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Political Calculus: A 2016 Review: Turnout Wasn’t the Driver of Clinton’s Defeat

4 hours 30 min ago
Persuasion was a far bigger factor. To the extent Democratic turnout was weak, it was mainly among blacks, but that weakness has been exaggerated.

2018 Dilemma for Republicans: Which Way Now on Obamacare?

5 hours 24 sec ago
Caught between alienating their conservative base and angering a broader group of voters, Republicans risk losing their House majority.

Father of Maryland Teenager Charged With Rape Is Arrested

Mon, 03/27/2017 - 23:56
Immigration officials say Adolfo Sanchez-Reyes entered the country illegally from Guatemala; his son is accused of raping a 14-year-old classmate.

Trump Appoints One of His Lawyers to Review Mergers

Mon, 03/27/2017 - 23:44
President Trump named Makan Delrahim, a White House legal counsel, to lead the Justice Department’s review of mergers and acquisitions.

News Analysis: Planned Rollback of Climate Rules Unlikely to Achieve All Trump’s Goals

Mon, 03/27/2017 - 23:00
Energy economists say the executive order is likely to fall far short on the president’s goals of increasing the nation’s “energy independence” and restoring lost coal mining jobs.

Climate Change Denialists in Charge

Mon, 03/27/2017 - 23:00
Here are some of the voices of those central to environmental policy who have denied the effects of human-caused climate change.

Trump’s Take on Corporate Tax Rate Could Look Very Much Like Obama’s

Mon, 03/27/2017 - 21:00
The rate may need to be 28 percent so the president’s plan is tax neutral. When Barack Obama proposed that figure, repeatedly, Republicans called it too high.

White House to States: Shield the Undocumented and Lose Police Funding

Mon, 03/27/2017 - 20:36
Attorney General Jeff Sessions threatened painful consequences on Monday for so-called sanctuary cities.

In Health Bill’s Defeat, Medicaid Comes of Age

Mon, 03/27/2017 - 19:58
Medicaid now covers more Americans than Medicare, and it played a major role in stopping the Republican drive to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act.

Donald Trump’s Modest Boyhood Home in Queens Sells for Millions

Mon, 03/27/2017 - 18:44
The buyer’s identity was shielded, but the sale was facilitated by a lawyer who specializes in real estate investments by overseas Chinese buyers.

On Washington: The Republicans in Power: From ‘We Got This’ to ‘What Now?’

Mon, 03/27/2017 - 18:29
The Republicans’ utter failure to replace the Affordable Care Act raises serious questions about what exactly the party can hope to accomplish.

Fame, Fortune and an Itch to Run for Office

Mon, 03/27/2017 - 18:15
Some with wealth and renown are finding that insufficient and, like President Trump, are contemplating the political life.

White Collar Watch: What the Future of S.E.C. Enforcement Holds Under Jay Clayton

Mon, 03/27/2017 - 14:13
The crucial first step for the agency’s next chairman will be the appointment of a new director of the enforcement division.

Devin Nunes Met Intelligence Source on White House Grounds

Mon, 03/27/2017 - 14:10
The meeting was likely to intensify questions about what prompted the congressman to say President Trump or others may have been “incidentally” wiretapped and who gave him the information.

Colin Kaepernick Is Unemployed. Is It Because of His Arm, or His Knee?

Mon, 03/27/2017 - 11:23
Other quarterbacks, perhaps lesser ones, have landed spots on N.F.L. rosters. Some wonder if Kaepernick’s protests have kept teams away.

Senate Committee to Question Jared Kushner Over Meetings With Russians

Mon, 03/27/2017 - 07:25
The president’s son-in-law faces questions about meetings he arranged with the Russian ambassador, including a sit-down with the head of Russia’s state-owned development bank.

Democrats, Buoyed by G.O.P. Health Defeat, See No Need to Offer Hand

Sun, 03/26/2017 - 21:18
The party, in its best position since its loss in the November election, is newly optimistic about picking up seats in 2018, hoping to ride a backlash against President Trump.

Dealt a Defeat, Republicans Set Their Sights on Major Tax Cuts

Sun, 03/26/2017 - 21:04
Congressional Republicans face a challenge made more difficult by the collapse of their health care bill, and may have to scale back their grand plans.

Mediator: The Weekly Standard’s Arsenal to Fight Falsehoods: ‘Facts, Logic and Reason’

Sun, 03/26/2017 - 20:58
After a decades-long project to undercut the mainstream news media, some right-leaning organizations are pushing back, our media columnist writes.

Some Lawmakers Now Look to Bipartisanship on Health Care

Sun, 03/26/2017 - 20:20
In the wake of the Republican failure to make good on the vow to repeal the Affordable Care Act, President Trump and congressional leaders find themselves at a crossroads.