What a Candid Pentagon Papers Memo Revealed About Washington

A White House correspondent examines a predecessor’s candid memo about how classified information is traded in the Beltway.

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The D.N.C. Didn’t Get Hacked in 2020. Here’s Why.

A devastating email breach of the D.N.C. roiled Democrats in the final months of 2016. An unassuming security official made it his mission to prevent a recurrence.

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Elizabeth Warren Grapples With Presidential Loss in New Book

In “Persist,” the Massachusetts senator delves into gender issues and her own shortcomings after her failed bid for the Democratic nomination.

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Insiders Jockey for Whittled-Down Ambassadorship Slots

Hundreds of donors and former lawmakers, who have not been Foreign Service officers but are close to the president, are said to be clamoring for about 35 ambassadorship slots available.

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Rush Limbaugh’s Life as a Woman-Hater

Rush Limbaugh made the G.O.P. the party of misogyny.

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The White House Is Taking Women’s Issues Seriously. Really.

A revived panel, the Gender Policy Council, will look different from councils past. For starters, it will report directly to the president.

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Hillary Clinton Thinks a White House Gender Council Is a Crucial ‘First Step’

Nearly three decades after the White House established its first council for women and girls, here we are again. The former secretary of state discusses what’s different this time.

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QAnon Believers Are Obsessed With Hillary Clinton. She Has Thoughts.

The mass execution cult has roots in three decades of demonization.

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Twitter Troll Tricked 4,900 Democrats in Vote-by-Phone Scheme, U.S. Says

Douglass Mackey, a right-wing provocateur, was accused of spreading memes that made Hillary Clinton supporters falsely believe they could cast ballots in 2016 via text message.

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Dissidents First: A Foreign Policy Doctrine for the Biden Administration

A dissident is to a dictatorship what a bald fact is to an edifice of lies, the revelation of which causes the whole thing to crumble.

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Kamala Harris Will Make History. So Will Her ‘Big, Blended’ Family.

Stepkids. Nieces. A doting husband. His ex-wife. What the Harris-Emhoffs can show the country.

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Jill Biden Is a Teacher. And She’s Not About to Change That.

In choosing to continue teaching at a community college, Dr. Biden is breaking with precedent and modernizing the persistently anachronistic first lady role.

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The King of Trump TV Thinks You’re Dumb Enough to Buy It

Chris Ruddy, the C.E.O. of Newsmax, has found a business opportunity in feeding Trump supporters the fantasy that the president could still win the election.

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Trump Is Wrong. There’s No Evidence of Election Fraud in Philadelphia.

The claim itself is fraudulent.

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How a Minneapolis Suburb Turned Blue, Despite Trump’s Law-and-Order Pitch

President Trump comfortably carried Chaska, Minn., in 2016. This time, he lost by nine percentage points — a dramatic shift that similarly played out in suburban counties across the country.

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The Faithful Voters Who Helped Put Biden Over the Top

The president-elect’s approach to religion made a critical difference in key battleground states.

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This Week in the 2020 Election: Biden, Trump and the Battleground States

Election Day has turned into Election Week and while Joe Biden is within striking distance of 270 Electoral College vote, the counting is continuing.

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Biden Leads, but No Call Yet Four Days After Election: This Week in the 2020 Race

Election Day has turned into Election Week and while Joe Biden is within striking distance of 270 Electoral College vote, the counting is continuing.

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Trump, Biden and the Tough Guy, Nice Guy Politics of 2020

The 2016 election was a referendum on many things, including what Americans thought a woman could do or be. Now it’s a question of what a man should be.

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What Trump Needs to Win: A Polling Error Much Bigger Than 2016’s

Several factors that led to the misfire last time are no longer in play.

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Hillary Clinton Was Right to Warn Us

She grasped the danger posed by the “vast right-wing conspiracy,” Russian interference and Trump.

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Inspiring Black Voters Is Key to Biden’s Prospects in Florida

Democratic groups are pouring money into get-out-the-vote efforts in Black precincts to try to increase turnout from 2016, in a state that is critical to President Trump’s re-election chances.

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Election at Hand, Biden Leads Trump in Four Key States, Poll Shows

Joseph R. Biden Jr. leads President Trump in Pennsylvania, Florida, Arizona and, by a wide margin, in Wisconsin, according to a Times/Siena College poll.

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Final Weekend Campaigning Reflects Both Traditional Barnstorming and 2020 Chaos

The candidates visited two of the key “Blue Wall” states Mr. Trump won in 2016.

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The Woman President Who Wasn’t

Trump may have beaten Hillary Clinton, but the story doesn’t end there.

