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Right and Left React to Kushner, Sessions and More

Tue, 07/25/2017 - 03:00
Read about how the other side thinks: Writers from across the political spectrum react to the news on the Russian meddling investigation and more.

Trump Gives Scouts an Earful of Politics, and Some Sage Advice

Mon, 07/24/2017 - 22:50
“Who the hell wants to speak about politics when I’m in front of the Boy Scouts?” the president asked in West Virginia. As it turns out, he did.

What to Watch for in the G.O.P.’s Health Care Showdown

Mon, 07/24/2017 - 22:11
On Tuesday, Republicans will make another attempt to try to repeal and possibly replace the Affordable Care Act. But will they have the votes this time?

International Monetary Fund Based in Beijing? Maybe, Its Director Says

Mon, 07/24/2017 - 21:46
“We might not be sitting in Washington D.C.,” Christine Lagarde said when asked what the I.M.F. might look like in a decade.

Despite Brain Tumor, McCain Will Return for Health Care Vote

Mon, 07/24/2017 - 21:32
The Arizona Republican was only recently diagnosed with brain cancer. But he will be back in the Senate on Tuesday for a crucial health care vote.

DealBook: Scaramucci on Trump: ‘He’s My Client’

Mon, 07/24/2017 - 21:10
The new White House communications director is just as brash as his boss — and, it seems, just as willing to kiss and make up with a former foe.

Judge Clears Way for Trump’s Voter Fraud Panel to Collect Data

Mon, 07/24/2017 - 21:09
President Trump created the White House advisory commission to find ways to strengthen the voting system. But critics have called it a sham.

News Analysis: With the Trump White House, a New Bar for Outrage

Mon, 07/24/2017 - 21:09
President Trump has crossed so many lines and done so many things that other presidents would not have that he has radically shifted the understanding of what is standard in the White House.

Democrats Try to Find Economic Message After Railing Against Trump

Mon, 07/24/2017 - 18:46
Democrats gathered in a small town in Virginia on Monday to unveil the economic themes they hope to run on in 2018 as they look beyond President Trump.

Jared Kushner’s Four Meetings With Russians

Mon, 07/24/2017 - 18:33
In a statement to congressional investigators, Jared Kushner described four meetings he had with Russians during the Trump campaign and transition. He said there was no collusion.

Congressional Democrats Promise a ‘Better Deal’ for American Workers

Mon, 07/24/2017 - 18:25
Senator Chuck Schumer said his party was committed to raising the minimum wage, regulating drug prices and battling corporate consolidation. But there were some striking omissions in the plan.

U.S. Navy Plane Takes ‘Evasive Action’ to Avoid Chinese Fighter Jet

Mon, 07/24/2017 - 18:03
A fighter approached the American spy plane from below and then slowed down directly in front, behavior a Pentagon spokesman said was unusual for Chinese pilots.

Justice Dept. Nominee Says He Once Represented Russian Bank

Mon, 07/24/2017 - 14:50
The nominee, Brian A. Benczkowski, did work for Alfa Bank, which was a subject of early scrutiny of possible ties between the Trump campaign and Russia. No link to the bank was found.

Senate Heads Toward a Health Care Vote as Soon as Tuesday

Mon, 07/24/2017 - 14:48
After seven months of deliberation, Republicans have reached the moment when they have to vote, but they have yet to be told precisely what they will be voting on.

Jared Kushner: ‘I Had No Improper Contacts’

Mon, 07/24/2017 - 14:38
The president’s adviser and son-in-law gave a brief statement following a meeting with congressional investigators looking into Russian influence in the 2016 election.

The New Presidential Interview

Mon, 07/24/2017 - 10:49
“I have now interviewed seven presidents — and with Mr. Trump the experience is strikingly different in almost every respect.”

Trump Asks Why ‘Beleaguered’ Sessions Isn’t Investigating Clinton

Mon, 07/24/2017 - 10:02
In a tweet on Monday, President Trump returned to campaign rhetoric, suggesting that Hillary Clinton should be the subject of an investigation into Russian ties, not him.

Richard Dawkins Event Canceled Over Past Comments About Islam

Mon, 07/24/2017 - 09:59
A Berkeley radio station canceled an event promoting Mr. Dawkins’s new book, citing past comments and tweets that it said had “hurt people.”

‘I Did Not Collude,’ Kushner Says in Prepared Remarks to Senators

Mon, 07/24/2017 - 06:10
Jared Kushner said he was unaware of the agenda of a June 2016 meeting at which Donald Trump Jr. expected to learn damaging information about Hillary Clinton.

U.S. Inflation Remains Low, and That’s a Problem

Mon, 07/24/2017 - 05:00
The Federal Reserve is struggling to hit its annual inflation target for the sixth straight year, suggesting that, once again, it may be too optimistic about the health of the economy.