Pence Calls on Republicans to Stop Assailing the F.B.I. After Mar-a-Lago Search

Former Vice President Mike Pence also said he would consider talking to the Jan. 6 committee if he were “summoned to testify.”

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Liz Cheney Paid the Price of ‘True Patriotism’

Readers praise her willingness to stand up to Donald Trump. Also: Aiding Afghans; bike helmets; guns in Philadelphia; conspiracy “theories.”

#afghanistan-war-2001, #bicycles-and-bicycling, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #cheney-liz, #elections, #firearms, #helmets, #philadelphia-pa, #united-states-politics-and-government

Walensky, Citing Botched Pandemic Response, Calls for C.D.C. Reorganization

Among other flaws, the public guidance during the coronavirus pandemic was “confusing and overwhelming,” the agency said.

#centers-for-disease-control-and-prevention, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #united-states-politics-and-government, #walensky-rochelle

What Liz Cheney’s Lopsided Loss Says About the State of the G.O.P.

She hoped Jan. 6 would be a turning point for Republicans. And while it did prove to be a dividing line, it was those who crossed Donald J. Trump who have faced electoral consequences.

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The Party of Trump

A look at the latest results from last night’s primaries, and their larger meaning for the Republican Party.

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Liz Cheney Loses Wyoming Primary to Trump-Backed Harriet Hageman

Ms. Hageman’s easy victory was a blunt repudiation of Ms. Cheney and her relentless campaign to stop Donald J. Trump. Ms. Cheney vowed to not let up.

#cheney-liz, #elections-house-of-representatives, #hageman-harriet, #house-of-representatives, #midterm-elections-2022, #primaries-and-caucuses, #republican-party, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

American Idols: Dr. Oz, Trump and the Celebrity to Politics Pipeline

Jessica Bennett and Frank Bruni discuss why “everything is celebrity culture” — even America’s politics.

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Lisa Murkowski and Kelly Tshibaka Advance in Alaska’s Senate Contest

Two other candidates, still to be determined, will also move on to the general election in November under a new ranked-choice system.

#alaska, #democratic-party, #elections-senate, #murkowski-lisa, #primaries-and-caucuses, #ranked-choice-voting, #republican-party, #tshibaka-kelly, #united-states-politics-and-government

Sarah Palin Is Ahead in Special Election to Fill House Seat in Alaska

Mary Peltola, a Democrat, and Nick Begich III, a Republican from Alaska’s most prominent Democratic political dynasty, advanced along with the former governor.

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Liz Cheney’s Concession Speech Invokes Lincoln and Grant

Ms. Cheney said she had called her opponent to concede her loss in a free and fair election, and suggested that her job now, and that of patriotic Americans, was to stand up for the Constitution.

#cheney-liz, #elections-house-of-representatives, #grant-ulysses-s, #primaries-and-caucuses, #united-states-politics-and-government, #wyoming

‘Go Get Your Bathing Suits!’: Biden Takes a Vacation as Washington Beckons

In modern times, presidential vacations often provide periods of relaxation interrupted by moments of crisis. President Biden spent the last week on Kiawah Island in South Carolina.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #kiawah-island-sc, #presidents-and-presidency-us, #travel-and-vacations, #united-states-politics-and-government

What Liz Cheney’s Loss in Wyoming Means

A conservative cancel culture as unforgiving as its progressive rival is sweeping over the Wyoming G.O.P.

#cancel-culture, #cheney-liz, #conservatism-us-politics, #frank-thomas, #hageman-harriet, #midterm-elections-2022, #politics-and-government, #republican-party, #state-legislatures, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government, #wyoming

Even on Biden’s Big Day, He’s Still in Trump’s Long Shadow

For the sitting president, even a triumphant ceremony to sign major domestic legislation can hardly break through the nonstop attention on his predecessor.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #presidential-transition-us, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

Biden Signs Climate, Health Bill Into Law as Other Economic Goals Remain

The bill is the latest victory for the president on overhauling the physical economy, but he has found less support for plans to help workers.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #inflation-reduction-act-of-2022, #law-and-legislation, #manchin-joe-iii, #united-states-economy, #united-states-politics-and-government

Harriet Hageman, Poised to Defeat Liz Cheney, Has Anti-Environment History

Harriet Hageman, who is challenging Representative Liz Cheney, worked for decades as a lawyer opposing environmentalists and federal regulations of resources in Wyoming.

