Secret Emergency Orders May Include Focus on Internet, New Files Show

Dating back to 1950s preparations for nuclear war and revised after the Sept. 11 attacks, the presidential directives are not shown to Congress.

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How Candidates Are Using TikTok to Secure Younger Voters

Is the app the next frontier of political campaigning or just another place to burnish one’s image?

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Senate Approves Making Daylight Saving Time Permanent

Legislation that passed unanimously would end the practice of setting clocks back one hour in the fall. Its prospects were uncertain in the House.

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‘Build Back Better’ Hit A Wall But Climate Action Could Move Forward

Some Democrats want to forge ahead with a stand-alone climate bill, but their solution could mean abandoning other parts of President Biden’s agenda.

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Should Daylight Saving Time End?

The great Daylight Time debate.

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A Boston Mayoral Candidate Is Leaning Into Her Accent

The mayoral candidate Annissa Essaibi George, the daughter of Polish and Tunisian immigrants, speaks with the accent of working-class Boston. And she’s having some fun with it.

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Kyrsten Sinema Wants to Cut $100 Billion in Proposed Climate Funds, Sources Say

The Arizona senator, who started in politics as an environmentalist, is one of two centrist Democrats who could make or break a spending bill at the center of President Biden’s legislative agenda.

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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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Collapse of Infrastructure Talks Puts Climate Action at Risk

The chances of pushing climate legislation through Congress, a long shot from the beginning, now appear even more uncertain.

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Democrats, Converted to Filibuster Foes, Are Set to Force the Issue

Senator Chuck Schumer, the Democratic leader, is lining up votes to build the case for defusing the procedural weapon, which Republicans have used to thwart the party’s agenda.

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An ‘Army of 16-Year-Olds’ Takes On the Democrats

Young progressives are an unpredictable new factor in Massachusetts elections. They’re ardent, and organized, and they don’t take orders.

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Calls Grow for Belichick to Decline Presidential Award

President Trump plans to award New England Patriots Coach Bill Belichick the Presidential Medal of Freedom this week, despite calls for Belichick to decline it in the fallout from the Capitol riot.

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How the Green New Deal Saved a Senator’s Career

There are lessons here for Joe Biden.

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Trump Gets a Mixed Welcome in Kenosha

In Massachusetts, Ed Markey held off Joe Kennedy: This is your morning tip sheet.

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Ed Markey Holds Off Joseph Kennedy in Mass. Senate Race

The result was the first loss by a Kennedy in a Massachusetts election and demonstrated the progressive energy that is reshaping the Democratic Party.

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Massachusetts Primary Elections: What to Watch For

Senator Edward J. Markey is facing off against Joseph P. Kennedy III, while the powerful Representative Richard E. Neal is confronting a challenge from the young mayor Alex Morse.

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In Massachusetts, Markey Outflanks Kennedy by Running as Bold Insurgent

Edward Markey, 74, entered Congress before Joseph Kennedy III was born. But in their Senate race he has harnessed the energy of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and the ascendant left, much to Mr. Kennedy’s frustration.

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