A Year Later, Some Republicans Second-Guess Boycotting the Jan. 6 Panel

The decision by Representative Kevin McCarthy not to appoint Republicans to the committee has given Democrats the chance to set out an uninterrupted narrative.

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How to Tell the Squad and the MAGA Caucus Apart

It’s not hard.

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Republicans’ Jan. 6 Refusal Could Set Up a Showdown

The recalcitrance of the four Republicans, including Representative Kevin McCarthy, the minority leader, had broad implications for the inquiry and for congressional powers.

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What the Jan. 6 Panel Wants to Learn From 5 G.O.P. Lawmakers

The committee’s subpoenas to five House Republicans underscore the potential importance of their testimony to producing a full account of the effort to overturn the 2020 election.

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Subpoenas for Republicans Raise New Questions for Jan. 6 Panel

The subpoenas for five G.O.P. members of Congress, including the House minority leader, sent a shock wave through a divided Capitol and left lawmakers wondering what’s next.

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Jan. 6 Panel Subpoenas 5 Republicans, Including McCarthy

The leaders of the House committee investigating the Capitol attack demanded testimony from Representative Kevin McCarthy, the minority leader, and four of his colleagues.

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Jan. 6 Panel Subpoenas 5 Republican Representatives

The leaders of the House panel investigating the Capitol attack said they were demanding documents and testimony from Kevin McCarthy of California and four of his colleagues.

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Shameless McCarthy, Soulless Putin and Nameless Ukrainian Soldiers

Ukrainians fight for freedom as a U.S. congressman and Russia’s leader fight for power.

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McCarthy Feared G.O.P. Lawmakers Put ‘People in Jeopardy’ After Jan. 6

New audio recordings reveal Kevin McCarthy worried that comments by his far-right colleagues could incite violence. He said he would try to rein in the lawmakers, but has instead defended them.

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For Trump’s G.O.P., Crossing Lines Has Few Consequences

A dizzying week featured Kevin McCarthy, the House Republican leader, caught lying and another lawmaker, Marjorie Taylor Greene, grilled under oath about her role in the Jan. 6 attack.

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Audio of McCarthy’s Lie Reveals GOP Hypocrisy on Trump

The Republican leader’s false claim that he never urged President Donald J. Trump to resign — disproved by an audio recording of the comments — drew little outrage from members of his party.

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New Audio: McCarthy Said Trump Acknowledged ‘Some Responsibility’ for Jan. 6

New audio captures what Representative Kevin McCarthy said to Republicans shortly after the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol.

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McConnell and McCarthy’s Jan. 6 Fury at Trump Faded by February

In the days after the attack, Representative Kevin McCarthy planned to tell Mr. Trump to resign. Senator Mitch McConnell told allies impeachment was warranted. But their fury faded fast.

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House Republicans Tire of Madison Cawthorn’s Antics. Some in His District Have, Too.

For Mr. Cawthorn, a pro-Trump North Carolina congressman, youthful brashness that helped him win his seat now strikes some voters as recklessness.

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Republicans Wrongly Blame Biden for Rising Gas Prices

They have pointed to the Biden administration’s policies on the Keystone XL pipeline and certain oil and gas leases, which have had little impact on prices.

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How Lopsided New District Lines Deepen the U.S. Partisan Divide

Competitive districts are disappearing in Texas and beyond. Consider the case of a once-rising Republican star, Dan Crenshaw, in the Houston suburbs.

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Courting G.O.P.’s Mainstream and Extreme, McCarthy Plots Rise to Speaker

The top House Republican is attempting a series of political contortions to try to secure his place in a party that has shifted under his feet.

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Kevin McCarthy Backs Liz Cheney’s Challenger, Escalating a Party Feud

The top House Republican’s unusual intervention in a primary marked the party’s latest move against Ms. Cheney, who has been a vocal critic of Donald J. Trump.

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Republicans Relish Biden’s Troubles, Eyeing a Takeover of Congress

The president’s woes have delighted Republicans, who have been seeking to rehabilitate themselves in the eyes of voters after the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol.

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Jan. 6 Inquiry Weighs a Major Escalation: Subpoenaing Colleagues

A standoff between the committee investigating the attack and Representative Kevin McCarthy, the minority leader, as well as other Republicans, raises tricky legal and political issues.

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Jan. 6 Committee Asks Kevin McCarthy for Interview

The panel said it was interested in conversations the top House Republican had with Donald J. Trump on the day of the riot and in its aftermath.

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Our Democracy Isn’t Just Going to Fix Itself

It needs your help.

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Why Trump’s Hold on the G.O.P. Is Unrivaled After the Capitol Riot

His continued grip on the party shows, once again, that the former president can outlast almost any outrage cycle, no matter how intensely it burns.

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7 Political Wish Lists for the New Year

What do the president, vice president, former president and party leaders want in 2022? We made our best guess.

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Republican Recriminations Point to a Rocky Path to a House Majority

Simmering tensions between the far-right flank and more traditional conservatives burst into the open on Tuesday, while Republican leaders stayed silent.

