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  1. Ambassador to E.U. to Testify That Trump Delegated Ukraine Policy to Giuliani U.S., Today

    Gordon D. Sondland said in his prepared statement to House impeachment investigators that he was disappointed the president involved his personal lawyer in diplomacy with Kiev.

  2. Gordon Sondland, E.U. Envoy, Testifies That Trump Delegated Ukraine Policy to Giuliani U.S., Today

    Gordon D. Sondland said in his prepared statement to House impeachment investigators that he was disappointed the president involved his personal lawyer in diplomacy with Kiev.

  3. A Dozen Democrats on the Debate Stage Opinion, Yesterday

    Readers offer both praise and criticism, suggesting how some questions could have been handled better.

  4. Republicans, Defiant After Debate, Throw Punches on Impeachment and Economy U.S., Yesterday

    President Trump and his allies seized on debate moments over taxes, health care and economic inequality to portray the Democratic candidates as tax-and-spend liberals.

  5. Trump Is Winning the Online War Opinion, Yesterday

    The technical superiority and sophistication of the president’s digital campaign is a hidden advantage of incumbency.

  6. It Was the Best of Warren. It Was the Worst of Warren. Opinion, Yesterday

    Tuesday’s debate — the tensest yet — put the Democrats’ newly minted front-runner to the test.

  7. Is Automation Threatening American Jobs? Democrats Debate U.S., October 15

    Twelve Democratic presidential candidates shared the stage in Ohio for the fourth televised primary debate.

  8. Kurds in Syria Were Sold Out by President Trump, 2020 Democrats Say U.S., October 15

    Twelve Democratic presidential candidates shared the stage in Ohio for the fourth televised primary debate.

  9. 2020 Democrats Say President Trump ‘Sold Out the Kurds’ in Syria U.S., October 15

    Twelve Democratic presidential candidates shared the stage in Ohio for the fourth televised primary debate.

  10. Biden Defends Son Hunter at Debate, Saying Focus Should Be on Trump U.S., October 15

    Twelve Democratic presidential candidates shared the stage in Ohio for the fourth televised primary debate.

  11. Trump and Impeachment: The Elephant in the Room at Tonight’s Debate U.S., October 15

    Far more than at the previous Democratic debates, President Trump will be a major factor in the discussion, scrambling the candidates’ calculations about what to say onstage.

  12. 2020 Campaign Quiz Interactive, October 15

    How closely have you been paying attention to the 2020 campaign so far? Test your knowledge and see how your answers stack up with others.

  13. 2020 Campaign Quiz Interactive, October 15

    How closely have you been paying attention to the 2020 campaign so far? Test your knowledge and see how your answers stack up with others.

  14. Hunter Biden Admits to ‘Poor Judgment’ but Denies ‘Ethical Lapse’ in Work Overseas U.S., October 15

    In an interview with ABC News, Joseph R. Biden Jr.’s son rejected as “ridiculous” President Trump’s suggestions that he and his father had engaged in wrongdoing.

  15. Why Are Democrats Jilting G.O.P. Voters Who Want to Like Them? Opinion, October 15

    Candidates are leaving potential Republican converts without options.

  16. Democratic Candidates Need to Listen to These Voters Opinion, October 14

    Undecided voters in Ohio are focused on urgent bread-and-butter issues.

  17. ‘Faithless Electors’ Could Tip the 2020 Election. Will the Supreme Court Stop Them? U.S., October 14

    A new petition asks the justices to rule quickly, before the next election, on whether members of the Electoral College may vote their consciences.

  18. Macabre Video of Fake Trump Shooting Media and Critics Is Shown at His Resort U.S., October 13

    The video was shown at a conference attended by Donald Trump Jr. and Sarah Huckabee Sanders. They said they did not see it.

  19. The Clinton Legacy: Impeachment Hurts the President Opinion, October 13

    The 1998 trial damaged Democrats more than Republicans.

  20. How ‘White Guilt’ in the Age of Trump Shapes the Democratic Primary U.S., October 13

    The changing racial attitudes of white liberals are changing how 2020 candidates try to win votes.

  21. At Louisiana Rally, Trump Lashes Out at Impeachment Inquiry and Pelosi U.S., October 11

    The president denounced the impeachment inquiry and condemned what he called the “unholy alliance of corrupt Democrat politicians, deep-state bureaucrats and the fake news media.”

  22. Those Foreign Business Ties? The Trump Sons Have Plenty Too U.S., October 11

    The Trumps have criticized Hunter Biden for doing business overseas while his father was vice president. Last month, the Trumps won approval in Scotland to build 500 homes.

