Pitching G.O.P. on Gay Marriage Bill, Tammy Baldwin Leaves Nothing to Chance

The second-term Democrat was the first openly gay woman elected to Congress. Now she is leading the effort to rally Republican support for legislation that would protect marriage equality nationwide.

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Same-Sex Marriage Bill, Considered Dead on Arrival, Gains New Life

The larger-than-expected G.O.P. vote in the House in support of legislation to codify marriage equality caught both parties off guard, suggesting there could be a narrow path to enactment.

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Gun Bill’s Progress Reflects Political Shift, but G.O.P. Support Is Fragile

Only two of the 14 Republicans who broke ranks to support taking up gun legislation are facing voters this year, showing how difficult such deals could be in the future.

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Madison Cawthorn’s Loss Is Rare Win for Republican Establishment

Mr. Cawthorn, a North Carolina congressman besieged by multiple scandals, lost his primary after many old-guard Republicans had turned on him.

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Madison Cawthorn is Under Pressure as Scandals Pile Up

Representative Madison Cawthorn of North Carolina, once a bright young star in the conservative firmament, finds himself besieged by accusations and insinuations.

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The Senate Moves in Slow Motion. Could This Speed It Up?

With floor votes dragging on interminably, senators have embraced a modest effort to try to move things along.

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Blue Lives Matter Is Over

Once the Trump mob attacked officers, Republican hypocrisy was exposed.

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Biden and Cunningham Hold Slim Leads in North Carolina, Poll Finds

Joe Biden and Cal Cunningham both led their Republican rivals by three points, a Times/Siena College survey found. Perhaps most notably, 64 percent of respondents said they had already voted.

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A Pivotal Senate Race in North Carolina

The contest in the purple state could determine which party controls the chamber. And if the stakes weren’t high enough, the battle has suddenly convulsed.

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North Carolina Voters Distrust Trump and Tillis, Poll Finds, Imperiling G.O.P.

President Trump trails Joseph R. Biden Jr. by four points in the latest Times/Siena survey of North Carolina, and Senator Thom Tillis is lagging behind his Democratic challenger in a crucial Senate race.

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Who Is That Masked Man?

The president is not the only one adjusting to a new political reality.

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Virus Diagnosis and Secret Texts Upend a Critical Senate Race in a Single Night

The Senate race in North Carolina was engulfed in chaos after the incumbent tested positive for coronavirus and his challenger admitted to exchanging romantic texts with a woman who is not his wife.

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The White House, Senate and Supreme Court Could All Hinge on North Carolina

Thom Tillis, who has embraced President Trump’s plan to quickly replace Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, could become the deciding vote in the Senate.

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Supreme Court Fight Could Scramble Intense Battle for Senate

Republicans see benefits for candidates struggling in conservative states, but Democrats say the vacancy sharpens their health care message and underscores Republican fealty to Trump.

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‘This Is Why We Wanted This Guy’: Conservatives Push Trump to Fill Court Seat Quickly

Social conservatives and evangelical groups sprang into action after the death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, encouraging a speedy confirmation and rallying support for embattled Senate Republicans.

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Conservatives Push Trump to Fill Ginsburg Court Seat Quickly

Social conservatives and evangelical groups sprang into action after the death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, encouraging a speedy confirmation and rallying support for embattled Senate Republicans.

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Virus Pulls Down Trump, Poll Shows, and G.O.P. Senators Suffer With Him

A New York Times/Siena College survey showed Joe Biden leading President Trump by wide margins in Maine and Arizona, and effectively tied in North Carolina. Susan Collins trailed her Democratic rival in Maine’s Senate race.

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Polls: Coronavirus Pulls Down Trump and GOP Senators Suffer

A New York Times/Siena College survey showed Joe Biden leading President Trump by wide margins in Maine and Arizona, and effectively tied in North Carolina. Susan Collins trailed her Democratic rival in Maine’s Senate race.

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Not the Convention, or the Election, North Carolina Republicans Hoped For

The G.O.P. was supposed to be celebrating in the state this week. Instead, it is trying to hold on to a Senate seat and lift President Trump’s low poll numbers.

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Democrats Hold Edge as Battle for Senate Majority Becomes ‘Knife Fight’

As the campaign enters a critical period, the pandemic, their primary strategy and their presumptive nominee have given Democrats a shot at winning the chamber.

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Trump’s Sagging Popularity Drags Down Republican Senate Candidates

A New York Times/Siena College poll paints a grim picture for Republicans in Arizona, Michigan and North Carolina as voters shun candidates aligned with the president.

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‘Full Steam Ahead’ for Trump’s Convention? North Carolina Has Doubts

President Trump craves a nationally televised coronation with cheering supporters, but even Republican lawmakers in North Carolina are expressing doubts it can take place as planned.

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