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Live Briefing: The Latest: Trump’s Meeting With Pope Prompts Lockdown in Rome

Wed, 05/24/2017 - 05:05
President Trump’s visit to Italy included an audience with the pope. He was also scheduled to meet the Italian president.

A Question of Incentive: Why Work Requirement Became a Theme of the Trump Budget

Wed, 05/24/2017 - 03:30
A dispute that goes to the heart of how conservatives and liberals view the role of work, and the problem of poverty more generally.

Pope Francis and Donald Trump Meet at the Vatican

Wed, 05/24/2017 - 03:14
It was the first face-to-face meeting of the two leaders, who symbolize starkly different views of the world.

Trump Praises Duterte for Philippine Drug Crackdown in Call Transcript

Tue, 05/23/2017 - 22:47
A Philippine account of the phone call includes President Trump commending a program in which the government has sanctioned the killing of drug suspects.

Republicans, Pushing Aside Trump’s Budget, Find Few Alternatives

Tue, 05/23/2017 - 21:15
The budget battle ahead is likely to mirror the party’s health care fight, in which concessions to moderates alienate conservatives and vice versa.

Cuts to AIDS Treatment Programs Could Cost a Million Lives

Tue, 05/23/2017 - 20:51
Researchers said at least one million people would die worldwide if the Trump administration’s proposed funding cuts to public health programs were enacted.

Trump’s Problematic Math: Budget Plan Adds Growth, but Doesn’t Subtract Cost

Tue, 05/23/2017 - 20:47
The White House is projecting faster growth as a consequence of tax cuts. But it does not project the cost of those tax cuts, that is, the loss in tax revenue.

Federal Court Revives Wikimedia’s Challenge to N.S.A. Surveillance

Tue, 05/23/2017 - 20:20
An appeals court ruling on warrantless internet surveillance raises the chances that the Supreme Court could one day scrutinize the issue.

Proposed Rules Would Allow U.S. to Track and Destroy Drones

Tue, 05/23/2017 - 18:57
Citing security threats, the Trump administration has asked Congress to give the federal government sweeping powers regarding drones over domestic soil.

On Washington: Republicans Will Reject Trump’s Budget, but Still Try to Impose Austerity

Tue, 05/23/2017 - 18:48
President Trump’s plan, though dead on arrival, will influence congressional deliberations, and its most consequential effect may be to push authors of House and Senate bills to the right.

Economists See Little Magic in Tax Cuts to Promote Growth

Tue, 05/23/2017 - 18:30
President Trump’s budget hews to a longtime Republican premise, but past efforts to enlarge the pie even while slicing it have fallen short of hopes.

Obama’s Fiduciary Rule, After a Delay, Will Go Into Effect

Tue, 05/23/2017 - 18:10
New protections requiring financial advisers to put customers’ interests first will take effect in June, even as regulators continue to review them.

<div>Trump Adds Another Chinese Trademark to His Portfolio </div>

Tue, 05/23/2017 - 18:05
The president’s trove of trademarks in China and elsewhere have sparked criticism over potential conflicts, and run counter to his nationalistic agenda.

Inside the Air War Over Syria: A High-Altitude ‘Poker Game’

Tue, 05/23/2017 - 18:00
A recent visit to the American-run air command center in Qatar shows the complexities of fighting against the Islamic State in the aftermath of a missile strike against a Syrian airfield.

Border Tax’s Apparent Demise Jeopardizes G.O.P. Overhaul Plan

Tue, 05/23/2017 - 17:06
Both Democrats and Republicans, and even the White House, have derided a key provision of House Speaker Paul D. Ryan’s plan for rewriting the tax code in 2017.

Trump Budget Proposes Deep Cuts in Energy Innovation Programs

Tue, 05/23/2017 - 16:16
The spending plan also calls for raising billions of dollars by opening up public lands to oil and gas drilling and selling oil from the Strategic Petroleum Reserve.

Former C.I.A. Chief Reveals Mounting Concern Over Trump Campaign and Russia

Tue, 05/23/2017 - 14:33
John O. Brennan, the former director of the C.I.A., offered the fullest public account yet of how the federal investigation into Russian election meddling began.

Democrats Warn Trump Against Pre-emptive Attack on North Korea

Tue, 05/23/2017 - 13:50
Sixty-four members of Congress sent a letter to President Trump exhorting him to resolve the standoff with North Korea peacefully.

Since Ouster, Sheriff Arpaio Has Lots of Time, but Not for Regrets

Tue, 05/23/2017 - 13:24
The Arizona sheriff, tough on inmates and accused of targeting Latinos in Maricopa County, reflects on his reputation and his decades in law enforcement.

Trump Administration Is Split on Adding Troops in Afghanistan

Tue, 05/23/2017 - 13:01
President Trump is weighing the wisdom of pouring more soldiers into a 16-year-old conflict, and is also expected to put NATO members on the spot over the issue.

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