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Tag: Politics and Government
14 days ago
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U.S. Will Hit Debt Limit Jan. 19, Yellen Tells Congress

The Treasury Department expects to begin taking “extraordinary measures” to continue paying the government’s obligati...

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15 days ago
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Adams Unveils $103 Billion Budget as New York Faces Major Challenges

Mayor Eric Adams wants to retain funding for safety, housing and sanitation but predicts future deficits as the city’...

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15 days ago
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U.S. Deficit Fell to $1.4 Trillion in 2022

Borrowing remained elevated last year as spending fights loom in a divided Congress.

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18 days ago
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DeSantis Allies Plot the Hostile Takeover of a Liberal College

Chris Rufo’s “long march through the institutions” starts in Florida.

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21 days ago
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The Lying Congressman

George Santos is stretching the tolerance for lies in U.S. politics.

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22 days ago
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In House Speaker Fight, Trump Struggles to Play Kingmaker

Donald Trump held separate rounds of calls to those opposing Kevin McCarthy as speaker and was surprised when he was ...

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26 days ago
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In a Small Arkansas City, Crime, Dread and an Emergency Curfew

A gun death on Christmas Eve crystallized the fear and frustration over violence that had been building in Eudora, Ar...

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28 days ago
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Arizona Doctors Cannot Be Prosecuted Under 1864 Abortion Ban, Court Says

The old law prohibited most abortions; the appeals court backed the state’s newer law that allows abortions at up to ...

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about 1 month ago
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Trump Oversight

After years of evading congressional investigators, Donald Trump is taking hits.

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about 1 month ago
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South Africa’s President, Cyril Ramaphosa, Wins Battle to Lead A.N.C.

Despite a high-profile scandal, Cyril Ramaphosa was able to secure enough support to stay in control, almost assuring...

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about 1 month ago
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Congress’s Productive Final Weeks

With the holidays looming, Congress is using its final weeks to try to approve a rush of major legislation.

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about 2 months ago
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South Africa Rejects Impeachment Inquiry of President Cyril Ramaphosa

A.N.C. lawmakers showed unity in rejecting the call for hearings against their president, giving him a political lift...

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about 2 months ago
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Kyrsten Sinema Says She Will Leave the Democratic Party

The senator told CNN that she would register as an independent.

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about 2 months ago
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Tiny Vanuatu Uses Its ‘Unimportance’ to Launch Big Climate Ideas

It wants a top international court to weigh in on whether nations are legally bound to protect against climate risks.

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about 2 months ago
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South Africa’s President Is Unlikely to Face Impeachment

Executives of the governing party, the African National Congress, said on Monday they would instruct their legislator...

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about 2 months ago
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Corruption Charges Dismissed Against Ex-Lt. Gov. Brian Benjamin

A federal judge in Manhattan ruled that prosecutors failed to demonstrate an “explicit quid pro quo” that must underp...

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about 2 months ago
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The End of a Presidential Launchpad

Democrats stripped Iowa of its first-in-the-nation status.

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about 2 months ago
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Brian Kemp’s Interesting Strategy: Stand Up to Trump, Stump for Walker

Brian Kemp is having a moment.

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about 2 months ago
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Ramaphosa Vows to Fight Impeachment Report and Seek Re-election

The South African president had considered resigning after Parliament released a report last week accusing him of vio...

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about 2 months ago
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Under Pressure, South Africa’s President Snubs Party’s Leadership

In the face of possible impeachment, Cyril Ramaphosa has not been seen since the release of a damning report. But his...

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about 2 months ago
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Ramaphosa’s Future as South Africa’s Leader in Doubt After Damning Report

An independent panel reported to Parliament that the South African president might have broken the law in a scandal o...

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about 2 months ago
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Banana Peels for Xi Jinping

What happens when an autocrat begins to look ridiculous?

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about 2 months ago
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South Africa’s President, Cyril Ramaphosa, Faces Impeachment Hearing

An independent panel found evidence that Mr. Ramaphosa, who is accused of a cover-up involving millions of dollars in...

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about 2 months ago
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Jiang Zemin, China’s Leader After Tiananmen Square Protests, Dies at 96

Mr. Jiang, a wily and garrulous politician, presided over a decade of meteoric economic growth in the post-Tiananmen ...

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about 2 months ago
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Jiang Zemin, Leader Who Guided China Into Global Market, Dies at 96

Mr. Jiang, a wily and garrulous politician, presided over a decade of meteoric economic growth in the post-Tiananmen ...

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about 2 months ago
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How China Lost the Covid War

What the rest of us can learn from the zero-Covid disaster.

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2 months ago
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What the Unusual Midterm Elections Mean for Climate Action

A split Congress makes it unlikely that Republicans will undo Biden’s climate legislation, but they’re likely to try ...

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2 months ago
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In New Forecast, New York City Projects $2.9 Billion Deficit

The stock market’s weak performance is projected to cost the city billions of dollars in pension fund obligations in ...

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2 months ago
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Amid Crises, Biden Offers the World a Choice: My Way, or Trump’s

The president put his coalition-building approach on display on a trip through Asia, where he sought to ease tensions...

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2 months ago
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Republicans’ 2022 Lesson: Voters Who Trust Elections Are More Likely to Vote

Election deniers’ doubts about voting made for compelling conspiracy theories, but proved to be a bad get-out-the-vot...

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3 months ago
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Don’t Believe Lee Zeldin When He Says He Can’t Touch Abortion Access in New York

Governors can do many things to mess with reproductive rights.

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3 months ago
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Ronald Lauder: New York’s Billionaire Political Disrupter

The cosmetics heir has pumped at least $11 million into efforts to elect Representative Lee Zeldin, a Republican, as ...

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3 months ago
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Family Ties. Political Divisions.

For Carolyn Broe and her family, the 2022 midterms have unfolded the way they have for countless others: with great b...

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3 months ago
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Why Aren’t the Democrats Trouncing the Republicans?

A pathetic GOP still manages to thrive.

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3 months ago
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Can Lee Zeldin Reinvent His Way to the NY Governor’s Mansion?

Representative Lee Zeldin’s political career reflects decades of preparation, alliances with more powerful Republican...

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3 months ago
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Elecciones de medio término en EE. UU.: lo que hay que saber

¿Qué está en juego y cómo funciona el proceso? Empecemos por lo básico.

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3 months ago
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If Oregon Turns Red, Whose Fault Will That Be?

Disorder in Portland has created unexpected peril for Democrats.

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3 months ago
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A Beginner’s Guide to the U.S. Midterm Elections

What’s at stake, and how does it work? Let’s start with the basics.

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3 months ago
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As Governor’s Race Tightens, a Frantic Call to Action Among Democrats

Democrats and their allies are pouring millions of dollars into late-stage ads and get-out-the-vote efforts to help G...

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