What DeSantis and His Republican Allies Are Doing Will Have Grave Costs

Discarding core commitments is not a small concession to changing times but an abject desecration of everything the G.O.P. long claimed to believe.

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The G.O.P.’s Misleading Attack on Judge Jackson

How Republicans used a specious attack to portray her as soft on child sex abuse.

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Call Logs Underscore Trump’s Efforts to Sway Lawmakers on Jan. 6

New details from White House documents provided to the House panel investigating the Capitol assault show a 7-hour gap in records of calls made by the former president on the day of the riot.

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Republican Senators Play the QAnon Game

On the dishonest questioning during Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson’s confirmation hearings.

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Critics of Jackson’s Child Sex Abuse Sentences Backed Judges With Similar Records

Republican senators criticized Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson for imposing sentences lower than prosecutor recommendations in child sexual abuse cases. Other nominees had done the same thing.

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Where, In This Senate Circus, Is Ketanji Brown Jackson?

Her Supreme Court nomination hearing is a digressively ugly free-for-all.

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QAnon Cheers Republican Attacks on Jackson. Democrats See a Signal.

Criticism of Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson’s sentencing decisions emerged as a theme among Republicans — and renewed debate about the party’s stance toward QAnon.

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Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson’s Sentencing of a 2013 Case Is Attacked by Republicans

Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson’s handling of a 2013 case involving images of child sexual abuse was not quite the way Republicans portrayed it.

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Pledging to ‘Stay in My Lane,’ Jackson Defends Her Record

As Republicans suggested she was soft on crime, particularly when it came to child sexual abuse, and an extremist on matters of race, the Supreme Court nominee pushed back.

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G.O.P. Questions to Judge Jackson Give Preview of November Attack Lines

G.O.P. senators are pressing Judge Jackson on critical race theory and transgender rights, teeing up their attacks on Democrats as extremists.

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Jackson Vows to Be Independent on Supreme Court if Confirmed

On the first day of Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson’s confirmation hearings, Republican senators began previewing attack lines accusing her of being soft on crime.

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Fact Checking Judge Jackson’s Record on Child Sexual Abuse

Republican lawmakers criticizing the Supreme Court nominee have taken the judge’s remarks and sentencing decisions out of context, distorting her record.

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These Senators Grilling Judge Jackson Have Ambitions Beyond Senate

Four of the senators on the panel grilling Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson are known to have dreams beyond the walls of the U.S. Senate.

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On Eve of Confirmation Hearings, G.O.P. Steps Up Attacks on Jackson

The White House and Democrats have pushed back hard against new claims that the judge was overly lenient in certain cases, calling them a smear.

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CPAC Focuses on Culture Grievances and Trump

The annual gathering of American conservatives reflected the G.O.P’s shift away from policy issues that had traditionally animated the party.

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Trump Praises Putin, Leaving Republicans in a Bind

G.O.P. leaders, while condemning Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, were silent on comments made by the former president. Some figures on the right amplified them.

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How McConnell Hopes to Thwart Trump in the Midterms

Senator Mitch McConnell is working furiously to bring allies to Washington who will buck Donald J. Trump. It’s not going according to plan.

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Hawks Are Standing in the Way of a New Republican Party

Conservatives must make a clear break with neo-neoconservative foreign policy.

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Should You Manage Your Own Stock Portfolio?

Stocks are swinging all over the place. It’s a good time to take your hands off the wheel — here’s how to let go.

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Democrats Break With Leaders Over Congressional Stock Trading

With top House Democrats skeptical of barring lawmakers from owning individual stocks, a simmering issue has exploded, especially among members facing difficult re-election races.

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Democrats Rebel Against Pelosi Over Congressional Stock Trading

When the top House Democrat came out against banning ownership of individual stocks, a simmering issue exploded, especially among members eager to distance themselves from their leader.

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Congress Can Trade Stocks or Keep the Public Trust. Not Both.

Why on earth are representatives and senators allowed to trade stocks?

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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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Josh Hawley and the Republican Obsession With Manliness

The Missouri senator is tapping into something real — a widespread, politically potent anxiety about young men that is already helping the right.

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Readers’ Farewell to Nicholas Kristof, ‘One of a Kind’

Sampling the praise for Mr. Kristof, who left The Times and is running for governor of Oregon. Also: Responses to Senator Josh Hawley; boosters; UC Hastings.