  23. Prince’s Estate to Trump Campaign: Don’t Play ‘Purple Rain’ U.S., October 11

    The estate said that despite an agreement last year not to use Prince’s music, the song was played at the president’s rally on Thursday night in Minneapolis, the singer’s hometown.

  24. Trump Lashes Out at Bidens at Campaign Rally Video, October 11

    President Trump criticized former Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. and Mr. Biden’s son, Hunter, during a rally in Minneapolis on Thursday, his first since the beginning of an impeachment inquiry last month.

  25. Giuliani’s Ukraine Team: In Search of Influence, Dirt and Money U.S., October 10

    The president’s lawyer was paid by Lev Parnas, who with Igor Fruman worked on behalf of President Trump in Ukraine.

  26. Undeterred by White House Threat, Democrats Push Impeachment Inquiry Ahead U.S., October 9

    Democrats want to test the limits of the White House’s refusal to hand over documents and witnesses related to Ukraine.

  27. Trump Is Serious About Carrying Minnesota, the One That Got Away in 2016 U.S., October 9

    The president lost the state by less than 45,000 votes in 2016, despite barely campaigning there. He holds a rally in Minneapolis Thursday night.

  28. How Can Democrats Keep Themselves From Overreaching? Opinion, October 9

    And is that even the right question for 2020?

  29. On Climate Change, Biden Has a Record and a Plan. Young Activists Want More. Climate, October 9

    No presidential candidate has Joseph R. Biden Jr.’s experience in the trenches of the climate wars. For a youth-driven movement, though, he may not be the man of the hour.

  30. What Joe Biden Learned at the Last Two Impeachments U.S., October 9

    Until Wednesday, he had resisted calling for President Trump’s impeachment. His experience as a senator helps explain his restraint.

  31. Facebook’s Hands-Off Approach to Political Speech Gets Impeachment Test Technology, October 8

    The company’s handling of a Trump campaign ad with unsubstantiated accusations about Joseph Biden foreshadows a continuing fight over misinformation.

  32. Trump Criticizes Minneapolis Over Rally Security Costs U.S., October 8

    A $530,000 fee for security at a rally planned for Thursday is too high, President Trump and his campaign said. “Welcome to Minneapolis where we pay our bills,” the city’s mayor said in response.

  33. Remember When Bill Clinton Was Accused of Trading White House Access for Political Favors? Opinion, October 7

    Republican lawmakers were incensed. Yet President Trump has actually warped foreign policy for political reasons and they defend him.

  34. ‘I Gave the Other Guy a Shot’ U.S., October 7

    After taking a chance on Donald Trump in 2016, a swing county in western Pennsylvania is up for grabs again.

  35. Biden Faced His Biggest Challenge, and Struggled to Form a Response U.S., October 5

    As Trump made unfounded allegations about Biden and his son, the former vice president was torn over what to do. He now looks more vulnerable than at any point in the campaign.

  36. China Loves News About Trump’s Controversies. Not This Time. World, October 5

    Since President Trump called for China to investigate the Bidens, Chinese media and officials have been notably muted. They have reason for caution, said experts.

  37. Trump Claims Texts Prove No ‘Quid Pro Quos of Any Kind’ With Ukraine. But His Ambassador Suspected One. U.S., October 4

    Speaking to reporters, President Trump also said his requests for information on former Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. and his son Hunter Biden don’t “pertain to anything but corruption.”

  38. Trump Denies Quid Pro Quo for Ukraine, but Envoys Had Their Doubts U.S., October 4

    While President Trump has denied any quid pro quo in pushing Ukraine to investigate his foes, text messages indicate that his own team saw it otherwise.

  39. Trump Denies Quid Pro Quo for Ukraine, but Envoys Had Their Doubts U.S., October 4

    While President Trump has denied any quid pro quo in pushing Ukraine to investigate his foes, text messages indicate that his own team saw it otherwise.

  40. Trump, the Self-Impeaching President Opinion, October 3

    Now he wants China to investigate the Bidens and help his re-election bid. Give him this, he’s not subtle.

  41. Why Trump Voters Stick With Him Opinion, October 3

    An imagined conversation with Flyover Man.

  42. Trump’s One-Man Defense Team U.S., October 3

    Why the president’s Twitter account is the closest thing to a coordinated response to the impeachment inquiry.

  43. CNN Rejects 2 Trump Campaign Ads, Citing Inaccuracies Business, October 3

    The network declined to run a pair of 30-second ads that express the president’s view of the impeachment inquiry, calling them “demonstrably false.”

