Republicans Take Up Trump’s Fight, Leaving Policymaking Behind

The former president’s instincts for red-meat political fights over governing and policymaking have left party leaders in a state of confusion over what they stand for.

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House Tackles Biden’s Immigration Plans Amid Migrant Influx

Democrats are preparing to push the first pieces of President Biden’s immigration plan through the House this week as a migrant surge threatens to unravel an already delicate coalition.

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President Biden and Immigration: House Tackles Plans Amid Migrant Influx

Democrats are preparing to push the first pieces of President Biden’s immigration plan through the House this week as a migrant surge threatens to unravel an already delicate coalition.

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Ambitious Republicans’ Dance: Embrace Trump, but Don’t Try to Be Him

As jockeying begins for 2024, rank-and-file Republicans say they are most drawn to leaders who both pledge fealty to the former president and appear to showcase a distinct political identity.

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Trump Loyalists Spurn ‘Failed Republican Establishment of Yesteryear’

At an annual gathering of conservatives, devotees of Donald J. Trump pledged their fealty to him and issued grave warnings about the political left.

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CPAC Day 1: Ron DeSantis, Rick Scott and Ted Cruz to Headline

Day 1 of the Conservative Political Action Conference will include speeches from Senators Tom Cotton, Ted Cruz, Rick Scott and others. Here’s what to expect.

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Full CPAC 2021 Guide: Trump, Cruz, Pompeo and More

Even more than usual, the Conservative Political Action Conference this year will be a barometer for the Republican Party, newly out of power in Washington and trying to chart a way back.

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Letter to a Young Republican

How should you spend your life?

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The Rising Union Movement at Amazon, Google and Twitter

The Trump era spurred them to collective action. But the work has just begun.

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Can Only Republicans Legitimately Win Elections?

Trump and many of the G.O.P.’s leaders seem to think so, with ominous consequences for the future.

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A Trump Victory May Push His Defense Secretary Out an Open Door

Mark Esper’s strained relationship with President Trump, since he balked at using active-duty troops to quell civil unrest, may result in Mr. Trump choosing his fourth defense secretary if he keeps the White House.

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Tom Cotton and Ted Cruz on Trump List of Possible Supreme Court Nominees

The president, who views his commitment to a conservative federal judiciary as critical to his 2016 victory, added 20 more names to earlier lists.

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Catch Up on 4 Key Moments From a Night of Norm-Busting

Two of our reporters break down the big themes from the final night of the Republican National Convention.

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What if Trumpism Is the G.O.P.’s Natural State?

Beating Trump would be just the beginning. Democrats would still be confronted with a radical Republican Party.

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What Will Happen to the Republican Party if Trump Loses in 2020?

The party looks brain-dead at every spot Trump touches. But off in the corners, there’s a lot of intellectual ferment.

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Will the Tea Party Live Again?

The coronavirus relief debate has Republicans falling back into pre-Trump grooves.

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How Limbaugh, Hannity and Other Right-Wing Media Stars Are Amplifying Trump’s “Law and Order” Message

Sean Hannity, Rush Limbaugh and other conservative pundits have seized on the Portland protests as a pro-Trump rallying cry.

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Right-Wing Media Stars Amplify Trump’s ‘Law and Order’ Campaign Message

Sean Hannity, Rush Limbaugh and other conservative pundits have seized on the Portland protests as a pro-Trump rallying cry.

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Roger Cohen: The Outcry Over ‘Both Sides’ Journalism

Moral clarity or only one acceptable truth?

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Ross Douthat: The Tom Cotton Op-Ed and the Cultural Revolution

How liberalism, and the liberal media, are changing before our eyes.

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Bret Stephens: What The Times Got Wrong

Tom Cotton speaks for a large part of this country. Will we not listen?

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Tom Cotton Duped The Times With His Op-Ed

A news organization is not a public square any more than Facebook or Twitter is.

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Inside the Revolts Erupting in America’s Big Newsrooms

Staff members’ demands helped end the tenure of James Bennet as Opinion editor of The New York Times. And they are generating tension at The Washington Post. Part of the story starts in Ferguson, Mo.

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Milley, America’s Top General, Walks Into a Political Battle

The military that Gen. Mark A. Milley represents is facing what could be the worst schism with the American public since the fractious Vietnam War years.

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Tom Cotton’s Fascist Op-Ed

How should opinion pages respond to the right’s authoritarian turn?

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New York Times Says Senator’s Op-Ed Did Not Meet Standards

After a staff uproar, The Times says the editing process was “rushed.” Senator Tom Cotton’s “Send In the Troops” essay is now under review.

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Trump and Tom Cotton Are Wrong. Don’t Send the Military to Protests.

President Trump threatens to bring a particularly authoritarian brand of executive power to American cities.

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Trump Tests a Role He’s Long Admired: A Strongman Imposing Order

The president’s unapologetic calls for force, and his efforts to bring the military into his political line, follow a strongman’s playbook. It’s a risky move for him, and for democracy.

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Trump, On George Floyd Protests, Tests a Role He’s Long Admired: A Strongman

The president’s unapologetic calls for force, and his efforts to bring the military into his political line, follow a strongman’s playbook. It’s a risky move for him, and for democracy.

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Times Opinion Editor Defends Publishing Tom Cotton’s ‘Send In the Troops’ Op-Ed

Staff members at the newspaper, including a Pulitzer winner, denounced an opinion essay by Tom Cotton, Republican of Arkansas, calling for a military response to protests.

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Coronavirus Exposes a G.O.P. Divide: Is the Market Always Supreme?

A growing push by lawmakers and policy experts on the right is challenging some of the small-government, free-market tenets at the heart of the Republican Party’s agenda.

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A Key G.O.P. Strategy: Blame China. But Trump Goes Off Message.

Republicans increasingly believe that elevating China’s culpability for spreading the coronavirus may be the best way to improve their difficult election chances. The president is muddying the message.

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Push for Cash in Rescue Package Came From Unlikely Source: Conservatives

Republicans are making direct aid to individuals and families a centerpiece of a relief plan to respond to the coronavirus crisis.

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