After Resisting, McConnell and Senate G.O.P. Back Election Security Funding

WASHINGTON — Facing mounting criticism for blocking proposals to bolster election security, Senator Mitch McConnell on…

House Approves Short-Term Spending Bill That Would Stave Off Shutdown

WASHINGTON — The House on Thursday approved a short-term spending bill that would stave off a…

‘3 Musketeers’ or ‘3 Stooges’? Republicans Challenging Trump May Fall in Between

WASHINGTON — Mark Sanford, the former Republican governor of South Carolina who once brought squealing pigs…

As Trump Weighs Gun Safety Bills, Barr’s Plan Draws Skepticism

WASHINGTON — As President Trump weighs potential gun safety legislation, his attorney general on Wednesday floated…

Biden Managed to Work With McConnell. Many Democrats Weren’t Pleased.

Mitch McConnell, the Senate Republican leader and self-described “grim reaper” of liberal legislative dreams, settled into…

Trump Hits Back After Ally Denounces ‘Weakness’ With Iran

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. — President Trump engaged in a long-distance debate over Iran with one of…

For Sean Spicer, the Revolving Door Led to a Dance Routine in a Lime Green Shirt

WASHINGTON — When Sean Spicer, the former White House press secretary, resigned from the Trump administration…

Corey Lewandowski’s Testimony Before Congress: What to Expect

WASHINGTON — Democrats investigating whether to recommend that the House impeach President Trump will take turns…

Supreme Court Says Judges Are Above Politics. It May Hear a Case Testing That View.

WASHINGTON — Supreme Court justices insist that politics plays no role in their decision-making. But their…

Despite Turning Down Inauguration Gig, Elton John Has a Recurring Role in Trump’s Presidency

The email was cordial, warm and deferential. “Thank you so much for the extremely kind invitation…

The Senate: Still Great at Deliberating, but Less So at Legislating

WASHINGTON — Senator Mitch McConnell says he is awaiting President Trump’s proposal on new gun safety…

Liz Cheney, Tart-Tongued Fighter, Is Warring With Rand Paul Over Who’s Trumpier

WASHINGTON — After becoming the highest-ranking Republican woman in Congress, Representative Liz Cheney, the sharp-tongued lawmaker…

Ad Targeting Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Draws a Backlash

The advertisement began with a photo of Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez bursting into flames, followed by a…

As Democrats Debate, Trump Offers Alternative: A Rambling Speech

BALTIMORE — Moments after Democrats took the debate stage on Thursday night, President Trump delivered a…

Senator Ben Sasse, Vocal Trump Critic, Goes Mum After President’s Endorsement

WASHINGTON — Senator Ben Sasse is the rare Republican who has never been shy about criticizing…