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Now for Rent: Email Addresses and Phone Numbers for Millions of Trump Supporters

It appears to be the first time that the campaign of a sitting president facing re-election has opted to market its list of voter contacts.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/10/13/us/politics/trump-political-data.html

At Ohio Rally, Trump Delivers Trademark Mix of Exaggerations and Vague Assertions

The president singled out Richard Cordray, the Democratic candidate for governor in Ohio, to deliver a one-two punch against longstanding political rivals.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/10/12/us/politics/trump-ohio-rally.html

Democrats Are Blowing It, Again

Liberals have become Donald Trump’s unwitting allies.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/10/12/opinion/liberals-trump-midterms-2020-election.html

2018 Midterms: Beto O’Rourke, Ted Cruz and a (Possibly) Changing Texas

In ruby red Texas, a Democrat hasn’t been elected to a statewide position since 1994. But ahead of this year’s midterms, a Senate race between an unflinching liberal and a religious conservative is unexpectedly close.

https://www.nytimes.com/video/us/politics/100000006123704/beto-orourke-ted-cruz-2018-midterms.html

In Tennessee, a Microcosm of the Midterms

Will voters pull back from Trumpian partisan warfare?

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/10/12/opinion/in-tennessee-a-microcosm-of-the-midterms.html

On Politics With Lisa Lerer: Asked and Answered

Fielding readers’ questions on the midterms and the president; checking in on Flint’s water crisis; and a culinary tour of North Dakota.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/10/12/us/politics/on-politics-asked-and-answered.html

California Tenants Take Rent Control Fight to the Ballot Box

An initiative to loosen state restraints on local rent restrictions is the focus of a political battle being fought with tens of millions of dollars.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/10/12/business/economy/california-rent-control-tenants.html

Why Rent Control Is a Lightning Rod

Proposition 10 in California has put a new focus on an old question: whether rent control tends to ease or compound a shortage of affordable housing.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/10/12/business/economy/rent-control-explained.html

Beto O’Rourke’s War Chest Bothers Some Democrats as He Struggles Against Ted Cruz

Mr. Cruz, the Texas Republican senator, held an eight-point lead in a new Times poll over Mr. O’Rourke, his Democratic challenger, in one of the most closely watched Senate races this year.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/10/12/us/politics/ted-cruz-beto-orourke-poll.html

Abroad in America: What Really Happens at a Trump Rally?

President Trump loves rallies! He loves the adoration of the crowds who attend his rallies!

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/10/12/us/politics/trump-rally-what-is-the-senate.html

Did Hell Freeze Over? My Republican Dad Is Voting for a Democrat

He’s casting his ballot for Jon Tester, who is less of a cookie-cutter Democrat and more of a Bull Moose wild card, “a Montanan who understands Montana.”

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/10/12/opinion/sunday/jon-tester-democrat-montana-senate-west.html

Alarmed About the Midterms

The last two weeks of polling have been good for the Republicans.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/10/12/opinion/midterm-elections-democrats-republicans-trump.html

Democracy in Danger in Georgia

The right is using voter suppression to rig the governor’s race.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/10/12/opinion/stacey-abrams-kemp-georgia-voters.html

A Court Victory Heals All Wounds: Trump Calls McConnell ‘the Greatest Leader in History’

The exchange underscored how an often contentious dynamic has been smoothed by Republicans’ success in seating Justice Brett M. Kavanaugh and a host of other conservative judges.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/10/13/us/politics/trump-mcconnell.html

It’s Not All About Trump

Geographic quirks, not presidential ones, could determine many midterm contests.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/10/13/opinion/sunday/trump-midterms-elections.html

Taylor Swift, the Grown-Up in the Room

Tennessee progressives were unhappy with their options in a close Senate race. A 28-year-old pop star explained the stakes.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/10/13/opinion/sunday/taylor-swift-phil-bredesen-marsha-blackburn.html

Midterm Election Poll: New Jersey’s 11th District, Webber vs. Sherrill

A Democrat has not held this seat since the mid-1980s, but the retirement of a long-serving Republican, Rodney Frelinghuysen, created an opening for a Democrat in this political environment. The district is home to many of the kind of educated, affluent suburban voters who are wary of the president, and the change in tax law is likely to be particularly unpopular here.

https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2018/upshot/elections-poll-nj11-3.html

Midterm Election Poll: Texas’ 23rd District, Hurd vs. Ortiz Jones

This majority Hispanic border district stretches along the Rio Grande to the suburbs of San Antonio. Historically, it has some of the lowest turnout in the country.

https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2018/upshot/elections-poll-tx23-3.html

Midterm Election Poll: Colorado’s 6th District, Coffman vs. Crow

This is a suburban district that has become more diverse and that voted for Hillary Clinton by almost 10 points.

https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2018/upshot/elections-poll-co06-3.html

As Suburban Women Turn to Democrats, Many Suburban Men Stand With Trump

Suburban men, focused largely on economic issues, constitute a potential bulwark for President Trump in many of the suburban districts that will determine control of the House.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/10/13/us/politics/trump-suburban-men-ohio.html

Now for Rent: Email Addresses and Phone Numbers for Millions of Trump Supporters

It appears to be the first time that the campaign of a sitting president facing re-election has opted to market its list of voter contacts.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/10/13/us/politics/trump-political-data.html

At Ohio Rally, Trump Delivers Trademark Mix of Exaggerations and Vague Assertions

The president singled out Richard Cordray, the Democratic candidate for governor in Ohio, to deliver a one-two punch against longstanding political rivals.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/10/12/us/politics/trump-ohio-rally.html

Democrats Are Blowing It, Again

Liberals have become Donald Trump’s unwitting allies.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/10/12/opinion/liberals-trump-midterms-2020-election.html

2018 Midterms: Beto O’Rourke, Ted Cruz and a (Possibly) Changing Texas

In ruby red Texas, a Democrat hasn’t been elected to a statewide position since 1994. But ahead of this year’s midterms, a Senate race between an unflinching liberal and a religious conservative is unexpectedly close.

https://www.nytimes.com/video/us/politics/100000006123704/beto-orourke-ted-cruz-2018-midterms.html

In Tennessee, a Microcosm of the Midterms

Will voters pull back from Trumpian partisan warfare?

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/10/12/opinion/in-tennessee-a-microcosm-of-the-midterms.html

On Politics With Lisa Lerer: Asked and Answered

Fielding readers’ questions on the midterms and the president; checking in on Flint’s water crisis; and a culinary tour of North Dakota.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/10/12/us/politics/on-politics-asked-and-answered.html

California Tenants Take Rent Control Fight to the Ballot Box

An initiative to loosen state restraints on local rent restrictions is the focus of a political battle being fought with tens of millions of dollars.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/10/12/business/economy/california-rent-control-tenants.html

Why Rent Control Is a Lightning Rod

Proposition 10 in California has put a new focus on an old question: whether rent control tends to ease or compound a shortage of affordable housing.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/10/12/business/economy/rent-control-explained.html

Beto O’Rourke’s War Chest Bothers Some Democrats as He Struggles Against Ted Cruz

Mr. Cruz, the Texas Republican senator, held an eight-point lead in a new Times poll over Mr. O’Rourke, his Democratic challenger, in one of the most closely watched Senate races this year.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/10/12/us/politics/ted-cruz-beto-orourke-poll.html

Abroad in America: What Really Happens at a Trump Rally?

