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The 2016 Race: Bernie Sanders and the Terms of Surrender

What does he want in return for endorsing Hillary Clinton? And is he realistic in thinking he can get it?

In Marathon Filibuster, Democrats Call for Gun Limits

Led by Senator Christopher S. Murphy, dozens of Democrats talked into early Thursday about the need for stricter gun laws in the wake of Orlando, Fla.

Obama and Clinton Differ on Terror Approach

Hillary Clinton’s more aggressive stance is just one of several policy differences that could create challenges as the president begins campaigning for her.

Detainees Describe C.I.A. Torture in Declassified Transcripts

The government disclosed the transcripts, from military hearings of former C.I.A. prisoners, in response to a lawsuit by the American Civil Liberties Union.

Congressional memo: On Donald Trump, Republicans Keep Distance in Different Ways

After a stream of incendiary comments by the presumed presidential nominee, lawmakers run, walk or contort themselves.

House Panel Recommends Censure of I.R.S. Commissioner

The Oversight and Government Reform Committee recommended that the House censure John A. Koskinen, accusing him of betraying the trust of Congress and the public.

Hillary Clinton Mocks Donald Trump’s National Security Ideas

A ban on Muslim immigrants and a border wall would not have stopped the attack in Orlando, Fla., Mrs. Clinton said in rebuking what she called Mr. Trump’s “reckless ideas.”

Donald Trump Says He Would ‘Accept’ Visit by Kim Jong-un

Mr. Trump said he would not go to Pyongyang, but if the North Korean leader came to Washington, he would meet with him — but without the traditional state dinner.

Obama and Dalai Lama Meet Over China’s Objection

A Chinese official warned that a meeting between the American president and the exiled Tibetan spiritual leader would “undermine mutual trust and cooperation” between the two countries.

Trump Takes Heat From Clinton and Obama as a Poll Hints at Trouble

President Obama denounced Donald Trump for playing to the nation’s worst fears, and Hillary Clinton painted him as something of an oddball.

For Women of Immigrant Heritage, the ABC’s of Running for Office

At a Manhattan conference that attracted 29 future candidates from around the country, speakers stressed connecting with voters.

Donald Trump: I’m a Better Friend to L.G.B.T. Americans

Mr. Trump said that Hillary Clinton’s policies on immigration would not help gay Americans.

Senate Votes to Require Women to Register for the Draft

The policy shift, which is not included in the House’s version of a broader military bill, reflects the evolving role of American women in the Armed Services.

U.S. Chamber Out of Step With Its Board, Report Finds

A Senate report says no board members explicitly backed the chamber’s campaign against antismoking laws and curbs on global warming.

Spending Bill Sets Off Senate Debate Over Gun Laws

Just days after the Orlando shootings, an appropriations bill covering law enforcement became the latest vehicle for partisan wrangling over proposed gun-sale restrictions.

Hillary Supporters Can Now ‘Go Public’

Now that Hillary Clinton has effectively won the Democratic nomination, many of her young supporters can change their status update.

Cleveland’s Rules on Demonstrations at Convention Draw Their Own Protests

The A.C.L.U. of Ohio sued the city, saying that it was violating demonstrators’ free speech rights with rules for next month’s Republican National Convention.

Economic Scene: Hillary Clinton’s Chance to Make Bold Economic Change

Some of the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee’s proposals could help lift employment, but her focus seems to be anachronistic.

Obama Denounces Donald Trump for His ‘Dangerous’ Mind-Set

The president said statements by Mr. Trump, the presumptive Republican presidential nominee, recalled the darkest days in American history.

Head of I.R.S., Facing Censure, Relishes a Job Few Could Love

John A. Koskinen became the nation’s top tax collector in 2013 to steady an agency rattled by political upheaval, but critics say he has obstructed justice and misled Congress.

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