CPAC: A Bacchanal of Right-Wing Pageantry, Passion and Grievance

CPAC was once about conservatism. Now it’s just Trump. 

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Trump Deal Faced Widespread Investor Doubt Before Raising $1 Billion

More than a dozen big Wall Street money managers said no to Trump Media, but the Pentwater and Sabby hedge funds are among those that have committed millions.

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Redistricting Makes California a Top House Battlefield for 2022

As legislators across the country draw House maps to protect incumbents, a nonpartisan commission of California citizens is drafting one that will scramble political fortunes for both parties.

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Devin Nunes to Quit House, Take Over Trump’s Media Company

The California Republican, who had pugnaciously defended Donald J. Trump, chose the media company role over a potentially powerful new post in Congress.

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Subpoena to Twitter Is Said to Concern a Purported Threat to McConnell, not Nunes

Details are trickling out about the Justice Department’s use of a grand jury to attempt to identify the user behind a parody account mocking Representative Devin Nunes.

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Trump Justice Dept. Tried to Use Grand Jury to Identify Nunes Critic on Twitter

An unsealed court filing shows that the social media company fought the subpoena, which the Biden administration is said to have withdrawn.

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Who Are the Senior Officials at the Pentagon and the N.S.A?

The arrival of the new officials has prompted concerns. Their backgrounds offer insights into their policies.

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The Republican Party After Trump

The Party of Lincoln had a good run. Then came Mr. Trump.

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Ex-C.I.A. Chief Criticizes Silence of Top Republicans on Russian Interference

A new book by John Brennan is another salvo in the political debate over the intelligence community’s investigation of the election interference campaign.

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The Legal System Should Not Be a Tool for Bullies

A bill in New York would discourage frivolous lawsuits aimed at chilling free speech.

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Devin Nunes Can’t Sue Twitter Over Cow and Mom Parodies, Judge Says

The California Republican said that the posts by the accounts, including one named “Devin Nunes’ cow,” were defamatory.

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