Gov. Greg Abbott Has a Lot of Nerve

Republican leaders can’t be “livid” over massacres they’ve done nothing to prevent.

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New York A.G. Can Question Trump Under Oath, Appeals Court Rules

The judges unanimously rejected the former president’s appeal of an earlier ruling that ordered him and two of his adult children to testify in a civil investigation into his family business.

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House Poised to Pass Nearly $40 Billion Ukraine Aid Package

As lawmakers have embraced more than $50 billion to Kyiv within two months, they have largely refrained from raising concerns or questioning the Biden administration’s strategy.

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J.D. Vance Knows Who’s Starring in the Ohio Senate Race. (It’s Not Him.)

Mr. Vance is arguably a perfect test case for Mr. Trump: weak enough to need a boost but with enough potential to make him a worthwhile risk.

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The Ohio Primary and the Return of the Republican Civil War

How the divides of the party’s 2016 primary campaign have risen fully to the surface again.

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Donald Trump Jr. Plans to Meet With Jan. 6 Committee

The former president’s eldest son, who encouraged White House officials to pursue “multiple paths” to overturn his father’s election loss, is said to have agreed to appear voluntarily.

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Text From Donald Trump Jr. Set Out Strategies to Fight Election Outcome

In a message two days after Election Day 2020, the president’s son conveyed a range of ideas for keeping his father in office.

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Where, In This Senate Circus, Is Ketanji Brown Jackson?

Her Supreme Court nomination hearing is a digressively ugly free-for-all.

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New Details Flesh Out How Project Veritas Acquired Ashley Biden’s Diary

The right-wing group placed a deceptive call to the president’s daughter a month before Election Day, weeks after her stolen diary was shown around at a Trump fund-raiser.

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Jan. 6 Panel Threatens to Force Guilfoyle to Testify After She Ends Interview

Kimberly Guilfoyle, the fiancée of former President Donald J. Trump’s eldest son, cut short an interview when she learned that House members on the panel were participating.

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CPAC: A Bacchanal of Right-Wing Pageantry, Passion and Grievance

CPAC was once about conservatism. Now it’s just Trump. 

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Guess Who’s Back on the Line

Hint: He likes you almost as much as he does Putin.

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N.Y. Attorney General Can Question Trump and 2 Children, Judge Rules

Former President Donald J. Trump and two of his children had sought to block Letitia James, the attorney general, from interviewing them under oath.

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Trump’s Long-Time Accounting Firm Cuts Ties Over Financial Statements

The statements are at the center of two investigations into whether the former president and his company exaggerated the value of their assets.

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Alexander Vindman Sues Trump Allies, Alleging Retaliation

The former Army colonel, who worked on the National Security Council, said in a lawsuit that Donald Trump Jr. and others carried out a campaign of intimidation against him.

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Hyperbole or Fraud? The Question at the Heart of Trump Investigation.

The New York attorney general has cited more than a dozen instances in which she said Donald J. Trump inflated the value of his assets, including his Trump Tower penthouse.

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Kathy Griffin Is Trying to Get Back on the D-List

Ever since her Trump joke went wrong in 2017, Griffin has been seeking a professional rebirth, and wondering who among the canceled gets a second chance.

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N.Y. Attorney General Outlines Pattern of Possible Fraud at Trump Business

The attorney general, Letitia James, released new details of her investigation into whether the company misrepresented the value of its assets, but her office did not file a lawsuit.

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Jan. 6 Panel Seeks to Debunk Unfounded Theory About F.B.I. Role in Riot

The House select committee investigating the attack on the Capitol interviewed Ray Epps, a protester at the center of a right-wing conspiracy theory.

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Letitia James Seeks to Question Trump Children in Fraud Inquiry

The attorney general, Letitia James, has subpoenaed Donald Trump Jr. and Ivanka Trump as part of a civil investigation.

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Hunt for the ‘Blood Diamond of Batteries’ Impedes Green Energy Push

Dangerous mining conditions plague Congo, home to the world’s largest supply of cobalt, a key ingredient in electric cars. A leadership battle threatens reforms.

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Trump Allies Help Bolsonaro Sow Doubt in Brazil’s Elections

With his poll numbers falling, President Jair Bolsonaro is already questioning the legitimacy of next year’s election. He has help from the United States.

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J.D. Vance’s Baldwin Tweets Are an Offensive

His Trump-flattering campaign for the Senate is an elegy for decency.

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Trump Talked as Holyfield Got Pummeled. Just Another Day in Boxing’s Absurd Summer.

Of course it was a circus — the kind that makes sense in boxing these days.

