Many Americans Think Congress Is More Broken Than It Actually Is

For a gridlocked capital, Washington has been amazingly productive.

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Will Asian American Voters Continue to Rally Behind Democrats?

The party confronts a mood of frustration among the rising electoral force that helped vault it to power. The campaign in Georgia will test that bond.

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After Nancy Pelosi: A San Francisco Race ‘That Shall Not Be Named’

The jockeying for position is well underway in case the 82-year-old House speaker decides to retire. Among those praising her ahead of a possible run: another Pelosi.

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Will Abortion Issue Sway Voters’ Choices? N.Y. House Race Poses Test.

An Aug. 23 special election to replace a Democrat, Antonio Delgado, could help answer one of the biggest questions of the midterms.

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House Delivers Biden Victory, and a Bet on America’s Future

Congress gave final approval to the Inflation Reduction Act, which will lower the cost of prescription drugs, extend health care subsidies and invest billions into climate and energy programs.

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Climate Bill Heads to Biden’s Desk. There Is More to Be Done.

The bill will cut U.S. emissions, but not nearly enough. It’s “like losing 20 pounds when you need to lose 100 pounds” one expert said.

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House Is Set to Pass Climate, Tax and Health Package

The passage of the bill, which appeared dead just weeks ago, would cap a Democratic effort to deliver on major components of President Biden’s agenda.

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Are Democrats Bungling Their Outreach to Voters?

Readers react to a guest essay critical of email fund-raising appeals with a desperate tone. Also: The raid at Mar-a-Lago; the Alex Jones case.

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The F.B.I. Search of Trump’s Home

What have we learned about the agency’s unprecedented decision to enter Mar-a-Lago?

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The Strength of Our Political Loyalties Changes Our Actual Beliefs

We are pulling apart from each other in a way that Is making the problem worse.

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How Democrats Salvaged a History-Making Bill

The climate change and prescription drug law has revived a set of party goals that were widely thought to be dead.

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Democrats Enter the Fall Armed With Something New: Hope

Democrats say the climate and tax bill will help win over a skeptical electorate in November, as Republicans try to galvanize their base against a progressive wish list.

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What to Watch for in Tuesday’s Primary Elections

Voters in Connecticut, Vermont, Minnesota and Wisconsin take their turn at the polls.

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Democrats and Republicans Struggle to Forecast 2022 Midterms

People who have predicted election after election are scratching their heads about this one, as Election Day approaches.

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The Inflation Reduction Act Is a Huge Deal for the Climate

On climate, Biden got almost everything he wanted.

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In Wisconsin, Mandela Barnes Is Already Looking Past the Democratic Primary

Mr. Barnes, Wisconsin’s lieutenant governor, consolidated his party’s support in his bid to take on Ron Johnson, one of the most vulnerable Republicans in the Senate.

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Chuck Schumer Delivers on Climate Change and Health Care Deal

The Senate majority leader managed to resurrect and pass a signature climate change and health care deal with help from Republican missteps.

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The vote was a major victory for…

The vote was a major victory for President Biden and Democrats, who are battling to maintain their slim House and Senate majorities in November’s midterm congressional elections.

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Five Decades in the Making: Why It Took Congress So Long to Act on Climate

The Senate bill avoided the political pitfalls of past legislative attempts by offering only incentives to cut climate pollution, not taxes.

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Republicans force the removal of a measure that would cap insulin prices at $35 for private insurers.

The cap for private insurers was widely viewed as a violation of the strict budgetary rules that govern the reconciliation process Democrats are using to fast-track the package.

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Democrats hold off Republican amendments, and some of their own.

Republicans railed against climate spending and an $80 billion plan to beef up tax enforcement at the I.R.S.

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Biden Is Now an Uneasy Champion on Abortion. Activists Are Still Wary.

A practicing Catholic, President Biden has long sought a middle ground on abortion. But activists see the decision to overturn Roe v. Wade as a sign that Democrats have tiptoed too carefully around the issue.

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The New Politics of Abortion

The pro-life movement needs to learn the art of the possible.

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Hey, Joe, Don’t Give It a Go

Rest on your laurels, and don’t run for re-election, Mr. President.

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Republicans Should Pay a Political Price for Abortion Bans

Kansas voters point the way for Democrats.

