Republicans in Congress Stay Largely in Line Behind Trump

A few top Republicans called for a smooth transition, but the critical mass of the party remained silent as President Trump continued to try to subvert the popular vote and falsely claim he won re-election.

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Barr the Bad or Rudy the Ridiculous?

The Worst of Trump winners are in!

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Actually, Joe Biden Can Get Big Things Done With Mitch McConnell

Divided government sometimes overperforms expectations.

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Judy Shelton, Trump Fed Nominee, Fails to Advance to Final Vote

Ms. Shelton, a Trump loyalist with unusual views, hit a major setback. But her journey toward the Federal Reserve’s Board of Governors may not be over.

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Election Security Experts Contradict Trump’s Voting Claims

In a public letter, 59 top specialists called the president’s fraud assertions “unsubstantiated” and “technically incoherent.”

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President Tru, Pack Your Bags and Be Gone

Trump wants to preserve, protect and defend only himself.

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A Republican Senate Would Be Bad for Business

What’s bad for America would be bad for corporations, too.

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Economic Risks Are High as Chances for Quick Stimulus Narrow

The Federal Reserve chief warned that a vaccine was still too uncertain to count on, and lawmakers signaled that more support was not imminent.

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Trump, in Attacking the Election, Is Attacking Democracy

Our survival as a nation depends, above all, on the loser accepting the results of an election.

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Who’s Going to Tell Him? Republicans Shy From Asking Trump to Concede

President Trump’s iron grip on his party has inspired love for him among many Republican lawmakers, and fear in others. Neither group will tell him it is time to concede his loss.

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Republicans Back Trump’s Refusal to Concede, Declining to Recognize Biden

Senator Mitch McConnell, the majority leader, slammed Democrats for expecting the president to quickly concede and said he had every right to pursue legal challenges.

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Can Joe and Mitch Get It Done?

The incoming Democratic president and top Senate Republican have personal ties and a history of deal-making that could shape the future of a Biden administration.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #mcconnell-mitch, #presidential-election-of-2020, #senate, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Top Republicans Are Silent on Biden Victory as Trump Refuses to Concede

The top Senate Republican issued no statement congratulating President-elect Biden, while a leading House Republican echoed President Trump’s protestations that the election was not, in fact, over.

#mcconnell-mitch, #presidential-election-of-2020, #republican-party, #romney-mitt, #scalise-steve, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Biden Knows Washington Has Changed. He’s Less Sure He Has To.

Preparing to assume the presidency in a divided country, Joe Biden confronts the ultimate test of his principal theory of governance: that compromise is good and modest progress is still progress.

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We Hereby Dump Trump

When it came to planning his postelection fight, Trump was an Apprentice.

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Trump’s False Election Fraud Claims Split Republicans

Die-hard loyalists declared total support for President Trump while others issued generalized statements about vote counting or condemned him outright.

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Is America Becoming a Failed State?

Mitch McConnell may make the nation ungovernable.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #mcconnell-mitch, #presidential-election-of-2020, #senate, #united-states-economy, #united-states-politics-and-government

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A Split Decision for Democrats

Weary voters appeared willing to give former Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. a chance, but they shied away from putting Democrats in full control of Washington.

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Republicans Tighten Hold on Senate, but Control Could Be Decided in Runoffs

Along with falling short of expectations in the Senate, Democrats also saw their House majority shrink as Republicans made crucial pickups.

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Democrats Battle for Senate Control as They Maintain Grip on House Majority

The two parties grappled for advantage in the fight for the Senate majority as Democrats aimed to add to their majority in the House.

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Why Are Republicans So Afraid of Voters?

There is no “both sides do it” when it comes to intentionally keeping Americans away from the polls.

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Biden and Surrogates Hit Trump on Taxes in Closing Argument

“Why should you pay more taxes than Donald Trump?” Joseph R. Biden Jr. asked as he took aim at the president’s taxes and tax policy.

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How Mitch McConnell Delivered Justice Amy Coney Barrett’s Rapid Confirmation

Ignoring cries of blatant hypocrisy, the Senate leader pushed through pre-election approval, capping off his reshaping of the judiciary.

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Amy Coney Barrett is Confirmed by Senate, Reshaping the Supreme Court

The vote capped a brazen feat for Republicans, who pushed through a Supreme Court nominee in little more than five weeks with the election looming.

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Democrats Try to Shut Down Senate, Seeking to Stain Barrett Confirmation

Lacking the ability to block President Trump’s Supreme Court nominee, Democrats are using the final days of the debate to stoke outrage among voters about the rush to confirm her.

