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As U.S. Attention Wanes in Southeast Asia, China Woos Myanmar

Wed, 07/19/2017 - 14:32
Myanmar’s opening had been considered an American victory, but China is bringing it into its fold with money and diplomacy.

White House Scaling Back Goals for Business Tax Cuts

Wed, 07/19/2017 - 14:29
The proposed tax rate for businesses is now said to be around 20 percent, rather than the 15 percent rate the administration said it wanted.

Tony Kushner Plans a Trump Play, and a New ‘West Side Story’

Wed, 07/19/2017 - 14:19
Mr. Kushner said in an interview with The Daily Beast that he was working on a play set two years before the 2016 election.

Trump Refugee Restrictions Allowed for Now; Ban on Grandparents Rejected

Wed, 07/19/2017 - 14:13
The Supreme Court on Wednesday gave the White House a mixed ruling as challenges to the travel ban make their way through the courts.

The Immense, Eternal Footprint Humanity Leaves on Earth: Plastics

Wed, 07/19/2017 - 14:00
More than 8 billion metric tons of plastic has been made since the 1950s, researchers found. Because it does not degrade, most is still in the environment.

Justice Dept. Revives Criticized Policy Allowing Assets to Be Seized

Wed, 07/19/2017 - 13:46
The practice allows state and local authorities to use federal law to seize cash, cars and other property from people suspected of crimes, but not charged.

Trump Invites G.O.P. Senators to Lunch, With Health Care on Menu

Wed, 07/19/2017 - 10:32
Mr. Trump made the announcement on Twitter on Wednesday morning in an effort to break their deadlock on repealing or replacing the Affordable Care Act.

For Republican Party, Governing Is a Long-Term Problem

Wed, 07/19/2017 - 07:05
Many conservatives are worried that the party’s inability to pass ambitious legislation will imperil its chances in next year’s elections.

Survey Says: Why Trump’s Base of Support May Be Smaller Than It Seems

Wed, 07/19/2017 - 05:30
His approval rating remains strong among self-described Republicans, but a new paper suggests the number of such people could be shrinking.

With World Bank Initiative, a Change in Tone for Trump Administration

Wed, 07/19/2017 - 05:00
A World Bank initiative to advance women’s entrepreneurship could be a sign that the White House might not be as combative toward multilateral institutions.

Critic's Notebook: Watching ‘Fox & Friends,’ Trump Sees a Two-Way Mirror

Wed, 07/19/2017 - 05:00
Sometimes the president’s tweets program his go-to cable morning show. And sometimes the show programs him.

Washington Memo: Trump as a Novel: An Implausible ‘Soap Opera Without the Sex and Fun’

Wed, 07/19/2017 - 05:00
These first months have been trying for Washington’s storytelling swamp creatures, with novelists and historians straining to follow the narrative arc.

Trumpcare: How Republicans Have Tried to Sell It

Tue, 07/18/2017 - 21:22
Since his campaign, President Trump and the Republican Party have pushed hard for a repeal of the Affordable Care Act.

How the Senate Health Care Bill Failed: G.O.P. Divisions and a Fed-Up President

Tue, 07/18/2017 - 21:16
The effort by Senate Republicans to remake the country’s health care system faced a near-impossible path forward. President Trump’s tweets didn’t help.

As Relations Worsen, Iran Says U.S. Sanctions May Violate Nuclear Deal

Tue, 07/18/2017 - 21:06
The Trump administration announced new restrictions, mainly aimed at the elite Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps, and has revived notions of abandoning the 2016 agreement.

Trump Administration Is Weighing New Sanctions Against Venezuela

Tue, 07/18/2017 - 20:58
Administration officials say they want President Nicolás Maduro to hold off on coming elections seen by critics as a power grab.

The 3 Republican Women Who Doomed a Senate Repeal of the Health Law

Tue, 07/18/2017 - 19:56
Senators Shelley Moore Capito, Lisa Murkowski and Susan Collins shared objections to Medicaid cuts, but also had concerns specific to their states.

Students Are the Newest U.S. Weapon Against Terrorist Recruitment

Tue, 07/18/2017 - 18:47
The Department of Homeland Security is giving college students funding to develop social media campaigns and other tools to counter recruitment by groups like the Islamic State.

Engineers Begin Preparatory Work for Border Wall Construction

Tue, 07/18/2017 - 16:01
The Army Corps of Engineers is drilling and taking soil samples to determine the most effective types of barriers in various places along the Mexican border.

Trump on G.O.P.’s Failed Health Care Bill

Tue, 07/18/2017 - 15:55
The president spoke today about the collapse of the Republicans’ plan to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act.