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  1. The Shallow Cynicism of ‘Everything Is Rigged’ Opinion, Today

    Why do the president and many of his opponents act as though American political life is just another film noir?

  2. Joe Walsh Confirms He Will Challenge Trump for Republican Nomination U.S., Today

    Calling Mr. Trump ‘completely unfit,’ Mr. Walsh, a conservative radio host, will adopt a television-centric strategy to try to rattle a media-obsessed president.

  3. California Is the ‘Popular Boy or Girl at the Dance’ in 2020 U.S., August 23

    Kamala Harris has the home-state advantage, but the other Democratic presidential hopefuls are not ceding the state.

  4. Inslee Out. Moulton Out. De Blasio? Town Hall May Be Last Gasp. New York, August 23

    Trailing badly in the polls and in fund-raising for 2020, Mayor Bill de Blasio hopes that an hour on CNN Sunday before the nation’s voters can change his standing.

  5. N.R.A., G7, ‘Sesame Street’: Your Thursday Evening Briefing Briefing, August 22

    Here’s what you need to know at the end of the day.

  6. What the 2020 Campaign Sounds Like Podcasts, August 22

    Presidential candidates come with a message — and a playlist. We look at how music helps set the tone.

  7. One-on-One With Marianne Williamson Opinion, August 22

    An interview with the 2020 presidential candidate

  8. A Former Congressman and Tea Party Republican Considers a Challenge to Trump U.S., August 21

    Joe Walsh, now a conservative radio show host, is expected to announce a primary challenge to Mr. Trump.

  9. Giuliani Renews Push for Ukraine to Investigate Trump’s Political Opponents U.S., August 21

    The president’s lawyer wants investigations of the Biden family and reports that Ukrainian officials tried to damage the Trump campaign in 2016.

  10. Democrats, Try Speaking to the Whole of America Opinion, August 20

    Presidential candidates should follow the example of my boss, John McCain, in avoiding divisive politics.

  11. Why the 2020 Criminal Justice Debate Is Completely Different U.S., August 20

    Democratic candidates are pushing ideas that were considered radical just a few years ago. But the American public has changed its views, too.

  12. What Does Campaign Rally Music Say About a Candidate? Interactive, August 19

    Presidential campaigns have a sound. We analyzed the playlists of 10 contenders to see how the songs aligned with the messages.

  13. Jill Biden, Stressing Trump Matchup, Makes a Blunt Case for Her Husband U.S., August 19

    “You may like another candidate better, but you have to look at who is going to win,” she said, while campaigning for Joe Biden in New Hampshire.

  14. After Trump Body Shames Him, Supporter Says ‘I Love the Guy’ U.S., August 16

    The president has a long history of calling protesters names. But there’s no other known instance of him mocking one of his own supporters by accident.

  15. After Trump Body Shames Him, Supporter Says ‘I Love the Guy’ U.S., August 16

    The president has a long history of calling protesters names. But there’s no other known instance of him mocking one of his own supporters by accident.

  16. Citing Economy, Trump Says That ‘You Have No Choice but to Vote for Me’ U.S., August 15

    As the markets wobble over fears of a slowdown amid an escalating trade and currency war with China, the president defended policies that are rattling many businesses and investors.

  17. Citing Economy, Trump Says That ‘You Have No Choice but to Vote for Me’ U.S., August 15

    As the markets wobble over fears of a slowdown amid an escalating trade and currency war with China, the president defended policies that are rattling many businesses and investors.

  18. A Corey Lewandowski Senate Run Would be a Test Case for Trump World U.S., August 15

    As associates of the president consider running for office, a potential bid by his former campaign manager could serve as a trial balloon.

  19. Beto O’Rourke’s New Approach to 2020: ‘Taking the Fight to Donald Trump’ U.S., August 15

    After the shooting in El Paso, Mr. O’Rourke decided to abandon his focus on early primary states and more directly confront the president over immigration and gun control.

