Republican Ties to Extremist Groups Are Under Scrutiny

A number of members of Congress have links to organizations and movements that played a role in the Jan. 6 assault on the Capitol.

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‘Stop the Steal’ Didn’t Start With Trump

Mainstream Republicans and conservative commentators have been pushing the idea that Democrats can only win through fraud for decades.

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Mark Kelly Is Sworn In, Narrowing G.O.P.’s Senate Majority

The induction of Mr. Kelly, a former astronaut who won a special election last month, marks the first time in decades that two Democrats have represented Arizona in the Senate.

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Trump’s Goodbye to Principled Conservatism

Under Trump, the politics of resentment now govern the Republican Party.

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Roberta McCain, Mother of the Senator and His Beacon, Dies at 108

John McCain credited to her his will to survive as a prisoner of war. She later campaigned for him in his 2008 bid for the presidency.

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The Republican Irritation Olympics

So much talent, if you really enjoy exasperation.

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Trump Angrily Denies Report He Called Fallen Soldiers ‘Losers’ and ‘Suckers’

The report, in The Atlantic, could be problematic for the president because he is counting on strong support among the military for his re-election bid.

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Over 100 Ex-Staff Members for John McCain Endorse Joe Biden

The group endorsement of Mr. Biden is the latest effort from anti-Trump Republicans to lure conservatives and moderates away from the president, who often clashed with the former Arizona senator.

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Treacherous Times for Dr. Fauci in the Sacred Cow Business

As the Trump White House attacks the government’s top infectious disease expert, “What’s happening to Dr. Fauci?” has become an urgent topic in Washington and in science and medical circles.

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Sam Johnson, Congressman and Former P.O.W., Is Dead at 89

A much-decorated pilot held by the North Vietnamese for years, he would later criticize his fellow Republican Donald Trump for disparaging John McCain.

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Campaigning in a Crisis: Obama, McCain, Trump and Biden

Barack Obama and John McCain were rocked by a national emergency during the 2008 campaign, and their responses decided the race, aides say. There are lessons for Joseph R. Biden Jr. and President Trump.

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Joe Biden’s Time in Sarah Palin’s Shadow

What two strange months in 2008 taught the former vice president about the politics of grievance, and how that might help him pick a running mate of his own to take on Donald Trump.

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