The Vanishing Moderate Democrat

Their positions are popular. So why are they going extinct?

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Democrats Press the White House for a More Assertive Response to Roe’s Fall

The initial response by President Biden and other Democratic leaders to the overturning of Roe struck many Democrats as painfully inadequate.

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A Year Later, Some Republicans Second-Guess Boycotting the Jan. 6 Panel

The decision by Representative Kevin McCarthy not to appoint Republicans to the committee has given Democrats the chance to set out an uninterrupted narrative.

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Nancy Pelosi’s Napa: Wealthy Friends and a Husband’s Porsche Crash

An accident shines a light on the House speaker’s California life among the vineyards.

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Beware the Ruinous Optimism of Democratic Leaders

Millions of Democratic voters can see and feel that American politics has changed in profound ways since at least the 1990s.

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Archbishop Bars Pelosi From Communion Over Abortion Stance

Archbishop Salvatore J. Cordileone, who has repeatedly confronted the House speaker over her backing of abortion rights, said her stance was a “grave evil.”

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House Poised to Pass Nearly $40 Billion Ukraine Aid Package

As lawmakers have embraced more than $50 billion to Kyiv within two months, they have largely refrained from raising concerns or questioning the Biden administration’s strategy.

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Imagining a Post-Roe America: ‘I Am Scared’

A 22-year-old woman fears losing control over her body, and an 80-year-old recalls her illegal abortion. Also: Russian oligarchs’ property; Pelosi in Kyiv.

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A Grim Existence

Many Ukrainians are in mobilization mode.

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Plane Carrying Army Parachutists Briefly Alarms Capitol

After the Capitol was evacuated, Nancy Pelosi lashed out at the F.A.A. for its “apparent failure to notify Capitol Police of the preplanned flyover.”

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Nancy Pelosi Tests Positive for Coronavirus

The speaker, 82, was asymptomatic, and had previously been vaccinated and boosted, a spokesman said.

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Ginni Thomas’s Texts, and the Limits of Chief Justice Roberts’s Power

His title notwithstanding, the chief justice cannot force a colleague’s recusal. If Justice Clarence Thomas is to disqualify himself, it will be his decision.

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With a Flurry of High-Profile Coronavirus Cases, Washington Is Again on Edge

The cases have raised questions about the trajectory of the pandemic, even as the White House has signaled confidence about resuming normal activities.

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House Democrats Push Biden to Build a Better Midterm Message

House Democrats have been pressing the president to come up with a bumper-sticker-worthy slogan. The White House says it’s sharpening its message.

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Democrats Strip Covid Aid From $1.5 Trillion Spending Package

Facing disputes over how to cover the cost of the pandemic response effort, Democrats dropped it rather than jeopardize legislation that includes aid for Ukraine and other top priorities.

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House Poised to Approve $13.6 Billion in Emergency Aid for Ukraine

Bipartisan backing for the assistance provided momentum for a broader, $1.5 trillion measure to fund the government through September.

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Lawmakers Push to Ban Russian Oil Imports, Amid White House Resistance

Republicans and Democrats on Capitol Hill are pursuing the ban to punish Russia for its invasion of Ukraine, but the White House is opposed, warning of energy price spikes.

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Roger Stone Sues Jan. 6 Panel to Block Access to Phone Data

The political operative and close ally of former President Donald J. Trump joined at least 19 other witnesses who have gone to court to stonewall the inquiry.

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Kathleen Rice Announces Her Retirement From Congress

The decision by Representative Kathleen Rice of New York makes the number of Democrats leaving Congress the largest since 1992, as midterm elections loom.

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Pelosi Says She Would Accept Stock Ban for Lawmakers and Judges

The speaker had resisted a ban, which has been championed by lawmakers in competitive re-election races. Now she says she would be open to it if it included the judicial branch.

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House Passes Bill Adding Billions to Research to Compete With China

The vote sets up a fight with the Senate, which has different recommendations for how the United States should bolster its technology industry to take on China.

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Democrats Break With Leaders Over Congressional Stock Trading

With top House Democrats skeptical of barring lawmakers from owning individual stocks, a simmering issue has exploded, especially among members facing difficult re-election races.

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Democrats Rebel Against Pelosi Over Congressional Stock Trading

When the top House Democrat came out against banning ownership of individual stocks, a simmering issue exploded, especially among members eager to distance themselves from their leader.

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Congress Can Trade Stocks or Keep the Public Trust. Not Both.

Why on earth are representatives and senators allowed to trade stocks?

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Trump’s Covid and Election Falsehoods at Arizona Rally

The former president falsely claimed that white Americans were being denied the Covid-19 vaccine, among other inaccuracies.

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The Capitol Police and the Scars of the January 6th Riot

For many officers, their bodies, minds and lives will never be the same after the attack.

