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With Harleys and Hamburgers, Saudis Salute U.S. on Trump’s Visit

Sat, 05/20/2017 - 11:49
As Saudi Arabia seeks to renew ties between the two nations, signs of America’s cultural influence on the kingdom are also to the fore.

White House Memo: Trump Discovers the Dangers of Governing at Daredevil Speed

Sat, 05/20/2017 - 11:33
It is as if some unseen adversary has copied Mr. Trump’s own velocity and ferocity in an attempt to destroy him, several people close to the president said.

President Trump Lands in Saudi Arabia

Sat, 05/20/2017 - 02:51
During his two-day visit, Mr. Trump is expected to announce a $100 billion arms deal with Saudi Arabia as evidence of a renewed commitment by the United States to the security of the Gulf region.

Having Trouble Keeping Up With All the Trump News? Here Are the Must-Reads

Fri, 05/19/2017 - 21:12
Worried that you missed an important political story this week? You’re not alone. Catch up on a very hectic week of news.

Mattis Says Escalation Against ISIS Doesn’t Imperil More Civilians

Fri, 05/19/2017 - 21:11
Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said President Trump’s decision to give the military more latitude had put greater pressure on militants in Syria, Yemen and Somalia.

UnitedHealth Overbilled Medicare by Billions, U.S. Says in Suit

Fri, 05/19/2017 - 20:39
The Justice Department said adjustments to patients’ charts were made to reap greater payments, but the company said it broke no rules.

James Donovan Backs Out as Nominee for No. 2 Treasury Job

Fri, 05/19/2017 - 19:11
The longtime banking and investment management executive at Goldman Sachs says he wants to focus on his family.

Opening First Foreign Trip, Donald Trump Tries to Leave Crisis Behind

Fri, 05/19/2017 - 16:02
Mr. Trump leaves as a newly appointed special counsel begins looking into any ties between Russia and the president’s campaign.

Trump Told Russians That Firing ‘Nut Job’ Comey Eased Pressure From Investigation

Fri, 05/19/2017 - 14:54
The conversation reinforces the notion that President Trump dismissed him primarily because of the bureau’s investigation into possible collusion between his campaign and Russian operatives.

Roll Call Reporter Says F.C.C. Security Pinned Him to a Wall

Fri, 05/19/2017 - 13:11
A commissioner apologized after two security officials blocked a journalist from asking questions in a public hallway after a hearing and made him leave the building.

N.A.A.C.P. Is Expected to Vote to Dismiss Its President

Fri, 05/19/2017 - 12:28
Officials at the civil rights organization said the expected dismissal of Cornell William Brooks after only three years was part of a “systemwide refresh” of the civil rights group.

Rosenstein Leaves House Members Frustrated by Lack of Detail

Fri, 05/19/2017 - 12:14
The deputy attorney general offered little clarity about how the congressional investigations into Russian meddling will remain separate from the Justice Department’s.

Diplomatic Memo: A Ukrainian Comes to Washington, Urging His Nation Not Be Forgotten

Fri, 05/19/2017 - 11:56
A former prime minister is warning the administration that Russia intends to “set a fire to the whole house of the free world.” Ukraine, he says, should stay on the agenda.

‘Saturday Night Live’: The Most Memorable Moments This Season

Fri, 05/19/2017 - 09:28
From President Trump and Sean Spicer to Hillary Clinton and politics in America, “S.N.L.” scored huge ratings and became appointment television again.

Anthony Weiner to Plead Guilty to Resolve Sexting Inquiry

Fri, 05/19/2017 - 08:42
The ex-congressman, whose wife, Huma Abedin, was a top aide to Hillary Clinton, will plead guilty to a single charge of transferring obscene material to a minor.

Meet the People Facing Trump’s Budget Cuts

Fri, 05/19/2017 - 05:11
The Community Development Block Grant has been criticized as inefficient. We explored the impact the program has had on American families.

Bob Casey Was an Understated Senator. Then Came Trump.

Fri, 05/19/2017 - 05:00
Casey, an even-tempered Democrat from Pennsylvania, has been ahead of the pack in his criticism of the president, at some political risk.

How to Woo Chinese Investors: With Visa Offers and the Trump Name

Fri, 05/19/2017 - 05:00
To lure money from China, the Kushner family business tapped a specialist that has faced legal fights and another that played up its political ties.

Congressional memo: G.O.P. Highlights Alternate Legislative Universe as Trump’s Woes Pile Up

Fri, 05/19/2017 - 05:00
Republicans have struggled to portray themselves as toiling away at the nation’s business even as their legislative agenda moves deeper into the abyss.

F.B.I. Once Warned G.O.P. Congressman That Russian Spies Were Recruiting Him

Fri, 05/19/2017 - 05:00
The 2012 warning to Dana Rohrabacher, an ally of President Trump, shows that the F.B.I. has for years viewed Russian spies as having a hand in Washington.