  44. Trump Publicly Urges China to Investigate the Bidens U.S., October 3

    President Trump made a similar, but private, request of the president of Ukraine, an episode that has prompted an impeachment inquiry.

  45. Joe Biden Fires Back at Trump: ‘You’re Not Going to Destroy Me’ U.S., October 2

    The counterattack, people close to Mr. Biden said, was intended to show that he would not let Mr. Trump “hijack” his campaign.

  46. Is Age Only a Number, Even When You’re Running for President? U.S., October 2

    The top three Democratic candidates are 78, 76 and 70 years old and one of them, Bernie Sanders, went to the hospital with chest pain. Voters want experienced leaders, but exactly how much life experience do they want?

  47. Impeachment War Room? Trump Does It All Himself, and That Worries Republicans U.S., October 2

    The White House itself has no organized response to impeachment, and some aides doubt whether it even poses a serious threat.

  48. Republicans Changing Delegate Rules to Prevent Discord at Convention U.S., October 2

    President Trump’s political advisers have been working for months to get states to adjust their plans to ensure that nothing disrupts next year’s convention.

  49. How to Impeach Trump, Do Justice and Win an Election Opinion, October 1

    There’s an approach that avoids both a “civil war” and Trump’s guaranteed re-election.

  50. Trump Campaign and R.N.C. Raise $125 Million in Third Fund-Raising Quarter U.S., October 1

    The huge infusion of money confirms that President Trump is building an enormous war chest heading into the 2020 election.

  51. Trump Has Disqualified Himself From Running in 2020 Opinion, October 1

    The president’s brazen attempt at cheating has taken “decide it at the ballot box” off the menu. Impeachment is imperative.

  52. Who Are the Main Characters in the Whistle-Blower’s Complaint? Video, October 1

    President Trump’s personal lawyer. The prosecutor general of Ukraine. Joe Biden’s son. These are just some of the names mentioned in the whistle-blower’s complaint. What were their roles? We break it down.

  53. Impeachment Polls Show a Steady Rise in Support U.S., October 1

    Increasing numbers of Democrats and independents support the inquiry into President Trump, while Republicans are lining up behind him.

  54. Trump’s Claims About Biden Aren’t ‘Unsupported.’ They’re Lies. Opinion, September 30

    The president’s accusations turn reality on its head and the media should say so.

  55. With Sanctions on Russians, U.S. Warns Against Foreign Election Meddling U.S., September 30

    The penalties were announced as Congress investigates whether President Trump tried to enlist Ukraine’s leader in a smear campaign against one of his top Democratic challengers in 2020.

  56. Pelosi Pushes for Simple Message on Impeachment as Inquiry Barrels Ahead U.S., September 29

    “Our tone must be prayerful, respectful, solemn, worthy of the Constitution,” the House speaker privately told her colleagues as Democrats planned more subpoenas, including to Rudy Giuliani.

  57. Back Home, House Democrats Tread Carefully on Impeachment and 2020 U.S., September 29

    A tricky balancing act is underway for Democrats in battleground districts: protecting political gains from 2018 while selling voters on an inquiry into the president.

  58. Biden Campaign Urges TV Networks to Stop Booking Giuliani U.S., September 29

    Advisers to the former vice president wrote to executives at ABC, CBS, NBC, CNN and Fox News to “demand” that Mr. Giuliani not be invited on the air to discuss Ukraine and President Trump.

  59. Federal Election Commissioner Posts Foreign Interference Memo on Twitter U.S., September 29

    The election commission’s Democratic chairwoman said a Republican commissioner had blocked official publication of the memo.

  60. Republican Mark Amodei Tiptoes Around Impeachment Inquiry U.S., September 28

    The lawmaker on Saturday parsed his words about supporting congressional oversight of a whistle-blower’s complaint against President Trump.

  61. How a Shadow Foreign Policy in Ukraine Prompted an Impeachment Inquiry U.S., September 28

    Details of the push by President Trump and Rudolph Giuliani for Ukraine to investigate Democrats show a sustained effort that encompassed elections in both countries.

  62. Biden, Weathering Attacks From Trump, Returns to Campaign Trail U.S., September 27

    The Democratic candidate is entering a critical new phase of the race, with the president facing impeachment and a spotlight on the Biden family.

  63. White House Classified Computer System Is Used to Hold Transcripts of Sensitive Calls U.S., September 27

    Current and former officials said the White House used a highly classified computer system accessible to only a select few officials to store transcripts of calls from President Vladimir Putin and the Saudi royal family.