President Trump loves rallies! He loves the adoration of the crowds who attend his rallies!

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/10/12/us/politics/trump-rally-what-is-the-senate.html

Did Hell Freeze Over? My Republican Dad Is Voting for a Democrat

He’s casting his ballot for Jon Tester, who is less of a cookie-cutter Democrat and more of a Bull Moose wild card, “a Montanan who understands Montana.”

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/10/12/opinion/sunday/jon-tester-democrat-montana-senate-west.html

Alarmed About the Midterms

The last two weeks of polling have been good for the Republicans.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/10/12/opinion/midterm-elections-democrats-republicans-trump.html

Democracy in Danger in Georgia

The right is using voter suppression to rig the governor’s race.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/10/12/opinion/stacey-abrams-kemp-georgia-voters.html

Mayor de Blasio Wanted to Encourage Voting. He Also Sowed Confusion.

The city sent letters to 400,000 people telling them they were listed on voter rolls as inactive; many recipients feared a voter suppression scheme.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/10/16/nyregion/inactive-voter-letter-nyc.html

Small Donors Fuel a Big Democratic Lead in 2018 Fund-Raising

In the tightest House races, Democrats have raised three times as much money from small donors as Republicans.

https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2018/10/16/us/politics/campaign-finance-small-donors.html

Heitkamp Apologizes for Embarrassing Error in Campaign Ad

The North Dakota Senator, an endangered Democrat, ran an ad criticizing her opponent for comments about sexual abuse. But it backfired, just three weeks before the midterms.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/10/16/us/politics/heitkamp-north-dakota-ad-apology.html

Beto O’Rourke Attacks Ted Cruz as ‘Dishonest’ in Debate in Senate Race

Mr. Cruz, the Texas Republican senator, will try to use the face-off to widen his lead in the polls, while Mr. O’Rourke, the Democratic congressman challenging him, is hoping to recapture momentum.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/10/16/us/politics/cruz-beto-debate.html

‘Horseface’ and the Year of the Woman

How an insult from the president might play in a record-breaking year for women; asking for your local political issues; and new campaign fund-raising numbers.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/10/16/us/politics/on-politics-horseface-trump-stormy-daniels.html

With a House Takeover, Democrats Could Get Trump’s Tax Returns. Would They?

An obscure provision in the tax code dating to the Teapot Dome scandal allows Congress to retrieve tax returns. But with President Trump, it almost certainly would be a fight.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/10/16/us/politics/trump-tax-returns-democrats.html

Democrats Are Outraising G.O.P. Incumbents in New York and New Jersey House Races

All of the Democrats running to unseat a Republican House member in New York or New Jersey outraised their opponents in the last three months.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/10/16/nyregion/new-york-new-jersey-fundraising-house-democrats-republicans.html

She Split With Cuomo. Now Comes Her Long, Long, Long-Shot Bid to Replace Him.

Stephanie Miner, the former mayor of Syracuse, is virtually unknown to voters and has almost no chance of winning. She explained why she’s running anyway.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/10/16/nyregion/stephanie-miner-governor-ny-election.html

Midterm Election Poll: Florida’s 15th District, Spano vs. Carlson

The district runs from the inner suburbs of Tampa to Lakeland and other exurbs northeast of Tampa.

https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2018/upshot/elections-poll-fl15-3.html

Midterm Election Poll: Pennsylvania’s 8th District, Chrin vs. Cartwright

The new Eighth District took much of the territory of the old 17th, essentially swapping out some conservative territory for some other conservative territory, leaving the partisan balance roughly the same. The district includes Scranton and Wilkes-Barre and is a mix of suburban and rural communities, mostly white and middle class.

https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2018/upshot/elections-poll-pa08-3.html

Midterm Election Poll: Virginia’s 5th District, Riggleman vs. Cockburn

This Republican-leaning, mostly rural district stretches from the Washington exurbs to the North Carolina border, and the unexpected retirement of the Republican incumbent leaves the seat open. It’s the home of Charlottesville, the college town that found itself in an unwanted spotlight last year after a right-wing rally turned violent.

https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2018/upshot/elections-poll-va05-3.html

Abroad in America: ‘How Did It Get So (Insert Extreme Word of Choice) Divisive?’

In these divisive times, even in what should be anodyne political conversations, it’s easy to become defensive or combative.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/10/16/us/politics/trump-rally-fans.html

Is It Possible to Be an Anti-Abortion Democrat? One Woman Tried to Find Out

In Missouri, where Democrats’ fortunes have been dwindling for years, party members are trying to figure out how to win back voters.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/10/16/us/missouri-democrats-abortion-republicans-voters.html

The Battle for Missouri, Part 1: The Anti-Abortion Democrat

As the Democratic Party struggles to establish its identity in Missouri, the issue of abortion has taken center stage.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/10/16/podcasts/the-daily/missouri-democrats-republicans-abortion.html

Polarization Seems to Be Helping Republicans in Run-Up to Midterms

Energized voters on the right dim prospects for big Democratic gains in red districts and states.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/10/16/upshot/midterms-polarization-republicans-polls.html

Republicans Are Suddenly Running Ads on Pre-existing Conditions. But How Accurate Are They?

It’s a sign of the issue’s importance that several candidates in close races are feeling pressure to respond.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/10/16/upshot/republicans-health-care-ads-midterms.html

Democrats Surge Ahead of Republicans in Fund-Raising for Key Races

Democrats outraised their Republican opponents in 32 of the closest 45 House races, $154 million to $108 million, according to Federal Election Commission reports.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/10/15/us/politics/democrats-republicans-midterm-fundraising.html

Trump Campaign Doubles Spending Rate as the 2020 Race Draws Nearer

The president’s re-election operation raised $18 million in the third quarter, a slight increase, as it built up its capacity for the campaign ahead.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/10/15/us/politics/trump-campaign-spending-midterms-2020.html

On Politics With Lisa Lerer: Doing What She Can

How one 92-year-old woman is trying to shape the midterms; analyzing the president’s interview on “60 Minutes”; and Elizabeth Warren’s DNA test.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/10/15/us/politics/on-politics-with-lisa-lerer-doing-what-she-can.html

Keith Ellison’s Campaign Overshadowed by Ex-Girlfriend’s Allegations

Karen Monahan has accused Mr. Ellison of emotional and physical abuse. The claims loom in a race that has become close.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/10/15/us/keith-ellison-abuse-allegations-metoo.html

Mayor de Blasio Wanted to Encourage Voting. He Also Sowed Confusion.

The city sent letters to 400,000 people telling them they were listed on voter rolls as inactive; many recipients feared a voter suppression scheme.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/10/16/nyregion/inactive-voter-letter-nyc.html

Small Donors Fuel a Big Democratic Lead in 2018 Fund-Raising

In the tightest House races, Democrats have raised three times as much money from small donors as Republicans.

https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2018/10/16/us/politics/campaign-finance-small-donors.html

Heitkamp Apologizes for Embarrassing Error in Campaign Ad

The North Dakota Senator, an endangered Democrat, ran an ad criticizing her opponent for comments about sexual abuse. But it backfired, just three weeks before the midterms.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/10/16/us/politics/heitkamp-north-dakota-ad-apology.html

Beto O’Rourke Attacks Ted Cruz as ‘Dishonest’ in Debate in Senate Race

Mr. Cruz, the Texas Republican senator, will try to use the face-off to widen his lead in the polls, while Mr. O’Rourke, the Democratic congressman challenging him, is hoping to recapture momentum.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/10/16/us/politics/cruz-beto-debate.html

‘Horseface’ and the Year of the Woman

How an insult from the president might play in a record-breaking year for women; asking for your local political issues; and new campaign fund-raising numbers.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/10/16/us/politics/on-politics-horseface-trump-stormy-daniels.html

With a House Takeover, Democrats Could Get Trump’s Tax Returns. Would They?

