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McConnell breaks with Trump in finally recognizing Biden as the new president

The Senate majority leader urged fellow Republicans to abandon further challenges to the outcome.
  • Dec 15, 2020

Where Republicans in Congress stand on Trump’s false claim of winning the election

The Washington Post asked Republicans in Congress three questions. Who won the presidential election? Where do you stand on Trump's efforts to claim victory? Will you accept Joe Biden as the legitimately elected president? Here's what they said.
  • Dec 15, 2020

Trump pressures congressional Republicans to help in his fight to overturn the election

The president has enlisted Pence to reach out to governors and other party leaders in key states to see what else can be done to help Trump.
  • Dec 10, 2020

Trump asks Pennsylvania House speaker for help overturning election results, personally intervening in a third state

The outreach reflects a broadening pressure campaign by the president and his allies to try to subvert the 2020 election result.
  • Dec 8, 2020

GOP women’s record-breaking success reflects party’s major shift on recruiting and supporting female candidates

A few of the conservative women, whose parents fled communist and socialist countries, said they plan to challenge the liberal “Squad” led by Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.).
  • Dec 7, 2020

GOP senators dismiss possible congressional challenge to Biden victory

Amid President Trump’s unfounded claims of fraud, several of his supporters in the House have said they are exploring a challenge to electoral college results.
  • Dec 2, 2020

Criticized by moderates and pressured by their base, liberals fight for a voice in the Democratic Party

Recrimination from party leaders, along with skepticism from some Biden allies, could limit liberals’ ability to influence the party’s direction.
  • Nov 29, 2020

Most Republicans greet Trump’s push to overturn the election with a customary response: Silence

Three Republican senators criticized Trump’s efforts to overturn the election results. The others responded with what has become their go-to reaction: Silence.
  • Nov 20, 2020

Pelosi reversal on Capitol dinner shows perils for Democrats in coronavirus era

The speaker’s move to host a dinner party in the middle of a pandemic surge sparked a backlash, prompting her to cancel it. The furor shows the risks to Democrats as they preach tough restrictions.
  • Nov 16, 2020

Under pressure from Trump allies, some Republicans echo president’s unsubstantiated claims of voter fraud

Trump’s sons demanded that those in the party considering a 2024 presidential bid show loyalty to the president. Several Republicans called for investigations or donated to a new Trump legal fund.
  • Nov 6, 2020