Trump Pressed Justice Dept. to Declare Election Results Corrupt, Notes Show

“Leave the rest to me” and to congressional allies, the former president is said to have told top law enforcement officials.

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House Passes Bill to Make Juneteenth a Federal Holiday

The measure would designate June 19 as a federal holiday to commemorate the end of slavery. More than a dozen Republicans voted against it.

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How Senator Ron Johnson Helps Erode Confidence in Government

Pushing false theories on the virus, the vaccine and the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol, Mr. Johnson, the Republican senator from Wisconsin, has absorbed his party’s transformation under Donald Trump.

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As Republicans Shun Vaccines, Congress Toils to Return to Normal

A quarter of lawmakers have yet to receive a coronavirus vaccine, even though they have been available since December.

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Jimmy Fallon: Ron Johnson Could Replace Ted Cruz as Most Hated Senator

The “Tonight Show” host joked that the Wisconsin Republican could be more detested for at least the 10 hours that Senate clerks read the 628-page stimulus bill aloud, as Johnson demanded.

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Johnson Halts Action on Stimulus Bill With a Demand to Read it Aloud

Senator Ron Johnson, Republican of Wisconsin, used rules that called on legislative clerks to perform an hourslong reading of the 628-page text.

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Lawmakers Clash Over Call for Special Panel to Investigate Capitol Assault

The disputes are reminiscent of the fight surrounding the creation of the independent commission that conducted an inquiry into the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks.

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Cruz and Cuomo Face Scandal. Trump Can’t Save Them.

Without Donald Trump dominating the political conversation, politicians’ audacious behavior isn’t so quickly subsumed.

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Never Forget the Names of These Republicans Attempting a Coup

This time they’ll fail. But their disloyalty to America is clear.

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After Electoral College Votes, More Republicans Warily Accept Trump’s Loss

“At some point, you have to face the music,” said the second-ranking Senate Republican. But Senator Mitch McConnell, the majority leader, was notably silent.

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What to Do About Doctors Who Push Misinformation?

They have crossed the line from free speech to medical practice — or in this case, something akin to malpractice.

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Elevating Fringe Theories, Ron Johnson Questions Virus Science

The Wisconsin Republican has transformed his Senate panel into a forum for amplifying dubious theories and questionable treatments pushed by President Trump.

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Why Is Congress Still Discussing Hydroxychloroquine?

There is no evidence that hydroxychloroquine helps Covid-19 patients. So why is Congress still holding hearings on it?

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What Will Trump Do After Election Day?

Current and former Trump administration officials are worried about what might happen on Nov. 4.

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Republican Inquiry Finds No Evidence of Wrongdoing by Biden

The report delivered on Wednesday appeared to be little more than a rehashing of unproven allegations that echoed a Russian disinformation campaign.

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Here’s What to Watch as the Postmaster General Testifies Before Congress

Louis DeJoy’s appearance before the Senate Homeland Security Committee will be his first congressional testimony since he suspended cost-cutting measures at the Postal Service.

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Democrats Warn of Possible Foreign Disinformation Plot Targeting Congress

Democrats demanded an F.B.I. briefing. They were concerned about a potential Russian-linked effort to interfere in the election by using a Senate panel to advance smears against Joe Biden, officials said.

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With Broad Subpoena Power, Republicans Seek to Undercut Russia Inquiry

Republicans on two Senate committees moved to give their chairmen power to subpoena dozens of Obama administration and F.B.I. officials for the election-year inquiry.

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Senate Panel, Urged On by Trump, Subpoenas Biden-Related Material

Republicans are using their Senate majority to try to uncover evidence of wrongdoing that President Trump believes is pivotal to his party’s chances in November.

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In Wisconsin, Virus Creates New Front in Long-Simmering Partisan Wars

Protests planned for Friday continue a decade-long partisan cleaving in the state and serve as a stand-in for the general election battle to come.

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