The 2016 Race: There’s a Way to See How Much Donald Trump’s Nomination Has Cost the G.O.P.


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The 2016 Race: There’s a Way to See How Much Donald Trump’s Nomination Has Cost the G.O.P.
He is no “generic” Republican, as survey results showed when it became clear he would secure the nomination.

Wasserman Schultz, Rubio and McCain Are Among the Big Names in Primary Fights
The votes in Florida and Arizona on Tuesday feature unexpectedly close showdowns for incumbents.

On Washington: Harry Reid and Koch Brothers Wage Proxy War for a Nevada Senate Seat
The battle to choose Mr. Reid’s successor is pitting him against Charles G. and David H. Koch, who are trying to flip a Democratic seat and help Republicans seal control of the Senate.

Harry Reid Cites Evidence of Russian Tampering in U.S. Vote, and Seeks F.B.I. Inquiry
The Senate minority leader, going beyond public comments by the Obama administration, says that the evidence suggests an intent to “falsify official election results.”

How Controversial Is Gov. Paul LePage of Maine? Here’s a Partial List
After Mr. LePage’s latest expletive-studded tirade became public, a Republican in the State Senate questioned the governor’s mental health.

Hillary Clinton Piles Up Research in Bid to Needle Donald Trump at First Debate
Mrs. Clinton’s team is gathering insights into Mr. Trump’s personality to pinpoint weaknesses, but he prefers a freewheeling approach to avoid sounding “scripted or phony.”

Congresswoman Presses Regulators on Volcker Rule Data
Representative Carolyn B. Maloney requested two years of information that could help inform the debate over the rule’s impact on the financial system.

Anthony Weiner’s Latest Sexting Scandal: Here’s What We Know
The wife of the former congressman from New York announced their separation in the wake of reports he had exchanged sexual messages with a woman last year

Anthony Weiner and Huma Abedin to Separate After His Latest Sexting Scandal
The former congressman was said to have exchanged sexual messages with a woman last year, four years after a similar scandal cost him his political career.

Donald Trump Is Making Major Ad Buy in Battleground States
The ads, costing $10 million, will be broadcast in Ohio, Pennsylvania, North Carolina, Florida, New Hampshire, Virginia, Iowa, Colorado and Nevada.

Donald Trump to Press Case With Black Voters in Detroit
The Republican nominee will appear on Saturday at Great Faith Ministries, where he will be interviewed by Bishop Wayne T. Jackson, president and chief executive of the Impact Network.

Trump and Clinton Have Knots to Untangle Before Labor Day
Donald J. Trump creates confusion over conflicting signs about his views on immigration, while Hillary Clinton continues to be dogged by headlines about her family’s foundation.

Feature: Where the Death Penalty Still Lives
As capital punishment declines nationwide, a tiny fraction of the country generates an alarming number of death sentences. What this new geography tells us about justice in America.

Feature: Inside Facebook’s (Totally Insane, Unintentionally Gigantic, Hyperpartisan) Political-Media Machine
How a strange new class of media outlet has arisen to take over our news feeds.

Florida Contests Could Tip the Congressional Balance
The political crosscurrents buffeting the presidential race are playing out across the state in a slew of portentous battles.

Coal Country Is Wary of Hillary Clinton’s Pledge to Help
Mrs. Clinton is promising $30 billion to create a new economy by retraining miners and investing in technology, but locals have heard promises before.

White House Letter: Watching the Obamas’ First Date, and Feeling a Little Uncomfortable
Two White House correspondents discuss a new film about Barack and Michelle Obama’s first date: “It wasn’t that great of a date!” And, “It sure went on a long time.”

Donald Trump’s Surrogates Back Off ‘Deportation Force’ for Illegal Immigrants
Mr. Trump’s running mate, Gov. Mike Pence, and his campaign manager on Sunday seemed to back away from hard-line statements that the candidate has made.

Letter From Washington: Where U.S. Presidential Votes Really Count: The Electoral College
For about two thirds of the states, including the biggest, the outcome is a near-certainty. Thus the battle is over no more than 15 of the 50 states.

