The Road Ahead for Pro-Impeachment House Republicans

The 10 G.O.P. lawmakers who voted to impeach Donald Trump face angry primary voters and challengers inspired or endorsed by the former president. So far, only one has given up on re-election.

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When Frederick Douglass Met Andrew Johnson

In “The Failed Promise,” a new book about Reconstruction and Johnson’s impeachment, Robert S. Levine looks closely at the perspective of Douglass and other Black leaders.

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Igor Fruman Expected to Plead Guilty in Campaign Finance Case

Igor Fruman had aided Rudolph Giuliani in his effort to dig up dirt on Donald J. Trump’s political rivals.

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‘Impeachment’ Focuses on the Women Behind Clinton’s Scandals

In a group interview, Ryan Murphy and the stars and creators of the FX drama discuss why they made Linda Tripp and Monica Lewinsky the stars of the show, and why we still care.

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Cuomo Will No Longer Face Impeachment, Assembly Leader Says

Carl Heastie, the speaker of the New York State Assembly, said the body would end its investigation of Gov. Andrew Cuomo when his resignation takes effect later this month.

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What Makes Cuomo So Grabby?

The non-grabby Cuomo doesn’t look good, either.

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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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With Cuomo Weakened, New York Lawmakers End Session With Flex of Power

State lawmakers passed several progressive priorities to cap the 2021 session, but clashed with Gov. Andrew Cuomo as impeachment inquiries continued.

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Are We Destined for a Crisis of Democracy in 2024?

Some alarm is understandable. The progressive sense of certain doom is not.

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Nigeria Is in Disarray. So Its President Banned Twitter.

It’s a bad time for President Muhammadu Buhari to play the tyrant.

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Prosecutors Investigating Whether Ukrainians Meddled in 2020 Election

The Brooklyn federal inquiry has examined whether former and current Ukrainian officials tried to interfere in the election, including funneling misleading information through Rudolph W. Giuliani.

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Release the Barr-Trump Memo on Obstruction of Justice

Did the former Attorney General William P. Barr use his mighty powers to protect his boss?

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Was Richard Nixon a Tragic Hero?

Michael Dobbs’s “King Richard” tells the story of the first few months after Nixon’s second inaugural, when his eventual downfall was becoming clear.

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Is Liz Cheney a Martyr — or Just a Hack in Holy Drag?

Some political questions defy any easy answer.

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House Republicans Have Had Enough of Liz Cheney’s Truth-Telling

G.O.P. House members are plotting a fresh bid to dethrone Ms. Cheney from her leadership post. Her transgression: continued repudiation of Donald J. Trump and his false election claims.

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Giuliani’s Allies Want Trump to Pay His Legal Bills

As Rudolph Giuliani faces an escalating federal investigation and defamation suits, his advisers believe he should benefit from a $250 million Trump campaign war chest.

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Firing of U.S. Ambassador Is at Center of Giuliani Investigation

Prosecutors want to scrutinize Rudolph W. Giuliani’s communications with Ukrainian officials about the ouster of the ambassador, Marie L. Yovanovitch.

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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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As Coronavirus and Economic Woes Ravage Brazil, Bolsonaro Improvises and Confounds

Critics see the recent behavior of Brazil’s president — polarizing in the best of times — as an unnerving sign of a flailing leader. His strategy, if there is one, is difficult to discern.

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The Long Road to Possibly Impeaching Cuomo

Lawmakers will need to navigate the shoals of Albany’s political traditions and the state’s relatively ill-defined impeachment process.

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Cuomo Could Be Impeached. Here’s How It Would Happen.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo is under investigation. If his own party moves against him, he could face New York’s first impeachment proceeding in more than a century.

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Can Biden Stay on the Sidelines of the Andrew Cuomo Saga?

The New York governor has been abandoned by top Democrats in his state, but the president is asking for investigations to proceed before passing judgment.

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The Rise and Fall of Andrew Cuomo

Even as he tries to plot a political survival strategy in the face of sexual misconduct allegations, Mr. Cuomo is an object lesson on the dangers of kicking people on the way up.

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Jaime Herrera Beutler Is Undaunted

After seeing her eldest child through a medical nightmare, the six-term Republican from Washington was not intimidated by the idea of breaking with her party to support Donald J. Trump’s impeachment.

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South Dakota Attorney General Faces Calls to Resign and Impeachment Over Crash

State officials released videos that show investigators confronting the attorney general, Jason Ravnsborg, with descriptions of his car hitting a man: “His face came through your windshield.”

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If There Was a Republican Civil War, It Appears to Be Over

The party belongs to Trump for as long as he wants it.

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Trump, in Scorching Attack on McConnell, Urges G.O.P. to Replace Him

The former president, breaking an unusually long silence, called the Senate minority leader a “dour, sullen, and unsmiling political hack” and called on Republicans in the chamber to find a new leader.

