Tech Giants, Fearful of Proposals to Curb Them, Blitz Washington With Lobbying

Executives, lobbyists, and more than a dozen groups paid by Big Tech have tried to head off bipartisan support for six bills meant to undo the dominance of Amazon, Apple, Facebook and Google.

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So Anthony Fauci Isn’t Perfect. He’s Closer Than Most of Us.

We owe him gratitude, not grief.

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Tim Ryan, a Top Democrat in Ohio, Is Said to Plan Senate Bid

Mr. Ryan, who mounted a long-shot campaign for president in 2019, plans to compete for the state’s open Senate seat. His campaign will test Democrats’ strength in a state tilting to the right.

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How Nan Whaley, Dayton’s Mayor, Sees Ohio Politics and Portman’s Senate Seat

In an interview, Ms. Whaley, a Democrat, discusses what her party needs to do to start winning more statewide races in Ohio, including the 2022 races for Senate and governor that she is mulling.

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As Trump Seeks to Remain a Political Force, New Targets Emerge

As Donald Trump surveys the political landscape, there is a sudden Senate opening in Ohio, an ally’s bid for Arkansas governor, and some scores to settle elsewhere.

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Portman to Retire in Ohio, Expanding 2022 Battle for Senate

The respected Republican legislator cited gridlock and partisanship in deciding to give up his seat. His exit underscores how far the party has strayed from its former identity.

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Pennsylvania Lawmaker Played Key Role in Trump’s Plot to Oust Acting Attorney General

The involvement of Representative Scott Perry underlined how far the former president was willing to go in using the government to subvert the election, turning to more junior and relatively unknown figures for help.

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How Gerrymandering Will Protect Republicans Who Challenged the Election

Taking a position as inflammatory as refusing to certify a fair election would be riskier for G.O.P. lawmakers if they needed to appeal to an electorate beyond their next set of primary voters.

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The Bogusness of Anti-Impeachment Republicans

Suddenly they like “unity” and fear “divisiveness.” Where was that spirit when election results were being counted?

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As Twitter and Facebook Clamp Down, Republicans Claim ‘Election Interference’

Conservatives said they would subpoena the chief executives of the social networks, which had blocked an unsubstantiated New York Post article.

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Big Tech Was Their Enemy, Until Partisanship Fractured the Battle Plans

A House report on how to limit the reach of Apple, Amazon, Google and Facebook has been delayed as Democrats and Republicans split on remedies.

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College Football During Covid-19 Teaches the Wrong Lessons

Why are some schools pressuring student-athletes to play a game that could expose them to the coronavirus?

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Instead of Evolving as President, Trump Has Bent the Job to His Will

In a 40-minute phone call this week, Mr. Trump struggled to describe how he has changed in office. “I think I’ve just become more guarded than I was four years ago,” he said.

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Barr Clashes With House Democrats in Testimony, Defending Protests Response

The deployment of federal agents to confront protesters and rioters and attacks on the Russia investigation highlighted a contentious hearing.

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Barr Clashes With House Democrats, Defending Responses to Protests and Russia Inquiry

The deployment of federal agents to confront protesters and rioters and attacks on the Russia investigation highlighted a contentious hearing.

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Republicans Heap Criticism on Liz Cheney, Calling Her Disloyal to Trump

In an extraordinary intraparty airing of grievances, House Republicans lashed out at their third-ranking leader, who has sometimes broken with the president but until now escaped the ire of his closest allies.

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The QAnon Candidates Are Coming. Are Republicans Ready?

The conspiracy theorists accuse Democrats and even fellow Republicans of being beholden to a cabal of bureaucrats, pedophiles and Satanists. President Trump has cheered them on.

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