Democrats Step Up Pursuit of House Republicans Left Limping by Donald Trump
Mr. Trump’s unpopularity with voters in affluent, suburban areas has jeopardized several Republican incumbents, opening the chance for Democrats to win in conservative districts.

Donald Trump Tries to Clarify Immigration Plan, but Avoids Key Issue
Mr. Trump said he would remove illegal immigrants who committed crimes, but he sidestepped what to do about the millions of others in the country.

On Religion: For Hillary Clinton and Democrats, a Public Shift Toward ‘God-Talk’
The party’s convention gave voice to the religious principle of love as the root of liberal policies, a linking of policy and faith usually associated with the Republican Party.

Donald Trump Appears to Take Sheldon Adelson’s Advice on Humility
A day after Mr. Trump met with the casino magnate and Republican donor, the candidate said he had regrets about “saying the wrong thing.”

Donald Trump Cites Death of Dwyane Wade’s Cousin in Appeal to Black Voters
Mr. Trump did not offer condolences in his Twitter message, but instead linked the death to his effort to win support from African-American voters.

Ad of the Week: Hillary Clinton Ad Pushes Issue of Race Against Donald Trump
A new ad titled “Everything” offers an answer to Mr. Trump, who has sought support from minority voters by asking, “What the hell do you have to lose?”

Inside Wealth: Only in Palm Beach: The $95 Million Tear-Down
The most expensive single residential property ever sold in Palm Beach, Fla., once owned by Donald Trump, is being demolished by its new owner, a Russian billionaire.

‘No Vacancies’ for Blacks: How Donald Trump Got His Start, and Was First Accused of Bias
As Mr. Trump assumed an increasing role in his father’s business, the company’s practice of turning away potential black tenants was painstakingly documented.

U.S. Proposes Immigration Rule Aimed at Entrepreneurs
The proposal, which doesn’t require congressional approval, would grant temporary entry for up to five years to people building start-ups in the U.S.

Profane Phone Message Has Gov. Paul LePage of Maine in Hot Water Again
Mr. LePage, a combative Republican, refused to apologize to a Democratic lawmaker for leaving a threatening voice mail message that had some calling for him to resign.

Breitbart Rises From a Curiosity to a Potent Voice in Campaign
The renegade opinion and news site, once a curiosity of the fringe right wing, is now an increasingly powerful voice for millions of disaffected conservatives.

As Donald Trump Repels Minority Voters, G.O.P. Fears Its Future in the West
Republicans are concerned that Mr. Trump is accelerating the broader population shifts that threaten the party’s standing in Western states.

Amtrak’s Answer for Aging Acela Fleet: 160 M.P.H. Trains
The railroad service is getting a $2.45 billion federal loan to buy 28 high-speed trains, to be made by a French company, for the busy Northeast Corridor.

Donald Trump Hires First and Deals With Background Questions Later
The Republican presidential candidate has shown a lenient side in the vetting of campaign officials who turn out to have come with red flags.

Donald Trump’s Campaign Hires Ex-Christie Aide to Bolster Political Operation
Bill Stepien, a former ally of Gov. Chris Christie of New Jersey, is said to be the campaign’s choice to become its national field director.

Trump a Working-Class Hero? A Blue-Collar Town Debates His Credentials
The talk gets heated in Youngstown, Ohio, when residents discuss whether a New York billionaire’s ideas can revitalize a struggling Rust Belt town.

The Run-Up: The Hidden Influence of Clinton and Trump’s Religion
Many Americans see them as unreligious, but faith has profoundly molded the identity of Hillary Clinton and Donald J. Trump. We explore how.

Yellen Sees Stronger Case for Interest Rate Increase
The Federal Reserve chief, in a speech, pointed to gains in the job market and economic outlook. But the Fed is not expected to act before December.

Your Money Adviser: U.S. Puts Private Student Loan Servicers on Notice: Play Nice
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has stepped up pressure on independent banks and lenders such as Wells Fargo to treat their borrowers better.

Clinton and Trump Campaigns Are Buzzing About the Race … for the Cabinet
Jockeying for administration jobs usually occurs after Election Day, but both candidates’ transition teams are already working on filling potential posts, and speculation is rampant.

