After Nancy Pelosi: A San Francisco Race ‘That Shall Not Be Named’

The jockeying for position is well underway in case the 82-year-old House speaker decides to retire. Among those praising her ahead of a possible run: another Pelosi.

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Will Abortion Issue Sway Voters’ Choices? N.Y. House Race Poses Test.

An Aug. 23 special election to replace a Democrat, Antonio Delgado, could help answer one of the biggest questions of the midterms.

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As Search Shows Trump Had Secret Files, G.O.P. Splits Over Assailing F.B.I.

House Republicans on the Intelligence Committee expressed support for law enforcement. As for lawmakers saying otherwise? “Question them, not us.”

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Climate Bill Heads to Biden’s Desk. There Is More to Be Done.

The bill will cut U.S. emissions, but not nearly enough. It’s “like losing 20 pounds when you need to lose 100 pounds” one expert said.

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House Is Set to Pass Climate, Tax and Health Package

The passage of the bill, which appeared dead just weeks ago, would cap a Democratic effort to deliver on major components of President Biden’s agenda.

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Could Carl Paladino and His ‘3-Ring Circus’ Be Headed for Congress?

Mr. Paladino, who has a history of racist and outrageous remarks, is competing in a Republican House primary against the G.O.P. state chairman.

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Representative Scott Perry Says the F.B.I. Seized His Cellphone

Mr. Perry compared the seizure of his phone to the F.B.I.’s search of former President Donald J. Trump’s Mar-a-Lago property.

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How Private Equity Lobbying Watered Down the Corporate Minimum Tax

The new corporate minimum tax is not law yet and is already rife with exceptions for the businesses that might have to pay it.

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Maps in Four States Were Ruled Illegal Gerrymanders. They’re Being Used Anyway.

A Supreme Court shift, frowning on changes close to elections, gives House Republicans a big advantage in November.

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Five Decades in the Making: Why It Took Congress So Long to Act on Climate

The Senate bill avoided the political pitfalls of past legislative attempts by offering only incentives to cut climate pollution, not taxes.

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This Is Why Peter Meijer Lost?

What one Michigan primary tells us about Democrats’ strategy heading into the midterms.

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Jackie Walorski, Indiana Congresswoman, Is Dead at 58

Ms. Walorski, who was first elected to Congress in 2012, was traveling in her district with two aides, who were also killed when a passenger car and an SUV collided.

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Meijer’s Defeat Shows Republican Intolerance for Trump’s Antagonists

In Michigan, primary voters rejected the young conservative who voted to impeach Trump, while two other Republicans who did so fought for political survival in Washington.

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In Visiting Taiwan, Pelosi Capped Three Decades of Challenging China

From her first days in Congress, the future speaker was willing to confront China’s leaders. As she looked toward her legacy, the California Democrat was not about to back down this time.

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Top Democrats, Alleging Cover-Up, Seek Testimony on Secret Service Texts

The leaders of two House committees told the Department of Homeland Security’s inspector general that they had developed “grave new concerns over your lack of transparency and independence.”

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A Pelosi Trip to Taiwan Would Test China’s Appetite for Confrontation

Xi Jinping has long vowed to answer any challenge to China’s claim to Taiwan. But current economic and political forces may make him unlikely to court a crisis.

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You Want to Clean Up the House? Same Here

How to improve the House of Representatives.

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The Case Against Commercial Logging in Wildfire-Prone Forests

Logging tends to increase, not decrease, extreme fires.

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House Passes Assault Weapons Ban That Is Doomed in Senate

Coming on the heels of a spate of mass shootings, the vote gave Democrats another opportunity to draw a sharp distinction with Republicans before the midterm elections.

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As Congress Debated Landmark China Bill, Beijing Surged Ahead

Experts are still assessing how China apparently leapfrogged ahead in its effort to manufacture a semiconductor that rivals those made in Taiwan, which supplies both China and the West.

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Red and Blue America Will Never Be the Same

There are long-term trends for both parties to be happy about.

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How Roe’s Demise Could Safeguard Gay Marriage

A bill to protect marriage equality might now, improbably, become law.

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Liz Holtzman Wants Another Crack at Congress, 50 Years Later

She shattered glass ceilings, voted to impeach Nixon and helped chase out Nazis. But can Ms. Holtzman overcome one more political hurdle: her age?

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House Passes Bill to Codify Contraception Rights After Dobbs

The vote was mostly along party lines, with all but eight Republicans in opposition to a bill that aims to protect a right seen as newly at risk after the overturning of Roe v. Wade.

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Same-Sex Marriage Bill, Considered Dead on Arrival, Gains New Life

The larger-than-expected G.O.P. vote in the House in support of legislation to codify marriage equality caught both parties off guard, suggesting there could be a narrow path to enactment.

