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Alexander Acosta, Labor Nominee, Dismisses Concerns Over Political Pressure

Wed, 03/22/2017 - 17:59
The president’s second pick to lead the Labor Department told senators he would not allow partisan considerations to influence his decisions.

Foreign Growth ‘Off the Table’: Conversation With Trump Hotel Chief

Wed, 03/22/2017 - 16:31
Eric Danziger, who is contending with a thicket of ethical considerations, says the company will not be “growing the brands outside the United States.”

Donald Trump Jr. Criticizes London Mayor After Deadly Attack

Wed, 03/22/2017 - 16:21
Mr. Trump, the son of the president, referenced on Twitter an out-of-context quote by London’s mayor, Sadiq Khan, from September.

Public Health: Is the G.O.P. Better Off Politically if the Health Bill Doesn’t Pass?

Wed, 03/22/2017 - 15:13
Passing the plan could endanger President Trump’s hold on white-working class voters in areas like the Rust Belt.

Supreme Court Rejects Education Minimum Backed by Gorsuch

Wed, 03/22/2017 - 14:52
The court ruled that schools should not be satisfied with minimal educational progress for disabled students, a standard that Neil M. Gorsuch has been criticized for using.

Arctic’s Winter Sea Ice Drops to Its Lowest-Recorded Level

Wed, 03/22/2017 - 14:49
Much of the ice also appears to be thinner than normal — further signs of climate change’s effects on the region.

Monitoring May Have ‘Incidentally’ Picked Up Trump Aides, House Member Says

Wed, 03/22/2017 - 14:32
The White House seized on the comments as evidence of wiretapping, but the remarks indicated that the intelligence targets were foreign officials, not President Trump.

Hunt for Joseph Kony, No Longer Seen as a Threat, May Shrink

Wed, 03/22/2017 - 13:49
The Pentagon wants to shift to a more narrow pursuit of Mr. Kony, the African warlord whose guerrilla group gained notoriety for its use of child soldiers.

Wall Street Journal Editorial Harshly Rebukes Trump

Wed, 03/22/2017 - 13:45
The editorial said President Trump was damaging his presidency with “exaggerations, evidence-free accusations, implausible denials and other falsehoods.”

Congressional Memo: Of Horse v. Duck, Mutton Busting and Other Confirmation Diversions

Wed, 03/22/2017 - 13:33
Republicans have elevated the practice of gentle questioning of a preferred Supreme Court nominee to high art — even when confirmation appears assured.

Political Calculus: If Health Bill Is Killed in the House, Ideology Will Be the Main Reason

Wed, 03/22/2017 - 13:33
The plan is struggling to gain support from Republicans, but not necessarily because of how it would affect their constituents.

Tillerson Calls on Allies to Do More in Fight Against ISIS

Wed, 03/22/2017 - 13:03
Mr. Tillerson noted that about 75 percent of the military campaign against the Islamic State in Syria and Iraq had been undertaken by the United States.

Search for Secret Service Leader Intensifies as White House Security Is Tested

Wed, 03/22/2017 - 12:24
A leader may be picked from outside the agency, which has been under scrutiny for a series of embarrassing lapses.

Travel Ban Threatens a Lincoln Center Festival Play

Wed, 03/22/2017 - 12:01
The center is seeking visas for several artists with Syrian passports for Mohammad al-Attar’s “While I Was Waiting.”

China Bets on Sensitive U.S. Start-Ups, Worrying the Pentagon

Wed, 03/22/2017 - 11:07
Beijing is pushing Chinese firms to invest in early-stage U.S. companies specializing in technology with potential military applications, a new report says.

Art Supply Sales Jumped in January, Thanks to Protest Signs, Report Says

Wed, 03/22/2017 - 09:07
Customers flocked to buy poster board and other materials for signs ahead of women’s marches, a consumer research company says.

Roused by Trump, First-Time Female Candidates Eye Local Seats

Wed, 03/22/2017 - 08:41
Political activism, ignited largely in response to President Trump, has been followed by a flood of first-time state and local candidates, many of them women.

Joviality at Neil Gorsuch’s Hearing Masks Drama Behind the Scenes

Wed, 03/22/2017 - 05:00
Even as the Supreme Court nominee continues testifying Wednesday, the real struggle is moving to the Senate floor, where the parties appear on course for a showdown.

‘Turkish Trump,’ a Hotel Plan and a Tangle of Foreign Ties

Wed, 03/22/2017 - 05:00
President Trump pledged that his business would avoid overseas deals during his tenure. But his company is pursuing a hotel project with a firm with deep foreign connections.

Trump Says Regulations Impede. Perhaps Not in the Electric Car Business

Wed, 03/22/2017 - 05:00
Sometimes the only way to push technology advances is through rules. Loosening the ones on fuel economy could leave the car industry out of step with the future.