One-term presidents generally don’t leave big footprints. And the last four years may be seen as a reaction to the game-changing presidency of Barack Obama.
They refuted conspiracy theories, certified results, dismissed lawsuits and repudiated a president of their own party.
What is the greatest challenge facing President-elect Joe Biden? We asked readers that question, and what advice they would give him.
Some of the president-elect’s choices for top posts have done work for undisclosed corporate clients and aided a fund that invests in government contractors.
Democrats made historic inroads. But it’s a deeply divided place, and some say a “blood bath” is on the horizon in 2022.
“Voters, not lawyers, choose the president,” a judge for the Third Circuit Court of Appeals wrote in the 21-page repudiation of Mr. Trump’s legal effort to halt Pennsylvania’s certification process.
As President Trump’s Environmental Protection Agency rushes to complete its regulatory rollbacks, agency staff, emboldened by the Biden victory, moves to stand in the way.
The senator from Maine has emerged from the toughest re-election battle of her career more influential than ever, and ready to play a crucial deal-making role in a divided Senate.
When President Trump quit the health organization, he left a list of seven demands on the table. Here they are.
Readers around the world tell us about the global ripple effect of the U.S. election.
To the dismay of Democrats, the president’s strategy of ignoring the pandemic mostly worked for Republicans.
Taking questions from reporters for the first time since Election Day, the president also said he would travel to Georgia to support Republican candidates before two runoffs that will determine control of the Senate.
The president’s inability to concede the election is the latest reality-denying moment in a career preoccupied with an epithet.
Unlike 2016, when conflicts emerged over political choices, this time many are centered on the legitimacy of the result itself.
No arguments — or turkey — this Thanksgiving. Just a cocktail.
She never forgot that economics is about people.
The delicate proxy clash has pitted Democrats eager to emphasize issues like hunger and nutrition against traditionalists who believe the department should represent rural America.
Smaller gatherings mean fewer chances to talk to relatives you disagree with. But most Americans prefer to skip partisan debates altogether, no matter how big the turkey.
In an emotional address, he pleaded with Americans to “hang on” and cited the death of his son to say that he understood the loss in the nation.
How to feel better about this horrible year.
Political allies and associates are starting to press for clemency as the president also considers extending his criminal justice overhaul by commuting lengthy sentences for other offenders.
When Capital Letters Ruled the Earth.
As President Trump continues to litigate the 2020 election, some judges have lost all patience. Here are some excerpts of their rulings.
The Asian-American population in the state has doubled in two decades, and many live in the Atlanta suburbs, which voted for Joseph R. Biden Jr. by large margins.
Speculation had swirled in recent days that the president might make incendiary news by pardoning humans, but Corn and Cob got the honors at the annual White House ceremony.
Within hours of the Trump administration’s decision to stop blocking the process, representatives of the president-elect began coordinating the handover of power.
Wall Street notched records, as relief settled in that the election is over and Janet Yellen will be the Treasury secretary in the next administration.
Civil servants, elected officials and judges did their jobs and protected democracy.
The end of President Trump’s time in office leaves his daughter Ivanka Trump and his son-in-law, Jared Kushner, as well-to-do refugees — but they appear to have plans in New Jersey.
The company, which has largely escaped the scrutiny faced by other social media outfits, is being pushed to restrict misleading videos.
Republicans up and down the ballot tried to link Democrats to lawlessness, but lawmakers in both parties are keeping criminal justice reform on the table.
Even in the absence of a questionable outcome or any evidence of fraud, President Trump managed to freeze the passage of power for most of a month.
Democrats agree that Ms. Abrams’ political vision helped deliver Georgia to Joe Biden. In an interview with The New York Times, she lays out why 2020 was the year it came together.
Many Americans’ feeds are nightmares. I know because I spent weeks living inside two of them.
The Trump administration has authorized formal preparations for the transfer of power. Here is a look at the campaign of lawsuits, lies and pressure that sought to prevent that from happening.
Suburban women who played a huge role in Joe Biden’s victory are not convinced that they need a white man to win their governor’s race next year.
Employees and executives are battling over how to reduce misinformation and hate speech without hurting the company’s bottom line.
There’s a pattern here, and it began with “birtherism.”
It’s clear what reforms are needed. Some states are even implementing them.
President Trump turned his Twitter feed into a singular source of market volatility. Now, investors are looking forward to markets free of presidential tweets.
A key official designated President-elect Joe Biden as the apparent winner after Michigan certified his victory there and President Trump lost another court decision in Pennsylvania.
An obscene conspiracy theory from the past echoes loudly in the present.
He preferred the parts of the job that combined pomp, splendor and a world amenable to his decisions. In other words, he always seemed to genuinely enjoy pardoning turkeys.
Trashing the nation on his way out the door.
For 10 years, Libre — an arm of the Koch family’s Americans for Prosperity — has been working to foster conservatism in Hispanic communities. Now, the group is going all-in on Georgia’s Senate runoffs.
A frequent guest on conservative radio and TV, she briefly became a public face of the Trump campaign before being cut loose on Sunday.
Researchers have found that a small group of social media accounts are responsible for the spread of a disproportionate amount of the false posts about voter fraud.
There is nothing funny about the Republican Party’s multipronged attack on voting rights.
The president and his enablers may look like fools, but they are causing real damage.
The president has been trying to dismantle our shared beliefs about democracy. And now, his fellow Republicans are helping him.