How Tucker Carlson Stoked White Fear to Conquer Cable

A string of setbacks made the pundit flee television, the Republican establishment and even his home. He re-emerged with what may be the most racist, and successful, show in the history of cable news.

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War in Ukraine Rallies Support in Congress for More Military Spending

A bipartisan consensus in Congress to increase the Pentagon’s budget is growing stronger as Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has created a sense of insecurity.

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How Threats Against Politicians Are Surging

A review of threats against members of Congress shows how a mainstreaming of violent political speech has prompted a growing number of Americans to target elected officials.

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Muslim Lawmaker Comes Under Fire in House Debate on ‘Islamophobia’

A conservative Republican accused Ilhan Omar, the sponsor of a House bill to combat anti-Muslim bias, of terrorist sympathies.

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Boebert Reaches Out to Omar After Incendiary Video, Escalating a Feud

Representative Lauren Boebert made an overture to Representative Ilhan Omar after suggesting that the Muslim lawmaker was a terrorism threat. The call did not go well.

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In Infrastructure Votes, 19 Members Broke With Their Party

The defectors who crossed partisan lines in Congress include 13 Republicans who supported the bill and the six liberal members of “The Squad,” who opposed it.

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Biden’s Agenda in Doubt as He Aids Progressives in Fight With Moderates

Progressives flexed, but remain empty-handed. Moderates feel betrayed. The outcome of their battle could determine Democrats’ fate in the midterms and the success of the Biden presidency.

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A Foul Play by Progressives Over Israel’s Iron Dome

Progressive Dems are wrong to target a defensive weapon system. 

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Ilhan Omar Again Sets Off a Fight Among Democrats

Ms. Omar appeared to equate American and Israeli “atrocities” with those of Hamas and the Taliban, prompting outrage from Jewish House Democrats.

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House Narrowly Passes $1.9 Billion Capitol Security Bill

The one-vote margin of passage reflected opposition on the right and left. The measure faces long odds in the Senate, where it is likely to face a filibuster.

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Democrats Push Biden to Take Harder Line on Saudi Arabia

Lawmakers have continued to press for harsher action and a wholesale rethinking of the American stance toward the kingdom.

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As Republicans Shun Vaccines, Congress Toils to Return to Normal

A quarter of lawmakers have yet to receive a coronavirus vaccine, even though they have been available since December.

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Final Weekend Campaigning Reflects Both Traditional Barnstorming and 2020 Chaos

The candidates visited two of the key “Blue Wall” states Mr. Trump won in 2016.

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Donald Trump’s Support of Extremism and Conspiracy Theories

Violent extremists and conspiracy theorists found their tribune in Donald Trump.

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Ilhan Omar Wins House Primary in Minnesota

Ms. Omar, a member of the “Squad” of progressive women of color elected to the House two years ago, topped a well-funded challenger in a victory for the left.

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Marjorie Taylor Greene, a QAnon Supporter, Wins House Primary in Georgia

Ms. Greene’s victory came as six states were holding elections on Tuesday, with Ilhan Omar facing a well-funded primary challenge in Minnesota.

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What to Watch in Tuesday’s Primaries: Ilhan Omar and Georgia’s QAnon Candidate

Representative Omar faces a tough re-election fight in Minnesota, a Republican QAnon supporter is vying for the House in Georgia and several states face fresh tests of their elections systems.

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Praise for John Lewis Pours in From Nation’s Political Elite

Mr. Lewis, who died on Friday at 80, was instrumental in the historic struggle for racial equality in the United States. “We have lost a giant,” Bill and Hillary Clinton said in a joint statement.

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Rep. Ilhan Omar’s Father Dies From Complications of Covid-19

Ms. Omar, Democrat of Minnesota and one of the first two Muslim women in Congress, sought asylum in the United States with her father in the 1990s.

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