Supreme Court’s E.P.A. Ruling Shifts More Power Away From Congress

What was once a dialogue between the branches has become almost entirely one-sided, with the justices accumulating clout at lawmakers’ expense.

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On Guns, a Supreme Court Head-Scratcher: Is a Colonial Musket ‘Analogous’ to an AR-15?

And other questions about gun regulations then and now.

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The Supreme Court Puts Gun Rights Above the Human Life

The same week, President Biden signed into law a bipartisan bill on guns.

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Elizabeth Warren and Tina Smith: Roe Is Gone but the Fight Has Just Begun

We must restore our democracy so that a radical minority can no longer drown out the will of the people.

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How the Senators Negotiating a Gun Bill Found Consensus

The bipartisan gun safety legislation that cleared Congress on Friday was the product of weeks of fraught negotiations that started with both sides acknowledging what had to stay off the table.

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Kavanaugh Gave Private Assurances on Roe v. Wade. Collins Says He ‘Misled’ Her.

“Roe is 45 years old, it has been reaffirmed many times, lots of people care about it a great deal,” the justice told the senator, according to notes from a private meeting before his confirmation.

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How a Supreme Court Ruling and a Senate Bill Could Affect Gun Violence

The Supreme Court declared that Americans have a broad right to arm themselves in public.

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In One Day, Washington Goes in Two Directions on Guns

The Supreme Court delivered a victory for gun rights, while the Senate passed a gun control bill for the first time in decades.

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Here’s What Is In the Senate’s Gun Bill — And What Was Left Out

The Senate passed the most substantial gun safety measure in decades. It includes enhanced background checks for younger buyers and money for mental health and school safety.

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Bipartisan Gun Bill Clears Initial Vote in Senate

The 64-to-34 vote came just hours after Republicans and Democrats released the text of the legislation, which could become the most significant overhaul of the nation’s gun laws in decades.

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Senators Present Bipartisan Gun Safety Bill

The introduction of the legislation was a hopeful sign as both Democrats and Republicans press to vote on new gun measures this week.

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Senator Catherine Cortez Masto Hopes History Repeats as She Faces Adam Laxalt

Adam Laxalt has Trump’s support and a favorable climate for Republicans as he challenges Senator Catherine Cortez Masto, who was mentored by Harry Reid, a victor in 2010 against a Tea Party foe.

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Toiling to Complete a Gun Bill, Two Parties Part Ways on Its Reach

Democrats are praising a bipartisan agreement on guns as sweeping and significant while Republicans point to its limits, a sign of the political divide standing in the way of a final deal.

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Who Is Financing Trump’s ‘Big Lie’ Caucus? Corporations You Know.

The flow of corporate money to politicians who voted to overturn the 2020 election is helping fund a continuing attack on our democracy.

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The Trump Courtiers and the Jan. 6 Hearings

What constitutes “normal” in today’s Republican Party still has rot at its heart.

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Senator Chris Murphy on the Bipartisan Gun Safety Deal

The lawmaker at the center of the effort explains how the proposal came together and what changes it would make.

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Don’t Add Curbs on Guns. But Repeal Liability Protections.

Freedom and responsibility, in equal measure.

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What to Watch in Tuesday’s Primary Elections

Representatives Tom Rice and Nancy Mace are facing Trump-backed challengers in South Carolina, and Nevada is a battleground. Here’s what else to know.

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Gun Deal Is Less Than Democrats Wanted, but More Than They Expected

Though the compromise does not go as far as many would have preferred, it is still seen as a serious step that could save lives.

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Senators Reach Bipartisan Deal on Gun Safety

The agreement, which falls short of the sprawling changes championed by Democrats, is a significant step toward ending a yearslong impasse over gun reform legislation.

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The Watergate Hearings Gripped a Nation. Can the Jan. 6 Hearings Do the Same?

There are three critical lessons from the Watergate hearings that should inspire the Jan. 6 committee.

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A Timeline of Failed Attempts to Address U.S. Gun Violence

Time after time for more than a decade, Democrats in Congress have proposed gun restrictions and faced unyielding Republican opposition.

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With Cornyn in the Room, Senate Gun Talks Focus on Narrow Changes

The conservative Texan’s involvement in bipartisan talks means that an agreement, if there is one, is likely to include incremental steps.

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Democrats Can Win This Fall if They Make One Key Promise

To make the 2022 elections a referendum on Roe, Democrats have to put protecting Roe and abortion rights on the table.

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David McCormick Concedes to Dr. Oz in the G.O.P. Primary for Senate in Pennsylvania

With a statewide recount still underway, Mr. McCormick stepped aside to Dr. Mehmet Oz, who is set to be the Republican nominee in one of this year’s most pivotal midterm races.

