The Supreme Court Puts Gun Rights Above the Human Life

The same week, President Biden signed into law a bipartisan bill on guns.

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How the Senators Negotiating a Gun Bill Found Consensus

The bipartisan gun safety legislation that cleared Congress on Friday was the product of weeks of fraught negotiations that started with both sides acknowledging what had to stay off the table.

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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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Bipartisan Gun Bill Clears Initial Vote in Senate

The 64-to-34 vote came just hours after Republicans and Democrats released the text of the legislation, which could become the most significant overhaul of the nation’s gun laws in decades.

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Senators Present Bipartisan Gun Safety Bill

The introduction of the legislation was a hopeful sign as both Democrats and Republicans press to vote on new gun measures this week.

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Gun Talks Snag on Tricky Question: What Counts as a Boyfriend?

Among the sticking points holding up a final agreement on gun legislation is how to define a boyfriend in a provision meant to keep guns away from domestic abusers.

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House Approves Supreme Court Security Bill, Sending It to Biden

A measure extending police protection to the immediate families of Supreme Court justices passed the House overwhelmingly.

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Gun Deal Is Less Than Democrats Wanted, but More Than They Expected

Though the compromise does not go as far as many would have preferred, it is still seen as a serious step that could save lives.

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Senators Reach Bipartisan Deal on Gun Safety

The agreement, which falls short of the sprawling changes championed by Democrats, is a significant step toward ending a yearslong impasse over gun reform legislation.

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As Survivors of Gun Violence Demand Action, House Passes Bill Doomed in the Senate

On a day of wrenching testimony from victims of the school shooting in Uvalde, Democrats pushed through a gun control package facing solid G.O.P. opposition and no path in the Senate.

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As Survivors Demand Action, House Passes Gun Bill Doomed in the Senate

On a day of wrenching testimony from victims of the school shooting in Uvalde, Democrats pushed through a gun control package facing solid G.O.P. opposition and no path in the Senate.

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With Cornyn in the Room, Senate Gun Talks Focus on Narrow Changes

The conservative Texan’s involvement in bipartisan talks means that an agreement, if there is one, is likely to include incremental steps.

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Abbott Drops Out of NRA Convention, but Trump, Cruz and Others to Speak

Gov. Greg Abbott canceled plans for an in-person appearance at the event, but former President Donald Trump was among those still scheduled to speak.

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Senate Republicans Shun Earmarks, Embracing Spending Restraint Anew

With a Democratic president in the White House, Senate Republicans have a newfound zeal for austerity, foreshadowing spending fights to come.

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Biden’s Judicial Nominees Have Diverse Backgrounds

The president’s first choices for district and appeals court openings reflected his campaign promise to choose judges from outside of traditional backgrounds.

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Biden Names Diverse Nominees for the Federal Bench

The president’s first choices for district and appeals court openings reflected his campaign promise to choose judges from outside of traditional backgrounds.

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D.C. Statehood Backers Want to Be Included in Voting Rights Bill

In a change in tactics, advocates are pushing for statehood to be included in a broader bill taking shape.

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D.C. Statehood Backers Want to Be Part of Broad Voting Rights Measure in the Senate

In a change in tactics, advocates are pushing for statehood to be included in a broader bill taking shape.

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Lawmakers Clash Over Call for Special Panel to Investigate Capitol Assault

The disputes are reminiscent of the fight surrounding the creation of the independent commission that conducted an inquiry into the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks.

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McConnell’s Strategy Has Party in Turmoil and Trump on Attack

The Republican leader’s calculus was simple: Don’t stoke a full-on revolt by Trump supporters by voting to convict the former president, but demonstrate to anti-Trump Republicans that he recognized Mr. Trump’s failings. It didn’t work.

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Federal Aid for Closed Cultural Venues Will Be a Race for Cash

Tens of thousands of eligible music clubs, theaters, museums and other spaces may overwhelm a $15 billion grant fund run by the Small Business Administration.

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Never Forget What Ted Cruz Did

The senator has been able to use his Ivy League pedigree as a cudgel. After last week, his credentials should condemn him.

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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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A Single Senator Dashes Hopes for Latino and Women’s Museums — For Now

Senator Mike Lee, Republican of Utah, blocked the creation of Smithsonian museums honoring women and Latinos, warning they would worsen societal divides.

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Win or Lose, Trump and Biden’s Parties Will Plunge Into Uncertainty

No matter who wins, Democrats will be split between younger progressives and a moderate old guard. And a Republican Party redefined in President Trump’s image will start weighing where it goes next.

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The Republican Party After Trump

The Party of Lincoln had a good run. Then came Mr. Trump.

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Mitch McConnell Could Rescue Millions. What Is He Waiting For?

The economy is in dire shape. Millions of Americans are about to lose federal aid. The Senate is going on vacation.

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House Votes to Create a National Museum of the American Latino

Plans for a museum devoted to the history and contributions of Latinos in the United States began forming in the 2000s, but legislation had not gained traction in Congress until now.

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Lawmakers Push to Invest Billions in Semiconductor Industry to Counter China

New legislation aimed at supporting the semiconductor industry is a sign of shifting consensus in Washington, where industrial plans are now in vogue

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Texas Republicans Have Spectacularly Failed the Coronavirus Test

My faith in their ability to fix this mess is lower than the water levels in West Texas creek beds in August.

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