An obscure provision in the tax code dating to the Teapot Dome scandal allows Congress to retrieve tax returns. But with President Trump, it almost certainly would be a fight.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/10/16/us/politics/trump-tax-returns-democrats.html

Democrats Are Outraising G.O.P. Incumbents in New York and New Jersey House Races

All of the Democrats running to unseat a Republican House member in New York or New Jersey outraised their opponents in the last three months.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/10/16/nyregion/new-york-new-jersey-fundraising-house-democrats-republicans.html

She Split With Cuomo. Now Comes Her Long, Long, Long-Shot Bid to Replace Him.

Stephanie Miner, the former mayor of Syracuse, is virtually unknown to voters and has almost no chance of winning. She explained why she’s running anyway.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/10/16/nyregion/stephanie-miner-governor-ny-election.html

Midterm Election Poll: Florida’s 15th District, Spano vs. Carlson

The district runs from the inner suburbs of Tampa to Lakeland and other exurbs northeast of Tampa.

https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2018/upshot/elections-poll-fl15-3.html

Midterm Election Poll: Pennsylvania’s 8th District, Chrin vs. Cartwright

The new Eighth District took much of the territory of the old 17th, essentially swapping out some conservative territory for some other conservative territory, leaving the partisan balance roughly the same. The district includes Scranton and Wilkes-Barre and is a mix of suburban and rural communities, mostly white and middle class.

https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2018/upshot/elections-poll-pa08-3.html

Abroad in America: ‘How Did It Get So (Insert Extreme Word of Choice) Divisive?’

In these divisive times, even in what should be anodyne political conversations, it’s easy to become defensive or combative.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/10/16/us/politics/trump-rally-fans.html

Midterm Election Poll: Virginia’s 5th District, Riggleman vs. Cockburn

This Republican-leaning, mostly rural district stretches from the Washington exurbs to the North Carolina border, and the unexpected retirement of the Republican incumbent leaves the seat open. It’s the home of Charlottesville, the college town that found itself in an unwanted spotlight last year after a right-wing rally turned violent.

https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2018/upshot/elections-poll-va05-3.html

Is It Possible to Be an Anti-Abortion Democrat? One Woman Tried to Find Out

In Missouri, where Democrats’ fortunes have been dwindling for years, party members are trying to figure out how to win back voters.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/10/16/us/missouri-democrats-abortion-republicans-voters.html

The Battle for Missouri, Part 1: The Anti-Abortion Democrat

As the Democratic Party struggles to establish its identity in Missouri, the issue of abortion has taken center stage.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/10/16/podcasts/the-daily/missouri-democrats-republicans-abortion.html

Polarization Seems to Be Helping Republicans in Run-Up to Midterms

Energized voters on the right dim prospects for big Democratic gains in red districts and states.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/10/16/upshot/midterms-polarization-republicans-polls.html

Republicans Are Suddenly Running Ads on Pre-existing Conditions. But How Accurate Are They?

It’s a sign of the issue’s importance that several candidates in close races are feeling pressure to respond.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/10/16/upshot/republicans-health-care-ads-midterms.html

Democrats Surge Ahead of Republicans in Fund-Raising for Key Races

Democrats outraised their Republican opponents in 32 of the closest 45 House races, $154 million to $108 million, according to Federal Election Commission reports.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/10/15/us/politics/democrats-republicans-midterm-fundraising.html

Trump Campaign Doubles Spending Rate as the 2020 Race Draws Nearer

The president’s re-election operation raised $18 million in the third quarter, a slight increase, as it built up its capacity for the campaign ahead.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/10/15/us/politics/trump-campaign-spending-midterms-2020.html

On Politics With Lisa Lerer: Doing What She Can

How one 92-year-old woman is trying to shape the midterms; analyzing the president’s interview on “60 Minutes”; and Elizabeth Warren’s DNA test.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/10/15/us/politics/on-politics-with-lisa-lerer-doing-what-she-can.html

Keith Ellison’s Campaign Overshadowed by Ex-Girlfriend’s Allegations

Karen Monahan has accused Mr. Ellison of emotional and physical abuse. The claims loom in a race that has become close.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/10/15/us/keith-ellison-abuse-allegations-metoo.html

In Campaign’s Homestretch, Trump Tosses Out Ideas to See What Sticks

Frustrated that other topics came to dominate the news, the president has sought to seize back the national stage.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/10/30/us/politics/midterm-elections-trump.html

They’re Trained for War. Now American Troops Are Headed to the U.S. Border

President Trump’s pledge to send soldiers to the border likely will be costly, will divert military resources from other conflicts and threats and has echoes of a 2014 scare over Ebola.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/10/30/us/politics/american-troops-border-migrants.html

Parts of America Are Still Struggling Economically. They Don’t Matter Much in the Midterms.

The most competitive districts in the race for control of the House are disproportionately prosperous — and their economies aren’t doing much to lift Republicans.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/10/30/business/midterms-economy-house-control.html

Potential Midterm Upsets We’re Watching

Previewing some possible midterm surprises; plus, a trip off the grid in North Dakota, and new polls in California and Georgia.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/10/30/us/politics/on-politics-midterm-upset-watch.html

George Washington for President

Patriots put love of their own people first, while nationalists put hate for other people first.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/10/30/opinion/columnists/george-washington-trump-nationalism.html

Abroad in America: It’s Been an Awful Few Days

After two terrible events, the finger-pointing keeps getting worse.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/10/30/us/politics/shootings-impeachment-birthright-citizenship.html

The Muslims Are Coming

It’s the hate directed toward Islam that has motivated so many to enter the political arena.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/10/30/opinion/election-muslim-candidates-politics.html

Midterm Election Poll: Virginia’s 7th District, Brat vs. Spanberger

This sprawling district stretches from the well-educated suburbs of Richmond to the countryside.

https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2018/upshot/elections-poll-va07-3.html

Midterm Election Poll: Washington’s 8th District, Rossi vs. Schrier

This open seat has drawn national interest as a potential pickup for Democrats.

https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2018/upshot/elections-poll-wa08-3.html

Trump Can’t Unite Us. Can Anyone?

After far-right terrorist attacks, the president sticks to what he does best: polarize.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/10/30/opinion/trump-pittsburgh-polarization-midterms.html

In North Dakota, Native Americans Try to Turn an ID Law to Their Advantage

Tribes think they may be able to increase turnout in the face of a strict voter ID law. But it will be a challenge.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/10/30/us/politics/north-dakota-voter-id.html

Tight Race in South Carolina, Heckling in Florida, New Poll in Texas: 7 Days to Go

Republicans are showing concern in Mark Sanford’s district in South Carolina, airing an ad for Katie Arrington, who defeated him. A poll shows Ted Cruz up by 5 points.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/10/30/us/politics/house-senate-elections.html

Mayor at 19, New York Governor at 43? Molinaro Seeks an Upset Over Cuomo.

