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  1. A Trump Campaign Rally Led to Shoving, and Legal Wrangling, Too National, May 27

    President Trump faces two lawsuits stemming from a 2016 event: one filed by a black woman who was pushed toward the exit, and another by a white nationalist who tried to remove her....

  2. The Dumb Politics of Elite Condescension Op Ed, May 27

    Donald Trump feeds off class resentment. Let’s stop making his job easier....

  3. Russian Once Tied to Trump Aide Seeks Immunity to Cooperate With Congress National, May 26

    Oleg V. Deripaska’s offer comes amid increased attention to his ties to Paul Manafort, who is one of several Trump associates under F.B.I. scrutiny....

  4. Trump Has Changed a Night at the Opera, Too Arts & Leisure, May 26

    Political strands within familiar works have been popping out with startling resonance in a series of recent performances, our critic writes....

  5. To Impeach or Not to Impeach Op Ed, May 25

    And is that even the question?...

  6. Top Russian Officials Discussed How to Influence Trump Aides Last Summer National, May 24

    American spies collected intelligence last summer revealing that Russians were debating how to work with Trump advisers, current and former officials say....

  7. Seeking Republican Nod for Mayor, an Assemblywoman Moderates Her Image Metro, May 24

    Assemblywoman Nicole Malliotakis is positioning herself as an antithesis to Mayor Bill de Blasio, even as she tries to distance herself from President Trump....

  8. Fox News Retracts Seth Rich Story That Stirred Controversy Business, May 23

    The family of Seth Rich objected after the network promoted a theory that Mr. Rich was killed because he shared D.N.C. emails with WikiLeaks....

  9. Michael Flynn Misled Pentagon About Russia Ties, Letter Says National, May 22

    His failure to disclose income from Russian and Turkish sources, and his apparent attempt to mislead the Pentagon, could put Mr. Flynn in legal jeopardy....

  10. The Alienated Mind Op Ed, May 23

    Contemplating life after Trump....

  11. Lawyers Are the Big Winners in the Inquiry Into the Election Business, May 22

    Legal fees required to deal with the investigation into Russian involvement in the election will be steep. Many of those connected to it may not be able to afford them....

  12. Blood in the Water Editorial, May 22

    It doesn’t seem possible that Mike Pence knew nothing....

  13. Republicans Watch Their Step in a Slow Retreat From Trump National, May 21

    Senator Marco Rubio and other lawmakers inched away from the president over his actions surrounding Russia inquiries, but they did not explicitly criticize him....

  14. It Was Hard This Year to Keep Politics Out of High School Yearbooks National, May 21

    A look at how students in the Kansas City region commemorated the campaign in keepsakes meant to be enjoyed by all classmates, no matter their leanings....

  15. Democrats in New Jersey Governor’s Race Court Progressive Vote Metro, May 21

    The platforms of the leading Democratic candidates read like a progressive wish list, with plans for prekindergarten and to raise the minimum wage....

  16. Rogers Ailes, Hillary Clinton and Me Op Ed, May 20

    The former head of Fox News liked journalists who looked like models and hated women who acted like Hillary Clinton. Which one was I going to be?...

  17. Roger Ailes, Hillary Clinton and Me Op Ed, May 20

    The former head of Fox News liked journalists who looked like models and hated women who acted like Hillary Clinton. Which one was I going to be?...

  18. Trump Told Russians That Firing ‘Nut Job’ Comey Eased Pressure From Investigation National, May 19

    The conversation reinforces the notion that President Trump dismissed him primarily because of the bureau’s investigation into possible collusion between his campaign and Russian operatives....

  19. James Comey to Testify in Public Senate Hearing About Russia Inquiry National, May 19

    The former F.B.I. director will give testimony to the Senate Intelligence Committee in the wake of his abrupt dismissal by President Trump....

  20. ‘Saturday Night Live’: The Most Memorable Moments This Season Culture, May 19

    From President Trump and Sean Spicer to Hillary Clinton and politics in America, “S.N.L.” scored huge ratings and became appointment television again....

  21. Acrimony and Accusations in G.O.P. Debate for New Jersey Governor Metro, May 19

    Jack Ciattarelli, a state assemblyman, and Kim Guadagno, the lieutenant governor, found little common ground in their final primary debate Thursday night....

  22. F.B.I. Once Warned G.O.P. Congressman That Russian Spies Were Recruiting Him National, May 19

    The 2012 warning to Dana Rohrabacher, an ally of President Trump, shows that the F.B.I. has for years viewed Russian spies as having a hand in Washington....

  23. Why Texas Democrats Are Betting on Beto O’Rourke Op Ed, May 19

    After his bruising presidential run, Senator Ted Cruz looks vulnerable. Meet his likely Democratic challenger....

  24. Advisers Urge Trump to Hire Outside Lawyer in Russia Inquiry National, May 18

    The recommendations came even before a special counsel was named to lead the investigation into any collusion between his campaign and Russian officials....

  25. Trump, Citing ‘a Witch Hunt,’ Denies Any Collusion With Russia National, May 18

    The president’s comments followed early-morning tweets that were sharply critical of former President Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton....

