Anthony Gonzalez, a Republican Who Voted to Impeach Trump, Won’t Run in 2022

Representative Anthony Gonzalez, one of the 10 House Republicans who voted to impeach Donald Trump, is the first of the group to retire rather than face a stiff primary challenge.

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As Washington Stews, State Legislatures Increasingly Shape American Politics

From voting rights to the culture wars, state legislatures controlled by Republicans are playing a role well beyond their own state borders.

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As Biden Faces a Political Crisis, His Party Looks On in Alarm

Democrats fear that if the pandemic or the situation in Afghanistan continues to worsen, their party may lose the confidence of the moderate swing voters who lifted it to victory in 2020.

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The Congressional Black Caucus: Powerful, Diverse and Newly Complicated

The group, which includes most Black members of Congress, remains publicly united. But in private, an influx of new members who think differently about its purpose are making a play for the future.

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Their Careers and Romance Took Root in Politics

Henry Connelly, the communications director for House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, and Samantha Warren, the chief of staff for Representative Bill Foster, became fast friends and confidants when they met in Washington.

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In String of Wins, ‘Biden Democrats’ See a Reality Check for the Left

Progressives are holding their own with moderates in fights over policy. But off-year elections suggest they need a new strategy for critiquing President Biden without seeming disloyal.

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2 House Races in Ohio Will Test Democratic Divisions and Trump’s Sway

In the Cleveland area, a bitter primary election is pitting the left against the Democratic establishment. Near Columbus, a Trump-endorsed candidate faces a crowded Republican field.

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Texas Special Election: Jake Ellzey Defeats Susan Wright

Mr. Ellzey, a state representative, was victorious in a runoff against Susan Wright, whose husband had represented the Sixth Congressional District before he died of Covid-19.

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In Nearly All Other Democracies, This Is Not Normal

The two-year House term has profound consequences for our government — and too many of them are negative.

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The Big Question of the 2022 Midterms: How Will the Suburbs Swing?

Democrats and Republicans are already jockeying for a crucial voting bloc that soured on Donald Trump, tilted to Joe Biden and now holds the key to the second half of the president’s term.

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In Michigan, Pro-Impeachment Republicans Face Voters’ Wrath

Representative Peter Meijer, a Republican who voted to impeach Donald J. Trump, seeks “decency and humility” in Western Michigan, but has found anger, fear and misinformation.

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No. 3 House Democrat Steps Into Ohio Race to Head Off a Sanders Acolyte

The decision by Representative James Clyburn to oppose an outspoken ally of Senator Bernie Sanders in a special election in Cleveland highlights the generational and ideological gulf in the Democratic Party.

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Rep. James Clyburn Opposes Sanders Ally in Special Election

The decision by Representative James Clyburn to oppose an outspoken ally of Senator Bernie Sanders in a special election in Cleveland highlights the generational and ideological gulf in the Democratic Party.

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Trump, Seeking to Maintain G.O.P. Sway, Holds First Rally Since Jan. 6

The former president’s speech in Ohio, made on behalf of a challenger to a Republican congressman who voted to impeach Mr. Trump, reflected both his power over the party and his diminished status.

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For Republicans, ‘Crisis’ Is the Message as the Outrage Machine Ramps Up

With next year’s midterm elections seen as a referendum on Democratic rule, Republicans are trying to create a sense of urgency and diverting focus from their own divisions.

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Democratic Report Raises 2022 Alarms on Messaging and Voter Outreach

A new report, in perhaps the most thorough soul-searching done by either party this year, points to an urgent need for the party to present a positive economic agenda and rebut Republican misinformation.

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VP Kamala Harris Asked to Lead on Voting Rights, and It’s a Challenge

Her new role comes as the Senate enters a crucial month in the Democratic drive to enact the most extensive elections overhaul in a generation.

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Harris Asked to Lead on Voting Rights, and It’s a Challenge

Her new role comes as the Senate enters a crucial month in the Democratic drive to enact the most extensive elections overhaul in a generation.

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Melanie Stansbury, a Democrat, Cruises in New Mexico House Race

Ms. Stansbury won a landslide victory in a special election to fill the seat vacated by Interior Secretary Deb Haaland. The result is likely to hearten national Democrats worried about the 2022 midterms.

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Why a New Mexico House Race Is a Crucial Test of the G.O.P. Focus on Crime

In a special election to replace Deb Haaland, Democrats are bolstering their nominee, taking no chances that a law-and-order argument against her will cost them what should be a safe House seat.

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Elise Stefanik and the Young Republicans Who Sold Out Their Generation

Elise Stefanik’s rise — and the fall of several young House colleagues — is an omen for a party struggling to reach a 21st-century electorate.

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Troubled Vaccine Maker and Its Founder Gave $2 Million in Political Donations

Emergent BioSolutions faces scrutiny in Congress for ruining Covid-19 vaccines and securing lucrative federal contracts. Executives will appear before some lawmakers who benefited from the company’s spending.

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Elise Stefanik, Moderate? No, She’s Always Been a Shape-Shifter.

For those who have followed her career, her embrace of Trumpism doesn’t come as a big surprise.

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A.O.C. Had a Catchy Logo. Now Progressives Everywhere Are Copying It.

