Why Your Ballots Are Boring

Politicians love to divide and conquer.

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Nadler, Ocasio-Cortez and Others in Congress Call on Cuomo to Resign

At least nine Democrats in New York’s congressional delegation said Friday that Gov. Andrew Cuomo, who has become engulfed by scandals, had lost the ability to govern.

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House Passes Landmark Bill Decriminalizing Marijuana

The House passed sweeping legislation that would decriminalize marijuana and expunge nonviolent marijuana-related convictions. The measure is all but doomed in the Republican-led Senate.

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With Proposal to Curb Presidential Power, Democrats Eye an Era After Trump

The bill has almost no chance of becoming law while President Trump is in office, but it is Democrats’ most comprehensive response to date to what they consider his abuses.

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Barr Clashes With House Democrats in Testimony, Defending Protests Response

The deployment of federal agents to confront protesters and rioters and attacks on the Russia investigation highlighted a contentious hearing.

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Barr Clashes With House Democrats, Defending Responses to Protests and Russia Inquiry

The deployment of federal agents to confront protesters and rioters and attacks on the Russia investigation highlighted a contentious hearing.

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House Democrats Considered 10 Impeachment Articles Before Narrowing Their Case Against Trump

The question of what to include in the case against President Trump is at the heart of a new book by Norm Eisen, a lawyer working with House Democrats in the impeachment effort.

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How N.Y.C. Plans to Crack Down on Illegal Fireworks

A task force will target the suppliers of the illegal fireworks that have been booming across the city for weeks, Mayor Bill de Blasio said.

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Trump Poses ‘Danger for the Republic’ if Re-elected, John Bolton Charges

The president’s former national security adviser, in a TV interview, called the November election the “last guardrail” against a second term in which “there’s no telling what will happen.”

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‘This Is a Change Election’: Will 2 Entrenched House Members Fall?

Two candidates who lost to incumbent members of Congress in 2018 are back. An altered political landscape may give them a lift this time.

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Prosecutor in Roger Stone Case Will Testify About Barr’s Intervention

The prosecutor is one of two Justice Department officials coming forward whom Democrats are calling whistle-blowers.

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Democrats to Propose Broad Bill to Target Police Misconduct and Racial Bias

Elements of the package, to be unveiled on Monday by House and Senate Democrats, are certain to meet with opposition from police unions and their allies.

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Congress Plans Hearings on Racial Violence and Use of Force by the Police

A top Democrat said the House would likely weigh a federal chokehold ban as leaders in the House and Senate announced hearings on race and policing.

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