Lawmakers Urge Electoral Count Changes to Fix Flaws Trump Exploited

Lawmakers in both parties are eager to act after former President Donald J. Trump and his allies sought to exploit a 135-year-old law to overturn the 2020 election.

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Gun Bill’s Progress Reflects Political Shift, but G.O.P. Support Is Fragile

Only two of the 14 Republicans who broke ranks to support taking up gun legislation are facing voters this year, showing how difficult such deals could be in the future.

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Justice Department Sues Missouri Over Its Gun-Rights Law

Attorney General Merrick Garland argued that the law allowing citizens to sue police for $50,000 for violating their right to bear arms was unconstitutional.

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Lurching From Crisis to Crisis, Congress Is Addicted to Cliffs

Lawmakers almost never act until they absolutely must — and even then, they usually punt.

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Capitol Riot Security Failures Detailed in Senate Report

A 127-page joint report is the most comprehensive and detailed account to date on the intelligence, communications and policing failures around the Capitol riot.

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‘Does Anybody Have a Plan?’ Senate Report Details Jan. 6 Security Failures.

A 127-page joint report is the most comprehensive and detailed account to date on the intelligence, communications and policing failures around the Capitol riot.

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Democrats Begin Push for Biggest Expansion of Voting Since 1960s

Democrats characterized the far-reaching elections overhaul as the civil rights battle of modern times. Republicans called it a power grab that would put their party at a permanent disadvantage.

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Republicans Fear Flawed Candidates Could Imperil Key Senate Seats

Races in Missouri and Alabama, with others to come, reflect the potential risks for a party in which loyalty to Donald Trump is the main criterion for securing nominations.

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Eric Greitens and Mo Brooks Announce Senate Bids in Missouri and Alabama

The hard-right Republicans’ entry to the races for open Senate seats heralded fiercely contested G.O.P. primaries in the two deeply conservative states.

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Roy Blunt of Missouri, No. 4 Senate Republican, Plans to Retire

Mr. Blunt, a fixture of Republican leadership in Congress who had been known for his ability to work with both parties, said he would not seek re-election in 2022.

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Republicans Seize on Shuttered Schools as a Political Rallying Cry

As President Biden struggles to keep his pledge to reopen schools in 100 days, Republicans in Congress are hammering at the issue as a way to win back alienated women and suburban voters.

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Graphic Video at Impeachment Trial Shows Riot and Trump’s Comments

Running more than 13 minutes, it showed the Capitol riot in searing detail: a police officer screaming in pain; lawmakers taking cover in the House chamber. It also showed Mr. Trump telling his supporters: “Go home. We love you. You’re very special.”

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After Electoral College Votes, More Republicans Warily Accept Trump’s Loss

“At some point, you have to face the music,” said the second-ranking Senate Republican. But Senator Mitch McConnell, the majority leader, was notably silent.

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Why Is the G.O.P. Fighting to Preserve Monuments to Traitors in the Capitol?

Portraits and statues venerating Confederate leaders are an insult to freedom and democracy.

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Defying Trump, Senate Panel Moves to Strip Military Bases of Confederate Names

Inclusion of the measure in a sweeping annual defense bill, which Republicans supported, raises the prospect of an election-year Senate vote on whether to honor Confederate figures.

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As Pandemic Imperils Elections, Democrats Clash With Trump on Voting Changes

Republicans, led by President Trump, are resisting broader voting access measures pushed by Democrats, which they see as threats to their election prospects.

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