Why Trump Is Still Their Guy

You don’t hear his name as much. But as far as the G.O.P. is concerned, the former president rules.

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Biden Administration Says Russian Intelligence Obtained Trump Campaign Data

A Treasury Department document shed more light on links between the campaign and Russian spies.

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Shades of 2016: Republicans Stay Silent on Trump, Hoping He Fades Away

Just like when Donald J. Trump was a candidate in 2016, rival Republicans are trying to avoid becoming the target of his attacks or directly confronting him, while hoping someone else will.

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Putin Authorized Russian Interference in 2020 Election, Report Says

The assessment was the intelligence community’s most comprehensive look at foreign efforts to interfere in the election.

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Court Dismisses Trump Campaign’s Defamation Suit Against New York Times

A New York State judge ruled that the opinion essay at the center of the suit was constitutionally protected speech.

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Trump Will Return to Spotlight With Appearance at CPAC

Most presidents leave the White House and adopt low profiles. Donald Trump is returning to the national stage with a prominent appearance at a conservative conference on Sunday.

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How Ted Cruz Became the Least Sympathetic Politician in America

His getaway to Cancún during the Texas power emergency was only the latest episode in a political career that has left Mr. Cruz reviled by Democrats and more than a few Republicans.

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If There Was a Republican Civil War, It Appears to Be Over

The party belongs to Trump for as long as he wants it.

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Trump’s Lawyers Repeated Inaccurate Claims in Impeachment Trial

The three members of the former president’s legal team made a number of misleading or false claims about the events of Jan. 6, antifa, the impeachment process and voter fraud.

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Fact-Checking Trump’s Lawyers on Day 4 of Impeachment Trial

The three members of the former president’s legal team made a number of misleading or false claims about the events of Jan. 6, antifa, the impeachment process and voter fraud.

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Manafort Can’t Be Prosecuted After Trump Pardon, New York Court Rules

The Court of Appeals let stand a lower-court ruling that the Manhattan district attorney’s prosecution of Paul Manafort was barred by the double jeopardy rule.

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Kevin Clinesmith, Ex-F.B.I. Lawyer, Is Sentenced to Probation

A judge rebuffed a request by prosecutors to impose a prison sentence on Kevin Clinesmith, who admitted doctoring an email used to help authorize a wiretap on a former Trump campaign aide.

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Twitter Troll Tricked 4,900 Democrats in Vote-by-Phone Scheme, U.S. Says

Douglass Mackey, a right-wing provocateur, was accused of spreading memes that made Hillary Clinton supporters falsely believe they could cast ballots in 2016 via text message.

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In Trump’s Pardons, Disdain for Accountability

President Donald J. Trump’s clemency actions underscored his animosity toward a justice system seeking to punish corruption and betrayals of public trust.

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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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With Trump Presidency Winding Down, Push for Assange Pardon Ramps Up

Supporters of the WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange have enlisted a lobbyist with connections to the president and filed a clemency petition with the White House.

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Once a Foe of Trump, Cruz Leads a Charge to Reverse His Election Loss

The Texas Republican was once the victim of President Trump’s false claims of election fraud. Now he is perpetuating them.

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What’s Your Resolution for the Next Four Years?

President Trump’s election in 2016 got some of us moving — into campaigns, into gyms and into board rooms. Once he’s gone, will our habits stick?

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Brad Parscale Fell From Trump’s Favor. Now He’s Plotting a Comeback.

Mr. Parscale, President Trump’s former campaign manager, was angry after he was demoted last summer, and wanted out of politics. That didn’t last long. He is starting a new political data company.

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Barr Says C.I.A. ‘Stayed in Its Lane’ in Examining Russian Election Interference

In an interview with a Wall Street Journal columnist, the attorney general defended his legacy and criticized the special counsel’s investigation.

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Will the 2020 Election Ever End?

Elections are not intended to be open-ended affairs. But is any campaign with Donald Trump on the ballot bound to linger past its sell-by date?

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The 80-Million-Vote Man Has a Very Fragile Coalition

Biden soared among crucial suburban voters. Democrats? Not so much.

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Families Have Been Torn Apart by Politics. What Happens to Them Now?

Unlike 2016, when conflicts emerged over political choices, this time many are centered on the legitimacy of the result itself.

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Trump Pardons Michael Flynn

The president’s former national security adviser twice pleaded guilty to lying to investigators about his conversations with Russia’s ambassador.

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Trump Is Wrong. There’s No Evidence of Election Fraud in Philadelphia.

The claim itself is fraudulent.

