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Midterm Stakes Grow Clearer: Election Deniers Will Be on Many Ballots
In primaries so far, Republican voters have appeared willing to nominate proponents of Donald Trump’s election falsehoods, making clear that this year’s races may well affect future elections.
Posted: May 18, 2022, 11:36 pm
As Covid Threat Grows, Officials Say Americans Should Consider Masks
The director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention urged local leaders and individuals to at least consider returning to wearing masks in indoor public settings.
Posted: May 18, 2022, 11:32 pm
Republican Panic Grows After Mastriano Wins
G.O.P. strategists reacted to the victory in Pennsylvania with alarm, worried that he may be too extreme for voters in an otherwise promising year for their party.
Posted: May 18, 2022, 11:00 pm
Justice Dept. Employees Urge Administration to Grant Leave for Out-of-State Abortions
The request for federal employees to be granted time off to travel out of state for the procedure comes as large companies are starting to make accommodations in the area.
Posted: May 18, 2022, 10:54 pm
DHS Suspends Its New Disinformation Board, Following Criticism
The Department of Homeland Security suspended the work of a panel focused on the subject of disinformation. The group had provoked accusations of government overreach.
Posted: May 18, 2022, 10:37 pm
Melissa Carone, an Election Denier Who Was Parodied by ‘S.N.L.,’ Is Disqualified
Melissa Carone, who was enlisted by Rudolph W. Giuliani to testify at an election oversight hearing, made a false statement on a candidate affidavit, state officials said.
Posted: May 18, 2022, 10:03 pm
Group Seeks Disbarment of Ted Cruz Over Efforts to Overturn 2020 Election
A group trying to hold lawyers accountable for their efforts to keep Donald Trump in power after his election loss filed a complaint against the Republican senator with the Texas bar association.
Posted: May 18, 2022, 9:49 pm
Madison Cawthorn’s Loss Is Rare Win for Republican Establishment
Mr. Cawthorn, a North Carolina congressman besieged by multiple scandals, lost his primary after many old-guard Republicans had turned on him.
Posted: May 18, 2022, 9:26 pm
Sustainability Index Drops Tesla, Prompting Insult from Musk
S&P cited racial discrimination claims in deciding to exclude the electric carmaker from a listing of socially responsible companies.
Posted: May 18, 2022, 7:42 pm
Ashley Biden and Xavier Becerra Test Positive for the Coronavirus
Neither is considered a close contact to the first couple, according to the administration.
Posted: May 18, 2022, 7:06 pm
Economic Headwinds Mount as Leaders Weigh Costs of Confronting Russia
Top economic officials are gathering this week to discuss how to keep pressure on Vladimir V. Putin without sinking their economies.
Posted: May 18, 2022, 4:23 pm
Primaries Show Limits, and Depths, of Trump’s Power Over G.O.P. Base
The Make America Great Again movement is dominating Republican primaries. But is the former president in control of it?
Posted: May 18, 2022, 3:50 pm
Congress Is Paralyzed on Guns. Here’s Why Chris Murphy Is Still Hopeful.
The Democrat from Connecticut, who has spent his decade in the Senate trying and failing to enact gun safety bills, says his party should make the issue the core of its 2022 midterm message.
Posted: May 18, 2022, 2:53 pm
5 Primary Takeaways: Election Deniers Thrive Even as Trumpism Drifts
The day’s biggest race, the Republican Senate primary in Pennsylvania, was too close to call. But elsewhere, candidates who dispute the 2020 outcome ran away with G.O.P. contests.
Posted: May 18, 2022, 2:53 pm
Here’s where Trump’s endorsement record stands so far.
The candidates endorsed by former President Donald J. Trump have succeeded in many of their early primaries, with some notable exceptions.
Posted: May 18, 2022, 1:44 pm
In Tuesday’s Primaries, Who Won, Who Lost and What Races Haven’t Been Called Yet
Nobody declared victory in Pennsylvania’s Republican Senate primary, despite a Trump endorsement. Representative Madison Cawthorn of North Carolina was ousted after a series of scandals.
Posted: May 18, 2022, 12:46 pm
Doug Mastriano is Pennsylvania Republicans’ Choice for Governor
Mr. Mastriano, a retired Army colonel, prevailed over a last-ditch effort by his rivals and state Republican leaders to stop him out of the fear he will be a weak general-election candidate.
Posted: May 18, 2022, 12:34 pm
Madison Cawthorn Loses His Re-Election Bid in North Carolina
Chuck Edwards, a three-term state senator who represents the Republican old guard, defeated Mr. Cawthorn, once seen as a rising star in his party.
Posted: May 18, 2022, 12:32 pm
John Fetterman: The left-leaning Pennsylvania politician in gym clothes.
“Just a dude” who won Pennsylvania’s Democratic nomination for the Senate — days after suffering a stroke.
Posted: May 18, 2022, 10:37 am
G.O.P. Senate Primary in Pennsylvania Remains a Tossup
Five states held primary elections on Tuesday, with Pennsylvania’s contests for Senate and governor the center of attention.
Posted: May 18, 2022, 6:39 am
Justice Dept. Is Said to Request Transcripts From Jan. 6 Committee
The committee has interviewed more than 1,000 people so far, and the transcripts could be used as evidence in potential criminal cases or to pursue new leads.
Posted: May 18, 2022, 3:47 am
U.S. Gun Production Triples Since 2000, Fueled by Handgun Purchases
The A.T.F. released a trove of gun manufacturing data on Tuesday, the first comprehensive survey of firearms commerce data in decades.
Posted: May 18, 2022, 1:23 am
Clashing Views of Cybersecurity Lawyer as Trial in Special Counsel’s Case Opens
Michael Sussmann, a prominent lawyer with Democratic ties, is accused of lying to the F.B.I. in a case with broader political overtones.
Posted: May 18, 2022, 1:14 am
House Democrats Release $28 Million Aid Bill to Address Formula Shortage
The money is intended to help the Food and Drug Administration increase its staff and prepare for future shortages of infant formula.
Posted: May 17, 2022, 5:58 pm