If the presidential nominating process is the weakest part of our political system -- and, perhaps not coincidentally, one not referenced by the founders -- the vice presidential selection process comes solidly in second ...Read more
Political pledges often cause headaches. On election night in 1904, President Theodore Roosevelt told reporters, "Under no circumstances will I be a candidate for or accept another nomination." He regretted it almost ...Read more
WASHINGTON -- For the first time this election cycle, a Republican tops the list of the 10 most vulnerable House members.
California Rep. Mike Garcia takes the No. 1 spot after winning a May special election for a seat ...Read more
WASHINGTON -- The Senate map has expanded in Democrats' favor heading into the fall, and that's bad news for Republican incumbents.
Eight Republicans now rank among the most vulnerable senators as the GOP defends its ...Read more
History matters, especially when an unscrupulous president constantly seeks to revise and distort fundamental facts as events unfold. This week, a courageous law enforcement official stepped forward to correct the record ...Read more
After weeks of bad coronavirus news, Californians glimpsed a sliver of hope this week: The average number of people hospitalized or admitted to the ICU with COVID-19 infections has declined over the last two weeks. ...Read more
The bombs dropped by the United States on the cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki 75 years ago, in the final days of World War II, incinerated some 200,000 people, most of them civilians.
And they did much more than that. ...Read more
When The New York Times Magazine published the "1619 Project" last year, supporters hailed this retelling of America's founding as a "woke" counternarrative meant to correct the historical record. Yet in recent weeks, ...Read more
In a country where COVID-19 remains out of control, it's wrong for anyone not to wear a mask on a commercial airplane. Increasing evidence shows that good cloth face coverings significantly lower the spread of the novel ...Read more
The social media app TikTok has been downloaded more than 175 million times in the U.S. alone since its global launch in 2018. But now it's going viral for reasons other than teens dancing or cooking in pajamas.
Early August 1945 was a confusing time for many Americans, who were experiencing some combination of celebration, sadness and foreboding.
The war in Europe was over, bringing home thousands of gleeful troops by ship. Yet ...Read more
The attorney general of New York has sued to seek the dissolution of the National Rifle Association, alleging fraud and abuse in the way the NRA's chief executive and other officials ran the operation. Given that the NRA ...Read more
Gov. Gavin Newsom would be anointed a kingmaker -- or queenmaker -- if Joe Biden selected California Sen. Kamala Harris as his running mate.
That's because Newsom, on his own, would select Harris' Senate replacement if ...Read more
This week I heard a story that had nothing to do with the coronavirus pandemic that has ravaged the United States throughout 2020 -- and yet it had everything to do with it. On New York Times' "The Daily" podcast, the ...Read more
Recently a copy editor had a question about the word schizoid.
It was used in connection with a public official being all over the map on restaurant closures during COVID-19.
Was this the best word to use? Probably not. ...Read more
President Donald Trump made good on his threat to ban TikTok on Thursday, issuing an executive order that will bar the wildly popular video app's parent company, ByteDance, from conducting business transactions with other ...Read more
NEW YORK -- President Donald Trump can't stall a defamation lawsuit filed by a New York advice columnist who claims he raped her two decades ago, a judge ruled, allowing the two sides to start digging for evidence.
E. ...Read more
WASHINGTON -- Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden apologized late Thursday for comments he made earlier in the day that suggested that the African American community was not diverse.
"In no way did I mean to suggest...Read more
WASHINGTON -- Three months ago, the Committee on House Administration's ranking member, Rodney Davis, led the GOP opposition to Democrats' proxy voting rule that allows members to cast votes from their districts during the...Read more
Maybe he needs to take a few days off and unwind in Frorida.
For the second time in three days, President Donald Trump is being ribbed for reading a geographic term phonetically from a prepared statement during a live ...Read more
- Trump's path to winning Pa. runs through small Rust Belt towns — like one near Biden's hometown
- Trump orders extended jobless benefits, payroll tax deferral
- Trump's order to bypass Congress on coronavirus relief faces likely legal challenges
- Trump's payroll tax action creates political, business risks
- States wary of Trump's move for them to kick in on federal aid