Fund-Raising Surged for Republicans Who Sought to Overturn the Election

The lawmakers, who encouraged their followers to protest in Washington on Jan. 6, have capitalized on the riot to draw huge campaign donations.

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House Tackles Biden’s Immigration Plans Amid Migrant Influx

Democrats are preparing to push the first pieces of President Biden’s immigration plan through the House this week as a migrant surge threatens to unravel an already delicate coalition.

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President Biden and Immigration: House Tackles Plans Amid Migrant Influx

Democrats are preparing to push the first pieces of President Biden’s immigration plan through the House this week as a migrant surge threatens to unravel an already delicate coalition.

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Assessing Claims in the Coronavirus Stimulus Debate

Lawmakers have made an array of misleading claims about “Pelosi’s subway,” unauthorized immigrants receiving checks, school funding and the minimum wage as they debate the $1.9 trillion relief bill.

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Donald Trump, the Untamable Shrew

Republicans are still trying to muzzle a smack-talking Trump.

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Marjorie Taylor Greene Says She Is ‘Freed’ to Push Republicans to the Right

Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene warned that the House’s vote only left her with more time to insist on Republicans’ allegiance to former President Donald J. Trump.

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McCarthy Condemns Marjorie Taylor Greene’s Comments, but Stands by Her

In a statement, Representative Kevin McCarthy of California said he “unequivocally” condemned the Georgia freshman’s violent and conspiracy-laden remarks, but declined to revoke her committee posts.

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Under Pressure to Rebuke Their Own, G.O.P. Leaders Face a Critical Test

The fates of Representatives Marjorie Taylor Greene and Liz Cheney have become a proxy battle for the soul of the party, prompting a clash among top Republicans.

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If Marjorie Taylor Greene Isn’t Beyond the Pale, Who Is?

There’s still time for Republican leaders to reject Q.

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Pentagon Halts Plan to Vaccinate the 40 Prisoners at Guantánamo Bay

The decision to vaccinate the prisoners ignited criticism over whether the government was prioritizing terrorism suspects over American citizens.

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For McCarthy and McConnell, Two Paths on Trumpian Crisis Management

Kevin McCarthy and Mitch McConnell want to take back control of Congress in 2022. But first they have to figure out how to handle Donald Trump.

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Trump’s Shadow Lingers Over Divided G.O.P.

Republicans seem more focused on attacking those who break with the former president, than members who continue to push violent conspiracy theories that flourished under his leadership.

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Marjorie Taylor Greene Controversies Are Piling Up. Republicans are Quiet.

In a newly unearthed video from 2018, Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene suggested that 9/11 was a hoax, President Barack Obama was a Muslim and the Clintons were guilty of murder.

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McCarthy Seeks Thaw With Trump as G.O.P. Rallies Behind Former President

The top House Republican met with former President Donald J. Trump, working to mend fences after saying that Mr. Trump bore responsibility for the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol.

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Kevin McCarthy Finds That Charm Has Its Limits

Many people will not forgive the Republican House leader’s blatant acts to embrace and perpetuate dangerous lies that threatened democracy.

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In Home District, McCarthy Faces Some Backlash From the Right

In conservative Bakersfield, Calif., Kevin McCarthy enjoys solid support. But in the days since impeachment, some Republicans now say he has not been loyal enough to President Trump.

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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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How Trump’s Attack on Relief Bill Has Divided GOP

From the campaign trail in Georgia to Capitol Hill, President Trump’s demand for changes to the $900 billion pandemic relief plan upended political and economic calculations.

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Trump’s Attack on Coronavirus Relief Divides G.O.P. and Threatens Recovery

From the campaign trail in Georgia to Capitol Hill, President Trump’s demand for changes to the $900 billion pandemic relief plan upended political and economic calculations.

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How Trump Has Jeopardized Stimulus Relief

The president’s demand that Congress amend a giant coronavirus relief and government spending bill has raised the unexpected prospect that help may no longer be days away.

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Leaders in Congress Meet in Search of Spending and Stimulus Deals

The top four congressional leaders had their first in-person spending discussions in months, but were still short of a deal on a pandemic stimulus measure or a broader spending plan.

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Kevin McCarthy, the House Minority Leader, Doesn’t Think Trump Is Going Away

The California Republican believes his party’s victories in 2020 came thanks to the president, not in spite of him: “He brought turnout.”

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Taking a Cue From Trump, House Republicans Offer Narrow Agenda

Working to avoid losing more ground in the minority, they unveiled a vision for governing on Tuesday. It was a road map back to February.

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Judge Dismisses G.O.P. Suit to End Proxy Voting in House During Pandemic

A federal judge ruled that the Constitution protected the right of the House of Representatives to make its own rules.

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As Crises Abound, Trump Veers Into Dangerous Distraction

Mr. Trump has become a heckler in his own government, playing no constructive role in managing the virus and failing to marshal leaders in Washington to form a robust response to the health and economic crises.

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Does a Crisis Spur Political Unity? Not This Pandemic

Insults, accusations and shaming characterize the current political environment even as leaders must come together at some point.

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For Steve King, the Number of People Who Want Him Gone Could Be a Blessing

The Iowa congressman, known for his racist remarks about immigrants, is an outcast among mainstream Republicans. But his four primary challengers could split the vote.

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Republicans Sue Pelosi to Block House Proxy Voting During Pandemic

The suit filed by Representative Kevin McCarthy, the minority leader, opens a new front in Republicans’ push to throw suspicion on Democratic efforts to make it easier to vote amid the outbreak.

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