  64. Anxious Biden Allies May Unleash Super PAC U.S., September 26

    Wary of the former vice president’s slipping poll numbers and the onslaught of attacks from President Trump, some Biden supporters want him to embrace a super PAC.

  65. White House Knew of Whistle-Blower’s Allegations Soon After Trump’s Call With Ukraine Leader U.S., September 26

    The whistle-blower, a C.I.A. officer detailed to the White House at one point, first expressed his concerns anonymously to the agency’s top lawyer.

  66. ‘I Would Like You to Do Us a Favor’ Podcasts, September 26

    According to a White House record of the phone call, those were President Trump’s words to Ukraine’s leader. But what do they mean for the impeachment inquiry?

  67. Get Ready for Impeachment Opinion, September 26

    And the Republicans running against Trump.

  68. Already Light, Legislative Menu Chopped Down by Impeachment Fight U.S., September 26

    Rancor surrounding impeach inquiry certain to spill over and constrict an already limited legislative agenda

  69. Phone Call Showed Only a Slice of Trump’s Obsession With Ukraine U.S., September 25

    Since the 2016 campaign, the president has had an intense fixation on the country, which he believes is tied up in the origins of the special counsel’s investigation.

  70. Whistle-Blower Is Said to Allege Concerns About White House Handling of Ukraine Call U.S., September 25

    New details have emerged about the intelligence officer who raised alarms about the president’s pressure on Ukraine to open inquiries that could benefit him politically.

  71. How CrowdStrike Became Part of Trump’s Ukraine Call U.S., September 25

    President Trump mentioned an American cybersecurity firm that is at the center of a conspiracy theory in a call with Ukraine’s president.

  72. White House Sends Impeachment Talking Points to Democrats, Then Tries to Recall Them U.S., September 25

    “They’re complete Orwellian lies and toxic trash,” Representative Bill Pascrell Jr., a Democrat who received the message, said of the talking points. (He did not use them.)

  73. The Zelensky Memo Is All the Proof Needed to Impeach Trump Opinion, September 25

    It is far worse than we could have imagined.

  74. Trump Has Just One Plan for Victory Opinion, September 25

    To get re-elected, he will stop at nothing. That’s why impeachment is crucial.

  75. Trump and 2020 Democrats Agree: Impeachment Fight Is a Chance to Rake In Cash U.S., September 25

    The president and the Democrats may be girding for a constitutional clash, but their campaigns are working to capitalize on the moment with fund-raising appeals.

  76. Biden’s Strategy for Managing the Ukraine Story U.S., September 25

    Wary of the way Republicans and President Trump attacked Hillary Clinton in 2016, the Biden camp is looking for ways to control the story line.

  77. 2020 Democrats Say Trump’s Ukraine Call Is a ‘Smoking Gun’ for Impeachment U.S., September 25

    Across the Democratic field, candidates are approaching the impeachment battle as a necessary process, but perhaps not one that ought to redefine their own campaigns.

  78. ‘Do Us a Favor’: Calls Shows Trump’s Interest in Using U.S. Power for His Gain U.S., September 25

    The president pressed Ukraine’s leader on potential investigations that could benefit him politically.

  79. Red and Blue Voters Live in Different Economies Opinion, September 25

    And they are headed in different directions — with serious consequences for the president and his political opponents.

  80. What We Know and Don’t About the Trump-Ukraine Affair U.S., September 25

    The major question is whether President Trump used American foreign policy to try to damage a political rival.

  81. I Voted to Impeach Nixon. I’d Do the Same for Trump. Opinion, September 25

    The Ukraine scandal has a lot of similarities to Watergate.

  82. Joe Biden Will Back Impeachment if Trump Does Not Comply With Congress U.S., September 24

    Mr. Biden will argue in a speech that if the president does not provide information, “Congress has no choice but to impeach,” an aide said.

  83. For Joe Biden, Trump Impeachment Inquiry Brings a Long-Expected Test U.S., September 24

    As the House of Representatives begins an inquiry, Mr. Biden has been drawn into a wildly unpredictable situation that may affect his standing in the 2020 race.

  84. Trump Makes Clear He’s Ready for a Fight He Has Long Anticipated U.S., September 24

    Impeachment, he insists, will be “a positive for me.”

  85. How Impeachment Shifted Opinion, September 24

    Why this story is different.

  86. Does Donald Trump Want to Be Impeached? Opinion, September 24

    Four reasons the president might welcome articles of impeachment.

  87. Where Have We Seen This Before? U.S., September 23

    President Trump is casting Joe Biden in a familiar role.

