Takeaways From Ketanji Brown Jackson’s Confirmation Hearings

Republicans fired off an array of political attacks, and Democrats got through their biggest hurdle to swearing in the first Black woman on the Supreme Court.

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Jan. 6 Panel Warns of Contempt Charges Against Two More Trump Allies

The House committee said it would start contempt proceedings against Peter Navarro and Dan Scavino, and pressed its case that fund-raising emails falsely asserting election fraud helped stoke the Capitol riot.

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Ketanji Brown Jackson Faces GOP Attacks on Race and Crime

Grilling Ketanji Brown Jackson, the first Black woman nominated to the Supreme Court, conservative senators painted her as a jurist who had coddled criminals and embraced “woke” education.

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G.O.P. Questions to Judge Jackson Give Preview of November Attack Lines

G.O.P. senators are pressing Judge Jackson on critical race theory and transgender rights, teeing up their attacks on Democrats as extremists.

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Judge Will Review Lawyer’s Emails Sought by Jan. 6 Panel

A federal judge said he would decide whether emails to and from John Eastman should be released to the House committee investigating the attack on the Capitol.

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How McConnell Hopes to Thwart Trump in the Midterms

Senator Mitch McConnell is working furiously to bring allies to Washington who will buck Donald J. Trump. It’s not going according to plan.

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‘Ulysses’ Mirrors America’s Incomprehensible Politics

Concussion versus incomprehension.

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Will Trump’s Election Lies Become a Litmus Test for Republicans?

Upcoming primaries will test whether embracing Donald J. Trump’s election falsehoods is a litmus test for Republican voters.

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McConnell Blasts R.N.C. Resolution, Calling Jan. 6 ‘Violent Insurrection’

Senator Mitch McConnell, the Republican leader, led a chorus of Republicans distancing themselves from a Republican National Committee censure of Liz Cheney and Adam Kinzinger.

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G.O.P. Declares Jan. 6 Attack ‘Legitimate Political Discourse’

The Republican National Committee voted to censure Representatives Liz Cheney and Adam Kinzinger for participating in the inquiry into the deadly riot at the Capitol.

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RNC Signals a Pullout From Presidential Debates

The Republican National Committee says it will require candidates to pledge to not participate in debates run by the Commission on Presidential Debates. What would replace them, if anything, was unclear.

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R.N.C. Is Said to Agree to Pay Up to $1.6 Million of Trump’s Personal Legal Bills

Under the unusual arrangement, the Republican Party is paying to defend the former president as he faces investigations into his private business practices.

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That ‘Team Beto’ Fund-Raising Email? It Might Not Be From Beto.

Mimicking official correspondence is an age-old marketing trick. But look-alike emails suggesting links to Beto O’Rourke’s campaign for governor show the tactic has accelerated in the digital era.

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Trump Campaign Knew Lawyers’ Dominion Claims Were Baseless, Memo Shows

Days before lawyers allied with Donald Trump gave a news conference promoting election conspiracy theories, his campaign had determined that many of those claims were false, court filings reveal.

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Under G.O.P. Pressure, Tech Giants Are Empowered by Election Agency

New rulings by the Federal Election Commission protect the flexibility of major social media companies to control political content shared on their platforms.

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Trump Wants Your Money. Again.

The former president pines for his team to mention your name.

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Attempted Hack of R.N.C. and Russian Ransomware Attack Test Biden

The breach of a Republican National Committee contractor, also linked to Russia, and the global ransomware attack occurred weeks after a U.S.-Russian summit.

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Proving Racist Intent: Democrats Face High New Bar in Opposing Voting Laws

Democrats and voting rights groups say they can no longer count on the federal courts, including the Supreme Court, to serve as a backstop for preventing racially discriminatory voting restrictions.

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How Deceptive Campaign Fund-Raising Ensnares Older People

Older Americans, a critical source of political donations, often fall victim to aggressive and misleading digital practices. A broad Times analysis points to the scope of the problem.

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How Trump Steered Supporters Into Unwitting Donations

Online donors were guided into weekly recurring contributions. Demands for refunds spiked. Complaints to banks and credit card companies soared. But the money helped keep Donald Trump’s struggling campaign afloat.

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How G.O.P. and Conservative Groups Are Guiding States on Voter Laws

As Republican legislatures seek to usher in a raft of new voting restrictions, they are being prodded by an array of party leaders and outside groups working to coordinate the efforts.

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Trump, Hungry for Power, Tries to Wrestle Away G.O.P. Fund-Raising

Angry at his critics in the party and seeking to keep his options for raising money open, the former president is trying to take charge of the online fund-raising juggernaut he helped create.

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What Trump, San Francisco and the Deer in My Backyard Have in Common

Democracy depends on understanding the connection.

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Trump’s Sleight of Hand: Shouting Fraud, Pocketing Donors’ Cash for Future

With breathless, often misleading appeals, the former president promised small donors that he was using the money to fight the election results, but in fact stored much of it for future use.

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An Emboldened Extremist Wing Flexes Its Power in a Leaderless G.O.P.

As more far-right Republicans take office and exercise power, party officials are promoting unity and neutrality rather than confronting dangerous messages and disinformation.

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Trump Raised $255.4 Million in 8 Weeks as He Sought to Overturn Election Result

The former president’s fund-raising slowed significantly after the Electoral College delivered its votes to make Joseph R. Biden Jr. the 46th president.

