Trump Officials Illegally Campaigned While in Office, Watchdog Finds

Mr. Trump’s son-in-law and his chief of staff are among those accused of violating a law designed to prevent federal employees from abusing their power.

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Harriet Hageman Goes From Anti-Trump Plotter to His Champion vs. Liz Cheney

Harriet Hageman, a Wyoming Republican, is the former president’s choice to take on his leading G.O.P. critic. But five years ago, she tried to overturn his victory in the party’s primary race.

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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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Ex-Trump Official Fined and Barred From Government Over R.N.C. Video

Lynne Patton recruited and interviewed public housing tenants in New York City for a pro-Trump re-election video. The residents accused her of tricking them into participating.

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Trump’s Ideas Flourish Among State and Local Republicans

As President Trump prepares to exit the White House, his ideas, including falsehoods and conspiracy theories, continue to exert a gravitational pull among grass-roots G.O.P. officials.

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Donald Trump Is Losing His Touch. So Is the TV Producer Who Shaped His Image.

Mark Burnett helped turn Donald Trump into a national figure with “The Apprentice.” But since 2016, his impact “has kind of gone bust.”

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Trump Pressed for a Plasma Treatment. Officials Worry, Is a Vaccine Next?

New details of how the president has demanded faster action from health agencies help explain the intensifying concern that he could demand pre-Election Day approval of a vaccine.

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The Towering Lies of President Trump

It’s simple. Everything that benefits Mr. Trump is true and everything that inconveniences him is false.

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Flat Polls. Weak Ratings. Do Political Conventions Have a Future?

Ratings were down and polls barely budged. Did the August conventions offer a road map for saving a flailing political institution?

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The Shows Must Go On. But They Aren’t the Same Without You.

The sudden absence of live audiences has upended the worlds of sports, comedy and politics. What do we lose when the crowd doesn’t show?

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How Trump is Sowing Distrust

From business competition in New York to President Barack Obama’s birthplace to mail-in voting, President Trump’s goal has been to undermine the opposition and leave people uncertain about what to believe.

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Trump’s Tactic: Sowing Distrust in Whatever Gets in His Way

From business competition in New York to President Barack Obama’s birthplace to mail-in voting, President Trump’s goal has been to undermine the opposition and leave people uncertain about what to believe.

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I’m Doomsday Prepping for the End of Democracy

Even if Trump loses, there’s no guarantee we’ll make it to the other side.

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A Law-and-Order Push by Trump, but Little Change in Biden’s Lead

The president’s effort to reframe the election at the convention hasn’t helped his standing much, according to a big wave of polls.

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Can America Survive 2020?

Even if Trump loses, there’s no guarantee we’ll make it to the other side.

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Health Care Powered Democratic Wins in 2018. The Party Hopes for a Repeat.

With the pandemic highlighting the importance of health coverage, Democrats are leaning into health care as a campaign issue. Republicans appear to be on shakier footing.

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Biden Condemned Violence. Why Won’t Trump?

Only one candidate incites his supporters to mayhem.

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A Long History of Language That Incites and Demonizes

President Trump has employed provocative and sometimes incendiary words and images to focus attention on demonstrations and away from the human and economic costs of the pandemic.

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Joe Biden Had Better Watch It

After Trump’s unconventional convention, there is danger for the former vice president all over the political landscape.

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Trumpism Is Not the Only Future for Conservatives

When Republicans jettison liberty as a core political value, they reject conservatism and America itself.

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Biden, Speaking to National Guard, Takes Aim at Republican Criticism on Crime

The Democratic presidential nominee hit back at attacks delivered at the Republican National Convention.

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Conventions to Match a Surreal Year

A photographer tries to find the moments of stillness.

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Trump’s Strategy: Make ‘Wobbly Republicans’ Think Their Party Is Great Again

The Trump campaign wants to lure back moderates who believe that the president has lurched too far right and openly courted extremists.

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‘We’re Here and They’re Not’

Could Trump and his convention have been more puerile?

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The Princess vs. the Portrait in Trumpworld

The first family serves up a malarkey buffet.

