How Rules Fuel Populist Anger in Rural America

One Democrat attempts to flip the script by speaking out against government red tape.

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The Supreme Court Is the Final Word on Nothing

It, too, can be checked and balanced.

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Why on Earth Is Pelosi Supporting the Trumpists?

The moral idiocy of promoting the extremists.

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Liz Cheney Calls Trump ‘a Domestic Threat That We Have Never Faced Before’

In a forceful speech, the congresswoman also denounced Republican leaders who had “made themselves willing hostages to this dangerous and irrational man.”

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Five Takeaways From Tuesday’s Elections

Democratic interference in Republican primaries paid off in some places but not others, election-denying candidates were halted in Colorado, and incumbents proved their staying power.

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Election deniers in Colorado and House races in Illinois: Tuesday’s contests are full of drama.

Illinois, Colorado, Mississippi and Utah are the settings for suspenseful contests at the federal and state level. New York voters will choose candidates for governor and lieutenant governor, and Oklahoma is holding a special primary election for the Senate.

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In Illinois, MAGA Congresswoman Rallies to Oust Her G.O.P. Colleague

The primary contest between Republican Representatives Mary Miller and Rodney Davis has pitted a hard-right figure styling herself in Trump’s image against a traditional, pragmatic conservative.

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How Biden’s Approval Rating Got So Low

Heading into the midterms, Democratic candidates are contending with the unpopularity of their party’s leader.

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Could New York City Lose Its Last Remaining Jewish Congressman?

Three decades ago, Jewish lawmakers made up just over half of New York City’s House delegation. Now there is one: Jerrold Nadler, who faces a tough primary battle.

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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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What to Watch in Tuesday’s Primaries

Mo Brooks faces Katie Britt in a fateful Senate runoff in Alabama, and Virginia and Georgia Republicans choose their House contenders against entrenched Democrats.

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How Many N.Y. Democrats Does It Take to Fill a House Seat? Try 15.

A congressman, an ex-congresswoman, an ex-mayor, a Trump prosecutor and several state and city officials are eyeing an open congressional seat in New York City.

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Winning When Trump Is Against You: A How-To Guide

A blueprint is emerging for Republicans who defy the 45th president and still hope to win a G.O.P. primary. Here are five rules of political survival for the aspiring Trump critic.

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Tuesday’s Elections Saw Key Wins for Trump-Inspired Candidates

The Nevada primaries capped a series of elections on Tuesday that saw key wins for Trump-inspired candidates in South Carolina and Texas.

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What to Watch in Tuesday’s Primary Elections

Representatives Tom Rice and Nancy Mace are facing Trump-backed challengers in South Carolina, and Nevada is a battleground. Here’s what else to know.

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Two Targets of Trump’s Ire Take Different Paths in South Carolina

Representative Nancy Mace, after criticizing the president for the Jan. 6 riot, has tried to focus on other issues. Representative Tom Rice, however, isn’t backing down.

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Sarah Palin Leads Primary Race for Alaska’s Special Election

The top four candidates will advance to an August vote to finish the term of Representative Don Young, who died in March.

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Ocasio-Cortez Turns a New York Brawl into a National Democratic Proxy Battle

By endorsing her colleague’s primary challenger, Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has escalated a skirmish rippling beyond New York.

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How Carl Paladino Is Dividing New York Republicans

The incendiary congressional candidacy of Carl Paladino has divided New York Republicans and now threatens to shake up party leadership.

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Colorado to Examine Lauren Boebert’s Mileage Claims and Tax Liens

The state’s attorney general has referred for review a fraud complaint from the group that targeted Representative Madison Cawthorn, in a sign of trouble for the first-term congresswoman.

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Kean Will Face Malinowski, and Another Menendez Is on the Rise

Tom Kean Jr., the son of a two-term governor, won a crowded Republican primary to take on Tom Malinowski, an embattled House Democrat. Robert Menendez Jr., the senator’s son, won a primary for an open seat.

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6 Takeaways From Tuesday’s Elections

Crime was on voters’ minds in California, and for Republican incumbents in the House, a vote for a bipartisan Jan. 6 inquiry loomed large.

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How to Tell the Squad and the MAGA Caucus Apart

It’s not hard.

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Four Names to Keep an Eye On in Tuesday’s Elections

In California, two House Republicans face tough primaries, and Los Angeles voters could elevate a conservative billionaire to lead the city. In South Dakota, a congressman faces a right-wing challenge.

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The Jan. 6 Inquiry’s Only Endangered Democrat Prepares Herself for a Fight

Representative Elaine Luria of Virginia knows the coming hearings could be a political liability for her in a Republican-leaning district. “If I don’t get re-elected because of this, that’s OK.”

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AOC Backs Challenge to Sean Maloney, Who Also Leads Democrats’ Campaign Strategy

The endorsement, which will include a fund-raising email on Tuesday, will add progressive credibility to Alessandra Biaggi’s campaign and intensifies the threat at home to Mr. Maloney.