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Behind Trump’s Yearslong Effort to Turn Losing Into Winning

Even before he was elected in 2016, Donald J. Trump was building a conspiracy theory about voter fraud that took on new energy this year, as his political fortunes ebbed during the coronavirus pandemic.

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Why Polling on The 2020 Presidential Election Missed the Mark

As politics becomes a high-stakes spectator sport, pollsters are reviewing their latest failures. But is part of the problem the public’s overly high expectations of precision?

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Election Showed a Wider Red-Blue Economic Divide

Some partisan differences were scrambled, but places with brighter future prospects swung toward Biden.

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The Faithful Voters Who Helped Put Biden Over the Top

The president-elect’s approach to religion made a critical difference in key battleground states.

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What Went Wrong With Polling? Some Early Theories

Pollsters thought they had learned from the errors of 2016. It’s possible that they did, and that this election reflects new problems.

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U.S. Tried a More Aggressive Cyberstrategy, and the Feared Attacks Never Came

The 2020 election was the biggest test yet of a new approach of pre-emptive action against adversaries trying to hack election infrastructure or wage disinformation campaigns.

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We Still Don’t Really Understand Trump — or America

Democrats expected better. What happened?

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This Week in the 2020 Election: Biden, Trump and the Battleground States

Election Day has turned into Election Week and while Joe Biden is within striking distance of 270 Electoral College vote, the counting is continuing.

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Biden Leads, but No Call Yet Four Days After Election: This Week in the 2020 Race

Election Day has turned into Election Week and while Joe Biden is within striking distance of 270 Electoral College vote, the counting is continuing.

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When Will We Know Election Results in Wisconsin, Michigan and Pennsylvania

President Trump carried all three of the so-called “Blue Wall’’ states in 2016 and they are pivotal battlegrounds again this year. Here’s where things stand.

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When Will We Know Election Results

Races in all three Northern states remain very close, and Joe Biden’s prospects have appeared to improve with late-counted ballots in several places expected to favor Democrats.

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Will “Blue Wall” Battleground States Win Biden the Election?

From the beginning of his campaign until the end, Joseph R. Biden Jr. concentrated on winning back Pennsylvania, Michigan and Wisconsin. It is not clear that he did.

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Despite Temptations, Biden Stayed Focused on the ‘Blue Wall’

From the beginning of his campaign until the end, Joseph R. Biden Jr. concentrated on winning back Pennsylvania, Michigan and Wisconsin. It is not clear that he did.

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After 2016 Shock, Wisconsin Democrats Picked Themselves Off the Floor

Hillary Clinton’s narrow loss refocused the party’s efforts to reclaim support and power after years of Republican statehouse dominance.

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Can Biden Regain Lost Ground With Latinos?

Despite a recent influx of cash, Democrats worry that his outreach efforts are too little, too late among a critical segment of the electorate.

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As Election Day Arrives, Trump Shifts Between Combativeness and Grievance

The president is sounding notes of bravado and exasperation at the end of a divisive campaign. But he may have severed himself from the political realities of a country in crisis.

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Why Iowa Is in Play

With Covid-19 and devastating storms, the state needs smart government — and Joe Biden has ideas for governing.

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What Trump Needs to Win: A Polling Error Much Bigger Than 2016’s

Several factors that led to the misfire last time are no longer in play.

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In Dash to Finish, Biden and Trump Set Up Showdown in Pennsylvania

Both campaigns were intensifying their efforts in a state increasingly critical to victory, as the candidates and their surrogates planned a final blitz to make their closing arguments.

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Why You Can’t Rely on Election Forecasts

Voting models are not as scientific or certain as they may seem.

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Election at Hand, Biden Leads Trump in Four Key States, Poll Shows

Joseph R. Biden Jr. leads President Trump in Pennsylvania, Florida, Arizona and, by a wide margin, in Wisconsin, according to a Times/Siena College poll.

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Their First Try Backfired, but Giuliani and Allies Keep Aiming at Biden

The former New York mayor’s dirt-digging effort on Hunter Biden in 2019 ended with President Trump’s impeachment. Now he is back with new associates. So far it is not going exactly as planned.

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Can Trump Woo Enough Black Men to Hurt Biden in Battleground States?

On the ground and in TV ads, the candidates are in an intense and surprising battle for Black male voters, who are crucial for Democrats trying to win back Michigan, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin.

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Did President Trump Keep His First-Term Promises? Let’s Look at 5 of Them

Mr. Trump won the presidency in 2016 after making more than 100 promises. Here’s where some stand four years later and what some of his supporters think of them.

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How a Century of Real-Estate Tax Breaks Enriched Donald Trump

The real estate industry has long enjoyed uniquely favorable tax treatment — thanks in part to Mr. Trump’s actions before and after he became president.

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