The Bromance of Donald Trump and Rudy Giuliani

Giuliani’s loyalty to the former president was born in his darkest moment.

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It’s Trump’s Party, and He’ll Lie if He Wants To

Republicans want to write Democrats out of the body politic.

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Former Top McCain Aide Says He Lied to Discredit a Times Article

“John McCain’s lie became mine,” Steve Schmidt wrote about Senator John McCain’s relationship with a female lobbyist.

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Barack Obama’s New Role: Fighting Disinformation

The former president has embarked on a campaign to warn that the scourge of online falsehoods has eroded the foundations of democracy.

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Mike Gravel, Unconventional Two-Term Alaska Senator, Dies at 91

He made headlines by fighting for an oil pipeline and reading the Pentagon Papers aloud. After 25 years of obscurity, he re-emerged with a quixotic presidential campaign.

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Marjorie Taylor Greene Didn’t Come Out of Nowhere

She’s the latest descendant in a lineage of Republican women who embrace a boffo radicalism.

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The First Post-Reagan Presidency

So far, Joe Biden has been surprisingly progressive.

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Does Joe Biden Really Want This Job?

His burden as president would be “gross.”

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Roberta McCain, Mother of the Senator and His Beacon, Dies at 108

John McCain credited to her his will to survive as a prisoner of war. She later campaigned for him in his 2008 bid for the presidency.

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Ron Paul Hospitalized After Medical Episode on Livestream

Mr. Paul, 85, a former congressman and presidential candidate and the father of Senator Rand Paul, slurred his words while speaking on his YouTube channel on Friday.

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The Republican Irritation Olympics

So much talent, if you really enjoy exasperation.

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Biden’s V.P. Search: Chris Dodd, a D.C. Insider Helping Pick the Democratic Running Mate

As Biden works to win over progressive voters, he has empowered a Washington uber-veteran long trailed by allegations of personal and financial indiscretion.

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Campaigning in a Crisis: Obama, McCain, Trump and Biden

Barack Obama and John McCain were rocked by a national emergency during the 2008 campaign, and their responses decided the race, aides say. There are lessons for Joseph R. Biden Jr. and President Trump.

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Joe Biden’s Time in Sarah Palin’s Shadow

What two strange months in 2008 taught the former vice president about the politics of grievance, and how that might help him pick a running mate of his own to take on Donald Trump.

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Biden Camp Finds Selling Point in Ailing Economy: His Work on 2009 Recovery

He oversaw the rollout of a $787 billion stimulus package. His campaign may leverage that as the coronavirus pandemic and economic collapse dominate the conversation.

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Hello, What’s This? The Democrats Aren’t in Disarray

Many younger voters are not old enough to remember a Democratic presidential primary that ended so quickly and congenially. Could it help Joe Biden in the fall?

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