Marcus Molinaro, the Republican candidate who finds himself unable to narrow a deficit in the polls, says his life’s struggles have helped define his campaign.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/10/30/nyregion/marcus-molinaro-governor-republican.html

Female Candidates Break Barriers, Except When It Comes to Money

Women are running in record numbers, and asserting themselves as donors as well, but they still trail male candidates in fund-raising.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/10/30/us/politics/women-campaign-fundraising.html

Reeling From Tragedy, Many in Pittsburgh Say Trump Should Not Visit

In the wake of the massacre at the Tree of Life synagogue, grief has mixed with the nation’s angry politics in anticipation of President Trump’s visit Tuesday.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/10/29/us/politics/pittsburgh-synagogue-trump.html

An Election About Everything

The midterms are a referendum on many of the most divisive issues in America; plus, getting out the vote in Texas, and close races in Iowa and N.J.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/10/29/us/politics/on-politics-midterms-unpredictable-trump.html

How Trump-Fed Conspiracy Theories About Migrant Caravan Intersect With Deadly Hatred

In the final days before the election, President Trump and Republicans are trying again to highlight the caravan, which he called “an invasion of our country.”

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/10/29/us/politics/caravan-trump-shooting-elections.html

Why Trump Is Absent From His Own TV Ad

President Trump’s closing election-season argument is to white suburban women, so he can’t be the one to make it.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/10/29/us/politics/trump-ads-republicans-midterms.html

Gillum’s Dilemma: Florida Is Actually Five States

Cobbling a coalition out of “Lower Alabama,” a Midwest-like midsection, a tropical megalopolis and more can be tricky.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/10/29/opinion/politics/how-andrew-gillum-can-win-florida.html

Midterm Election Poll: California’s 48th District, Rohrabacher vs. Rouda

This affluent, coastal district was one of the most reliably Republican areas of the 20th century, and Republicans still have a 10-point registration advantage. But Hillary Clinton won it by two points.

https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2018/upshot/elections-poll-ca48-3.html

In Campaign’s Homestretch, Trump Tosses Out Ideas to See What Sticks

Frustrated that other topics came to dominate the news, the president has sought to seize back the national stage.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/10/30/us/politics/midterm-elections-trump.html

They’re Trained for War. Now American Troops Are Headed to the U.S. Border

President Trump’s pledge to send soldiers to the border likely will be costly, will divert military resources from other conflicts and threats and has echoes of a 2014 scare over Ebola.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/10/30/us/politics/american-troops-border-migrants.html

Parts of America Are Still Struggling Economically. They Don’t Matter Much in the Midterms.

The most competitive districts in the race for control of the House are disproportionately prosperous — and their economies aren’t doing much to lift Republicans.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/10/30/business/midterms-economy-house-control.html

Potential Midterm Upsets We’re Watching

Previewing some possible midterm surprises; plus, a trip off the grid in North Dakota, and new polls in California and Georgia.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/10/30/us/politics/on-politics-midterm-upset-watch.html

Abroad in America: It’s Been an Awful Few Days

After two terrible events, the finger-pointing keeps getting worse.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/10/30/us/politics/shootings-impeachment-birthright-citizenship.html

George Washington for President

Patriots put love of their own people first, while nationalists put hate for other people first.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/10/30/opinion/columnists/george-washington-trump-nationalism.html

The Muslims Are Coming

It’s the hate directed toward Islam that has motivated so many to enter the political arena.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/10/30/opinion/election-muslim-candidates-politics.html

Midterm Election Poll: Virginia’s 7th District, Brat vs. Spanberger

This sprawling district stretches from the well-educated suburbs of Richmond to the countryside.

https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2018/upshot/elections-poll-va07-3.html

Midterm Election Poll: Washington’s 8th District, Rossi vs. Schrier

This open seat has drawn national interest as a potential pickup for Democrats.

https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2018/upshot/elections-poll-wa08-3.html

In North Dakota, Native Americans Try to Turn an ID Law to Their Advantage

Tribes think they may be able to increase turnout in the face of a strict voter ID law. But it will be a challenge.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/10/30/us/politics/north-dakota-voter-id.html

Trump Can’t Unite Us. Can Anyone?

After far-right terrorist attacks, the president sticks to what he does best: polarize.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/10/30/opinion/trump-pittsburgh-polarization-midterms.html

Tight Race in South Carolina, Heckling in Florida, New Poll in Texas: 7 Days to Go

Republicans are showing concern in Mark Sanford’s district in South Carolina, airing an ad for Katie Arrington, who defeated him. A poll shows Ted Cruz up by 5 points.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/10/30/us/politics/house-senate-elections.html

Mayor at 19, New York Governor at 43? Molinaro Seeks an Upset Over Cuomo.

Marcus Molinaro, the Republican candidate who finds himself unable to narrow a deficit in the polls, says his life’s struggles have helped define his campaign.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/10/30/nyregion/marcus-molinaro-governor-republican.html

Female Candidates Break Barriers, Except When It Comes to Money

Women are running in record numbers, and asserting themselves as donors as well, but they still trail male candidates in fund-raising.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/10/30/us/politics/women-campaign-fundraising.html

An Election About Everything

The midterms are a referendum on many of the most divisive issues in America; plus, getting out the vote in Texas, and close races in Iowa and N.J.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/10/29/us/politics/on-politics-midterms-unpredictable-trump.html

Reeling From Tragedy, Many in Pittsburgh Say Trump Should Not Visit

In the wake of the massacre at the Tree of Life synagogue, grief has mixed with the nation’s angry politics in anticipation of President Trump’s visit Tuesday.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/10/29/us/politics/pittsburgh-synagogue-trump.html

How Trump-Fed Conspiracy Theories About Migrant Caravan Intersect With Deadly Hatred

In the final days before the election, President Trump and Republicans are trying again to highlight the caravan, which he called “an invasion of our country.”

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/10/29/us/politics/caravan-trump-shooting-elections.html

Why Trump Is Absent From His Own TV Ad

President Trump’s closing election-season argument is to white suburban women, so he can’t be the one to make it.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/10/29/us/politics/trump-ads-republicans-midterms.html

Gillum’s Dilemma: Florida Is Actually Five States

Cobbling a coalition out of “Lower Alabama,” a Midwest-like midsection, a tropical megalopolis and more can be tricky.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/10/29/opinion/politics/how-andrew-gillum-can-win-florida.html

Midterm Election Poll: California’s 48th District, Rohrabacher vs. Rouda

This affluent, coastal district was one of the most reliably Republican areas of the 20th century, and Republicans still have a 10-point registration advantage. But Hillary Clinton won it by two points.

https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2018/upshot/elections-poll-ca48-3.html

Judge Urges Parties in Florida Election to ‘Ramp Down the Rhetoric’

Judge Jack Tuter refused to order impounding of vote-counting equipment, but lawyers on both sides agreed on adding extra security at elections center.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/11/12/us/florida-recount-georgia-arizona.html

Mississippi Senator’s ‘Public Hanging’ Remark Draws Backlash Before Runoff

Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith, whose opponent is black, said she meant to convey respect, but a linguistics professor said the idiom had a negative connotation and fell out of use long ago.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/11/12/us/politics/public-hanging-cindy-hyde-smith.html

The Gun-Safety Issue Is Actually Helping Democrats

Midterm election results suggest that the power of the N.R.A. may be diminishing.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/11/12/opinion/gun-control-congress-mass-shooting.html

America’s Pro-Democracy Movement

It’s growing. It’s winning. And the country very badly needs it.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/11/12/opinion/voting-rights-midterm-elections.html

Meet the New House Democrats: They May Not Toe the Party Line

The freshman House Democrats are the most diverse, most female class in history — and span the ideological spectrum. They arrive in Washington for orientation this week.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/11/12/us/house-democrats-new.html

Do the Math. Moderate Democrats Will Not Win in 2020.