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High California Gas Prices Rattle Democrats Ahead of Midterms

“I don’t hear anything about the other national issues we’re focusing on in Washington,” a congressman said. A driver put it succinctly: “I’m really unhappy.”

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A Broken Redistricting Process Winds Down, With No Repairs in Sight

A brutal battle over drawing district boundaries in the House of Representatives has left the two political parties roughly at parity. But no one is celebrating.

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Is Jan. 6 a Winning Political Issue in California? We’re About to Find Out.

Democratic candidates have shied away from talking about the Capitol siege. That could change if voters flock to a former federal prosecutor running for a House seat in California.

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Chris Jacobs Drops Re-Election Bid After Bucking His Party on Guns

Representative Chris Jacobs, whose district includes Buffalo suburbs, abandoned his campaign after his support for a federal assault weapons ban caused a G.O.P. backlash.

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Florida Supreme Court Turns Down DeSantis Voting Map Challenge

The court’s refusal means that the November elections will most likely be based on legislative maps a lower court said illegally diluted the power of Black voters.

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In Alaska, the Race to Succeed Don Young Is Raucous and Crowded

Four dozen candidates, including Sarah Palin and Santa Claus, are facing a complex election schedule to follow the man who represented Alaska for 49 years.

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Maloney vs. Nadler? New York Must Pick a Side (East or West)

New congressional lines have put two stalwart Manhattan Democrats on a collision course in the Aug. 23 primary. Barney Greengrass is staying neutral.

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Bill de Blasio Knows He Isn’t Loved

New York’s former mayor is running for Congress in a newly drawn district, where distaste for him is epic. He’s sure he can change that.

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‘The G.O.P. Has Gone Even Farther to the Right Than I Expected’: Three Writers Talk About the Midterms

Unfortunately for Democrats, this year does not seem like it will offer an exception to the midterm jinx.

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Trump Didn’t Get What He Wanted This Week

When everything seems awful, one little ray of sun …

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Tom Kean’s Strategy in Run for Congress: Say Less

Ahead of next month’s primary, Tom Kean Jr., running in New Jersey’s most competitive House race, hopes to avoid alienating moderate swing voters while facing challengers from the right.

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We Can’t Even Agree on What Is Tearing Us Apart

Even scholars of polarization are polarized.

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Four Takeaways From Tuesday’s Elections

Georgia voters rejected Donald Trump’s 2020 fixation, G.O.P. governors proved their strength, and Georgia Democrats backed a gun-control champion on the day of a horrifying school shooting in Texas.

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What to Watch For in Today’s Elections in Georgia and Beyond

Alabama, Arkansas and Texas are also holding primaries and runoff elections that will offer new hints of where voters stand on national issues and Donald Trump’s standing in the Republican Party.

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Judge Approves N.Y. House Map, Cementing Chaos for Democrats

The new district lines, approved late Friday night, will create pickup opportunities for Republicans and force Democratic incumbents to run against each other.

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Jeffries Fights New York District Maps: ‘Enough to Make Jim Crow Blush’

Hakeem Jeffries hopes to pressure New York’s court-appointed special master to change congressional maps that split historically Black communities.

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Wesley Hunt’s Advice for the Republican Party: Update Your Look

Wesley Hunt, a Black Republican poised to win a seat in Congress this fall, thinks his party’s future is in more candidates like him.

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Madison Cawthorn’s Loss Is Rare Win for Republican Establishment

Mr. Cawthorn, a North Carolina congressman besieged by multiple scandals, lost his primary after many old-guard Republicans had turned on him.

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The Madison Cawthorn Show Is Over, and We All Deserve Refunds

Republican politics today rewards acting out, and the soon-to-be ex-congressman from North Carolina made an art of it.

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Election Deniers Thrive Even as Trumpism Drifts: 5 Primary Takeaways

The day’s biggest race, the Republican Senate primary in Pennsylvania, was too close to call. But elsewhere, candidates who dispute the 2020 outcome ran away with G.O.P. contests.

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Fearing ‘Extinction-Level Event,’ N.Y. Democrats Turn Against Each Other

Newly drawn congressional maps have led some House members to quickly lay claim to certain districts, even if it means challenging fellow incumbents.

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What to Watch For in the Pennsylvania and North Carolina Primaries Today

In the pivotal swing state of Pennsylvania, voters will decide hugely consequential primaries for Senate and governor. And in North Carolina, Madison Cawthorn’s political fate will be determined.

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Democrats’ Hopes in New York House Races Hurt by New District Maps

The lines drawn by a court-appointed special master would increase competition for seats in Congress, in a blow to national Democrats.

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Court’s Redistricting Plan Erases Democratic House Gains in New York

The lines drawn by a court-appointed special master would increase competition for seats in Congress, in a blow to national Democrats.

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