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    Bernie Sanders Raises $6 Million After Announcing Presidential Bid

    Bernie Sanders Raises $6 Million After Announcing Presidential Bid


    Senator Bernie Sanders at a rally in April before the start of a march honoring the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in...

    The impressive early fund-raising haul by Mr. Sanders gives him bragging rights in a crowded field of Democratic presidential candidates.
    Bernie Sanders, Once the Progressive Outlier, Joins a Crowded Presidential Field

    Bernie Sanders, Once the Progressive Outlier, Joins a Crowded Presidential Field


    Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont marched with others from a prayer service at Zion Baptist Church in Columbia, S.C., to the state house last month during an event on Martin Luther King Jr....

    Mr. Sanders, the runner-up in the 2016 Democratic primaries, is embarking on a bid that will test whether he can retain the anti-establishment appeal he enjoyed with liberals three years ago.
    Legalize Pot? Amid Opioid Crisis, Some New Hampshire Leaders Say No Way

    Legalize Pot? Amid Opioid Crisis, Some New Hampshire Leaders Say No Way


    Nick Bickford, from Manchester, N.H., said he became addicted to heroin when he was 16. He said the state should get its opioid crisis under control before it considered legalizing...

    While nearby states have pushed to legalize recreational pot, some people in New Hampshire are resisting. After opioids, they wonder why anyone would expand access to drugs.
    Screenland: The Meaning of the Scene: When Pelosi Clapped at Trump

    Screenland: The Meaning of the Scene: When Pelosi Clapped at Trump


    The internet is great at rooting out and freeze-framing interpersonal drama. It has become downright masterful during the Trump era, our critic...

    The internet is great at rooting out and freeze-framing interpersonal drama. It has become downright masterful during the Trump era, our critic writes.
    News Analysis: On Health Care, 2020 Democrats Find Their First Real Fault Lines

    News Analysis: On Health Care, 2020 Democrats Find Their First Real Fault Lines


    Senator Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota is staking her early campaign, in part, on voters appreciating her candor in rejecting liberal wish-list...

    On one side of the debate, Bernie Sanders promises a single-payer revolution. On the other, Amy Klobuchar and Sherrod Brown are calling for incremental change.
    New York Times Wins Two George Polk Awards

    New York Times Wins Two George Polk Awards


    The New York Times was honored for its national and political...

    The Times won for coverage of the Trump family’s finances and social media companies’ privacy practices. And for the first time in its 70-year history, the program gave an award to a podcast.

    On Politics: Inside Trump’s War on the Investigations Encircling Him


    An examination by The New York Times reveals the extent of President Trump’s assault on federal law enforcement, which has exposed him to accusations of obstruction of...

    An examination by The New York Times reveals the extent of President Trump’s assault on federal law enforcement, which has exposed him to accusations of obstruction of justice.
    On Politics With Lisa Lerer: Can Bernie Still Lead His Own Revolution?

    On Politics With Lisa Lerer: Can Bernie Still Lead His Own Revolution?


    Mark Harris, the Republican candidate in North Carolina’s Ninth Congressional District, and his lawyer David...

    In the On Politics newsletter: After shifting the Democratic Party to the left, Bernie Sanders could struggle to beat a crop of fresh-faced candidates who support many of the policies he championed.
    House Democrats Prepare to Scrutinize DeVos’s Education Department

    House Democrats Prepare to Scrutinize DeVos’s Education Department


    Betsy DeVos, the education secretary, will face increased oversight from a Democrat-controlled...

    After two years of aggressively overhauling education policy, the education secretary, Betsy DeVos, must now answer to lawmakers she has clashed with or ignored.
    Trump to Tap Other Military Money for Wall Before Emergency Funds

    Trump to Tap Other Military Money for Wall Before Emergency Funds


    Workers reinforcing a section of the fence between the United States and Mexico near...

    It’s not just the emergency declaration. President Trump is also siphoning more than $2 billion in military funds for his wall through another complex move.

    Bernie Sanders Set the Agenda. But Can He Win on It?


    Senator Bernie Sanders is embarking on a second run for president. This time the field will be bigger, more diverse and filled with candidates who have adopted his progressive populist...

    Senator Bernie Sanders is embarking on a second run for president. This time the field will be bigger, more diverse and filled with candidates who have adopted his progressive populist mantle.
    Democrats Want to Tax the Wealthy. Many Voters Agree.

    Democrats Want to Tax the Wealthy. Many Voters Agree.


    Kris Stallard, a data analyst in Tulsa, Okla., backs a wealth tax in principle, but questions how it would work in practice. “Is the government going to take parts of businesses from people?” he...

    A proposal to tax wealth finds support across party lines, along with the premise that the government should combat inequality.
    Justice Clarence Thomas Calls for Reconsideration of Landmark Libel Ruling

    Justice Clarence Thomas Calls for Reconsideration of Landmark Libel Ruling


    Justice Clarence Thomas’s statement came in the wake of complaints from President Trump that libel laws make it too hard for public officials to win libel...

    The Supreme Court’s 1964 decision in New York Times v. Sullivan, Justice Thomas wrote, was not rooted in the text and history of the Constitution.
    Roger Stone Posted a Photo of a Judge Beside Cross Hairs. She Ordered Him to Court.

    Roger Stone Posted a Photo of a Judge Beside Cross Hairs. She Ordered Him to Court.


    President Trump’s longtime adviser Roger J. Stone Jr. leaving federal court in Washington this month. Mr. Stone was ordered to appear in court on Thursday after posting and then deleting a photo of a federal judge next to...

    After Mr. Stone posted the photo, which depicted the judge overseeing his criminal case, she called a new hearing to reconsider the conditions of his release.

    Trump Signs Order to Begin Creation of Space Force


    In a concession to Congress, the force would be overseen by the Air Force, but critics say it still raises the danger of militarizing...

    In a concession to Congress, the force would be overseen by the Air Force, but critics say it still raises the danger of militarizing space.
    Elizabeth Warren Proposes Universal Child Care

    Elizabeth Warren Proposes Universal Child Care


    Senator Elizabeth Warren’s plan proposes a network of child care centers that would be free to families earning less than two times the federal poverty...

    The plan would create a network of government-funded child care centers, which would be free for low-income families and partly subsidized for others.