Learning the right lessons from the midterms is key for the party.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/11/12/opinion/democrats-midterms-progressives.html

Uncounted Ballots, Overvoted Ballots: Why Is the Governor Claiming Fraud in Florida’s Election?

Questions swirl around the vote tally in Florida, where Gov. Rick Scott has filed lawsuits over the handling of ballots, alleging fraud. The truth is more complicated.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/11/11/us/florida-recount-elections-scott-nelson-desantis-gillum.html

Let the People Vote

America finally has a pro-democracy movement — and it did very well at the polls last week.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/11/11/opinion/democrats-midterms-resistance-trump-democracy.html

‘S.N.L.’: Dan Crenshaw Accepts Pete Davidson’s Apology and Delivers Some Zingers

Crenshaw, a Texas Republican headed to Congress, used the moment to make an earnest plea for unity. But he also had a few jokes for Davidson up his sleeve.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/11/11/arts/television/snl-pete-davidson-dan-crenshaw.html

Dana Rohrabacher Loses, Eroding Republican Foothold in California

Mr. Rohrabacher, who had represented Orange County for 15 terms, was viewed as vulnerable because of his support for President Vladimir Putin of Russia.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/11/10/us/politics/dana-rohrabacher-loses-harley-rouda.html

A Congress for Every American

One way to improve the “People’s House”: elect multiple members per district.

https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2018/11/10/opinion/house-representatives-size-multi-member.html

Andrew Gillum Retracts Concession Speech

As Florida began the first full, statewide vote recount in its history on Saturday, Andrew Gillum, the Democratic candidate for governor, took back his concession speech and urged that every vote be counted.

https://www.nytimes.com/video/us/elections/100000006209121/andrew-gillum-retracts-concession-speech.html

A Defeat for White Identity

What the midterms tell us about racial backlash and economic populism.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/11/10/opinion/sunday/racism-economics-trump-midterms.html

The Resistance Strikes Back

Two years of progressive organizing built the blue wave.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/11/10/opinion/sunday/democrats-resistance-women-georgia-trump.html

Florida Begins Vote Recounts in Senate and Governor’s Races

The vote tallies in three statewide races fell within a margin of half a percentage point, the legal trigger for required recounts.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/11/10/us/florida-senate-governor-votes-recount.html

Democrats Have Two Paths for 2020: Daring or Defensive. Can They Settle on Either?

The results of Tuesday’s election have some in the party pushing moderation, while others, citing Beto O’Rourke’s close loss in Texas, want grass-roots inspiration

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/11/10/us/politics/democrats-2020-president.html

Who Won That Arizona Senate Race? What Day Is It?

Kyrsten Sinema has pulled to a lead in the Arizona Senate race, but days of ballot-counting remain.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/11/10/us/arizona-senate-sinema-mcsally-green-party.html

A Blue Wave in Kansas? Don’t Be So Surprised

If the Electoral College is the barometer, this state is deep red. But it’s the only one that has elected three female Democratic governors.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/11/10/opinion/kansas-laura-kelly-democrats-governor.html

Republicans Dominate State Politics. But Democrats Made a Dent This Year.

After a generation of steady losses, Democrats picked up seven state legislative chambers and seven governor’s mansions.

https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2018/11/10/upshot/republicans-dominate-state-politics-but-democrats-made-a-dent.html

How Did Race Play on Election Day? ‘Near Civil War-Like’? Or ‘It Really Didn’t Matter’?

Victories in communities that had never elected a black representative run counter to the divisive rhetoric that played out in some contests across the country.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/11/10/us/black-candidates-elected-white-districts.html

Judge Urges Parties in Florida Election to ‘Ramp Down the Rhetoric’

Judge Jack Tuter refused to order impounding of vote-counting equipment, but lawyers on both sides agreed on adding extra security at elections center.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/11/12/us/florida-recount-georgia-arizona.html

Mississippi Senator’s ‘Public Hanging’ Remark Draws Backlash Before Runoff

Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith, whose opponent is black, said she meant to convey respect, but a linguistics professor said the idiom had a negative connotation and fell out of use long ago.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/11/12/us/politics/public-hanging-cindy-hyde-smith.html

The Gun-Safety Issue Is Actually Helping Democrats

Midterm election results suggest that the power of the N.R.A. may be diminishing.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/11/12/opinion/gun-control-congress-mass-shooting.html

America’s Pro-Democracy Movement

It’s growing. It’s winning. And the country very badly needs it.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/11/12/opinion/voting-rights-midterm-elections.html

Meet the New House Democrats: They May Not Toe the Party Line

The freshman House Democrats are the most diverse, most female class in history — and span the ideological spectrum. They arrive in Washington for orientation this week.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/11/12/us/house-democrats-new.html

Do the Math. Moderate Democrats Will Not Win in 2020.

Learning the right lessons from the midterms is key for the party.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/11/12/opinion/democrats-midterms-progressives.html

Uncounted Ballots, Overvoted Ballots: Why Is the Governor Claiming Fraud in Florida’s Election?

Questions swirl around the vote tally in Florida, where Gov. Rick Scott has filed lawsuits over the handling of ballots, alleging fraud. The truth is more complicated.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/11/11/us/florida-recount-elections-scott-nelson-desantis-gillum.html

Let the People Vote

America finally has a pro-democracy movement — and it did very well at the polls last week.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/11/11/opinion/democrats-midterms-resistance-trump-democracy.html

‘S.N.L.’: Dan Crenshaw Accepts Pete Davidson’s Apology and Delivers Some Zingers

Crenshaw, a Texas Republican headed to Congress, used the moment to make an earnest plea for unity. But he also had a few jokes for Davidson up his sleeve.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/11/11/arts/television/snl-pete-davidson-dan-crenshaw.html

Dana Rohrabacher Loses, Eroding Republican Foothold in California

Mr. Rohrabacher, who had represented Orange County for 15 terms, was viewed as vulnerable because of his support for President Vladimir Putin of Russia.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/11/10/us/politics/dana-rohrabacher-loses-harley-rouda.html

A Congress for Every American

One way to improve the “People’s House”: elect multiple members per district.

https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2018/11/10/opinion/house-representatives-size-multi-member.html

Andrew Gillum Retracts Concession Speech

As Florida began the first full, statewide vote recount in its history on Saturday, Andrew Gillum, the Democratic candidate for governor, took back his concession speech and urged that every vote be counted.

https://www.nytimes.com/video/us/elections/100000006209121/andrew-gillum-retracts-concession-speech.html

A Defeat for White Identity

What the midterms tell us about racial backlash and economic populism.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/11/10/opinion/sunday/racism-economics-trump-midterms.html

The Resistance Strikes Back

Two years of progressive organizing built the blue wave.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/11/10/opinion/sunday/democrats-resistance-women-georgia-trump.html

Florida Begins Vote Recounts in Senate and Governor’s Races

The vote tallies in three statewide races fell within a margin of half a percentage point, the legal trigger for required recounts.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/11/10/us/florida-senate-governor-votes-recount.html

Democrats Have Two Paths for 2020: Daring or Defensive. Can They Settle on Either?