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Progressives Embrace Climate and Tax Deal, Despite Disappointments

Liberal Democrats who once demanded a far more ambitious plan appear ready to support a climate, health and tax package that could be their party’s last chance to enact some of its agenda.

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A Clean Energy Future is in the Hands of Congress

The Inflation Reduction Act may be the single-most important piece of climate legislation in American history.

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Carried Interest Is Back in the Headlines. Why It’s Not Going Away.

Changes demanded by Senator Kyrsten Sinema will preserve a tax loophole that Democrats have complained about for years.

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Coal vs. Wall Street

Republican state officials have found a new way to push back against “woke capitalism”— by punishing companies that distance themselves from fossil fuels.

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In a House Race With Big Names, 2 Women With Local Ties Rise

Carlina Rivera, a Manhattan councilwoman, and Yuh-Line Niou, a state assemblywoman, are vying to defeat rivals who include current and former members of Congress.

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Sinema Agrees to Climate and Tax Deal, Clearing the Way for Votes

The Arizona Democrat had been her party’s last remaining holdout on the package, now slated to move forward on Saturday and pass the Senate within days.

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This Is Why Peter Meijer Lost?

What one Michigan primary tells us about Democrats’ strategy heading into the midterms.

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How Democrats See Abortion Politics After Kansas: ‘Your Bedroom Is on the Ballot’

After a broad victory in a deep-red state, Democrats are vowing to elevate the fight over abortion rights in midterm races across the country.

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Gov. Hochul Defends Bail Reform as Mayor Adams Presses for Changes

Mayor Eric Adams is calling forcefully for more changes to state bail laws, putting pressure on Gov. Kathy Hochul as she runs for a full term in November.

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Is It All About ‘Fealty to Trump’s Delusions’? Three Writers Talk About Where the G.O.P. Is Headed

How should we assess the Republican Party?

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A Cynical Low for the Democratic Party

Selling out democratic principles is not the way for Democrats to hold on to their slim House majority.

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Why Are Democrats Bankrolling Far-Right Candidates?

Some of the party’s campaign partners have employed a contentious strategy in the buildup to the midterms.

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Election Victories by Trump Allies Showcase His Grip on the G.O.P. Base

Tuesday’s primaries in Arizona and Michigan gave the former president a slew of symbolic triumphs.

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His Campaign Pitch? ‘No One Wants to Have a Beer With Me.’

Adam Hollier, a Democratic House candidate in Michigan, has a self-effacing message for voters that reflects his life story.

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Manchin Won a Pledge From Democrats to Finish a Contested Pipeline

To secure the senator’s support for a climate and tax package, party leaders promised to pass a law to complete the line and to prioritize some other fossil fuel projects.

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Supply-Side Economics Isn’t Just for Republicans Anymore

Democrats are shaping their own version.

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Moving in With Mom: Redistricting Creates Upheaval for N.Y. Lawmakers

New district maps for the New York State Senate have caused some incumbents to run in neighboring districts and to contemplate new living arrangements.

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How Apocalyptic Rhetoric Could Backfire on the Democrats

Hammering voters with breathless emails and apocalyptic messages is preventing Democrats from building a lasting political movement.

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Joe Manchin Is Throwing Joe Biden a Surprise Party

Goody bags include the biggest surprise of all: action on climate change.

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We Are Living in Richard Nixon’s America, and Trump Wants to Keep Us There

Remember when there was talk of Joe Biden as a transformational figure?

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How Joe Manchin Shaped the Climate Change Bill

Along the way to the $369 billion package, the West Virginia senator secured an array of concessions for his state and for the fossil fuel industry.

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Climate Bill ‘Transformative’ for Auto and Energy Industries

The Senate’s proposal aims to accelerate electric car sales and promote domestic battery manufacturing at China’s expense.

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In Compromise, the Climate Left May Be Vindicated

The Manchin-Schumer bill may well prove inadequate. It also represents a generational achievement.

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Why Andrew Yang’s New Third Party Is Bound to Fail

You can’t take the conflict out of politics. Nor should you want to.

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Democrats’ Plan to Fight Inflation May Lower Costs Over Time

A package of tax increases, lower drug prices and other provisions aimed at reducing the federal budget deficit could alleviate rapid price gains.

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