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    Everything’s Coming Up SchumerThe Senate majority leader has a “different way of getting things done” that saved Biden’s agenda and maybe their party.
  2. early and often
    Democrats Are Riding the Backlash to the End of RoeA New York special election is the latest in a string of surprises since the Supreme Court’s ruling, with some candidates outperforming Biden.
  3. early and often
    Carl Paladino, Buffalo’s Donald Trump, Loses Republican PrimaryUpstate Republicans reject the state’s most notorious Republican, who has a history of racist comments.
  4. anonymous
    ‘Things Will Be Fine’: GOP Insiders Doubt Overturning Roe v. Wade Will Cost ThemThey don’t seem all that worried the Supreme Court’s decision to end the right to an abortion will come back to haunt them in the midterms.
  5. texas school shooting
    For Trump and Other NRA Speakers, the Answer to Uvalde Was More GunsThe horror of Tuesday’s school shooting in Texas left an impression at the NRA’s annual conference, but it didn’t make a difference.
  6. early and often
    Madison Cawthorn’s Self-destruction Is CompleteThe youngest Republican representative in history lost on Tuesday following a series of bizarre scandals.
  7. early and often
    The Republicans Who Saved Trump After January 6This Will Not Pass demonstrates how GOP leaders betrayed their conscience in the name of power.
  8. early and often
    J.D. Vance Explains His Conversion to MAGATrump’s man in Ohio once called him “America’s Hitler,” but there’s an explanation.
  9. politics
    The January 6 Committee Prepares to Go PublicDemocrat Elaine Luria on the “shocking” details they’ve found so far and how they plan to use televised hearings as soon as next month.
  10. just asking questions
    Was Ted Cruz Right About Russia?He spent years fighting Putin’s prized pipeline, which Biden allowed to go forward until the war.
  11. politics
    Will the Bush Dynasty End Tonight?George P. got into the race against the Texas attorney general with everything going for him — except Trump’s endorsement.
  12. politics
    Trump and CPAC Had a Different War on Their MindsUkraine was mostly a side note at the annual conservative conference, where speakers were mainly vying to be America’s top culture warriors.
  13. politics
    Marjorie Taylor Greene Was Surprise Speaker at White-Nationalist EventThe congresswoman delivered remarks at the America First Political Action Conference on Friday, shortly after a round of applause for Vladimir Putin.
  14. politics
    Will Sinema and Manchin Screw This Up?Nothing may unite Democrats better than putting the first Black woman on the Supreme Court.
  15. sports
    The Baseball Hall of Fame Is As Broken As Everything Else in AmericaThe moral uncertainty of the steroid era has left the venerable institution in a dark place.
  16. politics
    Kyrsten Sinema’s Moment of InfamyThe enigmatic Democrat votes for the filibuster and against her party.
  17. politics
    What Democrats Hope to Win by LosingThey still want to try to move forward on voting-rights legislation, but it’s hard to see past the brick wall of the filibuster.
  18. politics
    Matt Gaetz and Marjorie Taylor Greene Speak for the GOP on January 6Establishment Republicans stay away, leaving the MAGA fringe to play.
  19. politics
    It Took Mock Killing AOC for Paul Gosar to Finally Get PunishedThe Republican has palled around with white nationalists and fomented insurrection, but he was finally censured after going one tweet over the line.
  20. politics
    Democrats Release Their Hostages and Give Biden a WinIt was ugly, but the House finally passed an infrastructure bill and advanced the president’s prized social-spending bonanza.
  21. politics
    GOP Insiders: ‘Joe Biden Was More Relevant in the Race Than Donald Trump’GOP insiders think their party is cutting loose the baggage of the recent past after winning Virginia.
  22. politics
    Biden’s SacrificeThe president finally advances his agenda in Congress, cut by cut.
  23. politics
    Anybody Can Be Joe Manchin Right NowA clutch of Democrats threaten to torpedo Biden’s agenda unless he agrees to lower taxes for middle-class blue-staters.
  24. debt default
    McConnell and Schumer Find a Temporary Solution to a Pretend CrisisThe leaders have solved the debate over the looming debt default by kicking the issue a few months down the line.
