Democrats, Looking Past Obama, Are a Party Without a Cause

Without the president’s unifying presence, or the singular focus on health care, Democrats are searching for a next great project they can agree on. Infrastructure?


Indiana Hometown Molded Mike Pence Even as It Began to Change

Many of Mr. Pence’s deeply conservative views hark back to the tranquil, insular Columbus, Ind., of decades ago, a place that is vastly different today.


This Land: Migrants and Smugglers Won’t Be Stopped by Donald Trump’s Wall, Ranchers Say

Ranchers near the Mexican border see smugglers and sometimes find bodies, but they favor a different approach to illegal immigration from Donald J. Trump’s wall.


Debut of the Clinton-Kaine Ticket

On Saturday, Hillary Clinton and Senator Tim Kaine of Virginia made their debut as a presidential ticket, offering a first glimpse of the team that will take on Donald J. … Continue Reading →


Donald Trump’s Journey: From Crashing a Party to Controlling Its Future

It is hard to imagine the Republican Party returning anytime soon to being the party of free trade, democracy building and at least modest immigration reform.


Donald Trump Basks in Convention ‘Love’ (but Has None for Ted Cruz)

After bragging that he had unified Republicans in one of the most “love-filled” conventions in history, the nominee went on an extended diatribe against his primary rival.


Smirk or Smile? The New York Tabloids Disagree About Trump

The New York Post and The Daily News covered Trump’s nomination speech in their own inimitable — and opposing — ways.


Republican Convention Falls Short of TV Ratings Expectations

Television producers grumbled throughout the week about the less-than-ideal spectacle, with relatively unknown speakers appearing in the prime 10 p.m. hour.


News Analysis: For Trump, an America That Is Not a Nation of Nations

In his convention speech on Thursday, the presidential candidate took a negative tone on immigrants, avoiding even a boilerplate mention of their positive contributions.


His Tone Dark, Donald Trump Takes G.O.P. Mantle

Donald J. Trump accepted the Republican presidential nomination with an unusually vehement appeal to Americans who feel that their country is spiraling out of control.


It’s Donald Trump’s Republican Party Now

It is hard to imagine the party returning anytime soon to being the party of free trade, democracy building and at least modest immigration reform.


With Roger Ailes Out, Will Fox News’s Influence on Politics Change?

In its 20 years, the network has provided a path for Republican politicians and candidates to raise issues, set agendas and shape opinions.


Fact-Checking the Truth That Donald Trump Promised

Many facts in Mr. Trump’s acceptance speech appear to be true, though he sometimes failed to offer the entire story or provide all of the context.


Donald Trump Basks in Convention ‘Love’ (and Rips Ted Cruz)

After bragging that he had unified Republicans in one of the most “love-filled” conventions in history, the nominee went on an extended diatribe against his primary rival.


Day 4: Trump Hits Clinton With Ominous Message

Donald J. Trump accepted the Republican presidential nomination in Cleveland on Thursday, presenting himself as the savior needed for a doomed nation.


Critic's Notebook: A Donald Trump Speech Whose Sunny Spots Came Mostly From the Stage Lights

Mr. Trump delivered a grim, angry message to close a grim, angry convention, casting himself as the only leader capable of saving America.


G.O.P. Convention Day 4 Takeaways: It’s Donald Trump’s Party

Mr. Trump completed his unlikely rise to Republican standard-bearer, capping a convention that rarely veered from his theme of restoring American dominance.


Trump’s Speech Casts U.S. in Dark Light

Donald J. Trump accepted the Republican presidential nomination with an emphatic appeal to Americans who feel that their country is spiraling out of control.


News Analysis: Escape His Caricature? Donald Trump Passes Up the Chance

To an electorate that remains anxious about his demeanor, his honesty and his character, Mr. Trump offered no acknowledgment, no rebuttal, no explanation.


Donald Trump Promised the Truth. We Checked the Facts.

Many facts in Mr. Trump’s acceptance speech appear to be true, though he sometimes failed to offer the entire story or provide all of the context.