  88. Cheerleaders With Trump Banner Set Off a Controversy in North Carolina U.S., September 23

    It was a familiar story: First came the backlash, then the backlash to the backlash.

  89. Democrats Pressure White House and Republican Senate on the Ukraine Inquiry U.S., September 23

    They said a failure by the administration to disclose a complaint about President Trump’s interactions with the leader of Ukraine would be considered obstruction.

  90. Trump, Just the Facts Opinion, September 23

    The man in 40 sentences.

  91. The President, Joe Biden and Ukraine Podcasts, September 23

    A secret whistle-blower complaint has raised questions about whether President Trump improperly pressured a foreign government to investigate a political opponent.

  92. Trump, Biden and Ukraine: Sorting Out the Accusations U.S., September 22

    No evidence has surfaced that the former vice president intentionally tried to help his son by pressing for the ouster of a Ukrainian prosecutor.

  93. Donald Trump vs. the United States of America Opinion, September 22

    Just the facts, in 40 sentences.

  94. The Democrats Don’t Have the Suburbs Sewn Up Yet Opinion, September 22

    To build a national majority, the party has to win the areas around smaller cities, which have resisted the blue wave.

  95. Warren and Biden Join U.A.W. Picket Lines as Democrats Use Strike to Court Labor U.S., September 22

    Democratic candidates are publicly aligning themselves with union members in hopes of holding onto their support — and winning over those who flipped for President Trump in 2016.

  96. Trump Acknowledges Discussing Biden in Call With Ukrainian Leader U.S., September 22

    President Trump said his call with President Volodymyr Zelensky of Ukraine was perfectly appropriate, as Democrats intensified demands for an inquiry into abuse of power.

  97. Trump, Biden and a Whistle-Blower Complaint: Here Are the Basics U.S., September 21

    President Trump is under intense scrutiny over a classified whistle-blower complaint about some of his behavior.

  98. Trump Walks a Crooked Mile Opinion, September 21

    Has he finally gone too far?

  99. Trump Calls Reports That He Pressured Ukraine’s President a ‘Witch Hunt’ U.S., September 21

    Mr. Trump, intensifying a line of attack his allies have stoked for months, accused the media of covering up the former vice president’s dealings with Ukraine.

  100. Ukraine and Whistle-Blower Issues Emerge as Major Flashpoints in Presidential Race U.S., September 21

    The controversy centers on whether President Trump manipulated foreign policy to pressure Ukraine to take action to damage Joseph R. Biden Jr.’s election bid.

  101. Trump and Election Interference, Whistle-Blower Edition Opinion, September 21

    Many elements are murky, but something clearly stinks.

  102. Behind the Whistle-Blower Case, a Long-Held Trump Grudge Toward Ukraine U.S., September 20

    The president and his allies have been pressing Ukraine for months to investigate Joseph R. Biden Jr., complicating relations between the two countries.

  103. De Blasio Quits Presidential Race; Trump Gloats New York, September 20

    Mayor Bill de Blasio of New York City, whose run for the Democratic nomination was often described as quixotic, never gained traction.

  104. Survey Shows Broad Opposition to Trump Trade Policies Business, September 19

    An increasing share of Americans say the tariff fight with China will be bad for the United States, and the concern crosses party lines.

  105. ‘3 Musketeers’ or ‘3 Stooges’? Republicans Running Against Trump May Fall in Between U.S., September 19

    The three candidates, coupled with a softening economy and the president’s falling poll numbers against almost any Democrat, may offer reluctant Trump voters a way out.

  106. Can We Talk About Biden’s Age? Opinion, September 19

    And should we fear “cancel culture”?

  107. Trump Visits Border Wall, Hoping to Burnish His Campaign U.S., September 18

    President Trump’s photo op at the border was his only public appearance during two days in California, a state that has been a hotbed of opposition to his presidency and policies.

  108. Most Latinos Don’t Back Trump. But Some Wear Their Support Proudly. U.S., September 18

    At a rally in New Mexico this week, Hispanic voters enthusiastically backed the president’s hard-line approach to immigration.

  109. Is David Axelrod Right? Let Trump Beat Trump? Opinion, September 18

    Readers discuss advice for Democrats from President Obama’s senior strategist.

  110. Does Elizabeth Warren Have a Critical Vulnerability? Opinion, September 18

    She has struggled with white, working-class voters like those important to winning Pennsylvania, Michigan and Wisconsin.

  111. The Changing Shape of the Parties Is Changing Where They Get Their Money Opinion, September 18

    Trump leads among small donors. Democrats now get plenty of support from the wealthy, with predictable consequences.