House Passes $840 Billion Military Policy Bill

The House moved to increase President Biden’s requested Pentagon budget by $37 billion, reflecting a growing bipartisan appetite in Congress to raise military spending.

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Panel Provides New Evidence That G.O.P. Members of Congress Sought Pardons

The House Jan. 6 committee played testimony from former Trump aides who said at least half a dozen Republicans had pre-emptively sought clemency.

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How to Tell the Squad and the MAGA Caucus Apart

It’s not hard.

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Marjorie Taylor Greene Could Represent 2 Largely Black Atlanta Suburbs

Powder Springs is one of two predominantly Black suburbs drawn into the far-right Republican’s district. If Ms. Greene is their voice in Congress, will she speak for them?

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McCarthy Feared G.O.P. Lawmakers Put ‘People in Jeopardy’ After Jan. 6

New audio recordings reveal Kevin McCarthy worried that comments by his far-right colleagues could incite violence. He said he would try to rein in the lawmakers, but has instead defended them.

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New Details Underscore House G.O.P. Role in Jan. 6 Planning

A court filing and newly disclosed text messages provide additional evidence of how closely some fervent pro-Trump lawmakers worked with the White House on efforts to overturn the election.

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For Trump’s G.O.P., Crossing Lines Has Few Consequences

A dizzying week featured Kevin McCarthy, the House Republican leader, caught lying and another lawmaker, Marjorie Taylor Greene, grilled under oath about her role in the Jan. 6 attack.

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Marjorie Taylor Greene Denies ‘Insurrectionist’ Charge in Court

In an extraordinary administrative law hearing, the Georgia representative was forced to defend her actions surrounding the attack on the Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021.

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Only the Feds Can Disqualify Madison Cawthorn and Marjorie Taylor Greene

State courts or elections boards lack jurisdiction in keeping alleged insurrectionists off a congressional ballot.

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Democratic Dollars Flow Once Again to Likely Lost Causes

New fund-raising figures show emerging Democratic stars like Marcus Flowers in Georgia and Gary Chambers Jr. in Louisiana, with no clear path to victory.

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Effort to Remove Marjorie Taylor Greene From Ballot Can Proceed, Judge Says

The case that Ms. Greene unsuccessfully sought to have dismissed mirrors efforts against other Republicans centered on the Jan. 6, 2021, attack on the Capitol.

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What’s Shame Got to Do With It?

How and why we confuse shame and stigma.

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In Georgia, a Campaign Fueled by Trump’s Revenge Sputters

The former president plans to rally Republicans on Saturday in an attempt to jump-start David Perdue’s campaign to unseat Gov. Brian Kemp.

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Why We Need Wartime Dissent

The reasons to doubt the wisdom of our foreign policy establishment have not suddenly evaporated.

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Republicans Once Silent on Russia Ratchet Up Attacks on Biden

Even as they praise the bipartisan congressional response to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, Republicans are increasingly eager to blame President Biden for the devastation.

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In Greene and Boebert, Democrats See a Helpful Political Target

The antics of Representatives Marjorie Taylor Greene and Lauren Boebert, as well as recent stumbles by Republicans, have drawn unflattering attention to their party.

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G.O.P. Leaders Condemn Lawmakers’ Appearance at White Nationalist Conference

The participation of Representatives Marjorie Taylor Greene and Paul Gosar at a far-right event renewed calls for Republican leaders to root out extremism in their party.

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G.O.P. Lawmakers’ Appearance at White Nationalist Conference Draws Rebuke

The participation of Representatives Marjorie Taylor Greene and Paul Gosar at a far-right event renewed calls for Republican leaders to root out extremism in their party.

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Capitol’s Mask Mandate Being Lifted in Time for State of the Union

This year’s address from the president is open to all members of Congress.

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How Lopsided New District Lines Deepen the U.S. Partisan Divide

Competitive districts are disappearing in Texas and beyond. Consider the case of a once-rising Republican star, Dan Crenshaw, in the Houston suburbs.

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Mitch McConnell Is Not Our Valentine

And then there’s Marjorie Taylor Greene.

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Let Marjorie Taylor Greene Keep Her Social Media Accounts

We’ve ceded too much control over our speech to Big Tech.

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Biden to Warn Democracy Is at Risk, a Year After the Capitol Riot

The president’s speech marking the anniversary of Jan. 6 will underscore just how fractured the nation remains.

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Jan. 6 Assault Still Casts Pall Over Capitol and Its Occupants

The attempt by a violent mob to interfere with a basic democratic task has left a stain on the institution and a strain on relationships.