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Pence Backs Trump Loyalists and Skeptics in House Elections

Mike Pence has quietly helped Republican candidates despite their loyalty to Donald J. Trump and support for his election lies, which placed Mr. Pence’s life at risk.

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House Passes Same-Sex Marriage Bill Amid Fears of Court Reversal

The legislation would recognize same-sex marriages at the federal level and repeal a defunct law that defined marriage as between a man and woman. It faces an uphill battle in the Senate.

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Bill de Blasio Drops Bid for N.Y. House Seat

Polls showed Mr. de Blasio, the former mayor of New York City who also prematurely ended a 2020 presidential bid, trailing in a crowded Democratic primary.

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Jan. 6 Panel to Dissect Trump’s 187 Minutes of Inaction During Riot

The House committee investigating the attack announced it would hold its next hearing on Thursday in prime time. It was not clear whether it would be the summer finale, as once expected.

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House Passes Two Bills Seeking to Ensure Access to Abortion

Neither piece of legislation has the votes to advance in the Senate, but Democrats intend them to draw clear lines on the issue for the midterm elections.

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Liz Cheney’s Last Stand

To win, Rep. Liz Cheney will need moderate Wyoming voters.

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Here’s How Democrats’ Big Domestic Agenda Bill Has Shrunk

Proposed as a transformative, multitrillion-dollar plan with cradle-to-grave programs, Democrats’ domestic policy bill has been whittled down to a shadow of its former self.

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Gerrymandered Redistricting Maps Have Become the Norm

The way we designed our system of political representation incentivizes the worst and most extreme elements of our politics.

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Democrats Schedule Votes on Abortion Access, but Lack a Legislative Path

Under pressure to act, Democrats have scheduled votes on bills to preserve abortion access. But with Republicans and at least one Democrat opposed, they lack the support to succeed.

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Liz Cheney’s Latest Fans: Democratic Donors

Despite policy disagreements, donors like Jeffrey Katzenberg are backing the Wyoming Republican because of her role on the House committee investigating the Jan. 6 attack.

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A Bluer Picture

The midterm campaigns for the House and the Senate are shaping up quite differently.

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Supreme Court’s E.P.A. Ruling Shifts More Power Away From Congress

What was once a dialogue between the branches has become almost entirely one-sided, with the justices accumulating clout at lawmakers’ expense.

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Trump Group Pays for Jan. 6 Lawyers, Raising Concerns of Witness Pressure

The former president’s political organization and allies have paid for or promised to cover legal fees for witnesses, as the House inquiry suggests he is trying to influence testimony.

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Hutchinson Testimony Exposes Tensions Between Parallel Jan. 6 Inquiries

That the House panel did not provide the Justice Department with transcripts of Cassidy Hutchinson’s interviews speaks to the panel’s reluctance to turn over evidence.

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Cassidy Hutchinson Changes Everything

Her testimony delivered shocking and consequential revelations, but they have hardly been the only ones.

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Trump Urged Armed Supporters to Capitol, White House Aide Testifies

Cassidy Hutchinson told the House committee investigating the riot that President Donald J. Trump did not care about the potential for violence because his supporters were not there to attack him.

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Cassidy Hutchinson Did Her Job

The former aide to Trump White House chief of staff Mark Meadows reminded Americans about the value of public service.

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Cassidy Hutchinson, Meadows Aide, Expected to Testify at Jan. 6 Hearing

Cassidy Hutchinson, who has provided the committee with important testimony behind closed doors, is expected to testify publicly on Tuesday afternoon.

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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 To Watch the Surprise Jan. 6 Hearing on Tuesday

The next hearing by the House committee investigating the attack on the Capitol is scheduled for Tuesday afternoon. Additional sessions are expected in July.

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Jan. 6 Panel Abruptly Sets Tuesday Hearing on ‘Recently Obtained Evidence’

The panel, which had planned at least two additional hearings next month, had not been scheduled to meet this week.

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Congress Passes Bipartisan Gun Legislation, Clearing It for Biden

The House gave final approval to the Senate-passed compromise, ending nearly three decades of congressional inaction.

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No One Is Above the Law, and That Starts With Donald Trump

The prosecution of the former president is not only permissible but required for the sake of American democracy.

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The Spectacle of the Jan. 6 Hearings Consumes Washington

One photographer’s account of the commotion surrounding the biggest investigation in Washington since Watergate.

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Patsy Mink’s Fight for Title IX

Throughout her life, Representative Patsy Mink challenged the status quo. As a leading advocate of Title IX, she defended the bill against those who sought to weaken it.

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