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Trump Fuels Intrigue Surrounding a Former I.T. Worker’s Arrest

Fri, 07/28/2017 - 05:00
Speculation by conservative news outlets and a presidential retweet have given the capital something new to talk about this summer. But is it anything more than an overblown Washington story?

White House Memo: You Talkin’ to Me? Trump’s White House Gets Some New York Attitude

Fri, 07/28/2017 - 05:00
Anthony Scaramucci joins a long list of people from the New York area who occupy prime real estate near President Trump and are shaking up Washington.

The 5 Things to Know About the Failed Senate Effort to Repeal Obamacare

Fri, 07/28/2017 - 04:19
Here are some key lessons from the vote early Friday that seemingly brought an end to Republicans’ seven-year dream of dismantling Obamacare.

A Look Inside the Senate’s Late Night

Fri, 07/28/2017 - 04:01
The Capitol was brimming with tension as Republicans tried to rally support in their latest attempt to repeal Obamacare.

Trump to Revive Push on Immigration Crackdown on Long Island Trip

Fri, 07/28/2017 - 00:05
Lacking major legislative wins and besieged by White House infighting, the president will remind his supporters of his commitment to a campaign promise.

Congress Reaches Deal to Avert Shutdown of Veterans’ Health Choice Program

Thu, 07/27/2017 - 23:04
The program, which pays for veterans to see private doctors instead of being wait-listed for V.A. care, passed despite opposition from veterans’ groups.

Sessions Calls Trump’s Remarks ‘Hurtful’ but Pledges to Press On

Thu, 07/27/2017 - 22:59
In an interview with Fox News, the attorney general defended his choice to recuse himself from the Russia investigation and said he remained committed to doing his job.

House Approves Spending Package, Border Wall and All

Thu, 07/27/2017 - 22:27
The nearly $790 billion spending package marks Republicans’ latest plan to keep the government funded — and comes right before they head home for recess.

Trump Seeks Way to Declare Iran in Violation of Nuclear Deal

Thu, 07/27/2017 - 21:18
The president is frustrated that his national security aides have not given him any options on how the United States can leave the Iran nuclear accord.

White House Leaps Into Culture Wars on Gay Rights

Thu, 07/27/2017 - 21:12
Gay rights activists called Wednesday the Trump administration’s “anti-L.G.B.T. day” after moves to bar transgender people from the military and appoint a gay rights opponent as an ambassador.

Senate Republicans Close In on Health Bill but Face Revolt

Thu, 07/27/2017 - 21:06
The party’s senators trimmed their vision of a bill to repeal the Affordable Care Act, but some said they would vote for it only with assurances that it would not become law.

Scaramucci and Trump Bring Trash Talk to West Wing

Thu, 07/27/2017 - 19:18
The blunt lingo of President Trump and his new communications director, Anthony Scaramucci, can sometimes sound like a cross between “Goodfellas” and “The Wolf of Wall Street.”

With New Sanctions, Senate Forces President’s Hand on Russia

Thu, 07/27/2017 - 18:22
The sanctions force President Trump either to take a hard line against Russia or appear soft on Moscow during American election meddling investigations.

Kansas Governor, a Staunch Conservative, Prepares to Step Down

Thu, 07/27/2017 - 15:48
Gov. Sam Brownback has accepted a job with the Trump administration. His departure will be an anticlimactic turn for a man who once had presidential aspirations.

Right and Left React to Trump’s Transgender Ban

Thu, 07/27/2017 - 15:45
Read about how the other side thinks: Writers across the political spectrum on the president’s barring of transgender people from military service.

What Is the Health Care ‘Vote-a-Rama?’

Thu, 07/27/2017 - 15:42
Jonathan Weisman, deputy Washington editor for The Times, explains the voting and amendment process that the bill to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act must go through next.

Putin Derides Sanctions and Trump Investigations as ‘Boorishness’

Thu, 07/27/2017 - 15:13
Russia’s president, Vladimir V. Putin, said he considered the threats to increase sanctions and various probes underway in Washington “an increase in anti-Russia hysteria.”

Iran Reports Successful Launch of Missile as U.S. Considers New Sanctions

Thu, 07/27/2017 - 14:55
The missile test is likely to infuriate President Trump but is not prohibited under the 2015 nuclear agreement between Iran and a group of six nations led by the United States.

Banking Regulatory Nominees Back Fewer Financial Restrictions

Thu, 07/27/2017 - 14:53
President Trump’s nominees to oversee large banks said in a hearing that the government should roll back some post-crisis strictures.

‘I Am Totally Burned Out’: Patients Watch Health Care Debate With Dread

Thu, 07/27/2017 - 14:39
The war in Congress over repealing and replacing the Affordable Care Act has brought anxiety to the people whose health insurance is at risk.

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