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Facebook Suspends Marjorie Taylor Greene’s Account for 24 hours

Twitter permanently banned her account on Sunday after what the company said was her fifth “strike.”

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Twitter Permanently Suspends Marjorie Taylor Greene’s Account

The social media service said the Republican congresswoman had violated its policy on coronavirus misinformation.

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Greene and Clyde Rack Up Fines for Defying House’s Mask Mandate

Representatives Marjorie Taylor Greene and Andrew Clyde have incurred more than $100,000 combined in penalties for dozens of violations.

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Republican Recriminations Point to a Rocky Path to a House Majority

Simmering tensions between the far-right flank and more traditional conservatives burst into the open on Tuesday, while Republican leaders stayed silent.

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The Meaning of Gosar’s AOC Anime Video

Dissecting the visual aspects of the violent video circulated by Representative Paul Gosar.

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The G.O.P. Has a Bad Men Problem

The creeping not-so-casual misogyny is indicative of the dark path down which former president Donald Trump continues to lead the G.O.P.

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House is Set to Censure Paul Gosar for Violent Video

The Democratic-led House is expected to formally rebuke the Arizona Republican, meting out a rarely used punishment for the first time in over a decade.

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Democrats to Scale Back Proposal for Banks to Report Account Balances to IRS

Banks would have to provide data on accounts with annual deposits or withdrawals exceeding $10,000, not including payroll and beneficiary deposits, rather than $600.

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As Trump Thunders About Last Election, Republicans Worry About the Next One

Donald Trump is the Republicans’ greatest asset in mobilizing voters. But some fret that his obsession with false claims about the 2020 election could cost the G.O.P. in 2022.

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Republicans, Wary of Political Fallout, Steer Clear of Rally for Riot Suspects

The “Justice for J6” rally planned for Saturday on Capitol Hill has presented a dilemma for Republicans, who are toiling to avoid dredging up memories of the Jan. 6 riot.

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McCarthy Threatens Technology Firms That Comply With Riot Inquiry

The top House Republican said his party would retaliate against any company that cooperated with an order to preserve the phone and social media records of G.O.P. lawmakers.

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In Iowa, Marjorie Taylor Greene and Matt Gaetz Take Trump’s Baton

At a rally in Des Moines, Representatives Marjorie Taylor Greene and Matt Gaetz showed that many Republicans do not plan to move on from the Trump era.

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Twitter Suspends Marjorie Taylor Greene for Posting Coronavirus Misinformation

The Republican lawmaker from Georgia cannot tweet for 12 hours, after the White House criticized social media sites for amplifying vaccine lies.

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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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Greene’s Holocaust Comparisons Cause New Headaches for GOP

Republican leaders condemned the latest anti-Semitic statements by Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene, but their slow response and refusal to punish her reflected tacit backing.

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Greene’s Holocaust Comparisons Cause New Headaches for G.O.P.

Republican leaders condemned the latest anti-Semitic statements by Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene, but their slow response and refusal to punish her reflected tacit backing.

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Marjorie Taylor Greene Draws Rebuke for Comparing Covid-19 Vaccine Mandate to Nazi Acts

Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene drew a rare condemnation from the top House Republican for the latest in a series of incendiary comments she has made.

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Greene Draws Rebuke for Comparing Vaccine Mandate to Nazi Acts

Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene drew a rare condemnation from the top House Republican for the latest in a series of incendiary comments she has made.

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Mark McCloskey and the Triumph of the Anti-Legislator

Representatives Mo Brooks and Marjorie Taylor Greene care more about culture warring than lawmaking. Will Mark McCloskey join them?

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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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Fund-Raising Surged for Republicans Who Sought to Overturn the Election

The lawmakers, who encouraged their followers to protest in Washington on Jan. 6, have capitalized on the riot to draw huge campaign donations.

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Matt Gaetz Is in Deep Trouble

But at the task of epitomizing the Trumpified Republican Party, he has excelled.

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With Disruption and Trolling, Greene Reflects G.O.P.’s Shift

Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene said being booted from committees left more time for her to push her party to the right. She’s part of a new wave of lawmakers more interested in brand-building than lawmaking.

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At CPAC, a Golden Image, a Magic Wand and Reverence for Trump

The faithful who flocked to the annual conference of conservatives made it clear that their allegiance was to the former president far more than to the Republican Party.

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Mitch McConnell Would Like Trump to Fade Away

Good luck with that.

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Liz Cheney vs. Marjorie Taylor Greene

What recent votes on the future of two congresswomen tell us about the Republican Party.

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