Gearing Up for G.O.P. Gains in the Midterms, White House Braces for Barrage of Inquiries

The turbulent aftermath of the Trump era is taking the possibility of a divided government to new levels of intensity, as some Republicans appear eager to target President Biden and his family.

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Hunter Biden Turns to Hollywood Lawyer for Financial Help and Counsel

Kevin Morris, known for brokering big entertainment deals, has helped President Biden’s son navigate his legal troubles and scrutiny from the right. Some of the White House’s allies are concerned.

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It’s Never a Good Time for the Hunter Biden Story

For one thing, there’s a war on For another, it’s … unseemly.

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Hunter Biden Paid Tax Bill, but Federal Investigation Goes On

The Justice Department inquiry into the business dealings of the president’s son has remained active, with a grand jury seeking information about payments from around the world.

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Ukraine War Shifts the Agenda in Congress, Empowering the Center

With a crisis rocking Europe, the left is shelving demands for defense cuts and a swift end to fossil fuels, while on the right, Trump-era foreign policy and criticism of Ukraine are fading.

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Puzzle in Ukraine Crisis: Where’s the U.S. Ambassador?

Diplomats say President Biden’s 13-month delay in sending an envoy to a top crisis spot is impossible to explain.

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How China’s CATL Became the Top Electric Car Battery Maker

Beijing gave CATL lavish subsidies, a captive market of buyers and soft regulatory treatment, helping it to control a crucial technology of the future.

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Can the Press Prevent a Trump Restoration?

A journalism that shades the truth for the sake of some higher cause will lose the trust of some of the people it’s trying to steer away from demagogy.

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What to Know About the Frantic Quest for Cobalt

A New York Times investigation examines the global demand for raw materials as the clean energy revolution takes off. This is what we found.

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Race to the Future: What to Know About the Frantic Quest for Cobalt

A New York Times investigation examines the global demand for raw materials as the clean energy revolution takes off. This is what we found.

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Global Rivalries Are Miring the Clean Energy Revolution

The quest for Congo’s cobalt, which is vital for electric vehicles and the worldwide push against climate change, is caught in a cycle of exploitation, greed and gamesmanship.

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How Hunter Biden’s Firm Helped Secure Cobalt for the Chinese

The president’s son was part owner of a venture involved in the $3.8 billion purchase by a Chinese conglomerate of one of the world’s largest cobalt deposits. The metal is a key ingredient in batteries for electric vehicles.

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Hunter Biden’s Solo Exhibition: Emotionally Honest, Generically Smooth

The president’s son has turned to art as a career. “The Journey Home” is his first solo exhibition.

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At Hunter Biden’s Art Show, Line, Color and Questions

Paintings by the president’s son are drawing visitors to a gallery in SoHo, and also criticism from those who worry that purchasers might hope to be buying not just art, but access.

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An Ethically Challenged Presidency

We can no longer accept his “word as a Biden.”

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Can Joe Biden Recover?

Biden can definitely float his way back up. Clawing his way up might be a different story. 

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Under G.O.P. Pressure, Tech Giants Are Empowered by Election Agency

New rulings by the Federal Election Commission protect the flexibility of major social media companies to control political content shared on their platforms.

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F.E.C. Dismisses Claims That Twitter Illegally Blocked Hunter Biden Article

The commission’s ruling provides further flexibility to social media giants to control what is shared on their platforms regarding federal elections.

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Tap Dancing With Trump: Lindsey Graham’s Quest for Relevance

The senator went from Donald J. Trump’s public enemy to his impassioned defender. Now he’s a golfing regular at Mar-a-Lago, advising the former president on his future. What is behind one of the unlikeliest partnerships in politics?

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Hunter Biden, Matt Gaetz and Nonstop Depravity

In a memoir of his vices, Hunter Biden sends a love letter to his brother.

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Hunter Biden’s Memoir: 7 Takeaways From ‘Beautiful Things’

President Biden’s son opens up about crack addiction, his romantic relationship with his sister-in-law and the new love that halted his cycle of despair.

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15 New Books to Watch For in April

Dive into a long-awaited biography of Philip Roth, an exposé of the Sackler family and novels from Cynthia D’Aprix Sweeney, Jhumpa Lahiri and Katherine Heiny.

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Trump Castigates Barr for Not Publicly Disclosing Hunter Biden Investigation

The critical tweets echoed the president’s attacks on Jeff Sessions, his first attorney general.

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Material From Giuliani Spurred a Separate Justice Dept. Pursuit of Hunter Biden

The inquiry, based out of Pittsburgh, was run parallel to an investigation in Delaware and raised alarms among F.B.I. agents about politicization.

