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Trump Pursues His Attack on Sweden, With Scant Evidence

Mon, 02/20/2017 - 12:56
Swedish government statistics do not support his thesis that migrants have driven a surge of crime and terrorism.

‘Moonlight’ and ‘Arrival’ Win Top Honors at Writers Guild Awards

Mon, 02/20/2017 - 11:42
The last of the major industry prizes before the Oscars were doled out on Sunday, in ceremonies that included political jabs at President Trump.

Border Wall Would Cleave Tribe, and Its Connection to Ancestral Land

Mon, 02/20/2017 - 05:00
The Tohono O’odham Nation’s reservation in Arizona extends along 62 miles of the border, with 2,000 members living in Mexico.

Sidebar: On Free Press, Supreme Court Pick at Odds With Trump

Mon, 02/20/2017 - 05:00
President Trump pledged to “open up” libel laws, but his nominee, Neil M. Gorsuch, has shown no inclination to cut back on protections for the press.

Jim Mattis to Baghdad: ‘We’re Not in Iraq to Seize Anybody’s Oil’

Mon, 02/20/2017 - 02:28
The defense secretary arrived in Baghdad promising that the United States had no plans to absorb Iraq’s oil reserves, despite President Trump’s comments last month.

Polk Awards Honor Articles From Trump’s Presidential Run

Sun, 02/19/2017 - 22:00
New York Times journalists won three awards for foreign coverage. Other winners came from organizations including The Washington Post, ProPublica and WNYC.

Rough First Week Gives Betsy DeVos a Glimpse of the Fight Ahead

Sun, 02/19/2017 - 21:57
Protesters and heated exchanges on Twitter were an immediate display of the type of fierce resistance the new education secretary can expect to face.

John McCain Becomes Critic in Chief of the Trump Administration

Sun, 02/19/2017 - 21:25
Mr. McCain has challenged the new president early and often on a host of issues, including his attitude toward Russia, his travel ban and his sometimes abrupt interactions with other world leaders.

Trump Meets With Four Candidates for National Security Adviser

Sun, 02/19/2017 - 20:32
He has been searching for a replacement for Michael T. Flynn, who resigned because he had misled officials about a phone call with Russia’s ambassador.

Mar-a-Lago Neighbors Discover Costs of Trump’s Visits

Sun, 02/19/2017 - 19:48
For some of the businesses near President Trump’s “Winter White House” at Mar-a-Lago, his frequent visits mean lost revenue.

Bits: How Tech Policies May Evolve Under Republicans and Trump

Sun, 02/19/2017 - 19:13
Senator John Thune of South Dakota, who leads the commerce committee that oversees tech and telecommunications, explains efforts to roll back Obama-era actions.

Charles L. Bartlett, Journalist Who Introduced Kennedy to His Wife, Dies at 95

Sun, 02/19/2017 - 18:45
Mr. Bartlett won a Pulitzer Prize for his national reporting but was remembered especially for the dinner party where he introduced the future president to Jacqueline Bouvier.

Washington Memo: Liberals Are Still Angry, but Merrick Garland Has Reached Acceptance

Sun, 02/19/2017 - 17:36
The thwarted Supreme Court nominee is back at his old job and has not spoken publicly of any frustration, and his friends say they are more aggrieved than he is.

Trump Proposal Would Deport More Immigrants Immediately

Sun, 02/19/2017 - 16:27
Draft memos signed by the homeland security secretary appear to spare many immigrants brought to the country illegally as children. But some parents could face prosecution.

A Back-Channel Plan for Ukraine and Russia, Courtesy of Trump Associates

Sun, 02/19/2017 - 12:45
Amid scrutiny of President Trump’s possible ties to Russia, his personal lawyer advances an opposition Ukrainian lawmaker’s sealed plan to the White House.

A Long-Running Scandal and a Senate Pick Stir Corruption Questions in Alabama

Sun, 02/19/2017 - 12:29
When Gov. Robert J. Bentley appointed Luther Strange to the United States Senate, he picked a man overseeing an investigation into corruption in state government.

Political Memo: With Coverage in Peril and Obama Gone, Health Law’s Critics Go Quiet

Sun, 02/19/2017 - 11:55
As lawmakers hear an outcry from supporters of the Affordable Care Act, there is no longer a clamor for dismantling it, Republicans say.

Democratic Member Quits Election Commission, Setting Up Political Fight

Sun, 02/19/2017 - 08:00
Ann M. Ravel of the Federal Election Commission believes a stalemate among the panel’s members offers little hope of curbing campaign finance abuses.

‘Last Night in Sweden’? Trump’s Remark Baffles a Nation

Sun, 02/19/2017 - 06:46
The president seemed to be suggesting, falsely, that the Scandinavian country had been attacked by terrorists.

Arts Groups Draft Battle Plans as Trump Funding Cuts Loom

Sun, 02/19/2017 - 00:25
Across the country, orchestras, theaters and operas reacted with alarm that public funding for the arts could be cut under President Trump.