Donald Trump Vows Action Against Threats

The Republican candidate for president, preparing to accept the nomination, promised aggressive action to protect Americans.


Contributing Op-Ed Writer: The Apotheosis of Donald J. Trump

Who said it couldn’t happen here? Rising to the top of the Republican ticket, Trump has activated forces on the political right that cannot be deactivated.


In Speech Draft, Donald Trump Offers Himself as Champion of the ‘Forgotten’

Mr. Trump planned to use his acceptance speech to attack politicians for failing to stand up for blue-collar Americans, though it was unclear if the draft obtained by The Times … Continue Reading →


Critic's Notebook: Roger Ailes Fused TV with Politics, Changing Both

With Fox News, Mr. Ailes changed and shaped what we talk about when we talk about news and government.


Notebook: Ted Cruz Might Be the Only Republican Who Understands Donald Trump

On the pro-wrestler logic of last night’s speech.


Donald Trump’s Remarks Rattle NATO Allies and Stoke Debate on Cost Sharing

The candidate’s contention that he might not defend allies that do not pay enough of the costs raised alarms across a continent unsettled by Russia and rising populism.


<div>Ted Cruz Stirs Convention Fury in Pointed Snub of Donald Trump </div>

Mr. Cruz refused to endorse his party’s nominee for president and was booed off stage as the Republican convention erupted in an uproar.


Ted Cruz Is Heckled Again the Morning After His Non-Endorsement

Mr. Cruz talked down people taunting him at a fractious breakfast forum after his performance onstage upended the Republican National Convention.


Mike Pence Stays on Script at Convention

Gov. Mike Pence of Indiana, the Republican nominee for vice president, delivered what may have been the only speech that closely resembled the typical presentation at a convention.


G.O.P. Convention Day 3 Takeaways: Cheers for Pence, and Jeers for Cruz

Gov. Mike Pence of Indiana was the main attraction on the third night of the Republican National Convention, but Ted Cruz may have drawn more attention.


G.O.P.’s Moneyed Class Finds Its Place in New Trump World

At enclaves during the convention in Cleveland, even some of those who had worked against Donald J. Trump’s candidacy were now seeing opportunity.


Republican Convention Day 4: What to Watch For on the Final Night

After a raucous week, Donald J. Trump will address the convention as the nominee, with a chance to unite the party. He’ll have his work cut out for him.


Day 3: Cruz Jolts Low-Energy G.O.P.

On the third day of the Republican convention, the refusal by Senator Ted Cruz to endorse Donald J. Trump widened cracks in the party’s veneer.


Transcript: Donald Trump on NATO, Turkey’s Coup Attempt and the World

The Republican presidential nominee discussed his views on foreign policy with David E. Sanger and Maggie Haberman of The New York Times.


Donald Trump May Break the Mold, but He Fits a Pattern, Too

Rather than being a singular phenomenon, Mr. Trump looks more like the political equivalent of a comet that crosses American presidential campaigns every few decades.


Even at Convention, Ted Cruz Can’t Escape Donald Trump’s Shadow

The nominee’s plane interrupts the senator’s speech, a rock ’n’ roller draws boos, and a former Obama aide says the Democratic primary fight hurt the Clinton campaign.


Abroad in America: Behind a Facade of G.O.P. Unity, Frayed Edges Painfully Exposed

The storied party of Abraham Lincoln is now headed by a candidate who has divided the country, and the Republicans, like none other in decades.


Ted Cruz Is Booed When He Refuses to Back Donald Trump at Convention

The senator from Texas was denounced by delegates chanting “Keep Your Pledge” in a bitter replay of the presidential nomination fight.


At Convention, Ted Cruz Can’t Escape Donald Trump’s Shadow

The nominee’s plane interrupts the senator’s speech, and a former Obama aide says the Democratic primary fight may have hurt the Clinton campaign.


Cruz Booed After Not Endorsing Trump

Senator Ted Cruz’s speech was a striking snub on the eve of Donald J. Trump’s formal acceptance of the party’s nomination.