Hillary Clinton Denounces the ‘Alt-Right,’ and the Alt-Right Is Thrilled
As Mrs. Clinton assailed Donald Trump for fanning the racism of the “alt-right,” a community that tends to lurk anonymously in the internet’s dark corners could hardly contain its glee.

Obama’s Action Will Create Largest Marine Reserve on Earth
The president is set to vastly expand an sanctuary northwest of the Hawaiian Islands, part of efforts to burnish his environmental legacy before leaving office.

Donald Trump’s Campaign Chief, Stephen Bannon, Faced Domestic Violence Charges in 1996
Mr. Bannon’s wife claimed that he attacked her at their home and then warned her not to testify. The charges were eventually dismissed.

California Aims Retirement Plan at Those Whose Jobs Offer None
The plan would cover an estimated six million people and could make the state the first to require companies to take part in such a system.

Donald Trump, Wavering on Immigration, Finds Anger in All Corners
After Mr. Trump indicated he might retreat from his vow to deport all immigrants in the United States illegally, disgust poured in from all sides, if for different reasons.

Democrats’ Weak Bench Undermines Hope of Taking Back Senate
Various flaws mar many of the party’s candidates, despite a year when the Republicans have chosen a contentious presidential candidate.

World Bank President Jim Yong Kim Is Nominated for a Second Term
Despite persistent complaints from staff members about Jim Yong Kim’s leadership, the United States has tapped him for another five-year term.

The 2016 Race: Two Completely Blue Coasts? Hillary Clinton Is in Striking Distance
The West Coast is already blue. Now she is making gains in North Carolina, Georgia, Florida and even South Carolina.

Mylan to Lower EpiPen Cost for Some Patients
But the company, which has raised the price of a two-pack of the allergy attack drug to about $600 from $100 in 2007, is not changing the list price.

Group to Run Bilingual Anti-Trump Ads in Three Swing States
People for the American Way will run radio ads through this week in Arizona, Florida and North Carolina to counter any of Donald J. Trump’s appeal to Hispanic voters.

Clinton to Paint Ominous Portrait of Trump’s Links to ‘Alt-Right’
Hillary Clinton plans to deliver a major address at a community college in Reno, Nev., denouncing her opponent’s embrace of the political philosophy.

Saudis and Extremism: ‘Both the Arsonists and the Firefighters’
Critics see Saudi Arabia’s export of a rigid strain of Islam as contributing to terrorism, but the kingdom’s influence depends greatly on local conditions.

Trump Calls Clinton a Bigot as British ‘Brexit’ Leader Stumps for Him
Nigel Farage delivered a rousing speech in support of Mr. Trump, keeping in line with the candidate’s populist message and offering supporters a vision of winning.

A Conflicted Donald Trump Tries a New Tactic: Sticking to the Script
After months of flailing attempts, Donald J. Trump has begun to recast his message in more structured terms and wrestle with his temptation to go off script.

Awkward Target for Outrage Over EpiPen: A Senator’s Daughter
Heather Bresch, the chief executive of Mylan, which raised the price of EpiPens, is the daughter of Senator Joe Manchin III of West Virginia.

Deadly Hospital Bombing Highlights an Escalating War in Yemen
Saudi-led bombings of medical facilities and schools have caused Doctors Without Borders to scale back its efforts, and have caused Congress to put the Obama administration on notice.

My Space: What the White House Decorator Likes About His Study in Madrid
Michael S. Smith, who decorated the Obamas’ White House, on his favorite room at the residence of the ambassador to Spain.

Donald Trump’s Description of Black America Is Offending Those Living in It
“Your schools are no good, you have no jobs, 58 percent of your youth is unemployed — what the hell do you have to lose?” Mr. Trump said of African-Americans at a rally.

The 2016 Race: Democrats Have a 60 Percent Chance to Retake the Senate
The Upshot announces its first 2016 Senate forecast. Democrats are defending only 10 seats while the Republicans have to preserve 24.

Bernie Sanders’s New Political Group Is Met by Staff Revolt
Several core members of Our Revolution, which will be publicly announced on Wednesday, have already quit amid concerns over its leadership and financing.

Poll Puts Hillary Clinton Neck-and-Neck With Donald Trump in Missouri
The results in a state no Democratic presidential candidate has won since 1996 underscore the challenge facing Mr. Trump as he struggles to cobble together electoral votes.