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Ted Cruz Is Blocking Biden Nominees

Dozens of nominations have been held up by a fight between the Texas senator and the Biden administration over a Russian gas pipeline project.

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On This Labor Day, Here’s How Biden Can Help Democrats Become the Party of the Working Class Again

Posing at coal mines and factories, they may tell voters otherwise. But the policy tells a different story.

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Republicans Flip-Flop on Support for Afghanistan Withdrawal

Eager to denounce President Biden, some Republicans have flip-flopped on bringing U.S. troops home — making it difficult to discern what they actually believe.

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Bill to Change How Military Prosecutes Felonies Faces Resistance

Senator Kirsten Gillibrand of New York has spent years building support for a measure to remove commanders from decisions about prosecuting sex crimes, but some colleagues now worry it goes too far.

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A Stanford Student Mocked the Federalist Society. It Jeopardized His Graduation.

The Stanford student sent a satirical flier that drew a complaint from the conservative group. The university then placed a hold on his diploma.

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‘Antitrust’ by Amy Klobuchar, and ‘The Tyranny of Big Tech’ by Josh Hawley

The senators are on opposite sides of the aisle, but both speak out on the dangers of big tech in their new books. It’s weird, really, how alike they sound.

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Josh Hawley and Donald Trump Haven’t Been ‘Silenced’

But it’s not clear how Facebook should deal with them or how we should deal with Facebook.

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How a Common Good Caucus Could Save the G.O.P.

American politics needs more factions. The Republican senators floating populist proposals should forge one.

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America’s Amazon Problems

What’s good for the online giant might be very bad for free competition and national cohesion.

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America Has a Ruling Class

Why do members of the political elite insist that they’re not?

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Josh Hawley Is ‘Not Going Anywhere.’ How Did He Get Here?

The senator’s objection to the election results surprised some supporters. But interviews with dozens of people close to him show his growing comfort with doing what it takes to hold on to power.

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Ambitious Republicans’ Dance: Embrace Trump, but Don’t Try to Be Him

As jockeying begins for 2024, rank-and-file Republicans say they are most drawn to leaders who both pledge fealty to the former president and appear to showcase a distinct political identity.

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CPAC Takeaways: Trump, Kristi Noem, Ron DeSantis, ‘Cancel Culture’

At their three-day gathering, pro-Trump conservatives tried to turn “cancel culture” into their new “fake news” and spent little time on policy (either their own or President Biden’s).

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Trump Wins CPAC Straw Poll, but Only 68 Percent Want Him to Run Again

The Conservative Political Action Conference, made up largely of far-right Trump supporters, held two 2024 presidential straw polls. Gov. Ron DeSantis of Florida won one that did not include Mr. Trump.

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Trump Loyalists Spurn ‘Failed Republican Establishment of Yesteryear’

At an annual gathering of conservatives, devotees of Donald J. Trump pledged their fealty to him and issued grave warnings about the political left.

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CPAC Day 1: Ron DeSantis, Rick Scott and Ted Cruz to Headline

Day 1 of the Conservative Political Action Conference will include speeches from Senators Tom Cotton, Ted Cruz, Rick Scott and others. Here’s what to expect.

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Full CPAC 2021 Guide: Trump, Cruz, Pompeo and More

Even more than usual, the Conservative Political Action Conference this year will be a barometer for the Republican Party, newly out of power in Washington and trying to chart a way back.

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Trump’s Republicans, Brought to Their Knees

They stand for nothing. The Senate trial proved that.

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How Getting Canceled on Social Media Can Derail a Book Deal

Morals clauses are despised by many authors and agents, but big publishers insist that they need a way out if a writer’s reputation takes a nosedive.

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Impeachment Offers Republicans Grace. They Don’t Want It.

House managers are treating Trump’s enablers as his victims.

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The First Post-Reagan Presidency

So far, Joe Biden has been surprisingly progressive.

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How Trump Ate Populism

Trump’s rise encouraged would-be conservative populists. His post-presidency is devouring them.

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Rupert Murdoch, Accepting Award, Condemns ‘Awful Woke Orthodoxy’

Mr. Murdoch of News Corp, who spoke in a video, has been relatively quiet publicly in recent years. He called conformity on social media “a straitjacket on sensibility.”

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Why Are There So Few Courageous Senators?

Here’s what we need to do if we want more Mitt Romneys and fewer Josh Hawleys.

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The Supreme Court After Trump

Now that his presidency has disintegrated into mayhem, how are the conservative justices processing his tenure?

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