Panel Provides New Evidence That G.O.P. Members of Congress Sought Pardons

The House Jan. 6 committee played testimony from former Trump aides who said at least half a dozen Republicans had pre-emptively sought clemency.

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Katie Britt Wins in Alabama as Trump Suffers More Losses in Georgia

In a handful of Southern states on Tuesday, Trump-backed candidates added to the former president’s mixed record in midterm primaries.

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How Katie Britt Used Political Savvy to Trounce Mo Brooks in Alabama

Ms. Britt, now the state’s Republican nominee for Senate, made her way to the top with an “Alabama First” message and skillful navigation of a rival’s fleeting Trump endorsement.

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What to Watch in Tuesday’s Primaries

Mo Brooks faces Katie Britt in a fateful Senate runoff in Alabama, and Virginia and Georgia Republicans choose their House contenders against entrenched Democrats.

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They Insisted the 2020 Election Was Tainted. Their 2022 Primary Wins? Not So Much.

Republicans are accepting their primary victories with little concern about the voter fraud they once falsely claimed caused Donald J. Trump’s loss.

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Trump Didn’t Get What He Wanted This Week

When everything seems awful, one little ray of sun …

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Scorned by Trump, Mo Brooks Rises in Alabama Senate Race

Mr. Brooks, a hard-right representative, seems to be making an unlikely comeback in a Senate race in which the Trump endorsement may not determine votes of Trump supporters.

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A Pennsylvania Election Storm Brews Again, This Time in a G.O.P. Primary

The campaigns of Dr. Mehmet Oz and David McCormick are preparing for the possibility of a bruising recount in a state where memories of Trump-fueled chaos in 2020 are still fresh.

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What the Jan. 6 Panel Wants to Learn From 5 G.O.P. Lawmakers

The committee’s subpoenas to five House Republicans underscore the potential importance of their testimony to producing a full account of the effort to overturn the 2020 election.

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Subpoenas for Republicans Raise New Questions for Jan. 6 Panel

The subpoenas for five G.O.P. members of Congress, including the House minority leader, sent a shock wave through a divided Capitol and left lawmakers wondering what’s next.

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Jan. 6 Panel Subpoenas 5 Republicans, Including McCarthy

The leaders of the House committee investigating the Capitol attack demanded testimony from Representative Kevin McCarthy, the minority leader, and four of his colleagues.

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Jan. 6 Panel Subpoenas 5 Republican Representatives

The leaders of the House panel investigating the Capitol attack said they were demanding documents and testimony from Kevin McCarthy of California and four of his colleagues.

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Jan. 6 Panel Seeks to Interview Three More G.O.P. Lawmakers

The committee also said it had evidence that some House Republicans sought pardons from President Donald J. Trump in connection with the effort to overturn the election.

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McCarthy Feared G.O.P. Lawmakers Put ‘People in Jeopardy’ After Jan. 6

New audio recordings reveal Kevin McCarthy worried that comments by his far-right colleagues could incite violence. He said he would try to rein in the lawmakers, but has instead defended them.

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New Details Underscore House G.O.P. Role in Jan. 6 Planning

A court filing and newly disclosed text messages provide additional evidence of how closely some fervent pro-Trump lawmakers worked with the White House on efforts to overturn the election.

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In Call Before Jan. 6 Riot, a Plea to ‘Descend on the Capitol’

Days before Jan. 6, a onetime aide to Roger J. Stone Jr. told Trump backers to make lawmakers meeting to finalize the 2020 election results feel that “people are breathing down their necks.”

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How the 2022 Primaries Are Testing Trump’s Role as the G.O.P. ‘Kingpin’

Two of Donald Trump’s most prominent Senate endorsements have already backfired. Now the month of May looms large to measure his pull on the party.

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Trump Rescinds Endorsement of Mo Brooks for Senate in Alabama

Mr. Brooks, a staunch ally of the former president, has been falling behind in the state’s Republican primary and struggled to raise money.

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How McConnell Hopes to Thwart Trump in the Midterms

Senator Mitch McConnell is working furiously to bring allies to Washington who will buck Donald J. Trump. It’s not going according to plan.

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Trump Found Crucial Support in Congress as He Fought to Stay in Power

A small circle of Republican lawmakers, working closely with President Donald J. Trump’s chief of staff, took on an outsize role in pressuring the Justice Department, amplifying conspiracy theories and flooding the courts in an attempt to overturn the 2020 election.

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McCarthy Threatens Technology Firms That Comply With Riot Inquiry

The top House Republican said his party would retaliate against any company that cooperated with an order to preserve the phone and social media records of G.O.P. lawmakers.

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U.S. Declines to Defend Trump Ally in Lawsuit Over Jan. 6 Riot

The move could mean that the Justice Department is also unlikely to defend former President Donald J. Trump in the case.

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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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Why Is Space Command Moving Into Mo Brooks’s Backyard?

The congressman from Huntsville, Ala., was quick to claim that the 2020 election was stolen. His district continues to get special treatment.

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Representative Eric Swalwell Sues Trump Over Capitol Riot

The suit by Representative Eric Swalwell accuses Donald J. Trump of inciting the Jan. 6 attack and conspiring to prevent Congress from formalizing President Biden’s victory.

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Swalwell Sues Trump for Capitol Riot

The suit from Representative Eric Swalwell accuses Mr. Trump and several allies of inciting the attack and conspiring with rioters to try to prevent Congress from formalizing President Biden’s victory.

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Republican Ties to Extremist Groups Are Under Scrutiny

A number of members of Congress have links to organizations and movements that played a role in the Jan. 6 assault on the Capitol.

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After Capitol Riot, Republican Ties to Extremist Groups Are Under Scrutiny

A number of members of Congress have links to organizations and movements that played a role in the Jan. 6 assault on the Capitol.

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How Republicans Fanned the Flames Before US Capitol Building Riot

A “1776 moment”: Several of the president’s closest allies in Congress used bellicose language to urge their supporters to attend the Jan. 6 rally that turned into a deadly riot.

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Trump Pressures Pence to Reject Electoral Votes

The vice president plays a crucial but largely ceremonial role in certifying the election results in Congress. Here’s how Congress’s election tally actually works.

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