American lawmakers defending Israel have often fallen back on what they call the countries’ shared democratic values. But defending the current far-right government is proving a lot harder.
Author: Jonathan Weisman
The G.O.P.’s Fiscal Hawks Fly Far Away From Deficit Fights
After a decade of rising deficits and soaring debt, the top White House contenders, Donald Trump and Ron DeSantis, show little interest in battling over the nation’s finances.
DeSantis Allies Pressure Florida Lawmakers Against Endorsing Trump
After four members of Congress backed Donald J. Trump, Republicans close to the Florida governor are trying to keep others from wading into the brewing fight for the G.O.P. presidential nomination.
Criss-Crossing the ’24 Campaign Trail, Before the Campaign Is Official
A handful of prominent Republicans, including Tim Scott and Ron DeSantis, have been testing the waters for months, mindful of the biggest fish out there: Donald Trump.
Democratic Convention Gives Chicago, Staggered by Pandemic, a Chance to Shine
Republicans have cast Chicago as a metropolis of crime and dysfunction, but with the 2024 Democratic convention, Chicagoans are eager to prove them wrong.
Pressured by Their Base on Abortion, Republicans Strain to Find a Way Forward
Some in the party are urging compromise, warning of dire electoral consequences for 2024, while other stances, on guns and gay rights, also risk turning off moderates.
A Week of Youthful Activism Sends Out Political Shockwaves
After Donald Trump’s indictment on Tuesday, progressives cemented two crucial victories in Wisconsin and Chicago, and, in Nashville, a firestorm erupted after the expulsion of two liberal lawmakers.
Chicago Mayor’s Race Could Be a Blueprint for Democratic Messaging on Crime
Brandon Johnson, a progressive Democrat, prevailed over his more moderate challenger after holding the position that officials must take a fundamentally different approach to public safety.
Chicago’s Mayoral Race Pits the Teachers Union Against the Police Union
In a city known for its unions, two loom over the Paul Vallas-Brandon Johnson race, and no labor leader is as significant as the incendiary president of the Fraternal Order of Police.
Donald Trump, and the Sordid Tradition of Suppressing October Surprises
The payoff to Stormy Daniels that has a Manhattan grand jury weighing criminal charges against Mr. Trump can trace its lineage to political skulduggery in 1968 and 1980.