  20. Many Democrats Love Elizabeth Warren. They Also Worry About Her. U.S., August 15

    Even as she demonstrates why she is a leading presidential candidate, Ms. Warren is facing persistent questions and doubts about whether she would be able to defeat President Trump.

  21. Useful Idiots and Trumpist Billionaires Opinion, August 12

    Greed, ego and willful blindness at the top.

  22. Morals and Values in the 2020 Election Opinion, August 10

    Readers react to David Brooks’s appeal for “an uprising of decency” by the Democrats to counter President Trump.

  23. Interviewing Bill de Blasio in the City He’s Trying to Leave Times Insider, August 10

    Matt Flegenheimer, a political reporter for The Times, set out to do what the New York City mayor running for president seems to believe few others have done — understand him.

  24. Joaquin Castro’s Tweet Was Not Doxxing Opinion, August 9

    We can’t misuse the charge in an effort to suppress protected speech.

  25. A Lesson for Equinox and SoulCycle: Even Sweat Can Be Political Business, August 9

    In the Trump era, a number of companies have found themselves, willingly or not, tossed by partisan storms.

  26. Trump’s Opponents Want to Name His Big Donors. His Supporters Say It’s Harassment. U.S., August 8

    Calling out campaign donors isn’t a new political tactic, but the question of how much should be publicly disclosed about them has been an issue repeatedly raised by Republicans in recent years.

  27. Trump’s Opponents Want to Name His Big Donors. His Supporters Say It’s Harassment. U.S., August 8

    Calling out campaign donors isn’t a new political tactic, but the question of how much should be publicly disclosed about them has been an issue repeatedly raised by Republicans in recent years.

  28. They Paid $42 for a SoulCycle Ride, Not for Trump U.S., August 8

    A look at what happens when politics enters every spandex-clad corner of life, especially in the Hamptons.

  29. Does Trump Help Fuel Mass Shootings? Opinion, August 8

    And are Democrats breaking up with Obama?

  30. Warren Joins O’Rourke in Calling Trump a White Supremacist U.S., August 8

    In an interview, Senator Elizabeth Warren said President Trump had “done everything he can to stir up racial conflict and hatred in this country.”

  31. Elizabeth Warren Calls Trump a White Supremacist U.S., August 8

    In an interview, Ms. Warren said the president had “done everything he can to stir up racial conflict and hatred in this country.”

  32. Donald Trump’s Outrageous 2020 Advantage Opinion, August 7

    It’s not what you think it is.

  33. Don’t Assume Trump’s Approval Rating Can’t Climb Higher. It Already Has. The Upshot, August 7

    Millions of Americans who did not like the president in 2016 now say they do.

  34. How the El Paso Shooting Exposes the Rifts in Texas Politics U.S., August 6

    In areas like Sugar Land, Tex., a burgeoning multiethnic population and suburbanites repelled by President Trump are giving Democrats more hope.

  35. Young Climate Activists Push Democrats to the Left U.S., August 5

    A New TV Show from The New York Times on FX and Hulu

  36. Some Democratic Candidates Seek to Link Shootings to Trump U.S., August 4

    In the wake of two shootings, one of which is being investigated as domestic terrorism, some said the president creates a culture that lets white nationalism thrive.

  37. Donald Trump Is Not a Sinister Genius Opinion, August 3

    His race-baiting is impulsive and unpopular, not a brilliant strategy to win white votes.

  38. The Who-Can-Beat Trump Test Leads to Kamala Harris Opinion, August 2

    Bringing the energy and hope to stare down Trump and his movement.

  39. Climate Could Be an Electoral Time Bomb, Republican Strategists Fear Climate, August 2

    A growing number of young voters, including conservatives, identify climate change as a top priority. Republican strategists fear that could soon pose a big problem.

  40. Trump Treats Rally in Cincinnati as Rebuttal to Democratic Debates U.S., August 1

    Delivering a reliably red-meat speech to supporters who gathered Thursday in Ohio, President Trump took the stage to paint prominent Democrats as “left-wing extremists.”

