Why Kentucky Just Became the Only Red State to Expand Voting Rights

At a time when states with Republican-led legislatures are rushing to restrict ballot access, Kentucky proved the exception to the rule. The reasons are both political and logistical.

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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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How the Trump Era Broke the Sunday-Morning News Show

Any number of hallowed political and media institutions fell apart. So why should the most hallowed political-media institution of them all escape unscathed?

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First Up at Trump’s Impeachment: Can a Former President Stand Trial?

To avoid having to make a judgment about Donald J. Trump’s conduct in the Jan. 6 riot, Republicans have argued the proceeding is unconstitutional.

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The Trump Trial Wouldn’t Have Been Possible Without This Impeachment

The House managers in 1876 thought they had established a precedent. They did not count on modern Republicans.

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The Republican Argument Against Impeaching Trump Is Dangerous

By Republicans’ logic, a president is free to commit insurrection so long as it’s at the end of his term.

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Trump Parts Ways With Lead Impeachment Lawyer

The move comes a little over a week before the former president’s Senate trial is set to begin and after a frantic search to secure a lead lawyer for his defense team.

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Republicans Rally Against Impeachment Trial, Signaling Likely Acquittal for Trump

All but five Republican senators voted to challenge the constitutionality of the trial, suggesting that Democrats were unlikely to find the 17 they would need to join them in convicting the former president.

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Kentucky Hurting While Awaiting Federal Pandemic Aid

Urban and rural fortunes diverge in the state, with the pandemic compounding troubles that predated it.

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Pandemic Is Far From Over, Experts Say, Despite Trump Allies’ Claims

The C.D.C. and leading experts have concluded, using different scientific methods, that as many as 90 percent of Americans are still vulnerable to infection.

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RNC Night 2: Watch the Moments That Mattered

It was all a blur (of lines not usually crossed): Two of our reporters break down highlights from the second night of the Republican National Convention.

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Will the Tea Party Live Again?

The coronavirus relief debate has Republicans falling back into pre-Trump grooves.

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With the Coronavirus Pandemic, Republicans Are Flunking Microbe Economics

Getting other people sick isn’t an “individual choice.”

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Frustration and Fury as Rand Paul Holds Up Anti-Lynching Bill in Senate

A dispute over legislation to make lynching a federal crime has grown fierce as Congress turns its attention to issues of race and law enforcement amid protests across the country.

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No More Lynching!

Legislation won’t fix white supremacy. But a government response can ensure that cruelty is punished.

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Top Science and Health Officials Offer Sobering View of Reopening Readiness

Despite progress on a vaccine, there is no guarantee it will be effective, experts said, and testing and contact tracing are still short of the levels needed.

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Fauci Hearing: Who Were Those Masked (and Unmasked) Senators?

The proceedings, billed as Dr. Anthony Fauci’s high noon, became a surreal pageant of dystopian government and politicized face wear.

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Boris Johnson Has Coronavirus. He Handled It Badly.

The British prime minister tested positive for Covid-19 and went into isolation, but not before doing untold damage and setting a bad example.

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