#cheney-liz, #content-type-personal-profile, #endangered-and-extinct-species, #federal-lands, #hageman-harriet, #house-of-representatives, #land-use-policies, #republican-party, #united-states-politics-and-government, #wilderness-areas, #wolves

Biden Signs Expansive Health, Climate and Tax Law

The president returned briefly from vacation to sign a bill that passed the House and Senate on party lines after more than a year of fraught negotiations.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #corporations, #global-warming, #health-insurance-and-managed-care, #inflation-economics, #inflation-reduction-act-of-2022, #law-and-legislation, #medicare, #prices-fares-fees-and-rates, #tax-credits-deductions-and-exemptions, #tax-evasion, #united-states-economy, #united-states-politics-and-government

Why the 1 Percent Buyback Tax Doesn’t Scare Investors

Democrats hope the tax will encourage companies to spend more on workers and operations, but strategists think it’s unlikely to deter corporations from repurchasing their stock.

#corporate-taxes, #democratic-party, #inflation-reduction-act-of-2022, #law-and-legislation, #united-states, #united-states-politics-and-government

F.B.I. Interviewed Top White House Lawyers About Missing Trump Documents

Pat A. Cipollone and Patrick F. Philbin are the most senior people who worked for the former president who are known to have been interviewed in the investigation into his handling of classified material.

#archives-and-records, #cipollone-pat-a, #classified-information-and-state-secrets, #mar-a-lago-palm-beach-fla, #national-archives-and-records-administration, #philbin-patrick, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

Top Democrats Accuse Homeland Security Watchdog of Blocking Testimony in Jan. 6 Inquiry

The Department of Homeland Security’s inspector general is under criticism for his handling of an investigation into missing Secret Service text messages from around the time of the Capitol attack.

#cuffari-joseph-v, #homeland-security-department, #house-of-representatives, #inspectors-general, #maloney-carolyn-b, #secret-service, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #text-messaging, #thompson-bennie-g, #united-states-politics-and-government

Carolyn Maloney’s Campaign Pitch: A Man Can’t Do My Job

Carolyn Maloney is leaning on her record fighting for the women’s movement to differentiate herself from her chief Democratic primary rival, Jerrold Nadler.

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A Functional Congress? Yes.

Congress is known for being dysfunctional. Why hasn’t it been over the past two years?

#internal-storyline-no, #law-and-legislation, #presidential-election-of-2020, #states-us, #united-states-politics-and-government

Justice Dept. Objects to Releasing Affidavit Used to Search Trump’s Home

Prosecutors say its release would compromise the investigation into Donald J. Trump’s handling of secret documents after he left office. Now a judge must decide.

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Ron DeSantis and Republicans’ Mar-a-Lago Playbook

The Florida governor has played his hand carefully as he weighs a 2024 bid, rarely crossing Donald Trump overtly. But the former president’s legal troubles could force him to take a side.

#desantis-ron, #internal-sub-only-nl, #presidential-election-of-2024, #search-and-seizure, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

Surviving Relatives of U.S. Drone Strike Victims Remain Stranded in Afghanistan

Nearly a year after the strike that killed 10 civilians, more than 30 people the Biden administration pledged to help resettle in the U.S. are still trying to leave the country.

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Eric Herschmann, Lawyer in Trump White House, Is Subpoenaed

Mr. Herschmann had access to high-level discussions about the plans to overturn the 2020 election and activities in the lead-up to Jan. 6.

#herschmann-eric-d, #justice-department, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #subpoenas, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

Why Republicans Turned Against the Environment

Climate change gets caught up in the culture war.

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Liz Cheney and Lisa Murkowski Face Their Voters

Leaders who take principled stands often pay a political price.

#cheney-liz, #democratic-party, #elections, #elections-house-of-representatives, #elections-senate, #murkowski-lisa, #primaries-and-caucuses, #republican-party, #senate, #social-conditions-and-trends, #united-states, #united-states-politics-and-government

In Wisconsin, 2 Huge Races Stand Between G.O.P. and Near-Total Power

The governor’s race this fall, along with a pivotal State Supreme Court contest next spring, will decide whether Republicans can solidify their grip on the swing state and remake its voting laws.

#elections-courts-and-the-judiciary, #elections-governors, #evers-tony-1951, #michels-tim-1962, #presidential-election-of-2020, #presidential-election-of-2024, #redistricting-and-reapportionment, #state-legislatures, #united-states-politics-and-government, #wisconsin

Some Republicans Make a More Restrained Case for Defending Trump

When some G.O.P. members of Congress attacked the nation’s top law enforcement agencies immediately after the F.B.I.’s search of Mar-a-Lago, it underscored deep fissures within the party.

