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    Evangelical Leaders Are Frustrated at G.O.P. Caution on Kavanaugh Allegation

    Evangelical Leaders Are Frustrated at G.O.P. Caution on Kavanaugh Allegation


    Ralph Reed, the social conservative leader, said if Senate Republicans fail to confirm Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh for the Supreme Court, “it will be very difficult to motivate and energize faith-based and conservative voters in...

    They say religious conservatives may feel little motivation to vote in the November elections unless Senate Republicans defend and confirm Judge Kavanaugh.

    Understanding the times: How to Tell Us a Secret


    A Times project that offers readers simple, confidential ways to securely submit tips via their phone or email has paid dividends in news gathering since Day...

    A Times project that offers readers simple, confidential ways to securely submit tips via their phone or email has paid dividends in news gathering since Day 1.
    Why Polling Can Be So Hard

    Why Polling Can Be So Hard


    Here’s a tour of some of the challenges we’ve tackled in conducting polls of a dozen of the most competitive congressional...

    Here’s a tour of some of the challenges we’ve tackled in conducting polls of a dozen of the most competitive congressional districts.
    U.S. Retreats on Publicizing Body Count of Militants Killed in Afghanistan

    U.S. Retreats on Publicizing Body Count of Militants Killed in Afghanistan


    A United States Marine keeping watch during a meeting between Afghan commanders and American advisers in Afghanistan’s Helmand Province last...

    The American military in Kabul was publicizing the number of killed enemy fighters. The propaganda tactic with echoes of the Vietnam War was stopped on Thursday.
    Women Are Increasingly Doubtful That Voters Are Ready to Elect Them

    Women Are Increasingly Doubtful That Voters Are Ready to Elect Them


    Ayanna Pressley, a Democratic candidate for Congress in Massachusetts, after winning her primary this month. A record number of women are running for office, but Americans are skeptical that voters are ready for...

    There are big differences among the parties, particularly among Republican men, about the obstacles women face, a survey shows.
    On Politics: Stalemate Over Kavanaugh Inquiry

    On Politics: Stalemate Over Kavanaugh Inquiry


    Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh during his confirmation hearing this month in...

    The woman who accused Judge Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault rejected the idea of a Senate hearing, saying it would not be a “good faith investigation.”
    Fewer Attacks, but a More Complex Terrorist Threat in 2017, U.S. Says

    Fewer Attacks, but a More Complex Terrorist Threat in 2017, U.S. Says


    An Afghan security official inspecting the scene of a suicide bomb attack in Jalalabad, Afghanistan, in June. More than half of the world’s terrorist attacks last year took place in Afghanistan, India, Iraq, Pakistan and the...

    Terrorist attacks and deaths declined in 2017 after a concerted push against the Islamic State, but Al Qaeda and militant groups linked to Iran remain deadly.
    Trump Picks Expert on Regulation for Federal Reserve Board

    Trump Picks Expert on Regulation for Federal Reserve Board


    Nellie Liang, one of President Trump’s nominees for the Fed’s board of governors, played a key role in the “stress tests” of...

    Nellie Liang, nominated on Wednesday to the Fed’s board of governors, is an economist who previously led the Fed’s division focused on monitoring financial stability.
    For Christine Blasey Ford, a Drastic Turn From a Quiet Life in Academia

    For Christine Blasey Ford, a Drastic Turn From a Quiet Life in Academia


    Christine Blasey Ford was reluctant to come forward with her allegation that Judge Brett Kavanaugh sexually assaulted...

    Dr. Blasey, a researcher and statistician, was reluctant to come forward with her allegation that Brett Kavanaugh, President Trump’s Supreme Court nominee, sexually assaulted her.
    On Politics With Lisa Lerer: A Moment for Women

    On Politics With Lisa Lerer: A Moment for Women


    Taking stock of the rise of women in politics, and some context around the Kavanaugh confirmation...

    Taking stock of the rise of women in politics, and some context around the Kavanaugh confirmation hearings.
    Touring Storm Damage in the Carolinas, Trump Follows His Own Script

    Touring Storm Damage in the Carolinas, Trump Follows His Own Script


    President Trump looking on Wednesday at damage from Hurricane Florence in New Bern, N.C. during the first leg of his trip to the storm-tossed...

    Other presidents have treated natural disaster tours as dignified, even grave affairs. President Trump has deployed humor, enthusiasm and a talent for always finding a silver lining.

    New Attention Given to Kavanaugh’s Remarks About Drinking


    Following an accusation of sexual assault, Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh’s past comments about drinking in his youth are...

    Following an accusation of sexual assault, Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh’s past comments about drinking in his youth are resurfacing.
    Utah Group Files Complaint Against Mia Love Over Fund-Raising

    Utah Group Files Complaint Against Mia Love Over Fund-Raising


    The allegations against Representative Mia Love stem from more than $1 million she raised leading up to her 2018 re-election...

    The progressive group cites funds Ms. Love raised in the absence of a primary challenge. Her campaign called it a “political ploy.”