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Trump’s Legal Defense Team Was Defined by Stumbles, Clashes and Egos

The lawyers assembled by the former president to represent him in his Senate impeachment trial hardly knew one another. They prevailed in the end, but it wasn’t pretty.

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Adam Kinzinger, I Can Relate: When Politics Divides Families

A reader shares a painful experience and reconciliation. Also: Amazon’s business practices; the plight of Black immigrants.

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An Impeachment Manager on Trump’s Acquittal

We look at the former president’s trial through the eyes of Stacey Plaskett, a Democratic congresswoman who sought his conviction.

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Don’t Care for This Impeachment? Wait Until Next Year

Leaders of both political parties suggest that impeachments, Electoral College standoffs and Supreme Court nomination blockades may become frequent fights in American politics.

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North Carolina Republicans Censure Richard Burr Over Impeachment Vote

The senator, who is retiring, is one of seven Republicans who voted with Democrats to find Donald J. Trump guilty of inciting an insurrection at the Capitol.

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How Joe Neguse and Stacey Plaskett Plan to Wield Their Influence After Impeachment

Both representatives said they took note of their roles as among the few Black lawmakers who played a role in the historic proceeding.

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Impeachment’s Over. Bring On the Criminal Investigations.

After Mitch McConnell’s cynical speech, Republicans can’t complain.

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Mitch McConnell Is So Over Trump That He Voted to Absolve Him

On the impeachment front, it was an exciting — if sometimes perplexing — weekend.

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Biden Takes Center Stage With Ambitious Agenda as Trump’s Trial Ends

The president plans to quickly press for his $1.9 trillion stimulus bill, and then move on to infrastructure, immigration, climate change and other major priorities.

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Blue Lives Matter Is Over

Once the Trump mob attacked officers, Republican hypocrisy was exposed.

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Why Seven Republican Senators Voted to Convict Trump

The Republicans who broke with their party to find Donald J. Trump guilty were an eclectic group, bound by their shared lack of concern about retribution from the former president or his followers.

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Calls Grow for Commission to Investigate Capitol Riot

Lawmakers are increasingly pushing for a 9/11-style panel that would examine failures and make recommendations. It could also be a final chance for Congress to hold Donald J. Trump to account.

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Lara Trump for North Carolina Senate Seat? Trump’s Trial Is Renewing Talk

Senator Richard M. Burr’s vote to convict the former president has intensified speculation that Ms. Trump might galvanize staunch Trump loyalists behind a possible bid for Mr. Burr’s seat in 2022.

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For Trump, an Escape, Not an Exoneration

The president who emerged from last year’s impeachment trial feeling emboldened emerges from this one secluded behind closed doors in Florida and facing an uncertain political and legal future.

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How Democrats Could Have Made Republicans Squirm

G.O.P. lawmakers were unlikely to convict Trump. But a different approach to impeachment would have been more difficult for them to ignore.

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After the Speech: What Trump Did as the Capitol Was Attacked

New evidence emerged in the impeachment trial about what President Donald J. Trump did from roughly 1 to 6 p.m. the day of the Capitol attack. But many questions remain unanswered.

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Trump Acquitted of Inciting Insurrection, Even as Bipartisan Majority Votes ‘Guilty’

The verdict was unlikely to be the final word for former President Donald J. Trump, his badly divided party or the festering wounds the Jan. 6 riot that prompted the impeachment left behind.

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McConnell, Denouncing Trump After Voting to Acquit, Says His Hands Were Tied

The top Senate Republican gave his most damning condemnation of Donald Trump, but said the Senate had no power to convict an ex-president. He had refused to try Mr. Trump while he remained in office.

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Takeaways From Day 5 of Trump’s Impeachment Trial

Seven Republicans broke ranks in voting to convict former President Donald J. Trump, and despite moving to acquit the former president, Senator Mitch McConnell condemned him on the Senate floor.

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Here are the seven Republicans who voted to convict Trump.

The vote was the most bipartisan for a presidential impeachment conviction in United States history.

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The ‘Disgraceful Acquittal’ of Donald Trump

“A sad, sad day for democracy,” one reader writes. “It was craven cowardice for Republicans to put Mr. Trump before country,” writes another.

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Republican Acquittal of Trump Is a Defining Moment for Party

Even off-line and off camera at his Palm Beach, Fla., estate, and offering only a feeble impeachment defense through his legal team in Washington, Donald J. Trump remains a dominant force in right-wing politics.

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What We Learned About the Capitol Riots From the Impeachment Trial

Yet for all the heart-pounding narrative of that day presented on the Senate floor, what was also striking was how many questions remained unanswered.

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