The slanted text in Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s logo, and its break from the traditional red, white and blue color palette, has formed a new graphical language for progressivism. Imitators abound.

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John Boehner’s Comeback Shows That Liz Cheney’s Return Is Possible

John A. Boehner showed that a comeback from the political wilderness is possible.

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Liz Cheney’s Lonely Stand: What Voters in Wyoming Say

In a heavily Republican state, their lone congresswoman’s defiance of the former president is unpopular. But some residents still stick up for her. “She told the truth!” one proclaimed.

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Stefanik Resurfaces False Election Claims as She Moves to Oust Cheney

Republicans say Liz Cheney, their No. 3, is being targeted because she won’t stay quiet about Donald J. Trump’s election lies. Her would-be replacement is campaigning on them.

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Constitutional Challenges Loom Over Proposed Voting Bill

The sprawling legislation, known as H.R. 1, could result in lawsuits leading to a dozen Supreme Court cases, legal experts said.

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Why Democratic Departures From the House Have Republicans Salivating

A growing number of Democrats in battleground districts are retiring or leaving to seek higher office, imperiling the party’s slim House majority and President Biden’s expansive agenda.

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In South Texas, Hispanic Republicans Try to Cement the Party’s Gains

Conservative Hispanic leaders, especially women, are ascendant in the Rio Grande Valley, where Republicans are trying to forge lasting bonds with voters who swung sharply to the right in 2020.

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With 23 Candidates, Special Election in Texas Is Headed for Runoff

The front-runner was Susan Wright, who was endorsed by Donald J. Trump and is the widow of Representative Ron Wright, who died of Covid-19 in February.

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23 Candidates Are on Ballot for Open Texas Congressional Seat

The front-runner in Saturday’s election is Susan Wright, who has been endorsed by Donald J. Trump and is the widow of Representative Ron Wright, who died of Covid-19 in February.

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Census (Barely) Leads to a Congressional Loss for New York

Even so, the state’s congressional delegation remains powerful, and redistricting could help preserve a Democratic majority in the U.S. House.

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Kevin McCarthy, Four Months After Jan. 6, Still on Defensive Over Trump

But Mr. McCarthy, the House Republican leader who could become speaker after 2022, says he needs to work with Donald Trump, who “goes up and down with his anger.’’

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Troy Carter Elected to Congress From Louisiana

Mr. Carter, a state senator from New Orleans, defeated State Senator Karen Carter Peterson in a race to succeed former Representative Cedric Richmond, who left Congress to become an adviser to President Biden.

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Two New Orleans State Senators Vie for a Seat in Congress in Runoff Election

Karen Carter Peterson and Troy Carter are hoping to succeed former Representative Cedric Richmond, who left Congress to become an adviser to President Biden.

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Liz Cheney vs. MAGA

The Wyoming congresswoman challenged Republicans to turn away from Trump after Jan. 6. Instead, they turned on her.

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New Target for New York’s Ascendant Left: Rep. Carolyn Maloney

Justice Democrats, a left-wing group that fueled the rise of Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, is backing Rana Abdelhamid’s primary bid.

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How Carolyn Maloney Has Become the New Target of NY’s Ascendant Left

Justice Democrats, a left-wing group that fueled the rise of Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, is backing Rana Abdelhamid’s primary bid.

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Iowa Democrat Drops House Election Appeal, Sparing Her Party a Messy Fight

Rita Hart withdrew her request to have Congress overturn one of the closest elections in American history, after politically vulnerable Democrats came under attack by Republicans over the review.

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The Fate of Biden’s Agenda Hangs in the Balance

And it isn’t all about the filibuster.

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From Serial: The Improvement Association

A true story about election fraud.

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The Republican Party Is Driving the Nation’s Democratic Decline

This is what it looks like when a political party turns against democracy itself.

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House Reviews Mariannette Miller-Meeks’s Narrow Election Victory in Iowa

After one of the closest contests in American history, the House must now decide whether to unseat Mariannette Miller-Meeks, a Republican.

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What Are Republicans So Afraid Of?

Instead of conspiracy mongering about an election they did well in, they could try to win real majorities.

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Two New Orleans State Senators Win Runoff Spots for U.S. House Seat

Troy Carter and Karen Carter Peterson will meet in an April runoff for the seat vacated by Cedric L. Richmond.

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Louisiana Special Election Sets Up a Democratic Showdown

The first competitive special congressional election of 2021 will unfold on Saturday, with two rival Democrats poised for a runoff to succeed the Biden adviser Cedric Richmond.

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House Renews Landmark Domestic Violence Bill, but Obstacles Wait in Senate

The House vote was bipartisan, but many Republicans object to new gun restrictions on domestic abusers that could complicate Senate passage.

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Democrats, Pushing Stimulus, Admit to Regrets on Obama’s 2009 Response

In pitching President Biden’s relief package, Democrats have said their 2009 stimulus efforts under Barack Obama were insufficient. Those close to Mr. Obama have noticed.

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Stimulus Bill as a Political Weapon? Democrats Are Counting on It.

The $1.9 trillion package is a big bet by the party that it will restore a sense of normalcy by the 2022 elections and that voters will defy history and reward Democrats with more seats in Congress.

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