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It is an iconic moment in modern American history, the day in 1974 when the leaders of the Republican Party in Congress went to theREAD MORE
The meme was everywhere. It showed House Speaker Nancy Pelosi looking like a winner, cigarette in one hand, cocktail in the other, READ MORE
Elizabeth Holtzman, a former member of the Judiciary Committee that voted to impeach President Richard Nixon in 1974, warned ThursdREAD MORE
Crowds were filing out of Broadway theaters Tuesday evening when a series of loud booms and cracks filled the air. Firecrackers? GuREAD MORE
Eleanor Pelta has secured Polish passports for herself and her two sons. Stephanie Schwab is planning an escape route via Spain. ElREAD MORE
Eli Kadkhoda was bouncing around his West Los Angeles living room, jumping from cushion to cushion on the sprawling L-shaped couch READ MORE
The abortion ban approved Tuesday night by the Alabama Senate and signed into law Wednesday by Republican Governor Kay Ivey is moreREAD MORE
At the start of our societal reckoning over the bad behavior of men, the red lines were clear. The bad guys were easy to identify, READ MORE
Presidential elections are decided by many things: media exposure, financial backing, personal chemistry, timing and luck. Policy pREAD MORE
For many American women, these are times when they are feeling seen and being heard.
More women ran for office in 2018 than everREAD MORE
It had been two and a half years since Erika Christensen had flown from New York to Colorado for a late-term abortion, but the newsREAD MORE
In the first half of his State of the Union address Tuesday night, President Trump warned of the swarms of “criminal illegal aliensREAD MORE
Once each week, I picked up the list on my desk and called all the phone numbers.
“Do you have it in?” I asked, followed by, “Do yREAD MORE
Although this is the first time she has ever been in this room, there are signs of her everywhere. It’s in the family crest on theREAD MORE
The abortion rights movement in the United States is finding much to celebrate in the midterm elections, though activists concede tREAD MORE
In the ghastly scrapbook of tragedy, this will be the one where the victims were older. At Sandy Hook, they were first-graders. At READ MORE
In the day since Christine Blasey Ford stepped out of anonymity with her allegations that Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh sexREAD MORE
The record number of women running for office this midterm election year has led to a record number of races in which both major-paREAD MORE
A record number of women have entered primaries for local, state and national office this year, creating an expectation among activREAD MORE
Brandishing a wire coat hanger, New York gubernatorial candidate Cynthia Nixon took the podium at a rally against the nomination ofREAD MORE
A photo of Nison (aka Max) Miller stares out from the screen, sullen and stern, in faded black and white. “Order of Court Denying PREAD MORE
Two school admissions policies made news last week for opposite reasons — Harvard University, because it is accused of admitting toREAD MORE
When the Supreme Court declined to hear a challenge to an Arkansas law effectively banning medication abortions (the “abortion pillREAD MORE
As Facebook sends its promised updates this week, telling users whether or not they were one of the 87 million whose personal data READ MORE
Meghan Milloy’s mission is to get more Republican women in office. As co-founder and executive director of Republican Women for ProREAD MORE
The first time it happened, we blamed the students. It was their generation’s fault, we the grown-ups told them — all that bullyingREAD MORE
Melania Trump is not in Davos today. She was planning to go — her office had already announced that she would be there to “support READ MORE
The marchers stretched for 30 city blocks along Central Park West, from its starting point in front of the Trump International HoteREAD MORE
Jocelyn Duke treats her memory of that day as a talisman, taking it out when the actual moment feels distant, turning it this way aREAD MORE
There is a melody to national tragedy, to national grieving. It starts with shock, segues to fear and anger, crescendos with memoriREAD MORE
“64 hours in October” is a firsthand account of the drama that unfolded, Oct. 7-9, 2016, from the release of the infamous Access HoREAD MORE
Mary Klein hopes the government will hurry up and let her die.
It’s not that she wants her life to end. To the contrary, she says,READ MORE
David Kord Murray, the owner of a small business-finance company in California, admits he likes to be different — “to take the contREAD MORE
The news that Bill O’Reilly had been fired brought back memories — not just to those women who had worked with the man, but also toREAD MORE
Somewhere in a suburban New York basement there is a small, unused bag of marijuana, a last attempt to help an elderly father in hiREAD MORE
It was Thanksgiving afternoon in Madison, Conn., four years ago, and the Cecchi family was getting ready for dinner. Just before thREAD MORE
On the night when the nearly 200 volunteers from the Holy Trinity Catholic Church should have been greeting their family of refugeeREAD MORE
The tweet was simple but promised a very complicated future:
“Any government official who refuses to execute Trump’s orders on groREAD MORE
WASHINGTON, D.C. — For the second day in a row, the dozen women were up and out before dawn.
On Friday morning they had done so inREAD MORE
When the group of a dozen women arrive at the staging spot for the Women’s March on Washington on Saturday morning — just after dawREAD MORE
Already the unprecedented has become routine, the unthinkable has a pattern.
It goes something like this: The president-elect of tREAD MORE
A few days after the election I was running some errands in my neighborhood. On impulse I turned into the driveway of what the wholREAD MORE
I had noticed the house every day as I drove home. In my mostly Democratic suburb of New York City, it was hard to miss, with its TREAD MORE
SOUND ROCK SIOUX PROTEST VILLAGE, N.D. — Jill Stein, the Green Party candidate for president, stepped out of her small tent at the READ MORE
There has been a change these past few days, a shift in the conversation as many who have kept quiet about their views in this presREAD MORE
It was well past lunch on a highway in California near the start of Memorial Day weekend, and the reporters on the Bernie Sanders pREAD MORE
This is a story about how Donald Trump made a pass at me. And about what that does and does not mean as he runs for president.
In READ MORE
About half a dozen times in the past few weeks I have been taken aside by a 20-something who’s looking for reassurance that the repREAD MORE
Hillary Clinton has always been at her strongest when she has seemed most vulnerable. From her soaring popularity during the impeacREAD MORE
And the circus has moved to the Supreme Court.
It was perhaps inevitable in this most untraditional election cycle that an openingREAD MORE
The parents of Flint, Mich., are the most recent and visible initiates into the world of lead poisoning, a lifelong and life-changiREAD MORE
The Hillary Clinton of 2008 talked a lot about her qualifications and background as a lawyer, a United States senator, a first ladyREAD MORE
Fast-moving technological and legal shifts are altering concepts of parenting and relationships. It turns out you can pick your ownREAD MORE
From the stage at the first Democratic presidential debate, nearly all the candidates opened with talk about their families.
Donald Trump grinned out from the cover of Savvy Woman magazine in November of 1989 flanked by three women wearing big shoulder padREAD MORE
When HBO called, I wasn’t paying attention.
Some might call that a humble brag, or say I was jaded, but I prefer “armored against READ MORE
Dan and Angella Henry sit in the windowed kitchen of their stately home in Easton, Mass. — the trampoline and swimming pool out bacREAD MORE
Over dinner a few months ago my sister-in-law told me a story of a colleague and a painting that had somehow appeared in a coat cloREAD MORE
All presidential elections are, by definition, historic, but some break more new grounREAD MORE
Over the next hour, Peck asks the usual questions. Today the caller is a Tennessee kindergarten teacher who adopted a former studenREAD MORE
Cooper Stock was holding his father’s hand. That’s what he always did when he crossed the street, even though he was already 9 yearREAD MORE