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In Capital, a G.O.P. Crisis. At the R.N.C. Meeting, a Trump Celebration.

Party members at a gathering of the Republican National Committee endorsed President Trump as the man to lead the party forward, ignoring the turmoil in Washington.

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Trump’s Future: Tons of Cash and Plenty of Options for Spending It

When President Trump departs the White House, he will have a huge pile of cash to fuel his future ambitions. He can hold rallies, hire staff and even lay groundwork for a potential 2024 run.

#campaign-finance, #mcdaniel-ronna-romney, #political-action-committees, #presidential-election-of-2020, #republican-national-committee, #republican-party, #trump-donald-j

Trump Associates Said to Have Been Scrutinized in Suspected Pardon Scheme

A billionaire from San Francisco sought clemency for a psychologist convicted of monetary crimes. The Republican donor Elliott Broidy and a lawyer for Jared Kushner were enlisted.

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Trump Raises $170 Million as He Denies His Loss and Eyes the Future

The president’s campaign has ratcheted up its appeals for cash, but the first 75 percent of every contribution is going to a new political action committee that could fund his next political move.

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How Trump Hopes to Use Party Machinery to Retain Control of the G.O.P.

Ronna McDaniel, a close ally of President Trump, wants to remain head of the Republican National Committee, worrying party members who believe the president will try to use the group to keep control of the G.O.P.

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Trump’s Legal Team Sets a Precedent for Lowering the Bar

President Trump and his lawyers are engaged in a spectacle that would be funny if it weren’t so dangerous, and if the stakes weren’t so high.

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Trump Plans PAC in Hopes of Keeping Hold on G.O.P.

The PAC could accept donations from an unlimited number of people and spend to benefit other candidates, allowing the president to retain influence in a party remade largely in his image.

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Trump’s Election Fraud Claims Make No Headway on Legal Cases

The president appeared to have little path through the courts to shift the outcome of the election, leaving him reliant on long shots like recounts or pressure on state legislatures.

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With No Evidence of Fraud, Trump Fails to Make Headway on Legal Cases

The president appeared to have little path through the courts to shift the outcome of the election, leaving him reliant on long shots like recounts or pressure on state legislatures.

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To Trump, ‘the Polls That Matter’ Point to Victory. The Rest Are ‘Fake.’

President Trump’s blinkered view of 2020 polling has created something of an alternate universe, even as his campaign struggles to find the voters he needs in the data it has.

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Trump Camp Uses Online Gimmick to Fuel Donations into December

The Trump campaign is now automatically checking a box to create recurring weekly donations from supporters until mid-December.

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How Trump’s Cash Crunch is Affecting the Campaign’s Final Weeks

With far less money than anticipated, campaign officials are scrambling to address a severe financial disadvantage against Joseph R. Biden Jr., producing something of an internal blame game.

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Trump’s Campaign Cash Dwindled to $63 Million Entering October

New financial filings showed the extent of the president’s cash troubles, as he is now badly outmatched by Joe Biden.

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Inside the Trump Campaign’s Strategy to Make Voting a Tooth-and-Nail Fight

The campaign’s focus on Election Day operations has intensified, with aggressive plans for poll monitoring and other tactics that Democrats say are efforts at vote suppression.

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Battles Over Voting Rules Fuel Concern About Postelection Fights

Even as early voting has gotten underway, some pivotal states are still litigating how ballots should be cast and counted, creating uncertainty that is being fanned by President Trump.

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Absentee Voting: Has Trump Handicapped The Republican Party’s Efforts?

A Republican vote-by-mail campaign in swing states may be undercut by President Trump’s rhetoric about election fraud.

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Has the President Handicapped His Own Party’s Efforts on Absentee Voting?

A Republican vote-by-mail campaign in swing states may be undercut by President Trump’s rhetoric about election fraud.

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How Trump’s Billion-Dollar Campaign Lost Its Cash Advantage

Five months ago, President Trump’s re-election campaign had a huge financial edge over Joseph R. Biden Jr.’s. The Times conducted an extensive review of how the Trump team spent lavishly to show how that advantage evaporated.

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How Trump Draws on Campaign Funds to Pay Legal Bills

As he has done with other aspects of the presidency, Donald J. Trump has redefined the practice in ways that have unsettled even some Republicans.

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Biden Expected to Surpass $300 Million Raised in August, Shattering Record

The fund-raising total would exceed previous monthly hauls and is more than double what the former vice president raised in July.

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Trump Stomps on the Rules, but the Pandemic Isn’t as Easily Trampled

“We’re here and they’re not.” The president shows that he didn’t need a party in a big arena when the White House lawn was available.

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Why Only the Republicans Are Talking About Abortion

The G.O.P. convention featured an extreme anti-abortion activist. The Democrats mostly kept mum.

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Pompeo to Deliver R.N.C. Speech From Israel With Eye on 2024

No sitting secretary of state has addressed a national political convention in at least 75 years.

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The G.O.P. Delivers Its 2020 Platform. It’s From 2016.

The Republican National Committee dispensed with producing a new platform, instead renewing what delegates enacted in 2016 and offering wholehearted support for President Trump, whose campaign also released a 50-point plan outlining “core priorities.”

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