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Recount Confirms Democrat’s Victory in Arizona’s Attorney General Race

Kris Mayes, the Democratic candidate for attorney general in Arizona, prevailed on Thursday in a recount by a razor-thin margin over Abraham Hamadeh, a Republican, bringing clarity to one of the last undecided races of the midterms. The margin of victory for Ms. Mayes was 280 votes out of about 2.5 million ballots cast in […]

Former F.B.I. Agents Lodge Accusations of Bias Against Conservatives

According to Justice Department records, there was only one Jan. 6-related arrest in the Jacksonville area on Aug. 24: that of Tyler Bensch, who was accused of being a member of a right-wing militia group connected to the Three Percenter movement. What Mr. Friend omitted from his account — which was published in The New […]

Politicians Embrace Title 42 as Border Band-Aid

WASHINGTON — In the early days of the pandemic, as the coronavirus shuttered schools and businesses and governments imposed travel restrictions, the Trump administration turned to an obscure public health law to seal the southern border to migrants. Ostensibly, the rationale was that the restriction was needed as a way to control the pandemic. But […]

U.S. Announces New Covid Test Requirements for Travelers From China

The Biden administration announced on Wednesday that travelers from China, Hong Kong and Macau must present negative Covid-19 tests before entering the United States, a move that it says is intended to slow the spread of the coronavirus. The requirement will take effect on Jan. 5. The announcement, by the Centers for Disease Control and […]

Republican Leaders Remain Silent Over George Santos’s Falsehoods

Congress rarely takes serious disciplinary steps against its own members, unless their ethical misdeeds rise to a federal crime. The last House member expelled was James A. Traficant Jr., Democrat of Ohio, in 2002, after he was convicted of 10 felony counts including bribery, racketeering and tax evasion. The House Ethics Committee, a bipartisan panel […]

U.S. Scrambles to Stop Iran From Providing Drones for Russia

WASHINGTON — The Biden administration has launched a broad effort to halt Iran’s ability to produce and deliver drones to Russia for use in the war in Ukraine, an endeavor that has echoes of its yearslong program to cut off Tehran’s access to nuclear technology. In interviews in the United States, Europe and the Middle […]

Jan. 6 Transcripts Shed New Light on How Trump Considered Blanket Pardons

In its report, the committee referred repeatedly to pardon requests, but singled out those from members of Congress who had attended a Dec. 21, 2020, White House meeting in which a plan to overturn the election had been discussed, as “revealing their own clear consciousness of guilt.” In his testimony, Mr. McEntee recalled that Representative […]