What if Covid Were 10 Times Deadlier?

Would a deadlier pandemic have yielded different political divides?

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Woodward’s Book on Trump Describes General’s Secret Calls to China

In a sign of his concerns, the nation’s highest-ranking military officer also gathered commanders to remind them of the safeguards in the nuclear launch procedures.

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Book on Trump Describes General’s Efforts to Reassure China

In a sign of his concerns, the nation’s highest-ranking military officer also gathered commanders to remind them of the safeguards in the nuclear launch procedures.

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The Mike Pence Saga Tells Us More Than We Want to Know

But he is not the only politician who shows which way the wind is blowing. 

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Pence, Diverging From Trump, Says He Was ‘Proud’ to Certify Election

In a speech, former Vice President Mike Pence went the furthest he has gone yet in distancing himself from Donald Trump and the Capitol riot. But he still praised the former president and his agenda.

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The Sound of Silence on Abortion

Sport leagues and corporations rally against bias and voter suppression. But they are quiet about abortion. 

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Trump’s Criminal Investigation Into His Finances

“Witch Hunt,” meet grand jury.

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When Loyalty Is Overrated

Sometimes what we are most devoted to are our biggest mistakes.

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Pence Speaks Fondly of Trump in First Speech of Biden Era

The former vice president credited the Trump administration with “four years of consequence, four years of results and four years of promises made and promises kept.”

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‘There Is a Tension There’: Publishers Draw Fire for Signing Trump Officials

Kellyanne Conway, Mike Pence and William Barr have book deals. That is raising new challenges for publishers trying to balance ideological lines with a desire to continue representing the political spectrum.

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For These Republicans, 2024 Is Just Around the Corner

Mike Pence. Mike Pompeo. Rick Scott. They share big ambitions, but one name hovers above them all …

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At CPAC, a Golden Image, a Magic Wand and Reverence for Trump

The faithful who flocked to the annual conference of conservatives made it clear that their allegiance was to the former president far more than to the Republican Party.

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How Democrats Could Have Made Republicans Squirm

G.O.P. lawmakers were unlikely to convict Trump. But a different approach to impeachment would have been more difficult for them to ignore.

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After the Speech: What Trump Did as the Capitol Was Attacked

New evidence emerged in the impeachment trial about what President Donald J. Trump did from roughly 1 to 6 p.m. the day of the Capitol attack. But many questions remain unanswered.

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What We Learned About the Capitol Riots From the Impeachment Trial

Yet for all the heart-pounding narrative of that day presented on the Senate floor, what was also striking was how many questions remained unanswered.

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Trump’s Lawyers Deny He Incited Capitol Mob, Saying It’s Democrats Who Spur Violence

The former president’s legal team rested its case without using even a quarter of the 16 hours allotted to it.

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Takeaways From Day 3 of Trump’s Impeachment Trial

The House managers concluded their case by asserting that the Jan. 6 violence wouldn’t have happened without former President Donald Trump and that his supporters believed he had invited their help.

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Do You Know Where the Vice President Lives?

Kamala Harris and her husband, Doug Emhoff, will reside at Number One Observatory Circle, renewing a spotlight on an often-overlooked Washington address.

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The Next Trump

There is no one quite like him in the Republican Party. So where should we look for the president’s inheritors?

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Has Trump’s Reckoning Come Too Late?

Finally the world agrees that Trump is exactly the man his fiercest critics said he was. But has the reckoning come too late?

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Trump Ignites a War Within the Church

After a week of Trumpist mayhem, white evangelicals wrestle with what they’ve become.

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Late Night Reviews ‘Trump’s Impeachment: The Sequel’

“Makes sense — this president loves having seconds,” Stephen Colbert said on Wednesday.

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Trump Swings and Misses

Talk about a bankrupt presidency.

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The Second Impeachment: ‘President Trump Betrayed His Country’

Readers discuss whether Congress should be spending its time on impeachment and how Mike Pence, Mitch McConnell and Liz Cheney have responded to efforts to remove the president.

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Jimmy Fallon: Mike Pence Just Can’t Win With Trump Fans

“It’s a tough choice for Pence: Invoke the 25th and have MAGA nation hate you, or refuse and still have MAGA nation hate you,” Fallon said.

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Mike Pence Reached His Limit With Trump. It Wasn’t Pretty.

After four years of tongue-biting silence that critics say enabled the president’s worst instincts, the vice president would not yield to the pressure and name-calling from his boss.

