On his 78th birthday, President-elect Joseph R. Biden Jr. ignored President Trump’s continued efforts to subvert the election results.
A doomsday plan could slash subway service by 40 percent, eliminate bus routes and cut jobs if the M.T.A. doesn’t get billions in federal aid.
Federal prosecutors said the Staten Island man cited the reactionary anti-government novel “The Turner Diaries.”
Lacking the ability to block President Trump’s Supreme Court nominee, Democrats are using the final days of the debate to stoke outrage among voters about the rush to confirm her.
The action by the Senate Judiciary Committee would set up a vote on Monday by the full chamber to confirm Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court.
Republicans’ decision to push through a Supreme Court confirmation fuels the prospect for big changes to minority power should Democrats take the majority.
Senate Democrats forced a mostly symbolic vote on the Affordable Care Act, previewing their strategy of making the Supreme Court confirmation fight a referendum on health care, a top voter concern.
Here’s how they can apply maximum pressure, brand the process as the illegitimate farce it is and lay the groundwork for desperately needed reform.
Democrats rolled out sprawling legislation that proposes substantial new funding over a decade in a bid to reinvest in the nation’s economy and challenge Beijing.
Why are party leaders fighting to get rid of one surprisingly progressive element of the 2017 tax bill?
Democrats are calling on Louis DeJoy to step down amid concerns that changes already made could disenfranchise voters in November.
In a virtual roll call showcasing its diversity, the party rewarded Joe Biden with the nomination he has pursued intermittently since 1988. The long-awaited victory is a triumph of personal and political endurance.
In a virtual roll call showcasing its diversity, the party delivered to the former vice president a prize he has pursued intermittently since 1988. The long-awaited victory is a triumph of personal and political endurance.
As the pandemic wreaks havoc on public transit systems across the country, experts say it is low-income residents, people of color and essential workers bearing the brunt.
Senator Chuck Schumer assailed the Postal Service for what he said was an effort to triple the cost to states of sending out mail-in ballots. The service said it was just a suggestion to use first-class mail.
Democrats criticized President Trump’s directives and called on top administration officials to resume talks over a broader agreement.
A series of executive actions will provoke lawsuits but is unlikely to stoke faster growth in an economy that has cooled this summer.
President Trump signed the directives after two weeks of stalemate with Democrats over a recovery package, using legally dubious measures to try to restore lapsed benefits.
Democrats said the talks had been “disappointing,” and President Trump promised to use executive orders to provide relief if no agreement could be reached.
With Republicans divided and President Trump undercutting negotiations on a pandemic relief package, the majority leader is in a difficult bind, partly of his own making.
As his top advisers met with Democratic leaders to try to hash out a compromise, President Trump hurled insults at Democrats and mused aloud about short-circuiting the talks and acting on his own.
In the middle of the election season, Democrats hopeful of capturing the White House and Congress intensify their talk of ending the filibuster to thwart Republican opposition.
Disputes over how to extend supplemental jobless benefits — and a White House push for money for a new F.B.I. building — slowed efforts to agree to an opening bid in negotiations with Democrats.
Congress is about to start negotiating in earnest over another round of stimulus, and a frenzy of lobbying is already underway.
Robert Evans of Bellingcat says the city “is being used as a bellwether to see what this administration can get away with.”
Federal aid is about to lapse even as the coronavirus crisis rolls on.
With a war chest of $40 million, Amy McGrath was considered a safe bet in the Democratic primary. But the recent movement for racial justice has elevated the candidacy of her African-American rival, Charles Booker.
Portraits and statues venerating Confederate leaders are an insult to freedom and democracy.
Speaker Nancy Pelosi called President Trump a “fanner of the flame” of division, as two Republican senators criticized the use of tear gas to clear the way for his photo opportunity.
Insults, accusations and shaming characterize the current political environment even as leaders must come together at some point.
With jobless numbers rising, Republicans’ refusal to negotiate on another round of pandemic relief is proving difficult to sustain.
Monty Bennett says the government should help people like him. When it came to the Paycheck Protection Program, he made sure it did.
With no legislative work scheduled, some rank-and-file lawmakers protested and the Capitol physician warned that a return to Washington carried health risks.
Now another struggle looms as Senator Mitch McConnell threatens a go-slow approach on the next round of economic stimulus, including aid to states.
The Senate passed a $484 billion relief package, after Democrats and Trump administration officials finalized an agreement.
Democrats are insisting that the legislation require the Trump administration to establish a national testing strategy, but the president wants states to take responsibility.
The $450 billion agreement would also include more money for hospitals and coronavirus testing, which Democrats had insisted on.
The speaker and Senator Chuck Schumer of New York, the minority leader, have begun a media blitz to present an alternative message to the president’s lengthy daily briefings.
The House and Senate have both taken extended recesses amid the pandemic, convening at least every few days for so-called pro forma sessions to keep their chambers technically in session.
Lawmakers remain at odds on how to replenish a lending program meant to help companies and workers weather the coronavirus pandemic.
It is unclear if lawmakers will be able to reach a consensus this week even as the Trump administration says the program could run out of funds as early as Friday.
The plan would provide direct payments to taxpayers, jobless benefits and a $500 billion fund to assist distressed businesses, with oversight requirements demanded by Democrats.