Peter Baker, The New York Times

Peter Baker

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Recent articles by Peter:

Jan. 6 Committee Appears to Lay Out Road Map for Prosecuting Trump

The first prime-time hearing into the Jan. 6 attack confronted the fundamental question that has haunted Donald J. Trump since he left office: Should he be prosecuted in a criminal court? → Read More

Biden Moves to Reassure South Korea of Help in Countering Nuclear-Armed North

President Biden said he would consider expanding joint military exercises that were scaled back during the Trump administration. → Read More

With Roe Under Threat, Biden Is an Unlikely Abortion Rights Champion

Over the course of a half-century in national politics, President Biden has evolved from an outright critic of Roe to a seemingly reluctant and largely quiet supporter. → Read More

Live Updates: Biden Seeks $33 Billion More in Aid for Ukraine

Speaking to the nation from the White House, President Biden said, “The cost of this fight is not cheap, but caving to aggression is going to be more costly if we allow it to happen.” → Read More

Live Updates: Biden Will Call for Help for Ukraine in State of the Union Speech

President Biden planned to call on lawmakers to approve more arms and humanitarian aid for Ukraine while appealing to Americans to brace themselves for economic hardships resulting from Russia’s assault. → Read More

Biden Ran on Competence and Empathy. Afghanistan Is Testing That.

The chaotic endgame of the American withdrawal has undercut some of the most fundamental premises of President Biden’s presidency. → Read More

Graphic Video of Capitol Attack Leaves Emotions Raw but May Not Change Votes

The terror of that day felt palpably real again as senators sitting in judgment of Donald J. Trump were forced to relive the first mass siege of the Capitol since British invaders ransacked the building in 1814. → Read More

In Biden’s Washington, Democrats and Republicans Are Not United on ‘Unity’

The new president seeks bipartisanship, but he is caught between Republicans who want tangible concessions and Democrats who are in no mood to compromise. → Read More

On Night Before Inauguration, Biden Leads Mourning for Virus Victims

“To heal we must remember,” Mr. Biden said, standing in front of the Reflecting Pool, which was surrounded by 400 lights meant to mark the 400,000 people who have died from Covid-19. → Read More

The Impeachment of President Trump: A Preordained Coda to a Presidency

The impeachment of President Trump for a second time — in a Capitol ringed by troops — seemed like the almost inevitable culmination of four years that left the nation fractured, angry and losing its sense of self. → Read More

Pence Reached His Limit With Trump. It Wasn’t Pretty.

After four years of tongue-biting silence that critics say enabled the president’s worst instincts, the vice president would not yield to the pressure and name-calling from his boss. → Read More

Live Updates: Democrats Talk of Impeachment as Chaos Engulfs Trump’s White House

The assistant speaker of the House said Democrats could vote on impeachment next week. With less than two weeks left of Donald Trump’s presidency, a wave of resignations hits his cabinet. → Read More

Washington in Final Convulsions of Trump Era

As angry Trump supporters massed in the capital and a futile challenge to Joseph R. Biden Jr.’s victory unfolded in Congress, the president most likely succeeded in handing Washington to the Democrats. → Read More

Analysis: Trump's Insurgency From Inside the Oval Office

President Trump’s effort to overturn the election he lost has gone beyond mere venting of grievances at the risk of damaging the very American democracy he is charged with defending. → Read More

For a Defeated President, Pardons as an Expression of Grievance

President Trump’s grants of clemency to convicted liars, corrupt congressmen and child-killing war criminals are a way to lash out at a system that he believes has treated him and his friends unfairly. → Read More

Two Presidents, Two Messages, One Killer Virus

In split-screen assessments of the coronavirus pandemic, President Trump focused on the “medical miracle” of vaccines and President-elect Joseph R. Biden Jr. warned of a “very dark winter.” → Read More

Barr Is Said to Be Weighing Whether to Leave Before Trump’s Term Ends

The attorney general’s future came into doubt after he acknowledged that the Justice Department had not found evidence of widespread voter fraud in the president’s election loss. → Read More

Trump’s Final Days of Rage and Denial

The last act of the Trump presidency has taken on the stormy elements of a drama more common to history or literature than a modern White House. → Read More

In Torrent of Falsehoods, Trump Claims Election Is Being Stolen

Most television networks cut away from the statement President Trump gave Thursday night from the White House briefing room on the grounds that what he was saying was not true. → Read More

Election 2020 Live Updates: Protests and Legal Skirmishes as Counting Continues in Final Six States

As elections officials around the country tally results from Tuesday’s election, both President Trump and his challenger, former Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr., say they expect to prevail. → Read More