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Stephen Bannon Reassures Conservatives Uneasy About Trump

Thu, 02/23/2017 - 21:07
The president’s chief strategist vowed that the “deconstruction of the administrative state” in a speech at the Conservative Political Action Conference.

Eni Faleomavaega, American Samoa’s Longest-Serving Delegate to Congress, Dies at 73

Thu, 02/23/2017 - 20:36
Mr. Faleomavaega, a Democrat, was a nonvoting delegate to the House of Representatives from 1989 until 2014.

Justice Department Keeps For-Profit Prisons, Scrapping an Obama Plan

Thu, 02/23/2017 - 20:34
Attorney General Jeff Sessions directed federal prison officials to keep using the private prisons, which the Obama administration had planned to phase out.

Betsy DeVos is Publicly Polite, but a Political Fighter

Thu, 02/23/2017 - 20:19
President Trump may have overruled the education secretary on transgender bathroom access, but people who have worked with her say she will not be a meek team player.

Trump Would Meet With Jackie Evancho About Transgender Rights, Spicer Says

Thu, 02/23/2017 - 19:32
President Trump would welcome meeting with the singer after she criticized his rollback of rules on bathrooms for transgender students, the White House press secretary said.

The Interpreter: Lessons From Abroad: What Can Happen When Migrants Are Pushed Into the Shadows

Thu, 02/23/2017 - 19:14
President Trump’s new deportation rules risk increasing the burdens on undocumented immigrants and, more broadly, on society as a whole.

Bathroom Case Puts Transgender Student on National Stage

Thu, 02/23/2017 - 17:12
Gavin Grimm, 17, whose initials are on a case heading to the Supreme Court, has become the new face of the transgender rights movement.

Trump Turns to Manufacturing Executives to Help Develop Jobs Plans

Thu, 02/23/2017 - 15:09
The president suggested his economic policies were something of a blank slate, giving powerful business leaders potential influence in shaping them.

Removal of Student Painting in Capital Leads to Federal Lawsuit

Thu, 02/23/2017 - 15:07
Representative William Lacy Clay, Democrat of Missouri, filed a suit arguing that the removal of a high school student’s work violated the artist’s rights.

Removal of Student Painting in U.S. Capitol Leads to Federal Lawsuit

Thu, 02/23/2017 - 14:47
Representative William Lacy Clay, Democrat of Missouri, filed a suit arguing that the removal of a high school student’s work violated the artist’s rights.

At Democrat’s Town Hall, Concern About Trump, Minus the Jeers

Thu, 02/23/2017 - 12:39
When Representative Ron Kind met with constituents back home in Wisconsin, he trod carefully, but did not get the kind of grilling Republicans have.

Scene Stealers: And Now, Here’s Your Right-Wing Podcast Host: Chuck Woolery!

Thu, 02/23/2017 - 12:32
Maybe if Mr. Woolery’s former showbiz colleagues had tuned in between binges on NPR and CNN, they wouldn’t have been so shocked by the outcome of the election.

School Choice: Dismal Results From Vouchers Surprise Researchers as DeVos Era Begins

Thu, 02/23/2017 - 07:00
The new studies come at an interesting moment, with a proponent of vouchers newly in charge of the Education Department.

Civics Lessons: Democracy in America: How Is It Doing?

Thu, 02/23/2017 - 05:19
A new research project will periodically survey political scientists on crucial measures of a functioning democracy, looking for change over time.

A Tee Time With Trump? Pro Golfers Say Absolutely

Thu, 02/23/2017 - 05:00
Ernie Els drew social media fire by playing golf with President Trump, but an informal survey of P.G.A. players suggests most others would, too.

Fact-Checking Claims About Trump’s Travel Ban

Thu, 02/23/2017 - 05:00
The revised immigration order will look a lot like the first one, an administration official said. Here are some misleading claims to look out for.

Trump Vowed to Protect the Safety Net. What if His Appointees Disagree?

Thu, 02/23/2017 - 05:00
The coming days may show whether President Trump will keep his campaign promises to preserve social programs or take on the views of those around him.

Repeal of Health Law Faces Obstacles in House, Not Just in Senate

Thu, 02/23/2017 - 05:00
Conservative Republicans are pushing for a fast repeal with only a bare-bones replacement plan, but moderates are interested in coming up with a clear and robust plan.

Society: Nikki Haskell Learns the Social Cost of Supporting Donald Trump

Thu, 02/23/2017 - 03:29
She has been a fan of his ever since they met at Le Club in 1974. Now that he is president, her cheerleading has consequences.

McMaster May Reorganize Trump’s Foreign Policy Team Once Again

Wed, 02/22/2017 - 22:46
H. R. McMaster, the new national security adviser, is considering giving himself control of Homeland Security and full access to the military and intelligence agencies.