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A Swift Impeachment Plan

House Democrats have introduced an article against President Trump for “inciting violence against the government of the United States.” What happens next?

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Late Night Is a Bit Concerned About Trump’s Last Nine Days

Jimmy Kimmel wants him out, but admits that “usually when the Senate tries to ram something through that quickly, it’s a conservative Supreme Court justice.”

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House Sets Impeachment Vote to Charge Trump With Incitement

Democrats are planning a Tuesday vote to formally call on the vice president to wrest power from President Trump and a Wednesday impeachment vote if he does not.

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Only Impeachment Can Save Republicans

If the G.O.P. doesn’t turn on Trump now, it will be tainted and crippled for years.

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Impeach Trump? Weighing the Pros and Cons

“Those who say that impeachment will further divide us, or that impeachment must be delayed to facilitate President-elect Joe Biden’s agenda, are wrong,” one writer says. Others favor use of the 25th Amendment, pardons or a federal inquiry.

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The Shame of Jan. 6 Should Reverberate for Generations

At Pearl Harbor and on Sept. 11, foreign enemies attacked us. This time around, the enemies of democracy came from within.

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House Moves to Force Trump Out, Vowing Impeachment if Pence Won’t Act

Speaker Nancy Pelosi said the House would formally call on Vice President Mike Pence to invoke the 25th Amendment to strip President Trump of power, and move to impeach the president if he refused.

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How Trump Made the Fantasy Real

The Capitol Hill riot tore the veil between the right’s dreamworld and reality.

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The American Abyss

A historian of fascism and political atrocity on Trump, the mob and what comes next

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In Capital, a G.O.P. Crisis. At the R.N.C. Meeting, a Trump Celebration.

Party members at a gathering of the Republican National Committee endorsed President Trump as the man to lead the party forward, ignoring the turmoil in Washington.

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Running Out the Clock on Trump Is Cowardly and Dangerous

Forget the 25th Amendment. It’s Congress that was attacked and Congress that needs to act.

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How The Capitol Attack Led Democrats to Demand Trump’s Resignation

The White House was propelled deeper into crisis as officials resigned in protest and prominent Republicans broke with the president after he incited a mob that assaulted Congress.

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Protesters in New York Urge Ouster of Trump and Pence

‘We have to be out and not hope that this is going to resolve itself because yesterday actually showed where that leads,’ an organizer said.

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Did the Capitol Attack Break Trump’s Spell?

Either the beginning of the end for Trump, or America.

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Impeach and Convict. Right Now.

Trump is too dangerous to leave in office for even another minute.

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Trump’s Speech Helped Set Violence at the Capitol in Motion

As Congress prepared to certify the victory of his successor, President Trump railed against the election and helped set in motion hours of violence.

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Trump’s Speech Helped Set Violence in Motion

As Congress prepared to certify the victory of his successor, President Trump railed against the election and helped set in motion hours of violence.

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Washington in Final Convulsions of Trump Era

As angry Trump supporters massed in the capital and a futile challenge to Joseph R. Biden Jr.’s victory unfolded in Congress, the president most likely succeeded in handing Washington to the Democrats.

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Late Night Wonders if Mike Pence Will Stand by His Man

Seth Meyers joked that the vice president had to “choose between the Constitution and a sleazy mafia don cold-calling election officials illegally, begging for votes like a telemarketer.”

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Pence Said to Have Told Trump He Lacks Power to Change Election Result

A day before he presides over a joint session of Congress to ratify Joseph R. Biden Jr.’s victory, the vice president tried to lower the president’s expectations while seeking ways to mollify him.

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Republicans Plan to Force at Least Three Votes to Invalidate Biden’s Election

The challenges will transform the normally routine electoral count by Congress into an hourslong spectacle that has already divided Republicans, who are all but certain to fail to change the results.

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Trump Pressures Pence to Reject Electoral Votes

The vice president plays a crucial but largely ceremonial role in certifying the election results in Congress. Here’s how Congress’s election tally actually works.

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Mike Pence’s Choice: Side With the Constitution or Trump

The vice president will preside on Wednesday when Congress convenes to ratify Joe Biden’s victory. President Trump still seems to hold out hope that his loyal No. 2 could change the outcome.

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Federal Judge Dismisses Election Lawsuit Against Pence

President Trump’s congressional allies had hoped to give the vice president the power to reject electoral votes that were cast for Joseph R. Biden Jr.

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