Who Won and Who lost in Tuesday’s Elections

Katie Britt will most likely represent Alabama in the Senate, and two Republican House candidates in Georgia who had been backed by former President Donald J. Trump were defeated.

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In Texas, a Proxy Fight Over Democrats’ Stance on Immigration

A runoff election in heavily Hispanic South Texas is revealing the party’s divisions on border issues.

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The Little Red Boxes Making a Mockery of Campaign Finance Laws

Democratic candidates are all-but scripting ads for super PACs and dark-money groups to do their bidding — in plain sight.

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The Looming End to Abortion Rights Gives Liberal Democrats a Spark

The progressive wing of the Democratic Party appeared to be flagging until a draft Supreme Court decision overturning Roe v. Wade leaked — and shook the political world.

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For South Texas Democrats, an Intraparty Test of Abortion Politics

A staunchly anti-abortion Democrat in Congress will face a young abortion-rights supporter in a pivotal primary runoff.

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Why the Debate Over Russian Uranium Worries U.S. Tribal Nations

If imports end because of the war, American companies may look to increase domestic mining, which has a toxic history on Indigenous lands.

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The Young Progressive Lawyer at the Center of a Marquee Texas Runoff

Jessica Cisneros had the backing of national progressive leaders, a cramped campaign headquarters and the help of her father. She’s now taking on Representative Henry Cuellar in a runoff in May.

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Some Takeaways From Texas’s 2022 Primary Elections

Republicans’ turnout swamped Democrats’, while progressives claimed wins in the first elections of the 2022 midterms.

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In Texas Congressional Races, First Primaries Preview Battles Ahead

In the most closely watched House primary, Representative Henry Cuellar, a longtime Democratic incumbent, was forced into a runoff with Jessica Cisneros, a 28-year-old progressive lawyer.

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Primary Day in Texas Will Offer Preview of Midterm Battles Ahead

Texas is holding the first primary election of 2022 on Tuesday. Some of the dynamics at play include the intensity of Donald Trump’s continued hold on the Republican electorate.

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Progressive Jessica Cisneros Challenges Rep. Cuellar in Texas

In her second run for Congress, Jessica Cisneros has moved from pitching progressive policies to attacking the incumbent Democrat, Representative Henry Cuellar.

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How the Fight Over Abortion Rights Has Changed the Politics of South Texas

In the Laredo region, long a Democratic stronghold, that single issue appears to be driving the decision for many voters, the majority of whom are Catholic.

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Moderates Threaten Stalemate Over Budget Vote and Infrastructure

The letter from nine Democrats, enough to block passage, threatens their party’s two-track plan to pass both a $3.5 trillion social policy budget blueprint and an infrastructure bill.

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Trump Is Gone, but Land Disputes Along Border Continue Under Biden

A Texas judge allowed the government this week to take possession of a family’s land because the Biden administration has yet to end lawsuits seeking property along the border.

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Biden Names Harris to Work With Central America on Migration

The president gave the vice president a prominent role in the politically charged issue at a time when thousands of children are being detained in facilities along the border.

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