Gary Johnson, Libertarian Nominee, Denounces Donald Trump as Authoritarian
Mr. Johnson intensified his challenge of the Republican nominee, agreeing with comments that Mr. Trump’s attacks on immigrants echoed Nazi-era denigration of Jews.

Raising Money for Clinton, Cher Sounds Off (and Not Just About Trump)
The crowd in Provincetown, Mass., roared in approval at the singer and actress’s salty language during a fund-raiser, which are usually private.

The U.S. Election Is in Its Final 11 Weeks. Canadians Wonder, ‘Why So Long?’
In Canada, the long slog would just be starting, and many of our neighbors to the north think the U.S. election cycle, close to a two-year marathon, is a waste of time.

Abu Zubaydah, Tortured Guantánamo Detainee, Makes Case for Release
At a hearing, Mr. Zubaydah, who has been held for 14 years and was tortured by the C.I.A., said he posed no threat.

Think the Clinton-Trump Race Will Be a Landslide? Hold Your Horses
The vote may be more favorable to Mr. Trump than some prognosticators suggest, since landslides don’t really happen in presidential elections anymore.

Letter From America: Gary Johnson Sees This Election as the Libertarians’ Big Moment
The presidential candidate is hoping to have an impact, if only by hastening the rise of the Libertarian Party as a national political force.

Liberal, Moderate or Conservative? See How Facebook Labels You
Take these steps to discover how the social network categorizes your political leanings.

The 2016 Race: What Are the Chances That Democrats Retake the House?
Hillary Clinton’s lead in the polls signals that big gains are possible, but here’s why Democrats appear likely to fall short.

The Run-Up: Media as Referee? Not Anymore
What the disproved story of Hillary Clinton’s “syringe” reveals about a post-fact culture in America and the media’s vanishing role as an arbiter of truth.

Congress Presses Pharmaceutical Company to Explain Surge in Cost of EpiPen
Senator Charles E. Grassley is the latest legislator to demand answers from Mylan, which produces the lifesaving allergy device, on why its cost has increased 400 percent.

Obama to Tour Flood-Ravaged Louisiana, and Trump Takes Credit
The president’s trip to the Baton Rouge area comes amid criticism that he had declined to interrupt his vacation on Martha’s Vineyard for the visit.

Delicate Mix of Compassion and Politics as Obama Heads to Louisiana Floods
President Obama, set to visit victims in Baton Rouge, faces a challenge: to commend the federal government’s relief efforts without focusing on optics.

Lawyer for Melania Trump Threatens Defamation Suits Against News Outlets
The lawyer warned that organizations including The Daily Mail could face legal action for “defamatory statements” about Ms. Trump “supposedly having been an ‘escort’ in the 1990s.”

Ukrainian-Americans, Long Fond of the G.O.P., Greet Donald Trump With Despair
As they celebrate Ukraine’s 25th anniversary of independence, many Ukrainian-Americans are left confused, rattled by Mr. Trump’s views but wary of Hillary Clinton.

Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, Ages 68 and 70, Share Few Health Details
Breaking from recent tradition, both nominees are proving relatively secretive and selective in providing up-to-date medical records.

Hillary Clinton’s 15,000 New Emails to Get Timetable for Release
A federal judge on Monday ordered the State Department to set a timetable to release new emails uncovered during an inquiry into her private server.

Donald Trump, Shifting Immigration Tone, Stresses a ‘Fair’ Approach
The comments from Mr. Trump follow months of vows to build a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border and deport immigrants who have entered the country illegally.

The 2016 Race: 50 Years of Electoral College Maps: How the U.S. Turned Red and Blue
A brief guided tour: Understanding the history of modern American politics means reckoning with the effect of race.

Trump Said to Begin Preparation for First Debate Against Clinton
Mr. Trump, who often boasts of his lack of serious preparation for his G.O.P. primary debates, was said to have begun practicing for the event, scheduled for Sept. 26.

Sidebar: Supreme Court to Consider Legal Standard Drawn From ‘Of Mice and Men’
The court will consider whether Texas’s Court of Criminal Appeals erred in upholding the death sentence of an intellectually disabled man based in part on “the Lennie standard.”