  25. politics
    Biden Backs Progressives Amid Capitol Hill ImpasseIn a meeting with the House Democratic caucus, Biden insisted that passing the infrastructure bill must be linked to the reconciliation bill.
  26. politics
    The Left Is HoldingMany Democrats bet progressives would fold ahead of a key vote on Thursday, but they instead forced leadership on its heels.
  27. politics
    Washington Is Waiting on Manchin and Sinema: UpdatesMeanwhile, House progressives double down and say they’re willing to kill the infrastructure deal unless their demands on a larger bill are met.
  28. politics
    Will Progressives Really Sink Joe Biden’s Agenda?Congressional Democrats’ high-stakes internal standoff is about to come to a head.
  29. books
    The Banality of BonkersBob Woodward and Robert Costa’s new book on the transition of power from Trump to Biden offers plenty of new details but little surprise.
  30. war
    The Shocking New Book That Exposes U.S. Lies About AfghanistanAt least $19 billion from American taxpayers fell into Taliban hands, and that’s just one of the bombshells in Craig Whitlock’s Afghanistan Papers.
  31. politics
    The Elephant in the RoomRepublicans carefully run for president, not knowing if the last one will, too.
  32. politics
    Is Kathy Hochul Ready for This Mess?A political survivor prepares to succeed Cuomo.
  33. politics
    Nina Turner Learns the Hard Way That Democrats Like Joe BidenThe lefty hopeful blew a race for Congress when it turned into a referendum on her disdain for party leaders.
  34. politics
    Donald Trump’s Low-Energy Night in TexasThe leader of the Republican Party couldn’t elect his handpicked candidate in a congressional special election.
  35. politics
    Top U.S. General Said Trump Preached ‘Gospel of the Führer’What the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff thought of his boss, according to a new book by two Washington Post reporters.
  36. politics
    Why Republicans Condemn Marjorie Taylor Greene, But Not Paul GosarOne believes in Jewish space lasers. The other is friends with a Holocaust denier.
  37. politics
    Kathryn Garcia Surges … Into a MessAdams’s lead over Garcia is similar to his margin on Tuesday. The main difference now is that there is even less confidence in the process.
  38. politics
    Can Eric Adams Hold On to His Lead?What the first results of the mayoral race mean for him and his opponents.
  39. mayor’s race
    How Kathryn Garcia Campaigned in the Race’s Final HoursShe embraced her alliance with Andrew Yang — when she was talking to his voters.
  40. politics
    Mayamentum!Why Maya Wiley is surging at the last possible moment.
  41. politics
    The Story of How Same-Sex Marriage Went From Fringe to MainstreamSasha Issenberg on what can be learned from the civil-rights breakthrough of the 21st century.
  42. the city politic
    20 New Yorkers (From Fran Lebowitz to Ron Kim) On Ranking The Mayoral CandidatesFran Lebowitz, Ron Kim, Chelsea Manning, and more weigh in on the mayoral primary candidates.
  43. politics
    Millennial MAGA Moderate Replaces Liz CheneyElise Stefanik is no archconservative, but her loyalty to Trump was rewarded with a spot in GOP leadership.
  44. politics
    Liz Cheney Meets Her Fate in a Capitol BasementThe scene from a Republican purge.
  45. politics
    Tim Scott Vouches for Republicans on RaceThe GOP response to Biden was really about the party’s identity after Trump.
  46. politics
    If D.C. Becomes a State, the National Mall Gets to Vote for PresidentThe constitutional quirk inside the push for a 51st state.
  47. politics
    Matt Gaetz (R–TV)Scandals haven’t sunk the congressman yet, maybe because he’s more of a media figure than a politician.
  48. politics
    Matt Gaetz Gets a Scandal As Wild As HimA sex-trafficking investigation meets an extortion plot involving his father (wearing a wire), $25 million in cash, and an American hostage in Iran.
  49. politics
    Now a Democrat Is Accused of Trying to Overturn the ElectionA losing candidate asks the House to declare her the winner, and Republicans cry hypocrisy.
  50. washington dc
    The Slow Push to ‘Free the Capitol’ From Its FencingTwo months after the Capitol riot, the political divide inside Congress has made it difficult to address the razor-wire divide outside.
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