White Evangelicals Shun Morality for Power

They’ve been a “political arm of the Republican Party” for decades now.

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The Trump Prophets Regroup

When you are in the business of prophecy, what do you do when prophecy fails?

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Trump-Era Special Counsel Secures Indictment of Lawyer

The defendant, Michael Sussmann, is accused of lying to the F.B.I. in a meeting about Trump and Russia. He denies wrongdoing.

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Durham Is Said to Seek Indictment of Lawyer at Firm With Democratic Ties

The lawyer, Michael Sussmann, is accused of lying to the F.B.I. in a 2016 meeting about Trump and Russia. He denies wrongdoing.

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How Strong Is America’s Multiracial Democracy?

Recent research on racism, prejudice and politics suggests a broad range of possibilities.

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Tap Dancing With Trump: Lindsey Graham’s Quest for Relevance

The senator went from Donald J. Trump’s public enemy to his impassioned defender. Now he’s a golfing regular at Mar-a-Lago, advising the former president on his future. What is behind one of the unlikeliest partnerships in politics?

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A Foreign Agent in Trump’s Inner Circle?

Even amid a glut of scandals, Tom Barrack’s arrest is a big deal.

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Thomas Barrack, Trump Fund-Raiser, Is Indicted on Lobbying Charge

Mr. Barrack, the chairman of Donald Trump’s inaugural committee, was accused of failing to register as a lobbyist for the United Arab Emirates, obstruction of justice and lying to investigators.

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Trump’s Cult of Animosity Shows No Sign of Letting Up

As long as the former president dominates the G.O.P., “this animosity coalition will define the party.”

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America Is Undergoing Seismic Changes. Its Politics? Hardly.

The country is recovering from a pandemic and an economic crisis, and its former president is in legal and financial peril. But no political realignment appears to be at hand.

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Biden Gained With Moderate and Conservative Voting Groups, New Data Shows

President Biden cut into Donald Trump’s margins with married men and veteran households, a Pew survey shows. But there was a far deeper well of support for Mr. Trump than many progressives had imagined.

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No. 3 House Democrat Steps Into Ohio Race to Head Off a Sanders Acolyte

The decision by Representative James Clyburn to oppose an outspoken ally of Senator Bernie Sanders in a special election in Cleveland highlights the generational and ideological gulf in the Democratic Party.

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Rep. James Clyburn Opposes Sanders Ally in Special Election

The decision by Representative James Clyburn to oppose an outspoken ally of Senator Bernie Sanders in a special election in Cleveland highlights the generational and ideological gulf in the Democratic Party.

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F.E.C. Dismisses Case Against Democrats Over Outreach to Ukraine

The Federal Election Commission voted 4 to 2 not to pursue accusations that Democrats in 2016 sought help from Ukraine to damage Donald J. Trump’s campaign.

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The D.N.C. Didn’t Get Hacked in 2020. Here’s Why.

A devastating email breach of the D.N.C. roiled Democrats in the final months of 2016. An unassuming security official made it his mission to prevent a recurrence.

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Prosecutors Investigating Whether Ukrainians Meddled in 2020 Election

The Brooklyn federal inquiry has examined whether former and current Ukrainian officials tried to interfere in the election, including funneling misleading information through Rudolph W. Giuliani.

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F.E.C. Drops Case Reviewing Trump Hush-Money Payments to Women

The case had examined whether Donald Trump violated election law with a $130,000 payment shortly before the 2016 election to a pornographic-film actress by his personal lawyer, Michael Cohen.

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Why Trump Still Has Millions of Americans in His Grip

Many of the forces that helped bring him to power have only intensified.

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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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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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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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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?

#presidential-election-of-2016, #presidential-election-of-2020, #trump-donald-j

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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