Kika de la Garza, Texas Congressman and Farmers’ Ally, Dies at 89

Kika de la Garza, a Democrat who helped found the Congressional Hispanic Caucus and whose 32-year tenure in the House representing South Texas spanned the presidencies of Lyndon B....

In Munich, Pence Says U.S. Commitment to NATO Is ‘Unwavering’

MUNICH — Bearing what he said was a message from President Trump, Vice President Mike Pence told anxious European political and security leaders on Saturday that “the United States...

With Civil War Remark, a President Who Doesn’t Go by the (History) Book

WASHINGTON — If nothing else, President Trump has already secured a place in history. It is his grasp of history that seems less secure. In his latest foray into what...

A Senate ‘Vote-a-Rama’ Primer, in Case You Plan to Sleep Tonight

WASHINGTON — The Senate is getting ready for a very late night. As Republicans push forward with repealing the Affordable Care Act, lawmakers are about to undertake a grueling Senate...

Mitch McConnell Sees ‘High Level of Satisfaction’ With Trump Administration

WASHINGTON — While there is plenty of anxiety in Washington about the shaky early performance of the Trump administration, don’t count Senator Mitch McConnell among the hand wringers. Mr. McConnell,...

Inauguration Schedule: What Is Happening and When

WASHINGTON — Donald J. Trump will take the oath of office outside the Capitol on Friday, officially becoming the 45th president of the United States. But the ceremony is...

A Long-Running Scandal and a Senate Pick Stir Corruption Questions in Alabama

MONTGOMERY, Ala. — When Luther Strange ran for attorney general in this scandal-weary state in 2010, he appeared in an advertisement that spoke darkly of the Alabama capital’s “corruption,...

Firing Fuels Calls for Independent Investigator, Even From Republicans

WASHINGTON — President Trump’s decision on Tuesday to fire the F.B.I. director, James B. Comey, immediately fueled calls for an independent investigator or commission to look into Russia’s efforts...

Who Is Mike Cernovich? A Guide

President Trump has frequently derided the news media as “fake news,” and on Tuesday his son, Donald Trump Jr., told the world there was one person he wants to...

‘Repeal and Replace’: Words Still Hanging Over G.O.P.’s Health Care Strategy

WASHINGTON — In March 2010, on the day before President Obama was to sign the Affordable Care Act into law, a group of senior Republican aides huddled in Senator...