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7 Political Wish Lists for the New Year

What do the president, vice president, former president and party leaders want in 2022? We made our best guess.

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House Votes to Impose Forced Labor Ban on Goods Made in Xinjiang

The lopsided margin reflected growing bipartisan anger at China’s human rights abuses against Uyghurs in the northwestern region.

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The Meaning of Gosar’s AOC Anime Video

Dissecting the visual aspects of the violent video circulated by Representative Paul Gosar.

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How Nancy Pelosi Got Biden’s Build Back Better Bill Back on Track

The House’s approval of a sweeping social policy bill after weeks of fits and starts notched another win for the speaker in a career defined by them.

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House Narrowly Passes Biden’s Social Safety Net and Climate Bill

The vote was months in the making for the roughly $2 trillion measure, one of the most consequential bills in decades. Now it faces a difficult path in the Senate.

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Pelosi Predicts Thursday Vote on Biden’s Ambitious Social Policy Bill

A House vote, months in the making, could come as early as Thursday evening on a $1.85 trillion social policy and climate bill that would be the largest expansion of the safety net in 50 years.

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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, in Glasgow, Says She Will ‘Push’ on Climate Change

The New York Democrat arrived Tuesday in Glasgow with Speaker Nancy Pelosi and other lawmakers to appear at the COP26 climate talks.

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Biden Nabs a Bipartisan Infrastructure Deal

The bipartisan infrastructure bill has passed. Now it’s time for Democratic centrists to make a good-faith deal on the Build Back Better bill.

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Facing Moderate Revolt, Democrats Put Social Policy Bill on Hold

Leaders pressed for a vote on a separate infrastructure bill, but the fate of both measures was in doubt amid party divisions, despite pleas from President Biden.

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House Democrats Hunt for Votes to Pass Biden’s Domestic Agenda

Speaker Nancy Pelosi wants a vote as soon as Thursday night on a $1.85 trillion social policy and climate bill, but moderates are pushing back.

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House Democrats Revive Paid Leave Program, Ignoring Manchin’s Concerns

The House plans to add a provision to provide four weeks of federally paid family and medical leave to their social policy bill, but it is all but certain to be jettisoned by the Senate.

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Democrats, Stung by Electoral Losses, Press Forward on Biden Agenda

Disappointed by a loss in Virginia and a closer-than-expected race in New Jersey, Democrats were working toward quick action on key bills to show they could govern.

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Democrats Reach Deal to Control Drug Prices in Bill

The provision would, for the first time, allow the government to negotiate prices for some medicines covered by Medicare.

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Democrats Reach Deal to Control Drug Prices in Social Policy Bill

The provision would, for the first time, allow the government to negotiate prices for some medicines covered by Medicare.

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What the Virginia Election Result Will Mean for Democrats and Republicans

Republicans hope to hit on a recipe for renewal, while Democrats worry that a loss could force them to defend seats in blue states next year.

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Meeting Between Francis and Biden Will Highlight Their Rift With American Bishops

The pope and president, who meet at the Vatican on Friday, are the common targets of conservative American bishops seeking to undercut them.

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Racing the Clock, Democrats Grasp for a Deal on Biden’s Agenda

Democrats struggled to bridge crucial differences over what to include in and how to pay for their social policy and climate plan.

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Biden Meets With Manchin and Schumer to Iron Out Spending Bill

Speaker Nancy Pelosi said she hoped to pass an infrastructure bill and have a deal in hand on the social policy bill by the end of the week.

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Biden Meets With Manchin and Schumer as Democrats Race to Finish Social Policy Bill

Speaker Nancy Pelosi said she hoped to pass an infrastructure bill and have a deal in hand on the social policy bill by the end of the week.

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‘Promises Made Just Have to Be Promises Kept’: Black Colleges Feel Stung by Democrats

A rift is forming over a plan to provide only $2 billion out of the $20 billion President Biden proposed to help level the playing field in his social spending package.

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Book Review: ‘Midnight in Washington,’ by Adam Schiff

Schiff’s “Midnight in Washington” is that rare memoir by a politician that actually has something to say.

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Progressives in Congress Reject Sen. Manchin’s Demands

Liberals rejected demands from moderate Democrats to shrink President Biden’s domestic policy agenda by more than half, though they said they were willing to compromise.

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Senate Sends Bill to Biden Ending Furlough of 3,700 Transportation Workers

The measure, which extends expiring transportation programs for a month, had originally been part of a $1 trillion infrastructure bill that stalled in the House this week.

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House Delays Vote on Infrastructure Bill as Democrats Feud

A liberal revolt left Democrats short of votes, but leaders insisted they would bring up the measure again on Friday, giving them more time to reach a deal on a separate climate and safety net bill.

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