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Tap Dancing With Trump: Lindsey Graham’s Quest for Relevance

The senator went from Donald J. Trump’s public enemy to his impassioned defender. Now he’s a golfing regular at Mar-a-Lago, advising the former president on his future. What is behind one of the unlikeliest partnerships in politics?

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U.S. Declines to Defend Trump Ally in Lawsuit Over Jan. 6 Riot

The move could mean that the Justice Department is also unlikely to defend former President Donald J. Trump in the case.

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Swalwell Sues Trump for Capitol Riot

The suit from Representative Eric Swalwell accuses Mr. Trump and several allies of inciting the attack and conspiring with rioters to try to prevent Congress from formalizing President Biden’s victory.

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Trump Taxes: Here’s What’s Next in the Manhattan D.A.’s Investigation

A Supreme Court ruling has paved the way for prosecutors to begin combing through Mr. Trump’s financial records.

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How Media Differs in Coverage of Trump Impeachment Trial

Descriptions like “very powerful” and “really stellar” on MSNBC and CNN. And “asinine” and “irrational” on Fox News.

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You Can Barely Tell It’s the Same Trial in Cable Impeachment Coverage

Descriptions like “very powerful” and “really stellar” on MSNBC and CNN. And “asinine” and “irrational” on Fox News.

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Sarah Huckabee Sanders Is Running for Office. Will Other Trump Allies Follow?

The names of Lara Trump, Ivanka Trump, Donald Trump Jr. and others have been floated as potential political candidates. Here’s what we know about the chances they could run and their considerations.

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Trump Prepares Pardon Wave for Final Hours

Among those under consideration for grants of clemency are the former New York Assembly speaker Sheldon Silver and the rapper Lil Wayne.

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Trump’s Speech Helped Set Violence at the Capitol in Motion

As Congress prepared to certify the victory of his successor, President Trump railed against the election and helped set in motion hours of violence.

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Trump’s Speech Helped Set Violence in Motion

As Congress prepared to certify the victory of his successor, President Trump railed against the election and helped set in motion hours of violence.

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An Intramural Republican Fight Breaks Out Over the C.I.A. Director’s Fate

Frustration about Gina Haspel among some of President Trump’s allies stretches back to the impeachment inquiry, officials said.

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Trump’s False Election Fraud Claims Split Republicans

Die-hard loyalists declared total support for President Trump while others issued generalized statements about vote counting or condemned him outright.

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How Fox News Covered the Trump Tax Story on Monday

The Fox News morning show, a reliable forum for the president and his defenders, served up criticism of the report and attacks on Joseph R. Biden Jr.

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Trump’s Corona Coronation

“There won’t be a transfer, frankly. There will be a continuation.” How could the president makes his intentions any clearer?

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A Big Florida Poll, Nevada Tightens, Trump on Defense: This Week in the 2020 Race

As new polling continues to give clues toward the states in play for the presidential campaign, President Trump was once again at the center of two story lines that consumed the news.

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The Princess vs. the Portrait in Trumpworld

The first family serves up a malarkey buffet.

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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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RNC Night 2: Watch the Moments That Mattered

It was all a blur (of lines not usually crossed): Two of our reporters break down highlights from the second night of the Republican National Convention.

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R.N.C. Presents Donald Trump, the American Protector

The Republicans want white suburban voters to believe that the president is on their side — and that he’s on the side of immigrants and women, too.

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RNC Night 1: Watch the Moments That Mattered

Two of our reporters break down highlights from the first night (and afternoon) of the Republican National Convention.

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Republican Convention: Best and Worst Moments From Night 1

Our columnists and contributors give their rankings.

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Republicans Nominate Trump at RNC, Who Flings Baseless Attacks at Biden

President Trump and his party engaged in sweeping revisionism about his management of the coronavirus, his record on race relations and much else. And they painted a dystopian picture of what the nation would look like if Joseph R. Biden Jr. were president.

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Trump Holds a Rare White House Funeral for His Younger Brother, Robert

It was the first time a president has held an East Room funeral for a member of his family in nearly 100 years.

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Trumpism Is a Racket, and Steve Bannon Knew It

In the MAGA movement, you’re either a predator or a mark.

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Self-Publishing Is a Gamble. Why Is Donald Trump Jr. Doing It?

His next book, “Liberal Privilege,” comes with an unusual distribution plan and no publishing house behind it, making it something of a curiosity in the industry.

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It’s Trump Jr. vs. Trump Sr. Over an Alaskan Mineral Mine

The move toward opening the Pebble Mine has surfaced a rare dispute between Donald Trump Jr. and his father’s administration.

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