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As Trump Arrives in Israel, His Deal-Making Skills Face a Test

Mon, 05/22/2017 - 07:07
The American president landed near Tel Aviv for the start of a two-day visit as he pursues what he has called the “ultimate deal.”

White House Rejects Inquiry by Ethics Office Into Ex-Lobbyists on Payroll

Mon, 05/22/2017 - 05:00
The Trump administration has disputed the authority of the top ethics watchdog to request the names of former lobbyists working in the White House or federal agencies.

Caught in White House Chaos, Justice Dept. Official Seeks Neutral Ground

Sun, 05/21/2017 - 21:58
Rod J. Rosenstein’s naming of a special prosecutor in the Russia investigation is typical of how the deputy attorney general addresses tough situations, friends and allies say.

Ivanka Trump Swayed the President on Family Leave. Congress Is a Tougher Sell.

Sun, 05/21/2017 - 21:02
As Ms. Trump tries to leave an imprint with a plan that cuts against Republican orthodoxy, a buzz saw will surely await. The question is how big it will be.

News Analysis: In Saudi Arabia, Trump Reaches Out to Sunni Nations, at Iran’s Expense

Sun, 05/21/2017 - 21:00
President Trump used a speech in the kingdom to declare his commitment to Sunni Arab nations, signaling a return to a policy his predecessor rejected.

Preparations for Trump’s Visit Expose Political Rifts in Israel

Sun, 05/21/2017 - 20:20
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has met resistance within his cabinet over measures aimed at showing President Trump Israel’s willingness to resume peace talks with the Palestinians.

What’s Weighing on Utah’s Economy? Not a Dearth of Work, but of Workers

Sun, 05/21/2017 - 19:16
The state’s jobless rate, 3.1 percent, has helped drive up wages. But the biggest problem is no longer a lack of jobs — it’s a lack of workers.

It Was Hard This Year to Keep Politics Out of High School Yearbooks

Sun, 05/21/2017 - 18:28
A look at how students in the Kansas City region commemorated the campaign in keepsakes meant to be enjoyed by all classmates, no matter their leanings.

Republicans Watch Their Step in a Slow Retreat From Trump

Sun, 05/21/2017 - 15:15
Senator Marco Rubio and other lawmakers inched away from the president over his actions surrounding Russia inquiries, but they did not explicitly criticize him.

Trump to Reach Out to Muslim World After Harsh Campaign Rhetoric

Sun, 05/21/2017 - 05:59
Mr. Trump will take the stage in Saudi Arabia to deliver his centerpiece speech, aiming to reconcile his past rhetoric with his ambition of rebuilding relations with the Muslim world.

Writers From the Right and Left React to This Week’s Trump News

Sun, 05/21/2017 - 03:00
Read about how the other side thinks: Perspectives from across the political spectrum on a tumultuous week in Washington.

To Trump, Human Rights Concerns Are Often a Barrier to Trade

Sat, 05/20/2017 - 22:59
President Trump’s visit to Saudi Arabia underscored a calculation by his administration that such concerns too often impede the flow of commerce.

House Inquiry Turns Attention to Trump Campaign Worker With Russia Ties

Sat, 05/20/2017 - 18:37
Michael Caputo, who was a communications adviser during the presidential race, has been asked to sit for an interview and to provide documents about his connections to the Kremlin.

Rogue Agent Scandal Clouds Efforts to Expand Border Patrol

Sat, 05/20/2017 - 17:40
President Trump wants to streamline the hiring process to add 5,000 new agents, but critics say cut corners could again leave the agency vulnerable to corrupt hires.

Trump, Shouting ‘Death Spiral,’ Has Nudged Affordable Care Act Downward

Sat, 05/20/2017 - 15:42
The administration and Congress have had a hand in the instability shaking the health care program, using it to their advantage.

Saudi Arabia to Invest $20 Billion in Infrastructure, Mostly in U.S.

Sat, 05/20/2017 - 15:24
The investment company Blackstone says the Saudi sovereign wealth fund has committed the money to a fund that could spend up to $100 billion on infrastructure.

Outside Washington’s ‘Blazing Inferno,’ Democrats Seek an Agenda

Sat, 05/20/2017 - 15:20
While party leaders in Washington focus on President Trump’s troubles, candidates in the states are trying to devise a message to reach the voters they need to win back.

Texas House Approves New Limits on Abortion

Sat, 05/20/2017 - 12:14
State lawmakers backed legislation banning a second-trimester procedure and the sale or donation of fetal tissue. The measure is expected to pass in the State Senate as well.

Killing C.I.A. Informants, China Crippled U.S. Spying Operations

Sat, 05/20/2017 - 12:13
At least 18 C.I.A. sources were killed or imprisoned in China between 2010 and 2012, one of the worst intelligence breaches in decades. Investigators still disagree about how it happened.

58,000 Haitians in U.S. May Lose Post-Earthquake Protections

Sat, 05/20/2017 - 12:04
American officials are weighing whether to extend a special residency status that was granted after a 2010 disaster but could expire in July.