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Lindsey Graham and His Allies Think 50 States Is Plenty

According to the Republican Party, less democracy is better than more.

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Trump Casts Doubt on Stimulus Deal as Republicans Resist a Possible Compromise

Even as Nancy Pelosi and Steven Mnuchin continued to narrow their differences, the president said Democrats were holding out for too much, suggesting he was preparing to blame them for the demise of a deal.

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McConnell Moves to Head Off Stimulus Deal as Pelosi Reports Progress

The top Senate Republican told colleagues that he had advised the White House against striking a pre-election deal with Democrats to deliver pandemic aid, fearing political repercussions.

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Stimulus Deal: Pelosi Reports Progress as McConnell is Against Proposal

The top Senate Republican told colleagues that he had advised the White House against striking a pre-election deal with Democrats to deliver pandemic aid, fearing political repercussions.

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Democrats’ Anger Over Barrett Could Have Big Consequences in the Senate

Republicans’ decision to push through a Supreme Court confirmation fuels the prospect for big changes to minority power should Democrats take the majority.

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Republicans Clash on Stimulus Package as Trump Says ‘Go Big’

The president said he wanted a much larger package than the $1.8 trillion measure under discussion. The top Senate Republican said his party could not accept a deal anywhere near that big.

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Oh Now You Believe in Norms

The G.O.P. blocked Obama and quick pitched Amy Coney Barrett. Democrats must fight fire with fire.

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Mitch McConnell’s Mission of Misery

Why Senate Republicans won’t help Americans in need.

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Change the Supreme Court? You Have Ideas

We asked readers if and how you would alter the way justices are chosen and how the court works, and received more than 1,500 responses. Some of your suggestions would require constitutional amendments.

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Kamala Harris Should Grill Amy Coney Barrett

Senate Democrats would be wise to let Joe Biden’s running mate lead their questioning at the nominee’s confirmation hearing.

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Manic Panic on the Potomac

Will Mitch ditch the Donald?

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Court Packing Can Be an Instrument of Justice

If Republicans replace Ruth Bader Ginsburg with Amy Coney Barrett, they should pay a price.

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Donald Trump’s Alternate Constitutional Reality

The president — and Congress — should stop outsourcing the defense of the Constitution to judges.

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Trump Lashes Out at His Aides With Calls to Indict Political Rivals

The pressure on his top administration officials to take action came as President Trump bristled at the restraints of his illness.

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Dead, Alive, on Life Support? Confusion Reigns on Stimulus as Talks Continue

Mixed messages from the president and his advisers have muddled an already tumultuous negotiation.

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‘The Coal Industry Is Back,’ Trump Proclaimed. It Wasn’t.

The demise of coal-fired power plants in Arizona and Kentucky shows how the president, despite promises to restore jobs, failed to counter the forces decimating the industry.

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McConnell Delays Senate’s Return as a Third Senator Falls Ill

Senator Mitch McConnell postponed the Senate’s return for two weeks but said lawmakers would continue confirmation hearings as planned.

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After That Fiasco, Biden Should Refuse to Debate Trump Again

The president was petulant and puerile, so what is the point?

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With Friendly Visits to Republicans, Barrett Makes Her Capitol Debut

The White House formally sent Judge Amy Coney Barrett’s Supreme Court nomination to the Senate, officially starting what is expected to be an uncommonly fast sprint to confirmation before Election Day.

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The Good, the Bad and the Ugly, Meet Donald Trump

Over the past five days, we learned a lot about the president and his powers.

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With Nominee Set, Senate Republicans Plot Swift Supreme Court Confirmation

Republicans planned to hold four days of nationally televised public hearings the week of Oct. 12, aiming for a vote on the Senate floor by late October, just days before the election.

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Would Amy Coney Barrett on the Supreme Court Cost the G.O.P. the Senate?

Mitch McConnell has a tricky needle to thread.

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What Do We Do When Everything Is Coming Apart?

It turns out 1820 has a lot to tell us about 2020.

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A Battle Over the Battle for the Supreme Court

Jamelle Bouie joins the podcast for a debate on reforming the highest court in the land.

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Ginsburg Remembered as Champion of Justice as Struggle Continues Over Her Successor

Long lines of mourners waited outside the Supreme Court to pay their respects, but President Trump again made clear he would not honor her dying wish that filling her seat wait until the next president was chosen.

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