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How to Vote in Person or by Mail

Congress Works for You. Here’s How to Be a Better Boss.

Will the Jan. 6 Hearings Change Anyone’s Mind?

Casinos Pled Poverty to Get a Huge Tax Break. Atlantic City Is Paying the Price.

New Jersey Officials Refused to Provide the Numbers Behind New Casino Tax Breaks. So We Did the Math.

The Hypnotherapist and Failed Politician Who Helped Fuel the Never-Ending Hunt for Election Fraud in Wisconsin

Building the “Big Lie”: Inside the Creation of Trump’s Stolen Election Myth

What Increasingly Partisan and Venomous Wisconsin School Board Races Reveal About American Elections

Former Kentucky Secretary of State Faces Ethics Charges

The Billionaires Tax Isn’t New

Burr’s Brother-in-Law Called Stock Broker, One Minute After Getting Off Phone With Senator

Oath Keepers in the State House: How a Militia Movement Took Root in the Republican Mainstream

Top Trump Fundraiser Boasted of Raising $3 Million to Support Jan. 6 “Save America” Rally

Trump Won the County in a Landslide. His Supporters Still Hounded the Elections Administrator Until She Resigned.

“God’s Will Is Being Thwarted.” Even in Solid Republican Counties, Hard-Liners Seek More Partisan Control of Elections.

Trump’s Mar-a-Lago Buddies Tried to Get the VA to Sell Access to Veterans’ Medical Records

January 6 Select Committee Subpoenas Trump Chief of Staff Mark Meadows and Other Top Aides

House Bill Would Blow Up the Massive IRAs of the Superwealthy

Declassifying the 9/11 Investigation

Heeding Steve Bannon’s Call, Election Deniers Organize to Seize Control of the GOP — and Reshape America’s Elections

How the Trump Tax Law Created a Loophole That Lets Top Executives Net Millions by Slashing Their Own Salaries

Inspector General Urges Ethics Review at Federal Election Commission Following ProPublica Report

Secret IRS Files Reveal How Much the Ultrawealthy Gained by Shaping Trump’s “Big, Beautiful Tax Cut”

GOP Legislators in Missouri Oppose Vaccine Efforts as State Becomes COVID Hotspot

Democratic Senators Call for Investigation of Tax Avoidance by the Ultrawealthy

Campaign to Rein in Mega IRA Tax Shelters Gains Steam in Congress Following ProPublica Report

Oregon Lawmakers Set Out to Increase the Timber Industry’s Tax Bill. Instead, They Cut It Again.

The Ultrawealthy Have Hijacked Roth IRAs. The Senate Finance Chair Is Eyeing a Crackdown.

Leading Manhattan DA Candidate Has Repeatedly Paid Virtually No Federal Income Taxes

An Online Lender Gave Hundreds of PPP Loans to Fake Farms. Now Congress Is Investigating.

Marjorie Taylor Greene Appeared in a Super PAC Ad Asking for Money. That Might Break the Rules.

How Josh Hawley and Marjorie Taylor Greene Juiced Their Fundraising Numbers

“I Felt Hate More Than Anything”: How an Active Duty Airman Tried to Start a Civil War

Mo Brooks Compared Biden’s Election to the Start of the Civil War. Now He Wants a Senate Seat.

Cuomo’s Nursing Home Scandal Raises Questions for One of His Senior Aides

“The People We Serve Are Paying Too Much for Energy:” Virginia Lawmakers Are Targeting Dominion Energy

The Government Donald Trump Left Behind

Biden Inaugural Confronts the Jan. 6 Riot Head-On, Calls for an End to “This Uncivil War”

“Sense of Entitlement”: Rioters Faced Few Consequences Invading State Capitols. No Wonder They Turned to the U.S. Capitol Next.

Twitter and YouTube Banned Steve Bannon. Apple Still Gives Him Millions of Listeners.

South Carolina’s Governor Addresses Magistrate Judge Controversy by Urging Changes

The Radicalization of Kevin Greeson

She Photographed Police Abuse at a 2014 BLM March Then Watched the Image Go Viral During Capitol Riot

Lavish Bonus? Luxury Trip? Health Benefits Brokers Will Have to Disclose What They Receive From the Insurance Industry

John Kerry, Biden’s Climate Czar, Talks About Saving the Planet

VA Secretary Focused on Smearing Woman Who Said She Was Sexually Assaulted in a VA Hospital, Probe Finds

Sen. David Perdue Sold His Home to a Finance Industry Official Whose Organization Was Lobbying the Senate

Pistols, a Hearse and Trucks Playing Chicken: Why Some Voters Felt Harassed and Intimidated at the Polls

How Dozens of Trump’s Political Appointees Will Stay in Government After Biden Takes Over

Trump Races to Weaken Environmental and Worker Protections, and Implement Other Last-Minute Policies, Before Jan. 20