  26. Fact Check: Trump Is Contradictory on Comey and Misleading on Russia National, May 18

    The president also made inaccurate statements about his proposed tax plan and border wall....

  27. Robert Mueller, Former F.B.I. Director, Is Named Special Counsel for Russia Investigation National, May 17

    The decision came after a cascade of damaging developments for President Trump in the wake of his abrupt firing of the F.B.I. director, James B. Comey....

  28. Why Republicans Are Always Looking Over Their Shoulders Op Ed, May 18

    Fear of being “primaried” in ever more polarized districts keeps congressmen from breaking ranks....

  29. ‘The Flight 93 Election’ Crashes Again Op Ed, May 17

    To a certain kind of conservative, last fall’s was “the Flight 93 election.” Perhaps it was, but not as they intended....

  30. Robert Mueller: The Special Counsel America Needs Editorial, May 17

    With the former F.B.I. director in charge, Americans should be assured of a strong, independent inquiry....

  31. Dangerous Times for Trump and the Nation Op Ed, May 17

    What if an unstable president reaches for the nuclear button?...

  32. Rod Rosenstein’s Letter Appointing Mueller Special Counsel Interactive, May 17

    The deputy attorney general, Rod J. Rosenstein, appointed former F.B.I. Director Robert S. Mueller III as the special counsel to oversee the investigation into Russian tampering in the 2016 presidential election....

  33. Why It’s Hard to Have an Independent Russia Investigation Interactive, May 17

    A special counsel does not ensure that the F.B.I. investigation will be free from political interference....

  34. Why It’s Hard to Have an Independent Russia Investigation Interactive, May 17

    A special counsel does not ensure that the F.B.I. investigation will be free from political interference.

  35. In One-Party Alabama, Senate Primary Sinks Into ‘Swamp’ National, May 15

    An untidy race is developing for the coveted Republican nomination in what could be the party’s first major primary clash of President Trump’s administration....

  36. ‘Morning Joe’ Hosts: Conway Said She Needed a Shower After Speaking for Trump Business, May 15

    Mika Brzezinski and Joe Scarborough said that Kellyanne Conway told them privately during the presidential campaign that she had only taken a job with Mr. Trump for the money....

  37. Trump’s Madness Invites Mutiny Editorial, May 15

    We may have reached an inflection point at which even partisans grow weary of the barrage of lies....

  38. Russia, This Time the Victim of a Cyberattack, Voices Outrage Foreign, May 14

    The country was hit the hardest in the first wave of a global hacking effort, with banks, cellphone operators and railroads fending off attacks....

  39. The Election Is Over, but Trump Can’t Seem to Get Past It National, May 13

    At the root of Donald J. Trump’s unpredictable presidency is a deep frustration about attacks on his legitimacy, and a worry that Washington does not see him as he sees himself....

  40. Richard Burr Leads Russia Inquiry, Whether He Likes It or Not National, May 13

    Mr. Burr, the unobtrusive chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee, is moving into a spotlight he never expected and does not seem to relish....

  41. Lessons From the French Election Letters, May 12

    A reader cites ways in which the French system is superior to the American one....

  42. Acting F.B.I. Chief Contradicts White House on Russia and Comey National, May 11

    The acting director called the Russia investigation “highly significant” and said the fired F.B.I. chief had “broad support” from employees, rebutting White House claims....

  43. The Trump-Russia Nexus Editorial, May 11

    Many unknowns remain, but here is what we know about the collusion story so far....

  44. Trump Picks Voter ID Advocate for Election Fraud Panel National, May 11

    President Trump named Kris Kobach, the Kansas secretary of state who has focused on strict voting laws, as vice chairman of a commission....

  45. ‘Get Me Roger Stone’ Profiles a President Whisperer in Peacock Mode Weekend, May 11

    The operative Roger J. Stone Jr. has a scandalous history, a Nixon tattoo and boldfaced acquaintances, including President Trump, all explored in this documentary....

  46. Democrats Aghast at Comey’s Firing, Despite Anger Toward Him National, May 10

    Democrats drew a distinction between their criticism of his investigation into Hillary Clinton and their feelings about his firing. President Trump called them hypocrites.

  47. An Open Letter to the Deputy Attorney General Editorial, May 11

    Rod Rosenstein has more authority than anyone else to restore Americans’ confidence in their government.

  48. How Does Comey’s Fall Play in Hillaryland? No One’s Celebrating National, May 10

    Hillary Clinton’s satisfaction at seeing the F.B.I. director lose his job is offset by worries that it could derail the Russia inquiry, her friends say....

  49. Trump Voters on Comey’s Ouster: Some Cheers, and Some Fears of a Cover-Up National, May 10

    In Dahlonega, Ga., Cedar Rapids, Iowa, and Media, Pa., most Trump voters said they saw little reason to question the firing of the F.B.I. director. However, a few were concerned....

  50. Trump Is Insulting Our Intelligence Op Ed, May 10

    This is not about partisanship, but patriotism....

