Liz Cheney’s Unlikely Journey From G.O.P. Royalty to Republican Outcast

CASPER, Wyo. — Representative Liz Cheney was holed up in a safe undisclosed location of the Dick Cheney Federal Building, recounting how she obtained an alarmed telephone name from her father on Jan. 6. Ms. Cheney, Republican of Wyoming, recalled that she had been making ready to converse on the…

V.A. Plans to Offer Gender-Affirming Surgeries for Transgender Veterans

WASHINGTON — The Department of Veterans Affairs plans to provide gender affirmation surgical procedure to transgender veterans, Denis McDonough, the secretary of veterans affairs, introduced over the weekend at a Pride occasion in Orlando, Fla., in a significant shift in accessible care for former service members. “This process will require…

U.S. Preparing More Sanctions Against Russia, Sullivan Says

WASHINGTON — President Biden’s nationwide safety adviser mentioned on Sunday that the United States was getting ready extra sanctions in opposition to Russia in response to the poisoning of Aleksei A. Navalny, the nation’s most outstanding opposition chief, days after Mr. Biden attended his first face-to-face summit assembly with President…

Infrastructure Bill Talks Collide With Democrats’ Goal to Tax the Rich

WASHINGTON — In most years, the notion that Congress may cross a $1.2 trillion plan to repair the nation’s bridges, highways, tunnels and rail traces with out elevating taxes could be a politician’s dream, a imaginative and prescient of infinite ribbon-cuttings with no offended cries of “tax and spend.” But…

Bipartisan Infrastructure Talks Collide With Democrats’ Goal to Tax the Rich

WASHINGTON — In most years, the notion that Congress might move a $1.2 trillion plan to repair the nation’s bridges, highways, tunnels and rail strains with out elevating taxes can be a politician’s dream, a imaginative and prescient of countless ribbon-cuttings with no offended cries of “tax and spend.” But…

Champ, Presidential Pet German Shepherd, Dies at 13

Champ, a German shepherd who helped restore the time-honored presidential custom of getting a pet at the White House, died on Saturday. Champ was 13, and “died peacefully at home,” President Biden and Jill Biden, the primary woman, stated on Twitter. “In our most joyful moments and in our most…

How Republican States Are Expanding Their Power Over Elections

LaGRANGE, Ga. — Lonnie Hollis has been a member of the Troup County election board in West Georgia since 2013. A Democrat and one in every of two Black ladies on the board, she has advocated Sunday voting, helped voters on Election Days and pushed for a brand new precinct…

Eyeing One Big Economic Bill, Democrats Face Myriad Challenges

WASHINGTON — The far-reaching financial package deal Democrats are assembling as a companion to no matter emerges from bipartisan infrastructure talks is itself a precarious proposition, going through steep obstacles due to its sheer dimension and scope in a celebration whose congressional majorities have little room for dissent. The contours,…

The Supreme Court’s Newest Justices Produce Some Unexpected Results

WASHINGTON — The arrival of Justice Amy Coney Barrett in October appeared to create a 6-to-Three conservative juggernaut that will remodel the Supreme Court. Instead, judging by the 39 signed choices in argued instances to this point this time period, together with two main rulings on Thursday, the appropriate aspect…