The results of Tuesday’s election have some in the party pushing moderation, while others, citing Beto O’Rourke’s close loss in Texas, want grass-roots inspiration

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/11/10/us/politics/democrats-2020-president.html

Who Won That Arizona Senate Race? What Day Is It?

Kyrsten Sinema has pulled to a lead in the Arizona Senate race, but days of ballot-counting remain.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/11/10/us/arizona-senate-sinema-mcsally-green-party.html

A Blue Wave in Kansas? Don’t Be So Surprised

If the Electoral College is the barometer, this state is deep red. But it’s the only one that has elected three female Democratic governors.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/11/10/opinion/kansas-laura-kelly-democrats-governor.html

Republicans Dominate State Politics. But Democrats Made a Dent This Year.

After a generation of steady losses, Democrats picked up seven state legislative chambers and seven governor’s mansions.

https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2018/11/10/upshot/republicans-dominate-state-politics-but-democrats-made-a-dent.html

How Did Race Play on Election Day? ‘Near Civil War-Like’? Or ‘It Really Didn’t Matter’?

Victories in communities that had never elected a black representative run counter to the divisive rhetoric that played out in some contests across the country.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/11/10/us/black-candidates-elected-white-districts.html

A First in Over a Century: Only One State Has a Split Legislature

Only a single state — Minnesota — has a legislature under divided party control, a sign of growing polarization.

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/01/28/us/democrats-gun-control-healthcare.html

Border Wall Is Out of Sync With the Southwest’s Changing Politics

The wall might have helped Republicans in places like Montana and North Dakota, but all nine House members whose districts touch the southern border oppose it.

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/01/25/us/politics/border-wall-democrats-trump.html

Why Trump Will Lose in 2020

The president is running hard on a strategy of riling up his base. But by doing that, he riles up the Democratic base, too, and that one is bigger.

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/01/24/opinion/trump-2020-election.html

Joe Biden Defends Praise for Embattled Republican During Midterms

The former vice president defended his decision to laud an embattled Republican lawmaker during a paid speech, saying it reflected his view of how to “get things done.”

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/01/24/us/politics/biden-praise-republican-speaking-fee.html

Joe Biden’s Paid Speech Buoyed the G.O.P. in Midwest Battleground

The former vice president’s address in October helped Fred Upton, a vulnerable Republican, win re-election in Michigan. Mr. Biden earned $200,000 for the speech.

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/01/23/us/politics/biden-speech-fred-upton.html

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Is Leading and Following at the Same Time

The Democratic electorate has shifted sharply to the left, taking many politicians along with it — willingly and unwillingly.

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/01/23/opinion/ocasio-cortez-pressley-democrats.html

Kansas Lawmakers Defect to Democrats as G.O.P. Struggles in Suburbs

Four moderates from the Kansas City metro area have changed parties in the last month, reflecting a national realignment on a key partisan battleground.

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/01/22/us/kansas-republicans-turn-democrat.html

The Freshman, Part 1: Rashida Tlaib

Now that the Democrats have taken back the House, their plan is to govern on a message of unity heading into 2020. A small group of new, progressive lawmakers threatens to upend that plan. Meet one of them.

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/01/22/podcasts/the-daily/house-democrats-rashida-tlaib.html

5 Times the Trump Administration Has Been Tougher Than Trump on Russia

President Trump likes to say he has been tougher on Russia than his predecessors. But he has frequently contradicted his own administration’s anti-Russian positions.

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/01/21/us/politics/trump-administration-russia-president.html

As Beto O’Rourke Weighs 2020 Run, Democrats Chafe at His Go-It-Alone Style

Some Democrats still blame Mr. O’Rourke for his embrace of a Texas Republican, Will Hurd, and wonder whether he can be counted on as a liberal ally.

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/01/19/us/politics/beto-orourke-democrats-president.html

D.N.C. Says It Was Targeted Again by Russian Hackers After ’18 Election

In new filings submitted late Thursday, the Democratic National Committee, whose computers were breached in 2016, said it was on the receiving end of a so-called spearphishing campaign in November.

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/01/18/technology/dnc-russian-hacking.html

An Ocean Engineer and a Nuclear Physicist Walk Into Congress …

Eight Democratic scientists won House seats in November, campaigning on issues like offshore drilling and climate change. Now they want to make Congress more scientific.

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/01/13/us/politics/scientists-congress.html

Stung by Florida Midterm Losses, Democrats See a Swing State Drifting Away

No state stunned Democrats more than Florida, where Republicans thwarted the forces that are lifting Democrats elsewhere. The battleground state is tilting more to the right.

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/01/13/us/politics/florida-democrats-2020-election.html

Gillibrand Hires New Aides, Signaling Presidential Run Is Imminent

The New York senator has hired Meredith Kelly as communications director for a campaign, and now has 15 days to file with the Federal Election Committee.

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/01/11/us/politics/gillibrand-2020-presidential-run.html

Florida Governor Removes Palm Beach County Elections Chief After Messy Recount

Ron DeSantis, the new Republican governor, suspended Susan Bucher on Friday, saying she had demonstrated incompetence and neglect.

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/01/18/us/politics/susan-bucher-suspended-florida.html

Republicans Seek to Boost Small Donations, but a Fragmented System Stymies Them

Democrats far outpaced Republicans in this election cycle in small donations, mostly using a group called ActBlue. The G.O.P. has no equivalent.

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/01/04/us/politics/republican-campaign-donations.html

Democrats Vow Not to Seat Republican Who Claimed Victory in North Carolina

The pledge by the incoming House majority leader came after North Carolina’s elections board dissolved, throwing a contested race into greater turmoil.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/12/28/us/politics/north-carolina-house-race-fraud.html

Trump the Vulnerable

A close look at the 2018 midterm results shows why he is so weak.

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/01/06/opinion/trump-2020-republicans-impeachment.html

Washington’s New Power Structure

Only Senate Republicans can make government work.

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/01/07/opinion/senate-republicans-power.html

Why Trump Will Lose in 2020

The president is running hard on a strategy of riling up his base. But by doing that, he riles up the Democratic base, too, and that one is bigger.

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/01/24/opinion/trump-2020-election.html

A First in Over a Century: Only One State Has a Split Legislature

Only a single state — Minnesota — has a legislature under divided party control, a sign of growing polarization.

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/01/28/us/democrats-gun-control-healthcare.html

Border Wall Is Out of Sync With the Southwest’s Changing Politics

The wall might have helped Republicans in places like Montana and North Dakota, but all nine House members whose districts touch the southern border oppose it.

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/01/25/us/politics/border-wall-democrats-trump.html

Kansas Lawmakers Defect to Democrats as G.O.P. Struggles in Suburbs

Four moderates from the Kansas City metro area have changed parties in the last month, reflecting a national realignment on a key partisan battleground.

