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A Hot Microphone Catches Senate Gossip, but No Duel Transpires

Tue, 07/25/2017 - 20:17
Senator Susan Collins, Republican of Maine, and Senator Jack Reed, Democrat of Rhode Island, were recorded disparaging President Trump and another G.O.P. lawmaker.

Trump Finds Reason for the U.S. to Remain in Afghanistan: Minerals

Tue, 07/25/2017 - 19:27
Last week, as the White House fell into an increasingly fractious debate over Afghanistan policy, Trump aides met with a chemical executive to discuss the potential for extracting rare-earth minerals.

House Approves Sweeping Sanctions Package Against Russia

Tue, 07/25/2017 - 17:56
The bill limits the president’s ability to lift or suspend sanctions against Russia, North Korea and Iran.

Amid Transit Crisis, Cuomo Plans a Rare Visit to Washington

Tue, 07/25/2017 - 16:16
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo is expected to ask the transportation secretary for federal funding to help fix New York City’s deteriorating transit infrastructure.

John McCain to Senate: ‘We’re Getting Nothing Done’

Tue, 07/25/2017 - 16:06
Senator John McCain, who was recently diagnosed with brain cancer, spoke to the Senate after casting his vote to begin debating legislation to repeal the Affordable Care Act.

McCain Returns to Washington to Cast a Vote to Help the President Who Derided Him

Tue, 07/25/2017 - 15:49
Senator John McCain ambled into the Senate chamber less than two weeks after brain surgery to help put a health care bill over the line.

Public Health: ‘Skinny’ Obamacare Repeal Would Clash With Republicans’ Health Care Promises

Tue, 07/25/2017 - 15:44
The new option being considered by Senate leaders could plausibly be described as Obamacare repeal. But it would disrupt markets and raise premiums.

As Interior Secretary Swaggers Through Parks, His Staff Rolls Back Regulations

Tue, 07/25/2017 - 15:33
Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke is perfecting the art of image while his underlings weaken the conservation measures of the Obama administration.

Pence Breaks Tie as Senate Votes to Begin Debating Obamacare Repeal

Tue, 07/25/2017 - 15:08
With Senator John McCain also casting a dramatic vote, senators decided to begin debating the repeal of the Affordable Care Act, but the bill’s fate is uncertain.

Lawsuit Challenges Secrecy of White House Advisers on Infrastructure

Tue, 07/25/2017 - 14:49
In a complaint filed Tuesday, a nonprofit group accused the President Trump of a “pattern and practice” of creating secretive advisory groups.

Fact Check: For Trump’s ‘Victims’ of Obamacare, Senate Bill May Be Worse

Tue, 07/25/2017 - 12:55
President Trump misleadingly suggested that the Senate health bill would provide “relief” to families hurt by the current law.

Scaramucci on Leaks: ‘I’m Going to Fire Everybody’

Tue, 07/25/2017 - 11:36
The new White House communications director, Anthony Scaramucci, threatened to fire the whole press staff to stop leaking at the White House.

Economic Scene: To Punish Putin, Economic Sanctions Are Unlikely to Do the Trick

Tue, 07/25/2017 - 11:14
Using economic penalties to achieve diplomatic goals has a poor track record when the target is powerful and autocratic, and workarounds exist.

Manafort Talks With Senate Investigators to Discuss June 2016 Meeting With Russians

Tue, 07/25/2017 - 10:46
Paul Manafort met with Senate Intelligence Committee investigators on Tuesday to discuss the June 2016 meeting between a Russian lawyer and President Trump’s inner circle.

Trump Steps Up Attacks on His Own Attorney General

Tue, 07/25/2017 - 07:46
In early morning tweets, President Trump criticized his attorney general, Jeff Sessions, and the acting head of the F.B.I.

Public Health: Watching C-Span? Here’s How to Follow the Senate Health Care Debate

Tue, 07/25/2017 - 06:29
The G.O.P. health bill will first need to pass a procedural vote. But even if it passes on Tuesday, expect several days on the Senate floor before a final vote.

Drugs vs. Border: How Smugglers Get Creative

Tue, 07/25/2017 - 05:00
About two million pounds of illegal drugs were seized by Customs and Border Protection in 2016. Here are some of the ways they are smuggled into the United States.

By Land, Sea or Catapult: How Smugglers Get Drugs Across the Border

Tue, 07/25/2017 - 05:00
As the United States increases the number of agents, drones, sensors and cameras on the border, smugglers resort to more inventive modes.

Future Unclear for Veterans Choice Program After House Bill Falters

Tue, 07/25/2017 - 05:00
A Republican plan that diverted funds to the program and did not allocate additional funds for in-house V.A. care galvanized opposition groups.

Health Care Showdown: Senate Health Care Vote: How to Watch and What to Expect

Tue, 07/25/2017 - 05:00
The Senate is expected to hold a procedural vote on health care as early as Tuesday afternoon.