Can Donald Trump Run for President Again If He Broke This Law?

An obscure criminal law bars the removal of official records, on penalty of disqualification from holding any federal office. But it may not play out that way.

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2016 Campaign Looms Large as Justice Dept. Pursues Jan. 6 Inquiry

Top officials at the department and the F.B.I. appear intent on avoiding any errors that could taint the current investigation or provide ammunition for a backlash.

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Ginni Thomas Has a Lot of Explaining to Do

If the tables were turned, Republicans would not hesitate to use every argument, and every tool, at their disposal.

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Sussmann Acquittal Raises Question: What Is Durham Actually Trying to Do?

Supporters of the Trump-era prosecutor are lauding his work as a success in unearthing politically charged information, even though his first case to go to trial ended in failure.

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To Help Children, Democrats are Going to Have to Reach Across the Aisle

A bipartisan Child Tax Credit expansion may actually be within reach.

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Democrats Agree to Pay $113,000 Over Campaign Spending Inquiry

Hillary Clinton’s campaign and the Democratic Party described payments to a law firm that commissioned scrutiny of Trump-Russia ties — leading to the Steele dossier — as legal services, not opposition research.

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Durham Distances Himself From Furor in Right-Wing Media Over Filing

The special counsel implicitly acknowledged that White House internet data he discussed, which conservative outlets have portrayed as proof of spying on the Trump White House, came from the Obama era.

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Hochul Is the Star as Democrats Gather for a Cuomo-Free Convention

Gov. Kathy Hochul was to receive the Democratic nomination for governor on Thursday, as she seeks her first full term after succeeding Andrew Cuomo.

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Court Filing Started a Furor in Right-Wing Outlets, but Their Narrative Is Off Track

The latest alarmist claims about spying on Trump appeared to be flawed, but the explanation is byzantine — underlining the challenge for journalists in deciding what merits coverage.

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Republicans Who Railed About Clinton Emails Are Quiet on Trump’s Records

Republicans once attacked Hillary Clinton for her handling of government records. But few showed outrage over news about former President Donald J. Trump’s White House records.

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How Hillary Clinton’s MasterClass Shows a Very 2021 Way to Be

Hillary Clinton delivered an unused election speech. Jennifer Aniston cried at Central Perk. It was a year for watching celebrities reinhabit their past selves.

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Hillary Clinton Reads Discarded Victory Speech From 2016 Election

Mrs. Clinton read the long-shelved speech aloud for her offering on MasterClass, a site featuring lessons from prominent figures in the arts, business and other fields.

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How the U.S. Lost Ground to China in the Contest for Clean Energy

Americans failed to safeguard decades of diplomatic and financial investments in Congo, where the world’s largest supply of cobalt is controlled by Chinese companies backed by Beijing.

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Book Review: ‘Both/And,’ by Huma Abedin

“Both/And” may not be the most introspective memoir, but it gives readers a front-row view of heartache and humiliation.

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Book Review: ‘State of Terror,’ by Hillary Rodham Clinton and Louise Penny

“State of Terror” is a geopolitical thriller about the race to keep nuclear devices from being detonated in American cities.

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14 New Books Coming in October

Novels from Jonathan Franzen, Amor Towles and Tiphanie Yanique; histories of Black cinema and music in America; and plenty more.

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20 New Works of Fiction to Read This Season

New novels from Jonathan Franzen and Anthony Doerr, a political thriller by Hillary Clinton and Louise Penny, a Korean murder mystery — and more.

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Durham Is Said to Seek Indictment of Lawyer at Firm With Democratic Ties

The lawyer, Michael Sussmann, is accused of lying to the F.B.I. in a 2016 meeting about Trump and Russia. He denies wrongdoing.

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At 9/11 Ceremonies, Moments of Silence, Tributes and Tears

Twenty years after the worst attack on American soil, the loss of nearly 3,000 people was remembered in events across the country.

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Biden Urges Unity as Nation Remembers Sept. 11

Both President Biden and former President George W. Bush acknowledged that what has happened in the years since has only challenged the notion that Americans found strength in coming together.

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‘Impeachment’ Focuses on the Women Behind Clinton’s Scandals

In a group interview, Ryan Murphy and the stars and creators of the FX drama discuss why they made Linda Tripp and Monica Lewinsky the stars of the show, and why we still care.

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Biden Gained With Moderate and Conservative Voting Groups, New Data Shows

President Biden cut into Donald Trump’s margins with married men and veteran households, a Pew survey shows. But there was a far deeper well of support for Mr. Trump than many progressives had imagined.

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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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