What We’re Watching in Tuesday’s Primary Elections in Ohio and Indiana

Even a few Republican victories could tip the balance of power in Congress, hobbling President Biden’s legislative options.

ImageThe primary contests are kicking into a frenzied, nearly once-a-week schedule, starting with Ohio and Indiana in May.
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Will President Biden spend the next two years pushing his agenda uphill in a deeply divided Washington where Democrats still hold at least one chamber of Congress, or will he face a tsunami of investigations — and even impeachment — by a hostile, right-wing-dominated Congress? Will a wave of election deniers pledging their loyalty to former President Donald J. Trump begin to pave the way to a 2024 restoration?

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