Republicans Are Officially the ‘Stop the Steal’ Party Now

The primaries are exposing the rage at the core of the G.O.P.

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Madison Cawthorn’s Loss Is Rare Win for Republican Establishment

Mr. Cawthorn, a North Carolina congressman besieged by multiple scandals, lost his primary after many old-guard Republicans had turned on him.

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The Madison Cawthorn Show Is Over, and We All Deserve Refunds

Republican politics today rewards acting out, and the soon-to-be ex-congressman from North Carolina made an art of it.

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America’s Doug Mastriano Problem

The Republican Party’s strategy to contain populist rebellion didn’t work in Pennsylvania.

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Here’s where Trump’s endorsement record stands so far.

The candidates endorsed by former President Donald J. Trump have succeeded in many of their early primaries, with some notable exceptions.

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What to Watch For in the Pennsylvania and North Carolina Primaries Today

In the pivotal swing state of Pennsylvania, voters will decide hugely consequential primaries for Senate and governor. And in North Carolina, Madison Cawthorn’s political fate will be determined.

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In Madison Cawthorn’s District, Strong Opinions of Him, For and Against

The right-wing firebrand is counting on Republican primary voters to look past his bad press. Opponents are counting on them to lose patience with him.

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Elon Musk’s Growing Grab Bag of Investors

Twitter’s would-be owner brings a slew of financiers into the fold — and a wide range of views.

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Madison Cawthorn is Under Pressure as Scandals Pile Up

Representative Madison Cawthorn of North Carolina, once a bright young star in the conservative firmament, finds himself besieged by accusations and insinuations.

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For Trump’s G.O.P., Crossing Lines Has Few Consequences

A dizzying week featured Kevin McCarthy, the House Republican leader, caught lying and another lawmaker, Marjorie Taylor Greene, grilled under oath about her role in the Jan. 6 attack.

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Marjorie Taylor Greene Denies ‘Insurrectionist’ Charge in Court

In an extraordinary administrative law hearing, the Georgia representative was forced to defend her actions surrounding the attack on the Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021.

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Only the Feds Can Disqualify Madison Cawthorn and Marjorie Taylor Greene

State courts or elections boards lack jurisdiction in keeping alleged insurrectionists off a congressional ballot.

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Democratic Dollars Flow Once Again to Likely Lost Causes

New fund-raising figures show emerging Democratic stars like Marcus Flowers in Georgia and Gary Chambers Jr. in Louisiana, with no clear path to victory.

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Effort to Remove Marjorie Taylor Greene From Ballot Can Proceed, Judge Says

The case that Ms. Greene unsuccessfully sought to have dismissed mirrors efforts against other Republicans centered on the Jan. 6, 2021, attack on the Capitol.

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Late Night Gets Why Putin’s Advisers Keep Him in the Dark

“Of course they’re afraid to be honest,” Stephen Colbert said. “No matter what you say to a psychotic boss, you lose.”

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House Republicans Tire of Madison Cawthorn’s Antics. Some in His District Have, Too.

For Mr. Cawthorn, a pro-Trump North Carolina congressman, youthful brashness that helped him win his seat now strikes some voters as recklessness.

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Cawthorn Challenge Raises the Question: Who Is an ‘Insurrectionist’?

The challenge to Representative Madison Cawthorn’s re-election bid could set a precedent to challenge other Republicans who encouraged the Jan. 6 attack.

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Madison Cawthorn Challenge Raises the Question: Who Is an ‘Insurrectionist’?

The challenge to Representative Madison Cawthorn’s re-election bid could set a precedent to challenge other Republicans who encouraged the Jan. 6 attack.

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Does Jan. 6 Disqualify Some Republicans From Re-election?

Why a section of the 14th Amendment could offer a challenge to Madison Cawthorn and others running for office this year.

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The Trump Coup Is Still Raging

One thing should be clear to conservatives estranged from the Republican Party: We can’t go home again.

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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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Fund-Raising Surged for Republicans Who Sought to Overturn the Election

The lawmakers, who encouraged their followers to protest in Washington on Jan. 6, have capitalized on the riot to draw huge campaign donations.

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We Expect Sports Stars to Be Heroes. What About Our Politicians?

A postgame interview offers a reminder that the spectacle of public life is best backed up with real work.

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Ted Cruz’s Excellent Adventure

At least he didn’t bring up the Green New Deal.

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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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Black Lives Matter Meets QAnon as Newest Members of Congress Arrive

The freshman class of the 117th Congress, featuring a new crop of conservative women and an ascendant left, is attending an unusual pandemic-era orientation.

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Madison Cawthorn Wins in North Carolina, Becoming Youngest Republican Elected to House

The 25-year-old kept the solidly conservative seat in G.O.P. hands after his race had become unexpectedly competitive when he was accused of sexual misconduct and racism.

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Madison Cawthorn Wants to Defuse the G.O.P.’s ‘Generational Time Bomb’

Mr. Cawthorn, 24, won a congressional primary in North Carolina. We spoke with him about young voters’ aversion to the Republican Party, and about how a nearly fatal accident changed his perspective.

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