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/01/22/us/kansas-republicans-turn-democrat.html

Joe Biden’s Paid Speech Buoyed the G.O.P. in Midwest Battleground

The former vice president’s address in October helped Fred Upton, a vulnerable Republican, win re-election in Michigan. Mr. Biden earned $200,000 for the speech.

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/01/23/us/politics/biden-speech-fred-upton.html

Michelle Obama and Stacey Abrams, Models of Power for Black Women

Sit down with black women in Atlanta as the year ends, and two names dominate political conversations: Mrs. Obama and Ms. Abrams, and what they revealed in 2018 about how power is gained and thwarted.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/12/29/us/politics/michelle-obama-stacey-abrams-politics.html

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Is Leading and Following at the Same Time

The Democratic electorate has shifted sharply to the left, taking many politicians along with it — willingly and unwillingly.

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/01/23/opinion/ocasio-cortez-pressley-democrats.html

As Beto O’Rourke Weighs 2020 Run, Democrats Chafe at His Go-It-Alone Style

Some Democrats still blame Mr. O’Rourke for his embrace of a Texas Republican, Will Hurd, and wonder whether he can be counted on as a liberal ally.

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/01/19/us/politics/beto-orourke-democrats-president.html

Florida Governor Removes Palm Beach County Elections Chief After Messy Recount

Ron DeSantis, the new Republican governor, suspended Susan Bucher on Friday, saying she had demonstrated incompetence and neglect.

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/01/18/us/politics/susan-bucher-suspended-florida.html

The Freshman, Part 1: Rashida Tlaib

Now that the Democrats have taken back the House, their plan is to govern on a message of unity heading into 2020. A small group of new, progressive lawmakers threatens to upend that plan. Meet one of them.

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/01/22/podcasts/the-daily/house-democrats-rashida-tlaib.html

Joe Biden Defends Praise for Embattled Republican During Midterms

The former vice president defended his decision to laud an embattled Republican lawmaker during a paid speech, saying it reflected his view of how to “get things done.”

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/01/24/us/politics/biden-praise-republican-speaking-fee.html

Gillibrand Hires New Aides, Signaling Presidential Run Is Imminent

The New York senator has hired Meredith Kelly as communications director for a campaign, and now has 15 days to file with the Federal Election Committee.

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/01/11/us/politics/gillibrand-2020-presidential-run.html

5 Times the Trump Administration Has Been Tougher Than Trump on Russia

President Trump likes to say he has been tougher on Russia than his predecessors. But he has frequently contradicted his own administration’s anti-Russian positions.

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/01/21/us/politics/trump-administration-russia-president.html

Trump the Vulnerable

A close look at the 2018 midterm results shows why he is so weak.

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/01/06/opinion/trump-2020-republicans-impeachment.html

Stung by Florida Midterm Losses, Democrats See a Swing State Drifting Away

No state stunned Democrats more than Florida, where Republicans thwarted the forces that are lifting Democrats elsewhere. The battleground state is tilting more to the right.

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/01/13/us/politics/florida-democrats-2020-election.html

D.N.C. Says It Was Targeted Again by Russian Hackers After ’18 Election

In new filings submitted late Thursday, the Democratic National Committee, whose computers were breached in 2016, said it was on the receiving end of a so-called spearphishing campaign in November.

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/01/18/technology/dnc-russian-hacking.html

An Ocean Engineer and a Nuclear Physicist Walk Into Congress …

Eight Democratic scientists won House seats in November, campaigning on issues like offshore drilling and climate change. Now they want to make Congress more scientific.

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/01/13/us/politics/scientists-congress.html

Michelle Obama and Stacey Abrams, Models of Power for Black Women

Sit down with black women in Atlanta as the year ends, and two names dominate political conversations: Mrs. Obama and Ms. Abrams, and what they revealed in 2018 about how power is gained and thwarted.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/12/29/us/politics/michelle-obama-stacey-abrams-politics.html

Democrats Vow Not to Seat Republican Who Claimed Victory in North Carolina

The pledge by the incoming House majority leader came after North Carolina’s elections board dissolved, throwing a contested race into greater turmoil.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/12/28/us/politics/north-carolina-house-race-fraud.html

Washington’s New Power Structure

Only Senate Republicans can make government work.

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/01/07/opinion/senate-republicans-power.html

Republicans Seek to Boost Small Donations, but a Fragmented System Stymies Them

Democrats far outpaced Republicans in this election cycle in small donations, mostly using a group called ActBlue. The G.O.P. has no equivalent.

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/01/04/us/politics/republican-campaign-donations.html

Republicans Got Us Into This Mess, and They Have to Get Us Out of It

The idea sounds crazy — until suddenly it doesn’t.

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/02/08/opinion/sunday/trump-impeachment-resignation-republicans.html

Democrats Unite to Begin Push to Protect Pre-Existing Condition Coverage

No issue united Democrats in the 2018 campaign as much as protecting the Affordable Care Act’s guaranteed insurance coverage of people with pre-existing conditions.

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/02/06/us/politics/democrats-pre-existing-condition-coverage.html

Trump’s Campaign Spent Heavily as He Hit the Midterm Trail

The president’s campaign spent $23 million in the final quarter of 2018 as he stumped aggressively for Republican candidates. It reported $19 million in cash on hand.

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/01/31/us/politics/donald-trump-campaign-spending.html

The ‘Rotten Equilibrium’ of Republican Politics

Thousands More Troops Heading to Border as Defense Dept. Officials Defend Deployments

The Pentagon will send another 2,000 troops to the border with Mexico, nearly doubling the number there and bringing the cost to hundreds of millions of dollars.

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/01/29/us/politics/border-troops-pentagon.html

A First in Over a Century: Only One State Has a Split Legislature

Only a single state — Minnesota — has a legislature under divided party control, a sign of growing polarization.

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/01/28/us/democrats-gun-control-healthcare.html

Border Wall Is Out of Sync With the Southwest’s Changing Politics

The wall might have helped Republicans in places like Montana and North Dakota, but all nine House members whose districts touch the southern border oppose it.

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/01/25/us/politics/border-wall-democrats-trump.html

Why Trump Will Lose in 2020

The president is running hard on a strategy of riling up his base. But by doing that, he riles up the Democratic base, too, and that one is bigger.

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/01/24/opinion/trump-2020-election.html

Joe Biden Defends Praise for Embattled Republican During Midterms

The former vice president defended his decision to laud an embattled Republican lawmaker during a paid speech, saying it reflected his view of how to “get things done.”

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/01/24/us/politics/biden-praise-republican-speaking-fee.html

Joe Biden’s Paid Speech Buoyed the G.O.P. in Midwest Battleground

The former vice president’s address in October helped Fred Upton, a vulnerable Republican, win re-election in Michigan. Mr. Biden earned $200,000 for the speech.

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/01/23/us/politics/biden-speech-fred-upton.html

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Is Leading and Following at the Same Time

The Democratic electorate has shifted sharply to the left, taking many politicians along with it — willingly and unwillingly.

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/01/23/opinion/ocasio-cortez-pressley-democrats.html

Kansas Lawmakers Defect to Democrats as G.O.P. Struggles in Suburbs

Four moderates from the Kansas City metro area have changed parties in the last month, reflecting a national realignment on a key partisan battleground.

