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 →


Emails Suggest Democratic Officials Derided Bernie Sanders’s Campaign

Some of the nearly 20,000 messages, made public through WikiLeaks, show officials at the Democratic National Committee thought little of Mr. Sanders’ chances of becoming president.


Released Emails Suggest the D.N.C. Derided the Sanders Campaign

Some of the nearly 20,000 messages, made public through WikiLeaks, show officials at the Democratic National Committee thought little of Mr. Sanders’ chances of becoming president.


News Analysis: With Pick, Hillary Clinton Signals She’s Looking Past Inauguration Day

The Virginia politician’s value is almost entirely about governing — it’s less about his ballot box impact than about what he’ll bring to the White House.


Convention Offers Donald Trump His Biggest Sales Opportunity

Mr. Trump can pitch himself to a skeptical electorate by showing discipline, detailed economic plans and the maturity to lead the nation, people in both parties say.


G.O.P. Arena Will Highlight Trump’s Media Blacklist

News organizations shut out by Donald Trump will enjoy official entry to a Trump-led event for the first time in months, complicating his fight with the press.


Donald Trump and Mike Pence: One Ticket, Two Worldviews

Differences of opinion on trade, diplomacy and the use of force could be difficult to reconcile for the presumptive Republican presidential nominee and his running mate.


Abroad in America: Abroad in America, Deciphering the 2016 Presidential Race

I hope to turn my focus as a foreign correspondent to illuminating the fears, hopes and motivations that are driving voters of every hue.


Abroad in America, Deciphering the 2016 Presidential Race

I hope to turn my focus as a foreign correspondent to illuminating the fears, hopes and motivations that are driving voters of every hue.


Vows: For Obama’s Speechwriting Team, the Message Finally Got Through

A White House wordsmith was instantly smitten with a new arrival, but the word he kept hearing was “no.”


A Grounded Plane and Anti-Clinton Passion: How Mike Pence Swayed the Trumps

When mechanical problems stranded Donald J. Trump in Indiana, the state’s governor seized the opportunity with an impassioned monologue.


Retiring: Calls for Social Security Expansion Grow Louder in Washington

After years of talk about reining in Social Security, the discussion has turned to making it more generous instead.


Congress Recesses, Leaving More Stalemates Than Accomplishments

A failed bill to help fight the Zika virus was among the high-profile casualties as partisan fights continued Thursday even as legislators were leaving town.


Senate Approves Bill to Combat Opioid Addiction Crisis

The comprehensive measure was a rare instance of consensus in Congress, although Democrats say the bill is an empty promise without funding.


Iran Sticks to Terms of Nuclear Deal, but Defies the U.S. in Other Ways

The worst predictions of what would happen under the deal have not come to pass, but very little outside the strict confines of the agreement has improved.


Donald Trump Calls Ruth Bader Ginsburg, His Critic, a ‘Disgrace’

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was rebuked by Donald J. Trump for voicing comments against him that he said were “beneath the court.”


Emerging Republican Platform Goes Far to the Right

Republican delegates were nearing approval of a platform proposal that is extremely conservative in addressing gender roles, homosexuality and marriage.


Administration Rebuts Soldier’s Suit That Calls ISIS Fight Illegal

While Mr. Obama has not received explicit authorization for the war, a legal brief said Congress’s funding for military action had conferred that authority.


House Panel Questions Loretta Lynch on Hillary Clinton’s Emails

The attorney general said she was “extremely proud” of the criminal investigation into Mrs. Clinton’s email system but would not discuss its details of conclusions.


Former Indiana Senator Evan Bayh Is Expected to Run for His Old Seat

A bid by Mr. Bayh could strengthen the Democratic Party’s prospects of winning majority control of the Senate in November.


After Outbreaks of Violence, Donald Trump Strains to Project Leadership

The nation’s recent tragedies have forced Mr. Trump to try to present a new persona as a calm and comforting leader. So far, success has been evasive.


