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White Collar Watch: Fifth Amendment Makes it Hard to Build a Case Against Flynn

Tue, 05/23/2017 - 11:06
The special counsel investigating the Russia matter must find an end-run to obtain documents that Michael T. Flynn refuses to turn over.

Trump Meets With Abbas, but Progress on Peace Remains Elusive

Tue, 05/23/2017 - 06:35
The United States president offered no vision of what such a deal would look like or even the process he would take to achieve it.

Live Briefing: A Packed Day of Congressional Testimony, With Russia at the Fore

Tue, 05/23/2017 - 05:00
Several current and former officials will testify before lawmakers on Tuesday, and even those who are not there to talk about Russia will probably be asked about it.

President Trump Condemns ‘Horrible Morning of Death’ in U.K.

Tue, 05/23/2017 - 04:54
Mr. Trump, speaking in the West Bank while on his first foreign trip as president, said the bombing in Manchester, England, underscored the need to confront terrorism.

Writers From the Right and Left React to Trump’s Riyadh Speech, and More

Tue, 05/23/2017 - 03:00
Read about how the other side thinks: what’s really behind “Trump derangement syndrome,” the likelihood of impeachment and a progressive argument against “Buy American.”

Navy SEAL Team Kills 7 Militants in Yemen During Raid, U.S. Says

Tue, 05/23/2017 - 00:12
It was the first ground raid in Yemen that the military has acknowledged since a Jan. 29 attack in which one Navy SEAL and as many as 25 civilians were killed.

The Key Spending Cuts and Increases in Trump’s Budget

Mon, 05/22/2017 - 22:50
The White House has released more details of its federal budget proposal, which includes substantial cuts to Medicaid and other aid for the poor.

Budget Slashes Programs for Poor, While Largely Sparing Older People

Mon, 05/22/2017 - 21:14
Food stamps, Medicaid and welfare payments would all be slashed, but Medicare and Social Security retirement income would remain untouched in the proposal.

Sessions Narrows Trump’s Order Against Sanctuary Cities

Mon, 05/22/2017 - 21:10
A memorandum released by the Justice Department appeared to undercut President Trump’s threats to starve uncooperative localities of all federal funding.

News Analysis: Trump’s First Budget Works Only if Wishes Come True

Mon, 05/22/2017 - 21:06
President Trump’s first budget promises booming economic growth, sharp tax cuts and an end to federal deficits. Experts say it’s too good to be true.

Trump’s Budget Cuts Deeply Into Medicaid and Anti-Poverty Efforts

Mon, 05/22/2017 - 21:01
The package calls for spending more than $2.6 billion for border security — including $1.6 billion to begin work on a border wall — and slashing more than $800 billion from Medicaid.

Billy Bush, Former ‘Today’ Host, Plans Comeback After Lewd Trump Recording

Mon, 05/22/2017 - 15:34
In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Mr. Bush said he had “changed in a way that I think will make me better at my job” and described difficult conversations with his family.

Michael Flynn Rejects Order to Hand Over Documents

Mon, 05/22/2017 - 14:54
Mr. Flynn was subpoenaed to turn over documents for the Senate inquiry into Russian election meddling. He instead invoked his right against self-incrimination.

White Collar Watch: Lawyers Are the Big Winners in the Inquiry Into the Election

Mon, 05/22/2017 - 14:26
Legal fees required to deal with the investigation into Russian involvement in the election will be steep. Many of those connected to it may not be able to afford them.

Supreme Court Ruling Could Hinder ‘Patent Trolls’

Mon, 05/22/2017 - 14:22
The court placed tight limits on where patent lawsuits may be filed, a blow to companies that buy patents to demand royalties and sue for damages.

Trump Seeks Delay of Ruling on Health Law Subsidies, Prolonging Uncertainty

Mon, 05/22/2017 - 12:49
The request could further destabilize insurance markets just as insurers are developing rates and deciding whether to participate in 2018.

Who is Sheriff Clarke of Milwaukee County? A Brief Guide

Mon, 05/22/2017 - 12:48
Sheriff Clarke has said the Trump administration is considering him for a Homeland Security job. He has been polarizing for his jail’s treatment of inmates, his role as a commentator and accusations of plagiarism, which he denies.

Justices Reject 2 Gerrymandered North Carolina Districts, Citing Racial Bias

Mon, 05/22/2017 - 11:36
The Supreme Court ruled that state lawmakers had violated the Constitution by relying too heavily on race in drawing the congressional districts.

Take a Number: Nearly 20 Million Have Gained Health Insurance Since 2010

Mon, 05/22/2017 - 10:34
The number of Americans without health insurance has fallen drastically since passage of the Affordable Care Act.

Fatal Stabbing of Black Student in Maryland Investigated as a Hate Crime

Mon, 05/22/2017 - 09:01
The suspect in the case was a member of the Facebook group “Alt-Reich Nation,” a group whose page contained racist posts, officials said.