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Investigation of His Son Is Likely to Hang Over Biden as He Takes Office

Unless the Trump Justice Department clears Hunter Biden, the new president will confront the prospect of his own administration handling an inquiry that could expose his son to criminal prosecution.

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Hunter Biden Discloses He Is Focus of Federal Tax Inquiry

Mr. Biden said Justice Department prosecutors in Delaware had said they were examining his “tax affairs.”

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Trump’s Tweeting Isn’t Crazy. It’s Strategic, Typos and All.

A network of right-wing operatives and activists — and the president himself — spread disinformation about Joe Biden with one simple hashtag.

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How There Was No October Surprise for President Trump

Trump’s hope that an economic recovery, a Covid vaccine or a Biden scandal could shake up the race fades with the last light of October.

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Joe Biden Anguishes Over Hunter, ‘My Only Surviving Son’

Hunter Biden’s business dealings have provided President Trump with plenty of political ammunition, while making an already complicated father-son relationship even more so.

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In This Strange Election Year, Foreign Embassies Find Little Access to Democrats

The Biden campaign, according to advisers, is concerned over possible perception of foreign meddling in the election — or any comparison to Russian interference on President Trump’s behalf in 2016.

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Trump Allies Amp Up Fight Over Tech’s Legal Shield Before Election

Their animosity is likely to be on full display at a hearing on Wednesday with the leaders of Facebook, Google and Twitter.

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The Media’s Hunter Biden Conundrum

It should be possible to cover revelations about the Biden family that are neither disinformation nor the greatest scandal of our time.

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Is It Safe to Ask Whether Trump’s Days Are Numbered?

Just posing the question gives us the willies.

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Trump Calls on Barr to ‘Act’ Against Biden Before Election

The president is increasingly fixated on seeing criminal action against his political opponents.

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Trump Had One Last Story to Sell. The Wall Street Journal Wouldn’t Buy It.

Inside the White House’s secret, last-ditch effort to change the narrative, and the election — and the return of the media gatekeepers.

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The Shrinking of the American Mind

What wasn’t said at the debates was as telling as what was.

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David Leonhardt Returns for a Debate Debate

The podcast’s original host joins Ross and Michelle to discuss the campaign homestretch.

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Biden and Trump’s Final Debate: Who Won?

How their last clash looked to Times Opinion writers.

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What We Know and Don’t About Hunter Biden and a Laptop

President Trump’s allies have promoted claims of corruption aimed at the former vice president’s son in an effort to damage the Biden campaign.

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A Full Guide to the Final Presidential Debate

Does the president dial back his aggression? How will Joe Biden lay out his closing argument? Here’s what we’ll be looking for as the candidates face off in Nashville on Thursday night.

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Debate Tonight: Full Guide

Does the president dial back his aggression? How will Joe Biden lay out his closing argument? Here’s what we’ll be looking for as the candidates face off in Nashville on Thursday night.

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Rudy Giuliani Denies He Did Anything Wrong in New ‘Borat’ Movie

President Trump’s personal lawyer has become caught up in Sacha Baron Cohen’s new “Borat” satire after he was shown with an actress in an edited scene.

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How Trump and Biden Are Gearing Up for the Last Presidential Debate

The president’s advisers want him to present an affirmative vision for the country. Joe Biden’s team is bracing for ugly attacks.

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Social Media and the Hunter Biden Report

In trying to insulate their platforms from the spread of dubious information, Facebook, Twitter and YouTube have ignited a different kind of firestorm.

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Trump Records Shed New Light on Chinese Business Pursuits

As he raises questions about his opponent’s standing with China, President Trump’s taxes reveal details about his own activities there, including a previously unknown bank account.

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Facebook and Twitter Are Still Tinkering With Democracy

Social media companies are debuting strategies to prevent a repeat of the 2016 election. They may be backfiring.

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Is the Trump Campaign Colluding With Russia Again?

Giuliani’s dirty tricks are the scandal, not Hunter Biden’s hard drive.

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New York Post Published Hunter Biden Report Amid Newsroom Doubts

Some reporters withheld their bylines and questioned the credibility of an article that made the tabloid’s front page on Wednesday.

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Trump Said to Be Warned That Giuliani Was Conveying Russian Disinformation

President Trump shrugged off the warning from the intelligence agencies, officials said.

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Facebook and Twitter Dodge a 2016 Repeat, and Ignite a 2020 Firestorm

The companies have said they would do more to stop misinformation and hacked materials from spreading. This is what that effort looks like.

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