Bernie Sanders, Set for Rally With Hillary Clinton, Says Campaigns Are ‘Closer and Closer’

Mr. Sanders is expected to appear on Tuesday in Portsmouth, N.H., alongside Mrs. Clinton, who has adopted some of his ideas on education and health care.


Ruth Bader Ginsburg, No Fan of Donald Trump, Critiques Latest Term

Justice Ginsburg took stock of a tumultuous term for the Supreme Court after the death of Justice Antonin Scalia and gave her thoughts about a Trump presidency.


A More Personal Hillary Clinton Tries to Erase a Trust Deficit

Mrs. Clinton has slowly owned up to the trustworthiness problem. But it will take more than acknowledgment to fix the issue.


Comey Testifies Before House

The F.B.I. director, James B. Comey, spoke to lawmakers about Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server.


F.B.I. Director Testifies on Clinton Emails to Withering Criticism From G.O.P.

Republican lawmakers on Thursday used blunt testimony from the director, James B. Comey, to try to build a case that Hillary Clinton repeatedly lied to the public.


Would Donald Trump Quit if He Wins the Election? He Doesn’t Rule It Out

Some in political circles still feel Mr. Trump could decline to be president if elected. “I’ll let you know how I feel about it after it happens,” he told us.


Speculation Lingers Over Donald Trump’s Ambitions Beyond Nov. 8

Some in political circles still feel Mr. Trump could decline to be president even if he won the election, a notion even he has not completely quashed.


House G.O.P. Returns Focus to Obamacare’s Spending Authority

A Republican report concluded that the administration continued funding for a program central to the health insurance law without congressional approval.


Hillary Clinton’s Email Was Probably Hacked, Experts Say

But because it is unlikely any intruders left signs of their entry, the experts say, it is impossible to know for certain if the email was compromised.


F.B.I. Chief to Explain Recommendation on Hillary Clinton Before Congress

Republicans on Capitol Hill moved to stretch out Mrs. Clinton’s email travails after what many in the party viewed as a lackluster response from Donald J. Trump.


Obama Says He Will Keep More Troops in Afghanistan Than Planned

The president said he expected to leave 8,400 American troops in Afghanistan until the end of his term. His last plan to lower the number set 5,500 as a target.


Obama Puts Sanctions on North Korean Leaders for Human Rights Abuse

The action against Kim Jong-un and 10 other North Korean leaders was taken after extrajudicial slayings, forced labor and torture, a Treasury official said.


Obama Puts Off Drawdown of U.S. Troops in Afghanistan

The president deferred a decision to cut the deployment to 5,500 from 8,400, meaning the United States will remain militarily entangled in the country for the foreseeable future.


Obama to Keep 8,400 Troops in Afghanistan

The president deferred a decision to cut the deployment to 5,500, meaning the United States will remain militarily entangled there for the foreseeable future.


Text of F.B.I. Director’s Remarks on Investigation Into Hillary Clinton’s Email Use

Remarks prepared for delivery by Director James B. Comey, as released by the Federal Bureau of Investigation.


Obama Joins Hillary Clinton on Stump, Saying She ‘Has Been Tested’

The president made no mention of the F.B.I. director’s announcement hours earlier that no charges should be filed in the Clinton email inquiry.


House G.O.P. May Seek to Punish Democrats for Gun Control Sit-In

Representative Kevin McCarthy, the House majority leader, criticized the streaming of video and the treatment of workers in the House.


F.B.I. Director James Comey Recommends No Charges for Hillary Clinton on Email

The director said that “no reasonable prosecutor” would bring a case but called Mrs. Clinton and her staff “extremely careless” in their use of email.


F.B.I. Recommends No Charges Against Hillary Clinton for Use of Personal Email

The F.B.I. director said that “no reasonable prosecutor” would bring a case but called Mrs. Clinton and her staff “extremely careless” in their use of email.