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Fetterman Discloses Extent of Heart Issues: ‘I Avoided Going to the Doctor.’

The Democratic candidate for Senate in Pennsylvania did not give a timeline for when he would return to the campaign trail.

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Massacres Test Whether Washington Can Move Beyond Paralysis on Gun Laws

The United States is facing a widening gap between the scale of gun violence and what America’s political leaders can agree are the right responses to the carnage.

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America Is Under the Gun

Will we rise up to face the rising tide of violence?

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The Current Generation of Mass Shootings

The next mass shooting is just a matter of time.

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It’s Not Looking Too Good for Government of the People, by the People and for the People

The filibuster is only one part of the larger problem of the capture of America’s political institutions by an unrepresentative minority.

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Senators Grasp for a Bipartisan Gun Deal, Facing Long Odds

A group of Republicans and Democrats have begun an urgent set of talks aimed at reaching an elusive compromise on new gun laws. After a decade of failure, can this time be different?

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‘The G.O.P. Has Gone Even Farther to the Right Than I Expected’: Three Writers Talk About the Midterms

Unfortunately for Democrats, this year does not seem like it will offer an exception to the midterm jinx.

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Biden Responds to Texas School Shooting: ‘We Have to Act’

A shaken and emotional President Biden declared that it is “time to turn this pain into action” as he addressed the nation following the slaughter of 18 elementary school children and a teacher in Texas.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #mass-shootings, #newtown-conn-shooting-2012, #senate, #uvalde-tex-shooting-may-24-2022

Scorned by Trump, Mo Brooks Rises in Alabama Senate Race

Mr. Brooks, a hard-right representative, seems to be making an unlikely comeback in a Senate race in which the Trump endorsement may not determine votes of Trump supporters.

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On Ukraine, McConnell Tries to Show the World This Isn’t Trump’s G.O.P.

The top Senate Republican traveled to Europe in a bid to show that isolationism hasn’t taken over his party. He has privately lobbied his colleagues to vote that way, and so far, most are.

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Democrats, the Midterm Jinx Is Not Inevitable

Standard political history may not be a good guide to 2022.

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The Senate Approves $40 Billion in New Aid to Ukraine

The measure’s smooth path through Congress reflected a broad consensus on Capitol Hill, for now, to devote massive sums to supporting Ukraine’s war effort with little debate.

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Climate Change Inaction in Congress Has High Costs

The window for congressional action on climate is closing — potentially for quite a while.

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What Is America’s Strategy in Ukraine?

U.S. support for the war is not guaranteed.

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Group Seeks Disbarment of Ted Cruz Over Efforts to Overturn 2020 Election

A group trying to hold lawyers accountable for their efforts to keep Donald Trump in power after his election loss filed a complaint against the Republican senator with the Texas bar association.

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America’s Doug Mastriano Problem

The Republican Party’s strategy to contain populist rebellion didn’t work in Pennsylvania.

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Congress Is Paralyzed on Guns. Here’s Why Chris Murphy Is Still Hopeful.

The Democrat from Connecticut, who has spent his decade in the Senate trying and failing to enact gun safety bills, says his party should make the issue the core of its 2022 midterm message.

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How Biden Could Alleviate the Baby Formula Shortage

Why is the wealthiest country in the world struggling to provide basic nutrition to so many children?

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McConnell Takes On Isolationist Wing of G.O.P. in Fight for Ukraine Aid

The top Senate Republican has been working to tamp down on the anti-interventionist strain in his party, his latest proxy battle against President Donald J. Trump’s America First policy.

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Supreme Court Rules for Ted Cruz in Campaign Finance Case

The Texas senator challenged a federal law that put a $250,000 cap on repayments of candidates’ loans to their campaigns using postelection contributions.

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Chris Van Hollen, Democratic Senator, Suffers ‘Minor Stroke’

Chris Van Hollen, a Democrat, said in a statement that there were “no long-term effects or damage,” but that he would be under observation for a few days.

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Dr. Oz, Celebrity Candidate in the Pennsylvania Senate Race. What’s Trump Not to Like?

Mr. Trump is putting his faith in the political value of celebrity to its purest test yet.

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McConnell and Other Republican Senators Make Secret Visit to Ukraine

The visit by the Senate minority leader included a meeting with President Volodymyr Zelensky.

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For Many Pennsylvania Voters, Trumpism Is Bigger Than Trump

Interviews show Dr. Mehmet Oz struggling in the G.O.P. Senate primary, despite a Trump endorsement. Voters remain devoted to Donald Trump but seem less swayed by his guidance.

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Rand Paul holds up $40 billion in aid for Ukraine.

Mr. Paul had sought to alter the bill to include requiring that an inspector general monitor the spending.

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