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How Virus Politics Divided a Conservative Town in Wisconsin’s North

A lightly populated area in the critical swing state of Wisconsin serves as a microcosm for the way coronavirus politics is worsening partisan schisms across America.

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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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Why Foreign Policy Played Differently in the 2020 Election

In 2016, the president benefited from voters’ fear of terrorism. But this year, Americans are more worried about threats closer to home.

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Hillary Clinton Says It’s Different This Time

The 2016 Democratic candidate was certain she’d win four years ago. Now, she’s even more bullish that Biden will.

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What It Would Take to End the U.S. Electoral College

In two of the past five presidential elections, the Electoral College awarded the White House to the loser of the popular vote. Is the system broken?

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The Election is Almost Over. That Doesn’t Mean Democrats Are Relaxed.

No one is happy in this strange and awful time. But there is a particular circle of unhappiness reserved for people still reeling from unexpected loss in 2016.

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‘Vile, Racist Postings’ by N.Y. Court Officers Included Obama in a Noose

A new report found pervasive examples of racial bias — some explicit, some subtle — in New York State’s court system.

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How Mormons Fed Up With Trump Could Help Lift Biden in Arizona

Loyalty to the Republican Party is ingrained in the Latter-day Saints religion. But in Arizona, some find the president’s behavior at odds with their values and are shifting to Joe Biden.

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Why These Voters Rejected Hillary Clinton but Are Backing Joe Biden

For many Democrats and independents who sat out 2016, voted for third-party candidates or backed Donald Trump, Mr. Biden is more acceptable to them in ways large and small than Mrs. Clinton was.

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Donald Trump’s Support of Extremism and Conspiracy Theories

Violent extremists and conspiracy theorists found their tribune in Donald Trump.

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Votes and Vitality in Mind, Trump Addresses Rally in Florida

“I feel so powerful,” the president said in a 65-minute speech. His voice sounded hoarse, but he claimed he was fully recovered and therefore immune to the coronavirus.

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Democrats in Trump Country: They’re Not Shy Anymore About Liking Biden

As the campaign enters the final stretch, some Democrats in Trump country are less hesitant than before to express their preference. The surge in enthusiasm reflects an urgency for Democrats desperate to oust the president.

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Trump Lashes Out at His Aides With Calls to Indict Political Rivals

The pressure on his top administration officials to take action came as President Trump bristled at the restraints of his illness.

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How Does the Electoral College Work and Why Does It Matter?

It’s the Electoral College, not the national popular vote, that determines who wins the presidency.

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Meet Theater’s Most Famous Superfan: Hillary Clinton

She’s been to 39 shows since the 2016 election, and believes Broadway will return. But she doesn’t have the “gumption” to see herself depicted just yet.

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Meet a Secret Trump Voter

‘Being a lesbian who’s voting for Trump is like coming out of the closet again.’

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The Reality TV Host vs. the Velvet Shiv: Trump and Biden in Debates

Joe Biden and Donald Trump will bring very different histories and styles to their presidential debate on Tuesday.

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Social Media Needs an Election Declaration of Conscience

The platforms must not tolerate voter disinformation.

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In Critical Swing State, Trump Again Stokes Doubt on Election Process

The president has spent months falsely insisting — against evidence offered by his own government officials — that mail-in ballots are subject to widespread fraud.

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In Politically Charged Inquiry, Durham Sought Details About Scrutiny of Clinton Foundation

John Durham’s team has sought information about the F.B.I.’s handling of the Clinton Foundation investigation, raising questions about the scope of the prosecutor’s review.

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Trump and Biden Joust in Florida, Looking for Votes in the Margins

Elections in Florida are won by running up margins in favorable terrain while losing more closely in hostile precincts. Joseph Biden visits the state on Tuesday for the first time since claiming the nomination.

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Democrats Belatedly Launch Operation to Share Information on Voters

Democrats have been far behind Republicans on compiling and sharing information that can be used by campaigns, state parties and super PACs.

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We Are Not Going to Fact-Check Our Way Out of QAnon

“You don’t have a movement like this without people who’ve lost trust in expertise and authority and institutions.”

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Instead of Evolving as President, Trump Has Bent the Job to His Will

In a 40-minute phone call this week, Mr. Trump struggled to describe how he has changed in office. “I think I’ve just become more guarded than I was four years ago,” he said.

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Late Night Wonders How Trump Is Reacting to the D.N.C. Speeches

“Trump’s entire list of enemies” addressed the convention on Wednesday, said Jimmy Fallon. “The White House must have restrained him tonight like he was Hannibal Lecter.”

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