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/01/22/us/kansas-republicans-turn-democrat.html

The Freshman, Part 1: Rashida Tlaib

Now that the Democrats have taken back the House, their plan is to govern on a message of unity heading into 2020. A small group of new, progressive lawmakers threatens to upend that plan. Meet one of them.

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/01/22/podcasts/the-daily/house-democrats-rashida-tlaib.html

5 Times the Trump Administration Has Been Tougher Than Trump on Russia

President Trump likes to say he has been tougher on Russia than his predecessors. But he has frequently contradicted his own administration’s anti-Russian positions.

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/01/21/us/politics/trump-administration-russia-president.html

D.N.C. Says It Was Targeted Again by Russian Hackers After ’18 Election

In new filings submitted late Thursday, the Democratic National Committee, whose computers were breached in 2016, said it was on the receiving end of a so-called spearphishing campaign in November.

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/01/18/technology/dnc-russian-hacking.html

Florida Governor Removes Palm Beach County Elections Chief After Messy Recount

Ron DeSantis, the new Republican governor, suspended Susan Bucher on Friday, saying she had demonstrated incompetence and neglect.

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/01/18/us/politics/susan-bucher-suspended-florida.html

As Beto O’Rourke Weighs 2020 Run, Democrats Chafe at His Go-It-Alone Style

Some Democrats still blame Mr. O’Rourke for his embrace of a Texas Republican, Will Hurd, and wonder whether he can be counted on as a liberal ally.

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/01/19/us/politics/beto-orourke-democrats-president.html

An Ocean Engineer and a Nuclear Physicist Walk Into Congress …

Eight Democratic scientists won House seats in November, campaigning on issues like offshore drilling and climate change. Now they want to make Congress more scientific.

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/01/13/us/politics/scientists-congress.html

Republicans Got Us Into This Mess, and They Have to Get Us Out of It

The idea sounds crazy — until suddenly it doesn’t.

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/02/08/opinion/sunday/trump-impeachment-resignation-republicans.html

Gillibrand Hires New Aides, Signaling Presidential Run Is Imminent

The New York senator has hired Meredith Kelly as communications director for a campaign, and now has 15 days to file with the Federal Election Committee.

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/01/11/us/politics/gillibrand-2020-presidential-run.html

Stung by Florida Midterm Losses, Democrats See a Swing State Drifting Away

No state stunned Democrats more than Florida, where Republicans thwarted the forces that are lifting Democrats elsewhere. The battleground state is tilting more to the right.

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/01/13/us/politics/florida-democrats-2020-election.html

Thousands More Troops Heading to Border as Defense Dept. Officials Defend Deployments

The Pentagon will send another 2,000 troops to the border with Mexico, nearly doubling the number there and bringing the cost to hundreds of millions of dollars.

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/01/29/us/politics/border-troops-pentagon.html

The ‘Rotten Equilibrium’ of Republican Politics

Democrats Unite to Begin Push to Protect Pre-Existing Condition Coverage

No issue united Democrats in the 2018 campaign as much as protecting the Affordable Care Act’s guaranteed insurance coverage of people with pre-existing conditions.

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/02/06/us/politics/democrats-pre-existing-condition-coverage.html

A First in Over a Century: Only One State Has a Split Legislature

Only a single state — Minnesota — has a legislature under divided party control, a sign of growing polarization.

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/01/28/us/democrats-gun-control-healthcare.html

Trump’s Campaign Spent Heavily as He Hit the Midterm Trail

The president’s campaign spent $23 million in the final quarter of 2018 as he stumped aggressively for Republican candidates. It reported $19 million in cash on hand.

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/01/31/us/politics/donald-trump-campaign-spending.html

Joe Biden Defends Praise for Embattled Republican During Midterms

The former vice president defended his decision to laud an embattled Republican lawmaker during a paid speech, saying it reflected his view of how to “get things done.”

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/01/24/us/politics/biden-praise-republican-speaking-fee.html

Border Wall Is Out of Sync With the Southwest’s Changing Politics

The wall might have helped Republicans in places like Montana and North Dakota, but all nine House members whose districts touch the southern border oppose it.

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/01/25/us/politics/border-wall-democrats-trump.html

Joe Biden’s Paid Speech Buoyed the G.O.P. in Midwest Battleground

The former vice president’s address in October helped Fred Upton, a vulnerable Republican, win re-election in Michigan. Mr. Biden earned $200,000 for the speech.

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/01/23/us/politics/biden-speech-fred-upton.html

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Is Leading and Following at the Same Time

The Democratic electorate has shifted sharply to the left, taking many politicians along with it — willingly and unwillingly.

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/01/23/opinion/ocasio-cortez-pressley-democrats.html

Kansas Lawmakers Defect to Democrats as G.O.P. Struggles in Suburbs

Four moderates from the Kansas City metro area have changed parties in the last month, reflecting a national realignment on a key partisan battleground.

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/01/22/us/kansas-republicans-turn-democrat.html

5 Times the Trump Administration Has Been Tougher Than Trump on Russia

President Trump likes to say he has been tougher on Russia than his predecessors. But he has frequently contradicted his own administration’s anti-Russian positions.

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/01/21/us/politics/trump-administration-russia-president.html

Why Trump Will Lose in 2020

The president is running hard on a strategy of riling up his base. But by doing that, he riles up the Democratic base, too, and that one is bigger.

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/01/24/opinion/trump-2020-election.html

Florida Governor Removes Palm Beach County Elections Chief After Messy Recount

Ron DeSantis, the new Republican governor, suspended Susan Bucher on Friday, saying she had demonstrated incompetence and neglect.

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/01/18/us/politics/susan-bucher-suspended-florida.html

As Beto O’Rourke Weighs 2020 Run, Democrats Chafe at His Go-It-Alone Style

Some Democrats still blame Mr. O’Rourke for his embrace of a Texas Republican, Will Hurd, and wonder whether he can be counted on as a liberal ally.

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/01/19/us/politics/beto-orourke-democrats-president.html

The Freshman, Part 1: Rashida Tlaib

Now that the Democrats have taken back the House, their plan is to govern on a message of unity heading into 2020. A small group of new, progressive lawmakers threatens to upend that plan. Meet one of them.

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/01/22/podcasts/the-daily/house-democrats-rashida-tlaib.html

An Ocean Engineer and a Nuclear Physicist Walk Into Congress …

Eight Democratic scientists won House seats in November, campaigning on issues like offshore drilling and climate change. Now they want to make Congress more scientific.

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/01/13/us/politics/scientists-congress.html

Stung by Florida Midterm Losses, Democrats See a Swing State Drifting Away

No state stunned Democrats more than Florida, where Republicans thwarted the forces that are lifting Democrats elsewhere. The battleground state is tilting more to the right.

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/01/13/us/politics/florida-democrats-2020-election.html

Gillibrand Hires New Aides, Signaling Presidential Run Is Imminent

The New York senator has hired Meredith Kelly as communications director for a campaign, and now has 15 days to file with the Federal Election Committee.

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/01/11/us/politics/gillibrand-2020-presidential-run.html

D.N.C. Says It Was Targeted Again by Russian Hackers After ’18 Election

In new filings submitted late Thursday, the Democratic National Committee, whose computers were breached in 2016, said it was on the receiving end of a so-called spearphishing campaign in November.

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/01/18/technology/dnc-russian-hacking.html