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‘Learning Curve’ as Rick Perry Pursues a Job He Initially Misunderstood

Wed, 01/18/2017 - 19:51
Mr. Perry had believed that, as energy secretary, he would be a global ambassador for oil and gas. In reality, he would be overseeing nuclear weapons.

Obama Updates C.I.A. Rules for Handling Americans’ Information

Wed, 01/18/2017 - 19:18
For the first time since the Reagan administration, the government has issued a new set of rules governing the C.I.A.’s power to gather and use data on Americans.

Russians and Turks Conduct Joint Strikes on ISIS in Syria

Wed, 01/18/2017 - 19:17
The collaborative missions against Islamic State positions serve to expand the two countries’ budding military cooperation

Obama Understood the Power of Art. And He Wanted You to Get It, Too.

Wed, 01/18/2017 - 18:04
The president invited in artists and sought others out, from novelists to rappers to musicians to actors.

Cuomo Tells Trump Loss of U.S. Funds Would Hurt New York

Wed, 01/18/2017 - 18:03
Gov. Andrew Cuomo said after meeting with Donald Trump that his main message was that their home state relies on federal support in key areas.

Monetary Policy: Donald Trump and Janet Yellen Look to Be on a Collision Course

Wed, 01/18/2017 - 17:14
What people in the Trump orbit may view as a desirable boom could look to the Fed as overheating, and prompt interest rate increases.

For Inauguration Day, Plans for Heavy Security and Big Protests

Wed, 01/18/2017 - 16:58
Officials say they don’t expect record attendance, but they do anticipate substantial demonstrations for and against Donald J. Trump’s presidency.

A Trump Inauguration Casualty: The Silent, Smiling Rockettes

Wed, 01/18/2017 - 16:54
Current and former Rockettes find themselves in a new spotlight as they take sides over the inauguration, breaking with the solidarity that defines the troupe.

From the Met Ball to the Washington Mall

Wed, 01/18/2017 - 16:41
Stephanie Winston Wolkoff, the former director of special events for Vogue, helps plan an inauguration that is distressing many in the fashion world.

Nominee for Health Secretary Is Vague on Replacing Affordable Care Act

Wed, 01/18/2017 - 16:15
In testimony before a Senate panel, Representative Tom Price set lofty goals for a law to replace the Affordable Care Act but did not say how he would achieve them.

Justices Appear Willing to Protect Offensive Trademarks

Wed, 01/18/2017 - 15:22
The Supreme Court indicated that a federal law denying protection to disparaging trademarks was hard to reconcile with the First Amendment.

Wilbur Ross Vows to Push Trump’s Trade Agenda, Starting With Nafta

Wed, 01/18/2017 - 15:13
The billionaire investor and nominee for commerce secretary said at his confirmation hearing that “all aspects” of the trade agreement were on the table.

Obama’s Last News Conference: Transcript and Video

Wed, 01/18/2017 - 15:03
President Barack Obama submitted to a final round of questions from the news media on Wednesday before departing office.

Fiona Apple Releases a Trump Protest Chant

Wed, 01/18/2017 - 14:46
The chant is on a new track, called “Tiny Hands,” the singer created for the women’s march in Washington after Donald Trump’s inauguration.

Scott Pruitt, Testifying to Lead E.P.A., Criticizes Environmental Rules

Wed, 01/18/2017 - 14:41
Mr. Pruitt, Donald J. Trump’s pick to lead the E.P.A., offered his vision of a more restrained agency at his confirmation hearing.

Elder President George Bush Is Hospitalized in Houston

Wed, 01/18/2017 - 14:12
Mr. Bush was in stable condition at Houston Methodist Hospital on Wednesday after doctors cleared his airway, his spokesman said. His wife, Barbara, was also admitted.

The 2016 Race: Researchers Created Fake News. Here’s What They Found.

Wed, 01/18/2017 - 13:49
Some people said they remembered fake news that was never even published, suggesting the phenomenon is not as influential as many think.

Steve Harvey Apologizes for Mocking Asian Men

Wed, 01/18/2017 - 12:47
“It was not my intention and the humor was not meant with any malice or disrespect whatsoever,” Mr. Harvey says on Twitter.

Trump’s Army Secretary Pick Was Once Accused of Punching Auction Worker

Wed, 01/18/2017 - 12:35
Vincent Viola, the billionaire owner of the Florida Panthers hockey team, was accused in August of punching a concessions worker at a racehorse auction in Saratoga Springs, N.Y.

Trump Budget Nominee Did Not Pay Taxes for Employee

Wed, 01/18/2017 - 12:34
The disclosure that the nominee, Mick Mulvaney, failed to pay more than $15,000 in payroll taxes for a household employee raised questions about his nomination.