House Panel Moves to Hold Pompeo in Contempt of Congress

The House Foreign Affairs Committee cited Mike Pompeo’s defiance of subpoenas related to the State Department’s compliance with Senate Republicans’ investigation targeting the Bidens.

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Watchdog Says State Dept. Failed to Limit Civilian Deaths From Saudi Arms Sales

The inspector general also found the State Department avoided congressional review by dividing sales of controversial arms into smaller packages.

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Cori Bush Defeats William Lacy Clay in a Show of Progressive Might

The upset of the veteran congressman from St. Louis sent tremors though the Democratic establishment in Missouri and Washington, D.C.

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Trump Appointee With History of Anti-L.G.B.T.Q. Remarks Leaves Aid Agency

Merritt Corrigan, the former deputy White House liaison for the U.S. Agency for International Development, had drawn scrutiny shortly after being named to the position.

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Jamaal Bowman, Progressive Insurgent, Defeats Eliot Engel in House Primary

Mr. Bowman defeated the 16-term incumbent in a race that pitted the Democratic establishment against the party’s progressive wing.

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How Progressive Candidates of Color Are Building Winning Coalitions

Candidates like Charles Booker and Jamaal Bowman are bringing together liberal white voters and voters of color, a dynamic seen this week in races in Kentucky and New York.

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New York Primary 2020: What We Know

Candidates from the Democratic Party’s left wing are holding strong leads in the state’s primary contests.

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Engel Falls Behind as Insurgent Wave Upends House Primaries in N.Y.

Following the 2018 success of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, three progressive Democrats took commanding leads in their primaries.

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How N.Y.C. Plans to Crack Down on Illegal Fireworks

A task force will target the suppliers of the illegal fireworks that have been booming across the city for weeks, Mayor Bill de Blasio said.

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Lots of Drama But Little Certainty in Kentucky and New York Primaries

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez easily won her primary, though many other races in New York were still up in the air. Kentucky Democrats were deciding who would face Mitch McConnell in the fall.

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New York Primary, Kentucky Senate Showdown: What to Watch For Today

There are competitive House races in New York and Charles Booker faces Amy McGrath in the Senate primary in Kentucky. Results may be delayed because of the many voters casting absentee ballots.

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Kentucky and New York Hold Primaries Today: What to Watch For

There are competitive House races in New York and Charles Booker faces Amy McGrath in the Senate primary in Kentucky. Results may be delayed because of the many voters casting absentee ballots.

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N.Y.C. Primary 2020: An Election Day Cheat Sheet

Dozens of contests in the State Legislature and the House of Representatives will be decided Tuesday. Here’s what to know before going to the polls.

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N.Y. Primary: Who Is on the Ballot?

In many of the races, the victors are all but assured to win in the general election in November.

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Can the Most Vulnerable House Democrat Withstand a Progressive Challenger?

Representative Eliot Engel’s primary contest against Jamaal Bowman in New York is a test of the Democratic establishment’s ability to withstand its emboldened left wing.

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Hillary Clinton Backs Eliot Engel, in Her First House Primary Endorsement of 2020

Mr. Engel, a longtime New York representative, is trying to fend off a serious challenge from his left by Jamaal Bowman, who has been endorsed by Bernie Sanders and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.

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Can Jamaal Bowman Be the Next A.O.C.?

The uprising over police violence fuels a progressive primary challenge.

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Eliot Engel’s Hot Mic Moment: ‘If I Didn’t Have a Primary, I Wouldn’t Care’

Mr. Engel, a Democratic congressman from New York, is facing a primary challenge and has been criticized for staying in Washington during the pandemic. He made the remark at an event after returning to the Bronx.

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Pompeo Releases Letter Clearing Him of Violating Law With Kansas Trips

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo also criticized Senator Robert Menendez, Democrat of New Jersey, who has opened an investigation into the firing of the State Department inspector general.

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Pompeo Declined Interview Request From Inspector General About Saudi Arms Sales

The secretary of state instead offered written answers. He was aware of the inquiry and the specific lines of questioning about his decision to resume the sales.

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State Dept. Investigator Fired by Trump Had Examined Weapons Sales to Saudis and Emiratis

A Democratic House committee chairman said the investigation might have been “another reason” for the firing of the inspector general, Steve A. Linick.

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