‘Governors Are the C.E.O.s’: State Leaders Weigh Their Might

At a National Governors Association gathering, attendees from both parties speculated about 2024 at a moment of increasing frustration with Washington.

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Joe Biden Better Watch His Back!

Democrats, as well as Republicans, are going in for the kill.

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Five Takeaways From Tuesday’s Elections

Democratic interference in Republican primaries paid off in some places but not others, election-denying candidates were halted in Colorado, and incumbents proved their staying power.

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Illinois Governor’s Race Shows G.O.P.’s Lurch to Right (With Nudge From Left)

Democrats meddled to boost State Senator Darren Bailey in the G.O.P. primary for Illinois governor. But efforts to elevate far-right candidates in Colorado fizzled.

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Election deniers in Colorado and House races in Illinois: Tuesday’s contests are full of drama.

Illinois, Colorado, Mississippi and Utah are the settings for suspenseful contests at the federal and state level. New York voters will choose candidates for governor and lieutenant governor, and Oklahoma is holding a special primary election for the Senate.

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Let’s Have a New Gun Law for Independence Day

There is hope on guns. It’s not what I expected to say.

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Abortion Rally Draws Thousands in Houston

The event was among numerous protests planned across the country this weekend.

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Thousands in the U.S. Rally in Support of Ukraine

At events in Washington, Chicago, Boston and other cities on Sunday, demonstrators expressed their love for the country, anger at Vladimir Putin and hope for peace.

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Obama Breaks Ground on Presidential Center in Chicago After Lengthy Discord

The project has been bogged down by legal challenges and a federal review. Barack Obama’s presidential papers won’t actually be housed there — they’ll be digitized, another point of contention.

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Illinois Becomes First State to Eliminate Cash Bail

Gov. J.B. Pritzker signed a law that he said would end a system that disproportionately hurts the poor and favors wealthier defendants.

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As the Virus Surges, Stark Differences Over What Is Around the Corner

President Trump’s health secretary voiced optimism on Sunday that vaccines and treatments would soon save the day, but governors and experts issued bleak warnings about the public letting down its guard.

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