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Many Americans Think Congress Is More Broken Than It Actually Is

For a gridlocked capital, Washington has been amazingly productive.

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How Frustration Over TikTok Has Mounted in Washington

National security concerns over the Chinese-owned viral video app remain unresolved. Lawmakers and regulators are increasingly pushing for action.

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U.S. Says Al Qaeda Has Not Regrouped in Afghanistan

A new intelligence assessment of the Al Qaeda threat was prepared after a drone strike killed Ayman al-Zawahri, the group’s leader. But some outside counterterrorism specialists said it was overly optimistic.

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As U.S. Seeks to Close Guantánamo, Saudi Center Could Be Option

The Biden administration is looking for places to safely send cleared Guantánamo detainees who cannot go home. Could a program in Saudi Arabia provide a solution?

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Trump Lawyer Told Justice Dept. That Classified Material Had Been Returned

The lawyer signed a statement in June that all documents marked as classified and held in boxes in storage at Mar-a-Lago had been given back. The search at the former president’s home on Monday turned up more.

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Admitting to Wrongs Makes a Right

For my final newsletter, I have one last thought: Let’s own up to our mistakes.

#ethics-personal, #internal-sub-only-nl, #mistakes, #united-states-politics-and-government

After Nancy Pelosi: A San Francisco Race ‘That Shall Not Be Named’

The jockeying for position is well underway in case the 82-year-old House speaker decides to retire. Among those praising her ahead of a possible run: another Pelosi.

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Trump Sics the G.O.P. on the F.B.I.

Turning the tables, Trump is Elliot Mess.

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Will Abortion Issue Sway Voters’ Choices? N.Y. House Race Poses Test.

An Aug. 23 special election to replace a Democrat, Antonio Delgado, could help answer one of the biggest questions of the midterms.

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Seized Documents Were Part of an Inquiry Into Violation of the Espionage Act and Two Other Laws

The materials included some marked as top secret and meant to be viewed only in secure government facilities, according to a copy of the warrant.

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House Delivers Biden Victory, and a Bet on America’s Future

Congress gave final approval to the Inflation Reduction Act, which will lower the cost of prescription drugs, extend health care subsidies and invest billions into climate and energy programs.

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Laws and Lists in Search Warrant Offer Clues to Trump Document Investigation

Three criminal statutes show the inquiry goes beyond classified information — and that the former president is also suspected of obstructing an unidentified government effort.

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As Search Shows Trump Had Secret Files, G.O.P. Splits Over Assailing F.B.I.

House Republicans on the Intelligence Committee expressed support for law enforcement. As for lawmakers saying otherwise? “Question them, not us.”

#classified-information-and-state-secrets, #federal-bureau-of-investigation, #house-committee-on-intelligence, #house-of-representatives, #law-and-legislation, #republican-party, #search-and-seizure, #united-states-politics-and-government

Why Wisconsin Is the Most Fascinating State in American Politics

What happens there in November will offer a preview of the political brawls to come.

#democratic-party, #internal-sub-only-nl, #presidential-election-of-2020, #republican-party, #united-states-politics-and-government, #wisconsin

Why the White House Is Staying Quiet About the F.B.I. Search of Mar-a-Lago

The approach is part of a concerted effort to make sure the law enforcement operation is not seen as partisan.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #classified-information-and-state-secrets, #garland-merrick-b, #justice-department, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

For Electric Vehicle Makers, Winners and Losers in Climate Bill

Carmakers may need several years to revamp their supply chains to meet new rules, but the legislation is still seen as a win for electric vehicles.

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Inflation Reduction Act to Rewrite Embattled Black Farmer Relief Program

To circumvent legal objections, the new law will provide aid to farmers who have faced discrimination, regardless of their race.

#agriculture-and-farming, #agriculture-department, #black-people, #discrimination, #inflation-reduction-act-of-2022, #national-black-farmers-assn, #race-and-ethnicity, #united-states-politics-and-government, #vilsack-tom

House Is Set to Pass Climate, Tax and Health Package

The passage of the bill, which appeared dead just weeks ago, would cap a Democratic effort to deliver on major components of President Biden’s agenda.

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Man Accused of Trying to Break Into F.B.I. Office Is Killed in Standoff

Two law enforcement officials said investigators were looking into whether the man had ties to extremist groups, including one that participated in the Jan. 6 attack.

#attacks-on-police, #cincinnati-ohio, #federal-bureau-of-investigation, #search-and-seizure, #trespassing, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government, #wilmington-ohio