  51. Rod Rosenstein Fails His Ethics Test Op Ed, May 10

    The damage to his reputation serves as a lesson for other allies of Trump....

  52. Days Before Firing, Comey Asked for More Resources for Russia Inquiry National, May 10

    James B. Comey made his appeal during a meeting last week with the deputy attorney general, who wrote the memo used to justify his firing....

  53. Philip Murphy Leads Fund-Raising in New Jersey Governor’s Race Metro, May 10

    Philip D. Murphy, a Democrat, raised more than $7.7 million in the first quarter of 2017, most of it from $5.5 million he lent his campaign....

  54. After Comey, Here Are the Options for an Independent Russia Inquiry National, May 9

    Can an “independent counsel” be appointed? No. How about a “special counsel”? Yes. How about a congressional inquiry? It’s possible, but it can only issue a report.

  55. Donald Trump Is Lying Again Opinion, May 9

    There is no reason to believe the president’s explanation for firing the F.B.I. director, James Comey.

  56. Trump and Comey: An Abrupt Ending That Was a Year in the Making National, May 9

    The F.B.I. director’s ouster was the culmination of a toxic dynamic between him and the president that had unfolded slowly....

  57. James Comey’s Tumultuous F.B.I. Tenure, in Headlines National, May 9

    Investigations into the Clinton campaign’s emails and possible Trump campaign ties to Russia dominated much of his time at the F.B.I....

  58. Donald Trump Is Lying Again, Now About James Comey Op Ed, May 9

    There is no reason to believe the president’s explanation for firing the F.B.I. director.

  59. Firing Fuels Calls for Independent Investigator, Even From Republicans National, May 9

    Democrats have said for months that an independent inquiry should look into any links between Trump associates and Russia, but now Republicans are joining in.

  60. Trump’s Firing of Comey Is All About the Russia Inquiry Editorial, May 9

    The president has now decisively crippled the F.B.I.’s ability to carry out an investigation of him and his associates....

  61. Sally Yates Tells Senators She Warned Trump About Michael Flynn National, May 8

    Ms. Yates, the former acting attorney general, gave a dramatic account of an unfolding crisis in the early days of President Trump’s White House....

  62. 6 Takeaways From Monday’s Senate Hearing on Russia National, May 8

    Sally Q. Yates and James R. Clapper Jr. testified at a hearing that was focused on when the White House knew about conversations that Michael T. Flynn had with the Russian ambassador....

  63. A 2016 Review: There’s Reason to Be Skeptical of a Comey Effect Upshot, May 8

    Some polls showing a Clinton decline, including one by The Upshot, were conducted before the letter by James Comey was released....

  64. Two Presidential Candidates Stuck in Time Editorial, May 6

    The campaign was last year: It’s past time for the contenders to recall their duty to help a divided America to heal and move on....

  65. Hillary Clinton’s Absolution Op Ed, May 6

    With nothing left to lose, can she find herself?...

  66. Senate Asks Trump Associates for Records of Communication With Russians National, May 5

    The step by the Senate Intelligence Committee in its investigation into Russian election meddling may be a way to open a path to subpoenas if needed....

  67. Private Hearing With Intelligence Chiefs Revives House Inquiry on Russia National, May 4

    Lawmakers heard from the director of the F.B.I. and the head of the National Security Agency, and the investigation’s leaders said they were inviting more witnesses and requesting documents....

  68. ‘Shattered,’ Book About Clinton Campaign, May Become TV Series Business, May 4

    The book, which describes dysfunction during the campaign, has been optioned by a Sony production company for a limited series....

  69. President Trump Is the Enemy of Their Enemies Op Ed, May 4

    For many Republican voters, that’s all that matters....

  70. 5 Takeaways From James Comey’s Hearing National, May 3

    The F.B.I. director said that if he had to revisit his decision to tell Congress in October about newly discovered emails related to Hillary Clinton, he would do it again....

  71. James Comey Is ‘Mildly Nauseous’ About the Election. It’s Not Enough. Op Ed, May 3

    The director of the F.B.I. just took understatement to a whole new level....

  72. James Comey ‘Mildly Nauseous’ Over Idea He Swayed the Election U.S., May 3

    The F.B.I. director spoke publicly for the first time about his decisions about the Hillary Clinton email inquiry in the days before the election.

  73. The Ways That the 2016 Election Was Perfectly Normal The Upshot, May 1

    The economy and party identification typically matter a lot in elections, even in a year with a highly atypical candidate like Donald Trump.

  74. Trump’s Degradation of the Language Opinion, May 1

    In Trump world, facts don’t matter, truth doesn’t matter, language doesn’t matter.

  75. How Trump Has Reshaped the Presidency, and How It’s Changed Him, Too U.S., April 29

    As Washington evaluates the first 100 days of Mr. Trump tenure, the one consensus is that, for better or worse, the capital has headed deep into uncharted territory.

  76. Donald Trump’s One Awful Accomplishment Opinion, April 29

    In the world’s biggest office, he has modeled a whole new smallness.