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Civics Lesson Unfolds at Capitol as Health Care Bill Incinerates

Fri, 03/24/2017 - 20:01
Visitors from Vero Beach, Fla., witnessed two days of political meltdown as the Republican bill to replace the Affordable Care Act failed to come to a vote in the House.

Fact Check: Fact Check: Trump’s Misleading Claims on the Health Bill Failure

Fri, 03/24/2017 - 19:57
The president exaggerated the issues facing the existing health law, blaming Democrats for impeding its repeal and playing down his commitment.

Public Health: Trump’s Choice on Obamacare: Sabotage or Co-opt?

Fri, 03/24/2017 - 19:46
President Trump and congressional Republicans must decide quickly whether to make the law work or try to undermine it.

Amid Trump Inquiry, a Primer on Surveillance Practices and Privacy

Fri, 03/24/2017 - 19:33
The F.B.I. investigation into possible Trump campaign coordination with Russia and claims by the chairman of the House Intelligence Committee raise questions.

How the Health Care Vote Fell Apart, Step by Step

Fri, 03/24/2017 - 19:17
The president’s first high-profile legislative effort to repeal the Affordable Care Act suffered a major defeat. How did it happen?

In a Call to The Times, Trump Blames Democrats for the Failure of the Health Bill

Fri, 03/24/2017 - 18:15
The president, insisting that the Affordable Care Act will collapse in the next year, also tried to minimize the deep divisions within his own party that prevented passage of the bill.

Can the Arts Thrive Without Washington? A Kansas Town Says Yes

Fri, 03/24/2017 - 17:46
The Hays Arts Council and other small-town groups have proved nimble in maintaining programs despite inconsistent funding since 2011.

California Upholds Emissions Standards, Setting Up Face-Off With Trump

Fri, 03/24/2017 - 17:02
The backing of rules adopted in the Obama administration is one of the most direct moves so far to blunt President Trump’s effort to roll back regulations.

Fair Game: Shareholder Proxies Could Be the New Regulators

Fri, 03/24/2017 - 15:27
With a new administration relaxing oversight, the prospect of curbing executive pay or forcing climate change accountability may fall to investors.

A Nobel Laureate Takes On Trump in Her Latest Play

Fri, 03/24/2017 - 15:18
Excerpts from Elfriede Jelinek’s “On the Royal Road: The Burgher King,” a work inspired by the president, will be presented in New York on Monday.

Paul Manafort to Testify Before House Intelligence Panel

Fri, 03/24/2017 - 12:46
Mr. Manafort, who served as President Trump’s campaign manager, offered to speak to the committee looking into Russian interference in the election.

Washington Pizzeria Gunman Pleads Guilty to Weapons Charges

Fri, 03/24/2017 - 12:20
Edgar Maddison Welch admitted that he fired an assault rifle inside a restaurant as he investigated spurious claims that the pizzeria was at the center of a child sex-slave ring.

Trump Expected to Pick John Sullivan as No. 2 at State Dept.

Fri, 03/24/2017 - 12:07
If he is confirmed, Mr. Sullivan would be deputy to Secretary of State Rex W. Tillerson, even though neither have experience at the State Department.

House Opens Debate Ahead of Vote on Health Bill

Fri, 03/24/2017 - 09:57
The Republican legislation, called the American Health Care Act, would, in a rare step, roll back a major social welfare program — with a vote set for Friday afternoon.

North Carolina School System Pulls Book About a Boy in a Dress

Fri, 03/24/2017 - 09:43
The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools system dropped plans to use “Jacob’s New Dress” in a first-grade lesson about bullying after complaints were raised.

U.S., in Reversal, Issues Permit for Keystone Oil Pipeline

Fri, 03/24/2017 - 08:00
The decision by the Trump administration revives a contentious project, opposed by environmentalists, to transport oil from Canada to the Gulf Coast.

Economic View: Loss Aversion, Trump and the New Opening for Medicare for All

Fri, 03/24/2017 - 08:00
The pains of losing the Affordable Care Act would generate a gigantic backlash. But universal access to Medicare would change that.

Why Did Rick Perry Wade Into Texas A&M Election? He’s a Loyal Aggie

Fri, 03/24/2017 - 05:00
Cabinet secretaries do not customarily weigh in on student government elections. But Rick Perry is no ordinary cabinet secretary.

Trump the Dealmaker Projects Bravado, but Behind the Scenes, Faces Rare Self-Doubt

Thu, 03/23/2017 - 21:20
People close to President Trump say he is grappling with bouts of self-doubt as his hopes for a quick health-care victory unravel.

Trump Hotel in Washington Does Not Violate Lease, U.S. Says

Thu, 03/23/2017 - 20:32
Critics had questioned whether the president was violating a lease provision because his hotel was in a federal building, but the G.S.A. said no.