How a New Class of Republicans Could Push America to the Right

Beyond elections and voting issues, these Trump-aligned candidates could shape the country’s policies on abortion, climate change, same-sex marriage and much more.

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Is It All About ‘Fealty to Trump’s Delusions’? Three Writers Talk About Where the G.O.P. Is Headed

How should we assess the Republican Party?

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Doug Mastriano Faces Criticism Over His Backing From Antisemitic Ally

The founder of Gab, a far-right social media network, recently made bigoted remarks defending his ties with Mr. Mastriano, the Republican nominee for governor of Pennsylvania.

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Why Are Democrats Spending Millions to Boost the Far-Right Fringe?

The Republican Party isn’t capable of governing a democracy. And yet Democrats keep helping some of its most unhinged candidates.

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Supreme Court’s Abortion Decision Roils Midterm Elections

Democrats hope the fall of Roe v. Wade will jolt abortion rights supporters into action in midterm elections. But is it enough to turn voters’ attention away from inflation?

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Winning When Trump Is Against You: A How-To Guide

A blueprint is emerging for Republicans who defy the 45th president and still hope to win a G.O.P. primary. Here are five rules of political survival for the aspiring Trump critic.

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Republicans Who Deny 2020 Election Results Press Closer to Power

Midway through primary season, the party has nominated several candidates who deny the 2020 outcome for posts that will have significant sway over the 2024 presidential election.

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G.O.P. Lawmakers Who Went to D.C. on Jan. 6: Where Are They Now?

Twenty-one state legislators joined the crowds in Washington as they sought to overturn the 2020 election. For some, it was a ticket to grass-roots stardom on the right. For others, it was a political dead end.

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Trump’s Primary Losses Puncture His Invincibility

With many of Donald J. Trump’s endorsed candidates falling to defeat in recent primaries, some Republicans see an opening for a post-Trump candidate in 2024.

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The Big Lie and the Midterms

The Republican primaries in Georgia and Pennsylvania tested the lingering influence of false claims about election fraud.

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‘The G.O.P. Has Gone Even Farther to the Right Than I Expected’: Three Writers Talk About the Midterms

Unfortunately for Democrats, this year does not seem like it will offer an exception to the midterm jinx.

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Johnny Depp and Other Pirates

Plundering our attention and poisoning us with lies.

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Republicans Are Officially the ‘Stop the Steal’ Party Now

The primaries are exposing the rage at the core of the G.O.P.

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Republican Panic Grows After Mastriano Wins

G.O.P. strategists reacted to the victory in Pennsylvania with alarm, worried that he may be too extreme for voters in an otherwise promising year for their party.

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Midterm Stakes Grow Clearer: Election Deniers Will Be on Many Ballots

In primaries so far, Republican voters have appeared willing to nominate proponents of Donald Trump’s election falsehoods, making clear that this year’s races may well affect future elections.

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America’s Doug Mastriano Problem

The Republican Party’s strategy to contain populist rebellion didn’t work in Pennsylvania.

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Primaries Show Limits, and Depths, of Trump’s Power Over G.O.P. Base

The Make America Great Again movement is dominating Republican primaries. But is the former president in control of it?

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Here’s where Trump’s endorsement record stands so far.

The candidates endorsed by former President Donald J. Trump have succeeded in many of their early primaries, with some notable exceptions.

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Election Deniers Thrive Even as Trumpism Drifts: 5 Primary Takeaways

The day’s biggest race, the Republican Senate primary in Pennsylvania, was too close to call. But elsewhere, candidates who dispute the 2020 outcome ran away with G.O.P. contests.

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What to Watch For in the Pennsylvania and North Carolina Primaries Today

In the pivotal swing state of Pennsylvania, voters will decide hugely consequential primaries for Senate and governor. And in North Carolina, Madison Cawthorn’s political fate will be determined.

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Republican ‘Chaos’ in Pennsylvania Threatens to Upend the Midterms

The G.O.P. thought it had 2022 all figured out. Then along came Kathy Barnette and Doug Mastriano.

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Trump Endorses Doug Mastriano for Pennsylvania Governor

Mr. Mastriano, who has promoted many false claims of a stolen 2020 election, was the leading Republican candidate for governor even before Donald Trump’s endorsement.

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Hard-Liners Gain in Pennsylvania G.O.P. Races, Worrying Both Parties

Doug Mastriano and Kathy Barnette are amplifying Donald Trump’s stolen-election lie in two key races. Republicans fear they could lose in November. Democrats fear they could win.

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