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How the G.O.P. Stretched Hard to Defend Trump on Race and Gender

Never before has a convention by a major party felt compelled to call such a diverse array of speakers to defend the character of a sitting president.

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Biden’s Approval Rating, G.O.P. Recasts Trump: This Week in the 2020 Race

President Trump, during his convention speech, did little to acknowledge the coronavirus pandemic, warning instead of what would become of the country’s economy and “greatness” if Joe Biden were elected.

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Conventions Can Boost the Incumbent. Did It Work This Time?

The Trump team’s approach to the task of pigeonholing the challenger looked less focused than those used in 2004 and 2012.

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The Strange Success of the Coronavirus Conventions

Both the Republican and Democratic events reflected the odd mashup of our current media moment.

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Stephen Miller’s Dystopian America

Language is a tool for shaping minds, and Miller knows how to weaponize it.

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TV Ratings for Biden and Trump Signal an Increasingly Polarized Nation

Fox News dominated ratings for the Republican convention, and MSNBC was the clear No. 1 for the Democrats’ gathering.

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Trump Says Crime Is Rampant in N.Y.C. Here Are the Facts.

At the Republican National Convention, the president and two other New Yorkers painted a dark picture of the city. The reality is more complex.

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N.Y.C. Tenants Say They Were Tricked Into Appearing in R.N.C. Video

“I am not a Trump supporter,” one of the tenants said, adding that she was furious that her interview with a government official was used for the convention.

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A Word Not Uttered by Republican Officials at the Convention: Obamacare

A longtime refrain, promise and rallying cry is gone.

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About Melania Trump’s Lime Green Dress and Ivanka Trump in Black

The president’s speech at the Republican National Convention was a model of pomp and circumstance.

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On Trump, Merkel’s Face Does the Talking

The German leader looked bemused when asked about a claim at the Republican convention that President Trump had “charmed” her.

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Highlights From the Republican National Convention: Night 4

President Trump officially accepted his party’s renomination from the South Lawn at the White House, turning the setting into a partisan prop as no other president had.

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Donald Trump Jr.’s Journey to Republican Stardom

Once, he was consigned to the sidelines of his father’s endeavors. Now he could be his political heir.

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Trump’s R.N.C. Speech Leaned on Political Golden Oldies

For all its wild moments, this year’s convention relied on some textbook moves.

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Republican Convention: Best and Worst Moments From Trump’s Big Night

Our columnists and contributors give their rankings.

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Crucial Battle to Keep Senate Control Gets Little Notice at Republican Convention

Despite its importance to the next president, the contest for the Senate majority was relegated to the background as the convention focused almost exclusively on President Trump.

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Catch Up on 4 Key Moments From a Night of Norm-Busting

Two of our reporters break down the big themes from the final night of the Republican National Convention.

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Kenosha Tells Us More About Where the Right Is Headed Than the R.N.C. Did

The conservative media’s embrace of Kyle Rittenhouse speaks volumes about its priorities.

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Trump Can’t Avoid Reality Forever

Let’s look away from the tawdry spectacle of the Republican convention.

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Is There Nothing Donald Trump Won’t Say?

Shamelessness meets illogic in a memorable (and endless) speech.

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Trump Heads Into General Election He Casts as a Crusade for Law and Order

As President Trump accepted the nomination for a second term, he baselessly accused Democrats of giving “free rein” to violent anarchists and criminals, while allies and friends provided explicit rebuttals to his vulnerabilities — on racism, sexism and the coronavirus.

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What if Facebook Is the Real ‘Silent Majority’?

Right-wing influencers are dominating the political discussion on Facebook, raising questions about whether it will translate into electoral success in November.

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Is Ivanka Trump Going to Change Anyone’s Mind?

Four years ago, the would-be first daughter was seen by some to have the power to persuade moderate women voters and to rein in her own father’s impulses. A lot is different now.

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With Walkouts, a New High Bar for Protests in Sports Is Set

The deafening silence of not having sports provided a powerful message from athletes demanding racial justice, after kneeling and slogans on jerseys seemed to have lost potency.

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April Was Trump’s Cruelest Month

Covid-19 won when he tweeted LIBERATE MINNESOTA.

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