After Shake-Up by Trump, Clinton Camp Keeps Wary Eye on ‘Conspiracy Theories’
Some supporters of Hillary Clinton see the changes in leadership of Donald J. Trump’s campaign as proof of the “vast right-wing conspiracy” Mrs. Clinton first mentioned in 1998.

Obama Readies One Last Push for Trans-Pacific Partnership
As both presidential candidates campaign against it, the White House is negotiating with Republicans in Congress to ratify the largest regional trade agreement ever.

Mediator: Sean Hannity Turns Adviser in the Service of Donald Trump
Mr. Hannity has given Mr. Trump and those around him suggestions on strategy and messaging while still hosting his show on Fox News.

Donald Trump, With Bare-Bones Campaign, Relies on G.O.P. for Vital Tasks
As campaign documents revealed a spending gap between Mr. Trump and Hillary Clinton, some Republican leaders called for focusing resources on candidates down the ballot.

Letter from Washington: The Debate Over Taxes That Isn’t Happening
Donald J. Trump and Hillary Clinton could be discussing in more detail their tax plans, a serious topic on which they have clear differences.

For Donald Trump’s Family, an Immigrant’s Tale With 2 Beginnings
For decades, in part to avoid alienating Jewish friends and clients, the Trumps buried their German heritage, instead saying that the family was Swedish.

Donald Trump, a ‘Rigged’ Election and the Politics of Race
Observers say the Republican nominee’s warnings of voter fraud in Pennsylvania belie his real target: predominately black precincts like those in Philadelphia that traditionally vote for Democrats.

Foundation Ties Bedevil Hillary Clinton’s Presidential Campaign
Mrs. Clinton has not yet addressed how her administration would handle longtime donors like Saudi Arabia seeking help from the United States.

Ad of the Week: Donald Trump Focuses on Immigration in His First Ad of General Election
The ad presents Mr. Trump as stronger on national security than Hillary Clinton, who it says would let illegal immigration run rampant.

Trump’s Empire: a Maze of Debts and Opaque Ties
A review of the Republican presidential nominee’s holdings uncovered more debt than what is apparent on his federal election filing, and partnerships with even more liabilities.

Donald Trump Enters Ad Wars Trailing Hillary Clinton in Spending
Mr. Trump, in his first ad buys of the general election, has reserved nearly $5 million in ads in four battleground states — compared with Mrs. Clinton’s $13 million.

Judge Orders Written Testimony From Hillary Clinton on Emails
The ruling ensures that the issue of the private email server will continue to dog Mrs. Clinton’s presidential campaign until the eve of the election.

Abroad in America: Alienated and Angry, Coal Miners See Donald Trump as Their Only Choice
Few places in America offer such a simple electoral calculus as West Virginia, where voters support Mr. Trump for his promise to “bring back coal.”

U.S. Officials Move to End Duplicate Health Care Coverage
The government says tens of thousands of people are enrolled in Medicaid even as they receive federal subsidies under the Affordable Care Act.

On Washington: Republicans Running for Congress Struggle With an ‘Albatross’
The party establishment so often criticized by Donald J. Trump fears that a swing against him will engulf Senate and House candidates in more competitive races.

Donald Trump Visits Flood-Damaged Louisiana Area
The candidate toured, met with residents and signed autographs on his visit to Baton Rouge and neighboring towns. President Obama is expected on Tuesday.

Strategies: The Obama Years: The Best of Times to Be a Stock Investor
The main reason the bull market hasn’t been widely celebrated may be because it followed one of the worst declines in stock market history.

Notebook: Anthony Weiner Says His Wife Never Agreed to That Documentary
An interview, an admission and a car crash with the former congressman.

As Donald Trump Falters, Democrats Plan to Press Fight for Supreme Court
The party’s leadership sees an opening to derail Republicans who are facing re-election by blaming them for the delay in confirming Judge Merrick B. Garland.

The Run-Up: Understanding the Trump Voter
In the latest episode of The Run-Up podcast, J.D. Vance, the author of “Hillbilly Elegy,” explains Mr. Trump’s political rise.

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