  41. Republicans Watch Fractious Democratic Debates and Like What They See U.S., August 1

    The fissures displayed at the Democratic debates in Detroit left senior Trump campaign officials predicting a bump in their poll numbers in critical Rust Belt states.

  42. Marianne Williamson Knows How to Beat Trump Opinion, August 1

    We need an uprising of decency.

  43. How Democrats Will Attack Trump on the Economy Business, August 1

    Unemployment is low and growth is solid, but the president’s 2020 rivals are challenging the Trump economic record on several fronts.

  44. Winners and Losers of the Democratic Debate, Night 2 Interactive, August 1

    Our columnists and contributors give their rankings.

  45. Joe Biden Did Fine, and That Might Have Been Enough U.S., July 31

    The former vice president had a lot to prove. To those who had written him off after the first debate, he had this to say: “malarkey.”

  46. Debate Drama: Here’s Joe Opinion, July 31

    Does standing erect count as winning the day?

  47. Imagining a Warren-Buttigieg, or Buttigieg-Warren, Ticket Opinion, July 31

    Sure, it’s way too early to be thinking about running-mate pairings. But what the heck.

  48. Moderates Take On Sanders and Warren at the Democratic Debate Opinion, July 31

    Readers assess how the candidates did, suggest a different format and discuss “Medicare for all.”

  49. Marianne Williamson Has Her Moment. And Republicans Are Gleefully Trumpeting It. U.S., July 31

    The self-help author had some standout moments in Tuesday’s Democratic debate, and the right propped her up as a way to portray the whole field as wacky and unserious.

  50. Winners and Losers of the Democratic Debate Interactive, July 31

    Our columnists and contributors give their rankings.

  51. How the 2020 Democrats Have Responded to Trump’s Attacks on People of Color U.S., July 30

    President Trump said a group of congresswomen should “go back” to the countries they came from — remarks Democrats roundly condemned as racist and divisive.

  52. Trump Administration Is Divided Over Tax Cut for Investors U.S., July 30

    Republican senators and conservative anti-tax groups are increasingly pushing to redefine how capital gains are calculated, a change that would primarily benefit the rich.

  53. California Requires Trump Tax Returns Under New Election Law U.S., July 30

    The law requires that all presidential candidates release their tax returns in order to be placed on the ballot for the state’s primary next year.

  54. ‘Moscow Mitch’ Tag Enrages McConnell and Squeezes G.O.P. on Election Security U.S., July 30

    Mr. McConnell, the Senate leader, has typically embraced nasty nicknames by critics. But criticism of his role in blocking election measures has taken hold in an unusual way.

  55. Democrats Can Win by Running Against Trump’s Racism Opinion, July 30

    It’s the right thing to do — both morally and electorally.

  56. How We Fact-Check in an Age of Misinformation Reader Center, July 30

    On the eve of another round of presidential debates, it’s not just the candidates and the incumbent that The Times is scrutinizing.

  57. The Democrats Should Stop Doing Trump’s Work for Him Opinion, July 30

    Yes, the two-night, 20-candidate format is ludicrous, but can we please have a reasonable debate about America’s future?

  58. Kamala Harris and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Release Climate ‘Equity’ Plan U.S., July 29

    The Democratic candidate for president and the powerful House freshman are building on the Green New Deal with a plan to prioritize low-income communities.

  59. The 2018 Campaign Worked Opinion, July 29

    Have Democrats forgotten?

  60. Why Democrats Are So Far From Consensus on 2020 U.S., July 28

    As the next debates loom, the progressive wing of the party wants sweeping change. Many others just want to jettison the president.

  61. This Guy Got Republicans to Vote for a Democrat Opinion, July 27

    Steve Bullock may not be the most charismatic candidate, but he can teach his party how to get conservatives to do liberal things.