed at hurting Hillary Clinton’s campaign.

  46. Indicting Roger Stone, Mueller Shows Link Between Trump Campaign and WikiLeaks U.S., January 25

    The evidence was revealed in an indictment of Roger J. Stone Jr., a self-described dirty trickster and longtime adviser to President Trump.

  47. Senate Intelligence Committee Subpoenas Trump Attorney Michael Cohen U.S., January 24

    The subpoena was disclosed a day after Mr. Cohen pulled out of a hearing before a House committee, citing verbal attacks by Mr. Trump.

  48. Senate Intelligence Committee Subpoenas Trump Attorney Michael Cohen U.S., January 24

    The subpoena was disclosed a day after Mr. Cohen pulled out of a hearing before a House committee, citing verbal attacks by Mr. Trump.

  49. The Millennial Candidate Opinion, January 24

    Pete Buttigieg, a 37-year-old who entered the presidential race, deserves a hearing.

  50. Manafort’s Lawyers Say Prosecutors Twisted Memory Lapses as Lies U.S., January 23

    In a court filing, Paul Manafort’s lawyers argued that prosecutors working for the special counsel wrongly interpreted misstatements by Mr. Manafort as deliberate attempts to deceive them.

  51. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Is Leading and Following at the Same Time Opinion, January 23

    The Democratic electorate has shifted sharply to the left, taking many politicians along with it — willingly and unwillingly.

  52. Kamala Harris, a front-runner Opinion, January 22

    She’s a serious candidate. So focus on the substance of her campaign, not her chances.

  53. For Democrats, South Carolina Already Looms Large for the 2020 Race U.S., January 22

    In an increasingly diverse Democratic Party, South Carolina will be the first presidential primary in which a majority of voters will be African-American.

  54. A Woman to Vanquish Trump Opinion, January 21

    To see this president lose to a woman would start to heal the injury of his repulsive reign.

  55. 5 Times the Trump Administration Has Been Tougher Than Trump on Russia U.S., January 21

    President Trump likes to say he has been tougher on Russia than his predecessors. But he has frequently contradicted his own administration’s anti-Russian positions.

  56. They Still Like Steve King Here Opinion, January 21

    The Iowa congressman has been saying offensive things for years but many of his supporters don’t seem concerned.

  57. U.S. Policy on Russia? Trump and His Team Might Give Different Answers U.S., January 20

    President Trump says that he has done more to counter Russian aggression than other recent presidents. But, officials say, Mr. Trump has gone along with such actions reluctantly or under pressure.

  58. Moscow Skyscraper Talks Continued Through ‘the Day I Won,’ Trump Is Said to Acknowledge U.S., January 20

    The Trump Tower Moscow talks went on for months longer than the president has previously acknowledged, his lawyer said.