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Republicans Hit Biden on Coronavirus

Republicans have fought mask requirements and vaccine mandates for months, but as coronavirus infections again rise, they are blaming the president for failing to end the health crisis.

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Fact-Checking Kevin McCarthy’s 8-Hour Speech

The House Republican leader made a number of false or misleading claims about the social spending bill, President Biden, immigration policy and Teslas.

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House Narrowly Passes Biden’s Social Safety Net and Climate Bill

The vote was months in the making for the roughly $2 trillion measure, one of the most consequential bills in decades. Now it faces a difficult path in the Senate.

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Kevin McCarthy Speaks for More Than Eight Hours to Delay a House Vote

The House minority leader began talking at 8:38 p.m. Thursday. He stopped a little after 5 a.m. Friday.

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Biden Nabs a Bipartisan Infrastructure Deal

The bipartisan infrastructure bill has passed. Now it’s time for Democratic centrists to make a good-faith deal on the Build Back Better bill.

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Liz Cheney’s Consultants Are Given an Ultimatum: Drop Her, or Be Dropped

The message, delivered by a lobbyist close to the House minority leader, Kevin McCarthy, has already led one Republican firm to cut ties.

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Republicans, Wary of Political Fallout, Steer Clear of Rally for Riot Suspects

The “Justice for J6” rally planned for Saturday on Capitol Hill has presented a dilemma for Republicans, who are toiling to avoid dredging up memories of the Jan. 6 riot.

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Newsom’s Anti-Trump Strategy in the Recall Offers Republicans a Warning for 2022

California Democrats were able to nationalize the vote — thanks to an avalanche of money, party discipline and, above all, an easily demonized opponent.

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The Trump Coup Is Still Raging

One thing should be clear to conservatives estranged from the Republican Party: We can’t go home again.

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Democrats Promote Liz Cheney to No. 2 Post on Jan. 6 Panel

The move was unusual in the House, where the majority party typically gives such roles to one of its own. The Wyoming Republican has been a vocal critic of Donald J. Trump.

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McCarthy Threatens Technology Firms That Comply With Riot Inquiry

The top House Republican said his party would retaliate against any company that cooperated with an order to preserve the phone and social media records of G.O.P. lawmakers.

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Republicans Flip-Flop on Support for Afghanistan Withdrawal

Eager to denounce President Biden, some Republicans have flip-flopped on bringing U.S. troops home — making it difficult to discern what they actually believe.

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Already Distorting Jan. 6, G.O.P. Now Concocts Entire Counternarrative

In the Republicans’ disinformation campaign, the arrested Capitol rioters are political prisoners and Speaker Nancy Pelosi is to blame for the attack.

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Cheney to Join Jan. 6 Inquiry, Drawing Threats of G.O.P. Retribution

Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s decision to offer a slot to the Wyoming Republican was an effort to bring a veneer of bipartisanship to an investigation the G.O.P. has denounced as one-sided.

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House Opens Jan. 6 Investigation Over Republican Opposition

With all but two Republicans voting no, the House created a select committee, controlled by Democrats, to scrutinize the security failures and root causes that contributed to the Capitol riot.

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Officer Injured in Capitol Riot Asks McCarthy to Disavow Lies About It

Officer Michael Fanone, who was seriously injured by the pro-Trump mob, said he came away disappointed from his meeting with the top House Republican.

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Pelosi Will Move to Create a Select Panel to Investigate the Capitol Riot

The top Democrat had signaled for weeks that she would take matters into her own hands after Republicans blocked an independent bipartisan commission to scrutinize the storming of the Capitol.

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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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For Republicans, ‘Crisis’ Is the Message as the Outrage Machine Ramps Up

With next year’s midterm elections seen as a referendum on Democratic rule, Republicans are trying to create a sense of urgency and diverting focus from their own divisions.

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Greene’s Holocaust Comparisons Cause New Headaches for GOP

Republican leaders condemned the latest anti-Semitic statements by Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene, but their slow response and refusal to punish her reflected tacit backing.

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Greene’s Holocaust Comparisons Cause New Headaches for G.O.P.

Republican leaders condemned the latest anti-Semitic statements by Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene, but their slow response and refusal to punish her reflected tacit backing.

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Hail Kevin McCarthy, People Pleaser and Trump Appeaser

Kevin McCarthy will do anything to be speaker of the House. 

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Election Considerations Drive G.O.P. Opposition to Jan. 6 Panel

Republicans see an independent inquiry into the attack on the Capitol as a threat to their push to regain control of the Senate and the House.

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House Backs Jan. 6 Commission, but Senate Path Dims

The vote was a victory for Democrats, who were joined by 35 Republicans in pushing for a full accounting of the deadly riot. But Mitch McConnell voiced opposition, clouding Senate prospects.

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How the Storming of the Capitol Became a ‘Normal Tourist Visit’

Insurrection? What insurrection?

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