Just like when Donald J. Trump was a candidate in 2016, rival Republicans are trying to avoid becoming the target of his attacks or directly confronting him, while hoping someone else will.
Republicans still embrace the power of the ex-president’s agenda to galvanize voters and drive turnout.
The Conservative Political Action Conference has evolved from a family reunion of Republican libertarians, social conservatives and a hawkish foreign policy establishment into Trump-chella.
At an annual gathering of conservatives, devotees of Donald J. Trump pledged their fealty to him and issued grave warnings about the political left.
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.
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.
Even Senator Cruz realizes kilowatt-hours aren’t like avocados.
“Saturday Night Live” gave several famous people the chance to say sorry on an episode hosted by Regé-Jean Page of “Bridgerton.”
Republicans are still trying to muzzle a smack-talking Trump.
Heidi Cruz learned the hard way that text chains can be leaked.
Without Donald Trump dominating the political conversation, politicians’ audacious behavior isn’t so quickly subsumed.
What’s worse than an Irish setter on the roof?
Readers criticize the Texas senator for abandoning his constituents at a critical time on the pretext of “being a good dad.”
His getaway to Cancún during the Texas power emergency was only the latest episode in a political career that has left Mr. Cruz reviled by Democrats and more than a few Republicans.
At least he didn’t bring up the Green New Deal.
“Snake on a plane, right there!” Kimmel joked. “Headed, ironically, to the very place he tried to build the wall around.”
The Texas senator faced fierce blowback for fleeing his state as a disaster unfolded. Text messages sent by his wife revealed a hastily planned trip away from their “FREEZING” family home.
Photos of Mr. Cruz and his wife boarding a flight from Houston to Cancún, Mexico, sparked a fierce outcry on social media late Wednesday.
They stand for nothing. The Senate trial proved that.
Any number of hallowed political and media institutions fell apart. So why should the most hallowed political-media institution of them all escape unscathed?
Ted Cruz. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. The rush by both parties to side with young traders disrupting the markets reflects the broad recognition of the impulses driving American politics.
The traumatizing effects of the Trump years should catalyze a rededication to ideals we once cherished.
Unity is a fine goal, but don’t expect much cooperation.
There is no one quite like him in the Republican Party. So where should we look for the president’s inheritors?
Here’s what we need to do if we want more Mitt Romneys and fewer Josh Hawleys.
There still will be a place for principled Republicans.
In visiting the border, Mr. Trump hoped to change the focus from a mob attack on the U.S. Capitol. But Texas is also reeling from the turmoil in Washington.
AT&T and Marriott were among companies that will stop campaign contributions to lawmakers who objected to certifying the election. Other companies, such as JPMorgan, paused all political donations.
The senator has been able to use his Ivy League pedigree as a cudgel. After last week, his credentials should condemn him.
The rule of law has to apply to everyone, including those in power.
A historian of fascism and political atrocity on Trump, the mob and what comes next
After years of excusing or ignoring President Trump’s most inflammatory rhetoric, many Republicans are backing away at the last minute.
Forget the 25th Amendment. It’s Congress that was attacked and Congress that needs to act.
By enabling the president anyway, Republican elites helped make the storming of the Capitol possible.
Trump is too dangerous to leave in office for even another minute.
When it comes to the president, there can never be enough losing.
This time they’ll fail. But their disloyalty to America is clear.
The challenges will transform the normally routine electoral count by Congress into an hourslong spectacle that has already divided Republicans, who are all but certain to fail to change the results.
Awkward questions for the companies that donated to senators planning to challenge the 2020 election results.
The president showed this weekend that he still has Georgia on his mind.
The Texas Republican was once the victim of President Trump’s false claims of election fraud. Now he is perpetuating them.
Many politicians now have a kite of fancy letters fluttering after their names. All these credentials haven’t led to better results.
The president’s inability to concede the election is the latest reality-denying moment in a career preoccupied with an epithet.
The president’s refusal to concede that he lost the election is taking us into dangerous territory.
With every election cycle, the same question comes up: Is this the year the Lone Star State changes its color?
A victory by the Democrats would herald the arrival of a formidable multiracial coalition in the country’s largest red state.
Republican senators accused the leaders of Twitter, Facebook and Google of censorship. Democrats denounced that as posturing.
The statements offer an answer to the question of when Republicans might begin to repudiate the president after years of embracing him: the moment they believed he threatened their own political survival.
Conservatives said they would subpoena the chief executives of the social networks, which had blocked an unsubstantiated New York Post article.
The president, who views his commitment to a conservative federal judiciary as critical to his 2016 victory, added 20 more names to earlier lists.